Zenith Watch Company has been awarded the Geneva Grand Prix 2011 in nomination “The best complicated watch.” These were recognized by the jury Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps. These hours represent a triumph over gravity, excellent visualization of the rotating globe and a high gear.
As you know, the Globe rotates around its axis is not exactly 24 hours, and then faster, then slower. Thus the actual astronomical time during the day differs from the usual to 16 minutes or -14 – changes depending on time of year, as the planet moves not in a circular and elliptical orbit.
Watches Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps can skip to the owner the difference between conventional and avtronomicheskim time. Indication is retrograde subtsiferblate in the “9:00”. Opposite him to “3:00” is retrograde power reserve indication.
The main clock dial dvuhstrelochny is a mark of “12 hours”.
But the most important detail of hours at the bottom of the dial, as if permeated through and through housing: front and rear mounted transparent spheres of sapphire glass that surround the gyro module, which regulates the clock. I wonder how useful such a construction body lies on the wrist? I do not know what’s at Christopher Columbus named in honor of whom the clock, but due to an unusual design, they are more like something from space opera: a mechanical planet on a guilloche dial with white gold.
Inside the Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps set to manual winding mechanism with El Primero 8808, which has a power reserve of 50 hours. Diameter of the shell, made of rose gold is 45 mm and water resistant to 30 meters. The crown is decorated with the trademark of Zenith in the form of a five-pointed star.
Delivered watch Zenith Christophe Colomb Equation du Temps on a brown alligator strap from the skin, equipped with triple-folding clasp made of gold.