Xiaomi Youpin and “The New Palace Museum” jointly launched an automatic tourbillon mechanical watch. The watch combines the classical design of the Forbidden City. The watch comes from the pattern of the architectural texture of the Forbidden City. The retail price is 5999 yuan ($839). And the crowdfunding price is 4999 yuan ($699). It was produced in limited quantities – 999 pieces.
This year marks the 600th anniversary of the completion of the Forbidden City. According to reports, the watches launched by Xiaomi Youpin and “Renewing the Forbidden City” use many elements of the Forbidden City cultural relics.
In terms of appearance, the Xiaomi mechanical watch uses many court elements in the Forbidden City. The outer texture is the blue and white twisted branches of two “twin” pressure cups. In addition, the dial uses the five-clawed dragon on the dragon robe 600 years ago, and the decorative patterns of the official uniforms of the civil and military officials. There you can also see the river cliff pattern. The base material of the table is lapis lazuli representing the sky. It is said to be the same material as the Temple of Heaven.
We have learned that the tourbillon in the watch was invented by the watch master Breguet in 1795. It is a clock speed regulating device that can correct the errors caused by gravity on the clock mechanism and also improve the accuracy of mechanical watches. On the other hand, the tourbillon process is not that easy, composed of more than 100 parts. And the weight is less than 0.3g.
In addition, this watch uses a sapphire mirror, which is more scratch-resistant and wear-resistant. The body supports 5ATM water resistance. Moreover, it features 72 hours of energy storage.