Jacques Dro And His Royal Love

From the Chateau de Châtel to the top temple of Swiss watchmaking, Pierre Jaquet Droz gave up his set life path and devoted himself to watchmaking, and He went to extremes with this independent watch brand. As a continuation of the tradition, even the brand’s popular watchmaking arts such as the big fire flame enamel are also quite royal style.

 Pierre Jacques Dro

Collected clocks and won the first barrel of gold

皮 On July 27, 1721, Pierre Jacques Dro was born in the small town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Seventeen years later, Jacques Dro enrolled at the University of Neuchatel with a major in theology. After graduating, when almost all of his classmates devoted themselves to the pastor’s career in accordance with a pre-set life trajectory, Jacques DeLor made a completely different decision-to join the watch manufacturing industry. The decision that seemed very sudden to others was not a surprise to Jacques Dro himself. While at the university, he taught at Basel Academy with the then renowned physician and mathematician Daniel Bernouilli. After that, Jacques Dro returned to La Chaux-de-Fonds, and developed great interest and enthusiasm for watchmaking. The watch manufacturing industry at that time was just a new industry in Switzerland, which had not yet formed a climate, and it was gradually being established. However, Jacques DeRoot stood out from many watchmakers with his outstanding skills and perseverance. Through his own research, Jacques Droux perfected many different clock components at the time, and began to try to incorporate harmonious bell sounds and several musical instrument tubes into the clock. Although this attempt was unsuccessful in the end, this experience also inspired him with different clock designs, that is, the fusion of two metals with different expansion coefficients was used to make the pendulum free of winding.

Soon after, Jacques Dro’s talent and love for watchmaking spread. At that time, the local leader of Neuchâtel, known as ‘Captain Marshal’, became aware of his deeds, and encouraged Jacques Dro to bring his work to Spain to pay homage to King Ferdinand VI. After a long journey to reach the Spanish capital Madrid, Jacques Dro was solemnly received by the Spanish royal family, and the watches and clockwork he carried with him were sold out. Because of this, Jacques Dro accumulates the first bucket of gold in his life.

 Jaquet Droz & Leschot clock

The master of watchmaking, popular with the court

With his wealth in Spain, Jacques DeRoot was able to go all out to make his own timepieces and automatic robot puppet devices that he has always remembered. In 1774, Jacques Droux, along with his son and apprentice, founded the Jaquet Droz & Leschot watch shop and opened a workshop in the Bartlett building in London. At this time, it was the ‘Kang and Qian Dynasty’ in China, especially the Emperor Qianlong in the dynasty, who especially loved mechanical clocks. It was in 1758 (23 years of Qianlong) that Jacques Drouh’s watchmaking talents began to emerge. The Emperor Qianlong issued a seal script: ‘In addition to the tribute to the Guangdong Customs, there is still silver in the heart of the fostering house. With this, you can do foreign goods once in both silver and silver, …, you don’t need to do gold, silver, and wide-making equipment. However, you can do the singular furnishings of clocks and Western gold beads, and gold satin, silver satin, or new utensils. Don’t hesitate to pay … ‘The monarch of a country expressed his preferences in the form of a seal, and his subordinates did not dare to neglect, searching for skilled artisans in various places.

Although Jacques Droux has not obtained this as a business, he still devotes himself to researching innovative technologies. Because of this, for a long time at the time, Jacques Droux was always a guest of the royal nobility of various countries. At that time, the prosperity of Chinese society and the imperial palace’s pursuit of mechanical technology led Jacques Droux to pay attention to China. Jacques DeLuo learned about Chinese preferences through collaborators who opened a trading company in Guangdong, China at the time. For example, the Chinese like to be paired and gorgeous, Jacques de Droy incorporates symmetrical elements into his works, and uses gorgeous enamel, round pearls, and dazzling colored stone as watchmaking materials and decoration. This is the ‘China market table’ that we often mention.

The members of the puppet royal family recognized Jacques Droe’s works. In addition to Emperor Qianlong, King Louis XVI of France and Marie-Antoinette of Queens were also their loyal fans. Even the works that were sold in the Spanish royal family in the ‘benthouse’ that year have been exhibited in the palaces of Madrid and Villavic Ocha.

 Jaquet Droz & Leschot clock interior

Automatic machinery, leaving a century of masterpieces

For this purpose, Jacques Dro has made a watch model for the Chinese market. At the same time, the automatic robot puppet devices that were once shelved for some reason also matured and gradually surfaced during this period, including the three most famous automatic robot puppets: calligraphers, painters and musicians. Later, Jacques Dro, who was thriving in business, opened his first watch shop in the Geneva area. It is here that small handmade products such as snuff boxes, timepieces, music timepieces, etc., which have repeatedly won high prices at auction, have been born.

多少 How many Jacques de Ronaldo works ever passed to the Chinese court has no history, but at least ten of the existing collections of the Forbidden City come from the hands of Master Jacques De Rouge. Among many achievements, Jacques Dro’s innovation of the ‘Bird Mechanical Clock’ is one of his most important contributions to the development of the watch industry. Prior to the 1880s, songbird mechanisms were not associated with clocks and were usually equipped with a bulky mechanical pipe organ. And Jacques Dro, through close cooperation with partners, invented a bird song device that uses a sliding movable valve to make sounds, further miniaturizing the entire design device, and brought a revolutionary breakthrough to the singing mechanical bird technology. Not only that, Jacques DeRoux also cleverly applied this innovation to small clocks to create practical and practical songbird music clocks, which were widely loved.

