Female Chinese Heroes Patek Philippe 7150/250r-001 Women’s Watch

Since Patek Philippe launched the first manually wound chronograph watch 7071 specially designed for women in 2009, it has been 10 years since then. This watch has been produced until 2016. This year, Patek Philippe brought The newly designed 7150 ladies watch has a completely different case than the previous one, and a more beautiful dial. It presents a unique and outstanding artistic experience for women who love machinery. The 7150 has the style of a men’s classic chronograph watch, and the thin shell elements make her a little more delicate, the diamond setting is more pleasing. The 7150 watch gives a new image to the chronograph watch loved by extraordinary women.

   The elegant 38 mm diameter rose gold round case replaces the previous pillow case with a bezel set with 72 diamonds. Exquisite vintage details highlight classic, stylish designs, such as beautifully curved grooved lugs, round chronograph buttons with hand-engraved patterns, and rounded “box” sapphire crystals.

   The silver-white dial also combines modern fashion style with classic craftsmanship aesthetics, and the Breguet hour and minute hands carved in rose gold make the dial clear and easy to read. The pulsometer scale of the watch can help the owner to control his heartbeat. It seems to be a control of a very dynamic modern life and a tribute to the tradition of classic chronographs.

   The compact case is equipped with a hand-wound Caliber CH 29-535 PS movement with a 30-minute jump-jump chronograph, which incorporates six patented innovations in its classic structure. Through the box-shaped sapphire crystal caseback, you can admire its exquisite decoration. The shape of the casetop perfectly matches the contour on the back of the bezel.

   The new Ref. 7150 / 250R-001 is the only chronograph in Patek Philippe’s existing women’s collection. Shiny mink gray alligator strap with rose gold pin buckle set with 27 brilliant diamonds.

   Who said that women’s watches can only show their appearance, independent women know how to appreciate the fascinating mechanical rhythms in mechanical watches, and also enjoy the warmth that the craftsmen give to watches.
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Long Power Is The Last Word

Over the past ten years, the power reserve of mechanical watches (PowerReserve) has gradually increased, although this trend is slow but firm. The long power reserve is simple and convenient, once considered a feature, and it is becoming more common today.

   For a long time, mechanical watches usually had a two-day power reserve. At that time, most people only had one watch and wore it every day, so the short power reserve was not a problem. At the time, the watch and the movement were small in size, and there was not enough room for a large-capacity spring, so it was difficult to achieve a long power reserve.

Grand Seiko 9S65 caliber has a power reserve of up to 72 hours
   For most of the 20th century, watches with long power reserves were rare. LeCoultreCalibre124 is one of the few examples. The movement has an eight-day power reserve and was produced in the 1930s and 1940s. It is supplied in small quantities to brands such as Patek Philippe and Cartier. On May 14, 2014, a Patek Philippe with Calibre124 movement sold 93,750 Swiss francs at Sotheby’s. In 2005 and 2009, two Cartier tank watches with Calibre124 movement were sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s for 84,000 Swiss francs and 99,000 Swiss francs.

   In the early 2000s, the long power reserve suddenly became popular. Several manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, IWC, Parmigiani, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Chopard, launched movements with a power reserve of one week or more. Most of these movements are manually wound, and Calibre 5000 movement of IWC is a special case. At that time, the watch equipped with a long power reserve movement was very special, and the watchmaker described its advantages in the press release. For example, in 2000, Patek Philippe launched the Ref. 51000 ‘Devil’s Fish’ watch to commemorate the new millennium, which is equipped with a newly developed Calibre 28-20 / 220 movement with a power reserve of up to ten days.

   Interestingly, the gradual increase in power reserve coincides with the popularity of “big” watches (the standard diameter of men’s watches increased from about 35 mm to 40 mm and above). The larger case provides more space for the movement and fits longer springs. There are also watches with power reserves that are beyond practical use, such as the Lange (A. Lange & Söhne) with a 31-day power reserve, the Rebellion T-1000 with a 41-day power reserve, and 51-day power. Reserve Hublot Ferrari watches.

   A month or longer power reserve is a special case, but a long power reserve is very practical and will become more common. The standard power reserve of modern mechanical watches is still 48 hours. The next three days or longer, a power reserve sufficient to spend the weekend will become the norm. One reason is convenience. Today, watches have evolved from practical instruments to personal accessories or luxury goods, and it is common to have multiple watches. Alternating wear requires repeating the winding and adjustment operations, except for automatic watches placed on the winder.

