Month: June 2015

Wearing A Leather Strap? Three Non-leather Strap Watches Recommended

The leather strap is arguably the most common strap in a wristwatch. It’s versatile and looks great. However, in the case of long-term wearing, it is not easy to take care of, especially in summer, and it is more troublesome after getting wet. Therefore, many watch friends will choose rubber or steel strap watches. Today, Watch House introduces you to three low-priced and special strap watches.
Breitling Super Marine Culture Chronograph 44 Watch Series A2337036 / BB81

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 44 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 51,700
Watch details: seconds, can provide no less than 42 hours of power reserve, accurate and stable travel time.
TAG Heuer Carrera Series CAR2A12.FT6033

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 43 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 42,800
Watch details: ‘1974 EDITION’, anti-wear sapphire crystal engraved with the 1974 McLaren logo. White dial, 3 small dials neatly arranged, small seconds at 9 o’clock, hour counters at 6 o’clock At 12 o’clock, there is a 30-minute counter. The minute and hour hands with fluorescent markers and orange chronograph seconds hand are set at the center. The black gold date window is set at 3 o’clock. It is equipped with a TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 automatic movement with a diameter of 29.3 mm There are 39 gems in total. The pendulum is decorated with the “Geneva Ripple” pattern and engraved with the words “TAG Heuer — Calibre 1887 Swiss Made”. It provides a power reserve of about 40 hours. This watch is limited to 1974 pieces.
Rolex DEEPSEA Series 116660-98210

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 904L stainless steel, grade 5 titanium alloy bottom cover
Strap material: 904L stainless steel
Case diameter: 44 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 87,500
Watch details: Black CERACHROM ceramic word ring with 60 minutes scale, you can precisely control the diving time on your wrist. The case back is made of a highly resistant titanium alloy and is secured by a high-performance 904L stainless steel ring. The watch has a built-in precision, reliable and durable caliber 3135, which uses a PARACHROM balance spring with high shock resistance and anti-magnetic properties.

Summary: The woven stainless steel strap is quite special, exuding a strong retro flavor. The rubber strap is easy to care for. Rolex’s oyster strap is classic and durable, comfortable to wear. If you are tired of your leather strap, you can consider changing it. Different straps will bring you different wearing feelings and moods.

Waterproofing Comes From Dust-proof. Dare To Take Risks To Create Innovation

Dust, not rust, is the primary concern of watchmakers. It is also the desire to keep dust out of the mechanism, which has led to the birth of waterproof watches. And to this day, waterproofing is no longer a difficult problem.
Rolex Oyster watch, 1926

   Finding effective solutions to block the weak points of the watch, divers can only imagine carrying a dive with them. But this is not an overnight success. In fact, for the former model, dust is the number one enemy of mechanical mechanisms. Of course, excessive moisture or accidental immersion in water is the death kiss of a mechanical movement. Continuous dust contamination will always hinder the normal operation of the watch.
   One of the first ‘waterproof watch’ patents filed in Switzerland from Achille Cella of Messine, June 2, 1893. Two rubber rings surround the center of the pocket watch, and a small rubber tube surrounds the winding stem to prevent dust and moisture. This is not a trivial matter. Since then, more patents have emerged, each of which has helped us move closer to the goal of ‘complete waterproofness’.
Mido Aquadura Cork Sealed Crown System

   In the early 1920s, the British watchmaker John Harwood (1893-1964) immersed himself in research and development in the Isle of Man, trying to improve the water resistance of the watch in a new way: the manual winding crown / stem was abandoned. In 1923, John Harwood applied for a patent for the world’s first self-winding watch (the self-winding movement is placed in the case, and the case has no opening). Bill Schild S.A. (ASSA) made the first blank based on this patent, and then Fortis, Selza and Blancpain produced and promoted the series.
Harwood watch, Blancpain movement

