Commemorating Ferdinando Adolf Lange’s 200th Birthday And Celebrating Langer Stores In Beijing Skp

2015 is the 200th anniversary of Ferdinand Adolf Lange, the founder of Lange. On October 13th, Lange held a commemorative event in Beijing. The most influential contemporary Chinese soprano singer and Hui Hui presented saxony watchmaking history with a beautiful singing voice.
LANGE 1-Contemporary 1994

   Ferdinando Adolf Lange was born on February 18, 1815 in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, Germany. In 1842, he collaborated with his master and father-in-law, Gutkaes, to build the famous five-minute digital clock for the Dresden Semper Opera House.

Bronze statue of Ferdinando Adolf Lange

   In 1845, Lange set up a watch factory in the small town of Glashütte near Dresden, which was the cornerstone of His Majesty’s precision watchmaking industry. In 1878, the ‘Fairy King of Bavaria’ Ludwig II customized the ‘Wagner Pocket Watch’ to Lange, and Lange presented Wagner’s most brilliant opera in his case-‘The Ring of Nibelungen’ through enamel painting The five scenes represent the pinnacle of German watchmaking in the era of pocket watches.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lange factory building, from left to right: Walter Lange, Angela Merkel, Stanislav Tillich and William Schmid

Merkel visits Lange’s new factory building

   After the heavy losses of World War II and the reluctance to withdraw from the Cold War, in 1990 after the reunification of Germany and Germany, Walter Lange, the great-grandson of the founder, returned to his hometown of Glashütte to re-register the Lange trademark and set foot on Saxony The revival of precision watchmaking. In October 1994, Lange’s masterpiece LANGE 1 returned to the altarpiece. Once launched, it became the most representative of the brand. The introduction of a large calendar window on the eccentric dial is a five-minute digital clock born from the Semper Opera House. Lange’s respect for history and tradition.

Five-minute digital clock of the Semper Opera House

   Lange is a firm recorder of German time, witnessing the changing times and historical development. On the afternoon of August 26, 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the town of Glashütte to unveil the new watchmaking building of Lange. This is not only a high recognition of Lange’s achievements and contributions, but also the most solemn gift to Ferdinando Adolf Lange’s 200th birthday. At the same time, the development of Lange’s business in the world has opened a new chapter: the brand’s second store in China has entered the Beijing SKP mall in July.

Lange Beijing SKP Store 1

Lange Beijing SKP Store 2

   The commemorative dinner on October 13th seemed to be located inside the Semper Opera House. The exquisite five-minute digital clock stood directly above the stage. The dinner was kicked off by Mendelssohn’s ‘Goodbye Forest’-this is German The boy’s choir of the Holy Cross in Dresden sang for Merkel at the opening ceremony of the new factory, and culminated in the two classic opera arias of Hehui. The whole night was full of the charming charm of music.

Semper Opera House

Feeling Extraordinary Life Piaget’s New Gouverneur Series Watch

On November 1, 2012, Beijing Chaoyang Art Planning Museum. Piaget, Switzerland’s top watchmaker with a long history of nearly 140 years, has inherited the ultra-thin ‘core’, and launched the new Gouverneur watch, a pinnacle of homage to elite leaders. The new Gouverneur series inherits the brand’s consistent pursuit and insistence on ultra-thin movements, and its elegant appearance is a bold breakthrough in design: the clever superposition of circles and ovals forms a unique aesthetic structure, implying perfection and absoluteness And brave breakthrough, perfectly illustrates the extraordinary track of Piaget’s watchmaking legend. As the leader of ultra-thin movements, Piaget showed the world’s unique achievements in design, R & D and movement manufacturing, as well as outstanding watchmaking skills, to the world through this release.

