Cartier presents a new concept watch: the Cartier ID Two
The year 2012 is the second milestone in the ID series, with the ID Two concept watch. It looks absolutely gorgeous and packs an extremely high level of technology. First of all, we should consider that most of today’s wristwatches have real problems with energy consumption.
Mechanical watches are especially affected by this issue, given the fact that 75% of the energy of a mechanical watch is pointlessly wasted. The ID Two concept watch sports an incredible amount of innovations, one of them being energy optimization.
The Cartier ID Two divides the level of energy consumption by two. It sports a larger than average power reserve, weirdly fitted inside the average sized case. Some say it’s the first high-efficiency wristwatch in the world, opening a load of possibilities in energy consumption optimization.
The changes in energy efficiency can be easily explained through automotive similarities. If a driver abstains from power steering and air conditioning, and also wants to travel farther, the car he drives will only need one tank of fuel to reach destination.
Otherwise, the car would need a larger fuel tank, or the driver must tune his vehicle to reach a more efficient fuel consumption level for the amount of fuel it has. The Cartier ID Two concept timepiece sports ways to reduce power consumption by a stunning 50% compared to traditional mechanical watches.
The improvement was realized because of the insane amount of sweat and time The Manufacture’s Research and Development team spent in this project. They’ve used their entire skills and knowledge to accomplish this actual feat of strength. In addition, they’ve also implemented ways to minimize consumption of the oscillator, to maximize the energy transmitted from the barrels to the oscillator and to store the maximum possible level of energy.
If this watch will ever be put to sale, it will definitely be a Big Bang in today’s world of watchmaking. And the number of possibilities it could open is simply unimaginable. I guess we’ll just wait and see the present becoming future.