The ‘old Driver’ In The Watchmaking Industry? The Real Story Of Vacheron Constantin American 1921

With its eccentric dial, Vacheron Constantin American 1921 is often called the ‘Drivers’ Watch’, but is there any evidence to prove that this is its original intention? A recent auction of Vacheron Constantin’s antique wrists has prompted Adrian Hailwood of Fellows & Sons to make up their minds to explore the story behind the so-called ‘driver’s watch’.

Vacheron Constantin American 1921 antique watch

   Vacheron Constantin’s American 1921 is rare and eccentric. In 2008, it was re-interpreted as part of the Historic Masterpiece series. The difference between the modern Vacheron Constantin American 1921 and the antique Vacheron Constantin American 1921 lies in the sub-second dial layout-the former uses a modern movement, the sub-second dial is set at 3 o’clock and is at right angles to the crown; the latter is a sub-second dial. Set at 6 o’clock, just opposite the crown.
   The first Vacheron Constantin watches of this type were produced in 1919 with the crown on the left lug. According to relevant literature, this batch of watches was originally limited to 12 pieces and was exclusively for the US market, but the scope of the watch was later expanded. This is understandable. If the direction of the dial is taken into consideration, when it is difficult to read with the left hand, it seems appropriate to wear it only with the right hand. Perhaps there are not enough lefties in the United States to absorb the initial production, which means that the watch must seek other markets. Later, Vacheron Constantin chose to reissue American 1921. This time the crown is set on the right lug, and it is also limited to 12 pieces. It was put on the American market from 1921 to 1931.

Vacheron Constantin Historiques historical masterpiece American 1921 modern watch

   I believe that when you see this type of watch, a question pops up in your mind immediately: why the crown should be offset? The usual answer is that this is a ‘driver’s watch’, which makes it easier to read the dial information when holding the steering wheel. This is an attractive design that often repeats itself, as is Cartier Tank asymmetric watch. But I must admit that I do not believe the answer to the so-called ‘driver’s watch’.
   The ‘driver’s watch’ does exist, usually referring to the curved watch originally produced by the American brand Gotham (also used by brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre). When normally worn, the display dial is located on the side of the wrist. After holding the steering wheel, the display dial turns into Straight up. Later, Girard Perregaux Casquette, Bulova Computron, Riehl Syncronar, Amida Digitrend, and MB & F HM5 On the Road Again watches, which have been re-released in recent years, have adopted this design. These ‘side-view’ watches make it easier for the driver to read time information, but not the Vacheron Constantin American 1921.

Waltham Offset Crown Watch

   Exploring the historical background of these offset watches, we can see that Vacheron Constantin is not the first brand to produce such watches. The origin of offset watches is the United States, influenced by the driving force behind the production of more watches before the First World War. According to Stan Czubernat, an expert on Trench Watch and the author of the Elgin Trench Watch and the Waltham Trench Watch, ‘the first round case of the offset crown was seen around 1914 … offset after 3 years The crown-cushion case comes out. ‘
    ‘During the First World War, the movements produced in the United States were basically divided into two categories: Savonette and Lépine, with the crown set at 3 o’clock ( (Traditional configuration), the latter crown is set at 12 o’clock (offset crown configuration). Because of the outbreak of war, trench watches are generally in short supply and in great demand. I believe that when the United States finally entered the war in 1917, most American watches Case makers began to increase the production of offset crown cases to meet actual demand. Originally the movement manufacturers had sufficient stock of open case movements, so when the case manufacturers began to produce more offset crown watches, The strong demand for watches can be more easily met. ‘

Elgin Offset Crown Watch

   Basically, early watches were mostly equipped with pocket watch movements, of which Savonette movements were relatively rare, because hunting watch cases were more masculine and larger in size. For women, the smaller watch (Fob Watch) uses a Lépine movement and an offset crown case. Nine case manufacturers produce circular offset cases, and three other case manufacturers produce pillow-shaped offset cases, mainly supplying Elgin and Waltham. The final output is trench watches, with ‘driving’ and ‘drivers’ ‘Nothing.
   Speaking about this issue, Stan Czubernat said: ‘I think the design of the offset crown has nothing to do with ‘driving.” In the fall of 1913, Elgin released the company’s first male watch and chose a racer as the spokesperson. They are Louis Disbrow and Endicott. In a print ad, two people drive a car and wear an Elgin watch.

