Like many function or structure names, the origin of the name ‘true second’ is also based on appearance, which is based on the movement of the second hand of the watch, one second and one jump. At this point, it seems that the languages are interlinked. In professional foreign language books, the word ‘true second’ is also used to indicate ‘Jumping Second’ or ‘True Beat’. I do not know why, such a function that seems to be useless, but you have to pay more to buy it, is now gradually getting hot. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysical Observatory’s steel real-time watch was even told that the stock was very tight shortly after it was released.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysical Observatory Series
Since Jaeger-LeCoultre was mentioned before, let’s start with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Jaeger-LeCoultre had already produced a large complex jumping seconds pocket watch in 1880, which was introduced in the previous article. The brand itself is specialized in the movement. Therefore, in terms of the various complex functions of the movement, it has Deep technical accumulation. This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced two jumping seconds watches: one is the ‘real second’ watch of the geophysical observatory series, and the other is the world time watch of the geophysical observatory series. In terms of movement, it is newly developed 770 movement and 772 movement (world time model), equipped with jumping seconds components and Gyrolab balance (Jacques patent), but also automatic movement. According to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s previous product line development trends, this series may next add monthly equivalent function models.
Jacques de Grande Seconde Collection
Jacques Dro, known for his outstanding craftsmanship and robotic puppets, also unexpectedly released a limited edition of 88 Grande Seconde automatic watches this year. The founder of Jacques Dro has made a skip-second structure very early through his outstanding mechanical design and production skills, and dedicated this to the European royal family. This year, the brand has specially developed a new movement for this purpose, which once again showed the old complex function of skip seconds. The watch uses a large open flame enamel dial that represents the brand’s outstanding craftsmanship, an 18K gold case and a built-in 2695SMR movement. This movement uses a silicon balance spring, an 18K gold automatic tourbillon and a date retrograde structure.
Arnold & Son Family
Sir John Franklin Set
Constant Force Tourbillon
In recent years, the Arnold brand has gradually entered the line of sight of a large number of watch friends. Whether it is a complex-function watch or a basic model, it has been very distinctive, and the development of new mechanisms has become more frequent. This year, Arnold launched a number of high-level complex jumping seconds watch, which makes people overwhelmed. Surprisingly, among the many models of the two main series of Arnoldo, there are actually 9 models and 2 sets of watches (each 3 sets) are skip seconds watch styles, far more than any current brand Although I do n’t know why Arnold’s preferred the jumping seconds, but each one is very special, or the structure is exquisite, or with complicated functions, or echoes special craftsmanship. This year is mainly Golden Wheel, TBTE, constant-power tourbillon, DSTB, TB Tiger and so on.
Leroy Osmior Tourbillon
This is a mysterious watch, and compared to most of the seconds watch, its mystery is amazing. If you look at the surface, you can only see the luxury side of diamonds, rose gold and other luxury brands. Even on the back, it still uses the official cover to hide its richest inner. . However, when you opened the general cover, you were deeply shocked. The complex tourbillon, beautiful gear structure, sesame chain, and power protection mechanism are all features of the top-level complex pocket watches of the 19th century. A few brands have the power to integrate these institutions into watches. Comparing it like this, in fact, its jumping seconds have become the foil.
Grönefeld one herz
Grönefeld is also a very niche brand. It is good at making some high-end and complicated models. The PARALLAX tourbillon watch has won the 2014 GPHG Tourbillon Award. In coincidence with Arnold, Grönefeld also likes jumping seconds watches very much, the brand has set up a separate series for this purpose, including ordinary models and special models (classic, hollow, three era themes). Grönefeld again released a One Herz watch this year, including two versions of titanium and rose gold, and its biggest feature is the brand’s original skip seconds mechanism, which is independent of the travel time system, so it will not affect Travel time accuracy. Because it has a separate large series, the brand also calls it ‘the world’s first and only watch series with independent jumping seconds function.’
Angules U10 Tourbillon Chronograph
From the overall appearance, this watch by Angules feels weird, it should be said that it is too long horizontally, because it has two windows, one to display the time, and one to place the tourbillon. The design of this watch, on the one hand, pays tribute to the well-known travel clock from the 1930s to the 1960s, and on the other hand, its time display window and tourbillon display window are inspired by the early two TV screens .
The watch is limited to 25 pieces and took 4 years to make. It has a built-in 90-hour power reserve A100 mechanical movement with jump seconds, tourbillon and power reserve display functions.
Andreas Strehler Eternal Moon Phase
Andreas Strehler, an imaginative and challenging watchmaker, has also established his own brand, and has worked with brands such as Henry Moser, Harry Winston and others to produce high-level complex mechanical watches. Earlier this year, Andreas Strehler made improvements based on the jump-second moon phase watch released last year, and released an astonishing eternal moon phase jump seconds watch (more accurately, it should be called the eternal moon phase constant power seconds hand wrist table). In addition to the complex structure of the patented constant dynamic jumping seconds, Andreas Strehler claims that the accuracy of the moon phase reaches an error of only one day every 14’189.5383 years, and it needs to be adjusted about 2.06 million years. After the name, ‘2M’ is added, and it has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
Dewitt Jump Second 2015 Only Watch
Dewitt is a world-renowned independent watchmaker brand. Its creative design concept and subversive mechanical structure are always amazing. After the brand launched the shocking DeWitt Twenty-Eight 8 Tourbillon Prestige watch last year, this year, the brand has created another jumping seconds watch exclusively for Only Watch. At the same time, this feature has a separate transparent window for viewing .
Seeing this, I believe that watch friends should no longer think that the jumping seconds (real seconds) are just mechanical copies of quartz watch hands, and they will not think that jumping seconds is an additional useless function of the brand. Although the jumping seconds is very simple to display, its world is rich enough to surprise us. Therefore, do not underestimate the metal structure between the square inches of mechanical watches, and do not easily draw conclusions for this industry that has developed for hundreds of years.