Omega’s ‘her Time’ Ladies Watch Centennial Exhibition Opened At Shanghai Museum Of Contemporary Art

September 30, 2016, Shanghai-The famous Swiss watch brand OMEGA unveiled the ‘Her Time’ Ladies Watch Centennial Exhibition in Shanghai. The exhibition shows Omega’s classic posters beyond time and beautiful and elegant antique timepieces, leading the audience to experience Omega’s commitment and long-term contribution to women’s watches for more than 100 years.

(Left to right) Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega Global, Ms. Chen Suzhen, President of Swatch Group China, and Mr. Gu Jianjun, Director of Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art Cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony of the 100-year-old Omega ‘Her Time’ ladies watch.

  For more than 100 years, Omega has been committed to making bright and elegant ladies’ watches, and perfectly interpreted the beautiful appearance and the precise timing of the movement in each Omega watch. Today, the brand brought the ‘Her Time’ ladies ‘watch to the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art with a century-old exhibition, telling the audience about Omega’s brilliant achievements in the manufacture of ladies’ watches.

Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega Global President and CEO, and Mr. Petros Protopapas, Omega International Brand Heritage Manager, jointly opened the door of the 100-year-old showroom of the Omega Ladies Watch

1906 Omega Art Nouveau LèPINE pocket watch

1965 Omega ‘Flowers’ Stealth Jewellery Watch

1956 Omega ‘Flowers’ jewelry watch

  From the early luxury Lèpine pocket watches to today’s high-profile women’s watch collections, the exhibition showcases a number of representative timepieces, including the Omega Jewellery Watch of 1946 and the Omega Stealth of 1956. ‘Jewelry watches, as well as Omega Ladymatic watches with revolutionary innovative movements, are still the best examples of Omega internal and external repair.

1959 Omega ‘Leaves’ Luxury Sapphire Wrist

  The passion and pursuit of ladies’ watch manufacturing is deeply rooted in the essence of the Omega brand. From 1894 to 1935, Omega used more than 35% of advanced movements for women’s watches. The women’s watch market was once neglected at that time, and Omega actively explored this field. Its dedication was not only reflected in exquisite and beautiful timepieces, but also in retro art works of Omega and precious advertising posters. . They vividly depict women’s colorful pace of life. Whether it is enjoying the splendor of nightlife, or experiencing the chicness of sports, Omega can always accurately capture the noble and elegant women.

Omega ‘Her Time’ Ladies Watch Centennial Exhibition Unveiled at Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art

  The Omega ‘Her Time’ exhibition is based on pure and elegant white and brilliant warm gold. The exhibition hall is filled with Omega watch exhibits of various periods and display drawers for exploration and discovery. On the same day, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, also came to the scene to unveil the exhibition in person.

Omega Global President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann at the Omega 100 Years of Her Time Watch

  Talking about this ‘Her time’ exhibition, Mr. An Shiwen described it as ‘an aesthetic display of the glorious journey of Omega’. He also looked forward to the future with enthusiasm at the scene and said: ‘We have achieved extraordinary results, but on the road of making ladies’ watches, I believe that Omega is just beginning. We look forward to more exciting technological innovations and wrists. The arrival of watch design. ‘

Mr. Petros Protopapas, Omega International Brand Heritage Manager, explained the Omega ladies watches to the guests

  For everyone curious about the Swiss women’s watch manufacturing process, the Omega ‘Her Time’ exhibition is definitely not to be missed. Here, the audience will not only appreciate the extraordinary and exquisite beautiful timepieces and the innovative technology that transcends the times, but also deeply feel Omega’s unique women’s watch manufacturing concept and outstanding heritage. The exhibition will be open to the public from today until October 30.

Omega ‘Her Time’ Women’s Watch Centennial Exhibition Information:
time:
October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016 (closed on Mondays)
Exhibition address:
Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

