|Winding:||Automatic, Central Rotor Automatic Winding|
|Diameter:||25.60 mm (11.5 ligne)|
|Complications:||Date, Hacking Seconds, Quick Date Correction|
|Hands:||Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Date Window at 3:00, Small Seconds Hand at 6:00|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 2019 – Current|
Cal. SW261-1 is an automatic movement with small seconds and date from Sellita. Like other Sellita SW200 movements, it is based on the design of the ETA 2800 family, though ETA does not sell a direct competitor with the same functions. Sellita has produced this movement since 2019. Cal. SW261-1 M is a hand-winding version of this movement, and Cal. SW461-1 is an enlarged version.
Note that the pivot point for the small seconds subdial is located 7.6 mm from the central axis, as opposed to the very similar Cal. SW260-1, which measures 6.4 mm. This makes it more suitable for larger-sized watches.
Sellita SW200 Technical Information
All automatic winding members of the SW200 family include bi-directional winding using a central rotor. The winding mechanism contributes to the overall thickness of the movement, adding 1 mm compared to the more-integrated winding system on the SW300/2892.
The Sellita SW200 design includes an extra jewel (bringing the total to 26) between the barrel and ratchet wheel. This serves mainly as a technical differentiator between the movements and is not an area of deficiency in the original design.
In 2008, Sellita modified the tooth profile of three wheels in the winding system to make them more resistant to shocks and wear. This resulted in the “-1” series of movements (e.g. SW220 became SW220-1). All other components are identical between these movements.
The similar SW400 movements are larger, at 31.00 mm diameter, but are otherwise similar in design and construction.
Sellita SW200 Family
|Complications||Hand Winding Calibres||Automatic Calibres|
SW400-1 (31 mm)
|Date by Pointer||SW221-1 M||SW221-1|
|Outer Day-Date||SW240-1 M||SW240-1|
|Small Seconds at 6:00 and Date||SW216-1|
SW461-1 (31 mm)
|Moon Phase and Date||SW280-1 M||SW280-1|
|Moon Phase, Power Reserve, and Date||SW285-1 M a|
SW285-1 M b
|Central Moon Phase and Date||SW288-1 M||SW288-1|
|Small Seconds at 9:00 and Date||SW219-1|