Guilian Real Swiss Watch Industry Challenged By Chinese Pirated Watches

Recently, the Swiss Watch Federation has for the first time obtained a batch of pirated watches smuggled from China to Switzerland with extremely delicate and complicated craftsmanship, and was astonished by the fake and real craftsmanship. It is reported that these fake watches, which are close to the real price, bring huge economic losses to the Swiss watch industry and also damage the Swiss watch market image.
    The report said that only by very close, even with a microscope, can we find the flaws in these fake watches, such as a screw seam on the back of the case, or the carbon material on the case is replaced by plastic materials, or the glass of the dial No polarizing function, etc. But apart from these tiny details, it is difficult for even a watch expert to see at a glance that they are fake. A Hublot ‘Big Bang’ Ferrari watch confiscated at the Swiss customs in December last year is completely compatible with genuine fisheyes. Whether it’s appearance, weight, or even taste-the real watch is vanilla-it’s surprisingly similar, but the most exaggerated is the core of the watch.
    ‘This is the first time I have a fake tourbillon watch in my hand. This is a highly accurate mechanical structure. The imitator has now mastered the extraordinarily complex horological skills.’ The Swiss Watch Association’s counterfeiting department is in charge Said Michel Arnoux.
    And Swatch, the world’s largest watch center, is worried about the rapid development of the Chinese fake watch market and the trend of entering the cutting-edge field. Unlike fake Rolex watches that sell dozens of Swiss francs in Asian and Latin American markets, these fake Hublot watches can blind customers’ eyes and sell thousands of Swiss francs at high prices, causing the brand company to suffer huge losses.
    “Piracy watches cost the watch industry billions a year.” Swatch Group boss Nick Hayek said, “The biggest problem is that these counterfeit products are becoming more specialized.
    It is reported that copycats mainly use the online market to sell their products, and the main sales target is individuals. ‘During the financial crisis, many stockbrokers in New York and London sold their watches cheaply online. Imitationists immediately mixed in and lied about selling ‘used’ watches.’ Arnold said.
     On the other hand, many outsiders and watch enthusiasts purchase fake watches consciously or unconsciously. ‘In the past few years, the price of watches has risen, so many watch enthusiasts have turned their attention to ‘used’ watches.’
    The report also said that although no one wants to admit it publicly, there is such a statement in the Swiss watch industry that the ‘policies’ pursued by some brands have encouraged the behavior of fake watch manufacturers to some extent. For example, the sales network of Swiss brands to traditional markets, such as the United States and Europe, is greatly restricted, which makes many small businesses have to fill the shortage of supplies through the ‘second-hand’ market, so counterfeiters have the advantage machine. The President of Hublot Watches has repeatedly stated in the past few years that how proud he is of replicating his watches, this shows that his brand has a place in the international market.
    But now, counterfeiting is no longer a question of economic losses. ‘If consumers no longer care about the difference between genuine and counterfeit products, then trust is lost. This is a serious blow to Swiss brands,’ said Arnold. He also said that Guangdong Province is a fake watch production center, where police search every day. ‘But the effect is not great because everything is performed separately. There is no economic relationship between the roles. The main parts of the watch are sometimes Produced in a legitimate formal enterprise and then installed in a secret handicraft workshop. ‘

Blancpain’s Racing World: Speed ​​pioneer L-evolution Series

In 2009, Blancpain, Switzerland’s top watch brand, became a partner of legendary sports car manufacturer Lamborghini, honoring the title of the top race Super Trofeo Challenge, and gradually began to compete in the world The enthusiasm of the motorsport shows the passion of the ‘founder of classic timepieces’ in pursuit of speed and excellence. Among Blancpain’s six series, the L-EVOLUTION series is modern and dynamic. With the art of timepieces integrating cutting-edge technology and traditional watchmaking technology, it perfectly interprets the brand’s peak speed.

Blancpain Blancpain L-evolution R series large date double pursuit hand flyback chronograph

   In keeping with the brand’s long-standing tradition, Blancpain chose carbon fiber to create this extraordinary timepiece. Lightweight and sturdy precious characteristics, combined with pleasing visual effects, provide a wide space for the use of carbon fiber in the development of watches and clocks. As a major technological innovation of the brand, this high-tech material is used in the manufacture of certain parts of Blancpain timepieces, such as the carbon fiber bezel, case back, and dial, demonstrating the brand’s strong innovation strength and research and development spirit. The large date window on the dial is displayed in digital font. The background of the dial highlights the oversized red digital processing. The timing button at 8 o’clock mimics the appearance of the oil cap. The 9 o’clock position is equipped with a badge-type chronograph dial. All the details underline the dynamic sports style of this watch.

