The Big Second Hand Has More Than Its Traditional Charm. Read Jakodro’s Cool “Black Technology”

As one of the oldest Swiss watchmaking brands, Jacques Dro has left a wealth of treasures for the watchmaking industry in the long river of time. Its outstanding mechanical action puppet device, even to this day , Still represents outstanding mechanical science achievements. However, Jacques Dro has never just stayed in the category of traditional watchmaking. The development of the era has made the watchmaking technology also find a fast-breaking soil, new materials, new decorative arts, new aesthetics, and new lifestyles. , So that the watch has more creative space. In 2017, Jacques de Roy newly launched the Paris spiked ceramic large second hand watch (J003035540). It is stylish and cool black, with luxurious K gold hands, mysterious and gorgeous dance, Jacques de Lo also has extraordinary wonderful .

   In 1785, Jacques Dro created an eccentric hour and minute dial pocket watch with a large seconds hand with an innovative time display method. This is the design blueprint of today’s large seconds hand series. This pocket watch uses an ‘8’ dial. The structure is completely different from the central hour and minute hands of classic pocket watches commonly used at the time. The ‘8’ structure is also an iconic element of Jacques Droe. It is consistent with the meanings of infinity, smoothness, and fury in traditional Chinese culture. It is interesting that Jacques Droe was creating clocks and watches for the Chinese market in London. .

   Today, Jacques Dro’s ‘8’ dial and large seconds hand series have become the favorite style of Chinese watch enthusiasts, because it is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture, and the new Paris spiked large seconds hand series Watches, while following this classic design, also brought some new changes.

   The case is made of ceramic, which is not the first time for Jacques Droe, but it has become a little different after the whole black solid color design. Black and white have always been regarded as timeless classics, and the mystery, vitality, and high-level taste brought by all black are shocking. The polished ceramic case exhibits outstanding visual appeal.

   The diameter of the watch reaches 44 mm, leaving ample room for the dial. The dial is decorated with Paris studs. This carved pattern is composed of a series of criss-cross carved lines to form a fine geometric pyramid pyramid stud. It is often found in classic-style watches and decorated with this artistic aesthetic. Compared with traditional models, the dial surface has a very intuitive three-dimensional sense, and the layers are richer, and the ‘8’ dial is highlighted.

   Under the overall cool black appearance, Jacques Dro has also made a unique dial decoration. The hours, minutes and seconds hands are all made of 18K gold material, and polished, luxurious and bright, forming a color collision with the black disk surface, which is convenient for time. After reading, it also highlights the gorgeous texture of the watch.

Back-through design

   Looking over the case back, through the sapphire crystal glass back cover, we can admire the fully-automatic winding mechanical movement on the inside, which has been carefully polished and decorated. The automatic oscillating weight is designed with Jacques de Lode’s logo elements-two seven Corner star. This movement provides a 68-hour power reserve for everyday wear.

Summary: The new Jacques Dross Large Seconds Paris Spire Black Ceramic Large Seconds watch, limited to 28 pieces, with a fabric strap. At the same time, Jacques Dro also brought a version of the power reserve display function, as well as white ceramic and other styles. It has a completely different fashion stance from our common Jacques Dro large seconds watch. The watch is full of high-level watchmaking technology, which truly embodies Jacques Dro’s cool ‘black’ technology and another fashion beauty.

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The Race Car-like Racing Watch Hublot Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronometer

HUBLOT’s watchmaking philosophy ‘The Art of Fusion’ has allowed us to see too many elements that could hardly be imagined to be connected with watchmaking. At the same time, the brand is actively looking for outstanding people or teams in different fields to work together and stir Brand new watch sparks. For example, HUBLOT and Ferrari together in 2017 handed out a beautiful report card. This year was the 70th anniversary of the founding of Ferrari, so the brains of both sides created a commemorative watch Techframe Ferrari 70 Years The flywheel chronograph, the outstanding presentation of innovative thinking, the perfect fusion of design aesthetics and superb watchmaking skills, have attracted watch fans and collectors to compete and start selling shortly after its launch.

