Omega Speedmaster Mark Ii Watch: Classic Timepiece, Gorgeous Upgrade

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   1969 is a memorable year in human history. For the first time, human beings crossed the boundary of the earth and landed on another planet, the Moon, and the first astronauts who left footprints on the surface of the Moon were wearing OMEGA Speedmaster professional chronographs.
   In the same year, Omega launched a refreshing Speedmaster Mark II watch. The case has a streamlined design, and the internal 861 manual-winding movement is exactly the movement carried by the lunar watch that has successfully completed the moon test.

   In 2014, Omega recasted the classics and launched a replica of the Speedmaster Mark II watch, equipped with an automatic movement. At the same time, the speedometer scale of the new Speedmaster Mark II has been processed and is still clearly visible in extremely weak light-this is the first of its kind in the Speedmaster series.
   The frosted and polished stainless steel case has a barrel shape with a polished crown and chronograph button. The calendar adjuster is located at 10 o’clock on the case. There are three small dials on the dial: the 30-minute chronograph dial at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour chronograph dial at 6 o’clock, and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. Plano-convex wear-resistant sapphire crystals provide effective protection for matte black or gray dials.

   The scale of the transparent speedometer is transferred to the inside of the sapphire crystal, and the aluminum ring underneath is covered with a luminous coating. In the dark environment, the night light is displayed through the transparent scale, which is particularly eye-catching. Black and white lacquered hour, minute and central chronograph hands are also coated with Super-LumiNova.
   For those who love the classic design of the Omega and Speedmaster watches, if you want color highlights, you can choose the Speedmaster Mark II watch with a gray dial, its fluorescent orange central chronograph second hand and the minute scale that matches its color It’s striking.

   The Omega Speedmaster Mark II uses a frosted stainless steel bracelet and Omega’s patented extendable folding clasp. This watch comes with tools for quick and easy calendar adjustment.

   Compared to the original version in 1969, the new Speedmaster Mark II watch is equipped with a 3330 self-winding coaxial movement with a Si14 silicon balance spring and longitudinal chronograph.
   The new Omega Speedmaster Mark II is water resistant to 10 atmospheres (100 meters / 330 feet). Omega guarantees after-sales service for up to 4 years.
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High-level Moon Phase Table 10,000 Yuan Budget Can Start

As soon as you mention the moon phase watch, there must be many different answers in your heart, but when you talk about the moon phase watch with high cost performance, Longines is the best. In addition to the well-known master series moon phase watches that readers know relatively well, Longines also launched a new classic replica series 1832 moon phase watch this year, winning a lot of praise for its simple and elegant design. Now let’s enjoy this exquisite beauty together. (Watch model: L4.826.4.92.2)

Watch real shot map display

 

  The watch is made of stainless steel, with a diameter of 40 millimeters. It fits the size of men’s wrists. The bezel is polished to make it more bright.

  The lugs are also made with different decorative techniques, forming a visual difference in light, showing the watch’s rich layering.

  In order to ensure that the wearer can clearly read at different angles, the sapphire crystal is provided with a multi-layer anti-reflective coating on the inner surface of the mirror, which makes the dial more direct and clear.

  The stainless steel crown on the side is designed with a concave and convex anti-skid gear, and the top is engraved with Longines’ unique brand logo.

  Looking closely at the dial, the simple and elegant retro dial has an overall hue that is off-white, and also has a unique grain texture, which makes the watch as a whole understated and luxurious.

  Longines inlaid with three-dimensional bar-shaped hour markers on the circular disk surface, which has been polished to match the dull and beautiful disk surface, which is more intuitive when reading. At the outer edge of the hour mark, the brand has set up a circle of three-dimensional pearl dot scales. Among them, the dots corresponding to the hour are covered with luminous materials to ensure that the watch can still be clearly read at night.

  The hour hand and minute hand of the Longines classic replica series 1832 moon phase watch use the toffee hand style, and the luminous material is added at the center of the hand, which corresponds to the dot luminous logo.

