Watch The Small Features Do Not Despise

For obvious features, any watch enthusiast with a certain experience will not ignore it. However, some changes in details, especially some new ‘small features’, are easy to ignore. Ask the industry, especially the designers and constructors responsible for the development of new products. In fact, the ‘small features’ of watches are always valued by the watch industry, especially in the context of turbulence in the market. Every year, some ‘small functions’ have been launched. The prevalence of ‘small features’
One of the most prominent manifestations of the popularity of ‘small functions’ is the popularity of world time or multi-time zone watches in recent years. Those who like this practical function are pleased to find that from the innovative and quick adjustment of Breguet, the classic gorgeous new of Vacheron Constantin Style, to Blancpain’s annual calendar, long power plus half time zone display, each one takes their brand to be proud of their innovations are applied to these newly developed world time and multi-time zone watches, people feel that it is more practical than practical The addition of the old classic watch has a clear impulse to buy. Similar practical functions, including the previously less noticeable alarm clock, almanac, and the addition of flyback, double-tracking hands, etc. in the context of the increasing popularity of chronographs.
The latter is particularly interesting. In the eyes of people who do n’t know much about the structure of the watch, the double-tracking hand is just a pointer that can be separated and run for the timing, and the flyback is simpler to return the timing hand to the starting point. Continue to run, but watchmaking experts feel that flying back is not easy, the double tracking needle can be regarded as a complex function, and it will take some thought to transform it from an ordinary chronograph movement. In fact, in addition to the difficulty of distinguishing these small functions from the factory’s high pricing, it can be confirmed by the number of similar products. Technically simple, of course, may attract more imitators. Conversely, with more imitators and more similar products, someone will find another way in technology or make it more difficult. The most typical example is from the earliest idea of ​​Athens to use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons to make multi-time zone adjustments easy and accurate, to Breguet’s development of the same convenient and quick adjustment system for the traditional world-small functions from The technological innovation that shines in front of people’s eyes, and the use of complex technologies to achieve concise results, promote the progress of the industry.
Here, a question worth exploring is the precise definition of ‘small functions’. Of course, compared with extremely complex movements such as perpetual calendar and three questions, innovations with fewer parts and simple functions can all be classified as small functions. In addition, some long-term power, observatory-grade precision timekeeping, super waterproof watches over 500 meters, professional anti-magnetic watches, and skip seconds (mechanical watches running like electronic quartz watches), etc. are not classified as ‘small functions’ and will not cause people too Big objection. However, are some aesthetic innovations, such as see-through movements, new material cases, and so on, small features? The former often does not hesitate to change the original mechanical structure in order to achieve a more transparent and beautiful visual effect, while the latter requires support in many aspects from high technology to manual decoration to assembly. Furthermore, under modern conditions, various handicrafts such as chamfering and engraving, which cannot be replaced by machines, seem to fall into the category of ‘small functions’ in a broad sense.
I didn’t want to do too much scrutiny on the concept, I just wanted to remind those who can’t afford to buy extremely complicated models for a while, but also want to step into the door of the collection-try to discover a little ‘small features’. Not only is the future popular among them, but ‘small functions’ are often not technically simple, and as an entry-level collection and practical it is most suitable.