Low-key Display Of Watchmaking Technology: Miniature Ultra-thin Automatic Watch

In addition to innovation and complex functions, the ultra-thin movement is a way for big brands to challenge superb watchmaking technology. The placement of all kinds of tiny parts in the ultra-thin space is definitely a hallmark performance, and it is also a collector’s coveted treasure.

Piaget’s 12P movement is only 2.3mm thick. Although it is a micro-automatic disk, it uses a two-way winding structure. It is equipped with a 24K automatic disk fixed by a slightly curved straddle bridge, which has good winding performance.
   The movement must be slender, and it must be considered from the beginning of the entire movement design, such as the thickness of the barrel, the winding system, all the way to the wheel train, escapement structure, and cooperation with the face plate and hands. . Since it is a thin movement, of course, the case is also an ultra-thin design, and the aspects that need to be considered are extremely extensive, which means that it is very difficult to make, and it is not easy for ordinary watch factories to complete. The ultra-thin movement is difficult to manufacture, and it is relatively deeper in maintenance technology than ordinary movements, especially in terms of assembly and adjustment skills.

Piaget’s 12P is equipped with a screw balance wheel with a vibration frequency of 19800. The successor model was changed to a ring balance wheel.
   The miniature automatic disc movement was introduced in the 1950s. The introduction of the concept of smaller than full-size automatic discs is mainly to strengthen the slimness of the entire movement. Miniature automatic disk is also called small automatic disk, quarter automatic disk or pearl tourbillon. Its volume is reduced to cover the whole movement. Naturally, there is no need to cover the movement to increase its thickness. Piaget’s 12P movement was launched in 1960. In the past, there was no computer assistance, and the technical difficulties of punching, cutting or drilling were very high. Therefore, Piaget has greatly contributed to the development of micro-automatic disks, leading the future. Development of ultra-thin movement. How to define the inverted bottom ultra-thin movement? There is no standard in the watch industry so far. Generally speaking, manual winding movements are within 2mm, automatic winding movements are within 3mm, and quartz movements are within 1mm, which can be included in the ultra-thin category. The thickness of a thin micro-automatic disc movement is less than 2.5MM. At present, movements within this standard are rare.

PP’s 240 movement is an automatic winding movement introduced in the 1970s. It uses a 22K gold micro-automatic disc with a thickness of 2.4MM. It is fine-tuned by the eight weights on the balance wheel, which belongs to advanced models.
   Piaget’s 12P thickness is only 2.3MM. Although it is a micro-automatic disk, it uses a two-way winding structure. It is equipped with a 24K automatic disk fixed by a slightly curved straddle bridge, which has good winding performance. It is equipped with a screw balance wheel, with a vibration frequency of 19800 and a subsequent model of 12P-1. It has been changed to a ring light pendulum and the vibration frequency has been increased to 21600, which improves the stability and accuracy of travel time. The Cal.240 movement of PP is a new generation of self-winding movement developed by the brand in the 1970s. It also uses a micro-automatic disk. Its material is 22K gold, single-winding, thickness is 2.4MM, and the frequency is 21600 times. The layer alloy hairspring is fine-tuned by the eight weights on the balance wheel. It has been in use for 40 years, and its performance can be seen in watches below the perpetual calendar.

Piaget 1208P movement
   In 2010, Piaget restarted the development of ultra-thin movements, and successively launched a number of ultra-thin movements that broke records, including complex functions. Ultra-thin has almost become a brand feature. The 1200 series is an ultra-thin miniature automatic disc movement developed based on the 12P model. It is designed with a single upward training. It is different from the original two-way winding structure. It is mainly mounted on the Altiplano model. It has two hands (1200P) and three hands. (1208P) and added calendar (1205P) and other functions, and even a skeleton version of the 1200S movement. The current ultra-thin movement has been developed horizontally in response to the ultra-thin design. The diameter of the movement is nearly 30MM. All components need to be reduced in thickness. The gears must be thinner and the axis shorter. When the precision is higher, The assembly is even more difficult. This is an amazing movement project, and Piaget is No. 1 in this field.