     The event scene was constructed by circles and ellipses. The space intertwined with blue light and shadow is like a deep night sky. Nearly 50 pieces of the legacy of Piaget ultra-thin movements and the new Gouverneur series watches are dotted with stars. The historical tunnel of Earl’s ultra-thin world. This piece of ultra-thin jewellery is like a treasure trove of time, telling the earl’s ultra-thin story, giving a glimpse of the constant exploration and progress of the earl’s watchmaking technology.
     Mr. Murong Tao, Earl China’s chief executive officer, came to the scene to witness the Earl’s heritage and breakthrough on the ultra-thin road with the guests. The award-winning film emperor Liu Qingyun, the famous filmmaker Niu Chengze and the outstanding dance artist Huang Doudou also shared their insights on persistence and breakthrough in the extraordinary life. Performer Hu Qizhi’s big ring performance fully interpreted the geometric beauty of the new Piaget Gouverneur series through circular and elliptical trajectory changes, and models wore bright and elegant Piaget ultra-thin watches to shine on the stage, allowing guests to see the Piaget. The ultimate charm of an ultra-thin world.
Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch glory debut event entrance, blue and gold light and shadow swaying brilliantly, just like a fantasy world Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch glory debut event scene, Piaget brand story area tells the continuous exploration of Piaget watchmaking technology and the recent Piaget’s new Gouverneur series of watches that have been inextricably linked with ultra-thin movements for 140 years is on the scene of the glorious debut. The Piaget brand story zone showcases Piaget’s 1960s gem dial watch. This watch was Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite during his lifetime. A Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch glorious debut, Piaget’s brand story area showcases Piaget Altipalno ultra-thin skeleton watch, interpreting Piaget’s extraordinary skills in the ultra-thin field Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch glorious debut, Piaget brand The story area showcases Gouverneur watches, dazzling

Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch gloriously debuted on the scene. The performer Hu Qizhi performed a ‘big ring stunt’ on the spot. The round big ring combined with the smooth body performance showed the ever-changing trajectory of circles and ovals, perfectly interpreting the beauty of geometry. Famous filmmaker Mr. Niu Chengze, Mr. Murong Tao, Earl’s Chief Executive Officer of China, Mr. Liu Qingyun, the award-winning film actress, and Mr. Huang Doudou, celebrated the glorious debut of Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watches (from left to right). The model wore a Piaget ultra-thin movement as the ‘heart’ and dazzling jewellery, and displayed its unique design and distinguished charm on the scene. Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch gloriously debuted on the scene. Supermodels Ji Huanbo and Wang Shiqing wore Piaget ultra The thin movement is the ‘heart’ watch and the dazzling jewellery, showing its unique design and distinguished charm on the scene. The Piaget’s new Gouverneur series watch gloriously debuted on the scene. The model wears the Piaget ultra-thin movement as the ‘heart’. Watches and dazzling jewellery Earl field to show its unique design and noble platinum diamond glamor new Gouverneur Chronograph Automatic 43 mm
18K white gold case set with 128 diamonds (total weight approximately 1.4 carats)
Transparent sapphire glass case back
Silver radial sun grain machine engraved with thin gold thread
18K White Gold
Matte Ring Polished Rose Gold Chronograph
Piaget 882P ultra-thin flyback automatic chronograph mechanical movement
Ref. G0A37113
Piaget New Gouverneur Moon Phase Tourbillon Moon Diamond 43mm
18K white gold case set with 128 diamonds (total weight approximately 1.4 carats)
Small sapphire glass tourbillon with perspective window
Silver radial sun grain machine engraved with thin gold thread
18K White Gold
Tourbillon frame with white gold trim on the outer edge
Piaget 642P World’s Thinnest Manual Winding Tourbillon Moon Phase Mechanical Movement
G0A37115 Piaget New Gouverneur Automatic Watch with White Gold and Diamonds 43 mm
18K white gold case set with 128 diamonds (total weight approximately 1.4 carats)
Transparent sapphire glass case back
Silver radial sun grain machine engraved with thin gold thread
18K White Gold
Piaget self-winding mechanical movement 800P
Ref. G0A37111

Table Of ‘toxicity’ (A)

After reading Mr. Kang’s ‘Poisons of Watches’, as a watchmaker who has loved watches for many years, I have a lot of emotions. The article mentions ‘If one day you have a chance to stand alone under the light at night, hold a magnifying glass more than 5 times, adjust your breathing, and stare at a good watch. Don’t rush to see anything initially, you can stare at the dial, hands or It’s a place on the watch that lasts five minutes, and you will definitely find some details that you usually miss. ”Tasting a watch is like tasting tea. Only with a peaceful state of mind can we experience the most in-depth, most detailed, most unique, and most valuable place of this small watch.
  Looking back at the beginning of my contact with the watch, I just entered the society just after graduating from college. I feel that the G-shock worn for many years is somewhat studentish, and it is also due to the relationship of vanity. Due to the limited budget, I checked a lot of watch information on the Internet, and was unknowingly paralyzed by the watch’s ‘toxicity’. The design of the dial, the style of the hands, the material of the strap, the type of buckle, and the model of the movement all dazzled me. Finally, I selected a watch from IWC. So far, I still remember getting the watch and exposing the inexplicable excitement of the mask. I believe that all watch friends have this experience.
 Back to this small watch, let’s talk about the “toxicity” of these watches that have the most exquisite technology and have the beauty of the country. What is the “poison”? Share some of my insights, and welcome all netizens to leave a message and let us make progress together.
Dial ‘poison’
  The dial can be said to be the facade of a watch. It gives people the most intuitive first impression. It plays an important role in ‘connecting and supporting’. Only when the dial is right, will people have the desire to continue to understand the watch. Measuring the value of a watch, in addition to the movement, the design of the dial is also one of the keys. Here we introduce some highly skilled dial technology and distinctive dials.
Dial enamel technology
  Enamel, also known as ‘Flang’ and ‘French Blue’, is actually also called Cloisonne, which is a transliteration of a foreign language. The most mysterious and noble ‘enamel watch’ in the dial is due to the enamel painting process.