   This timepiece is internally equipped with Calibre 69F9 movement. The movement consists of 409 parts and is set with 44 gemstone bearings. The power reserve can reach 40 hours. The movement is equipped with a column wheel to ensure precise control of the buttons. At the same time, the vertical disc clutch effectively prevents unnecessary jittering of the chronograph second hand when the chronograph function is activated. The watch perfectly combines the flyback dual tracking hand timing mechanism with a large dual-hole date display window. Among them, the double tracking hand chronograph function is an important and complex technology in watchmaking. The second chase hand is superimposed on the chronograph second hand (‘rattrapante’ in French is called a double chase hand, meaning ‘catch up’), and the two chronograph second hands run in parallel to catch up with each other. The wearer can use this function to perform multiple split timings. Press the chronograph button at 8 o’clock to activate the dual chasing hand timing function. At this time, the second chase hand stops and the chronograph second hand runs independently. Press the same button again and the second chase hand will quickly “chase” the previous timekeeping The second hand continues to run synchronously. The button at 4 o’clock activates the flyback function, which resets the chronograph to zero and restarts instantly.

   Through the sapphire back, the elegantly decorated internal movement is clearly visible. Behind this fascination lies the complicated mosaic work of the watchmakers. According to processing requirements, the movement parts are coated with sandblasted coatings of two different materials (5N red gold plating or rhodium plating); the bridge is coated with NAC coating, and the vertical texture highlights the smoky gray color of this process. Appearance characteristics. According to different models, the hollow rim pendulum is available in white gold and 5N rose gold designs, both of which are frosted and coated with NAC. In addition, the spokes are also chamfered, which not only highlights the original color of the pendulum, but also creates a gorgeous and elegant contrast effect.

   The watch uses a black Alcantara suede strap, which is sewn with precision, exquisite craftsmanship and added carbon fiber materials. At the same time, the matte satin 18K white gold or red gold buckle is embedded with carbon fiber, which complements the design concept of delicate and perfect details.

Blancpain L-evolution series eight-day long power watch

   Blancpain’s L-evolution series of watches embodies the extraordinary reliability and excellent performance of Blancpain as the ‘maker of classic timepieces’ on the basis of highlighting sports elements. This L-evolution eight-day long-powered watch is equipped with Calibre 13R5 movement, like the ‘engine’ of a racing car, which generally provides high performance and high accuracy for the travel time. The movement is equipped with three barrels, which can provide a power reserve of 192 hours (8 days). The high-density gold oscillating weight ensures the winding efficiency, and the cardless balance spring with the gold fine-adjustment screws ensures perfect waiting. Timeliness. The large diameter of 43.5 mm, the dial is engraved with exquisite Geneva decoration; two windows on the dial: the date display at 6 o’clock and the power reserve display at 12 o’clock, creating a striking visual depth effect of the structure. In addition, two oversized Arabic numerals-3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, further enhance the three-dimensional characteristics of the surface of this high-tech watch.

Blancpain L-evolution eight-day long-power moon phase watch

   In addition, Blancpain has also added the complex technology of many mechanical watches to make the L-evolution series more innovative. This L-Evolution eight-day long-powered moon phase watch is equipped with Calibre 66R9 movement, which was independently designed and manufactured by Blancpain Blancpain. The shape blends romantic and poetic temperament, embodying Blancpain’s movement structural engineers and Master craftsmanship of watchmakers: 3D three-dimensional dials, finely polished movement parts, parabolic trimmed and chamfered bridges. This series of exquisite details, coupled with the high-density gold rotor that can be seen from the back of the transparent case, has created a nearly perfect watch mechanical structure. The dial design also reflects the perfect design and innovation of the internal movement. The surface is divided into three different levels: the dial engraved with the Geneva ornament pattern and the oversized Roman numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock, which enhances the three-dimensional visual effect of the watch; the large window enables the power reserve display, date display and The month display is clear at a glance.

Blancpain sponsors racing event

Blancpain-Lamborghini Super Trofeo Super Challenge

   Since 2009, Blancpain has become a partner of the legendary sports car manufacturer Lamborghini, and has become the title sponsor of the Blancpain Super Trofeo Super Challenge. This event covers three major regions in Europe, North America and Asia, of which the Asian Challenge first landed in China in 2012. This championship is divided into six races each year and is the world’s fastest single-brand event.

   Blancpain President and CEO Mark Hayek has personally participated in this tournament. Blancpain and Lamborghini combine the best of both worlds. The two brands have used their exquisite craftsmanship and unique aesthetics to the extreme, creating a limited edition of Lamborghini Gallardo.

FIA GT1 World Championship

   Since 2010, Blancpain has become the exclusive official timepiece of the FIA ​​GT1 World Championships. This precious partnership has witnessed the brand’s important position in the world’s top racing circles. The FIA ​​GT1 World Championship is one of the ‘Four International Series of Races’ recognized by the FIA. Ten races on the track. At this wonderful event, Blancpain will not be absent. In the 2011 season, Blancpain participated as a Swiss Racing Team partner.

