The two major watch exhibitions at the beginning of this year have attracted global watch enthusiasts. The main reason is that every year, two watch exhibitions will meet with the world like never before. The latest watch concepts and technologies will shine at both exhibitions.
At this year’s Geneva International Watch & Clock Fair, Audemars Piguet introduced a Royal Oak Concept series super chronograph watch, featuring high pitch and precise pitch. This watch features a lightweight titanium case that sounds perfectly the same, and meets the highest standards of watchmaking with unparalleled acoustic performance, sophisticated sound quality and precise tonality.
Using three innovative patents, it perfectly combines the ultimate harmony, exclusive sound quality and bright tone. A new method of designing the stainless steel gong structure creates a unique minute repeater sound. The watch uses a newly developed case, and its unique structure prevents sound loss to achieve sound reinforcement. According to the traditional manufacturing process, the gong of the minute repeater mechanism is directly fixed on the main plate of the movement. The gong is mounted on a device made of a special material below the movement. The gong directly transmits the vibration generated by the hammer to the device made of special materials, instead of the traditional main plate of the movement. This technological innovation is like the case of a guitar. Through precise resonance, the sound intensity, tonality and timbre are improved. The adjusting device for controlling the time, time and minute rhythm is also newly designed. The gong bolt is more flexible and can absorb noise generated when the time signal device is operating.
At the subsequent Basel International Watch Fair, Athens surprised four people with a Grand Deck flagship tourbillon watch. The highlight of this Athens Tourbillon watch is not the tourbillon, but the minute hand. Looks like a normal retrograde hand, but if you look closely you will find that this hand is more than half the diameter of the dial is controlled by a thin wire.
Obviously, the design of the watch incorporates the elements of the ship, let’s not talk about the function and technology of this watch, such a beautiful dial is worthy of our quiet appreciation. The minute hand is driven by a high-tech nanowire, which moves it on the curved scale. Every hour, the slider will automatically return to the origin. The return of the slider is controlled by a special automatic return mechanism, which can reset the minute hand in only 3 to 4 seconds. In order to solve the huge energy required for slider movement, the UN-630 homemade manual movement used in this watch has a dual barrel design, one for the movement and the other for the time display. In the end, this watch has more than 48-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 100 meters. It is worth mentioning that the material of this slider is made of Polyethylene Dyneema fiber, which is one of the important materials for making sailing equipment. Regardless of its diameter is only 0.0357 mm, but it can withstand a traction force of 1.41kg. Not only that, the hands of the mast and the wooden dial, lock nails and pulleys are perfectly integrated to create a scene where the ship is about to go out to sea and sail!
The modular mobile phones that have been popular on the Internet for a while must be familiar to everyone. TAG Heuer has also modularized its Heuer 01 and Heuer 02 watches this year. The case is made up of 12 modules. You can freely change various colors and materials according to your preferences, making the watch more versatile and full of fashion. Heuer is indeed a younger brand.