The Founder Of The World’s Top Ten Famous Watches

For many watch enthusiasts, the topic they have been discussing all the time, which watch brands can be called real watches? Which watches are the top watch brands? However, they don’t know the founders behind these famous watches, let’s take everyone to understand the founders of these famous watches! Mr. Antoine Norbert De Patek (left) and Mr. Adricn Philippe (right)
Patek Philippe Founder
     The founder of Patek Philippe, Antoine Norbert de Patek, was originally a revolutionary who opposed the Russian rule in Poland in 1831. After the Polish Revolution failed, he fled to France, settled in Geneva, Switzerland, and started working in the watch industry. In 1839, he opened the Patek Watch Company. In 1844, Anthony Patek and Francois Czapek met at an exhibition in Paris. At that time, Jane Philippe had designed pocket watches with a very thin case, and without the use of traditional spoons for winding and adjustment. This kind of pocket watch was ignored at the exhibition, but Anthony Patek was deeply attracted by its new design. After a conversation, the two immediately reached an intention to cooperate. In this way, Jane Philippe joined Patek.

Jul Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, founders of Audemars Piguet
UdeAudemars Piguet, founder of Audemars Piguet
In 1875, two young talented watchmakers, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, were determined to work together to develop the precision watch industry in the Swiss watch resort Jura, and formally founded the Audemars Piguet Watch Factory; and in December 1881, On 17th, Audemars, Piguet Cie is established in Le Brassus.
The Audemars Piguet table is made up of the first letters A and P of their last names. The two were trained in the Jurassic Valley to become professional sanders, and were committed to developing the most sophisticated parts of watchmaking. At the beginning of the watch factory, the two forward-looking Audemars Piguet watchmakers have decided not to be part suppliers of the watch factory, and took the lead in developing complete watches; in 1882, the first bag equipped with a perpetual calendar device was created. The installation of watches fully reflects their aggressiveness and wit. With their entrepreneurial spirit, they focus on manufacturing Audemars Piguet’s complex watches and carry out a series of strategic marketing, making Audemars Piguet watches the brand with the most invented records of complex watches in the world today.
创始人 Founder of Earl Piaget
In 1874, Georges Edouard Piaget started with movement manufacturing. In 1940, Piaget’s grandson opened up the international market for the development of Piaget. In 1956 Piaget introduced an ultra-thin movement. Since the 1960s, Piaget has devoted itself to the research of complex movements while developing the design of top jewelry. From designing and making wax models to setting gems, Piaget has always adhered to the principle of excellence. Its cuff watches and coin watches are exceptionally designed and are treasures of Piaget. Currently under the Swiss Richemont Group. Count Earl and Earl entered the Fine Jewelry Hall more than 50 years ago. Since then the earl is not just a surname, but a synonym for in-depth professional knowledge. The fascinating watches and accessories are carefully crafted artworks that took hundreds of hours of craftsmanship, and probably only in this way can they live up to the reputation of PIAGET. Whenever we look back on the count’s more than 130 years of history, there is a kind of enthusiasm condensed in jewellery and time, that breath is moving.
创始人 Jaeger-LeCoultre founder
The LeCoultre family gave birth to a boy, Antoine, in 1803. He started as an apprentice in his father’s smithy, and devoted himself to gear manufacturing technology and metallurgy. In 1833, he founded a craft workshop in the town of Le Sentier and left the family business. By 1860, his company had reached more than 100 people, specializing in the production of precision watches and clocks, and launched hundreds of watch movements, thus establishing his position in the Swiss watch industry. In 1903, when Antoine was 100 years old (of course he did not live that time, but he did receive one of the best birthday gifts), his grandson Jacob David and Jaeger-LeCoultre (Edmon Jaeger) co-founded today’s Jaeger LeCoultre factory.
创始人 Vacheron Constantin, founder of Vacheron Constantin
Under these circumstances, Jean-Marc Vacheron, the founder of Minjiang Stanton, started his watch apprenticeship. Jean-MarcVacheron was born in Geneva in 1731. His childhood dream was to become an outstanding watchmaker. In 1755, after Jean-MarcVacheron entered the school for ten years, he finally became a qualified watchmaker. The Prophet’s insightful and extreme watchmaking craftsmanship eventually led to the establishment of the Cabinotier Workshop in Switzerland, a watch and clock kingdom that is full of humanities and talents, and founded Vacheron Constantin, which is famous for its emphasis on the humanistic spirit and historical heritage.
Founder of Rolex (Switzerland, 1908)
Rolex is a well-known Swiss watch manufacturer, formerly known as Wilsdorf and Davis, and was run by a German Hans Wilsdof and a British Alfred Davis in London in 1905. Registered in 1908 by Hans Wilsdof in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and renamed ROLEX.