  At 12 o’clock, there is the Longwing brand’s signature flying wing hourglass logo. At 6 o’clock, there is a moon phase display plate, and a pointer calendar is set in it to ensure a harmonious disk layout.

  The watch is paired with a brown alligator leather strap with beige stitching. The material is soft and comfortable, and the color scheme highlights the retro beauty of this watch.

  The bottom of the watch is designed with a transparent back. The watch is equipped with a Longines exclusive L899 self-winding movement (a special movement developed by ETA for Longines only for Longines). It is equipped with a fine polished decoration and a Geneva wave on the rudder And the brand logo is engraved in the middle. The vibration frequency is 25,200 times per hour, and it can provide a power reserve of 64 hours after winding.

  Summary: This time, Longines upgraded the moon phase watch to a simple and elegant style. Most of its design inspiration comes from the glorious classics of Longines in the last century, which is very suitable for formal gentlemen. Interested friends may wish to pay more attention to it. Watch price: RMB 16,900

The Value Of The Watch Industry Is About 20,000 Yuan Moon Phase Watches Recommended

‘When will the moon be, ask the wine about the sky …’ To the Mid-Autumn Festival of the year again, this is the day when the family reunite together to enjoy the moon. When it comes to the moon, watch friends will naturally think of the ‘moon phase watch’. In fact, the functionality of the moon phase watch has been gradually diminished. If you choose them, you will pay more attention to their appearance. Gao Jie’s elegant moon phase dial adds more romance and poetry to the watch. Today, the Watch House recommends three moon phase watches of about 20,000 yuan for you, which are beautiful and the price is good.

   Longines Traditional Watch L2.919.4.78.3

 
Product model: L2.919.4.78.3
Official price: ¥ 19000
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Case material: stainless steel
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: L899
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: Baume & Mercier Crichton Series 10450

Product Model: 10450
Official price: $ 3750 (about 26,930 RMB)
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Case material: stainless steel
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Dubois Dépraz 9000
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: Dépraz 9000 automatic winding movement, which can provide 42 hours of power reserve. The stainless steel case with a unique blue alligator leather strap is suitable for every man with a distinctive personality and elegant gentleman.

   Le Méridien elegant series LC6168-SS001-122-1 watch

Product model: LC6168-SS001-122-1
Official price: 2450 CHF (about 17,835 RMB)
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Case material: stainless steel
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: ML37
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: aimei / 53088 /
Watch comments: Le Méridien is relatively niche, but the styles are very beautiful, and this moon phase watch is even more so. Stainless steel case, 40 mm diameter. The gray dial surrounds the blue center dial, with a white calendar display ring at the junction. The little star and moon phase display is engraved on the blue central dial, which is cleverly conceived and has a very romantic design. The watch is equipped with a self-winding ML37 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours.
To sum up: Li Bai in the ancient times ‘looked up at the moon and looked down at his hometown’, today some cousins ​​’looked up at the moon and looked down at the moon.’ As the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, friends who have recently planned to buy a watch may wish to take a ‘reunion Mid-Autumn Festival’ and start with a moon phase watch to play. Get a close look at these beautiful moon phase watches.

Gp Girard-perregaux Collaborates With The School Of Applied Arts For The Tenth Consecutive Year

GP Girard-Perregaux worked with the hometown of the Academy of Applied Arts (EAA) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland for ten consecutive years to use the creativity of students in sculpture and help them complete their graduation designs. JacquesRais, head of the sculpting department, directs this artistic activity, including the complete retouching of existing Girard Perregaux timepieces.

   This annual graduation design event focuses on the engraving process, and aims to add glory to Girard Perregaux timepieces through the decoration on the dial and movement. For this purpose, GP Girard-Perregaux invited for the first time three students specializing in sculpting to participate in the grooming of cat-eye watches made exclusively for women.

