It’s More Than Just A Watch

Proud of its rich 165 years of precision German watchmaking craftsmanship, Glashütte Glory has launched a limited edition watch-‘Observation Watch 1911-Julias Asman’. This extraordinary timepiece, limited to 25 pieces worldwide, was hand-finished in the Glashütte watchmaking factory to serve as two pioneering pioneers-Mr. Julias Asman and Roald Amon Mr. Mori pays tribute. Observation table 1911-Julias Asman
    Mr. Julias Asman founded watchmaking at the age of 25 and was one of the four founding fathers of the watchmaking industry in Glashütte. Pocket watches, ship clocks and observation watches made by Mr. Julias Asman and his staff have laid an important foundation for the company’s reputation. Especially the watch is famous for its extraordinary precision and outstanding craftsmanship. Mr. Roald Amundsen ordered many Julias Asman watch watches before embarking on his voyage to study history, one of which was Ball Young, a young watchmaker in the town of Glashütte. Wei produced in 1907/08. This watch produced by Lowe was extremely accurate, and he was urged to send it to the German Navy Observatory in Hamburg for testing. The German Naval Observatory is an official agency that tests and certifies the accuracy of chronographs produced in Germany. It was there that Mr. Roald Amundsen discovered the watch and bought it in 1910. On December 14, 1911, the Norwegian polar explorer and his expedition team became the first people to reach the South Pole in the world.
    Observation tables, also known as ‘nautical charts,’ are used by navigators to confirm the ship’s position in the sea as accurately as possible, along with ship clocks and other instruments. Ammonsen must have made good use of his watch when sailing the polar ship Fram to Antarctica; after his expedition departed from the Framenham base in Whale Bay, he observed The time of the watch becomes the only criterion: set an observation watch as the time of departure, and use it as the same function as the ship clock. Set another observation table as the destination time, and the time difference between the two can use the method of spherical trigonometry to calculate the position of the expedition’s route to the South Pole. Of course, the use of a compass and sextant is also indispensable. As a result, Amundsen’s watch was extremely important for his expeditionary mission: without them, he would never reach his destination, let alone win for Norway. Today, at the Fram Museum in Oslo, there are many documents showing the historic expedition, including an observation table produced by the town of Glashütte used by Amundsen. The dial is clearly engraved. ‘J. Assmann-Glashütte’.
Glashütte Limited Watch 1911-Julias Asman
    Before 1971, even in the turbulent years, the production of the watch in the town of Glashütte had never been interrupted. The Glashütte brand launched 25 limited edition exquisite watches in 2012, named after the ‘watch’, just to commemorate Julia Assman’s watch and Amundsen’s outstanding achievements in the Antarctic. The silver lacquer dial of the observation table 1911 is composed of three layers of independent white lacquer. The third layer is finely textured and silvery. Separate small seconds and power reserve indicators are located at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of the dial, respectively, and the large Glashütte-style calendar window is at 6 o’clock. Slim blue polished minute and pear-shaped hour hands, black Arabic numerals are located in the rolled rail-type graduated ring.
    Glashütte Limited Watch 1991-Julia Asman has a round case made of white gold and a brown calfskin strap, which evokes memories of the years of adventure and silhouettes of the explorer Amundsen. The back of the case is engraved with a number marking the limited edition (01/25), and the anti-glare sapphire crystal is engraved with the date of Amundsen’s arrival in the South Pole and the date of its centennial day-December 14, 1911-2011 December 14. In addition, it is engraved with Julius Assmann–Glashütte i / SA (Julia Assmann-Glashütte / Saxony), and “Tribute to R. Amundsen” (tribute to Amundsen).
Special movement in memory of Julias Asman
    Observation table 1911-Julias Asman’s movement-100-14 movement, is a well-made automatic movement. The traditional watch is a manual winding movement. In order to give the wearer maximum comfort, the Glashütte brand chose an automatic winding movement for this limited edition watch. ‘AB AUF’ on the dial shows the power reserve, not just the passage of time. The movement has a reset mechanism to ensure that the second hand is synchronized with the standard time. In contrast to other resets, the second hand is not connected to the winding shaft or crown. Regardless of whether the crown is pulled out, the vibration system and the movement are continuously running, which can greatly reduce the wear of the movement parts. Starting the reset device requires pressing a separate reset button. The two-way winding oscillating weight transmits power to the patented reducing gear, and then transmits the power to two smaller series barrels. Most of the power was transmitted to the mainspring, which was soon full of power.
    It is not difficult to find through the sapphire crystal case, the 100-14 automatic movement is the best gift to Julias Asman. The movement has the traditional characteristics of Glashütte: three-quarter splint, gold sleeve. The gold rotor with double G logo is the hallmark of Glashütte’s high-end mechanical watches.

Piaget Ultrathin Watches-watchmaking Pursuit Keeping Pace With The Times

‘Thin’ has already become one of the goals of people’s pursuit of perfection, whether it is mobile phones, TVs, computers, etc. For example, the new TV that I just hard-heartedly ordered online a few days ago is also advertised thickness Less than 20mm, as well as the Apple Air computer I am using at the moment, are all such thin requirements. The desire for ‘thin’ has also become the direction of efforts in various fields, and also an important reason for its progress.

Imagine that it is ‘anti-natural’ and not easy to stuff such a complex and functional thing in such a thin space, at least to the extent that our human eyes can discern it. The achievement of such results is the result of the continuous accumulation and breakthrough of human beings in science, technology and technology. Then, if we want to trace back from when humans began to present this complex and comprehensive technology in this narrow space, we cannot ignore the category of watch manufacturing. Two centuries ago, watch brands in the Jurassic Mountains and elsewhere in Switzerland have begun to continuously install sophisticated mechanical devices that are both complex and have different functions, but also integrate technology and aesthetics into pocket watches or It is the small case of the watch, which also makes the watchmaking industry one of the founding representatives of mankind in pursuit of complexity, beauty, refinement and thinness.