In 1905, he founded his own company, Wilsdorf and Davis, a company mainly selling watches, but he also developed his own watches. At 8 am on July 2, 1908, the Rolex trademark was officially registered. The first Rolex watches were immediately valued for their superb technical quality. A small Rolex was awarded a Class A certificate from the KewObservatory in 1914, which is the highest evaluation ever issued by a well-known observatory in the UK. Its accuracy has been recognized, which is a major event worldwide, which has doubled the value of watches in Europe and the United States. Since then, Rolex’s quality has stood for precision.
创始人 Cartier founder (Paris, France, 1847)
The Cartier legend began in 1847. 29-year-old Louis-Francois Cartier (1819 1904) took over from master Adolphe Picard in Paris 29, Rue Montorgueil. In 1846, Louis-Francois registered a diamond-shaped logo surrounded by a heart shape with the initials L and C of his name. Cartier Company, which means the official birth of Cartier, this heart-shaped logo symbolizes the beginning of a legendary love story and luxury kingdom.
Paris at the time, after some turmoil for the throne, restored the glorious past of Huadu, which greatly promoted the prosperity of the Paris jewelry industry. Cartier was fortunate to be recommended by Princess Mathilde, Napoleon III’s young cousin, and the business was growing. In 1902, Cartier’s store opened from Paris to London and New York, and New York gradually became the headquarters of Cartier Kingdom. According to legend, only two generations, Cartier has become the king of jewelry in the world.
Founder of IWC (Switzerland, 1868)
The founder of IWC is Florentine A. Jones, an engineer based in Boston, USA. He founded the earliest mechanical watchmaking factory in Switzerland in the factory on the Rhine, realizing his novel idea-replacing some manual manufacturing with machinery To produce more precise parts, and then assembled by first-class watchmakers into superb watches.
的 The founder of Schaffhausen IWC in Switzerland is a pioneering American. Since 1868, this Swiss watch factory has been leading the development of watchmaking technology, constantly setting new standards for the extremely complex and precise watchmaking industry. IWC is known as a high-end watch engineer, specializing in manufacturing men’s watches. Classic styles combined with clever design, elegant and delicate, extremely easy to operate-this is the famous IWC.
IWC watch engineers have great enthusiasm for innovations, technological innovations and major developments in the watch industry, and have become the driving force for IWC. In 1885, the only watch factory in eastern Switzerland developed the first pocket watch with a digital display, which caused a worldwide sensation. In 1889, watchmakers from all over the world started fierce competition to create the first watch worn on their hands. During this period, IWC stood out and became the world’s leading watch manufacturer. Based on Schaffhausen, looking at the world is the tenet of IWC. Although IWC is located in a small town far from the center of watchmaking, it still firmly occupies a leading position. Specializing in the manufacture of special timepieces to meet special needs has always been a challenge that the Schaffhausen team is most willing to accept. The special timepieces developed by divers have earned IWC the reputation of an innovative inventor.
创始人 IRARD-PERREGAUX Founder of Girard Perregaux (Geneva, Switzerland, 1791)
芝 Girard Perregaux, one of the top ten watches in the world; Girard Perregaux’s two founders, Jean-Francois Bautte and Constant Girard, are recognized as original watchmakers. At the end of the 18th century, Bautte launched an ultra-thin watch, combining amazingly small and complex parts. Constant is more focused on technological advancement. He continues to design more sophisticated timing mechanisms, and also digs into more complex movements, making the famous Sanjinqiao Tourbillon available.
十 The world famous watch brand ten, Girard-Perregaux ([2] Girard-Perregaux) The founder of Girard-Perregaux J. F. Bautte produced his first watch in 1791. In 1854, the name Girard-Perregaux was officially born. By the beginning of the 20th century, Girard Perregaux continued to grow in popularity. In 1930, when watch sales exceeded pocket watch sales for the first time, Girard Perregaux’s strategy for developing watches 50 years ago proved to be correct. In 1998, Girard Perregaux established a branch in Japan and a watch was selected as the best watch of the year in Japan. In 2000, Girard Perregaux established branches in the United States.
创始人 OMEGA founder
Omega is an internationally renowned watchmaking company and brand. The English name omega represents the symbol. Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848. In 1848, the birth of the Swiss Confederation, Louis Brandt and La Chaux-de-Fonds began watch assembly work. In 1880, Louis Brand’s sons Louis-Paul and Csar relocated the plant to the area of ​​Biel, which is abundant in manpower, rich in resources and convenient in transportation. Since then, mechanized production, unified specifications of parts, and the introduction of a new division of labor system for assembly work, to make precise and accurate, high quality and reasonable price models. omega classical watch The world-famous Omega 19 made the movement not only became its symbol of excellence after the advent of the movement in 1894, the company was therefore named Omega. Since then, Omega has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry for more than 150 years with its advanced watchmaking technology.

