Not A Flash In The Pan Patek Philippe 5524r

When it comes to Patek Philippe sports watch, most people think of Golden Eagle or Undersea Explorer first, but the brand actually launched a flying watch Ref. 5524G in 2015. This watch was born below everyone’s glasses. This watch was born. The reason is that the brand wants to pay tribute to the outstanding people in the history of aviation, and the design inspiration of the watch is taken from the two antique time angle / stellar time flight watches in the brand’s timepiece history museum; the 5524G has a more youthful The design and color of the unique face plate, even in the face plate pattern, even the large Arabic time scales and pointer styles are not far from other brands’ retro flight watches, but they are still interpreted by the watch king (but (Some people will think that this is a very Patek Philippe watch).

5524’s large Arabic numerals and pointers are taken from early flight watch elements, mainly inspired by two antique time angle / star chronograph flight watches in the Patek Philippe Museum

Feature one: put on rose gold material in 2018
In 2017, Patek Philippe once launched the 5522A, which belongs to the flight watch series at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in New York. This returned to the basic three-pin design and the case was changed to stainless steel for the people. However, at the time, only 600 were sold in the United States. This move undoubtedly lifted the momentum of the Patek Philippe flight watch, revealing that the 5524G will not be a fleeting attempt, but also makes people look forward to the brand’s launch of more new flight watch works in the coming year. The answer was finally revealed at the 2018 Basel watch exhibition-the brand launched a modified version of Ref.5524R, 5524R. Although it was only a change of material and face color matching, there was less surprise, but at the same time, Patek Philippe also increased the size of the watch. Ref.7234R for women’s watch versions below 40mm, with the rare flying watch men’s and women’s models of top brands, has become another focus of the brand’s sports watch works in 2018 after the Nautilus and Aquanaut series.

Different from the rough style of ordinary flight watches, the 5524R uses a precious metal case, and at the same time, the work of these detailed elements, regardless of surface details and pin buckles, is quite delicate and wonderful, showing the elegant aspects of the flight watch.

Feature two: The faceplate details and color are also fine-tuned.
Ref.5524R changed the white gold to rose gold, and the faceplate was also changed from the dark blue made in the past to a brown color that matches the rose gold. Of course, in order to match the appearance of the case, including the pointer material and large Arabic numerals, etc. Also changed to the same rose gold material. The diameter of Ref.5524R is the same as the previous one, and the diameter of Ref.7234R is 37.5mm. This size is not inconsistent even for men with thinner wrists. Although the size of the men’s and women’s watches are different, in fact, both are equipped with 324 SC FUS movements. For men’s watches, there is no internal change at all; but from the perspective of Patek Philippe’s women’s watches, the emergence of 7234R represents Significantly different, because the brand’s previous launch of women’s watches with dual time or world time zone functions has always used a hand-wound movement. This automatic movement will undoubtedly expand market acceptance, which also means Patek Philippe The women’s watch has evolved again with the pace of the times. This time, instead of relying on gorgeous diamonds or decorative craftsmanship, this time, it has shown the strong character of women with a more neutral design.

The model is equipped with a 324 SC FUS movement with a vibration frequency of 28,800vph and a power reserve of 45 hours. By the way, the female watch 7234R is also equipped with this movement.

Feature three: convenient but insured GMT quick adjustment
The 324 SC FUS movement on the watch is characterized by the push-buttons of the case at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock, which can quickly adjust the time hands of the two places forward or backward in units of one hour. The dual day and night display window in the residence allows the wearer to recognize the current moment more intuitively and quickly. In addition, in order to prevent the wearer from accidentally touching the two quick adjustment knobs, Patek Philippe also has a corresponding strategy, that is, the introduction of a patented safety hydrant mechanism. If the wearer wants to perform adjustment, he must first open the knob to apply pressure The thoughtful and thoughtful watchmaking thinking will be another advantage of this watch.

Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524R

18K rose gold material / 324 SC FUS self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / two places time display / two places day and night display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 60 meters / diameter 42mm / reference Price: 323,000 RMB

Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234R

Rose gold material / 324 SC FUS self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / two places time display / two places day and night display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 60 meters / diameter 37.5mm / reference Price: 295,000 RMB

With Lion Blessing Change Man Chanel Monsieur De Chanel

Chanel first launched the new Monsieur de Chanel watch for men for the first time in 2016, equipped with the brand’s first self-made advanced complex movement Caliber 1, with the function of jumping time and retrograde minutes. A balance between superior performance and minimalist design. Combining dual complicated function mechanism with digital time scale display, it shows the ultimate simplicity. Caliber 1 movement, specially designed for Monsieur watches, has the function of jumping hours and retrograde minutes. It is the first movement completely designed, developed, tested and completed by Chanel.

The Monsieur watch is equipped with Caliber 1 movement, with hour jumping and retrograde minute functions. It is the first movement completely designed, developed, tested and completed by Chanel.

Caliber 1 is a manual-winding movement with a total of 170 parts. It uses a comprehensive complex function mechanism, that is, integrates the complex function mechanism to the bottom plate, instead of simply connecting the module to the substrate. Adhering to the extreme respect for traditional craftsmanship, combined with absolute modern elements, after five years of intensive research and development, Caliber 1 is successfully equipped with dual complex functions. Through the noble texture and reliability of the watch, Chanel’s commitment to technology and creativity is clearly visible. As a pioneer, Caliber 1 demonstrated its return to basics and its pursuit of simple and refined design. This masterpiece is set off by two sets of ring-shaped hollow bridges to highlight the beauty of mechanical operation, which strongly reflects Chanel’s style codes. The staggered design of matte and shiny black stands out on the ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon) diamond-plated carbon-plated movement, and the trim highlights the delicate curve of the bottom plate and the bridge. Inspired by the classic octagonal shape of Place Vendôme, this watch design features many tailor-made parts.

