Cute Toothy Digital Watch Implanted In My Mind

In many hero films, national heroes seem to have a ‘toothy’ around them. They are not good-looking, but their heart is not bad. Huang Feihong is surrounded by teeth Cha Su, enthusiastic people and ‘toothy’ marriage inseparable. Even, sometimes we can’t remember who the protagonist is, but that cute ‘tooth’ is deeply implanted in our minds and becomes the highlight of the whole show. Lange ZIEITWERK
I looked back, and looked at those digital watches that abandoned the exquisite and beautiful hands, but replaced the current digital watches with ‘rough’ figures. Compared with the traditional three-hand watch with elegant dials and harmonious colors, digital watches (whether winding or jumping) are incompatible and resemble a ‘toothy’ character. Moreover, the digital display has almost become a synonym for cheap watches such as quartz watches and LED displays. The digital display is considered to be a representative of the fashionable electronics industry.
Digital transformation
On the surface, the seemingly simple digital transformation, but inside it are extremely complex wheel blade jumps, and gear teeth. The picture shows the Lange ZIEITWERK internal jumping wheel.
็š„ The Arabic numerals used in digital wristwatches were born much earlier than clocks, and their history can be traced back to more than 300 BC. Arabic mathematicians borrowed them from more ancient Indian fonts. In the history of clocks, the first wearable clock was produced in the 17th century. Due to the cultural background at that time, most of the clocks used Roman numerals, but as watchmakers paid more attention to the design and decoration of clocks, the use of Arabic numerals became more frequent. The most famous Arabic font is the Breguet font, which is not uncommon in the watches of the top brands. The charm and elegance are comparable to classical Roman characters.
Although the levels of digital display products are uneven, and the age of production is not concentrated, perhaps its visibility cannot be as traditional display, but for people seeking new and different, the profound and charming figures are still very attractive. In 1989, Audemars Piguet introduced the star disk technology, which retains the early winding time (the digital coil moves around the scale instead of the minute hand, and all internal mechanisms are presented on the dial. The time jumper is hidden under the dial, exposing only the digital part of the current time ) Watch mechanical structure, and the use of hollow face plate to show the complex star plate wheel running mechanism, its appearance has given the traditional mechanical watch that has been silent after the crisis of quartz has new blood. In fact, as early as 1921, Audemars Piguet produced time-of-day watches. Patek Philippe also began making time-of-day watches in 1929, but after all, these unusual designs did not have too much market in front of the regular models. Competitiveness, so that in the late period of the renaissance of quartz, the digital display watches (wristwatches) that had been produced in large numbers due to inconvenience in reading, were easy to misread, and did not survive long. If not for some independent watchmakers in the future to take a different approach and replace it with a unique instant jump mechanism, the prospect of digital watches will be very vague.
Vacheron Constantin ‘Mask’ Series
Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Mask’ series uses the star disk rotary table technology to realize the full calendar instant jump of hours, minutes, calendar and week.
In 2003, the appearance of Harry Winston Opus 3 made everyone eager. The 6 windows completely replaced the disk. It also has no disk at all and completely replaced all pointer displays with functional windows. Because its creator is the well-known Vianney Halter in split display, he uses 6 portholes to display the hour (upper left, upper right), minute (lower left, lower right), and date (upper and lower center), counting down 4 per minute. At the second, a countdown appears in the upper part of the calendar window. This is indeed a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Its two barrels provide all the power of the digital disks to jump. Starting from the clockwork, according to the order of the wheel train and display disks, the power is infused in the same way as irrigation of farmland. But since its release in 2003, with the practical difficulties far greater than ideal design, the founder Vianney Halter has withdrawn. Subsequently, the plan’s initiator Max Busser also left. Helpless, this great masterpiece has been put on hold. Fortunately, the top designers of the Audemars Piguet watch factory rejoined the research and development, which made the opus 3 appear authentic. Slightly different from the prototype model, the original 24-hour display was replaced by a solid, hollow 12-hour number; the position of the countdown function was also slightly shifted, and it could not appear in the center as originally designed. Fortunately, the efforts of many watchmakers have kept …
Another ghost in the industry disdains to follow the trend, preferring to write gorgeous movements on the ‘abandoned institution’ that was once abandoned. Although Urwerk still exposes all digital mechanisms to the disk (or the routine of digital winding timepieces), the cubic hour hand that can automatically retract has aroused great interest. The 12-hour numbers are evenly distributed on the 3 cube hour hands (there are numbers on 4 sections of each module). As the corresponding numbers enter the minute hand sector display area, the pointer rolled in the digital module slowly protrudes and surrounds Make equidistant radius movements along the scale of the minute sector. After one hour, the minute hand disappears behind the 60 scale. At the same moment, the next number and pointer were found out, successfully taking on the heavy task … Urwerk reached the pinnacle of star disk technology, and used precise mathematics to calculate the delicateness of the top of the clock. Unfortunately, most independent watchmakers’ works are weird on the surface, but the movement seems flat, and the internal mystery is hidden under an ordinary splint, which is confusing.
The jumping time has always been Master Zunda’s love and peerlessness. The strange pointers fly back, the numbers jump instantly, and the personality of the Octa case is a ghost.
ๆˆๅŠŸ Since the success of Urwerk 201, Harry Winston was also invited to join in 2005 to develop the fifth masterpiece of the opus series. With this, the competition for digital watches rose to another incredible display state. For example, Opus 7, the beautiful butterfly-shaped watch bridge is the first bright spot to enter the eye, but I don’t know that it is a kind of stranger who needs to experience. Opus 7’s hour, minute and power reserve disks are located in three positions of the movement and operate independently. The face plate on the surface is a cover, even if it is full of clockwork, you don’t want to let it turn. In fact, you need to use the crown to change the hours, minutes, and power reserve display: the first time you press the crown button, the window at 10 o’clock will indicate the hour number; press it again to display the minutes; press the power display a third time Save.
Finally, we talked about a Lange watch, which is the most comprehensive and accurate Zeitwerk in the group of brands, and even all watch brands in making timepieces. Unrivalled size, time can be read clearly with a quick glance. With a slight tick, in an instant, the minute display moves forward step by step, until the whole time, the watch will take a big step forward. At this time, all three digital disks jump to the previous unit at the same time. Here, the recording time has become a noteworthy event. 11:59 is the perfect moment to announce the noon in the form of a wide screen. The second hand started slowly along the track of the second dial. Seeing its calm pace, time seems to have slowed down, and there are still thirty seconds to go, holding your breath. Next: 10 …. 3, 2, 1 tick at 12:00!
Because of the beating every minute, and the three-digit plate jumping at full time requires great power requirements, Zeitwerk and Lange 31 also use large barrels and are equipped with a constant power system. Different from the traditional ultra-long mainspring, the relationship between torque and kinetic energy is just the opposite of the traditional one, which is proportional. That is to say, in the traditional sense, the fuller the spring, the smaller the frictional power bearing. When the spring is gradually loosened, the bearing with higher frictional power is needed. But Zeitwerk is the opposite, because it can drive the watch with greater torque, pushing the hour dial and minute dial. At the same time, the digital disk that rotates instantly every moment will produce excess energy, which will cause turbulent airflow inside the movement, which will always be detrimental to travel time. Therefore, Lange specially produced a ‘exhaust system’ next to the escapement system, which can drive the small fan with each turn of the digital disk to discharge the excess energy.