Another Realm Of Hobby Watches Modified Watch

Many years ago, I developed a strong interest in watches, and then learned through many ways. I thought I just opened a door. Who would have thought but fell into a vast ocean. This one is out of hand. As the two major achievements of the mechanical industry, mechanical watches and automobiles have similar properties, which are also preferred by many men. Therefore, these two things are often put together for analogy. One of the interesting directions is Refit. Car modification is now commonplace. People who play cars generally have a desire to be able to modify a car that they are satisfied with. The good people used to modify two crickets and now refit four crickets. The watch circle is no exception. There are also some people who like to modify watches, for nothing else, the fun lies. Of course, as with modified cars, this also costs money.

Bamford’s Rolex Yacht-Master
The watch is modified
 Speaking of watch modification, I think I have to mention one thing, that is, how the watch was born in the earliest days. We all know that watches have been popular in the last century, but from what time did the first modern watch be born, and then began to prevail, there is no accepted statement so far. However, it is generally recognized that the real arrival of the watch era did not suddenly erupt at one point in time, but gradually became popular. Among them, the watch modified from a pocket watch is the prototype of a modern watch.

Early watches modified from pocket watches Left: Audemars Piguet Middle: Omega Right: Patek Philippe
 The 19th century was the time when pocket watches were popular, but because of their large size, the portability of the pocket watches still needed to be improved. Although the pendant watches used as decoration were small but not easy to read, in the late 19th century, some people started to use small pocket watches Lugs or ‘U’ shaped lugs are welded to the case, and then the strap is fitted to make a wearable watch. Such watches, which are modified from small pocket watches, have become increasingly common in the early 20th century. In fact, since it was possible to design and produce small pocket watches at that time, it showed that the ability of R & D and manufacturing of small movements was only limited to hundreds of years of pocket watch design habits. No one designed it directly as a watch.

Hermes’ first watch
 Hermès first watch is another trick. It covers a small pocket watch with a case. This case is equipped with a strap and can be worn on the wrist. This modification did not destroy the original appearance of the pocket watch, so if it is in accordance with the current fashion design concept, it can theoretically change a lot of shapes and colors, which should be quite fashionable.
 We agree that the two world wars in the first half of the 20th century, due to military needs, greatly accelerated the arrival of the watch era. At that time, watchmaking workshops began to design movements, cases and straps based on the structure of watches modified from pocket watches, combined with the wearing size, scenes and habits of the watches, which were considered real watches. Orders from the army allowed watchmaking workshops to mass-produce watches, which benefited from the post-war civilian market, and watches began to flourish.
Playing with modding, playing with mood
 Speaking of modern times, the difference between watch modification and car modification is that the watch is too small and too fine. Any minor damage to the internal movement may affect the quality of the entire watch, so comparison is required. High and energy-intensive, very few people modify the watch. However, the modification does not mean that you have to move the knife on the movement. Most of the time, we only need to slightly modify the appearance, which can bring a lot of fun.

With different colors of Rubber B rubber bands, Rolex has more styles
 Most commonly, changing the strap is a modification of the watch. At present, there are many kinds of straps. In addition to the most common belts and metal belts, there are nylon belts and rubber belts represented by Nato style. Many brands now pay attention to fashion and versatility, so they have introduced some designs that can be easily replaced by watch owners. One of the most representative brands is Hublot. You can easily remove the original strap by directly pressing the button on the case, and then you can buy the corresponding style strap according to your preference and size. There is also the Montblanc Bohème Women’s Watch, as well as a convenient device for changing the strap.

Nato leather strap

Nato canvas belt

Nato-style canvas straps in various colors
 It is important to note that when changing the strap, you must first measure the size of the strap and the type of buckle. If you want to use the original buckle, you must also measure the width of the strap at the junction of the buckle and the strap. Style, and then find the strap manufacturer to buy or order on the line, most of these can be achieved in almighty treasure. Changing the strap can change your mood, this conversion is low cost, but the fun is endless.
New time for old things
 After contacting the watch for a long time, many people will become more and more fond of antique watches or antique cores. The kind of time emanating from old objects cannot be given to new objects. In addition, many old objects are well designed, well-crafted, and more popular. However, the old watch case, hands, and dial surface can rarely be kept intact in the long years, but the movement is often kept a little better, so in order to prevent the movement from dust, it should be a new set of equipment.

Watches with Hamilton 917 and 921 pocket watch movements

Hamilton 921 caliber pocket watch
 However, I have seen a lot. Generally, many people like to collect and scour some famous movements, pocket watches or watches in history, and then try to find a way to match the appropriate case, dial, hands and strap. The modification is very interesting. However, because this domestic market is too small, manufacturers generally do not customize it for private individuals, and the cost is too high, so it will save a lot of time to find some watch shops with such customized services. They can help find these accessories, and finally The changes are generally good, but the waiting time is relatively long. If the type of the disk and needle is exactly the type that the owner wants, it will be even more difficult.

I stand forum users do their own hands
 The so-called masters are in the private sector. There are indeed some people in China who particularly like to modify watches. Those who have the ability to do it themselves will make their own transformations. This pleasure is comparable to making watches themselves. It takes years to find various accessories. thing. I have seen that the more commonly used movements are Hamilton 921, 917, Volking’s railway pocket watch movement, Piaget 9P, Longines 17L, and so on. Which kind of movement is suitable for modification depends on its good quality and then it is easy to match. Otherwise, the size and position of the head, the diameter and height of the needle pin, the position of the dial pin, etc. will increase the matching parts. Difficulty. These movements are relatively easy to match.

Left: Panerai California face with pocket watch movement right: Watch with Westma movement
 This level of modification usually requires sufficient professional knowledge, and some equipment. If it is not ready, it is relatively easy to find a master watchmaker. Otherwise, it is costly and risky. It is easy. Destroyed the good movement that was hard to find.
Those who dare to move modern models are not ordinary people
 Modern watches are generally because their age is not long. Compared with the life of mechanical watches, even if they are adolescents, they are rarely used by ordinary watch friends. But it is not ruled out that there are some watch friends, because the original watch is tired, or the appearance parts are relatively damaged, or for other reasons, it is modified. There are still some channels in China that can help to modify watches, but for all modified watches, the brand will always refuse to sell, even pay.

Bamford changed Rolex Aquarams and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
 Relatively speaking, there are not many private watch owners who change modern watches. At most, they can customize signatures or special dials. Many of these brands can provide them officially. They are customized. But there are some third-party companies that accept modified watches. Among them, the very well-known modification company Bamford is very good at modifying watches that ordinary people like Patek Philippe and Rolex dare not move, and Bamford will cooperate with many design companies to launch some highly personalized watches, and Bamford’s modified watches , The price is often much higher than the original price of the watch, or even several times.

