Rado Opens The World’s Largest Direct Sales Store In Beijing Dongfang Xintiandi

RADO’s new direct-operated store opened in Beijing, China on April 14, 2016. The new direct-operated store occupies an area of ​​192 square meters, with an open layout and design atmosphere. It deserves to become the world’s largest direct-operated flagship store of Rado.

 RADO’s new direct-operated store is located in the heart of the well-known Wangfujing commercial district in Beijing. It presents a new selection of Swiss Rado watches that can not be missed. It also has a special RADO service. center. In addition to the classic best-selling models such as the RADO True Series and Coupole series, there are also the dynamic and chic HyperChrome series watches launched in recent years, and the Centrix crystal inspired by the romantic love story of Chinese Tanabata Festival. Cui series of open core watches for consumers to choose carefully. The new direct store is integrated with Beijing Oriental Plaza, the largest and most iconic commercial complex in Asia.

 The overall design of the Swiss Radar Oriental Xintiandi Store is chic and elegant. It combines black crystal elements with wood grain elements with a warm texture to create a luxurious and warm shopping atmosphere for consumers. Both local customers and foreign tourists can explore. The new RADO series. The new direct store is located at No. 1 Oriental Plaza, East Changan Street, Beijing. We will be waiting for you from 10am to 10pm every day.

Meet All The Wishes Of Women

Today, the latest launch of the 2012 Humberton Women’s Watches once again proves the rich creativity of Baume & Mercier in product creation and its highly dynamic interpretation of contemporary lifestyle. Baume & Mercier launches a series of three small women’s watches from the Humberton series, which are classic yet elegant. This series of small watches has a distinctive femininity, and retains the elegant and fashionable sense of the Humberton series. Since its inception in 1830, Baume & Mercier has aimed at both men and women with a taste for life, providing them with watches of outstanding craftsmanship, design and elegance. As one of the brands that created women’s timepieces as early as the golden twenties, Baume & Mercier watch has become famous all over the world since its release, becoming a watch that records and celebrates special moments in life. Over the years, Baume & Mercier has developed a variety of new timepieces based on its own insights into women’s needs, which is timeless and elegant, cutting-edge and fashionable, and presents a sophisticated contemporary lifestyle.
Three elegant small watches from the Humberton collection for women
     Eighteen years ago, in 1994, Baume & Mercier introduced the Humberton series for the first time in honor of the elegant Humberton spirit. Today’s Humberton collection draws inspiration from a 1940s watch in the museum collection, continuing the main design items of the distinctive rectangular case of the original model, adding fashion and modern colors to it. The launch of the exquisite trumpet collection reinterprets this iconic model, paying tribute to retro art deco elegance with a purely modern expression.
Humberton women’s small watch: epitome of intimacy and harmony
    The new Hamilton small women’s watch condenses the intimate harmony and elegance in the Baume & Mercier brand DNA, and will surely enjoy the same international reputation as the larger sister models. This stylish and sophisticated watch collection will further highlight Baume & Mercier’s timeless commitment to design and quality.
Smaller size, attractive
    Previously, the Humberton women’s watch series had only a large size of 40 x 27.1 mm. The new and exquisitely sized quartz watch, with a 34.5 x 22 mm case, is tempting and charming, bringing the series to a new height of charm and femininity. These three women’s watches are richer and more graceful due to the ergonomically attractive lines, and their small size makes them suitable for almost any wrist. This slender watch series is equipped with a shiny polished and satin-finished stainless steel bracelet, which complements the stainless steel bracelet of the men’s Humberton series, making it a perfect gift for lovers in celebration of important life moments such as weddings and wedding anniversary. These three compact small watches are equipped with easy-to-use triple folding safety clasps, which perfectly match the polished and satin-finished small rectangular curved case.

Various decoration options to meet the wishes of all women
    Thanks to an understanding of women’s watch needs, Baume & Mercier introduced a variety of combinations for these three Hamilton women’s small watches-to ensure that every woman can have their own favorite choice. Each elegant and elegant Hamilton watch offers a beautifully decorated date display at 3 o’clock. Two of them are equipped with a feminine mother-of-pearl dial and set with top Wesselton VS diamonds: one is decorated with 8 diamonds on the mother-of-pearl dial, and the other is decorated on an elegant curved case 20 diamonds. Simple styles present a vibrant and refined taste, with a sun-satin-finished silver-milk dial, gold-plated Arabic numerals and indexes.
    This series of watches provides a beautifully decorated case back, fixed with four screws, which can be engraved with words to commemorate important moments in life. These ultra-feminine Humberton women’s small watches are also equipped with scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystals and are water-resistant to 50 meters (5ATM). Each newly launched exquisite watch embodies elegance and quality while emphasizing Baume & Mercier’s exclusive pursuit of femininity.
A watch collection bearing the tradition and philosophy of Baume & Mercier
    This fascinating new watch collection embodies the rich tradition and dynamic passion behind Baume & Mercier’s professional watchmaking technology. These core philosophies are inherently engraved in the brand’s DNA and its latest fashion timepieces, and coincide with the spirit and values ​​of the world-famous shamton area. Here, the seaside life is perfectly combined with a strong family concept, a deep cultural foundation, and a relaxed and elegant attitude. Baume & Mercier linked this attitude of seaside life, as well as the ever-changing views of the beach, waves and driftwood like the ticking of clocks, with those ladies who have a taste of life and value every moment of life. In fact, the creative spirit of Baume & Mercier and the real life in the Hamilton area have given the brand a household name with global charm.
Baume & Mercier Hamilton Series 10049

    Quartz movement (F03.111), date display at 3 o’clock, rectangular case, 34.5 x 22 mm, polished / satin-finished steel, scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal glass, sun-satin-finished silver milky surface Dial, gold-plated Arabic numerals, polished / satin-finished stainless steel strap with triple folding safety clasp, waterproof to 50 meters
Baume & Mercier Hamilton Series 100 450
    Quartz movement (F03.111), date display at 3 o’clock, rectangular case, 34.5 x 22 mm, polished / satin-finished steel, scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal, mother-of-pearl inlaid with 8 diamonds (0.02 carat), gold-plated Arabic numerals, polished / satin-finished stainless steel strap with triple folding safety clasp, waterproof to 50 meters.
Baume & Mercier Hamilton 10051 quartz movement (F03.111), date display at 3 o’clock, rectangular case, 34.5 x 22 mm, case set with 20 diamonds (0.17 carats), polished / satin-finished steel , Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal glass, mother-of-pearl dial, gold-plated Arabic numerals, polished / satin-finished stainless steel strap with triple folding safety buckle, water-resistant to 50 meters.

High-end Watch, What Kind Of Watch Can I Use To Get Started?

A while ago, I wrote a list of entry tables for popular luxury brands below 50,000. These brands of entry tables are actually better choices. First, the public price of the entry tables is relatively low, and second, they are easy to buy. What I want to tell you today is a watch brand with a higher entry price. In these brands, the phenomenon of low public price but high actual price will appear, and the actual situation is more complicated. I still list them one by one, regardless of the brand.

Blancpain 6651
 I want to talk about Blancpain first, because Blancpain’s situation is very simple, it is very easy to choose. Blancpain is one of the few top watch brands with a rich lineup of steel watches, which allows more people to go to Blancpain, which is very popular. The steel case 6651 is a very good entry for Blancpain. The steel case 6651 is also one of Blancpain’s lowest-priced watches at 75000. The 6651 is a formal watch with all the characteristics of a Blancpain watch. Roman characters and juniors with calendars are Blancpain’s classic shapes. The 6651 uses a 1151 movement with 100 hours of power. A major feature of Blancpain watches is that, regardless of whether it is a steel case entry watch or the most complex Caruso Tourbillon, the movement polishing standards are the same for all watches. The characteristics of Blancpain’s polishing decoration are that all the places that can be seen and the places that can’t be seen are polished. Unlike some brands, the places that can’t be seen are not polished. Therefore, in the same price and level of watches, Blancpain’s movement quality is the best, which is also a big advantage of 6651. The public price of 75000 is a good price among the top brands. If you consider discounts, exchange rates, secondary markets and other factors, the price of 6651 is outstanding.

 It is also because the earl is a good choice that he puts the earl first. Piaget also never made a steel watch many years ago. Even on the sports watch POLO, that year’s POLO was titanium case. Finally in recent years, Earl introduced the first steel watch, POLO S. So the steel case of POLO S is also the best entry choice for Piaget watches. Piaget POLO S has several versions, of which the steel head belt version is the lowest public price, the public price 64000. Piaget POLO S is a luxury sports watch, which is more prominent in design while maintaining movement, so it is more refined than the professional sports watch of the water ghost type, so sports is a type of table-take-all. Piaget POLO S is a round case, similar to a square dial, the front of the bezel is brushed, the edges are polished, and the effect is very good. Maintains the finesse of Piaget watches. Piaget POLO S uses an 1110P automatic movement, which is related to Vacheron Constantin’s 1326 movement. The polishing of the 1110P continues the Piaget style and is more refined. Since the introduction of Earl POLO S, the difficulty of getting on Earl has been relatively reduced, so many people buy it. POLO S has also become one of the top brands and one of the most cost-effective luxury sports watches.

Breguet flight time 3800 (above) and Breguet navigation 5517 (below).
 Breguet’s situation is a little more complicated than the previous two brands, because Breguet has two steel watches. The first is Breguet’s flight chronometer, TYPE XX, which is the series of 3800 familiar to old players; the second is the Breguet’s sailing series, which is the series of 5817. The steel shell flight timing is now sold at a price of 93100 for the 3810, and the steel shell for the new 5517 should be more than 120,000. But the problem now is that the steel gauge of the new sailing like Breguet is not very large, often out of stock and not so easy to buy. And the secondary market mainly circulates old flight timing and navigation, and the number is not particularly large, and the old steel shell navigation is mostly single watch. Therefore, this is the case for Baodi. In theory, the public price of steel watches is low, which is a good choice for entry, but in practice, it is not easy to buy. In contrast, the Breguet flight timings 3800 and 3810 are relatively large, so Breguet can use 3800 and 3810 to get started.

Lange Sachsen Slim
 Lange is currently one of the few brands of full-line gold watches. There is no steel watch and no sports watch. Lange’s entry options are very clear, Lange ultra-thin Saxony, that is, 37 mm manual two-pin Saxony. This watch is one of Lange’s lowest-priced watches at 108,000. In addition, Lange also has a 35mm Saxony, but ordinary men should not choose such a small watch now. The 37mm ultra-thin Saxony is a typical formal watch, with two hands, bar-shaped hour markers, no luminous, manual watch, power for 72 hours. The size of 37 mm is the typical size of a formal watch. It is not small or small. It is available in white and rose gold. Although it is Lange’s entry watch, this watch also maintains the same level of movement decoration as Lange’s high-end watch, which is very exquisite.
Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Quedley
 Among Swiss watchmaking troikas, Vacheron Constantin’s choice is relatively rich, with a relatively rich lineup of steel watches. From a previous perspective, Quedley is a good starting point for Vacheron Constantin, but because the new 56-steel shell three-pin has been listed, there are variables. Let’s talk about Quedley first. Quedley is Vacheron Constantin’s lowest-priced steel watch for a long time, with a steel case version of 121,000. Looking at the troika, Quedley can be said to be the most cost-effective watch. This watch fully considers sports and formal wear. It can be equipped with a belt or tape. The appearance of the watch is between formal wear and sports. At the same time, Quedley uses Vacheron Constantin’s self-produced 5100 automatic movement with the Geneva mark, which represents the high level of Vacheron Constantin movement. If you consider discounts, exchange rates, secondary markets, and other factors, the price is relatively good and it is a good choice to enter Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin 56 steel case large three-pin
 The current variant of Vacheron Constantin lies in the 56-three-pins of the steel case. The price of this watch is only 89,900, which is currently the lowest public price of Vacheron Constantin. But everyone also knows that high brands, low public prices, and small output mean that they may be fried, so the actual price may rise. If the steel case three-pin 56 keeps the normal market, then this watch will be the fastest way to enter the world of Vacheron Constantin.
Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Grenade 5167 (top) and 5196 (bottom).
 I think everyone in Patek Philippe knows that steel is more expensive than gold. Theoretically, Patek Philippe’s lowest priced male watch is a steel shell grenade 5167, with a public price of 138,700. But the grenade is the only steel case sports watch other than the Patek Philippe Nautilus, so it is an absolute hot model. There are more wolves and less meat, and the market is very high. Therefore, the steel shell grenade looks like the watch with the lowest public price of Patek Philippe, but the actual price is not low. Because of this situation, Patek Philippe’s best entry option is 5196, the price is 147000. Although from the point of view of the public price, 5167A and 5196 are not much different, but those familiar with watches know that there is a gap between the actual price. 5196 is Patek Philippe’s most standard CALATRAVA watch, toffee needle, cannonball characters, manual small three hands. The 37 mm size is a standard dress watch. The 5196 uses a Patek Philippe 215 manual movement, but it should be noted that the 5196 is dense. Anyone familiar with Patek Philippe knows that 5196 is a relatively affordable Patek Philippe. Compared with other PPs, it is easier to get started.
Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 (top) and offshore 15710 (bottom)
 Audemars Piguet, I don’t think there is a situation where you can’t get started, because Audemars Piguet’s relatively low public price watch is its most popular watch with higher prices. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 (price 133,000), offshore model 15710 (price 142000) are the most worthy watches to buy from Audemars Piguet. Although Audemars Piguet also has formal gold watches, I believe that anyone who buys Audemars Piguet Basically all went to the Royal Oak. Therefore, although the public prices of 15400 and 15710 are relatively low, but because there are too many people, the actual market is very strong. The actual price and difficulty of getting started are higher than the aforementioned watches.

Tag Heuer Celebrates 100 Years Of Centennial Innovation And Indy 500 Series In New York

From May 12th to 15th, 2016, TAGHeuer is proud to participate in the quadrennial Timecrafter watch exhibition held in ParkAvenueArmory in Manhattan. TimeCrafters is the premier high-end watch exhibition in the United States. Every year, it attracts countless watch collectors, experts and enthusiasts to enjoy the top timepieces of the most famous watch and jewelry brands.

   TAGHeuer will present a watch with a long history to celebrate the century-old development of the brand in the field of watchmaking, show the brand’s past and future, and highlight the innovative heritage of TAGHeuer. TAGHeuer will showcase the Mikrograph stopwatch from 1916 and its 2016 replica, the TAGHeuerCarrera watch from 1963 and its innovations Heuer01 and Heuer02, the most notable is the first 1916 With smart watch.

   Since 1860, TAGHeuer has been a leader in luxury sports watch brands, perfectly integrating chronograph movements and craft watches, ensuring consistent accuracy under extreme conditions. TAGHeuer’s outstanding performance under pressure is reflected in motorsport, and racing requires champion drivers to maintain speed, precision and focus on fast-paced and competitive environments. TAGHeuer has always been at the forefront of the industry and will celebrate the legendary Indy 500 series for 100 years at the TimeCrafter.

   The booth will display Indy 500 display cars, TAGHeuer will launch TAGHeuerFormulaOne (F1 series) limited edition (1,000 pieces), TAGHeuerCarrera (Calera) Heuer01 limited edition (100 pieces) and two special edition Indy500 dial smart Watch. TAGHeuer brand ambassador, actor and professional racing driver Patrick Dempsey will be present at the booth on the opening night. His appearance means special significance for the event, just as he waved the green flag a year ago to welcome the 2015 Indy racer to start the motor and compete for the 99th series championship.

Russian Style Tasting Tissot T-classic Stainless Steel Watch

Tissot, a Swiss watch brand founded in 1853, adheres to the concept of ‘innovation and tradition’ and has always maintained extraordinary quality and precision performance. Tissot watches in the Locke Collection show their elegant design with meticulous details. Today, the Watch House brings you an elegant and detailed Tissot T-CLASSIC watch, the official model: T41.1.483.53.

   The watch is paired with silver and black. Two purely restrained colors give the watch a subtle beauty. The simple dial and meticulous details give a refined elegance.

Tissot T-CLASSIC stainless steel watch

   The watch is made of high-quality stainless steel with a round case, which is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement that provides a 38-hour power reserve. The black dial of the watch displays the time and date and is water-resistant to 30 meters, which is very practical. The watch is paired with a stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle.

Exquisite round crown for comfort

   The round crown made of stainless steel is detailed with fine pits on the side, which is easy to grasp to adjust the function of the watch; the top of the crown has the Tissot letter ‘T’. The crown of the watch is carefully polished to make the tentacles round and comfortable to grasp.

Exquisitely arranged bracelet links

   The watch is equipped with a chain bracelet made of stainless steel. The bracelet links are short and arranged in seven rows. The bracelet combined by the carefully polished links is smooth and bright, showing the unique metal texture of stainless steel. . In addition, a folding clasp is attached to the strap.

The case is round and smooth with beautiful lines

   The round case has a diameter of 39.3 mm and a thickness of 9.75 mm. The case with a brushed finish and the bezel with a polished finish have distinct layers, showing a solid and solid metal texture. The surface of the case is smooth and the edges and corners are rounded due to careful polishing.

Black dial with simple style and delicate decoration

   The black dial of the watch has a simple and exquisite design, with a fine grid pattern in the center and a smooth ring on the outside. The dial is equipped with willow-shaped hands, with silver Roman numerals as the hour markers at the edges, and a white minute scale. The window is opened at three o’clock to display the date. In addition, the dial is decorated with the Tissot logo at 12 o’clock and the series name at 6 o’clock.

Clear date display at a glance

   The date is displayed in a square window at three o’clock on the dial, in the form of black Arabic numerals on a white background, and the difference between black and white makes the display very clear and clear.

Short lugs with rounded corners, delicate and cute

   The watch’s lugs are short and exquisite. They are cast in one piece with the case. The surface of the lugs is polished and rounded. The connection between the lugs and the case is ingeniously designed to connect naturally and beautifully. The lugs are slightly curved, allowing the watch to fit closer to the wrist.

Folding buckle is easy to open and close, easy to wear

   The folding buckle placed on the strap is equipped with a push-type opening device, which is easy to open and close, making it more convenient to wear. The Tissot logo is engraved on the buckle, highlighting the brand’s delicate treatment of details.

The bottom of the watch is elegant and beautiful, giving a sense of dignity

   This watch uses a back case that is engraved with the Tissot logo and exquisite ornamentation, which is distinguished and elegant. Through the transparent glass, you can see the automatic mechanical movement inside. The model of this movement is ETA 2824-2, with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, and it can provide a power reserve of 38 hours after full winding.

Summary: This watch is simple in design, exquisite workmanship, and equipped with an excellent and stable movement, it is an excellent watch. The watch’s elegant style is very suitable for elegant men. Wearing on the wrist can not only bring great convenience to life, but also highlight personal taste and highlight elegance. It is a watch that can be a faithful companion in life.

Van Cleef & Arpels Announces Fée Ondine Automatic Mechanical Puppet

At the 2017 SIHH event, VanCleef & Arpels is pleased to announce the first work of the Extraordinary Object series: Automate Fée Ondine. With years of unremitting creativity and close cooperation with François Junod, the master of automatic watches, the series has been fruitful and has gathered the exquisite craftsmanship of countless artisans.

Unique works fuse the tradition of jewellery and watchmaking, and continue the precious tradition of clockwork such as watch frames and table clocks, creating a new chapter for the family. The high-level complex mechanical mechanism affects various elements, and at the same time clearly tells the time, capturing the beauty of light and agile nature, the elegance of the fairy when she wakes up from her sleep, and the delicate colors of precious gems and enamels, showing the poetic flair. The family uses the most exquisite craftsmanship to inject vitality into the pearly and precious scene. Its imagination, dexterous creativity and craftsmanship handed down from generation to generation perfectly combine to create the Extraordinary Object series, exuding fantastic and wonderful charm.

Automate Fée Ondine Extraordinary Object

Above: engraved and enamel silver band, white K gold, rose K gold, diamond, pink sapphire; fairy: white K gold, diamond, sapphire, milky aquamarine, painted enamel; water lily: silver, enamel, yellow K gold, diamond , Yellow and orange sapphires; butterflies: white gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, Australian white opals; beetles: rose gold, white gold, diamonds, Transparent Mystery Set ™ concealed ruby ​​inlay; case back: ebony Wooden plywood; automatic mechanical device: manual winding mechanical movement, manual mechanical movable device. When the mechanical device is fully wound, it can complete 5 rounds of 50-second mechanical activities; watchmaking mechanical device: manual winding mechanical movement, retrograde hour hand, eight-day power reserve; unique Zhenpin.
Cooperation results
The creation of Automate Fée Ondine requires the gathering of top professional craftsmen from all walks of life. After VanCleef & Arpels finalized the idea of ​​this groundbreaking masterpiece, they invited 20 workshops in France and Switzerland to work together, including the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) and Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Live Witness of Historical Tradition) ) A titled craftsman. François Junod, a master of automatic watches from Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, completes his masterpieces with the assistance of gemstone craftsmen, jewellers, gem setters, enamelists and carpenters. A group of masters exchange and share their craftsmanship with each other day after day, each transcending their boundaries to meet the technical requirements of the work. Facing challenges from all directions, such as the micromechanical device that drives the fairy, or light enough to connect the petals of the movement. Behind the installation lies the unremitting research and development process of the craftsman, which is meticulous from design to finishing.

Adjusting the automatic mechanism, the bell and watch components are clearly visible

The family is very pleased to be able to smelt rare crafts together and achieve unique works. VanCleef & Arpels realizes the ideas originating from fantasy and turns it into the first Extraordinary Object. Under the careful care of the fairy Fée Ondine, it begins the human adventure.
Magic Wonderland
This elaborate masterpiece combines a counterclockwise display with manual mechanical movement to bring a double visual spectacle. On the ebony-colored case back, the Mystery Set ™ concealed ruby ​​ladybug moves slowly at any time. After reaching the 12 o’clock mark, the ladybug will fly back to the starting point and begin another half-day journey.
After the start of the automatic mechanism, a wonderful fairy tale of 50 seconds was performed: if the water lily leaves were blown by the breeze, they were the first to fluctuate in the lake with ripples. The crisp bells started to fall and the water lilies bloomed slowly. The fairy slowly awakened, looked up, and the delicate butterfly danced in the center of the corolla. The butterfly fluttered in the air, flapping its wings. After the butterfly dance, the butterfly returned to calm, the fairy went to dream, and the flicking water lily stopped.
The Fée Ondine
For the first time, Fée Ondine’s colorful appearance is outlined in white gold. After the craftsman cast the figure of the fairy by dewaxing, she replaced her with a flashing dance dress. Its corset and skirt are inlaid with sapphires in gradient colors and embellished with diamond headgear. The jeweler devoted his attention to carving the fairy beauty with her clever hands, and let her raise her hands to show the soft tone of the aquamarine, which exudes a charming temperament.

Set the aesthetic composition of the fairy wings before glazing

Fairy wings before and after glazing

The fairy’s vaguely transparent wings are also stained with a touch of azure blue, showing the excellent craftsmanship of stained glass enamel. The fairy inadvertently flaps its wings and flies, and the light penetrates the gemstones, refracting gorgeous shades such as navy blue and green pine. Multiple rows of brilliant-cut diamonds glow with extreme brilliance. Little fairy has hidden micro-mechanical devices, which drives her to dance slowly and smartly.
Water lily leaf
A large piece of water lily leaf is composed of about 60 metal strips, which ripples with the mechanical movement, forming the view above Automate Fée Ondine. The leaves are engraved with veins and decorated with gradient green enamel. Diamonds and pink sapphire flowers and delicate lotuses complement each other, taking you into a romantic wonderland.

Flower buds and a pink sapphire set on one of the enamel bands

One of the technical challenges of the work is to reduce the components of the automatic mechanical device as much as possible so that the components can swing with the operation of the device. The water lily petals are extremely thin, so they must be shaped precisely by hand before enamel glaze processing. Because the petals are three-dimensional and multi-faceted, and the metal may be deformed during burning, it shows the ingenuity of this final process. Artisans use special methods to paint, bringing out the gradient effect from pure white to pale pink.
The work is in the same vein as the family’s Papillon butterfly brooch. It is a true masterpiece of high-end jewelry. It requires detailed technical research to create light mechanical movement. The butterfly body is carefully designed to hide the mechanical device, while making the wings three-dimensional vivid, you can enjoy it from different angles. The butterfly wings carved with white opal are unfolded slowly from the glittering body, and the gems are carefully cut to retain the delicate beauty of the butterfly wings, which is particularly thin and charming. Among them, rose-cut diamonds are inlaid with lace-like meshwork, allowing people to fully appreciate the beauty of the gem. The bright colors of four pink sapphires and opals complement each other, sublime the soft and gentle gems.

Butterfly flapping test

Opal with white gold butterfly

Tuning White Wing Butterfly Protein

Mystery Set Mystery Set
The ladybug moves along the track of the hour hand, giving a magnificent look to the passing time. Its meticulous shape proportions are carefully displayed with Mystery Set ™ invisible mosaic technology. This technology is the classic feature that best represents the family. It can completely hide the metal base under the gemstone, highlighting the warm colors of ruby ​​and the deep velvety luster. Each gem is carved by hand into an arched surface, giving the surface of the jewelry a round and embossed effect, like a relief in one go; with diamond spots, the vivid look of a lucky ladybug.

Mystery Set Mystery Set

Swiss Watch Industry Without ‘core’ Battle

Speaking of the biggest worry of Switzerland and even some German small and medium-sized watchmakers in recent years, is the stop of the movement and the balance with the balance with hairspring. With specialized movement production, it is only these years that a large number of movements have been manufactured by third-party manufacturers for use by watchmakers. However, for those third-party movement manufacturers, key parts such as balance springs are still provided by professional manufacturers under the Swatch Group. The Swatch Group seems to think that manufacturing and supplying movements and spare parts to the entire industry is a losing trade. It was proposed two or three years ago to stop supplying movements by 2021, and to stop the supply of classified spare parts by 2025. The industry is full of ‘coreless’ worries.

 Here, we must briefly introduce that the Swiss watch industry is based on a professional division of labor. The movement factory specializes in movements, the dial factory specializes in dials, and the watch factory specializes in watch cases. Each professional factory is in its own field. Strive to be the best, and brand manufacturers capable in the field of product design and sales are responsible for selling products around the world. Thanks to such an organization, Switzerland not only defeated the early “mentors” of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and even the United States, the rising challenger, but also maintained its advantage in the competition with its Japanese counterparts today. However, the current Swiss watch industry pattern has been formed after its dramatic changes in the 1970s and 1980s. In order to escape the crisis of bankruptcy in the entire industry, almost all dying mainstream spare parts companies have been integrated into the Swatch Group. At present, in addition to Swatch’s biggest competitors Richemont Group and LVMH Group’s high-end brands can be fully self-sufficient in movement and spare parts, most of the other watch manufacturers must rely on the support of many professional manufacturers under the Swatch Group. service.

 Although those watch manufacturers with strong capabilities, such as IWC, Breitling, Panerai, etc., have completed the development of their own cores, they must still use the machines purchased from ETA and other professional movement manufacturers in the entry product series. Heart, but even if Swatch stops supplying movements and spare parts, it will not be completely helpless. At the same time, with the financial strength and influence of Richemont, LVMH Group and Rolex (Tudor’s Tudor completely uses outsourced movements such as ETA to maintain price competitiveness), Swatch will not completely stop supplying parts and movements Yes, but at most it does not raise prices. For independent watch factories still struggling in the watchmaking industry, brands such as Athens and Plum Blossom must seriously consider how to survive after 2021 or 2025. As a result, many Swatch buyers of spare parts and movements brought the Swatch Group to the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) in the hope that it could veto Swatch’s decision to suspend supply.

 The latest result is that the Swiss Competition Commission failed Swatch’s decision. Although it stated ‘in principle, it agrees that the Swatch Group can reduce the supply of mechanical movements under certain conditions in stages’, but only allows Swatch Qi continues to reduce the supply of the entire movement, and the supply of spare parts only allows Swatch to reduce its supply by 5% per year on the basis of 2010. As to whether it can completely stop the supply of classified spare parts in 2025, we must discuss again . In this respect, both Swatch and the watchmaker must continue to bargain. After all, as long as the price is appropriate, the two sides will still reach a compromise.

 In fact, the global economic situation is not very good at present. A mature industry that is good at self-regulation such as the Swiss watchmaking industry will definitely not be willing to fight for both. However, those companies that directly compete with the Swatch Group in the market, such as plum blossom, must always be aware of Swatch’s use of various rules to ‘trip’ themselves, either implicitly or implicitly. Therefore, although the pressure to stop the supply of movements and spare parts has temporarily subsided, the smoke of fighting may rise at any time.

Bell & Ross Launches ‘br 01 10th Anniversary’ Limited Edition Watch

In 2005, a simple idea made the introduction of the BR 01: this idea is to turn a cockpit timepiece into a top-level aviation watch: reliable, powerful, accurate and easy to read. BR 01 turned gorgeously like magic, ‘from cockpit timepieces to watches’, subverting the aesthetic concept of modern watchmaking. Until now, Bell & Ross has developed more than 150 watches and 50 limited edition BR 01. This square watch series has also gradually become a showcase of watchmaking creativity (Tourbillon, Tourbillon chronograph, power reserve, skeleton, big date, GMT, chronograph) and innovative design (Flight Instruments, Heritage, Phantom, Skull, B-Rocket). To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this legendary model, Bell & Ross has launched a limited edition of 500 BR 01 anniversary models: ‘BR 01 10thAnniversary’.

Ceramic watch / High-tech ceramic case / Precision technology and extraordinary performance
Bell & Ross has always explored advanced technology from the industrial and military fields, giving the ‘BR 01 10thAnniversary’ modern feel to its high-tech ceramic case. To use a high-tech ceramic material to create a BR 01 means that the designer must rethink the already complicated case structure. The ‘BR 01 10th Anniversary’ is modeled after the spacecraft’s head, and its ceramic case contains a steel ‘box-shaped section’, which is designed like a streamlined fuselage. The two are perfectly balanced, united into one and set off each other, while ceramics greatly enhance the elasticity of the case. This sophisticated case is equipped with a mechanical movement with automatic winding function, and its reliability has been tested repeatedly. The stainless steel case has been forged and micro-sprayed and engraved with the words ’10th Anniversary’.

BR 01, popular among purists
The square case of the BR 01 watch is simple and easy to identify, breaking the traditional watch design principles. Ten years ago, Bell & Ross demonstrated its cutting-edge creativity with this bold design, while solidifying the brand’s focus on practicality and functionality. Fighter pilots and most important members of the elite army use this watch as a professional tool. Today, BR 01 still uses its own strength to demonstrate Bell & Ross’s iconic values: easy to read, excellent performance, flexible and precise. With its high-tech ceramic case, ‘BR 01 10th Anniversary’ breaks through the limits of the watch, reinterprets the original value concept of BR 01, and further improves the precision of the series. This limited edition number of engraved commemorative characters and only a limited number of 500 editions is a vivid illustration of the development of the series from the original cutting-edge watch to the iconic watch today.

A Classic Timepiece That Can Be Recognized At A Glance

Roman time scales, Arabic numeral time scales, bar time scales, sword-shaped time scales are common time scales, but their appearances have unique charm and their respective visual functions, which are lost There is absolutely no error. Just like Mona Lisa’s smile, if she looks at it, she can analyze it and write a tens of thousands of essays. The angle, the size of the scale, the beauty of the form, each detail must be carefully crafted in order to achieve the right effect like Da Vinci’s masterpiece.

Roger Dolby: The Beauty of Radiance Roger Dolby Excalibur

 Roger Dolby’s Roman numeral time stamps are unique and particularly prominent in the Excalibur series. The Roman numeral hour scale is located in the center of the dial in a radial pattern, like a shining sun, showing dominance and majesty on the dial. Through careful identification, you can also see the form of Roman numerals. In Roger Dolby’s time world, Roman numeral timescales have become a part of decoration. It is not only an indication of time, but also a breakthrough in the constraints of time and space. Spiritual chanting.

 Roger Dolby GOLDEN SQUARE Festive Limited Edition

 There are other interpretations of roman numerals on the dial of Roger Dolby, such as the GOLDEN SQUARE Festive Limited Edition watch, which also uses roman numerals as the time scale, and the radial shape changes are faintly visible, but there are limitations on the scale. The entire dial is not covered with time scales. Of the twelve Roman numeral time scales around, the time scales at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock are more obvious than other time scales. A sense of calm.

Frank Muller: The Rainbow Story

The Franck Muller CINTREE CURVEX series watch is just like its name. The Franck Muller Color Dreams series watch is like a gorgeous rainbow. It brings colorful time and magnificent design to everyone’s happy time. In this CINTREE CURVEX watch, the colorful timescales are like children. They are curious and confused about this shining diamond dial, as if they are exchanging their supreme love for this watch. Looking at the time marks that are not in the ‘right’ position, we can’t help but think that perhaps never has been the same. Only by breaking the rules can we find the heart.

             Franck Muller MASTER SQUARE series: When a watch does not design the time scale with care, the time display function of the time scale gradually weakens, but this situation is balanced on the Franck Muller MASTER SQUARE watch. First of all, the eye-catching digital hour markers are still as colorful as the rainbow. If you look away from the center of the dial, you will find that there is a track-type hour marker on the inside of the dial. Time is more convenient and accurate.
 Roman time scales, Arabic numeral time scales, bar time scales, sword-shaped time scales are common time scales, but their appearances have unique charm and their respective visual functions, and they are infallible for thousands of miles. Just like Mona Lisa’s smile, if she looks at it, she can analyze it and write a tens of thousands of essays. The angle, the size of the scale, the beauty of the form, each detail must be carefully crafted in order to achieve the right effect like Da Vinci’s masterpiece.

Breguet: Writing Classic Arabic Numbers

玑 Breguet’s watches show a deep retro feel in design. Whether it is a simple and wide dial or a narrow and slender bezel, Breguet’s watches look deeper and richer. The Breguet time scales are also very famous. The Arabic numeral time scales known as Breguet numbers have moving lines that are not found in ordinary fonts. There seems to be a mysterious interaction between numbers, and the slightly distorted strokes appear noble and holy on the pure white dial.

Breguet Queen of Naples 8918BR / 58/864 D00D

 However, Breguet’s digital time scales did not blindly maintain the classical attitude. In the Queen of Naples series, the time scales also showed power and beauty through deformation. On this Queen of Naples watch, the time scale starts from the 6 o’clock position and gradually increases towards 12 o’clock. The most obvious 12 hour mark occupies almost half of the area and produces a strong visual effect. On this watch, the territory of the hands is closely surrounded by digital hour markers. The contrast between large and small makes the watch full of dramatic effects, and the horse-eye diamond hour markers at 6 o’clock add a classic color.

Hermes: a subtle combination of tilt and pause

Hermes Arceau Time Suspendu

Sometimes we can see different time wonders on some fashion brands, such as Hermes time-out watch. Pausing a watch is a simple matter. However, people can’t stop the pace of time by trying everything, but it is also good. Hermès time pause can make us enjoy this subjectively. In addition to the connotation of the watch is not simple, the design of the watch is even more ingenious.
Hermes Arceau Time Suspendu blue dial

Breguet numbers once again exude fascinating visual effects on similar dials. As shown on the Hermes Time Pause dial, the digital time scales are tilted to the right at a delicate angle, as if a romantic stage is taking place on the dial. Round dance. It seems motionless, motionless, and static. The subtle error on the Hermès time stamp brings people a very full spiritual enjoyment.
Roman time scales, Arabic numeral time scales, bar time scales, sword-shaped time scales are common time scales, but their appearances have unique charm and their respective visual functions, and they are absolutely infallible. Just like Mona Lisa’s smile, if she looks at it, she can analyze it and write a tens of thousands of essays. The angle, the size of the scale, the beauty of the form, each detail must be carefully crafted in order to achieve the right effect like Da Vinci’s masterpiece.

Panerai: surprisingly innovative sandwiches
Er er er Panerai Panerai PAM00339

 When we talk about luminous time scales, Panerai’s sandwich sandwich time scales are always mentioned. What are the benefits of this sandwich-like dial design? The technically good and bad editors cannot be interpreted for the time being, but the self-contained design style is very commendable!

 Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days

 In the past, the luminous hour markers were coated with a fluorescent coating on the hollowed-out hour markers. By adding a fluorescent layer panel to the dial, Panerai made the watch’s luminous display more concise and matched the watch’s masculine shape. Deeply loved by cunning people. The hollow sandwich design of the dial makes the watch’s fashion stand out. This is the unique charm of the Panerai hollow hours!

Rolex: Luminous Geometry in Deep Water

 Rolex Submariner 114060 Black Dial

 In many people’s minds, Rolex is synonymous with watches. The sturdy and durable Rolex also has a unique perspective on the design of the time scale. In the Submariner series, the triangular time scale at 12 o’clock is the most dazzling logo. As long as you see the combination of round, triangle and bar time scales, people’s thoughts will be brought into the mysterious deep sea. This is the classic power!

 Rolex Greenwich II Series 116710LN

 Such a combination of time stamps can be seen in many Rolex diving watches, as is this Greenwich watch. Or triangular or circular time scales, maximize the large area of ​​the fluorescent coating, and can easily read the time in the dark. Echoing the time scale is the classic snake-shaped pointer design, even in the dark, this prominent graphic style can also make people see at a glance, this is Rolex, this is the classic!

A Tribute To Anthony Saint Exupéry Iwc Pilot’s Calendar Special Watch Tasting

Pilot’s watch has always played an important role in pilots’ missions. That’s how to get the timing right for the pilots, especially in the era of flying pioneers where Anthony Saint Exupery is. It’s even more significant. As he described his experience as a Patagonien postal pilot in his novel ‘Nachtflug’ published in 1931, fighting against the harsh natural environment, fighting against every minute of energy consumption, and Fight against imperfect technology and communication connections. It has his desire for machinery and timing tools for precise time control. 85 years later, IWC launched a special edition of its famous watch, the large pilot’s perpetual calendar ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’, to pay tribute to the great humanitarian and pioneering pilot. (Watch model: IW503801)

Tribute goes with charity

Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar ‘Anthony Saint Exupery’ Special Edition

   As early as 2005, IWC and the Fondation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation entered into a partnership. Since then, Anthony Saint Exupery’s special tobacco grey dial and calfskin strap have become a continuation of this special collection. And named after him, paying high respect to this great flying pioneer. Each watch embodies the brand’s precise timepieces and innovative spirit. At the same time, it is also the joint effort of IWC and the Anthony Saint-Exupery Foundation to help young people growing up in difficult and harsh environments around the world. Part of the sales of brand watches will go to the foundation and its partner organizations.

Unique perpetual calendar design

Movement front display
   The development of watch calendar functions as a good start paved the way for IWC watches. In addition to showing the moon’s operating cycle, it also has hour, minute, second, date, week, month and four-digit year display. This device is mechanically set, all display functions can be advanced normally, and can take into account the length of different months before 2100, and even all leap days in the Gregorian calendar without any adjustment. However, for non-leap years like 2100 and 2200 (except for endless 400), the next day (for example, February 29, 2100) should be skipped. At this time, the watchmaker needs to perform the calendar on March 1. Adjust manually. Even if it is stopped for a long time, its convenient and fast design will make all displays easily adjusted by pushing the crown forward.
Appreciation of the details

Watch case display

   The 46mm stainless steel case and polished bezel have smooth lines and delicate texture, showing the pilot’s perseverance and heroism. After the polishing process, the case exudes a unique gloss of stainless steel.

Watch dial display

   On the sun-smoked smoky dial, the various function dials are subtly laid out and contrast each other, showing the unique characteristics of the watch. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and scale are treated with luminous material, and the red, pointed tips of the date, day and month hands make the entire dial look like the aircraft instrument panel. The power reserve display at the time mark of the dial 3 is combined with the date display. It moves counterclockwise to indicate the watch’s power reserve at all times, thereby displaying the winding state of the movement. It has various watch functions such as date display, day of the week display, month display, annual calendar display, perpetual calendar moon phase display, etc., showing the rich connotation of the watch between the small plate and small plate.

Watch crown display

   The stainless steel screw-down crown, with the IWC logo engraved on the top, adds the brand’s unique temperament to the watch. The large onion crown design has a non-slip texture and feels good, laying the foundation for accurate debugging of the watch.

Watch lug display

   The lugs are also polished, with smooth and natural lines and comfortable visual effects. And the watch and strap are well connected together, highlighting the overall temperament and charm of the watch.

Watch back cover display

   The watch is designed with back-through technology, and the movement of the movement can be observed through the back cover, which is interesting. The oscillating weight made of 18K red gold is engraved with ‘EDITION SAINTEXUPÉRY’. The engraving of ‘ONE OUT OF 750’ represents the limited edition of 750 pieces of this special edition watch. The badge on the center of the oscillating weight is decorated with the letter ‘A’ to represent the initials of Anthony Saint Exupery’s name. The water-resistant depth is 60 meters, and the glass mirror is firmly assembled, which can withstand the sudden pressure drop without loosening.

Watch strap display

   The watch is equipped with a brown Santoni calfskin strap, hand-stitched, and has the same sense of sight as Anthony Saint Exupery’s flight suit. The calf leather strap has an excellent texture and is connected with a stainless steel buckle.

Watch overall display

Summary: It has a story, a face, and a connotation. It is also one of the classic 2016 watches. Rich functions and support for brand charity make this watch with added value. If you like this watch, you can enter the brand store for details.