Month: August 2013

Tudor Launches Qicheng Biwan Series Bronze Watch

The new Tudor Kai Cheng Biwan series bronze watch draws inspiration from the brand history. The overall lines, domed dial details and domed mirror design are derived from the brand’s first diving watch. The magnificent winding crown was designed to pay tribute to the 7924 model that appeared in 1958. Collectors nicknamed this crown a ‘large crown’. Collectors like to use ‘snowflake’ pointers with distinctive angular pointers. They are more common in watches delivered to the French National Navy in the 1970s. The holes on the lugs and the unique chamfers are distinctive historical design elements.

Aluminum bronze alloy case
   The main characteristic element of the Qicheng Biwan Bronze Watch is the magnificent bronze case, with a diameter of 43 mm. Aesthetically referring to the use of bronze by historical ships and other diving equipment. The high-performance aluminum bronze alloy ensures that the watch produces a delicate and unique patina based on wearing habits. The chocolate brown dial and bezel with gold and beige tones set a precedent for the Tudor brand. As if to accompany the wearer for many years, he is shaped by him and his way of life. The visual effects are antique and time.

Tudor MT5601 homemade movement
   The MT5601 self-made movement is specially designed and manufactured by Tudor for Chengbiwan Bronze Watch, with a slightly larger diameter and hour, minute and second display function. The movement is engraved with ‘MT5601’, where ‘MT’ stands for ‘Movement TUDOR’.

   In 2015, Tudor announced the launch of the brand’s first self-developed, manufactured, and assembled mechanical movement (MT5621). Accurate travel time, robust architecture and excellent performance. Provides up to 70 hours of power reserve, the wearer removes the watch on Friday night and puts it on again on Monday morning without rewinding. The frequency of the movement is 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz), controlled by a balance wheel equipped with a silicon balance spring, and the two sides are fixed by a cross plate to improve its shock resistance. In addition, this movement is certified by the Swiss Precision Timepiece Testing Center (COSC). (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)