Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Peacock Tourbillon


The Peacock Tourbillon, introduced in 2003, marked a significant milestone for the brand, adding features such as a calendar, power reserve display, and automatic movement, enhancing its aesthetic appeal and collectible value. A decade later, Peacock developed a proprietary double tourbillon movement with independent intellectual property rights, featuring twin tourbillons positioned at 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock, resembling the large eyes of an owl. Peacock is recognized as one of the few brands globally, alongside Roger Dubuis, capable of producing a double tourbillon watch with this specific placement.

Key characteristics of Peacock Tourbillons include uniqueness, exquisite craftsmanship, skeletonization, and precision:

  1. Uniqueness: Peacock Tourbillons are unique in the field of tourbillons, owing to the brand's self-operated movement factory, a strong R&D team, and the influence of having independent intellectual property rights in the movements.

  2. Exquisite Craftsmanship: These watches emphasize the beauty of "both inside and outside," with meticulously crafted internal components and fashionable, eye-catching external designs.

  3. Skeletonization: Peacock Tourbillons showcase skeletonization, allowing the movement and internal structures to be exposed. This design reveals the unique "rotating escapement speed regulation mechanism," providing a glimpse into the coordination of this mechanism with other components inside the watch.

  4. Precision: Tourbillons were invented to minimize the errors in the "escapement system" of mechanical watches, aiming to improve timekeeping accuracy. Precision is a crucial attribute of Peacock Tourbillons, distinguishing them from other mechanical watches.

Development History:

  • 2003: Development of the first tourbillon movement wristwatch.
  • 2011: Introduction of the proprietary Peacock double tourbillon movement with independent intellectual property rights, featuring twin tourbillons at 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock.
  • 2013: Completion of trial production of five new varieties in the tourbillon series. The SL3001 automatic calendar movement entered mass production, and advancements were made in the chronograph series.
  • 2017: Launch of the Peacock semi-skeletonized carbon double tourbillon movement with intellectual property rights, part of the "CLASSIC Series – Pioneers, Witnesses."

Representative Products:

  1. Peacock Single Tourbillon Wristwatch
  2. Peacock CLASSIC Series Pioneer Wristwatch: The first watch in China to use a carbon fiber case for a tourbillon wristwatch.
  3. Peacock Semi-Skeletonized Carbon Double Tourbillon Wristwatch: Features a proprietary movement with twin tourbillons at 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship.

Peacock has demonstrated its commitment to innovation and craftsmanship in the development of these tourbillon timepieces, contributing to the brand's recognition in the watchmaking industry.

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