The ‘Songbird Music Clock’ made by Jacques Drow usually consists of three parts, namely the clock base, timing module and automatic robotic bird module. The rectangular base is equipped with a mechanical device for controlling the movement of the songbird and the sound of the song. This device is connected to different parts of the mechanical songbird at the top of the bell body through a lever system. The clock base is equipped with a mechanical clock mechanism. The rear shell of the clock body can be opened. It has a winding hole and two sets of separate mainspring power sources to supply the energy required by the time of the clock and the songbird of the automatic machine. The mechanical bird stands on the top of the clock. The bird is made of copper, the exterior is decorated with colored feathers, and the beak is made of dentin. After the starter at the bottom of the watch was turned on, the body of the mechanical bird began to swing left and right, and with the flapping of the wings, the mouth opened a gentle tweet, vivid. In order to better control the bird’s song, the bell body is also provided with a stop valve, which can control the ‘bird’ of the mechanical bird at any time. Because it was created for the ancient Chinese court, in addition to the bird’s bright colors and precious materials, the songbird bells usually exist in pairs. Of the 5 songbird music clocks that currently exist in the Palace Museum, 4 of them only exist in pairs.

 Jaquet Droz & Leschot

Modern watchmaking, inheriting the royal style

的 The time-keeping bird of that year made Chinese and European courts astounded. Today, the Jacques Dro watchmaking factory inherits this precious history with its unique and hand-crafted skills, and carries it forward. Just this year, Jacques DeRoy launched three masterpieces of decorative arts at the Basel Watch Fair. The bird, which is auspicious, was displayed on the dial by the watchmaker in various art forms.

From pure naturalism to magical abstract patterns, from ancient carvings and micro-painting techniques to new expressions of modern art, from European palaces to contemporary metropolises, these unique models continue to tell the legend of Jacques Droe.

Time is a straight line with no beginning and no end. The charm of clocks lies in being able to transcend the time and space of people’s thinking, remembering and continuing a period of history. Mr. Jacques Drow may not have thought that his work would still be admired by the world after hundreds of years. Perhaps this is also a mystery left to us by history: a pioneer of Swiss watchmaking who has never been to China, but left a time span on the Chinese land for two centuries through his great works. Deep footprint. Backtracking along this trail, we suddenly see an art master who is giving life to a pile of metal.

Time Gentleman Burns For Dreams – Tianwang Watch Joins Popular Singer Chen Leji To Learn The New Product Tasting Meeting Of Hengyi Series

On November 18th, the new product tasting meeting of the Tianwang Watch Hengyi series • Qiqihar Station opened grandly, and invited guests from all walks of life to share the wisdom of time and space, and to appreciate the style of the timekeepers of the new Hengyi series. Tian Lebiao’s best friend and popular singer Chen Leji was also attracted by the event. He visited the tasting site to share the thirteen years of music with the guests, and brought a shocking music LIVESHOW with the killer band. At this moment, the ‘time gentleman’ is burning for dreams!

   Perhaps wisdom is the best gift of time to us, and the most important ‘killer’ in the dream journey. The new product of the Tianwang Hengyi series launched this year, inspired by the time-honored ‘time gentleman’, the designer has washed out the minimalist design of the brilliance, showing the abundance of time in the watch in seconds, interpreting both internal and external The gentleman style and artistic charm.

   After this year’s Qixi Festival, King of Heaven watch together with the brand’s best friend He Shengming witnessed the launch of Hengyi’s new products, the simple and elegant design style was loved by watch lovers. In order to share the elegant charm of the ‘gentleman in the watch’ with more people, the first tasting of the new watch series of the Hengheng series on November 18 also opened in Qiqihar. Chen Leji, the vocalist and brand friend of the killer band who was praised as the successor of the Beyond band, was also present at the tasting.

   He is a good voice from Hong Kong. The song ‘A Midnight Serenade’ is stunning, making this classic once again on the major music charts. He was praised as the successor to the Beyond band, and a low-key ‘rock gentleman’, shining with the new Hengzhen series watches worn on the wrist. When I first met Chen Leji, the modest and elegant background contained infinite energy and enthusiasm. Just like his music, it was lyrical and warm, pure and moving, singing the courage and dream of young people, and leaving time in the rhyme Taste, intriguing.

   When time and music met, Chen Leji shared with the guests on the scene the ten years of music. Together with the killer band, they started the music liveshow. At this moment, the ‘time gentleman’ ignited for his dream.

[2016 Basel] Tag Heuer Heuer Monza Chronograph

1976-2016: 40 years of glory, the second edition of the watch together celebrated the grand ceremony, the classic watch peaked.
 In 1976, as the official timekeeper for the Scuderia team (1971-1979), Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of the founder of the TAG Heuer brand, designed a chronograph to celebrate Nigeria. Niki Lauda won the world championship for the first time in a Ferrari. This is the first time that the name MONZA has appeared on the watch dial.

 The watch was very different at the time and very fashionable. Its Coussin case is inspired by the 1925 model. The all-black chronograph with pulsometer (heart rate) and tachymeter scale (converts time to speed), red hands and chronograph dial make the racing tradition outstanding, new and unique. Design also usher in a brand new era for the development of this watch.
Beautiful watch, timeless fashion
 Going back to the roots: The newly re-released version in 2016 has two important functions of the watch series-the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (both previous reprints did not have the above two functions), and use the original font.