HUBLOT will continue to release new Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph in 2018. This time the brand launched two lightweight works, one of which uses polymer carbon fiber material closely related to racing, and the other is the first series of platinum and sapphire. New combination of different materials, and each issued 70, this time to see the carbon fiber version.

The Ferrari design team regards the movement of the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon chronograph as an ultra-running engine. They break the traditional practice of covering the movement with a case, but instead use the outside of the movement as the concept of a frame stem. Protect and secure the movement

Feature 1: Cutting-edge sports cars and fine watchmaking join forces
The Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is not just a Ferrari logo. It’s actually a model design that was handed over to a team led by Ferrari design director Flavi Manzoni. HUBLOT is responsible for the process from concept to concrete, such as the core craftsmanship, creating the pinnacle of the top two areas of top super running and professional watchmaking. The Ferrari design team regards the movement of the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon chronograph as an ultra-running engine. They break the traditional practice of covering the movement with a case, but instead use the outside of the movement as the concept of a frame stem. Protect and fix the movement, and from its large-scale hollowing out, it creates a streamlined silhouette that is reminiscent of a sports car’s down-pressing rear wing. The advantage is that it maintains high strength while achieving light weight and air. In terms of mechanics, the movement of the wrist seems to be smoother and lighter when worn; similarly, aerodynamic considerations also include the movement of the crown to the outside at 4 o’clock, thereby reducing the lateral volume. As for the external 3 The device that resembles the super pedal in the direction of the clock is a single-touch handle that operates the timing function, and the relatively large push-button is more convenient to use.

Based on aerodynamic considerations, the model also moved the crown to the external 4 o’clock direction, thereby reducing the volume in the lateral direction. As for the external 3 o’clock direction, the device similar to the super-pedal pedal is a one-touch handle for operating the timing function.

Feature two: Carbon fiber material emits thick running pattern
This model uses PEEK Carbon polymer carbon fiber material. Hublot has changed it again after 2017. This material is characterized by longer carbon fiber, which means that the case made by it is more durable than traditional carbon fiber. 2018 The main change of the new year is to use the yellow minute scale to embellish the overall black tone. Those who love Ferrari will find at a glance that this color scheme is based on the Prancing Horse logo and inherits the authentic Ferrari super running bloodline. The watch has an avant-garde face pattern-the most striking flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock, the minute counter at 11 o’clock, and the 30-second counter at the 3 o’clock. HUBLOT opens at 1 o’clock The window reveals the column wheel mechanism that is only equipped with traditional advanced chronographs to accurately grasp the start and stop actions of the chronograph function. The tourbillon has cancelled the upper bridge plate made of metal and replaced it with sapphire crystal. This not only allows the tourbillon rotation to be seen at the same time, but also enhances the stability of the tourbillon. The effect of killing two birds is impressive.

After redesigning the HUB 6311 hand-winding movement substrate, it has a sense of modern technology. It has both chronograph and tourbillon functions, which makes the movement structure complex and delicate. The transparent bottom cover gives you a glimpse into the ultimate Swiss watchmaking. Essence

Feature three: High-calibre complex movement
On the edge of the case back, you can see the six fixing screws corresponding to the front side. The middle case and the movement are firmly fixed in the outer frame. A limited number is carved on the edge of the case at about 5 o’clock, which is low-key. The HUB 6311 hand-wound movement on the watch model is hollowed out to expose a wide range of gears, plywood and other parts. The hollowed-out substrate is designed to show a hard-core industrial style; in addition, the movement can supply up to The power reserve on the 5th, looking at watches with the same complex combination of functions, is a very good standard, providing a strong backing for daily wear.

Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph-Carbon Fiber

Polymer carbon fiber material / HUB 6311 manual winding movement / hour and minute display / flying tourbillon device / single push chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / 45mm diameter / limited to 70 / Reference price: 950,000 RMB

Huo Jianhua Elegantly Unveiled The Panerai Nanjing Deji Watch Show

Nanjing, August 3, 2018 – Mr. Huo Jianhua, Panerai’s Greater China brand spokesman, made an elegant appearance at the luxury landmark in Nanjing – Deji Plaza, together with Mr. Cheng Tengkuan, General Manager of Panerai China and Nanjing De Ms. Wei Jia, the deputy general manager of Key Plaza, and Mr. Chen Shirong, the general manager of the retail operation department of Oriental Watch (China) Trading Co., Ltd., kicked off the exhibition.

   Mr. Huo Jianhua shared with everyone happily: ‘After becoming a brand spokesperson for Panerai Greater China, my interaction with the brand has become closer. By participating in the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge and visiting Panerai’s Neuchatel, Switzerland The watchmaking factory has given me a deeper understanding of Panerai’s innovative watchmaking technology and concepts, and has experienced Panerai’s infinite enthusiasm for the marine world. This new watch exhibition, regardless of the brand’s Fans and the public are a rare opportunity. ‘

   Two of the most striking new additions to the show: the Lo Scienziato 47mm Tourbillon Titanium Timepiece and the L’ Astronomo 50mm Tourbillon Moon Phase Time Equation Timepiece. The latter is the brand’s first work with an ultra-complex moon phase display function, which reflects Panerai’s extraordinary watchmaking technology, and it also highlights its profound skills as an Italian premium sports watch brand with unique methods to interpret complex craftsmanship.

   This exhibition was officially opened on Nanjing Deji Plaza on August 3 and will continue until August 8. Panerai and watch enthusiasts can visit the exhibition. Next stop, the exhibition will be held in Chengdu.

Take Mom As A Girlfriend! This Gift Is The Most Carefree!

Everyone used to say ‘Mother is like the moon’, but when it comes to getting along with your mother, it’s more like a ‘good girlfriend’ relationship. You can talk and share everything. Having experienced her young years and glorious moments together, she was able to understand her teenage heart and be considerate of her mother’s hard work. In this important festival, how can I express my deep gratitude and love for my mother? Is it a hug? A good time together? Or an ingenious gift? The selfless dedication of the mother is often the spiritual pillar of the entire family. Maybe choose this Mother’s Day on Thanksgiving and choose a memorable gift for the mother, like a watch by Famouran. From the perspective, as the main axis of design, take your mother to the store to choose a watch, so that her warm hands will have a more lasting affection. Let her count down every minute and look forward to the days when you are busy when your work is busy and people can’t see you in the field. The charming pink design of Vanguard Crazy Hours Lady Asian Special Edition watch is suitable for elegant mothers. Vanguard Crazy Hours’ clear case is used as the design spindle of the entire watch. With the Crazy Hours jumping function, Vanguard Crazy Hours The Lady watch is more elegant and youthful, and the embossed digital hour markers on the dial perfectly match the case with sparkling diamonds. The pink alligator leather strap is also very elegant and elegant. Allows elegant mothers to always feel gratitude for their children. FRANCK MULLER Cintrée Curvex Lady Rose Gold Diamond Watch This Cintrée Curvex Lady watch with a 42-hour power reserve and self-winding watch is just like a strong woman mother, often exuding the charm of motherhood, rosy The watch is gentle and outstanding. The watch is housed in the iconic Cintrée Curvex diamond-studded case. The dial is embossed with sun-embossed digital hour markers and the rose gold case is lined with diamonds. FRANCK MULLER Cintrée Curvex Lady stainless steel diamond model, rose gold diamond model. In fact, every mother has a girlish heart. Through the colorful time stamps and leather straps of France Mulan, these two Cintrée Curvex Lady steel diamonds The watch and the Cintrée Curvex Lady rose gold diamond watch are younger, which makes mothers who still have a girly heart have an excellent choice. Famulan presents a selection of Mother’s Day watches, which one would you choose for your mother?

