The Original Technology Can Also Be So Touching

I don’t know if I remember the Eco-Drive RING that appeared on the Citizen booth at Basel in the past. Now this watch officially enters the Chinese market as a global limited edition. Citizen Eco-Drive RING The extraordinary beauty based on light kinetic energy technology is amazing: the original technology can be so moving!

This is a watch that has twice participated in the Oscar-Basel World Watch & Jewellery Fair. Its ground-breaking side design makes it a sensation once it debuts. After three years of hardening, Eco-Drive RING officially entered the Chinese market as a global limited edition. Citizen’s never-ending innovation spirit and strong strength to bring dreams into reality have made it a perfect leap from concept models to mass production.
The value of a watch is not only to become an identity icon that highlights the wearer’s noble temperament and elegant taste, but also to become a time companion that inspires people to discover themselves and understand life. . ‘Eco-Drive RING is based on the theme of’ Discovery ‘. It contains the discovery of creativity, the discovery of scientific and technological aesthetics, and even the discovery of the universe.

突破 The breakthrough of this watch has two points:
1. Side light absorption: The light kinetic energy absorption structure surrounding the bezel is placed in a ring made of curved sapphire glass. The three-dimensional design allows Eco-Drive RING to absorb the light source to the greatest extent.
2. Moon phase display: Unlike the ordinary small moon phase display, the moon phase at 6 o’clock completely reproduces the movement trajectory of the sun, moon and earth. As Yin Qingyuan lacked in the simulation of the wrist.
Eco-Drive RING has found the answer for us with its breakthrough bezel light absorption mode and stunning side profile. This is not only the latest discovery of Citizen’s creativity, but also shows the world the unlimited potential of light kinetic energy-in addition to being the energy driver of the watch, it can also become the protagonist carrying the beauty of design.
的 The best angle for Eco-Drive RING is the side. The light kinetic energy absorbing structure surrounding the bezel is placed in a ring made of curved sapphire glass, and is embedded in a hollow stainless steel case like a diamond ring claw, which has a three-dimensional look and feel of modern architecture. The three-dimensional design allows the Eco-Drive RING to absorb the light source to the greatest extent, and the 360-degree light penetration also makes the watch appear unparalleled and brilliant!
月 The moon phase function commonly found on high-end watches is more perfectly interpreted here at Eco-Drive RING. Different from the ordinary small moon phase display, the moon phase at 6 o’clock completely reproduces the movement trajectory of the sun, moon and earth. The attention to detail is also spared. The three-dimensional time scale, which carries the designer’s infinite imagination, can be found in different perspectives at different angles. The rare crocodile leather strap is just the base, the quiet blue-gray tone and the soft pearl luster coating are the finishing touch, and the low-key luxurious atmosphere spreads with it.

Breitling’s New Chronospace Watch Introduction

Inherited the classic three-eye shape of the Breitling watch, and at the same time has more visual impact. This is the first impression of the new CHRONOSPACE AUTOMATIC chronograph. The new watch is the second product of the CHRONOSPACE watch and belongs to the Breitling PROFESSIONAL series. Compared with the CHRONOSPACE watch with the B78 quartz movement, the CHRONOSPACE AUTOMATIC with the B23 self-winding movement not only redesigned the dial, but also retained the sense of power and fullness conveyed by this series.

The striking 12-point scale with square hour markers, together with the huge Breitling logo and three small dials, crammed the entire dial. When it doesn’t look messy and crowded. Like other Breitling chronographs, the small seconds dial is at 9 o’clock, and the chronograph minute and hour dials are at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The dial is available in four colors: silver, volcanic black, deep blue, and tungsten gray. The strap is available in rubber and steel.

The watch is equipped with Caliber 23 self-winding movement, based on ETA7753 movement, certified by the COSC Observatory. With chronograph and calendar functions. It can provide 42 hours power reserve at 28800vph.

Simple And Chic Tasting Ladies’ Watch In Stainless Steel With Diamonds

Baume & Mercier is a watch brand with a history of nearly two hundred years and always adhering to the motto of ‘Aestheticism, only making watches of the highest quality’. The brand’s Chrysler watches combine classic style with fashionable temperament, and are recognized as the best-selling watches by business professionals worldwide. Today’s Watch House brings you a Baume & Mercier Chrysmer series stainless steel diamond watch. This watch is simple and chic, classic and stylish. Official watch model: 10222.