Montblanc Has Raised 1.5 Million Us Dollars In ‘in Love’

On International Literacy Day, Montblanc, an internationally renowned luxury brand, announced that Montblanc’s ‘Love as a Charity’ charity event was officially launched in March 2013. After 7 months, it has become a UN child as scheduled. The Foundation (UNICEF) has raised $ 1.5 million in donations.

 Montblanc, which has been committed to culture and education, successfully launched its first charity event with love in 2009 and continues to this day. This year, Montblanc specially created the Montblanc Meisterstuck series of special collections such as writing instruments, jewelry accessories and leather goods for this event, and donated part of the sales proceeds to support UNICEF’s education program for UN children. The foundation builds schools in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help vulnerable children be educated.

 Montblanc’s ‘Make Love’ series not only fully reflects the elegant, sophisticated and ingenious European craftsmanship of the Montblanc brand; it also makes the entire series unique because of the charitable intentions behind it. The hexagonal white star on the top of the writing instrument cap symbolizes the snow peak of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, and it reflects Montblanc’s ambition to create a world-class writing instrument. The blue gem on the cap is inspired by the UNICEF blue logo, which represents improving the living environment of children. Other collections include leather wallets, card cases, pencil cases and notebooks, all printed with a blue logo, symbolizing unremitting support for UNICEF. The stainless steel cufflinks are set with agate, while the bracelet and keychain are also paired with blue stones.

 Montblanc and UNICEF are always working to build a better future for vulnerable children. In order to achieve this great goal, in addition to raising charitable funds, it is also necessary to gradually realize it by constructing appropriate education projects, training qualified teachers, and building schools to build a wider stage for children to dream.

 Montblanc has always believed that even in the most difficult times, every child deserves a bright future, and every adult should contribute to this goal to the best of its ability to end the illiteracy left over from history. Therefore, every writing instrument, leather goods and jewellery in Montblanc’s ‘Making Love’ series are engraved with unique numbers, symbolizing the bricks and tiles of children’s schools. It also shows that the owner of each treasure contributes to the children’s bright future. With this number at www.montblanc.com/signatureforgood, holders of Montblanc’s ‘Love as a Inscription’ collection can always follow the latest progress of the event and stay informed of the various initiatives of the UNICEF Education Assistance Program.

 Montblanc International Group President Jérôme Lambert said: ‘All children have the right to acquire knowledge and skills to stimulate their inner potential, so as to create a better future for themselves and society. On the International Literacy Day, we announced that we have completed a $ 1.5 million project funding plan. We are grateful to many enthusiastic and kind people for helping Montblanc and UNICEF to raise funds to improve the lives and education of many children around the world. We will continue our efforts, Keep surpassing established goals and working to raise more charitable funds. ‘

 About UNICEF: UNICEF has worked in more than 150 countries and regions around the world to help children survive and grow up from childhood to adulthood. As the world’s largest vaccine provider in developing countries, UNICEF is committed to supporting child health and nutrition, drinking water and sanitation, quality basic education for every boy and girl, and protecting children from violence, exploitation and AIDS Threat. UNICEF’s fundraising comes purely from voluntary contributions from individuals, businesses, other foundations, and governments.

Golden Christmas Season Recommend Three Watches To Record Joy And Happiness Between Minutes

For human beings, the most valuable gift is time. In this cold winter, as daylight in the northern hemisphere becomes shorter and shorter, the value of time becomes more prominent. Without knowing it, Christmas came quietly. Looking at the festival atmosphere on the streets, couples, fathers and sons, husbands and wives are full of fetters. Happiness, warmth, and happiness fill this warm, upcoming festival. In the meantime, why not have a watch to record the beautiful moments of life in the future? While improving the taste, the warm feeling of every moment is accurately conveyed. If you are interested in buying but have no direction, you may wish to take a look at the three watches recommended by the editors of Watch House today for reference.