 The famous original Coussin case is the core component. The whole body is dark and looks like a historic classic. The black and white two-tone lacquered hour and minute hands are the same as the original watch. The retro orange SuperLuminova ™ luminous material hour indexes follow the original design. . The traditional Heuer logo is printed on the dial, which proves the watch’s place in the brand’s historical treasures.
 As a link between the front and the back, the case of Heuer Monza chronograph is made of grade 5 titanium (previously made of stainless steel), which makes the watch lighter and more shock-resistant. The watch material is matt black treated with titanium carbide coating, showing its powerful aura.
 The diameter of the watch has also been increased from 39 mm to 42 mm in the original model, making it more modern and masculine. The watch was paired with a ‘Super Racing’ style full-grain black calfskin strap, with exposed stitching details reminiscent of the three-spoke steering wheel design used at the time for racing.
 The Monza chronograph is equipped with a Calibre 17 automatic winding movement, and the dual chronograph dials are located at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. The precisely spaced design achieves a unique and harmonious aesthetic. The threaded screw-down case back is numbered and engraved with the traditional HEUER logo in red lacquer.
 The original Heuer Monza chronograph is highly sought after by collectors and rarely reprinted. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this watch, the design of the new watch is very original. There is no doubt that the Heuer Monza chronograph will be another milestone in the history of TAG Heuer’s classic heritage.
technical details
Number CR2080.FC6375

TAG Heuer Calibre 17 – Automatic chronograph movement (with date)

Function The ’15-beat’ pulsometer (1st timer activated, 15th stopped timer) also has a speedometer scale that converts time to speed.

Case diameter 42 mm.
 Grade 5 titanium case and bezel, matte and polished with black titanium carbide coating
 Arched sapphire crystal with anti-scratch and anti-glare coating on both sides
Polished steel crown with Heuer logo engraved
 Polished stainless steel button
 Threaded back cover
 Watch back engraved with ‘MONZA HEUER’ and number
 
Dial Black Sunprint
 Dual counters: minutes counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock
Date display window at 6 o’clock
‘Retro’ Orange SuperLuminova ™ Luminous Material Timescale
Black and white two-tone lacquered hour and minute hands
 9 o’clock position counter with white hands, 3 o’clock position counter with red hands
 Red chronograph second hand
 Tachymeter scale and pulse meter printed on flange
Vintage Heuer logo with ‘MONZA’ and ‘Automatic – Calibre 17’

Water resistance: 100 meters

Strap Full grain perforated black calfskin strap, exposed stitching, black coated titanium buckle
 Security button and Heuer engraved logo

Mido Baroncelli 80-hour Observatory Certified Silicon Material

The use of silicon materials with excellent material properties such as magnetic resistance and wear resistance in the watch industry has gradually moved from the original concept to practical use, and the level of application has gradually shifted from a few high-end watches to mid-prices. The popularity proves that this material revolution has reached the stage of flowering and fruiting. For example, this time, MIDO launched the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si using a silicon hairspring, allowing consumers to purchase high-quality watches equipped with a Swiss Observatory-certified movement with a silicon hairspring for more than 30,000 Taiwan dollars, which means the use of silicon material It has reached a fairly mature stage.

   The introduction of silicon materials into the Swiss watchmaking industry has become a significant phenomenon in recent years. Silicon hairsprings have continued to spread in the field of high-end watchmaking. MIDO is the first to launch Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si silicon watches with silicon hairsprings, becoming Swatch. The first silicon spring movement watch of the group’s mid-price brand to come out, with a Swiss Observatory-certified movement with a power reserve of up to 80 hours and a silicon hairspring, liberating silicon from luxury watch technology and revolutionizing the mid-price movement. Standard. The series of men’s and women’s watches not only have excellent precision performance, but also combine the iconic design style of MIDO, taking the classic architecture—Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan as the design inspiration and simplicity. The striking faceplate aesthetics fully reflect the brand spirit of ‘inspired by architecture’.

Eternal Series 80-Hour Observatory Certified Silicone Men’s Watch_M027.408.11.011.00
   Founded in 1918, MIDO watches are inspired by architecture and focus on providing accurate timepieces. They launched a new topic movement on the eve of the new century. Not only has a power reserve of up to 80 hours, it also passed the Swiss official observatory certification. The key part ‘hairspring’ is made of ‘silicon’ material, showing the brand’s new exploration of hairspring materials. For mechanical watches, running, fitness, skiing, and ball games, these everyday activities, challenge the shock resistance of watches. Electronic appliances, such as mobile phones, computers, tablets, refrigerators, and televisions, which are flooded in modern daily life, challenge the antimagnetic function of watches. Silicon has very stable physical characteristics, such as magnetic resistance, shock resistance, temperature difference resistance, and corrosion resistance. It becomes an excellent material for making hairsprings. The ‘Si’ logo decorated with 9K white gold on the balance plate indicates the highest precision performance of the eternal series 80-hour observatory-certified silicon watch, and this new watch has undoubtedly become the standard of the movement in the brand’s existing models. The highest series of watches is also the most worthwhile watch in the same price range.

Eternal series 80-hour observatory certified silicon gossamer men’s watch_M027.408.16.058.00
MIDO Baroncelli Eternal Series Elegant ‘Core’ Power Key Parts Silicon Hairspring
   The movement is regarded as the heart of the watch. The movement speed of the mechanical watch is controlled by the balance spring and balance wheel, while the key part ‘silicon balance spring’ is located at the heart and coiled around the balance wheel. It is a very thin spring, only 3.5mm Silicon hairsprings need to be manufactured through extremely complex and high-tech processes. The elasticity, durability, low density and low coefficient of friction of silicon contribute to excellent mechanical properties. The non-metallic silicon (Si14) ‘s anti-magnetic and shock-resistant physical properties allow The accuracy of the movement has been comprehensively improved.

