ETA Valgranges

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Timekeepers projecting a strong personality and distinctive identity are enjoying increasing popularity. Anticipating customer requirements, ETA has developed the VALGRANGES® caliber collection, which is sure to draw admiration. These 16½ - line movements show impressive dimensions without being ostentatious. Each of these exceptional timepieces features specific functions.

VALGRANGES®

Born to be great

We are undoubtedly witnessing the beginning of a major trend for the coming years – the demand for large, even very large watches. These watches are not only designed to display the time, but also to express the personality of the wearer. Today’s women often like to use large watches, while men turn to even bigger timekeepers.

A 16½ line movement on one’s wrist

To embrace this trend, a new calibre has emerged: the Valgranges, an impressive 16½ line movement.

From Valjoux to Valgranges

A select origin entails a special obligation for excellence. The Valgranges calibre is indeed of high-ranking birth. Its name shows at a glance that it was conceived along the lines of the famous Valjoux calibre. Designed in 1973 in the Vallée du Joux, this standard diameter (131/4 lines) automatic mechanical movement has become a reference movement in Swiss mechanical watchmaking. It is the timekeeper chosen by an extensive number of brands and its name is recognised as a pledge of quality by both professionals and connoisseurs. Developed in Granges (Grenchen in German), where the manufacture ETA was founded nearly a century and a half ago, the Valgranges has all the qualities of the 7750 movement. And maybe even something more …

A calibre that embodies the ETA values

Watchmakers are familiar with the exceptional quality of ETA movements. Moreover, the company has the exceptional power to manufacture quality precision products. The Valjoux is prized for its reliability, its robustness, its high precision and also for its power: The mainspring rewinds with extraordinary speed – it just takes a few movements of the wrist to furnish the watch with energy. For the spring to reach its full 46 hours’ power reserve, a few hours of wrist movement will suffice. Of course, all the other advantages of the Valjoux are also included in the Valgranges calibre.

Like the Valjoux, the Valgranges calibre is available in a series of movements equipped with different features but all of identical dimensions (same diameter, same height), an uncommon advantage for clients.

  • Valgranges A07.111 Hour, minute, second and date.
  • Valgranges A07.161 Hour, minute, second, date and power reserve.
  • Valgranges A07.171 Hour, minute, second, date and 24 hour hand with second time mechanism.
  • Valgranges A07.211 Hour, minute, second, date and chronograph.

Lines

Following a centuries-old tradition, watchmakers use lines rather than millimetres to describe the size of the movement’s diameter. This measurement is generally indicated as a triple apostrophe, so 16½ lines is written as 16½´´´, or 37.22 mm diameter.

The line, or Parisian line, is an ancient watchmaking measurement that predates metrification and is a direct descendant of the French pied (foot) measurement used under the Ancien Régime. Each line is equivalent to 2.2558 mm, which is rounded up to 2.26 mm for ease of calculation. In the past the French foot used to correspond to 12 inches measuring 12 lines each.

Calibre Valjoux: 13 1/4 lines or 29,89 mm

Calibre Valgranges: 16 1/2 lines or 37,22 mm

ETA A07.111

16 ½ ''' Ø 36,60 mmH 7,90 mm

Hours, minutes, seconds / Self winding / Date display in window / Regulator system ETACHRON with finetiming device / 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz. / 24 Jewels

ETA A07.161

16 ½ ''' Ø 36,60 mmH 7,90 mm

Hours, minutes, seconds / Self winding / Date display in window / Power-reserve display / Regulator system ETACHRON with finetiming device / 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz. / 24 Jewels

ETA A07.171

16 ½ ''' Ø 36,60 mmH 7,90 mm

Hours, minutes, seconds / Self winding / Date display in window / 24 hour hand with second time mechanism / Regulator system ETACHRON with finetiming device / 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz. / 24 Jewels

ETA A07.211

16 ½ ''' Ø 36,60 mmH 7,90 mm

Chronograph mechanism with cams / 2 push buttons / Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing / Hours, minutes, small second / Stop second device / Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector / 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz. / Chronograph 60 seconds / 30 minutes and 12 hours counters / Date in window, corrector / 25 Jewels

VALGRANGES Video

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"Born to be great" Poster

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High Resolution Product Images

  • Valgranges Print (TIF -35,4 MB)
  • Valgranges Screen (JPG - 374 KB)
  • A07.161 Print (TIF - 6 MB)
  • A07.161 Screen (JPG - 440 KB)
  • A07.171 Print (TIF - 5.6 MB)
  • A07.171 Screen (JPG - 436 KB)
  • A07.211 Print (TIF - 6.5 MB)
  • A07.211 Screen (JPG - 508 KB)

Presskit 2005

(Contains a press release in PDF Format and the most important images in low resolution)

  • English (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 1.4 MB)
  • Français (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 1.4 MB)
  • Deutsch (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 1.4 MB)
  • Italiano (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 1.4 MB)
  • Espanol (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 1.4 MB)

Presskit 2006

(Additional files with information about the latest caliber A07.171)

  • English (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 116 KB)
  • Français (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 116 KB)
  • Deutsch (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 116 KB)
  • Italiano (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 116 KB)
  • Espanol (PDF/JPG in ZIP - 116 KB)