   Once a complex timepiece with a calendar function is stopped, it is particularly inconvenient to recalibrate, especially those calendar watches with multiple buttons. The new-generation GrandSeiko movement all has a 72-hour power reserve and is specially designed and developed. The watch owner can remove the watch on Friday and not have to wear it all weekend. When work started on Monday, the watch was still running and no adjustments were required. The three-day power reserve is extremely convenient and is likely to become the new standard.

   Thanks to technological advances, it is possible to achieve a three-day power reserve even for relatively affordable watches. Advances in metallurgical technology have made springs thinner and more flexible, so that barrels of the same specifications can store more energy. This is important because the increase in watch case size has stagnated, and the average diameter of men’s watches is about 39 mm to 42 mm.
   Without changing the size or architecture, a number of well-known modern movements have achieved power reserve upgrades. The new-generation Calibre L951.6 movement in the Lange Datograph watch has a power reserve of 60 hours, which is higher than the original 36 hours. The same is true of the Hamilton H-21 movement, which is an improvement on the Valjoux 7750. The Valjoux 7750 movement can operate for 42 to 44 hours, while the H-21’s power reserve is 60 hours, a 36% increase.

   The popularity of silicon parts (especially in escapements) also helps to improve the power reserve because it means a reduction in friction losses. For example, silicon components (and other improvements) extend the power reserve of the Patek Philippe Caliber 240QP movement by 50%. The Cartier IDTwo concept watch has a power reserve of 32 days despite its unusual size (42 mm). This watch has several features, including a frictionless escapement, a vacuum case, and the most interesting four small springs made of fiberglass (coated with parylene). Perhaps the only drawback of this progress is that it makes watches with a power reserve of seven or eight days from novelty to ordinary. (Photo / text watch home compiled by Xu Chaoyang)

Dior Chiffre Rouge D02 Watch

Stainless steel bezel, screw-in crown, unique crown protection arm, black shiny brushed dial, large hands and luminous numerals at 6 and 9 o’clock, date display window at 4 o’clock, stainless steel Case, polished and polished diving extension chain, red transparent double-coated case back, case size 42 mm.
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     Don’t stay in the mindset of Dior’s only jewelry watch. This ‘powerful’ diving watch in front of you clearly shows you the other side of Dior. If you don’t see it, Dior just launched the technically complicated sapphire splint tourbillon. This watch is a microcosm of Dior’s efforts in recent years to explore watchmaking technology.

Extreme Art Clock Making Knowledge Introduction

More compact
 Since the design of magnificent large-scale clocks in the Middle Ages, watch technicians have continued to make every effort to reduce the mechanical structure of the clock to make it more compact. In 1929, Jaeger-LeCoultre took an important first step in this field, launching the world’s smallest movement at the time, the & mdash; & mdash; 101 movement (Figure 1). So far, this movement is still not available. Beyond, still maintains the world record for the smallest movement, and is still being produced and assembled. The movement has a total of 74 parts (currently 96 parts), 14 mm in length, 4.8 mm in width, 3.4 mm in thickness, and a volume of only 0.28 square millimeters. The volume of a standard thimble is about 1 square millimeter. You can see it. In the following years, the watchmaker challenged a new goal: to make the world’s thinnest movement! In 1955, Vacheron Constantin launched the ultra-thin movement, numbered 1003 (Figure 2), produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, and launched a engraved version in 2010. However, the slimline re-launch this time is completely Produced by Vacheron Constantin, with a thickness of only 1.64 mm, it is the world’s thinnest manually wound movement. The world’s thinnest self-winding movement is the 12P movement (Picture 3) produced by Piaget in 1957. It is only 2.3 mm thick and has been included in the Guinness des Records. , Its gear train is almost thinner than hair.

