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Xuanyuan Sword

Case
Pink gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Setting
Bezel
Waterproofness
30 m
Size
ø 44 mm
Thickness
10.55 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 42 h, 28800 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes
instantaneous ejection hour hands
Reference
16.1.25.1.1.63.27
Year
2019
Collection
The Great Swords
Price incl. VAT
104'000 CHF
Description

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Watch-making creativity

Mooyang designers have long been obsessed with ejection mechanism, the accumulation and instant release of power, especially the instantaneous pop-up ejection. From the perspective of designers, the release and accumulation of power is the most instinctive feature of life and the human’s most primitive pleasure is hidden at the instant ejection moment. Thus, the brand launches the first ejection watch within global scope. The ejection time-display can be said to the innovation worthy of being engraved on every people’s mind throughout the time-display history of the watch. It breaks through people’s traditional cognition habit on time display and ushers in a brand-new time-display method of watch.

It is worth mentioning that, this kind of time-display method will never bring a sense of distance to people, but bring them cozy pleasure and intimate sensation. It lies in that this kind of innovated mechanism proceeds from people’s instinct interest and fancy.

The most prominent feature of this watch is that ejection time-display, the concept of Xuan-Yuan Sword and neoclassical style are perfectly integrated on a piece of watch.

Cultural theme

As the most symbolic weapon in the era of cold weapons, sword is known as the monarch of hundreds of weapons. It enjoys a high status in oriental and occidental cultural civilizations. As the symbol of glory, sword also represents freedom and strength. The sword is an inextricable part of the hero’s legend. There has existed a tradition of presenting a sword to a hero since ancient times. The sword culture conveys mankind’s heroic feelings.

XuanYuan Sword Watch which takes XuanYuan Sword as the thematic concept is initiated to be launched in China. In time immemorial, XuanYuan Sword casted by the bronze of Shoushan Mountain was wielded by Yellow Emperor of ancient China. According to the legend, Yellow Emperor of ancient China once used this sword to defend the ancient Chinese against the warlord Chi You and his aggressive subjects. XuanYuan Sword, known as the Divine Sword of Ancient Times in China, pays tribute to all heroes of the times.

Ejection principle

The watch carries the exclusive jumping-hour hand movement ingeniously created by the brand. Twelve independent hour hands akin to sword edge on dial are directly placed on movement. There exists a corresponding track beneath each hour hand. A set of complex mechanical mechanism beneath the track drives corresponding hour hand device to guarantee precise motion of hour hand along the track. For each passing hour, minute hand akin to a complete sword rotates a circle. When minute hand points to twelve o’clock position, hour hand pops up from the bottom of its own track to external end of the track so as to display time based on resultant change of position. As time goes by, as to the instant moment rotating from twelve o’clock to one o’clock, in addition to hour hand at one o’clock position which stays still at original position, the remaining eleven hour hands instantly pop back to inner end of the track.

The realization of movement functions

Jumping H Hands movement is jointly developed by Moonyang brand and Eric Coudray coming from Swiss TEC Co., Ltd. Jumping-hour movement needs to instantaneously burst out massive power in the ejection process, especially at the moment of the jumping from twelve o'clock to one o'clock. The required simultaneous withdrawal of eleven watch hands proposes a great challenge to mechanical structure and power allocation. In order to guarantee the maximized utilization of power and reduce power consumption of ejection motion, engineering and design personnel make strenuous efforts to fundamentally innovate the structure of mechanical movement. Moreover, the ejection distance and strength also need to be regulated in a complex and long-term way.

The Jumping H Hands movement exclusively owned by the brand has 42-hour power reserve on the condition that the movement is fully winded. The movement realizes three kinds of time-display prompt functions, including ejection time-display prompt, ejection vibration prompt and ejection voice prompt. These three functions concurrently endow the watch with novel time-display and dynamic appreciation.

Complex technique on the dial

Complex technique of the watch signifies great technical difficulty. As the aesthetical and technique component of the watch, this special dial is composed by five-layer independent components and twelve independent indexes. The key part lies in the twelve tracks of election hands which need extremely high processing precision and extremely good surface finish. In order to guarantee stable motion of ejection hands, the cross-section shapes of the track are complex. The surface pattern on the dial is antique-style taotie pattern in ancient times of China. It is characterized by complex texture and great processing difficulty.

Moreover, the shape and precision of ejection track couldn’t be affected in the processing process of surface pattern. Thus, dial manufacturing factory couldn’t independently complete the production of such a kind of dials.

Layout aesthetics

Twelve independent hands respectively pointing to twelve directions are magnificently placed on the dial. The position change of watch hands is used to display time, which manifests Yellow Emperor’s courageous and indomitable demeanor on battlefields flashing with knives and swords and presents the unique radiation sensation in visual effect. For each passing hour, a watch hand ejects and instantly breaks through the original layout on dial, then quickly recreates a new layout on dial. Each hour consequently brings about completely different sensory experience so as to constitute a kind of unique dynamic layout aesthetics, which is exactly the unique feature distinguished from that of other watches.

The emphasis on details

The emphasis on details is fully manifested in all aspects of the King Arthur watch and ultra-precise grinding techniques are used for hour hand and minute hand. The dial adopts the modeling design of taotie pattern in ancient times, uses the casted-iron texture to restore the distinct outlook in era of cold weapon. The bezel and hinge lug use the armor, rivets and inserted inlaid blocks elements which are inlaid on the case in the form of independent components. The natural sapphire inlaid at the position of crown enriches product connotations in aspects of tactile sensation and sense of values.