The first Prototype of an analog Quartz watch was developed in a 1962 founded joint development lab, the Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH ) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, under the name of Beta21.
The first Prototypes equipped with specially developed integrated circuits were introduced in the Basel Watch Fair April 1967.
At the International Chronometric Competition, held the same year in the Neuchâtel Observatory, CEH's Prototypes were granted a new precision record, a deviation of some tenth of a second per day
CEH developed and produced the Integrated Circuits. Ebauches S.A. manufactured the mechanical parts and the quartz crystal resonator. Omega produced the micromotor.
The watches were asembled in three separate workshops. They produced the final products to the specifications of the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, who placed their orders. Sixteen Swiss watch manufacturers started the sale of these quartz watches under their own labels starting 1970.
Parallel to these activities the companies went on developing and marketing their own models, here are Bulova, Glycine, Girard-Perregeaux, Longines, Omega und Tissot, as well as the first german Quartz Analog watch Junghans Astro Quartz and the Arctos 375.
Actually the Girard-Perregeaux 352 was the first analog quartz watch on the worldwide market, featuring a jumping second hand.