More Action Bell & Ross Br 01 Laughing Skull

BELL & ROSS has always loved to break away from the frame, subvert the routine, and let the mind think freely. Since its inception, Bell & Ross has always insisted on creating creative and conceptual timepieces, which has become an inseparable characteristic of the brand’s genes.

BELL & ROSS’s BR 01 ‘Skull’ has been continuously evolving since its launch in 2009. In 2018, for the first time, this watch incorporates the concept of a moving device to make the skull shape more vivid and lively in front of the wearer.

Inheriting this gene, the BR 01 ‘Skull’ watch released in 2009 has become the pioneer of the Skull series to control fashion trends. Following this success, BELL & ROSS released two limited edition works in 2011, including the famous BR 01 Tourbillon Skull watch. In 2015, the third edition came out. The collection has a bronze case, a material that will gradually oxidize over time, so each watch will become a unique piece. In 2016, Bell & Ross reproduced the outstanding creativity with the BR 01 Burning Skull concept watch-the engraved case decorated with black paint, reminiscent of the ink used by tattoo artists.

During the winding process of the watch’s skull, the jaw of the skull will move, forming an effect of speaking with the mouth open.

Today, BELL & ROSS continues to stride forward with the new Skull watch, this time with an automatic movement. It contains surprise ideas that make people smile: as the mandible moves, the skull shape in the middle will grin! Skull has become the brand’s iconic collection, which has been in development for nearly a decade.

BR 01 ‘Skull’

The shape of the skull has been around for centuries, especially the pirates have favored the logo. They see skulls as amulets, which can give them courage and scare off enemies. The military will also use the skull logo to constantly warn of their own weaknesses. These occupations often face death threats, and skull images often appear on their uniforms and planes. The BR 01 Laughing Skull watch pays tribute to all these brave men.
With the new BR 01 Laughing Skull watch, BELL & ROSS entered the field of automation for the first time. These automated mechanisms with dynamic displays first appeared in Europe in the 14th century. At the same time, as one of the components of mechanical clocks, their commonly used form is a moving figure, which is installed in the church clock tower and used to ring the clock. Therefore, it can be said that the original Laughing Skull idea was the ‘direct descendant’ of these elegant doll installations.

The BR-CAL.206 movement consists of 4 bridge plates to symbolize the extension of 4 bones to ensure that the main splint is tightly fixed to the case and converges into one, suspended in the center of the watch

This new Bell & Ross watch contains an amazing uniqueness. During the winding process, the skull’s jaw will move. In order to create this effect, the brand has specially developed the BR-CAL.206 movement: completely self-made by BELL & ROSS also uses a skull shape-so the movement perfectly matches the case. The four bridges as an extension of the four bones ensure that the main splint is tightly fixed to the case and converges into one, floating in the center of the watch.

The front and back of the case are decorated with Paris studs. This grid pattern is a special process

This bold and creative watch is made of micro-sprayed stainless steel. The 46 mm case is adorned with a Paris stud pattern, a grid pattern that requires special processing. The combination of the skull faceplate and its grid-shaped case makes the watch more distinctive as a whole. The skull shape on the dial is a key feature of the watch. It is crafted with metal inlays and has a convex effect; this process is commonly used to mint coins or medals. The hollow-out process creates an illusion like a skull suspended in the center of the case without resurgence, as if it was an unexpected icing on the cake. The shape of the sword-shaped pointer is similar to that of the earlier Skull watch, but this pointer is processed through a hollow process and coated with SuperLuminova.

BR 01 Laughing Skull

Stainless steel material / BR-CAL.206 manual winding movement / hours, minutes display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / table diameter 46x46mm / limited to 500 / reference price: 77,000 RMB
The BR 01 Laughing Skull watch is created for fans who love original and unique timepieces. With its multi-layered symbolic meaning, it has become the crowning touch. The automatic movement made it among the top timepieces in the world; this model is limited to only 500 pieces and will have an extraordinary appeal to fine watch collectors.

BR 01 Laughing Skull Light Diam

Stainless steel material / BR-CAL.206 manual winding movement / hour and minute display / 104 diamonds on the bezel, weighing approximately 1.032 carats / sapphire crystal, transparent case back / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 46x46mm / limited 99 / Reference price: 128,000 RMB

BR 01 Laughing Skull Full Diam

Stainless steel material / BR-CAL.206 manual winding movement / hour and minute display / 394 diamond-set watches, weighing approximately 2.891 carats / sapphire crystal, transparent case back / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 46x46mm / limited 99 / Reference price: NT $ 213,000 RMB

Louis Vuitton 2014 Basel 抢先看

Tambour eVolution

 In 2010, Louis Vuitton launched its patented Spin Time movement, which features a rotating cube hour marker to display the time, creating a refreshing time display mode. Time Scroll is the first complex function movement exclusively developed by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton movement factory. Its time concept is closely linked to the Louis Vuitton tourism culture gene, and its functions fully meet the requirements of travelers who often travel through time zones. The Tambour watch series keeps pace with the time. This year’s time flyback function is assembled in a lightweight and wear-resistant black MMC-coated Tambour éVolution case. Excellent performance in clear and easy to read display and accurate practical performance!