   According to the famous ‘Flower Power’ slogan-born in the famous San Francisco ‘Summer of Love’ rally in 1967, flowers became a symbol of peace and anti-war-each student must create a unique appearance decoration for the development of cat-eye watches , Their task is to transform the theme into a feminine design. This creative work is overseen by the Girard-Perregaux product and training team and the La Chaux-de-Font School of Applied Arts sculpture and communications team.

   The richness and diversity of the design proves the vitality of the sculpture training courses offered by La Chaux-de-Fonds School of Applied Arts; young people can perfectly interpret the theme in a modern way, and also show their creativity and determination. The project lasted nine months, and the three students demonstrated their mastery of professional knowledge. On June 26th, to celebrate the successful completion of the project and to commemorate important moments in the artistic career of these young graduates, Girard-Perregaux presented each of them a cat’s eye watch as a congratulation. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Iwc New Portofino Manual Winding Large Date Watch

The bright new work of IWC Portofino series appeared in Beijing Qiaofufang Grassland flagship store. The flagship store of IWC is transformed into Portofino, a small coastal town in southern Italy. It has a beautiful harbour view, a leisurely Mediterranean atmosphere, a romantic scooter in the ‘Roman Holiday’, a fragrance of Italian coffee and ice cream in the air, and a classic Italian family of shoes Santoni’s artisans demonstrate the art of footwear and leather customization and dyeing live. All this is the romantic background of the protagonist ‘Portofino Manual Winding Large Date Watch’. The birth of this new product has ushered in a new complex function wrist of Portofino’s charming appearance and inner series. table.
IWC’s new Portofino hand-wound large date watch

Portofino Manual Winding Large Date Watch IWC Beijing Qiaofufang Grassland Flagship Store Appreciation Reception

 For 29 years since its birth in 1984, the Portofino series has been a low-key modest gentleman in the IWC watch family. It is the perfect embodiment of subtle temperament and excellent taste, and also exudes a relaxed Mediterranean life. Although the new Portofino hand-wound large date watch has a simple and low-key appearance, if you look closely at the dial, you will find its ingenious and unique craftsmanship. The large two-digit date display at 12 o’clock is clear and easy to read, which is extremely practical and convenient. This date display is implemented by two coordinated display disks: one display dial represents the ten digits of the date with a number between 0 and 3, and the other display dial represents a number between 0 and 9. Digits. The perfect synchronization of the two display disks This elaborate design is driven by IWC’s 59230 movement, which is further developed on the basis of the 59000 movement series and is technically supplemented. The movement design uses a large-sized back plate and bridge plate, which is very modern, and at the same time extremely durable, accurate and reliable.
 This new Portofino watch not only has a large date display, but also has a strong power reserve: the full chain can ensure a full 192 hours, that is, the precise travel time of eight days; the wearer only needs to pass after eight days The rotating crown winds up new energy. Moreover, don’t worry about when you have wound the chain, when it should be next time you can easily read it from the power reserve display on the dial. The Portofino hand-wound large date display watch in white gold (model IW516101) or red gold (IW516102) is only available at IWC stores. The Portofino hand-wound large date watch in white gold features a rock grey dial, rhodium-plated hands and indexes, and a black leather strap. The red gold model has a silver-plated dial, gold-plated hands and indexes, and a dark brown leather strap.

