The Counterattack On The Wrist Of The Industrial Steel Giant – Rough Style Watch
In recent years, some watch brands no longer indulge in the elegant impression of the past. Brass case, oversized hands, polished rough leather strap, and industrial screws and nuts, this watch from the war, mixed with the icy atmosphere of modern industrial civilization and the wild style of Western American cowboys, The rapid revival in the past two years has become one of the most popular watch styles. In fact, nowadays, many mechanical inventions and discoveries have been born out of the demands of war, such as the innovation of the steel manufacturing industry, such as the discovery of ‘penicillin’. Watches are no exception. The rise of rugged watch designs stems largely from the two ‘World Wars’ that occurred in human history. During World War II, wristwatches were put into military use on a large scale. Almost all countries have placed orders with watchmakers to customize watches that can meet the needs of war. The demand for this watch is sturdy and durable. The movement can be rough but must not be delicate. In addition to being equipped with anti-magnetic or waterproof functions, the other most important design point is that the dial must be large enough, just like the indication of mechanical instruments is easy to read. As a result, large-sized watches began to appear. At present, the largest dial of men’s watches is only 48 mm. At that time, the diving watch made by Panerai for the Egyptian SEAL had a dial size of up to 60 mm, which is almost the same as that of a portable mortar. it’s the same.
Not only the dial is large, but the straps of the pilot’s watch and the diving watch are also specially customized and lengthened. Because early pilots needed to hold the joystick firmly with both hands, their most common approach was to tie the watch to their thighs. A large dial like an instrument panel allows them to read the time quickly and accurately. At that time, commando divers were required to wear heavy wet suits, so the strap had to be extended and very strong to resist the impact of the current. Until the end of the war, just like military uniforms usually become civilian clothing. As the fashion road goes further and further, this rough watchmaking style created by war has also been retained and became a branch of watch design. .
These watches are often made of high-hardness composite materials, which are very strong and wear-resistant, and have excellent shock absorption. At the same time, those heavy case designs, as well as the decoration of screws, are generally treated with a waterproof function. Therefore, such watches are more suitable for daily wear. It’s like the difference between a suit and a denim jacket, one is essential in formal occasions, and the other can accompany you for more than ten years and will never be out of date.
The rise of the American Vintage style also gives this rough design style a fashionable home. Panerai’s vintage watches were regarded as ‘relics’ by a small number of people in the circle, and some people said that ‘like an unpolished jade, it emits a wild light.’ This ‘wild light’, like the protagonist of ‘Wandering Rider’ and the Indiana Jones in ‘Indiana Jones’, became the perfect portrayal of the man’s image.
Love big dial
Hublot King UEFA EURO 2012 Ukrainian This is the latest watch designed for the European Cup. The 48mm dial can be considered the largest size now. However, the case made by Wang Jin and ceramics does not appear heavy and superfluous, but it is domineering. At the same time, the layout of the dial is full of Hublot’s respect for football: the central 45-minute timer is specially designed for the European Cup-this is the time of the half-time football game. The official logo of the 2012 European Cup is clearly displayed on the back of the sapphire mirror, and the football pattern inspired by this logo surrounds the inside and outside. You know, this is the most intimate brand with football today. As early as 2009, they started to sponsor the Manchester United football team.
Material carved time stamp
Panerai Luminor submersible 1950 This heavy-duty bronze watch from Panerai, numbered PAM382, uses a fully-automatic P9000 self-winding movement with hours, minutes and seconds display. With a diameter of 47mm, it is a real tough guy watch. The bezel, case, lugs, and unique crown are all made of bronze and have been crafted to make it unique. Both the table mirror and the bottom cover are made of sapphire. Among them, the table mirror is made of sapphire made of corundum with a thickness of 4mm. The caseback and the ring are linked by titanium. Water-resistant to 300m.
In addition, the design of the dial and the hands has also been improved accordingly. The Arabic numerals, the sandwich dial design, and the traditional hour and minute hands have been eliminated, and replaced by a more powerful new design.
The time stamp on the brass material is one of the reasons that fascinates many retro enthusiasts. Just like leather and tannin cloth, brass will oxidize with some external elements, such as sunlight, air, and moisture, and produce a green rusty gloss on the surface, but it will not weaken the material.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II The improved Oyster Perpetual Explorer II launched by Rolex in 2011 pays special tribute to the original 1971 model. It has a 24-hour orange pointer, but it The design has been slightly adjusted to 42mm. The geometric scale indicators on the dial are particularly eye-catching. In addition, the black dial style is equipped with black hands, making the hands look like floating on the dial.
Black is beauty
Roger Dubuis Pulsion series chronograph ROGER DUBUIS’s new Pulsion series chronograph is inspired by the adventurer’s world. Its exquisite craftsmanship, infinite power and extraordinary vitality are true portrayals of adventurers. This chronograph with DLC black titanium case and rubber strap is built for action.
This action-oriented timepiece is equipped with a 44mm diameter case made of DLC black titanium, which fully reflects the vitality. The polished and satin alternating surfaces highlight the complex structure of the watch, showing a sense of strength and powerful design strength.
The Pulsion Titanium Chronograph is equipped with a polished and satin-finished black rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch
As we all know, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak design is inspired by the portholes of yachts, the octagonal bezel and the eight hexagonal screws arranged on the bezel are an irreplaceable classic design for watch fans, while its solid shape emits Masculinity. The brand’s most important Royal Oak collection was born in 1972. This year coincides with the birth of the Royal Oak series for 40 years, so at this year’s SIHH, the brand launched a number of watches like this classic series to pay tribute.
This 41mm self-winding watch is made of all-steel material. It is particularly worth mentioning that the unique “Grande Tapisserie” large plaid decoration on the surface of the watch is Audemars Piguet’s exclusive craftsmanship. It becomes a irreplaceable feature of Royal Oak when it is cut into squares and printed with a grid pattern.