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    List of all 36,000 bph watches

    I am looking to gather a list of all watches with a high beat to them. I would also like details of the rrp on them too.

    36,000 or above. From my research these are what I can find :

    (1) Grand Seiko - 4000 - 6000 dollars

    (2) Zenith El Primo - 5000 dollars

    That's it really. Of watches that can be purchased new. Maybe there are other seiko's.

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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Breguet Type XXII - 72000 VPH - $18K
    Not sure if it's available yet.

    Where can you get an El Primero for $5K list? Cheapest one I know is $6500 (Captain Chronograph).

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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Cal. list (not sure it is complete) found with google

    AS 1852
    AS 1854
    AS 1855
    AS 1920
    Bettlach 8040 (36000bph)
    Citizen 723
    Citizen 7230
    Citizen 7248
    Citizen 725
    Citizen 7250
    Citizen 7400
    Citizen 743
    Citizen 7430
    Citizen 773
    Citizen 7730
    Citizen 7740
    Cyma AS 1852
    Cyma ETA 2732
    Doxa AS 1855
    Doxa ETA 2732
    ETA 1510
    ETA 1536
    ETA 2732
    ETA 2734
    ETA 2738
    ETA 2806
    ETA 2807
    ETA 2812
    ETA 2813
    ETA 2817
    ETA 2819
    ETA 2826
    ETA 2827
    ETA 2832
    ETA 2837
    ETA 2838
    ETA 2839
    ETA 2850
    ETA 2878
    Excelsior-Park Compteur 36000
    Excelsior-Park Compteur 36000 (42)
    Girard Perregaux 30
    Girard Perregaux 32
    Girard Perregaux 42.1
    Girard Perregaux 42.4
    Girard Perregaux 440
    Longines 260
    Longines 262
    Longines 430
    Longines 431
    Longines 432
    Longines 433
    Movado 3019 PHC
    Movado 405
    Movado 408
    Orient 12.5 Ligne
    Piaget 4P
    Piaget 6N
    Piaget 6P1
    Seiko 6159
    Seiko 8800B
    Seiko 8800D
    Seiko 8800F
    Synchron 1855
    Ulysse Nardin ETA 2732
    Zenith 3019
    Zenith 3029
    Zenith 405
    Zenith 408
    Zodiac 101
    Zodiac 86
    Zodiac 88
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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    This is from a members site. I can't remember who it belongs to.

    In total there were nine distinct efforts to produce 36,000 vph movements

    1. The first effort to succeed was Girard Perregaux's effort which brought watches with 36kbph movemetns to market in 1996. A "joint effort" between Eberhard, Favre Leuba, Girard Perregaux and Zodiac purportedly contributed to the devleopment of these watches, or alternatively the automatic winding mechanism of these watches. The movements each manufacturer ultimately came entered the market with were different enough for parts to not interchange between them, so it very unlikely that any of the movements from these watch companies was the product of joint development. This means the first effort really produced 4 distinct movements, and the degree to which there was"joint development" is questionable. Girard Perregaux was not only the first, but was also unique in producing both manual and automatic high frequency movements.
    2. In 1967 the Longines (cal. 430) "Ultra-Chron" movement appeared.
    3. In 1968 Seiko (cal. 6145) movement introduced, Favre Leuba introduces cal. FL 1164 (day/date/automatic) based watches, Zodiac introduces cal. 88 (date/automatic) and 86 (day/date/automatic) watches, Movado introduces cal. 405 (day/date/automatice) and cal. 408 (date/automatic) watches.
    4. In 1969 the Eterna (cal. 2732) movement introduce
    5. In 1969 the Zenith (cal. 3019) "El Primero" was introduced. It was the first automatic chronograph with an integrated winding mechanism to be produced, and thusly is claimed to be the first automatic chronograph movement ever produced. In 1969, Movado, Zenith and Mondia merged into the MZM Group and Zenith announced the developement of the "first integrated automatic chronograph", hence El Primero (the first in Spanish), in January of 1969.
    6. In 1969 Movado intrioduced the 405 (day/date/) and 408 (date) watches in their Kingmatic watches.
    7. In 1970 A. Schild (cal. 1920) was introduced.
    8. It is not clear when the Felca (cal. 4177) movement was introduced, but it was likely introduced in the 70s. This is one of the few manual hi beat wristwatch movements ever produced.
    9. In 1975 the Citizen (cal. 7230) movement was introduced.
    In the end, then 12 different watchmakers produced watches with high frequency movements of their own design and production: Eberhard, Favre Leuba, Girard Perregaux, Zodiac, Longines, Seiko, Eterna, Movado, Zenith, A. Schild, Felca and lastly Citizen.


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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    That site belongs to member "Ray916MN". He has a superb collection of high/fast beat watches.
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    A few of this and some of the other ...


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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    This is from a members site. I can't remember who it belongs to.
    There's a typo in the first item about the GP caliber. It should be 1966 instead of 1996.

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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Quote Originally Posted by LouS View Post
    Breguet Type XXII - 72000 VPH
    Audemars Piguet has a new movement that's over 41,000 bph. I think we had a couple posts about it a few months back.

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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Currently, it is only Zenith and Seiko that produce 36,000 bph watches.

    Chopard has developed a 72,000 bph caliber, Breguet use a 72,000 bph movement in their Type XXII chronograph and there exists an Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars model with a 43,200 bph movement. Tag Heuer's Grand Carrera Pendulum has a 43,200 bph movement, and their cal. 360 has the chrono module running at 360,000 bph when engaged.
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    A few of this and some of the other ...


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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    correct me but is it with beats means high maintenance ----> maybe 2 years of service, 28800 also considered already high

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    Re: List of all 36,000 bph watches

    Most manufacturers claim that with modern lubricants, the maintenance requirements and intervals are the same as lower VPH movements.

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