EP1136894A1 - Device for return to zero in a chronograph timepiece - Google Patents

Device for return to zero in a chronograph timepiece Download PDF

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EP1136894A1
EP1136894A1 EP20000810240 EP00810240A EP1136894A1 EP 1136894 A1 EP1136894 A1 EP 1136894A1 EP 20000810240 EP20000810240 EP 20000810240 EP 00810240 A EP00810240 A EP 00810240A EP 1136894 A1 EP1136894 A1 EP 1136894A1
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The drive from the main timepiece mechanism (11) passes to the display axes through a friction clutch (1) maintained in contact by a spring (12). When a return to zero with the timepiece in motion is required a hammer (4) operates on the hearts (5,6) on the display axes and in addition actuates a shuttle (A) with an inclined plane (B) such that the upper disk (2) of the clutch is lifted against the spring

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La présente invention a pour objet une pièce d'horlogerie, en particulier un dispositif de retour à zéro d'un chronographe. The present invention relates to a timepiece, in particular a return device to zero of a chronograph.

Les chronographes usuellement utilisés possèdent deux poussoirs, l'un pour la fonction START/STOP et l'autre pour la fonction RESET (remise à zéro). Chronographs usually used have two buttons, one for the function START / STOP and the other for the reset function (reset). Il existe néanmoins une autre famille de chronographe qui utilisent la remise à zéro en vol. Nevertheless, there is another chronograph family using zeroing in flight.

Le principe est basé sur l'appui d'un seul poussoir qui provoque le retour de l'aiguille à midi et, lorsque le poussoir est relâché, l'aiguille est libérée. The principle is based on the support of a single button which causes the return of the needle at noon and when the button is released, the needle is released. Cette fonction a été introduite pour les pilotes qui doivent garder un cap pendant un certain temps et changer pour un autre cap selon une information reçue. This feature has been introduced for drivers who need to keep a cap for a while and move to another course according to information received.

On connaít de tels systèmes appliqués à des chronographes dont l'enclenchement s'obtient par un engrenage en champ, au moyen d'une roue sur champ montée sur la roue de moyenne du rouage de finissage, laquelle par l'intermédiaire d'un renvoi, s'engrène avec la roue du chronographe. Discloses such systems applied to chronographs whose engagement is obtained by a gear box by means of a wheel mounted on field on the third wheel of the going train, which via a return , meshing with the wheel of the chronograph. Ce système a une précision relative du fait de la pénétration des dentures d'un pas angulaire différent entre elles. This system has a relative precision due to the penetration of the teeth of a different angular pitch therebetween.

De plus, lors d'une fonction de retour en vol, le fait de relever obligatoirement la bascule d'embrayage, comportant la roue sur champ et le renvoi, est complexe. In addition, when a function of flyback, the fact noted obligatorily coupling lever, comprising the wheel and the reference field, is complex.

Pour réaliser l'entraínement du mécanisme, un autre système est connu utilisant un embrayage par friction. To realize the drive of the mechanism, another system is known using a friction clutch. Ce système a l'avantage d'être très précis car indépendant de la pénétration des dentures. This system has the advantage of being very precise because independent of the penetration of the teeth.

Un tel système ne peut garantir une fiabilité à long terme, du fait des différents sens de rotation engendrés par la position des mobiles comportant les coeurs. Such a system can not ensure long-term reliability due to the different direction of rotation generated by the mobile position with hearts. Les frictions peuvent provoquer une usure de l'embrayage de la roue et de plus, les coeurs étant disposés sur des roues indirectes, la précision lors du retour à zéro est relative aux jeux d'engrenages. Friction can cause wear of the clutch of the wheel and in addition, the cores being arranged on indirect wheels, accuracy when returning to zero relates to gear sets. De surcroít, un maintien de la pression sur le marteau, de par les couples antagonistes des rouages, provoque un arrêt de la montre. In addition, a pressure holding the hammer, by the opposing pairs of wheels causes a stop watch.

C'est pourquoi le but de la présente invention est de disposer d'un système d'embrayage à friction qui n'a pas les inconvénients cités ci-dessus. Therefore the aim of the present invention is to provide a friction clutch system that has not the drawbacks cited above.

Ce but est atteint par un dispositif de remise à zéro en vol comprenant un embrayage à friction, actionné par des moyens de débrayage principaux, un poussoir de commande et un mécanisme de coeurs de remise à zéro. This object is achieved by a flight reset device comprising a friction clutch, actuated by the main clutch means, a control push-button and a reset mechanism hearts. Ce dispositif est caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend des moyens de débrayage secondaires agissant lorsque le poussoir de commande actionne le mécanisme des coeurs. This device is characterized in that it comprises secondary clutch release means acting when the control push mechanism actuates the hearts.

