The ‘internet Red’ Big Complex Table At The Geneva Watch Fair

I usually write popular and regular watches on the market, because these watches are the ones we buy the most and play the most. All kinds of large and complicated watches are destined to be just a few people in this world. For most players, we are mainly ‘watching lively.’ At this Geneva watch exhibition, there are two large and complex watches, sweeping the Internet, mobile phones, and circle of friends, and become ‘Internet celebrity’ large complex watches. One is the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle lineage series dual-core perpetual calendar, and one is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s outstanding tradition. Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar. Although we can’t buy these two watches, we can take a look.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle inherited series dual core rate perpetual calendar

Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle inherited series dual core rate perpetual calendar
 The dual-core perpetual calendar is the most important watch at Vacheron Constantin this year and even the entire watch exhibition. The reason is that Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar is a major innovation in the traditional perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin dual-core perpetual calendar. On a watch, there are two moving wheels, one with high wobble frequency, one with low wobble frequency, and two high and low frequencies, which can be switched at any time. The high frequency wobble frequency is 36,000 times per hour and the low frequency wobble frequency is 8640 times. /Time. Under normal wear, switch to high frequency, and switch to low frequency when not wearing. At low frequencies, the power consumption of the watch is greatly reduced, and the power reserve time is astonishing 65 days (high frequency power 4 days).

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle inherited series dual core rate perpetual calendar
 Everyone knows that one of the more troublesome perpetual calendars is stop-and-go (the other trouble is turning over). Once the perpetual-days stop and you wear it again, you need to adjust the watch again. For a short time, the watch is stopped for a long time. When the watch is worn again, the date, day of the week, and month displays must be adjusted again, which is more troublesome. Although this problem can be solved by using the meter, many players are not assured of the meter and are worried about the watch being damaged. Now Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar perfectly solves this problem. If you don’t wear it, you switch to low frequency. Even if you don’t wear it for 2 months, the watch will keep running, and all kinds of dates, weeks, and months will work normally. The invention of Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar is simply the gospel of the perpetual calendar.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle inherited series dual core rate perpetual calendar
 Let me briefly talk about the technical principle of Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin’s dual-frequency perpetual calendar has only one barrel. There are two gear trains on a barrel. Each gear train has its own escapement and balance wheel (like normal watches). One gear train is high frequency (small balance wheel) and one gear train is low frequency (large balance wheel). There is a switch on the two gear trains that can stop one gear train and start the other gear train at the same time (8-point button on the case). The switch is similar to the stop-second device on a normal watch, with a small reed to stop the balance wheel. Below I put the structure diagram, you can see at a glance.

Vacheron Constantin double core rate perpetual calendar gear train structure.
 There is a small question. When one train is stopped and the other train is started, will the watch stop temporarily for this moment of switching? No, because Vacheron Constantin also thought of this problem. The solution is that when switching, one gear train will wait until the other gear train stops, so there will be no stall in the middle.

Vacheron Constantin dual-core perpetual calendar high-frequency and low-frequency switching mechanism.
 Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar is another key technology for watch barrels. We mentioned earlier that Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar has only one barrel, but there are two barrels in a barrel. At the same time, there are 4 differentials in the movement (1 barrel differential, 2 power reserve differentials, 1 hour and minute display differential), and the differential can allow both springs to be driven. The barrel is running, and the differential can also display the power at 12 o’clock, showing 65 days power at low frequency and 4 days power at high frequency. These are the main new technologies of Vacheron Constantin’s dual-core perpetual calendar.

Vacheron Constantin’s dual core rate perpetual calendar barrel.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar
 I think that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar from Westminster is very good. The reason is that this watch reminds many players that Jaeger-LeCoultre is an expert on complications. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s popular watches on the market are master watches, master moon phases, clowns, flip watches and other conventional watches. Over time, it is easy to make people forget the absolute strength of Jaeger-LeCoultre in the field of large and complex watches. As soon as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar was announced, it swept across the Internet and the circle of friends, because this watch is extremely complicated and shocking when viewed from the outside. This watch mainly includes three functions: ball tourbillon, Zhongle three questions, and perpetual calendar. At the same time, each function contains the unique technology of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let’s watch them one by one.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar
 The first is the ball tourbillon. Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the pioneers of the ball tourbillon (multi-axis tourbillon). From the first generation of the ball tourbillon in 2004 to this watch, the ball tourbillon has reached the fifth generation. The new feature of the 5th generation ball tourbillon on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar in Westminster is that the size of the ball tourbillon is reduced, and the size of the 5th generation of the tourbillon is the smallest in its history. Jaeger-LeCoultre made this design, I think mainly because the ball tourbillon watch in the past did not integrate so many functions, this time the 5th generation ball tourbillon is combined with the perpetual calendar and the three questions, so it is necessary to control Tourbillon size.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar
 The second is the Three Questions of Zhongle from Westminster. The difference between the Westminster Bell and the Three Questions and the ordinary three questions is that when the Westminster three questions are written, they will knock out a piece of music, so there are four hammers and four gongs, while the general three questions are simply knocked out. The sound of jingle, so there are only 2 hammers and 2 gongs. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Westminster’s Zhongle Perpetual Calendar contains three functions called ‘Remove Silence’. For general three questions, when only the time and the minute are reported, there is a large blank because there is no time mark. Delay. Jaeger-LeCoultre has a function of ‘remove silence’. No matter how the time is reported, there is no blank delay. This is a very practical function in the three questions. In addition, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch also has a set of constant force device, which can make the minute hand of the watch jump one minute, the role is to make the watch have no error in the time, time, and minute (for example, it will not appear When the minute hand is between 1 minute and 2 minutes).

Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar Movement
 The last is the perpetual calendar. The perpetual calendar function on the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch can be quickly adjusted back and forth. Fast forward and backward adjustment is the most practical and advanced feature of the perpetual calendar. Because the perpetual calendar is most afraid of turning around, for example, it is January, and you accidentally adjusted it to March. Generally, the perpetual calendar is more tragedy, because you can’t pull back, you can only put the watch, power is exhausted, Stop. Then wait until March. The perpetual calendar that can be quickly adjusted back and forth is very powerful. If I turn it over, I will call back.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Classic Master Series Ball Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar Movement
 The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar, each function in this watch comes out individually, is a top-level complex function. Jaeger-LeCoultre concentrated all three of them on one watch, and few watches could be more powerful than the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon Westminster Zhongle Perpetual Calendar.