Miyota believes then and now that mechanical watches will continue to play a role in creating and raising the appeal of wrist watches. Miyota’s Caliber 8200 Series was first developed 30 years ago. It is a proven and trusted movement which is still in demand today. With this in mind, more than a decade ago the brand rolled out a project to develop a new movement targeting mid-to high-end watch markets called the Caliber 9000 Series.
According to Miyota, the basic structure of a mechanical watch has barely changed over the past several hundred years. If there is a difference among watchmakers, it is their philosophy for design, R&D, manufacturing, quality and other factors. The Caliber 9000 Series is high in precision and durability. It incorporates both slimness and beauty in its design. The durability of the movement is realized using a unique mechanism, which Miyota has cultivated over the years. The movement is only 3.9mm thick and its beautiful finish makes it perfect for see-through case back watches. It is made using Miyota’s mass production technology which was fostered through the production of quartz movements, so that the movement can be enjoyed by many users around the world. Such technology can only be achieved by making each part and assembling them completely in-house. The Caliber 9000 Series is a culmination of that technology.
Proven Quality and Precision
Miyota’s designers and engineers worked in close collaboration to determine, validate and analyze the mass production process for the Caliber 9000 Series. Criteria ranging from the choice of material for hairspring parts to heat processing equipment were meticulously covered to create a new standard of quality for the movement. A special production line was equipped with cutting-edge machines and jigs. Jigs are specialized tools used to securely position parts during processing, and are essential for achieving ultimate precision. Endeavors to achieve the highest precision were implemented through tireless trial and error.
In 2009, the Caliber 9015 was finally completed and launched in the market place. A vast range of variations of this caliber have been developed, including the Complication Caliber 9100 Series. The Caliber 9039 launched this year, has a low hand height compared to the Caliber 9015, enabling its use in slimmer mechanical watches. Miyota’s new mechanical movements have allowed watchmakers to introduce new mechanical watches with high precision. Today, the Caliber 9000 Series is used by renowned brands worldwide.