What are the ‘magic weapons’ for a travel watch? If you think about this problem and test the alarm clock of Blancpain, you will find that it can meet your needs. All needs.
Winning Magic 1-Two time zone displays (travelers need to know both the departure time and the destination time);
Winning Magic 2-The destination time must be displayed more prominently than the departure time (after all, for travellers, all subsequent activities are arranged based on the destination time, so the destination time is Display is particularly important);
Winning magic weapon 3-must ensure that the destination time can be adjusted accurately and flawlessly, and the positioning of the hour hand must be in one step (to avoid the anxiety caused by the adjustment of time to disturb other passengers in the first class);
Winning Magic No. 4-The departure time must be displayed in 24-hour format (in case you accidentally call 3am as 3pm and call your wife-‘Oh, oh, sorry, dear, disturb your dreams, right?’ );
Winning Magic No. 5-The date display can be switched freely when the destination time passes at 12 midnight (Are there any other ways?).
Winning magic trick 6-alarm (French: réveil) function (this is the only tool that passengers can rely on when suffering from jet lag. Do you really expect the 18-year-old hairy guy at the front desk of the hotel to help you call early? );
Winning magic weapon 7-the numbers and hands on the watch must be clearly visible in the dark );
In the end, the power-saving display of alarm No. 8 (alarm clock) is not necessarily innocent. Alarm strikes due to insufficient power will undoubtedly cause disaster.
Such a powerful and complex watch is not something that can be achieved overnight. Its movement Cal.1241, its concept has been brewing for 12 years! At the same time, the birth of this watch is not through the innovation and reconstruction of existing models, but Blancpain from the beginning, carefully designed system. Only by carefully deconstructing all the functions of this watch-including the alarm function, Greenwich Mean Time, the wheel train (spring) and power reserve of the watch-can we deeply understand its long and extraordinary development course.
Many of the components of a modern watch can be computer-aided at least during the basic design phase. As long as the movement designer has powerful program software, he can design the balance wheel, escapement, gear train and other components. However, the design of the self-sounding watch is not so simple and easy. The sounding mechanism of this alarm clock is both pleasing and touching, which can be described as ingenious. This exquisite skill was finally honed after trial and error and trial and error.