Vacheron Constantin ‘limited Platinum Collection’ Watch

The top of Vacheron Constantin’s 2010 ultra-complex watches. Although it has the complex functions of tourbillon, perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset time and time equation, its layout is not messy at all. Seeing timeless values ​​with a low profile

    Compared with the most popular iphone nowadays, no matter how complicated the mechanical watch is, it can only be regarded as ‘useless’. Perpetual calendar? Any ordinary mobile phone and electronic watch can tell you the year, month, and day. Minute repeaters and bells? The current time signal is vocal, and the ringtone now has a variety of beautiful music. Tourbillon? Electronic watches and mobile phones can be accurate without the need for a tourbillon. Complex watches used to take pride in their functions. Now there are newer and more high-tech alternatives. When the complex movement departs from the purpose of ‘useful’, it rises to true beauty. Ultra-complex watches have also risen from practical tools to works of art.
    How many limited edition complex watches are collected by collectors for daily wear? Like the blue and white porcelain bowl of the Yuan Dynasty and the Huanghuali chair of the Ming Dynasty, who would really use it to eat and drink tea, and who would actually sit on it and read a book. Their functions have faded, and their value as artworks and historical relics has become increasingly prominent. The sophisticated watches launched by the century-old brand were born almost as art and collectibles. There is pure blood in them, and ancient history follows the same line.

Not Just Watches Tasting Cartier Les Heures Fabuleuses De Cartier Collection

In today’s fast-changing aesthetics and needs, how to continuously attract the attention of buyers has become the most important consideration for major watch brands. The watch industry, as an industry designer who values ​​the traditional spirit while continuously developing new technologies, always thinks and surprises everyone. This time I bring you the Cartier Les Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier series of high-end jewelry watches, you may not be unfamiliar with this series, because Cartier’s talents in this series are impressive every time. The new jewellery watches at the Geneva Watch & Clock Fair 2013 not only met the aesthetic needs of women’s wrists, but also the “multi-functional” use method broke the traditional design concept and became another new favorite of ladies in high society.

 Les Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier collection of 41 fine masterpieces, 23 of which are unique and unique. In this series of works, the watch is subtly camouflaged with the help of surrealism, which makes people have a specious illusion. The uniqueness of Cartier’s high jewelry watch is its dual charm-a diamond inlaid serpentine decoration, which can be removed from the dial and clipped to the jacket as a brooch.

Les Indomptables de Cartier-Peacock Watch

The peacock decoration watch first brought to you is not only a watch, but also a unique peacock-shaped jewellery. The peacock can fly away from the frame inlaid with mother-of-pearl and inlaid into a watch. A brooch set with brilliant-cut diamonds embraces a ruby-engraved flower, embellished with a nephrite-carved leaf.

18K rhodium-plated white gold case, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and the dial is also 18K rhodium-plated white gold, with mother-of-pearl inlay, 18K rhodium-plated white gold and three-dimensional engraving and enamel flowers, 18K rhodium-plated white K gold inlay, rhodium-plated hands set with brilliant-cut diamond sword-shaped rests on the upper left of the dial, elegant.

In fact, the peacock has the auspicious and auspicious meaning in China. The material is 18K rhodium-plated white gold, set with bright-cut diamonds, matched with ruby-engraved flowers and a piece of nephrite carved leaves, and its eyes are inlaid with a sapphire. It sometimes stands on the dial, and the full shape after careful carving seems to depict the trajectory of time; sometimes it quietly disappears, and let the mother-of-pearl decorated with white gold embossed flowers and dotted with red flowers and green leaves The background pattern emerges, letting time run free in the dazzling diamond ‘Drizzle’.

Les Indomptables de Cartier-Snake Watch

The 18K rhodium-plated white gold case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The same material is also luxurious. A spirit snake inlaid with diamonds is coiled on the black enamel dial. During this time, flowers and dances dance, and garnet butterflies shuttle among them. The exquisite craftsmanship combines animal-shaped watches, dial background patterns and snake-shaped brooches, highlighting the beauty and poetry of the work.