Piaget Altiplano ultra-thin watch
   The research and development technology of Bulgari ultra-thin movement has made major breakthroughs in recent years. Since 2014, an ultra-thin tourbillon movement has been launched, with a thickness of only 1.95MM and a case thickness of 5.0MM. In 2016, it introduced a movement thickness of only 3.62MM. Minute repeater movement, case thickness 6.85MM. This year Baselworld released an ultra-thin self-winding movement with a thickness of only 2.23MM, using a micro-automatic disk, and a case thickness of 5.15MM, all of which broke the world record. At present, a self-winding movement using a micro-automatic disk with a thickness of less than 2.5MM and a small second hand movement mainly includes PP 240, Piaget 1208P, and Bulgari 138. Among them, Bulgari’s design is the most unique.

Bulgari breaks the world record with three ultra-thin movements. The right-most Bulgari Octo is equipped with a 138 movement with a thickness of only 2.23MM. It uses a micro-automatic disk and a case thickness of 5.15MM, all breaking the world record.
   Bulgari is equipped with four protruding rubies under the micro-automatic plate, so that the platinum automatic plate will not be too heavy and cause shaft wear. Of course, the platinum material also makes the winding performance better. Piaget also uses this design. In addition, there are three rubies on the outer edge of the big steel wheel, and then draw a square with the barrel as the center, and there are four rubies. This design can prevent the gear from shaking when the movement is wound. The structure of the entire movement has a protective effect. With Octo models with 110 facets in the case, it is even more worthy of possession and collection. The addition and multiplication of the two seems to be a miniature work of art.

Bulgari’s Octo is equipped with a 138 movement, with a thickness of only 2.23MM, a micro-automatic disc, and a case thickness of 5.15MM, all breaking the world record.
   The precision of the thin movement is extremely high, and a slight impact may hurt the gear train. Its gear is thin and the gear axis is relatively short, which cannot withstand large collisions. The ultra-thin movement is basically matched with a thin case, otherwise it is meaningless. This must sacrifice the waterproof function. Even the diameter of the dragon core must be reduced, which may reduce its durability. limit. In comparison, Bulgari’s 138 movement has a number of protection devices, and it is believed to be an ultra-thin automatic watch that is really suitable for daily wear.

2016 New Entry-level Watches, These Watches Are Very Popular

It’s been half a year since 2016, and the new products launched in 2016 have basically met you. Today, the Watch House brings you several new entry-level watches in 2016, according to data Shows that these watches are definitely hot styles, you can’t go wrong buying them.

Mido Belem Celli M027.407.16.010.00 watch

Watch Series: Belem Celli Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap Material: Calfskin
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 7600
Watch details: The Powermatic 80 watch is decorated with details. Inside the 40mm frosted / polished stainless steel case, the round yet smoky grey dial with a modern touch is pleasing to the eye and protected by a sapphire crystal glass with anti-glare treatment. Faceted triangular hour and minute hands, hour markers, and central seconds hand are decorated with PVD-plated rose gold to enhance readability against a gray surface background without sacrificing stylish texture.

Summary: The three watches introduced today are all new watches launched in 2016. They are entry-level watches from the price point of view, and the attention of these three watches is very high. If you are thinking about it, you may wish to consider these three latest entry-level watches. Buying new or not buying for a long time is also applicable to the field of watches.

Ocean King Iwc Ocean Timepiece Explore Undersea Deep Blue

A magical place of exotic flowers and rare plants
To the mysterious ocean floor where endless ocean beasts roam endlessly
IWC Marine Chronograph Chronograph
Pay tribute to nature and exploration with special money
Understanding the mysteries of time and nature

Quest
   If you want to ride the wind and waves, you must have the mission and not be brave. This archipelago, located 1,000 kilometers west of the South American continent, is home to hundreds of rare species and exotic flowers, like a quiet place isolated from the world, regardless of time and space. When and how these creatures drifted across the ocean and arrived in the unknown undersea volcano without any knowledge, which secrets of earth and nature are hidden in them, have attracted scientists from all over the world to explore for hundreds of years. IWC created this special edition of the oceanic chronograph ‘Galapagos Islands’ in the name of the islands. The blackness is like lava, and the back of the island is engraved with the famous prehistoric iguana on the island. Committed to scientific research and protection of the islands.
IWC Marine Chronograph Chronograph ‘Galapagos Islands’ Special Edition
Model: IW379502