Elgin watch print ads

   In these advertisements, we do not see the offset crown watch; instead, the watches in the advertisement have the traditional configuration, the crown is set at 3 o’clock. In September 1915, Elgin launched a new advertisement. The advertisement image was a gentleman driving a car and wearing a watch. The watch still uses the traditional configuration. As far as I know, in the United States during World War I, there were no advertisements for driving cars and wearing offset crown watches. Even when the scope was expanded to include print ads featuring pilots during the First World War, the conclusions were generally the same.
   If the birthplaces of offset crowns were not initially regarded as ‘driver’s watches’, then we can safely assume that they are indeed not. On the contrary, it is very likely that an American soldier arrived in Europe in 1917 wearing a pillow-shaped offset trench watch. A few years later, Vacheron Constantin upgraded this design to the luxury watch level and sold it back to the United States. Of course, the lépine style pocket watch was applied. Movement, this is a creative choice.
   Back in history, the original is clear, all this does not detract from the rare characteristics and charming charm of Vacheron Constantin American 1921. The creative use of the pillow-shaped offset case design, which has been transformed into a unique brand logo, has been circulated forever, and even re-interpreted after 87 years. It is all the rage in the world, and the audacity and vision of Vacheron Constantin are amazing. Vacheron Constantin American 1921 is not only scarce in production and elegant in appearance, it is also eye-catching and worthy of possession.

Rolex Honors William Kentridge’s First Large-scale Exhibition In China

Beijing, June 26, 2015. Rolex is proud to support South African artist William Kentridge’s solo exhibition ‘Notes Toward a Model Opera’ at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing from June 27th.
   Kentridge is a world-renowned South African artist. Because of participating in the Rolex Creative Recommendation Funding Program, he became associated with the Swiss watch industry leader Rolex and served as the young Colombian artist Mateo Lopez from 2012 to 2013. López).
   This exhibition is Mr. Kentridge’s first large-scale solo exhibition in China. By supporting this historic Beijing exhibition, Rolex is demonstrating its continued commitment to the promotion of human cultural heritage, and its continued support for excellence and achievement. This is where Rolex’s key values ​​are.
   This solo exhibition will feature William Kentridge’s major works over the past 25 years and new works created especially for Chinese audiences. The exhibition will run until August 30th, and will be toured in Nanjing Sifang Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul National Museum of Modern Art, and other Asian venues.
   Asian audiences first encountered William Kentridge’s work at the innovative and breakthrough 2000 Shanghai Biennale. At the time, Mr. Kentridge expressed multiple topics in a variety of visual languages. Many visitors were deeply impressed by this unique way attract.
   Rebecca Irvine, deputy director of Rolex’s public relations image department, said that Rolex is honored to be associated with this outstanding South African artist. ‘William Kentridge has unique creative skills and applies them to multiple art media. His work has long shown a unique resonance with China, and this exhibition will continue this resonance .Williams is a model mentor to the Rolex Creative Advice Funding Program, and we are honored to once again support his cause and allow thousands of visitors to appreciate his outstanding talent. ‘
   This Beijing exhibition also has a special link, which is the conversation between Mr. Kentridge and Mateo Lopez-‘From the studio as a methodology: Kentridge talks to Lopez’. In addition, Mr. Lopez will also hold two seminars to communicate with local students. The two worked closely together during a one-year art direction. Mr Lopez recently commented: ‘I have to say that working with William is an extremely valuable experience in my artist’s life.’
   Asian mentors and students who have participated in the Rolex Creative Arts Recommendation Funding Program include: Zhang Yimou (Film Tutor, Mainland China), Lin Huaimin (Dance Instructor, Taiwan), Meijima Kazuyo (Architecture Instructor, Japan), Sasuke Kawahara (Dance Instructor, Japan), Handa Shinki (visual art student, Japan), Sanjiga (dance student, China) and Zhao Yang (architect student, China).
   The Rolex Creative Funding Program is grateful to the members of the Advisory Board for their generous support, time and effort, and outstanding artists and practitioners for nominating and recommending mentor candidates, so that the Asian region has its rightful place in the program. Members of the advisory board from Asia include: Xu Bing (Mainland China), Lin Zhaohua (Mainland China), Lin Zhaoliang (Taiwan, currently living in the United States) and Cai Guoqiang (Mainland China, currently living in the United States).
Rolex Creative Funding Program
   The Rolex Creative Funding Program is designed to ensure the inheritance of artistic traditions around the world, thereby making a significant contribution to global culture. This program allows mentors and students from seven fields of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual arts to conduct one-year one-on-one creative collaborations. Since its founding in 2002, this biennial philanthropic program has established a distinguished art community that connects artists around the world. The Rolex Creative Advice Funding Program has attracted some of the world’s leading artists as mentors, including: Margaret Atwood, John Baldessari, Tahar Ben Jaylen (Tahar Ben Jelloun), Trisha Brown, Patrice Chéreau (deceased), Sir Colin Davis (deceased), Anna Te Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Hans Maglus Enzensberg ( Hans Magnus Enzensberger, William Forsythe, Stephen Frears, Gilberto Gil, William Kentridge, Sir Peter Hall (Sir Peter Hall), David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, Lin Huaimin, Alessandro Gonzales Inarito nzález Iñárritu), Anish Kapoor, Jiří Kylián, Toni Morrison, Walter Murch, Milla Nair ( Mira Nair, Youssou N’Dour, Jessye Norman, Michael Ondaatje, Alexei Ratmansky, Kay Kaija Saariaho, Martin Scorsese, Kazuyo Sejima, Peter Sell ars, Álvaro Siza), Wole Soyinka, Julie Taymor, Saburo Teshigawara, Jennifer Tipton, Kate Valk ), Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Wilson, Zhang Yimou, Pinchas Zukerman, and Peter Zumthor .
   Rolex is known worldwide for its superb craftsmanship and expertise. Its waterproof Oyster watch is a symbol of excellence, performance and dignity. Rolex pioneered the development of watches as early as 1905, and successfully launched a number of major watchmaking innovations. In addition, Rolex actively supports the arts, adventure, sports, and environmental causes through sponsorship and charity programs.