The design of the dial surface is also unique. When the wearer removes the serpentine decoration, the dial leaves a beautiful diamond-quality disc on the 18K rhodium-plated white gold enamel dial, during which the butterfly made of garnet material is shuttled. It doesn’t look monotonous at all, and the sword-shaped rhodium-plated steel pointer adds a different charm to the whole.

In fact, the most precious thing is that Cartier has used this diamond and precious metal materials to express the beauty of flexibility and softness. In the year of the snake, many brands have launched zodiac watches. Hundreds of Thousands of Turns ‘beauty works.

 Les Indomptables de Cartier-Frog decorative watch

This is a ‘hanging garden’ in which lotus flowers bloom and a frog is hidden in the lush flowers. Taking the blooming flowers off the dial, it becomes a beautiful brooch. The three ways of wearing make it versatile, but always maintain the overall harmony, including the color of enamel, the use of transparent moonstone, the coordination of K gold and sapphire, and the green embellishment, emerald inlay and clever enamel coating. Combined.

18K rhodium-plated rose gold case, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, has been carefully selected. 18K white gold enamel blades, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, moonstone lotus, pink sapphire, while 18K rose-K gold drops, set with moonstone, sapphire, and brilliant-cut diamonds in 18K white gold dial. The beautiful ‘Lotus Moonlight’ is set on a micro-painted enamel plate set with sapphire and brilliant-cut diamonds.

My personal favorite among these three models is this one. The more design-based design brings a sense of tranquility to the whole. It seems that we instantly return to a poetic and picturesque scene, full of the taste of midsummer night, people linger. .

Summary: Cartier’s fun design and exquisite jewellery craftsmanship have given time and flexibility the characteristics of a watch, which can be used as a brooch, a pendant, a watch, or three functions. Be one. In the magnificent ‘Fables and Stories of Watches and Clocks’, the humorous, fantasy animal shapes also have dual functions. Snakes, frogs, and elephants are among the characters that can be enjoyed and profound, indulging in the story, the track of time Suddenly transformed into the jewels of Feng Fenghua.

Winter Picture On The Wrist Tasting Jacques De Rouge Gold Bird’s Hour Dial – Four Seasons Watch

As a unique high-end brand in the watch industry, Jaquet Droz takes art design as a secret weapon, and is good at capturing many wonderful and beautiful moments. He uses art creation to freeze on the dial, and eternal The time merges into one, showing the infinite charm of mechanical timepieces. The golden carving technique is also one of the unique expression methods of the brand. Jacques Rodriguez bird hour and minute dial-this is the case with the Four Seasons watch, which shows us four animated scrolls of gold bird with different times and backgrounds in the four seasons. From winter to winter, of course, the most suitable is the winter-themed J005024575 watch. Below, we take this as an example to take a look:

Detailed gold carving skills

   Integrating Jacques Dro traditional craftsmanship, the brand watchmaker displays the natural charm of the birds vividly and flexibly in a completely three-dimensional form on the white, mother-of-pearl dial. Inspired by the natural scene of the Jura Valley, the birthplace of the brand’s watchmaking, the mother-of-pearl dial fully carved by the craftsman has created two vivid birds in the valley. In different seasons, interpret the scenery of the world with different colors and backgrounds. At the same time, the fully opened wings of the birds are even more vital under the subtle carving of the gold carving.
Watch details

Jacques Rodriguez small bird hour dial-Four Seasons watch

   The 18K white gold case shows a smoother, fuller line of beauty after careful polishing. Platinum is both low-key and high-cold, blending with the theme of winter. In addition, the inner bezel and the four lugs are inlaid with two rows of diamonds. For women’s watches, it is a more luxurious and shining one, full of elegance and nobility, which can satisfy little vanity. The 18K white gold crown is located on one side of the watch. It is engraved with the Jacques Dross double star logo, which once again gives the brand a full sense of beauty.

