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.

Zenith Zenith Presents El Primero 50th Anniversary Gift Box, Reinvents The Hand-made Work, Composes Watchmaking Future

Zenith’s legendary ElPrimero high-frequency chronograph adheres to avant-garde style and precise performance, and has gone through half a century. To pay tribute to this legendary history, Zenith has specially launched a 50th anniversary gift box for watch lovers to collect. The gift box is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, including three chronographs with the iconic three-color chronograph: one of them is a classic reproduction of the first ElPrimero model in 1969; and the ElPrimero flagship series with an improved movement Watch; DefyElPrimero21 watch with timing accurate to 1/100 second. These three watches are not sold separately. They represent the ElPrimero movement’s traditional timekeeping display with an accuracy of 1 second to 1/10 seconds, and then evolved into a legendary process of 1/100 seconds accuracy. It represents the splendid ‘trilogy’ of Zenith in the field of high-frequency timekeeping in various eras. Nowadays, Zenith has once again challenged the limit of precise timing, and the accuracy of 1/1000 second will come out in the near future!

  ElPrimero has been passed down for 50 years and symbolizes the past, present and future of Zenith. This high-frequency chronograph star, introduced in 1969, continues to this day and leads the future with the iconic ElPrimero flagship series and the futuristic Defy series. To celebrate the extraordinary journey of ElPrimero, Zenith invites you on a journey of time. The 50th Anniversary Gift Box contains three ElPrimero watches, reviewing the evolution of technical performance and aesthetic concepts. Together with its iconic timer, it caters to all the pursuits of watch lovers: vintage, classic or modern. At the same time, there is a fourth table in the gift box waiting for you, ready to welcome Zenith’s next achievement in the UHF field: towards 1/1000 second!

Innovation benchmark
  Beginning on January 10, 1969, the day when the famous ElPrimero (meaning ‘first’ in Spanish) chronograph was launched, Zenith began to shine in the vast field of high-frequency chronographs. With constant innovation in technology and design, ElPrimero has become a symbol of precision timekeeping in Zenith watches for half a century. Back in the late 1960s, the birth of the first automatic chronograph ElPrimero marked a revolution in the watch industry. Its revolutionary features include: a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, an integrated column wheel structure, a central rotor mounted on ball bearings, and a power reserve of more than 50 hours (a movement of such a high frequency) A real feat), these innovations made it the world’s most accurate chronograph at the time, and the only watch capable of accurate short-time chronographs to 1 / 10th of a second. In addition to these revolutionary performances, ElPrimero’s appearance is also unique, using a series of contrasting colors to enhance the legibility of the chronograph: the second hand is light gray, the minute hand is blue, and the hour hand is charcoal black. This combination quickly became a hallmark of Zenith.

Classic reproduction

 
  Although ElPrimero has been evolving and being unconventional since its inception, it has become the ideal model favored by watch connoisseurs. Zenith never reproduced the original model. Today, the work is complete: the first watch in the 50th anniversary gift box with a limited edition of 50 pieces is a perfect reproduction of the 1969 ElPrimero chronograph. As a retro watch for the first time, this model has a special symbolic significance. The 38 mm stainless steel case, the magnifying curved mirror, the three-color chronograph, the shape of the tachymeter scale, the font, the hands and the hour markers, and the leather strap all retain their original features. The original lugs and mushroom-shaped buttons have also been engraved. In order to bring this outstanding old model back to life and continue its classic features, Zenith engineers and designers started a counter-clockwise process: laser scanning a genuine watch treasured in the brand museum To restore each component. The only change is that the original solid case back has been adjusted to an open design to fully display the movement dynamics, and the logo on the crown has also been updated. The ‘power engine’ of this model is the current version of the ElPrimero column wheel chronograph movement, which can vibrate up to 36,000 times per hour, accurate to 1 / 10th of a second, and provides a 50-hour power reserve. Like the original models, the hour, minute and small seconds hands, chronograph, speedometer are displayed, and the date display function is between 4 and 5 o’clock.