MadeWorn Carved Case Rolex
 The American company MadeWorn is also a company that is good at designing and modifying, but their main business is not to modify the watch, but because Mr. Blaine understands the design and happens to like the watch, so he has also modified the watch. His engraved Rolex really made watch lovers covet.

Forum friends watch enamel dial watch
Summary: Watch modification is another way to love watches. It is different from collectors collecting watches. Just like car modification, lovers use it as a fun and a life idea. The mechanical timepiece is to be worn in order to have a story with the watch owner. At the higher level, only watchmakers have the ability to change the movement, just like changing the engine of a car, not a lover.

Montblanc 2015 Sihh Geneva International Haute Horlogerie New Products Summary

Since the establishment of the brand, Montblanc has been insisting on creating every product with traditional heritage and perfection for more than 100 years. The uncompromising design and quality have enabled Montblanc to successfully create classics that can be passed on to the world. The Montblanc hexagonal white star symbolizes the top quality that the brand is pursuing. Can be reflected in the atmosphere and eyewear products. The Montblanc Workshop explains the commitment to continuous pursuit of excellence while promoting the development of the cultural field.

Montblanc TimeWalker UrbanSpeed

 In 2004, Montblanc launched the new Timewalker series of watches, and quickly gained a place in the field of fine watchmaking with its unique modern design concept: sporty style and clear and simple contour lines, elegant 43.00 mm round case, unique The skeletonized lugs, full Roman numerals, and slender flat-shaped leaf-shaped hands make the Timewalker series the most pioneering masterpiece of the Montblanc watch family.

  The Montblanc TimeWalker series has taken the world by storm with its precise portrayal of time and its original blend of nature. Based on the continuous innovation of Swiss traditional watchmaking technology, a new timewalker UrbanSpeed ​​watch has been born. It not only adhering to the design features that timewalker cannot ignore, but also highlights Montblanc and the time in details such as the strap and bezel. Advancing brand concept and uncompromising pursuit of quality.

New product introduction: In 1924, Montblanc launched the legendary masterpiece series of ink pens. Today, 90 years later, Montblanc’s brand-new watch series highlights the brand’s heritage and innovation in history. From 2015, Taipan’s heritage watch series will become one of the cores of the Montblanc watch family that cannot be ignored.

  Adhering to the principles of fine watchmaking, the Taipan heritage series watches show the beauty of traditional craftsmanship and classic design in details that cannot be ignored. The elegant and clear dial design, the exquisite case craftsmanship, and the display of various complex functions are sufficient to reflect the impeccable quality of the Montblanc Meisterstück heritage watch.

  Montblanc Meisterstaff inherits the new OrbisTerrarum timepieces in a clear and concise modern way that presents a practically complex function-the World Time Display. The dial of the watch is decorated with a globe pattern in the center, which refers to the concept of ‘World of the World’ represented by the Latin ‘OrbisTerrarum’. This complication watch created by Montblanc’s watchmaking workshops simultaneously displays the local time in cities in 24 time zones around the world.

New real shots: Some of the legendary watches traditionally produced by Minerva Watch Factory have become an important source of inspiration. Montblanc’s master craftsmanship is the second source of inspiration. The many outstanding features of fine watchmaking combined with superb Swiss craftsmanship create the continuous evolution of these watches. The heritage Chronométrie collection is also equipped with a high-quality alligator strap made by Montblanc’s own leather goods factory in Florence, Italy. Montblanc is one of the few Swiss watchmakers that can assemble a leather strap for a watch.

  The dial “MECANIQUE” is the soul of this watch. Montblanc’s watchmakers have crafted this classic two-handed watch for advanced watch enthusiasts who love manual winding movements. The elegant watch embodies the traditional craftsmanship of extreme precision and pure performance, adhering to the spirit of the legendary Minerva Pythagore watch.

  At just 5.8 mm thick, this watch pays homage to mechanical timepieces in a low profile. It is equipped with a MB23.01 manual winding mechanical movement wrapped in an ultra-thin case. The slim size makes it an elegant and refined life companion. 38mm diameter, 18K rose gold polished case with curved lugs and black alligator leather strap from Montblanc Florence Leather Factory. Crown embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo.

New real shot: This watch is equipped with Montblanc’s self-developed complex functions, which can simultaneously display the time in the second time zone (local time) and the time zone of the wearer’s departure. This is accomplished with the help of a second hour hand, which also indicates the hour, without affecting the accuracy of the first hour hand. The date display also corresponds to this local time hand. If the user does not need to display the time in the second time zone, you can set a second hour hand to completely cover the time in the time zone of the departure place. The 24-hour display at 12 o’clock indicates the time of departure with day and night indication.

  All indications are set via the crown. For example, to set a time zone time that is six hours later than the current setting, the wearer retracts the crown to the first retracted position, then rotates the crown and dials back the hour hand for six hours to set a new local time. Each time you move the hour hand by the hour and enter a new time zone, you can clearly feel it through the crown. This reset operation does not affect the minute and second hands: the two hands continue to run uninterrupted to ensure accurate time. After completing the manual reset, the user presses the crown inward to close the crown. The new local time and date for the new time zone can now be read from the dial. When you do this, the second hour hand remains the same and continues to show the departure time. The 24-hour display at 12 o’clock serves as the day and night display of the departure time. Montblanc’s self-developed modules for dual time zone installations have only 21 components. The stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm has a total thickness of only 9.9 mm, which is extremely thin. The bezel is a flat surface, alternately polished and satin-finished. The lugs are rounded. The bright silver-white dial is composed of three parts and is decorated with a sun-patterned pattern and is set with eleven faceted graduations and the striking number 12. The leather strap is made by Montblanc’s own leather goods factory in Florence, Italy. The new ultra-flat double folding clasp ensures that the strap is securely worn.

New product introduction: This watch provides full calendar function. An irregular solar calendar usually means that the wearer must occasionally reset the date, month, and week data of his watch calendar, but this watch does not need to make this adjustment throughout the year. The annual calendar mechanism (called ‘Quantième Annuel’ by French watchmakers) automatically ‘knows’ all month lengths from March to one. Just watch the watch’s calendar at midnight on the last day of February. On February 28 or 29, you need to manually adjust to March 1. This can be done easily by retracting and rotating the crown. On other days of the year, the watch provides accurate calendar information through four small dials: week (9 o’clock position), month (12 o’clock position), date (3 o’clock position), and moon phase display ( 6 o’clock position).

  To show the change of the moon phase, the beautiful blue paint constellation is equipped with a golden rotating dial window, and the moon phase under the night sky is displayed below. Montblanc has invested a lot of work to faithfully reproduce the starry sky. The almanac mechanism is housed in a case with a diameter of only 9.5 mm and a diameter of 40 mm from the bottom to the mirror. The silver-white dial is decorated with a sun-patterned pattern; the dial is set with gold faceted indexes and the number ’12’. Two golden faceted sword-shaped hands indicate hours and minutes. The almanac shows that the pointer is blue, in harmony with the deep blue of the miniature sky. The Montblanc hexagonal white star logo embossed on top of the crown is a distinctive feature of the entire collection. The leather strap is made by Montblanc’s own leather goods factory in Florence, Italy.