Blancpain

   Blancpain is the title sponsor and official exclusive timepiece of the Blancpain Endurance Race. This new European Championship is an important event for GT3 and GT4 sports cars. It is organized by SRO Motorsports Group and is based on Total 24 Heures de Spa endurance. The race is dominated by the competition, while the remaining four three-hour races will be played on different tracks in Europe. The Blancpain Endurance Race is a multi-brand sports car event. Many well-known classic sports car brands will come together, such as Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Dodge ), Ferrari, Ford, Ginetta, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, MacLaren, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche (Porsche). The Blancpain Endurance Race is aimed at professional teams and non-professional ‘gentleman drivers’. It can change drivers twice during the race. It is a three-stage promotion race inspired by Formula One racing. The Blancpain Endurance Race provides a professional and harmonious atmosphere for the team and drivers. It is a passionate sporting event.

ADAC GT Masters

   Since 2007, the ADAC GT Masters has been popular with sports car fans. Blancpain has also established a cooperative relationship with this exciting event. This tournament is mainly held in Germany but is also played on other European circuits. Here are some of the most famous car manufacturing brands, such as Alpina-BMW, ​​Ascari, Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini and Porsche. The ADAC GT Masters is a professional-amateur championship in which professional and amateur drivers can participate together. Each course includes two 60-minute races. The two drivers work together in the race and the promotion, each of them responsible for half of the schedule. As a result, this event brings together a variety of players, from amateur racing enthusiasts, former Formula One drivers to DTM top touring car racers or celebrities from all walks of life. Through this partnership, Blancpain not only strengthens its influence in the European racing world, but also strengthens the close relationship between watchmaking and car manufacturing.

Speed ​​Pioneer: Blancpain L-EVOLUTION Series

   Blancpain’s cross-border cooperation with motorsport aims to convey the brand spirit of challenge and passion by sponsoring professional and high-level events. In addition, in-depth cooperation with top racing brands, sharing materials and machinery manufacturing Research results, continuous innovation and refinement in the manufacturing process of watches.

Mixed Style Of Sven And Sports Route Seiko Premier Novak. Djokovic Watch

After the Premier Kinetic Perpetual watch, which was specially designed for Djokovic to wear on formal occasions in 2017, has been well received by the market, the inspiration for this series is back on the tennis court in 2018. This is the first automatic watch created by Seiko SEIKO exclusively for Djokovic.

Exclusive Premiere Djokovic style inspired by tennis in 2018, and for the first time equipped with an automatic movement to create an elegant and stylish movement

It combines a special automatic movement and is embedded in the classic Premier case. The hands, dial and strap are sporty, but unexpectedly perfectly coordinate with the elegant case. Unique and eye-catching noodles take the heart of direct drive tennis. It’s like watching Djokovic’s racket through a long lens, watching him come straight at us. The window on the left side of the disk is like a diagonal cut ball that Djokovic is good at. Through it, you can see the balance wheel operation, and the mesh disk is like the string of his racket. This limited edition comes with a signature back cover of Djokovic and a D-shaped crown of Djokovic.

Premier Novak. Djokovic

Plated stainless steel material / 4R71 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / table diameter 42.9mm / limited 3000 / reference price: 5800 RMB
There are two styles of this watch. The first combines dark blue and black, highlighting the vitality and sporty style of the design. The second style is a rose gold tone, which presents a classic style of Premier style. Both interpretations offer a hybrid strap, just like the watch itself, combining the sporty and formal aspects of design. The top leather gives the watch a classic flavour, while the silicone lining ensures comfortable wearing even on the court.

Premier Novak. Djokovic

Stainless steel material / 4R71 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / table diameter 42.9mm / limited 2000 / reference price: 5200 RMB
The movement is a new version of the 4R movement, especially designed for hollowed-out dials. The mechanical treatment on the surface of the movement creates a 3D effect, which is not only eye-catching, but also shows the inherent quality in the watchmaking process. A limited edition of 2,000 is available in the blue dial version, and a limited edition of 3,000 is available in the black dial and rose gold tone case models.

