The pioneers in watchmaking
Unique innovation creates new standards
In its uncompromising quest for absolute mechanical perfection, Eterna has developed pioneering solutions for centuries-old watchmaking challenges in the course of it more than 150-year brand history and thus set new standards time and again. With the invention in 1948 of the Eterna-Matic, the ball-bearing mounted rotor system that reduces friction, Eterna revolutionised automatic movements. Further milestones include the recently created Eterna Spherodrive ball-bearing mounted barrel rotor system, which has established hitherto unachievable standards with regard to quality and longevity in mechanical movements, as well as the Calibre 39. Thanks to its ingenious modular design, this basic movement can be used to create 88 different movement versions.
Pocket watch movement
Alarm clock movement
8-Day form movement
This movement served as the inspiration for the development of the calibre 3510.
Ladies' baguette movement
The smallest of its time: the calibre 610, series manufactured baguette movement dating from 1930. Eterna caused a sensation with this extremely small movement (dimensions: 7.25 mm x 22.5 mm).
First automatic movement width ball-bearing-mounted rotor
Men's 1504 automatic movement
There had never been a chronograph with a stop display based on a combined mechanical and digital design. Hence, an entirely new movement needed to be designed and built. With somme 800 individual components, the Eterna 6036 calibre is the world‘s most complex series-manufactured watch movement.
In 2006, Eterna’s watchmakers decided to rework on the calibre 1504 dated from 1974 to create the actual calibre 3030. The slim, domed movement was taken as a base. Only a few details were changed to benefit from new technologies and a big date with two discs was added.
Unique and stunningly simple. Thanks to its Eterna proprietary-manufacture 6037 automatic movement with unique world time function-which powers the mechanically driven digital display of an alternate time zone-it is the perfect companion for cosmopolitans. Simply pressing a push-piece transfers the alternate time zone to the hands.
A half-century after the Eterna Matic, with its historic combining of the winding rotor and the ball bearing, comes another technical breakthrough from Eterna. Its innovative Eterna Spherodrive ball bearings seating for the barrel and barrel arbor, eliminates practically every drawback of the centuries-old system it replaces.
Mounted on ball bearings in Eterna Spherodrive fashion, the 3510 movement’s two series-coupled barrels provide eight full days of exceptionally smooth and regular operation.
This new movement follows the introduction of hand-wound calibres 3505 and 3510. Still equipped with the Eterna Spherodrive, but today it is self-winding and round.
Further milestones include the most recently designed Calibre 39 movement. Thanks to its ingenious modular design, this basic movement can be used to create 88 different movement versions.