Zenith challenges the extreme nautical watch. The case can effectively disperse and absorb the impact while receiving environmental shocks and shocks. The hardened movement uses multiple homemade Zenithium metal shafts. The bezel is made of black titanium and is inlaid with carbon fiber. The new titanium strap is equipped with a blue central chain link, and the side is inlaid with blue composite decoration. The waterproof depth is up to 1000 meters.
As one of the tools for mankind to conquer the ocean, modern timepieces have always occupied an indispensable position in the maritime industry. Europeans have spent hundreds of years and countless resources, and it was not until the middle of the 18th century that they finally invented effective anti-vibration, Clock with temperature difference. Speaking of sailing clocks, the British John Harrison is definitely a character that cannot be ignored. This country watchmaker has spent his entire life making nautical clocks that will be widely used in future generations. It can not only accurately measure longitude, but also resist vibration and temperature difference. In 1757, Harrison completed H3, a third-generation modified version of the nautical clock made by him. H3 contains several new inventions. Harrison replaced the original dumbbell balancer with a circular balancer, which solved the problem. The problem of centrifugal force. He made a ‘bimetallic strip’ (Bimetallic Strip), which replaced the ‘grill’ that was originally used to resist temperature changes. This metal sheet is still widely used in thermostats today. He also invented a ball bearing with a clamping ring, which can still be found on machines with moving parts.
The British Navy specifically ordered a large number of navigation clocks for use by sailing warships. Because of the low price, each boat can be equipped with several sailing clocks. When the British Royal Navy’s “Beagle” started sailing in 1831, it carried 22 sailing clocks. Darwin was riding the “Beagle” ‘rd’ began to conceive the book ‘The Origin of Species’. In 2009, IWC introduced a ‘Gilapagos Islands’ chronograph, inspired by the design of 19 volcanic islands in Girapa that Darwin had personally arrived when he wrote ‘The Origin of Species’. Gos Islands, although this watch does not really involve sailing-related elements, the design of the case with vulcanized coating and the relief of the sea turtle engraved on the case back is enough to make you feel like you are there. Away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Historically, before Harrison made the sailing clock, seafarers were used to positioning using the sun, moon, and stars. They instinctively did not believe that a metal box could replace the universe and God. In their opinion, the clock is like a magic box in a magician’s hand. It is mysterious, totally incomprehensible, and therefore unreliable. But as more and more sailors began to use the sailing clock to complete feats in the global waters, the sailing clock gradually became an indispensable navigational instrument for sailors. In 1884, another major event that affected the history of navigation took place. Internationally, the prime meridian that used the longitude passing through the Greenwich Observatory on the outskirts of London, England, as the starting point for calculating longitude, was zero longitude zero minutes zero seconds. The east of the prime meridian is east longitude, totaling 180 degrees, and west is 180 degrees west longitude. Since the earth is a circular sphere, 180 degrees east longitude and 180 degrees west longitude overlap to form a longitude. Therefore, countries also recognize the 180 degree longitude as the international date change line. When it encounters land, the international date change line will be offset. To avoid using two different dates in the same area. After the longitude is established, the navigator only needs to observe the sailing clock display time at noon of the sun at sea to convert the current longitude.
Although the early nautical clocks had to pass the observatory test, they had various appearances. The variety of shapes and operation methods once caused a lot of distress to the crew. The pragmatism introduced by Athens and other brands provides a reference for the high standardization of marine clock designs. Glashütte, Longines, Hamilton and other brands that have provided a large number of clocks to the military in history have also begun to manufacture marine clocks in accordance with unified design standards. In the well-designed wooden box, two symmetrically connected The pendulum is a marine clock that counteracts the impact of hull sway on the accuracy of the timing. In 2008, the design concept of the former nautical clock was incorporated into the watch by Zenith. This is a shocking four-seat challenge. The anti-vibration mechanism of the nautical watch, this kind of creative inspiration similar to ‘Universal joint’ In fact, it comes from the original design principle of the marine clock.