Lighter

 (Jeger-LeCoultre) The Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 movement is not only the smallest movement in the world, but also the lightest movement: it weighs less than 1 gram. And Richard Mille’s new model RM 027 (Figure 4) is the world’s lightest finished mechanical watch: including the strap, its total weight is less than 20 grams. The tourbillon movement is made of titanium and patented alloy LITAL & reg; which is a lithium alloy containing aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium, which is mainly used in the aerospace field. It is the use of high-tech lightweight materials that make large movements (30.2 X 28.8 X 7 mm) as light as wool and weigh only 3.83 grams. The case is made of composite carbon, which is light and sturdy, so the entire watch (excluding the strap) weighs only 13 grams, making the wearer feel light and comfortable!
More ambitious

 The Panerai (Panerai) Radiomir & ldquo; Egyptienne & rdquo; watch (Figure 5), designed for the Egyptian navy soldiers in the 1950s, is undoubtedly the most magnificent round watch in history. In 2009, the brand launched a re-engraved style with a matte titanium case with a diameter of 60 mm, which is equivalent to the diameter of a 33 cl can, and only a strong and powerful wrist can match it! Regardless of the timeless classic watch, looking at the ‘alien’ models that have emerged in recent years, we should firstly introduce the DeWitt WX-1 concept watch grandly launched by DeWitt in 2008 (Figure 6), its inspiration From the post-modern literary genre ‘Steampunk’ (Steampunk), the watch can be opened like a drawer. When opened, the watch has a length of 15 cm and a width of 4.9 cm. It is just like a modernist art treasure, also known by experts The ‘talking piece’ (artwork showing my own style) was very popular as soon as it was launched.

More complicated

 The most complicated function of clocks is the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 movement (Figure 7). This movement displays 33 different time-related functions with 24 hands, including Easter date display (Easter day is different every year), sunrise and sunset display, and leap year display. This movement is carried in a pocket watch with a diameter of 9 cm, a thickness of 4 cm, and a weight of 1.1 kg. Only four pocket watches are produced, which is precious and luxurious. The watch with the most complete display function should be the Hybris Mechanica & agrave; Grande Sonnerie watch (Figure 8) by Jaeger-LeCoultre (Figure 8). This watch was launched in 2009. One of the masterpieces of timing. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Trilogy masterpiece brings together 55 complications, and this watch already has 26 complications. Its Jaeger-LeCoultre 182 floating tourbillon movement, consisting of more than 1,300 parts, can provide loud or crisp ringtones at the same time; it also has a flyback perpetual calendar display with time equation. From now until 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre plans to launch 30 sets of trilogy masterpieces, each set for sale in a 1-ton safe.

More depth

 With its Hydro Challenger watch (Figure 9), Bell & Ross has become the world record holder for watch depth. This watch is filled with a transparent fluorinated oil called Hydroil & reg; which can withstand an atmospheric pressure of 1110 bar, which is 1110 kg per square centimeter. It was included in the Guinness Book in 1997. However, this feat, which can only be achieved in the hyperbaric chamber, is overshadowed by Rolex’s pioneering pioneering masterpiece. It was Rolex who invented the ‘screw-in’ crown and officially launched the first waterproof watch in 1926. Later, Rolex named this flagship series Oyster. In 1960, Rolex was determined to break the watch’s water-resistant depth record, specially created an oyster watch (Figure 10), and installed it on the deep-sea observation submersible Trieste d & rsquo; Auguste Piccard, and dived with it. The Mariana Trench reaching 10,916 meters. The watch withstood up to one ton per square centimeter of pressure, and eventually returned to the surface intact, making the industry amazing.

 From a mechanical point of view, the watch structure consists of three major parts: the power mechanism (spring barrel), the transmission mechanism (gear train) and the speed regulation mechanism (escapement). Finding the best solution for each of these institutions is exactly what the watch technicians will always deserve. For example, the latest research and development achievements in the field of escapement (composed of balance wheel, escapement fork and escape wheel) have once again greatly improved the accuracy of watches. Most existing escapement vibration frequencies are 3 Hz or 4 Hz, or even 5 Hz, which is 36,000 times per hour. Breguet is unique, making its Type XXII model (Figure 11) a vibrating frequency of up to 10 Hz, or 72,000 times per hour. The second hand advances one division every 20th of a second (almost invisible to the naked eye), and is the smallest unit of time that a mechanical movement can measure so far. TAG Heuer has taken a different approach and set about improving friction and energy consumption. The newly introduced Pendulum concept table (Figure 12) replaces traditional hairsprings with four magnets. The magnetic field formed by the magnets converts linear power into curved power of the balance wheel swing, which is unique! However, the problem that remains to be solved is the effect of temperature on magnets.