  The technique of painting enamel originated from the Flemish land painting enamel area at the border of Europe, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands in the middle of the 15th century. At the end of the 15th century, the Limoges in the Midwest of France developed into an important town for painting enamels based on its enamel-making process. In the early days, religious-themed utensils were made, and gradually they were made into decorative crafts.

  Since the 18th century, enamel painting has been fully interpreted on enamel watches. At that time, most of the enamel watches were wall charts, exquisite and exquisite, elegant and noble. There are three types of single-sided, double-sided, and inner painting according to the location of the color. According to the theme of the performance, there are beautiful women, characters, animals, landscapes, Bible stories, war scenes, and local customs. Among these themes, Most of the beautiful pictures. In order to decorate the richness of enamel watches, watchmakers often use pearl-inlaid bezels or apply gilt gold to the frame to highlight the appreciation of enamel painting. The enamel watch’s fetal bones are mostly made of copper and gold, and there are some silver products, but gold is extremely rare.
  When it comes to enamel watches, Jacques Dro has to be mentioned. As one of the oldest watch brands in the world, Jacques Dro has been acclaimed for its exquisite watchmaking and enamel skills, and is particularly good at the ‘big fire’ enamel technique, showing the perfect works of blending classical aesthetics and modern technology.
  What is the ‘big fire’ enamel process?
  Daming fire enamel has always been respected as the highest state of enamel technology. On balanced fired copper or gold, multi-layered colors and even micro-patterned patterns are painted with delicate enamel powder, and then fired and strengthened multiple times until the final enamel glass is fired. Into. After the firing is completed, the enamel painter will manually draw the chronograph scales and time scales on the surface, and then roast it to ensure that the surface decoration is perfectly firm on the surface. To put it plainly, it is to apply multiple layers of color on the same enamel, and then strengthen it by baking in a furnace. Daming fire enamel can be said to be the art of skill and ingenuity, and it is a double strict requirement for art and craftsmanship. As many colors as there are on the dial, how many baptisms will be experienced.

  Jacques De Loire’s special watch. The watch is based on Jacques Droe’s most representative model of the hour and minute dial series, which uses its best-known big fire enamel technology and delicate enamel painting technology to draw lifelike tiger paintings in the eccentric disk. With the ivory white famous fire enamel dial, it shows a delicate and moist texture, just like jade.
  In addition to the large fire enamel, the filigree enamel is also used on the dial. Filigree enamel. Filigree enamel is the most complicated of all enamel crafts, but it is also the most familiar to the Chinese. ‘Croatia’ is a type of filigree enamel. Filament enamel is the outline of the pattern on the metal tire bottom with metal wire, fixed with natural adhesive, and then welded to the metal tire. Then the enamel glazes of different colors are filled into the outlined outline. These enamel glazes are composed of ore and metal oxides ground into fine powder. When the metal sheet is baked in a special furnace at a temperature of 850 to 900 degrees Celsius, the glaze will change color due to high temperature and produce bright colors.

  Filament enamel is difficult to be fine on the metal wire, the smaller the area of ​​the pattern, the more difficult it is to make the thin metal wire. Finally, a rather delicate polishing process is required. The raised gold threads must be smoothed, the surface will become smooth, the gold threads will be more shiny, and the enamel surface will emit a charming flashing luster. Due to the extremely complicated production process of filigree enamel, only a few top watchmakers have the ability to make it since the 1950s.

  The Hunting Minute Repeater introduced by Athenian Watches uses the silk enamel to be magical. The watch is equipped with a double-layer enamel face plate, with a small fish hidden in the middle of the double-face plate, showing the moment when the crocodile opened its mouth to devour the small fish. When the minute repeater function was activated, a thrilling African hunting trip began: the ferocious lion stretched out its claws and darted the little monkey, while the little monkey swayed and dodged in the tree, and there were elephants and giraffes deep in the jungle. In the water are lotus and waterfowl. The double-layered enamel faceplate and lifelike dolls are hand-crafted with filigree enamel technology, presenting the concept of time passing in a lively way. The complex and fine filigree enamel technique is vividly used, which is definitely the perfect crystallization of beauty and craftsmanship.
Dial carved craftsmanship
  Since ancient times, watchmakers have been pursuing the artistry of dials, and carved dials are one of them. The art of carving has long been used by ancient Greek and Roman goldsmiths to decorate handicrafts. They can use a small carving knife to carve out a variety of patterns. This technique has been widely used in jewelry in the 15th century And on the watch.