Mido Caliber 80 (based on ETA C07.821) Silicone self-winding movement, certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory (COSC). 11½ ”, 25.60 mm diameter, 5.22 mm thickness, 25 gems, 21,600 vibrations per hour, ELINFLEX mainspring. The balance plate is engraved with the ‘Si’ logo in 9K white gold, a delicately decorated movement with blue steel processing screws, and an automatic plate decorated with the Geneva wave and the beautiful watch logo. Adjusted in 5 different positions for high accuracy. Up to 80 hours of power reserve.
   As large as MRT, high-voltage electric devices, as small as hair dryers, electric shavers, microwave ovens, artificial electromagnetic fields are omnipresent, and they will also affect the accuracy of watches. According to experimental tests, general movements and silicon Under the influence of the same magnetic force, the daily movement of the hairspring movement can reach plus or minus 30 seconds (MIDO meter test simulation test data), while the movement using a silicon hairspring is within plus or minus 3 seconds per day * ; Under the same acceleration or impact, such as impact on a table, a sport swing or the takeoff of an airplane, the daily error of a typical movement can reach plus or minus 10 seconds *, while for a movement using a silicon balance spring, the daily difference is within plus or minus Within 3 seconds *, the use of a silicon gossamer 80-hour observatory-certified silicon watch, showing absolute precision in time.

The balance plate of the Caliber 80 movement is decorated with the ‘Si’ logo in 9K white gold. It is also worth noting that a newly designed shock absorber is used in the balance bearing part.
Classic watchmaking tradition meets advanced technology
   Among the MIDO Mido series models, the Baroncelli timeless series is known for its elegance. The new Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si is an 80-hour observatory-certified silicon watch. In addition to the fully upgraded movement, the watch’s double-layer metal bezel echoes The perfect arc of the arched glass curtain of the neoclassical Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan integrates the artistic sense of traditional Italian architecture into the watch, making the watch appear natural and smooth. The sense of lines, while maintaining the simplicity and refinement of the design, is the same as the timeless elegance. The men’s watch with a 40mm pure white, black polished lacquered dial or ivory white dial with a simple three-pin, stainless steel or 18K rose gold bezel, reflects the design aesthetics shared by architecture and mechanical watches. At 6 o’clock on the dial, ‘CHRONOMETER’ describes the watch’s reliable quality certified by the COSC Swiss Observatory, and ‘CALIBER 80’ interprets the watch’s ultra-long power reserve advantage of up to 80 hours. The screw-in sapphire crystal transparent bottom Cover, 80-hour power reserve silicon gossamer self-winding movement that can see through the finely polished, the ‘Si’ logo decorated with 9K white gold on the balance plate is the highlight of the movement; waterproof to 30 meters, showing the eternal 80-hour observatory Certified silicon watch with high accuracy and stability without fear of the impact of daily life; the model uses double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, the date pane is at 3 o’clock, and the detailed hour and minute hands are sprayed. The sand and diamond cut surfaces show the attention paid to detail by MIDO. The watch offers a choice of black calfskin crocodile leather strap and stainless steel bracelet. The black leather strap reflects the texture of the polished lacquered dial. The metal bracelet has all The chain is polished to release the delicate color of the metal, and then show the superior design power of MIDO.

Eternal series 80-hour observatory certified silicon gossamer men’s watch_M027.408.46.268.00
   Women’s watches in the series show a feminine style with a 34mm diameter. The dials are available in white lacquer or mother-of-pearl dials, and there are meticulous changes on the time scales. Or with simple polished time scales, it shows simplicity and eye-catching Face plate configuration; or 8 Wesselton diamonds with Roman numerals on the wrist to add femininity.

Eternal series 80 hours observatory certified silicon spring watch_M027.208.11.011.00

Eternal series 80 hours observatory certified silicon spring watch_M027.208.41.266.00

F1 Five Crowns’ Hamilton Ready For The New Season Iwc Exclusive Timepieces To Witness The Glory Of The Championship

February 20, 2019, Beijing-The new season of the Formula One World Championship (F1 for short) will start again next month. In the 2018 season, the famous British driver who led the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team to achieve five consecutive championships and IWC brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton will re-enter the championship for his sixth F1 driver championship. Launch a shock. IWC created an exclusive and exclusive timepiece for this record-winning ‘F1 Five Champions’, witnessing the glorious moment of the champion, and assisting the upcoming new journey. Since 2013, IWC has been the ‘Official Precision Engineering Partner’ of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team.

IWC Brand Ambassador Lewis Hamilton wearing IWC IWC Large Pilots Perpetual Calendar watch with Christian Knnoop (left), IWC Creative Design Director, and IWC CEO Christopher Glainger-Haier (right)

  This Lewis Hamilton-exclusive IWC IWC Large Pilots Perpetual Calendar watch features a black ceramic case, engraved with the ‘Five Crowns’ badge on the bottom, and Hamilton’s five years of winning the F1 Drivers’ Championship (2008/2014/2015 / 2017/2018), paying tribute to this amazing F1 driver.

IWC Large Pilots Perpetual Calendar Watch (Lewis Hamilton Exclusive)

  Christoph Grainger-Herr, Chief Executive Officer of IWC Schaffhausen, praised: ‘Lewis’ remarkable achievements are obvious to all. Only a real champion can maintain such a high level of performance for many years, especially in exceptional circumstances. In fierce F1 events, the result is often only a millisecond. We are very proud to cooperate with Lewis in 2013. His pursuit of perfection, inexhaustible passion and extraordinary performance in each game, and our watchmaker Deeply agreed values ​​coincide. ‘

Persistent partner
  Hamilton’s close relationship with IWC is based on the successful and long-term cooperation between the brand and Mercedes. Since 2004, IWC has reached a partnership with Mercedes-AMG, an outstanding brand of Mercedes-Benz. Subsequently, IWC became the ‘official precision engineering partner’ of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in 2013. After five successful seasons, this long-term partnership will continue.

