|Winding:||Automatic, Bi-Directional Automatic Winding|
|Diameter:||25.60 mm (11.5 ligne)|
|Complications:||Date, Hacking Seconds, Hand Winding, Quick Date Correction|
|Hands:||Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Central Seconds Hand, Date Window at 3:00|
|Production: 2016 – Current|
STP3-13 is an automatic watch movement with swan neck regulator from Swiss Technology Production. It is based on the popular ETA 2824-2 and uses the same wheel architecture. STP uses a longer, thinner mainspring, boosting power reserve to 44 hours. It also includes an extra jewel on the barrel arbor. Cal. STP3-13 first appeared in the STP catalog in 2016.
STP may have used an ebauche from Sea-Gull in China to build the STP1-11 family. Photos on the company web site previously included the label, “ST2100”, which is the identifier found on the Sea-Gull ST2130 movement. The same has been said of the Valanvron VAL-24. Due to their Swiss content and finishing, STP can legally classify these movements as “Swiss Made”, and the company may now construct most or all of the movement in-house.
Cal. STP1-11 is a similar movement without the swan neck regulator.
The movement can be manually wound with the crown in position 1. Rotate the crown clockwise to wind the mainspring.
The date wheel is advanced with the crown in second position (one notch out). Turn the crown counter-clockwise to advance the date wheel by one day.
The time is set with the crown in third position (pulled all the way out). Rotate the crown clockwise to advance the minute and hour hands and counter-clockwise to turn them backward.
|Swan Neck Regulator||STP3-13|