|30.00 mm (13.25 ligne)
|2-Button, Cam Switching Chronograph, Chronograph, Date, Day, Hacking Seconds, Quick Date Correction
|12 Hour Chronograph Hand at 6:00, 15 Minute Chronograph Hand at 12:00, Central 60 Second Chronograph Hand, Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Date Window at 3:00, Day Window at 3:00
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics
Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 2018 – Current
Sellita Cal. SW501 M BV a is a hand-winding chronograph movement with no running seconds in the Sellita SW500 family. It is based on the ETA 7750 design and shares many components with that movement. Sellita introduced the “Bicompax Vertical” design in 2018 along with the hand-winding version of the SW500 line. All hand-winding SW500 M movements feature a special bridge with larger jewels and a cut-out to allow the cam-switching chronograph function to be visible through a display caseback.
This movement omits the small seconds subdial at 9:00, making the movement resemble a classic Venus 170 or Valjoux 76 but without any running seconds indication. It features a 12 hour chronograph counter at 6:00 and a 15 minute chronograph counter at 12:00. Day and date windows are placed at 3:00.
Sellita SW500 and SW600 Technical Information
The Sellita SW500 and SW600 movements are based on the Valjoux 7750 design, itself based on the Valjoux 7733 and Venus 188. This movement is known for durability and flexibility and is used as a base in many watches, from entry-level chronographs to the famous IWC “Il Destriero Scafusia” grande complication. It is a large and relatively thick movement, measuring 13.25 ligne (30.00 mm) in diameter and 7.90 mm thick.
Although based on a classic design, the modern SW500 and SW600 is robust and full-featured. It operates at 4 Hz (28,800 A/h) with an efficient uni-directional central winding rotor. The day and date wheels feature crown-operated quick correction and a stop seconds (“hacking”) feature is included. The base movement has the famous Valjoux 6-9-12 subdial layout with small seconds at 9:00, but many Sellita versions have other subdial designs.
One major differentiator for the Sellita movements is the use of an eccentric screw for regulation rather than the traditional Valjoux articulated index.
Sellita SW500 M BV Variants
|Day and Date
|30 Minute Counter
|SW500 M BV a
|SW500 M BV b
|SW500 M BV c
|15 Minute Counter
|SW501 M BV a
|SW501 M BV b
|SW501 M BV c