 Tambour eVolution

Mastering a new realm of time

 La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton movement watchmaker developed a time-lapse spinning movement, which is a technological leap forward in terms of mechanical function and display clarity. This technology is deployed in the modern Tambour éVolution case. Zhongshi is a smart move: the dial has 12 frosted aluminum cube hour markers to show the GMT time, which perfectly echoes the shape lines of the pink gold and black MMC two-tone case.

Subtle and practical

 The time function of the two places is the most intimate timepiece for travellers. It is very easy to read and operate. The internal watch of the LV 111 automatic movement developed by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton movement factory seems simple, but the internal structure is actually abnormal. Complicated, yet its reliable performance is outstanding under any environmental conditions; the LV 111 automatic movement works like a time-of-day display system, advancing every 60 minutes.

 The heart of this system is a turntable with a barbed rod, which rotates one-twelfth circle at a time to make the three-dimensional time scale rotate instantly; the barbed rod of the turntable is connected to the axis of the three-dimensional time scale. Maltese cross-shaped component, the cross-shaped component rotates a quarter of a time at a time, and rotates two time scales at the same time: the first time scale originally has a triangular arrow mark, and it instantly becomes a frosted surface with no number, The time scale was originally matte, and a triangular arrow pointing outward (indicating 01:00 to 12:59) or a triangular arrow pointing inward (indicating 13:00 to 00:59) appeared instantly.

Fashion appearance, technology crystallization

 The Tambour series from the previous 12 years is known for its innovative design. The Tambour series keeps pace with the times, and its latest variations reflect the current fashion trends and aesthetic inspiration. The Tambour éVolution Time Rotating Time Watch is a time-honored new design that combines unique design elements with unique appearance and the right combination of details. The watch is 45 mm in diameter. The rose gold and black MMC-coated case is extremely architectural, with a large ‘V’ around the crown. The V decoration is inspired.

 The Tambour éVolution case consists of seven parts (including a black MMC case, 18K rose gold bezel, crown and lugs), which are extremely complex to make. The setting process is a challenge to the watchmaker’s manual tolerance. The screw-in crown design guarantees a water-resistant depth of 100 meters, and the crown is specially designed for easy rotation. Pull the crown to the second position to adjust the jumping time of the hour hand and three-dimensional time scale. Wrist Strap style with red stitching alligator leather and black calfskin strap with 18K rose gold pin buckle.

Emprise Women’s Watches

 Louis Vuitton’s first suitcase has a long history of craftsmanship, infused infinite inspiration into the brand’s creation, from exquisite and practical travel supplies, into an elegant and luxurious jewelry series full of a sense of time.

 The exquisite structural details not only make the luggage sturdy and durable, but also embody the aesthetic elements of the new Emprise series: metal fittings, locks, studs and other small decorative themes, which not only contain the history of Louis Vuitton craftsmanship, but also highlight the contours of lines and graceful beauty. Create distinctive personality.

 The beautiful ladies’ watches, which are changed from the metal parts of the luggage, are amazing. The Emprise series contains the brand value and superb craftsmanship tradition and aesthetics. The hard work and enthusiasm of the watchmaker continues the craftsmanship tradition that the brand was founded in 1854 to keep all luggage craftsmen.

 The women’s watch is an example of Paris’s delicate craftsmanship aesthetic of the Emprise series: the lugs are born from the brass corners of the suitcase, and the four-square case is more elegant under the chamfered polished mirror and glittering diamonds; the silk satin watch Straps with embossed leather echo the fashion design; the texture of the dial of the gold watch model is taken from the protective padding inside the luggage; the dial of the stainless steel watch model is black or white, and the texture is decorated like The wooden siding on the wall of the classical Chinese house in Paris; the dial is simple and simple, and there is no time-marking number, and the LV logo is only displayed at 5 o’clock, which adds timeless beauty.

 The sharp and clean shape, the carefully selected outline of bright gemstones, and the elegant and gorgeous watch design perfectly match the contemporary elegant female style with unique taste. It has a subtle idea and a charming charm that makes it Parisian .

