In the small town of Glashütte, Saxony, Germany, fine timepieces have always been a harmonious fusion of excellent machinery and elegant appearance. In 1920, the master watchmaker Alfred Helwig gave the tourbillon a sophisticated and sophisticated device in the field of haute horology with a seemingly weightless floating appearance by fixing only one side. Today, Glashütte Original presents Alfred Hevig’s invention in a cutting-edge, highly sophisticated and sophisticated timepiece. This Saxon watchmaking brand successfully integrated the flying tourbillon with the stop seconds, zero return and minute stop for the first time, thus achieving high-precision time setting. This pioneering platinum edition watch has a limited edition of 25 pieces and has been officially certified by the Observatory.
Tourbillon: a mission that keeps spinning
The tourbillon’s rotation is fascinating, and the original design of the tourbillon was to improve the accuracy of the timepiece. Whether cantilevered (flying) or classic style fixed in a bridge, the tourbillon rotates around the axis with the entire oscillation and escapement system. In the past, this counteracted the gravity and also improved the travel time performance of the pocket watch. For modern watches, the most important role of the tourbillon is to show the watchmaker’s professional skills, which stuns watch connoisseurs all over the world.
The tourbillon created by Glashütte Original has not abandoned its original purpose. The stop-seconds, zero-reset, and minute stoppers ensure that the minute and second hands are synchronized to achieve high-precision time setting: when the crown is pulled out, the tourbillon frame stops rotating, and the second hand is mounted on the tourbillon frame , So it will stop immediately.
The watchmaker is happy to meet the challenge and find a way to stop the flying tourbillon at full speed and give it the ability to set the time accurately. Its solutions are both well designed and creative. Glashütte Original has applied for two patents for this complex structure.
To set the time, first pull the crown out. This triggers a vertical clutch that locks the tourbillon frame, which immediately stops the balance wheel. If the crown is then pulled further outward and held still, the second hand moves clockwise to the zero position, and the minute hand moves to the next hour mark. During this process, rotation damping ensures smooth operation. Now release the crown, the second hand will still remain at the zero position, so the time can be set accurately with a minimum accuracy of minutes (the crown remains pulled out). When you reach the desired position, press the crown back and the second hand will be released. This will ensure that the minutes and seconds are accurately synchronized. This model is equipped with shock absorbers on both sides of the flying tourbillon for the first time.
Calibre 58-05 manual winding movement: Observatory-grade precision, elegant and pleasing appearance
Senator Chronometer Tourbillon-Limited Edition The limited edition of the Senator Chronometer Tourbillon has been certified by an independent testing agency. Each watch is certified by the German Calibration Service in Glashütte to meet the DIN 8319 standard. The watch was tested in five different positions for 15 days and three temperatures. In addition, the silicon hairspring has a stronger ability to resist magnetic and temperature differences. The Calibre 58-05 manual-winding movement has a vibration frequency of 21,600 per hour and a power reserve of 70 hours is indicated by the power reserve display at 9 o’clock.
Design: rich layers, transparent three-dimensional
The 42 mm platinum case houses a superbly decorated movement. Under the electroplated blue eccentric dial, different levels and rich decoration together show a charming picture. The dial and flying tourbillon resemble the undulating movement of a small lighthouse rising in the waves, thus forming an amazing three-dimensional effect. The open design and translucent sapphire glass second hand scale ring immerse the connoisseur
The depth of the watch is three-dimensional. A variety of hand-engraved and classic Glashütte column patterns are polished for perfect decoration.
In addition, the dial’s upper edge is cleverly equipped with a particularly elegant detail-the upper reflective ring shows the text ‘Chronometer Tourbillon’ at 12 o’clock, these two words are engraved on the dial’s fixed elements. In addition, the back of the watch is also exquisitely charming. The dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap with platinum folding buckle makes the overall design of the watch harmonious and natural.
What is Time to Move: Last year, the Swatch Group announced its withdrawal from Baselworld 2019. Then from May 14th to 16th this year, six high-end brands under the Swatch Group: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte Glashütte Original and OMEGA jointly held a new product launch exhibition in Switzerland to display brand new models of this year. At the same time, nearly 200 media from around the world are invited to participate.