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Luxury Brand Watches At Baselworld

No one thinks that fashion luxury is just the supporting role of BASELWORLD. The world’s watch industry, once dominated by professional watchmaking brands, has now been given a share of fashion luxury. CHANEL, GUCCI, and BLVGARI steadily occupy a considerable position on the first floor of Hall 1 of Baselworld. The air clock launched by HERMES, the tourbillon of CHANEL and the minute repeater of BLVGARI have strongly confirmed the fashion luxury brands. The determination and achievements to enter the professional watchmaking industry.

 Inheriting the brand’s exquisite and fashionable culture, creating a brand’s iconic exterior design, while equipped with professional, top-level, and complex movements, this is the ‘exquisite time’ shining on BASELWORLD.

 The entry of fashion luxury goods into the field of watchmaking dates back to the 1970s. At that time, the quartz movement hit the Swiss watchmaking industry. Because of its low price, accurate travel time and easy maintenance, the quartz movement was sought after by the market. Quartz movements have no technical requirements, as long as they have a good appearance, they can get good sales. And design is the strength of fashion brands. Relying on innate advantages, fashion luxury with fashion and jewelry as its main product lines, in order to expand its accessories and product lines, it has begun to enter the field of watches.

 At this time, most of the top French and Italian fashion and jewelry brands started to produce watches in the form of commissioned processing.

 In the past ten years, with the revival of the mechanical watch market, the export volume of Swiss watches has soared. Fashion and jewelry brands that have already started to cry in the watch market and have certain market experience are aware of the trend of the mechanized return of watches. Determined to go one step further in the manufacture of movements and gradually move towards the field of fine watchmaking.

 ‘The advantage of fashion luxury brands is their strong capital. They integrate the resources of the Swiss watchmaking industry well and can be quickly integrated into the field of high-end watches.’ Chang Wei, editor-in-chief of Perfecttime, said, ‘Each of these brands had It was cooperating with a Swiss watch factory, but at that time the resources were scattered, the industry was not systematic, and there was no complete series. Later, they began to acquire peripheral resources, such as watch band factories and watch case factories, to improve themselves through controlling shares. The watchmaking path. ‘

 In 2000, Bvlgari restructured the new company after acquiring the top Swiss high-end watch manufacturing brand, and began to focus on the development and production of movements. The previous watch business was basically design. In 2005, Bulgari once again acquired CadransDesign, a Swiss-made dial, and Prestiged ‘Or, which produces steel bracelets and precious metal bracelets, and established its own complete watch production line. By 2007, it acquired 100% of FingerS.A. Later, Bulgari finally established itself in the development and production of high-end complex watches.

 Hermes also gradually occupied the fine watchmaking industry with a similar strategy. From the establishment of a watchmaking workshop in 1978, to the launch of a Dressage watch with Hermes H1928 movement in cooperation with the Vaucher movement factory in 2003, the company invested 25 million Swiss francs in 2006 and bought a 25% stake in the Vaucher movement factory. Last year, it acquired a 32.5% stake in JosephErard, a well-known Swiss watchmaking company with a history of more than 125 years. Hermès finally consolidated its position in the fine watchmaking industry.

 With the backing of fashion luxury brands backed by the group, it is relatively easy to enter the field of fine watchmaking. For example, Louis Vuitton and DIOR of LVMH, although they have not entered the field of professional watchmaking for a long time, but because of the integration of resources and technology of professional watchmaking brands such as Zenith and TAG Heuer, plus their own design advantages, Quickly entered the fine watchmaking industry.

 This year is the third time that Louis Vuitton has participated in BASELWORLD. Since 2002, Louis Vuitton has entered the glorious watch industry and launched the Tambour series. This year is the eleventh year. In 2013, it participated in the third time at BASELWORLD to launch the TamborTwinChrono double. The chronograph seconds display is the first in the world. The first mechanical movement to achieve dual chronograph seconds displays its strength in the field of professional watchmaking.

Beautiful timepiece

Dior VIII GrandBal

 The DiorVIIIGrandBal watch collection is a wonderful choice for gorgeous party and ball gowns. The design is inspired by the dress styles designed by Mr. Dior in the 1950s, such as: in and out of social circles with delicate lace, or with embroidered silk and lace evening dress. This watch is equipped with a unique Dior Inversé movement designed and manufactured by Soprod, which embodies the symbolic meaning of poetry and painting, and the patented practical rotor is looming, becoming an exquisite decoration on the dial. Gemstones are set in golden holes, and some are also decorated with feathers-the delicate and delicate decoration used in this Montian Street studio design dress. The never-ending swing of the Dior Inversé movement is reminiscent of a ball gown dancing.

