In the early 80’s, Quartz analogue watches had been the main focus of Arbutus, but in 1998 Arbutus launched its first Automatic Watch series with glorious success. This debut was an amalgamation of precision mechanical movement and classic art design.Armed with such great success, Arbutus transitions all collections to mechanical movements by the end of year 2000.
Arbutus soon began the tradition of launching an annual “Limited Edition” collection. Significant models include the Arbutus Skeleton Tourbillion in 2006 and the 18K Rose Gold Diamond Watch with Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph movement in 2008.
In 2008 marked a significant milestone for Arbutus; the collaboration with a mechanical movement manufacturer to develop the brand's own designs with improved mechanical parts.
Arbutus designers and engineers will continue the development of improving mechanical movements as well as other components of the watch to deliver affordable quality and style.