Big-name Solid Color Watch

Although the pure color system is simple but generous, especially pure white, it always gives people an elegant and refined feeling. Therefore, big-name designers use white to match various classic creations, especially white watches. No matter how the dress and jewellery change, there will always be no classic wild watch on the wrist that is more suitable than white.
Solid color round dance-Dior’s White VIII series
    Mr. Dior once said: ‘High-end custom uniforms are always at the forefront of the times.’ And the Dior VIII series, which incorporates Dior’s luxurious and beautiful tradition, has given more elegant choices to elegant ladies. From the most classic day The collection series, the gorgeous cocktail dress series, and the wonderful evening series make women show their charm, sensuality and femininity.
    Dior launches the Dior VIII watch series to pay tribute to Mr. Dior, a great designer. Inspired by Mr. Dior’s love of the ball in the dialogue, the Dior VIII ladies’ watch that dances for time, jumps between elegance and beauty, every minute and every second is like the elegance of a Diorhua suit in the walking room.
The ultimate harmony of timeless classics-Chanel white J12 series
    The Chanel J12 white watch condenses pure and flawless white into an indispensable new classic color in watchmaking aesthetics. White, as emphasized by Ms. Chanel, is impeccable and absolutely harmonious with black. Since then, white has become a mainstream watch color.
    White high-tech precision ceramics emphasize the design structure of the J12 watch, highlighting the essence of the model’s beautiful appearance. White high-tech precision ceramics exhibit a unique luster that glows from the inside, giving ceramics a magical charm. Pair with precious metals to create a wonderful light and shadow aesthetic.
The revolutionary piece of jewelry accessories-the Grand Mercure Paris KATE series While designing and manufacturing various jewelry for the nobles, the Grand Mercure Paris discovered the unique role of bracelets. They are usually worn as an essential piece of jewelry on a woman’s wrist or arm. So they tried to inlay the watch on a bracelet or bracelet, and matched with gorgeous gems. This is a collaboration between watchmakers and jewellers, and it is also a great innovation.
    The Grand Mercure Paris KATE series antique watch reproduces the innovation of the year. The soft strap of white calfskin complements the female’s slender wrist. The rectangular surface design is also slim and exquisite. The exaggerated Arabic numerals change the original traditional design of the watch. The diamond decoration on the dial makes the watch more pearly and beautiful Alas.
Alternative aesthetics of neutral luxury-Hermes ARCEAU series
    The Arceau watch was launched in 1978. It features a round case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs at both ends, which is unique at a glance; the stirrup-shaped lugs fasten the strap, and at first glance, the strap suspends the case. It is even more effective when combined with a 34 mm case. This year, for the first time, the Arceau series is equipped with the H1912 home-made movement developed exclusively for Hermès by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. This movement is named after a photo taken by the Hermès family in 1912. At that time, a pocket watch was worn on the wrist of Jacqueline Hermès, with the porteoignon belt of the Hermès leather workshop, which established Hermès’ determination to make watches in the future.
    In recent years Arceau has begun to play with color style, especially the launch of white neutral models is even more amazing. The amber dial with a low-key white and black scales and four very ‘Hermes Orange’ hands make people feel bright. Of course, the flawless matching of the soft white cowhide strap configured by the leather aristocracy factory should also be credited.

Baselworldbasel 2013 – Bell & Ross Launches Ww1 Régulateur Scale Hands Watch

By the 2012 Vintage WW1 Heure Sautante time jumping and power reserve watch, the brand has achieved great results. This year, the brand will launch the WW1 Régulateur scale pointer watch in the next city. The simple and easy-to-read dial design is eye-catching. It is another masterpiece of Bell & Ross’ simple aesthetics and advanced watchmaking technology.

Subtle features, clear and easy to read
WW1 Régulateur scale hand watch is equipped with a Swiss scale hand movement, based on the ancient master’s accurate time clock technology. The three functions of hours, minutes and seconds are displayed separately: the middle minute hand, the 12-hour hour dial and The 6 o’clock small seconds hand is clearly arranged without overlapping, and the reading time is accurate.
Simple design, luxurious style
The WW1 Régulateur scale hands watch exudes classic beauty, clean and refined lines, and high-end precious materials and straps of thick and young, to create an extremely elegant temperament.
The diameter of the case is 42 mm, and the size is generous; the curved crystal glass mirror, the lugs welded to the case, the beautiful alligator leather strap, etc., are reminiscent of the ancestor style of watches that appeared in the early last century.
The silver-toned dial, swirling hour dial, slim blue hands and scales exude elegance.
The rose gold case is warm and noble, and the back of the case is engraved with wheat grain patterns. The antique watch is very elegant, showing the exquisite craftsmanship of the watchmaker.

Noble and elegant, practical
WW1 Régulateur scale hands watch set Bell & Ross watchmaking craftsmanship and technical expertise in one, and through cutting-edge technology to make the display clearer, it is even more the brand’s signature personality; subtle standard hand movement and separate hours and minutes The layout is perfectly combined, the polished rose gold case is meticulous in craftsmanship, achieving a timeless elegance; the limited edition of 99 pieces will definitely be favored by collectors who love classic watchmaking techniques and modern taste.