Flagship Series 2.0

 
  The Zenith flagship series inherited from ElPrimero is the most representative model in the contemporary era. The flagship series is highly recognizable. Its strong shape, iconic design and high-frequency mechanical structure all follow Zenith’s tradition. Therefore, to pay tribute to the original legendary watch, the second watch in this gift box, the flagship series, is equipped with a new generation ElPrimero movement and a new black ceramic bezel. The improved version of the movement was renamed ElPrimero 3600, and it was improved on the basis of the construction and efficient performance of the legendary ElPrimero model. This high-frequency movement vibrates at a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. The accuracy of the time measurement is accurate to 1/10 seconds. The data can be read directly on the dial and bezel. That is, the chronograph hands circle the dial every ten seconds, the scale is from 1 to 100, and it jumps into one division every 1/10 second. The original construction of the ElPrimero chronograph consists of a column wheel and a lever-operated lateral clutch. In this improved version 2.0, it is visually highlighted and redesigned to improve its stability and accuracy. . The most remarkable result is the integration of the second hand stop device into the time setting, and the power reserve is increased to 60 hours. In addition to taking advantage to the extreme, the new flagship series also has a more dynamic and modern design than contemporary models. It is also equipped with a 42 mm stainless steel case, with a black ceramic bezel with graduations, stars Pendulum and rubber strap with contrast stitching.

Futuristic element

 
  The last watch in the fiftieth anniversary gift box is the DefyElPrimero21 chronograph, which symbolizes the future of watchmaking technology, and at the same time heralds Zenith’s next masterpiece in the field of UHF watchmaking. The legendary ElPrimero watch has launched the ultra-modern DefyElPrimero model. The thick 44mm titanium case is equipped with an original mechanical movement. The frequency is 360,000 times per hour (50 Hz), which is the original 10 times the model, measurement and display have been accurate to 1/100 second. Its unique dynamic feature-the lightning-fast-moving hands, can make a full circle around the dial in just one second, reflecting the superior precision and performance of this movement derived from modern engineering technology. The watch is also equipped with two separate ‘gearboxes’: one for the time and the other for the chronograph. Its skeleton dial features three solid chronographs that retain their original color-this is what the three ‘tribute’ watches have in common, and its modern shape is made up of a large grooved crown, flat buttons and short convex The lugs are composed of black crocodile leather on the black rubber strap, which perfectly fits the curvature of the wrist.

Engraving time legend continues

 
  The gift box consists of the three ElPrimero 50th Anniversary models mentioned above, as well as blank epitopes for future 1 / 1000-second chronographs. Each model is limited to 50 pieces, and reflects Zenith’s high-precision watchmaking field. Development and infinite possibilities. Its delicate gray tones, leather details, and modern craftsmanship blend successfully with the traditional performance and precision of watchmaking. A satin-matte gray lid inlaid with the fiftieth anniversary logo, built-in touch screen and a miniature reproduction of the watchmaker’s workbench. The base of the workbench is equipped with a watch unit, adjustable lighting system, magnifying glass and screwdriver. The lower part of the box is locked by screws and contains a drawer and three ElPrimero chronographs. While paying tribute to the past, a simulation model of the coupling wheel bridge plate of the chronograph is also placed in the gift box. This iconic component is one of the key elements that make up the ElPrimero movement, including the stamping tools rescued by Zenith watchmaker Charles Vermot during the quartz crisis. He kept the tools secretly in the attic of the watch factory, and in 1984 he revived the legendary movement. The significance of the model in the gift box is that when inviting its future owner to visit the watch factory in Le Locle, two coupling wheel bridge plates can be manually molded. The owner of the gift box can take away the first bridge slab, and the second will be named after him or her and will be engraved on the wall at the entrance of the famous Mr. Charles Vermot’s attic as a testimony of history.

Tag Heuer Launches Max Vestapan Special Edition Watch

On August 30, 2016 local time, Tag Heuer “stopped in” Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and invited nearly 200 VIPs from the media and business circles to work together with F1 driver Max Vestapan ( Max Verstappen). On this occasion, Tag Heuer launched the Max Verstappen special edition watch, commemorating Max Verstappen’s participation in the F1 Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the youngest standing champion in history.

   Max Verstappen was deeply influenced by his father, Jos Verstappen (former F1 driver), and has been interested in motorsport since he was a child. Max Verstappen started kart practice at the age of four. After being promoted to the international kart field, he won the European Championship twice and once crowned the World Championship. In 2014, Max Verstappen competed in the Formula 3 European Formula 3 Championship. That same year, he was confirmed to be a Red Bull II driver for the 2015 season.