Supermodel Performs Portofino’s Unique Italian Style

Source of inspiration: poetry and painting in the small Italian town in the 1950s
 ‘I found my love in Portofino’ is a very popular song in the 1950s. At the time, Hollywood superstars such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Humphrey Bogart discovered this picturesque fishing village by the Ligurian coast and here for leisure Casual breath of Mediterranean life. You can find a café casually in Piazzetta Square next to the port, while espresso espresso, while watching the cruise ship dock. Small red and terracotta houses are densely distributed near the scenic natural harbour, which provides a great background for paparazzi shooting. At night, head to the bay for a drink with friends at the famous Splendido Hotel Bar. In the 1960s, celebrities from all walks of life came along as Italian cinema entered its heyday. Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, and many well-known directors and artists have come here for the beautiful scenery. Portofino adds charm. To this day, rich people in Italy and around the world still like to gather in Portofino and enjoy the beautiful life in the Mediterranean. The timeless and elegant Portofino watch series precisely reflects this relaxed attitude to life. For more than a quarter of a century, it has been the modest gentleman in the IWC watch series, the perfect embodiment of subtle temperament and excellent taste.
Portofino’s classic light and shadow and beautiful time
 A well-known friend of the brand has accepted the invitation of IWC Schaffhausen as early as May 2010, and is pleased to go to Portofino to take part in the filming-this picturesque Italian coast resort is the Portofino watch series The inspiration for the name. The prop costumes in them all perfectly reproduce the style of the 1960s and are full of charm. Peter Lindbergh, an internationally renowned photographer, personally shot for IWC friends in the scenes of Hollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s. Cate Blanchett grabs Kevin Spessy and enjoys delicious Italian ice cream; Ela McPherson and Eric Dean winks on an old scooter; and Lewis Figo and Matthew Fox show their style on a stylish steamboat. The celebrities enjoyed the shooting process very much, and the Portofino series watches were inadvertently presented in their elegant hands.
‘Time goes by. Only at Portofino. When the clouds overwhelm the bay, the town looks so mysterious.’ Peter Lindbergh uses the light of the lens and beautiful text to represent the small town of Portofino and his watch. A beautiful interpretation of the good life: ‘When I was sitting in Portofino, time seemed to stand still. The scenery in front of me was the same as fifty years ago, when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Dede · Richard Burton strolls in the small square: a colorful house and fishing boat gently shaking on the sparkling sea. After half a century, this Italian fishing village has become a gathering of celebrities around the world Resort. The sun is slowly setting, and there are many stylish bars on the square next to the harbour. The atmosphere is casual and pleasant, which is a portrait of the beautiful Mediterranean style life here. On a rainy morning, I stared at the sea and enjoyed the time. A row of bright new yachts. The steering wheel of the yacht reminds me of the Portofino chronograph watch that I love, with exquisite button design. Maybe the designer In the creation of this extraordinary watch, the inspiration really came from the steering wheel of the yacht. When I was still thinking about it, my eyes turned to a menu board painted with the local special gourmet ice cream new land.

Kevin Spascy and Cate Blanchett stroll leisurely

 Then I stepped onto the rooftop of the luxury hotel where we stayed to enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean, cliffs and nature. On the road opposite the shore, a Vespa scooter kept making noises, and a pair of dreadful images immediately appeared before my eyes-Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn The plot of a drive in the movie ‘Roman Holiday’.
The night was low, and after finishing the day, we went to the hotel bar to relax and drank the bartender Becalli to prepare one of our most famous Bellini wines. On the wall behind the bartender are black-and-white photos of the VIPs of the old hotel, not only stars such as Rex Harrison and Ingrid Bergmann, but also other celebrities such as Lisa Minelli ( Liza Minelli) and Alain Delon. At this time, people wearing the Portofino manual winding eight-day power watch finally have time to wind the watch. This watch will stop automatically after precise operation for eight consecutive days and will need to be re-wound.
 Time flies, and only Portofino retains it for an instant. Dark clouds over the entire harbour, surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere, and this is the ideal environment for this shooting. However, a place where the sun shines, gradually illuminates the place where people can enjoy a good life. The small square was as packed as ever, so Elizabeth Taylor in shorts and a beach bag was walking around the square.
Precious metal blends with top leather
 In early 2011, IWC Schaffhausen and Santoni announced a cooperation plan to cooperate on various joint projects within five years. Santoni, a well-known Italian shoe brand managed by the second-generation family heir Giuseppe Santoni, has exclusively customized a high-quality leather strap exclusively for IWC. At present, most of the work of the Santoni factory is still carried out by hand. Santoni uses a complicated processing process for leather. It has long been two major characteristics of the brand’s leather. One is manual stitching and the other is the famous patina effect. Coat multiple layers of leather dye to create an antique look. Another feature of Santoni is the orange leather lining on the inside of the strap. The perfect combination of IWC’s exquisite watches and straps, which are called handicrafts, showcases the charm and beauty of Mediterranean life.

