Month: January 2018

Unusual’ World Time Watch

Compared with timekeeping, perpetual calendar, etc., I prefer the world time function. It makes little sense that I rarely go abroad, but still love World Time watches. Perhaps, even though I am busy with life every day, I still have a vision to think about where to go. Therefore, I also like the World Time watch function can accommodate 24 time zones, worn on the wrist to give yourself the confidence to travel the world.

   The time zone of the world time function is divided according to 24 time zones of Greenwich. Most of the world time watches use a day and night display with a 24-hour inner circle, and use light and dark colors to distinguish time changes. The outer circle is marked with the names of 24 cities representing 24 time zones. The city representing the time zone to which the current time belongs is displayed at 12 o’clock on the top of the dial. The time in other time zones is displayed by the 24-hour dial corresponding to the straight line of the city name.

   If you want to change your location, you need to press a separate world time adjustment button, usually a separate button located on the side of the case. Set the location to 12 o’clock or the arrow position corresponding to local time. Each time you press the button, the hour hand showing the local time will move forward by one hour clockwise, and the 24-hour dial and the city name dial will move counterclockwise by an interval, which is equivalent to changing one time zone. Pressing this button 24 times is equivalent to making a trip around the world and returning to the starting point.
   Generally speaking, the division of the World Time Watch into 24 cities according to the Greenwich time zone is a common practice. There are 24 hourly time zones, but there are also a few powerful World Time watches that cover more cities. On the movement structure Even more complicated. For example, Glashütte’s original parliamentary World Time watch launched the previous year.

   Glashütte’s original self-developed world time display function includes two dials that can display the time of two time zones at the same time, as well as the day and night display of the two places, and accurately balances daylight saving time and standard time. The watch can display time in 37 time zones around the world (including full hour, half hour, and 15 minute or 45 minute time zone), each time zone is represented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code. Although the watch has two dials, it is easy to adjust, just complete the initial setting of the local time and date. Then, when you want to set any destination time, just turn the crown at 4 o’clock clockwise, and the center hour and minute hands will rotate forward in 15 minutes until the airport code representing the destination time zone appears in summer Time (DST) or Standard Time (STD) window, and vice versa. At this time, the destination time is clear at a glance, the center hour and minute hands will directly display the exact time of the destination, and the day and night display of the destination and the date will be automatically adjusted.

   Glashütte Original also launched its Beijing SKP special watch this year. For the first time, the name of Beijing Airport was used as the representative of China’s world time zone. Important capital status.

   Of course, if there are many innovations in counting the world time, the best travel time watch of the GPHG watch awards every year is very concerned. As this feature is gradually loved by many consumers, I believe there will be more and more The ‘unusual’ world time watch is launched.


2013 Basel World Watch & Jewellery Fair New Preview-jean Richard Terrascope Watch

The Jean Richard Terrascope watch is made of stainless steel and has been polished and satin-finished. The design and structure of this case can meet any test, especially the two sides of the case, which not only protects the watch, but also echoes the entire design and watchmaking concept.

The design of the TERRASCOPE watch is extremely strong, sporty and elegant; as for the black dial, it emphasizes the overall design. In addition, the stainless steel hour markers and hands coated with luminous materials give the watch an easy-to-read time display. The date window is at 3 o’clock; the end of the second hand is specifically identified in red.

The JR60 movement provides the watch with precise time behind the time display. The stainless steel strap is closer to the wrist, while the bottom of the case is engraved with the new JEANRICHARD logo. TERRASCOPE watches are available in beige, white or silver matte dials and are available with a stainless steel, leather or rubber strap.

TERRASCOPE watch technical specifications
Straight-lined satin-finished steel case
Size: 44 mm
Thickness: 12.6 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-in case back
Water-resistant to 100 meters
JR60 self-winding mechanical movement
Movement size: 11 ½ law minutes
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
Number of jewels: 21
Power reserve: no less than 42 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date
Black straight-lined satin dial
Luminous hour markers
Rhodium-plated hands coated with luminescent material
Stainless steel strap with stainless steel folding clasp