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.

News release:

  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.

News release:

  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.

News release:

  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.