How It works
AESTHETIC CREATIVITY AND CUSTOM TECHNOLOGY
The innovative movement design found within a VAULT watch represents our philosophy that time is in continuous motion, present for only a moment before fading into memory. Time is beyond human control. The innovative movement design found within a VAULT watch represents our philosophy that time is in continuous motion, present for only a moment before fading into memory. Time is beyond human control.
All human beings perceive time in their own unique way and indeed the same human will experience time differently according to the circumstances. Our perception of Time is, therefore, unique to each and every one of us and the appearance of VAULT watches has been designed to reflect this final part of our philosophy. All human beings perceive time in their own unique way and indeed the same human will experience time differently according to the circumstances.
Vault has broken onto the watchmaking scene with a highly innovative timepiece which reimagines the display of time
– Angus Davies Escapement Magazine –
READING THE TIME
While the minutes are displayed in a “classic” way, by the use of a conventional, but nevertheless striking minute hand, hours are displayed in an entirely novel way.
The hours are displayed on a sapphire crystal disc which is positioned above the gears of the dial (HGT). The disc is smoked and changes gradually from fully transparent to fully opaque. The line between the transparent and the opaque parts of the disc indicates the current hour.
The fully opaque part of the disc conceals the hours to come, whereas our ability to see the hours just past is gradually removed by its ever-increasing degree of tint. This innovative and unique way of reading the time, therefore reminds us that we cannot see into the future and that, as time passes, our memories fade.
SETTING THE MINUTES
The minute hand is set by ensuring the crown is in the correct setting mode (M) and then turning the crown to rotate the entire watch movement within its housing until the desired position is reached.
This rotational movement is achieved by a system of internal gears which are driven by the turning of the crown..
SETTING THE HOURS
The desired hour is also set by placing the crown in the correct setting mode (H) and turning it to engage with the interlocking gears.
This results in the watch dial rotating until the number corresponding to the desired hour is at the correct point on the sapphire crystal disc.