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Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve Limited Platinum Collection Watch, Let The Time Random Rhythm Move Together

To commemorate the pure, rare and long-lasting qualities of platinum, Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ launches a new ‘Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve’ watch, which delights watch lovers who love the low-profile dial Endlessly. This exquisite and noble watch vividly demonstrates the exquisite craftsmanship of Geneva watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. Both of its movements are designed, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, which is the brand’s complex performance watch series. Tim masterpiece.

   Since its first launch in 2006, each new work in the ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ has exhibited unique and distinguished qualities. In creating this exclusive watch collection, Vacheron Constantin strives to highlight the extraordinary quality of platinum. Vacheron Constantin’s use of platinum dates back to 1820, and since then has used this precious metal in a variety of works. Unlike gold, which has only purity, platinum has a purity of 95% and is produced in very few places around the world. The purity and rarity of platinum make it the top material for making high-end watches. Platinum’s higher weight and density make it far more durable than other metals. Platinum is timeless, superior in performance and sturdy. It has a lasting charm for advanced connoisseurs and collectors.

  Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ uses 950 platinum for the case and crown. The dial of each watch in this series is sandblasted and engraved with the ‘PT950’ mark between 4 and 5 o’clock.

   Each watch from Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ has its own product number, paying tribute to this most noble metal. Except for the use of 950 platinum in the case and crown, the dial of each watch in this series is sandblasted and engraved with the ‘PT950’ mark between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch also features a platinum folding clasp with a dark blue crocodile leather strap, which is stitched by hand with platinum thread. Each watch has a separate product number and is limited to no more than 150 pieces.

   Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ this time launches the ‘Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve’ watch, which continues to follow this principle, with each watch limited to 100 pieces. This watch continues the timeless and iconic design of the platinum series: the 950 platinum case, crown, dial and buckle.

  Traditionelle weekly calendar power reserve limited platinum collection, Traditionelle weekly calendar power reserve limited platinum collection, platinum case, diameter 39.5 mm, hours, minutes, seconds, date, week, power reserve display, 2475SC automatic winding movement, Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, with a diameter of 26.2 mm, a power reserve of about 40 hours, certified by the Geneva Seal, a transparent sapphire crystal case back, waterproof to 30 meters, a platinum dial, sandblasting technology, and ‘PT950’ between 4 and 5 o’clock Imprint, dark blue Mississippi crocodile leather strap, 950 platinum silk hand-stitched, platinum three-piece folding clasp, limited edition of 100 pieces, case back with number q.

Traditionelle Collection: Immortal classic, understated elegance

   The ‘Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve’ is a timeless classic that confirms the brand’s loyalty to the tradition of excellence in watchmaking. The design of this series is inspired by the aesthetic characteristics contained in Vacheron Constantin’s exquisite classic watch works, and has consistently adhered to the basic value concept most appreciated by watchmakers. Slim bezel, screw-in sapphire crystal base and knurled pattern around it, carefully carved trapezoidal hour markers, and dual scale display at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, sword-shaped indicators, multi-color dial and fine Simple case lines-these iconic features of the Traditionelle series of watches all show the perfect fusion of the brand’s traditional style and modern temperament. The Traditionelle collection adheres to these distinctive characteristics, encompassing all watch types from the simplest to the most complicated performance, perfectly displaying the brand characteristics of Vacheron Constantin’s unlimited creativity, and is the best embodiment of the brand’s uninterrupted watchmaking history for two and a half centuries. .

Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve Limited Platinum Collection Series Daily Practical Complexity

   Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ is now launching the Traditionelle weekly calendar power reserve watch, which perfectly inherits the aesthetic concept contained in all works of this distinguished series since its debut in 2006. The diameter of the case is 39.5 mm. The case and crown are made of 950 platinum. The clean platinum dial is sandblasted and has a fine ‘PT950’ engraved between 4 and 5 o’clock. Hours, minutes and seconds are displayed in the center of the dial, with indicator power reserve and day of the week indicator. The dark blue Mississippi alligator strap is hand-stitched with 950 platinum silk threads. Because platinum, a precious metal, has a very high degree of elongation, it can be drawn to a length of only one gram with only 1 gram, so it can be used to sew a strap with silk. The folding clasp is also made of 950 platinum.

   Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve Limited Platinum Collection is equipped with a 2475SC self-winding movement, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, with a diameter of 26.2 mm and a power reserve of about 40 hours.

   The Traditionelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve Watch is powered by Vacheron Constantin’s 2474 self-winding mechanical movement, the movement, which uses the sophisticated and sophisticated signature techniques of watchmaking: Geneva ripples, cut bevels, rhodium-plated bridges and round grain Patterned motherboard. Both the watch and the movement are certified by the Geneva Seal, which guarantees the origin of the watch, quality craftsmanship, durability and expertise.

A Mechanical Watch Or A Quartz Watch Is Better? Which Is Better, Mechanical Or Quartz?

Is a mechanical watch or a quartz watch good? This issue has been debated for a long time, and no conclusion has been reached so far. Generally speaking, mechanical watches are more upscale, and many Swiss brands do not produce quartz watches at all. As for the better one, there is no way to talk about it, because mechanical watches and quartz watches have their own strengths and shortcomings. Next, we first look at mechanical and quartz watches, and their respective characteristics.
Mechanical watch:
  A common mechanical watch has a movement of 90 to 100 parts. A more versatile movement has 1,400 parts. The energy source of a mechanical watch is a coiled spring leaf spring. The energy stored in the spring pushes the watch to work. To achieve the purpose of timing. Mechanical watches can be divided into manual mechanical watches and automatic mechanical watches:
  (1) Manual mechanical watch: hand-wound movement, turning crown, spring in the movement releases energy and pushes the watch to run.
  (2) Automatic mechanical watch: The power of the self-winding movement is generated by the weight of the tourbillon in the movement. When the arm of the watch is wobbled, it will drive the tourbillon to rotate, and at the same time, the mainspring of the watch will wind the watch.
Mechanical watch features:
  (1) The movement time of the mechanical watch is different from that of the quartz watch. The second hand of the mechanical watch moves continuously without interruption.
  (2) Due to the complexity of the mechanical watch movement, the travel time error is large (depending on each brand), the error of the observatory movement is small, and the error of one day is normal within -4 / + 6 seconds. The running time error of the mechanical watch cannot be accumulated, and the watch needs to be adjusted after a period of time.
  (3) Fine workmanship and easy to use. The mainspring can run for more than 36 hours.
  (4) The service life of the movement is long.
  (5) The appearance is thicker than the quartz watch (depending on each brand), and some brands are also very thin, but they are generally manual mechanical watches.
  Can be divided into digital quartz electronic watches, analog quartz electronic watches, automatic quartz watches and light kinetic energy watches
  1. Digital Quartz Electronic Watch: A watch that combines the piezoelectric effect of a quartz crystal and a bipolar liquid crystal display. Its function is completely completed by electronic components.
  2. Analog quartz watch: The energy of the quartz watch comes from the silver oxide button battery. After the silver oxide button battery provides a specific voltage to the integrated circuit, the quartz oscillator is vibrated through the oscillator circuit and the quartz resonator to form the source of the oscillator circuit. . The electrical signal with a frequency of 32768 Hz output from the oscillation circuit enters the frequency division circuit, and after a 16-step frequency division, a 0.5Hz pulse signal is generated, and then the pulse signal is output into the driving circuit to be amplified by the narrow pulse circuit, and forms alternating changes The bi-directional pulse signal drives the stepper motor to rotate intermittently, which further drives the transmission gear train, so that the hand displays the time accurately.
  Battery —– Provides energy to ensure that the circuit works properly.
  Circuit part —– Provide electric pulses with stable frequency and power to advance the stepper motor to rotate.
  X stepping motor —– Converts the electrical energy output from the electronic device part into mechanical energy.
  Transmission gear train —– The mechanical energy rotation of the motor output is transferred to the second wheel, minute wheel, hour wheel and dial wheel step by step.
  Needle moving mechanism —– to drive the pointer to indicate the time.
  Needle setting mechanism —– adjust time and calendar, weekly calendar, also has stop-seconds function.
Features of quartz watches:
  (1) The second hand of the quartz watch is one division and one jump, and the travel time is very accurate. Generally, the monthly difference is within 15 seconds, and there are two kinds of three hands and two hands.