While There Are Many Types Of Iwc Watches, There Are Always No Mistakes In Choosing These Three.

IWC is the first choice for domestic watch buyers to choose the first watch. IWC’s five major series of watches are very many, which are the most watched in the minds of watch buyers, Watch House has specially compiled the 2017 watch home forum table friends job stickers, let us See which three IWC watches have the most purchases.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ‘Little Prince’ Special Edition

Product model: IW377714
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 43 meters
Domestic public price: 39,500 RMB
Watch details: RMB
Watch details: RMB
Details of the model: The 40.9 mm stainless steel case, the white dial with the blue hands and time markers, looks very neat and refreshing. Equipped with a 79350 chronograph movement, providing a 44-hour power reserve. At the same time, the watch is paired with a blue alligator leather strap, which echoes the colors of the hands and hour markers.
Summary: IWC has always been the watch of choice for many watch buyers with its elegant and simple appearance. The next three watches are all IWC entry-level models, which have a relatively high price-performance ratio. Its classic appearance is also enduring, and it is very eye-catching.

Omega Honor Releases Ocean Universe Limited Edition Watch To Celebrate The 2014 Sochi Olympic Event

In February 2014, the famous Swiss watch brand Omega won the 26th Olympic Games designated timekeeping and provided professional timing services for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the Russian Federation city Sochi. Omega is looking forward to this sports event that highlights the Olympic tradition, Olympic culture and modern Russian spirit.

   To celebrate this Olympic Games, Omega has created a limited edition watch of the Hippocampus Ocean Universe ‘Sochi 2014’. This model is available in men’s and women’s watches, each limited to 2,014.

Omega Seahorse Marine Universe 45.5mm ‘Sochi 2014’ Limited Edition Watch

   This men’s watch features a matte and polished 45.5mm stainless steel case, a stainless steel bracelet, and a matte black unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with chrome nitride diving scale. The 1-5 minute scale on the bezel is covered with blue lacquer, and the 6-10 minute scale is covered with red lacquer. This particular design is inspired by the colors of the Russian Federation flag.

   The watch is equipped with a screw-in frosted case back, embossed with the ‘Sochi 2014’ Olympic emblem, and engraved with ‘Si 14’ (silicon) and a limited edition number (eg 0001/2014) . The helium exhaust valve is at 10 o’clock.

   The hour markers on the matte black dial and the polished three-dimensional rhodium-plated hands are coated with a white luminous coating that glows blue in low light. The dot at 12 o’clock on the minute hand and the diving bezel glows green. This feature makes it easy to read the time with one glance when diving. The watch is equipped with a central hour, minute and second hands and a calendar window at 3 o’clock.

   The Omega Seahorse Series Ocean Universe 45.5mm ‘Sochi 2014’ limited edition watch is equipped with the Omega 8500 coaxial movement, which defines the industry standard for mechanical movements in the 21st century. The Omega 8500 coaxial movement is equipped with the brand’s unique Si14 silicon balance spring. The coaxial escapement system and silicon balance spring are used together to make the watch more reliable. Omega therefore provides a four-year warranty for this watch. . This watch is water resistant to 60 bar / 600 meters / 2000 feet.

Omega Seamaster 37.5mm ‘Sochi 2014’ Limited Edition

  In 1932, Omega launched the world’s first professional diving watch-the Omega Marine watch. For more than 80 years, Omega has been synonymous with professional diving watches. Such a glorious achievement will definitely please the design pioneers of Omega Marine Watches. At the same time, the adventurous women have become loyal fans of the Hippocampus Ocean Universe watch, which will surely surprise them even more.

