Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Challenges The Sea With Precise Timing-shoulders The Important Timing Of The America’s Cup Official

mentioned LOUIS VUITTON Louis Vuitton (hereinafter referred to as LV), its brand is famous in the global fashion industry. Lenovo. However, in the America’s Cup, which will be held in 2013, LV is about to play an important role in official timing, shouldering the important mission of accurately recording the progress and results of the game.

LOUIS VUITTON Louis Vuitton must not only be the title sponsor of the event, but also the official timing data provider

The 160-year-old America’s Cup is the world’s most important sailing competition. Its name actually came from the British World Exposition in 1851. At that time, the boat competition attracted the top British fleet to compete. Ordered to invite foreign fleets to participate, but only a few Americans from New York accepted the challenge and took part in the ship named ‘America’. However, they unexpectedly exploded and defeated 14 past teams in one fell swoop. The British fleet that dominated the sea won the bid and named the trophy ‘America’ ​​(American), which became the so-called America’s Cup ‘American Cup’ today.
The Louis Vuitton Cup, which was held in 1983, was supported by Louis Vuitton at that time. The conference held a series of preliminary rounds. The winning team that won the Louis Vuitton Cup was qualified to enter the finals to challenge the defending US team. Afterwards, the trial was officially named the Louis Vuitton Cup, and at that time also witnessed that the Australian team won the Louis Vuitton Cup and defeated the US team in the final, ending the 132-year history of the American dominance.
Ten years after 1987, the Louis Vuitton Cup became the outpost of the America’s Cup. Among the seven Louis Vuitton Cup champions, four teams won the America’s Cup at the same time. The 34th America’s Cup in 2013 consists of the America’s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s Cup. The Louis Vuitton Cup will be held in Held in San Francisco from July 4th to September 1st, 2013, the final winner officially became a challenger, competing with the defending Oracle Racing fleet for the America’s Cup from September 7th to September 22nd, 2013. And this is exactly 30 years away from the first Louis Vuitton Cup held in Newport, Rhode Island in 1983.

Captain Bruno Trouble (left) of the first Louis Vuitton Cup French team, this time with LV Jewellery and Clock Director Hamdi Chatti (right) at the San Diego station, representing the important moment of LV’s return to the America’s Cup

In the field of fine watchmaking, LV knows that its design must be supported by professional technology. Just like high-quality luggage or leather goods, it must have qualified senior craftsmen and skills. As a result, LV planned to cultivate its own watch technology in stages, in addition to establishing a core production base in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and cooperating with different third-party factories to obtain technical assistance in the early stages of brand development.
With the strong resources and determination of the Group, LV now has a variety of complex functions including three questions, tourbillon, mysterious watch, chronograph and stopwatch, etc., and gradually completed the pyramid structure of the advanced watchmaking at that time. Hamdi Chatti, Director of Jewellery and Watchmaking, said that the development strategy of LV watches, in addition to establishing the brand DNA featuring the Tambour case, in addition to other functions, will be based on LV history-related travel and navigation as the main axis of design.
Hamdi emphasized that the most important thing now is to prepare for the 2013 America’s Cup. LV must provide real-time information about the game and ensure the outcome of the game. LV sought the assistance of satellite and time measurement technology expert Virtual Eye, and designed a Real-Time broadcast system to transmit the actual situation to the referees in real time, as well as audiences around the world who know the situation through computers or television. In order to show the race condition more clearly, a set of artificial virtual sailing race chase system is also developed, which is updated every tenth of a second to make the audience better understand the race conditions.

LOUIS VUITTONTambour Regatta America’s Cup QuartzLOUIS

At the same time, LV also launched two America’s Cup commemorative watches in 2012. They are Regatta’s mechanical and quartz movement models with a countdown function. In addition to the commemorative words on the faceplate, the entire watch is also covered with black rubber. Overlay, creating a contrast of black and red. In addition, the outpost battle Louis Vuitton Cup also launched two commemorative watches, one of the most important is Tambour Spin Time Regatta, combined with an exclusive flip cube mechanism and countdown function, is unprecedented sailing watch design, the other is It is a chronograph that displays the countdown of five minutes into two positions. Each has its own characteristics. It seems that from the actual event to the surrounding activities, LV is fully prepared!

What’s The Use Of The Central Hand Of The Chronograph

During the Chinese New Year, an advertisement for ‘Pig Pig Page’ exploded in the circle of friends, confirming once again the phrase ‘No matter how widely known, at least hundreds of millions of people in China do not know.’ Although watches have gradually spread in China since the middle of the last century, and have experienced explosive growth since the turn of the millennium, except for first- and second-tier cities, most people have never owned a truly decent watch, let alone know Some history, features, craftsmanship, brands of watches, etc. Therefore, when someone asked me how to operate his chronograph and why the central hand does not move normally, it was not surprising at all. When we walked out of the circle of watch friends, we discovered that the public’s perception of watches was far from what was imagined. So high. As far as the chronograph is concerned, there are many people who don’t even know what the long hand in the center is for.

   In the past, most people had their first watch, which started with a simple three-handed watch. Now it may be a smart watch, and they don’t know much about mechanical chronograph watches. Therefore, when many people get a chronograph, they naturally think that the large central second hand is the hand that normally moves the seconds. They even wonder why the watch does not go, or they do n’t know how it turned on. It’s on for the normal second. Of course, the facts are obvious. The central large second hand of the chronograph is used to record the seconds when the chronograph function is turned on. It is not a regular second hand. The second hand of the chronograph is usually at 9 o’clock or 6 o’clock. It is a relatively small needle.

