Why do we use sapphire crystal?

Sapphire is the third hardest transparent material in the world - after diamond and moissanite. Sapphire glass in a wristwatch is characterized above all by its scratch resistance and resistance to breakage. Unlike sapphire glass, mineral glass is not scratch-resistant.


Why are all crowns and pushers as well as the watch back screwed?

Screw-down crowns and pushers can not open due to vibrations or getting caught, so that moisture can penetrate the movement. Especially during sport or hard physical work, an unscrewed crown or pusher can come loose and cause damage to the movement or clothing. The case back is not pressed in, but also screwed. This prevents the case back from being pressed in crookedly and provides a better seal. Also, the case back can not come loose due to vibrations.


Why are the strap links screwed together?

Often the strap links are connected by small pins that are held in position by pressure. However, vibrations and pulling on the strap can cause them to loosen or break over time. Screws, on the other hand, are much more stable and can be tightened at any time. You can also secure the screws with a little thread locker.


Why does the ABYSS model have a ceramic bezel?

Fixed bezels are usually made of stainless steel, like our MONACO and VOYAGER models. Rotating bezels are often made of aluminum. The rotating bezel of the ABYSS, on the other hand, is made of ceramic and, unlike rotating bezel made of aluminum, is scratch-resistant. However, a ceramic bezel is much more complicated to produce and therefore more expensive. The ceramic bezel is coloured in a complex process. That's why you usually only find ceramic bezels in the premium segment


What is a tachymeter?

With a tachymeter, you can measure speed in units per hour over a set distance. Usually, the average speed is measured in km/h. You read the speed on your tachymeter. To do this, you read the value on your tachymeter after one kilometer. However, you can also specify other units. In addition to speeds in km/h, you can also measure flow rates in liters per hour, for example.


What does waterproof mean?

For us, waterproof means that you don't have to worry about your MIYEN in the water during your leisure time. While many watches are declared water resistant, in our opinion a watch is only truly water resistant at 10 ATM. You can find an explanation of the different ATMs in the instruction manual of your MIYEN.

All MIYEN watches are water resistant to at least 100m. Our diving model Abyss is even 200m.


What is the difference between Japanese movements and movements from other manufacturers?

As with automobiles, Japanese movements have a very good and reliable reputation. Compared to other watch movements, however, they are reasonably priced. Often, watches with Japanese movements in our price segment are called "premium".


What is the difference between an automatic and a quartz movement?

A watch equipped with an automatic movement is wound by the movement on your wrist. If the watch is not worn for several days in a row, the so-called power reserve is exhausted and the watch stops. When your watch is fully wound, it has a power reserve of around 40 hours. A quartz watch, on the other hand, is powered by a battery and does not need to be wound. The accuracy of a mechanical automatic watch is naturally not comparable with that of a quartz watch. Slight rate deviations (+/- 30 sec./day) are normal, especially with temperature differences. All MIYEN automatic movements have a rate accuracy of (+/- 10 sec./day).  

What features do you find on every MIYEN?

All MIYEN watches have a red second hand. We simply liked the idea of deviating from the usual pattern. The red colour also makes the watch look sportier. In addition to the red second hand, you will also find the engraved coordinates of our hometown on every MIYEN. Tradition meets modernity.