Ephj Trade Show: Confidence Index Continues To Increase In 2013

Just three weeks after the 2012 exhibition, two-thirds of the exhibitors have already booked their booths for 2013. In particular, more than 300 sub-contractors in the watch industry have confirmed that they will continue to participate next year. This unprecedented early renewal rate is a clear sign, breaking all records before 2012 and showing exhibitors’ high confidence in the show.
Looking back at the past exhibition, after analyzing the feedback from the satisfaction survey, it is clear that the 2012 EPHJ-EPMT-SMT trade show has achieved great success. ‘We decided that it was perfectly reasonable to move the show to Geneva; in fact, the impact of the move exceeded all our expectations.’ Olivier Saenger said, ‘The number of visitors increased by more than 30% for all our exhibitors This brings significant business opportunities, which is their primary goal. ‘
A direct result of this apparent success is that many exhibitors have confirmed that they will continue to participate in the exhibition in Geneva next year. In fact, two-thirds of the exhibitors who participated in the 2012 show have already booked their booths for 2013, and more than 300 EPHJ exhibitors will continue to participate next year.
 ‘Given the current economic environment, this is a very strong vote of confidence,’ André Colard said. ‘We have clearly shown to all market participants the significance and sustainability of our trade show. There is a real reality behind all the words and propaganda: we have clearly stated our strategy Is the best way to attract more viewers and thus generate more business opportunities. ‘
Preliminary data analysis shows that this year 14,000 visitors came to Geneva from all directions: from Europe, North America and the Far East. The collaboration with microtechnology exhibitors has also produced positive synergies. We now know that exhibitors who have confirmed their EPMT booth are also interested in EPHJ and vice versa. Similarly, the visitors of SwissMedtech are also the same. Their application technology has already been used by watch subcontractors.
The next SMT EPHJ-EPMT trade show will be held from June 11 to 14, 2013.

From German Simplicity, Which Nomos Watch Would You Choose?

As everyone knows, NOMOS is a well-known German watch brand and a classic continuation of Glashütte watchmaking; it is also one of the few in the world with independent intellectual property rights and independent design, research and development, and manufacturing capabilities. One of the manufacturers. The unique and simple style makes this watch brand famous. The stylish design of the watch makes us yearn for it. Watch House editors recommend these three NOMOS watches today. Which one would you like if you like German simplicity?
NOMOS NEOMATIK 1107 watch

Watch Series: NEOMATIK
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 35 mm
Watch details: NEOMATIK series 421 watch

Watch Series: NEOMATIK
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: horse leather
Case diameter: 33mm x 33mm mm
Watch details: NEOMATIK series 282 watch

 Watch Series: NEOMATIK
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: horse leather
Case diameter: 36 mm
Watch details: 3001, slim, precise travel time is its characteristic. With a traditional horse leather strap, and a stainless steel case constitute the classic characteristics of NOMOS, stylish and stylish, very beautiful.
Summary: three NOMOS watches, three different minimalist styles. NOMOS is a brand that makes it easy for people to wear emotions. It seems that because of the rigorous and meticulous impression that Germany generally has, people who like watches have an inexplicable impression on German watches. These three watches recommended today, which one you like small fresh and simple style will choose? (Graphic and watch home Shi Jinnan)