New real shot: The most popular layout of this complication watch is undoubtedly the date displayed in a window, the month displayed in a window, and the current date displayed by a pointer of the middle-axis pointer rotating around a date dial coaxial with the minute scale. ‘Full calendar’ (or ‘Quantième Complet’ in French) refers to various calendar data, but occasionally requires manual adjustment by the wearer. Unlike the perpetual or annual calendar, the watch’s calendar mechanism does not ‘know’ different lengths of the month automatically. It allocates 31 days for twelve months. Therefore, any month with less than 31 days needs to be manually reset at midnight on the last day of the month. Montblanc has developed a small setting dial to assist with this adjustment. If the setting pin is not at hand, the built-in button on the edge of the case is designed to be large enough, so you can also use the ball of an ordinary ballpoint pen to press it. The silver-white dial is decorated with a sun-patterned pattern; the dial is set with rhodium-plated faceted scales and the numbers 3, 9, and 12. Two faceted sword-shaped rhodium-plated hands indicate hours and minutes. A small red crescent shape accentuates the date pointer’s tip to enhance the clarity of the date display. To show the change of the moon phase, the beautiful blue paint constellation is equipped with a golden rotating dial window, and the moon phase under the night sky is displayed below.

  The Montblanc hexagonal white star logo embossed on top of the crown is a distinctive feature of the entire collection. The leather strap is made by Montblanc’s own leather goods factory in Florence, Italy. The strap is secured by Montblanc’s new ultra-flat double folding clasp. This watch has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 9.7 mm.

New real shot: This external tourbillon chronograph is the flagship product of Vasco da Gamma limited edition. This watch is strictly limited to 60 pieces and possesses several important craft features.

  As Montblanc’s flagship product, it is naturally associated with the São Gabriel of Vasco da Gama. The sapphire crystal window on the bottom of the table is decorated with a long sketch of the ship and the signature of the fearless explorer and crew. This series is limited to 60 pieces and symbolizes the 60 crew of the San Gabriel.

  The sophisticated dial has a multi-layered structure and elegant finishes, highlighting the two complex functions of the watch. The upper part is decorated with a gold diamond, dyed in dark blue, which is particularly noticeable on the dial. Numerous small dots represent the starry night sky and symbolize the southern sky that guides Vasco da Gama. At 12 o’clock, a patent-cut Montblanc star diamond shines. The flinqué-style blue lacquer corrugated engraving in the date indicated by the pointer in the center draws on the star clock, one of the navigation instruments on the San Gabriel. The lower part of the dial is satin-finished, and the delicate structure of the external tourbillon can be admired through the 6 o’clock position. This unique timepiece comes with a 44 mm white gold case.

New real shots: Over the years, Montblanc and its Villeret Manufacture have launched a number of unique timepieces that showcase the comprehensive skills of this time-honored and respected watchmaker’s artisans. Now, its development designers and watchmakers have mobilized all their expertise once again to create a precise “flagship” for the new Montblanc VascodaGama watch series. It is Vasco da Gama’s desire to discover a new world and his unwavering courage that inspires Montblanc to keep moving and makes its watchmakers relentlessly pursue the highest watchmaking achievements.

  The cylindrical gossamer tourbillon Geosphères Vascoda Gama is no longer a complex watch in the ordinary sense. It is an unparalleled grand show on the clock. The 47mm diameter case surrounds the three-dimensional dial, and we invite you to appreciate it. The manual-winding tourbillon Calibre MBM68.40 movement is composed of 281 components and supports multiple functions, which is unprecedented: it displays the triple time zone and local time in hours and minutes; and a three-dimensional three-dimensional 12-hour compass at 6 o’clock Continuously indicate the departure time and independently adjustable; there is also a pair of globes marked with 24 time zones around the world, showing the passage and change of day and night. Miniature engravings on the two hemispheres emboss the outlines of the continents, the dividing lines and the ocean that separates them. For the wearer of this watch, the passage of time will become an impressive and daily scene, and it will remind them of Vasco da Gama’s voyage through two hemispheres in 1497. Discover the sea route.

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Big Engineer Chronograph Watch Iwc378403 Recommended

IWC, founded in 1868, has gone through more than 130 years of history. In 13 years, IWC also launched a large number of watches in the engineer’s year, showing its own style beauty, today we come to appreciate this aggressive IWC378403 watch.
 The most recognizable IW378403 as an engineer’s watch is the five conspicuous screw holes on the bezel. This is the historical mark of the engineer’s series inspired by the five screws on the diver’s helmet. The dial highlights the man’s style. The 950 platinum case is 14.5mm thick. The scale of the dial is clearly visible through the sapphire mirror. The upper and lower small black dials divide the overall dial into two parts, and the five left and right time indexes are evenly distributed on the dial. The white dial is covered with the letter I, and the letter I stands for Ingenieur. The mirror is made of transparent sapphire, which is clear and wear-resistant. The back of the watch is also made of sapphire.

On the whole, this engineer’s watch inherits the classic elements of its predecessors. The design of 5 nail holes has a historical charm of the engineers of IWC. The 45.5mm dial is very men’s style, but compared to other models in the series, there is no breakthrough in appearance. The only thing that can give the watch a different charm is the use of precious and luxurious platinum materials.
 IW378403 as a chronograph watch, its chronograph function at the time could be considered ingenious. The 60-minute chronograph dial coincides with the 12-hour chronograph dial, just like a watch in a watch. Reading minutes and hours is the same as reading normal time. No additional action is required. Chronometers below 1 minute are recorded with a central chronograph second hand. The speed scale of the outer ring can calculate the speed in 1000m. Thanks to the flyback function, the chronograph second hand can be quickly reset to zero by pressing the zero reset button to start a new chronograph. The small seconds dial protects the date window, which means a little protection. The waterproof depth of 120m combined with the screw-in crown can effectively waterproof, I believe the snorkeling problem is not serious.
This is the first time that IWC is equipped with a watch-type timing device on the movement. This timing function can be regarded as a breakthrough. The functions of the speed measurement and flyback needle make it a clear advantage in timing. And the engineer itself is a watch with particularly good pressure resistance, whether it is waterproof, shockproof, or antimagnetic.

