Although the luminous watch is a basic decoration, but also as a function of the replica watches, it is with the watch to get along with the morning and evening, it seems more dull. Almost every watch like a small partner will know it or not. You know, the first modern watch in the history of the birth of a hundred years ago, in the history of the watch, the watch from the work to the shape, from the material to the complex function applications have experienced many times evolution. Each watchmaking technology is mature and the development of science and technology are closely related to progress. As the usual luminous function is so common, its technology from development to improvement of the process intriguing, full of fun and chance. Now many watch has this magical function, what is more, with excellent luminous design has become the biggest selling point of the watch. Want to really understand the luminous table? Follow me! Let’s turn the lights off.
Full of accidental invention of the first piece of watch
Breguet, Napoleon’s choice
Speaking of the luminous function of the watch, first of all to know how to watch. The first watch of the “birth” is not not from the hands of professional watchmakers, nor is it derived from the mechanical master of the pen, but with eight clock pole can not beat the French emperor Napoleon. It is said that in 1806 Napoleon to win the beauty (Queen Josephine) favor, ordered craftsmen to create a “small bell” as the wrist bracelet, this is the world’s first watch. Since then the pocket watch as a symbol of men’s identity, while the watch has become a charm to show a small child objects.
Radium Glow – Turns on the first light of the night time meter reading
The radium element in a test tube
Since the watch is produced, for its creation has not stopped. Some people may ask, is not the first light luminous powder it? Luminous powder is indeed earlier than the fluorescent material of radium, this material is a class of zinc sulfide powder as a substrate material, which itself does not have the function of light, but after the light irradiation will be light. But because of material problems and technical problems, such a powder can only maintain a very short period of light.
Retro Tudor full of new bronze watch
Early pocket watch is very few of this feature, and its popularity to the war after the need for military equipment is gradually reflected. The night light source was mainly a flashlight or light bulb, but in a war environment, the use of these two things to complete the night operation is deadly, because the light source will expose your location, hidden light became a problem to be solved at that time . So Curie invented radium elements in more than 20 years, because of the extraction of radium technology is relatively mature, scale and yield is not a small upgrade, the application of elements slowly to the industry closer. As Radium is a radioactive element, can emit α and γ two kinds of rays, so through a certain synthesis can produce a certain brightness of the self-luminous, relatively suitable for close observation of the luminous material. Thus, by the zinc sulfide, radium bromide and new thorium made of fluorescent coating and glue mixed together, smear on the military instruments and watches.
Panerai RADIOMIR series PAM00505 watch luminous display
However, radium, after all, radiation elements, itself contains highly toxic. Even if rarely measured, there are cases of table cover of the protection, there will be harm to people. Radium at the time can not be used as a fluorescent agent is another drawback because when the tightness of the replica watches sale is not good, long-term use of the watch makes the water vapor and air into them, radium will soon be aging, loss of function. But the development of radium in the fluorescent agent is also very meaningful, well-known brands PANERAI with the then they use the Radiomir luminous named a series now, indicating that the luminous radium has a considerable impact on the field.
Illuminated half a century dial of tritium (chuan) luminous
Tritium luminous display
Fifty years later with the development of science and technology, the use of radium has been a great security guarantee, no longer because of other materials or work and affect human health. But then, a safer, more practical chemical element “tritium” began to be applied to all the wrist of the public. Because it radiation is very small, very practical. Through the collision of the glass tube light it is also one of the mainstream of modern fluorescent agent.
Boer tritium vapor lamp dial display
Since the luminous luminous material (radium and tritium), do not need to absorb energy from the outside, it can be sustained light. Diving table common “T <25” means that the amount of tritium radiation is less than 25 Curie units, in line with safety standards. In the past 50 years of the Swiss watch, often marked at the bottom of the six-hour standard “T Swiss Made T”, its meaning is the use of luminous tritium for the material, the amount of safety standards. The half-life of tritium is about 12.5 years, that is, tritium can illuminate the fake watches for more than a decade. After this time, tritium began to age, turn yellow, and gradually lost the luminous effect. Later, the Japanese invented a tritium compound, delaying the aging of tritium, which makes the watch fluorescence can last a long time. But after all, as the existence of radioactive elements, the risk will not affect the wearer, but it will also affect the production of raw materials workers, coupled with the United Nations humanitarian control, so the watch brand for its use on the very few.
Miniature tritium trachea
Miniature tritium trachea
I believe that when it comes to miniature tritium trachea we will not feel strange, this swept the military table sector of the real name of the micro tritium called “Tritium Gas Vial”, in 1989 the US military began using it as the standard specifications, in 1991, tritium trachea Army The table formally assembled the US military and was heavily adopted in the first Gulf War.
Safe and stable Luminova luminous
Omega watch luminous display
Luminova is a non-radioactive environmental protection materials, the earliest 80 years began by the Japanese special chemical group developed. Until the mid-90s of last century, this new luminous material began production. Until now, this kind of luminous material has been applied in every corner of the world, small to watch, large aircraft precision instruments, are through this material to decorate the code full of charm night, making a lot of operations can Tight Luo densely in the night to complete. Of course, the application on the watch is also very broad, such as Lange’s watch makes me deeply in love with the luminous performance of the watch, let us watch together below!
Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen” watch
Summary: charming dazzling luminescence cheap replica watches also has its twists and turns of the development of the road, the watch appears to be simple technology, the little bit behind him a little-known history. Like the luminous function of the watch, but also need to understand its interesting development process, this is full of the era of mechanical technology is the correct attitude. What kind of luminous watch you like it? May wish to say it out to enjoy the appreciation of it!