Rolex Oyster takes an important step
   In 1926, the Oyster watch was born, and Rolex took an important step in the history of waterproof watches. For this innovative timepiece, the name ‘Oyster’ is a fitting one. A year later, Mercedes Gillis crossed the English Channel wearing an Oyster watch. Following the footsteps of Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf, many watch and case manufacturers have launched their own waterproof sports watches. Various new technologies and materials are wonderful, and the Eight Immortals cross the sea to show their magical powers, to prevent the intrusion of air, dust and water (especially from the winding stem and buttons). Mido’s original Aquadura cork-sealed crown system has proven to be very effective. Even today’s helium exhaust valves or other such technological inventions have the same principle basis.
   The waterproof depth of modern diving watches must be at least 100 meters. Its distinguishing features are: Even in the dark underwater environment, the dial is still easy to identify, thanks to the luminous numerals, scales and hands; equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel To allow divers to decompression dive in stages. Whether it’s a wartime frogman commando or a peacetime marine life observer, the environment they face is extremely complex and hostile. Therefore, for safety reasons, watches must be worn in accordance with strict regulations.
Panerai watches, water-resistant to 1000 meters, 1980

Explore technical depth
   It seemed that in an instant, the waterproof performance limit of the watch had broken to an astonishing level. Today, the deep blue ocean, which is 1,000 meters deep, is no problem for diving watches. Even the 11,000-meter trip to the bottom of the Trieste under Professor Jacques Picard in 1960 is not a luxury. Obviously, it is impossible for divers to go to such a deep ocean floor and personally test to prove the outstanding technical strength of the watchmaker; but correspondingly, they have developed advanced testing equipment to develop inspection certificates.
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000

   This is exactly the essence of advanced watchmaking: continuous research and development and technological innovation for each component applicable to the watch. In 1980, Panerai designed a watch that could withstand the pressure of 1,000 meters under the sea, and it was all the rage. In the spring of 2004, Schaffhausen IWC introduced the Marine Automatic 2000 series, which doubled the waterproof limit. The ‘2000’ in the name does not refer to the year of series release, but the titanium case and the self-winding movement mechanism can withstand 200 atmospheres of pressure, even the deep-sea fish is amazed.

Extremely Fast Montblanc Launches Timewalker Dual Flight Chronograph

Montblanc Timewalker Dual Fly Chronograph is a column-wheel chronograph, which is the most sought-after type of advanced chronograph, plus the exhilarating ‘Double Fly Back’ function, which naturally adds a bit of attraction The titanium case has a black diamond-like carbon coating (DLC) treatment and is limited to 300 pieces.
The newly unveiled TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph is a masterpiece of the Montblanc watch factory in Reno, Switzerland, which once again showcases the technical achievements of a full range of authentic watchmaking factories. The concept research and development, design, engineering production, The final setting process and quality control can be controlled with ease.
Generally, the chronograph uses a small chronograph to display the cumulative time, but the Montblanc Timewalker Dual Flying Chronometer has another advantage of using the center chronograph seconds and minutes hands, which is to make room for additional functions, such as the time in the second time zone with day and night display. It is very suitable for today’s lifestyle, because everyone travels frequently, and especially busy business people are constantly traveling between different time zones. It is necessary to grasp the actual time of the original place of residence. The 12 hour second time zone time dial is 24 hours. Home is clear at day and night; coupled with the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, the dial layout appears balanced.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Dual Flight Chronograph combines many outstanding functions in one design. Naturally, its design must be matched with technical style, and closely follow the simple and elegant genes of the Montblanc TimeWalker Watch series, which emphasizes practical functions. This design concept is reflected in lightness and hardness. The titanium case is combined with a diamond-like carbon coating with excellent abrasion resistance. This high-tech titanium alloy is 1.5 times harder than stainless steel, making the new model fearless scratches and shocks.
Although the watch is 43 mm in diameter, it is lightweight and comfortable to wear. A narrow bezel makes the black dial more generous, with clear water-resistant double-sided anti-glare crystal glass, and the display is clear; the crystal glass back can admire the exquisite movement and the black skeleton rotor. Craftsmanship; with a textured black crocodile leather strap and black diamond-coated steel pin buckle, which perfectly echoes the technical and functional style of the watch body.
Montblanc TimeWalker Dual Flight Chronograph series, available in a limited amount of 300 black titanium models, and two non-limited stainless steel models.

