“Love for mechanics is the most important reason that Pellikaan timing exists. So that should be visible, although functionality is always paramount.”
Proven and new techniques
Pellikaan timing uses proven Swiss movements that are chosen because of their reliability and precision.
Still, Hubert improves these movements. Ever since the Diving Dutchman-1, Pellikaan uses his own patented anchor technique.
Patented anchor technique
Every Swiss movement has an anchor that constantly swings back and forth, giving the watch its accuracy.
Hubert saw this particular part as a possibility to make his watches tick more efficiently and more accurate for a longer time. Pellikaan developed his own technique that is registered here.
Hubert Pellikaan never takes anything for granted. Not even Swiss movements. He reworks the movements to his own standards.
All movements are ‘dynamically’ adjusted in six positions to guarantee accuracy in any condition.
ETA caliber 6498-1
The engine of this watch is the Swiss 6498-1 movement. This is one of the oldest movements still in production and could be called the essence of a Swiss movement.
ETA 6498-1 or Unitas?
This hand-wound calibre was originally developed for pocket watches by the (now defunct) Swiss movement maker Unitas. This name is still used for the movement.
The company was taken over by ETA, which has continued to develop the movement in order to make it make it compliant with modern-day requirements.
The movements used by Pellikaan timing are finished elegantly, with decorations like Côtes de Genève and blued screws. All of it visible through the glass caseback.
Soprod caliber A100
One of the movements Pellikaan timing uses is made by Soprod in Switzerland. This company was founded in the 1960s in the Jura mountains, and is still located there.
The caliber A100 is visible through the sapphire case back and is well-known for its reliability.
ETA caliber 2824
The caliber 2824 is one of the most famous Swiss movements. It is made by ETA, one of the largest movement producers in the country.
The caliber 2824 is one of their most famous ‘work horses’: solid, accurate and pretty slim but mainly an indestructible automatic movement.
This movement is the result of decades of development and evolution of Swiss techniques that are rooted in the 1930s.