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RONDA startech, the birth of a new generation of chronographs

November 2003


RONDA startech,
World First:
Big Date Quartz Chronograph with 3 eyes


Calibre 5040.B (B = BIG DATE)
4.40 mm / Swiss Made / 13 Jewels / Gilt

Chronograph functions

- 1/10 sec. up to 30 minutes
(first 30 seconds running continuously)

- centre stop-second (1/1 sec.)

- 30-minute counter and 10-hour counter

- ADD and SPLIT functions

- pushers with perceptible click

Movement functions

- hours, minutes and small seconds

- BIG DATE calendar at 12 o'clock
with direct change from 31 to 01

The RONDA startech is the first of an entirely new and revolutionary generation of chronograph movements: the first quartz chronograph movement with Big Date, three counters and a centre stop-second.

Measuring 12 1/2''' / 4.40 mm, the modular concept of this unique gold-plated, 11-13 jewel metal movement means that the same sized movement is also available as a classical chronograph with three counters and a regular calendar at 4 o'clock and, another world first, a Big Date chronograph with a single two-hand counter at 6 o'clock indicating 30 minutes and 12 hours.

This versatile and innovative movement offers an entirely new range of possibilities to watch companies and comes equipped with an above-average 48-month battery.

RONDA, a family-owned company founded in 1946 with more than 1700 employees worldwide, is renowned within the watch industry for developing solutions tailored to both market and customer needs. The company produces a complete range of quartz movements from 3 3/4''' to 12 1/2''' for ladies' to sports watches including an exciting new mini movement which can be seen on

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Source: Europa Star magazine