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.

7700 Yuan Luxury Mido Belem Celli Watch Waiting For You To Experience

Maybe it is for work, or because it usually likes more elegant dress styles, many people have a preference for classic watches, but some high-end watches are often expensive and easily exceed the personal The range of economic conditions, so you need a watch that is affordable but classic in design and looks very tasteful. Mido’s new Belemceli series “anniversary day” large-calendar fully automatic mechanical watch may be an ideal choice. We learned that this Mido wristwatch is located in the Mido store in Binjiang, Tianjin. The watch is currently on sale for 7700 yuan.

  The Mido Berencelli series can be said to be an elegant, classic and cost-effective watch within 10,000 yuan. The 2016 Berencelli series celebrates its 40th anniversary celebration and adds new elements. This series is not only more classic and timeless, At the same time, the simple style has also attracted more and more watch lovers. The Mido Berencelli collection is inspired by the arcade of Milan’s Emmanuel II, a historic classic building that reproduces the aesthetic characteristics represented by the Neo-Renaissance. The arched promenade and the dome-shaped roof skylight are the iconic design of this building. Mido draws on its classic intentions to design a double-layer bezel structure, with rounded arcs and layering, which brings a watch to the world. Extraordinary elegance.

  The round case, with a diameter of 40 mm, meets the wrist size of most Asian men. It is neither restrained nor exaggerated. With the open design of the dial, it still shows the masculine style of the watch. The case uses a PVD rose gold-plated stainless steel case with a moist hue and a black leather strap with a crocodile pattern. The gentleman’s charm is vividly displayed. At the same time, the watch adds a clear sense of luxury and high touch.

  This year’s new model celebrates the brand’s centenary, and has specially developed a dual-window large calendar function, which may be the only large calendar mechanical watch within 10,000 yuan. The large calendar has a complicated structure, which requires not only precise control and display of two digital dials, but also high standards of manufacturing accuracy, so that the calendar mechanism can still accurately display the date after long-term operation.

  To this end, the brand has developed a large calendar function on the basis of the Caliber 80 fully automatic mechanical movement. The combination of a ten-digit dial with 31 digits and a single-digit dial with 10 digits displays the large calendar. For each date jumped, the two disks will jump by one division. Compared with regular calendar watches, the large calendar not only displays clear and eye-catching, but also appears more advanced and personalized due to its complexity. The Caliber 80 movement can provide 80 hours of long-term kinetic energy storage for the watch, which is very practical.

   Therefore, this is a sincere dress watch with elegant style, luxurious texture and full of sense of luxury. If you wish to have a classic watch, then the Mido Berencelli series ‘Remembrance Day’ large calendar long kinetic automatic mechanical watch is a good wrist companion, and it is now available in the store Try on, experience and buy.
This quotation was collected on November 14, 2018. The watch price / spot is subject to change at any time. For the final price, please pay attention to the store details.
[Shop name]: Tianjin Binjiang Road Mido store
[Shop address]: 193 Hebei Road, Heping District, Tianjin
[Contact]: 022-27121906 Please call as a ‘watch home’ user

Simple And Complex Mb & F Lm Se- News Mbf

We previously introduced MB & F’s LM Perpetual perpetual calendar movement. For the core reward unit, whether it is an independent brand or high-level complex functions were relatively untouched in the past, so the introduction of the LM Perpetual perpetual calendar movement was also a special example for us; MB & F published LM a month ago The latest work of the series, LM SE, and this new one is actually a simplified version of the LM Perpetual with the unplugged perpetual calendar function. As all the focus in the previous report focused on the complex function mechanism (after all, it is indeed a complicated one that requires detailed explanation Mechanism), the basic wheel of the relative movement can only be passed through in a hurry, and this time the LM SE just removed the complex functions, leaving only the pure basic movement, so we also took this opportunity to look back Analyze the basic structure of this series of movements.