[Night Story] Patek Philippe In The Nazi Concentration Camp

Louise Woehrle is a city documentary director and she is making a movie about her uncle Charles. Her uncle Charles had a very extraordinary life. He gradually changed from a soldier to become a filmmaker. The story of this transition is beyond our imagination. During the film’s background check, Louise stumbled upon some communications between his uncle Charles and his Swiss watch company, Patek Philippe, when he was captured in Poland’s notorious Stalag Luft III concentration camp. When she asked his uncle Charles about it, he told her the incredible story below. Charles Woehrle is a B-17 artillery sergeant who served in the Army Aviation Corps, which is based in the United Kingdom. During an explosion in France, his plane was shot down by German soldiers. He was also captured and transferred by rail to the Nazi’s largest prisoner of war camp. There, he lived a miserable, cruel, tedious captive life for more than two years. To kill time, he resorted to reading, repairing, and even sewing. One day he stumbled upon a small ad from a Swiss watch brand that read: ‘If you want to learn more about Patek Philippe, please send us the form below and we will send you a brochure . ‘Charles sent the form according to the instructions in the ad, and he attached a note that read,’ If you can accept my payment after the war, I would love to buy a watch from you. ‘It’s hard It is believed that a few months later, a package containing a Patek Philippe watch arrived at the POW camp. Patek Philippe really sent Charles a watch! At that time, Charles’s watch caused a sensation among prisoners, not because of Patek Philippe’s prestige as a well-known watch brand, but because it exposed prisoners to the outside world and gave them hope and expectations. For the rest of his imprisonment, Charles kept wearing this Patek Philippe watch and fulfilled his promise to pay after the war. If the story ends here, it is already a legend. But this moving story continues. One day in the 1980s, Charles was stolen from his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his beloved Patek Philippe watch was stolen! This was a great blow for Charles, because not only did this watch come hard-won, but it also accompanied him through the most difficult and hard times in his life. In 2011, when Louise learned the whole story, she knew it had to be part of the film she was making. She also decided to contact Patek Philippe. What was unexpected was that Patek Philippe was very interested in this story. They searched the Internet and found for Charles a model similar to the watch the Charles gave to Charles in 1944. Patek Philippe repaired the watch and presented it to Charles at a ceremony in New York City. This story caused a lot of sensation at the time, both the New York Times and ‘Today Show’ reported on it. Until the summer of 2017, Louise released the news via HODINKEE: The documentary about her uncle was finally completed. It is a pity that Charles passed away a few years ago at the age of 98, but he has lived a full life. For him, the Patek Philippe watch in prison was hope, goodwill, and the dawn of the future.

Simple And Elegant Real Shot Cartier Santos-dumont Watch

The Santos watch is Cartier’s masterpiece. This series was inspired by the pioneer Pioneer Albert Santos Dumont. In 1904, he ordered the first from Louis Cartier. A modern watch, from now on, the simple, practical and innovative Santos watch has become popular. The new Santos-Dumont watch is represented by Albert Santos Dumont, continuing the pioneering spirit, extraordinary style and passion of conquering the sky of the pioneers of the aerospace industry.

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch small model

  The new Santos-Dumont watch with crocodile leather strap is exquisitely subtle, faithfully continuing the elegant style of the original model of Albert Santos Dumont in 1904. This new work is made of 18K rose gold with Roman numerals, exposed screws, a bead-shaped winding crown set with blue cabochon gemstones, and continues the historical heritage of Cartier’s classic watchmaking masterpieces.

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch small model

   The new Santos-Dumont watch is simple and pure, which is the true portrayal of Albert Santos Dumont’s modern style: no matter what occasion, he always dresses well, from suit vests, bowlers, collars, cuffed trousers The anti-wearing peaked cap all reflects its chic style.

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch dial details
   Cartier retains a square case with a geometric pattern composed of four towers when overlooking the Eiffel Tower, echoing the Parisian architectural aesthetics of simplicity, purity and perfect symmetry. As a symbol of the modern design revolution at the beginning of the 20th century, this watch transcended the limitations of the times, abandoning the round pocket watch styles that were popular at the time, and highlighting the crisp and straight lines.

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch with sapphire crown

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch back cover
  When flying an airplane, Albert Santos Dumont always wears goggles and a custom coat that connects various cables to the rudder. He values ​​comfort and practicality without losing grace. Likewise, practicality has played a decisive role in the development of Santos-Dumont watches. In 2019, Cartier equipped the new Santos-Dumont watch with a high-efficiency quartz movement with a battery life of about 6 years, which is twice as long as the traditional quartz movement. To this end, the Cartier workshop redesigned and resized the movement in order to reduce power consumption, while equipped with a new high-performance battery.

Cartier’s New Santos-Dumont Watch Crocodile Leather Strap

Cartier’s New Santos-Dumont Watch 18K Rose Gold Buckle

Cartier’s new Santos-Dumont watch small model
   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2019 SIHH Geneva International Watch Salon brought by the Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more exciting exhibition reports, so stay tuned.

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Ulysse Nardin Introduces A New Original Hollow Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin Athenaeum grandly launches a skeleton watch equipped with a tourbillon movement, which is developed with the latest silicon technology, highlighting the brand’s innovative spirit. Combining advanced technology with the pursuit of transparency and minimalist design aesthetics, the brand’s factory in Le Roque is a unique contemporary watch that is impressive and pays tribute to the brand’s long-established history.

