Month: February 2021

The Art Of Light And Shadow Tasting Athens’ New Original Hollow Table

At this year’s Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show, Athens launched a number of innovative watches, including enamel-filled watches, flying tourbillon watches and minute repeaters, etc. Amazing watch. This time, I will introduce you to the first hollow-out watch with tourbillon movement, which was developed with the latest silicon technology, and made a breakthrough in watch innovation. Official model: 1702-129 red gold 1709-129 platinum.

   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. The operation of the core and showing the beauty of the special.

   The original hollow-out watch of the Athens watch is a model of light and shadow application. In order to pursue the ultimate visual effect, a new movement has been specially developed. Its exquisite structure and perfect balance ratio instantly show infinite charm.

   A 44 mm diameter platinum case houses a carefully designed movement in Athens. The barrel at 12 o’clock is opposite the escapement at 6 o’clock, presenting a symmetrical beauty.

  The large steel wheel on the escapement at 6 o’clock is engraved with the brand name, logo and power reserve, making it the most sophisticated watch introduction.

  The surface of the movement is decorated with conspicuous sandblasting and polishing, forming a strong contrast. Add different colors to metal parts to enhance visual enjoyment. The hand-polished beveled splint is embellished with satin-polished sun rays, and a deep red ruby ​​emits a dazzling light on the splint. The sapphire blue pointer, on top of it, radiates the sapphire light conspicuously and proudly.

  The watch uses a manual winding movement, and through the wear-resistant sapphire crystal glass, you can clearly see the winding process of the movement through a single crown.

  The strap is a black alligator leather strap with a platinum pin buckle.

  It is equipped with UN-170’s self-made manual mechanical movement, set with 23 bright gems, with a frequency of 18,000 times per hour, and a power reserve of 170 hours.

Summary: This 1709-129 tourbillon skeleton watch elegantly showcases the extraordinary watchmaking craftsmanship and very innovative spirit of Athens. A hand-winding movement can be seen in a flying tourbillon composed of a silicon spring, an anchor escapement and an escape wheel. The exquisite hollow design allows the light that shines through to add artistic beauty to this complex watch. There are two versions of the original skeleton watch, 1702-129 red gold and 1709-129 platinum. Each edition is limited to 99 pieces.
More watch details: yadian / 28881 /

Low-key But More Unique Brief Comment On The Athens Watch Nautical Series 1846 Watch

When it comes to nautical watches, we will think of many brands. The one that impressed me the most was the Athens watch. I remember that when I experienced the brand’s nautical watches a few years ago in Athens, the magnificent The texture of the waves, the comfortable rubber strap, and the dial design derived from the marine astronomical clock, there is a situation of being at the seaside, waiting for sailing. The origin of the Athenian watch and navigation comes from the beginning of the brand in 1846, and since 171, to commemorate this glorious past, the Athenian watch has launched many special watches, and today we are going to show you one of them This watch is not much different from other watches in appearance, but it has essential differences. Let’s experience it together.

   The history of the Athenian Maritime Astronomical Clock is more or less known to everyone. It has served in the armed forces of dozens of countries, including Asian countries such as China and Japan. In the early days, the Athenian Nautical Astronomical Clock was used to measure the longitude of the fleet, but later it has evolved into a reliable precision device that can accurately display the time for backup purposes.

   The marine watch is a revisit of the marine astronomical clock. Its design fully complies with the iconic elements of the marine astronomical clock: simple dial, roman numerals, power reserve display, large small seconds. Some of these nautical astronomical clocks also use peach-shaped hands. As a symbolic watch, the Athens Sailing Series 1846 combines these elements in one.

   Visually, it is representative and completely different from all other types of watches. Even if you do not know what it means, you will be touched by its coordinated and unique design. But if you know that there is a marine astronomical clock, then you will be attracted to it, it is almost condensed into the wrist, let you carry it, which has different meanings for sailors.

