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.