Different Choices Tasting Athens Watch Diving Series Star Watch

Athens watch was born in the nineteenth century. At that time, the nautical industry was developing rapidly. Athenian watches started out as nautical clocks and became inextricably bound up with the ocean. At the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show this year, the Athens watch diving watch series is inspired by sharks and uses a ‘three-pin’ design. It is full of modern flavor, not only suitable for professional sports wear, but also can meet the needs of daily urban life. This time, the new products launched by Athens Watch are presented to us with a new attitude, once again demonstrating the brand’s position in the field of marine timepiece manufacturing. Let’s take a look at the star watches among them. (Watch model: 8163-175LE / 93-BLUESHARK)

  The appearance of the watch draws on the classic design of the mid-twentieth century diving watch, with a slim shape that can be matched with a shirt. The silicon material of the watchmaking industry was introduced for the first time inside the watch. As a high-level watchmaking material, silicon material is not affected by magnetic force, is not easily corroded, and has good durability. Therefore, the use of silicon material in watches It is also becoming more common.

Watch real shot

  The watch uses a 42mm blue PVD stainless steel case, which echoes the blue dial.

  The crown on the left is also engraved with the Athens watch brand LOGO in bright orange, and the other side is marked with a unique number.

  There are 12 grooves on the large bezel that rotates counterclockwise. This bezel design is one of the major features of the Athens watch. This design allows the wearer to easily operate the bezel even when wearing gloves. The bezel The zero scale on the top and the inner edge of the bezel are dotted with bright orange, and the color combination of blue and bright orange is very vivid.

  The dark blue dial surface has the calm atmosphere of the ocean. The three-hand design replaced the small seconds dial design of the previous Athens watch diving series, and interpreted the image of a modern urban man with a simple and pure design. The zero scale on the bezel, the hands and scale on the dial are covered with a luminous coating, which makes it easy to read the time even in the dark. There is also a date display window at 6 o’clock to remind you of every good moment in the city every day.

  This Athens watch diving series star watch also has a special difference, unlike other new products of this series, other new products at 6 o’clock position is engraved with the geographical coordinates of LeLocle (the birthplace of the brand) At 6 o’clock is a bright orange shark and the white ‘BLUESHARK’ lettering.

  The fabric strap is also decorated with bright orange stitching, which is consistent with the overall design of the watch, without losing vitality and sportiness.

  The movement is equipped with a UN-816 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours and a water resistance of 300 meters. The blue shark pattern is engraved on the case back.

Summary: Diving watches have always been a big hit. Athens watches have great temptations in terms of price and performance. In addition to the star models released, there are four other models to choose from, and watch friends who like it can pay more attention. This Athens watch diving star series is limited to 300 pieces, the public price is 6,800 Swiss francs, which is about RMB 4W6. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)

Challenge The Visual Limit Tasting Piaget Altiplano Squelette Ultra-thin Hollow Watch

The Altiplano series is synonymous with Piaget’s pursuit of excellence. Piaget Fine Watchmaking Factory once again leapfrogged its journey towards professional watchmaking, and launched Piaget Altiplano ultra-thin skeleton watch. This modern and extraordinary watch not only showcases Piaget’s unique ultra-thin movement manufacturing skills, but also shows Piaget’s master carving innovations to break through the limits of artistic expression to lay Piaget in the field of fine watchmaking, making hollow or openwork machines Core’s leadership. Piaget Altiplano Squelette Ultra Thin Skeleton Watch Official Number: G0A37132

   I believe that many people will be sighed when they first see this watch. The watch can almost be described as a work of art with ‘beautiful beauty’, so please follow the article to experience its extraordinary Charm.

    In terms of appearance, the Piaget Altiplano Squelette watch is made of 18K white gold case with a diameter of 38 mm. The design of the hollowed out dial makes it visually beautiful. The strap is made of black crocodile leather.

   Piaget has always been shocked by the ultra-thin texture that challenges the physical limit. The thickness of this watch is only 5.34 millimeters. This extreme design comes from the launch by Piaget of a world’s thinnest automatic skeleton movement. 2.40 mm.