In the field of pursuing ‘ultra-thin’, in my knowledge, Earl of Piaget can be regarded as one of the brands that should not be let down. This watch brand established by Georges-Edouard Piaget in the quiet town of La Côte-aux-Fées in the Jurassic Mountains in 1874 is constantly pursuing the Kind of possibility. In the year 1957, the former Soviet Union sent the first artificial satellite into space, setting off human exploration and pursuit of the vast universe. In the same year, Piaget introduced a 9p ultra-thin manual winding movement with a thickness of only 2mm. The world of ultra-thin micromechanics opens up new exploration. The introduction of this movement set a world record at the time. In such a small space, the escapement structure, wheel train and power unit that maintain the watch’s operation were stuffed. It was a complicated and headache to imagine. What’s more, it must ensure the smooth and normal operation of the movement, and take into account the manual chamfering and polishing of various watch movements. Therefore, the advent of the 9p movement has also redefined the meaning of the so-called ‘ultra-thin’ in the watch industry and other industries.

The pursuit of ‘ultra-thin’ has become the goal of all modern industry efforts, and Piaget started the watch industry’s pursuit of this field with the 9p movement in the category of clocks. There is no thinnest, only thinner. In a very limited assembly space, each component is incredibly thin. It is not easy to design and prepare these parts, plus assembly, adjustment, testing, polishing, etc. The time, energy and the dedicated investment of watchmakers are not inferior to the complex watches in the traditional definition. It is a complex watchmaking process in response to human modern pursuit. Or to use a more simple metaphor, we would like electronic products such as Samsung and Apple. In addition to brand and marketing reasons, there are also ‘ultra-thin’ experiences brought by these products, but in order to achieve such It is required that how much team members’ investment and accumulation of technology development are required to shrink the battery, touch screen, and complex IC hardware in such a small space.

Since the launch of the 9p movement, Piaget has been continuously working in the field of ‘ultra-thin’, continuously practicing the traditional Swiss watchmaking spirit and ultra-thin and complex watches. For more than ten years, The watchmaking workshop of La Côte-aux-Fées has launched 25 ultra-thin movements, including the world’s thinnest manual winding rectangular tourbillon movement 600P, and the world’s thinnest automatic winding. Chain movements 1200P and 1208P, as well as ultra-thin automatic chain tourbillon movement 1270p, ultra-thin perpetual calendar 855p movement, and so on, put a lot of wisdom and effort into the ultra-thin complex watch field, trying to find ultra The limits of the thin miniature world.

In 2014, just the 140th anniversary of the birth of the Earl brand, Earl launched a brand new work in the ultra-thin field, or it can be said to be a concept innovation. The Altiplano 38mm 900p manual winding watch integrates the movement and the case into a single body. The thickness of the entire watch is only 3.65 mm. The 145 parts have everything to the minimum, and the thinnest parts have the same thickness and hair. And the smallest gap between parts is only 0.03 millimeters. The concept of this number, I think, can only be designed and manufactured by the high-tech electronics industry. Otherwise, ordinary people like me, unless you use a magnifying glass to see it Imagine such a sense of space. In such a narrow space, it can still accommodate a thin clockwork, which can provide a watch with a power reserve of up to 2 days! I think these are the complexities of ‘ultra-thin’ watches. This is also Piaget’s need for ‘ultra-thin’, which is advancing with the times. After years of practice and investment, it is another surprise Right!
Next, Earl will tour in five cities: 7/17 Xi’an, 7/21 Dalian, 7/25 Chongqing, Kunming on 7/29, and 8/2 Shenzhen. ‘Thin’ is a continuous advancement in the field of modern and complex watches, and there are many record-breaking watches. If you have the opportunity to stand in front of these watches, you can imagine how they stuff such tiny and complicated things in such a thin space, then maybe you will find out what it really is An interesting and rare thing.

Diving King Ocean Legend Blancpain’s New Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe

‘I’m trembling all over … I can’t stop shaking my hand … I glanced at my watch: dived 192 meters in 10 minutes. I’m going to rush out of the darkness of the ocean floor and bring back this deep dive Trophy. At this moment, I sneaked into the deepest part of the earth to capture the image … trembling and ecstatic. ‘
 Laurent Ballesta, a famous French marine biologist

 If 60 years ago, Blancpain’s classic Fifty Fathoms series has successfully served the navy divers of various countries and is well-known in history, then the Bathyscaphe watch born out of Fifty Fathoms has dived with human beings to the deepest place on the planet-Mariana The ultimate goal of the trench is closely related, and it can be called a legend in the legend. Recently, the Bathyscaphe watch family has once again ushered in a new member-Bathyscaphe. Inheriting the classic elements of the family, with unique and distinctive features, Blancpain has given the deep dive submersible Bathyscaphe an improved 1315 movement (men’s) and 1150 movement (women’s), a silicon spring with optimized accuracy, and a strong and stable Liquid metal scale, with the passion for innovation and extraordinary craftsmanship, continues the legendary journey of the diving king.

New deep dive Bathyscaphe
The new deep submersible Bathyscaphe, the overall outline continues the original clear and clear style, family classic elements: fluorescent scales, engraved hands, engraved dial design, etc., as if bringing people back to about 1956, that Bathyscaphe watch was just born .

New deep submersible Bathyscaphe for men

New deep dive women Bathyscaphe
At the time, Blancpain’s then president, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, met Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard after a diving conference. Mr. Picard has been working on a submersible between a diving bell and a submarine and named it Bathyscaphe. After unremitting efforts, the third model of the submersible Trieste successfully dived into the Mariana Trench, creating outstanding achievements. As a result, Mr. Fichte, who was extremely keen on the current tide, was inspired and combined with the trend of the watch to create a small diameter Bathyscaphe watch. Over the next three decades, the Bathyscaphe watch family flourished, with different models emerging.
 Back today, the prestigious new deep submersible Bathyscaphe men’s watch, equipped with the first improved version of the 1315 movement, with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement is equipped with three main barrels and cardless springs, providing a power reserve of up to 5 days. In order to ensure the perfection of this underwater timepiece movement and to cope with the strong magnetic field of the diving environment, Blancpain uses a silicon hairspring to enhance its accuracy. As a non-magnetic element, silicon has anti-corrosion function and strong anti-wear and anti-aging characteristics. For a long time, it is the best solution for watchmakers to optimize timeliness. Fine watchmaking. Today, Blancpain hides it in a diving watch and gives it a unique aesthetic structure-through the sapphire crystal case back, it has a magnificent view. In another technique, liquid metal (Liquidmetal®) is filled into the wear-resistant ceramic bezel to form the scale. When it is cooled to a solid state, the hardness of this amorphous metal alloy can be three times that of stainless steel. The perfect combination of the two materials gives the bezel a strong anti-wear and anti-corrosion ability.

