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How is vibration frequency of mechanical watches?
Dec 13, 2018


Of course, if all other conditions are the same, the movement with a higher vibration frequency will of course have a higher degree of precision. However, it must be noted that this is a price to pay.


First, in most cases, watches with high vibration frequency are more likely to be bad. For example, the same is used for one year, the 5Hz watch will vibrate 63 million times more than the 4Hz watch - this number is equivalent to about 4 months of 4Hz vibration, which means a lot of extra friction, the movement Naturally it is more susceptible to damage.

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However, many brands are trying to overcome this problem and want to achieve the best of both worlds. For example, Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 772 uses an ultra-high frequency of 10 Hz and uses silicon escapement and magnetic pivots to reduce friction for durability. Chopard's L.U.C 8HF also achieves an ultra-high vibration frequency of 8 Hz. The secret of protecting the movement is to apply the silicon material to the impulse hooks and escape wheels of the escapement, so that the movement can better resist wear. It can be seen that their common idea is to make up for the shortcomings of the high-vibration band by utilizing the wear-resistant and lightweight properties of silicon.

Second, this is also very understandable. Since high vibration frequency means higher energy consumption, the power reserve will naturally decrease in response. You can not have it both ways.

All in all, in terms of men's mechanical watches, both high frequency and low frequency have their own advantages and disadvantages. At present, it is generally believed that the vibration frequency of 4~5Hz is the most moderate.


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