Month: March 2013

King Of Automatic Movement Rolex Cal.3135 Movement Detailed Explanation

Rolex cal.3135 is known as the king of automatic winding movements, which naturally has its own advantages. Today I will tell you a brief explanation of this Rolex cal.3135 automatic winding movement. The 3135 movement was officially launched in 1988. Since its launch, it has won praise from everyone due to its excellent stability and accuracy. After 25 years of development, it is still the king of the movement and the most basic movement of Rolex today.

Cal.3135 is the most basic movement of Rolex. Its stability is unquestionable. The diameter of the movement is 28.5mm, the thickness is 6mm, the frequency is 28800 times per hour, 31 rubies, power reserve is 50 hours, instant jump calendar, Arm Glucydur alloy balance wheel, 4 weights, 2 of which are adjustable weights, Breguet balance spring, kif suspension device.

Cal.3135 is assembled in most Rolex single calendar men’s watches, such as the famous 116610LV (Green Water Ghost) is equipped with cal.3135 automatic winding movement. Some small-diameter women’s watches are equipped with Rolex cal. 2235 automatic winding movements. The main difference between 3135 and 2235 is the size of the movement. The diameter of the 2235 movement is only 20 mm. Below I found some pictures of 3135 movement parts and share them with you. (The picture comes from the Internet).

   I don’t know exactly how many parts Cal.3135 has. However, according to the information I searched for, it should be around 195. I don’t know if any expert knows the specific number. The predecessor of Cal.3135 is cal.3035 movement. Compared with cal.3035 movement, cal.3135 has made some small changes. The bridge balance plate has been developed from a single fulcrum to a double fulcrum. Stable operation.

  Escape fork, escape wheel and runner inside the movement. It should be noted that the diameter of the runner and the gear on the runner are the same. Such an escapement system can greatly reduce power consumption.

This is the automatic winding system of the movement. The picture shows the unique red wheel in the Rolex movement. The TEFLON spraying process used on the red wheel is excellent in anti-corrosion, wear resistance and friction reduction. Here are a few movement assembly drawings for everyone.

   Above this picture we can see the 2 golden gears above. This is a stop-seconds device, which stops the balance wheel when you pull out the crown. The adjustment screws of the two balance wheel splints are used to balance the swing adjustment.

   We know that the accuracy of the movement has a certain relationship with the material of the movement in addition to the design of the movement itself. At present, all the balance springs of the Rolex cal. 3135 movement adopt PARACHROM hairsprings, which are made of a unique Rolex niobium, zirconium and oxygen alloy. This hairspring is not disturbed by magnetic fields, and maintains a stable state under temperature changes. At the same time, the spring force is 10 times higher than that of traditional hairsprings.

I believe that in the next few years, the Rolex cal. 3135 self-winding movement will still play the role of the basic movement, and will still be the best in the industry.


Behind The Minutes Chanel Launches New J12 Watch

Since its inception in 2000, the CHANEL J12 series has brought black and white minimalism to the watch circle. At first, it was a sports watch specially designed for women by Chanel. Today, both men and women are proud to own a J12. After 20 years, how did J12 stand on the classics after different interpretations? At this year’s Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show, we saw a more different J12. After Arnaud Chastaingt, Chanel Watch Creative Studio Director reinterpreted the J12 watch, what changes has it made before? Why not go to the scene with the Watch House and experience the charm behind the Chanel J12 minutes.

The new Chanel J12 watch

Bezel digital details
 The new J12 still uses a diameter of 38 mm in the case diameter, but has made some adjustments in details. First of all, from the design details, the bezel design has been subtlely changed, and the grooves on the edges have been increased from 30 to 40, which makes the dial look broad. In addition, the numbers on the bezel and the font of the time scale are also redesigned.

Case details: grooves on the edges

 The thickness of the case is slightly increased, but there is no need to worry about whether increasing the thickness will reduce the wearer’s comfort. The precision ceramic material used in the J12 series is not only stronger in hardness than ordinary watchmaking materials, but also more skin-friendly compared to watchmaking materials such as stainless steel.

Crown details

 The new J12 series also has some adjustments on the diameter of the crown. The diameter of the crown has been reduced by one third, which is more in line with ergonomics. The crown is inlaid with raised round precision ceramics, which makes the wearer feel better when adjusting the time.

The brand new J12 features a transparent design with unobstructed movement details

 In addition to these subtle changes in appearance, the biggest change of Chanel’s new J12 series is actually ‘behind’ it. For a long time, the J12 series has been emphasized by its outside design and ceramic case. On the new J12 series, one of the highlights is that the brand has transformed the original dense bottom design into a back-through design.

Movement details

 The integrated precision ceramic case back allows us to see the watch’s new movement-12.1 caliber automatic mechanical movement through the sapphire glass at the bottom.