Diamond Watch Pearlescent Treasure On The Wrist Of A Gentleman

Even if diamonds are more attractive to women than men, it does not prevent men from jewellery watches, let alone pocket watches and watches are the rare essence of men’s accessories. Taken from the bosom of the owner of the first watch, this precision instrument carried with him is given the status of accessories, and it is doomed to share the life of the watch and jewelry.
Piaget Emperador Coussin White Gold Diamond Cushion Perpetual Calendar
    In 1813, French jewellery brand Chaumet was commissioned by Napoleon to create a series of pocket watches with pearl and enamel jewellery Francois-Regnault Nitot: round gold case decorated with blue enamel and ring pearl strings The ‘N’ in the center of the laurel wreath stands for Napoleon’s exclusive pocket watch, forming a pair with the Queen Mary-Louis pocket watch. This pair of watches appeared in the ‘Creation-Emotional Moments of the Second Century’ clock exhibition held in Shanghai Hang Lung Plaza a few days ago. While letting people see the classic posture of combining jewelry with pocket watches and watches, it also made men see the gentleness of men’s love. one side.
    The first watch was born on the wrist of the Queen of Naples, and Breguet completed the production of the watch: the requirements at the time were to make the watch portable, and to show its identity with exquisite watchmaking technology. Although jewellery has been with the watch for hundreds of years since then, in the era of mechanical fanaticism, the time display technology is always the core, and jewellery always plays the icing on the cake.
     After hundreds of years of change, today, the role of the watch has begun to return to the original. Now that mobile phones are more accurate than watches, the value of the watch is reflected in the original timekeeping function, which is greatly inclined to identity tags. Some men are obsessed with technology, tourbillons are their choice, and complex functions are their pursuit. Another part of men believes in the jewelry setting that makes them feel visual impact for the first time. Fortunately, the two are not contradictory. Many times they even Simultaneously.
Piaget Limelight Garden Party Watch
    Inlaying diamonds on works that demonstrate the craftsmanship of the brand’s top movement is like a coronation ceremony. Each diamond is a sign of affirming the craftsmanship and value of the watch.
    Jaeger-Le Coultre, famous for its movement manufacturing, pays great attention to the performance of complex functions, and the brand’s master series is particularly prominent. The original body of the Master Minute Repeater FN jewellery watch, from the Master’s Minute Repeat series, is based on the original model, and the bezel and lugs are covered with square diamonds. The excellent sound quality of the movement is attributed to the crystal gong. In addition, its manual-winding mechanical movement has an impressive 15-day power reserve (384 hours) and is generously shown through the kinetic energy display. Through its hollow dial, you can see the minute repeater and clockwork torque. The excellent timepiece sound of the watch, with a volume of more than 55 decibels, a sound length of more than 600 milliseconds, and up to 7 increments of overtones, far exceed the industry standard for wristwatches-and the diamond setting also preserves the sound quality Put forward higher requirements. Also upgraded with this diamond attitude is the Master Tourbillon model.
    In 2010, Vacheron-Constantin launched a high-quality Maltese tourbillon watch, which was once stunning. The cutter cuts individual diamonds to the size measured in micrometers, so that the jewelry setter can perfectly set these diamonds in their designed position. This exacting task requires rigorous precision, and it takes more than 2,000 hours of careful work to create this amazing combination of diamonds.
    In contrast, Vacheron Constantin’s new Patrimony Traditionnelle collection of fine jewelry watches has 38 mm and 30 mm models. With extraordinary jewellery inlaying technology and smooth line contours, it still retains the male’s fortitude while releasing the light. The 18mm white gold case with a diameter of 38 mm is set with 167 diamonds weighing 1.27 carats. The dial is set with 473 diamonds weighing 1.67 carats. The crown is also set with a diamond. Its manual winding mechanism is 1400. The movement is engraved with the prestigious Geneva seal.
    When it comes to flying, sailing, and polar exploration as the iconic ‘expressions’ of Zenith, this year when the new commander series was launched, a corresponding diamond version was also launched. This series introduces three complicated function models: power reserve, moon phase display and dual time. The watch draws inspiration from the Commander collection that came out in 1952. The Commander series is the flagship of the Zenith Automatic. The watch is equipped with a crown prince-style rhodium metal faceted pointer and a hand-mounted long timepiece, which reflects the characteristics of the historical model. The case diameter has been increased to 40 mm. . The new-generation commander model is equipped with an Elite movement, the ‘C? Tes de Genève’ pattern and perlage polishing on the watch’s own movement, and a clear view through the sapphire crystal on the case back. The more than 70 diamonds set on it also make the ‘commander’ halo more clear and bright.
Piaget Limelight Party Collection
    For jewellery watches, movement craftsmanship and jewellery inlays are equally important double standards, so when choosing a jewellery watch, it’s not wrong to start with some brands that have jewellery origins-and Piaget, Chopard , Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff, Chaumet are all brands that also jewellery and watches.
    Each year Piaget launches a number of men’s jewellery watches, this year’s new style, men are more powerful. In the ‘Dragon and Phoenix Series’ pair of watches of the full series of more than 20, men’s jewelry watches with the theme of Dragon Totem occupy half of the country. Whether born out of the Altiplano ultra-thin series or modified from the Emperador series tourbillon movement, Piaget’s proud diamond setting technology remains unchanged. In a dense array of diamonds, this level is best reflected: the surface or bezel covered with diamonds is lightly stroked, and the touch is very smooth, without creating unpleasant sharpness at all. In the details of the watch, the engraving technique with precious metals is even more prominent-the embossed dragon totem appears on the active case, closed or opened to enjoy the double-sided style of ‘dragon’; the dragon pattern on the dial surrounds the tourbillon In the meantime, the subtle dragon whiskers were also exquisite.
    Clothing brands with a long history can also make excellent jewelry watches, such as Chanel. As long as it is beautiful, it has its style, and so is the wristwatch. It is clear that Chanel, the watch series that has always been marked by ceramics, has taken a step unique to Chanel in recent years. The limited edition of the new J12 high-end jewellery chronograph is issued in 12 pieces, 18K white gold with black high-tech precision ceramics, and the Swiss official observatory certified automatic winding chronograph movement. Black high-tech precision ceramic dial with 10 baguette-cut diamond hour markers and two baguette-cut diamond chronograph rings. The bracelet is set with 561 baguette-cut diamonds weighing 34 carats. Screw-down buttons and crown set with brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 0.25 carats. The 41mm diameter of the bezel and the classic black and white colors exemplify the strong masculinity.
    Chaumet has been loved by elegant, wise and casual gentlemen since the 19th century. Among Chaumet’s new men’s watches, the Dandy watch series is its flagship model. This series often introduces limited-edition models with complex functions, such as timers, GMT second time zone, time jump, off-axis second hand indication, small second hand, etc., bringing innovation to watch design. The highlight of the design of the new Dandy Arty watch is that the cushion-shaped case and colorful stripes extend the charm of a gentleman’s dress from the strap to the dial. The off-center movement design allows people to read hours, minutes and seconds from left to right. Although the surface of the entire watch is not inlaid with a diamond, the unique design has kept the brand’s jewellery genes intact, and it was immediately put into the ranks of jewellery watches.
    Diamonds make a rigid watch instantly condensed with femininity and brilliance. Diamonds are not a woman’s patent, nor are they hostile to the hostile forces that weaken men’s temperament. It can shape you into a low-key and elegant, and can also sculpt your character and highlight it. Taste and profound mind and knowledge.

