At the 2013 Geneva Watch & Clock Fair, Zenith presented a number of new watches, the most notable of which was the Columbus Hurricane, fully hollowed-out dial and gravity control system. It is memorable and curious, let us take a look at this unique watch together. This watch not only combines the El Primero movement and the gravity control system, but also is equipped with an ingenious sesame chain transmission system, which can keep the swing amplitude stable during the power reserve, and then ensure the watch’s stable power. This watch, named after the navigator Christopher Columbus, successfully solved the triple equation of watch accuracy: time is divided into equal sections with a high vibration frequency, and the gravity control system eliminates the gravitational effect that affects the precise travel time , And the sesame chain transmission device to eliminate the isochronous gap. Official model: 27.00.2218.713
In 1969, Zenith launched the El Primero movement, with an unrivalled high frequency of 36,000 times per hour, with an accuracy of 1 / 10th of a second. Since then, this legendary movement has evolved in the same name series.
Detailed illustration of Zenith Prestige watch functions
The design of the watch was inspired by the marine astronomical clock, which concentrated the huge structure of the marine astronomical clock into a watch with a diameter of only 45 millimeters. Zenith invested great efforts for this. Through the integrated sapphire crystal glass, you can clearly appreciate the mechanical beauty of the watch.
The main dial at 12 o’clock accurately displays the hours and minutes, and the entire power of the watch comes from the sesame chain transmission system under the hollow dial, which was developed by Zenith for two years. 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. On the contrary, with the sesame chain transmission 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.
The transmission system between the barrel and the pagoda wheel is a sesame chain consisting of 585 parts with a length of 18 cm. 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.
At 6 o’clock, the gyroscope frame is made up of 173 parts. It is a veritable watchmaking jewel, 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. On the side of the bridge, the sapphire crystal case back shows the world map carved by laser on the gyroscope balance weight, paying high respect to Columbus’s spirit of adventure.
The watch is equipped with a Zenith El Primero 8805 manual movement and a unique gyroscope system to ensure that the adjustment mechanism maintains a perfect horizontal position. The sesame chain contains 585 parts and the movement contains 354 parts, including 173 parts of the gravity control system. Power reserve of 50 hours.
Summary: This new Zenith Prestige Columbus 27.00.2218.713 new watch combines a gravity control system and a sesame chain transmission system to achieve the most accurate timepiece. The unique design of the watch, with its bold creativity and intelligent mechanical structure, presents a precise and pleasing boutique watch. The watch has a unique wearing experience. The gravity control system will continuously adjust the position with the movement of your wrist. Through the transparent spherical cover, you can see the wonderful operation process at a glance, which is impressive. Limited to 25 pieces, this remarkable watch is more obvious than a practical symbol.
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Zhenli Shi Watch Factory, A Subsidiary Of Lvmh Group, Is Open To Chinese Tourists For The First Time
Switzerland, the most God-loved place on the European continent is not only because of the magic of the creator, but also because it contains the world’s most exquisite and shining manufacturing art.
别 Another name in Switzerland is called ‘Hometown of Watches and Clocks’. For many years, the famous watch factories in the sunset town have closed the iron doors to tourists. We can only look for the ancient Swiss clocks and watches in the messy bargain in the large and small watch shops. And mysterious.
Right now, the Huanglong Watch Museum in Hangzhou Mansion, which has the closest relationship with the Swiss watch factory, and the travel agency who knows Switzerland best, will join forces to launch a ‘deep’ ‘Swiss-France’ 11-day tour route, the gate of the mysterious world famous watch factory It will also be open to Chinese tourists for the first time.
Top Swiss watch factory opened to Chinese tourists for the first time
Flower Clock, Palais des Nations, Jungfrau … If these attractions are not enough for you to immediately fly to Switzerland, will the tickets of the top Swiss watch manufacturers make you change your mind?
A famous watchmaker once wrote in the article: ‘Among the four major watch manufacturers, I have visited the Patek Philippe and Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factories. I am not unfamiliar with the Rolex production system. Only the Zenith watch factory has always been With a hint of mystery. ‘
旅行 This trip, which will be opened to Hangzhou guests for the first time, is the Zenith watch factory that can best represent ‘Swiss Made’. It is reported that Zenith Watch Factory has never been opened to tourists. Among Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Blancpain, and Zenith, the ‘four major watch factories’ that are good at making movements, Zenith is the only one. From the beginning to the present, no watch factory has been moved.
除了 In this 11-day ‘Switzerland-France’ tour, in addition to the romantic scenery of Switzerland and France, visitors will have two and a half days to visit the Zenith Watch Factory and the IWC Museum.
Legendary status, the second-hand market is ‘difficult to find’
As a famous watch, Zenith’s biggest charm is that all watches are equipped with independent property rights movements. There are very few brands in the world, even Rolex can implement such strict standards. Speaking of this, we must also mention a story that has been circulating in the second watch for a long time.
Mr. Tong Dong is the owner of a second hand watch store. One day, a man went into Boss Dong’s shop with a Rolex Dayton watch. Boss Dong saw it and said nothing, and paid 200,000 in his pocket.
Why did a second-hand watch be bought by a connoisseur at a glance without even paying the price? It turns out that this watch has a lot to offer.
From 1978 to 2000, Rolex Daytona chronograph movements were provided by Zenith. Until 1999, Zenith joined the LVMH Group. The second-hand watch received by Boss Dong is a scarce product of the Zenith Age.