Purity and transparency

 Making a skeleton watch is a delicate art, which requires excellent watchmaking technology and high sensitivity to art. The purpose is to minimize the structure of the parts and allow light to penetrate the watch freely, thereby displaying the machine. Core operation. The Athenaeum ‘original skeleton tourbillon’ is an excellent example in this regard.
 This self-developed movement is exquisite in structure, and the perfect balance ratio instantly shows infinite charm. The barrel at 12 o’clock is opposite the escapement at 6 o’clock; the big steel wheel on the escapement is engraved with the brand name, logo and power reserve.

 The surface of the movement is decorated with conspicuous sandblasting and polishing, forming a strong contrast. Metal parts are added with different colors to enhance visual enjoyment; the beveled splint polished by hand is embellished with satin-polished sun rays, and the dark red ruby ​​emits dazzling light on the splint.
 Each gear train is plated with rhodium, and the blue steel screws echo the blue accents of silicon parts. The pointer is modeled after the slightly curved shape of the blade, and its top is hollowed out. With reference to an Athens watch movement in 1922, the back contains a screw-in number plate with an engraved serial number, making the watch more unique.

Cutting-edge technology
 Since its establishment in 1846, Athens Watch has been known for its innovative watchmaking methods. The accuracy and quality of watches have established an unparalleled reputation in the world of top watchmaking. In order to continue this spirit, the Athenian watch has always been a pioneer in the application of silicon, and in 2001, it was first added to watch production.
 The ‘original skeleton tourbillon’ elegantly demonstrates this extraordinary skill: a hand-winding movement shows a flying tourbillon made of silicon hairspring, anchor escapement and escapement wheel, with a power reserve of 170 hours, which is equivalent. lasting.
 The ‘Openwork Tourbillon’ is available in 18K rose gold and white gold, with a limited edition of 200 pieces each.

Technical information of the original Hollow Tourbillon of Athens Watch
Model: 1702-129 18K rose gold / 1709-129 18K white gold
Movement: UN-170 self-made movement / silicon escape wheel and hairspring / 23 gems, 18’000 times per hour
Power reserve: about 170 hours
Winding method: manual winding
Function: hour and minute display
Case: 18K rose or white gold
Dimensions: 44 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Table mirror: wear-resistant sapphire crystal
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Strap: Alligator leather strap with pin buckle

Into Longines Antique Watch Repair Studio

On March 27, 2017, we ended the media itinerary of the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show, and were invited to visit the Longines Watch Factory in Soymia. From Basel to Longines Watch Factory, it takes about 2 hours by car. From the city to the valley, the scenery we see is just like the scenery shown by various brands before, maybe it is the spring, the mountains and the green, Standing proudly, by the side of Songyuan, several farms are scattered occasionally, and sometimes they are clustered into a small village. They are not large, but they are very natural. Longines watch factory is in this lush green forest. There is a stream at the door. This stream flows to a hydroelectric power plant and the water is very clear.

Longines Watch Factory (from the Internet)

Longines

   Longines was first established in 1832. Its founder, Auguste Agassiz, founded the Agassi company in Soumea, which is the predecessor of Longines, and the brand was named Longines in 1867. After Agassiz’s nephew Ernest Francillon took over the business, he set up a manufacturing plant in ‘Les Longines’. ‘Les Longines’ means ‘narrow grassland’ locally, so Longines is also one of the very few brands in the Swiss watchmaking industry that are named after places. During this trip, in only a few hours, we looked back at the Longines watchmaking road in the past 100 years through the Longines Antique Watch Studio and Longines Museum. It was also a very real historical dialogue.
Discover Longines Antique Watch Repair Studio
   There are not a few brands in Switzerland with a long history of watchmaking, and one department that these brands must have is the antique watch repair department. History is the most important capital of these brands, and it is also a non-renewable scarce capital. They build the true soul of the brand, a brand that has never been broken, and history is especially lively. Longines’ antique watch repair department undertakes this mission. There are a total of 10 watchmakers. It repairs almost 3,000 antique watches a year, including repairs by guests and maintenance of watches in the museum.

Antique watch parts storage room

The original parts retained by Longines can be traced back to the beginning of the establishment of the watch factory: in a small room, the original parts of Longines from 1867 to 1984 are stored. Some of these parts are a complete set of movements. Some parts are dials, cases, hands and other appearance parts. Some of these accessories are over 100 years old. They are arranged according to the model of the movement, which is very easy to find. These original accessories are the most important basis for the restoration of Longines antique clocks. According to these accessories, Longines can make most of the longines antique watches come back to life. Of course, it must be used less and less.