Baume & Mercier Women’s Watch, model: 10222

   This watch is simple in style, with a three-pin design. The simple dial surface is clean and simple, which is quite classic. The watch also has a unique dial design with beautiful radial patterns. Diamond setting makes the watch more fashionable and noble. The watch comes with an elegant dark brown alligator strap. This watch is simple in style, but also has a very chic design treatment, the watch combines classic and fashion, very beautiful.

Simple and refined crown to adjust watch functions

   The crown of the watch is a more traditional round crown. The watch is made of stainless steel and its flat shape is not easy to bump and cause damage. The side of the crown is decorated with pits, which is convenient for function adjustment. The top of the crown is engraved with a celebrity logo, which shows the details of the brand.

Brown alligator leather strap is soft and tough for comfortable wearing

   The watch’s dark brown strap is made of crocodile leather. The dark brown color tone makes the strap look elegant and classical; the soft and tough material will look comfortable and comfortable when worn, and it will last longer. The strap is fitted with a pin buckle.

Round stainless steel case polished and polished

   The watch’s round case is made of stainless steel, with a diameter of 36.5 mm and a thickness of 7.95 mm. The case is carefully polished, smooth and smooth, reflecting a bright silver metallic luster. The watch bezel is set with a row of cut diamonds, which are very beautiful.

The mother-of-pearl dial has a simple style and a chic design

   This watch uses a mother-of-pearl dial, and the white dial dial is decorated with solar radial patterns, which looks very delicate. The dial uses silver metal hour markers and center hands, and uses a minute scale on the inner ring, and a date at three o’clock. The dial is simple and easy to read.

Easy to read date display with black text on white

   The date display window at the three o’clock position of the dial is square and is displayed with Arabic numerals on white background. It is simple and clear at a glance. At the same time, you can see that the diamonds on the bezel reflect dazzling brilliance, gorgeous.

Polished lugs are beautiful and small, very delicate

   The watch’s lugs are very small and exquisite. The lugs and case are cast in one piece, connecting naturally, and the polished surface is very smooth. The lugs have a small arc and are cute calf horns, which are not only beautiful, but also ensure that the watch fits better on the wrist.

Easy-to-close pin buckle for easy wearing

   Like the case, the pin buckle mounted on the strap is made of stainless steel and polished. The buckle is engraved with the celebrity logo; the pin buckle is easy to open and close, and can be worn according I like to adjust the tightness, and at the same time, it is not easy to open it by myself, which causes the watch to fall off.

The finely polished automatic mechanical movement can be seen through the transparent mirror on the bottom of the case

   The back of the watch uses a translucent back case. The watch can be seen that the watch is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement, the movement is exquisitely polished, and the parts have a delicate texture. Information on the watch and the brand logo are engraved on the bottom of the watch and on the movement rotor. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Summary: The function of this watch is relatively simple. It only has a simple date and time display, but the function is very practical. The simple style and classic fashion design make the watch look noble and atmospheric. For capable women, it is a Very good choice; at the same time, the watch also has a water resistance of 50 meters, which can ensure effective waterproofing in daily life. (Picture / Text Watch House Zhang Sen)

Richard Mille Rm 67-01 Self-winding Slim Watch Technical Specifications

In the footsteps of never-ending creation, Richard Mille finally ushered in the birth of a new design, and is destined to become another future classic: the RM 67-01 ultra-thin watch.

CRMA6 movement: automatic winding skeleton movement, hour, minute, date display and function indicator.
Dimensions: 38.70 x 47.52 x 7.75 mm
The main function
Power reserve
About 50 hours (± 10%)
Tier 5 titanium base plate and bridge
The five-level titanium alloy material processed by micro-blasting and gray plasma plating has improved the rigidity and surface flatness of the movement’s bottom plate, which is a necessary condition for the perfect operation of the gear transmission. The bridge is also made of grade five titanium alloy material, which has undergone micro-blasting and black plasma plating for the first time in Richard Mille watches. Both the hollow base plate and the bridge plate have undergone independent and extensive verification tests to ensure their optimal strength requirements.
Date display
Half jump, shown by a vertical window at five o’clock.
Function indicator
The principle is similar to that of a car’s transmission. When the crown is pulled out, you can see the winding, date setting or manual setting position through the function indicator. The currently selected function is indicated by the hands at two o’clock: W (winding), D (date) and H (manual setting).