New Women’s Bathyscaphe Watch with 1150 Movement
 The new deep submersible Bathyscaphe is water-resistant to 30 bar, which is equivalent to a depth of about 300 meters. It is equipped with a three-ring NATO military strap adopted by the British Ministry of Defence in the 1960s. It is large in size and extremely practical, just like the watch itself is reliable and tough. The white women’s model equipped with 1150 movement, together with the advent, not only enriched the style dimension of Bathyscaphe family, but also reflected the continuous attention of Blancpain to the development of women’s diving watches. In addition to the same use of silicon hairsprings and liquid metal scales, the white ceramic bezel, case and strap specially designed for women have a pure and gentle temperament, which makes women lovers at first sight.
Diving King’s Ocean Legend
The appearance of the new deep submersible Bathyscaphe, like a boulder, has stirred up layers of stories about Blancpain’s oceanic love.
 Perhaps the relationship between Blancpain and the ocean is not the earliest. However, Blancpain’s marine legend as the king of diving has already made history. The spotlight returned to Mr. Fichte, then President of Blancpain. He loved diving and, driven by his passion for diving, created a suitable watch for himself. Based on his diving experience, he defined the functional requirements of this timepiece and also defined seven industry standards for modern diving watches.
Mr. Fichte, then CEO of Blancpain, wears Fifty Fathoms on vacation with diving instructor

Early Fifty Fathom Design Drawings
 Undoubtedly, water resistance is the main feature of the first, so he developed a double sealed crown. Since the crown is not a tightly fixed part, the watch is exposed to the risk of water leakage when it is suddenly pulled out underwater. At this time, the second seal inside will protect the watch. Mr. Fichte also applied for a patent for this invention.
 The second required element is a unidirectional rotating bezel for diving timing. Mr. Fichte’s idea was to turn the bezel to the opposite position of the minute hand by turning the bezel at the beginning of the dive; this way he could read the timing information directly under the time scale on the bezel under water. At the same time, considering safety and preventing accidental rotation of the water bezel, he developed a bezel locking system and also applied for a patent for this technology. The locking system originally conceived by Mr. Fichte was to control the rotation of the bezel by installing a button on the bezel. This not only prevents accidental rotation of the bezel, but also protects its operation from salt and sand.
 The third patent relates to screws on the back of the watch. The shortcoming of the locking system is that when the case back is tightened, the ‘O’ ring sealing the case back may be distorted or deviated. In response to this problem, Mr. Fichte designed and developed another system: a special groove on the back of the watch, and an ‘O’ ring fixed in it with an additional metal ring. It is guaranteed not to cause misalignment, and the double-layer barrier is tightly waterproof.
 The legibility of timing information is a key feature of diving watches, especially when exposed to dark waters. Mr. Fichte’s watch is large in size, with contrasting black and white colors, and clearly recognizable fluorescent hands and indicators.
 The automatic winding function of the movement is also a crucial factor in Mr. Fichte’s timepiece concept. It can minimize the wear of the crown and its sealing device by manual winding.
 Finally, due to the existence of various magnets in deep diving environments, Mr. Fichte also equipped the timepiece with a soft iron inner case to protect the movement from the residual magnetism.
 Since then, the above six points and a water-resistant depth of 100 meters (usually the limit for human freediving) have become the standard for the entire industry to interpret diving watches. This passionate watch was named ‘Fifty Hundred’ according to Shakespeare’s poems. In the era when watch design’s attention was all concentrated on the field of aviation watches, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms set aside the mist of the moment, and resolutely and visionarily created a new era of diving watches.
 The deep source of emotions and the watchmaking attitude that does not follow the market trend determine the following sixty years. Blancpain cannot simply replicate the deep-water measurement performance everywhere in the diving watch field, and make a diving watch with peace of mind. . From fifty cents, five hundred cents, to X cents, Blancpain continued to push the effective limits of mechanical sounding, but this is only a small part of the achievement. New materials such as anti-radiation luminous paint, brushed titanium, liquid metal, and silicon are used skillfully by Blancpain. What is even more amazing is that Blancpain has brought complicated functions such as a floating tourbillon, flyback chronograph, full moon phase calendar into the deep sea, and pushed the production of diving watches to an unprecedented height.

500 噚 Dual Time Zone Dive Watch (2009)

X 噚 Top Dive Watch (2011)
 Strong abilities often create a sense of responsibility. Blancpain believes that the vast and mysterious underwater universe deserves human exploration, because only by knowing nature better can we respect and protect this part of human culture, so that we can better grasp our own destiny. Blancpain supports a number of important scientific research projects, including Blancpain and National Geographic’s ‘Pristine Seas Expeditions’, which combines exploration, research and protection, Lun Ballesta’s Coelacanth Expedition Research project, and Mr. Ballesta was the winner of the 2013 Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award. In recent years, Blancpain has also partnered with free diving record holder Gianluca Genoni and the diving school in Etoile Bleue, Monaco. In 2012, Blancpain became the chief sponsor of the first World Oceans Summit hosted by Economist.

 At the time of the birth of Fifty Fathoms, Mr. Fichte, then President of Blancpain, echoed the song of Ariel in Shakespeare’s famous book ‘The Tempest’-‘Five Fathoms lies in the depths of the water. Into corals. ‘ Blancpain’s diving watch family has flourished in the past sixty years. Due to Blancpain’s unwavering watchmaking beliefs, strong watchmaking ability and pragmatic watchmaking attitude, and its care for exploring passion and marine culture, it is destined to become a deep blue world The equally immortal masterpiece is here, and its author is the ‘founder of classic timepieces’-Blancpain.