   Mother-of-pearl pan, two birds fluttering their wings, playing on the branches of falling snow, one of them mouthed a bug and the other opened its mouth to catch the bug. With the first bird hanging in mid-air, and the other just leaping, the brand captured this vivid and beautiful picture, with mother-of-pearl as the winter sky and snow-falling branches as the background, showing a very dynamic Bird picture. In addition, the details of the watch are very delicate. Through careful observation, each bird feather and claws are clearly visible. When making such an exquisite plate, the master carving artist first carved out all the forms of the bird, then outlined the colors, and finally set it on the dial, so that the bird is not only lifelike, but also has a three-dimensional visual experience and artistic conception. Full.

   Equipped with Jacques de Roche 2653 self-winding movement, through the back cover designed through the process, you can see the gold carved bird wings on the automatic rotor engraved with the brand’s double star LOGO, to meet the theme of the disk. The watch has a 68-hour power reserve and a daily water resistance of 50 meters.

   A hand-rolled crocodile leather strap, covered in silk, creates an extremely soft wearing texture. Equipped with 18K white gold diamond buckle, it is integrated with the white gold diamond case to reproduce the overall sense of sparkling luxury.

Jacques Rodriguez small bird hour dial-Four Seasons watch
In summary: the elegant and natural dial surface is fused with the high-cold, sparkling 18K white gold diamond case, creating the wearer’s exclusive winter beauty on the wrist. This watch is limited to 88 pieces in the world, and the back cover is engraved with an independent number of X / 88, demonstrating the distinguished identity of the wearer. If you like this watch, you may wish to enter the brand store for more details. Watch price: RMB 610,500

When It Comes To Understanding Women, It Must Be Bulgari

I have always felt that although many brands are launching women’s watches, in fact, there are not many women who understand women’s psychology and ideas and turn them into masterpieces on the wrist. If there is anyone, Bulgari is definitely an inevitable topic.
   In Western culture, the most well-known use of women’s watches is still fashion accessories, which first prevailed in the 19th century. Bulgari is particularly good at jewelry watch design. For example, its Serpenti Tubogas watch, which has been carefully crafted from the 1940s, has now become an important part of the brand’s heritage. The head-to-tail creativity makes the watch more aesthetically pleasing. The smart ring bracelet is worn on the wrist, revealing the sexy and exquisite female.

Bvlgari Antique Collection Tubogas Stainless Steel and Gold Bracelet Created in 1983-1984

   This year, Bvlgari launched a new women’s watch LVCEA Tubogas halo watch, which once again infused the achievements of its century-old jewellery watch into this brand-new ladies watch.
   ‘LVCEA’ is derived from the Latin ‘light’ and ‘Tubogas’ is the Bulgari’s acclaimed Tubogas bracelet. The Tubogas bracelet technology is named after a bent metal gas pipe. This technology has been applied to the field of jewelry making since the late 1940s.

Bvlgari Antique Collection Serpenti Tubogas Gold Watch, circa 1960

   As we said earlier, in the 1940s, Bvlgari successfully combined the dial with the Tubogas bracelet innovation to successfully create a stylish Serpenti watch.

Bvlgari Antiques Collection Gold Ring with Ancient Coins, circa 1980

   By the 1970s, the Tubogas process had been widely used in the design of Bvlgari watches, bracelets, necklaces and rings. The exquisitely processed Tubogas chain, paired with ancient coins and colorful gems, strikes a distinct personality, interpreting the Bulgari trend created by multiple elements, providing more options for daily wear.

Bulgari 2018 new LVCEA Tubogas halo watch

   The newly launched LVCEA Tubogas halo watch by Bvlgari combines the two elements of the LVCEA series watch with the classic Tubogas bracelet creatively, demonstrating the profound historical accumulation of the family of jewelry, and the stylish classic Tubogas bracelet is halo-like. The round dial clasps the wrists in a refined state for a comfortable wearing experience.