 IWC large engineer chronograph IW378403 uses an upgraded version of the 89000 movement: the 89360 movement. This movement was developed after years of research and development by IWC. It was launched in 2007. It is the first self-winding self-winding movement in more than 100 years. It uses an innovative chronograph display device. A round accumulator combines the hour hand The timekeeping function with the minute hand looks like a watch-in-a-table, this is the first time that the brand has used this technology. In addition, the winding structure in the movement also uses a dual-engine automatic winding structure, which improves the self-recognized Woodpecker winding device. It uses gears to drive two sets of four pawl winding devices to achieve high efficiency. On the chain, the system can improve the efficiency of the chain by 30%. The design of the table in the table uses the classic column wheel timing mechanism on the movement structure, and the eccentric design improves the timing performance and makes the timing movement more coherent. The 89360 movement has a maximum power reserve of 68 hours, which is a higher power reserve in ordinary automatic movements. Combined with a highly efficient winding system, this movement can be regarded as the masterpiece of the top automatic chronograph movement. For IWC brand, it has special meaning.
This IW378403 is the largest in the watch, equipped with IWC’s first self-made automatic chronograph movement, giving the watch the best inherent protection. Platinum case with black crocodile strap, how can a manly watch like this be easily forgotten? The watch’s timer is no longer a new thing, but represents the function and movement of IWC Continuous innovation of structure. The black-and-white dial is full of classic taste, and it perfectly takes over the predecessors’ mantle. For those who like complex mechanical operation, the sapphire’s transparent design allows people to watch the movements freely, especially the unique double engine structure of the 89360 movement and the classic column wheel timing structure. In addition, the 89360 movement, which provides a 68-hour power reserve, is an authentic miniature power source. The IW378403 watch so carefully manufactured by IWC fully demonstrates the unique charm of the brand for men, and fully embodies the watchmaking technology, innovative functions, unique structure and modern aesthetics.
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Tourbillon Watch, The Best Choice For Extreme Luxury

The tourbillon, perpetual calendar and minute repeater are called the three super complicated functions in the watch. Because these features are very difficult to implement, not all watch brands can control them. Expensive, a natural attribute of ultra-complex watches, and an inextricable bond with the nobility. These horological brands have no hesitation in the luxury of this type of watches that can represent their technical strength. The use of precious materials and craftsmanship has once again made their preciousness leap.
At present, in the world of fine watchmaking, the tourbillon is very hot. When you see the tourbillon running with your own eyes, you will be fascinated by the beauty of its operation and surrender to it. Improvements based on the function of the tourbillon are endless: single tourbillon, double tourbillon, three-dimensional tourbillon …
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carbon Concept Tourbillon Chronograph
Movement: 2895 hand-winding tourbillon movement
Case: forged carbon case, ceramic bezel, black PVD-coated titanium alloy bezel, transparent bottom case back
Dial: Micro-bead polished carbon plywood and anodized alumina plywood instead of traditional dials
Bracelet: handmade black alligator leather strap, titanium alloy buckle
Size: 44 mm
Waterproof: 50 meters
Reference price: 378000 yuan

Glashütte Star Series Midnight Elf Tourbillon Women’s Diamond Watch
Movement: Cal.93-1 automatic winding tourbillon movement
Case: White gold case, bezel set with 44 diamonds, crown set with a 0.3 carat diamond
Dial: Black engraved dial, small dial eccentric position, set with 122 diamonds on the dial
Strap: black pearl fish skin strap with 22 diamonds on the clasp
Size: 39.4 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 1336000 yuan

Harry-Winston Ocean Tourbillon Watch
Movement: automatic winding tourbillon movement
Case: Platinum case
Dial: Black Geneva stripe on the top half, polished silver dial on the bottom half, eccentric hour and minute display
Strap: black alligator leather strap, white gold buckle
Size: 44 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 1764800 yuan

Bulgari Assioma Series Tourbillon
Movement: Bvlgari caliber BVL 416 automatic winding tourbillon movement
Case: Curved polished platinum case, transparent back case
Dial: Hollow dial, perpetual calendar display, second time zone display
Strap: curved rebordé black alligator leather strap, platinum butterfly buckle
Size: 48 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 1157000 yuan

Lange Cabaret Tourbillon
Movement: Lange L042.1 hand-winding tourbillon movement
Case: rose gold rectangular case, transparent bottom case back
Dial: Silver rhodium-plated dial, large Lange calendar display, power reserve display
Strap: brown alligator leather strap, rose gold folding buckle
Size: 29.5×39.2 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Reference price: 2085000 yuan

Jero-Zunda Arena Tourbillion Snow White
Movement: GG9053 tourbillon movement
Case: Platinum case, palladium plated bezel set with 54 diamonds
Dial: white lacquer dial, retrograde hour display, power reserve display
Bracelet: white alligator leather strap, platinum buckle
Size: 41 mm
Waterproof: 100 meters
Reference price: 1218000 yuan

Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon titanium ultralight watch
Movement: L.U.C 4 TSL hand-winding tourbillon movement
Case: Ultra-light titanium case
Dial: Sapphire dial, aluminum tourbillon frame, Dauphine skeletonized hour and minute hands
Strap: black alligator leather strap, titanium alloy buckle
Size: 40.5 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters
Price: RMB 1220000

Breguet’s New Classique Chronométrie 7727 Watch

The release of Breguet’s new Classique Chronométrie 7727 watch proves that Breguet has achieved its goal, giving a new definition of perfect watchmaking.

 With its pioneering spirit of innovation, Breguet has made great contributions to improving the accuracy of clocks by virtue of many inventions. However, Breguet is not just immersed in a glorious past and stopped. On the contrary, it continues to search for watchmaking and invests in research and development of innovative technologies and materials. In the past 10 years, the brand has applied for more than 100 patents, and most of the patents are related to timing technology and sound devices. The patented Magnetic Pivot system, which became effective on November 7, 2010, is related to magnetic technology. Breguet pioneered the use of magnetic effects to improve the accuracy and reliability of watches. The launch of the new Classique Chronométrie 7727 proves that Breguet has achieved its goal, giving a new definition of perfect watchmaking.

 Breguet’s latest masterpiece uses a rose or white gold case and is equipped with a 574DR movement. It is a hand-wound time-lapse movement with the latest research and development achievements. Its excellent travel time is derived from the ultra-high frequency of 10 Hz. Its first appearance was loaded in the Chronographe Type XXII chronograph, and it proved the improvement of the chronograph balance spring. Thanks to the brand’s expertise in silicon technology, the new Classique Chronométrie watch is equipped with a specially designed silicon double balance with hairspring, silicon pallet, silicon escape wheel, making this watch not only ultra-high Vibration frequency and excellent precision. In other words, it improves the best timepiece adjustment power, which is generally between 300-400 microwatts, to 830 microwatts. With outstanding kinetic energy storage barrel technology and the use of high-quality lightweight silicon, Breguet has a high-frequency 7727 watch with a power reserve of up to 60 hours.

 However, if the Breguet Classique Chronométrie watch is a major technological breakthrough, it is the application of the Magnetic Pivot magnetic system. Perhaps, in a few years, this technology will be more widely used. The advent of the Magnetic Pivot system enabled Breguet not only to control the negative effects of magnetic force in mechanical watches, but also to tame the magnetic force, allowing it to serve to improve the rotation, rotation and stability of the balance wheel. The basic concept is to use two jewel bearings to combine strong micro-magnets (approximately 1.3 T), and each of them is connected to the two ends of the balance axis. Adjusted dynamic balance system.

