Discovering The New World Feel The New Zenith Prestige Columbus Hurricane Watch

Since its birth in 1865, Zenith has continued to launch outstanding creations. Recently, Zenith launched the new distinguished Columbus Hurricane watch.
 This watch not only combines El Primero movement and gravity control system, but also has a third outstanding device to eliminate isochronous errors. This design is equipped with a sesame chain transmission system, which can keep the swing amplitude stable during the power reserve period, and then ensure that the watch transmits power steadily.

A fusion of bold creativity and time-honored craftsmanship
When Georges. When Georges Favre-Jacot gathered all watchmaking under the same roof in 1865, he had thought that the brand he founded would stand up in the tide of time, faithfully upholding his philosophy, A perfect balance between watchmaking tradition and bold creativity. However, for almost 150 years, the brand has continued to carry forward the founder’s pioneering spirit with a rare determination. Zenith has been deeply rooted in its birthplace and continues to explore new breakthroughs in the field of watchmaking. To date, this star-branded brand has enjoyed more than 300 patents, witnessing the excellence of Zenith. From marine astronomical clocks, pocket watches to wristwatches, Zenith has developed and produced more than 600 movements, setting a new milestone in its history. If Zenith displays its exquisite craftsmanship with its complex performance, then the chronograph field is the best use of its craftsmanship. So far, the brand has won 2,333 awards, setting a record unparalleled. Since its inception, the pursuit of high accuracy has been the ultimate goal of brand timepieces. In 1969, Zenith launched the El Primero movement, creating an epoch-making achievement in the field of timekeeping. The El Primero movement is not only the first integrated self-winding chronograph movement in the history, the most important thing is its unparalleled high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, with an accuracy of one tenth of a second. Since then, this legendary movement has continued to evolve and continue in all series.

Three rules
If Christopher. When Christophe Columbus discovered a new world full of possibilities, the Academy Hurricane watch, which is famous for its name, unlocks the triple equation of watch accuracy: time is divided into equal sections by high vibration frequency, and eliminated by the gravity control system. Affects the precise gravity attraction of the travel time, and eliminates the isochronous gap with the sesame chain transmission. In other words, Zenith is not only related to the wearing of the watch (gravity) and the operation of the watch (the watch’s power reserve and isochronism). Over time, the isochronism of the watch may be affected.) Find out countermeasures to related issues, and also give the watch unparalleled high accuracy by improving the swing speed of the balance wheel.

The sesame chain transmission system gives the watch a stable driving force
 During the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, most timepieces were equipped with sesame chains to regulate the power transmitted to the gear set. But with the changing times, only a handful of watch factories can put this device into the square inch space of the watch. With the launch of the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane watch, Zenith has risen to the ranks of the elite. Zenith is currently the only watch factory capable of mastering the gravity control system. In 2011, Zenith was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Complex Watches in Geneva. However, the gravity control system is the research result of the brand lasting five years. Since then, Zenith has invested two years to develop the sesame chain transmission system. The Hurricane watch draws its inspiration from a marine astronomical clock, but how to put the huge structure of a marine astronomical clock into a watch with a diameter of only 45 mm? Zenith achieved this impossible task with its diligent hard work. In the previous centuries, it was necessary to insert the winding key into the hole of the dial to wind the watch, but Zenith was never able to use this mechanism, because the brand aims to make sealed waterproof watches. Therefore, a winding crown is used to solve this problem.
 When the power of a mechanical watch weakens, the vibration swing of its movement will become smaller, which will affect the accuracy of the watch. In contrast, with the sesame chain drive system, the power of the watch will remain stable during the power reserve. The operating principle of the sesame chain transmission system is as follows: the movement of the movement transmits its power to the barrel, after which the spiral structure of the pagoda wheel will offset the gradual change in power generated by the barrel. The spiral structure of the pagoda wheel is specially designed for clockwork and is the result of complex calculations. In the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane watch, the transmission system between the barrel and the pagoda wheel consists of 585 parts of a sesame chain and is 18 cm long. The structure of the sesame chain is very complex, consisting of alternating double-links and intermediate links. The size of the rivets has been carefully calculated to reduce the impact of dynamic changes on the movement. The manufacture and operation of sesame chain requires meticulous care and ingenious craftsmanship. Once the assembly is completed, its tensile strength can reach more than 3 kg.