Piaget Piaget Global High Jewellery Flagship Store, No. 7 Heping Road

No. 7 Heping Road-Piaget’s top jewelry flagship store with elegant and warm decoration invites everyone to experience a magical tour that is rich in contemporary charm and can not be provided by ordinary specialty stores. Since 1874, Piaget’s family has never hesitated to share the rich foundation of the brand’s foundation. The deep double watchmaking craftsmanship and adept high-end jewelry nourish the spirit of Piaget’s brand spirit.

   ‘Transforming dreams into accessible reality and creating classics that reflect the style of the times has always been Piaget’s brand DNA and the core reason for the existence of No. 7 Heping Road today. The opening of No. 7 Heping Road has nothing to do with whether the brand is further expanded The flagship store map represents an extraordinary field that embodies the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of Piaget’s family ‘—— Mr. Philippe Léopold-Metzger, Piaget Global Chief Executive Officer, is the flagship store of Peace Road Annotated.
A legendary place

   No. 7 Heping Road, which gave birth to the future of high-end custom-made clothing in Paris. Charles-Frédéric Worth, the father of uniforms, walked through the scissors room of the weaving. Since opening in 1858, Worth’s luxury salons have become a fashion hub for the world’s richest elites. The legend is not far away, the edge is still there, and Piaget will continue to write its contemporary legend from this moment. Based on the aesthetic insights of architect Christine Querlioz of Atelier Sasha Architects, this side covers 510 square meters and crosses three millenniums of sanctuary. It will be inherited by each compartment such as the Queen’s Royal Estate. The splendid magical powers of the past spread to every guest who came.
Consistent brand value

   Piaget’s carefully measured creativity and bold consciousness turned into a dazzling, generous shot from the site of No. 7 Heping Road. ‘Vitrine Extraordinaire’, ‘Extraordinary Scenery Showcase’, invites contemporary playwrights to compose a new series of stories. When night falls, the newly remodeled display window is shrouded in a strange halo emanating from technological fiber optics. When guests stepped on the gate of No. 7 Heping Road, they were immediately immersed in the siege created to show traditional handicrafts. This fantasy and real scene mobilized 20 kinds of craftsmen and took more than 26,000 hours to work Achieved perfection. Laminated oak wood floors, woven oak panelling and display chandelier, illuminated by delicate Murano handmade lamps, are gilded with gold leaf patterns. The magnificent 3.5-meter-high chandelier extends the hospitality of Count Piaget and invites guests to go straight to the open terrace on the second floor. The unique display window in the vicinity is even more dazzling with the unique gold leaf mosaic pattern refined by the Italian ancestral family business.
Unforgettable experience
   The unique beauty of No. 7 Heping Road perfectly matches the style created by Piaget in 1957, using only precious media. Simple and introverted or complicated, exquisite classical or avant-garde luxury, each piece of jewellery creation keeps pace with the times. Just like the Possession ring, it echoes the skill cultivated by the jewellery belt craftsman. In the past three generations, they hammered or carved as needed to shape the gold into a shiny ribbon.
   Just like Piaget’s brand motto ‘Always do better than necessary’-always do better than required, No. 7 Heping Road redefines the concept of high-end watch display space. The Métiers craft showcase showcases Piaget’s self-developed movements: Under the planning of Global Chief Executive Officer Mai Zhenjie, Piaget has produced more than 25 ultra-thin movements in the past few years. The digital video displayed in the store captures the unique spiritual and professional accomplishments of the uniquely limited timepieces contained in the La Côte-aux-Fées workshop. Look at your watch, and a professional watchmaker will be waiting for them at the scene.
   Overlooking the elegant garden landscape, the high jewelry display area also pays tribute to the craftsmen of Piaget’s family. In the exquisite display window, the adjustable lateral double-sided entrance lighting lights up the elegance and luxury of the two major annual series. Piaget’s iconic gemstone cutting, horse-eye shape and petticoat cutting are all magnified with the most delicate setting, and the bright and colorful hard stones are also listed, which vividly symbolizes the unrestrained Piaget family. Freedom of expression.
   On the first floor of No. 7 Heping Road, the pomps and rituals conceived in the name of love pampered the visiting lovers to expose the mystery of the charm of the wedding ring series and Piaget Passion diamond series from 0.3 carats to unlimited.