 When one side’s magnetic force is stronger than the other side, one end of the balance axis maintains stable contact with the ruby ​​bearing (supporting stone) of the bearing. Rotary inertial force. Because the magnetic coupling between the shaft center and the jewel bearing is stronger than gravity, the shaft center will continue to be affected by the jewel bearing regardless of the orientation of the watch. In addition, this system also acts as a shock absorber. If the gear shaft tip is offset to an improper position, the magnetic force will pull it back and increase the lateral displacement range of the gear shaft tip. When the magnetic returns the maximum fluctuation, the axis will automatically return to its correct position. In this way, in the artificial gravity environment, the axis of the balance wheel is completely unaffected by the gravity, and is more stable and more effective in earthquake resistance. The performance test result of the 7727 watch incorporating a number of innovative technologies is an average error of -1 / + 3 seconds per day, which is much better than the -4 / + 6 seconds standard of the COSC Swiss official observatory. More importantly, the average daily error detected at 6 positions was reduced to -2 / + 4 seconds (at maximum power).

 The 574DR movement itself is undoubtedly a major invention. Naturally, the case of the Classique Chronométrie watch equipped with it must also be carefully designed to match its pioneering qualities. The dial is designed as an eccentric hour and minute dial. A small second hand is set at 12 o’clock. The power reserve is displayed at 5 o’clock. The patented silicon hands in tenths of a second are located on the small second dial at 1 o’clock. The classic shock-absorbing design makes the travel lighter without affecting the rhythm of the balance wheel. The pare-chute suspension is clearly visible at 2 o’clock, which once again shows the vision of Breguet’s innovative craftsmanship in 1790, while also making the watch thinner.

 Every detail of the craftsmanship reveals Breguet’s ingenious watchmaking skills. The dial is carefully crafted with 6 different patterns by hand: Geneva ripple on the center dial, Paris studs on the small seconds dial, and one tenth of the sun Light motifs, herringbone motifs in the power reserve position, classic hour stripes on the hour ring and wheat grains on the outer edges. The polished Breguet blue-steel hands, the rose gold and white gold cases are decorated with elegant coin patterns, welded lugs, independent numbers and Breguet concealed signature marks on the outer edge of the case. A 30-meter water-resistant watch looks like an art treasure. The watch is equipped with a leather strap, and the sapphire crystal case back is clear and transparent, which shows the complexity and exquisiteness of the inner machinery.

Classique Chronométrie 7727 watch technical parameters

No. 7727BR / 12 / 9WU

Case: 18K rose gold, coin-embossed on the outer edge. Sapphire crystal case back. 41 mm diameter, welded lugs, screw-in crown. Water-resistant to 30 meters.

Dial: 18K gold plated silver, a total of 6 different hand-engraved patterns, with independent numbering and signature Breguet. Roman numerals, small seconds at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 1/10. Breguet polished blue steel hands.

Movement: Manual-winding mechanical movement with stop-seconds function, engraved with independent number and BREGUET. Cal. 574DR, 14 legal minutes, 45 rubies, power reserve 60 hours, power reserve display at 5 o’clock. Double barrel, silicon lever escapement in silicon, 180 degree flat silicon balance spring, 10 Hz frequency, Magnetic pivot magnetic system. 6 orientation adjustment.

Strap: leather, three-fold folding clasp.

Also available in platinum, number: 7727BB / 12 / 9WU

Golden Jade Meets, Handed Down From The World Blancpain Chinese Calendar Emerald Green Enamel Solitary Watch World Premiere

The Chinese calendar watch is the iconic work of Blancpain. On November 16, 2017, Blancpain released the brand new Chinese Almanac Emerald Green Enamel Panel Watch at the Brand Extraordinary Craft Watch Exhibition held in Beijing SKP. Following the extremely difficult Chinese almanac works of white enamel, black enamel and red enamel, Blancpain fired the green big fire enamel watch with emerald texture on the dial, which requires the extreme craftsmanship of pure firewood. The introduction of this orphan watch represents the higher level of craftsmanship and aesthetics of the Blancpain Chinese calendar family, just like Blancpain’s consistent pursuit of watch craftsmanship.

   The material of Mingming enamel is as gentle as jade. The emerald green dial watch this time adopts the turquoise green enamel dial, which is quaint and noble, and has oriental aesthetic interest. On the dial, the twelve-hour display, the lunar date and the lunar month, the five elements and the ten days display, and then the gold finish and high-temperature firing, pay tribute to the profound Chinese culture. The green enamel of the watch body is decorated with gold ‘Five Elements’, which is tasteful and elegant. In the reflection of different light, the watch face shows a change, and emerald-like color, glorious and extraordinary. The color mix of green and gold complements each other. Jinyu meets beautifully.
   The watch uses a 45 mm diameter platinum case, and under the lugs are 5 concealed adjustment buttons exclusive to Blancpain. This exclusive function ensures the simple and smooth lines on the side of the watch. Blancpain Chinese calendar with emerald green enamel dial features all the classic logos and features of the Villeret classic series, such as double-layer bezel, willow-shaped hands, snake-shaped blue steel hands indicating the standard calendar, and so on.
Blancpain Villeret Classic Chinese Calendar

   Blancpain has always paid tribute to the long-established Chinese traditional culture. It has never been satisfied with the superficial articles of carving dragons and painting phoenixes. It has even developed its masterpieces of timepieces featuring totems, freehand aesthetics, folk legends and other oriental elements. The Chinese almanac has been completely reformed from the point of view of function. The traditional Chinese calendar function is given to the watch, which explains the brand’s deep understanding of the Chinese long-term culture. In 2012, Blancpain launched the brand’s first Chinese calendar watch. After five and a half years of studying the Chinese calendar and re-inventing the movement device, Blancpain combined the lunar calendar of the dual-track calendar with the Gregorian calendar of the single-track calendar to solve the irregularity of the Chinese calendar’s yin and yang calendar cycle for watchmaking skills. Many challenges present the traditional Chinese timekeeping method (year of the zodiac, days of the zodiac, five elements, hour, moon phase) clearly and accurately on the dial. Once this landmark model came out, it became a watch collection of fans from all over the world. Since then, every Chinese year comes, Blancpain will launch a limited edition Chinese calendar watch.
   The layout of the chronograph dial is exquisite, and the hour, minute and standard calendars are jumping on the dial. It also integrates important timing elements in the traditional Chinese calendar, such as twelve hours (24 hours), the lunar date, the lunar month (in combination with the leap month display), The zodiac year even includes five elements and ten heavenly stems. The twelve zodiac signs correspond to the twelve Earthly Branches, which are matched with the Ten Heavenly Stems in turn, forming sixty basic units or sixty stems, commonly known as ‘sixty Jiazi’, which constitute the core content of traditional Chinese culture. As an important chronological element in Blancpain’s full calendar watch, the moon phase function is more closely related to the Chinese traditional calendar, which played an important role in the operation of this timepiece.
   Different from the standard calendar with the solar day as the basic unit, the traditional Chinese lunar calendar uses the yin and yang calendar system, that is, the solar calendar with the monthly cycle (29.53059 days) as the basic unit. A lunar year contains 12 lunar months (354.36707 days), which is about 11 days less than a lunar year (365.242374 days). Therefore, there are leap months in some years to meet the cycle of changing seasons. Since each Chinese lunar month (including the leap month) begins on the day of the new moon, the month is 29 or 30 days long. It can be seen that the lunar year including the leap month is actually 13 months, which is longer than the solar calendar. On the contrary, the lunar year without the leap month is only 12 months, which is shorter than the solar year. The typical characteristic of this traditional calendar is the cause of the uncertain date of the Chinese New Year.
Powered by Blancpain’s innovative 3638 movement