The watch case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 41 mm, which is slightly smaller than the common 42 and 43 mm nautical series watches, which is not too obvious. The crown has the brand LOGO, the new watch, the LOGO has been replaced with a positive anchor mark, which is easy to distinguish from previous models.

I said before that it’s a special section, so what’s so special about it? The first is the dial. This watch uses a large open flame enamel, so visually, it will have a purer color and luster than a regular lacquer. Great fire enamel is a type of enamel fired, and the Athenian watch is used in many series including the classic series. Enamel can keep the color and luster as new, and it is also a form of art of watch. Above the enamel plate, the brand produced elements such as the track minute plate, power reserve display plate, small second plate, and 1846. The pointer is made of blue steel. This kind of pointer is not easy to be oxidized in the air, and has good color and luster, and it is widely used.

The bezel is treated with a coin pattern, highlighting the sporty style of the watch.

The watch comes with a black leather strap with a pin buckle, and the buckle is etched with the brand’s anchor logo. The whole feeling is very simple and elegant, the structure is simple, and it is comfortable to wear, but because of the characteristics of the leather strap itself, the newly purchased watches will have a bit hard belt, which needs to adapt to a few days.

Each watch has a separate number to reflect the uniqueness of the watch. This number is designed on the side of the case in a patch way (for the sake of sales and customer privacy, the number is hidden here).

Turning over the watch, the bottom cover is the back of the dense bottom, which etched the record of 18 gold awards since the brand was founded, these are some of the highest awards at the time. On the inside of the caseback, there is a self-winding mechanical movement of UN-118 self-made by Athens. It has a 60-hour power reserve and uses DIAMonSIL diamond silicon crystal technology to further enhance the performance of the core components of the watch. Certified.

To this end, we measured the performance of this watch. We wind the watch with a power of about 48 hours. This ensures that the watch is in a very stable state of power. The five-way data shows that the watch has excellent travel time accuracy, which fully meets the accuracy requirements of the observatory certification. At the same time, We see that the watch has a stable swing in different orientations. In static tests, the watch traveled well.

Summary: This watch has a low-key appearance. You just don’t think it will be very different from other marine series watches from the surface, but it is a special watch with a large fire enamel dial, bottom The cover is engraved with the brand’s 18 gold medal records, which condenses the brand’s glorious past and sophisticated watchmaking technology. Because of its low profile, it is even more unique.

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Fashion, Light Luxury, Three Frederique Constant Watches Recommended

Constance, which is positioned as a “light luxury”, was founded in 1988 by Dr. Peter Stas and his wife Aletta Stas. It is Constance’s goal to enable the masses to purchase luxury goods. Therefore, each of Frederique Constant watches embodies a fairly deep design concept and aesthetic texture. The gorgeous and elegant appearance is perfectly combined with the watch’s manufacturing process, and is favored and loved by watch lovers who pursue a taste of life . Today I will introduce several watches from Frederique Constant.
Frederique Constant RIVA HISTORIAL SOCIETY Limited Edition FC-330 RM6B4

Watch Series: Rowing Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Rose gold
Strap material: leather
Domestic public price: ¥ 21500
Watch details: frederiqueconstant / 32561 /
Comment on this watch: This watch has a diameter of 43 mm and a case thickness of 11.4 mm. The case material is gold-plated and has a layer of rose gold. The polished and polished case looks very textured. On the round silver dial, there are minute scales and Arabic numeral clock scales from outside to inside, the date display at three o’clock, the moon phase display at six o’clock, and the day of the week at nine o’clock. The uniquely shaped hands are luminous. Equipped with Frederique Constant’s own FC-330 movement. The strap is made of cowhide leather with a folding clasp. Back-through design provides 100 meters of water resistance.
Frederique Constant FC-705N4S6B watch