   Along the window of historical heritage, the display gallery has set up a reception area for temporary exhibitions, cocktail parties, and even organizing an intimate dinner party. The rich and varied possibilities of No. 7 Heping Road have jointly created the all-encompassing 21st Century Piaget Society.

Dive Watch That Can Be Taken For 30,000 Yuan

In the hot summer again, this is the season when a girl is in good shape and a man is in good time. Whether it is daily wear or there is a need for beach play and diving, diving watches are a good choice. Today, we will introduce several diving watches with a price of about 30,000 yuan to see what good options are available.
Breitling Super Ocean Series A17392D7 / BD68 / 162A

Product model: A17392D7 / BD68 / 162A
Domestic public price: 30200
Watch diameter: 44 mm
Case thickness: 14.20 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Cal.17
Case material: stainless steel matte, unidirectional ratchet bezel
Water resistance: 1000 meters
Watch details: 2824-2 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. The watch is water-resistant to 1,000 meters, far exceeding the requirements of professional diving watches. The domestic price is only 30,200 yuan, is a diving watch worth buying.
Omega Seahorse 300

Product model:
Domestic public price: ¥ 32400
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Case thickness: 10 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Cal.2500
Case material: stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: 03-92 DIVER

Model: BR 03-92 DIVER
Domestic public price: ¥ 27600
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: BR-CAL.302
Case material: polished satin steel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: bellross / 54817 /
Reason for recommendation: Bell & Ross aims to “make watches for professionals”, so Bell & Ross watches we all know are known for their high-level craftsmanship. This Bell & Ross INSTRUMENTS series watch has a square case with a black dial and a rubber strap of the same color. As a professional diving watch, this watch has a water resistance of 300 meters and a screw-type fixed crown design, which can withstand the pressure of deeper underwater areas. Not only that, the square housing made of stainless steel is reinforced by a thick back to ensure extremely high water pressure resistance. In addition to its excellent quality, this diving watch is designed in a different shape than in the past, and is also a good choice to show personality. The domestic price of this light gray watch is 27,600 yuan. Friends who like it can click on the details of the watch or choose to go to the store for detailed consultation.

In summary: which diving watch of about 30,000 yuan do you prefer? Do n’t forget that if you like it, you still have to try it on in the store to find the one that really suits you!

What’s Your Choice This Year?

2018 is a special year for IWC, and IWC celebrates its 150th birthday. In order to welcome this special and memorable year, IWC also launched new watches such as ‘tribute to Pallweber’ special edition watches. This year’s new IWC, what options do you have, let’s read on together.
IWC JUBILEE series IW505002

Product model: IW505002
Watch diameter: 45 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm
Movement type: manual mechanical
Movement model: 94200
Case material: 18k red gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: (Pallweber)
. In addition, this watch uses a manually wound cal. 94200 movement with a 60-hour power reserve. At present, the domestic price of this watch is 277,000 yuan, and friends who like it can visit the store for consultation.
IWC Portuguese series IW371601

Product model: IW371601
Domestic public price: 59000
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Case thickness: 13.1 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 69355
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: Anniversary ‘special edition. Using IWC’s self-made cal.59235, the designer loaded a large digital display function for the manually-wound 59210 movement, making this watch more practical for daily wear.
IWC Portofino IW356518

Product model: IW356518
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 9.3 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 35111
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Case material: Stainless steel
Watch details: Portofino Automatic 150th Anniversary Special Edition, in addition to this blue dial design, also released a white dial style. The Portofino series is a watch that I think is more suitable for wearing in work and daily life. The 40 mm case diameter is also suitable for the wrist diameter of most people, not too large or too small. According to the speculation of the price of the Portofino series steel models, the domestic price of this 356518 should be around RMB 35,000.