Once Upon A Time Looking Up At The Stars: The Five Major Brands Tell The Myth Of The Month

Li Bai once expressed his feelings for the moon, drunk poems ‘toasting the moon to invite the moon to become three’; Wang Wei once enjoyed the moon at night and enjoyed the quiet years alone, ‘the bright moon, the pines, the clear spring stone high’ … … As a change of nature, the moon phase is endowed with emotions in the eyes of the ancients. They not only take natural phenomena as one of the basis of life and research, but also have a special feeling for things that change naturally. To this day, the moon phase is still the focus of attention. Whenever you encounter a lunar eclipse, you will still be delighted by the unpredictable changes in nature. The watch’s attention to and use of the moon phase is also an innovative way for people living in fast-paced cities to calm down and enjoy a feeling of natural origin. That feeling is elegantly spoken and timed. The trajectory is rendered.

  The moon phase is the astronomical term for the part of the moon seen on Earth illuminated by the sun. The movement of the moon around the earth causes the relative positions of the sun, the earth, and the moon to change regularly throughout the month. Because the moon itself does not emit light and is opaque, the visible luminous part of the moon is the part that reflects sunlight. Only the part of the moon directly illuminated by the sun can reflect sunlight. We see the part of the moon directly illuminated by the sun from different angles, and this is the source of the moon phases. The moon phases are not caused by the earth covering the sun (this is a lunar eclipse), but because we can only see the part of the moon that is illuminated by the sun, and its shadow is the dark side of the moon itself.

  Fantastic north and south bimonthly: IWC PortuguesePerpetualCalendar series IW503203 watch

  From the crescent moon, Emei month to the first quarter moon, the moon will present us with different aesthetics at each stage. All of this presents a unique design in the eyes of IWC watch designers, putting the Buddha on the blue ocean, letting you have a sudden and cheerful a feeling of.

  This watch, as always, presents atmospheric and tough appearance features, and the dial’s rich timing functions can fully satisfy the fans of the mechanical watch. Moon phase display Innovative moon phase display in the northern and southern hemispheres, making you seem to be on top of a certain hemisphere, interesting. From its dial, you can see two symmetrical circular holes showing the moon phases of the northern and southern hemispheres. When the moon phase wheel rotates, you can see the moon from the new moon to the first quarter moon to the full moon and then to the second quarter moon. The complete change process, and the moon phases in the northern and southern hemispheres are characterized by the same shape and opposite directions. What’s exciting is that this watch also indicates the number of days remaining from the next profitable moon, satisfying your imagination of the change in the profit and loss of the moon phase.

  In addition to the moon phase, other functions are also very comprehensive, the month, day, year, and week are all on the dial. The dial at 3 o’clock is divided into two function display circles, the outer circle is the date display, and the inner circle is the 7-day power reserve display. Two slim hands of different lengths accurately indicate their respective information. At 6 o’clock, the month is displayed. In the color, a darker blue than the color of the dial is selected to distinguish it from the dial to achieve a clear display. Clockwise between 7 and 8 o’clock is the year display. The 9 o’clock position is still divided into the inner and outer display circles, the outer display circle is the week display, and the inner display circle is the watch’s small second circle.

  Elegant and indifferent starry sky: Lange LANGE1 moon phase watch series 109.03218K rose gold watch

  The traditional Western civilization has created the character, characteristics and way of thinking of the Germanic people. The rigorous and meticulous attitude of the Germans has made German watches also show a different style of exquisiteness and elegance. LANGE1 has an asymmetrical dial, a three-day power reserve movement and a large calendar display that first appeared on a production watch. It was well received after its debut on October 24, 1994. With outstanding technology and an amazing level of craftsmanship, LANGE1 has even captured the hearts of those watch enthusiasts who are slower to innovative design. LANGE1 is still in production today and enduring, but this does not mean that it has remained unchanged for the past two decades. The Lange LANGE 1 moon phase watch once again presents a gorgeous visual feast for people.

