THE LONG RUN
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.