There are many styles of watches now, and a large number of new watches appear every year. Whether it is a new choice of watchmaking materials or a change in the function of the movement, it is trying to bring new surprises, and As the focal point of condensed eyes on the dial, those long and short hands will naturally not be overlooked. In recent years, the more avant-garde time display method is to discard the pointer and choose a window-type time display, but the current mainstream on the market is still the pointer indication. As far as the three-pointer is concerned, no matter how it changes, there are three forms that cannot be escaped: the large three-pointer, the small three-pointer and the standard pointer. Regarding these three forms of time display, I believe that many people who do not know about watches will have doubts, so this time we come to know what these three terms are saying.
Simple and practical-junior pin
The hour, minute, and second hands all exist and share a dot. This is the junior hand. And we say that the three-hand watch usually refers to those basic models that only have the time indication function, plus the display calendar at most.
The junior pin looks the most common. It can transmit time information more efficiently and clearly without color or even scale. The junior pin is a very efficient, effective and classic graphic information symbol.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227 watch
Patek Philippe combines the iconic appearance elements of the Calatrava series with the official watch model, and launches the new alatrava Ref. 5227, which is a unique masterpiece of case manufacturing technology. The case is made of 18K gold and has a diameter of 39 mm. The classic Calatrava silhouette is shaped by the curved lugs. The most unique feature is its transparent cover, which is equipped with a separate dust cover that is almost completely invisible with hinges. The viewer only needs to open the bottom cover to immediately understand that this small hinge can only be completed by a craftsman with top skills. The same is true of the grooves on the side of the case. These trims extend all the way to the lugs and set off the slim curves of the case. The grooves are all carved by hand on the gold case. They are polished like other case parts and are as smooth as mirrors.
More watch details: This Glashütte 39-59 is a favorite for many people. The simple round dial design with a simple three-pin design is simple and elegant. The white dial with blue steel hands does not know how many people have ‘poisoned’. The outer ring is Glashütte’s signature orbital minute scale, and the central second hand with the Glashütte double G logo at the end of the second hand is particularly eye-catching.
More watch details: The small third hand is a round dot shared by the hour and minute hands, and a separate small disc is created for the small second hand to show the movement of the second hand separately. That is, based on the original two-hand watch, a small window is opened for the second hand. The small three stitches are also called short three stitches and two and a half stitches.
When referring to the small three stitches, many propaganda words will mention the word ‘retro’. This is actually because the small three stitches need to appear before the large three stitches. Judging from the history of the development of watches and clocks, the wristwatch is derived from the performance of the watch. In the design of the watch, the second hand is installed on the four wheels, so the earliest second hand is in the position of the four wheels, not on the axis This is the small three-pin. Later, the technology improved, and there was a junior needle. Today’s small three-handed hands have more fashionable taste, and the small seconds dial with changing positions can provide more choices for everyone.
Lange 1815 series 233.026 watch
Lange has always adhered to its traditional materials and shapes and adhered to the traditional spirit. On Lange watches, you can see a faithful reproduction of German pocket watches of the 19th century. This new interpretation of the classic small three-hand watch fully reflects the Lange ‘traditional essence, outstanding’ watch culture. The 1815 watch was first released in 1995, and is Lange’s fifth timepiece. The four digits of the watch name, 1815, mark a turbulent year leading Europe into a new era. It is also the birth year of Ferdinando-Adolf-Langer, the founder of Lange Watch, in order to pay tribute to his glorious legacy. The new case is enlarged to 40 mm and still retains the shapely and simple classic shape of the original 1815 model. Dial with rail-type minute scale, black Arabic numerals and lancet-shaped blue steel hands, small seconds at 6 o’clock. The new 1815 transplants the characteristics of Lange’s classic pocket watches to modern watches with a fresh and elegant attitude.