Movement type: own movement
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Domestic public price: ¥ 29000
Watch details: frederiqueconstant / 32775 /
Comment on the watch: 42 mm diameter, the case is made of stainless steel. The round dial is available in two colors, dark blue and white. This watch uses a dark blue dial. The slender willow-shaped hands are matched with the time scale. There is a moon phase display window in the clock direction, and there is a circle of date display around the moon phase display window. It is powered by Frederique Constant’s own movement, model FC-705, which uses 26 gems and provides a power reserve of 42 hours. Stainless steel bracelet. The back cover has a back-through design.
Frederique Constant watch FC-718MC4H6B

Movement type: own movement
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Domestic public price: ¥ 31000
Watch details: frederiqueconstant / 32769 /
Comment on this model: This model is FC-718MC4H6B, and its functions are relatively complicated. The diameter is 42 mm and the thickness is 12.1 mm. The material of the case is stainless steel. The outermost circle of the silver-white circular dial is the world time zone, and the inner circle is a 24-hour time display zone, with Arabic numerals as the time scale, and clockwise from 6 to 18 o’clock on a white background, indicating daylight The background is black counterclockwise, indicating night. Inside is the twelve hour time scale, with Roman characters as the time scale. At six o’clock is the date display. It is equipped with a movement model FC-718, which is also produced by Frederique Constant. It uses 26 gems and provides a power reserve of 42 hours. The strap is made of stainless steel. Water-resistant to 50 meters.
Summary: From just designing a watch outside of work to an order for 350 watches announcing the birth of Frederique Constant, in the short span of ten years, Peter and his wife Aletta finally devoted themselves to their beloved In the field of watchmaking, with the concept of ‘accessible luxury’, we continue to create more high-quality watches for watch fans. I hope that the three watches recommended by Frederique Constant today will get your like.

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The Charm Of The ‘small Three-pin’ Tasting Iwc Expresses The ‘150th Anniversary’ Special Edition Of The Vinci Automatic Watch

Since 2017, IWC has launched a new Da Vinci series watch, reinterpreting the classic circular design style of the 1980s. And this year, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of IWC, a special edition of the ‘150th Anniversary’ Da Vinci automatic watch was launched. There are 2 watches with different functions, equipped with different materials and dial colors.

   The ‘150th Anniversary’ special edition watch has a lacquered dial, white or dark blue, which is very beautiful. Watch House also got one of the ‘small seconds’ models (model: IW358101). Let’s take a look at what makes this special edition watch different.

   After reinterpreting Da Vinci’s iconic round design and giving it more modern colors, the classic double-bezel bezel, round crown and button elements have been continued and simplified, such as making the bezel narrower More flat, in line with today’s aesthetics. This ‘small second’ watch uses a 40mm stainless steel case, a white lacquered dial, and is equipped with the IWC 82200 self-produced movement for the first time.

   The unique semi-circular crown of the Da Vinci series is not only beautiful but also very easy to operate.

   Santoni crocodile leather strap, whether it is workmanship, texture, dyeing or wearing comfort is an undoubted enjoyment. This watch is equipped with a black alligator leather strap, and inside the strap is a jump orange, with a polished stainless steel folding buckle.

   The thickness of the case is 12.1 mm.

   The unique design of the Da Vinci series of lugs not only unique but also pays attention to practicality. This lug can move on the fixed shaft of the raw ear, making the watch fit the wrist of the wearer more.

   The dial uses a lacquered dial. If the lacquered dial is not handled properly during the production process, bubbles are easy to appear on the dial. In order to avoid this situation and make the dial white more intense, IWC has painted up to 12 layers, each layer of paint is very thin, and the finished product’s look and feel is completely comparable to the enamel dial. The dial layout is very concise, using the Arabic numerals hour watch and peripheral transfer 60-minute circle, blue steel hands, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock.

   The IWC 82200 self-made movement is equipped with a newly developed Pellerton automatic winding system, which provides a 60-hour power reserve. For heavy-duty winding parts, such as pawls or cams, they are made of ceramic material with zero wear. Beaded pendulums and Geneva-striped bridges are clearly visible through the skeleton rotor.