Bulgari’s iconic Tubogas craftsmanship

   The Tubogas bracelet made up of many chain links is meandering. The gold or stainless steel long bracelet wrapped with steel core has extremely complicated manufacturing process. The outline of the bracelet is beautiful and round, and the edges are seamlessly joined to each other, completely hiding the internal structure, and no welding is required during the production process. And the winding bracelet is flexible and comfortable on the wrist, which is very comfortable.

Five new LVCEA Tubogas halo watches

   The new LVCEA Tubogas halo watch offers five models to meet the daily wear needs of modern women, reflecting the self-aura of women whenever and wherever possible. Two of them feature 28mm and 33mm stainless steel cases with black lacquered dials, highlighting their unique style. The other two are 28mm and 33mm cases, respectively, with a shiny white mother-of-pearl dial and a steel and rose gold Tubogas bracelet. The LVCEA Tubogas halo watch also offers a 33mm rose gold watch with bezel and bracelet set with several diamonds, exquisite and gorgeous. The 28mm model is equipped with a precise and practical quartz movement, while the 33mm model incorporates Bvlgari’s self-winding mechanical movement. The five models of the LVCEA Tubogas halo watch use diamond hour markers, and the crown is set with convex egg-face-cut pink stones.
   In terms of price, the price of 28mm black lacquered dial is 42,900 RMB, and the price of 33mm is 50,500 RMB; the price of white mother-of-pearl dial 28mm is 74,200 RMB, and the price of 33mm is 85,000 RMB; The diamond watch is priced at 275,000 RMB. Women’s favorite elements are included in this watch, and friends who like it may wish to try it in the specialty store.

Richard Mille’s Best Friend Alexander Zverev Won The Atp Year-end Championship

On November 18th, 21-year-old German tennis star Alexander Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to become the Men’s Professional Tennis Association ATP Year-end championship. This is by far the biggest success of his career.

RICHARD MILLE Alexander Zverev

 Zverev, the first German champion since Boris Becker, defeated Djokovic, the world number one, which was unexpected, but he did have that strength. When he raised the trophy, he wore a RICHARD MILLE RM 67-02 Automatic watch.

RICHARD MILLE RM 67-02 Automatic

 
 Alexander Zverev wore a RICHARD MILLE RM 67-02 Automatic watch, winning the ATP Year-end Finals.

Omega Speedmaster ‘57-news Omega

From manual winding to automatic winding, from a three-ring to a binocular timekeeping layout, whether it is a clever fine-tuning on the appearance or a change in the built-in movement, the new Speedmaster ’57 in the Speedmaster series, Shake the altar again with a coaxial, precise, homemade movement, recreating the glorious lunar history of OMEGA.

Strong athletic character
With a clear brand positioning, you can take the lead before attacking the consumer market! This is indeed true when applied to OMEGA. As early as the 19th century, OMEGA was linked to sports and actively developed the field of sports timing. Not only did it participate in major world events, even the well-known Olympics, it also designated OMEGA as the official timekeeping. According to statistics, the brand has already held 26 Olympics Official timepiece records, such as track and field, swimming, golf, sailing and racing, and other sports, you can see OMEGA almost every important event, such as the recently concluded 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, can be on the scene Seeing the OMEGA Measurement Unit developed by OMEGA, it is set up on each snowmobile and is responsible for all data statistics to provide a reference for the conference and participating teams.
Looking back on the century-old history of the brand, in order to strengthen its adventurous character and sports image, OMEGA can be said to have made a lot of efforts. For example, when the NASA was performing a mission in 1962, OMEGA’s superpower watch happened to be selected on the screen and was selected. Without it, the durability and sturdiness of the Speedmaster is the best choice. Because the Speedmaster series was originally created because OMEGA wanted to make a durable, clear, and easy-to-read practical watch, the ruggedness of the watch itself became the biggest feature of the Speedmaster series, and when the astronauts were in darkness It is one of the indispensable conditions to face the environment of atmospheric pressure difference anytime, anywhere. Therefore, after a series of rigorous tests, the Speedmaster eventually became the official NASA meter. The strength of OMEGA is beyond doubt.
First lunar watch
On October 3, 1962, Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster for the first time on a Sigma 7 spacecraft for Earth orbit flight. This was also the first record of the moon landing in the history of OMEGA watches.

Subtle changes in hands
In 1957, OMEGA launched the first Speedmaster watch, but it was not until 1962 that the Speedmaster watch was worn for the first time on the moon mission. Therefore, strictly speaking, the true moon landing model was the Speedmaster Accutron Astronaut in 1962, but the first The change of hands of a Speedmaster to the moon landing timepiece is interesting. First of all, in 1957, the first generation of Speedmaster watch number CK2915, its hands are the so-called wide arrow design, different from the common stick-shaped needle design later, the broad arrow pointer with a thick arrow supplemented by a diamond, showing masculine The neat and elegant style. This design is also very common in the Speedmaster series introduced later. The current Speedmaster series uses a variety of pointer designs, some are broad arrows, some are stick-shaped needles, and some are mentioned next. Sword-shaped pointer.
The sword-shaped pointer is a modified design of the Speedmaster watch numbered CK2998 in 1959. Its DNA was later extended to the lunar watch of 1962. Therefore, from a narrow perspective, the sword-shaped pointer is the most authentic moon landing. The prototype of the watch, and the replica of this classic gene also returns to the Speedmaster ’57 watch to be introduced this time.
In addition, I have to mention that Speedmaster ’57 continues the traditional round chronograph button design. It traces back to the original design of the chronograph. The chronograph buttons are round and square. Even before modern and changeable shapes, many players who love old watches. I like the lines of this round button, an elegant and superfluous slender round shape, different from the slightly larger round crown, these two designs with different flavors, coupling the classic and masculine of the watch , This design alone is enough to let people taste it carefully.
1957 CK2915
The watch is equipped with a 321 movement, a remanufactured Lamania 2310 movement, and a vibration frequency of 18,000 vph. At this time, the pointer is designed with a broad sword, and the large and masculine lines occupy the collector’s field of vision, which is quite eye-catching.

1959 CK2998
The hand canceled the wide arrow design and changed to a sword shape. The chronograph second hand tip was changed to a slender arrow shape. The watch body also added an O-ring gasket because of the chronograph button. The diameter of the watch was changed from the original 39mm is slightly enlarged to 40mm.

Using homemade movement
Regardless of the history of the Speedmaster ’57’s moon landing, this sporty stainless steel chronograph is very attractive in appearance, beautiful binocular chronograph, with simple and powerful clear layout, chronograph seconds hand, small right dial The red color on the hands is the finishing touch of Speedmaster.
If you want to trace these classic designs, you may have to start from 1957. The previous article mentioned the history of the hands of the Speedmaster. In addition, in terms of the movement and dial layout, this Speedmaster ’57 also responds to The market changed and made some changes. For example, from the well-known 321 manual winding movement in 1957 and the 861 manual winding movement in 1968 to the 9300 automatic winding movement that is now equipped, the differences from the movement can be dropped by the way. A glimpse of the changes in OMEGA’s brand strategy. From 1970 to 2006, OMEGA could not escape from the curse of the three major general-purpose suppliers of movements. Until 2007, OMEGA released the first self-made movement, 8500. The coaxial escapement movement is handled from design to production, symbolizing a return to the roots of watchmaking, proclaiming to the world, OMEGA is returning to the ranks of Swiss professional watchmakers who design and produce unique cores. Starting from this foundation, the 9300 coaxial escapement movement that was published later injected a new blood, strengthening the prestige of OMEGA’s homemade movement. In addition to the coaxial escapement, the 9300 movement also has the official certification of the COSC Swiss Observatory, uses a column wheel chronograph mechanism, and Omega cardless springs, silicon crystal springs, etc., and has a 4-year warranty. It is a Quite practical movement; and although the case is made of stainless steel, the movement uses a K gold automatic plate and a K gold straddle bridge. This is a very rare practice for the current models on the market today. OMEGA makes a difference in the details and injects new ideas into the seemingly re-engraved traditional design watch. This inadvertently attracts old watch collectors and young players at the same time. It is no wonder that OMEGA’s market performance continues to be excellent.
Multi body material
The Speedmaster ‘57’s case is available in different metal styles, including 18K rose gold, 18K yellow gold, and lightweight titanium. This model is available in 18K rose gold with stainless steel two colors, providing users with multiple choices.

Classic + Practical
In terms of appearance change, the first-generation moon watch adopted a three-ring design, while the Speedmaster ’57 used a double-ring design, but the ingenious combination of the right-eye chronograph dial with 12-hour and 60-minute indications, and the right The small-eyed red hands appear in a wide arrow shape, and with the sword-shaped lines of the hour and minute hands, they have mastered all the characteristics of the Speedmaster, adding various innovative elements from the retro, and a slightly technological blue dial. The bright silver of stainless steel, the original interpretation of the refined look of the Speedmaster moon watch. In response to market trends, in addition to stainless steel models, the brand also has 18K rose gold, 18K yellow gold, titanium metal, and 18K rose gold with stainless steel two-color styles to choose from. In general, whether it is the change of the top three rings to the binocular layout, or the change of the built-in movement from manual winding to automatic winding, and a vibration frequency of 18,000vph to 28,800vph, OMEGA has become more solid, stable and durable. A big step to become synonymous with high precision timepieces.
With clear eyes
In addition to the accuracy improvement of the 9300 coaxial escapement movement, the models equipped with this movement have a dial design that is significantly different from other brands of the brand, different from the representative Speedmaster, and other OMEGA. The chronograph’s three sub-counters feature a unique layout, while only two sub-counters. The small seconds indication is still on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock, but the 12-hour and 60-minute indications are located on the sub-dial at 3 o’clock, making reading the chronograph time more intuitive. The 6 o’clock date display enhances the clear time reading function of the watch itself. The bright blue dial and red hands make the high-tech atmosphere of Speedmaster ’57 in one go.

Copy Round Button
In the early development of chronographs, this kind of round button design was quite common. However, with the change of history, various distinctive buttons have appeared one after another. Whether it is a square or circular line with strong sports style, this simple The redundant round button design has gradually become scarce, but the Speedmaster ’57 introduced this time has re-engraved the round button design of the first moon landing watch in 1962, making many players who like old watches appreciate this again. A totally retro design. Seen from the side, the lugs that are closely connected to the case are also one of the elements engraved by Speedmaster ’57.

9300 coaxial escapement movement
The balance wheel adopts a card-free design, and its operation is obviously different from that of the conventional slow and fast needle balance of a lever escapement. The round balance wheel is embedded with four small gold adjustment screws, which can be used to adjust the moment of inertia of the balance wheel, thereby changing the timing rate of the watch. This design eliminates the interference effect caused by the contact between the hairspring and the fast and slow needles, ensuring that the coaxial escapement can provide a stable timing rate for a long time. The net effect is reduced friction, which means that almost no lubricant is needed. The coaxial escapement movement has a longer maintenance interval, while the coaxial escapement 9300 uses a silicon crystal hairspring and provides a four-year warranty, which is quite practical and reliable.

Broadsword Hand
The wide-arrow pointer is the design of the first generation of Speedmaster watches. However, the first moon landing watch used sword-shaped hands, so the Speedmaster ’57, which followed the sword design of the first moon landing watch, completely transplanted this element. Coupled with the wide arrow-shaped hands of the right-eye chronograph small dial, it can be said that the two characteristics of the Speedmaster series models are reproduced on the dial; the fine scale around the dial also reproduces the first lunar watch With a retro design, with straight lugs and a solid bracelet extending from the case, the Speedmaster ’57 combines multiple design elements to perfectly reproduce the charming charm of the Speedmaster classic.