‘Cathedral’ Minute Repeat Tourbillon and Column Chronograph
‘More watchmaking traditions, more advanced craftsmanship, more pioneering innovations, more bold attempts, more integrations!’ … This is Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, CEO of Hublot The encouragement given to the newly established complex watch department, which was established in 2010, has injected infinite vitality into the Hublot watch factory.
In order to welcome the 2011 Basel International Clock and Watch Fair, Hublot is the first in the world to launch a minute repeater watch with two ‘cathedral’ type springs. This is a highly complex watch with a combination of tourbillon and column chronograph. The case and the movement plate are completely made of carbon fiber. This watch perfectly interprets the ‘fusion’ of great watchmaking traditions and future technology.
腕表 The mechanical structure of this watch is sophisticated and sophisticated. It adopts three main high-complex watchmaking processes and is well received by industry experts and collectors. At the same time, it also incorporates an absolute modern spirit: its main manifestation is that three complex processes can be seen from the side of the dial.
In addition to carbon fiber, the fashion of the case is also reflected in the use of titanium and natural rubber and other materials, a perfect interpretation of Hublot’s key concept ‘art of fusion’.
From a design perspective, the minute repeater device is subtly integrated into the middle of the King’s Supreme case. Similarly, the control buttons of the timing device are subtly integrated into the crown. The minute repeater is controlled by a lever device located between 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock, and the hour, minute, and minute are reported by sound. Two of the ‘cathedral’ gongs, one for the time and the other for the minutes, are twice as long as a normal gong. The entire design goal is to create a simple and simple overall effect for such a watch.
The mechanical movement with manual winding is proud of its 5-day power reserve. The hour and minute hands are still centered on the watch to meet traditional reading requirements. The tourbillon, which runs at a high speed in the suspension frame, is located at 6 o’clock, showing an extraordinary structure of extremely high quality. That’s right, the suspension frame has no ball bearings to support its operation, and the Swiss lever escapement is used inside.