The 2018 Monsieur de Chanel launched 20 Beige gold and white gold each. The most obvious change is that the small second hand of the faceplate has been changed to a lion statue decoration. On the one hand, it is linked to Ms. Chanel’s constellation, and it also highlights the watch model. Masculine personality

The new work in 2018, combined with the constellation of Ms. Chanel, the lion statue is designed on the faceplate. It is one of the brand’s classic totems, and it is also the representative mark of Chanel’s homemade high-end watch movement. Regardless of the front or back of the watch, the ‘Lion’ strengthens the masculine aesthetic design, making the work instantly recognizable as Chanel’s high-end watch-made movement.
Chanel chose the brand’s most masculine logo-the lion as the buckle and crown decoration of the Monsieur watch, symbolizing authority and strength. The lion totem has also become the representative mark of all Chanel-made high-end watch movements. The first elegant feature is the instantaneous jumping time, which requires perfect control of the micro-vibration and power consumption caused by the aluminum hour dial. Tandem double barrels give Monsieur de Chanel a power reserve of up to 3 days. Another watchmaking technique is a 240 ° retrograde minute design that combines meticulous and precise aesthetics with technical performance on the faceplate. The two-way retrograde minute correction function also reflects one of the elements of the brand’s vision for fine watchmaking, allowing the wearer to easily adjust the watch.

The first elegant feature of the faceplate is instantaneous jumping time, and another watchmaking skill is a 240 ° retrograde minute design that combines meticulous and precise aesthetics and technical performance on the faceplate. The two-way correction function of the retrograde minute reflects the Brand vision for fine watchmaking

The treasures bred by these watchmaking technologies require a precisely crafted case to carry them perfectly. Therefore, the Monsieur watch uses a new special 40mm round case, and the choice of round is the insistence of Chanel watch design studio on aesthetic concepts. In this watch, removing any unnecessary elements is self-evident for pure pursuit.

Monsieur de Chanel

18K Beige gold material / Caliber 1 manual winding movement / time jump, retrograde minute display / lion statue decorated with big fire enamel dial / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 20
The bottom of the cover like a ‘glass box’ is a black face plate, forming perfect protection, and the slightly domed sapphire crystal mirror surface subtly reflects the light effect. The configuration of the dual complicated function mechanism on the face plate (the time jumping function is located at 6 o’clock and the off-center 240-degree retrograde minute hand), together with the unique font designed for the time-mark display, make the new Monsieur watch stand out. different. The calm simplicity of the face plate contrasts with the movement design of the extremely architectural structure, which is a precious crystal inspired by Chanel’s uncompromising creative process.

Monsieur de Chanel

18K white gold material / Caliber 1 manual winding movement / time jump and retrograde minute display / Lion statue decorated with big fire enamel face plate / sapphire crystal mirror surface, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 20- –

Citizen Sponsors Us Open 25th Anniversary Announces Partnership With Tennis Icon Billy Jane King

Citizen has been the official timer and watch sponsor of the US Open for more than 25 years. During this period, Citizen has provided game timers for all US Open events. At the same time, Citizen’s clock is also spread throughout the US Open. The US Open’s home court, and currently the world’s largest outdoor tennis court, Arthur Ashe Stadium, hangs the Citizen Clock.

   Thanks to the long-term partnership with the US Open, Citizen’s cooperation with Ms. Billy Jean King is a natural success. Billy Jean King is a former world number one tennis professional and is known for advocating for gender equality and social justice. In commemoration of the collaboration with Ms. Billy Jean King, Citizen has launched a special commemorative watch, and its revenue will be used for the Billy Jean King leadership initiative. Billy Jean King defeated the former top male tennis player in the famous ‘Gender War’ competition. The film about the game will also be released on September 22, 2017. Emma Stone, starring in the new Oscar, starred in the film Billy Jean King. As the film’s exclusive watch sponsor, Citizen will also be in the US Open and social media.

   Continuous improvement and pursuit of breakthroughs are important values ​​for tennis players, and this value coincides with the ‘Better Starts Now’ brand concept advocated by Citizen. Citizen hopes that players will make more achievements in the spirit of ‘Better Starts Now’ in the US Open this year, bringing more and more exciting games.

Parmigiani Bugatti Cross-border Aérolithe Watch

In 2000, the well-known French super running brand Bugatti (Bugatti) has been looking for a watchmaking brand that can meet its strict standards and develop a strong cooperative relationship. The partner must be a young brand, and its founder can be personally involved and involved in its production process. In addition, this brand also needs to have the enthusiasm to climb the peak of craftsmanship, but at the same time have a keen artistic appreciation, and attach great importance to the elegance of design and appearance. Finally, the brand also needs to have an independent watch factory in order to provide the necessary production space for unlimited creative potential. All these conditions led Bugatti to choose Parmigiani because the brand met and exceeded all its expectations.

 Parmigiani Bugatti Aérolithe

 Since 2001, the Fleurier-based watchmaker has continuously created watches for the Bugatti collection. Unlike other brands, these watches only carry the logo of the car brand-they are more like It’s a car reborn in the form of a watch. This year, Parmigiani launched the latest collaboration watch of the two major brands-Bugatti Aérolithe.