Breguet Type XX-XXI-XXII Series 3817ST / X2 / 3ZU Watch

Watch price: RMB 109200
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: 15.2 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Details of the model: The small seconds at 9 o’clock and the minute timer at the center show the watch’s rich and practical functions, with fluorescent hands and dot scales. The invincible retro style design, traditional craftsmanship combined with modern popular design styles, the style meets human aesthetic standards. The angular bi-directional rotating bezel shows the unique charm of a mechanical watch. The outer edge of the case is decorated with coin patterns, and after polishing, it emits the unique luster of stainless steel, which is very beautiful. In this winter, start with such an ‘uncle’ type watch to record every bit of life.

Vacheron Constantin 81180 / 000R-9159 watch

Watch price: RMB 135000
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Watch thickness: 6.79 mm
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18k rose gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: DE CARTIER WGNM0003 watch

Watch price: RMB 141000
Watch diameter: 40×41 mm
Watch thickness: 11.25 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18k rose gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: DE CARTIER series watches are Cartier’s more classic series. One of them is this 18k rose gold watch. On the silver-plated guilloché dial of the small three-handed design, the leaf-shaped blue-steel seconds hand, the sword-shaped blue-steel hour and minute hands and the rose-gold case contrast with each other, and the warm and wise atmosphere is revealed from the timepiece. The large Roman numerals add to the readability of the watch and add a special classical charm to the watch. A crocodile leather strap and rose gold complement each other, showing the unique masculinity and charm of the watch.

To sum up: The glittering warm red gold and warm male ‘Uncle Temperament’ thick dark brown series watches add unique charm to this golden Christmas. Classic, atmospheric, connotative, they are perfect as watches for Christmas. If you like any of them, hurry up.

Hublot Mp-02 Magic Gold Cool Watch Real Shot

[Special Report from Watch House Basel] On April 25, 2013, the annual watch industry event Basel International Watch Fair kicked off. The watch house team went to Switzerland. Bring the report of the exhibition to everyone at the front.

 The MP-02 Key of Time King Gold is the second new work released by the HUBLOT Masterpiece series after the MP-01 was launched in January this year. It is much bolder and more aggressive than the MP-01 in both design and function presentation. Off the hook.

 The rather powerful shield-shaped case outline, the tensioned support dial design, and the most popular vertical tourbillon device make the entire watch look like an alien in a science fiction movie ready to invade the earth. The ship also contains a mysterious powerful force, and the secret of this power is hidden in the support structure on the faceplate.

 The bracket-shaped dial can be regarded as the design that best reflects the personality of the MP-02 Key of Time King Gold watch. The hour and minute time dials are displayed on the right side of the dial, and the 12 time scales face the entire dial like sunlight. Radially shaped, a small grid with a concave pattern printed with a grid pattern in the center presents a sense of technology;

 Three large brackets with ‘TIME’, ‘4X SPEED’ and ‘1/4 SPEED’ printed on the left side of the face plate, respectively, mean that the time elapses at standard speed, 4x speed and 1/4 speed. The user only needs to manually rotate the position At 9 o’clock, the time flow rate can be switched between these three speeds.

 If you want the hard time to pass faster, then please set the twist to segment 3: you can speed up the pointer operation at 4 times the speed, in fact, it only takes 15 minutes, but it looks like the MP-02 Key of Time It’s like 1 hour has passed; or if you think the good time is too worthy of nostalgia, then you may wish to set the twist to position 1: you can slow down the pointer at a standard speed of 1/4 and turn each hour into 15 minutes on the MP-02 Key of Time King Gold; and no matter how long it is, when you want the time to run at the standard speed, just set the twist to the second position, and the time will immediately jump back to the current standard Time and run at standard speed. All this is thanks to a specially designed mechanical memory device.

 The newly developed MP-02 uses the ‘mechanical memory’ mode to achieve the dream of ‘manipulating time as you wish’ and being the master of time as you feel.

Summary: It should be said that it is a very powerful watch design that almost breaks the industry’s conventions, but this is also the long-standing goal of Hublot.

