James May, doyen of automotive journalism, presenter of Amazon's The Grand Tour and former presenter of BBC's Top Gear, knows a great many things about the mechanical innards of an automobile. It turns out that Mr May is also rather savvy when it comes to understanding the complexity of the technology that almost single-handedly and irreversibly destroyed the Swiss mechanical watch industry the Quartz Watch. In this rather wonderful video made by the BBC's Earth Lab, May goes through the engineering, history and application of Quartz technology. It may also interest you to know that May has quite the watch collection himself, having previously been spotted wearing watches such as a vintage Omega Chrono-Quartz, Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400WO and an IWC Portuguese Chronograph. Anyway, if you've got a spare five minutes, this is a great video that simply and easily explains the salient facts of quartz technology.

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