5 High-End Quartz Watches You Can’t Ignore
Fine watchmaking does not always have to mean intricate mechanical movements. Today, we are here to show you that buying quartz is no compromise, and also to prove why we believe we stock some of the most compelling battery-operated watches on the market today.
Long-life, heavy duty, accurate, and reliable - buying quartz with Page & Cooper is always an excellent choice. So if you're still undecided on your next purchase, we have compiled together five of our very best quartz watches to whet your appetite.
First on our list is the Marathon JSAR Jumbo Diver’s Quartz. At 46mm in diameter, this Jumbo version is a real monster of a watch, equally at home on deep-sea dives as it is the ultimate companion for Military operation.
Utilising the same excellent high-quality ETA F.06 quartz movement found throughout Marathon’s range, the timekeeping is superlative, and battery life is excellent. Instead of the Tritium tubes often associated with Marathon, their watchmakers have employed an in-house developed photo-luminescent paint, MaraGlo, to finish the markers and hands. This ensures a bright glow for up to eight hours following charge from a natural light source.
Next, the MATWatches Foreign Legion Tactical Chronograph is a brand new edition to the range here. Much like the MATWatches Groupama Team France Regatta Timer, it is a limited edition, comprising of 500 pieces and 300 pieces respectively. The case is of robust monobloc construction, and features a ‘Destro' design, meaning the chronograph pushers and crown are operated on the left-hand side of the case.
To accommodate for this, a special Swiss-made Ronda 5021.D movement has been housed inside of the watch, and it provides great, robust performance under all conditions.
The French Foreign Legion utilise this timepiece as part of their day-to-day operations, and the special designation is identifiable by the crest on the unique weaved khaki guilloche dial. One will also notice a red chronograph hand, evocative of the unit’s legendary colour scheme.
For something completely timeless, the Fears Redcliff Date oozes British charm - it’s modern, detailed dial design marries with classic 38mm case proportions to create a truly elegant watch for all occasions. On closer inspection, one will notice the Fears pipette logo framing the 3 o’clock marker on the dial, and the serial number - which references the postal code of Redcliff Street in Bristol - the address of Fears’ original headquarters.
Fears Custom is a new and completely bespoke service, allowing one to personalise the Redcliff Date to your own exacting specifications. An engraving service allows one to display a motto, crest, or special date on the caseback, and the work is handled meticulously by a Master Engraver operating out of London’s Mayfair. Additionally, a custom leather strap service enables one to choose from approximately 80,000 combinations of colour, stitching and hide material - which ranges from Alligator to Ostrich, and Goat to Lizard.
The Trier chronograph sees Laco bringing their authentic pilot watch design to a sleek, modern silhouette. We love the polished/brushed stainless steel case, which is only 10mm in thickness - super slim for a chronograph. The Miyota OS10 movement has also proven itself a robust and reliable timekeeper, making the Trier a compelling value proposition - an ideal first watch for somebody getting into horology.
Oh and the Trier looks stunning on a Page & Cooper NATO Strap...
Finally, how can we talk quartz watches without mentioning the Sinn UX? It is simply unparalleled when it comes to its engineering, concept and construction, and features the unique ‘Hydro’ technology painstakingly developed by Sinn to offer divers ultimate legibility and performance.
The space between the dial and glass of the watch is filled entirely with special Sinn oil which completely negates the effects of glare and refraction upon the wearer’s ability to read the time. It also ensures the watch is incredibly resistant to changes in temperature and pressure, and completely free from fogging.
Sinn has limited the certification of the UX’s movement to 5000m depth resistance, simply because that is the limit of the testing machinery available. In case you are still worried, the robust Submarine Steel casing is tested even further - to an incredible 12,000m depth resistance.
So there you have it. Proof if any were needed that quartz can be King. If you have any more questions about these amazing timepieces or would like to buy a watch from us, then please get in touch today.