The name Senfine is maybe giving a lot trust, which means “eternally” in Esperanto, however this concept watch by Parmigiani is as of now showing some encouraging outcomes with regards to control save. Where your normal mechanical watch has presumably a force save of somewhere close to 40 hours and 10-days (there are a few exemptions, similar to the Rebellion T-1000), Parmigiani endeavors to get the force hold for their Senfine as long as 90 days. Without utilizing barrels the size of a hockey puck obviously. However, Parmigiani isn’t there yet…
As composed over, the Parmigiani Senfine is as yet in an improvement stage and will be at any rate until 2018. Since the time 2008, Parmigiani is dealing with this concept that was created by Pierre Genequand (an architect from Geneva, earlier working at CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology)). At the point when we conversed with Parmigiani during the SIHH, they made them approach around 45 days of force reserve.
Below are the essential standards of Pierre Genequand’s innovation which have been rendered into a watch controller to give a force save of a few weeks:
- The utilization of adaptable aides and designs with immaterial rubbing got from aviation innovation for the entirety of the regulator’s components
- The restrictive utilization of silicon, machined to micron level for every component, offering magnificent mechanical properties on account of its flexibility, toughness and low thickness and rubbing coefficient.
- A solid oscillator, which gives all the elements of the equilibrium, balance-spring and bed fork, to which it is associated through a common attachment
- A consistent contact grasshopper type escapement wheel.
What it fundamentally does, it wipe out all energy-devouring variables of an exemplary controller and supplant them by new cutting edge silicon made adaptable and frictionless joints, in light of aviation innovation. The controller organ looks thusly somewhat abnormal; some may even say that it looks somewhat like an electronic part. All things considered, I’ve heard this a few times from guests of the SIHH. In any case, it isn’t. The high recurrence (16 herz which approaches 115,200 vph) and 16 degrees balance wheel swing are extremely odd numbers to hear if you’re used to 28,800 vph (or let’s say a high monster 36,000 vph Zenith or Seiko development) and equilibrium wheel properties that have a swing of around 280-300 degrees.
The Parmigiani Senfine has an alleged grashopper escapement. Two adaptable edges on the bed fork collaborate with the escapement, putting away and releasing their flexible distortion energy as they draw in and separate with the wheel. Obstruction from erosion is decreased and the escapement’s energy utilization coordinates that of the Senfine oscillator.
The answer for this – in the end – 90 days of force save of the Parmigiani Senfine is specialized and – as you can envision – over the top expensive. We have asked Parmigiani (the real development advancement and assembling is done at Manufacture Vaucher, who makes the developments and parts for Parmigiani Fleurier two or three different brands) regardless of whether this development is intended to be industrialized like the Co-Axial improvement by Daniels/Omega or possibly to be utilized altogether Parmigiani watches, yet this isn’t the case.
For now, it is to exhibit what they are fit for utilizing extraordinary and new advances that have been – till now – not so common for the watch industry.
More data and a video of the development can be found .