   With a diameter of 44 mm, it is equipped with IWC’s 89365 chronograph movement. The stainless steel case is covered with a black matte rubber coating, with a black dial and a black rubber strap. Equipped with all the functions required for land and underwater adventures: screw-in crown, inner and outer rotating bezel with safety diving system, flyback function, water resistance to 30 bar, hands and hour markers with luminous coating.
Retail Price: 76,100 RMB
Brave
   The ocean is the battlefield of the brave, and protecting the ocean is the brave mission of the brave. People rarely have the opportunity to dive into the deep sea and experience a world that cannot be reached by light, adjacent to the sea beast. However, the environment on which these sea beasts live is facing severe challenges. In the past ten years, IWC has been conducting in-depth cooperation with the Darwin Foundation to support its many environmental protection projects. One of the core themes is the protection of endangered species. The special edition of the IWC marine chronograph ‘Shark’ is inspired by the shark gray. The dial is filled with inspiration. The back of the hammer is engraved with several hammerhead hammerhead sharks.

IWC Special Edition Ocean Shaker Chronograph ‘Shark’
Model: IW379506

   With a diameter of 44 mm, it is equipped with IWC’s 89365 chronograph movement. The grey dial is inspired by the shark color, with a black rubber strap. Equipped with all the functions required for land and underwater adventures: screw-in crown, inner and outer rotating bezel with safety diving system, flyback function, water resistance to 30 bar, hands and hour markers with luminous coating.
Limited edition of 500 pieces.
Retail price: 87,800 RMB
Surging heart
   ‘People who dare to waste an hour of their lives have not discovered the value of life,’ Charles Darwin, a tireless naturalist once said. He landed on the Galapagos Islands during a global voyage in 1835, where he learned the mystery of ‘evolution’, and finally published his book ‘The Origin of Species’ in 1859, which forever changed the way people see and understand the world. IWC pays tribute to this great scientist with its precision timepieces and launches a special edition of the Darwin Adventures of Ocean Timepieces. The case is made of bronze, which maintains its stable and hard performance in the glamorous metallic light. It is also a commemoration of the famous research ship ‘HMS Berger’ when Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands. At that time, the corrosion-resistant Bronze materials are commonly used in portholes, boat accessories and marine instruments. The back of the face is engraved with a portrait of Darwin, with firm eyes and bright spirits, which shows that he continues to move forward on the road of leather creation, with a surging heart, accompanying the great journey.

Special Edition of IWC Marine Chronograph Chronograph ‘Darwin Adventure’
Model: IW379503

   44 mm diameter, bronze case, waterproof to 30 bar. Equipped with IWC 89365-made chronograph movement, it can provide 68 hours of power reserve when fully wound. Screw-down crown design, mechanical inner and outer rotating bezel, equipped with safety diving system, hands, dial and rotating inner ring coated with luminous coating.
Retail Price: 76,100 RMB

Four Limited Edition Vacheron Constantin Watches Celebrate Paris Store Opening

Recently, Vacheron Constantin’s store opened in Paris. To celebrate this event, the brand launched four limited edition Patrimony Traditionnelle models. These skilled watches express the unique artistic charm of Vacheron Constantin with the pursuit of perfect quality.
 The opening of the new Vacheron Constantin store has strengthened the connection between the brand and France, and France has played an important role in promoting the brand internationally since the 19th century.

 Vacheron Constantin’s first franchise store in Paris (the 36th branch in the world) highlights the brand’s unique relationship with France. The boutique is located at 2 Heping Road, a symbol of luxury, and is close to the Paris Opera House sponsored by Vacheron Constantin.

 This specialty store with an area of ​​about 85 square meters, combining high-quality materials and exquisite elegance, is bound to become a must-see for watch connoisseurs and collectors. Vacheron Constantin brought in French art masters and well-known artisans to decorate the shop, and reflected the brand’s own heritage style in lighting, mosaic marble grain and wrought iron. In addition to the brand’s current collection of timepieces, Paris boutiques will display exclusive models, including a vintage collection called the ‘Vacheron Constantin Collector’.
 More Vacheron Constantin brand information: vacheron /

Tribute To Watchmaking Tradition And Craftsman Jacques De Dross Antique Pocket Watch

This pocket watch engraved with ‘Jaquet Droz’ is a difficult technical challenge for the brand. It is based on an original movement born in the 18th century and redesigned it. Complete, but now the case no longer exists. This is a time trip back in time, bringing back the most exquisite watchmaking traditions.

This is a rare challenge that watch lovers will never find in their lives. The master craftsman of the brand designed a unique timepiece based on an 18th-century Jacques de Loire movement, which carried forward the advanced mechanical skills of Pierre Jaquet-Droz and the extraordinary taste of beauty.

