Interpretation Of Mechanical Beauty And Appreciation Of Audemars Piguet Mille Series Hollow Watch

The beauty of mechanical watches depends on the original intention of their design. They can often be classified into different categories. Some brands like the creation of picturesque moods. Some brands are good at simplicity and pragmatism, and some brands are Advocating the mysterious power of mechanical origin. A fine watchmaking factory in the Jura Valley, Switzerland, for the past 140 years, by virtue of skilled craftsmanship and ingenious mechanical structure design, has left us a valuable heritage of watchmaking art. In 2016, this fine watchmaker brought brand new timepieces in a hollowed out way to showcase the scientific concepts and art of craftsmanship contained in machinery. Audemars Piguet series skeleton watch, model 15352OR.OO.D093CR.01.

    We like to be unique and different, so we are impressed by the rare oval watch. Perhaps this is one of the first successes of the Audemars Piguet series. However, it is not for the public’s favor. This series became an important member of the hall of fine watchmaking. This year, Audemars Piguet made a breakthrough in this regard, and shifted its focus to the other side of complex technology-hollowing out. Hollowing is not difficult. The hard part is how to make it delicate, beautiful, safe and reliable. Most of us have probably seen skeletonized watches, but few can really be pleasing.

Audemars Piguet Skeleton Watch

    Compared to Audemars Piguet’s most famous series of Royal Oak, although the millennium is also representative of the brand, it is more traditional, which is often easy to accept, but also easy to sink. Audemars Piguet has a lot of traditional watches, so the millennial needs to be a little different, so Audemars Piguet placed the balance wheel on the dial side, no one thought that because of such a feature, the millennial series has been popular until now. This new watch, based on the original watch movement, is deeply hollowed out and hand-decorated, which actually weakens the functional properties of the time indicator and highlights the ingenuity and three-dimensionality of the watch’s mechanical structure.

18K Red Gold Case

    Of course, the clear reading of the time is still the primary functional element of the watch. For this reason, Audemars Piguet uses red gold to manufacture the hour hand and hour scale, and the surface is polished. At different angles, the visual impact of the staggered shadows not only allows the time to be displayed correctly, but also forms two completely different visual interface effects, which attracts you to appreciate every detail of the watch from multiple angles.

Brushed and polished case surface

    The design of the Millennium series is unique, but what is impressive is often its layout of the movement and dial, and the traditional case shape is not as rigid and concise as its movement. The case is still traditional, including the upper bezel, middle case and bottom cover. The line elements are relatively full, showing a kind of weight and stability.

Alligator leather strap

    Due to its clear positioning, the Millennium series often uses leather or other soft straps. This watch uses a black alligator strap and a red gold folding buckle. Alligator leather is characterized by its softness, and its special texture is very suitable for the expression of style.

13 mm case thickness

    In view of the outstanding 3D design movement, although the watch does not have extraordinary complex functions, it still takes up a lot of space, making the watch’s overall thickness reach 13 mm.

Delicate and delicate dial front

    Unlike the millennial watch introduced in previous years, this new work has a high degree of skeletonization, which enables a more intuitive examination of each part of the purely mechanical structure, which will be very attractive for mechanical enthusiasts, I would like to respond to this, as well as the requirements of the decorative aesthetics of the structure, to make the charm of the watch even higher.

Escapement system

    One of the most attractive points of the Millennium series must be the extra prominent balance spring structure. This has become the iconic design of the series, but also more perfect than those who like to open the window display. At the same time, high-precision weight fine-tuning balance wheel, diamond polished plywood chamfering and cardless hairspring structure symbolizing Haute Horlogerie make people fully appreciate Airbnb’s respect for details.

Transparent bottom cover

    I have been emphasizing its three-dimensional structure and mechanical structure before. However, through the dial side, only a small part can be appreciated. For the true charm, you need to flip over the watch and look at every detail on the back of the movement. Many movements often do not have sufficient thickness to carry the three-dimensional effect, even if hollowed out, this Cal.4105 movement uses a two-way automatic winding structure. The watch factory has hollowed out each of these plywoods, and at the same time the edges Use more curves to make the overall structure look like a gallery waist. Some people say that it has a strong architectural aesthetic. I think this is not without reason.

Pin buckle

    For watches, according to the current level of processing, the difference between buckles is not so great, but the different styles used, the feeling of wearing will be different. The pin buckle has always been said to be the best style. I think it should be like this for a formal watch. This watch uses a folding buckle. The pin-type method of adjusting the effective length of the strap is also good. select.

Summary: Hollow has already become a complicated craft in early timepieces. It requires not only the scope and position of hollow, but also more decoration to make the hollow movement look exquisite. Audemars Piguet has used hollow-out technology in pocket watches since the first half of the last century, and it has gradually been applied to watches. Today, Audemars Piguet uses hollow-out technology in many important series to show pure mechanical skinny beauty.

Now By Me, The Secret Of Accurate Timing On The Minute And Second Field Explore The Tissot 24-second Timer And Integrated Timing And Scoring System

September 14, when the 2019 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup final is approaching, TISSOT Swiss Tissot watch opens a new 24-second timer and integrated timing and scoring system in Beijing Wukesong Stadium. trip. Mr. François Thiébaud, Global President of TISSOT, Mrs. Dai Junyi, Vice President of China, and Mr. Michael Thomasius, Chief Technology Officer of SwissTiming, attended the event and jointly lighted the time Device. Mr. MichaelThomasius carefully explained the development process of the new 24-second timer and scoring system at the scene, and demonstrated the use details. He led many media guests to experience the professional and innovative spirit of TISSOT in pursuit of precise timing. As the official timer partner of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup, TISSOT has developed a new 24-second timer and integrated timing and scoring system for this World Cup, and put it into use for the first time. The new system integrates innovative technology and is based on timing experience. Upgrading, providing accurate and fair timing services for 92 matches in 8 competition venues of the World Cup. The TISSOT watch records every exciting moment in the exciting game for the world’s fans. It not only provides a visual feast for the viewers, but also becomes an indispensable bright line of sight on the stadium.