In summary: IWC put on the brand-made movements in this special year, in full force, it can also be said that homemade movements make IWC’s ‘waist plate’ straighter.

Swiss Watches Up To 40% Off Henry Geely Opens Vip Appreciation Watch Appreciation Meeting In Beijing Financial Street

Every second half of the year, with the new products on sale, watch dealers’ various offline special activities will increase, I have to say that buying a watch at this time is still more cost-effective, you can surprise Price for your wristwatch or for family or friends. Recently, Beijing Hengli World Watch Center took the lead in holding ‘Finance Street VIP Appreciation, World Famous Watch Tasting and Special Promotion’, among which a number of high-end Swiss watch brands joined. A minimum 40% off table purchase discounts and a package of special offers will follow.

   During the event from July 24th to July 31st, 2017, there will be surprises such as high-end watch appreciation, special watch discounts up to 40% off, free watch physical examination, watch purchase grading gifts, and ‘handy gifts’ etc. . Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Girard Perregaux, Athens, Chopard, Panerai, IWC, Lange, Earl, Shang Weisha, Breitling, Bellex, Kunlun, Bucherer, etc. Many Swiss big-name clocks will join in.
Summary: The lowest 40% discount, many high-end Swiss watch brands, coupled with special events at the event time, we can see that this time Henry’s feedback is greater. It can also be said to be an excellent time to buy a watch. If you have a table friend who intends to buy a watch in the near future, you may wish to seize this opportunity to go and take a look and choose one.
Event Information:
Activity time: July 24th-July 31st, 2017
Venue: 1F, Financial Street Shopping Center (near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel)
For more information, please call: 010-66220280

Material Master’ Brings You Lucky Gifts To Accompany You Throughout The New Year Rado Swiss Radar ‘new’ You Are More Exciting

(December 2018, Shanghai, China) ‘New Year’ is the synonymous joy of the year, which is approaching again with the pace of time; the new year, at this moment full of beautiful prayers, RADO Swiss Radar brings good luck to pass on to the true love, to accompany you warm New Year.

RADO Swiss Master DiaMaster Series CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch (Stainless Steel & Rose Gold)

Minimalist dazzling dazzling wrist

RADO Swiss Master DiaMaster CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch (Stainless Steel)
   The RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster series CERAMOSTM metal ceramic automatic mechanical watch has a distinctive style and ingeniously demonstrates the simple aesthetic concept of the RADO Swiss Radar, adhering to the consistent classic appearance and simple and neat design of the DiaMaster series A good interpretation of minimalism, a masterpiece of ‘material master’.

RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch (Rose Gold)

Masterpieces of precision craft materials

RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch
Left: Rose Gold Model Right: Stainless Steel & Rose Gold Model

  RADO has been known for its revolutionary and innovative materials. The new RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster series CERAMOSTM cermet automatic mechanical watch uses an innovative material-CERAMOSTM cermet, which is composed of about 90% high-tech ceramics and about 10% metal alloys, has excellent hardness and lightness Characteristics.

RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch
Left: Rose Gold Model Right: Black & Stainless Steel

Praise for the Holiday Season

RADO Swiss Master DiaMaster Series CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch (Stainless Steel & Rose Gold)

   Two new stainless steel tonal textures and glittering rose gold CERAMOSTM metal ceramics underscore the low-key luxury style, which makes the material dazzling and radiant. It also complements other metal materials and jewelry accessories, and its metallic luster will not fade over time. , It can be called a watch masterpiece that can accompany a lifetime, it is the choice of passion and warm heart companionship.

RADO DiaMaster DiaMaster CERAMOSTM Cermet Automatic Watch
Left: Rose Gold & Stainless Steel Right: Rose Gold

   As the New Year is approaching, we will select a timepiece for fortune, which brings together the expectations of the future, good luck and happiness on our wrists, and extends the warm and eternal time.