This antique movement was originally a private collection and was later acquired by the Jacques Dro workshop. It belongs to the crown wheel escapement movement, also known as the shaft escapement movement, which is a classic creation in the history of watches and clocks. The birth of this escapement dates back to the 13th century, and it remained popular in the world of watches until the 19th century. Its escape wheel intersects the balance axis perpendicularly to maintain swing. This movement was completely disassembled and cleaned, and the entire repair process took six months.

The gold-plated trim of the splint and the bridge is completely retained, all the supporting shafts are carefully repaired, and the shaft heads are re-polished. Remaking and installing a missing escapement tooth is a difficult challenge for a watchmaker. Pocket watches are wound in the same way as they were more than three centuries ago, using plug-in keys located between two time scales. This movement was originally not equipped with a winding key, which was specially designed and produced by Jacques Dro watchmaking workshop.

In the Jacques Dro Art workshop, the enamel painter, sculptor and gem inlayer referred to the timepiece style at that time, and designed a new case for it, explaining the brand’s exclusive chain pocket watch ‘châtelaine’ features: secret signature, four leaves Grass pattern, Roman numerals (hours) and Arabic numerals (minutes) on the dial. The dial is drawn by hand and processed according to compasses. The two hands rotate on the curved dial. The hands are hand-crafted from stainless steel and blue after flame processing, matching the lily pattern. The case is made of 18K gold according to the tradition at that time, and is embellished with rubies and pearls in accordance with the popular jewellery techniques of the 18th century. It takes a long time for the blue enamel on the bottom case to achieve a smooth and even blue, and gold sequins dazzle it. The sculpted bottom case adds a distinguished atmosphere to this pocket watch.

Elegant and exquisite, this pocket watch is an ode to the art workshop of Jacques Dro and to the infinite creativity of mankind. Inspired by legendary history, it turns dreams into reality today. This unparalleled and unique pocket watch will be carefully collected by the Jacques Dro Museum. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)

The Original Technology Can Also Be So Touching

I don’t know if I remember the Eco-Drive RING that appeared on the Citizen booth at Basel in the past. Now this watch officially enters the Chinese market as a global limited edition. Citizen Eco-Drive RING The extraordinary beauty based on light kinetic energy technology is amazing: the original technology can be so moving!

This is a watch that has twice participated in the Oscar-Basel World Watch & Jewellery Fair. Its ground-breaking side design makes it a sensation once it debuts. After three years of hardening, Eco-Drive RING officially entered the Chinese market as a global limited edition. Citizen’s never-ending innovation spirit and strong strength to bring dreams into reality have made it a perfect leap from concept models to mass production.
The value of a watch is not only to become an identity icon that highlights the wearer’s noble temperament and elegant taste, but also to become a time companion that inspires people to discover themselves and understand life. . ‘Eco-Drive RING is based on the theme of’ Discovery ‘. It contains the discovery of creativity, the discovery of scientific and technological aesthetics, and even the discovery of the universe.

突破 The breakthrough of this watch has two points:
1. Side light absorption: The light kinetic energy absorption structure surrounding the bezel is placed in a ring made of curved sapphire glass. The three-dimensional design allows Eco-Drive RING to absorb the light source to the greatest extent.
2. Moon phase display: Unlike the ordinary small moon phase display, the moon phase at 6 o’clock completely reproduces the movement trajectory of the sun, moon and earth. As Yin Qingyuan lacked in the simulation of the wrist.
Eco-Drive RING has found the answer for us with its breakthrough bezel light absorption mode and stunning side profile. This is not only the latest discovery of Citizen’s creativity, but also shows the world the unlimited potential of light kinetic energy-in addition to being the energy driver of the watch, it can also become the protagonist carrying the beauty of design.
的 The best angle for Eco-Drive RING is the side. The light kinetic energy absorbing structure surrounding the bezel is placed in a ring made of curved sapphire glass, and is embedded in a hollow stainless steel case like a diamond ring claw, which has a three-dimensional look and feel of modern architecture. The three-dimensional design allows the Eco-Drive RING to absorb the light source to the greatest extent, and the 360-degree light penetration also makes the watch appear unparalleled and brilliant!
月 The moon phase function commonly found on high-end watches is more perfectly interpreted here at Eco-Drive RING. Different from the ordinary small moon phase display, the moon phase at 6 o’clock completely reproduces the movement trajectory of the sun, moon and earth. The attention to detail is also spared. The three-dimensional time scale, which carries the designer’s infinite imagination, can be found in different perspectives at different angles. The rare crocodile leather strap is just the base, the quiet blue-gray tone and the soft pearl luster coating are the finishing touch, and the low-key luxurious atmosphere spreads with it.