  The delicate case in 18k rose gold exudes a noble metallic sheen. On the silver dial, the hour and minute display window occupies two-thirds of the dial space, making the reading more clear. The large calendar display window on the right side intersects with the moon phase display. The moon phase display of LANGE1MOONPHASE can accurately reproduce the moon’s trajectory from two aspects: unlike other watches, the moon phase dial of this watch will continue to run. The calculation of its device is also extremely accurate, and it will only be one day away from the true position of the moon after 122.6 years of continuous operation. The cycle of the normal moon phase display is set to 29.5 days, so one day must be corrected every two and a half years. The display of LANGE1MOONPHASE corresponds to a 29.531 day long plastic moon, with an accuracy rate of 99.998%.

  It is worth mentioning that the solid gold moon phase disk in the LANGE1MOONPHASE movement. This device is made through a patented process, showing a dark blue tone of the night sky. This also makes the blue sky the strongest contrast with the glittering moon and stars. Whether day or night, the wearer can deeply feel the clearness of that moonlight. Underneath the transparent platinum case is the L901.5 hand-wound calibre, which is Lange’s own. The German watch-style ‘3/4 plywood’ is decorated with Glashütte diamonds and a gold tube The sleeves and single gooseneck micrometers also reflect Lange’s superb craftsmanship. How can such a moon phase display and such accurate timing not be intoxicating?

  Lifelike smile: Breguet classic 8788BR / 29 / 986DDOO moon phase watch

  There are too many attractive elements of Breguet, every detail of which is the slender blue port pointer, delicate coin pattern and elegant Breguet figures. The big smile showing the moon phase of Breguet is impressive at first sight. Although the moon phase occupies little space on the dial, even a shallow crescent is full of creative ideas. The moon phase display window of this watch adopts a curved half-moon shape, a round, golden moon face is displayed in the middle, and two glittering stars are dotted next to it. The moon itself does not have emotions, but the designer has given its human agility and appearance, vividly showing eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth on the moon, and two playful beards. The lifelike and humane design gives the wearer a warm greeting.

  The layout of the dial is neither complicated nor clear. Fully embody the unique style of Breguet’s conciseness and restraint. This watch has minute scales made of tiny stars, every five minutes is decorated with stylish iris flowers, and the time scale is Breguet numerals, these numbers are thin and clear. The 3 o’clock position is the power reserve indicator, and the power reserve scale is decorated with small arrows.

  Through the bottom of the watch, you can see that the movement not only runs stably, but also the decoration is very beautiful. Inside the watch is the Calibre591DRL self-winding movement. This movement was designed and produced by Breguet with a thickness of only 3.02 mm, making it the thinnest in its series. This movement features 25 gemstone bearings, a double barrel, giving it a 38-hour power reserve, a silicon escapement and a balance spring.

  Extremely simple moon phases: Jacques de Ivory Great Enamel Moon Phase (TheEclipseIvoryEnamel) watch

  First of all, the design of the Jacques de Rouge “GrandFeu” glazed enamel dial is different from the above watches. It is eye-catching, simple to the extreme, but still noble. The black alligator leather strap with the red gold case is implicitly understated. Two straight hands move on the pure and elegant ivory-colored large fire enamel ‘GrandFeu’ dial, and the other two twisting crescent-pointed snake Shape pointers contrast each other. The calendar display is distributed on both sides of the dial: the date is displayed on the right and the day is displayed on the left. The month display at 12 o’clock is equipped with only a hand to pass over it, and a hidden leap year display window. As a veritable pioneering work in the horological industry, Jacques Dro Moon Phase Watches, in addition to displaying the date, month, and year, are also equipped with moon phase profit and loss display for all astronomers, explorers and artists.