Variable inertia balance without balance spring
Can effectively improve the reliability of the watch when subjected to vibration and movement disassembly, and ensure more accurate movement time for a long time. Cancel the fast and slow needle fine-tuning system. By 4 small adjustable weights directly mounted on the balance wheel, the inertia of the balance wheel movement can be adjusted stably and finely.

Case
The case of this classic watch symbolizes the first time that the barrel type is super-thin in the series, which is the most fashionable style in Richard Mille’s barrel timepieces. Compared with other similar cases in the series, its delicate dimensions require more time to build. The pure machining time has accumulated about six hours, and it does not matter the 68 different stamping processes required for the bezel, main case and bottom ring. Weeks of work. The processing of the bezel requires 8 days to complete the debugging of the machine, and the main case and the bottom ring each require 5 days of debugging. Before entering the real processing stage, the design of working methods for complex procedures took 145 hours, drawing auxiliary tool drawings took 130 hours, and assistive device manufacturing took 180 hours. Each case has to go through more than 215 independent processing procedures.
After completing its mechanical processing stage, each watch will be polished and polished, all hand-refined, and then assembled with sapphire crystal and sealant to undergo a preliminary water resistance test before being disassembled and Accept final quality control. Only after that can the movement be installed in its delicate lines. All these processes took another 8 man-hours, making the Richard Mille barrel case one of the most time-consuming and complicated cases in Swiss-made cases today.
Case with five grade titanium alloy spline screws
It is easier to grasp the tightening torque acting on the screws during assembly. Therefore, the screws can withstand the disassembly and assembly process, and are less prone to wear and aging.
Upper flange
Made of carbon fiber, the hour marker dots are filled with qualified luminous material.

Table mirror
Bezel side: double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal (Vickers hardness 1,800) mirror surface.
Thickness: 1.00 mm
Bottom cover: double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal.
Thickness: 1.00 mm at the center and 2.37 mm at the outer edge
Seiko modification
Movement
-Beveled by micro-blasting
-Milled surface is microblasted
-Oil storage tank is micro-blasted
-Base plate and bridge plate are treated with gray and black plasma plating
Stainless steel components
-Matte surface treatment
-Beveled by hand
-Hand-polished oil reservoir
-Polished section
copying
Grinded and polished ends
-Polished dowels
-Polished back
gear
-Concave chamfer with diamond cutter
-Angle polished diamond
-Double-sided round sanding
-Rhodium plating before cutting teeth

Omega Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss Watch

Omega 8508 coaxial movement is one of the most sensational technological breakthroughs in the world of watchmaking in recent years. This innovative movement can withstand strong magnetic fields of up to 1.5 Tesla (15,000 Gauss) or more. Its anti-magnetic performance is far better than any previous movement in the world, solving the anti-magnetic problem that has plagued the watch industry for centuries.

 The Omega anti-magnetic movement is officially launched in the new hippocampus Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gauss watch. This coaxial astronomical watch has a 41.50 mm stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet or brown leather strap. The watch is equipped with a black lacquered dial with a slight yellow color on the dial. The dial is decorated with Omega Aqua Terra’s iconic ‘Teak Concept’ vertical texture and is sun-polished from the center to the surroundings. The yellow transferred ‘> 15,000 GAUSS’ lettering highlights this watch’s amazingly strong antimagnetic performance.

 This breakthrough anti-magnetic technology was jointly developed by Omega engineers and a team consisting of ETA, Swatch Group Research Lab ASULAB, and Nivarox FAR. The first anti-magnetic movement sample created from this was carried in an Omega Seamaster series Aqua Among Terra watches. Different from the previous standard anti-magnetic method of magnetic shielding in the watchmaking industry, Omega does not rely on the anti-magnetic inner case, but has a unique approach to select a variety of non-ferrous metal materials to create an anti-magnetic movement, thereby fundamentally preventing the movement Magnetic field effect. This new movement is applying for several patents. Even if exposed to a strong magnetic field of more than 15,000 Gauss, the precise travel time performance of this movement is still unaffected, with an extraordinary level of Swiss Observatory watches.