   The Omega Seamaster 37.5mm “Sochi 2014” limited edition watch is as solid and reliable as the 45.5mm men’s watch, and has the same outstanding professional diving performance. This unique women’s watch is bound to become one of the most attractive souvenirs of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

   This 37.5mm model is exclusively for women. The matte and polished stainless steel case is equipped with a white unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with diving scale. Like the ‘Sochi 2014’ limited edition men’s watch, the 1-5 minute scale on this watch bezel is covered with blue lacquer, while the 6-10 minute scale is covered with red lacquer.

   The watch features a screw-in matte case back with an embossed ‘Sochi 2014’ Olympic emblem, engraved with ‘Si 14’ (silicon) and a limited edition number (such as 0001/2014) . The helium exhaust valve is at 10 o’clock.

   The hour markers on the white lacquered dial and the polished three-dimensional rhodium-plated hands are coated with a white luminous coating that glows blue in low light. The dot at 12 o’clock on the minute hand and the diving bezel glows green. This feature makes it easy to read the time with one glance when diving. The watch is equipped with a central hour, minute and second hands and a calendar window at 3 o’clock.

   The Omega Seamaster 37.5mm ‘Sochi 2014’ limited edition watch is equipped with an Omega 8520 coaxial movement, this movement is one of the important members of the Omega family of coaxial movements. The Si14 silicon balance spring mounted in the movement has excellent anti-magnetic properties and can be largely resistant to vibration and external interference. This watch has stable and reliable quality and long-lasting outstanding time performance, and enjoys up to four years of after-sales service guarantee. Like every Ocean Universe, this model is water resistant to 60 bar / 600 meters / 2000 feet.

Coaxial Escapement Recommended Three Omega 8500 Watches

In the eyes of many watch fans, what is the first thing that comes to mind when mentioning Omega? I think it should not be Zhang Ziyi’s endorsement or other, but its unique coaxial escapement system. With the coaxial escapement, Omega also had a hole card against Rolex. Before, Rolex has always been synonymous with precision. None of the brands in mass-produced watches can be compared with it. Omega has adopted the coaxial escapement system, and it has gained momentum with Rolex. Today, the Watch House recommends three Omega watches equipped with 8500 cores.

Omega HOUR VISION 431.33.41.21.03.001 watch

Watch Series: Butterfly Flying Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 41 mm
Domestic public price: 53200
Watch details: for comprehensive protection. The watch has a 41 mm stainless steel case with a sapphire inner case and a black leather strap. This eye-catching watch is equipped with an Omega 8500 coaxial movement, the movement of which is clearly visible through the transparent case back.

Omega AQUA TERRA 150M Series 231.1.422.21.02.002 Watch

Watch Series: Haima Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 41.5 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 40800
Watch details: The Terra 150-meter ‘Captain’ watch features a silver dial with a ‘Teak Concept’ texture and a calendar window at 3 o’clock. Wear-resistant sapphire crystals provide comprehensive protection for this unique dial. The 41.5mm stainless steel case has a bezel and a stainless steel bracelet. This certified chronometer is equipped with an Omega 8500 coaxial movement.

Omega Olympic Watch Series 522.30.46.21.01.001

Watch Series: Special Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 45.5 mm
Domestic public price: 48800
Watch details: Summary: Omega’s 8500 coaxial movement launched in 2007. Each of the 202 parts of the movement is developed and manufactured by Omega with the most advanced technology. For serial production, the movement manufacturing process is optimized. The timing performance of the Omega 8500 movement has attracted much attention in the mechanical watch industry. I always consider coaxial escapements to be the biggest feature of Omega.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, Where Did It Come From?

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak / Royal Oak Offshore is one of the three top luxury sports watches in the world (the other two are Patek Philippe’s Nautilus and Vacheron Constantin’s vertical and horizontal), and many people like it. Therefore, both in the primary market and the secondary market, they are very hot and strong. Royal Oak / Royal Oak Offshore is a watch that players are very familiar with, and many people wear it. Many senior players know that the Royal Oak was designed by Jero Zunda, so I want to say a very interesting thing today, how did the Royal Oak offshore come from?