  At the six o’clock position of the Jacques Dro J012633203 watch, a golden moon appears with the opening and closing of the ivory-colored large fire enamel indicator window, inspired by the design inspiration of the 18th century. Since the preference for decorative arts. The moon appears or disappears, and the light and dark overlap until it is completely hidden. The entire dial is dotted with a beautiful view of the sky with 8 stars (8 is the lucky number of the brand). The moon phase watch pays tribute to Jacques Droda’s pinnacle of high-end timepieces and craftsmanship in a pure and acute aesthetic perspective, in the shock of classicist patterns and patterns. The red gold hands, the moon and the stars are bright and perfectly balanced with the calm and restrained contrast of the ivory dial.

  Low-key Hidden Qinyue: Athens’ new gilt moon phase watch

  Moon phase as a function of the watch, but the designer of the brand is quite troublesome, how to make a watch moon phase is both beautiful and unique? The Athenian watch interprets the moon phases from a perspective. When the moon orbits the earth in a clockwise direction, it reflects the sun’s rays, and the moon phase of the Jinqin Moon watch shows this angle of illumination. The moon phase disk rotates around the center of the watch (representing the earth), making one revolution every 12 hours. Its rotation speed will follow the 29.5-day cycle of the moon phase, and the color of the moon phase disk will change, which will increase and decrease with the lack of the moon.

  Athens’ nautical chronometer is listed as one of the most reliable and accurate timepieces in history, and the moon phase table is also impressive. This is one of the most obscure moon phase tables I have ever seen. The ultra-thin wrist model of the gilt gold Qinyue jade bow watch for men, which is set against a silver or black dial when set with straight strips, is more elegant and classic. Women can choose the expressive 鎏 金 秦月婵 娟 watch, which expresses its praise for the feminine mystery of the moon through its charming aesthetic features, especially the case set with diamonds. The 鎏 金 秦月婵 娟 watch is available in a stainless steel and rose gold case. The frame can be set with diamonds or without diamonds. One of the dials is made of noble and durable mother-of-pearl.

  Nights in big cities are always brightly colored, and the brilliance of neon lights and high-rise buildings often obscures the beauty of the night sky. Once upon a time, we looked up at the starry sky several times, eager to explore the stars dotted on that day, and longed to quietly admire the bright moon. But you can only see the bright high-rise towering sky …

Summary: When the watch incorporates the moon phase into it, a spark of enthusiasm and joy ignites in my heart. This surprise comes from the continuous exploration of the moon phase by human beings. That wonderful natural phenomenon can appear so naturally in Above the dial, and so beautiful against time. Each brand tells the trajectory of the moon in its own way and perceives the story of the moonlight. It is hoped that the wearer of the watch can also incorporate the moon phase into his own life taste and feel the charm of nature. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)

Longines Elegant Spokesperson Lin Zhiling Appeared In The French Fashion Capital Visiting Longines Paris Spring Department Store

Long Chin’s elegant spokesperson Lin Zhiling today matched her elegant look with Longines’ new midnight blue dot diamond hour-marker watch in 2017. The quiet midnight blue with sun-finished dial is eye-catching. The rhodium-plated hands display the hours, minutes and seconds, and when paired with a crocodile leather strap of the same color system, it shows the overall harmony and beauty of Longines watches. It also sets off the elegant and extraordinary temperament of Longines’ elegant spokesperson!

   The Longines Longines series has been well received by consumers since its launch in 2005. This series has always maintained high popularity and is the brand’s best-selling celebrity watch model. Since its launch, the Longines Longines series has continued to add new sizes and styles. The classic style demonstrated by the Longines Longines series is the core characteristic of this series and the reason why it is popular with consumers.
   The new Longines Longines collection is available in a variety of sizes, offering men’s and women’s watches the right fit. The transparent caseback and back cover give a glimpse of the subtle movements of the automatic movement. All models are available with stainless steel bracelet or grey and blue crocodile leather strap, and are equipped with a folding safety buckle.

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
   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: 212.30.41.20.01.003
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!