For the duration of the power reserve, the barrel will transmit power to the pagoda wheel through the surrounding sesame chain. The pagoda wheel can transmit its stable power to the gear set by adjusting the tension, and the gear set transmits the power to the silicon escape gear in the gyroscope frame. It takes more than 50 hours (power reserve time) for the sesame chain to wind around the barrel, while the lever winding shows the beauty of exciting craftsmanship. Within seconds of winding, the pagoda wheel and the barrel are rotated in opposite directions, so that the sesame chain can be re-wound on the pagoda wheel, thereby winding the mainspring.
 The shape of the pagoda wheel of the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane watch was carefully designed by Zenith watchmakers to provide maximum power to the barrel. The teeth design of the pagoda wheel has a conical structure, and its size has been carefully calculated. The theoretical power and power reserve time are taken as the reference. The structure of the pagoda wheel has seven layers, and the shape of each layer is the result of precise calculations. Without the cooperation of all the processes in the Zenith watch factory, especially the movement part and the complex assembly process, the pagoda wheel would not be born. The close cooperation between different professions is another winning ace of the brand. By bringing together all the crafts related to watchmaking under the same roof, the brand can achieve extraordinary achievements.

Gravity Control System: Challenging the Law of Gravity
 In addition to offsetting the isochronous gap with the sesame chain drive system, the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane watch can eliminate another factor that affects the mechanical movement of the watch-gravity. Keeping the adjustment device in a horizontal position allows the balance wheel to have the best swing amplitude, thus bringing the best travel time accuracy. Zenith developed a gravity control system based on this principle and applied for a patent for this revolutionary innovation. The gravity control system keeps the adjustment and escapement in a horizontal position forever. This invention not only shows the brand’s bold ideas, but also pays tribute to the brand’s history. It was inspired by the nautical astronomical clock that Zenith produced in the past.
 The power control system adopts the principle of the cardan-type suspension device of the legendary marine instrument. This type of suspension device was introduced in the sixteenth century with a universal hinge bracket, which is installed on the same shaft and used on a marine compass to keep it It is in a horizontal position and rotated in a horizontal direction, which can maintain balance even when the ship is bumpy. Later, pocket watches came out, because the cardan-type suspension device was as large as 50 mm in diameter and was not suitable for putting in a pocket, so the watchmaker at that time had to find another way, so the tourbillon device was born. Since the pocket watch is in a vertical position in the pocket, the left and right swing of the chain shaft on the tourbillon device can correct the travel time error caused by the gravity of the pocket watch parts.
 Today, the traditional tourbillon device equipped with the watch can balance the position deviation on the four vertical axes and adjust the watch’s accuracy by the same principle. In addition, the tilting tourbillon and multi-axis tourbillon, although they stay in the horizontal position for a short time, and the adjustment error is the sum of the multiple offsets caused by many wrist movements, but its operating principle and traditional tourbillon Similar, mainly to offset the errors caused by gravity. The gravity control system is equipped with a self-adjusting gyroscope mechanism. This design can keep the escapement in a horizontal position forever, no matter how the wrist swings. It is a masterpiece evolved from the marine astronomical clock.

A treasure of outstanding machinery
 Zenith combines bold creativity, unique design and pleasing three qualities. With this in mind, Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane watches not only create outstanding achievements never before seen in the field of precision, but also provide viewers with endless visual enjoyment. Under the clear view of sapphire crystal glass, the sesame chain transmission system embodies ingenious mechanical technology, showing how the sesame chain rotates around the barrel and the pagoda wheel. The gyro frame at 6 o’clock is made up of 173 parts. It is a veritable watchmaking gem, and it is dazzling with its light and sharp rotation. The arched structure of the protective cover perfectly complements the beauty of the frame and echoes the hour-cut skeleton dial at 12 o’clock.
 Both the small gold seconds and the power reserve display are decorated with hand-engraved ‘guilloche’ patterns, both of which are round and balanced. Viewed from the side, under the sapphire crystal glass, a world map decorated with laser engravings is displayed on the bottom of the gyroscope, paying high respects to Columbus’s adventurous spirit. What better symbol of the spirit of this watch than the limited edition of 25 pieces?
 More information about Zenith watches in the Watch House.