Bvlgari Self-winding Tourbillon Watch

On January 15, 2010, Mr. Francesco Trapani, then the CEO of the Bulgari Group, was excited to announce a major unprecedented event in the history of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Completion of a strategic alliance: This ten-year hands-on collaboration brings Bvlgari together with two other leading watchmakers, Daniel Roth and Gérald Genta. The joining of these two brands has enabled the Bvlgari Group to achieve a dream combination that can compete with any other watch brand. With the cutting-edge, high-end and high-end developed by the Manufacture du Sentier of the Joux Valley With sophisticated movements, the high-end series of watches produced by Bulgari will also rise to a whole new level.
    Hear the legend of the feast-Bulgari Gérald Genta series Octo Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon watch
    Bulgari Gérald Genta Octo Tourbillon watch with Westminster tones, hour flyback display, power reserve indicator, minute dial function, self-winding movement, 21,600 vibrations per hour , 48-hour kinetic energy reserve. 43mm white gold case, transparent case back, 18K white gold crown set with goose-shaped eagle eye; filigree enamel dial, waterproof to 30 meters. Alligator leather strap, 18K white gold three-fold folding clasp
    Tourbillon watches have always been known for their elegant and gorgeous appearance. To this day, this landmark invention of the clock, which was born centuries ago, is still using its brilliant spins, complex and exquisite craftsmanship, to gain It is people’s favor. However, when our eyes stopped on the Bulgari Octo self-winding tourbillon watch, we found that the tourbillon can only be used as a companion, and it is difficult to find its trace even on the front of the dial. Because this watch already contains too many miracles of watchmaking craftsmanship, even a master watchmaker needs to spend more than one year to assemble the movement used by a watch, which can be described as a human being for hundreds of years. A symbol of watchmaking history.
    The watch uses Calibre GG 31002 movement developed by Gérald Genta. It is equipped with a tourbillon, an hour retrograde display, and a kinetic energy reserve indicator for the movement and the chronograph device. It is an amazing masterpiece. The complexity of the dual barrel movement can be seen from the number of 863 parts, which also contains the special internal device of the music time, thus ensuring that this outstanding work of art can play different types of music: movement The reeds are made of special steel and match the diameter of the piano strings, naturally they can play a gorgeous high range. The four reeds inside the watch are suspended between the movement and the inside of the case, so that they can vibrate freely and then report the time freely. Each reed varies in length and corresponds to a hammer at a specific position to generate a corresponding unique sound, and can even play the tune of the Big Ben of Westminster in London. The rhythm, speed and intensity of the hammer strikes will be essential to the purity and clarity of the clock.
    Anyone who sees this watch for the first time will definitely be impressed by the unique structure of this watch. The overall appearance looks like an instrument panel, and the right side (1-5 o’clock) is dotted with each other. The interlaced black lacquered surface and cloisonne partition, the four small dials are responsible for displaying the time signal / mute, music clock kinetic energy reserve, time display kinetic energy reserve, and time mode selection (big self-sound / small self-sound). A little to the left also houses the minute digital display. On the left side of the dial is the hour retrograde display. On the white gold case of the watch, two watch crowns made of goose egg-shaped hawk-stone are separated from the left and right, the 3 o’clock position is used to adjust the chronograph function, and the 9 o’clock crown is used to activate the timekeeping device .
    As an orthodox self-timer, this excellent precision timer can perform two major timekeeping functions: the big self-sounding and the small self-sounding. In the big self-sounding mode, the time signal device reports the hour, and then repeats the hour before preparing to report the first, second, and third quarter minutes, and it functions like a real clock tower. This ‘clockwise’ timekeeping mode operates automatically and does not require the wearer to manually start.
    The small self-sound mode is relatively simple, but it can also report the hour, first, second and third quarter clockwise. Of course, the wearer can also choose the silent mode. Or, according to the wishes of the wearer, the minute repeater is performed when the minute repeater slider device is activated.

Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin And Its Partner L’ Opéra De Paris

When Vacheron Constantin became a sponsor of the Paris National Opera in 2007, Vacheron Constantin has been looking for values ​​that have been pursuing more than 250 years of history: hand-made fine watchmaking Métiers d’Art, a historical heritage of handicrafts and artistic traditions. The continuation of this partnership merges art and culture. This is the best professional and technical personnel cultivated by the oldest watch manufacturers, plus the precipitation and integration of history, culture and art since its establishment in 1775. Coupled with continuous creation, the world-renowned Vacheron Constantin was finally achieved.

 Vacheron Constantin has now created a special collection with 15 unique types of watches in honor of the greatest composer, as well as artist Marc who created immortal frescoes on the ceiling of the Garnier Opera House. Chagall.

 The theme of the first watch of the Métiers d’ Art—Chagall & L’ Opéra de Paris series is “Tribute to famous composers”. This unique creation was launched at a celebration party on November 20, 2010 in L’Opéra de Paris, celebrating Paris Opera & Ballet’s partner Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra National de Paris (AROP) 30 anniversary.

 The characteristic of this watch is the perfect faithful reproduction of the ceiling painted by Chagall of the Garnier Opera House, using the history-tested Geneva Grand Feu enamel miniature painting technology. The other 14 watches will be displayed in the eyes of the world in the next two years, each of which will become a masterpiece in Chagall’s masterpiece.

