In Greek mythology, day and night are governed by different gods, and day is born of the night god. In the real world, the shape of a watch at night may be exactly the same as that of day. We don’t need to pursue the philosophical significance of day and night yin-yang alternation, because it is enough to explore a luminous watch from the perspective of literary and artistic control and technical control.
Dark night aesthetics
Some watches look magnificent and fierce during the day, and become gentle and quiet at night. Some watches are calm and plain during the day, and suddenly they are as gorgeous as fireworks at night. Watching and playing watches cannot be confined to a moment, so are the same things. It doesn’t matter the surface and the truth, maybe it’s just one moment, the other. What we are going to say this time is a luminous watch in the eyes of literary arts and technology control.
In the daytime, you will be a bit fancy ‘California’. In the dark you will find its beauty: the dial design of half the Roman numerals and half the Arabic numerals, all the details of the surface of the case are omitted in the night, only the shiny hands With the scale, the shape of this watch breaks the monotony and looks interesting. And importantly, it is very easy to read in the dark when reading. If each scale is simple and consistent, it is difficult for you to tell what time it is. And about this famous ‘California Noodle’, it may be the entanglement between Panerai and Rolex fans. (The ‘California Noodle’ was originally a Panerai company specializing in the production of precision instruments. System, it uses Rolex movement and crown technology, and this 3464 ‘California’ Rolex Panerai watch has become the darling of the watch collection industry). As a result, Panerai was also ‘cutely’ arranged for the Italian Navy to ‘lay the gun’ once in the widely spread Italian section of World War II. However, it is undeniable that Panerai and Rolex are constantly exploring in luminous technology.
In terms of legibility at night, most watches use different shapes on the key scales to distinguish them. For example, Rolex’s 12 o’clock is usually an inverted triangle, and Panerai’s best known is typically Type 369 uses Arabic numerals on 3, 6, and 9 scales. Of course, this clear luminous display also has to mention Panerai’s famous sandwich sandwich structure dial, so that the luminous material maximizes its effectiveness. And Rolex does not admit defeat. The popular ‘Benz hand’ is to increase the luminous range in the shape of ‘Benz’ on the hour hand, so that you can distinguish the time in the simplest way.
The ‘colored lights’ of Bohr watches are distinguished not only by form but also by color. The blue gas light is set on the minute scale, the gas light at 12 o’clock is orange, the green gas light is on the chronograph hands, and the yellow gas light is on the hour, minute, and second hands. In a completely dark space, an adventure watch that looks quite brave during the day turns into a night sky with fireworks.
Panerai Composite Material Watch PAM386
Next, Technology Control will tell you that the legend of Luminous is actually closely related to the scientific and technological progress of chemical physics. Just as stargazing is not only small and fresh, it is actually a matter of astronomical science.
The earliest pocket watches were generally no luminous. The earliest luminous materials appeared, mostly using radium salt, painted on the hands and next to the nails. Panerai, Rolex, etc. all used this luminous. Seeing this famous radium, you know that there must be a story. Because the watch lens is opened, the human body can directly contact the radioactive elements, and the addition of radium salt can easily corrode the epicenter. Although the daily exposure dose is very small, it is basically not used at present.
Panerai in the dark
Rhenium is replaced by radon. Based on the theme of modern adventure timepieces, the Bohr watch uses the principle of tritium rays to excite light and form ‘self-luminous miniature gas lamps’ in the form of tritium trachea, producing a large variety of colorful luminous watches in the dark. According to a private gossip from a user, he didn’t notice anything special in the bright place, and even in the dark outdoors, he could even use it as a flashlight.
In addition, the third type of light emission is the most common and commonly used fluorescent light storage material. Energy is obtained by receiving light, which is slowly released in the dark, and the luminous intensity gradually decreases. Rolex has made new developments in this area in recent years. In 2008, Rolex applied the CHROMALIGHT fluorescent material for the first time on its diver’s professional watch, the Oyster Perpetual DEEPSEA, which is waterproof to 3900 meters. This kind of calm blue light has almost double the luminous time compared with the standard fluorescent materials. The luminous intensity remains stable throughout the dive and lasts more than 8 hours. Since then, Rolex has extended this technology to other popular series. In this year’s Basel, the main models such as the Oyster Perpetual Submariner and the Yacht-Master model have adopted this technology.
In this era, Jinyi does not pay attention to the night travel, and the time cycle does not stop because of the day and night alternation. Therefore, both in technology and aesthetic sense, the time is endless and the night is endless.