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rc30 Wrote:I asked the people in Schaffhausen last February about Sellita and ETA. Actually I was told that currently IWC is very appreciated to have Sellita as a partner and they have joinly developed and produced "Grandjean" movement for new Portofino Automatics. At the same time they also continue to use ETA movements even in new models like new Portofino Chronographs. It's the current situation. Nevertheless the company tries to increase the share of local production, but of course it's impossible to reach 100%.By the way except Sellita IWC has another partner - Horlogère ValFleurier.
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Geoffrey --I talked to IWC's product management people several weeks ago. There is no intent to replace ETA as a movement supplier with Sellita Calibres or others. ETA will continue. Sellita will be used as a supplement for certain models; in the future you may see more use of in-house calibres (now way over 50%) on some new models at slightly higher price points.The ETA movements are produced using IWC's own specifications. On some of the specifications IWC has to work with ETA to get what's desired, since there are lots of modifications, including even details as to decoration.
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juan fernandez vargas Wrote:Hello to everyone, thanks for the information Michael. Dear Geoffrey thanks as well for your comment about calibres. If I´m not wrong the ETA 2894/2 you said is fitted in the Longines Conquest in 2000, but this is not the same fitted in the Portofino Automatic, because the first one is a chronograph and the Portofino is a normal Automatic. Kindest regards, Juan
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Geoffrey --not exactly. The ETA 2892a2 is a time only plus date movement. IWC uses it in some basic models, like the Mark XVI.IWC does not use the ETA 2894. Instead, for its non-in house chronographs it uses the ETA Valjoux 7750, which is entirely different. No Aquatimers nor Portofinos use the 2894.