I still remember to see every heart-shaped model at the beginning of the exhibition. There is always a great contrast in the scene, because there will be no rumbling drums around, no Spotlight focus, ears We can only hear the enthusiasm of the people on the court, but we have actually experienced surging enthusiasm in our bodies; and the end of each exhibition period means ‘What is the meaning of seeing each other later?’ Fortunately, we can tell the sentiment through words and remember the drunk again; next, we wrote ten love letters for this year’s BASELWORLD.
BLANCPAIN Traditional Chinese Calendar
This year is the Year of the Chinese Dragon, on the one hand, it represents the most auspicious year in the twelve-year zodiac cycle.On the other hand, it also coincides with the rapid rise in the consumption power of the global boutique industry in the Greater China market. At the watch exhibition, many brands have successively launched commemorative watches with the theme of dragons. However, various brands have made every effort to create dragon watches, but most of them only focus on the level of modification. There are few true Chinese culture behind the Dragon Year. Until this time, the platinum tradition published by Babel on BASELWORLD Calendar watch.
The lunar calendar, which is commonly used in Chinese society, is a rare yin and yang calendar in the world. Although the significance of traditional festivals is becoming less and less important in modern society, this calendar still has the function of reminding twenty-four solar terms such as Xia Yundong and Tibetan . Blancpain released this watch this year, with quite complete Lunar calendar-related instructions. The central hour, minute and blue steel date hands first explained the basic time functions, and the second time dial at 12 o’clock was ingenious. Ug Yin-yin and other hours are used as the inner circle time scale, and the outer circle 24-hour scale is written in Chinese characters. A small window is opened on the second time plate to display the Chinese zodiac sign with 12 figures. The 3 o’clock position is a Tiangan five-element plate with a 10-year cycle. Although there is no separate indication of the Earth branch on the dial, because the zodiac sign corresponds to the twelve Earth branch, it can be easily calculated from the combination of the Tiangan and the zodiac. Each year of the dry branch is a compromise compromise to reduce the complexity of the dial. The key point of the whole watch is the 9-day lunar calendar indicating the lunar calendar. Due to the design of the 19th year of the lunar calendar and the 7th of July, a fixed monthly cycle cannot be obtained, so if you want to make a perpetual calendar like the solar calendar There are real difficulties. The solution found by Bao platinum is to adjust this watch to the standard of the annual calendar. Whenever it encounters a month that requires placement, the wearer has to go back one month to complete the placement, and repeat the first The two leap months will be reminded by the red dot below the time scale of the lunar month (white dots if it is not a leap month), which can be regarded as a very clever simplification.
Due to the many indication functions of this lunar calendar, up to five hidden adjustment buttons are set on the surface side, which greatly reduces the time adjustment complexity. On the pure white dial fired with big fire enamel, there are three numbers written in Roman, Arabic, and Chinese, plus the Chinese characters of the hours, days, and five elements, as well as the graphical display of the zodiac, moon phases and gossip. The dial is so lively and extraordinary, and at the same time it takes into account the visual legibility, it shows that Bao platinum’s outstanding skills in design.
It is worth mentioning that 20 limited-edition platinum automatic discs are engraved with a dragon, and the side of the ‘Jinchen’ stem branch year, hiding the treasure platinum as the 12th year of the dragon celebration. The low-key nature of leisurelyness just illustrates the demeanor and height of the 277-year-old watchmaking giant.
Traditional Chinese Calendar
3638 automatic refining movement ∕ Platinum material ∕ Diameter 45mm 径 Hour and minute indication ∕ Date indication ∕ Moon phase display ∕ Second place hour indication ∕ Lunar calendar day and month indication 闰 Month reminder indication ∕ Tiangan, Five Elements indication, Zodiac indication ∕ Sapphire Crystal mirror, bottom cover, water-resistant to 30 meters, limited edition of 20 platinum models, and rose gold models.
1. The 24-hour second time is written in Chinese numerals, and the inner circle is Twelve Hours such as Zi Chou Yin. On the small plate indicating the lunar calendar, the traditional Chinese lunar month is used to represent December, creating a strong Chinese flavor.
2. The golden carved dragon and ‘renchen’ on the automatic plate can only be seen on 20 limited edition platinum models. Generally, the rose gold models are replaced by simple machine-engraved carvings and ‘polyplatin’. Such differences also highlight the celebration and craftsmanship of the limited edition.
