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Luxury Watches – Characteristics
Certainly, in many cases, a luxury watch indicates a men’s or a lady status, as well as a high-quality timepiece. Some of the primary characteristics you should consider in evaluating a luxury watch are:
- The Brand – Its History, Achievements and Legacy
- Movement – Type – Manual, Automatic, Quartz
- Features – Style and Complications
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A watch movement essentially consists of the following three functional groups:
- Power source – supplies the movement with energy so that it moves.
- The gear train (transmission) serves for the revolutions increase (1 revolution per hour, per minute) and thus for the force reduction.
- The escapement restrains the operational sequence of the train.
Further function groups are the winding mechanism, the motion work and the pointer servo unit.
- Winding mechanism provides the drive with power.
- The dial train serves the coupling of the time indication components.
- The hand setting mechanism serves the setting of the correct time.
Additional functions: Depending on the additional function of the movement or the watch there are more function units integrated. These include:
- A movement with alarm function generates a tone at a previously set time.
- The Carillion announces the time with acoustic signals.
- Calendar – shows different pieces of information depending on the date.
- Chronograph movement – allows the measurement of time intervals.
- Automatic winding – converts the kinetic energy of the wearer of the watch into mechanical energy to drive of the movement.
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The accuracy of Luxury Watches Movements
As a matter of fact, timekeeping accuracy is a measure (usually expressed in seconds per day) of how much a watch’s timekeeping varies from a relatively constant source (such as an atomic clock) over a 24 hour period. In fact, before the relatively recent inventions of atomic and quartz watches, a mechanical watch was considered one of the most accurate and precise methods to maintain time.
Nowadays, talking about the mechanical watch industry, the highest standard of excellence for a mechanical watch is the COSC Chronometer Certification standard.
Thus, in order to achieve Chronometer Certification from COSC, any mechanical watch movement must vary no more than -4 to +6 seconds per day. The variance comes from a constant source in a 24 hour period. In the same time, almost all Luxury Watches manufacturers of mechanical movements submit their watch movements to the COSC institute for Chronometer Certification.
In fact, any mechanical watch simply isn’t going to satisfy as compared to a relatively inexpensive quartz watch. Why? Because a mechanical watch uses much more mechanical components than any quartz mechanism.
That’s why nowadays, almost all Luxury watches manufacturers are talking today about “NEW STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE” – More precise, More autonomy, High Efficiency.
For more information about COSC Certification please follow this link: Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres
Features – Complications
In the first place, Complications are displayed mechanisms on a watch. Some, like the hour, minutes, and the seconds, are taken for granted, while others are so rare and difficult as to be considered “Grande Complications”. A timepiece complication is any function that does more than telling the time. Generally speaking, the more complicated a watch, the more esteemed its maker. There are three categories which are describing a complication: 1) Typical complications, Non-Timing Complications & Grande Complications.
A date complication represents simply the day date displayed on the watch. Nevertheless, it is the simplest complication that exists on a wristwatch. But, the Day-Date complications shows the day of the week coupled with to the date of the week. For the mechanical watches, the date function is manually adjusted at the end of 30-day months as well as at the end of February, to ensure the proper date.
Almost all luxury watches contain a calendar function. This function requires constant adjustment to ensure the correct displayed date. These watches will reset after completing 31/ 24-hour cycles representing a full month of the year. Since calendars contain also leap years and an irregular number of days per month every four years, watchmakers developed two advanced complications to track the calendars more accurately. So in these cases, the date doesn’t have to be adjusted every month. As long as the watch is running, the calendar complication remains functional and accurate.
An annual calendar complication displays a complete calendar of the year- date and month with minimal adjustment. But, the Annual Complication adjusts automatically the date displayed on the timepiece. This is based on 30- and 31-day months just to ensure that the correct date is always displayed. This complication requires setting the date once per year, at the end of February.
The perpetual calendar complication also displays the day, date and month, but it requires even less adjustment than an annual calendar. This complication not only knows the number of days in each month, but it also knows the year so that it will automatically adjust for leap year. The next time a perpetual calendar will have to be adjusted is in the year 2100.
A chronograph complication describes the timing functions of a timepiece. This is also known more commonly as a stopwatch. The watch allows the wearer to measure intervals of time without affecting the normal time function of the watch. As a matter of fact, the chronograph watches changed the world. Thus, it allowed an incredible accuracy in recording time – from 1/100 of a second up to 12 hours.
Also called the standard chronograph. Controlled by either one or two buttons (also referred to as “pushers”) that control its functions like start, stop and reset. Early chronographs featured only one button. But, most of today’s timepieces possess either one or two pushers. This is a common and also desirable complication.
The flyback chronograph is an advanced chronograph function. This function enables a rapid restarting of the timer function while the chronograph is running. When the chronograph button is pushed, the chronograph will stop, reset to zero and restart. This quick return feature is often required for the accuracy of the second section.
The word Rattrapante comes from a French word, better said from the verb “rattraper” meaning “split seconds”. Rattrapante describes an additional complication within a chronograph. This means that you are able to time two intervals at a time. of course, a distinctive feature seen on any rattrapante chronograph watch is the two sweeping seconds hands on its dial, stacked on top of each other until the split.
