The heart of every watch is the movement. There are three different types: automatic movements, hand-wound and quartz movements. Our Circula watches are available with all three types of movement. In this article, we would like to take a closer look at a premium automatic movement for classic three-hand watches, the Miyota 9015, from a technical point of view. In addition, we compare the Miyota 9015 with the best-known alternatives and present the most important technical specifications of these movements in a compact table.
Miyota 9015 – Premium movement from Japan
The Japanese company Miyota was founded in 1959 and is 65% owned by the Citizen Watch Group, the world’s largest watch and movement manufacturer. In addition to Citizen watches, Miyota movements also tick in numerous watches from other brands. The Miyota 9015 caliber is also installed in our Circula Classic Automatic.
The Miyota 9015 movement has been on the market since 2009 and is a further development of the robust and reliable automatic caliber Miyota 8215, which has been produced since 1977. It is equipped with all the comfort functions that you can expect from a modern mechanical automatic movement today – for example, it has a seconds stop when the crown is pulled (so-called “hacking” function) and the date can be conveniently set in the middle crown position thanks to the quick-set date function. With the Circula Classic Automatic, however, the date was not used in favor of a simple watch design. To set the time, simply pull the crown out completely.
By default, the rotor of the Miyota 9015, which ensures the automatic winding, is relatively plain. For our Classic Automatic model, we therefore coat the silver-colored, ball-bearing rotor in black and decorate it with a golden Circula-C. This turns the originally simple, unadorned rotor into a small eye-catcher.