Baumatic ™ Watches From The Baume & Mercier Collection, A Light Companion For Contemporary Baume Autumn Trips

The summer heat is waning, and the autumn is getting stronger. October is the best time to start a walk-and-go trip. Men want to continue their gentlemanly style and show their fashion attitude during the journey. A suitable watch is undoubtedly the indispensable finishing touch. Baume & Mercier, a Swiss watchmaking brand with a long history of 188 years, introduces the brand’s new self-produced movement, Baumatic ™, with the new Crichton Baumatic ™ watch launched this year. Different masterpieces on the wrist, while emphasizing the noble qualities of contemporary celebrities, accompany them out of the office and embrace a self-relieving autumn trip.
  Composing the Forest Imagination
  In the forest, surrounded by the arms of nature, smelling the fragrance of the soil, feel the vigorous vitality. A thin, light gray pullover sweater and dark blue tannin trousers, lightly dressed in this wonderful forest imagination, in order to broaden the horizons and relax, the Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ watch is accompanied by, The rotating pointer beats the beat, composes every pleasant note, and condenses the minutes and seconds of the autumn journey into the square inch.

Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ 10398, reference price: RMB 20,700
  Explore the Blue Silence
  Head north all the way to the distant Nordic towns, and explore the beauty of late autumn in a quiet, exotic street with few people. A simple white shirt, a linen casual blue suit, and a Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ 10398 blue watch calm down the whole person in cool tones. The white ceramic dial adds a touch of gentleness to contemporary celebrities. On the other side of the globe, the urban elite who is always dressed and constantly walking can finally unbutton the suit and calmly settle in the carefreeness of this blue and white.

Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ 10398, reference price: RMB 20,700

Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™
From left to right: Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ watch 10436, reference price: RMB 22,700
            Baume and Mercier Baumatic ™ 10398, reference price: RMB 20,700
            Baume and Mercier Baumatic ™ watch 10399, reference price: RMB 20,700
            Baume and Mercier Baumatic ™ 10400, reference price: RMB 21,600
            Baume and Mercier Baumatic ™ 10401, reference price: RMB 26,100

  Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ Series M0A10436
  Series: Crichton Model: M0A10436
  Movement: BAUMATIC BM12.1975A COSC standard
     Number of jewels: 21
     Power reserve: 5 days
     Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 times / hour)
  Function: hour / minute / second display, 3 o’clock position is equipped with enlarged date display window, precision timepiece
  Case: round
     Diameter: 40 mm
     Thickness: 10.3 mm
     Polished & satin-finished stainless steel case
     Domed anti-reflective (single-sided) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
     Sapphire crystal case back with 4 screws
  Dial: white dial with ceramic texture
     Rivet-style slim engraving with diamond facets
     Pointed sword (lancet) hands, charcoal gray minute scale
  Strap: black alligator leather strap with square scales and tonal stitching
      Reliable buckle at curved lugs, no need to change the strap
  Buckle: pin buckle
  Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)
  Other: Personal certificate is sent on demand

  Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ technical parameters
 Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ Series M0A10398
  Series: Crichton Series Model: M0A10398
  Movement: BAUMATIC BM12.1975A
     Number of jewels: 21
     Power reserve: 5 days
     Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 times / hour)
  Function: hour / minute / second display, 3 o’clock position is equipped with an enlarged date display window
  Case: round
      Diameter: 40 mm
      Thickness: 10.3 mm
      Polished & satin-finished stainless steel case
      Domed anti-reflective (single-sided) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
      Sapphire crystal case back with 4 screws
  Dial: white dial with ceramic texture
     Rivet-style slim engraving with diamond facets
     Pointed sword (lancet) hands, charcoal gray minute scale
  Strap: Blue alligator leather strap with square scales and tonal stitching
      Reliable buckle at curved lugs for strap replacement without tools
  Buckle: pin buckle
  Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)

  Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ technical parameters
 Baume & Mercier Baumatic ™ Series M0A10399
  Series: Crichton Model: M0A10399
  Movement: BAUMATIC BM12.1975A
      Number of jewels: 21
      Power reserve: 5 days
      Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 times / hour)
  Function: hour / minute / second display, 3 o’clock position is equipped with an enlarged date display window
  Case: round
      Diameter: 40 mm
      Thickness: 10.3 mm
      Polished & satin-finished stainless steel case
      Domed anti-reflective (single-sided) scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
      Sapphire crystal case back with 4 screws
  Dial: Black dial with ceramic texture
      Rivet-style slim engraving with diamond facets
      Pointed sword (lancet) hands, white minute scale
  Strap: black alligator leather strap with square scales and tonal stitching
     Reliable buckle at curved lugs, no need to change the strap
  Buckle: pin buckle
  Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)

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Jacques D’oro Boutique Debuts In Beijing Skp

In July 2015, Swiss top watchmaker Jaquet Droz unveiled its new boutique on the first floor of Beijing SKP, China World Trade Center, No. 87 Jianguo Road, Beijing. A solid step has been taken. This is Jacques Dro’s first boutique in the Beijing CBD. The SKP mall, which represents the center of luxury and trendy fashion in Beijing, is committed to creating top-end luxury retail places for high-end fashion luxury products. The newly renovated simple layout is even more elegant.