More watch details: THIN ultra-thin watch series 03.2010.681 / 11.C493 watch
This watch from the Zenith Classic series Elite 681 automatic movement brings high precision, which is favored by those who seek precision. In addition, the watch design is elegant and exquisite, with a classic and subtle style. Simple white dial, retro Roman numerals with enlarged outer circle, small seconds at 9 o’clock, unique classical and subtle design. The smooth and thin case with a comfortable black alligator leather strap is calm and restrained. The hollow lug design discards the sense of weight and presents a charming and elegant style. The transparent back shows the beauty of the movement’s mechanical rhythm.
More watch details: Marina PAM 00111 watch
The loyalty of Panerai’s historical classics series continues its historical origins, and the perfect integration of elegance and refined temperament is the characteristic of this finished watch. The watch size is a classic 44 mm diameter. The refined and simple dial adopts a sandwich sandwich structure, and the upper plywood is hollowed out to form corresponding numbers and signs, which makes the dial excellent in readability and bright luminous effect. Black and refined dial, elegant bar scales, Arabic numerals, and 9 o’clock small seconds dial display. In addition, the watch has a power reserve display and a depth of 300 meters.
More watch details: I believe that many people are unfamiliar with the three-needle and one-line standard needles. Compared with the previous two, the standard needle models are relatively few. When you lift the three-pin, one-line timekeeping, it is related to a specific pendulum clock. The main use of such pendulum clocks is to allow watchmakers to set precise time in their watchmaking workshops to test the accuracy of smaller timepieces; on the other hand, they are also used in scientific research, As an extremely accurate time measurement standard. To facilitate reading time, the hands are arranged on different axes of the dial: in the center is a separate minute hand occupying the main position, while the hour and second hands are smaller and placed off-center.
For more than 200 years, precision pendulum clocks have been an essential tool for all watchmaking studios and observatories to record standard time. These pendulum clocks use the large disc on the surface to indicate the minute scale, the small disc at the top to indicate the hour mark, and the small disc at the bottom to indicate the second. When adjusting the timepiece, you must be able to see the movement of the second hand on the pendulum clock, and your sight must not be obstructed.
Therefore, the display method of the hour, minute, and second hands on the dial is called the standard hand. Watches with this time display are rare, but this unique style is still loved by many people.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5235
The Ref. 5235 three-handed and one-line annual calendar watch (Annual Calendar Regulator) issued by the top Swiss watch brand Patek Philippe is not only the first modern model of Patek Philippe to use a three-handed or regulator dial design, but Patek Philippe is even more special. A new 31-260REG QA automatic movement was developed for this outstanding model. The 31-260 REG QA caliber is Patek Philippe’s first ultra-thin self-winding caliber equipped with a mini-automatic oscillating weight and a small second at six o’clock. It is also equipped with a Pulsomax escapement made of Silinvar silicon and The Spiromax balance spring, which combines Patek Philippe’s proud Geneva watchmaking tradition and innovative elements, marks a new chapter in Patek Philippe’s brilliant legend.
More watch details: When you first see the new Senator Chronometer Regulator from Glashütte Original, beautiful, elegant and perfect, these three words come to mind. This watch perfectly combines the classic three-needle, one-line display with the official manual-winding movement certified by the Observatory. The dial position of the new Senator Chronometer Regulator has been specially arranged and reduced to fit the watch. The center of the silver-painted frosted dial is occupied by the blue-steel minute hand and its polished root. Above and below the minute hand are smaller hour and small seconds dials, respectively. Around the dial circle is a delicately drawn minute circle, black is carved and plated, and the Roman numerals on the hour dial are also painted in the same way.
More watch details: Regulator IW544404
In the old days, in order to keep their lives safe in the vast sea, the sailing astronomical table or ‘deck table’ was an extremely precise and accurate device. Nowadays, IWC’s famous Portuguese series has also launched a three-handed one-line watch, which is no longer for the crew’s life, but it is accurate and reliable and can be used in harsh environments. The watch is equipped with 98245 pocket watch movement. As the name suggests, this movement is based on 98 movement. Three independent time displays on the dial, the slender sword-shaped minute hand in the center is the most prominent. The hour and hour dials are at 12 o’clock and the second hand is set at 6 o’clock. This large and well-balanced watch has a case diameter of 43.1 mm.
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