Breitling’s New Chronospace Watch Introduction

Inherited the classic three-eye shape of the Breitling watch, and at the same time has more visual impact. This is the first impression of the new CHRONOSPACE AUTOMATIC chronograph. The new watch is the second product of the CHRONOSPACE watch and belongs to the Breitling PROFESSIONAL series. Compared with the CHRONOSPACE watch with the B78 quartz movement, the CHRONOSPACE AUTOMATIC with the B23 self-winding movement not only redesigned the dial, but also retained the sense of power and fullness conveyed by this series.

The striking 12-point scale with square hour markers, together with the huge Breitling logo and three small dials, crammed the entire dial. When it doesn’t look messy and crowded. Like other Breitling chronographs, the small seconds dial is at 9 o’clock, and the chronograph minute and hour dials are at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The dial is available in four colors: silver, volcanic black, deep blue, and tungsten gray. The strap is available in rubber and steel.

The watch is equipped with Caliber 23 self-winding movement, based on ETA7753 movement, certified by the COSC Observatory. With chronograph and calendar functions. It can provide 42 hours power reserve at 28800vph.

Simple And Chic Tasting Ladies’ Watch In Stainless Steel With Diamonds

Baume & Mercier is a watch brand with a history of nearly two hundred years and always adhering to the motto of ‘Aestheticism, only making watches of the highest quality’. The brand’s Chrysler watches combine classic style with fashionable temperament, and are recognized as the best-selling watches by business professionals worldwide. Today’s Watch House brings you a Baume & Mercier Chrysmer series stainless steel diamond watch. This watch is simple and chic, classic and stylish. Official watch model: 10222.

Baume & Mercier Women’s Watch, model: 10222

   This watch is simple in style, with a three-pin design. The simple dial surface is clean and simple, which is quite classic. The watch also has a unique dial design with beautiful radial patterns. Diamond setting makes the watch more fashionable and noble. The watch comes with an elegant dark brown alligator strap. This watch is simple in style, but also has a very chic design treatment, the watch combines classic and fashion, very beautiful.

Simple and refined crown to adjust watch functions

   The crown of the watch is a more traditional round crown. The watch is made of stainless steel and its flat shape is not easy to bump and cause damage. The side of the crown is decorated with pits, which is convenient for function adjustment. The top of the crown is engraved with a celebrity logo, which shows the details of the brand.

Brown alligator leather strap is soft and tough for comfortable wearing

   The watch’s dark brown strap is made of crocodile leather. The dark brown color tone makes the strap look elegant and classical; the soft and tough material will look comfortable and comfortable when worn, and it will last longer. The strap is fitted with a pin buckle.

Round stainless steel case polished and polished

   The watch’s round case is made of stainless steel, with a diameter of 36.5 mm and a thickness of 7.95 mm. The case is carefully polished, smooth and smooth, reflecting a bright silver metallic luster. The watch bezel is set with a row of cut diamonds, which are very beautiful.

The mother-of-pearl dial has a simple style and a chic design

   This watch uses a mother-of-pearl dial, and the white dial dial is decorated with solar radial patterns, which looks very delicate. The dial uses silver metal hour markers and center hands, and uses a minute scale on the inner ring, and a date at three o’clock. The dial is simple and easy to read.

Easy to read date display with black text on white

   The date display window at the three o’clock position of the dial is square and is displayed with Arabic numerals on white background. It is simple and clear at a glance. At the same time, you can see that the diamonds on the bezel reflect dazzling brilliance, gorgeous.

Polished lugs are beautiful and small, very delicate

   The watch’s lugs are very small and exquisite. The lugs and case are cast in one piece, connecting naturally, and the polished surface is very smooth. The lugs have a small arc and are cute calf horns, which are not only beautiful, but also ensure that the watch fits better on the wrist.