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470
The Royal Oak was born in 1972 and the offshore type was born in 1993.
 As we all know, Royal Oak was designed by the famous designer Jero Zunda (died in 2011) and launched in 1972. In 1989, Audemars Piguet’s CEO (named Stephen Urquhart) hoped to launch a Royal Oak suitable for young people. After statistics, it was found that people who bought regular versions of Royal Oak at that time were generally 40 years old and above. Age group. Audemars Piguet wants to introduce a watch that appeals to young people. This is why the Royal Oak Offshore was launched. The Audemars Piguet CEO gave this task to a designer working at Audemars Piguet to let him design the new Royal Oak. This person is Emmanuel Gueit, the designer of the Royal Oak Offshore, which is the old man in the photo below. The old man is still handsome.

Emmanuel Gueit, designer of Royal Oak Offshore.

Royal Oak Offshore Designer Emmanuel Gueit’s Royal Oak Offshore Model 25721.
 The old man started designing offshore models. The first thing he did was to increase the size of the watch. From the current perspective, the size of the early Royal Oak was not large. The size of the Royal Oak 5402 was 39 mm (it was already a large size at that time). Brother Emmanuel Gueit found that many women had already started wearing men’s watches at that time, so he planned to further increase the size of the watch, designing the Royal Oak offshore model as a watch for men, and the offshore model was 42 mm thick. 16 mm. Without a doubt, his vision is very advanced. The 42 mm offshore version is the right size today.

The first Royal Oak offshore model introduced in 1993, model 25721
 Early Royal Oak offshore models used rubber timing buttons and rubber crowns (now 26470 are ceramic buttons and ceramic crowns). This is because the rubber can expand when heated. The use of rubber in the middle of the chronograph button, crown, and bezel can prevent hot water and water vapor from entering the watch. The rubber used in the Royal Oak offshore type can function from minus 45 degrees to 165 degrees (up to 180 degrees) and was an advanced material in the 1980s.

The first Royal Oak offshore model launched in 1993, 25721.
 The Royal Oak Offshore was a chronograph from the beginning. Early Royal Oak offshore models always used the 2126/2840 chronograph movement. Some players know that Audemars Piguet 2126/2840 actually added a timing module to Jaeger-LeCoultre 888 movement (later began to use 889 movement), which is a movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre (now the offshore type uses Audemars Piguet). Self-produced movement). Emmanuel Gueit, an offshore designer, said that the Jaeger-LeCoultre movement was used because the early Royal Oak offshore model had a dense bottom. The case was designed with a magnetically shielded inner case, which occupied the watch because of the antimagnetic inner case. Shell space, Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is relatively small, suitable size, so I choose this Jaeger-LeCoultre movement (Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin have used the tradition of Jaeger-LeCoultre movement).

1993 Royal Oak offshore structure.
At the beginning, Audemars Piguet did not know.
 Because the newly designed Royal Oak offshore type has a lot of changes compared to the regular version of the Royal Oak, especially such a large size, which was too different at the time, because the size was so large, the earliest offshore type was called ‘beast’ ( Foreigners in English say Beast), so Audemars Piguet has no idea, considering whether the introduction of offshore type is right or wrong. This is one of the reasons why the offshore model was originally designed in 1989 and was only introduced in 1993. Because it’s tangled.

In 1993, the first Royal Oak Offshore Type 25721 complete set.
 In the end, Audemars Piguet released the Royal Oak Offshore Model (model 25721) in 1993. At first, only 1,000 were made to test the water. Among the first 100, only the English of Royal Oak (Royal Oak) was written on the bottom case of the watch, and Off Shore was not written in English. Off Shore was later added to the offshore model. Those who are familiar with Royal Oak will know that Royal Oak also has a prefix in history. The offshore type starts with a D prefix and then an E prefix. The production batch is different. Some details on the watch are fine-tuned. You can pass the prefix. Judge production time. The final result is very clear to you, the Royal Oak offshore fire, and has been to this day.