The delivery of a Zenith timepiece requires the watchmaker to create 500 different 180-calibre movements. It takes nine months, and more than 80 professional and technical personnel take turns to display their own watches and their components. Talent and skill.
Simultaneous price in Switzerland, top domestic sales
当天 On the day of visiting the Zenith watch factory, Zenith’s president will meet and explain in person, and there will also be a special welcome lunch.
Of course, if guests have a favorite watch during the tour, Zenith Watch Factory will also accept on-site reservations. In addition to engraving their name or other ornaments on the watch, they can also enjoy Switzerland at the price. Local prices.
的 Customers who have experienced overseas watch purchases know that despite the price advantage, after-sales protection is a big issue, and this time the guests participating in the ‘Swiss Watch Culture Tour’ will enjoy the best after-sales service in China. ‘Huanglong Watch Museum will provide guests with 5 years of free appearance cleaning and polishing provided by the Watch Museum, and the warranty will be extended to 4 years of after-sales service,’ said the person in charge of the Watch Museum. It is reported that Huanglong Watch Store is a top-level department store in Hangzhou Tower. The luxury watch store co-created with Huanglong Hotel houses a series of niche luxury watch brands such as Glashütte and Jacques Dro. It has also become the first choice for many people in the society and celebrities to buy watches....
Some people are fond of the mobile phone he is using, and will not consider buying a new one until they cannot be used normally; some people wear a sunglasses, so they go to all stores to find the same style, He even contacted the designer of this brand directly to ask for customization; some people used a pen and would regularly ask the best craftsman to maintain it. I tried to interview these people, hoping to get answers. But no one knows why, maybe it is the deep-rooted nostalgia complex in the bones that is haunting. Maybe you are also such a person who likes nostalgia, then retro watches will become your favorite. You are subconsciously fascinated by vintage watches, thinking that such watches will look more durable and last longer.
How to define a vintage watch? We believe that there should be two types of watches: one is a watch with a distinctive classic pocket watch element, such as an onion crown, a traditional-style hand or a traditional-style case; the other is a watch with a heritage meaning, which contains The epitome of history, which records the stories that happened in the past, is reproduced from the classic watch or to commemorate a classic watch.
Retro watches represent the classic beauty in watches. They adhere to the tradition of hand-made watches. The meticulous watchmaking spirit deserves our respect. Nostalgic people love their traditional design and inherit the legendary stories behind them. The watch, a magical precision machine, not only accurately indicates the time when it ticks, but also records the history in a minute and a second, and passes this history on to future generations.
Chopard L.U.C traditional tourbillon watch
Movement: L.U.C4TT 3N tourbillon movement
Case: Palladium alloy case
Dial: Silver-gold dial, blue-steel princess-style hollow-out hour and minute hands, 6 o’clock tourbillon frame, power reserve display.
Strap: Black alligator leather strap, folding palladium buckle.
Size: 40.5 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 1.5 million yuan
Jacques D’QUANTIEME PERPETUEL OR ROUGE Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold Watch
Movement: Jaquet Droz 2668M automatic movement
Case: rose gold case, transparent bottom case back
Dial: White large fire ivory enamel dial, hours, minutes, seconds blue steel hands, blue steel snake hands indicate perpetual calendar.
Strap: black alligator leather strap, rose gold buckle
Size: 43 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 500500 yuan
Minjiang Shidanton Patrimony Classique Special Collection Women’s Watch
Movement: Vacheron Constantin 1202 quartz movement
Case: Rose gold case, bezel set with 64 diamonds
Dial: light blue mother-of-pearl dial set with 16 diamond hour markers.
Strap: light brown silk strap, rose gold buckle
Size: 29 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 149,000 yuan
宝 齐 莱 T-Graph Plavi brown series barrel chronograph
Movement: CFB 1960.1 self-winding chronograph movement
Case: Rose gold case, screw-in crown and case back
Dial: Brown dial, luminous finger
Breitling became the official watch of the Italian Air Force ‘Three Arrows’ aerobatic flight performance team (Frecce Tricolori) in 1983, and in 1984 designed a mechanical chronograph series watch for it. Nearly 30 years later, the two renewed their frontiers and established a long-term cooperative relationship again. To celebrate this event, Breitling’s Chronomat 44 and its limited edition specially ordered for the ‘Three Arrows’ flying team, limited to 1,000 pieces.
The new watch features a 44mm diameter steel case with a black rubber die-cut unidirectional ratchet-shaped rotating digital bezel, a double-sided anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal, a screw-in crown and a safety chronograph button. The black dial continues the classic design of 1983. It is equipped with a 30-minute and 12-hour silver cumulative timer with red hands and a calendar display. It is even more striking against the 12 o’clock flight team logo. The logo consists of three arrows of Italian flag colors red, white and green, and the words ‘P.A.N. frecce tricolori’ are engraved underneath (P.A.N. means ‘National Aerobatic Team’, Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale). The bottom of the table is engraved with the outlines of ten performance team aircraft manufactured by Marki.
In terms of power, the watch is equipped with Breitling’s own 01 automatic winding movement, which is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), with a high swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour and a power reserve of more than 70 hours. Water-resistant to 500 meters. Comes with Diver Pro III deep diving rubber strap with Breitling logo or Pilot steel bracelet....