One year in a hurry, and again, it is still vivid in retrospect. This year was an extraordinary one for the watch industry. Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, and Breguet celebrated their 280th, 260th, and 240th anniversary, respectively, and the 75th anniversary of the IWC Portugal series was also staged. The introduction of smart watches such as the Tag Heuer Connected Watch and the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium injected the entire industry. With fresh ‘blood’, and the creation of traditional timepieces has also achieved amazing results, Tudor, Cartier and other brands have launched high-quality self-produced movements, all of which represent a new future. Today we stand where we started in 2016 and look back at the outstanding and memorable timepieces of the past year:
Omega Constellation Zunba Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆☆
The constellation series Zunba watch can be said to be another classic flagship work in the history of Omega watchmaking. It is the world’s first coaxial chronometer watch. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC). And watches are also tested by the Federal Metrology Institute (METAS) approved certification program. This time, Omega launched a total of 11 different models of watches, of which this model with blue dial and strap attracted the attention of watch fans, 39 mm diameter case made of stainless steel, bezel with grooves The design is very retro, and the classic and highly recognizable dial design has become a ‘pie dish’. It is chic, elegant and stable, with a simple and elegant dial layout. The watch is equipped with the Omega 8900 self-winding mechanical movement, which is strictly certified by the Observatory, which can provide 60 hours of power.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Calendar Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆☆
During the Basel Haute Horlogerie Show this year, Rolex updated and enriched a variety of new products, including a comprehensive innovation and upgrade from the movement, the case, to the strap. Each new product has also become a new topic of discussion among watch fans after dinner. Among them, this week calendar 40 blue dial watch has attracted a lot of people’s attention. First of all, the appearance design of the watch continues the classic shape of the series. It is simple and clean without excessive modification. It is a low-key taste pursued by those who love watches. At the same time, the diameter of the watch rose to 40 mm, which is in line with the wearing habits of modern people. Secondly, it is equipped with the latest 3255 movement. This movement has 14 patents, which are accurate, power reserve, shockproof, antimagnetic and convenient. It is excellent in all aspects of reliability and reliability. It is also equipped with Rolex’s newly designed patented Chronergy escapement system, which is energy-efficient and reliable.
Tudor North Flag Attention: ☆☆☆☆
Known as the ‘Rolex brother’ self-proclaimed Tudor watch, this year also has a lot of movements. Not long ago, on the Watch Only show a strong position, a replica watch actually took a high price of 75,000 Swiss francs, in the hearts of watch fans again Set off a wave of ‘Tuduo’.
Also during this year’s Basel watch exhibition, Tudor launched an independently developed MT5621 self-winding movement, and this North Flag watch is a new model equipped with a new movement. The watch case has sharp edges and corners, finely polished, and fully frosted to achieve a matte finish, creating an extraordinary texture; the round frosted outer ring is composed of two substances, the edge is matte ceramic, and the top is polished Shagang, two in one; the black dial is calm and solemn, the white hands, bars and Arabic numerals are covered with luminous coating, a power indicator plate at 9 o’clock, and a rectangular date display window at 3 o’clock, layout Simple and quite retro.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysical Observatory Series Real Second Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆
In the new Geophysical Observatory series models released this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has added a simple real-second watch, and you can enjoy the simple and harmonious charm of the watch with a simple glance. The watch’s 39.6 mm diameter case is made of rose gold. The delicate grainy decorative dial is not only full of texture, but also clear and easy to read. The design of the hands and hour markers is also very simple and clear. This low-key and simple design is very consistent. Modern aesthetics.
Vacheron Constantin Harmony series ultra-thin advanced complex chronograph Attention: ☆☆☆
This year coincides with the 260th anniversary of the Vacheron Constantin brand. A piece of 57260 has caused a lot of sensation in the table, and other watch works can be said to be quite intentional. Among them, this Harmony ultra-thin advanced complex chronograph watch is also for the 260th anniversary. It is the most important model of the Harmony series. It is limited to 10. Although it is not a consumable model for the public, it has also attracted the attention of several people. discuss. The watch has a two-second follow-up function, which can be used to record the different time chronographs that start at the same time. Its movement and case are the thinnest in similar functional watches. In order to ensure the slimness of the watch, the internal 3500 self-winding movement is equipped with an outer rotor for the first time. The research and development of this movement has begun in 2008, and it took several years to officially contact us. Meet and set a new world record for ultra-thin chronographs.
