Watches & Wonders The First Asian Haute Horlogerie Exhibition-audemars Piguet Millennium Series Minute Repeater Watch

The spring-spring mechanism appeared on the oldest complication watches. As early as the 15th century, some pocket watches were able to sound through the entire point and repeat the mechanism momentarily. The requirements of the hour and time reminder. This type of watch is endowed with mechanical ‘memory’ and is now regarded as a model and exclusive collection of the greatest watches of very few movement manufacturers.
As early as the founding of 1875, the superb craftsmanship of the minute repeater watch was embedded in the Audemars Piguet watch, and has been regarded as an important part of the heritage of this manufacturer of pocket watches and watches. Over time, it added other complex features, such as a perpetual calendar, a chronograph, and in 1885, a watch power reserve indicator was added.

The accumulated experience led the company to launch the first minute repeater watch in 1892. This miniaturized masterpiece was later regarded as the core brand. As a result, the art of the minute repeater watch, which has been neglected for decades, was revived in the late 1980s, and Audemars Piguet became one of the first manufacturers.
In the new Millenary MINUTE REPEATER, what is the heritage of this long tradition, an excellent Audemars Piguet escapement with an oval case and a precision and complex movement? The hand-wound watch with system, double balance spring, and three-dimensional structure with spring mechanism and bell. The result is a pleasant sight and hearing.
Newest products in this series
The new MILLENARY MINUTE REPEATER continues a series of sophisticated Audemars Piguet watches, including excellent Audemars Piguet masterpieces, such as the Tradition d’Excellence No. 5 watch, The MC12 tourbillon watch, as well as the jumping seconds watch and the Carbon One tourbillon chronograph. This watch, decorated with a rose gold frame, features its timekeeping, minutes, seconds and minute repeater functions, combined with a specially developed winding system that makes it like its prominent ancestor-an innovative material, A sophisticated blend of sophisticated technology and watchmaking know-how.

Its uniquely shaped case has an eye-catching design, and a sub-dial with gold and enamel inlay, with an extraordinary mechanism of perfection, makes it immediately recognizable.
What everyone has discovered is that Audemars Piguet watch makers integrate the latest technological breakthroughs in the long tradition of the minute repeater watch, not just the AP escapement.
Smooth running is essential for watches. The escapement system transmits movement energy from the barrel in a completely smooth and linear manner. Inspired by the creation of French watchmaker Robert Robin in the 18th century, the invention of Audemars Piguet combines the high efficiency of a direct drive escapement with the reliability of a Swiss lever escapement.
Combining the above two points, this Le Brassus watch manufacturer has succeeded in reducing energy loss and eliminating the need for lubricating pallet forks-breakthrough technological advancements have increased the accuracy of the rating, long-term stability and shock resistance Sex.
Exquisite engineering masterpiece
A new manual winding mechanically driven minute repeater watch completely conceived, developed, and produced by Audemars Piguet. It is further distinguished by its atypical structure consisting of a headspring and a tailspring, rather than a single balance spring.
This flat, face-to-face double hairspring system has many advantages: it ensures automatic compensation for potential imbalance defects; it does not require the so-called Breguet balance spring curve on the ‘spring’ (this is notoriously difficult Idea) and avoid inaccuracies when the watch is in a vertical position without the need to help with a complex device such as a tourbillon.
All these features help ensure finer adjustment of the balance spring which oscillates 21600 times per hour. The two rotating barrels also ensure a power reserve of up to 7 days, while the third barrel, based on the contribution of this spring mechanism, relies on the much longer than half the normal time, thereby enhancing the law of prompting Sex.
Finally, in terms of safety, the millennial minute repeater is equipped with a balance brake system to ensure the accuracy of the time setting to the second. The new winding system also uses a safety device to prevent the time from being set during spring operation and to avoid any potential risk of damage.

Dynamic 3D structure (bold)
Such an excellent mechanical device, of course, will be further strengthened by the same excellent trimming. The oval minute repeater minute repeater case is made of brushed rose gold and covered with a polished rose gold frame.
Hour and minute dials set with gold and white enamel, offset from the three o’clock position, and the small seconds position at 7 o’clock, making the main moving parts clearly visible, highlighting a large number of hand-beveled Edges and inner corners, and anthracite-colored monoliths. Please also note that the ‘blue’ sound of the exquisite minute repeater watch can be enjoyed from the case surrounded by elegant curves.

Because this transparent case back allows you to appreciate such excellent level of detail design from both sides of the watch, the two different dynamic three-dimensional structures of the millennial minute repeater watch are reflected.
The contribution of this watch to the long history of Audemars Piguet timepiece craftsmanship is decisive-not only, maybe, because it brings a long history of functional watches to the 21st century.

MINUTE REPEATER Minute Repeater
32.90 x 37.90 mm.
Case: 18-carat rose gold oval case, case size (width / length): 47 x 42 mm, thickness: 15.79 mm, sapphire crystal case back, no waterproof function.
Dial: White enamel dial, black Roman numerals, white enamel sub-second dial.
Function: three questions, time, minutes, small seconds.
Features
The hour and minute dials are offset from three o’clock and the small seconds are offset from seven o’clock.
Three-level winding crown.
Slide the clock to 9 o’clock to activate the clock function.
Direct-drive AP escapement.
Inertial variable balance with inertial module.
Flat double balance spring.
Polishing: all parts are finely decorated, hand-polished beveled edges, inner corners, milled patterned hand-drawn contours, horizontal
Plywood with ‘Côtes de Genève’ design and round particle shape.
Caliber type 2928
Calibre 2928 is a mechanical movement manufactured by Audemars Piguet.
Overall dimensions: 37.90 x 32.90 mm.
Movement thickness: 10.05 mm.
Number of gems: 40.
Number of parts: 443.
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 165 hours • Balance frequency: 21,600 times / hour.
Strap: Large brown crocodile leather checkered scales with hand-stitched edges, fixed in 18 carat rose gold AP buckle.
No .: 26371OR.OO.D803CR.01.

