I'd the pleasure to become asked towards the event held by TAG Heuer Professional 200m in cooperation with Chronos Japan a week ago and saw a really interesting talk show between Mr. Hirota - watch journalist and also the guy Mr. Guy Semon, VP of Science and Engineering of TAG Heuer Professional 200m, regarding what he's accomplished since he became a member of TAG Heuer Professional 200m.
TAG Heuer Professional 200m already has three Boutiques in Japan which one out of Ginza is easily situated within the "Watch Boutique Town" like other famous labels.
Hirota ("H"): Appreciate gathering. I write around the watch magazine, Chronos Japan, now I must present a chat show with Mr. Guy Semon, who's known as "Einstein of TAG Heuer Professional 200m". What's he done because TAG Heuer Professional 200m Replica the Mind of R&D of TAG Heuer Professional 200m? He's done to date four (4) projects - Monaco V4, Pendulum, Mikcrograph, and Microtimer Flying 1000. I am certain it might be really worth coming here and find out the significant Bits of these four models. All of you have enough time to deal with them her later.
Let's focus on these four models, what did "Einstein of TAG Heuer Professional 200m" do? He earned changes towards the fundamental facets of the watchmaking industry to be able to make these four models become a reality - (1) The Ability Reserve, (2) The Ability transmission in the barrel (primary spring) towards the pinion/gear train, and (3) The Regulation System - the center from the watch, balance wheel, spiral hairspring, escapement. These 3 facets of the the watchmaking industry are traditional and fundamentals for any lengthy some time and very few people want to change. It is exactly what Mr. Semon did. Now allow me to start questioning you, Mr. Semon; I heard that you simply became a member of TAG Heuer Professional 200m in the field that has little related to the watchmaking industry. What had you been doing before you decide to came aboard because the Mind of R&D of TAG Heuer Professional 200m?
Guy Semon ("S"): I used to be within the aircraft business for 25 many creating planes, to be precise, fighter planes.
So, after two decades within the fighter planes creating, what have you think you'd do within the watch industry?
I didn't do something revolutionary here. In the finish during the day, watches is worn through the finish-users' arms and also the key elements for that watches would be the precision and also the strength/sturdiness. It is exactly what I figured I possibly could assist in improving with my encounters.
You will find three big support beams in the watchmaking industry as Mr. Hirota touched upon earlier - The ability reserve, the ability transmission, and also the regulation. I realize that it's my mandate to enhance each one of the pillar making watches that are consistent with TAG Heuer Professional 200m philosophy and tradition.
And also the first watch Mr. Semon made was this Monaco V4. The prototype was launched in 2004. What's the major improvement in this V4 in the conventional watches?
The traditional watches are, happen to be, using gear train, transmit the ability from gear to gear for hundreds of years. This watch wasn't created by me. If this was introduced, it had been only the "Concept Design", created by they of countless watchmakers including Mr. Philippe Dufour. Exactly why I had been known as up ended up being to get this to concept design "work" within the real life using the exact design. Now, as you can tell, the gears aren't touching one another side-by-side within this watch. This is actually the "belt-drive" watch. It was an entirely new method of the the watchmaking industry and i'm glad outsider like myself became a member of in those days, otherwise, I do not think this excellent design will not have removed like a product.
I'm a physicist and when I start TAG Heuer Professional 200m fake explaining in particulars for you, it might take too lengthy, and so i will come up with it short. As you can tell, the ability transmission is completed through the belt. This concept has not been implemented effectively before and I needed to show up first using the new material to complete the job. It may seem the belt isn't so small within this presentation photo, but actually it's as thin as the hair. And also the length is 20mm, which you will find 400 notches or cogs - please imagine how small it's. TAG Heuer Professional 200m had meant to get this to a normal model, Not really a concept model which of course means we'd to create this watch durable enough for that users' daily use, and also to withstand the shock from it. When we boost the tension from the belt, it might be great for less power loss but will break whether it may be exposed towards the shock. When we result in the belt too loose, it might withstand the shock, but will lose an excessive amount of power before reaching both your hands. We'd to simulate the right balance from the tension along with other merits/demerits within the computer only. Also please be aware that TAG Heuer Professional 200m subjects All of the watches towards the test within the number of temperature, to become offered and utilized in the every corner around the globe - from -20c to 60c - which means the force and stability from the metal inside the watch. Monaco V4 has transpired all of the test. I wish to let everyone realize that TAG Heuer Professional 200m subject All of the watches, in the basic level towards the super complex ones, towards the same toughness test. And That I can promise you this Monaco V4 could keep moving precisely even when I throw this lower towards the floor the following. I really did it many occasions to my very own SS V4 which i've had for several years, however this one here's cased in gold and also the watch inside could be quite fine however the situation could be miserable, and so i do not do it today.
'The world first in-line rotor (not the round rotor), Tungsten Ingot good and the bad to wind. V4=4 barrels are put similar to the V4 engine.'