Jacquet Droz 2018 New Product Appreciation

JaquetDroz celebrated its 280th anniversary in 2018, for which the brand specially held a new product appreciation party. In addition to the event site, Jaquet Droz’s chronology since its establishment and various famous watch altars In addition to the decoration crafts and the exhibition of the new products in 2018, the media are also invited to experience the painting process painted on the enamel plate, so that everyone present can experience the experience and skills accumulated by the brand craftsmen in the field of miniature painting. It is truly extraordinary, so that it can show delicate brush strokes in the space of the watch, moving everyone who appreciates the watch.

Jacques Dro held a new product appreciation meeting, in the event space, concretely and slightly demonstrated the brand’s craftsmanship based on the watch industry for nearly 300 years

At the JD New Product Appreciation Conference, the brand also provided on-site media to experience the micro-painting process, and invited professional craftsmen to demonstrate

The key works of the Jacques Dro New Appreciation Conference include:
Grande Seconde Tribute
JAQUET DROZ launched its first gold watch, the large second hand “Tribute” at the 2018 Baselworld Watch Fair, in order to pay tribute to the classic aesthetic design, and at the same time reflect the concept of continuous pursuit of innovation in response to changing trends. The large second dial at 6 o’clock has a wider diameter, which forms a vivid figure-eight pattern. It is one of the brand’s main magic and auspicious numbers, and it is also a classic symbol of Jacques de Lo. The watch is equipped with a large open flame enamel dial with a long history and very difficult craftsmanship. There are only a few watch brands mastering the large open flame enamel technology. Jaques Dro is not only one of them, but it is likely to be the only one that can create a completely uniform ivory. The brand of large enamel.
The 2663 movement is assembled by the craftsmen with modern features: the self-winding mechanical movement is equipped with a double barrel, and has a power reserve of up to three days (68 hours). It also has a silicon pallet and The balance spring can resist the influence of magnetic field and temperature changes, and ensure that the time of the watch is accurate. The movement of the large second hand “Tribute” watch is adorned with two special decorations, including the traditional hand-guilloche engraving, and the brand’s classic two-star pattern. The two polished stars symbolize the father and son of Jacques Dro, and are rich in brand names. Write a new chapter in history.

Big Second Tribute Watch

18K yellow gold / 2663 self-winding movement / eccentric hours, eccentric minutes, large seconds display / big fire enamel face plate / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 43mm / limited 88 pieces / meal price : 165,000 RMB
Petite Heure Minute Lion
With a theme of nature, Jacques de Lo presents a new limited edition collection, the Petite Heure Minute Lion watch, writing a new chapter.
Jacques de Loire uses micro-painting to depict the unique charm of the lion. The master craftsman creates micro-painting on the black big fire enamel face plate, giving the pattern a deep sense, while presenting contrasting colors and styles. The simple and stylish black enamel face plate and the colorful hand-painted micro-painting pattern created by Master Jacques Dro It’s interesting, but only the delicate micro-painting technique can realistically present the details of the male lion’s look in the case with a diameter of 43 mm. The male lion’s eyes and the delicate lines of the fur can be meticulously painted by the master craftsman. draw. Master craftsmen use a variety of brushes, some of which are just for scoring a single hair, as thin as hair. Master craftsmen paint subtle details that are imperceptible to the naked eye, resulting in vibrant and lifelike paintings. The 28 watches are hand-made by master craftsmen, and each watch is accompanied by an art workshop certificate, signed by the master craftsman who made 28 watches by himself, thereby establishing a valuable and intimate relationship between the watch owner and the brand .