Various original parts in an antique movement

There are also original pendulum shafts from 1867, and other core components such as shocks from different years.

   In the watch repair department, Longines retains complete accessories for nearly 15 years, some accessories for 30 years, and a large number of antique original accessories. Before 1984, Longines classified it as an antique watch series, because Longines was incorporated into the Swatch Group in 1983. Prior to this, Longines was a watch factory with strong self-production capabilities, except for its own movements. , Also used external movements, while providing movements externally, after 1983, Longines began to use the movements provided by ETA, since then, ETA gradually began to make exclusive movements for Longines. As an uninterrupted brand, Longines recorded all the watch data in the book very clearly at the earliest time, including not only production data such as movement and case, but also sales data and maintenance data. With these data, even if some antique watches do not have the original accessories, Longines can re-measure and make according to the data exactly the same products at that time.

Lathes of ancient clock parts

Longines has the ability to remake antique watch accessories: In addition, Longines retains a part of the original design drawings, dating back to 1940, and also has many of the earliest hand-made watch tools and small lathes. Longines can use these watches Watch tools, to make the corresponding antique watch accessories, its manufacturing methods and craftsmanship are almost the same as in the 19th century. These lathes are placed in the antique watch repair room, where the state of the antique watch can be restored to the greatest extent, but this must be agreed by the customer, because in the collection and auction markets, any trace may affect its value, especially the dial. These traces represent the vicissitudes of antique clocks for decades or even centuries. Once they have been repaired and erased, their value will drop significantly. One of the most important representative elements is the radioactive luminous material on the original disk. After a long period of decay of the radioactive material, its color changes. This is irreversible, and Longines will not refill radioactive luminous materials for these clocks. Once removed, it cannot be repaired. The external dial factory can use modern techniques to make the appearance consistent, but it can’t restore its true decay appearance, so it must be handled according to customer requirements.

Antique table radioactive material table

How much does it cost to repair an antique watch? And what ca n’t be fixed? Generally speaking, the repair price of an antique watch will be evaluated by the watch factory first. The basic price is 1200 Swiss francs, which is about 8400 yuan, which includes the cost of evaluation, repair and material parts, but this is a basic price. The situation of antique watches is complicated. If more parts need to be repaired and replaced, or even need to be remade, additional costs will be added. However, not all watches can be repaired. If you encounter an antique watch that cannot be repaired, Longines believes that it has a very important value. It must be special parts or special structures. This is especially important for Longines. Longines will negotiate with the customer to repurchase this antique watch or exchange it with a similar watch of the same age and equivalent value.

Detecting a Longines antique watch that has been repaired

  Fortunately, last month Longines received an antique watch numbered 335. This watch is the second oldest Longines watch currently available on the market. The first number is also more than 300. In the hands of Japanese collectors. At first, this antique watch could not be operated because of a malfunction. The owner thought it was of little value, and the cost of repair was very high, exceeding its own price. Therefore, Longines exchanged two gold watches from the owner This antique watch, number 335, has now been restored (then thought to be difficult to repair at the time) and is capable of operating. According to records, this antique watch was produced in 1867 and sold in 1867, which is strictly the first year of the establishment of Longines Watch Factory.

Detailed data for Form 335

   This antique watch repair room also provides watch brand certification services. These are based on Longines’ digital management of all data, and the computer can quickly query the original information of the watch.

Various tools for repairing antique and modern precious metal watches

Raw wire for repairing precious metal parts

The restoration of antique watches requires the cooperation of the jewelry department: In addition, Longines’ jewelry restoration department also provides restoration services for antique watches and modern watches. The precious metal case and bracelet are very valuable components, and because they are not small pieces, they are not suitable for replacement, especially antique watches. Therefore, the jewellery restoration department repairs this through traditional craftsmanship, which has a full range of raw materials. There was an antique ladies watch from the 1970s on the scene. It used a Milan woven gold bracelet. Because the bracelet was integrally formed at that time, the intercepted bracelet had to be sent to the jewelry department, retained its buckle, cut the middle bracelet, and re-welded with gold. To achieve a seamless, seamless integration. The manual fee is 500 Swiss francs, or about 3,500 yuan.

