But Cartier watch is a signficant and amazing project with intriguing potential
5 January, 2015 at 5:57 am in Business
To achieve the first goal, the team started with the carbon crystal escape wheel and lever from the ID One. That is lubrication free and naturally more energy efficient. And the ID Two has a unique differential gear train that has a high speed reducing ratio, making it significantly more efficient than a regular gear train. Personally http://www.waxreplica.co.uk/replica-cartier-santos-watches-sale-for-uk.html I think this is the innovation with the most commercial potential in the near term. It's elegant but substantial, and I wonder why no one thought of it before. The downside here is that a direct seconds hand is not possible, but an indirectly driven seconds hand can be added.
Most radical is the solution for the second goal of minimising energy replica rolex submariner uk. The inside of a watch case is a 99. 8% vacuum, which boosts the efficiency of the escapement tremendously.
Because it’s a vacuum, the case back is held in place by air pressure, with nanoparticle gaskets. Combined with the ultra smooth surface of the sintered Ceramyst case, that eliminates leakage so the vacuum will last about a decade. And the case is entirely clear, made from a transparent ceramic Cartier calls Ceramyst (which i think is similar to the clear aluminium used in windows of military vehicles). Personally I feel this is the least practical of the innovations in the ID Two. To achieve the third goal of maximising energy storage, Cartier created fibreglass mainsprings coated with parylene. The watch uses double Replica Breitling Bentley 6. 75 Watches UK | AAA Quality Breitling Bentley 6. 75 For Sale, with a pair of fibreglass springs stacked in each of the barrels. The properties of fibreglass mean it can store more energy and deliver more stable torque. I expect this will be fairly low cost when made in large volumes, so this has exciting implications for watches at all price points.
Carole Forestier and the rest of the team at Cartier deserve tremendous kudos for their creative thinking. This watch will not be commercialised in this form, but it is a signficant and amazing project with intriguing potential.
The mythical everyday watch means different things to different people. One of my everyday watches is the Santos Galbee in steel. In fact it is one of my favourites. In no order of importance: At 32 mm wide this is not a large watch, in fact I sometimes get the comment it looks small. The size and slimness means that it sits comfortable on the wrist without moving. And in a pinch it can be pressed into service as a formal watch under double cuffs. Though it is small, the design is distinctive enough that sometimes people recognise it. This is a watch of the seventies and perhaps eighties. The Santos Galbee was launched in 1978 as a steel and gold watch, part of Les Must de Cartier (“I must have a Cartier”). And Gordon Gekko wore a solid gold moon phase model (quartz unfortunately) in Wall Street. But Cartier has kept it up to date with subtle design improvements. This Santos Galbee is the latest iteration and the best in my opinion. The case is sleeker, with a flat case back, and a much high quality bracelet. Interestingly the bracelet for this watch was only added in 1978, decades after the original Santos of 1904, yet the bracelet is visually perfect with the case styling.