Lange (A.Lange & Söhne) Big Calendar Display Night Light Mystery

Lange (A. Lange & Söhne) GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ Limited Edition showcases Lange’s new idea: the translucent dial reveals the first luminous calendar display.

Still legible in the dark: GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’

   
   When Lange first introduced the large calendar display that year, it was not only praised, but also set off a wave of brands vying to follow suit. The large calendar with the distinctive style of the asymmetrical dial makes LANGE 1 an undisputed masterpiece. The complex devices that make this famous big calendar display are usually hidden under a solid silver dial, and now GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ will show you this mysterious world generously. This platinum case watch is limited to 200 pieces and fully reflects the characteristics shown in the name: some dials are made of translucent sapphire crystal, only the outer ring, hour display, minute display and small seconds dial are made of black silver The sapphire crystal part reveals the first large calendar display dial device that shines in the dark. In addition, time and power reserve are also legible in the dark.

How Lange’s big calendar works

   The Lange Grand Calendar display is inspired by the five-minute digital clock Ferdinand A. Lange made for the Dresden Semper Opera in 1841. In order to use a larger date format, the calendar unit uses two independent display elements like its model: a ring-shaped single-digit dial with 0 to 9 digits advances by one division per day. Only when the transition from the 31st to the 1st will the single digit dial stand still on that day. A ten-digit cross with 1 to 3 numbers and white blank spaces advances one space every ten days. When displayed as 3, the ten-digit cross will advance to the blank space after 2 days. This irregular switching sequence is controlled by two program gears with precisely calculated gear trains.

    How to ensure the best effect of the luminous function after daily switching operations is the technical problem faced when developing the GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’. Lange’s product R & D engineer came up with the idea to directly engrav the white luminous coating and black numbers on the ten-digit cross disc. The single digit disc was composed of transparent glass with black numbers and rotated on the luminous background. The sapphire crystal part of the dial is treated with a newly developed coating that blocks most of the visible spectrum. As for the invisible UV spectrum, it is not blocked by the coating. Therefore, the numbers on the dial can penetrate enough photon energy to make the turntable device still easy to read.
   This also brought a surprise effect: the scales created by hand on the calendar splint were originally only visible to the watchmaker during assembly, but now watch wearers can also enjoy such exquisite details. These small overlapping circular cloud patterns are created by human hands with small rolling sand nails and are usually hidden under the dial.
   The double-assembled watch factory’s self-made L095.2 movement combines superb craftsmanship and high-level aesthetics, and can also be seen through sapphire crystal
The bottom cover is carefully admired from the other side. Needless to say, GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ is impeccable from every angle.
   Just a year ago, Lange gave GRAND LANGE 1 a brand new manual winding movement. Thanks to the cancellation of the second mainspring barrel and the delicate parts arrangement, the movement can reduce the overall thickness without damaging any power reserve, and at the same time, it can transplant the elegant dial structure of LANGE 1 to large models. The dial of the GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ shows the hours, minutes, seconds, large calendar and power reserve indicator, and the configuration is clear and non-overlapping.
Lange watch factory L095.2 movement

GRAND LANGE 1 ‘Lumen’ Model: 117.035

Movement: The L095.2 movement manufactured by Lange Watch Factory is manually wound, in accordance with Lange’s strictest quality standards, carefully modified and assembled by hand; five-way precision adjustment; both the machine plate and the bridge plate are untreated Made of German silver; hand-engraved balance wheel plywood
Movement parts: 400
Jewel Bearing: 42
Screwed gold sleeve: 7
Escapement system: pallet fork
Oscillator: shock-proof screw balance; watch factory-made top balance spring, 21,600 vibrations per hour, equipped with lateral fine-tuning screws and gooseneck-type precision fine-tuning system
Power reserve: 72 hours of full-winding operation
Functions: Display time in hours, minutes and small seconds with stop-seconds device; power reserve display; large calendar display
Operating components: crown for winding the watch and setting the time; buttons for quickly correcting the large calendar display
Case dimensions: diameter: 40.9 mm; thickness: 9.8 mm
Movement size: diameter: 34.1 mm; thickness: 4.7 mm
Crystal and case back: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Case: Platinum
Dial: solid silver (black) main dial (outer ring, hours, minutes, small seconds), sapphire crystal with translucent coating on the groove part; large luminous calendar display and hours and power reserve
Hands: rhodium-plated gold; luminous hours, minutes, power reserve display
Strap: Hand-stitched black alligator leather strap
Clasp: Lange platinum pin buckle
Limited edition of 200 pieces

