Two ‘pro-metal’ Watches

Breguet Type XXI 3810 titanium alloy
It should be Breguet’s first titanium alloy watch. The case is made of grade 2 titanium alloy with a diameter of 42 mm. It has a black painted rotating bezel and sports relief figures. It is equipped with a cal.584Q / 1 hand-winding chronograph movement. With flyback timing function, 45-hour power reserve
In addition to high-tech ceramics, non-traditional materials that have been active in the industry in recent years include titanium alloys. In fact, strictly speaking, titanium alloy is not a new material. It has a long history of application with stainless steel. In the middle of the last century, manufacturers made titanium alloy models, which have been developed intermittently to this day. Fire up.
Titanium is not popular in our daily life, but it is not rare. The content of titanium in the earth’s crust is second only to aluminum, iron, and magnesium, ranking fourth. Pure titanium is silver-white with a density of 4.5 g / cm3 and is a light metal (the density of iron and stainless steel is 7.8, copper is 8.9, 18K gold is about 15 and pure gold is 19.3). Its chemical properties are extremely lively, and it easily interacts with hydrogen, oxygen and other substances in the air to form extremely stable compounds. Therefore, the titanium metal we talk about in fact is a titanium alloy. It consists of titanium and aluminum, vanadium, It is composed of nickel, molybdenum and other elements. Its main characteristics are high strength, light weight, and super corrosion resistance (experimental proof that it will not rot in seawater for 30 years).
Compared with stainless steel, titanium alloy has more advantages in terms of weight and hardness. It is about half the weight of the same steel watch used for making watch cases, and it is not prone to scratches. Correspondingly, its production cost is several times that of stainless steel. Titanium alloy also has a wide range of applications in the medical field. The ‘artificial bones’ made with it can be connected to flesh and blood to play a supporting and reinforcing role, and never need to be replaced (other metal materials cannot be made). ‘Bio-metal’ reputation, of course, watches made with it do not have to worry about skin allergies and other issues.
Tudor Heritage Advisor Alarm Clock
The case is made of titanium alloy and stainless steel. The titanium alloy part is very rare. It is 42 mm in diameter. It has an automatic movement and is equipped with an alarm function component developed by Tudor. The power reserve is 42 hours. The 2 o’clock crown on the case is used to set the alarm time and is engraved with ‘ADVISOR’; the 8 o’clock button is used to activate the alarm function. Dial “on / off” display window for alarm function at 9 o’clock; alarm power reserve display at 3 o’clock; small calendar at 6 o’clock
人造 The ‘artificial bone’ made of titanium alloy can be connected to flesh and blood and never need to be replaced, so it enjoys the reputation of ‘pro-bio metal’. Of course, watches made with it do not have to worry about skin allergies and other problems.
In addition to the characteristics of the material itself, the titanium alloy watch is also very different from the traditional watch in terms of design concept. Its pursuit is not the bright and beautiful surface, but the hidden low-key luxury-originally gray is inconspicuous, coupled with the almost impossible to polish, even if the new watch does not look new, naturally not high-profile.
In recent years, many high-end brands have introduced styles based on titanium alloys. It feels that the price can be cheaper than gold watches, but it is on par with gold watches. This is the blind-eye method that luxury goods have always adopted, that is, by digging various themes to emphasize their scarcity and uniqueness, the product is elevated to a unique level and consumers are willing to pay for it.