Louis Vuitton

TambourTwinChrono

Dual chronograph seconds

 This watch is equipped with a unique function developed by LaFabriqueduTemps, a watchmaking workshop owned by Louis Vuitton, and has achieved the world’s first dual chronograph time difference watch. It is limited to 30 pieces. This innovative technology that displays the difference in time between two chronographs on the dial is hailed as an important milestone in the history of the chronograph.

 The dial is designed by the high-end dial workshop of Léman Cadrans under Louis Vuitton. Through the translucent dark blue large fire enamel covering the platinum dial, you can see the delicate carved pattern on the dial.

 With blue as the background, red and white hands, scales and minutes are very eye-catching. It is the first large fire enamel dial.

Hermes

Arceau PetiteLune Watch

 This year, Hermès first applied its self-produced movement to the design of women’s watches, and launched the ArceauPetiteLune 38mm women’s watch with moon phase display function, adding feminine charm. The asymmetrical lugs highlight the shape of the stirrup and the unique curve, which has become the iconic design of Hermes watches.

 The new moon phase watch series is available in two versions of shiny white and black mother-of-pearl, retaining the original italic Arabic numeral hour mark. In addition to the hour and minute display, the dial also has two complex functional areas decorated with rhodium-plated wire frames. This timepiece follows Hermes’ traditional leather craftsmanship, with a crocodile leather strap, available in three shades of dark blue, gray and black, and hand-stitched with the brand’s famous saddle stitch method.

Chanel

New Mademoisele Privé jewelry watch

 This new jewelry watch series unveiled the mysterious veil of Ms. Chanel’s private world, and also showed her favorite iconic symbols and indispensable elements in life. The Coromandel Oriental screen dial captures the Chinese ebony lacquered screen pattern in Ms. Chanel’s apartment, using traditional Geneva techniques and the ‘big fire’ enamel process to create exquisite micro-painted patterns. The dial depicts a beautifully decorated painting swimming in a quiet river, rocky shores and plants on the shore in golden clothes, a scene of prosperity. In addition, the 18K white gold case is set with 524 diamonds (about 4.3 carats) in a snowflake style, making the watch more brilliant and exquisite.

GUCCI

Men’s Dive Watches

 This watch movement is a ‘Swiss Made’ GP3300 self-winding mechanical movement produced by the SOWIND watch factory, with a minimum power reserve of 46 hours-the highest in GUCCI watches. The interior of the watch consists of 241 components, including an automatic rotor that is decorated with GUCCI diamonds and set with 27 gems. Surface with hour, minute and date display, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The required one-way rotating bezel is a luminous triangle mark at the ‘zero’ position to indicate the dive start time. This watch dives up to 300 meters (1,000 feet).

Bulgari

Ultra-Complex Ladies Watch IlGiardinoTropicalediBulgari

 This is the first time that Bulgari has launched an ultra-complicated ladies’ watch. The design is inspired by the richness of nature and combines two art forms that Bulgari is best at: jewelry and micro-painting. The intricate tourbillon movement of this exquisite watch is clearly visible through the window where the parrot inhabits, and the dial and precious stones highlight the luxurious taste. This watch is a rare and limited edition with only 50 pieces available.

Introduction To Jaeger-lecoultre Master Compressor Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Compressor Extreme LAB watch this year, at first glance, it is like a beautiful woman wearing a layer of black gauze, hollowed-out dial, partially hollowed-out hands, solid small dial and looming movement Intertwined, forming a dreamlike effect. It seems naked, and it seems that there is a layer of veil, so you can’t see it clearly.
一切 All of this is like a long-planned seduce, using the latest research results of high-tech, cutting-edge materials and watchmaking to conspire, it is difficult to resist this temptation. The movement is placed in a sturdy case made of TiVan 15 alloy. TiVan 15 alloy is composed of two metals, vanadium. It is light and wear-resistant. Its scratch resistance is 15% higher than that of traditional alloys. Tough and harsh environment. The hollow dial allows you to appreciate the structural details of the movement through the sapphire crystal. Many of the movement components are coated with black PVD, which contrasts with the white digital hour markers and gold hands of the watch, and also enhances the translucent visual effect.
In daily life, the watch is exposed to many different magnetic fields, which affects the accuracy of the watch’s travel time. In order to protect the movement from magnetic fields, the traditional method is double-layer case technology, that is, a layer of case is added to the outer case. But if you use this degaussing technology, you can’t leave so many cutouts on the dial to achieve a dreamlike effect. Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers have developed a non-magnetic silicon escapement that keeps the most critical parts of the movement from being affected by magnetic forces. After countless trials, Jaeger-LeCoultre engineers and watchmakers worked with physicists to use a special alloy to make gear parts that moved before the escapement ran.
The choice of this alloy reduces the risk of the movement being magnetized. Because of this, the antimagnetic ability of this watch is as high as 140 Gauss, far exceeding other existing mechanical watches, without the need to place the movement in a thick double-layer case. The glamorous see-through outfit was made possible by the high technology and new materials behind it.

