What Do Smart Watch Ancestors Look Like? Seiko Has Tried Tv Watches

2013 is undoubtedly the first year of wearable smart devices. In addition to Google Glass, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Gear at the IFA 2013 German Consumer Electronics Show, bringing users a novel experience. Samsung is not alone. Sony and Qualcomm have also released similar products, which heralded the start of the smartwatch revolution. Of course, we can’t ignore Apple’s iWatch. Although it is not certain when it will appear, we also expect Apple to bring a revolutionary experience again.

 Just like flying cars and jetpacks, multifunctional smartwatches have been one of the visions of people in recent decades. We seem to be fascinated by the smart applications on our wrists, and hope that one day we can complete all communication, multimedia and Internet applications with a smart watch. It is also this strong desire that has led to the rapid development of smart watches today.

 Well, if you look back at the history of smartwatches, you will find a lot of very interesting concepts, even if they completely fail or are just the imagination of Tianma Xingkong, they are of some significance for today’s technological development. Let’s take a time machine and take a look at these interesting smart watch ancestors.

Brunetti watch transmitter in 1948

 After the Second World War, the rise of electronic technology inspired a lot of adventurous Americans. During the war, Dr. Brunetti, who worked at the US National Standards Agency, invented a watch type that can be worn on the wrist. The transmitter and won the ‘Nanotechnology and Miniaturized Electronic Arts’ Contribution Award. This small-scale broadcast system has very flexible use value and can obtain electricity from tiny generators. So, what is its biggest design failure? Just can’t check the time.

 Although many miniaturized technologies are now taken for granted, in fact, the rapid advancement of miniaturized circuits and battery technology in the 1950s and 1960s is of great significance to today’s scientific and technological field. At that time, the concept of miniaturized smart watches, mobile phones, and computers first appeared. For example, on the Sunday comic strip published on April 17, 1960, human visions of watching television programs through watches were expressed. Then Bell Labs made predictions for future video phones and car phones in 1962. These technologies are now quite common.

Smart watches in cartoons

 Science fiction-themed animation and film and television works will always be the indicator lights of the technology industry. Those imaginations of the sky and stars may eventually become a reality. For example, the most popular tablet computer is also the protagonist in science fiction. In the cartoon ‘Jason Family’, George Jason used a smart watch to watch the cartoon, and was caught by his robot teacher.

 Another well-known film and television work, Dick Tracy, also has a lot of descriptions of smart watches. In an episode of the 1967 pilot broadcast, you can see a callable watch with a built-in camera, two knobs and a screen. Previously toy manufacturers also launched similar toys that can implement two-way intercom functions.

‘Ristos’ in the 1970s

 In the 1970s, with the maturity of satellite communication technology, people have more ideas about the future form of mobile communication equipment: integrating satellite communication functions in electronic watches. If you are lost in the wild or at sea, press the button Can call for help. In the 1979 British children’s book ‘City of the Future: Family Life in the 21st Century’, the design concept of this smart watch was given, and a special product name was even thought of: ‘Risto’. Then, some small calculators and other devices appeared in the market, indicating that device miniaturization is still a hot concept.

‘Ristos’ in the 1970s

 In the 1970s, with the maturity of satellite communication technology, people have more ideas about the future form of mobile communication equipment: integrating satellite communication functions in electronic watches. If you are lost in the wild or at sea, press the button Can call for help. In the 1979 British children’s book ‘City of the Future: Family Life in the 21st Century’, the design concept of this smart watch was given, and a special product name was even thought of: ‘Risto’. Then, some small calculators and other devices appeared in the market, indicating that device miniaturization is still a hot concept.

 In 1983, Seiko, a well-known Japanese watch maker, released TV watch products in the United States, which once again raised people’s admiration for multi-purpose watches. However, this product is still a very expensive toy that is not very practical because it does not work independently. It also needs to carry a large TV signal receiving and transmitting device. The watch only exists as an output screen and requires a cable connection. .