Source: Vacheron Constantin
www.vacheron-constantin.com

New Montblanc Star Collection: Classic Elegance

Montblanc takes its inspiration from the origins of fine watchmaking and releases four new Montblanc Star watches: two Nicholas Case chronographs and a new interpretation of the calendar with unique Roman numeral timescales Automatic and full calendar watches.

The origins of classic fine watchmaking

   The new Montblanc Star Collection watches draw valuable experience from the fine watchmaking traditions of Minerva, especially from the precision pocket watches manufactured by Minerva Watch Factory from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Thanks to the patented crown system, these timepieces became an innovative benchmark for fine watchmaking at the time, leading the rapid success of the Minerva watch factory worldwide.
   Adhering to the spirit of classic elegance, the new Montblanc Star Series timepieces inherit the classic high-level watchmaking specifications: the round case is curved; the sides of the lugs are designed with unique step patterns; the onion crown is embossed with the classic Montblanc hexagonal white star logo; Differentiating with the star series’ signature radiating corrugated pattern.

Two new Montblanc star series Nicholas Case chronographs

   Montblanc presents two new timepieces in 2019 following the stainless steel new star series Nicolas Case chronograph with silver-white dial in 2018: a bold contrast with a rose gold case and a smoky gray dial Aesthetic design, another smoky dial with stainless steel case. Both timepieces are equipped with an smoky halo-coated alligator leather strap made by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

   These two watches are a tribute to the French watchmaker, Nicholas Kasch. In 1821, he invented and patented the world’s first ink-dropping chronograph, which was recorded in the history of fine watchmaking.

   The dial of the new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph includes two highly recognizable, horizontally arranged rotating discs. The left disc measures 60 seconds and the right disc measures 30 minutes, just like the original The design of the ink drop timer is the same, with two fixed chronograph dials at the two ends of the fixed hands. The three-dimensional design of the two chronograph discs and the eccentric time-division scale ring create a unique three-dimensional effect.

   Other dial design details include slender Arabic numerals, precise rail-shaped minute scales, classic willow-shaped hands, azuré motifs in the center of the dial, and delicate filetsautéguilloché surrounding the dial. To pay tribute to the esteemed inventor of chronographs, the dial’s outer ring is decorated with the inscription ‘NicolasRieussec’.
   The new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph is equipped with Montblanc’s self-winding, single-button chronograph movement MBR200 equipped with a column wheel device. Through the sapphire crystal on the case back, the modern beauty of the movement can be seen at a glance. To achieve the best performance, the movement’s dual barrel can provide a power reserve of up to 72 hours.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Kay Chronograph is water-resistant to 30 meters and has been awarded the ‘Montblanc Lab 500-Hour Quality Test’ certification.

Roman numerals present the new Montblanc Star Collection

   In 2018, Montblanc took inspiration from the long history and extraordinary watchmaking process of the Minerva Watch Factory, and adopted new design specifications to reinterpret the brand’s iconic star series watches. In 2019, the series launched two new watches with black Roman numerals to enrich the choice, namely the new Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar Watch and the new Montblanc Star Full Calendar Watch.

   These two timepieces are made of stainless steel, and they also match the stylish colorful halo-coated alligator strap made by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.

   Following this series of elegant design specifications, the delicate dial of the new Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar watch is adorned with a radial Montblanc signature hexagonal white star engraved pattern with a willow-shaped hour and minute hands and engraved filetsautéguilloché ) And unique rail-type minute scale ring. This watch is equipped with the self-winding movement MB24.01. The hour, minute and second hands are located in the center of the dial, and the date display is at the ‘six o’clock’ position. This timepiece is available in two sizes, 39 mm and 42 mm in diameter, with silver-white dials.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection full calendar watch follows the same aesthetic design specifications as the new Montblanc Star Collection calendar self-winding watch. It has a 42 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with an automatic movement MB29.12. Hour, minute, second and date, day of the week, month and moon phase display. A date circle consisting of 31 date numbers surrounds the dial, and a small crescent-shaped hand at the top rotates along it to indicate the date. The day of the week and month are displayed in a small window above the dial, and the moon phase display is below the dial.

   The new Montblanc Star Collection watches are expected to be fully available for sale in the Chinese market from May 2019.

New Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph

Code: 119964
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MBR200
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, chronograph display, double barrel
Timing function Single button with column wheel and vertical clutch
Size 31.00 mm diameter; 8.46 mm thickness
Number of components 319
Number of jewels 40
Power reserve about 72 hours
Balance wheel Screw balance wheel, diameter 9.7 mm; moment of inertia 12 mg • cm2
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Plywood, rhodium-plated, pearl pattern on both sides
Bridge plate rhodium-plated with ‘Geneva ripple’
Gear train Special tooth design to improve power transmission efficiency
Display Off-centered hour and minute hands
Hour and minute hands indicate the time in the second time zone
Day and night display
Date display window is at ‘six o’clock’
60-second and 30-minute sub-dials with fixed hands
Quickly adjust the hour hand and date back and forth to meet travel needs

Exterior
Case 18K rose gold, polished case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back 18K rose gold with sapphire crystal
Dimensions 44.8 mm diameter, 15.02 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown 18K rose gold, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo

Button Chronograph button at ‘eight o’clock’
Dial The smoky dial is decorated with guilloché, the center of the dome-shaped hour scale is decorated with azuré pattern, Arabic numerals in rose gold, and guilloché (filetsautéguilloché) are outlined around the dial. Rhodium skeletonized hands indicating the time in the second time zone, rose gold-plated domed polished titanium chronograph dial
Strap Gray halo-coated alligator leather strap by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, 18K rose gold pin buckle

