Month: February 2020

Breguet’s New Classique Chronométrie 7727 Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classique Chronométrie 7727 watch technical parameters

No. 7727BR / 12 / 9WU

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

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

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

Strap: leather, three-fold folding clasp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Tone Royal Oak Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet Ro Chronograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Oak Chronograph

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