Building A Museum On Your Wrist

On a Sunday evening in late May, I came to the Twin Villas at No. 796 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, where a grand conference and dinner are being held. This is Vacheron Constantin’s ‘A Time on the Horizon’ celebration to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘House of Vacheron Constantin’ in Shanghai. It took 10 years. I also participated in the opening event here 10 years ago, and 10 years passed. Ten years later, I found that the brand employees have changed a batch, from the global CEO to the chief executive officer of China, from the marketing director to the public relations manager, are no longer the original group. And I also started a new stage of my own life, and I want to come to life is also impermanence. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary celebration, the brand brought 5 Métiers d’Art series Les Aérostiers hot-air balloon watches launched at the SIHH in Geneva earlier this year, so the event is called ‘above the horizon A wonderful journey of time. ‘ On the five-inch dial of these five watches, the master craftsman used two techniques of hand-relief and hollow enamel to restore the five hot air balloons that completed the flying feat in France from 1783-1785. It is very rare to be able to appreciate and play with these art masterpieces with your own eyes, because they are limited to 5 sets in the world, and only the Chinese market is completely divided into one set. Each watch is priced at 1.01 million yuan, and one set is 5.05 million yuan. In addition to seeing them at SIHH at the beginning of the year, I am now in Shanghai again, which is a double luck. As for those collectors who really collect these exclusive products and enjoy them exclusively, strictly speaking, these ‘sky pride’ are not only watch players, but have been promoted to the ranks of art collectors. Appreciation of the hot air balloon watch ‘Art Master Series’ emphasizes the use of traditional craftsmanship to create watches full of artistic sense, has launched a lot of wonderful masterpieces-ancient mask series, Copernicus celestial ball series, nautical explorer series, The 12 zodiac legend series, Chagall Paris Opera House series … Using metal carving, enamel painting, jewelry setting, machine-engraved carving and other techniques, create many works full of imagination and shock. Playing with these watches, it is definitely not enough to see with your eyes. You must take a magnifying glass to observe carefully, in order to enjoy the most subtle and subtle magic and amazing subtleties. In addition, you must take special care to appreciate the focus, rigor, and passion shown by the craftsmen in the creative process. As Christian Selmoni, the director of brand style and heritage, said: ‘Although we only produce a very small number of artistic watches, each one carries the brand’s own professional watchmaking craftsmanship and artistic knowledge, and we will not seek more profits. And increase production or use machine. ‘At the scene, in addition to 5 sets of Les Aérostiers hot-air balloon watches, there are many great works that are also worthy of appreciation. For example, a ‘Les Cabinotiers’ art master Jinnian Longteng watch, the opaque Burgundy red enamel dial is decorated with a hand-carved Jinlong pattern. The engraved movement seemed to rise in the air in the next second. I believe it is difficult for the Chinese to reject such a masterpiece with good meaning. The term ‘attic craftsman’ comes from Geneva in the 18th century. It refers to a group of elite watchmakers devoting themselves to working in Geneva’s light-filled attic to create exclusive custom watches for famous people. Founded in 1755 in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin takes the responsibility of upholding and inheriting the spirit of ‘loft artisans’. Today, the ‘Attic Craftsman’ is also a project for Vacheron Constantin to customize the Dream Watch according to customer needs to meet the unique pursuit of strong customers for personalization. Admire more ‘Attic Craftsman’ wonderful watches with watch face as the ultimate arena for the pursuit of artistic excellence, Vacheron Constantin is not the only one. In today’s electronic and digital products everywhere, reading time is no longer an important function of timepieces, reflecting personal taste and shaping identity, perhaps the biggest motivation for modern people to buy watches. Because of this, there are a lot of powerful watchmaking brands who have worked hard on traditional craftsmanship to create impressive art watches, and build an art hall on our wrists. Among them, Cartier is absolutely outstanding. Cartier’s master craftsmanship series is full of expectations and never disappoints. And ‘Cheetah’ is Cartier’s eternal spokesman, appearing again and again on the disk, lifelike and exuberant. See more Cartier Cheetah new watches Cartier launched this year a Révélation d’une Panthère watch is also surprising. The watch uses a double-layer mirror. The cheetah pattern groove is carved on the lower mirror, and 900 small gold beads are poured. Turn the watch, and the gold beads will roll along the carefully designed track to gradually outline the cheetah pattern. In order to make the gold beads flow slowly, a liquid is also injected into it to make the shape of the pattern more dramatic. The factory, like Cartier, is located in Girard-Perregaux, La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 2015 and 2016, a set of three ‘The Chamber of Wonders’ series watches were launched, which won a lot of attention. The first is to create three ancient maps with mosaic mosaics and micro-painting techniques using various gems, and start a fascinating adventure. The second set describes the process of human understanding of the earth and the universe. It presents the ‘geocentric theory’ of the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, the ‘heliocentric theory’ of Copernicus, a Polish astronomer, and the cosmology of the 17th to 18th centuries Coronelli’s Armillary Sphere made in Paris. All six watches are limited to 18 pieces and have a very good response. They were sold out almost at the time of the show. Founded in 1838, Jaquet Droz is celebrating its 280th anniversary this year and naturally has to celebrate it. This brand, which has been known as a ‘robot puppet’ in history, has always shown the mechanical vitality of timepieces with three-dimensional moving puppets for production activities. The highlight of this year is a timepiece parrot three-question pocket watch, which is an upgraded version of the 2015 timepiece parrot three-question watch. On the mother-of-pearl plate, many iconic landmarks of this historic city of Geneva are condensed, and the fountains, lighthouses and lakes and mountains of Geneva are reproduced in miniature. A pair of red-fronted goldfinches painted in gold carvings live on Rousseau Island on Lake Geneva, guarding the two chicks and one egg below. When the minute repeater is pressed, with the sound of the clear time, 8 exquisite automatic doll scenes are coming out one after another-tits nurture chicks, flapping wings, cascading waterfalls, and chicks breaking out of their shells … ‘ ‘Yan’ is the most appropriate adjective we can find. This year, the brand incorporated this super-complex movement into the pocket watch case and decorated it with more complicated and solemn decoration techniques. The case, bracelet, and case have reached the highest level. Chanel is another brand that has invested in the art of timepieces. Since 2012, the brand has launched the Mademoiselle Privè (women’s exclusive) series, which combines many techniques such as enamel, carving, embroidery, gemstone or mother-of-pearl inlay, and each watch is an art boutique. Every year, the brand takes inspiration from the Chinese ebony lacquer screen in Ms. Chanel’s Paris apartment, and copies it to the dark enamel plate, with patterns or flowers and leaves, or ladies, or landscapes, or birds, which are full of Chinese mood. The spirit animation has a graceful appearance and scorching its bloom. Another brand that is exclusive to women and cannot be rejected by women is Van Cleef & Arpels. This jewellery family, also from France, can be said to carry romance and poetry to the end, the dazzling stars, flowers, fairy tales and unicorns, dancing butterflies and ballerinas, and clover representing luck. … Nothing is impossible, only you can’t think of it. The brand has an item called ‘Extraordinary Dials’, and the models are often memorable. This year, the brand has performed magic again, creating two Lady Arpels Jour Féerique (Daylight Fairy) and Lady Arpels Nuit Féerique (Moonlight Fairy) watches with the theme of warm sun and bright stars. The fairy spread her wings on the disk, or bathed in the warm sunshine, or dipped in the bright starlight. Please take a closer look. The entire surface is not flat, but rather a rich three-dimensional three-dimensional composition. Through the light, the diamonds are beautiful and beautiful. Think about it, which woman can refuse?

