What is a quartz watch?
As the name implies, a quartz watch is a watch made of quartz, or more precisely a quartz oscillator. Although present in small quantities, quartz and its vibrations allow the watch to function. This mineral has properties called piezoelectric: in other words, it can vibrate and oscillate in a regular way if an electrical voltage is applied to it. The piezoelectric effect was discovered around 1880 by the brothers Pierre and Jacques Curie. When watchmakers learned that quartz had piezoelectric properties, they realized that it was the perfect component to make a watch work. The reason? Quartz allows for a high frequency of vibration, which makes quartz watches extremely accurate. This led to the creation of the first quartz wristwatch in 1967. Since then, this watch with battery has become a must-have for watch brands, including Pierre Lannier, and is available in various colors or strap materials. Stainless steel watches are particularly popular.