(Image credit: ronda.ch via watchpaper.com)
It's not really informative, but I had to include this supercool animated GIF from the Ronda site:
A new ETA 2824 alternative, announced at Basel 2016. At the fair price of 60CHF, the R150 is planned to be produced at 100,000 movements per year and looks to be a solid alternative. Ronda is known for their solid quartz movements and I would expect Swiss-grade reliability and timekeeping from their mechanicals.
Guarding the Brand
Unfortunately for microbrands, the Ronda.ch page says "available exclusively as a Swiss Made line, is intended for premium timepieces." So unless you're doing your final assembly in Switzerland, they probably won't sell to you. Which sucks.
- Debut March 2016 (Baselworld)
- Size 11.5 ligne
- 25 jewels, Incabloc shock protection
- Automatic, bidirectional winding with ball bearing
- Rate: 28,800 vph
- Power reserve: 40 hours
- Hour, minute, central seconds, Quickset date
- Accuracy rated at +- 12 seconds per day, maximum variance of 30 seconds per day in all positions and +- 20s/day isochronism over 24 hours.
- Nivaflex mainspring
- Undecorated and Unadjusted