Patek Philippe Ref. 4978/400g-001 Diamond Ribbon High Jewellery Watch

White Diamond ‘DiamondRibbonJoaillerie’ Jewellery Watch

The case and dial are set with 679 diamonds of gradual size, and the whole is spiral (about 3.99 carats)

The lugs are set with 48 diamonds (about 0.17 carats)

Crown set with 16 diamonds (~ 0.03 carats)

Pin buckle set with 27 diamonds (about 0.21 carats)

A total of 770 diamonds (about 4.4 carats)

New platinum style with larger diameter

 

   Patek Philippe’s ‘DiamondRibbon’ women’s watch was released in 2012. The case of this series of watches is spirally inlaid with diamonds on the edge of the case. It has its own personality and is like a highly skilled gymnast with a ribbon floating above his head, which is warmly welcomed by female customers . White or rose gold with a dark gray or white mother-of-pearl dial, also decorated with a spiral pattern, is exquisite and charming. The rose gold jewellery watch debuted in 2016 with its pavé diamonds on the dial.

   Today, Patek Philippe reinterprets the DiamondRibbon high jewelry watch in white gold. The diameter of the new model has increased slightly, from 33.3 mm to 36.5 mm. Therefore, the spiral pattern formed by the diamond is more noticeable.

   The 18K gold dial is embellished with spiral-shaped diamonds in a gradual arrangement, contrasting with the diamonds set on the bezel and case, adding dynamic vigor. Blue white gold leaf-shaped hands and 12 blue white gold Arabic numerals ensure that the pavé diamond dial remains legible. Diamond-studded lugs and hand-stitched blue large square scale carp leather straps continue the feminine and elegant style with diamond pin buckle.

   To meet the strict standards of the Patek Philippe imprint, the 770 diamonds (4.4 cts) set in this jewellery watch are top Wesselton diamonds, cut exceptionally, and set according to the strict principles of the gem setting master.

   The glossy case is equipped with Caliber240 ultra-thin self-winding movement, which achieves the watch’s slim and elegant shape. Through the sapphire crystal caseback, you can admire the exquisite structure and gorgeous decorative details of the movement (such as a splint decorated with Geneva stripes and an eccentric mini rotor in 22K gold).

   The Patek Philippe Platinum DiamondRibbon jewellery watch Ref. 4978 / 400G-001 replaces the original rose gold Ref. 4968 / 400R-001.

dial
• Pavé diamonds, blue gold cubes
• 18K gold dial
• Blue platinum leaf pointer
Case
•platinum
• Diameter: 36.5 mm
• Thickness: 8.23 ​​mm
. Water resistance 30 meters
• Sapphire crystal transparent cover
Strap
• Square scale crocodile leather, hand-stitched, bright twilight blue
• Diamond pin buckle
diamond
• 679 graded diamonds, spiral as a whole: about 3.99 carats (case and dial)
• Set with 48 diamonds: about 0.17 carats (lugs)
• Set with 16 diamonds: about 0.03 carats (crown)
• Set with 27 diamonds: about 0.21 carats (buckle)
• A total of 770 diamonds: approximately 4.4 carats
Movement
 Caliber240
. Ultra-thin watch
 Automatic winding movement
• Diameter: 27.5 mm
• Thickness: 2.53 mm
• Number of parts: 161
• Winding oscillating weight: 22K gold eccentric mini automatic disc
• Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (3 Hz)
• Power reserve: at least 48 hours

Zhenlishi Pilot’s New Type20 Two Time Zone Watch Appreciation

1903 is a memorable year in aviation history, this year the Wright brothers achieved the first low altitude in human history. Therefore, Zenith, which is good at manufacturing aviation watches, launched the Zenith Pilot Series Type 20 two-zone time zone 1903 watch this year to pay tribute to the Wright brothers.

Zenith Pilot Collection Type 20 Two Time Zone 1903 Watch

 The Zenith Pilot’s Type 20 Two Time Zone 1903 watch draws inspiration from its glorious history. The black DLC-coated titanium case, which is 48 mm in diameter, is still light and agile. This watch has a limited edition of 1,903 pieces. The individually numbered nameplate is affixed to the side of the shoulder with aircraft rivets.

 The black matte dial is sandblasted five times, and the novel large Arabic numerals are used to read the day and night clearly. In order to reflect the retro characteristics, the time scale is first covered with an antique luminous coating (old radium), and then covered with a layer of super luminous material (Superluminova). Such a clever coating combination shows a unique milky white fluorescent effect, each wrist The watches are unique and amazing.

 The iconic grooved crown of the vintage pilot’s watch is easy to operate even with flying gloves.

 The matte black pin buckle strap polished and sandblasted with advanced technology blends with the overall dark brown hue, which fully expresses the retro style of the pilot series 1903 memorial model!

 The Zenith Pilot’s Type 20 Two Time Zone 1903 watch is equipped with a second time zone display. It is equipped with an accurate and reliable Elite 693 automatic movement. The movement is meticulously carved and decorated with ‘Côtes de Genève’. The watch vibrates at 28,800 times per hour and has a power reserve of 50 hours.
 
 The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2014 Basel Watch Fair brought by the special editor of the Watch House, more intuitive exhibition reports, and new product information. Please pay attention to the watch Geneva 2014 special page. (Picture, text / watch home queen)
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