   In fact, from a common sense, it is also very easy to understand why the central hand of the chronograph is used for timing, because this hand is relatively long, it can indicate the seconds at the edge of the dial, and it can even be subdivided to 1/4, 1/5 seconds. It is very clear to read, but if it is at the position of the small dial, even the specific instructions are tired at every second, it is completely useless for timing, which obviously does not conform to the logic of use. In terms of mechanical structure, because the escapement system is generally on the edge of the movement, the escapement system is directly connected to the second wheel, and the second hand is directly installed on the second wheel, which is simple and saves space. Therefore, the second hand is designed on the edge of the dial. Reasonably, the timing system can also have more room to play.

   Then, as an additional function of the chronograph, it will consume extra energy, so in most cases, it is not recommended to keep it on at all times except to enjoy the game. Except for some high-end models, most of the current chronographs only have forty hours or sixty hours. After turning on the timing, if they are sitting in the office, they will be underpowered and stop. Although a friend who has repaired the watch has suggested that turning on the timekeeping actually has a compensation effect and can make the time move more accurately, but the accuracy of modern watches is not that important for two or three seconds. Basically, it can reach a daily error within 15 seconds. It does n’t make much sense to worry about the few seconds that the compensation came in (even if it can be compensated or not). Instead, it turns on the timer function to accelerate the consumption of lubricating oil, increase unnecessary losses, and the failure rate, which is even less cost-effective.
   After understanding the difference and function of the two seconds hands of the chronograph watch, we can look at some other uses of the chronograph seconds hand. The original chronograph was born for timing, but in addition to timing, many professional functions have evolved according to different fields. Most of these functions do not require additional mechanical structures, but they are very useful.

   The most common application is a tachometer. In fact, the speedometer is not obvious for most events, but when there was no precise electronic timing system in the early days, mechanical timing was the most reliable device. Today, it is a playful function and a heritage and feeling. . As the name suggests, the speedometer measures speed, but it is only suitable for measuring average speed, not real-time speed, so don’t think about measuring car overspeed or something. Its principle is that, with a distance of 1 kilometer as the measurement distance, when the target object starts counting from the start point and stops counting at the end point, the position of the second hand is the average speed. But this requires the target to complete the 1 km in one minute, so if you want to measure the average speed of running, even if you ca n’t run for 1 minute in 1 km, but because of the one kilometer distance sign on the high speed, you can measure the speed. But isn’t there a speed indicator on the dashboard, so it’s okay to just play around. However, some watches have this low-speed speed measurement mode, but it is not very common and the dial is more complicated. And its extended function can be used for documenting. For example, if I move a stack of bricks in 30 seconds, then I can move 120 stacks in one hour (the value of 30 on the dial). If each stack is five cents, it will take an hour. Earn 60 yuan, with an annual salary of 150,000, you can buy a Rolex for the cost of living.

   The next most common is the pulse meter. Pulsometer is a function developed for doctors in the early days. Generally speaking, it is based on 30 pulse beats (there are 15 benchmarks, depending on the model). Record the elapsed time. The value indicated by the second hand is one. The number of pulses per minute. Compared to the speedometer, personally feel that the pulse meter is a bit more practical. If there is no pulse meter at home, then the watch can also come in handy and can be used anytime, anywhere. Of course, the pulse meter is actually a very simple principle. Even without a pulse meter, we can calculate it ourselves. That is, we can calculate the time taken for 30 heartbeats, and then convert it to the number of minutes. You can also watch 15 seconds. Heartbeat a few times, just multiply it by four. It’s just a pulse meter. You don’t have to do it yourself. For doctors, in the past, it was necessary to frequently measure the patient’s pulse, and each of them had to be mentally exhausted. This function would become more important. Now there are electronic pulse meters, which can also measure blood pressure, which is more reliable and practical. Already.

   Less common features are rangefinders. The rangefinder is used to measure distance. Its principle is to determine the distance between the target object and itself according to the difference in the propagation speed of sound and light. Its use method is that the other object flashes light while making a sound. When you see the light here, press the timing button, and then stop the timing when you hear the sound. The scale pointed by the timing hand is the distance between the two sides. Generally speaking, because the speed of light is about 300,000 kilometers per second, the time of the speed of light can be completely ignored when measuring. In fact, the principle of measurement is to determine the distance between the two based on the length of sound. The speed of sound is 340.29 meters / second, if it takes 15 seconds from seeing the light to hearing the sound, it is about 5.1 kilometers.

   The one exception is the Breitling Flight Slider. Although this function is installed in the chronograph model, the chronograph second hand is not directly related to the function of the Flight Slider. The principle of the flying slider is to calculate multiplication and division. It can be used for unit conversion between kilometers and miles per hour, flight time calculation, fuel consumption, climb rate, flight time calculation, etc., but these functions are not directly from the chronograph second hand. The instruction is completed, and it is necessary to combine flight data and rely on the inner and outer circle values ​​of the bezel to convert, so it does not function as a chronograph second hand.
   So, the central chronograph hand on the chronograph, do you understand what it does?