 A legendary history of extraordinary models

 No car is more mysterious than the Bugatti Aérolithe. Following by Etori in 1935. Shortly after Ettore Bugatti’s first launch at the Paris Motor Show, the model disappeared from people’s field of vision, leaving only one photo, a few sketches, and memories of its extraordinary pale green. However, no one can forget the material used in this model: a magnesium alloy called ELEKTRON. ELEKTRON magnesium alloy caused a huge sensation that year, and even this avant-garde model was sometimes nicknamed ELEKTRON. The body of the Bugatti Aérolithe is extremely light, but it is so strong that it does not dent, and at the same time is extremely susceptible to fire and extremely volatile. Therefore, the assembly of automobiles has become a very delicate process. In the welding process of components, an alternative to the traditional process must be found. So Etori’s son Jean. Bugatti devised an ingenious assembly method. This solution had a huge impact on the formation of the car’s “futuristic” artistic appearance; in this solution, the body was designed into two longitudinal sections, and the two sections were riveted together by a “ridge seam” structure , And this ‘ridge seam’ extends from the front of the car to the back.

 Therefore, it can be said that it is the instability of the magnesium alloy-such an obstacle and a challenge that gave birth to the revolutionary design of the Bugatti Aérolithe model, and finally created a ‘futuristic’ artistic style of curved lines and a harmonious bump , Become a typical representative of the ‘streamline’ design trend. And, to this day, its noble elegance still makes you marvel. Although this first and only prototype has disappeared mysteriously, its inspiring creative inspiration will never die. The successor model of Bugatti Atlantic follows the prototype’s magnesium alloy body and ‘ridge seam’ structure, faithfully reproducing this genius idea of ​​the Molsheim family. Parmigiani has decided to build a Bugatti Aérolithe watch based on this long-lost mysterious image as a tribute to the pioneering work of this extraordinary series of models.

How to apply the essence of a car to a watch?

 It is this problem that constantly drives Parmigiani to study the design of the watch while creating the Bugatti series. This process is mainly about how to isolate the most amazing and unique feature of the car-whether it is shape, color or craftsmanship-and then apply this feature to the watch, regardless of any craftsmanship and space encountered during this period The problems must be overcome one by one. This depends on the ability to break through thinking.

 The distinctive feature of the Aérolithe model is the riveted structure that runs through the front and rear. It is the riveting structure that makes the body as a whole, solving the problem that magnesium cannot be welded. It is also the riveting structure that gives the car a unique personality and a smooth, futuristic, streamlined appearance. In view of this, it was finally decided to transplant this ‘ridge seam’ to the watch, and reproduce this feature on the four lugs respectively. In order to be consistent with the visual style of the Parmigiani brand, the contour of the lugs has not changed, but the surface is decorated with a ‘riveted structure’, which reflects the image. Bugatti’s genius design-the essence of the craft that made this model popular about 80 years ago.

 LES ARTISANS BOÎTIERS watchmaking factory

 Whenever Parmigiani starts designing new Bugatti watches, Les Artisans Boîtiers in La Chaux-de-Fonds is ready to take on new challenges. They know that before starting the project, before the designer’s ideas are converted into drawings, there are hours and hours of technical discussions waiting for them, and there are countless decisions waiting for them, but for this reason, the ideas on the drawings It can blossom and bear fruit, it can be transformed into a real watch, and it can be transformed into a free ride that breaks through any imagination.

 Parmigiani × Bugatti cross-border collaboration with ‘Aérolithe’ watch

 Taking this project as an example, after digital simulation, it was found that the titanium case of Bugatti Aérolithe could not be polished in accordance with the original design standards. The closed structure of the watch does not allow the tool to achieve the level of friction required to obtain the highest quality surface. This is by no means a small problem, because it is clear that the coordination of the entire watch, especially whether the lugs with riveted structure are highlighted (this is a reflection of the characteristics of the car), depends on the subtle changes in light, and only the appropriate Polishing can ensure this effect. Therefore, Les Artisans Boîtiers came up with an ingenious solution: to make a case with a circle of clearance on the base so that it has the required amount of friction to achieve all high-quality surfaces, and then use the ‘decorative’ ring The gaps are hidden to ensure that the watch fits tightly.

 In this way, the original problem has become the aesthetic characteristics of the watch. Thanks to this titanium ring, more changes can be made in the texture and color of the watch, and at the same time, the process of perfecting the surface can be completed. Just as the birth of the riveted structure on the car was originally to solve the welding problem, but it has become a unique feature of the model-the birth of the titanium ring was originally to solve the problem that cannot be polished. The aesthetic highlights are truly the same.

 Dark blue and bright red

 ‘Dark blue’-the most mysterious and charming color, and of course the most difficult to obtain. For an extraordinary and unique watch like Bugatti Aérolithe, how can it resist the temptation of this charming color-the watch dial uses this deep blue. The task of creating ‘dark blue’ finally fell to the Quadrance et Habillage watch factory, which is a professional dial craft factory. They immersed the dial in a galvanic bath to obtain this shade under highly sensitive conditions. After electrolytic reaction (actually ion exchange), a salt is obtained, and this salt is deposited on the dial material, which finally forms this hard-to-find dark blue. The real challenge is to ensure the repeatability of the entire process, as the plating bath changes after each exposure. In order to perfectly repeat this process and ensure the consistency of all watches in the entire series, the most critical thing is to calculate and control the principles, but also depend on the level of craftsmanship and sensitivity, which can only be obtained through experience accumulation . That’s why no factory outside of Quadrance et Habillage can reproduce this deep blue.