 Emprise Series Women’s Watch (Stainless Steel)

                     Emprise Series Women’s Watch (Stainless Steel)

                         Emprise Series Women’s Watch (Yellow K Gold)

 Emprise Series Women’s Watch (Yellow K Gold)

Eternal Grand Crown Tasting Rolex Greenwich Ii Watch (Part 1)

Netizens who frequent the Watch House may find that why so many people like Rolex, but rarely see Rolex tasting articles, of course, this is by no means because Rolex has everyone Familiar with the point that there is no need for publicity, and it is mainly because Rolex has always been mysterious marketing method. Rolex never borrows watches for media shooting. Even new watches borrowed through other channels are not allowed during shooting. Remove the original film, so there always seems to be a sense of distance. But in order to meet the increasing demands of netizens for Rolex articles, as an editor, I can only contribute the GMT-MasterII that I just purchased to share some of my opinions on Rolex with you, and welcome all netizens to leave a message. Let us progress together.

   With the advent of the jet era in the 1950s and the rapid development of international routes, aircraft need to cross several time zones in a short period of time. Pilots need to know the time of different places on the earth (such as the time of departure and destination, local time). And Greenwich reference time), Rolex launched Greenwich watches in response to this demand, and has become the designated watch for several airlines, including the well-known Pan Am. The need to know the time of different places on the earth at the same time is not only required by the pilots, but also by the watch and cultural messengers who often exchange between China and Switzerland. This is the fundamental reason why I choose GMT (the function of the water ghosts) It wasn’t used until I did deep dive training.) Although it is a digital age, getting time from a watch is still the easiest way.

Golden Yacht Master II 116681
Red gold ceramic ring Daytona 116515 LN

New explorer 214270

  New Explorer II 216570
   Although there are 20 series of Oyster watches according to the classification method on the Rolex website, I still like to refer to these sports Oyster watches as professional Oyster series. This series is the most discussed series and the most popular. It’s easy to confuse the series of members who do n’t know who to choose. The members of this series are all venomous and nicknamed loudly, including Probe One, Probe Two, Green Needle (GMT collectively), Lightning Needle (Milguass collectively), Ghost King, Various ghosts (collectively referred to as submarines), Di (collectively named Cosmograph Daytona), Y1 (Yacht Masters) and Y2 (Yacht Masters II).

‘Green Ghost’ 116610 LV

   Submarine Calendar Type ‘Nigger’ 116610 LN
   As a watchmaker, when I face these 9 King Kong, I think the same way as the majority of netizens, weigh the pros and cons, and ca n’t sleep at night, but in the end I use the exclusion method to choose, Di, Y1 and Y2 over budget; Detective one did not pull away; Detective two did not abandon ceramic circle; Lightning needle test is not good to discard; Ghost King is too thick to discard; In the end, only nigger, green ghost, green needle and blue black circle are left, green ghost and Rolex Logo green The colors are different; although niggas are cool, they are not practically discarded with green needles.

GMT-Maeter II Blue and Black Circle 116710 BLNR

   Facing the blue and black circle, although it is the latest model and the technology is complicated, I have liked the color of black and green since childhood, and in the era of the red needle, I always hoped that Rolex would produce a green needle. The black circle with a formal dress is also more solemn. In the end, I chose the green needle. If the black and green circle is out this year, I will definitely change it! The above experience can be used as a reference for friends who are still struggling.

   As a watchmaker, I was more rational and objective when choosing watches. The reason why I chose Rolex was not because of following the trend or listening to people around me, but because of my rolex Rolex from 18 years old to now Understand, after so many years of understanding, what impressed me most about Rolex was that all of its technical indicators strictly implemented the industry’s highest standards or even exceeded them.

    This lets us start with the case. All Rolex models except Cellini are using an oyster case. After more than 80 years, there have not been any major changes, but in some details The corresponding fine-tuning has been done in accordance with the changes of the times, so that we think that professional watches should look like this, so no matter which brand is going to launch sports watches, you can see more or less oyster-like shadow In the end, it turned out that the more the model with no major change in appearance, the more popular it is. Another successful case is Panerai.

   In addition to the classic shape, the main thing is the material itself. At present, only Rolex’s steel uses 904L austenitic stainless steel. There are two types of stainless steel in the world. One is austenite, and the other is martensite. Martensitic stainless steel is extremely hard because it is magnetic and has a high carbon content. Austenitic stainless steel is often used to make containers because it is not magnetic and has excellent stability. Of course, there are also many models of austenitic stainless steel, such as common 304, 309, 316, 316L, etc. In addition to Rolex, other watch brands Both use 316L stainless steel, and the 904 steel known as King of Steel seems to have not used this material in other industries except Rolex. In other words, if you want to have this unique material, Rolex is the only way Although gold is more valuable than 904 steel, it has much less access to gold.