Reminiscing The Long History Of Watchmaking

On September 30, 2016, the famous Swiss watch brand OMEGA opened the ‘Her Time’ Women’s Watch Centennial Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition to the beautiful and elegant antique timepieces in the history of Omega ladies watches, the exhibition also displayed some historical posters, leading visitors to experience Omega’s commitment and long-term contribution to ladies watches for more than 100 years.

   The ‘Her Time’ exhibition hall is dominated by pure and elegant white and brilliant warm gold. The hall is filled with Omega watch exhibits of various periods and display drawers for exploration and discovery.

Old fashioned posters tell the story of Omega

   Looking back on more than a century, Omega has always been committed to making bright and elegant ladies’ watches, perfectly interpreting the beautiful appearance and the precise timing of the movement in each Omega watch. From the early Lépine pocket watches to the launch of Omega’s highly anticipated women’s constellation series to the Observatory’s small seconds watch this year, the exhibition showcased many representative timepieces.

   Omega Ladies’ Watch, launched in 1906, this watch is one of the earliest Omega watches produced, equipped with ivory fusion dial, gold minute scale and complicated Louis XV hands. Its crown is located at 12 o’clock and was specially designed for women who were driving cars at the time. It was worn on the inside of the wrist for easy reading of time. This was extremely pioneering at the time in the watchmaking industry, reflecting Omega’s concern and advocacy for equal rights of women.

   Omega Art Nouveau Lépine pocket watch released in 1910. This charming lady’s Lépine pocket watch features Parisian Arabic numerals and pear-shaped hands on the dial. The back is covered with blue translucent enamel and decorated with 18K white gold. Pattern with 17 diamonds on it.

   A 1915 ladies’ watch with a black gold inlaid checkerboard case and an original adjustable bracelet, even today it still looks avant-garde.

   Omega’s ‘Medicus’ ladies’ watches are not only the earliest watches in the world that used a chain pin to secure the strap. It is designed for busy nurses and doctors so that they can use the central second hand to read the pulse more accurately when measuring pulses, while earlier watches did not have a central second hand. This watch is also the first women’s junior watch with a central second hand in the brand’s history.

   The Omega ‘FLOWERS’ concealed jewellery watch launched in 1955 is undoubtedly a women’s favorite. This unique model is crafted in 18K gold and is set with 38 brilliant-cut diamonds and 17 fancy diamonds. Designed by Geneva-based design master Jean Hawke, the rare appearance makes it the base of the International Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel. Dazzling star.

   The ‘three-piece suit’ Omega ‘Structura’ that fascinates women is the winning work of the Baden-Baden Golden Rose Award in 1978, designed by Luigi Vignando. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and curved black onyx. The watch was equipped with Cal.1350 quartz movement, which was the smallest movement in the world at that time. Like the necklace on the pendant, the watch is entirely hinged from the chain links, giving the entire set a soft and elegant line. The ring features a polyhedron with two V-shaped settings and a delicate polished thread. The set contains 130 onyx and 348 brilliant-cut diamonds (7.77 carats).

   Introduced in 1982, the Constellation ‘Manhattan’ is inspired by the classic design of the legendary Constellation. After technical improvements and aesthetic upgrades, the watch uses four fixed claw designs to secure the sapphire crystal and seal to the case, ensuring its waterproof performance. The watch uses a barrel-shaped case and a round dial, and a half-moon design at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock is used to link the strap, which has also become one of the most classic design elements of the Constellation series.