Hyundai Watch Repair Department Receives Longines watches from all over the world (area names are on the labels)

   And here, we also set up a modern watch repair department, a total of 30 watchmakers, repair watches from different countries and regions around the world, there are very complete modern watch parts, there is no need to worry about the problem of inability to repair . At the same time, polishing and cleaning the studio, cleaning the appearance of the watch models, so that it meets Longines standards.
Summary: The restoration of antique watches and clocks is a true restoration of the brand history. The brands we know today are polished from these past works. Whether they are in your hands or in a museum, they cannot be ignored. The antique watch repair studio is just such a special department that makes history more vivid.

Zhongxing Du Zhong Bvlgari Octo Series Watch, Wu Yifan Cool Charm Interpretation Of Watch Masculine Personality

The highly anticipated new-generation film actor and singer Wu Yifan was invited by Bulgari this year to become the brand ambassador of the Bulgari watch series. A new advertisement was recently exposed. For the first time, Bulgari’s continuous breakthrough has enabled Asian male stars to interpret the brand’s spirit. In the advertisement, Wu Yifan’s handsome style is matched with Octo Ultranero Solotempo watch, showing the power of Bulgari OCTO series watches in the rhythm of gorgeous rock and roll. Bulgari is rooted in more than 2700 years of Roman culture, a classic Italian brand with more than 130 years of brand history, and the new-generation superstar Wu Yifan will excite an incredible glamorous spark.

   Wu Yifan’s BVLGARI Octo Ultranero Solotempo rose gold case automatic watch worn in the Bvlgari watch series advertisements. The stainless steel case is coated with black diamond-like carbon coating, the 18K rose gold bezel, and the sapphire crystal case back is set with 18K roses. Gold screw, 18K rose gold screw-in crown with ceramic, 41mm diameter, 100m water resistance, BVL Calibre 193 self-winding movement, date display, decorated with pearl dots, Geneva ripples, chamfering With snail pattern, double barrel, vibration frequency 28,800 vph, 50-hour power reserve, integrated rubber strap, stainless steel buckle with black diamond-like carbon coating.

   Wu Yifan is full of charm, extraordinary expression and changeable temperament, which perfectly fits the richness and versatility of Bulgari, giving the brand a new visual experience. In the advertisement, Wu Yifan matched the Octo Ultranero Solotempo watch with a variety of gorgeous shapes. The all-black dial is embellished with rose gold details, showing the power of the Bulgari OCTO series watches in the rhythm of gorgeous rock and roll. The simple charm of the OCTO series made Wu Yifan particularly fond of it. He could also see him wearing a Bulgari OCTO series wrist to show the handsome figure on the street, conveying Bulgari’s classic style and modern attitude. (Enjoy Wu Yifan’s handsome interpretation of Bvlgari watch series advertisements: http://kris.bulgari.com)

Bvlgari watch series advertisement, wearing BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Skeleton perspective movement watch.

BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Skeleton perspective movement watch.

Extreme Italian aesthetic confrontation peak craftsmanship, classic octagonal design leads the global handsome trend
   Bvlgari released the latest series of OCTO watches at the 2016 BASEL conference. The octagonal design originating from classic Italian classic architecture reappeared with a new look, adding subtle changes to the watch that found the masculine charm of the modern male, creating a modern and elegant style . The perfect structure of the new Octo Ultranero watch is made of black diamond-like carbon coating on titanium, exuding its inherent masculine and elegant personality, highlighting the unique Italian aesthetic power, adding a touch of mystery and obscurity.

Wu Yifan photographed the Bvlgari watch series advertisements, wearing the BVLGARI Octo Ultranero all-black carbon diamond case automatic watch.

BVLGARI Octo Ultranero Automatic Black Carbon Diamond Case.
   For a long time, the Bulgari OCTO series watches have been loved by many international superstars. Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Oscar’s best supporting actor Jared Leto, won the Grimes nine times. Music Awards: American famous singer John Legend, ‘Fighting For Life’ British male star Luke Evans, Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, popular in Korean drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ Popular Korean star Jin Jiu and Korean Super Junior-M member Henry are fans of the Bulgari OCTO series. OCTO watches combine sophisticated watchmaking technology with novel and unique aesthetic elements, creating a unique gentleman style for contemporary men.

Portuguese football star C. Ronaldo (pictured right) wearing a BVLGARI OCTO watch to attend the UEFA Champions League Finals celebration in Madrid. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images)

Han Xing Jinjiu wears Bvlgari OCTO ULTRANERO SOLOTEMPO wrist to express himself at Hong Kong Airport

   The Bulgari OCTO series watch, which is loved by all the stars, has created a very modern watch masterpiece for Bulgari with the traditional jewelry brand. Combining the outstanding craftsmanship of precious metals and watchmaking technology while cleverly keeping the simple design style; At this year’s Basel watch exhibition, Bvlgari has launched a new masterpiece: BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch, becoming the world’s thinnest three Ask the watch, and once again push the limits of the chronograph watch, set a new record in this extraordinary field. Bvlgari OCTO series watches are simple in appearance, complex in the interior, surging, showing geometric structure with flexible lines. The elegant style retains the natural leisure atmosphere and adds interest to life. Whether it is a sports-loving male or a keen aestheticist, they will submit to its simple and masculine structure.