Acquired the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification

New Montblanc Star Collection Nicholas Case chronograph

Code: 119954
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MBR200
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, chronograph display, double barrel
Timing function Single button with column wheel and vertical clutch
Size 31.00 mm diameter; 8.46 mm thickness
Number of components 319
Number of jewels 40
Power reserve about 72 hours
Balance wheel Screw balance wheel, diameter 9.7 mm; moment of inertia 12 mg • cm2
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Plywood, rhodium-plated, pearl pattern on both sides
Bridge plate rhodium-plated with ‘Geneva ripple’
Gear train Special tooth design to improve power transmission efficiency
Display Off-centered hour and minute hands
Hour and minute hands indicate the time in the second time zone
Day and night display
Date display window is at ‘six o’clock’
60-second and 30-minute sub-dials with fixed hands
Quickly adjust the hour hand and date back and forth to meet travel needs

Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel with sapphire crystal
Dimensions 44.8 mm diameter, 15.02 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo

Button Chronograph button at ‘eight o’clock’
Dial The smoky dial is decorated with guilloché, the center of the dome-shaped hour scale is decorated with azuré pattern, silver white Arabic numerals, guilloché (filetsautéguilloché) is outlined around the dial, rhodium-plated willow-shaped hour and minute hands, blue Hollow hands indicating the time in the second time zone, rhodium-plated domed polished titanium chronograph dial
Strap Gray halo-coated alligator leather strap from Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel triple folding clasp

Acquired the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification
New Montblanc Star Full Calendar (42mm)

 
Code: 119955
Caliber MB29.12
Movement Type Automatic Mechanical Movement
Full calendar display (date, week, month and moon phase)
Number of jewels 25
Power reserve about 42 hours
Balance ring
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Display Central hour hand, minute hand, second hand
Full calendar display
Central date pointer
Day and month window is at ‘twelve o’clock’
Moon phases at ‘six o’clock’

Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Mirror: Domed sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel, recessed sapphire crystal window
Dimensions 42 mm diameter, 11.43 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Dial The silvery white dial is decorated with a radial Montblanc hexagonal white star engraved pattern, filetsautéguilloché, black Roman numerals, blue willow-shaped hour and minute hands, and blue at the bottom with the Montblanc hexagonal white star logo Barton seconds, rhodium-plated Barton date hands
Strap Blue halo-coated alligator leather strap by Richemont’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel triple folding clasp
New Montblanc Star Automatic Calendar Watch (42mm)

 
Code: 119956

Movement MB24.01
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement, calendar display
Number of gems 21
Power reserve about 42 hours
Balance ring
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer
Display Central Hour Hand, Minute Hand, Small Second Hand
Calendar display window is at ‘six o’clock’
Ranch
Exterior
Case Polished steel case
Crystal Dome-shaped sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back Stainless steel, recessed sapphire crystal window
Dimensions 42 mm diameter, 9.58 mm thickness
Water-resistant to about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown Stainless steel, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Dial The white dial is decorated with a radial Montblanc hexagonal white star engraved pattern, filetsautéguilloché, black Roman numerals, blue willow-shaped hour and minute hands, and a blue Barton seconds hand with Montblanc hexagonal white star logo on the bottom.
Strap Blue halo-coated crocodile leather strap by the Richemont Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy, stainless steel pin buckle

Seiko Introduces Presage 60th Anniversary Automatic Watch Limited Edition

In 1956, Seiko launched the first self-winding movement in the Marvel series. To commemorate this milestone, Seiko announced the launch of the Presage 60th Anniversary Automatic Limited Edition (Ref. SARW027). Its case shape, dial color, and design of hands and hour markers follow the original 1956 model.

   The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 40.5 mm. It is equipped with a non-reflective coating on a curved sapphire crystal and a see-through spiral bottom cover. It is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. The dial is cream-colored with gold hands and hour markers.

   The new Presage Series 60th Anniversary Automatic Watch Limited Edition is equipped with a 6R27 automatic manual winding mechanical movement, 29 gems, a frequency of 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz), a 45-hour power reserve, a date display and a power reserve display And stop seconds function. The oscillating weight is gold-plated and the crown is decorated with the ‘S snake’ logo.

   This watch comes with a brown alligator leather strap and a stainless steel folding clasp. It is sold with the 60th anniversary box and is limited to 1,956 pieces.

Time Traveler Tasting Girard Perregaux World Time Watch

Girard Perregaux was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1791. It is the second oldest real watch factory in the world. In the tide of watch brand merger, the two founders of Girard-Perregaux Jean-Francois Bautte and Constant Girard rejected several astronomical acquisition proposals and remained independent. This is their passion for mechanical watches, their belief in beauty, and their The love of the watch profession and the talent of the entrepreneur far exceed a single profit requirement. Therefore, when I got to know Girard Perregaux and walked into Girard Perregaux, my feelings for Girard Perregaux not only stayed on the function of timing, but also the appreciation and admiration of the brand’s courageous advancement and dedication to mechanical manufacturing.

  Product Series:

  In 2011, Kering Group of France acquired Girard Perregaux, and the brand made major adjustments in product positioning. In 2013, a new product series architecture was launched. Men’s watches are currently divided into the following series: vintage 1945, Girard Perregaux 1966, Hawk, Traveller, and women’s watches are divided into four series: : Cat Eye, 1945, 1966. The brand has set up a high-level complex watchmaking series separately, including the super complicated watch models in all products, and continuously injecting vitality into the field of top watchmaking art.
 
