This is something that stems from the "local time" formula of Hendrik Lorentz. Now, if you are like me, you probably have not heard of Lorentz: he was a theoretical physicist in the late 1800s to early 1900s, and he created a series of works which were the basis on which Albert Einstein ended up building his works on space and time. In some ways, you could consider Lorentz the "scientific father" of Einstein – quite an appellation for one to have. You can read more about Lorentz here.
Arguably more technically challenging, Audemars Piguet has also designed a new, almost silent striking mechanism regulator, also known as the governor. In traditional chiming mechanisms, this essential component – that is running constantly when the minute repeater is in operation – makes an audible, mechanical winding noise that often takes away from the clear sound generated by the hammers and gongs. Making it virtually inaudible will certainly help the chimes stand out a lot more, making their finely tuned sound all the more enjoyable. Last but not least, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research Episode 1 will come with a 44 millimeter wide titanium case, allowing the sound to be considerably louder, owing to the metal's comparably lower density to gold or platinum. The movement also features a tourbillon and a column-wheel chronograph – although a column-wheel is more than required at this level of fine watchmaking.
I am going to keep the Wrocket watch concept with this new Rpaige DuoFace; that is, I’ll mostly be using original antique enamel and painted metal pocket watch dials. There is just nothing made today that can match the quality of the original fire enameled pocket watch dials, nor the vast array of whimsical, and serious, Art Nouveau and Art Deco antique and vintage dials manufactured between 1870 and 1935.
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