E-type offshore (left) and D-type offshore (right), pay attention to the prefixes under the bottom cover.
What is the difference between the current offshore type and the past?
 In 2014, the 42mm Royal Oak offshore type was upgraded once again. The updated model (26470) is the 42mm Royal Oak offshore type currently on the market (in addition, the offshore type is also There is a 44 mm model). Compared with the previous generation of the 42mm offshore model introduced in 1993, there are two important upgrades in the offshore model for sale.

In the sale of Royal Oak offshore model 26470, pay attention to the ceramic crown and ceramic chronograph button.
 1. The old offshore crowns and buttons are rubber; the offshore crowns and buttons on sale are replaced by ceramics.
 2. Older offshore models use outsourced chronograph movements and solid bottom covers; on sale models, Audemars Piguet 3126 chronograph movements and transparent bottom covers are used.

In the sale of Royal Oak offshore model 26470, pay attention to the ceramic crown and ceramic buttons.
 In addition to the important upgrades in these two technical configurations, the larger offshore checkered decoration was used in the offshore model, and the proportion of the time scale on the disk was adjusted. The details have also been adjusted to become more fashionable. But in overall appearance, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offshore type has remained basically unchanged from 1993 to today. There are many Royal Oak offshore versions on the market today, including new models, old models, commemorative models, special models, etc. Generally, you only need to look at the material of the timer button and crown, whether it is ceramic or rubber, and whether the movement is Through the bottom, you can judge most of the new and old models offshore.

The Royal Oak offshore model 26470 is on sale. It has a bottom and uses the Audemars Piguet 3126 chronograph movement.
 Finally, the only thing to note is that in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the offshore model in 2018, Audemars Piguet launched a 25th anniversary version of the offshore model (model 26237), which completely imitates the appearance of the original offshore model in 1993. Bottom, rubber button crown, but using the Audemars Piguet 3126 chronograph movement (not visible at the bottom), please pay attention to distinguish. In general, if there is no special plot, the 42mm offshore type is priced at 190,000 26470, and the specific color can be selected by yourself.

Swatch Group Announces Acquisition Of Simon Et Membrez Sa

Global watch giant Swatch Group AG (Swatch Group AG) announced the acquisition of 100% of the entire equity of Simon Et Membrez SA in Delémont. Simon Et Membrez SA’s current shares are held by its CEO, Philippe Membrez, and two other members of the family, Etienne Membrez and Didier Membrez. In addition, Swatch Group will also acquire a 60% stake in Termiboîtes SA (Case Polishing), an affiliate of Simon Et Membrez SA, which is located in Courtemaîche and currently employs approximately 50 people. Simon Et Membrez SA works seamlessly with Swatch Group’s existing manufacturing companies. The company is also a reasonable supplement to Swatch Group’s major watch casing manufacturers, Comadur, Ruedin and Lascor.
Simon Et Membrez SA mainly produces high-end watch cases with high-grade raw materials such as gold, titanium, platinum, rhodium and high-quality steel. Some watch brands under the Swatch Group (Breguet, Blancpain, etc.) and Simon Et Membrez SA exist. With long-term business dealings. After the acquisition, Simon Et Membrez SA will continue to provide products and services to third-party customers.
Currently, Simon Et Membrez SA has approximately 250 employees. Swatch Group will retain the Simon Et Membrez brand after the acquisition is completed. At the same time, the entire Simon Et Membrez team led by Philippe Membrez will continue to work for the company. The company has a strong sense of environmental protection and has passed ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. At its new plant in Delémont, it has advanced machinery and the most advanced production technology, which can fully meet the quality requirements of customers. Simon Et Membrez SA was founded in Delémont in 1975 by René Simon and Etienne Membrez, father of the company’s current CEO. The company’s new plant in Delémont was completed in the summer of 2008 and expanded to its current size in 2011.
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