   As the result of Piaget’s unique craftsmanship since 1874, this outstanding watch is favored by its era with its highly modern lines. Its skeleton movement is carefully carved and skeletonized by the finest craftsmen. Extremely careful and complex operation gives the components unparalleled reliability and robustness.
    Watchmaking on the thinnest self-winding movement in the world naturally requires the finest craftsmanship to complete it. Only the world’s top engraving craftsmen can sculpt and pierce this masterpiece’s masterpiece, without compromising the accuracy and smoothness of the movement. Before engraving, you need to study the composition of the decorative patterns and calculate the range of the engraving hollows in advance, and slightly design the core to ensure the durability and reliability of the world’s thinnest automatic winding movement. degree.

  It is equipped with Piaget’s 1200S ultra-thin self-winding hollow-out mechanical movement, 26 jewel bearings, a vibration frequency of 21,600 times per hour, and a power reserve of about 44 hours. The machine plate and bridge are polished with matte finish, and are manually chamfered and cut by hand. The gears are polished with solar radiation or ring matte, black screws, black platinum matte finish, and the oscillating weight is engraved with the Earl’s family crest.
     The new Piaget 1200S movement is housed in a 38mm diameter white gold case specially designed and manufactured for this movement, creating a perfect dialogue between the inner movement and the outer case, showing Piaget’s pursuit of perfection. With the dual skills of Piaget, the movement and case design can be synchronized, and the thinnest automatic hollow-out watch in history can be achieved. The world’s top honor is based on internal proficiency and mastery of all required skills, so that Piaget’s imagination can not be imagined.

To sum up: Piaget’s brand has exceeded its human physical boundaries again and again with strict requirements on itself. I can only describe this watch as ‘beautiful’. Of course, we can also estimate that the price should be quite equivalent. High, although it may be unrealistic for many people to own such a watch, but the love of going out for watches is precisely because there are top brands that are constantly ‘squeezing’ their limits, which has made the watch industry More prosperous, and more people join this rank.

Piaget Altiplano Squelette ultra-thin skeleton watch details:
piaget / 21491 /

Simple Ceramic Three Swiss Radar Watches Recommended

When it comes to materials that are not easy to wear, people will naturally think of ceramics. When you mention ceramics, you will naturally think of radar. Born in 1917, the radar first introduced a new material in the watch industry-ceramics. And in the manufacture of watches since then, continue to study ceramic technology and new materials. The delicate and smooth ceramics give you a unique experience and touch.
Radar ESENZA TOUCH R53093715 watch

Watch Series: Isa
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: Ceramic
Strap Material: Cloth
Domestic public price: ¥ 15700
Watch details: Series R27695722 watch

Watch Series: True Series
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: Ceramic
Strap Material: Ceramic
Domestic public price: ¥ 14500
Watch details: 17300
Watch details: rado / 10009 /
Watch reviews: Among the many Rado watches, the overall ceramic series can be interpreted as Rado’s watchmaking concept. This watch has a diameter of 27.2 mm and the case is made of high-tech ceramics. The black square dial is inlaid with diamonds as time scales at twelve, three, six and nine o’clock. There is also a date display window at six o’clock and golden hands. The dial design as a whole is simple and elegant. The design and material of the strap not only match the overall temperament of the watch, but also perfectly display the texture of ceramic material. Provides a water-resistant depth of 30 meters.
In summary: how to make the design and material perfectly blend together, this is a very deep process for radar in the long-term tabulation process. It seems that an excellent way to solve this problem is also found. The simple design allows the wearer to pay more attention to the material of the watch. Whether it is an oval design or a square design, when the simplicity is matched with the ceramic material, the two contrast each other perfectly.

Six Of The Most Famous Watches In The Kingdom Of Switzerland

When it comes to watches, everyone can’t help but think of a special country, that is, Switzerland, the Swiss watch industry is world-famous. Today we will take a look at the six most famous watches in the Swiss watch kingdom.
Patek Philippe

Creation time: 1839

If a brand has manufactured the highest-end watches in the market since its inception, and can continue this value, Patek Philippe is rare. Founded in 1839 as the Geneva watch brand, it is still an outstanding representative of the Swiss watch industry family business. Patek Philippe is a combination of Polish Patek and French Philippe surnames. It is also a perfect combination of a niche market-oriented businessman and an innovative watchmaker. The early models did not seem to have left the ranks of dignitaries and literati elegant, but the financial crisis of the 1930s was that this brand that relied on the American market was badly hit. Fortunately, although the ownership of the brand changed from the founder family In the hands of the Stern family, but the brand’s new owner did not change the original intention of the brand.

Today, Patek Philippe is still recognized as the best watch brand in the world. Its outstanding technology and meticulous manufacturing spirit have made it unique in the world’s high-end watch industry for more than 150 years. ‘Quality, beauty, and reliability’ is the outstanding tradition of Patek Philippe.