The pictures and information collected by the reporting team in front of the Watch House will be uploaded to the special topics in Basel, so stay tuned.

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What Is An Observatory? Cosc Observatory Table Decryption

If you have experience in watch purchase, then the term COSC Observatory will not be unfamiliar, this word will appear repeatedly in the mouth of the salesperson, and many people may not really understand COSC until the end of the purchase What exactly does the Observatory certification mean, or what it means. The editor of the Watch House will introduce the certification of the COSC Observatory in a comprehensive way, and take a look at what the COSC Observatory watch is.

COSC Observatory
   COSC is the abbreviation of Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres. It means that the movement of the watch is sent to the Swiss Observatory for accuracy test. Any movement that can pass the accuracy test can be marked with Chronometer on the dial.

   ‘Chronometer’ is generally interpreted as ‘precision timer’ in English dictionaries. It is derived from the combination of Greek Chronos and Metron in terms of etymology.
   The Swiss Official Observatory Testing Agency is an independent official agency, referred to as COSC. Founded in 1973 by five Swiss watchmaking states (Bern, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Solothurn and Vaud) and the Swiss Watch Industry Federation, it is now a non-profit legal organization.

cosc test-16-day test cycle, seven tests
  A test cycle is 16 days. All tested watches are assigned a universal dial for testing, and the movement will be engraved with a unique identification code, and COSC will strictly implement its specified standards. This universal dial includes a reference point system that allows the image to be absolutely focused, and the measurement is not affected by changes in the position of the movement when the movement is placed under the camera.

Each watch comes to COSC with all the technical indicators of the brand (for example, the main splint of the movement is tested together). A bar code is affixed to each watch so it can be tracked throughout. The first procedure is to identify the watch on the COSC computer system, then identify the package in the tray and then automatically refining. After a rest for 24 hours, perform the first pass test.
  Over the next 15 days, a series of repeated trials will be performed, including Saturday and Sunday. In the first stage, the time displayed by the watch under test is recorded on a receiver controlled by an atomic clock. The duration of these recordings will determine the continuity of the movement experiment. Each test will be in three different time periods (6 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock vertical position, dial side and movement side horizontal position) and 23 ° C, 8 ° C and 38 ° C. Performed at temperature.

  COSC provides seven different tests. As long as one fails the minimum standard, it means that the movement failed the test. The seven tests are briefly described as follows:
1. Average daily difference:
  Passing the fifteen-day test, the average daily difference of the movement must be in the range of -4 seconds to +6 seconds. The average daily difference of the COSC is obtained by subtracting the time indicated by the movement on the day and observing it 24 hours ago. The movement indicates the time to get.
2. Average daily variation:
 COSC measures the travel time error of five positions every day, two horizontal directions and three vertical directions. After fifteen days of testing, a total of 50 bit difference data is obtained. The average daily average bit change must be less than 2 seconds.
3. Maximum daily variation:
 The maximum deviation of the five measurement positions is no more than five seconds per day.
4. Difference between horizontal position and vertical position:
The average position difference of the horizontal position measured on the fourteenth and fifteenth days minus the average position difference of the vertical position measured on the first and second days must be between -6 seconds and +8 seconds.
5. Maximum daily deviation:
  The difference between the maximum and average daily differences must be less than 10 seconds per day.
6. Variation of daily difference caused by temperature:
  Place the movement in an environment of 8 degrees Celsius and 38 degrees Celsius to measure the day difference, subtract the day difference of the high temperature environment from the day difference of the low temperature environment, and then divide by 30 to get the change in the day difference caused by temperature. Must be less than 0.6 seconds / day.
7. Poor recovery:
  The average daily difference measured on the last day is subtracted from the average daily difference measured on the first two days to obtain the recovery difference, and its size must be controlled within 5 seconds.

Observatory

Observatory certificate of compliance
   According to COSC’s own definition, ‘Observatory watches are high-accuracy watches that can display the second hand and include a movement that have passed the official agency’s (COSC) testing for several days at different positions and temperatures. A standard movement can only be issued with an official chronometer certificate. ‘
COSC and brand