Cal. LM SE

Manually wound movement / eccentric hour, minute, date / power reserve display / 35 stone / frequency 18,000vph / cardless Breguet hairspring, suspended speed-adjusting screw balance, separate escapement system, double spring box
The so-called ‘SE’ refers to the ‘Split Escapement’, which is the split escapement system; the biggest feature of the LM series in the past is the suspension balance wheel drawn from the side of the movement to the surface, and from LM1, 2 to 101, The entire system including the pallet fork and the escape wheel are also moved to the face plate side with the balance wheel, which means that the speed regulation and escapement are on the surface. However, this is not the case for LM Perpetual and SE. It only has a balance wheel on the surface, and the escapement fork and escapement wheel are still on the back of the case, which means that the speed and escapement system is on both sides of the movement. The name ‘Separated Escapement’ was born from this.
According to the official statement, the reason for disassembling the speed control and escapement components is to allow the hanging balance to get a more pure performance; of course, this is also a meaningful incentive, but I believe that the original movement The reason why the design needs to separate the two is because the dial side is equipped with a large number of perpetual calendar mechanisms. The escapement can be placed on the back of the case to make some space-not to mention, the entire surface was previously in LM Perpetual. They are piled with perpetual calendar parts, and the same mechanism does not actually allow the hanging balance to get a more pure performance.

The very long balance wheel shaft must first face the force of twisting when the balance wheel reciprocates, so the movement here strengthens the rigidity of the shaft center at the beginning

The specific structure of the separate escapement will be explained in detail later, but this time MB & F used the same basic movement to disassemble / install complex function modules to develop different products, but it was a little interesting. In the past, the movements of MB & F were almost exclusively for single watches-of course, the similarity of models like HM5, HM8 and HMX is very high, but here we basically treat them as the same time display mechanism Derivative products, in contrast, LM Perpetual and SE are relatively close to the mainstream brand planning products; this point is not meant to refer to MB & F becoming more and more like a mainstream brand. The fact is that when your product volume swells to To a certain extent, this is a very reasonable approach, and here may also show that the so-called independence or the mainstream does not have such a clear line, and strong points are useless.
High rigidity balance shaft
The specific structure of the separate escapement system is to arrange the balance with hairspring on the face plate side, let the axis of the balance wheel pass through the base plate completely, and then install the upstream plate to impact the jewels after coming to the front and back side. Escape wheel. The fundamental difficulty of this structure is that the balance shaft is too long-it has been made much longer than the ordinary balance shaft through the base plate, and the design that lifts the vertical position of the balance wheel makes the final length of the shaft to 11.78. mm; such a long axis must first face the force of torsion when the balance reciprocates, so the movement here strengthens the balance shaft’s rigidity at the beginning to prevent it from twisting and deforming under the transmission of long distance force.
Fine tuning between speed and escapement
Another problem with the ultra-long balance shaft is the accuracy of its balance plate impacting gemstones in contact with the pallet fork, which needs to be adjusted more carefully than usual; turning the movement to the back of the case can be seen in the center Speed ​​control escapement table bridge. At first glance, this bridge is a whole piece, but if you look closely, you will find that there is a disconnection between the balance wheel bearing and the escapement. The relative position between the wheel’s impact gem and the pallet has some room for fine-tuning. It is worth mentioning that shock absorption should also be a major problem for this balance shaft, but from the appearance we can see that it is the general Ingabrero suspension bearing, and what other suspension design is unknown.

Dom-type mirrors are of course to accommodate a hanging balance wheel, but the spherical mirror itself also allows us to enjoy the vertical structure of the three-dimensional balance wheel from the side.

