Month: February 2010

Zenith Columbus Watch Creates A Major Milestone In Mechanical Watchmaking

In the 15th century, the brave and fearless explorer Columbus did not take the unusual coastline, determined to face the challenge, and became the first person to go deep into the vast ocean. As a tribute, ZENITH has named this highly complex watch with its name, while proudly demonstrating a great achievement in the field of modern timepieces, which was derived from five years of hard research and development.

Columbus watch a major milestone in mechanical watchmaking

 The Academy 8804 manual winding movement contains 45 jewels, vibrates up to 36,000 times per hour, has a 50-hour power reserve, and is equipped with a unique gyroscope system to ensure that the adjustment mechanism is always perfectly level. The system consists of a frame of 166 parts, while an ordinary tourbillon has only about 66 parts, 10 conical gears (including 6 spherical gears), and 6 spherical bearings. The 45 mm diameter case is available in white, rose gold and yellow gold, and is equipped with curved double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal glass. The top of the gyroscope system is covered by a separate curved sapphire crystal glass. The legible silver dial is decorated with barley grain patterns.

 The off-center hour and minute dial is set at 12 o’clock, which corresponds to the gyroscope frame. The small second hand is displayed at 9 o’clock, and the power reserve indicator is set between 2 and 4 o’clock. Extending the fan surface. Faceted hands, appliquéd numerals and hour markers are made of blue steel. Finally, this timepiece combines a handsome appearance and revolutionary technology with a black alligator strap and 18K gold tri-fold clasp. The retail price in the Chinese market is 1,412,000 yuan; the global limit is 25 pieces.