TISSOT’s new 24-second timer and integrated timing and scoring system

Mr. Francois Timbo, Global President of TISSOT, Mrs. Dai Junyi, Vice President of China, and Michael Thomas, Chief Technology Officer of SwissTiming, attended the event

A moment of glory, a tribute to the spirit of blood
  The TISSOT watch specially developed for the 2019 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup has developed a new 24-second timer and a comprehensive timing and scoring system, showing the charm of precise time in the field. Mr. François Thiébaud, Global President of TISSOT, Mrs. Dai Junxuan, Vice President of China, and Mr. Michael Thomasius, Chief Technology Officer of Swiss Timing, turned on the timer and felt from The exciting 24 seconds of the game.

Mr. Francois Timbo, Global President of TISSOT, Mrs. Dai Junyi, Vice President of China and Mr. Michael Thomas, Chief Technology Officer of SwissTiming, lighting the timer together

  At the event, Mr. Francois Timbo, global president of TISSOT Tissot, wore a special FIBA ​​watch from the Sachs series and said at the event: ‘Sports is an inherent part of the TISSOT Tissot brand DNA. The attitude of hard work in basketball Passion and passion are exactly the brand spirit that TISSOT has always upheld. TISSOT and FIBA ​​have always maintained good cooperation because of the same philosophy. TISSOT will continue to uphold the spirit of innovation and breakthrough to provide more Accurate timing services. ‘

Mr. Francois Timbo, global president of TISSOT watch

Mr. Francois Timbo, Global President of TISSOT, presents Tissot Speedline FIBA ​​special watch

Professional technology to escort the event
  At the event, Mr. Thomasus, Chief Technology Officer of SwissTiming, explained and demonstrated the development process and details of the new 24-second timer and integrated timing and scoring system for the guests. This system is specifically designed for basketball games and provides a comprehensive, real-time, accurate timing and scoring solution for the game.

Mr. Thomasus, Chief Technology Officer of SwissTiming, explained the new 24-second timer and integrated timing and scoring system to the guests

  TISSOT 24-second timer includes a hardware system including three modules of 24 seconds, pause and match time timer. The time range of the game clock and timer can reach 99 minutes and 59 seconds, and the number of shots can be counted according to 99 seconds. In addition, it can achieve any preset countdown from 0 to 99 seconds. In the last minute of the game, the time can be accurate to 0.1 seconds, giving players and spectators a more exciting and exciting playing field experience. At the same time, the timer digital jump speed is very fast, even high-speed cameras can not capture this process. This powerful function can provide referees with reliable image records, assist referees to make key decisions in the playback center, and present exciting scenes in competitive sports.

TISSOT new 24-second timer

  The timer also specially adopts FIBA ​​indoor double-sided transparent glass with leading LED technology. Bright LED numbers bring better quality display effects. When the game clock shows zero, the LED lights on both sides of the display will show red; when the ball control time is reset to zero, the LED lights on the top of both sides will show yellow. The last 5 seconds are accurate to 0.1 seconds, so that the players and spectators on the scene can know the game time more clearly and accurately. In addition, the timer also has a built-in clock buzzer, which will automatically generate a beep when the time is up. The strength and toughness of the timer have also been significantly improved, and it will not cause any damage even if it is hit by steel balls falling freely from a height of 9 meters.

TISSOT new 24-second timer

  The operating terminal of the new timing system is also specially customized for basketball games, enhancing many specific functions in software design and usability. The game data is statistically managed by two main parts: the scoring terminal and the whistle control. In the scoring terminal, TISSOT has developed a simple but powerful timekeeping operation that simplifies the timekeeper’s operation steps as much as possible, and further improves the accuracy of time recording and the clarity of competition rhythm instructions. On both sides of the touch tablet terminal are a pair of hand-held remote keyboard controllers that can perform important timing operations with solid mechanical buttons. In the whistle control unit, the referee is equipped with a microphone-like device connected to a sending box fixed to the referee’s belt. In use, the referee can start the match time by pressing the button on the box at the appropriate time, and the timing device will automatically stop when the referee whistle sounds.

TISSOT operation terminal

TISSOT handheld remote keyboard controller

  The timing system is also equipped with multiple output devices. In addition to the 24-second timer, it also includes a team foul record display on the referee table, a ball control arrow display on the official table, and a video signal to provide a game scoreboard in the field. Behind the core system, there is also a data management system, including statistical data input, which can provide all necessary data to TV, websites, reports and other platforms.

Team foul record on referee table shows

The ball control arrow display on the official table during the game

Data management system behind TISSOT Tissot watch timer

  Based on the brand concept of ‘Innovation, Originating from Tradition’, Tissot has been committed to providing official designated timers for many international sports events with advanced technology for more than 100 years, successfully ensuring accurate recording and transmission of various data. TISSOT and the International Basketball Federation have worked together for ten years and witnessed the continuous development of basketball and created many remarkable achievements. TISSOT will continue to cooperate with the FIBA ​​Federation until 2021 to help the sports events flourish.