   The brand sends the watch to COSC for testing. Once the watches have been tested under severe conditions, they can get the disc logo and an observatory certification certificate. The certificate not only contains all the test data to prove it, but there are also different observatory numbers on the watch. Most of the watch factory’s observatory certificates will stay in the original factory. Consumers will see the self-made observatory card issued by the watch factory. Once, Omega had the most chronometers, and Rolex currently has the most. Basically, the seven brands of Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Mido, Tissot, Panerai and Chopard support more than 90% of the total COSC certification each year.
   During the whole certification process, the brand will definitely invest some money, which will increase the cost, so the watches that we see on the market that are certified by the Observatory are usually more expensive than those without the Observatory certification. In general, the price of a movement that passes the test will be higher than that of an equivalent movement that fails. However, not all brands are obsessed with this COSC certification. Some top brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, will not focus on this certification, they will follow stricter testing standards.
Summary: From the above, we can see that COSC is a certification body, similar to the ISO we often hear. All movements that meet the COSC inspection standards can get a certificate of astronomy. Therefore, the observatory table is a COSC-certified table. The watch with COSC certification is not inferior to every second. The error standard of COSC is -4 / + 6.

  At present, many Swiss watch brands will send their movements to COSC for certification, thus obtaining a certification. COSC agencies have also responded to this, and they do not want to make this certification simply a marketing content for a brand. But for now, the certification of the COSC Observatory has been promoted too much. However, it is certain that astronomical watches with COSC certification can guarantee a certain accuracy, which is the most basic guarantee for the most original functions of the watch. With the wide variety of current watch promotions, this COSC certification is one of the most tangible.

  In the end, you still have to remind watch purchasers that COSC certification is only a reference basis. Don’t let it become the ultimate weapon that will control your watch purchase. As long as the current ETA movement is simply polished, it is not difficult to pass COSC certification, and a watch without COSC certification does not mean that it is not good. COSC certification is generally only for mechanical watches, because this certification is meaningless with regard to quartz watches, and their travel time accuracy will be higher than the COSC certification standard (quartz COSC certification is -0.07 / + 0.07). So don’t be fooled by COSC Observatory’s high-sounding terms. The observatory here is not related to the observatory you are familiar with. (House of Watches / Text Source)

New Series Unveiled At The 2019 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition

At the Geneva watch fair this year, Audemars Piguet’s most noteworthy is the launch of the new CODE11.59 series. The appearance of this series also aroused everyone’s attention. Love each other made bold breakthroughs, overturned the traditional aesthetics of the past, and reinterpreted the classic circular shape with its own aesthetic ideas. In addition to the newly released CODE11.59 series, the Royal Oak series has also been adjusted in details. Let us review some new products that Audemars Piguet brought to us at the Geneva watch exhibition.

Audemars Piguet CODE11.59 skeleton tourbillon watch

  The new series launched by Audemars Piguet this year is one of the most important and wide-ranging series launched in the brand’s development process. The biggest change in this series is the case, which uses a octagonal middleware design inside the round case to create a layered sense. In addition, the hollow dial shows a complex and precise movement structure, equipped with a beautiful tourbillon, Audemars Piguet’s new tourbillon watch can be said to be a lot of surprises.

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  The chronograph watch launched by Audemars Piguet Royal Oak this year inherits the classic design of this series. This year, Audemars Piguet created this new watch with the ancient gold-plating technology. The frosted gold surface shows a brilliant effect like a diamond. The plum-purple dial and frosted gold case show a vivid contrast of colors, which is very charming. This watch is limited to 200 pieces.

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  In addition to the hollow tourbillon watch mentioned above, this new series also released 4 chronograph watches, with 18K rose gold or 18K white gold case, with blue or black lacquer dial. The movement of this watch is equipped with an instant jump date, an integrated column wheel chronograph structure and a flyback function, with a power reserve of 70 hours.

News release:

  Audemars Piguet’s new CODE11.59 suits both men and women. The unique case shape is ergonomically optimized and streamlined to suit wearers of different wrist sizes. The rose gold case with white dial has a pure beauty. The dial is equipped with gold 3D logo, curved gold hour markers and Arabic numerals. The movement is equipped with a Calibre4302 self-winding self-produced movement with a power reserve of at least 70 hours.

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  Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore series released this year is full of cool colors, incorporating ‘camouflage’ elements into the new models. In the new offshore series, Audemars Piguet uses ceramic to create the bezel. The ceramic material is harder than stainless steel, and with the ‘MégaTapisserie’ oversized check pattern, it plays a new taste in the classic.