 On the dial of infinitely deep color, bright red hands match the red and black Bugatti logo at 6 o’clock. This contrast effect is further reflected in the Hermes embossed calfskin strap, the stitching of which uses the same bright red as the dial hands, and the gemstone blue of the strap itself complements each other. Finally, the buckle has also been completely redesigned, adopting the shape of the car grille-thus, the gene of the Bugatti car is fully displayed on the wearer’s wrist.

Flyback chronograph

 Flyback is a sophisticated and unique feature from aviation that allows the wearer to pause, reset and restart the chronograph stopwatch with a single touch. Initially, pilots used this function to accurately calculate the flight time for a specific voyage without losing even one second of precious flight time by operating the watch (on a traditional chronograph stopwatch, the same operation requires a total of two buttons) Press three down to finish). Like the car it mirrors, the Bugatti Aérolithe is equipped with a flyback module, offset by 180 degrees, which makes it easier to use. The buttons are located at 8 and 10 o’clock, instead of the traditional 2 and 4 o’clock position, because it can be operated with the thumb instead of the index finger, which is more convenient to use.

The case of the Bugatti Aérolithe is thinner than the case of other chronographs of the brand. The contour line has been redesigned to become slimmer and more elegant, echoing the car’s charming curve. The Bugatti Aérolithe watch refines the essence of the car, while retaining the essence of the Parmigiani watch; it not only shows the feat of craftsmanship, but also the spectacle of aesthetic creativity. The contour of this watch is the same as that of all other watches in the entire series, and the quality of its modified components also meets the brand’s strict standards. The Bugatti Aérolithe watch fully demonstrates all the potential of an independent watch factory. The development process of the watch fully reflects the legend of such a watchmaking center that was born after a perfect vertical merger and constitutes a physical enterprise of the watchmaking center. Always maintaining dialogue, mutual assistance and exchange of inspiration, this is also the source of Parma Gianni’s strong development.

Summer Is Matched With Colorful Three Beautiful Ladies Watches Recommended

The summer weather is hot, and the clothes become cool, but jewelry is still essential. In this summer, it seems that everything is very dynamic, and in this case, just need a beautiful watch to add color to the wrist. The Watch House below recommends three beautiful ladies’ watches.
Movado Porter 3600086

 
Model: 3600086
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: Rose gold ion plated stainless steel
Strap Material: Rose Gold Ion Plated Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 36 mm
Watch price: ¥ 5600
Watch details:
Model: 61.1156.L.4.95.6
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 24 mm
Watch price: ¥ 5200
Watch details:
Model: EC1010-57W
Movement type: light kinetic energy
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 30 mm
Watch price: ¥ 5800
Watch details: citizen / 20875 /
Watch review: This watch is made of stainless steel with a round case and a light kinetic energy movement inside. The watch’s burgundy dial has a 24-time zone display on the outer edge, uses Roman numerals, a center hand, and a date display window at three o’clock. The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet. The dial of the watch is bright in color and exquisite and elegant, which is very suitable for women.
Summary: These three watches are beautiful in color and elegant in style, which is very suitable for women. Elegant ladies wear such beautiful watches this summer. The white wrist watch complements the beautiful wrist watch, and wearing the watch not only lifts the wrist watch to take time, but also the wrist watch is beautifully decorated. Brighten your wrists.

“All Together Against Fakes” – Public Facing Short Film Competition

In line with the arrival of Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day on March 22, 2013, the organizers decided to launch a short film with the theme ‘United against Piracy’ to the public. game. The winners of the Jury Award and the Most Popular Award will be awarded a truly good watch.
Counterfeiting is a global disaster. Its consequences endanger the five continents of the world, and it is an inexhaustible source of funding for all faction triad organizations. In order to curb this global catastrophe, it is essential to raise public awareness of the social hazards caused by the manufacturing and selling fake industries. If no one buys fake and shoddy products, it will lose its existence in the market …
The public must be informed about the harmful effects of illegal and criminal activities, such as the Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day. The event will be held on March 22, 2013. To this end, the organizer decided to organize a short film competition for the public. The best movies will receive widespread attention so that potential buyers of counterfeit goods will be aware of the impact of their actions.
The Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2013 was sponsored by the Swiss Watch Industry Federation and co-organized by the Swiss Foundation for Fine Watchmaking, and it has joined two other economic sectors that have been severely affected by piracy and illegal reproduction issues: the pharmaceutical industry and Audiovisual field. In summary, these areas of activity provide three themes for prospective participants.
The shortlisted films will be broadcast on the STOP PIRACY website organized by Switzerland in early 2013, which is dedicated to combating counterfeiting and piracy, and to conduct public voting. The competition will eventually produce two awards. Internet users will vote on the competition website for the most popular awards, and a jury composed of celebrities from Switzerland will select the jury awards. The two winners will be presented with precious watches on Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day.
Information about the ‘All Together Against Fakes’ contest
• Three optional themes: counterfeit watches, counterfeit drugs, pirated art
• Format: short movie, 1 minute 30 seconds, silent, or language is French, German and English
• Submission deadline: before midnight on December 7 (UTC + 1)
• For information, competition rules and registration please visit http: //concours.stop-piracy.ch

Iwc Launches New Pilot Top Gun Navy Air Combat Series With Innovative Case Material

January 14, 2019, Schaffhausen, Switzerland-IWC Schaffhausen will present its new pilot TOPGUN navy air combat unit at the Geneva International Horological Fair (SIHH) Watches. The IWC Pilot Series TOPGUN Naval Air Force Porcelain Titanium Double Seconds Chronograph Chronograph Watch is the brand’s first pilot series watch with a Ceratanium® case. The patented material independently developed by IWC is as light and strong as titanium and at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. IWC will also present for the first time a watch with a sand-colored ceramic case.

