Territory: Is the Rolex of the quartz movement?
Rolex has had a lot of excellent expressions in history, some of which have a particularly styles I haven’t thought of, such as quartz Rolex to introduce today.
Quartz performance seems to be a endorsement of a cheap item, and labor launches quartz form to say that the trend of the time, the frenzy of the quartz storm does not avoid the launch of his quartz table.
In 1969, the intensive watches were launched: Seiko Quartz Astron, officially announced the arrival of quartz table, and the Swiss watch observatory competition that was trumed in the time was also terminated, because this new time-time technology mechanical table It is no longer able to resist.
Switzerland, of course, has known its crises, 1962, 20 Switzerland related companies, the associations together, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Earl, Wan Guo, Guojia, Omega, Longines, and other brands. They rancted a mechanism called Center Electronique Horloger (CEH) electronic watch center. Develop quartz movements to the quartz table of Japan. In 1966, Beta1, 1967 reforms to Beta2, but unfortunately, the test goods did not promote in the market; until 1968 launched a quantity version of the beta21.
Rolex released the first quartz table (model REF.5100) in 1971, the movement of the movement is the above-mentioned BETA21 movement, since the core volume is larger than 40mm, one-piece ear and transition natural The chain belt, the chain is mainly used as a flat grinding. It is limited to the problem of insufficient movement of the movement at the time, which is also a rare public limited watcher with Rolex: a total of 999, 900 golden version, 99 platinum plates. And used sapphire mirror design for the first time.
But Rolex does not satisfy the limited restrictions of this Beta21 movement, secretly develop its own quartz movement. By 1977, the Larness launched a self-produced stone movement, and named the oyster quartz watch Oyster Quartz, where the most common men’s quartz table in the market has three daysjust, two daysDate, models, respectively :
REF.17000 steel aperture
REF.17013 room gold dog teeth circumens
REF.17014 steel gold white gold dog teeth circle
REF.19018 gold model
Until 2003, the La Ri Yingding was discontinued. In these 25 years, Rolex has produced 25,000 quartz tables, which can see the quantity, but there are many styles, special attention is the Dayjust style disk. There are more than 10 kinds of discs often seen on the market, and there are several prototypes and experimental movements to see them on the auction, but it will not extends outside here.
Let’s take a look at this OQ (thank you @ 西 西), rare place is that his Rolex sales certificate is still well, although the price of OQ is not high, but it is very rare with the world. . This greatly increased the collection value of Quartz Labo, and then began the evaluation Rolex Ref.17000
Blurry looks with common mechanical Datejust differences or quite big, the most obvious place is shell-shaped design, from the first generation of 5100 to this 17000 change can be seen, shell-shaped rhodes are more sharp one-piece shell with more close AP Tophistic, the scaled reflection of the spikes under the transparent mirror. It seems to be a bit of respectful work at a glance, as for this official, no determination message.
Polishing steel ring handles with glass arc
One-piece strip design
Delicate linear brushed
The side shell shape and common Laody are very different, and the square design is more trendy, and the difference between quartz DJ and mechanical DJ can see the unique appearance of Oyster Quartz.
Since the design of the strap is integrated, there will be more information behind the case, and the four angles is model, serial number, material, original sign.
The movement map is another REF.17013 (thank you @ 风华 正 正 正 正 正 正 正 正 正品 正品 正品 正品 正品 正品 正品 正品 正品For several levels, we can see a driving device that is completely different from other quartz meters on the Cal.5035 movement. Rolex actually retains an escapement!
Rolex did not use the quartz circuit of the Japanese stone watch to directly control the design of the stepping motor drive meter, but completely retained escapement and transmission. (The idea is not very like Spring Drive, now.
Step motor driver is used. The escapement is swollen every second, causing Role Shiying’s unique horseshoe sounds like a tick PS: really loud, the sound is mainly from the escapement
Although Seiko also made a lot of quartz movements, but relative to the mass production. The same time theory workmanship and the atrial precision only Omega’s famous MEGAQUARTZ series ultra-high frequency 2.4MHz Cal.1516 can be compared to it.
Rolex Self-production 5035 movement
11 diamond, observatory certification
Stepping motor driver
Temperature compensation device, quick slow adjustment device
One-step time is over, I look forward to meeting the crown again.
Through the evaluation of the poison, I can see that Rolex is very hard in the quartz surface area, and the Rolex is also very good under the quarter, although it seems to be a bit funny, but this historical problem is also looking forward. I don’t know what La Rolers will make a smart table again. It is not impossible.