 For a long time, the anti-magnetic method of the watchmaking industry is mainly to set an anti-magnetic inner case between the case and the movement to reduce the influence of the magnetic field on the movement. However, this method of magnetic shielding has many limitations. For example, under the situation that the permanent magnet’s magnetic force is constantly increasing, it cannot ensure that the watch can always be antimagnetic. In addition, from the aesthetic point of view, the inner case completely closes the movement, which makes people It is impossible to appreciate the operation of the precision movement, and therefore the watch cannot set a calendar window.
 This Aquamar> 15,000 Gaussian watch of the hippocampus series is equipped with a sapphire back because the movement itself is anti-magnetic, so there is no need to set an anti-magnetic inner case, which allows people to enjoy the beauty of the Omega 8508 movement. In addition, there is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock.
 The Seahorse Aqua Terra> 15,000 Gaussian watch is water resistant to 15 atmospheres (150 meters / 500 feet). The combination of the coaxial escapement and the Si14 silicon balance spring makes the watch exceptionally reliable and stable, and enjoys up to four years of after-sales service guarantee.

 Magnetism has always been a difficult issue for watchmakers, and magnets are ubiquitous in modern daily life. The threat of magnetic fields to watches is more serious than ever. Because watches are often affected when exposed to a magnetic field and must be demagnetized, watchmakers have to deal with the magnetization of the watch often. Now this problem will find the ideal with the advent of the Omega anti-magnetic movement. solution.
 With the unveiling of the Aquamar> 15,000 Gauss watch in the hippocampus series, Omega officially released the brand’s breakthrough anti-magnetic technology, which opened a new era of anti-magnetic in the watchmaking world, allowing it to calmly meet the severe challenges brought by the increasing magnetic field.

The key to an excellent anti-magnetic movement
 In 2008, Omega released a new Si14 silicon spring. Silicon is a non-magnetic substance, and its extraordinary and reliable stability can resist all kinds of interference including external magnetic fields in the external environment. It is also a key first step to achieve an excellent anti-magnetic movement.

 Another reason why the 8508 coaxial movement is resistant to magnetic interference is that the balance shaft assembly, including the balance wheel, pallet, and coaxial wheel, is made of a magnetically shielded material called Nivagauss ™.
 The coaxial escapement plate of the pallet fork, impact pinion and impact wheel is also made of stainless steel and made of non-magnetic material.

 In addition, the shock spring in the Omega 8508 coaxial movement shock absorber is also made of amorphous metal.
 These innovative technologies have greatly contributed to the production and launch of the Omega 8508 coaxial movement, making it the world’s first truly anti-magnetic movement.

Audemars Piguet New Millennium Series Touring Exhibition

With a long history of 131 years, Audemars Piguet, which is highly respected by the watch industry for its exquisite watchmaking technology and unique creative vision, recreates the legend of watches and clocks. After the successful conclusion of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Dalian and Shenyang, the last stop of the 2006 tour was ushered in at the Beijing International Club Hotel on September 24th.

 This time, Audemars Piguet brings more than a hundred luxury watches: the new millennial series, women’s series, classic series, royal oak series, museum collection series and limited edition series, each Audemars Piguet thoughtful design and The quality is the best of all. Among them, the main protagonist of the tour is the Audemars Piguet Millennium Series. The new and elegant fashion appearance and unique design style have made every watch enthusiast present a new concept of time-oval time.

 During the tour, watch enthusiasts will be fortunate to be the first to see the new Audemars Piguet men’s and women’s watches. Audemars Piguet reinterprets the millennium series that came out in 2000, and invites watch lovers around the world to discover a new concept of time-oval time. It represents a bit of time to return to self, private, and happy. The Audemars Piguet millennial watch series interprets the preciousness of elliptical time with a refined and elegant new look. It combines the performance of top-level pointer craftsmanship with a unique modern appearance, providing diversified new options for urban watch lovers.

 The new series of men’s watches in the millennium series echoes the neoclassical style: the oval case is decorated with shiny finishes on the curved lines, while the side lines are decorated with contrasting hand-matted sanding patterns. The design of the surface is eye-catching: the minute numbers of the outer circle and the central hour circle swept by the gold fluorescent hour and minute hands show an eccentric design. Displayed in Arabic numerals, the colors of the numerals vary according to the model. Through the sapphire crystal back cover, you can clearly appreciate the exquisite Cal. 3120 automatic winding movement, fully showing the precision and reliability of the movement exclusively produced by Audemars Piguet.

