Month: May 2021

Rado Tradition Series New Captain Cook Captain Cook Mkiii Watch, Pay Tribute To The 60s Classic

Watch styling is a manifestation of the artistic style of the era. Rado’s new Tradition series relied on the style and essence of the original, as well as the clarity and wearability of the 21st century watch, thereby paying tribute to the timeless classic. . The newly launched CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch is based on the CaptainCook Captain Cook series in 1960. Combined with the 60-year-old stylish setting watch style, the dial is injected with a new modern design vocabulary, and the exclusive radar watch is played. Era aesthetic art style.

Masterpiece Tradition Series CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch with sandblasted grade 5 titanium case, diameter 46.8 × 48.3 mm, hours, minutes, seconds, date display, black solar radial faceplate, with white and yellow overlay Super-LumiNova® luminous coated hour markers, ETC07.621 self-winding movement, diameter 11½ legal minutes, power reserve 80 hours, sapphire crystal, screw-down titanium back case, 3 seahorse seals, 2 sets of polished PVD-treated titanium 5 screw-in crowns, waterproof 220 meters, black fabric strap with grey stitching, stainless steel retractable folding buckle and hardened sandblasted stainless steel button surface.

   Grade 5 hardened titanium creates a very lightweight and large-sized bold watch body. The box-shaped mirror is infused with a strong retro flavor and a distinctive three-dimensional time scale. The bright yellow time scales from 12 to 3 become the focus of sight. The minute and second hands are decorated with bright yellow SuperLuminova to create eye-catching movement. This new watch will be the best model that perfectly combines vintage classics with modern fashion.

CaptainCook’s Captain Cook MKIII watch features a black solar radial faceplate with white and yellow Super-LumiNova® hour-markers, large white rotatable anchor logo, yellow background, white CaptainCook lettering, Automatic logo and Rado rhodium logo, yellow waterproof lettering.

CaptainCook Captain Cook’s MKIII watch features 3 hippocampal seals on the screw-down titanium caseback.

   This series is named after the 18th century British explorer Captain JamesCook. The almost self-taught explorer used his vast knowledge of cartography, anthropology, and astronomy to map the thousands of miles of coastline that were still unknown at the time. As a world-renowned brand with pioneering spirit and breakthrough achievements, Rado has introduced a reimagined and dynamic retro-style automatic timepiece series. It is a wrist that can easily master different styles of work and leisure. The watch is definitely the ideal partner for the modern gentleman explorer.

CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch is a watch that can easily work and relax in different styles, it is definitely an ideal partner for modern gentleman explorers.

Timepiece evolution theory radar table TraditionCaptainCookMKIII

   A series of replica watches from the 1960s, CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch has a popular case in 60s (commonly known as abalone shell), the concept began in the 1960s, and this design in addition to creating a new shape, the dial It gives dynamic and sporty elements. In addition, it can strengthen the waterproof function, which can be said to serve two purposes. The bezel and case are integrally formed, breaking the standard three-piece case, and the mirror surface has also been upgraded to a double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass arc-shaped dial. What remains unchanged is that the box-type mirror creates a unique three-dimensional view. effect. The oversized three-dimensional hour markers, minute scales, arrow-shaped minute and second hands, and the ‘Anchor’ logo of the Rado radar watch are decorated with eye-catching white or bright yellow SuperLuminova. In addition to being legible, CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch classic A new look without losing the sense of modern technology.

CaptainCook Captain Cook MKIII watch has a retro appearance commonly known as the abalone shell, is a popular style in the 60s.

   Although Rado reinterprets the bold, functional appearance of the original Captain Cook watch to suit the taste of modern wearers, it does not sacrifice comfort for style. The lug-free case design means that the MKIII watch can fit all wrist sizes, and the raised rotating bezel for measuring the elapsed minutes will make you never forget the time. The case is made of grade 5 hardened titanium, which is wear-resistant and lightweight. The movement has a power reserve of up to 80 hours and is waterproof to 220 meters. The watch is sporty. In addition, the watch uses two crowns, the crown at 2 o’clock is used to adjust the hour and minute hands on the dial inner circle, and the crown at 3 o’clock is used to adjust the day of the week. The watch is paired with a sports fabric strap, giving the case of this classic era a new generation of vocabulary.

Rado Swiss Radiometer CapCapCookMKIII, model R33030176.

Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370 Watch

At present, there are very few manufacturers capable of independently developing and manufacturing vertical gear transmission structures. Due to technical limitations, this technology is only in the hands of a few independent watchmaking brands. Parmigiani launched the Bugatti Type 370 in 2004, which is inspired by the concept car Bugatti introduced in 2005 with a see-through hood, the Veyron 16B. The watch is designed with a vertical axis, including 5 vertically arranged splints, 5 splints supported by several metal brackets, 6 perfectly spliced ​​radian sapphire crystals, and a large barrel on the side of the case can provide continuous watch Power reserve for more than 10 days. Type 370 is currently available in 5 different styles, mainly reflected in the combination of different dials and straps.

 In 2010, Parmigiani created a Bugatti Super Sport watch inspired by a Bugatti Super Sport supercar. The combination of flat and vertical displays is undoubtedly a brand new to the famous Bugatti Type 370. Deduction and promotion.
 When designing and manufacturing a movement, the most important point is to master the internal space. The loose arrangement of the components of the movement will cause the size of the movement to be too large; the dense arrangement of the components will often affect the overall performance. In the past when small watches were popular, watchmakers made the movement’s gear system very compact. This is to meet the needs of small movements to the greatest extent, while also providing conditions for maximizing the balance. This is because, within a certain range, the larger the balance wheel is made, the larger the inertia of its swing, the greater its ability to resist external interference, and the more accurate the time of the watch.
 With regard to the use of movement space, several brands are now developing in a three-dimensional direction. This is not to say that the original arrangement of gears and components is designed to be more three-dimensional and more spatial, but to display the time in a vertical arrangement by completely subverting the traditional arrangement of gears and components. For the traditional arrangement of horizontal gears, the principle of time display is: the power in the mainspring transmits the torque in a horizontal manner through a series of horizontally arranged gears, and is adjusted and converted by the escapement mechanism. The force is regularly transmitted to the level indicating system. The entire process inevitably undergoes a vertical conversion of the force, that is, it is transformed from a horizontal force to a vertical force, and finally it appears in the form of a horizontal force. Although the change of the force direction can be easily achieved through the shaft connected to the gear, due to various factors such as ubiquitous friction, the excess transmission always consumes more or less energy.
 The vertical gear system is a form of transmission structure that has been popular in recent years. The designer transformed the horizontally-arranged gear system in the traditional clock structure into a form of vertically-arranged occlusion, and the display system also began to get rid of the traditional horizontal motion display mode and develop in a diversified direction. What are the characteristics of arranging the gear system in the movement vertically? First of all, setting up large and small gears can greatly save the planar area occupied by the mechanical structure of the watch and make the watch look ‘smaller’. However, corresponding to this, the thickness of the watch will increase a lot. Secondly, due to the vertically arranged gear system, the gear shafts at each end of each gear are respectively attached to the small splint perpendicular to the main splint. Unlike the horizontally arranged gear system, all gears are fixed on the same Stable main plate, so if the same gear as the horizontal gear system is also used, it will inevitably cause unstable operation. In order to achieve the ideal stability, the designer made the gear very thick, which increased the stability of the gear engagement and operation. However, due to the increased thickness of the gear itself, the burden on the power system is further increased.