3. Although the zodiac window at the 12 o’clock position of the dial is not large, it can be clearly seen from the movement chart that the 12 zodiac graphics are not sloppy in details and charm, and it is also quite in line with Chinese tradition for these 12 zodiac signs. The impression is very valuable.
Six-year-old Chen Shiji Dacheng BREGUET Classique Chronométrie 7727
This year’s Classique Chronométrie 7727 can be said to be a six-year-old pressure box treasure of Breguet, although at the time of publication, Breguet emphasized that it would reverse the watchmaking logic of the previous ‘counter-magnetism’ to ‘magnetism for stability’ Breakthrough concept, but if you take a closer look at the series of R & D achievements that began in 2006, it is not difficult to find that every move that Baodi has taken in the past six years directly points to this great work this year. admire!
In 2006, Breguet announced the introduction of silicon into escapement parts such as balance springs, escapement wheels, and pawl levers. The aim was for silicon to be anti-magnetic, lightweight, stable, and less resilient to fatigue. Next, in 2010玑 The Type XXII with a vibration frequency of up to 72,000vph is unsurprisingly continued with the silicon escapement structure, because in the high-speed world of 10Hz, only the light weight of silicon will not let the high vibration frequency affect the durability of the watch operation, and only Silicon’s stability is not easy to fatigue, so it can withstand such high-frequency continuous operation; in other words, if the silicon material is not introduced, it will be difficult to launch an escapement of 72,000vph. This year, Classique Chronométrie 7727 not only used silicon escapement and 72,000vph vibration frequency, but also added two accurately calculated magnets above and below the pivot of the balance wheel, using a very small magnetic field that runs through the entire pivot of the balance wheel to achieve stable escapement. The ultimate effect of vertical. However, what is the relationship between magnetic force and silicon material and high vibration frequency?
First of all, in this device called Magnetic Pivots, Breguet uses two large and one small magnets to ‘hold’ the balance wheel up and down without directly contacting it, and because both magnets are round grooved, so The entire balance wheel pivot will be fixed without being offset. Secondly, the magnets calculated by precise magnetism create a magnetic field that runs through the pivot of the balance wheel, ensuring that the balance wheel will gently touch the larger magnet with the lower tip no matter which orientation it is in, allowing the escapement system to have Totally stable. Finally, and most importantly, because of the antimagnetic properties of silicon, Breguet can ensure that even if the device has a very tiny magnetic overflow (though Breguet claims it is unlikely to happen), it will not affect the surrounding silicon. The parts made of materials have an impact; and because the escapement operates at a high speed of 10Hz, it generates a rotational inertia much higher than the ordinary vibration frequency escapement, so that the magnetic field penetrating the pivot can grasp the entire escapement more tightly. The effect of external force vibration on the pivot shift is minimized.
Magnetic Pivots, inspired by Master Breguet’s Pare-Chute shock absorber developed in 1790, the principle is actually not complicated, and it is not a shocking innovation, but if there is no silicon material and high vibration frequency, first, Perhaps it will be a laboratory work that stays in the theoretical stage forever.
According to Breguet, Magnetic Pivots is not a series of exclusive or limited products, and will also be used in other models in the future, everyone just wait and see.
Classique Chronométrie 7727574DR hand-finished movement. 18K white gold material. 41mm diameter. Hour, minute, and small seconds indicator. 1/10 second accumulator. 60-hour power reserve indicator. Sapphire crystal mirror, bottom cover. Water-resistant to 30 meters.
1. In addition to a small second dial at 12 o’clock, there is also a 1/10 second dial made of silicon material, which highlights the ultra-high frequency of Classique Chronométrie 7727 operating at 10Hz.
2. At 2 o’clock on the dial, Breguet has specially placed a triangle with no substantial time indication function to commemorate the Magnetic Pivots in the watch, inspired by the Pare-Chute shock absorber invented by Master Breguet in 1790.
3. Under the dial, the research and development achievements of Breguet layout for more than six years are used, and the dial is also unambiguous, from the engraved carvings and track patterns on the outer ring to the central water ripple and the decorative carvings on the small dials.高达 A total of six patterns are used. Although the dial configuration is simple, it is still rich and layered.
Other watches will be released tomorrow, so stay tuned!