Exploring The Sea Beads Of German Clocks Wempe

With the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and other changes in the world landscape, Germany’s fine watchmaking industry has begun to return to the public eye. Among them, the three German watch brands, Lange, Glashütte Original, and Nomos, are the most well-known. German table history also has a pivotal position. The brand is-Wempe.

   Founder Gerhard D. Wempe
   Some people may question, isn’t Wempe the name of a watch store? How could it be a watch brand? That’s right, if you know Wempe is a watch store, it proves that you still know something about clocks. In 1878, the skilled watchmaker Gerhard D. Wempe opened his first shop in the northern part of Germany with a starting capital of 80 marks and superb craftsmanship. He was only 21 years old that year.

   Herbert Wempe, second generation
   In order to make the timepieces he made better, Mr. Gerhard naturally has to communicate and learn with Swiss watch brands. Finally, in 1923, many years of good cooperation with the Swiss watch industry came to fruition. Mr. Gerhard’s son, Herbert Wempe, bought a building in Hamburg, Germany as the company’s headquarters, and obtained exclusive brands in Hamburg such as Omega and Longines. Distribution rights.

   Today, the former watch shop has not only completely transformed into an international company headquartered in Hamburg, with branches in the world’s busiest cities. It has also become Germany’s largest watch and jewelry dealer, and Wempe’s watch shop opened in Beijing’s Qiaofufang Grassland the previous year also marked Wempe’s formal entry into the Asian market.

   As we all know, the impact of World War II on the German watchmaking industry was absolutely destructive. Any high-end German watch we see now appears after the end of the Cold War, and Wempe’s watches even appear later. But if you want to trace Wempe’s watchmaking history, let us go back more than 100 years. In 1910, affected by the Second Industrial Revolution, the pace of people’s lives accelerated, and the requirements for precision timekeeping increased. Therefore, at that time, the watchmakers in Glashütte asked to build a local observatory as a A place where clocks and clocks are precisely adjusted.

   In 1936, Wempe and Lange began to produce precise astronomical clocks in Glashütte. The production included aviation watches and ship clocks for marine timekeeping. Some of the ship clocks were produced in Glashütte and another part was produced in Hamburg. Used by the military. In the same year, the Glashütte Observatory opened to the public, and residents living nearby can come here to observe astronomical scenes.

   After World War II, the town of Glashütte was completely taken over by the Soviet Union because of its affiliation with East Germany. At the same time, all organizations and individuals outside the Warsaw Pact were banned from participating in any watchmaking activities. Wempe wisely kept all watchmaking forces in order to preserve its strength All withdrawn from Hamburg. It was this move that laid a solid foundation for Wempe’s comeback. Decades of flicking, with the unification of Germany, many German watch brands began to slowly revive, making Glashütte, a German watchmaking town, restored to its former vitality.

   Now that the time is ripe, everything is in place. In 2004, the third-generation successor of the Wempe family, Mr. Hellmut Wempe and the fourth-generation successor, Ms. Kim-Eva Wempe, decided that Wempe would launch its own brand of watches and return Wempe to Glashütte to continue its previous history.

   First, the Wempe family spent 2 million euros to rebuild the dilapidated Glashütte Observatory, and then a watch factory was built next to the observatory. This watch factory is built on the mountain. Although it is not large, it is the highest watch factory in Glashütte with the most beautiful scenery. Looking at it, the blue sky, white clouds and green grass are like fairyland! Working here is definitely a treat!

   At the end of this year’s Basel watch exhibition, the Watch House was fortunate to be invited by Wempe to visit this watch factory located in ‘Wonderland’ and enjoy working in ‘Wonderland’ with watchmakers. Cozy and comfortable! This watch factory in Wempe is quite exquisite. In the past 10 years, this small watch factory has only produced a total of 20,000 watches. It is precisely because of the small output that each watch is The watchmaker here assembled it by hand, and carried out precise adjustment and rigorous testing. The accuracy of each watch produced here meets the observatory certification standards and obtains the observatory certificate. It is precisely because each watch is flawless that it has won a great reputation from customers! With the continuous increase of customer demand, the annual output has reached the level of 4,000.

   Wempe currently has two product lines, with a watershed of 4,000 euros, which are the ordinary Zeitmeister series and the high-end Chronometer series. Among them, the price of the Zeitmeister series is in the range of 500 to 3600 euros. 60% are quartz watches and 40% are mechanical watches. The basic movements of this series are mainly from ETA and Selita. Everyone should note that although Wempe uses a very common universal movement such as ETA, Wempe will replace some of the key parts on these universal movements here.