POWER RESERVE INDICATOR
Nevertheless, any mechanical watch contains only a certain amount of power reserve to power its functions before it stops. In this case, a fully wounded mechanical watch usually possesses between 36 to 42 hours of energy before it needs to be wound again. Not to mention that certain automatic timepieces possess a power reserve of up to ten days. But, usually, a manual wind watch reaches a power reserve between 48 hours up to 15 days. The power reserve indicator lets the wearer know how much energy the watch still has in the mainspring and also the amount of time the movement can continue running without requiring winding.
TYPES OF POWER RESERVE INDICATORS
The most common location of the power reserve indicator is on the watch dial. But there are cases where this not represents a rule. As a general rule also, if the watch doesn’t possess a power reserve indicator on its dial, it doesn’t mean that there is no power reserve. Depending on the watch, there may not be an indicator or it may be visible through the case back.
MOON PHASE COMPLICATIONS
As a matter of fact, a moon-phase complication on a wristwatch represents a highly desired complication for almost any watch enthusiast. While some want it for technical utility and skill, others simply want it for its beauty. The duration of a lunar cycle (from new moon to new moon) is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds. This complication will track the current phase of our moon in the lunar cycle, indicating if it is a new, full, half or quarter moon. The watch indicates the cycle of the moon utilizing a rotating disk, showing the illuminated portion of the moon like seen it from Earth. The phases of the moon are typically displayed through an aperture on the dial. This aperture shows the actual graphic image of the moon. Just as the moon travels across the sky, the image travels across the dial of the watch.
Moon Phase Location & Design
The beautiful display of the moon phase cycle can vary in different clocks. Many times we see the moon phase display in bright and vibrant colors, adding color spaces to the clock dial, but not always. Some Swiss watch brands have a more subtle approach. The monthly phase indicator mixes with the color of the dial. Although a popular position of phase view of the moon is just above position six, there is not a universal location for this feature.
Often times associated with aviation or with the army, multiple-time watches offers a perfect way to manage time in several areas of the world. These watches become extremely functional because they allow the user to adapt and understand the journey quickly. Hours with GMT functionality display time in two or more time zones. Most of the pilots but also business travelers, traveling alike use this kind of watch.
DUAL TIME ZONE
Watches possessing a dual time zones feature are highly functional. This feature enables the wearer to read independently two different time zones at a glance. Most users use it to display their home time zone as well as the local time for the place they are traveling. Pilots and military personnel will use this functionality to display Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) so they can easily report in 24-hour time
Nevertheless, almost all Luxury Watches with world time functionality are great timepieces for international businessmen and world travelers. These luxury watches display simultaneously the time in all 24 time zones. On the outside of the dial features a rotating bezel with the major city in each time zone. This bezel corresponds with a 24-hour bezel. Together with its dial hands shows an organized display of the time in any time zone in the world.
MULTI REPETER COMPLICATION
As a matter of fact, a repetitive complication represents a real wonder in modern horology. When the slide lever is pressed on the watch-case, the clock sounds in time through a series of beeps – chimes. A minute repeater strikes hours, quarters and minutes on demand, while a quarter repeater reaches only hours and quarters. Repeaters helped people with visual impairments before electricity spread. Repeaters helped also to know the time in the dark. Nowadays, minute repetitions represent one of the most complex clock mechanisms and are extremely coveted by watch enthusiasts for their masters and beautiful acoustics engineering.
The escapement of a mechanical watch represents practically the “brain” of that watch. This includes a delicate hairspring mounted on a balance wheel that rotates back and forth (each rotation equates to a tick on the watch). Because to the nature of the watch design and also because of the gravity effects of the lighter or the heavier spots in the balance wheel, the rate of timekeeping will vary when the watch is placed in different positions. As an example follow this link and you can read about Kerbedanz Maximus Limited Edition Worlds Biggest Tourbillon
HOW A TOURBILLON WORKS
A standard mechanical watch possesses a fixed escapement. As a result, it is almost impossible to regulate it – to keep the exact same rate – no matter in which position we put that watch (dial-up, crown up or down, etc.). Therefore at that moment, the tourbillon enters in action. The entire escapement of a tourbillon is housed in a rotating cage and the whole assembly moves constantly together with the watch. Properly, this means that no matter what position of the watch, all timing variations are essentially canceled out. The tourbillon represents one of the pinnacles of horological achievement, and also a truly impressive feature of engineering.
Nevertheless, all Luxury Watches possess several complications referred to as Grand Complications. As a matter of fact, a grand complication contains almost the most complex achievements in watchmaking. Of course becomes extremely difficult to engineer a timepiece with so many complications. One of the reasons is the space. The space into a wristwatch is limited and also there are so many components. A “Grand Complication” Luxury Watch contains at least five complications and at least one must come from the following groups of complications:
Yet, As timing complications, we can find: Simple Chronograph / Counter Chronograph / Flyback Chronograph / Independent Chronograph / Rattrapante Chronograph
2. ASTROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS
As astrological complications, we can also find: Simple Calendar / Perpetual Calendar / Annual Calendar / Moon Phases / Equation of Time
3. STRIKING COMPLICATIONS
As striking complications, we will always find: Alarm / Quarter Repeater / Minute Repeater / Passing Strike / Sonnerie
Follow this links to find more information about the most complicated watches: Top 10 Most Complicated Timepieces in the World Part 1 and Top 10 Most Complicated Timepieces in the World Part 2
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