  IWC has been producing pilot TOPGUN watches since 2007. Its name is derived from the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program of the US Air Force. This instructor course is dedicated to providing excellent naval pilots with flight technology and tactical training. Navy pilots need superb skills. For example, both the pilot and the airplane will experience strong acceleration during sharp turns. Spending several months at a time on an aircraft carrier can also cause loss of personnel and materials. Therefore, the pilot TOPGUN Naval Air Force series watches are especially made of sturdy materials such as ceramics and titanium to meet the specific requirements of first-class fighter pilots. For example, the matte black ceramic case ensures that pilots are not distracted by the sunlight reflected by the watch in flight. The hard, scratch-resistant ceramic is ideal for daily use in cramped aircraft cockpits and can withstand super G forces. Ceramics and titanium are also highly resistant to corrosion, protecting them from moisture and resisting salty sea air.

  ‘In the new Pilot TOPGUN Navy Air Combat Forces series, we have for the first time applied Ceratanium® to the Pilot’s Watches. This new material, independently developed by IWC, integrates both titanium and ceramic materials. The first time that the brand was able to present our Pilot’s Watch in an all-black design without coating. It includes all watch components such as buttons and pin buckles. The first sand-colored ceramic watch has the same color as the United States The navy pilot’s uniform is a perfect match, and we have thus proven IWC’s exceptional professionalism in materials, ”said Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

The pilot TOPGUN Navy Air Combat Force series includes the following models:
  The IWC Pilot’s Watch TOPGUN Naval Air Force Porcelain Titanium Double Seconds Chronograph Chronograph Watch (Model IW371815) is the brand’s first pilot series watch made of Ceratanium®.

Ceratanium® titanium case, black ceramic, black dial, black hands, rubber strap with fabric lining

  Ceratanium® independently developed by IWC is a pioneering and innovative composite material that perfectly combines the advantages of two materials, titanium and ceramic. This patented material is as lightweight as titanium and not easily damaged, while being as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. There are other features that set it apart: including excellent hypoallergenic properties, a high degree of corrosion resistance, and a unique matte black appearance.
  The base material of Ceratanium® is a special titanium alloy. The manufacturing process of this alloy involves many steps and is quite complicated because the raw materials must have ultra-high purity. The first is to make embryos to shape various watch case components. Then came the furnace fire. During this process, oxygen diffuses into the material, causing a phase change, and then the metal surface becomes a ceramic material. With this unique surface modification process, the material not only has the typical characteristics of ceramic hardness and scratch resistance, but also shows a striking and matt black.

  Unlike traditional coating processes such as DLC that are still in use today, the ceramic surface of Ceratanium® is not separated from its carrier like the former, but is permanently attached to the main material. In addition to its superior material properties, Ceratanium® matt black is also distinctive. As a result, five years of research and development have just begun, and customers’ desire for a ‘pure matte watch’ has been fulfilled. Ceratanium® will be used for the first time in the new IWC pilot series TOPGUN Navy Air Force watch, and it is also the first time that the brand has used this material for non-limited models. IWC pilot series TOPGUN Naval Air Force Porcelain Titanium Double Seconds Chronograph Chronograph Watch (Model IW371815) All case parts, including such as chronograph buttons and pin buckle, are made of this material, so that The appearance of the watch is pure matte black.

  This two-second chase chronograph is equipped with a chase mechanism that can measure two short time periods simultaneously. It is equipped with 79420 automatic winding movement and has a 44-hour power reserve.
  The IWC Pilot’s Watch TOPGUN Naval Air Force Chronograph ‘Mojave Desert’ Special Edition (model IW389103), the brand first presents a sand-colored ceramic case. This model is limited to 500 pieces.

Sand ceramic case, dark brown dial, sand hands, sand fabric strap
  The sand-colored ceramic material is inspired by the Mojave Desert, where the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, the largest naval base of the US Navy, is located. Its color is created by combining zirconia with other metal oxides, which perfectly matches the naval pilot’s uniform. This chronograph is equipped with IWC-made 69380 movement. This chronograph movement features a classic column wheel design with both a chronograph function and a day and date display. A bidirectional pawl winding system with a power reserve of 46 hours.

  IWC pilot series TOPGUN naval air force chronograph watch (model IW389101), IWC IWC for the first time incorporated a homemade movement from its 69000 movement series into its pilot series watch.

Black ceramic case, black dial, black hands, black fabric strap
  The IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre has both a timekeeping function and a day and date display. The minute display is handled by the small dial at 12 o’clock, and the hour display is set at 9 o’clock. The small red seconds hand at 6 o’clock illuminates a vibrant touch of black dial with white digital hour markers.

  The IWC pilot series TOPGUN navy air force automatic watch (model IW326901) watch is equipped with IWC’s new 32000 series homemade movement.

Black ceramic case, black dial, black hands, black fabric strap
  IWC 32110 self-made movement is a sturdy, self-winding movement with a power reserve of 72 hours. The black ceramic case with a diameter of 41 mm makes the watch comfortable to fit any wrist.
* Ceratanium® is a trademark owned by IWC Schaffhausen and is registered in many countries around the world.