Dual barrel and energy storage display
The balance wheel itself is a large-scale speed-adjusting screw balance with a diameter of up to 14mm, with a Breguet hairspring. Because the large balance wheel is not light and the design of the long shaft is also very torquey, the movement uses a dual barrel with a total energy storage of about 72 hours (of course, this is also related to the original installation of the perpetual calendar module). The two barrels are directly connected by a small coiler, and the independent wheel train in the lower half of the movement is a power reserve display; unlike the impressive three-dimensional energy storage display of the LM1, this is a simple flat pointer form In fact, when the crown turns around in a chain, it takes about 1 hour, and the soft and hard feel is moderate.
Date display and other function configuration
The date display is probably the only function that SE has inherited from the perpetual calendar, and it is also the only date style of the LM series except the perpetual calendar. Judging from the relative positions of the crown, the balance wheel, and the date dial, the date mechanism here should completely inherit the perpetual calendar, and the day-changing method is semi-instantaneous. The entire program is about 23: 50 ~ 00: 00, which is full Short, it can be adjusted quickly by the button on the bottom left. Incidentally, according to the position of the crown, the eccentric hour dial and power reserve display of the SE have moved slightly compared to the perpetual calendar models to match the new surface configuration with greatly simplified functions.

The color of the main surface underneath uses PVD plating instead of transparent enamel. The PVD color film should be thinner, which can highlight the texture of Frosting.

Exquisite hand sanding
One of the great pleasures of enjoying the LM series is to watch the polishing of the movement. This LM SE is definitely worth your careful observation with a high magnifying glass. All the parts have been carefully hand-finished. Do chamfering, and the sharp corner or the gap between the edge of the splint and the curve is the biggest point of manual polishing. Face plate side-I don’t know if it is face plate or the back of the substrate. Rough manual frosting is applied. The surface color is PVD electroplating instead of the transparent enamel used in this price list. The reason is that the color film of PVD is thinner, which can better highlight the texture of Frosting.

Legacy Machine Split Escapement Blue

18K white gold material / manual winding movement / hour, minute, date display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 44mm / limited 18 pieces / reference price: 635,000 RMB

Legacy Machine Split Escapement Grey

18K white gold material / manual winding movement / hour, minute, date display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 44mm / limited 18 pieces / reference price: 635,000 RMB

Legacy Machine Split Escapement Yellow

18K white gold material / manual winding movement / hour, minute, date display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 44mm / limited 18 pieces / reference price: 635,000 RMB

Spring Is In Full Bloom Need A Watch To Drive Emotions

Farewell to the cold and dormant winter days, in this spring, we need to move to ignite the energy of the whole body. Mountaineering can find the breath of spring. From the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain, it spreads all the way. You can feel the scenery along the road. You can see the spring buds sweeping the winter, and you can see the smell of dirt and green buds. It seems that life is waking up. How about you How will your energy be activated in the spring? Either way, a sporty watch is sure to be your best companion, helping you to keep track of time anytime, anywhere.
Mido Helmsman M025.407.36.061.10 watch

 
Watch price: RMB 6900
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: — —
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel PVD black plating
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: 80 fully automatic mechanical movement, up to 80 hours of long-term kinetic energy storage, with screw-in crown, can provide 100 meters of water resistance, plus brown luminous scale, powerful functionality to help you gallop outdoors world.
Mido Helmsman M025.407.36.061.00 watch

 
Watch price: RMB 6900
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: 11.23 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel PVD black plating
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: 80 self-winding movement, providing up to 80 hours of long-term kinetic energy storage.
Mido Helmsman M005.430.37.050.80 watch

 
Watch price: RMB 6700
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: 11 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel PVD black plating
Water resistance: 100 meters
Details of the model: 2836-2 automatic movement, which provides dual indication of the day of the week and calendar, and is equipped with a black belt, a full-day casual watch, which also has a sense of power.
Summary: It’s been a month since the beginning of spring, the temperature has warmed up, and everything has recovered. Our bodies also need to be awakened again. You can exercise indoors, but a trip outdoors can bring you back to the most comfortable state. At this time, a wrist The watch not only saves you from the inconvenience of watching the time with your mobile phone, but also allows you to grasp the time anytime, anywhere, and arrange it reasonably. The Mido Helmsman series is designed for your outdoor trip.