This Moment Creates The Next Moment Tissot Watches Witness The Epic Heroes Of The Nba Playoffs

The greatness of the 2018 NBA playoffs is enough to go down in history. This is a milestone year. The old and new dynasties in the east have changed. The traditional heroic showdown in the west has countless dramatic and miraculous hero stories. In the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers in the east defeated the Green Army and defended the eight-year dynasty after life and death; the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the west defeated the No. 1 Rockets in the regular season in the tiebreaker, and bravely entered the final threshold. On the playing field, they control every moment of themselves, make every effort to create history, and also create the glory of the next moment. As the official NBA timer, Tissot’s comprehensive basketball timing system has witnessed all the highlights of this legendary stadium. Tissot, as the official NBA partner, brings the passion and passion in this field to Porsche and Sprint. Series of NBA team special watch, heroic belief burns on your wrist.

Tissot Porsche Series / Speeder Series NBA Team Special

Fight for 48 minutes
   The wave of passion for the NBA East and West Finals has spread from Houston and Boston, reaching the other side of the ocean, touching the hearts of countless fans. The story of this series of games is based on heroes: ‘Emperor’ James led the knights to guard the eastern throne with iron will, even the young Celtic generals gave their full energy and vigor; Golden State Warriors The myth of the three-pointer is still continuing, coupled with Duran’s specific sea-god-like finishing ability, the new rockets under Paul and Harden also failed to stop their edge. At this point, the fate of the Cavaliers and the Warriors in the finals is another year.

Tissot Speeder Cavaliers / Warriors Special Watch

Tissot Celtic / Rockets Special Edition
   What does longing mean for a team? When you saw James, who was still suffering in the last second, struggled to climb up and rush to the opponent’s basket in the next second. Trek through the mire of position battles and you will understand how strong their desire is. They have a very clear meaning for the moment in their hands, and in the endless playoffs, every moment may be a ticket to victory. The ultimate desire to never give up and put all my efforts to the last moment is the ink for writing the epic of NBA heroes, and it is the sporting spirit that is engraved in the core of the Tissot watch forever.
   The Tissot watch is a team-specific watch launched by the NBA team, which combines this desire for victory with the control of time. The special series of the NBA team launched last year has incorporated all the features of the 30 teams into the design of the case back and strap. Presented on the unique dial design of the Su Chi series. Different from the colorful series of the Porsche series, the special section of the Speedway series NBA team is based on handsome and calm black, and the team’s color is quietly integrated into the ventilation hole of the leather strap. Never miss a wonderful moment of your favorite team.

Tissot Speeding Series New NBA Team Special
Decisive battle for 0.1 seconds The precise timepiece behind the legend
   At the top and side of the basket, on the Tissot chronograph, sharp numbers jump to 0.1 seconds at the same time. At this moment, James jumped for a shot at a 45-degree angle on the left and hit a two-pointer in basketball. In the playoffs, the fatal lore of the Cavaliers’ third game against the Toronto Raptors was imprinted on the hearts of countless fans. The gap between minutes and seconds is enough to determine the victory or defeat of the game, and even the fate of the players.

Tissot NBA official timer and lore moment
   Tissot watches have always stood behind the legend of the NBA, sketching the timing map with seconds. As the official designated timer of the NBA, Tissot watches break through the traditional timing role and become an integral part of the NBA. Since getting involved in sports timing in 1883, Tissot has been keenly capturing the subtle differences between minutes and seconds on the playing field and has never stopped perfecting its pursuit of sports timers. Tissot’s new timing and scoring system incorporates superb technology into the innovative interface, demonstrating its superb skills and professionalism in the field of timing.

Tissot NBA new timing and scoring system
   The new Tissot watch’s 24-second timer has an unprecedented hardware system including three modules of 24 seconds, pause and match time timer, which greatly facilitates the reading of different times by live players and spectators. The system software can simultaneously transmit the most accurate time information to all on-site score boards, relays, and information publishing equipment, and its highest accuracy can reach 0.15PPM (parts per million, that is, one millionth of a unit level), The shortest time that human eyes can capture is only 1/24 second. This allows the audience to receive the most accurate timing data, both on-site and in front of the television set thousands of miles away.

Tissot NBA new timing and scoring system
   The epic heroes of the playoffs have come to an end, but the passion and dreams they contain have not been continued. Tissot will also own all of it, grasp the minutes and seconds with accurate timepieces, and work with all basketball enthusiasts around the world to witness the legendary story of the finals together.

Montblanc International Paris Boutique Opens A New Record

One of the most magnificent boutiques in the world, Montblanc International opened in the Haute Joaillerie district in central Paris. This two-storey flagship store on Rue de la Paix occupies 1,640 square feet, next to the iconic Vendôme Square, reaffirming Montblanc’s global retail business.

Montblanc’s boutique on Rue de la Paix will be the largest boutique in Europe and one of the 15 ‘4810’ boutiques in the world. It mainly provides pre-order, limited edition and collector’s editions of high-end series such as high-end jewelry, high-end watches and high-end writing instruments.

