A key milestone in development of the quartz electronic wristwatch in Switzerland was the creation in 1962 of the Centre Electronique Horloger of Neuchâtel. The Centre produced the first prototypes incorporating dedicated integrated circuits that set new timekeeping performance records at the International Chronometric Competition held at this observatory in 1967. Since then quartz watches, with hundreds of millions of units produced, became an extremely successful electronic system.
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1962-1967Cantonal ObservatoryNeuchâtelCountry: SwitzerlandWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Pioneering_Work_on_the_Quartz_Electronic_Wristwatch,_1962-1967Creator: Centre Electronique Horloger
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy IEEEEra_date_from: 1962