Month: May 2014

Zenith’s Latest Commander Series: Classic And Elegant Four Heroes

After years of uncontrollable years, many watch models have been released that are amazing to the world. Zenith once again turned the brand’s end point back to the classic and elegant aspect. Inspired by Captain, introduced in 1952, the name of ‘commander’ sounds reminiscent of ocean adventures and precise navigation. Captain is also a beautiful gem of the Zenith watch factory.
    The Captain series, which is re-emerged, retains the characteristics of the original Captain appearance. It is equipped with a crown prince-like hands and a long tapered time scale, showing a bit of nostalgia; the case has been enlarged to 40 mm, which is more representative of the sharp and crisp feel. There are ‘commanders’ who are smart and capable, but do not have the feeling of persistence and maturity. The new generation of Captain watches are equipped with Zenith’s self-winding movement. In terms of technology and chronological performance, they reflect the exquisite craftsmanship of the Zenith watch factory, including CaptainWinsor calendar watches, Power Reserve power reserve watches, and Dual Time time watches. , And the Captain GrandDate Moonphase watch, can be described as ‘one door four masters’, different style and performance, but each has its own fascinating features.
Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Chronograph with stopwatch craftsmanship Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Chronograph, 18K rose gold case, 42 mm diameter, hour, minute, small seconds, date, day, month, chronograph stopwatch, El Primero4054 automatic winding Movement, frequency of 36,000 vibrations / hour, power reserve of 50 hours, sapphire crystal glass and back cover, waterproof to 50 meters, alligator strap with 18K gold pin buckle.
    The Captain Winsor Almanac Chronograph is the latest sophisticated performance watch from the Captain series. Its design is attributed to the talented museum curator Ludwig Oechslin of the La Chaux-de-Fonds International Clock Museum. Month, but only need to be adjusted once a year. For many chronograph collectors, the complex performance of the almanac is more intimate than the perpetual calendar performance. The layout of the timepiece is clear and easy to read, with unique ingenuity. The time is displayed on three different dials: the outer dial displays the date, the middle dial displays the month, and the inner dial displays the week. This mechanism has a simple and elegant appearance and complex and sophisticated operation. When the number of days is 31 days, the date dial advances the month dial. When the number of days is 30 days, the month dial skips the number 31 directly. Manual adjustments are only needed at the meeting in February and March.
    Unlike other Captain styles, the Captain Winsor is equipped with an El Primero 4054 self-winding movement, which can vibrate up to 36,000 times per hour, with very accurate travel time. The Captain Winsor calendar is available in silver or luminous blue with a stainless steel case, or with a 18K rose gold case.
Captain Grand Date Moonphase watch with meticulous big date and Captain big date moon phase watch, 18K rose gold case, 42 mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, large date, moon phase display, Elite 691 automatically Movement with a chain, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations, a power reserve of 50 hours, a sapphire crystal and a back case, waterproof to 50 meters, and an alligator strap with 18K gold pin buckle.
    The date display is one of the most practical features. Common display panels have two types of devices: general date and large date. The general date display uses a circular date dial, which moves one space a day, and the structure is simpler. On the contrary, the big date mechanism is much more complicated. The window adopts a dual-disc design. The two discs are printed with 0-3 tens and 0-9 digits, respectively. complex. However, the big date also has structural differences: the general double-disc design, there is a gap between the two discs, so the designer mostly uses two square window frames to cover the difference between the height of the double-disc. The more sophisticated large date plate uses transparent film and double plates to make the double plates look tight and seamless, naturally without window frames. Zenith is one of the few brands currently using such precision large date windows.
    In addition to the meticulous large date window, the moon phase of the Captain Grand Date Moonphase watch is also intriguing. Its moon phase window is an umbrella-shaped hollow design, with a floating cloud shape below and a radial pattern on it. The case and face plate of the Captain large date moon phase watch are polished, and the workmanship is maintained at a high level. The overall style is simple and low-key, without exaggerated ornaments. The watch is equipped with an Elite 691 automatic movement. The balance vibrates at 28,800 times per hour. The power reserve is 50 hours. It has the functions of date jump and fast date adjustment.
    Captain Power Reserve watch, rose gold case, 40 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve display, Elite 685 self-winding movement, power reserve 55 hours, water resistance 50 meters, alligator leather Strap.
    The power reserve performance is the watch closest to the characteristics of seafarers or naval commanders, because when they are sailing at sea, it is not easy to detect the passage of time, and it is often easy to ignore the time when the marine clock should be wound. At this time, the power reserve display is Most useful. From this point of view, the Captain Power Reserve display is arguably the most nautical style in the Captain series.
    Having said that, in today’s science and technology, many watches and clocks are even more fun than practical. It is not easy to display the power reserve display in a lively and interesting way, because the display panel of the power reserve display is not only fan-shaped or circular, but if it is too complicated, it may not be easy to read, so it is mostly simple to win. The Captain Power Reserve watch is still designed in accordance with the principle of simplicity, but the design of the fan-shaped plate reveals a few Fu of the navigation instrument panel. The simple concept reveals the original intention of research and development. The Captain Power Reserve watch keeps the power reserve display at 2 o’clock in the principle of retaining the classic design. The date, small seconds and rose gold hour markers and hands at 6-9 o’clock all adhere to the low-key principle, which contrasts the fan-shaped power reserve display at 2 o’clock.
Captain Dual Time watch with navigator status Captain Dual Time watch, stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time display, Elite 682 automatic winding Movement, frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour, power reserve of 50 hours, sapphire crystal glass and back cover, waterproof to 50 meters, alligator leather strap.
    As long as the pilot takes off to a foreign country, most of the time, there is a problem of time difference. With two time watches, it is easy to master the home time. Although the source of R & D of the Captain series comes from the sea, the word Captain is applicable to both the air, sea and air forces. The history of the time performance of the two places can be traced back to the 18th century. It was mainly developed in response to the needs of international traders. At first, the dual movement device was used. Since the case of the pocket watch is large enough, the method of loading two movements is fast and simple. After that, another group of display modules was developed to display the second time. Of course, for Zenith, known for its watchmaking technology, the time performance of the two places is a small case, mainly due to the beauty of the face plate configuration and the sharpness when reading.
    The Captain Dual Time watch is inspired by the flight navigator in the cockpit. The new watch has a diameter of 40 mm. The design still captures the Fu of the flight navigator. The new Captain Dual Time timepiece continues the modern classic mix and match style of the Captain series. The case and lugs are polished in bright and matte fashion, with clean lines and full of modernity; tapered hour markers and Paris stud carving. The dial gives the face a classic touch. The two-hour time display on the 24-hour clock is arranged on the outermost circle of the faceplate. It is clearly marked with black Arabic numerals and blue triangle hands. The date and small seconds dial are arranged at 6 and 9 o’clock respectively, and the design is small and simple.

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