September 14, 2014, Thursday, Zenith is writing the future of the brand, and create a new chapter in the history of Swiss watchmaking. Following the 1969 with the extraordinary watchmaking technology, released the first El Primero automatic chronograph (oscillation frequency up to 5 Hz, timing accuracy of up to 1/10 seconds), the real force through the basic research to achieve breakthroughs in innovation, the grand launch of Defy Lab watch.
This watch not only has a groundbreaking new type of oscillator – it’s invented, its challenge is no less than seventeenth century, Christian Weinez laid the working principle of mechanical watches – also applied innovative material Aeronith. It is not alloy, but a foam metal mixture, 2.7 times lighter than titanium, 1.7 times lighter than aluminum, 10% lighter than carbon fiber. The production process of this mixed material involves cutting-edge technology, the first need to heat aluminum to the melting point. Alu 6082 is often used in the naval field because of its excellent corrosion resistance. This innovative watch R & D success, thanks to LVMH Group luxury replica watches and clocks, the accumulation of expertise in the brand and the synergies between each other, but also thanks to Guy Sémon leadership supervision.
Defy Lab is the first, but also the only one embodies more than three centuries before the principle of revolutionary balance of hairspring to the revolutionary evolution of the mechanical watch. Since 1675, Christian Huygens in the form of a clock to the French Royal Academy of Arts proposed hairspring balance principle, has not been challenged. Although it has been improved and even optimally optimized, it has never been questioned today, but is considered to be eternal and unchanging.
The new oscillator is made of monocrystalline silicon, one piece of molding, the details of the hair than the human body more refined, used to replace the hairspring balance wheel. Conventional speed control mechanism contains about 30 components, need to assemble, adjust, set, test and lubrication, the thickness is usually 5 mm; In contrast, the new speed control mechanism only a single component, only 0.5 mm thick. The new Caliber ZO 342 movement frequency up to 15 Hz, the oscillator swing is +/- 6 degrees, and has nearly 60 hours Zenith, the vibration frequency is El Primero movement frequency three times, the Zenith reserve should be exceeded 10%. Amazing vibration frequency makes it almost 10 times the accuracy of its average daily difference can be controlled within 0.3 seconds.
General mechanical replica watches full string running 24 hours, with the loss of energy, its accuracy is also declining. And this new oscillator can be 95% of the Zenith reserve state to maintain the same accuracy, far more than 24 hours. No more contact means no more friction or loss, and therefore no lubrication. In addition, the new oscillator is not sensitive to temperature, gravity and magnetic fields, eliminating the conventional hairspring balance wheel components due to the above situation, resulting in the key to reduce the key weaknesses.
This watch has been certified triple, including the French Besançon Observatory (Besançon Observatory) on behalf of the International Weights and Measures issued by the precision time certification, the certification mark for a snake head emblem. In terms of thermal performance, the scope of the ISO-3159 standard has also been expanded, the watch daily error of only 0.3 seconds, the deviation in the different temperature values are certified, twice as high as the standard. Finally, the watch conforms to the ISO-764 standard and can withstand a magnetic field of 1,100 gauss, exceeding 18 times the standard.
The significance of this watch, not only in another mechanical mechanism to remodel Huygens principle, it has opened up a new vision, the mechanical watch to a new dimension. In addition, this is the industry’s first watch equipped with Aeronith case (44 mm in diameter, 14.5 mm in thickness). The first batch of Zenith Defy Lab limited to 10, each one of the appearance, color is unique, the watch are presented as a special gift to commemorate the event, including the press conference to participate in the personal invitation letter and visit the real table factory Personal Invitation. Customers will receive a pre-order watch by Jean Claude Biver, head of LVMH Group Watch & Watch, Julien Tornare, Chief Executive Officer, and Guy Sémon, General Manager of Tiger TAG Heuer. It is reported that Zenith Replica of Defy Lab watch price of 29,900 Swiss francs, equivalent to about 20 million yuan