   What good is this steel? From a composition point of view, any stainless steel is an alloy of chromium, nickel, molybdenum and iron. The difference between 904 steel is that 2% copper is added. Although we cannot prove what will happen after adding copper, after factual demonstration, 904 steel does More resistant to abrasion and corrosion, and can withstand 23 refurbishments. According to a media person who has visited the Rolex Watch Factory, Rolex’s inspection of this material is very strict. Previously, when Rolex inspected a steel smelt that had just been smelted, it found that one of the steel ingots had trachoma. Contains a small amount of titanium, so immediately check with the steel mill. The reply from the steel mill was that indeed, a batch of titanium alloys had been smelted before refining this batch of steel wealth. This trachoma should be caused by the steel furnace being not cleaned. The entire batch of steel ingots was re-smelted. Although we can’t tell the difference between 904 steel and other stainless steels with the naked eye, and the cost is three times that of 316L stainless steel, Rolex has never changed since the first use of 904 steel.

   The Rolex Oyster case has been fine-tuned for more than 80 years. The bottom edge of the side of the case has been changed from a straight line to a slight arc. The contact between the lugs and the bracelet is also more integrated. In fact, Rolex It attaches great importance to ergonomics. Although the weight of the watch is not light, it will feel that the weight is quite decomposed after being brought on. It does not feel heavy or fall down at all. The longer you take it, the more you feel it is already Part of your wrist.

   The crown can be said to be the most important part of our communication with the watch. It depends on it when adjusting the time and the winding chain. Rolex knows this, so Rolex’s crowns have always been known as Yamato. Although the automatic watch can There is no need to wind it by hand, but when you whim up to wind it up, you will feel very satisfied, because you find that your labor is rewarding. Unlike some watches, you twist it several times and you can show the needle. Not driven, and Rolex took a look, it feels very real.

   In addition, we see 3 dots under the big crown on the crown, which proves that this watch is 3 locks. Although this watch officially claims to be 100 meters waterproof, but because of the 3 locks, its waterproof depth is actually It is the same 300 meters as the water ghost, which shows the kindness of Rolex!

   After talking about the case, let’s talk about the most exciting bezel of this watch. The ceramic word ring officially called Cerachrom by Rolex gives me the biggest feeling is that the thief is bright, good, and not afraid of scratching. If you put GMT and Tanji together, you will find that Tanji is so low-key. Rolex’s ceramicization process began in 2005. In order to make this ceramic word circle appear in the most perfect form, Rolex can be said to be painstaking, first of all To heat the ceramic to 1500 degrees, harden and purify it, and then engrav the required digital contour on the ceramic whose hardness seems to be comparable to diamond.

   Then use the precise arrangement of atoms to strike the entire ring with gold or platinum (platinum in the ceramic ring of this watch) to combine gold and ceramic into one, and finally polish until the gold in the remaining numbers is always combined, It only takes 40 hours to finish this process. In addition, we know that the ceramic is twice as large as the finished product before firing, so the precise control of the shrinkage ratio is also a major difficulty.

   GMT II was fortunate to be the first Rolex watch to be fitted with this circle. I chose GMT because it has the most numbers on it. Of course, the watch is all gold, so from that year, I I began to look forward to the appearance of all-steel watches. In 2006, a gold model was launched. In 2007, the all-steel model was finally released. Although it was launched, I was still young that year and made it the first choice. I now I found that I am still very specific. After 6 years, my love for it has never faded, but I still prefer it after I have it.

   From the ceramicization process of this watch, it is not difficult to find a rule that Rolex starts with an all-gold watch every time it makes technical innovations. It takes 3 years for all materials to evolve, but there are exceptions. I thought last year There will be a golden ceramic di, and you can see all-steel ceramic di this year. Who would have expected a platinum chestnut di last year. If nothing unexpected, everyone will see all-steel ceramic di next year.

   By the way, this is the 18 original films on this watch, and two were thrown away by the master when the watch was cut. According to legend, the metal luster of the film just uncovered is like the first exposure in the morning. Each watch will only appear once. How to refurbish it later and how to make up the film are not counted. Whoever unveiled it, who it is, everyone knows this! Because Rolex needs to say too much, everyone is too tired to watch it all at once, so I will talk about the dial and movement in the next episode, so stay tuned! (Text / picture watch house Mao Zhuang)