The new Jacques de Ronaldo boutique is located on the first floor of Beijing SKP, Beijing China Trade Center

Elegant interior decoration of Jacques Dro Beijing SKP boutique

Elegantly decorated Jacques Dro Beijing SKP boutique
  Jacques Dro is one of the oldest watch brands in the world. It has been inextricably linked with Beijing since 1783, and has been appreciated by the royal and nobles in the Forbidden City during the Qing Dynasty. It is clearly recorded that in 1783, when the first batch entered the Beijing Forbidden City through Jakodro’s British agent James Cox, it represented the most advanced watchmaking technology in the Western world and came to the palace of the Qing Dynasty. Since then, Jacques Dro has forged an indissoluble bond with China. According to a rough estimate (existing archives), Jacques Dro sold about 650 products from 1781 to 1810, two-thirds of which were sold to China. The products include watches, snuff bottles, perfume bottles and shrines. All products are made into For sale. Today there are many well-preserved automatic dolls and pocket watches in the Palace Museum.
  Jacques Dro has been praised for his fine watchmaking and enamel skills, and he is particularly good at designing enamel-fired dials. At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show 2015, Jacques de Lo presents a number of perfect works that blend classical aesthetics with modern techniques.
  At the opening of Jacques Dross’s Beijing SKP boutique, the elegantly presented masterpieces are the new watches launched by Jacques Dross at the 2015 Basel Watch & Jewellery Show-two sets of The Butterfly Journey watches, Each group of eight pieces pays tribute to the beauty of nature and has been presented in the SKP boutique.

Jacques Dro watch display counter in Beijing SKP boutique
  Ateliers d’Art uses unique and exquisite craftsmanship to launch two sets of butterfly-themed Petite Heure Minute models, each with eight watches each, showing the elegance of butterflies Beautiful posture. The delicate and romantic butterfly symbolizes the beauty of time like songs.

Butterfly-shaped hour and minute dial
  Butterflies flutter and lead angels passing by. In this poetic and tender moment, time seems to be stagnant. This motif is found in an ancient book by Jacques Droe, which was painted only once during one of the legendary automatic puppets created by Pierre Jacques Droe during the Enlightenment. In 2013, this frame pattern shined on the ‘The Loving Butterfly’ watch, which putti the child statue putti decorated on Italy’s most beautiful building, and also to European Baroque art and A tribute to the cultural treasures of the Renaissance.
  This year, the butterfly has become the protagonist of the horological stage again. It is novel and chic and amazing: each of the two sets of hour and minute dials consists of eight watches, just like the different chapters of a volume of horological novels. This is a fleeting novel, with eight scenes depicting butterflies flying and dancing, echoing the brand’s 18th century love of naturalism. Based on the same theme-the beauty of nature, exquisite and delicate, the brand artisan masters interpret each other’s two stories.

Peony flower dial butterfly dance fragrant hour small hands dial series

Butterfly Dance Fangchuang Hours and Small Dials
  The dial becomes a space for painters and engravers to freely express their creativity. In a 43 mm diameter red gold case, a bunch of phoenix flowers are sprouting under the dial. A hand-carved red gold butterfly rests in the middle of the flower. Complement each other. The white gold model of the same size is inlaid with 264 diamonds, and the cymbals extend to the lugs. The floral chrysalis in the case echoes the tropical poetic scene in red gold. A platinum butterfly lingers among the flowers of love, light pink peony, like an invitation to a trip to Asia. The butterfly’s three-dimensional curve, the enamel butterfly wings, the delicate color of the slender butterfly body, and the moving colors of the flowers. The delicate details make the scene lifelike and beautiful. The Butterfly Dance Fangchuang watch combines the profound craftsmanship of Jacques Dro and the outstanding skills of its master craftsmen. It is a pioneering work of decorative crafts, showing Jacques Dro’s ephemeral natural wonders of moving and delicate moments Jing’s insight.


 The dial is decorated with enamel in a pattern of phoenix and butterfly dancing. The model is a butterfly dance small hour dial PETITE HEURE MINUTE BUTTERFLY JOURNEYJ005033283. Ivory Grand Feu enamel dial, 18K red gold case. With automatic winding movement, the power reserve is 68 hours. 43 mm in diameter. The dial is hand-engraved in 22K red gold and painted with butterflies, and is decorated with enamel. There are 8 watches in this collection, with butterflies in 8 different positions. Limited edition of 8 pieces.