Color Interpretation Tasting Piaget Altiplano Limited Edition Watch

In 1957, Piaget launched an ultra-thin watch that subverted the watchmaking industry. Its slim case has never been seen before, combined with a simple dial. . The 9P manual winding ultra-thin movement contained in the ultra-thin body is only two millimeters thick. Its reliable performance is still widely respected today.

   Three years after the 9P manual winding movement was released, the third generation of Piaget founder launched the 12P movement, which is an automatic ultra-thin movement with a thickness of only 2.3 mm and an eccentric miniature automatic pendulum in 24K gold. Tuo. Since then, the 12P movement has been used in men’s watches, while the 9P movement has been used in both men’s and women’s watches. This year, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brand’s ultra-thin watches, Piaget has launched the 2017 Piaget Altiplano limited edition watch series, which integrates color and gloss into watch design. One of them (model: G0A42052) is particularly attractive.

   Pine green dial with rusty green alligator leather strap. This ultra-thin watch shines with bold colors. The polished ultra-thin gold case has a diameter of 40 mm, with simple and elegant gold indexes and slender Button hands. The effect is refreshing, limited to 260 pieces.

   The ultra-thin case, on the other hand, does not have a smaller crown, which is very easy to operate and adjust the time.

   The rusty green crocodile leather strap has clear lines, and the stitching lines also use green thin threads, which are neat and uniform. 18K polished gold pin buckle for more secure wearing.

   From the side of the watch, you can more intuitively feel how thin this watch is. The thickness of the 6.36 mm case is almost the same as the thick lining strap with which it is matched.

   The straight lugs are polished on all sides.

   The pine green dial, the simple two-handed indication and the 3 o’clock date display layout, are paired with simple and elegant gold hour markers and slender Button hands. When viewed at different angles, a radioactive sheen is visible.

   Using Cal.1203P ultra-thin automatic winding movement, based on Cal.1205P movement introduced in 2013, added date display function, thickness is only 3 mm. The eccentric oscillating weight of the movement is engraved with the Piaget brand mark, the bridge is decorated with blue steel screws, the sun radiation decorative gear set, the chamfered bridge, the circular Geneva wave pattern, and the polished round main plate. 44-hour power reserve. At the edge of the case, the limited number of 260 of this watch and the individual number of this watch are engraved.

Summary: Color is the most outstanding feature of this watch, and it will be very fashionable when paired properly. In addition to gold and pine green, this watch also has a combination of gray and white gold; blue and rose gold. In my opinion, the biggest benefit of ultra-thin watches is that they are easily incorporated into the shirt cuffs when worn, and are very comfortable without obstruction. And Piaget’s watch is very suitable for wearing with a shirt, decent, perfect interpretation of belonging to the ultra-thin watch itself.

   In addition, there are 34 and 40 mm pink and white gold; 37 and 43 mm blue and white gold models, and the prices of these 60th anniversary limited edition models are not much different from ordinary Altiplano series watches.

Introduction To Zenith Columbus Tourbillon Watch

Limited edition of 25 Zenith Columbus Tourbillon Watches

 On September 28, 2010, Zenith held a new product launch conference at the Royal Observatory in the United Kingdom, and launched the latest masterpiece & mdash; & mdash; Columbus tourbillon watch developed after 5 years. Zenith named this watch Christopher Columbus, and expressed its respect for this brave and fearless marine explorer. In fact, Zenith is not the first time Columbus has named a product.
As early as the 20th century, Zenith produced the Lepine astronomical clock movement, and its escapement was named ‘Columbus escapement’. This calibre with a diameter of 201/2 & quot; & quot; & quot; NVI was awarded with three first prizes from the Neuchâtel Observatory in Switzerland and the Tytington Observatory’s A-Class Certificate-very good (Especially good). Therefore, this is not only a tribute to the world’s greatest nautical explorer, but also from historical heritage.
零 This zero-gravity tourbillon movement consists of a self-adjusting gyroscope frame and a constant-level escapement. In this system, one gear system controls the rotation of the frame axis, and another differential gear equipped with a reverser instantly cancels all the relative movements of various elements. During the wearing process, the tourbillon is always in a balanced position no matter how it moves, which can effectively offset the error caused by the gravity of the movement and improve the accuracy of the watch’s travel time.
Limited to 25 Zenith Columbus Tourbillon watches this time, equipped with ACADEMY 8804 manual-winding movement, 18K white gold, rose gold or yellow gold case, dial with wheat ears and Paris studs, with blue steel hands look neat The generous, curved sapphire glass encapsulates the gyroscope assembly. Regardless of technology or design, the tourbillon watch released this time can be said to be a major milestone in the history of Zenith watchmaking

