In the past few years, Zenith fake uses a specific piece to display its tabulation skills: Academy Christophe Colomb. This work has been present in different versions, today’s Zenith will focus on finishing. The results are called “Hurricane Gravily Valve”, which may stand in the ultimate version of this amazing Odyssey in the world of Haute Horlogerie.
In short, Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Rurricane Grand Voyage has set off three technologies. The first very melted into the heaven: 36,000 vibration per hour beats, pointing to the brand of the brand, from the famous El Primero caliber of 1969. The same frequency, but of course, of course, different technologies.
The second development is the Fusée and the chain transmission mechanism. ZENITH is not the owner of the process, nor the inventors of this process, intended to maintain a constant torque along the energy chain of motion. Despite this, this is a significant art.
The third is the gravity control system. This is the most interesting development so far, it can be found in this work.
ZENITH Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage: Despise Gravity
Although the Fusée and the chain drive eliminates the change of such changes (the equal duration of oscillations), the largest voyage has also canceled the impact of gravity.
The principle of maintaining the regulatory organs in horizontal position is studied, thereby achieving the best balance wheel, resulting in the best timing accuracy, Zenith creates a module, so that the “heart” of the movement keeps the constant escape in this position. mechanism.
This gravity control system is also a tribute to history, because it is inspired by Zenith’s ocean timer, borrowed from these instruments, the principle of universal suspension introduced on the 16th century in the marine compass, so that they can keep horizontal, although They will keep horizontal and rolled ship.
The gravity control system with self-adjusted gyro mechanics is used to maintain the regulatory organ in the angle of the wrist, thereby representing the final evolution of the ship timer. Zenith is the only viewing manufacturer that masters this system – formally got a reward in the “Best Complex Watch” category of Geneva Table, Grand Prix, 2011. It is invented in fierce development.
Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage: Attractive Clothing
In terms of dialing, Zenith replica chose an open architecture to see the three original mechanisms in action: buckets with their Fusée and chain transfers (1030 and 1.30), gyro gravity control systems and 6 o high-frequency adjustment organs’ clocks. Three gold (12 o’clock hours / minute, 9 o’clock hours / minute, 4 o’clock power reserves) are Guilloché, wearing white enamel, with blue steel hand and screws.
The back of the character is a famous navigator. Many adventures. This miniature painting was created using the golden lane system fixed directly in motion. In the foreground, portraits and six points engraved with Christopher Columbus. Background of Santa Maria breeding, Columbus in 1492 flagship sailing in his first sailing. Tiny manual cutting and micro-carving decoration depicts the rich details of the vessel, especially in ropes and rigging. Use the carved Champlevé technology to make a variety of sails made on the Cloisonné base, decorated with famous Red Cross. Behind the sailing boat, you have chosen to the train bridge to represent the ocean, which is a small wave, then use a half-transparent paint. In the background, the gun pipe bridge opens the horizon with the microcomputer decoration, depicting the sky divided into days and nights.
Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage: Technical Data
1st Christophe Colomb Module with Fusée and Chain Transmission,
Constant-Force Fusée and Chain Transmission Connected to the Barrel,
Hand-Crafter Gold Elements screwed to the movement: Micro-Engraving,
Micro-Painting and enamelling on the a Cloisonné base using an engraved Champlevé Technque,
10- Piece Limited Edition (Ref: 18.2211.8805/36.C713)
El Primero 8805, hand-wound
A unique gyroscopic mechanism that maintains the regulating organ in a perfectly horizontal position
Calibre: 16 ½’’’ (diameter: 37 mm)
Thickness: 5.85 mm
Gyroscopic carriage composed of 173 parts
Chain made of 585 parts
Frequency: 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Over 50-hour power reserve
Off-centred hours and minutes at 12 o’clock
“Gravity Control” self-regulating module at 6 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Power-reserve indication at 3 o’clock
Fusée and chain transmission beneath the hours/minutes dial
Case, dial and hands:
18-carat rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.80 mm/21.80 mm (with domed sapphire crystal)
Cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, domes protecting the Christophe Colomb module
Water resistance 3 ATM
Dial: 3 enamelled gold dials
Hour-markers: black lacquered
Hands: blued steel