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In 2000, Ventura introduced the first automatic, generator-operated digital timepiece. Unlike analogue watches with similar features, digital devices require a much more powerful energy source, due to the liquid crystal display and the multiple functions. In Ventura's own MGS (Micro-Generator-System), the energy of an oscillating mass is first amplified by a mechanical gear and a spring, before being released to high-capacity generator. This innovative concept of combining mechanical and solid-state systems is visualized by placing the MGS sidewise next to the time module and was first realized with SPARC MGS introduced a year ago.
The SPARC Sigma MGS incorporates the EasySkroll® operating system, which allows the viewing and setting of all functions intuitively by means of a single scrolling barrel, very much like with a computer mouse; while a manual is supplied, it is largely dispensable. The powerful microprocessor is flash-programmable and permits individual updating of the current version v1.07. An intricate energy-management along with a motion detector automatically switches off the LC display whenever the watch is not in use, thus saving energy.
Ventura watches are known for their highly functional properties and for their extended longevity achieved with cases and bracelets made of scratch-resistant, tempered Durinox® stainless steel and the implementation of sapphire crystals.
Ventura develops its own software and builds all its movements and modules in house; only selected, high-quality components are used and the assembly is carried out by specially trained craftsmen, each being responsible for an entire timepiece. For this reason, this independent Swiss watch brand rightfully and confidently call itself a “Manufacture Electronique”.