Oldest Mechanical Clock Panerai Perpetual Italian Time

The restoration of the mechanical device of the main bell of Florence’s main church was officially completed, and it was unveiled in Florence again today. The bell was also named ‘Paul Ucello Bell’ in honor of the magnificent clock face painted by the great Renaissance painter in 1433. The bell is located above the main entrance of the church and is concealed. It is one of the very few bells in the world that displays ‘Italic Hours’.

The bell of the Florence Cathedral is one of the oldest mechanical clocks in existence. The design of the clock face is very different. It was hand-painted by one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Paolo Uccello.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore) and Panerai agreed to commission the restoration of the clock to two of the world’s great watch experts: Professor Andrea Palmieri and ISIS Leonardo da Vinci Professor Ugo Pancani. With the support and contribution of Panerai PANERAI, the restoration work of Dazhong was completed smoothly, and its mechanical equipment was operated smoothly again. Panerai is a high-end sports watch brand. Founded in Florence in 1860, its historic boutique faces the Baptistery and is only a few feet away from the main church in the Archbishop’s Palace.

‘Italian Time’ is a timekeeping system that measures the time of sunset from today to tomorrow. The zero hour is not midnight, but the sunset time.

The bell of Florence Cathedral is unique in the world. It not only has a prominent position and the painted patterns on its clock face are from famous artists. It is also famous for its ‘Italian time’ time system. The method of measuring at this time is the ‘Julian time’ of ancient times (Julius Caesar, the emperor of Caesar, launched the Julian calendar created by Sosigenes of Alexandria in 46 BC). ‘Italian time’ is also called ‘Ave Maria’. Its clock face design and time display are very different from those of modern times. Only one hand rotates counterclockwise. The 24th hour is not midnight, but sunset time. Start with the sunset. Therefore, the clock must be adjusted throughout the year so that the last hour of each day is synchronized with the sunset time.

Prof. Andrea Palmieri and Prof. Ugo Pancani restructured the clock mechanism, and then fine-tuned, balanced and adjusted the frequency. The restoration project was officially completed here.

According to Giorgio Vasari (‘Ucello painted the clock face with the time scale on the wall of the main entrance of the church, the head of the big clock is painted on the four corners’), the clock face was drawn by the Florence painter Ucello (Formerly Paolo di Dono, 1397-1475). The clock face is nearly seven meters in diameter, and the 24-hour Roman time scale is arranged counterclockwise. The four corners of the clock are painted with the heads of four mysterious men. They are covered with haloes and overlook the central position. Some consider the four to be prophets, while others consider them the authors of the Four Gospels.

The restoration project starts with the complete disassembly of each component, followed by targeted cleaning to remove accumulated harmful substances

The original mechanism of the bell was designed and manufactured by Florence clockmaker Angelo di Niccolò in 1443, but no literature has been written on the principle of the mechanism of the bell. The bell should be equipped with a hammer and counterweight system. Some similar parts were found in the church. Decades after the bell was completed, the machinery needed repairs. The project was first handed over by Della Volpaia clocks and scientific families. The first generation of repair work was completed by Lorenzo Della Volpaia in 1497. The famous ‘Planetary Clock’ is his masterpiece. The second-generation repair work was also completed by his son Camillo from 1546 to 1547, and the bell was almost rebuilt. After that, the bell was repaired several times. Until 1688, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers was inspired by the institute of Galileo and Huygens and decided to change the mechanism of the bell to a pendulum system. The system operated until 1761, and was replaced by a new mechanical device designed by Florence clockmaker Giuseppe Borgiacchi, which has been operating ever since. Later, Ucello’s original 24-hour clock face was also changed to 12 hours, and the original hands were replaced. To 40 Years ago, the big clock was restored to the original magnificent clock face design and the old mechanical device, and finally returned to its original appearance. It was displayed again in 24 hours, the hour hand turned counterclockwise, and the day began with sunset.