 On the dial is a butterfly dancing pattern in peony flowers. The model is a butterfly dance, a small hour dial, PETITE HEURE MINUTE BUTTERFLY JOURNEY J005034265. The ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel dial is set on an 18K white gold case with 264 diamonds ( 1.99 carats). Inside is a mechanical movement. 68 hours power reserve. The diameter is 43 mm. Dial 22K white gold hand-carved and painted with butterflies, decorated with enamel, the pattern is exquisite. There are 8 watches in this series, with butterflies in 8 different positions. Limited edition of 8 pieces.

  Over the centuries, Jacques Dro brings the art of transcending beauty over time to China, and continues the love of China for centuries. This is a comprehensive return to the spirit of luxury, and a new start of a gorgeous journey. Jacques Dro has left his descendants with his vast heritage and infinite wisdom. The eternity and modernity intersect. Feel the mysterious charm and the brand’s innate passion.
  It conveys the brand’s spirit of respecting tradition and challenging modern technology, relentlessly reinterpreting luxury, transforming every moment into a unique moment, and striving to create an eternal legend. Jacques Dross Beijing SKP store is waiting for your visit, where you can enjoy and try on leisurely, witnessing Jacques Dross’s exquisite craftsmanship and superb technology for nearly three centuries.

Asian Film Awards, Best Actor Gu Tianle Wore A Richard Mill

On the evening of March 17, the twelfth Asian Film Awards ceremony was held at the Venetian Theatre in Macau. Gu Tianle won the best actor award and the best actress with ‘Broken Wolf · Greed Wolf’ Zhang’s award was won by Zhang Aijia for his work ‘Love in Love’. The red carpet and ceremony brought together well-known Asian actors and filmmakers. Let’s take a look at the scene, the star-studded Asian award ceremony.

Gu Tianle won the film actor at this Asian Film Awards

On the same day, Gu Tianle wore a Richard Mille men’s RM 022 NTPT RG watch (similar)

 I do n’t know, 20 years after Gu Tianle entered the industry, this is the first time he was awarded the title of “The Emperor of the Movie”. After 20 years, he became the film emperor’s Gu Tianle with “Kill the Wolf and the Greedy Wolf”. A little unresponsive. He said, ‘I have been in the industry for more than 20 years and I have made more than 100 movies. This is the first award of my film …’

Gu Tianle took the trophy from Carina Lau
 You must know that Gu Tianle is not fussy in acting skills or character. He sponsored the construction of Hope Elementary School in China, and was silently enthusiastic about public welfare. He did not use enthusiasm for public welfare as his own capital. Seriously true to life. In such a diverse environment of entertainment circles, Gu Tianle showed us a model of occupation as an actor, but in fact a person.

Gu Tianle wears Richard Mill Men’s RM 022 NTPT RG Watch (similar)
 On the same day, Gu Tianle wore a Richard Mille men’s series RM 022 NTPT RG watch (similar model) to attend, with a dark blue velvet suit, handsome.

Gu Tianle wears Richard Mill Men’s RM 022 NTPT RG watch (similar)
 At the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Meeting on the 18th, Gu Tianle won the best actor again with ‘Kill the Wolf · Greedy Wolf’. Within 24 hours, two movie awards were included in his pocket. At the awards ceremony that day, he wore this Richard Mill.

When the movie was promoted, we saw this Richard Mille in his hands.

 In addition to Gu Tianle, at the 12th Asian Film Awards ceremony, we saw very popular and powerful actors from Asia, who appeared as award guests and shortlisted nominees respectively.

 Zhang Aijia was awarded the ‘Lifelong Achievement Award’ at the same time after being blocked with ‘Love in Love’.

 The emerging actor Zhong Chuxi has a fresh and natural suspender dress, and the starring movie ‘Fanghua’ won the best film.

 Actor and director Wu Jing, directed the movie ‘War Wolf 2’ won the highest box office award in Asia.

Wong Cho-lam

Asian Filmmaker Excellence Award, Hui Yinghong

Wang Continental

Carina Lau

Lin Xinru

Asian Film Awards Leaping Rising Star

Stephy Tang wears Piaget LIMELIGHT series G0A38160 watch
 And the Rolex Submariner 116610LN-97200 black dial watch (black water ghost) worn by the staff.

In summary: The identity of an actor is double-defined in China, and some people also use the description of ‘drama’ to downplay this job. But we have to know that no matter how mixed the entertainment industry is, there are still many people who insist on doing good movies and good actors. In recent years, the sharp increase in the box office of Chinese movies can show everyone’s enthusiasm for movies on one side.