 During this tour, watch enthusiasts can also appreciate Audemars Piguet breaking the law of watchmaking, boldly challenging the trend, and launching an original watch that combines advanced technology and aesthetic design-the Royal Oak series. For example, the Royal Oak offshore watch for luxury sports. In 2005, at the SIHH in Geneva, Audemars Piguet added another force to the Royal Oak watch series, a new self-winding watch equipped with the self-made Cal. 3120 movement, with functions such as a calendar display and a central second hand .
In 2006, Audemars Piguet reinvented its technology, especially bringing the new Royal Oak Time Automatic Winding Watch exhibited at the Swiss Watch Fair this year to the scene. Its classic design and excellent technology made the guests present impressed.

 At the same time, the classic Audemars Piguet limited edition watch collection and museum collection series will also be displayed on the scene. Among them, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Barrichello chronograph, specially designed for Brazilian Formula One (F1) racer Rubens Barrichello. Its unique elegant appearance and excellent performance still follow the Royal Oak. The legendary octagonal bezel is decorated with eight screws similar to the F1 engine. Many details of the watch are modeled after F1 racing. The lines on the bezel are like hollow brake discs, and the crown is like a rotating gear. Even if the buttons mimic the shape of the exhaust holes, they are all made of strong and impact-resistant high-tech ceramic Manufactured with a 3D wheel-shaped caseback with Barrichello’s personal logo in the center. With 18K rose gold, 950 platinum and a sturdy and wear-resistant grade 5 titanium alloy used in F1 racing, the case has become the main innovative feature of this watch. Every detail reflects the excellence and innovation of Audemars Piguet.

 In addition, in order to pay tribute to the world-renowned Italian car manufacturer Maserati and its beautiful MC12 sports car, Audemars Piguet specially launched the bold and innovative Millennium MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph. The unique appearance mimics the streamlined car body, combining the two complex functions of a tourbillon, a chronograph, and a dual barrel device with a power reserve of up to 10 days. Such excellent mechanical properties and new design complement each other, making this watch a perfect crystallization of the shocking watch industry. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to appreciate it.
Mr. Sickenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Audemars Piguet (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., came to the exhibition site and he was very happy to be in this beautiful city. He also said that Audemars Piguet has always been famous for its superb watchmaking technology and has been highly respected by watch collectors and connoisseurs worldwide. This touring exhibition also shows each Audemars Piguet watch at the same time, and better conveys the century-old wisdom of Audemars Piguet.

 Audemars Piguet successfully completed the tour with the theme of the Millennium series, enabling more watch lovers to appreciate Audemars Piguet’s traditional watchmaking technology while better understanding the century-old brand’s continuous pursuit of innovative watchmaking concepts.

Blue Charm Tasting Perming Tourbillon Abyss New Watch

At the 2013 Geneva Watchmaking Fair (SIHH), the Parmigiani Pershing Tourbillon Abyss watch was first unveiled. The watch inherits the essence of the Pershing series and is full of personality. The new watch has a charming blue dial, full of charm. The tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the ultra-long power reserve are impressive to this gorgeous watch.

   Based on the relentless pursuit of superior quality, Parmigiani and Italian luxury yacht maker Pershing began to create watch models in 2007, which has completed the entire process of Parmigioni’s Pershing watch from design to final delivery. Adhering to the bold personality style, Pershing series watches rely on the original production line, which interprets the careful use of traditional craftsmanship and fine materials. In the name of athletics, the modern lines reveal a striking sense of refinement, and the unparalleled texture and curves resemble the gorgeous yacht hull, which appropriately grasps the pulse of sports watches.

   The Pershing Tourbillon Abyss watch features an ultra-lightweight titanium case with an elastic screw-locked crown and a rose gold bezel. As a Grade 5 metal, titanium is 60% lighter than steel. It has attributes comparable to precious metals: its excellent durability makes it widely used in the aviation industry, and its outstanding corrosion resistance makes it aquatic. Ideal material for sports watches.

   The 45mm case ensures comfort and safety in all occasions and environments, and the double-sided brushed and polished finishing process shows its true nature. The design of the case subtly blends the modern charm of titanium with the noble temperament of rose gold. The luxurious gold bezel can be rotated in one direction.

   The fan-shaped power reserve display at 12 o’clock, the recessed graphics are coordinated with the sword-shaped hour hand and hour markers, and an elegant arc is drawn on the blue striped dial.

   The 6 o’clock position is a tourbillon device that reduces the effect of gravity on the escapement system and improves the accuracy of the watch’s travel time.