Brm Simona De Silvestro # 78 Limited Edition Indycar

Simona De Silvestro drives # 78 Team Stargate Worlds / HVM Racing to join the IZOD IndyCar Series. In her first IndyCar IndyCar Championship, she shocked the judges at a leading speed. In just a few short races, her unparalleled speed and calm calmness on the field made the reviewers praised.

BRM decided to pay tribute to the rising star by launching a limited edition watch. 78 is Simona’s race number and also the number of this beautiful watch.

This race-inspired watch has a titanium case with a black PVD coating. The carbon fiber dial makes it look more racelike overall. The strap is covered with Nomex polyamide fiber, which is used in competitions and fire protection clothing.
Source: BRM / Racewatches
www.brm-manufacture.com

Integrating Things, Gorgeous Collisions, Bucherer Arrival Series Limited Jewelry Women’s Watches

In the ancient East, orange is one of the skin colors of God, and it also represents courage and sacrifice dedication. Ruby represents power and dignity. Hard diamonds are supreme. The symbol of power stands for eternity. This place full of mystery and charm has made the European countries far from the West to worship, and also made Swiss watchmaker Bucherer look forward to longing.
  Every piece of limited-edition jewellery and watch art came into being. From the panel, case, and strap, Bucherer is inlaid with precious orange stones, rare gems of various colors, and top diamonds. Each gem has been carefully selected, hand-crafted by highly skilled experts, and designed by a watchmaker from Bucherer to fit a watch worn by a woman of noble status. The attention has always been the innate qualities of the royal family and the nobles.

Qinzhu is refined and not charming

  In the Chinese millennium tradition, bamboo has always symbolized wealth, happiness, and long-term vitality. For Buddhism, Taoism, and artists, the delicate and delicate lines of bamboo are folded without bending, and the hollow structure is ‘moderate and self-sustaining’, which has extremely profound meaning and principles of life.

Bauchi Laiya Lijia Bamboo Qinzhu limited jewelry watch

Model: 00.10706.02.99.12
Movement: quartz movement
Function: hours, minutes
Case: 18K white gold, curved sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 meters, diameter 31.35mm x 45mm
Strap: Top orange crocodile strap and 18K white gold leather folding buckle
Limited: 25 pieces

  Inspired by the mysterious qualities of colored gemstones, Bucherer created a limited edition jewelry watch called the Bamboo Qinzhu by combining the oriental bamboo culture. The curves of the side of the Ariega series case are reminiscent of the feminine waistline. The top diamonds and colored gems are arranged in perfect arcs, and the case and strap are also set with gorgeous gems. In addition to hand-selecting the highest quality gemstones, the watchmaking experts of Bucherer must carefully cut out different sizes and set them perfectly on the case according to the curve. Makes the watch distinctive and beautiful.

Night Elf Deadly Attraction

 In Japanese culture, cats are generally considered to be spiritual and have even become a symbol of ‘fortune’. Cats are said to have appeared in the court as pets for the first time. To this day, the night elves still have a strong aristocratic flavor.

 Bucherer Arrivals Wildcat Limited Jewellery Watch

Model: 00.10706.01.99.12
Movement: quartz movement
Function: hours, minutes
Case: 45.00 x 31.35 mm 18K yellow gold, set with 181 black, yellow, and orange stones (3.6 carats)
Dial: 18K yellow gold, set with 150 black, yellow, orange gems (2.0 carats)
Strap: Devil fish (pearl fish) leather strap, 18K yellow gold pin buckle set with 4 FC TW vvs real diamonds (0.10 carat)
Crown: 1 black sapphire
Limited: 25 pieces

  Bucherer, who is well versed in jewellery design and inlaid art, presents agile and charming designs on the wrist through exquisite and charming hand inlays. The limited edition jewellery wildcat jewelry watch sublimates the superb craftsmanship, with 332 top-quality gemstones and 18K Gold material echoes the wild animal print on the surface and case. In addition, the clasp part is specially designed into a cat claw shape, highlighting the unique charm. It is a rare luxury watch in the world, with a limited production of 25 pieces worldwide.