Montblanc’s Paris boutique reflects its constant commitment to art and culture, and it will become a place for cultural exchanges. To show the brand’s support for art, Montblanc Montblanc will showcase its original artwork, the Cutting Edge art series, on a rotating platform. In addition, Montblanc will invite artists from around the world each month to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talents and display their contemporary works in boutiques.
Source: www.image.net
www.montblanc.fr

Forum Friends Talk About How They Have Been Playing For 12 Years! Objectively Evaluate Each Brand

Today I was invited by my friends in the Blancpain group to write about my watch experience. In fact, it was the experience of chopping 30-40 hands … Mixed forums for many years, my younger brother is a secret for everyone. Today, the mystery is revealed. My brother is only 24 years old, but I have been playing watches for a full ten years (12 years). Q: ‘Why are you mostly diving watches?’ I: ‘I was only 12 years old when I first played a watch. Children, young and vigorous, not stable enough, and often participate in outdoor activities. Only the diving watch is sturdy and durable, and it won’t break the watch if it is touched. ‘Q:’ Why do you love watches so much? ‘I:’ Actually I was 12 years old and I was a Tissot PRS200. But I started to wear watches when I was 4-5 years old. At that time, I went to kindergarten. I was neither daycare nor lodging. I was sent to 8:30 in the morning. I was picked up. After the normal child was picked up at 4:30, I stayed with the teacher on duty until 8:30 (Why parents are busy with their careers, this knot was only unlocked 5 years ago), and I found it at home by accident I took an old watch and took it to the kindergarten to ask the teacher to teach me time. I watched it every day from 4:30. The block watch until 8:30 … For me, the watch is not only a tool for watching and an ornament on my wrist. In fact, the watch is already a part of my life. ‘Back to the topic, since I was invited, write something The objective evaluation of the various brands I bought, from the beginning, to the top. Casio, no one knows this brand, the most entry-level brand, (G-shock) has shaped the entire brand with durability Image. Seiko, the most entry-level style is much cheaper than Tissot. The high-end Grand Seiko is not inferior to labor. Talk about ordinary mechanical Seiko, which is as durable as Toyota cars. The movement is very strong in shock resistance, but the machine The stability of the core is not high, unlike Swiss watches, which are fast or slow, fast and slow, and when you are lucky, you can quickly and slowly achieve 0 errors. Tissot, everyone who knows this watch knows this. Brand, entry-level brand, the cheapest metal case Swiss watch, the Tissot of the Swiss national watch is indeed very cost-effective, and the ETA system is equipped with a solid and durable movement. Oris, the level is higher than the Tissot, no quartz watch And it can create complex functions, but most of them are equipped with red 腚, ETA or SW movements, and you can buy watches with complex functions for a small amount. TAG Heuer, sports watch brand, average domestic recognition, North American recognition A well-known brand, the movement has its own production and uniform equipment, a variety of styles, can meet the different aesthetics of various types of people. Longines (Longines), I have not bought this brand of watches, but this is a conscientious watchmaking A model, there is no one of the best brands polished at the same level and the same price. Recently, it is planning to start a 4-pin retrograde, spending the top brand’s fractional price to buy the top features of top watches. Bell & Ross), history is very short, it is not easy to enter luxury brands just by unique appearance. Most of them are integrated movements. They are sold in the same case as Panerai. The watch has a very low breakdown. Breitling ), The leading brand in aviation watches, although aviation calculators are long outdated, but this tradition continues in the aviation series, which can give pilots a well-prepared and harmless role. Breitling is also a model of diving watches, Seawolf 3000 The waterproof ability of meters is enough to prove their strength. It is a very cost-effective brand among watches of the same level. Zenith, the leading brand of chronograph movements, most people know Remania, FP, and the United States. Nine-hour movement, few people know the power of Zenith’s chronograph movement. In fact, Zenith has a half-time in making chronograph movements in luxury brands. Earlier Rolex purchased in bulk when it did not have its own chronograph movement R & D capabilities. The Zenith chronograph movement was modified … Today, the originator of the 3.6W high-frequency movement, coupled with its unique design, is very popular with the public.
 Now talk about the shortcomings, 3.6W high frequency, the watch is relatively delicate, a little reckless operation of the watch will certainly not stand, coupled with the high repair and maintenance costs are difficult to be accepted by people. Panerai, originally The military watch brand has now become a shell product, ‘two needles, 47mm, overseas Chinese, bubble mirror …’ These are all synonymous with Pei. Pei was saved by Li Feng and was also harmed by Li Feng. Li Feng was rescued by the military watch when it could not support it, and it was about to go bankrupt. But now it is just a fake. Without the quality of the military watch, it has a high price. Nowadays, there are generally two types of people who buy Pei. Is attracted by a unique shell, the other is ‘Army expression’. IWC, like Pei, belongs to Richemont, but loves a wide range of toilet styles, suitable for different people’s aesthetics, the advantage is recognition High, the disadvantage is expensive, everything is expensive, the price is high, the after-sales maintenance costs are also high, and there is always a ‘tax reimbursement’ overlord clause. The last maintenance cost 8k without replacing the parts. Omega (omega ), This is my favorite brand, brand recognition The knowledge is high and the cost performance is high. The progress of o has been obvious in recent years. The stealth stop of the 2500 movement has made o leaps and bounds. 8500, 9300 to now 8900, 9900, coaxial silicon material movement, super The high antimagnetic ability and decorative polishing have become a model of the same level of cost performance. The polishing and labor 3135 are the same as the third gear, but the aesthetics o definitely exceeds the labor.
 Then there is the maintenance cost that everyone is more concerned about, 8500, 9300 is 800 Canadian dollars, the exchange rate is 5, 2500 is 500 knives. Rolex, need not say more, high awareness, durable … I say a lot of people I don’t know, the 3135 movement is a pin-shaped oscillating weight. If the maintenance is not timely or subject to large vibrations, it will cause the oscillating weight of the oscillating movement.
 As for the maintenance cost, it is relatively reasonable. It is about 3,500 yuan, and the time is relatively fast. If you buy only one watch, Rolex is a good choice. Grasso (GO), go has always been a feeling of mine, like 5, 6 It’s been years, I have n’t bought it yet. I could n’t afford it before. Now it’s not good quality control. I dare not buy it. Although go only grinds the cover plate, taking 65 and 66 as examples, double gooseneck, Geneva stripe, The gold sleeve makes the movement attractive enough … JLC, big brand, strong movement research and development capabilities, but the movement is not very polished, looking at the golden light from afar, the levels are clear, and the movement is chamfered and polished near It is far from other brands of the top brands. Jacques de Ronaldo (JD), the brand is relatively niche, the recognition is not high, in line with the style of low-key and temperament I want, although most use Blancpain 1151 movement, but The movement was polished and even surpassed Blancpain, the Geneva radiation pattern and the inner arc chamfer made the movement amazing enough. Breguet, royal descent, whether it is the case or the movement is enough to keep improving, wearing a Breguet feels like you are Aristocracy, this is very Brands are incomparable. Blancpain (JB), the brand awareness is not high, but the exceptional excellence of the movement, fully embodies the authenticity of ‘Heaven and Earth Conscience’, taking 50 浔 as an example, is the originator of diving watches , Is the only choice for diving watch enthusiasts in the top brands, from the third hand to the calendar time is not comparable to other diving watches. The following has not purchased Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, high brand recognition, a movement polishing is not good enough one Lifeng was half-dead. In recent years, the stability of the two brands’ movements was not good, but because of the high brand awareness, many people paid for it. Patek Philippe (PP), the boss of the watch is undoubted, But it’s not suitable for my big wrist. I tried it on 5119 last time. Because my fingers were too thick to be wound, I missed it. Maybe I will consider A.LA, Owl, the brand I most aspire to, The style, whether it is the function or the polishing of the movement, reflects the top of the top. Inadequate, Richeman’s overlord clause ‘maintenance and tax’, please also think of ways to consider such top watches. The above personal nonsense nonsense blind vernacular, I implore you to help correct if wrong, thank you watch Friends Forum: Brian ¥¥¥ View Brian ¥¥¥ more original content: 01,639,814

