Le 2 mars 2015, 07:29 dans Humeurs • 0
Each one of the turbines has 15 curved vanes which might be machined from solid aluminum A gear train drives the turbines by way of the automatic repiica cartier santos winding rotor. It’s rather neat that aerodynamic principles guide certain functions within this watch. Vigorous wrist-movement will increase turbine rotation and, thus, air-friction as a function of the velocity of the vanes. During such instances of elevated winding, increased drag in the turbines will counteract excessive speed – thereby reducing wear. A final aesthetic touch is the flying tourbillon dome in the center of the HM6. The crown at 9 o’clock actuates a protective shield around the tourbillon, much like a titanium eyelid. This protects the engine’s lubrication oils from oxidizing in the presence of excess UV light. The HM6 is especially striking in the metal and exudes the detail-oriented, haute quality that you'd expected from Büsser. The sapphire case back reveals the classic battle-axe replica cartier Ballon Bleu platinum winding rotor and a glimpse of the 475 other components that go into the movement, which has a power reserve of 72 hours. While its dimensions are by no means small (49.5mm x 52.3 mm x 20.4mm), like all other MB&Fs it likely wears smaller (and lighter, given the titanium construction) than it looks. It has pivoted lugs that enable the strap to hug the wrist, and it likely doesn’t fight the cuff much more than your average, modern-sized diver. As far as the cosmos theme is concerned, it’s evident that MB&F got it just right. The HM6’s curves evoke images of everything from space helmets to intergalactic travel, as it has come to be known on the silver screen of course. (Side note: it was a bizarre coincidence to write this article http://www.attrinity.com only moments after watching a trailer for the film Interstellar – also being released this week.) The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate in Grade 5 titanium will be released in a limited edition of 50 pieces at the price of $230,000.