THE LONG RUN

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - The Brief / Trend Report -

JUST AS WE CRAVE LONGER BAT­TERY LIVES FOR DIG­I­TAL DE­VICES, SO TOO DO WE YEARN FOR ME­CHAN­I­CAL WATCHES WITH EX­TENDED POWER RE­SERVES. WHILE PARMIGIANI LED THE CHARGE WITH ITS SENFINE CON­CEPT MOVE­MENT, WHICH HAS A WHOP­PING 70-DAY POWER RE­SERVE, A NUM­BER OF OTHER BRANDS ALSO SHOW­CASED NEW TIMEPIECES THAT OUT­LAST THE COM­PE­TI­TION.

01 / GLASHUTTE ORIG­I­NAL SEN­A­TOR EX­CEL­LENCE

Be­neath the sober, min­i­mal­ist ex­te­rior of Glashutte Orig­i­nal’s brand new Sen­a­tor Ex­cel­lence lies the new, in-house de­vel­oped Cal­i­bre 36, which has a sin­gle spring bar­rel that de­liv­ers 100 hours of power re­serve. To achieve this, the bar­rel was en­larged and the ar­bor re­duced in size to ac­com­mo­date a longer main­spring. The 4Hz move­ment is also fit­ted with a sil­i­con bal­ance spring, a first for the man­u­fac­ture.

02 / HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10

The en­tire mech­a­nism of Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10, in­spired by Mec­cano model-con­struc­tion kits, is geared to­wards show­cas­ing the watch’s im­pres­sive 10-day power re­serve. An in­di­ca­tor at six o’clock show­cases the num­ber of days re­main­ing through a red aper­ture. A plate at three o’clock turns red when two days are left. Both are con­nected to a rack-and-pin­ion sys­tem at 12 o’clock, which slides from left to right as the main­spring in the two bar­rels (con­nected in par­al­lel) un­winds.

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