   In the 2016 season, starting in Spain, Max Verstappen officially became a Red Bull driver. In his first Grand Prix of his career, Max Verstappen became the youngest winner of the championship in years. Witnessing Max Vestapan’s phenomenal victory at the Catalan circuit, team partner Tag Heuer decided to launch a special edition watch for him to congratulate the youngest champion in history. Today, Max Verstappen fans also have the opportunity to wear racing history to their wrists.

   In December 2015, Tag Heuer and the F1 Red Bull team reached a landmark cooperation agreement, officially becoming the latter’s official timepiece and official watch. In 2016, the two sides jointly released the new season racing car ‘Red Bull Team-Tag Heuer RB12′. Tiger Heuer became part of the official name of the Red Bull Team. This is also the first time that a watch brand has appeared in the official full name of the F1 team.

   To date, Red Bull Racing has won the Manufacturer’s Drivers’ Championship of the Year for four consecutive years in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Red Bull Racing’s unconventional sports and entertainment model is deeply attracted to Tag Heuer, which is in line with the new marketing strategy of the Swiss brand. To celebrate the first year of cooperation with F1’s most innovative team, Tag Heuer launched two Formula1 Red Bull Racing special edition watches during the F1 Grand Prix Monaco station, equipped with a stainless steel bracelet and a blue NATO strap.

   In addition to these two team watches, TAG Heuer now introduces a driver’s watch-the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Vestapan special edition watch ‘the youngest Grand Prix champion in history’. The matte blue aluminum bezel is equipped with a tachymeter scale and is decorated with special orange markings (tachymeter scale 0-180). The ’18’ in ‘180’ is bolded, emphasizing the age at which Max Verstappen won the Grand Prix for the first time. The bottom of the case is engraved with the words ‘TAGHeuerFormulaOneMaxVerstappenYoungestGrandPrixWinnerSpecialEdition’ and is paired with an orange perforated calfskin strap. It is reported that this watch will be on sale in November 2016. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Jaeger’s Traditional Ball Tourbillon Master Series Leads The New Watch And Watch Experience

2013 coincides with the 180th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre. On this occasion, the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory launched the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 commemorative watch of the classic tourbillon series. This watch is a Hybrid The 10th masterpiece in the Mechanica Large Complications series.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre ball tourbillon will lead a new watch experience in the 21st century. This unprecedented ball flying tourbillon uses blued gold balance and ball hairspring to show its truly outstanding performance. And another masterpiece of the Master GrandeTradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee is the perfect combination of the precision performance of the ball tourbillon and the instant digital timer, which makes the watch have two large scales. Complex functions.
As the core work of three commemorative editions of ‘A Tribute to Mr. Antoine LeCoultre’, this new timepiece brings the exquisite decoration of Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture and the time-honored watchmaking craftsmanship. All in one, pocket watches made in the 19th century by the watch factory also give the watch its unique aesthetic concept.
Shuttlecock Tourbillon, the pinnacle of work
Obviously, the double-frame tourbillon synchronously and precisely rotating around the two axes enables the watch to offset the effect of gravity no matter where it is. The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee stands out with its spherical tourbillon. However, even for watch enthusiasts who are fond of watchmaking innovations and have discovered the mystery of the first two ball tourbillons developed by the watch factory, this new mechanism is a novelty: By removing the upper watch bridge, the entire miniature world is immediately visible, showing its extraordinary charm.
The double tourbillon frame runs precisely, the outer frame rotates around the axis once a minute, and the inner frame rotates once every 24 seconds-2.5 revolutions per minute-not only thanks to the watch factory engineers and watchmakers Our exceptional creativity also relies on modern cutting-edge equipment like 5-axis automatic production units. Finally, the ultra-light material of aluminum makes the combined mechanism composed of more than a hundred parts less than 1 gram, which is a feat in the field of micromechanics.