   The lugs use the consistent smooth curve of the Parmigiani watch, making the watch more modern and fashionable. The sturdy and reliable rose gold elastic screw-locked crown can withstand 10 atmospheres of pressure.

   Equipped with the brand-made PF510 manual winding movement inside, the power reserve is as long as one week. This unique watch contains more than 237 components and is water resistant to 100 meters.

Summary: Pershing Tourbillon Abyss is a luxurious men’s watch with a calm, blue dial with rich layers, and the exquisite dial design has an innovative style. It can maintain a week’s power reserve, and I believe it has attracted many people. The waterproof depth of 100 meters is sufficient for outdoor sports. As a rule, the Pershing Tourbillon Abyss is equipped with a blue Hermès alligator strap. This watch is entirely developed by Parmigiani, with a limited edition of 30 pieces and numbered one by one, and the number is engraved on the case back.

Review Of 2010 Watch Industry Sales Analysis

Global watch production in 2010 was about 1.2 billion. China is clearly the largest exporter of watches (671 million pieces), followed by Hong Kong (419 million pieces). In fact, Hong Kong does not produce watches, but is a watch trading circulation center. Swiss watch exports in 2010 were only 26.1 million, far behind the top two, accounting for only 2% of the world’s total watch production. The reason why Switzerland ranks first in the world in watchmaking is that the value of its watches, including more than 50% of sales with 2% of production, total sales reached 15.5 billion US dollars, far ahead of Hong Kong’s 7.5 billion US dollars and China $ 3.1 billion. In other words, 95% of watches with a price higher than 1,000 Swiss francs are ‘Made in Switzerland’! If the average price of a Chinese-made clock is $ 2, then the average price of a Swiss-made clock is $ 558. Coupled with the 700 million Swiss francs sales of the Swiss domestic watch market, the total sales of Swiss timepieces in 2010 were 15.8 billion Swiss francs, accounting for 53% of the global watch market sales. It is worth noting that these statistics are based on ex-factory prices, plus markups from sales channels, and real sales are much higher than this data.

Who is the buyer of Swiss watches?
 In absolute terms, Hong Kong is the number one market for Swiss watches, with sales of 3.2 billion Swiss francs. However, a significant portion of this is for re-export. Although sales plummeted by 37.9% in 2009, the US still ranked second with 1.7 billion Swiss francs. But the biggest impetus for the watch industry comes from the Asian market. In 2010, the Asian watch market absorbed 50% of its exports to CHF 8.5 billion. Compared with 2009, the highest growth rate was 34.6%. The Chinese market alone achieved sales of 1 billion Swiss francs for the first time, an increase of 57%. The average price of a Swiss watch reaches 800 Swiss francs (export price) in China, making China a luxury land for luxury brands. A significant portion of the watchmaker’s turnover is realized in China. According to a Swiss Vontobel Bank research report, the Swiss Swatch Group’s brands are most active in this region, with 33% of the Group’s sales attributed to the Chinese market.

Swiss watch exports grow rapidly
 Within six years, that is, between 2003 and 2008, the export volume of Swiss watches increased rapidly by 67%! This surge of momentum encountered a halt in 2009, the same year the Swiss watch’s foreign sales fell sharply by a third. However, watchmakers didn’t wait long to smile again: 2010 sales rebounded to 2007 levels. Swiss watches exported in 2010 are represented by stainless steel mechanical watches. Stainless steel watches accounted for half of the total export watches; mechanical watches accounted for 72.1% of sales with 18.9% of exports. In other words, more than 80% of the Swiss-made watches are equipped with quartz movements, including about 12 million Swatch quartz watches.

Kingdom of Watches
 The three biggest watch kingdoms in the world are: Swatch (Swatch Group), Rolex (Rolex) and Richemont (Riemont Group). These three watchmakers together account for 46.8% of the global market, or nearly half of the world’s market. The world’s leading luxury product LVMH Group, after acquiring the Italian brand Bulgari in March 2011, ranks fourth in the watch industry. It is worth noting that the LV MH Group’s watch business accounted for only 7% of its total turnover, compared to 85% of Swatch’s turnover and 100% of Rolex’s. , And 48% of Richemont’s turnover. The market share of Citizen, Seiko and Casio, the three well-known Japanese watchmakers, fell from 14.7% to 10.7% within two years.