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  This year, Audemars Piguet’s CODE11.59 series perpetual calendar watch has a high value. The new case shape brings a different visual experience. With the aventurine dial, like a little starry night sky, the moon phase dial adds poetic flavor to it, and the other three function dials are also neatly distributed on the surface. The movement is equipped with the Calibre 5134 self-winding self-produced movement. You can enjoy the finely polished movement from the case back.

News release:
  This year, another noticeable new product of the Royal Oak series is the new double balance hollow skeleton frosted gold watch. Audemars Piguet has used a variety of techniques to inlaid 32 long step-cut ‘rainbow-tone’ sapphires on the 18K frosted gold case, which shines like a rainbow. The rhodium-plated hollow dial at the same time, as well as the golden double balance device visible on both sides. The new case is slightly smaller and fits on a slim wrist.

News release:
  Audemars Piguet has made appropriate adjustments to the new products of the classic Royal Oak series. For example, the date display window is farther from the center of the dial, the width of the time scale is increased, and the minute scale is no longer transferred on the ‘GrandeTapisserie’ large grid. It sits on the satin-polished dial outer ring. This exquisite design brings more elegant and chic visual effects.

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Plum Blossom Airmaster ‘city’ Table Full Of Dynamic Style And Vitality

By Airmaster ‘City’ plum table calmly entered the field of the city, and meet the special requirements of urban people. This automatic watch inherits the usual elegant design, and the watch assembly is all done in the workshop of its Swiss company.
Metropolitan cities in the 21st century are often full of differences and contrasts, and the plum watch Airmaster ‘City’ responds with contrasting tones. The first manifestation is the stainless steel case (3 parts). Its shape surrounds the round elegant dial. The straight stripes on the silver, blue or black dial highlight its emphasis. The smooth sapphire glass on the inside and outside is protective. The stainless steel bracelet is polished and sanded with a 5-bead chain, alternating with each other, and equipped with two stainless steel folding button locks.
Following the tradition, TITONI’s international reputation has continued for more than half a century. The Airmaster ‘City’ is equipped with an ETA2824 self-winding movement, and is assembled and inlaid in the workshop of the TITONI Torque Factory in Grinchen, Switzerland. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, it also has a calendar window at 3 o’clock. The bottom cover of the watch is fixed with precision screws to ensure that it has good water resistance at a depth of 50 meters.

Classic Touring Rolex Ref. 6085 ‘dragon’ Filigree Enamel Watch

Rolex antique watches have many branches, and each has its own collector group. Some people like ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona, some people like the red-print submarine type, and some people are fascinated by the Stella plate calendar type. Some of Rolex’s most coveted timepieces are made using exquisite filigree enamel, such as Ref. 6085, nicknamed the ‘Long’ watch.

   The dial of this watch is made by Rolex in cooperation with Stern Frères, the famous dial maker in Geneva. Thanks to the well-documented and well-preserved records, we can even determine that the enamel artist who created this unique dial is Nelly Richard. When it comes to filigree enamel dials, Nelly Richard is more or less legendary. She has created many charming dials for Rolex, Omega, and other brands.

   The beauty of filigree enamel dials mainly lies in the depth and subtle changes of color. If you look closely at the dragon’s limbs and tail, you will find that they are all highlighted in gradient tones, demonstrating the perfect control of the craft by the enamel master. The depth of the dial is further enhanced by the gold-plated Arabic numerals, hour markers and Rolex crown.

   To date, only five filigree enamel dials are known to be decorated with the ‘Dragon’ pattern, and each is fitted with a different Rolex model, which makes them essentially unique treasures. Not only that, because multiple layers of enamel powder are laminated and different firing processes are used, even the same image created by the same artist will not have the same final effect, which is part of the complex artistic charm of silk enamel .

   The watch retains the original 18K gold bracelet, which not only maintains the originality, but also adds glory to the appearance. In November 2016, this Rolex Ref. 6085 ‘Dragon’ filigree enamel watch was auctioned by Geneva in Geneva, with an estimated value of 500,000 to 1 million Swiss francs and a transaction price of 670,000 Swiss francs.

Experience The Ethnic Heritage Process Visiting Beijing Watch Factory Successfully Held

On July 4, 2014, the “Beijing Watch 2014 Shenzhen Exhibition New Product Release Appreciation Conference” event jointly organized by the Watch House Forum and Beijing Watch Factory was successfully held. The event was held at the Beijing Watch Factory on Dongguan Road, Changping. The watch factory sits north to the south and stands beside the mountains and the water. The quiet location provides an excellent environment for watchmaking. The bricks and tiles here seem to be nimble and elegant because they have been bathed by the watchmaker.

