In spring of this current year Glashütte Original dispatched the SeaQ jumper’s watch, the introduction model in another assortment. Enlivened by the memorable Glashütte jumper’s watch from 1969, the Spezimatic Typ RP TS 200, the SeaQ joins history and innovation in an entrancing way. One of the more astounding highlights of the new jumper’s watch – the first models are as of now in quite a while of approved vendors – is its concentrated testing for conformance with German just as global quality standards.
A jumper’s life can rely upon the immaculate working of his watch. As a result, for Glashütte Original’s plan architects and watchmakers the principal objective in building up the SeaQ was to guarantee most extreme dependability. Each and every watch is tried and examined in-house for conformance with DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 principles to guarantee the strength of the individual useful components. Simultaneously, each SeaQ watch is tried for water obstruction, air snugness at over-and underpressure, stun opposition, protection from salt-water erosion and numerous other criteria.
Overview of the most significant tests
Test for dampness in the watch
The SeaQ is first warmed for 30 minutes to 40-45°C and afterward covered with a virus wet piece of felt. On the off chance that there is any dampness in the watch, it would show up now as consolidated water within surface of the glass. On the off chance that this isn’t the situation, the watch is in conformance with the pertinent norm and enters the testing phase.
Determination of opposition at under-and overpressure
To start with, the SeaQ is presented to an underpressure of – 0.2 bar. This recreates utilization of the watch at high elevations (in the mountains or in a plane). The watch is then presented to an overpressure (as at incredible profundities submerged) of 125%. This relates with 20-bar watches to an estimation of 25 bar, and with 30-bar watches to an estimation of 37.5 bar.
Measurement of air mass stream rate
A unique gadget is utilized to create an air overpressure of 2 bar around the watch. An estimation is taken consequently to decide how much air enters the watch. The estimation is precise to 5 millionths of a gram.
Water opposition test and outside drying
In a first stage the watch is uncovered in refined water to an overpressure of 125%. This relates with 20-bar watches to an estimation of 25 bar, and with 30-bar watches to an estimation of 37.5 bar. This overpressure is kept up for a specific timeframe. In a second stage the pressing factor is then brought down to a slight overpressure of 0.3 bar.
Test for dampness in the watch after testing
In a last advance the SeaQ is indeed warmed for 30 minutes to 40-45°C. A while later a wet piece of felt is again positioned briefly upon the upper surface of the glass. In the event that no buildup shows up on the inward surface of the glass, the watch has effectively finished the assessment arrangement without having conceded any water.
SeaQ forms and delivery
The SeaQ is accessible in two variants: as the SeaQ in a restricted release and a limitless adaptation (Caliber 39-11), and as the SeaQ Panorama Date (Caliber 36-13).
It abandons saying that the guarantee of value that is an integral part of the honor winning Caliber 36 is likewise kept by the SeaQ Panorama Date. This implies not just that it meets the rigid DIN and ISO norms for jumper’s watches, however that it should likewise go through a similar requesting in-house 24-day test. An individual authentication reports each watch’s fruitful completion of the test.
Initial conveyances of the SeaQ started in mid-September: the primary watches are now accessible from the Glashütte Original Boutiques in Germany and Austria, and will be made accessible bit by bit altogether of the brand’s Boutiques and from approved sellers around the world.
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