Breguet Breguet Pre-basel Tradition Elegant Show

Breguet launched the iconic Tradition series 7027 in 2005. It is the first time to fully expose the mechanical mechanism of the splint. This series has the same characteristics but different styles. This year Welcome this outstanding new member-Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097.

 The case of the Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097 watch is cast in 18K white gold with a fine bezel pattern. The dial is made of silver-plated 18K gold, and the 12 o’clock eccentric dial is decorated with hand-engraved patterns. It has an independent number and a Breguet signature.

Like other members in the series, 7097 is inspired by ‘customized watches’, showing Abraham-Louis. Breguet’s talent, the first single-pointer pocket watch developed in 1796. The custom watch is equipped with a simple movement and sold as an order: a quarter price is paid in advance, and the balance is paid when the goods are picked up. Mr. Baoji also made the first touch watch with the movement of a custom watch. Praise the movement of this custom watch and touch watch with Tradition 7097, and show the bridge, gears, escapement, barrel and movement parts of the general watch hidden under the splint. The slender decoration enhances the visual balance of the symmetrical table bridge. The bridge and the splint are in the shape of a hammer to match the rare hand-made skills and perfect production skills to achieve an even and consistent modification effect. The gold oscillating weight refers to the style of the movement at that time, and the eccentric silver-plated gold dial at 12 o’clock is decorated with the traditional hand-engraved stud pattern. The dials produced by Mr. Baoji after 1799 are equipped with this dial design.
This brand new watch is named for its retrograde second hand at 10 o’clock, with the hour and minute display function indicated by the Breguet needlework hollow blue steel hands. The Breguet watchmaker displays the seconds in a semi-circle decorated with a circular frosted texture, without confusing other display functions. The 4 o’clock shock absorber shows the overall perfect balance. This famous Breguet invention can protect the balance lever from damage due to impact, which is also a feature that the Tradition series can recognize at a glance. This device is a variety of shock absorbers today. Including the pioneer of the ‘Ingabor’ system. The case is a 40mm 7097 equipped with the most advanced technology. Its movement is equipped with an inverted linear lever escapement, with silicon pawls and silicon Breguet balance springs to ensure a stable rate. The Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097 watch is the crystallization of craftsmanship and aesthetics, showing Breguet’s determination to modernize historic installations. Its simple appearance more closely follows the brand’s tradition, and its technical characteristics are an important asset for a watchmaking brand to resolutely create the future.

The Starting Point Of The Homemade Movement Tudor Tudor North Flag Vs Pelagos

TUDOR Tudor has been out of the world of general-purpose movements since 2015, and has also started to make its own movements. Considering the fine traditions of the entire group and the skills behind them, some people may still feel that Tudor until then It was a little late to have a homemade movement. However, although it didn’t start earlier than other brands, in more than three years, Tudor has been actively developing its own product line. In addition to the basic three-hand function, it has also derived chronographs or two-time functions. More and more. Tracing the source, MT5621 and MT5612 are the two starting points of Tudor’s home-made movements. This time, let us admire the attractive features of the North Flag and Pelagos equipped with these two movements.

TUDOR North Flag
As mentioned earlier, Pelagos and this North Flag are the first models to be equipped with Tudor-made movements. Among them, the North Flag has received more attention than Pelagos because it is a native model and has a power reserve display. At the beginning, everyone was too excited about the launch of the self-made movement by Tudor, so the discussion about this was almost focused on the movement. On the contrary, the analysis of the watch itself was carried over, and now, after enough time, It’s time to take a comprehensive look at the entire watch.

The power reserve display is set at 9 o’clock on the face plate, and the bright yellow fan-shaped squares gradually shrink to remind the wearer of the remaining time.

The case is actually combined with ceramic material
The North Flag is a native style. Although some of the elements in the watch can be reminiscent of the brand’s antique watches in the past, it is generally appropriate to look at the new watch. The body of the watch is integrally formed from the middle case to the lugs. The substantial structural strength and impression belong to the sturdy and durable design, which meets the requirements of the product ‘mission equipment’. The bezel here rarely uses a double-layer structure / material. The upper layer is stainless steel like the case, and the lower layer is ceramic. After the popularization of ceramic materials, there are many examples of replacing the entire bezel with ceramic for scratch resistance. It is relatively rare to place ceramics underneath.

