The Beauty Of Technical Power Tag Heuer’s First Springless Escapement

TAG Heuer, the pioneer of Swiss watchmaking, has written many important historical articles in the mechanical watch industry for 150 years-from the patented swing gear of 1887 to the innovation of the Calibre360 chronograph in 1/100 second in 2005 table.
Advanced technology draws an important truth: TAG Heuer does not innovate for innovation. Pioneering brand enthusiasm is the driving force behind its true DNA and heritage, as well as its research and development strategy.

Tag Heuer has developed a six-second chronograph sports watch
三个 The third millennium’s R & D goals: innovation in power, transmission and fine-tuning
Like most machines, a mechanical watch movement contains four basic processes: generating power, storing power, transmitting, and fine-tuning. For centuries, these invariable laws of mechanical watchmaking have been implemented based on three types of complementary blocks: using a barrel as a power reserve system, various gear combinations as a transmission system, and balance wheels, spiral springs, and escapements Composition of the fine-tuning system.
TAG Heuer Monaco V4 concept watch, TAG Heuer replaces the traditional gear combination drive with mechanical transmission belt. In 2004, the concept watch won at the BaselWorld Watch Fair, officially launched 150 Monaco V4 ‘advanced watches’ limited edition in late 2009.
On the occasion of celebrating the 150th anniversary, TAG Heuer launched the TAG Heuer pendulum concept, the first mechanical escapement without clockwork.

TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept
Pendulum concept: ‘invisible’ power generated by magnets
I have been Christian since 1675. Since Christiaan Huygens was inspired by the clockwork invented by Galileo, all the fine-tuning functions of mechanical watches have adopted the balance wheel and spiral clockwork system. Precision alloy spiral belt, through the mainspring to provide the necessary torque swing of the balance to fine-tune the frequency. Over the centuries, many amendments have been made. The son of a Swiss watchmaker, Charlie Edward. Guillaume (Charles-Edouard Guillaume 1861-1938), invented iron-nickel alloys (Invar and Elinvar) with extremely low thermal expansion coefficients. Guillaume was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1920.
Because the alloy invented by Guillaume reduced the temperature, the spiral spring fine-tuning system has become the mainstream of the mechanical design of clockwork. However, mechanical clockwork still needs to face three major limitations: the gravity destroys its geometric properties due to its mass; the material is affected by thermal expansion; and the difference between the geometric center and the center of mass. These factors that cause time errors can be improved through technology and physical properties, but they cannot be completely avoided.

Magnets generate ‘invisible’ power
克服 In order to overcome the fundamental design bottleneck of the traditional fine-tuning system, cancelling the spiral spring became the first self-challenge faced by TAG Heuer. The second challenge is to still use 100% of the mechanical movement: the movement of the wisdom accumulated by traditional watchmaking, if there is no spiral spring as a fine-tuning, there must be another impetus.
In the TAG Heuer pendulum concept, traditionally used springs are replaced by ‘invisible’ or virtual spring wires produced by magnets. The entire set of devices forms a resonator. The magnetic field is composed of four high-performance magnets, and three-dimensional control is formed by precise geometric operations, thereby generating the linear reaction torque necessary for oscillation of the balance wheel. The oscillating period of the TAG Heuer pendulum concept can resist changes from external forces, which is also the primary condition for an excellent timer. The movement of this revolutionary oscillator is completely mechanical without any electronics or drivers. The constant magnetic field generated by the four magnets can last for decades.
TAG Heuer’s pendulum concept, the world’s first clockless movement oscillator, with an oscillation frequency of 43,200 times per hour (6 Hz)-this is the representative of Tag Heuer’s world-leading ultra-high frequency and extreme accuracy. It requires no additional accessories and is purely magnet physics. So it was named after the pendulum clock invented by Huygens in 1675.

里程碑 Technical milestones for the new rise of mechanical movements
The TAG Heuer pendulum concept not only overturns the traditions of watchmaking for three centuries, but also represents a tremendous technological leap forward. The traditional spiral clockwork system has always been the biggest problem due to the effect of gravity due to mass. The TAG Heuer pendulum concept has completely solved this problem for centuries. It can be calibrated with a very high frequency spectrum without using power, so there is no longer the phenomenon of amplitude and frequency attenuation of the movement. Greatly improved accuracy (time division) and performance (frequency accuracy and stability).
The TAG Heuer pendulum concept is the world’s only magnetic oscillator, completely rid of the reaction torque provided by the clockwork: but did not give up the basic principle of the Swiss anchor escapement, because there is no mass effect, it can generate higher frequencies. Also because it can oscillate at very fine angles (the basic principle of the accuracy of the oscillator) without changing its reaction torque, the theoretical accuracy is significantly improved, and more importantly, it will not cause geometric deformation.
Five years of research and development
The TAG Heuer pendulum concept plan combines TAG Heuer’s own R & D engineers and watchmakers, and micro system research experts from the Integrated Actuators Laboratory-LAI. LAI is a microelectronics institute established by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. A branch of the Microtechnics Institute of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne-EPFL.
R & D from scratch begins with advanced digital simulation plus solid analysis (mechanics, magnetism, and thermal induction behavior). After three years of thorough three-dimensional simulation research, the TAG Heuer research and development team finally accurately developed the virtual magnetic spring of the TAG Heuer pendulum concept.
The old problem that still faces: magnets are still affected by temperature. TAG Heuer’s challenge now is to find magnets with characteristics of iron-nickel alloys: in a sense, how to apply Guillaume’s achievements to Huygens’ invention. Once reached, the TAG Heuer pendulum concept will no longer be just a concept, but will become a completely new revolution in mechanical trimmer technology. Creating V4 may still have a long way to go, but TAG Heuer here promises to meet the challenge and create a great epic of the pendulum revolution.
TAG Heuer does not intend to replace the pendulum concept with high-quality Swiss traditional clockwork as the mainstream mechanical movement. On the contrary, it is another option to provide ‘high-end watches’, which will lead another extreme era for the future. This is also the fine-tuning of the Monaco V4 movement Aspirations.
Carrera: Inspired by a luxury racing engine
The Carrella series inherits the passion of racing-like avant-garde design and technology, and is the unparalleled incarnation of TAG Heuer. Since its appearance in 2007, it has a beautiful appearance inspired by modern GT racing cars. With its lightweight, easy-to-read and noble aesthetics, it has immediately received a wide range of responses and is favored by watch and racing fans.
Heuer Carrera pendulum concept design, completely loyal to Carrera’s unique and noble rules: sharp beveled edges, double-sided black titanium steel case. Through the special dial window at 9 o’clock, you can experience the pulse of the avant-garde movement of the TAG Heuer pendulum concept.

The Carella series upholds TAG Heuer’s consistent technical strength and avant-garde beauty
This supreme watch with a noble atmosphere blooming from the inside to the outside is not only a collection of Carrera, but also a model of breakthrough advanced watchmaking technology.
The TAG Heuer Carrera pendulum concept opens a hopeful new generation for the watchmaking industry, with a powerful and precise movement and a more delicate time division. It will have a significant impact on the design and function of the next generation of watches-even though it still takes years of intensive research to come out, TAG Heuer has once again taken the lead.

Blancpain L-evolution Series Watch The Success Of Men’s Love

Blanc Pain, the top watch brand, has always added new elements to watch production while always implementing the traditional watchmaking concept. The most representative of them is the L-evolution series. The L-evolution series includes 8-day power reserve watches, moon phase watches, GMT dual time zone automatic winding watches and GMT dual time zone alarm watches.
L-evolution Eight Days Long Power Watch (Stainless Steel)

   Equipped with a new Calibre 13R5 movement, with calendar and power reserve functions, with three barrels, it can provide a power reserve of 192 hours (8 days). Continuation of Calibre
The 13R0 movement features automatic winding and a unique titanium balance wheel adjustment screw system, which greatly improves the accuracy of the watch’s travel time and avoids movement deviation caused by vibration or impact.
13R5 movement, high-density gold rotor to ensure winding efficiency, flat hairspring to ensure perfect isochronism. The finishing touch is that you can adjust the date in both directions at any time-even at midnight. This cannot be done for most mechanical movements, as this can cause damage to the watch.
L-evolution Eight Days Long Power Watch (Red Gold)

   The large 43.5mm case, the dial is engraved with exquisite Geneva ornamentation; the date display at 6 o’clock and the power reserve display at 12 o’clock create a striking visual depth effect. In addition, two oversized Arabic numerals-3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, further enhance the three-dimensional characteristics of the surface of this high-tech watch.
Detachable lugs-for easy removal of the metal strap when necessary, there are two options: stainless steel (black alligator leather strap) and red gold (brown alligator leather strap).
L-Evolution Eight-day Long Power Moon Phase Watch (Red Gold)