IWC Portuguese Series Calendar Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆☆
2015 also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the IWC Portugal series. The brand also launched a number of commemorative watches. Among them, this annual calendar has become the focus of everyone’s discussion. Let’s take a look below:
This watch is equipped with IWC-made 52850 self-made movement for the first time, thus also announcing the beginning of the IWC-made movement project. The watch’s annual calendar is located between 11 and 1 o’clock on the dial. The month, date and day are displayed in three separate semi-circular windows. Its switching mechanism has automatically taken into account the different days of each month. Unlike the perpetual calendar, the calendar does not take into account the number of days in February, nor does it take into account the effects of leap years. Therefore, manual adjustment is required at the end of February every year. In the process of developing the annual calendar module, the designers of IWC did everything in their power to make the adjustment easy, just through the crown.
The watch with a 44.2 mm diameter case, a classic rail-type minute ring, slender leaf-shaped hands and almost unchanged Arabic numeral hour markers are almost the same in appearance as the first Portuguese watches, only the small seconds dial is set At 9 o’clock, the power reserve indicator is read at 3 o’clock. Blue dial, exquisite sun-patterned light is extremely smart under the light, equipped with black alligator leather strap.
Lange 1815 Honey Gold Commemorative Model Attention: ☆☆☆☆
1815 is an important Lange series. This series is inextricably linked with the brand founder Adolf Lange. In 2015, it happened to be Ferdinando Adolf Lange’s 200th birthday, so the brand was in W & amp ; W launched a special honey gold 1815 commemorative watch. The watch is 40 mm in diameter and is limited to 200 pieces. It is equipped with a white solid silver dial with fine grain details. This hand-made decoration is reminiscent of the silver dial of the Lange Astronomical Watch and Nautical Astronomical Clock. Traditional grooming skills. It is equipped with a manual winding movement of type L051.1 consisting of 188 parts, with a power reserve of 55 hours.
Cartier Clé de Cartier Mysterious Hour Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆☆
The Cartier Mysterious Hour watch is a perfect combination of Clé de Cartier watches and the brand’s own production movement. The watch has a unique and novel design. The two hands are suspended on the dial, as if there is no connection, giving a sense of mystery. The case is made of 18K rose gold with a diameter of 41 mm. The hollow dial is set against blue Roman numerals, which echoes the sapphire of the winding crown. Cartier’s iconic designs, such as Roman numerals, minute track, sword-shaped hands, witness the exquisite craftsmanship of the brand’s fine watchmaking series, paired with a brown alligator leather strap, highlighting noble quality. Cartier 9981 MC manual winding mechanical movement provides the watch with a 48-hour power reserve.
Montblanc Baoxiyueyuan Women’s Watch Attention: ☆☆☆☆
In recent years, women’s watches have gradually become a ‘treasure place’ for brands to compete for. The birth of the Montblanc Bohème series in 2015 has taken women’s watches to a new level, and the brand will be full of poetic design inspiration and ultimate The delicate craftsmanship is incorporated into the watch and incorporates advanced complex functions, breaking the traditional concept of ‘only design, not inner’ for women’s watches.
The 18-karat rose gold case of the Baoxi moon phase watch is set with 78 top Westell diamonds on the bezel. Silver-white machine-engraved dial with floral Arabic numerals and leaf-shaped hands, moon phase display at 6 o’clock, a crescent moon display is set at the top left of the dial, and 12 months are sent by Montblanc with special names. Ice Moon to Oak Moon. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, the power reserve is 42 hours.
Piaget Limelight Stella Watches Attention: ☆☆☆
At W & W in 2015, Piaget launched Limelight Stella, the first women’s complication watch series. This series of watches has a simple and elegant outline design, complex and precise functions, and it is also a perfect interpretation of Piaget jewelry craftsmanship. The watch is subtly embedded in a round case with a diameter of 36 mm with elliptical lines, echoing the design of the center of the dial. The classic pure arcs are woven into a smooth and bold composition, contrasted by the sun’s radial pattern and the slim golden bar-shaped hour hand. At the same time, Piaget devoted ingenious ideas to the moon phase display function. The moon phase display, which has been calibrated once in 122 years, is presented in a fan-shaped window, with 14 rounds on each side, a round and mysterious moon. In the deep blue northern hemisphere starry sky is shining bright and touching, showing its unpleasant beauty.
Summary: In the past year, there are a lot of new watches. The outstanding design may not be limited to these 10 models, but these are all excellent representatives of the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship, and they are the watch styles that continue to attract attention in 2015. If your favorite watch is not listed here, please leave a message and discuss it together!