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Explore The Hublot Factory (Part Two) Ideas Of Parts

From Magic Studio, we came to the workshop with the loudest noise and the strongest oil smell in the factory. This workshop is the parts processing workshop. This workshop can be said to be the base of various CNC machine tools. Here you need to turn the metal material without any carving into useful parts.

 The first thing we saw was this wire cutting machine. Its main function is to cut parts of various sizes, shapes and sizes from various metal molds according to the requirements of Hublot.

 The so-called wire is a very thin electrode wire. After the electrode wire is turned on, it will reach a high temperature of 10,000 degrees Celsius. When an object touches it, it will melt quickly, so it is easy to cut it.

 In order to reduce the impact of friction on the processing accuracy as much as possible, not only watches, but also all mechanical manufacturing industries must be performed in engine oil when processing parts. This machine is specially designed to cut titanium.

 The wire cutting machine is cut by drawing the outline on the mold in advance. When cutting, the electrode wire will start to cut from the small hole on the side of the part to be cut. From the figure, we can clearly see the cutting track.

Some of them are already finished products.

The machine next to it is dedicated to cutting ceramic parts. The ceramic powder has turned the oil into black.

 This machine can be said to be the treasure of Hublot’s Zhenchang. There are only two supersonic cutting machines in the world, which are specially used to punch magic gold.

 Magic gold is very hard, and no metal can leave scratches on it, so ordinary machines will only break the machine, so this supersonic cutting machine is the only machine that can punch holes in magic gold.

 This supersonic artifact comes from Germany’s top CNC machine tool brand DMG (Demaggi). This brand mainly produces top-level high-precision CNC machine tools. It’s really not to be underestimated.

 In addition to Hublot, most of the watch’s movement splints are made of brass. The brass material is 2 to 3 meters long. The brass is first cut into pieces by a machine, and then polished into the most Regular circle.

After that, the brass pieces are machined for basic milling, cutting and drilling by a machine tool.

Brass is not the most accurate when cutting and punching for the first time, so it has to be processed several times.

 Since the processed brass parts will be oxidized, there is another machine that will be completely cleaned and then coated with PVD coating to make it resistant to oxidation.

In my impression, no brand is so careful in the use of materials, not only the colors are diverse, but also the variety.

 Take carbon fiber, not only does Hublot use it in the movement, but the raw material of carbon fiber is produced by Hublot itself. Another small factory near this factory specializes in carbon fiber production.

 The produced carbon fiber raw materials will be sent to this workshop here, and then cut like brass. Because carbon fiber is many times harder than brass, ordinary machines need to change the drill bit to cut 1,000 pieces of brass, and every 100 pieces of carbon fiber are cut. It needs to be replaced, which is why the carbon fiber watch is expensive.

These are the components of highly complex watches, such as tourbillons, minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, and of course some decorative parts.

This is the copper pillar decoration on the Tourbillon watch.

 The two white ones are the parts of this year’s LaFerrari watch, which have just been made and have not been polished, and will be polished and polished later, and then decorated.

This is the first step of quality inspection. The newly cut parts are placed under the microscope and compared with the design drawings.

These lines represent the most standard outlines of parts designed by computers.

 Through the comparison of the actual object with the design drawing and these lines, you can see that they are completely consistent. Since these parts are produced by machinery, just pick one of the same batch for inspection, but this is only the quality of the first step. Inspection, and finally, when all the parts are delivered to the upper floor for assembly, they must all be inspected again.

Before leaving the first floor, we also visited the dyeing workshop, where we saw a lot of equipment like bird cages.

 When dyeing, first hang the part to be dyed in that ‘bird cage’, and then put it in these cylindrical dyeing tanks.

 These already dyed parts can greatly increase the charm of Hublot’s movement. Leaving Hublot’s dyeing workshop, we walk towards a more mysterious production workshop. (Text \\ Figure \\ Photo Watch House Mao Zhuang)
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Tribute To Flying Real Shot Fiyta Mach Series ‘j-20’ Joint Limited Edition Watch

At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show in 2019, Fiyta exhibited with the Master Series Dunhuang-themed watch, Mach series ‘J-20’ joint limited edition, Fengzhi series, and Heartstring series. Since its establishment, Fiyta has always adhered to the spirit of aviation and explored the legend of watches from the ground to the sky. For many years, it has accompanied pilots with professional timepieces to complete their missions. ‘Professional timepieces such as watches have witnessed countless great moments. The ‘J-20’ carries the courage and wisdom of the flying pioneers. In commemoration of the flying spirit, Fiyta cooperated with the ‘J-20’ to launch a joint limited edition watch, taking design inspiration from the ‘J-20’ to Aviation materials and top watchmaking craftsmanship create timepieces and continue to write the legend of flight.

  Watch real shot show:

  Watch details real shot display:

  This Mach series ‘J-20’ joint limited edition watch embodies the unique elements and imprints of the aircraft fuselage, and the flight concept runs through every detail. The 44mm five-grade titanium case is sturdy and wear-resistant, and the side contours of the case are inspired by the contours of the fuselage. The surface of the disc is decorated with a delicate radial sun pattern, and three timing function discs are neatly distributed on it. As the watch rotates, dynamic light and shadow effects appear with the incident angle of the light.

  The dial continues the design style of the cabin instrumentation: the graduations are finely spaced, full of the unique beauty and precision of technological instruments; the contrasting black and white dial surface, and the solid and thick anti-glare sapphire crystal ensure that the watch can be read clearly at any angle Hours; large Arabic numerals on the dial and rough propeller hands are coated with a luminous coating, which can be easily read with a simple glance. The second hand takes the shape of an airplane and is decorated with a red tip, adding color to the black and white color scheme.

Calendar display window at 4 o’clock

Case thickness 14.7 mm

  The combination of the crown and the button of the watch echoes the shape of the engine’s tail spray;

  The strap design draws inspiration from the flight suit, and the leather strap is decorated with unique stitching, which is full of personality.

  The watch is equipped with a modified Swiss multifunctional automatic movement. The case back is engraved with the outline pattern of ‘J-20’. Each one is engraved with a unique number. From the material to the commemorative meaning, it has unique collection value .

  In the complex and changing flight environment, the flying watch is often subject to the challenges from magnetic interference and body vibration. Unlike ordinary watches, the movement of this watch is suspended in the dial, and only a few connection points are connected to the case, which can alleviate the impact from around and bring good shock resistance; at the same time, the movement’s anti-magnetic property can also Effectively protect the watch from magnetic field interference, ensuring that the watch is accurate and stable at all times, without fear of extreme environments. (Public price: ¥ 19800)

  The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2019 Basel International Watch Fair brought to you by the Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more exciting exhibition reports, so stay tuned.

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