  (2) The integrated circuit is used in the movement, the structure is much simpler than the mechanical watch movement, and the assembly is very simple.
  (3) Convenient to use, no need to wind the body, a battery can generally be used for 2-3 years. However, some quartz watches use lithium batteries with a long service life, which can be used for about 7-8 years.
  (4) The price of quartz watches is relatively cheaper than mechanical watches (same brand and same style), but some high-end brand quartz watches are expensive because of good brands and good appearance materials (18k gold or diamond or precious metal). Watches are much more valuable than general mechanical watches.
  3. Automatic quartz watch: combines the advantages of automatic mechanical watch and quartz watch. It does not require a battery, and the wearer can choose to wind it manually or charge it automatically. Its electronic quartz device makes its travel time more accurate, and the degree of error is less than ten seconds per month. Its operating principle is to use the swing of the arm to drive the flying maggot in the watch to generate energy to promote the internal micro motor to be converted into energy, so as to provide sufficient power for the quartz device in the watch, and the excess power will be stored by the micro capacitor for backup . When the watch is fully charged, it can operate continuously for more than nine days without wearing the watch on the wrist. At present, Swiss Tissot watches and Japanese Seiko watches are more famous automatic quartz watches.
  4. Working principle of light kinetic energy watch: first convert light energy into electrical energy through solar wafers, and store the electrical energy in a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can be recycled, and then the electrical energy generated by the battery generates a pulse signal to the coil through the integrated circuit and Generates magnetic force to drive stepping motor, which converts electric energy into kinetic energy, pushes the gear to rotate and drives the pointer to indicate the time. After being fully charged, it can run for about 40-180 days in the dark, with accurate travel time, and a rechargeable battery life of 10 years.
Mechanical watch is better than quartz watch
  1. Accuracy: The accuracy of the quartz watch is about 100 times higher than that of the mechanical watch. The daily error of the quartz watch is within 0.5 seconds, and the daily error of the mechanical watch is about 45 seconds. Moreover, depending on the temperature, it is sometimes faster and sometimes slower. some.
  2. Maintainability: The quartz watch does not need to be wound, and only needs to be replaced in two years. Usually, no maintenance is required. The mechanical watch must be wound every day. Once it is forgotten, it will stop timing, which is troublesome, and when the mechanical watch is on time It is difficult to align the second hand, but the quartz watch can easily stop the second hand;
  3. Weight: Quartz watch can use plastic as the movement and gear, it can be made very thin, light and micro, while mechanical watch must use metal as the movement, and its complex mechanism is difficult to miniaturize, so it is better than quartz watch Much heavier;
  4. Price: The workmanship of mechanical watches is very important, and the mass production capacity is low, so the prices are very expensive, at least 100 yuan, and the plastic movement of quartz watches is easy to process, and the circuit boards can also be mass-produced in batches. So the price should be lower, ordinary quartz watches can be bought for only 2,30 yuan;
  5. Cultural taste: This is the pride of mechanical watches. A well-made mechanical watch can be pleasing to the eye, enhance the master’s taste, and bring a kind of noble glory;
  6, life: mechanical watches rely on its metal movement, can serve you and your descendants loyalty for hundreds of years, many people use it as a heirloom; and quartz watches because of the circuit and plastic movement The reason is that it has a good life of 10 years. Many of them are worn out within 5 years, not to mention heirs.
  7. Design: The style of general machinery is not so fashionable, the design of quartz will be more diversified. The mechanical watch is affected by the internal structure. In terms of style, it is often not as rich as a quartz watch, and the release time of new models is very long. In comparison, the appearance design of a quartz watch is much richer.
  In summary, if you are looking for convenience and practicality, buy a quartz watch. If you want to give it to others or to set off your noble status, then choose a well-made mechanical watch. Mechanical watches and quartz watches have their own advantages. How to choose them varies from person to person.
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