 Back to the present, we have various smart watch products that can be purchased in the market. From the early days, which only had monochrome screens and non-intelligent systems, only simple notification functions, to the current Samsung Galaxy Gear equipped with a color OLED touch screen. , Support for hands-free calling and taking photos, and running Android system and third-party application support, it can be seen that the future of smart watches is full of bright. Of course, we also hope that the avant-garde concept with flexible screens and changeable forms can be realized at an early date. By then, smart watches will not only be the second screen of smart phones, but also smart gadgets that truly integrate into human life.

Hublot Hublot Big Bang Unico Strap Watch

In 2005, HUBLOT launched the first Big Bang watch. This chronograph with both fashion and sport is amazingly designed with an original design. It has unprecedentedly combined precious metals with natural rubber. , Achieve masterpieces. Led by Hublot’s concept of ‘fused art’, the iconic Big Bang watch has created a history of watchmaking in both aesthetics and technological innovation. In 2013, Hublot broke through again and readjusted the Big Bang to carry its own research and development movement UNICO. This column-wheel dual-horizontal clutch chronograph movement is clearly visible on the side of the dial, making it a unique creation in the watchmaking industry.

  In terms of design, Big Bang Unico has changed accordingly: the screws, buttons, crown, readings, digital time stamps and counters have been redesigned in terms of technology and appearance. At the same time, it continues the practicality and flexibility of Hublot’s ‘one-button’ switching function, and the unique strap connection system can quickly and easily replace the strap while ensuring safety and stability.

   In 2015, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the birth of Big Bang, Hublot added a finishing touch to it. After the redesign of the movement and the case, Hublot logically set its sight on the strap. The Big Bang Unico bracelet watch seamlessly connects the metal bracelet with the case, which again enriches the range of cases and accessories. Hublot has put a lot of energy into integrating the aesthetics of the watch, and strives for perfection and perfection.

   The technical structure of the metal chain strap and Hublot’s classic ‘sandwich structure’ complement each other, giving the watch a richer visual effect. As a master of material fusion, Hublot uses titanium or king gold to create the main structure of the bracelet, ceramics as the middle link, and then uses natural rubber to create the details of the back and the edge of the bracelet. In the end, it is a masterpiece that is different from the conventional bracelet The front of the metal chain is a fusion of king gold or titanium and ceramic, while the side of the bracelet is decorated with natural rubber details. The new combination of materials is very attractive, showing its distinctive characteristics. Big Bang Unico bracelet watch has a total of 4 models, which are Wang Jin ceramic bracelet, Wang Jin bracelet, titanium ceramic bracelet and titanium bracelet. The new metal bracelet is specially equipped with Hublot’s original ‘one-button’ strap switching function and three-fold adjustable buckle, paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of Big Bang!

Big Bang Unico bracelet watch
Technical Parameters

Serial No. 411.NM.1170.NM (Big Bang Uinco Titanium Ceramic Chain)
411.NM.1170.NM (Big Bang Uinco titanium chain belt)
411.OM.1180.OM (Big Bang Uinco King Gold Ceramic Chain Belt)
411.OX.1180.OX (Big Bang Uinco King Gold Bracelet)
Case 45 mm diameter, titanium or 18K king gold
Bezel Titanium, 18K King Gold, Satin Black Ceramic, Polished at 6 o’clock / 12 o’clock
Embedded 6 H-shaped matte titanium screws, countersunk polished and locked
Mirror Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, Hublot logo
Lugs black synthetic resin
Side insert black synthetic resin
Crown Satin-finished titanium or king gold, over-pressed black rubber Hublot logo
Button Satin Titanium or 18K King Gold
Case back ring satin satin titanium or 18K king gold
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant to 10 standard atmospheres, about 100 meters
Dial Matt black lacquer
5N gold-plated or polished rhodium-plated chronograph ring
5N gold or matte rhodium reading, white SuperLuminova ™ fluorescent coating
Hands 5N gold-plated or satin-plated rhodium-plated, white SuperLuminova ™ fluorescent coating
Hublot independently develops and manufactures automatic column wheel flyback chronograph movement
Number of parts 330
Number of jewels 38
Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations / hour)
Date 3 o’clock white window
Pendulum black satin tungsten
Power reserve about 72 hours
Strap Titanium or 18K King Gold and black rubber
Buckle Tri-folding folding buckle, titanium or 18K king gold