The mechanism of the bell hangs high above the main entrance of the interior of Florence Cathedral, and the clock face painting showing time is from Paul. Hand of Ucello

In recent years, church bells have undergone further renovations to remove problems that affect the operation of the bells, including harmful substances (iron oxide scale and dust) on the drive shaft, shaft holes, escapement and pinions, and Deformation, aging, severe wear, etc. The first step of the restoration project is to disassemble the bell, to preliminary clean up the harmful substances inside the device, then to thoroughly repair the various parts, and finally reassemble the mechanical device and adjust it. For more than 20 years, the bells of the Florence Cathedral were calibrated by Lucio Bigi and Mario Mureddu, two guardians sent by the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore every week. They wrote more books, becoming the only classics in history. For the past few centuries, the task of adjusting the bell has been the responsibility of inside the cathedral. In Florence, Giotto uses the ‘Occasion of Our Lady’ as the city’s six times a day, three times in the morning (7, 11:30 and 12 noon), three times in the afternoon. The hourly time in the afternoon is adjusted according to the sunset time, which is one hour before sunset, sunset (or the 24th hour, believers will sing ‘Ode to Our Lady’ or evening prayer at this time), and one hour after sunset, that is, ‘evening time ‘. For example, Bigi and Mureddu wrote in the book: ‘The bell rings at the 24th hour, the purpose is to remind the farmers working in the fields that the city gates are about to close, please go home as soon as possible. The bell at 11.30am is called-grace time The purpose is to inform the church brothers that it is time to give a helping hand to help those in need in the city. ‘

It has been more than 150 years since Panerai opened its first watch store in Florence. Panerai continues to support the local historical and artistic heritage and has refurbished its store in Piazza San Giovanni. Store is the most important store of the brand

Breitling As Title Sponsor Of The First Huntington Beach Air Show

Breitling, the Swiss independent watch brand, is pleased to announce its support for the first Huntington Beach Air Show and become the event’s title sponsor. Scheduled for October 21-23, 2016, the Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show will bring together the Breitling Jets Team (the world’s largest civilian professional jet aerobatic team) and the US Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Show Team. The event will also complete the North American tour of the Breitling Jets. In two years, the Breitling Jets successfully performed more than 30 air shows in the United States and Canada.

   ‘Today, more than ever, Breitling is closer to the aviation industry. By following the repair of the legendary aircraft, Breitling operates multiple aerobatic teams, supports the international elite of pilot squadrons, and sponsors world-renowned aviation shows to continue the brand and aviation. Deep roots, ‘said Breitling America President Thierry Prissert.’ Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show is destined to be one of the best air shows in the United States, and we are very happy to share Breitling Aviation enthusiasm with the Southern California public in the future. ‘
   ‘Breitling and Huntington Beach Air Show share a passion for aviation, performance and precision, and we are glad to be the title sponsor of the event. The connection between Breitling and aviation is well-known and we are proud to cooperate with such a well-known brand. ‘Mike McCabe, director of the Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show.

   In addition to sending jet teams to perform aerobatic demonstrations at the air show, Breitling will also serve as the official timekeeper for this top event. Breitling’s connection to aviation dates back to the early 1930s, when the brand created an Onboard chronograph for the cockpit of an aircraft. This professional instrument was favored by the armed forces of various countries, and the Royal Air Force used to equip it with propeller fighters during World War II. The strong connection continued. In 1952, Breitling launched the legendary Navitimer series watch, equipped with an original circular flight slider, capable of performing various calculations required for flight. Soon, AOPA, the world’s largest aircraft business owner and pilot association, chose it as the official watch. Navitimer is the oldest mechanical chronograph still in production today, and it can be regarded as a model for pilot watches.
   In 1962, Scott Carpenter took the Aurora 7 spacecraft and wore a Breitling Navitimer watch into space, making this Navitimer the first watch to get rid of gravity. The Aerospace watch, introduced in 1985, is also popular with pilots. In 1995, Breitling released the innovative Emergency watch with a built-in miniature emergency distress signal transmitter. Recently, Breitling launched the world’s first dual-frequency positioning beacon Emergency watch. In 2015, Breitling ushered in the first Exospace B55 intelligent interactive chronograph watch, which is innovative, functional and high-performance.

   In addition to the Breitling Jets and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Show, the Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show will also attract outstanding performing individuals and teams from around the world, including two-time Red Bull Aerobatic Championship champion Kobe Chambers, Red Bull Air Force, Bill Stein and ZivkoEdge 540, the 1995 US National Super Flying Championship Michael Goulian, and the historic C-47 Dakota at the Lyon Aviation Museum. ? (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)