Easy-to-close pin buckle for easy wearing

   Like the case, the pin buckle mounted on the strap is made of stainless steel and polished. The buckle is engraved with the celebrity logo; the pin buckle is easy to open and close, and can be worn according I like to adjust the tightness, and at the same time, it is not easy to open it by myself, which causes the watch to fall off.

The finely polished automatic mechanical movement can be seen through the transparent mirror on the bottom of the case

   The back of the watch uses a translucent back case. The watch can be seen that the watch is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement, the movement is exquisitely polished, and the parts have a delicate texture. Information on the watch and the brand logo are engraved on the bottom of the watch and on the movement rotor. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Summary: The function of this watch is relatively simple. It only has a simple date and time display, but the function is very practical. The simple style and classic fashion design make the watch look noble and atmospheric. For capable women, it is a Very good choice; at the same time, the watch also has a water resistance of 50 meters, which can ensure effective waterproofing in daily life. (Picture / Text Watch House Zhang Sen)

Richard Mille Rm 67-01 Self-winding Slim Watch Technical Specifications

In the footsteps of never-ending creation, Richard Mille finally ushered in the birth of a new design, and is destined to become another future classic: the RM 67-01 ultra-thin watch.

CRMA6 movement: automatic winding skeleton movement, hour, minute, date display and function indicator.
Dimensions: 38.70 x 47.52 x 7.75 mm
The main function
Power reserve
About 50 hours (± 10%)
Tier 5 titanium base plate and bridge
The five-level titanium alloy material processed by micro-blasting and gray plasma plating has improved the rigidity and surface flatness of the movement’s bottom plate, which is a necessary condition for the perfect operation of the gear transmission. The bridge is also made of grade five titanium alloy material, which has undergone micro-blasting and black plasma plating for the first time in Richard Mille watches. Both the hollow base plate and the bridge plate have undergone independent and extensive verification tests to ensure their optimal strength requirements.
Date display
Half jump, shown by a vertical window at five o’clock.
Function indicator
The principle is similar to that of a car’s transmission. When the crown is pulled out, you can see the winding, date setting or manual setting position through the function indicator. The currently selected function is indicated by the hands at two o’clock: W (winding), D (date) and H (manual setting).

Variable inertia balance without balance spring
Can effectively improve the reliability of the watch when subjected to vibration and movement disassembly, and ensure more accurate movement time for a long time. Cancel the fast and slow needle fine-tuning system. By 4 small adjustable weights directly mounted on the balance wheel, the inertia of the balance wheel movement can be adjusted stably and finely.

Case
The case of this classic watch symbolizes the first time that the barrel type is super-thin in the series, which is the most fashionable style in Richard Mille’s barrel timepieces. Compared with other similar cases in the series, its delicate dimensions require more time to build. The pure machining time has accumulated about six hours, and it does not matter the 68 different stamping processes required for the bezel, main case and bottom ring. Weeks of work. The processing of the bezel requires 8 days to complete the debugging of the machine, and the main case and the bottom ring each require 5 days of debugging. Before entering the real processing stage, the design of working methods for complex procedures took 145 hours, drawing auxiliary tool drawings took 130 hours, and assistive device manufacturing took 180 hours. Each case has to go through more than 215 independent processing procedures.
After completing its mechanical processing stage, each watch will be polished and polished, all hand-refined, and then assembled with sapphire crystal and sealant to undergo a preliminary water resistance test before being disassembled and Accept final quality control. Only after that can the movement be installed in its delicate lines. All these processes took another 8 man-hours, making the Richard Mille barrel case one of the most time-consuming and complicated cases in Swiss-made cases today.
Case with five grade titanium alloy spline screws
It is easier to grasp the tightening torque acting on the screws during assembly. Therefore, the screws can withstand the disassembly and assembly process, and are less prone to wear and aging.
Upper flange
Made of carbon fiber, the hour marker dots are filled with qualified luminous material.

Table mirror
Bezel side: double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal (Vickers hardness 1,800) mirror surface.
Thickness: 1.00 mm
Bottom cover: double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal.
Thickness: 1.00 mm at the center and 2.37 mm at the outer edge
Seiko modification
Movement
-Beveled by micro-blasting
-Milled surface is microblasted
-Oil storage tank is micro-blasted
-Base plate and bridge plate are treated with gray and black plasma plating
Stainless steel components
-Matte surface treatment
-Beveled by hand
-Hand-polished oil reservoir
-Polished section
copying
Grinded and polished ends
-Polished dowels
-Polished back
gear
-Concave chamfer with diamond cutter
-Angle polished diamond
-Double-sided round sanding
-Rhodium plating before cutting teeth

Omega Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss Watch

Omega 8508 coaxial movement is one of the most sensational technological breakthroughs in the world of watchmaking in recent years. This innovative movement can withstand strong magnetic fields of up to 1.5 Tesla (15,000 Gauss) or more. Its anti-magnetic performance is far better than any previous movement in the world, solving the anti-magnetic problem that has plagued the watch industry for centuries.