Strong Chinese Style Recommended Four Exquisite Domestic Watches

In today’s market, Swiss famous watches can be described as popular, and they are invincible in the market with their exquisite watchmaking technology and deep brand cultural connotation. However, the domestic watch market is not to be outdone, showing its own style. The great nation, with a history of 5000 years, has a long history and contains endless cultural treasures, and these cultural elements are constantly being incorporated into the manufacture of domestic watches, showing the unique charm of Chinese watches! Today, the editor brings six watches from Beijing and the Seagull to share with everyone the classic Chinese style on them. If you are also obsessed with the national essence of China, then these six watches are definitely your choice.

The subtle fusion of watch art and ancient capital culture—Beijing

 Beijing can be said to be a melting pot of art and culture. It not only has the modern and prosperous modern metropolis, but it is also strange, but it also has a simple and elegant classic elegance. The Beijing Watch Factory, established in 1958, is located in such an elegant place with a north facing south, leaning against the military capital and overlooking the Wenyu River. Since its inception, Beijing has been continuously pursuing outstanding quality and technological innovation, infiltrating the ancient capital culture, cultivating outstanding people, and incorporating this unique spirit of China into the design of watches, shining its own brilliance. The following editors will introduce you to three Beijing watches with a very Chinese style.

Beijing tourbillon watch series B009201105R Watch



Brief review of this watch: This Mata Flying Tourbillon watch made in Beijing is condensed with strong humanistic feelings, inspired by 1969 The ancient bronze works unearthed in the Tomb of Han Dynasty in Wuweilei, Gansu, the watchmaker engraved the image of a healthy and galloping horse with a vivid 24K gold material on the black dial, and matched it with a blue steel hand, a firm and handsome image. Appeared vividly. The watch is equipped with a TB01-2 manual winding movement with a power reserve of 63 hours and a flying tourbillon. This watch is a perfect fusion of classic charm and modern technology. It is stylish and elegant to wear. It has a certain level in terms of technology and appreciability. It is an indispensable part of the watch collector’s collection. Bit.

Watch Series: Chinese Tourbillon Watch
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 128,000
More watch details: style = ‘mso-bidi-# * # weight: normal;’> Beijing Butterfly Love Enamel Movement Tourbillon Watch Series Tourbillon Watch-Butterfly Love Flower Watch



Brief review of the watch: Beijing’s ‘Butterfly Love’ watch is a sister series of ‘Dragon and Phoenix’, limited to three in the world, the same continues A brilliant achievement. This North watch uses a large 40mm dial design, in line with fashion trends, 18k rose gold case material and brown alligator leather strap, set off the royal elegance. The enamel dial is painted with exquisite butterfly and flower patterns, which is radiant and flowing around the eyes, and feels the charm of graceful and modern compatibility. Equipped with TB01-2 filigree enamel movement, the tourbillon assembly with reduced design weighs only 0.37 grams, and is set with 20 gems at the same time, showing the beauty of lightness and transparency. This watch uses the world’s first craftsmanship technology, and a distinct Chinese culture flows into the watch, reflecting the wisdom and innovative spirit of Chinese watchmakers and representing the highest level of Chinese watchmaking.

Watch Series: Chinese Tourbillon Watch
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 1,000,000
More watch details: style = ‘mso-bidi-# * # weight: normal;’> A wonderful movement by the sea-seagulls

 After talking about three watches in Beijing, Xiaobian will continue to recommend three watches for Tianjin Seagull. Tianjin Seagull Watch Group Co., Ltd. is an oversized enterprise group consisting of sixteen watch professional manufacturers and four joint ventures, with Tianjin Watch Factory as the main body. The group’s total assets are 96.747 million yuan, which is a veritable handsome man in the Chinese watch market. Seagull watches are divided into business sports watches, fashion watches, tourbillons, chronographs and collector’s watches. Xiao Bian believes that although the seagull watch is more fashion-oriented than the North Watch, but the use of Chinese elements is also unique.

Seagull Classic Collection D618.866 watch



A brief comment on the watch: As the Yan and Huang descendants who always regard true dragons as their ancestors, they have special emotions towards the mighty dragons. Seagull’s classic collection D618.866 watch, with 18K rose gold case material, is exquisite and elegant. The round surface is densely clouded, the two swimming dragons are strong and mighty, the dragon claws are sharp and strong, and the wall-colored dial exudes an extraordinary general style. Once again raising the extraordinary atmosphere of men, Hou Wang will be the wind. The movement adopts ST8000 produced by Seagull, which is manually wound. It can experience the telepathy of intimate interaction between people and watches. The mirror is made of sapphire crystal, the case back is a hollow case with 18K rose gold, and it is waterproof to 30 meters. On the whole, this fast watch is exquisite and elegant. The copywriting texture shows a continuous well-being, showing the peace of the Dragon Age, wrapped around the wrist, always showing pride as a descendant of Yan Huang, and is the dragon of the year of watch lovers worldwide. Praise.

Watch Series: Classic Collection
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Domestic public price: ¥ 128,000
More watch details: style = ‘mso-bidi-# * # weight: normal;’> Seagull Classic Collection 臻 龙 耀 世 Set watch



Review of the watch: Seagull’s classic collection ‘Zhenlong Yaoshi’ set watch, limited to 200 sets, using its own super The thin Cal. ST18 self-winding movement, with a thickness of 3.91 mm, is very technical. The case is made of 18k rose gold and has a dial size of 39.5mm, which is comfortable to wear. The dial is mainly emerald yellow, and the vivid yellow dragon totem is painted on the dial using the filigree enamel process. The red flame is on the side, showing the power of the true dragon. The dark brown original crocodile leather strap with 18k rose gold buckle has a smooth color and smooth lines. Always show the wearer’s grandeur and grand beauty.