   Today, tourbillon watches usually only have more than 200 parts. This Chinese calendar is equipped with a 3638 self-winding movement, consisting of 464 parts set with 39 gems, and a power reserve of up to 7 days. The watch is complex in craftsmanship and exquisite in technology. It perfectly presents many time elements without periodic patterns on the dial. Among them, the hour hand, minute hand, and standard calendar are located in the center of the dial; the small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the three-line position displays five elements and ten days (10-year cycle); The clock position shows the lunar month (a cycle of 12 months), the lunar day (a cycle of 30 days), and the leap month; the moon phase display is located at 6 o’clock on the dial.
Blancpain Villeret Classic Series Chinese Almanac Emerald Green Enamel Plate Surface Technical Parameters:
Platinum case
Emerald Green Grand Fire Enamel Dial
Watch thickness 15.00 mm
Case diameter 45 mm
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Sapphire glass and transparent case back

Two Tone Royal Oak Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet Ro Chronograph

In recent years, Audemars Piguet’s product lines have added more proportions of styling components, and added many new color schemes, such as the famous green fluorescent Royal Oak offshore diving watch, It is a surprising frost gold model in 2017. It is AUDEMARS PIGUET from the masculine masculine nature of men’s watches, gradually incorporating more women’s soft designs and exquisite shapes, and it has also been successful in the market. While retaining his own signature elements, he also added a lot of tasteful avant-garde designs.

The appeal of the stainless steel model is also the color of the strap. After all, the classic model is made of stainless steel, and the two-tone two-tone design of this year has become a temptation to start, because the two-tone two-tone design from the last time is also at least Ten years long

The Royal Oak Chronograph launched in 2017 continued the product layout of 2016. The two-tone two-tone design was played on the faceplate, allowing Royal Oak to break away from the original serious appearance and choose to design with more colors. The style of the Royal Oak Chronograph is now changing in 2017. It is also based on the fact that the Royal Oak Chronograph has come to its twentieth year. The first chronograph was launched in 1997, so it is also in honor of this milestone And made a variety of configurations, a total of seven, including four rose gold (blue and brown, belt and chain), three stainless steel materials (blue and white, black and white, white and black color), compared to the previous Two Tone two-color design models, this series is the most attractive than this series are not limited edition, because the previous two Tone two-color design are mostly limited, so the number of mobile phones will also increase.
Feature 1: Two Tone two-tone design
In fact, the Two Tone two-tone design of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph appeared in 2008. Later, the limited edition of the Audemars Piguet Cup in 2015 also had two-tone. This time, the rich color matching makes it difficult for people who like AP to choose. In terms of stainless steel, because of the two-tone two-tone design, the blue-faced main dial with a three-eye silver dial, the black-faced main dial with a three-eye white dial, and the stylish white-faced main dial with a three-eye black dial ( Nicknamed Panda Eye and Face Plate), which is quite popular in the market. Admire these faceplates carefully. The faceplates have the classic “Grande Tapisserie” pattern and a small date window at four to five o’clock. Considering this unique two-color design, Audemars Piguet at least The mass production model that was launched again after ten years is really attractive!

Appreciating AP’s domineering and masculine from the surface is also a great angle, because each side of the sanding and manual chamfering is the reason why Royal Oak is neat and classic.

Feature two: chain links and watch body in one go
Hand-polished and chamfered chain links are also one of the charming features of Royal Oak. At the time, the introduction of high-priced stainless steel materials has fascinated everyone’s design. Today, it still tastes unique, not to mention the signature octagonal bezel. With the eight hexagonal exposed screws screwed in, the beveled design of the watch body and the chain links makes the strap gradually shrink to fit the wrist design. The reason why Royal Oak is Audemars Piguet’s signature plate, except the ‘Grande Tapisserie’ Outside the grid-like decoration and the bezel, the chain belt also plays a considerable proportion of existence, making generations of AP fans still be enchanted by it.

The screw-in bottom cover is mainly used to improve the waterproof performance of the watch. The case structure of the Royal Oak is different from other brands’ design. The hexagonal screws are used to directly penetrate the middle case. Design to lock the entire body

Feature 3: Classic movement Cal.2385
The 2385 self-winding movement is derived from the 1185 movement of the FP movement factory. I believe that watch fans who have studied the movement know that the classic feature of this movement lies in the design of the column wheel and vertical clutch structure, which leads to the timing. The second hand is not easy to shake, which not only adds beauty and practicability during use, but also the thickness of the entire movement is only 5.5mm, so it is quite suitable for the sharp appearance of the Royal Oak series. The interior of the display shows the beauty of external strength. The Cal. 2385 has a power reserve of 40 hours, has 304 parts and a vibration frequency of 21,600 vph. It is a reliable classic movement used by Audemars Piguet in the current series.

