Zenith launched the latest masterpiece developed over 5 years-Columbus Tourbillon Watch, and named it Christopher Columbus, limited to 25 pieces. During the wearing process, the tourbillon is always in a balanced position no matter how it moves, which can effectively offset the error caused by the gravity of the movement and improve the accuracy of the watch’s travel time.
Limited edition of 25 Zenith Columbus Tourbillon Watches
真 On September 28, 2010, Zenith held a new product launch conference at the Royal Observatory in the United Kingdom, and introduced the latest masterpiece developed over 5 years-the Columbus Tourbillon Watch. Zenith named this watch Christopher Columbus, a tribute to this brave and fearless marine explorer. In fact, Zenith is not the first time Columbus has named its products.
As early as the 20th century, Zenith produced the Lepine astronomical clock movement, and its escapement was named ‘Columbus escapement’. This astronomical clock with a diameter of 201/2’’’NVI was awarded three first prizes at the Neuchâtel Observatory in Switzerland and the ‘A-Class Certificate-Very Good’ from the Tytington Observatory. Therefore, this is not only a tribute to the world’s greatest nautical explorer, but also from historical heritage.
零 This zero-gravity tourbillon movement consists of a self-adjusting gyroscope frame and a constant-level escapement. In this system, one gear system controls the rotation of the frame axis, and another differential gear equipped with a reverser instantly cancels all the relative movements of various elements. During the wearing process, the tourbillon is always in a balanced position no matter how it moves, which can effectively offset the error caused by the gravity of the movement and improve the accuracy of the watch’s travel time.
The Columbus Tourbillon Watch is limited to 25 pieces. It is equipped with an Academy 8804 manual winding movement, 18K white gold, rose gold or gold case. The dial is decorated with wheat ears and Paris spikes. The generous, curved sapphire glass encapsulates the gyroscope assembly. Whether from a technical or design point of view, the tourbillon watch released this time can be said to be a major milestone in the history of Zenith.