Chanel 12.1 caliber automatic mechanical movement

 This movement was specially crafted by Swiss watchmaker Kenissi, which increased the power reserve time of the new J12 movement from 42 hours to an extremely long 70 hours. In addition, the waterproof function has also been improved from 50 meters to the current 200 meters. Achieving back-to-back not only greatly improves the aesthetics of the J12 series, but also allows us to see the details of the movement through the case back. It’s good news for brands and users.

The new Chanel J12 watch

 In addition, in order to echo the signatures of Chanel’s fine watchmaking classics, the brand also worked hard on the details of the movement. Chanel Creative Studio redesigned the swing hammer with tungsten metal, which can maintain the effective winding power while achieving the back-through design. caliber
 12.1 has also passed the certification of the Swiss official observatory, and you don’t need to worry too much about the movement error of the movement.


 Among the new J12 series watches released this time, a limited edition of 55 J12 ÉDITION NOIRE watches has attracted everyone’s attention. Black precision ceramic and stainless steel echo the black lacquered dial. Chanel’s strong point is playing with extreme black and white. This watch is also equipped with a new caliber 12.1 movement, but we can see through the sapphire crystal on the back of the watch, the bridge and the main board are black plated (NAC). Let this watch present a mysterious dark style from outside to inside, from front to back.

The movement’s swing hammer is also set with diamonds

 There are also two other new J12 series watches of the same unified style. The unique model is made of white 18K gold material for the case, dial, bezel and crown. The case, dial and bezel are set with baguette-cut diamonds. The place for ‘heartbroken’ is the caliber it carries
 On the 12.1 movement, 52 long step-cut diamonds are also set on the swing hammer.
 After continuous interpretation, the J12 family already has many members, but what remains unchanged is its timeless and inherited spirit. And, as always, the ultimate love and classic interpretation of color. Behind the minute is a classic of excellence and a constant breakthrough.
 The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2019 Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show brought by the Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more exciting exhibition reports, so please pay attention.

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Certina Watch Champion Gmt Series Combines Extreme Taste And Free Time

As you travel around in modern life, mastering time is the key to success. The new DS champion GMT series chronograph is your best friend-no matter where you go, it will always follow closely; the classic sporty design makes this series world famous. Luxury, sport, and top performance—the stylish DS champion. The GMT series chronograph combines the outstanding performance of a dual time zone watch and a 12-hour chronograph to meet your dual needs of travel life and ultimate taste.
   CERTINA’s latest DS champion watch adds precision, dual time zone timing to your passionate life. The DS Champion GMT chronograph combines the dynamic design of the Swiss watchmaker with the world-class ETA dual time zone quartz movement, combining the most cutting-edge technology and seductive elegant appearance.

   The matte and polished surfaces of the new GMT watch form an elegant contrast. The exquisite design, slightly inclined surface, and various geometric patterns make this watch a sought-after object and a must-have for watch enthusiasts. The rugged oversize (42mm) matte steel case has a polished bezel with a speedometer scale. The sapphire crystal glass protects the open sporty black dial. The dial layout is concise and practical: it includes a dual function chronograph indicating 12 hours and 60 minutes, a small seconds counter and a dedicated second world time zone chronograph dial. . The central red hand is a chronograph second hand, and a date display window with an outline at 6 o’clock is included in the small seconds counter. Eye-catching wide-format hour and minute hands, slim 24-hour / world time hands, hour markers and Arabic numerals have been treated with fluorescent paint, making it easy to see the time in any lighting condition.
   The sloping surface design around the dial makes it easy to read the time clearly at any angle. The sloping outer diameter of the dial and the step-by-step timer set at the upper right gradually infuse the watch’s extreme innovation and taste with casual but important design elements. DS Champions The GMT series chronograph incorporates CERTINA’s famous Double Insurance (DS) concept (the top of the protective crown is engraved with a symbol representing this concept), and its water resistance is 10 bar (100 meters).

   The DS Champion GMT chronograph comes with a black glazed or silver sunburst dial and a stylish leather strap with a butterfly buckle. Another option is: a 316L stainless steel bracelet with three rows of frosted chains, with a folding safety clasp. No matter which model you choose, the new DS Champion GMT series chronograph will always be your good and bad companion for busy global business travel.
   Since the Kurth brothers founded the company in 1888, reliability, precision and innovation have been the cornerstones of Certina’s mission. In 1959, Certina developed its famous Double Insurance (DS) concept, bringing extraordinary robustness and outstanding water resistance to its watches. The Swiss-branded watch has been active in racing and extreme sports for a long time, proudly associating its name with legendary champions such as Mike Douhan, Alex Crivillé, Petter Solberg, Sete Gibernau, Thomas Lüthi , Timo Glock, Robert Kubica, and boxing legend Mohammed Ali. Since 2005, Certina has become an official partner of the BMW Sauber F1 team. Certina is part of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest international watch manufacturing organization, and is currently the world leader in sports watches, with stores in more than 60 countries.