Petite Heure Minute Lion

18K rose gold material / 2653.P self-winding movement / eccentric display / black eccentric face plate / sapphire crystal face / transparent back cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 43mm / limited 28 pieces / reference price : 250,000 RMB
Loving Butterfly Automaton
Love butterfly automatic dolls are included in Jacques Dro’s well-known automatic doll watch series-Bird Repeater, Charming Bird, Elegant 8 Flower (Lady 8 Flower) Achieve new technological innovations and demonstrate outstanding aesthetic accomplishments. The famous Petite Heure Minute face plate has been carefully laid out to present a naturalistic drama. Just press the crown knob, and the poetic scene is vividly staged under the mirror. The elegant butterfly fluttered lightly, pulling the angel driving the car past. The ingenious combination of fixed and movable spokes creates a wonderful visual scene of wheel rotation. The love is always moving, and the dreamlike and delicate decoration scene is breathtaking.
The unique automatic doll mechanism has been developed for three years and has applied for two European patents. Three barrels ensure power reserve and can be manually wound with the help of a crown, allowing butterflies to spread their wings gracefully, inciting 300 times in about two minutes. Since the picture uses side composition, its realistic effect is even more amazing. The time-division movement is equipped with a 22K gold automatic disc, which is also decorated with a wheel symbol that symbolizes life. The two 43mm diameter models are luxurious and glamorous, with a hand-rolled alligator leather strap. Each watch is limited to 28 pieces and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by a master craftsman of Jacques Dro.

Loving Butterfly Automaton

18K rose gold material / 2653 AT1 automatic movement / eccentric, eccentric display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 43mm / limited 28 / reference price: 970,000 RMB
Petite Heure Minute Dragon
The dragon is a symbol of wind and rain, and power. In traditional Chinese mythology, the dragon is soaring in the sky, driving through the clouds, chasing waves and waves in the sea, and is extremely synonymous with wind and rain in the world. Jacques de Root had an inextricable bond with China as early as the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century. His love for Chinese culture can also be seen from his works. Legacy Pierre. Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s watchmaking concept perfectly combines traditional Chinese folk tales with the exquisite skills of master craftsmen to create a unique watch, and at the same time write a new chapter in the history of Jacques Dro.
The big fire enamel of the watch uses a deep and uniform black tone to highlight the timeless beauty of these micro-painted works. The deep and fascinating bottom surface gives the decorative pattern a unique three-dimensional impression. At the same time, it also shows that the master craftsman draws on the dial of 43 mm in diameter with a fine tip, with precise techniques, and presents the traditional Chinese dragon vividly in 18K. Red gold case, this watch is limited to 28 pieces. Each watch is made by a master craftsman himself and is accompanied by an art workshop certificate signed by the master craftsman who made the watch. The caseback is engraved with an independent serial number. Delicate to show the uniqueness of the watch.

Petite Heure Minute Dragon

18K rose gold material / 2653.P self-winding movement / off-centre, off-centre display / black large open flame enamel dial, micro-painted dragon totem decoration / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 43mm / limited 28 Reference price: NT $ 250,000 RMB
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
This rose gold case with gold dragon embossed with citrine pearl embellishment to add embellishment and rich details, creating a sharp and delicate method, the rose gold hands walk in the center of the breccia jasper face plate. The dial details are also elaborate, paying tribute to Asian legends with gold and breccia jasper, and powering the watch’s automatic mechanism. With a power reserve of about 68 hours, the silicon pallet fork and balance spring can resist the effects of magnetic fields and temperature changes, ensuring the watch’s precise travel time, making this watch unique and outstanding. This watch is limited to 28 pieces. Each watch is the brainchild of a talented master craftsman. Through the exquisite and exquisite craftsmanship of these outstanding dexterous craftsmen, Jacquestro’s outstanding heritage of protecting tradition and combining innovation is fully presented. ability.

Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon

18K rose gold material / 2653.Si self-winding movement / eccentric, eccentric display / gold engraved dial with citrine pearl / sapphire crystal / 41mm diameter / limited 28 pieces / reference price: 560,000 RMB– –