  The Girard-Perregaux WW.TC watch quickly became a recognized classic once it was launched in 2000. The ‘World Time’ function mechanism synchronizes the time in all time zones around the world on the dial. In the following years, this advanced and sophisticated functional structure has successively combined multiple complex function mechanisms to continuously innovate the powerful functions of the watch.

  The following watch to introduce to you-Girard Perregaux Traveler WW.TC World Time Watch, is also the brand’s latest creative witness. Girard-Perregaux watches have created top-quality timepieces that have been inextricably linked with modern tourism culture since their establishment. The newly unveiled TravelerWW.TC world time watch continues this long tradition with luxury and superb technology. A good companion on the wrist of a business traveler who travels frequently. At the same time, this watch comes in two colors, a milky dial and a black dial, for people of different tastes.

  Appreciation of details:

  The luxurious rose gold material creates a 44mm case, which gives this new work a gorgeous and elegant style. Through the sapphire crystal glass, the dial’s GP logo blooms warm and lustrous. The leaf-shaped hands are exquisite and small, occupying the center of the dial and concentrating on the wearer’s eyes. The hands and dots of the target rose gold frame surround the luminous material, which can still be clearly read in the dark environment. The texture in the center of the dial symbolizes the longitude and latitude of the earth. It seems that the entire earth is turning on the wrist. The dial is different from milky white or charcoal black. It has the same color as its outer ring, showing a harmonious beauty.

  After looking at the general appearance, the more complicated feature of Girard Perregaux Traveller series must be more attractive. Please follow our real shots below to see it! On the edge of the dial there are 24 time zone bevel rings that represent the name of the city. Inside is a 24-hour day / night ring. The latter rotates coaxially with the hour hand and makes one revolution every 24 hours. The time in 24 time zones around the world is clear at a glance. The 24-hour day / night ring is divided into light and black halves. Showing the difference between day and night, the design is simple and full of humane care. It is very suitable for business people or travel enthusiasts who frequently travel internationally. No matter where you are, world time is under control.

  Functionally, in addition to reading the current time of key cities in different time zones of the world at any time, the TravelerWW.TC World Time watch has other important functions that are sufficient to satisfy the wearer’s playability. The black central hand is the chronograph second hand. The 30-minute counter is at 9 o’clock, the 12-hour counter is at 6 o’clock, and the small second is at 3 o’clock. In addition, the 1:30 position is the date display. The timekeeping function of this watch fully meets the daily sports needs of the wearer.

  Fans who understand Girard Perregaux travellers will find that the new WW.TC is different from the old model in that the new watch cancels the original nine o’clock position except that the diameter of the case has been increased from 43mm to 44mm. World time adjustment knob, integrated into the main crown at three o’clock.

  Seen from the side, the polished rose gold case is smooth with the lugs of the lugs and crown bridge, and the timing button design is slim and round. The upper button is for starting and pausing the timer, and the lower button is for resetting the timer to zero. The crown of this watch is inlaid with the GP logo and maintains its performance under the protection of a bridge. The black crocodile leather strap is equipped with a discount. When the buckle is closed, the GP logo will be prominent on the inside of the wrist, adding a perfect touch to the elegant design.

  Movement exploration:

  Each watch named after Girard Perregaux is conscientiously conceived and manufactured by GP Girard Perregaux designers, engineers and watchmakers. Each movement is manually assembled, carved and decorated by experts. These experts have special skills that watchmakers carefully pass down from generation to generation. At the same time, the movement has passed the quality tests of several different manufacturing steps, which guarantees excellent craftsmanship and comprehensive durability.

  The Traveller WW.TC World Time watch combines Girard Perregaux’s basic style and innovative tradition, which makes the material and technology ingeniously blended, which makes the watch more special. The back of the table is clad with 6 screws and crystal glass. Through the bottom of the table, you can clearly see the movement of the internal movement, like entering a mechanical processing factory, mysterious. The watch is equipped with a GP03300 self-winding movement manufactured by Girard-Perregaux. The swing frequency is 28,800 times per hour, using 476 parts, 63 gems, and a power reserve of more than 46 hours. At the same time, the water resistance of this watch reaches 100 meters.

  Although this is a basic movement commonly used by Girard Perregaux, designing a movement is the longest and most complicated process that a watchmaker has engaged in. Every step in the manufacture of this movement still reflects the manufacturing process. Superb level of watch master. Dedicated and passionate to work, creating outstanding masterpieces of timepieces.

  The design purpose of each watch is to make the watch handed down from generation to generation. Therefore, in addition to satisfying daily use, each watch also needs the care and care of the wearer. In order to ensure the accuracy of the travel time and extend its service life, Girard-Perregaux watches are preferably repaired and maintained in professional after-sales centers between two and three years in use.

Summary: Watch fans’ love for watches can be divided into two types. One is from the complex of mechanical obsession since childhood, and the other is by accidentally hitting the bezel, but they are deeply attracted by it. They expect that the watch will have more creativity. When the watch can be integrated into the world time, day and night display, date and month and other complex functions in addition to the basic timepiece function, people will have a strong interest in exploration. This Girard Perregaux Traveller WW.TC world time watch cannot be said to be the most perfect World Time watch, but it still embodies Girard Perregaux’s charm and perfection, which can show the solemnity and elegance of an elegant gentleman, and reveal the atmosphere of sports And mechanical beauty. Reference price: about 279,900 RMB; official models: 49700-52-134-BB6B (creamy dial), 49700-52-632-BB6B (black dial). (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)
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