   Of course, in this exhibition, the most attractive thing is the constellation series Zhizhen Observatory’s small second lady’s watch that Omega just launched in October. The new 27mm models use a white mother-of-pearl dial and 10 diamond hour markers Set on 18K gold arched brackets. There are a total of eight models to choose from, all of which have been certified by the Astronomical Observatory, equipped with Omega 8704 or 8705 coaxial to the Astronomical Observatory movement. The accuracy of the watch is 50% higher than that of ordinary astronomical watches, and its antimagnetic performance reaches 15,000 Gauss, which is far ahead of the industry level. This watch is also the first Omega women’s watch to receive the Swiss Official Observatory and the Observatory Dual Certification.
   In the exhibition hall, you can feel Omega’s enthusiasm for the manufacture of women’s watches. Exhibits and posters vividly depict the pioneering spirit of OMEGA’s respect for women’s equal status and the right to choose a free life in different times. Whether it is enjoying the elegance of high-level social life, experiencing the chicness of sports, or the professional attitude of pursuing a professional career, OMEGA women’s watches can always accurately capture the noble, elegant and independent and confident women. The ‘Her Time’ Ladies Watch Centennial Exhibition ends on October 30, 2016. Friends who are interested in the Swiss women’s watch manufacturing process and even the world’s women’s watch manufacturing process can come to the scene to get a deeper understanding of Omega’s unique women’s watch manufacturing concept and outstanding heritage.

Gao Fu Shuai’ Entry Options Recommended Three Casual Sports Watches

As a ‘Gao Fu Shuai’, there must be a high-end watch that is suitable for daily wear. To put it plainly, it is necessary to have a luxury sports watch. In addition to high-grade movements, these watches also need to be equipped with exquisitely crafted cases. However, because it is a casual sports watch, the material is often made of steel, which is not commonly used in luxury watches, or a more sturdy material with a new-style diamond-shaped natural rubber strap, which is integrated with the entire dial and complements each other. Today’s Watch House recommends three leisure sports watches suitable for ‘Gao Fu Shuai’ to let you appreciate their ultimate charm in more detail.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch 15300ST.OO.1220ST.02

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 156,000
Watch details: The perfect fusion of the Bang design and the brand’s completely independent UNICO movement. The 45.5 mm diameter titanium gold ceramic case highlights the stylish mechanical appearance, continuing the sharp edges of the case and the classic “sandwich structure” of Hublot. Equipped with the same new diamond-shaped natural rubber strap, it perfectly integrates with the entire case. The hollow dial makes the precise UNICO column-wheel chronograph movement clearly visible and at a glance. The scales and Arabic numerals have been redesigned to show a larger hollow and luminous coating. It provides a 60-minute timekeeping function. The small dial at three o’clock is the chronograph dial. At the same time, there is a date display window at the three o’clock position of the small dial. The latest UNICO self-maintaining core, breaks the traditional frame of thinking and is different, providing about 72 hours of power reserve.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 / 1A-010

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 222,700
Watch details: patek / 2208 /
Watch Reviews: Since it is a “Gao Fu Shuai” casual sports watch, we have to mention Patek Philippe’s Nautilus (Nautilus) series, which is commonly known as “Steel King”. Come on. Born in 1976. Patek Philippe wanted to create a watch with a strong structure and unique personality. The inspiration for this watch soon became apparent, namely the portholes visible on almost all ships. An elegant and classic sports watch that has received much attention since its inception.
This watch can be described as a new design of Patek Philippe’s casual and elegant classic watch. With some subtle and meticulous changes, this series of watches not only adds a fashionable taste, but also continues its original essence. Black-blue dial, three-dimensional hour markers in gold with fluorescent coating, and a calendar display at 3 o’clock, simple and clear. Equipped with Patek Philippe 324C self-winding mechanical movement, 3.3 mm thickness, 213 movement components, power reserve of up to 45 hours.
In summary: I know that many people will guarantee that the real ‘Gao Fu Shuai’ doesn’t care what watch they bring, or that I know a ‘Gao Fu Shuai’ person who drives luxury cars with fake watches. Hehe, the ‘Gao Fu Shuai’ we mean here refers to a class of people who pay attention to the details of quality of life, who have experience and hobbies, and who know how to enjoy life.

Tag Heuer Ambassador Wins World Rally Championship

On July 20, 2013, the 3-day World Rally Championship TAG Heuer Ambassador just won the championship in Sardinia. This is also the fourth time he has won the trophy this season.

 Drivers from France scored a total of 154 points, which also strengthened their position in the award. He was the second-place winner of the game with a lead of 64 points.

As the official partner of F1 Monaco, after tagging Monaco at the F1 Grand Prix, TAG Heuer served as the official timepiece in the 100-year-old and legendary American Indy500 race. This week, this weekend, The racing team and their racers wore TAG Heuer watches and witnessed legendary moments at the Lehman 24 Hours and the Canadian F1 Grand Prix.