   This L-Evolution eight-day long-powered moon phase watch is equipped with Calibre 66R9 movement by Blancpain
Blancpain designed and manufactured it independently, with three barrels and an 8-day power reserve system. In order to optimize the regularity of the speed of the swing mechanism, Blancpain chose a flat balance spring and a titanium balance wheel to ensure perfect isochronism.
Normally, if the proofreading is done at a time close to the date change, the mechanical system will be damaged. Now, Blancpain has realized through more than three years of efforts that Calibre can be used at any time.
The date, day, month and moon phase of the 66R9 movement are adjusted-even at zero hours.
L-Evolution Eight-day Long Power Moon Phase Watch (Stainless Steel)

   The surface is divided into three different levels: the dial engraved with the Geneva ornament pattern and the oversized Roman numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock, which enhance the three-dimensional visual effect of the watch; the wide window and slope design make the power reserve display , Date display and month display at a glance. Available in steel and red gold.
L-evolution Alarm GMT time zone display alarm clock (red gold)

   The L-evolution Alarm GMT time zone display alarm watch uses a complex mechanical design that applies the continuous alarm function to the watch. Calibre launched in 2003
The ‘improved version’ of the 1241H movement with two barrels: one to ensure the accuracy of the watch’s travel time, and the other to adjust the alarm.
L-Evolution Alarm GMT time zone display alarm clock (stainless steel)

   The surface is composed of different layers with deep visual effects. The chassis is engraved with a Geneva pattern. The upper frame pattern has a small 9 o’clock number and a large 3 o’clock number. There is a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute hands at the 8 o’clock position show the alarm and the power reserve indicator at the 10 o’clock and 12 o’clock positions. The edges of the surface are displayed in a 24-hour dual time zone.
   The 43.5 mm diameter case has a slender double-sided surface, water-resistant to 100 meters, and the strap is made of crocodile leather with a folding buckle. Available in steel with black alligator strap and red gold with brown alligator strap.

Oscar Winner Eddie Redmeny Becomes Omega Celebrity Ambassador

Outstanding acting skills, distinguished elegance, Eddie Redmayne is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young geniuses in the theater industry, and now he is the best male Oscar The protagonist joined Omega as the brand’s latest international ambassador.
   The memorable performances in theatrical stages and film and television dramas helped Eddie Redmeny quickly grow into a household star. In 2010, he won the Best Men’s Choice award for John Logan’s ‘Red’, and Eddie Redmeny starred in ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘My Week With Marilyn’ ). For the 87th Academy Awards, Eddie Redmeny successfully won the best actor award in the drama category, as well as BAFTA, Golden Globe for his outstanding portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. Award and Actor Guild Award for Best Actor. In ‘Denmark Girls’, Eddie Redmeny will work with director Tom Hopper again.
   Omega Global President Stephen Urquhart said: ‘I am very pleased to welcome Eddie Redmeni to the Omega family. He is sincere and elegant, maintains a humble attitude towards success and fits perfectly with the spirit of the Omega brand. We look forward to this time Cooperation.’
   Eddie Redmeni said, ‘I’ve been wearing Omega watches for many years, and it’s exciting to be the brand’s global ambassador. Omega owns the only series of watches certified by NASA and is the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. Joining such a brand is a glory. ‘As a result, Eddie Redmeni joined the ranks of celebrity ambassadors such as George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, McIlroy and Cindy Crawford. And after McIlroy in 2013, Omega signed another heavy contract.

Decrypting The Classic Watch Technology Of 5 Major Watch Brands

Numerous great inventions and craftsmanship have been born in hundreds of years of watchmaking history. Luminous technology is arguably the most interesting example among them. Luminous is just a decoration on the dial, but it is very important for watches. In theory, the practicality of the little luminous watch is actually comparable to the super complicated technology. Especially for diving watches, the luminous function can be said to be necessary. Essential.
Blue light Yingying-Rolex
Noctilucent technology: Chromalight

 Rolex’s luminous dial shows that Chromalight, an innovative fluorescent material, is used. The so-called ‘Chroma’ is ‘color, saturation’. This material emits blue light and is used on a series of Rolex professional oyster watches hands and clocks. Compared with general standard fluorescent materials, Chromalight’s luminous time is almost doubled. Its luminous intensity is more stable during a complete dive and lasts more than 8 hours. In 2008, Rolex used the Chromalight fluorescent material for the first time on its Oyster Perpetual DEEPSEA, a diver’s professional watch with a waterproof depth of 3900 meters. It is the blue color of the Rolex diving watch.
Rolex Submariner Series 114060

 This is a new Rolex model from 2012. As a model for diving watches, the new submariner model continues its extraordinary tradition with a redesigned exquisite case, Cerachrom bezel and representative strap of the New World. On the black surface, the hour markers and hands are enlarged, and the chromalight luminous material emitting blue light is coated, which greatly improves the legibility of the watch in the dark. Water resistant to 300 meters.
Noctilucent patent holders-Panerai
Luminous technology: Radiomir, Luminor