  Before modification
   I do n’t know if everyone pays attention, the Glashütte / SA is printed on the dial of each Wempe. The word means “Made by Glashütte”, which means that it can be called “Glashütte”, and its movement must be 50% The parts are to be produced from Glashütte. We see that the most critical escapement on these movements has been upgraded and replaced. To know that the bezel has a sentence, changing the escapement is equivalent to changing the movement.

   After modification
   Someone has always talked about how rough the ETA movement is, how cheap it is, and how not worth buying. And my point is that although the ETA movement is very common and has no personality, the key is to see what standards you need to transform it and perfect it. If handled properly, the ETA movement can also become the best. Just like Master Klaus of IWC at that time, he added an ETA7750 movement to the super complicated functions of three questions, tracking needle, tourbillon and perpetual calendar. Although Wempe’s ETA movement cannot be compared with that super-complex, Wempe’s approach to the ETA movement also made me feel great sincerity. The perfected movement is definitely a boutique . Let’s think about it carefully. We only need to spend more than 20,000 yuan to buy this one. What a great value for an observatory watch equipped with a unique semi-produced movement!

   After talking about Wempe’s approachable Zeitmeister series, let’s take a look at Wempe’s most high-end Chronometer series. At present, most of the watches in this series are made of precious metal. They use a completely self-produced movement with tourbillon and other complex functions. Assembly, production and assembly are carried out in a separate studio. From 2004 to 2008, the high-end parts of this series of movements were produced by Nomos with the help of Wempe, but after 2008, Wempe achieved full self-production. At present, the watch factory has a total of 63 staff members, of which 32 are responsible for production. At the same time, there is also a watch school in the watch factory. There are now 11 students studying here.

   In this episode, we mainly give a general introduction to the history, factories and products of Wempe. In the following articles, we will reveal the manufacturing process of these exquisite watches for everyone, so stay tuned! (Text / picture watch house Mao Zhuang)

Fighting Champion: Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph Ggg Special Edition

Dominated the four professional boxing circles, 37 wins without failure, ranked the middleweight apex champion, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as Kazakh Thunder In 2017, it officially became the global spokesperson of HUBLOT Hublot, and once again joined hands to launch a new classic fusion series GGG fighter chronograph, a magnificent black ceramic case, GGG gold name and gold gloves, again aroused Global watch fans and boxing enthusiasts are passionate.

Kazakh boxer and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (GGG), the Hublot brand ambassador.
 Hublot Global CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘As early as 2012, Hublot has become a partner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and officially entered the boxing world. Today, the brand continues its cooperation with the boxing world to join hands with Gennady.・ Gennadyevich Golovkin, we want to see him stick to his true colors and stick to values. It is these qualities that lead him to victory in a series of incredible battles. Golovkin is an extraordinary and extraordinary The champion. ‘

Kazakh boxing champion Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin has a record 37 victories, including 33 K.O. knockout wins.
 Middleweight world champion Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin. Many boxing fans call him GGG by his initials. He is from Kazakh and therefore has the title of ‘Kazakh Thunder’ ( KazakhThunder). At present, he has dominated the four major boxing organizations of WBA, WBC, IBO, and IBF. He also has three middleweight championship belts (IBF, WBA, WBC) in four competitions. His record has shown everything: 37 wins, of which 33 KO knockout victory, has not failed so far! Today, Golovkin officially became the global spokesperson for Hublot. In 2017, he put on the Hublot banner and defeated the American boxer Daniel ‘The MiracleMan’ Jacobs in New York City. The boxing embroidered with HUBLOT The pants accompanied him to win the victory. At this unforgettable moment, the center of the boxing ring is also shining brightly with the Hublot logo.

ClassicFusion45mmChronographSpecialEdition ‘GennadyGolovkin’ black ceramic case, 45mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph, HUB1155 self-winding movement, 42 hours power reserve, sapphire crystal mirror and case back, waterproof 30 meters, crocodile Leather lined with rubber strap, limited to 100 pieces.
 This time, Hublot and Golovkin jointly launched a new classic fusion series GGG King Chronograph, limited to 100 pieces, to commemorate the glorious moment of this great boxer. 45 mm black polished ceramic case with 42-hour brand-made movement. The small gold dial, hands, and H-shaped screws contrast strongly with the black ceramic case. GGG gold lettering stands proudly at 12 o’clock. In addition, the gold gloves symbolizing his boxing status are placed in the small seconds at 3 o’clock. Hublot’s classic symbolic composite material strap is sewn from black crocodile leather and black rubber. The yellow and blue stitching on the strap comes from the national flag of Kazakhstan, the hometown of GGG. It is also a mark on his boxing shirt Sexual colors. GGG and Hublot jointly attacked, will once again capture the hearts of global watch fans.