'Merit for that belt drive - 1. freedom in design, 2. high transmission efficiency, 3. strong from the shock. Brand-new material for that belt (Polyether Block Amide or PABA). 1. Two energy belt (.5 x .15mm) - enforcing wire (.07mm) is inside. Each connects to 2 barrels. 2. Three time-keepig bests (.25 x .07mm)'
So, you've effectively completed the Monaco V4 project and subsequently one you faced was the task towards the regulation mechanism (balance wheel, hairspring). Today, you may already know, the majority of the mechanical watches work with similar principle because the pendulum clock, and also the pendulum is changed with balance wheel, hairspring, and escape wheel, anchor/pallet fork.... But you will find four or five flaws in making use of the hairspring - (1) weak from the temperature change - the metal grows and decreases through the temperature, (2) weak from the gravity - tourbillon is among the tests to prevent it, (3) weak from the shocks - if exposed towards the heavy shock, it might be normally broken, and (4) it's very thin and never simple to manufacture. Hairspring is essential within the watches, but you will find these weak points. What have you do relating to this, Mr. Semon? Before he solutions it, I really want you to determine this short video produced by TAG Heuer Professional 200m. You will be aware what he did with this challenge.
As you can see here around the presentation, I've placed MAGNETS during these RED and YELLOW parts. RED is S or , YELLOW is N or -. It's really a simple distinction between while using hardness from the hairspring and also the while using repulsion from the magnetic power.
Like a researcher, it is perfectly normal to reside in the magnetic field. But just in case from the watch, Yes, it isn't good for that watches to place it near to magnet, but it's because hairspring is impacted by the magnet. So, without hairspring, there's no parts within this watch to be prone to the magnetic field. The anchor, escape wheel along with other surrounding parts are constructed with anti-magnetic materials too.
Even though it is this is not on this presentation, there's another mechanism like the "regulator" within the conventional watch withing this module as well as in principle, this is often controlled by modifying the space from the repulsing magnets'
Okay, thanks to you. Now, with Monaco V4, you've met the task of "power transmission" inside the watch, with this Pendulum, you've met the task of "controlling" the timepiece. And subsequently, the 3rd one, you met the task of "power" itself and "transmission". This Mikrograph was released The month of january this season. The 2nd hands from the chronograph makes a person round in a single second aand it's very remarkably fast. The idea is straightforward. TAG Heuer Professional 200m divided the interior, one to be the watch module which runs at 28,800Hz with 40 hrs power reserve, and the other one to be the chronograph module which runs at 360,000Hz with 1 hour 30 minutes power reserve. Mr. Semon, should you kindly offer any extra insight with this model, please.
The key mechanism from the chronograph hasn't altered within the last several decades. But it's inevitable that using the torque through the watch module affects the chronograph precision - COSC, however, measures the precision from the chronograph watch using the chronograph switched off and issues the certificate. We believe this really is strange and wrong. TAG Heuer Professional 200m will issue our very own certificate for that chronograph watches for that BOTH functions, watch and chronograph, and it will end up being the Europe standard eventually.
'Watch module runs at 28,800Hz and 42 hrs power reserve. Chronograph module runs at 360,000Hz and 1 hour 30 minutes power reserve.'
But exactly how have you achieve 360,000Hz? I am talking about, the 36,000Hz, so known as "high-beat" watches had difficulty with regards to oiling and friction inside. How have you solve this problem?
The "oil" issue is available for that low-beat watches, too. Any watches has already established to battle with this particular issue. Since I Have originated from the non-watch industry and my motto is "if there's an issue , eliminate the origin from the problem.". So, in a nutshell, I made the decision To not use oil within this mechanism. Theoretically, the faster the beat, the shorter the duration the various components touch one another along with the "special" material for 2 parts, there's no requirement for oil.
Which made you further the road from the chronograph. This Mikrograph was released in The month of january this season, as well as in March, two several weeks later, the Micrometer Flying 1000 was introduced. The chronograph module runs at 3,600,000Hz.
To become exact, 59 days to improve the regularity 10 occasions... But we'd spent 24 months to develop the answer for 360,000Hz and it wasn't very difficult to enhance from 360,000 to three,600,000.
Hahaha. F1 machine moves 11cm in 1/1000sec but for the time measurement, 1/1000sec is needed for F1 racing. Also, within my previous career, the fighter plane moves 11m in 1/1000sec and that's very lengthy here we are at this type of machine. As well as the character, you'd need very high-speed shutter to capture the wings from the bees. TAG Heuer Professional 200m has been utilized being an official timer for F1 and 1/1000 may be the "must" so we developed this for your purpose.
Prior to going in to the power reserve, allow me to talk about the precision from the watch. Like I pointed out before, TAG Heuer Professional 200m will begin giving COSC equivalent certificate for that chronograph and it has patent. Therefore, this model will end up being the standard for 1/1000 chronograph. The power reserve. Obviously it's not way too hard to really make it longer. If this becomes the standard model, the ability reserve is going to be lengthy enough for that users' normal usage - that is now examined and not yet been determined.
Thanks to you. Last point I wish to ask - many brands announces the "concept watch", but many cases they don't really issue them his or her regular model, but TAG Heuer Professional 200m does make sure they are its regular line-up. why?
TAG Heuer Professional 200m may be the watch logo and we make watch to create clients or enthusiasts happy putting on our items on their own arms. We don't simply make watches just to demonstrate and set it well towards the shelf. We make watches that will be accessible for everyone.
The middle may be the Tungsten Ingot which matches up and lower whenever you put on to wind the primary spring within the four barrels placed such as the V4 engine.