Par embrayage à friction, on entend un embrayage à deux disques, maintenus sous pression par un élément élastique. By friction clutch is meant a clutch two discs, kept under pressure by a spring element. Lors de la fonction de retour en vol, l'embrayage est débrayé laissant alors libre un marteau actionné par la pression sur le poussoir stop, et qui agit sur les coeurs de compteurs montés sur une friction, ledit marteau étant relevé par un ressort. During the fly-back function, the clutch is disengaged while leaving free a hammer actuated by the pressure on the pushbutton stop, which acts on the meter cores mounted on a friction, said hammer being raised by a spring.

La présente invention sera comprise plus en détail grâce aux dessins suivants, pris à titre non limitatifs, dans lesquels: The invention will be further understood by the following drawings, taken as non-limiting, in which:

  • la figure 1 représente le mécanisme à l'état embrayé, Figure 1 shows the mechanism in the engaged state,
  • la figure 2 représente le mécanisme à l'état débrayé, Figure 2 shows the mechanism in the disengaged state,
  • la figure 3 représente une vue de dessus du mécanisme de débrayage, 3 shows a top view of the release mechanism,
  • la figure 4 représente une vue de dessus d'une variante de l'invention. 4 shows a top view of a variant of the invention.

La figure 1 décrit le système à l'état embrayé, figure sur laquelle on distingue un embrayage 1 à deux disques 2, 3 maintenus en pression sous l'action d'un ressort 12 assurant une plus grande précision de départ de la mesure d'un temps court. Figure 1 depicts the system in the engaged state, FIG on which distinguishes a clutch 1 to two discs 2, 3 maintained in pressure under the action of a spring 12 ensuring greater accuracy from the measurement of a short time. L'embrayage 1 est en prise constante avec le rouage de la montre de manière connue par une des roues 11 dudit rouage s'engrenant avec le mobile 3 . The clutch 1 is in constant mesh with the gear train of the watch in a known manner by one of the wheels 11 of the wheel meshing with the rotor 3. La séparation des disques 2 , 3 de l'embrayage 1 s'obtient par un mécanisme connu d'une fonction chronographe au moyen d'une fourchette mobile 7 actionnée par une came 10 , ladite fourchette 7 étant maintenue par pression sous l'effet d'un ressort 8 . The separation of the discs 2, 3 of the clutch 1 is obtained by a known mechanism for a chronograph function by means of a mobile fork 7 actuated by a cam 10, said fork 7 is maintained by pressure under the effect of a spring 8. La fonction retour en vol s'opère par un marteau 4 actionné par la pression du poussoir STOP et agissant sur les coeurs de compteurs 5 , 6 montés sur une friction, ledit marteau étant relevé par un ressort 15 . The fly-back function is effected by a hammer 4 actuated by the pressure of the STOP pushbutton and acting on the metering cores 5, 6 mounted on a friction, said hammer being raised by a spring 15.

Selon l'invention, au moment du retour à zéro à la volée, l'embrayage 1 est alors débrayé tel qu'illustré sur les figures 2 et 3 . According to the invention, at the time of return to zero on the fly, the clutch 1 is then disengaged as shown in Figures 2 and 3. Ceci s'obtient par une navette A comportant un plan incliné B , ladite navette A étant actionnée par une goupille C solidaire du marteau 4 . This is achieved by a shuttle having an inclined plane B, said shuttle being actuated by a C pin integral with the hammer 4. La liaison entre le marteau 4 et la navette A s'effectuant par une ouverture D placée sur la navette A . The connection between the hammer 4 and the shuttle A is effected by an opening D placed on the shuttle.

Lors de la fonction de retour en vol, la pression sur le poussoir de la montre entraíne, au moyen d'une bascule intermédiaire 9 , le marteau 4 qui va actionner les deux coeurs 5, 6 solidaires des roues portant les aiguilles d'affichage. During the fly-back function, the pressure on the pusher of the watch driven by means of an intermediate lever 9, the hammer 4, which will actuate the two cores 5, 6 integral with the wheel carrying the display needles. Les coeurs se positionnent instantanément sur les plans 20, 30 en appui sur le marteau 4 .. La temporisation de débrayage est synchronisée par la goupille C qui entraíne simultanément la navette A qui, par son plan incliné B , va lever la fourchette 7 , débrayant ainsi l'embrayage 1 . Hearts are instantaneously positioned on the planes 20, 30 supported on the hammer 4 .. The clutch timing is synchronized by the pin C that simultaneously drives the shuttle A which, by its inclined plane B will lift fork 7, disengaging and the clutch 1. La temporisation est obtenue par la position de la goupille C qui se trouve légèrement en avance sur l'action des coeurs 5, 6. Dès cette fonction terminée, un maintien de la pression, par le fait du débrayage, ne provoque pas l'arrêt de la montre. The time delay is determined by the position of the pin C that is slightly in advance of the action of the cores 5, 6. When this function is completed, a holding pressure, in that the clutch does not cause the stop the watch.

