The Wise Aesthetics Of Craftsmanship Appreciation Of Five Complicated Watches

For watch lovers, watches are not just small mechanical products in the traditional sense, they are also works of art. Leaving the scope of ordinary lookup time, a watch with one or more complex functions is always fascinating. Speaking of complex functions, there is no doubt that the tourbillon is attractive enough in terms of name and structure. Because of its existence, the gravity that affects the accuracy of the watch’s travel time will be neutralized, making the watch more accurate. Regardless of the small tourbillon, it is necessary to put dozens or hundreds of parts in this small device for stable operation. It can be said to be the best in terms of production difficulty. Blancpain’s eccentric tourbillon, Omega’s center-mounted tourbillon, Glashütte’s flying tourbillon, Gopherfus’ inclined 30-degree tourbillon, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre spherical tourbillon, which are considered to be the most difficult to manufacture, are all in production. Important role in table history.
Twenty-three questions is definitely a very mature technology in complex functions. It changes the mode of watching time to ‘listening’, which requires quite high technology and craftsmanship. Therefore, watches that are not top brands, rarely try this function. At present, the pursuit of the highest realm of questionnaire manufacture is the sounding degree of the three-minute repeater’s spring sound and the three-minute repeater which emits the rhythm when the time is reported. For example, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s crystal springs, Girard-Perregaux Opera House No. 2, and Kunlun’s three-question church bells all mark the highest state of minute-watch manufacturing.
In addition, there is a perpetual calendar that instantly eternalizes, a GMT watch that tells the time of the two places, a moon phase watch that can show the moon’s gloomy and clear … Various complex functions provide not only the convenience of life, It has also become a status symbol and a talker in the love table.
Generally speaking, complication watches have several characteristics. In the first place, almost all of them came from the hands of watchmakers; in the second place, complex functions often appeared in groups: tourbillon plus perpetual calendar, three questions plus retrograde jump, up to 21 functions superimposed in one, the movement consists of hundreds Parts. Third, of course, the price is expensive, and the models with millions of dollars are everywhere.
And every year, this kind of watch will not be a minority. The masters of watchmaking skills will always be able to create watches and functions that you have never heard of before, presented in various forms. What they reveal is Amazing whimsy and true watch essence.
Kunlun Jinqiao automatic watch
四年 After more than four years of R & D and testing, Kunlun developed a unique new Caliber C0313 movement this year. It is an automatic linear winding rectangular movement that has been tested for material inspection, friction and winding system. Equipped with a platinum linear oscillating weight, double-sided transparent case and sliding spring mechanism. At the same time, the case can admire the Jinqiao self-winding movement from each side, looking like a display case with treasures.
宝 玑 Moon Phase Watch
Breguet Classique 7787 Moon Phase watch, in addition to the basic three hands, also has two complex designs: the moon phase at 12 o’clock and the power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Dual barrels give it a 38-hour power reserve, as well as a silicon escapement and balance spring. The watch contains the Breguet Calibre 591 DRL movement, a self-winding mechanical movement with a thickness of only 3.02 mm, making it the thinnest in its series.
米 Omega Hollow Tourbillon Mid-Coaxial Platinum Limited Edition Watch
In the tourbillon movement, all the main elements that determine the accuracy of the watch are assembled in a rotating frame. Omega is a watchmaker who creates a central tourbillon. The Omega Skeleton Tourbillon Coaxial Platinum Limited Edition combines sophisticated tourbillon technology with dazzling design elements. Each skeleton tourbillon watch was created by a watchmaker for 540 hours.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Minute Repeater
This 2011 Grande Complication large-scale complication watch combines all the skills of Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking. This watch has four dials and alternately covers the different dials with a rotatable curtain. The complex minute repeater mechanism can issue loud and crisp bells every hour, every moment or according to the setting.
Jacques de Tourbillon watch
QuetJaquet Droz combines the Grande Seconde watch, one of the most representative models, with the tourbillon, a masterpiece of sophisticated chronological watchmaking. The dial craftsman placed the tourbillon in the center of the large second dial at 12 o’clock. This ingenious work retains the classic eccentric design of the hour and minute dial at 6 o’clock. In addition to having a power reserve of up to seven days, you can also appreciate the movement and the new personalized oscillating weight through the open case back.