Royal Oak Chronograph

Stainless steel material / 2385 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 50 meters / table diameter 41mm / reference price: NT $ 775,000

Freer And More ‘rebellious’ Dialogue With Mr. Carlo Giordanetti, Global Creative Director Of Swatch

Since the brand was founded, Swatch has infected countless people with its unique color, dynamic, bright and transparent brand concept, unlimited brand creativity, positive rebellion, and the pursuit of pure life fun. . 2018 is the 35th anniversary of the brand. On the evening of January 12, Swatch and Tmall hosted the grand event of Swatch Tmall Super Brand Day to celebrate this important moment. Taking advantage of this commemorative opportunity, the Watch House interviewed Mr. Carlo Giordanetti, the global creative design director of the brand, and gained a deep understanding of Swatch’s creative design. Let him take everyone together to enter a brand fun world with dynamic colors, unlimited creativity and positive rebellion:

Mr. Carlo Giordanetti, Global Creative Director, Swatch
Watch House: Compared with other brands, what are the differences in SWATCH’s art design?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: I think Swatch is unique in terms of cooperation with artists. We focus on two keywords. Of course, they are also two key features in design. The first is ‘freedom’ and the other is ‘positive.’ Rebellion. ‘ When we work with artists, we must let them know that the canvases and spaces we give them are very limited, but they can freely create according to their own ideas within this limited space. And we hope that their creations have not been tried by brands before.
Watch House: Swatch produces a large number of watches every year, so what is the source of design inspiration for these watches?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: The usual models such as spring, summer, autumn and winter all have some themes and stories. Inspiration generally tends to the fashion and fashion design of the season. And this is very important for us Swatch, because we have been a watch brand, but at the same time we are also a fashion, accessories brand. Therefore, we hope that watch enthusiasts can express their own personality by wearing our Swatch. Keeping up with fashion trends is our inexhaustible source of design.
Home of Watches: Compared with foreign watch enthusiasts, what do you think of the watch designs that domestic watch enthusiasts prefer?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: The Chinese know the charm of stories, because Chinese culture contains a lot of interesting and vivid legends and myths. We attach great importance to these classic stories and embed these profound allegorical meanings into our designs. Then this move has also achieved a very good effect in China, and has been appreciated by domestic watch lovers and brand fans And approval. In addition, for general customers, we find that Chinese consumers are relatively conservative, so most of their demands for watch design are more inclined to the traditional and classic elements of local culture. Although sometimes the color can be reconciled, but as far as design is concerned, domestic consumers still prefer this.
Watch House: Swatch’s cooperation with Tmall attracts worldwide attention. Will it launch cooperation funds with Tmall in the future?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: It may be too early to say this, because we only started working with Tmall a few weeks ago. However, from the perspective of cooperation, our activities with Tmall were very successful. I think this cooperation will also give us deeper thinking about the future within the brand. It is possible that we will launch related products in the future based on the cooperation with Tmall.
Watch House: Last year Swatch held the 2017 SWATCH X YOU event, which is the first time that the brand has opened the design right to global fans, which has attracted widespread attention from watch enthusiasts. Will future products continue this idea?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: Of course the answer is yes, this kind of similar event will be held in the future, because we saw that the 2017 SWATCH X YOU event was very successful, and I think there are reasons for its success. We know that many big brands will launch customized products, but when Swatch pushes customization, it is launched in our own customized way, and this speed is very fast. In addition, in the specialty stores, consumers can freely choose the styles, designs, and elements they like … Within minutes, you can create your own Swatch watch instead of proposing Pleasantly, wait for some time to get it (other brands may need to wait a week or more to get customized products). In addition, we are developing different ways in 3-4 to inform our users how to customize their own special models. For example, in the experience store, we can see some specialized machines and intelligent equipment to assist users to customize watches. This customized experience is also very happy and very fun. So we provide not only customized services, but more from customized experiences and fun. I think this is also an important factor for the success of the 2017 SWATCH X YOU event, and we will also research better ways in-house. To get closer to consumers.
Watch House: So what are the highlights of the new product released at the Swatch Tmall Super Brand Day event?
Mr. Carlo Giordanetti: In fact, we are very proud to launch the new spring and summer 2018 this time, and behind these watches are a very interesting story. They are also watches that the brand pays tribute to the Queen of England and to the traditional British custom. So the story contained in it is very interesting, and it reflects the charm and spirit of ‘positive rebellion’ that Swatch has always followed. I think Swatch is developing very well now, and at the same time we have to review Swatch’s past and look forward to the future. Both brands and individuals have their own dreams. Like this cooperation between Swatch and Wang Junkai, we will have more related activities and actions in the next time. Therefore, the Swatch Tmall Super Brand Day event can be said to be the time to let more friends who love Swatch watches to understand the brand yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Summary: The Swatch brand was born in 1983 and was founded by Nicolas G. Hayek. It is a world-renowned fashion watch brand. For 35 years, it has always been associated with creativity and art, constantly creating surprises for watch lovers one after another. As a creative artboard in the hands of contemporary artists, its watch world is always full of color, transparency, innovation and vitality. Every wearer who chooses Swatch watches has unlimited creativity and participates in exclusive custom watch Go along and get lots of unexpected clock fun.

The ‘top Watches By Hand’ Series Will Be Available Soon

Author’s words:

 This book can be successfully published. First of all, I want to thank the readers I made during my time at Fashion Time (2005-2008). They gave me the idea to write a watch tasting reference book. I remember a reader’s letter stating that your magazine articles are so professional to read, and make it difficult for those of us who are beginning to read. Since then, I have conceived a book dedicated to watch lovers. Brand information alone is definitely not enough (I will tell you later why brand information is sometimes unreliable), I consulted a large amount of literature, took notes, and then understood the key points of each question in the interview. In 2009, my debut book ‘Watch on Hand’ came out. My writing has never stopped, and my ideal is to write a handful of companion books that are of reference value to watch lovers. That’s why I have this book today.

 If you summarize the characteristics of this book in one sentence, it is that I try to provide readers with a systematic evaluation system, a relatively complete idea. The purpose is to allow readers to master this system, so as to independently judge the value of a watch and a brand. Although the book may conflict with the mainstream consciousness of watch collection and consumption, for example, the reserved views on the ‘Top Ten Watches’, my purpose is to sell between watch store salespeople and customers, at auction Create a consensus between collectors and collectors.

 Today, it is difficult to accomplish great tasks alone. The reason why my book can gradually realize the limited authority in the watch circle is inseparable from the support of public relations companies and media friends. I also want to thank my parents, my sister for their support, my wife’s forbearance and silent dedication. It is inconvenient for his father who is over eighty years old, and his mother of the same age has no choice but to carry his father through the congestion and go to the hospital for treatment. They don’t want to alarm my son, who has nothing to do with business but concentrates on writing books.

 Another thing that impresses me is that my writing is timeless, and I often email the younger sisters of the public relations company at seven or eight o’clock in the evening, asking them to provide pictures and information about a watch. I was also surprised that they often passed me what I wanted that night. This is not what they have to do, because the public relations company is mainly responsible for promoting the product communication of the brand promotion season, and what I want is often historical information. It is their extra effort that makes my book a comprehensive introduction to the milestones of each historical period in the history of watches. And this historical sense of depth is to judge the heritage of a brand or product-as a watch suitable for Leshan, it is a combination of tradition and technical culture.

 I would also like to thank the editors of the publishing house for their appreciation and decisive contributions in planning and design. Watch collection and consumption is a very small circle, and the publishers are able to gain insight into the market and decide to publish my works, which is really a recognition of me.

 After the last book was published, I received feedback and guidance from many friends, and their opinions are reflected in this book. I am glad to see that some of the term explanations and ideas first mentioned in the previous book have begun to be adopted by the media and brands. Even more gratifying is that some brands and distributors also use my books as training materials. It also makes me more cautious when writing this book. As a result, the ideas in the book are more systematic.

