Longines 'Ultraquartz Cybernetic' quartz analogue wristwatch, 1969-70.

Longines 'Ultraquartz' quartz analogue wristwatch, 1969-70.
Early quartz crystal watch but one which operates on an entirely different principle. The frequency of the quartz crystal is not divided down electronically but is used to control and correct the vibrations of an arm by means of a cybernetic circuit. The arm vibrates at 170 cycles per second and drives the hands through a pawl and ratchet mechanism. Discrete components are used instead of integrated circuits.
 
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Year made :
1969-1970
Inventory number :
1976-515