Montblanc Timewalker World Time China Special Watch is based on the timewalker North and South Hemisphere World Time Watch launched by the SIHH Geneva Watch Salon this year, allowing the wearer to recognize 24 different time zones at a glance Time, and back up two different styles-a northern hemisphere version for the northern hemisphere view and a southern hemisphere version for the southern hemisphere view.
Montblanc World Time Watch in China: Limited to 88 pieces
Montblanc Timewalker World Time China special watch is based on the Northern Hemisphere version where China is located. The outer city dial on the dial is marked with the name of the city in the 24 time zone in the Northern Hemisphere. The East 8th District (UTC +8) is different from other watches in Beijing. Or Hong Kong is chosen as the city, and it is specially marked with the red ‘CHINA’ text.
Another unique feature of this special watch is the dial design. The central area of the dial presents the map of China in shiny rose gold, highlighted in the gray-toned northern hemisphere view. The 24-hour city disc on the outer edge of the dial revolves around this eastern power. The 24-hour disc in the center of the dial is decorated with red and black hour markers, where the red marker represents night and the gray marker represents day. Clearly distinguish day and night conditions in any time zone. The sword-shaped hour and minute hands in the center of the dial are plated with rose gold and set with a luminous coating. Above the uniquely designed dial, a slender central second hand rotates continuously. The central hand, combined with rose gold-plated Arabic numerals and a bar-shaped hour marker, shows the local time in the time zone of the wearer. This special model will be limited to 88 pieces and will be micro-printed with the signature ‘CHINA EDITION’ in gold at 7 o’clock on the dial. The dial is detailed with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm and an 18K rose gold bezel. Also made of 18K rose gold, the crown is inlaid with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm, with an 18K rose gold bezel. The crown, also made of 18K rose gold, is inlaid with the Montblanc hexagonal white star logo-a symbol that has long been known as a special decoration for Montblanc writing instruments. This special watch features a large embossed brown alligator leather strap with a stainless steel pin buckle (model 110323), or a stainless steel strap with 18K rose gold links and a triple folding buckle (model 110324) .
Through the sapphire crystal on the bottom of the case, you can see the automatic mechanical movement created by Swiss traditional watchmaking technology. The MB 4810/410 movement displays the local time in central hours, minutes, and seconds, and 24 time zones; the date display is located at 6 o’clock on the dial and is adjusted and changed according to local time. Timewalker World Time China’s special limited edition watch will be launched in the 2013 ‘Watches and Miracles’ watch salon in Hong Kong, China, and will be officially listed in January 2014.
China Time: 1.3 billion people share the same time zone
China is one of the most interesting countries when it comes to enforcing time zone rules, using uniform time zones across the country. Russia, which extends 9,000 kilometers from east to west, spans a total of 10 time zones (UTC +3 to UTC +12). A total of 4 time zones (UTC -5 to UTC -8) are used in the United States spanning 4,500 kilometers east-west. China extends 4,200 kilometers from east to west and spans 5 time zones, but China Standard Time (CST)-UTC +8, which is known as Beijing Time, is used throughout the country. This also means that residents in the eastern region tend to wake up later and end their day’s work later than those living in western China-and need to adapt to the advantages and disadvantages that accompany them. The unified timekeeping mechanism has made an indelible contribution to China’s strong development over the past three decades. The country with the third largest territorial area in the world has 1.3 billion inhabitants. The adoption of a unified time zone means that all functional departments and all people work and communicate in a unified time system. Management departments, production plants, agricultural operations, and transportation in different regions of the country have a uniform and unique standard time throughout the country. Even if things are thousands of miles apart, friends in different regions can still communicate freely by phone without having to worry about whether one of them has entered a break. Adopting a unified standard time also makes China, a big exporting country, convenient for global trading partners: Trade partners in other countries only need to remember the only time zone difference between the location and China, and there is no need to consider whether there is a time zone difference in China. . The decision to adopt a unified time zone for China’s economic achievements is like the pearl embedded in the crown. Although it is not eye-catching, it cannot be ignored.
UTC: UNIVERSAL TIME COORDINATED Coordinated Universal Time (Universal Coordinated Time) is the basis of the world’s official valid time. UTC starts from the North Pole, passes through the Greenwich Observatory, and ends at the prime meridian of Antarctica. The United Kingdom (the former site of the Greenwich Observatory) is in the central time zone (0 time zone, UTC ± 0), east 1-12, west 1-12. Each time zone spans 15 degrees of longitude, and the time is exactly 1 hour. The last east and west zones 12 each span 7.5 degrees long, bounded by 180 degrees east and west longitudes. The time on the central meridian of each time zone is the time uniformly used in this time zone. It is called zone time, and the time difference between two adjacent time zones is 1 hour. For example: Beijing is located in East Eighth District (UTC +8), 8 hours earlier than the United Kingdom (UTC ± 0); Los Angeles is located in West Seventh District (UTC -7), 7 hours later than the United Kingdom (UTC ± 0). UTC World Standard Time is constant and does not distinguish between summer and winter time. UTC Coordinated Universal Time is based on the second length of the cesium atomic clock and produces only 1 second error every 20 million years.