Constantin, found in 1755, is one of famous brands in the watch industry and now has roughly 200 years history. It is also one of oldest watch-makers in the world. During years of watch-making experiences, Constantin has gathered tons of skills and the Constantin Patrimony series served as a transitional series because it inherited old classic features and keeps up with age at the same time. Now let’s have a look at how it expressed the combination of tradition and modernization through Constantin 89000/000R-9655.
Constantin 89000/000R-9655 is an automatic mechanical watches with its bezel of 42 mm and 12 mm of thickness. The round case is made of 18k rose gold whose less-bright hue makes watches dignified and graceful. Under the button of dial lies a tourbillon. The delicate structure and exquisite appearance as well as a brown alligator bracelet make it more popular among its fans. Therefore, we have reason to believe that it will attracts more attention when you appear in social occasions with it.
As COnstantin 89000/000R-9655 does not want to become a functional watch and what it wants to express is the improvement of class of wearers itself, so no special features are added to this watch except a tourbillon and a 30 meters depth of water-resistance. Tourbillon can not only serve as a useful tool, but also functions as ornamentation. Tourbillon is invented by Breguet, a French watch master, in 1795. Although this is a small wheel, many complicate techniques are required to support its running. The basic principles of tourbillon is to put hairspring, crossing leverage and escapement in the same axis. When the tourbillon is running, the whole system will be less influenced by the central gravity. What’s more, the inspiration of tourbillon in this watch come from a Malta crossing, a typical symbol of Constantin. A constant rotating wheels in the dial make the watch more playful and a symbol of high class, due to its complicate techniques.
Constantin 89000/000R-9655 is fitted with a Cal.226o movement which is an automatic movement made by Constantin. It reaches 29.1 mm in terms of its diameter and 6.8 mm of its thickness of the movement. Although this is not a big-size movement, it consists of 231 components, which fully reflects its complication. In addition, 31 diamonds, served as an ornamentation as well as lubrication, are set on the movement to make the watch run smoothly.
What is worth mentioning is that the Constantin 89000/000R-9655 as well as its movement, are the first one that get COSC certificate among other watches and movements among Constantin. The movement consists of two parallel barrels and each one is made of two barrels in series, which makes barrels outputs its energy in a stable way. Furthermore, two barrels in series provides a 14 days power reserve, which is a great advantages.
When the Constantin 89000/000R-9655 has its first debut in the watch fair, the movement with 14 days energy reserve immediately make it became the highlight. The rose gold and high-class polishing techniques also make it outstanding. The Malta crossing not only express Constantin’s brand style, it also reflects its high-class and high-tech attribute.