Watch Series: Classic Collection
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 39.5 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 288,000
More watch details: style = ‘mso-bidi-# * # weight: normal;’> Summary: Although the rapid development of China’s watchmaking industry has also achieved a certain position in the world, but in the face of the famous Swiss watch dominates the world Chinese watches should still make unremitting efforts, keep steady, and keep the essence of the ego, while taking the best of them, and constantly learn the western sophisticated technology to make Chinese watches more international. I believe that our domestic watches will definitely achieve more outstanding achievements in the world in the near future and be loved by people all over the world!

Longines Concas Diving Series Gorgeous Interpretation Of The Diving World

[Watch House Basel Special Report] The Basel Watch Fair has begun. Watch House will bring you the latest watch information and pictures from the exhibition site. The brand’s high-definition beautiful pictures are presented first, and let’s feel the atmosphere of the scene together.
   Longines, a well-known Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1832 in Soymia, has been known for years for the elegance and performance of its products, and the Longines sports watch series fully embodies this feature. The Longines HydroConquest watch is a high-performance timepiece designed for those who seek for technical excellence and elegance. Today, with the addition of more colorful new products, the Longines Concas diving series will perform a more gorgeous underwater world.

   As an outstanding diving watch, the Longines Concas diving series aims to be the first timepiece for divers and water sports enthusiasts. With a screw-down crown, case back and side crown protection, the Comcas diving series guarantees water resistance up to 300 meters. Each timepiece is equipped with essential safety devices: one-way spiral bezel in three gorgeous styles of red, black and blue; hands coated with Super-LumiNova® luminous material to ensure that the wearer under all conditions Can read the time; bracelet with double safety diving folding buckle and diving extension design.

   The rigorous and exquisite design of the Concas diving series guarantees the wearer’s safety in the quiet and deep underwater world, and its sports performance complements the elegant attitude of Longines. The new models of the Comcas diving series have a round stainless steel case with a diameter of 39 or 41 mm, a three-hand dial, and an automatic mechanical or quartz movement. At the same time, Longines Concas diving series chronograph stopwatch can choose L688 column wheel movement or quartz movement specially made by ETA for Longines. The black, white or blue surface contrasts with the red eye-catching small hands, with 8 to 11 Arabic numerals depending on the style, with a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap.

   Whether exploring the mysterious ocean world, or highlighting the sports proposition through an elegant timepiece on the wrist, the colorful Longines new Concas diving series watch perfectly represents Longines’ superb craftsmanship and excellence in the field of sports watches strength.
   Follow-up reports of the Watch House Basel Watch Fair will be continuously updated in the 2013 Basel International Jewellery and Watch Fair feature, please follow closely.
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Ultra-thin Form: A Category That Is Almost Self-harming

‘Thin’ is the most popular word in Chinese society in the past six months. In the watch industry, ‘thin’ is one of the pursuits and goals of some brands and watchmakers. Ultra-thin watches began to be sought after by people in the 1950s and 1960s. Now, with the advent of watch after watch that has broken the thinness one after another, people have also focused their attention on ultra-thin watches.

 ‘Thin’ is the most popular word in Chinese society in the past six months. In the watch industry, ‘thin’ is one of the pursuits and goals of some brands and watchmakers. Different from the past, today’s ultra-thin watches not only cover the traditional two-hand and small three-hand styles, but also have entered various complex functional areas, such as ultra-thin minute repeaters and ultra-thin tourbillons. We cannot help asking, where is the difficulty in making these thin watches?

 An ultra-thin watch that is almost masochistic is a special category in all types of clocks. It is not a complicated function, but the barriers to entry are not low.

 In today’s era, regardless of the size of the brand, there is a name but no name. Whenever a brand has to have a tourbillon in its product line, there are very few brands that can produce and manufacture truly ultra-thin watches. Some brands dare to wear an ultra-thin name when they launch a junior watch, which is obviously unruly. In the circle of mechanical ultra-thin watches, the real participants are still the traditional old ones, mainly Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and Vacheron Constantin. If the ultra-thin movement can be counted, FP can be added.

 These brands are truly capable of developing ultra-thin movements, producing ultra-thin watches, and launched a series of automatic and manual ultra-thin watches. For example, Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic 920, 889 manual 849, Piaget developed a series of ultra-thin cores based on manual 9P, automatic 12P, 1120 developed by Vacheron Constantin based on Jaeger-LeCoultre 920 and so on. Of course, in addition to the above representatives, the manual FP21, ETA7001, automatic FP71, and Chopard 1.96, PP240, etc., are also more famous ultra-thin movements. These movements have actually promoted the development of ultra-thin watches. Some other brands will also purchase movements when producing ultra-thin watches, and choose suitable models from the above-mentioned movements.