 Many errors in press releases, brand publications and even advertisements were mentioned in the previous book, and they have been gradually corrected in the process of communication. Some of the original translations and concepts in the ‘Watch Watch Book’, such as the translation of Guilloché into guilloché, have also begun to be adopted by brands and media. This book will continue to clarify some confusing concepts. For example, the concept of 洳 谷, I have evidence to show that on a page in a brand’s publication, the words Jura Valley and Jura Mountain appear at the same time. In fact, the article wants to express the 洳 谷. Confusion between mountains and valleys is almost a habit in watch circles. Because of this habitual error, the media can’t seem to be professional in their work. It also leads to consumers being confused and having to rely on some mentally retarded rankings to ensure that their consumption is slightly more reliable.

 The reason for the high error rate of press releases and publications is my analysis of the source of the author’s knowledge is questionable. A press release or publication is often translated. The more cost-effective approach is to find a translation company, and the translation company subcontracts to individuals. These personal translators are faced with watch terms and use the Internet instead of a dictionary. First, the dictionary of watches and clocks is relatively old; The network seems to provide unlimited space. But the accuracy and norms of knowledge provided by the network can be said to be the worst in the media (if the network is also considered a media). I have seen the popularity of multiple ridiculous online legends. The reason is very simple. The Internet is no longer professional, and it is not professional in communication, because there is no editing on the Internet. The watch industry just needs editors to choose to process to regulate the watch industry’s dissemination. The industry’s dissemination without editing is full of misperceptions. In a certain brand’s advertisement, it was impressively written: blue crystal. This is one of the many mistranslations of sapphire crystal I mentioned in my last book. There are also more common translations of sapphire crystal glass. Some media know that this translation is easy to be scolded, so they translate to sapphire crystal. In fact, this is still unavoidable. Because crystal can be translated here as crystal, but in a broader sense, it is basically a collective name for colorless and transparent substances. The meaning of sapphire crystal, in the watch industry, is the material covering the upper part of the case (ie, colorless and transparent), that is, artificial sapphire. As a high-end watch, it is always unwilling to touch cheap words, and artificial synthesis should be avoided. Therefore, the synthetic sapphire is simplified to sapphire, which makes sense, because the crystal structure of the two is exactly the same. Ok, what does crystal translate into? Is it glass? In the principle of becoming more expensive and less expensive, lenses have become the first choice. The term lens is widely used on two occasions, one is the camera lens (precision optics industry) and the other is the eyewear industry (very close to jewelry). They are all products that need to be carefully selected and then carefully ground, which is in line with the noble concept advocated by high-end watches. And glass is a very industrialized thing. In the past, it was translated as sapphire glass. Here, glass also refers to function (colorless and transparent surface mongolia) rather than material. In terms of crystal phase, sapphire is second only to diamond in hardness, while crystal has a hardness that is far worse than glass used in architecture.

 The most intolerable sapphire crystal. Gem expert Mr. Zhang Youxu once said that sapphire crystal glass, there are three kinds of substances here: sapphire, crystal, glass. One is cheaper than the other, or ‘a weasel under a weasel is worse than a nest’! Even a layman’s translation has been added to it: sapphire crystal glass! China’s watch industry has a history of half a century. Where does the word watch come from? What is even more incredible is that another homonym, the diameter of the surface (the diameter of the case), often appears in a manuscript at the same time. All these show that the watch media urgently need to improve their language expression level.

 The form of this book has evolved compared to ‘Books on Hand’, divided into two volumes, namely the technical chapter and the purchase chapter (grade). The hot topics in the first volume include: the original manufacturing concept, the identification of noble DNA of the column wheel stopwatch, 7 major complication functions, the future of watch escapement, etc .; the second volume proposes the concept of watch production area, which is used in the 21st century for watches and clocks. Discussion on the material of the watch, the watch decoration means watch design success secrets have also been systematically arranged. Some views on watch collections that have been discussed have also been refined and supplemented with more useful information.

 Our thoughts change with observation and thinking, but these thoughts are indeed proposed after repeated deliberation and verification. We will have new ideas in the future, but that will be the result of deeper thinking and will not contradict the previous ideas. It’s been a century since the watch industry was born, and it’s only been seven years since I started to watch. There are immature places in the book. I also ask experts and readers to forgive me. With the listing of this book, my WeChat public account was also opened. We can communicate through various channels and strive to make each book more mature and practical in the future. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me to understand me.

Tiger Tag Heuer Launches Limited Edition Tribute To Car God Elton Senna

Thirty years ago, Ayrton Senna won the legendary Monaco Grand Prix for the first time. To celebrate this important day, TAG Heuer is proud to invite Bianca Senna to the brand’s new flagship store in Monaco to witness the exclusive preview of the new Senna limited edition watch.

   Ayrton Senna’s talents and demeanor have made him famous in the Formula 1 world, and his status is unmatched so far. ‘Car God Senna’ has been hailed as one of the greatest drivers in history: three world championships (1988, 1990 and 1991), 65 pole positions, 41 grand prix championships. These include winning the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in 1987.
   To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the victory, TAG Heuer pays tribute to the driver with three new limited edition watches. The three watches were unveiled in an exclusive preview during the opening ceremony of the new flagship store in Monaco, and the brand invited VIP, Bianca Senna, the niece of the champion driver, to attend.

   TAG Heuer’s famous Heuer-01 exclusive movement incorporates Senna design elements for the first time. TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 chronograph is made of black frosted stainless steel, with a striking 45mm case, red embellishment, hollow dial, sapphire crystal case back, and a precision-designed homemade movement .
   Other products in the collection include two TAG Heuer Formula 1 (F1 series) watches, one is a chronograph, and the other is a prototype ‘racing’ version of TAG Heuer. Both watches have a diameter of 43 mm and a black dial with red embellishment, a tribute to the spirit of high-speed racing. The dial is equipped with three red lines, which means the track left by the car after passing. The chronograph version is equipped with a quartz movement accurate to one tenth of a second (a must-have feature for racing watches), which drives the small dial at 6 o’clock, the minute chronograph at 9 o’clock, and 3 Seconds counter at the o’clock position.

   All three limited edition watches feature the famous red lacquered ‘S’ on the dial and bezel (exclusive Senna logo). The bezel is also equipped with a minute ring, which highlights the racing style, reminiscent of Senna’s excellent car skills. Of course, they all come with the iconic S-shaped link bracelet, which was used by Elton at its peak. This is an iconic design and is a standard example in terms of ergonomics and wearing comfort. On the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 watch, the upper and lower sides and the sides of each link are rounded, which is particularly comfortable and smooth on the wrist.
   Three classic and dynamic watches reflect the brand spirit of the legendary rider in the original ‘# 无忧 test, achievement self #’ (#DontCrackUnderpressure) advertising campaign in 1991.