 Panerai is an old brand, established since 1860, and one of the three patents it prides itself on is left to the luminous technology-Radiomir.
The reason why Panerai’s technology is called Radiomir is because the radioluminescent material used is radium radium. Radium is a pure white alkaline earth metal that is oxidized to black when exposed to air. All compounds of radium are radioactive. Radium’s Latin name means radioactive. The nature of radium is not stable. It will decay into plutonium in about 1600. Because of continuous decay, it will emit light blue light.
In 1949, another important luminous technology of Panerai, Luminor, also applied for a patent, which used another radioactive material, plutonium, as a luminescent material. This technique is more secure, but still has time constraints.
Both radium and radon are self-luminous luminous materials, and do not need to absorb energy from the outside to continue to emit light. The half-life of plutonium is 12.5 years, that is, the effective life of luminous light produced by plutonium is about ten years. After more than ten years, the cormorant began to age, turn yellow, and gradually lost the luminous effect.
Most current watches use materials with longer afterglow, such as the current mainstream Super-LumiNova, which only needs to be exposed for 30 minutes and can continue to emit green light for 8 hours. This material appeared in the 1980s. Its main component is strontium aluminate. After adding rare-earth thorium, it can emit light for several hours as long as it is exposed to light for several minutes.
Panerai PAM 00382

 This very heavy-taste bronze watch from Panerai, numbered PAM382, uses a fully-automatic P9000 self-winding movement with hours, minutes and seconds. The watch diameter reaches 47mm, which is a true pure man watch. The bezel, case, lugs, and unique crown are all made of bronze and have been crafted to make it unique. Water resistant to 300 meters and Luminor technology.
German innovation-Lange
Noctilucent technology: UV excited phosphor phosphor emits light

 All roads lead to Rome. There are always different ways to solve the same technical problem. The realization of noctilucent is the same. A few cases that have been painstakingly devoted to the luminous body have been introduced before. Now look at the individual ingenuity-the luminous effect is achieved through the dial. This is to mention the German patent DE102010000749 of Lange, filed on January 8, 2010, and inventor WENZELJAN. This design is applied to Lange’s famous ‘owl’ ZEITWERK luminous version.

 Lange’s luminous design, the dial is made of sapphire, and then coated on sapphire. The coating consists of two layers. The first layer is a metallic silver coating and the second layer is a titanium oxide coating. 100 nanometers. This design has only one purpose. It does not transmit visible light and only transmits ultraviolet light. The phosphorous phosphor is excited by the transmitted ultraviolet light to emit light. The choice of titanium oxide and silver coating materials and the thickness design are such that the transmitted ultraviolet light has a wavelength between 250 nm and 430 nm, which can maximize the phosphor phosphor to emit light.
After comparing many designs, I feel that German technological innovation is indeed quite special. For example, the design of the automatic winding efficiency introduced earlier, only the Germans thought that the reduction ratio of the two-way winding was designed to be different, so that the mainspring could win Tighter.
Luminous Sticky-Blancpain
Luminous technology: Luminous scale bonding

夜 Now that luminous technology is so mature, how to present this technology has become the focus of attention of various brands. In 1997, Blancpain produced the Fifty Fathoms watch with a water resistance of 300 meters. In 2003, in order to commemorate this legendary watch model, Blancpain specially launched a new limited edition watch, this watch has a black arc-shaped scratch-resistant sapphire crystal bezel, and different materials, different hardness This kind of professional technology, which is combined with different heated rigid bezels, fluorescent scales and sapphire crystals, is also patented.

Classic luminous-Ball watch
Noctilucent technology: self-luminous micro gas

Products need to have characteristics. In recent years, Ball has gathered more and more popularity on the mainland. The watch is indeed good, antimagnetic, super hard coating. Of course, the most attractive is the gas light technology. This is a self-luminous miniature gas lamp embedded in the dial scale and hands. Through this Swiss cutting-edge technology, without relying on external light or energy, the brightness of self-luminous miniature gas lamps is more than ordinary Traditional luminous paint is 100 times higher and can continue to shine for up to 25 years.
Boer Railway Chief Series World Time Zone Stopwatch

 This railway chief can be said to be a very versatile model in Bol watches, with a large 43 mm dial equipped with world time zone and 12-hour timekeeping. The signature 15 self-luminous miniature gas lamps provide luminous light, and the shock resistance has passed the 5,000Gs impact test. No matter how harsh the environment is, it can be read clearly. It is a real “tough guy.”