 The Omega anti-magnetic movement is officially launched in the new hippocampus Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss watch. This coaxial astronomical watch has a 41.50 mm stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet or brown leather strap. The watch is equipped with a black lacquered dial with a slight yellow color on the dial. The dial is decorated with Omega Aqua Terra’s iconic ‘Teak Concept’ vertical texture and is sun-polished from the center to the surroundings. The yellow transferred ‘> 15,000 GAUSS’ lettering highlights this watch’s amazingly strong antimagnetic performance.

 This breakthrough anti-magnetic technology was jointly developed by Omega engineers and a team consisting of ETA, Swatch Group Research Lab ASULAB, and Nivarox FAR. The first anti-magnetic movement sample created from this was carried in an Omega Seamaster series Aqua Among Terra watches. Different from the previous standard anti-magnetic method of magnetic shielding in the watchmaking industry, Omega does not rely on the anti-magnetic inner case, but has a unique approach to select a variety of non-ferrous metal materials to create an anti-magnetic movement, thereby fundamentally preventing the movement Magnetic field effect. This new movement is applying for several patents. Even if exposed to a strong magnetic field of more than 15,000 Gauss, the precise travel time performance of this movement is still unaffected, with an extraordinary level of Swiss Observatory watches.

 For a long time, the anti-magnetic method of the watchmaking industry is mainly to set an anti-magnetic inner case between the case and the movement to reduce the influence of the magnetic field on the movement. However, this method of magnetic shielding has many limitations. For example, under the situation that the permanent magnet’s magnetic force is constantly increasing, it cannot ensure that the watch can always be antimagnetic. In addition, from the aesthetic point of view, the inner case completely closes the movement, which makes people It is impossible to appreciate the operation of the precision movement, and therefore the watch cannot set a calendar window.
 This Aquamar> 15,000 Gaussian watch of the hippocampus series is equipped with a sapphire back because the movement itself is anti-magnetic, so there is no need to set an anti-magnetic inner case, which allows people to enjoy the beauty of the Omega 8508 movement. In addition, there is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock.
 The Seahorse Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gaussian watch is water resistant to 15 atmospheres (150 meters / 500 feet). The combination of the coaxial escapement and the Si14 silicon balance spring makes the watch exceptionally reliable and stable, and enjoys up to four years of after-sales service guarantee.

 Magnetism has always been a difficult issue for watchmakers, and magnets are ubiquitous in modern daily life. The threat of magnetic fields to watches is more serious than ever. Because watches are often affected when exposed to a magnetic field and must be demagnetized, watchmakers have to deal with the magnetization of the watch often. Now this problem will find the ideal with the advent of the Omega anti-magnetic movement. solution.
 With the unveiling of the Aquamar> 15,000 Gauss watch in the hippocampus series, Omega officially released the brand’s breakthrough anti-magnetic technology, which opened a new era of anti-magnetic in the watchmaking world, allowing it to calmly meet the severe challenges brought by the increasing magnetic field.

The key to an excellent anti-magnetic movement
 In 2008, Omega released a new Si14 silicon spring. Silicon is a non-magnetic substance, and its extraordinary and reliable stability can resist all kinds of interference including external magnetic fields in the external environment. It is also a key first step to achieve an excellent anti-magnetic movement.

 Another reason why the 8508 coaxial movement is resistant to magnetic interference is that the balance shaft assembly, including the balance wheel, pallet, and coaxial wheel, is made of a magnetically shielded material called Nivagauss ™.
 The coaxial escapement plate of the pallet fork, impact pinion and impact wheel is also made of stainless steel and made of non-magnetic material.

 In addition, the shock spring in the Omega 8508 coaxial movement shock absorber is also made of amorphous metal.
 These innovative technologies have greatly contributed to the production and launch of the Omega 8508 coaxial movement, making it the world’s first truly anti-magnetic movement.