In many ways, high-end watchmaking is a lot like Formula One. Just as the cutting edge technology developed for high-speed racing eventually filters down to mainstream production, so too do the mind-blowing concepts explored in the world of haute horology. For instance Cartier’s ID One and Two concept pieces, both inspired by the desire to make mechanical replica watches more efficient, have resulted in improvements that have or soon will find their way into the brand’s various product lines.
A Step Too Far ?
The third and final one is easily the most practical and as a result probably the most attractive to the end consumer: the Mikrograph is able to measure increments of time accurate to 1/100th of a second. The brand set a new record back in January with this piece as it was the first mechanical chronograph to achieve this level of accuracy. Certainly replica TAG Heuer is deserving of its name: Technique d’Avant Garde. The movement uses two different balance wheels, with separate escapements and transmission systems.
Only a few manufactures can compete with its innovative talent, its will to solve technical problems, and, simply, its results. TAG Heuer doesn’t follow any path but its own. Still, it seems that in spite of the evolution of these 3 masterpieces, TAG Heuer limits its stratospheric R&D capabilities to predominantly playing on more common grounds.
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In terms of Guy Semon, Head of R&D (40 people) explains, “the visible added value is a priority in every new models.” Translation : innovation, yes, but that the customer can see. The V4 appeared more “understandable”, while the Mikrograph clearly “talks” to anyone with its super fast seconds hand.
A truly impressive piece and deserving of an article all to itself, the Flying 1000 represents yet another example of the brand completely changing the rules of the game and leaving competitors with their mouths agape at the starting line. Take for instance their most recent unveiling; the spectacular Mikrotimer Flying 1000 capable of measuring time increments accurate to an incredible 1/1000th of a second!
The first one, the Pendulum, clearly set its sights high in terms of the level of mechanical mastery and ingenuity involved. Perhaps too high, as a matter of fact: other major industry players have not followed TAG’s lead in developing their own, similar technology, and to date even the brand itself has not advised of any plans to innovate additional models with the famous magnetic-driven balance wheels. The fruits of TAG Heuer’s labour have been made evident of the last few years as they unveiled three major new pieces; the Pendulum, the V4 and the Mikrograph.
The second one, the Monaco V4, took a slightly easier path and used 3 existing principles that were for the first time combined together in the one case. First is the use of a linear weight for the automatic movement. Second, the V4 uses mini ball bearings instead of “rubies”. Third, the movement uses a series of transmission belts instead of pinions. High performance indeed, but in truth nothing really that has not been seen before.
This mission remained in memories for its famous line ‘Houston, we have a problem’. It was, in fact, the Omega Speedmaster that played a major role in helping the Apollo 13 crew return safely to Earth when their on board instruments were shut down to save power. The Speedy is and will remain a myth, the first watch that went on the moon, as it has accompanied astronauts on all six lunar landings, solidifying its reputation as the integral link between Omega Watches and NASA. Since 1969, Omega is recognized as the official supplier of NASA and of the ‘Moonwatch’, a trusted partner in space exploration.
For this invaluable support, replica watches Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award, the highest honor a non-governmental entity can receive from NASA. This is again this superb achievement that Omega celebrates with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award.
Attending to the event, astronauts General Thomas Stafford and Captain James Lovell (one of the Apollo 13 crew members) answered questions, together with fake Omega President Stephen Urquhart. One of the most funny questions asked was about the tests needed to pass inspection and therefore, how the replica Omega Speedmaster became the Moonwatch. Mr. Urquhart said, ‘the Speedmaster was not developed specifically for space travel, nevertheless, while NASA was looking for an official timepiece, the OMEGA Professional Speedmaster had already all the functions they needed.’ Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design.
When Captain Lovell recounted the frightening tale of his Apollo 13 experience sharing, he said that ‘it was necessary to maneuver without the use of our equipment, we had to burn the engine for 14 seconds in order to course correct so we used the watch (the Omega Speedmaster Professional) to time the burn of the engine and return safely. Concerning what happened to the crew members of Apollo 13 mission, we can guess that the choice of the Omega Speedmaster by NASA was quite wise.
With intention to celebrate this unique partnership, Omega and NASA, they hosted an event at the Space Centre and Mission Control (Houston, Texas) where guest had the opportunity to talk with several astronauts.As you may have seen, Omega celebrated this year the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission by launching a limited edition of the Speedy, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award.
The watch is deeply attractive under lights, the range of finishes means the watch demonstrates a complexity that belies the design which, on paper at least appears simple. Nevertheless, this time, it was a simple chronograph that helped to save astronauts and brought them back, alive, on Earth. The case’s material is not the only evolution nevertheless, as the bezel (that of course still comes in black with white inscriptions – a Speedy is and will always be a Speedy) features a ceramic insert. NASA always had the best instruments and technologies to help astronauts in their duty. Nevertheless, all on board instruments were shut down to save power and the replica Omega watches Speedmaster played a major role in helping the Apollo 13 crew return safely to Earth.
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But even familiarity with the recent Milgauss line can’t prepare enthusiast eyes for the radiant spectacle of the Z Blue sunburst. Even the original reference 6542 of 1956, a watch for stone-faced Cold War scientists, featured the whimsical “‘bolt” seconds hand and quirky “honeycomb” dial. A full metallic soleil that explodes from the cannon pinion, the Z Blue was designed expressly to evoke electrical arcing on a Nikola Tesla scale. And the dial is dynamic.
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To be sure, the look isn’t for everyone, and that’s a wonderful thing. It’s a sign that Rolex knows how to get over itself when it sees an opportunity to take a chance on a love/hate design. Big Green understands that the Milgauss Z Blue is going to alienate the firm’s ROC/Bakelite Bezel/Lesson One purists.
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