 The ultra-thin watch is actually a category of horology that is almost self-abusive. Because apart from good visuals (thin, light), no watchmaker can be sure that ultra-thin watches can produce any functional benefit. Compared to conventional thickness watches, ultra-thin watches are not only difficult to make, but also relatively delicate and require more frequent maintenance. But when people are unstoppable for this simple, low-key aesthetic pursuit, the competition between ultra-thin watches becomes more and more fierce, and brands are making watches thinner and thinner, and who is the thinnest in the world. The competition not only stays on the two hands, the small three hands, but also has expanded to the timing, tourbillon, three questions, and hollowing out in recent years. The traditional strong players have attacked the city in the ultra-thin field, while others have no ultra-thin tradition and experience Brands are also entering this field. Because there are only a few ultra-thin mechanical movements in the industry, and they are in the hands of a few brands, some brands have no way to look at mechanical ultra-thin movements, and they have simply launched the thinnest quartz movement to support the facade. .

Achieving ultra-thin methods

 Making a conventional movement thin, in addition to making the plywood thinner and making the axle shorter, there are some fixed routines to follow. For automatic movements, the first is the processing of automatic rotors. Generally, the self-winding part of the automatic winding movement is relatively thick, one is the gear of the winding part, and the other is the automatic top. Therefore, if the automatic top is removed from the top of the core, the thickness of the core will drop a lot.

 Pearl tudor and edge automata are two effective methods. In order to make the movement thin, it is not a problem to enlarge the size of the movement, which provides the possibility for the Pearl Tuo. The size of the automatic tourbillon is small. From the top of the conventional movement, to the main plate, the thickness of the movement will be thin. In addition, the pearl tourbillon is generally one-way upward, without the reversing gear, which also reduces the thickness of the movement Help. In order to increase the winding efficiency, the pearl tourbillon generally uses metals such as 18K gold and platinum to increase inertia. Like Chopard’s 1.96, Parmigiani’s PF701, Patek Philippe’s 240, Piaget’s 12P (1200P, etc.) are all ultra-thin automatic movements using Pearl Tuo.

 Edge automatic tourbillon is another method to solve the traditional automatic tourbillon that hinders the thickness of the movement. As big watches are still in the lead today, when launching self-produced movements, various brands will pay more attention to the size of the movement. Today’s new self-produced movements are larger than previous movements, so they are used in automatic movements. The edge of the automatic rotor, although increase the size of some movements, but will significantly reduce the thickness of the movement. Some edge automatic rotors place the edge of the oscillating weight on the slideway outside the movement, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 920 (Vacheron Constantin 1120, Audemars Piguet 2120/2121); some simply make the automatic rotor into a slider and place it on the machine. The edge of the core, like this year’s ultra-thin tourbillon of Breguet, can make the automatic tourbillon so thin, one of the reasons is the use of edge automatic tourbillon.

 For self-winding movements, the automatic rotor mentioned earlier is the main problem of reducing the thickness of the movement, while for manual movements, the key issue of reducing the thickness of the movement is the barrel. The thickness of the barrel is almost the thickness of the movement and the watch. The length, thickness, and width of the mainspring in the mainspring box determine how much energy the watch can obtain. Although the ultra-thin movement can be made larger, it is still impossible for the watchmaker to make the mainspring too narrow or too narrow. Will reduce the power of the watch, so the height of the barrel cannot be lowered too low. In order to solve this problem, the movement and the watch are made thin. The watchmaker has followed a method of making ultra-thin movements (ultra-thin watches) that lasted for hundreds of years, the ‘cantilever box’. A conventional barrel has two upper and lower covers and two bearings. The ‘cantilever barrel’ removes all the bottom cover and the bearings below, and the entire barrel cantilever is mounted on the top bearing. As a result, the thickness of the barrel is reduced, and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manual 849 ultra-thin movement is the most typical representative and is known for it. However, from an engineering point of view, this ‘cantilever barrel’ is not a very reasonable solution, but there is no better way to put higher springs into the movement. There is only one side with a cover and a bearing, which is not as effective as a conventional barrel. ‘Cantilever barrels’ have high requirements for bearings and require high precision bearings. Fortunately, there are several types of bearings that can meet its needs.

Where is the ultra thin?

 Although the above several methods can reduce the thickness of the movement from the structure, the real difficulty in making ultra-thin watches or ultra-thin movements is not in the structure, but in more basic aspects, namely how to make each movement The splint, every gear and every screw are made thinner.

 With the help of modern high-tech equipment, if it is just to produce these ultra-thin parts, it is not impossible to complete the mission: but the precision (the error between the drawings) of these parts must be strictly controlled to a certain range And fitting them together non-destructively is a considerable challenge. For example, in an ordinary mechanical movement, the gap between the shaft of the gear and the shaft eye will be about 0.23 mm, which can ensure that the gear can rotate flexibly without detaching from the shaft eye. Then in the ultra-thin movement, this gap may be reduced to 0.1 mm or even 0.05 mm, which also means that in ordinary mechanical movements, the accuracy is originally irrelevant, which may affect the movement. working normally. Therefore, the failure rate (ie the elimination rate) of parts of ultra-thin movements is much higher than normal watch parts, which is an important reason for the high cost of ultra-thin watches.

 In addition, ultra-thin watches have higher requirements for the watchmaker’s assembly technology, because the upper and lower shafts of all screws and gears have become shorter. Even if the watchmaker only clamps a part with tweezers, it will become faster than before It is more difficult, let alone fix it accurately. A small mistake in the assembly process may scratch the splint or cause damage to the parts. In addition, the splint will be more easily deformed due to the reduction in thickness. It must be ensured that all screws are fixed on the same level. If there is a high or a low, a tragedy will occur. Therefore, although the ultra-thin watch is not a complex function, it has the status of inferior to the complex mechanism watch.