Jing Bairan Wears The Jaeger-lecoultre Reverso Tribute Duo Dual Time Zone Flip Watch Series Attend The Movie ‘slightly Smile Very Charming’ Conference

On July 10, 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s best friend Jing Boran wore a Reverso Tribute Duo dual-time zone watch to attend the movie ‘Slightly Smiling’.

Jing Bairan wears Jaeger-LeCoultre Resoso Tribute Duo watch

   The fantasy love movie ‘Slightly Laughing and Very Charming’ was produced by Zhang Yibai, directed by Zhao Tianyu, and starred by Jing Bairan and Yang Ying. Xiao Nai, played by Jing Bairan in the film, is a master of Yushu Linfeng. This movie tells the love story of a pair of campus couples who are romantically in the game world and lucky to fall in love in reality.
    This Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duo dual time zone watch that accompanied Jing Boran attending the film conference, adopts the dual time zone design concept, is equipped with a manual winding mechanical movement, and is equipped with a day / night display function, which is simple, subtle and distinctive. The white dial with blue hour markers perfectly matches Jing Boran’s white school grass shape.

Act Now And Start Your Own New Year’s Road-oris Aquis Relief Calendar Watch, Vibrant Red To Congratulate Hai Pig New Year And Promote Water Conservation

The arrival of the Year of the Pig, the Swiss independent watch brand Oris cooperates with wild adventure swimmer Ernst Bromeis to launch the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch, promoting the threat to the water environment and protecting the ocean, creating a Own New Year road.

Xishui sustains life and is also the soul of nature. However, the water environment is currently facing serious threats, and rivers and oceans are becoming increasingly polluted. A report from the Pacific Institute, a think tank for water resources, shows that in developing countries, about 90% of sewage and 70% of industrial wastewater are discharged into waterways without any treatment. The living environment of aquatic organisms is also not optimistic, and more and more dead sea creatures filled with plastic in their stomachs are found. The problem is intensifying and immediate action must be taken to protect the water environment.

Over the past few years, Oris has continued to work with non-profit organizations to create projects that can truly make a difference in the water environment, including artificial replanting of corals with the Coral Remediation Foundation and protection of endangered sharks with the marine charity Paligias Kkunja Together with environmentalists, applying for the World Natural Heritage status for Clipperton Island is a key node for the migration of many endangered marine life. At the same time, Oris also introduced a recycled plastic strap made of waste plastic.

豪 Today, Oris and the expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis have reached a new cooperation, launched the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch, and held Baikal events. At that time, Ernst will wear the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch to swim across the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal, with an average water temperature of 10 ° C within 60 days, to promote water conservation to the world. Ernst said excitedly, ‘Oris is a brand that truly loves freedom. We share common attitudes and values, are inspired by good things and simple life, and stick to our own way. And I trust and appreciate Oris Workmanship and artistry, it will definitely do its job in Lake Baikal expedition swimming. ‘

ORIS Aquis Relief Calendar Watch, Grey Rubber Strap

Ernst Bromeis, an expedition swimmer and Oris Ambassador

Red is a color with a strong visual impact, which means auspicious, and also has a role of alertness. The second hand of the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch is specially designed to be red, reminding the importance of protecting water. The vibrant red rubber strap conveys the festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year. The inner joy is radiated from the warm red and welcomes the Year of the Pig in a joyful atmosphere. The design of the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch is also inspired by the color and feel of water. The silver-white scale is like glittering water droplets, and the gray dial is reminiscent of the stormy sea. At the same time, the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch has the excellent performance and design aesthetics of the ORIS Aquis series diving watches. The relief design of the stainless steel bezel makes the model more delicate and three-dimensional, which is also the source of the term Relief. The stainless steel case is equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel, which is water-resistant to 300 meters. Under the sturdy and durable sapphire crystal, the clear and easy-to-read hands and scale are coated with Super-LumiNova®.

ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch, red rubber strap

As an independent watch brand, Oris has always adhered to its own path, with a view to making quantifiable changes in water environmental protection. The launch of the ORIS Aquis Relief calendar watch is a new step taken by the brand in the promotion of water resources protection. It calls on more consumers to act immediately when the New Year is approaching and jointly open the way to protect water resources.

product features

Oris Aquis Relief Calendar

• Product No .: 0173377304153-07, 42466EB,
• Diameter: 43.5mm
• Oris733 automatic mechanical movement with 38 hours power reserve
• Central hour, minute, second, 6 o’clock position on the dial, calendar display
• Stainless steel embossed bezel
• Stainless steel case and screw-in crown, 300 meters waterproof
• Double-sided arched sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on the inside
• Stainless steel screw-in transparent bottom cover
• Gray-black dial, hands coated with Super-LumiNovaBGW9 luminous material
• Red rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp with extension
• Recommended retail price: RMB13,200