En relâchant cette pression, le système est ramené en arrière sous l'effet d'un ressort 15 en liaison avec la goupille C . Releasing the pressure, the system is brought back under the effect of a spring 15 in association with the pin C. Le système est ainsi parfaitement synchronisé et le comptage recommence depuis la position initiale. The system is thus perfectly synchronized and the counting starts again from the initial position.

Selon une variante de l'invention, la navette A n'est pas solidaire avec le marteau 4 . According to a variant of the invention, the shuttle is not integral with the hammer 4. Sur la figure 4 , la navette A est poussée par le marteau 4 , et le retour à la position d'embrayage est assurée par un ressort Z . In Figure 4, the shuttle is pushed by the hammer 4, and the return to the engaged position is provided by a Z-spring. La navette agit sur la fourchette 7 de manière tangentielle au moyen de différents plans inclinés. The shuttle is on the fork 7 in a tangential manner by means of different inclined planes.

Selon une forme d'exécution, le plan incliné décrit précédemment sur la navette A est situé sur la fourchette 7 . According to one embodiment, the inclined plane on the previously described shuttle A is located on the fork 7. Selon une autre forme de réalisation, la navette de même que la fourchette comporte des plans inclinés. According to another embodiment, the shuttle as well as the fork comprises inclined planes.

Le présente description est nullement limitative au mode d'actionnement des différents éléments, que ce soit de la navette, ou de l'embrayage. The present disclosure is not limited to the mode of actuation of the various elements, whether of the shuttle, or the clutch. Il existe en effet d'autres pièces connues pour actionner de telles pièces mécaniques. There are indeed other parts known to operate such mechanical parts.

Toutes les pièces équivalentes qui visent le même but que l'invention, à savoir le débrayage d'un embrayage à friction d'un chronographe lors de sa remise à zéro en vol, est compris dans la présente invention. All equivalent parts which have the same aim the invention, namely the release of a friction clutch with a chronograph at its reset in flight, is included in the present invention.

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  1. Dispositif de remise à zéro en vol pour chronographe, comprenant un embrayage à friction (1), des moyens de débrayage principaux (7, 10), un poussoir de commande et un mécanisme de coeurs de remise à zéro (4, 5, 6), caractérisé en ce qu' il comprend des moyens de débrayage secondaires (A) agissant lorsque le poussoir de commande actionne le mécanisme des coeurs. A reset flight chronograph, comprising a friction clutch (1), the main clutch means (7, 10), an actuating plunger and a reset hearts mechanism (4, 5, 6) characterized in that it comprises secondary clutch release means (A) acting when the control push-button actuates the heart of the mechanism.
  2. Dispositif selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que les moyens de débrayage principaux comprennent une fourchette (7) et en ce que les moyens de débrayage secondaires comprennent une navette (A) actionnée par un marteau (4) du mécanisme de coeurs. Device according to Claim 1, characterized in that the primary clutch release means comprise a fork (7) and in that the secondary clutch release means comprise a shuttle (A) actuated by a hammer (4) hearts mechanism.
  3. Dispositif selon la revendication 2, caractérisé en ce que la navette (A) engage la fourchette (7) par la pression du marteau (4). Device according to Claim 2, characterized in that the shuttle (A) engages the fork (7) by the pressure of the hammer (4).
  4. Dispositif selon la revendication 3, caractérisé en ce que l'engagement entre la navette (A) et la fourchette (7) se fait par un plan incliné (B). Device according to claim 3, characterized in that the engagement between the shuttle (A) and the fork (7) is made by an inclined plane (B).
  5. Dispositif selon la revendication 4, caractérisé en ce que le plan incliné est placé sur la navette (A). Device according to claim 4, characterized in that the inclined plane is situated on the shuttle (A).
  6. Dispositif selon la revendication 4, caractérisé en ce que le plan incliné est placé sur la fourchette (7). Device according to claim 4, characterized in that the inclined plane is placed on the fork (7).
  7. Dispositif selon la revendication 4, caractérisé en ce que le plan incliné est placé sur la navette (A) et la fourchette (7). Device according to claim 4, characterized in that the inclined plane is situated on the shuttle (A) and the fork (7).
  8. Chronographe comprenant le dispositif selon l'une des revendications 1 à 7. Chronograph comprising the device according to one of claims 1 to 7.
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