Chronograph Movements

Axion Watches use ETA Valjoux chronograph movements as used in other high-end watch brands such Breitling, IWC, Tudor, Omega and TAG Heuer.

ETA Valjoux 7750

One of the most well-known chronograph movements, the ETA Valjoux 7750 is legendary in watchmaking. Its origins can be traced back to the movement specialist Venus that produced the first chronograph movements in Switzerland and still in high demand today.

These chronograph movements were very labour-intensive to service, which is why they were eventually replaced by more cost-efficient calibres such as calibre 188. When Venus was acquired by Valjoux in 1966, this calibre served as the model for the Valjoux 7730 – the predecessor of calibre 7750.

The 7730 had a manual winder, but with the help of CAD, the Valjoux 7750 was developed as an automatic movement in the early 1970s. Shortly after its lauch, it superceded by the onset of Quartz movements, before its revival in 1985 and subsequently now powers Axion Watches along with numerous models from other luxury brands, including the Breitling Chronomat and the IWC Da Vinci. Following the merger between Valjoux and ETA, the movement, also known as the ETA 7750 has been used by Omega and TAG Heuer, among others, as the basis for their proprietary calibres.

Today, the ETA 7750 is available with numerous modifications and complications. The qualities that make the ETA 7750 in our watches so popular have remained unchanged: an unfaltering work ethic by ETA Valjoux, the robust workmanship and the audible and tangible mechanics of a freely rotating rotor.

ETA Valjoux 2824

Launched back in 1961, the design of the calibre 2824 was inspired by the Eterna 1247, when self-winding movements were still in their early days and the calibre 1247 not only introduced a real oscillating weight but was also mounted on a five-piece ball bearing to reduce friction.

This concept in watch movements was so revolutionary, Eterna symbolically integrated the ball bearing into its logo in the form of five dots. The calibre 2824 also incorporated this feature and packaged it in a 5 mm thick and 25.6 mm wide movement.

The ETA Valjoux 2824 oscillates at 28,800 A/h and also has a stop second. Axion Watches along with brands such as Tudor, Hamilton and Rado rely on the durability and accuracy of this calibre and its new edition released in 1982, the calibre 2824-2.

Its robustness has also earned the movement the nickname "Panzer", the German word for "tank".

We are very proud the Axion range which comprises the Chrono, Ocean and Racing Commanders using the Valjoux movement trusted by many Swiss brands.

The Chrono, Ocean and Racing Commanders are the embodiment of Precision, accuracy and timing.