  Strictly speaking, fine carving is a collective term for several processes in the art of dial making, not a non-specific one. In other words, you can say that a certain craft belongs to the category of fine carving, but fine carving doesn’t stop there.

  One of the most common fine carving methods in gold relief, ‘hammering deep relief’ is actually a common art in European advanced gold and silver processing and is a specialized art. The ‘hammering deep relief’ process does not require a knife or a ‘mold’. With just a small hammer and a few simple tools, it can be bent, stretched, spliced, compounded and formed on a gold sheet according to the template of the original painting. , Polishing and other very complicated processes. Deep relief is mainly shaved, but real deep relief micro-relief can look very three-dimensional. Called engraving, that is, smashing down with a tool. Although a knife is not used, the relief effect is not inferior to the work of the knife carving, and because there are no traces of the knife, the pattern is more uneven, and the characters’ lines are vivid and smooth.

  Jacques Dro’s golden hour and minute seconds dial-four seasons series, decorated with golden birds. Exquisite workmanship and lifelike.
  Bas-relief is also the most common method of fine carving in gold relief, which is easier than deep relief. For the sculptor, bas-relief and bas-relief are often used in the shape of a shadow. On the basis of bas-relief, the background or foreground part of the bas-relief becomes bas-relief. This not only looks more layered, but also breaks the flatness of the bas-relief, which also increases the difficulty of carving.

  The Breguet classic complex series watch, the 18k white gold dial uses a bas-relief process. The rotating dial of the Niuzuo pattern depicts a child’s hand struggling to reach the adult’s hand depicted on the flange, which has a strong sense of hierarchy.

  In addition to gold embossed shell engraving is also one of the more common methods of fine carving, which is attributed to the large number of mother-of-pearl used in dials. Shell carving can also be made into deep relief and bas-relief. The difficulty is that no mistakes can be made in the carving process, because there is no chance for correction after each knife cut. This requires the sculptor to be absolutely stable, accurate, and cruel.

  Breguet Queen of Naples watch with embossed dial on the dial. With a simple steel needle, the technician scribes patterns with a depth of less than two millimeters on different levels of the shell to form an extraordinary detailed carving decoration, which makes the shell appear three-dimensional and exude gorgeous beauty.
  There is also a fine engraving process that combines enamel, engraving filled enamel and carved transparent enamel. The finished bas-relief or relief is covered with transparent colored enamel for firing. Usually, the relief under the enamel is in a geometric pattern. The engraving technique of filling enamel is an ancient enamel technique. The difficulty lies in that when a carver sculpts a pre-designed pattern on a silver tire, the thickness of the line on the pattern must be accurately reflected. The sculptor needs to carefully sculpt the grooves of different figures to show the structure pattern with vivid lines. In addition, there is the carved transparent enamel process, which uses the transparent texture and colored enamel glaze to show the finely carved patterns on the silver tire.

  Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Angel’ watch. The sculptor first sketched the shape of the angel on the dial and dug or carved the groove in the corresponding area. Then the enamel master filled the groove with enamel and then used 800 ° Repeated firing to a high temperature of 850 ° C, and finally grinding and glazing, can be said to challenge the limits of the dial technology.
  There is so much appealing about a small watch, it is impossible to talk for three days and three nights, so I will continue to talk about the ‘toxicity’ of the watch in the next episode, so stay tuned! (Text / picture watch home Dong Hang)

Nicola Andreatta Becomes Roger Dubuis’ New Ceo

Richemont Group announced the appointment of NicolaAndreatta as the CEO of Roger Dubuis, effective December 1, 2018. NicolaAndreatta has 20 years of management experience in the luxury and watchmaking industries. In 2013, he became the first employee of Tiffany Swiss Watches, managing the Tiffany Watch Division as Vice President and General Manager.

 Earlier, NicolaAndreatta founded N.O.A. Watch Company in Ticino, Switzerland, and has achieved good development for more than a decade. Before starting his own company and becoming an entrepreneur, Nicola Andreatta also served in the Asian luxury goods and watchmaking industries, with ACServices, Harwood Investments and ArtConcord serving as managing director, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)