The main entrance of Beijing Watch Factory

  A group of a dozen of us drove to the Beijing Watch Factory. Although the weather was hot, the enthusiasm of watch friends for visiting the watch factory was not diminished. Upon arrival, the tall and dignified red factory building of Beijing Watch Factory, the white gate with the words ‘Serving the People’ and the red wall form the beautiful scenery. From here we came to the high-end exhibition hall of Beijing Watch, where Mr. Sun Wei, the marketing director of Beijing Watch Factory explained and introduced the watch factory’s brief and history video to watch friends. Then, under the leadership of the staff, we walked into the production workshop of Beijing Watch Factory. For the first time, we experienced the watchmaking process and complex crafts so closely and truly.

Entering the Beijing Watch Advanced Exhibition Hall Listening to Mr. Sun Wei explaining the history of the watch factory

  As the leader of China’s high-end watches, Beijing Watch Factory has been pragmatic and innovative as its corporate culture since its establishment in 1958. It has continuously pursued the development and production of watches. In recent years, it has been regarded as China’s high-end watches. The benchmark is even more soaring in terms of complex watches. This event made us feel the high-end watchmaking technology of Beijing Watch and the history and culture of the brand. Next, please follow the edited footage to appreciate the true style of Beijing Watch Factory:

Under the leadership of the factory, netizens walked into the production workshop of Beijing Watch Factory

 

Workers in a busy job

 

  Numerous CNC machine tools in the watch factory’s workshop are constantly running at high speeds, from the main board of the movement to the small screws, all produced by the factory itself. Workers meticulously hand-made clocks, day after day. We also witnessed the assembly process of the watchmaker’s dual-axis three-dimensional tourbillon movement with hundreds of parts, all of which were completed by hand. The master told us that it takes about a month to complete such a movement. The patience of the producer, this visit made us truly experience the exquisite craftsmanship of Beijing watches.

Beijing Watch Advanced Exhibition Hall

  After visiting the production workshop, the staff continued to take everyone to the watch exhibition area to appreciate the art of finished products. The exhibition hall displays the essence of multi-series and multi-style wristwatches of Beijing watches, including the first-type watch, the second-type watch, the fifth-type watch, the first-generation system watch, the first tourbillon, and the first dual-axis. Three-dimensional tourbillon, tourbillon three questions, limited edition red gold tourbillon, 2008 enamel tourbillon, Athena handmade gold sculpture and many other representative watches, let us once again feel the historical heritage and high-end skills of Beijing watches.

  At the end of the event, the staff took you to taste the new watches exhibited at the Beijing Watch 2014 Shenzhen Watch & Clock Fair. Among them were the ‘North Sea’ series, which was widely watched by watch lovers, and also used embroidery, painting enamel and many others. Artistic methods, luxury handmade high-end watches that push the limits of imagination, and other high-profile new products. The tablemates tried on and published their personal feelings, and the atmosphere was very warm.
Summary: This event not only enjoyed a wide range of high-end Beijing watches, tried on many new 2014 products on the spot, also visited the production workshop of Beijing Watch Factory, experienced the watch production process and technology, and experienced the history of Beijing Watch Factory Culture and heritage. On behalf of the entire staff of the Watch House, the editor would like to thank the watch friends for their active participation and the Beijing Watch Factory for providing us with such a valuable visit opportunity.

Art And Craftsmanship At The Same Time Vacheron Constantin Pavilion In Geneva

From January 16th to January 20th, the 27th Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon opened at the Palexpo Exhibition Center. The watch house team went to the scene to bring the majority of watch fans to the scene as in previous years Come to the latest and most comprehensive exhibition report. Let’s follow the footsteps of the Watch House to admire the new exhibition hall of Vacheron Constantin in the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon.

   At the 260th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin’s founding, the brand launched the legendary masterpiece-reference number 57260. This year’s exhibition is focused on this. The world’s most complex timepiece exhibition is at the center of the exhibition. Table lovers.

   The surrounding walls are composed of hollow Maltese crosses, and the floor is paved with wooden floors. The colors contrast with each other, which is distinguished and elegant and warm.

   The art deco pattern on the wall showcases Vacheron Constantin’s latest superb timepiece products.

   The above is the cutting-edge information of the 2017 Montblanc Pavilion at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. For more details, please click on the watch live event in Geneva: