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Which Brands Are Worth Buying?

As one of the three most complicated functions in the traditional sense (Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar, Three Questions), the Three Questions is the most deceptive function in appearance. As long as you gently flip a ‘handle’ on the case, the watch can immediately tell you the time by ‘playing’. Just listen carefully and you will know the current time. The three-question English expression is Minute repeater, which means that our wearer ‘opens a dialogue’ with the watch-ask it hour, moment, and minute, and the combination is the current time. The usual three-question timekeeping device consists of two gongs and two hammers. When the hammer hits the gongs, the three-question sound comes out. Generally speaking, bass represents hour, bass treble interlace represents moment, and treble represents minute. If you can understand the time represented by each note, you can understand the current time by listening. For example, after flipping the three questions handle, you hear ‘Dang, Dang, Dang, Ding Dang, Ding Dang, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding’, then the time should be 3:35.
Twenty-seven asked that it is not like a tourbillon or a perpetual calendar. It has a great embodiment on the faceplate. Whether you understand the watch or not, you can see at first glance that it is not small. The three questions only has a ‘handle’ at the 8 to 10 o’clock position of the case. Consumers who do not know the inside can judge that it is a basic watch only by its pure three-handed surface.
Although the mechanical principle of the minute repeater is complicated but not mysterious, the sound quality of the timepiece has become the decisive factor in evaluating the quality of the minute repeater. This is the soul of the minute repeater and determines its price. Some watches also have the function of minute repeater, some sounds are slightly turbulent and messy, while others are patchy, crisp and clear. The key lies in what kind of hammer and what material the watchmaker chooses. In general, most of the questionnaires are structures where two hammers strike their respective reeds. If the designer uses three or more hammer springs, it will form a pleasant Chiming Repeater, especially when the four-hammer repeater reports a quarter clock, there will be more rich tone changes. Say three questions, tourbillon and perpetual calendar are the most mature and most traditional three complicated functions in the watchmaking industry. The training that can withstand time has been extremely stable and mature complex functions so far. Most of the three-question functions appear in high-end watch brands, Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Girard Perregaux, Athens … If you have enough material foundation, just pick a favorite brand and The design is completely wrong!