The crown is screw-in to ensure water resistance, and the crown is slightly tapered, making it easier to handle manually. From here, you can also see that the lower layer of ceramic is wider than the upper layer of stainless steel, which is the first line of resistance when encountering side impacts.

Reverse thinking creates new value for ceramic structures
Placing ceramic on the lower layer of the bezel technically cannot prevent scratches from the front. This is a puzzling design of the North Flag. However, because the side of the bezel is inclined outward, the lower layer of ceramic can be used. In order to resist the impact from the lateral direction; on the other hand, although the ceramic is scratch-resistant, it may be completely broken when it is hit. Tudor may not use ceramics on the front here to avoid this situation. The watch comes with a chain strap or a belt, but even the belt comes with a folding buckle.

The watch rarely has a transparent caseback. Although the North Flag uses a larger movement, the size of the watch is smaller than the Pelagos. The reason why it is so important is that the movement is exposed.

Currently the only Tudor-made movement with a power reserve display
Compared with the Peugeos 5612, the watch is equipped with the 5621 movement. The first is that the diameter of the movement is slightly larger, and the other is that the power reserve is displayed at 9 o’clock. Energy storage display in Tudor (or Rolex) is a relatively rare feature. Although it may not be necessary under the premise that the user of the automatic winding and Tudor is likely to wear it for a long time, but considering The power reserve of the system is seventy hours, and the watch user may forget to add the chain when wearing it, so multiple energy storage indicators can also be regarded as insurance measures.

TUDOR Pelages
Pelagos is one of TUDOR’s earliest replacement of homemade movements. For a long time, Pelagos has always been undervalued in the brand. Objectively speaking, its performance and exterior materials as professional diving watches are higher than Black Bay, but the price is only a little higher, and the CP value is definitely higher. , But it is always difficult to beat BB’s pleasing retro look, and its popularity is slightly inferior, so Tudor has always made a lot of tricks to enhance the attractiveness of Pelagos. It can be regarded as one of the first to carry homemade movement one.

The square decoration nicknamed ‘Snowflake’ by the collector can be seen on the hour hand. This is the signature feature of TUDOR’s production of diving watches since 1969.

More professional performance than Black Bay
Pelagos has a water-resistant depth of 500 meters, which can already be regarded as a deep diving watch, so there is a helium exhaust valve on the left side of the case. The outer case is made of titanium and the bezel is ceramic. These are beyond the reach of Black Bay. It is also worth mentioning that it has a buckle with a strap. It has a professional diving watch Often the increased joint extension structure, as well as the special elastic tension function, will automatically lengthen or shorten as the pressure changes in the water, which is quite superior in the diving tables currently on the market.

The ceramic bezel is the most attractive point of Pelagos’s many specifications over BB. The official has not detailed the process of their ceramic bezels in memory, but its digital scale and surface are flush with it, which is different from the intaglio of Rolex.

Tudor Diver Watch Classic Classic Hand
The workmanship of the watch exteriors outside the materials is also quite delicate. The model uses the axe needle of the Tudor diving watch’s signature-now officially named Snowflake Needle. This may be one of the most wise decisions when Tudor reorganized the diving watch product line in 2012, successfully defining the unique personality of its own products. , But also linked to the brand’s vast historical heritage. The façade on the inside of the case is beveled. The rectangular time scale cuts directly into this bevel, creating a very three-dimensional sense of space on the surface. This is a feature of modern watchmaking in terms of processing technology and aesthetic style. .

The crown shoulders are also available in Pelagos but not in BB. Even the date shows that BB was finally added until 2017. Although people who want to buy BB should still prefer the dateless version, the difference between the two demands You can see this

Added blue face with homemade movement
After Pelagos started to replace the brand-made MT5612 movement, it also launched a new color of blue face and blue ring. The official blue points out that this blue is taken from the brand’s past diving watches, but the blue of the antique Tudor diving watch is closer to the navy blue, which is quite different from this light blue. The connection is mainly spiritual . The self-made movement is certified by the observatory, so the lower part of the faceplate is marked with relevant words. Such dense printing should also be very appetizing for Rolex / Tudor players.

North flag

Stainless steel, ceramic material / MT 5621 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / power reserve display / COSC Observatory certification / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / 40mm diameter / reference price: 21,000 RMB

Pelages

Titanium, ceramic material / MT 5612 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date / C.O.S.C. Observatory certification / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 500 meters / diameter 42mm / reference price: 30,000 RMB