Each watch brand will have its own unique DNA, with a high ‘resolution’ in the details. When you see the oversized crown, you will think of IWC and see the Sapphire, you know it is Cartier, we deliberately summarize the details of these brands, so that you can identify ‘professional!’
‘Oversized crown’ is a prominent feature of IWC pilot models
IWC “Oversized Crown”
The ‘oversized crown’ is a significant feature of IWC pilot models. The original design was also designed to make it easy for pilots to adjust their watches without taking off their gloves. The “crown” has become one of the most representative “DNA” appearances of the IWC pilot series.
地 Cartier’s ‘Sapphire Crown’
Most Cartier watch crowns are inlaid with a round sapphire, which coincides with the brand’s reputation as a ‘blue blood aristocracy’ and is a small hint of the brand’s history.
Some crowns are set with a convex round sapphire. There are also crowns set with a convex spinel. There is also a crown inlaid with a synthetic round spinel. The crown of an expensive watch is set with a convex round sapphire.
Panerai’s winding crown bridge
佛罗伦萨 The watchmaker of Panerai in Florence in the 1940s developed a particularly waterproof crown guard bridge, and it still appears in the Luminor series until now.
The left-hand control watch has played an important role in the history of Panerai. Italian naval commandos often need to wear several instruments on their wrists at the same time, in addition to a watch used to indicate the synchronized attack time and calculate the ship’s submersible time, they also need to wear a compass and depth gauge. For convenience, some team members will wear the watch on the right wrist, so Panerai has developed a watch with the crown on the left for them to wind easily. A few of the brand’s watches still retain this rare feature.
Panerai is Luminor, another detail known as the ‘Left-handed Watch’: the left-hand control design and the bridge protection device are located at 9 o’clock on the left side of the case.
Hublot hex countersunk head screws H
Hexagon countersunk head screws in the most recognizable ‘Big Bang’ series of Hublot can identify a very stylish ‘H’, which is the abbreviation of ‘HUBLOT’ and also borrows the appearance of portholes because the brand ‘HUBLOT’ French means porthole.
宝 玑 Blue steel hands
For more than two centuries, Breguet has been using the well-known pointer with hollow eccentric ‘moon-shaped’ needlepoint created by the founder of the brand. Designed around 1783, this slender and elegant pointer became a hit when it was first introduced. Since then, ‘Breguet hands’ have become the proper term for watchmaking. Breguet pointers are simple and easy to read, an essential feature of each Breguet watch, and have become the object of many other brands. The 5377 Classique Tourbillon Extra-plat Automatique watch is no exception to this classic logo.
Independent welding lugs
As a component of the watch, the lugs that connect the strap to the case also reflect the 100% Breguet style. Breguet replaces the commonly used spring rod with a screw bolt, which fixes the strap between the lugs. It is beautiful and durable, making the entire watch more classic. In addition, the eyelet of the winding rod must be accurately drilled to ensure that the case is highly waterproof.
Coin-trimmed case edge
The pit pattern (double-row beaded) on the Treasure’s watch frame is a well-known brand logo, showing the subtle taste of the Treasure Timepiece. Like the classics of the past, most of the Breguet models have pitted frames, which stand out from many models. The craftsman cold-rolled the pit pattern onto the watch frame and then processed it manually by mechanical clamps.
Separate number & covert signature
迷 Watch fans around the world agree that each Breguet watch embodies an extraordinary standard of watchmaking technology and is worth spreading to future generations. Since the creation of Breguet, each timepiece is individually numbered, allowing collectors to determine its authenticity and origin. This fine tradition continues to this day. Each Breguet watch is accompanied by a unique production number, which will prove the manufacturing skills and efforts of the brand from generation to generation. As early as the end of the 18th century, Breguet became a target for counterfeiters due to its great success. In 1795 Breguet adopted a covert signature. This anti-counterfeiting technology etches a concealed signature on the dial and appears only when the light is illuminated at an oblique angle. To this day, concealed signatures are still one of the important marks to distinguish the authenticity of Breguet watches, and they are also a unique feature of most Breguet watch dials.