Reproduction Of The Gentleman And Lady Style Art Deco Watch Popular

For the Swiss watchmaking industry of superb quality, the design of Art Deco (Art Deco) is no longer the only style, but it is a design culture worthy of repeated admiration. Different watch brands also have specialized installation art series watches, which are constantly innovating and remaking classics. Longines 2011 Les Elégantes new watch series
哪里 Where is the source of elegance? At least for the old Swiss watchmakers, it is the traditions that the brands have accumulated.
As a result, from time to time, retro has become a nostalgic and adventure journey that traces the source of elegance. While attracting the attention of fashion critics, retro has virtually become a trend sought after by people. It must be pointed out here that in the modern market environment, retro is a very delicate word. It may be a rebirth of classic models, or it may be a cheap fake sold by a street vendor. Of course, for watch fans, the enthusiastic pursuit of vintage watches is obviously based on the understanding of the history of watch development. A reprinted watch often means a glorious past that people have enjoyed so far.
In 2002, Longines decided to bring the 1920s aesthetics that people have forgotten to the world again. It launched a new watch series, re-designing the original ideas with modern elements, and the Longines elegant series Les Elégantes watches came into being. Longines has different Les Elégantes watches every year, and it is 3 women’s watches with different shapes. This is to commemorate the Art Deco design that also brought great changes to the world watch industry in the early 20th century.
Taking the 2010 edition of the Les Elégantes series as an example, 3 women’s watches are still released at the same time, and the appearance is changed to 3 colors of red, yellow, and white, that is, rose gold, gold, and platinum. If it appeared in the 1920s with so many materials, it would definitely cause a sensation.
The new watch retains the complete vintage elements, and its appearance and size are in line with the characteristics of that era. In order to maintain the fine tradition, Longines specially matched this series of watches with the hand-wound L805 hand-wound movement developed in the 1970s. Each limited production of 10 pieces, inadvertently unforgettable bright charm .
The first was a gold square watch with a noble black ribbon. The beautiful hand-carved patterns on the case show the aesthetic essence of that era. The silver dial features 12 beautiful Roman numerals and hand-engraved patterns, and the bezel is set with 34 VVS diamonds (total weight 0.309 carats). The watch is equipped with the L805 manual-winding movement, with 17 jewel shafts, and can swing at 21,600 times per hour.
The second is a rose gold wine barrel watch with a burgundy ribbon. The case is engraved with beautiful hand-patterns and set with 24 top-quality Weselton VVS diamonds (0.166 carat total weight), which is also equipped with the L805 movement; and the third model in white gold with an almond shape is equipped with The white satin strap is still the same movement. As the embryonic form of the feminist revolution, Art Deco enables ladies to gradually break the traditional shackles and take control of their own destiny.
Women abandon tight-fitting corsets, so that the lines of the waist and abdomen can be naturally exposed, and have been physiologically liberated. In response to this, under the influence of the Art Dec movement, fashion has also been presented in new ways, more elegant, richer vitality. The new version of the Les Elégantes series is inspired by the above-mentioned social portraits. The appearance or movement adopts the matching method that people recognized at the time.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 watch
什么 样 What kind of watches do gentlemen in the 1920s like? Vacheron Constantin specially released an avant-garde pillow-shaped watch specifically for the US market, which is the style that gentlemen liked at the time. The most special place is that the crown is placed at 11 o’clock on the case (wearing on the right hand).
The new Historiques American 1921 watch follows the original pillow case design, with a 40 mm diameter pink gold case (early gold case) is more suitable for modern taste. The re-adjusted crown position of the watch fully takes into account the modern people’s watch habits, and changed to the 1 o’clock position. The transparent case back allows you to see the latest 4400 manual winding movement with the exquisite Geneva stamp.
The movement has a diameter of 28 mm and a thickness of only 2.8 mm. It has a small three-needle function. The movement vibrates at 28,800 times per hour and has a power reserve of 65 hours. The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters and features a hand-stitched dark brown crocodile alligator strap with a pink gold half-Malta cross buckle. It should be said that the appearance of this watch fully taps the design concepts of the 1920s, especially the rising economy in the United States at the time affected the design of Swiss watchmaking brands, and reflected the social form at that time.
The aftermath of World War I, which has just ended, does not hinder the prosperity of the Swiss watch industry. In addition to a large number of military watches, only a few design-oriented models appear on the market. The design of the watch also conformed to the situation that the emerging watch market mainly based in the United States was favored by watchmaking brands.