There is no doubt that recording time is often not as simple as knowing what time it is. Recording the time accurately is part of the measurement itself. For a long time, human beings have explored nature by continuously improving the accuracy of recording time. It can be said that by grasping time, we can grasp the rhythm of nature.
Observation of celestial phenomena and dialogue with the universe
For a long time, human’s exploration of nature has never stopped, which has almost become a history of the development of human science. Most of human exploration of nature is done through observation data. People record data for a certain period of time, and summarize it, making it an important branch of science. Nowadays, the emergence of some observation watches with measurement functions is obviously a symbol of the continuous development of human civilization.
As early as thousands of years ago, ancient Greeks and Babylonians of Cuba created their own legislation based on their observations of the sun and the sky. Among them, especially the Mesopotamian civilization has achieved the highest achievements. They started observing astronomy as early as 2000 years ago and systematically recorded the data. They summarized the ‘Sharlo cycle’ based on data, that is, an eclipse occurs every 18 years. The ancient Greeks constantly chased the changing movements of the sun and the moon, and could calculate the movement trajectories of the sun, the moon, and even the planets to modify their calendars and even geometry. Everything is now incorporated into the sky watch. In IWC’s Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch, the watch designer designed the back of the watch as a pattern of starry sky, which can not only be combined with the perpetual calendar at the edge, but also display the current time of the day, the star time and the time of sunrise and sunset . If you are interested, you can even set a special geographical location according to the stars you want to observe. Hublot’s MP04 ‘Antiochila Watch’ launched in Basel this year directly miniatures the ancient Greek astronomical observation device into the watch. With this watch, while obtaining accurate time, it also shows the calendars calculated by ancient Greeks by observing celestial bodies through the running trajectories of the sun and the moon, including the calendar of the Panhellenic Games (Panhellenic Games) ( It also lists the cities where the games are held), the Egyptian calendar (12 months, 30 days a month, including the next day), the position of the sun in the zodiac constellation, and the moon phases (indicated by gorgeous pointers and windows) The moon’s position in the zodiac within the stellar month), and the year of the star. The back of the watch movement shows the Caripic cycle, Meton cycle, Salo cycle and rotation cycle. There is no doubt that the long data recorded over thousands of years based on continuous human observations has constituted our understanding of nature today.
Precise timing to explore the natural weapon
If time is an important node of measurement data, then time itself is also one of the important data that needs to be measured. Even sometimes, mastering accurate time is all that is measured. This is an example of longitude measurement in the history of human navigation. Can be seen in.
人类 In the history of European medieval sailing, human beings could grasp the latitude but could not accurately grasp the longitude. Because no timing tool can resist the bumps, wetness and wind and waves on the ocean. In fact, the timing tools that could be used while sailing were always the most cutting-edge timing technology of the time. British self-taught watchmaker John Harrison lasted 29 years and went through the difficult process of building H1, H2, H3 nautical clocks weighing tens of kilograms measuring 1 meter square. In 1759, the diameter was only 13 The H4 navigation clock, which is centimeters and weighs 1.45 kilograms, is not much larger than a pocket watch. During the 81-day stormy voyage to Jamaica, only a small error of 5 seconds (the average daily error is only 0.06 seconds, and the travel time accuracy is more accurate than modern quartz watches). The duplicate version of the K1 sailing clock has a daily error of no more than 1 second during the British ship’s expedition to Antarctica, where the natural environment is harsh.) With this accurate time measurement, the longitude error determined by the astrology is only 5 kilometers, which has achieved human history. Unparalleled unity of time and space. The precision of this chronological time, even taking into account the centrifugal force generated when the ship is turning and the recoil force variable when the artillery is firing, this has also become the beginning of chronological precise timing. Nowadays, many watch brands have improved the accuracy of their travel time to a level that can be used as a marine clock to measure longitude. At the same time, like Montblanc’s new standard analog marine chronograph this year, it not only pays tribute to the traditional large standard time pendulum clock in the design of the dial, but also joins the two places between the ports to make the old The observation tool has become a plaything on the wrist today.
Glashütte Julias Asman 1911 Watch
腕表 This watch is named after the watch, in commemoration of the watch made by watchmaker Julias Asman and the outstanding achievement of Amundsen’s arrival in Antarctica. And polar exploration has always been one of the biggest tests for watches. This watch features a 100-14 self-winding movement. The back of the case is engraved with a limited edition number (01/25), and the anti-glare sapphire crystal is engraved with the date of Amundsen’s arrival in the South Pole and its centennial anniversary. The date of the day-December 14, 1911 ~ December 14, 2011.
Montblanc Villeret 1858 Series Marine Chronograph
This is a watch specially designed for sailing. The dial adopts the standard hand arrangement like the traditional large standard time pendulum clock. Centered minute hand, independent hour dial at 12 o’clock, and separate small seconds dial. The eight functions of the movement include local time, home time, day and night display, timekeeping, 30-minute timer, small second hand, power reserve and winding reminder.
IWC Portugal Sidérale Scafusia Watch
The transparent sapphire glass case back shows the starry night sky, the apparent orbit of the sun throughout the year, and includes a perpetual calendar, actual days throughout the year, sunrise and sunset times. The star-shaped disc of the watch presents star-studded beauty. The glass disc can actually display 500 ~ 1000 stars. The carefully drawn constellation makes it easy for the wearer to recognize the position, and it is a must for navigators.
Sovereign Sextant Sextant Watch
This watch of Zunzhuang Huang directly placed the sextant on the dial, and its relationship with navigation is self-evident. In fact, the sextant used to be an indispensable tool in sailing, which can ensure that the ship is not lost in the vast sea. Zun Huang’s watch once again stimulated human passion for sailing and exploring nature. The ‘Captain Jack’ Johnny Depp in the movie has publicly worn this watch on many occasions.
Zenith Columbus Tourbillon
In order to directly indicate the design concept of this watch and its respect for navigation, this Zenith Tourbillon watch was simply named Christopher Columbus. The biggest feature of this watch is that it can travel with the same precision as a professional marine clock, which truly solves the problem of the accurate measurement of chronograph tools during navigation that continuously affects its accuracy.