Every piece of ancient history is a source of inspiration. Of course, it is also destined to be a symbol of the brand that cannot be replaced. Of course, the inheritance of history is also the mission of watch development. Today the editor will take you through three classic timepieces to understand the historical evolution of different brands and feel different watchmaking styles and extraordinary designs:
Panerai Radiomir 1940 Collection PAM00514
Around 1940, the Panerai Workshop in Florence perfected a new case, which was designed to continuously meet the strict requirements of the Italian Navy commandos. Launched in 1936, this case is based on the Radiomir case. The name of the Radiomir is a luminous material derived from Panerai’s patented material, which makes the dial equally clear and readable in the dark. .
In the new case, the lugs are no longer bent and welded to the case as before with a thick steel wire. When the commandos were instructed to drive their underwater attack ships to perform difficult tasks, the design risked falling off the strap. However, in the case of the 1940s version, the lugs became larger and stronger because it was made of the same steel as the case, which was the birth of the Radiomir 1940 series.
Watch model: PAM00514
Watch series: Radiomir 1940 series
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: AISI 316L stainless steel
Case diameter: 42 mm
Watch strap: leather
Reference price: ¥ 54,400
Watch details: 1940 series PAM00514 3-day power reserve watch, with a unique design of Panerai, the case is made of stainless steel, the dial is equipped with a small second hand at 9 o’clock, and the dial There is a date window, and the black dial adopts a sandwich structure. Luminous materials are coated between the two overlapping sheets. The light shines through the hollow hour markers corresponding to the upper sheet and is clearly visible in the dark night. Panerai has designed this dial structure as early as the late 1930s, its role is to improve brightness and legibility. It is equipped with a P.3000 manual-winding movement with a diameter of 16½ centimeters. The two barrels provide a power reserve of up to 3 days. It is equipped with a wide frosted bridge, and its edges are all chamfered. Large inertia balance wheel with balance frequency of 3 Hz.
Breitling Aviation Chronograph A1937012 / BA57 / 760P
As early as 1936, Breitling joined hands with the Royal Air Force to become its designated supplier and began long-term and close cooperation with the international aviation community. In 1952, Breitling first introduced the ‘806’ aviation chronograph watch. Since then, the pilot has a watch that truly belongs to him. The watch is equipped with Breitling’s original circular flight slider, known as the ‘aviation computer’. , Can perform various calculations required for flight. Because of this, Breitling Aviation Chronographs are not only sought after by pilots and flying enthusiasts, but also affirmed by the World Pilots Association (AOPA) as the official watch of the Association. For more than half a century, the styling and spirit of the Breitling Aviation Chronograph has remained unchanged, becoming a well-deserved flagship model of Breitling.
Watch model: A1937012 / BA57 / 760P
Watch Series: Aviation Chronograph
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 46 mm
Reference price: ¥ 85,700
Watch details: Improved based on the 2892-A2 movement. The oscillating frequency of the movement is 28,800 times per hour, and it is equipped with 38 gems, which can provide 42 hours of power reserve for the watch.
Omega Speedmaster 3220.127.116.11.01.003
Omega Speedmaster professional chronographs have occupied an important place in the history of space exploration. For more than half a century, Speedmasters have witnessed many brilliant historical moments that challenge the limits and courage of the human body, including the first manned moon landing in 1969, and American Aerospace The agency has carried out many manned space missions since March 1965. From the beginning of the Gemini program in the mid-1960s to the current International Space Station program, the Speedmaster is the only equipment used in NASA’s many manned space programs.
Watch model: 318.104.22.168.01.003
Watch Series: Speedmaster Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Ceramic
Strap material: nylon
Case diameter: 44.25 mm
Reference price: ¥ 88,700
Watch details: omega / 30874 /
Watch Reviews: The Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ chronograph is a reinterpretation of the Speedmaster classic ‘Moonwatch’. The black case and dial are very eye-catching. It is equipped with 9300 coaxial machinery independently developed by Omega. The movement and the chronograph function are perfectly combined for the first time. 44.25mm frosted polished ceramic body with polished ceramic bezel, distinctive black zirconia ceramic dial with striking 18k white gold ‘lunar watch’ style hands, two ceramics at 3 and 9 o’clock The most iconic design features in Speedmaster watches, such as the small dial, matte chrome nitride speedometer scale, and more. The movement adopts the Omega 9300 coaxial movement, equipped with an innovative vertical wheel device and Si14 silicon spring. It is the first brand-made movement with a timing function. Interconnected, two-way automatic winding helps to reduce winding time, rhodium-plated surface decorated with Arabic-style Geneva ripples, and provides a 60-hour power reserve.
Summary: Each watch presents a moving history. The tough military style of Panerai, the aura of Breitling, and the ‘record’ of Omega’s flight to space make you feel the extraordinary charm of timepieces. The feeling of history, the above brands and models are good choices.