Summary: Da Vinci Automatic ‘150th Anniversary’ Special Edition Small Seconds Watch, there are three models, 18K red gold case with white dial and steel case with white and blue dial, including red gold Limited to 250 pieces and 500 pieces in stainless steel. The lacquered dial is the biggest highlight of this watch, and interested friends may wish to try it on in a specialty store.

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Pilot Ton-up Chronograph When Zenith Rides Heavy Machines

Zenith has begun to extend its tentacles from the sky to the land in recent years. In addition to successively sponsoring multiple antique car series events, it has also introduced a special concept for the Pilot Type 20 series that originates from the Cafe Racer concept paragraph. The so-called Cafe Racer is a car modification genre that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. At that time, young Rockers drank Ace Cafe, the only 24-hour coffee shop in London, and they rode their modified street cars. During the time when a jukebox in the shop finished playing a song, detoured the road for a week and returned to the shop to compete against the means of changing the bicycle.

The number of the decorative body with black border on the outer hook is the standard style of Type 20. After all, it was originally a series calling for retro, but it is not just this. The use of orange on this is quite a finishing touch, and it is in good contrast with the army green.

Feature 1: What is the style of Cafe Racer
The main feature of this model of Cafe Racer is that the fuel tank is small and narrow, thereby reducing weight and wind resistance; without a rear seat, the rear part is round as a projectile; the position of the handle is low, so the rider must be a person Lie on the fuel tank to make the overall line more fluid while driving. Although there are many people playing cars in Taiwan, most of them are mainly heavy machines. Street-heavy factions such as Cafe Racer are relatively rare. Instead, some car dealers and young players will use a more indigenous approach to transform similar ones. The car type, to some extent, also meets the original intention of Cafe Racer.

El Primero 4069 has a diameter of only 30mm, and it is inevitable that the sub-face plate will be concentrated in the center in the 45mm case. However, the figures on the outer circle are completely displayed, which may not be a weakness.

Feature two: there is an obvious design theme for the bottom cover
This special model named Cafe Racer does not bring too much locomotive vocabulary on the exterior. The more specific one is probably the design of the knight driving engraved on the bottom cover. The main appeal here is a retro in the 1960s. style. It may be a bit surprising, Pilot Type 20 has been multiplying its style since its launch in 2012, but it does not even include a pure chronograph, so although this is a special style, it also has its unique selling point in function. The model is equipped with an El Primero movement, and the surface is displayed with binocular eyes. Because the diameter of the table is as high as 45mm, the impression that the faceplate is concentrated to the center is still obvious.

The case back has a solid caseback, and the locomotive and rider engraved on it are typical Cafe Racer style; the ‘Ton-up’ in the table name is English slang, which refers to a speed of more than 100 miles per hour, and is now widely used to refer to 60 British retro industrial style

Feature three: The pasta dish is very flavorful
The face plate is the most prominent part of this exterior. Recently, ZENITH has made many amazing performances in the pasta manufacturing method. For example, the ’15 -year Elite 6150’s engraved time scale is quite retro and charming. The entire face of Cafe Racer has fine particles, and the two The face plate has a gradient with bright center and deep edges, creating a faded retro texture. This kind of effect is repeatedly wiped out by hand with a sponge, which is completely hard work. At present, ZENITH’s face plate is provided by Artecad, an old professional face plate factory under LVMH. Besides the same group brands, they also have external brands Foundry. The case itself is aged stainless steel, but in order to reduce the weight of the 45mm large diameter a little, the bottom cover is made of titanium, and the buckle is also made. The outer layer of the strap is the same retro green belt, but in fact its inner layer is lined with rubber material, which is more resistant to skin-friendly use.

Pilot Ton-up

Stainless steel, titanium material / El Primero 4069 self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 100 meters / diameter 45mm / reference price: 55,000 RMB

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