Paida Philippe is still the only manufacturer in the world that uses manual refining and can complete the entire watchmaking process in the original factory, and adheres to the traditional craftsmanship of watches. The Swiss watch industry calls this traditional manufacturing method ‘Geneva’s 7 traditional watchmaking techniques’, which means the integration of the traditional craftsmanship of designers, watchmakers, goldsmiths, watchmakers, sculptors, porcelain painters and jewelers.
Audemars Piguet

Creation time: 1875

In 1875, two like-minded young talents Jules Louise Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet joined hands to start a brilliant career in watchmaking in Rugu, Switzerland. Rugu, as the origin of the complex movements of the entire Swiss watch industry, Audemars Piguet watch factory plays an important role in it, and has also created many complicated function watches, such as perpetual calendar, spring time, and other functions are the brand’s expertise, because Specializing in complicated function watches, so in the early World Expo, Audemars Piguet multifunctional pocket watches have won many awards, and now these watches are mostly in the hands of museums or private collectors.

At the 10th Paris Universal Watch Exhibition held in 1889, Audemars Piguet’s Grand Complication tortoise exhibited. The exquisite design attracted great repercussions, gained fame and international fame, and established a noble status. Today, under the leadership of the fourth generation descendants of the Audemars and Piguet families, Audemars Piguet has achieved great success, and has been highly respected by watch connoisseurs and collectors, becoming one of the top ten watches in the world.

Creation time: 1735

Blancpain is currently the world’s most complex and most fully manual mechanical watch. Since 1735, Blancpain has never produced a quartz watch, this purpose will be carried through to the end and will never change! Blancpain, the oldest watch brand in existence, does not have a flow-through factory. The manufacturing process is all carried out in old farmhouses, and inlaid by individual watchmakers. To this day, every Blancpain timepiece is personally inspected, numbered and signed by the watchmaker. Its strict quality control is no different from that of many years ago.

The value of the Blancpain watch lies not only in the time it takes to set it by hand, but also in its meticulous detail. Its beautiful classic appearance makes it transcendentally unaffected by changes in the tide and becomes a self-contained watch art treasure.
宝 玑

Creation time: 1775

Breguet watches are recorded in both the history of watches and clocks and the history of the West. And from the day it was born, the name Baodi has existed for the royal family.

玑 Breguet was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of the time. In 1775, Breguet started his own watch creation in Paris. At that time, he only produced watches for small groups such as the royal nobility. At the time, the manufacture of watches and clocks was a comprehensive science and high-end technology, so in order to pursue the extreme precision of watches and clocks, Breguet invented and patented the tourbillon device, and he manufactured it for the French Queen Marie Antoine. Multifunctional pocket watch is the world’s first super complicated pocket watch.

Bao 玑 ‘s contribution to the watchmaking industry is far more than all kinds of functions, but also has a profound impact on the aesthetic details such as hands and scales. In this world where standardized products are popular, Breguet’s watchmaking skills still retain the unique personality of each watch, making its owners proud!
Vacheron Constantin

Creation time: 1755

As one of the oldest brands in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin has witnessed a major moment in the entire Swiss watch industry. Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1775. It is also a brand combining watchmakers and salesmen’s surnames. Vacheron has experienced the hardships of watchmakers from his apprenticeship. At the same time, he has also created first-class products with franchisees, engravers, jewellers works. Constantin found more business opportunities in marketing travel. Various European countries and even the Qing Dynasty royal family in China collected Vacheron Constantin’s works. These watches and clocks that became historical relics reflect the prosperity of the Swiss watchmaking industry.

Facing the competition of the American watch industry in the 1870s, Vacheron Constantin pioneered the use of standardized tools to ensure the stability of quality. In the world of watches, Vacheron Constantin is still synonymous with top watches, and the highest auction price Vacheron Constantin is also a contemporary watch.

Creation time: 1833

Since its establishment in 1833 in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches have not only established themselves as defenders of traditional watchmaking techniques, but also one of the pioneers in the field of precision timekeeping technology and design. Excellent quality, innovative concepts and exquisite workmanship make Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and clocks the best in the industry.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch is a watch specially launched for polo players in 1931. It is a rare classic among high-end watches. The watch’s roll-over system allows the watch to have two different looks. According to the original intention of the design, the case back is entirely for engraved carved decoration.

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:
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 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.