Jaeger-lecoultre Organized A Charity Event In Buenos Aires

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Simonetta Orsini and the Palacio Duhau–Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires organized a charity event for the children of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nuestra Señora del Pilar House fundraising.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a fine Swiss watch manufacturer. Together with his official agents Simonetta Orsini and the Palacio Duhau–Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires, this month contributed to a charity event, which The event attracted many distinguished guests as polo players who will donate to the children’s home of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.

Jerome Lambert, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO and supermodel Maria Vasquez.
This is the second year Jaeger-LeCoultre has organized this charity event, and he has donated fifty dollars for a shot from every polo player who participated in the event. Last year, this donation reached $ 24,750, and the entire event raised a total of $ 76,750.
This year, the Palacio Duhau–Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires also hosted the unprecedented polo match with Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is celebrating his 175th anniversary and he has been associated with polo for 75 years. The Reverso series was born in 1931, and his appearance was designed at the request of a team of British polo players living in India, because they needed a watch to withstand this intense movement. So Jaeger-LeCoultre designed this watch, and his rotating case can prevent the surface glass from being broken.
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Chanelvarious Timepieces

The watches under the Chanel classic series are endless, and at the moment Basel has not yet started, we have already seen many works prepared by the brand. Through the interpretation of the three major watch series, we will continue to explore the new possibilities of developing watches, and will display a number of featured works; continuing the launch of Les Éternelles de Chanel mini top jewelry watch series last year, showing the brand’s exquisite jewelry setting technology and design. For Chanel, time is no longer just a unit of time, but also an extension of Ms. Chanel’s spirit, pursuing the perfection of watches.
J12 series watch
   J12 is the brand’s first watch that boldly transforms high-tech precision ceramics into precious materials. Since its launch in 2000, the number 12 has become a symbol of the brand, from its original dazzling black to its flawless white in 2003. In 2011, Chanel used titanium ceramics as a bracelet to bring a variety of colors. J12-G.10 combines the design of the British military military watch with NATO strap, giving it a new look. This strap is made of reinforced nylon, which is full of toughness. J12-G.10 breaks stereotypes and presents in a very innovative form. This year, J12-G.10 breaks the rules and uses lacquered calfskin with double gold-steel rings and pin buckle. It is new and modern, soft and sturdy and comfortable.

    J12Mirror750 ceramic and stainless steel case, 38 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, manual winding movement, 42-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal glass surface, waterproof 200 meters, ceramic strap, limited to 1200.

   J12-G.10750 ceramic and stainless steel case, 33 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, date display, unidirectional rotating bezel, quartz movement, sapphire crystal, 200 meters waterproof, black lacquered calfskin and Nylon strap.
Première watches
   Première is the first watch specifically designed for women launched by Chanel in 1987. It is inspired by the No.5 perfume bottle cap in the octagonal shape of the Fontaine Square in Paris, bringing a strong impression to the brand. Combining the concept of classic leather wearing chains and jewelry wearing, this year’s Premiere RockPop extends the strap length and fits the strap to the wrist curve, which can be wound and layered. Inspired by POPArt, the new work introduces seasonal colors-pink and blue-green. Bright colors are full of vitality. The two colors can not only perfectly match the trend of spring and summer clothing, but also mix and match female bright colors and make-up to play out their personal flavor.

   Première RockPop stainless steel case, diameter 15.8×23.6 mm, mother-of-pearl dial, hours, minutes, quartz movement, sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 meters, leather wearing stainless steel bracelet, limited to 1000 pieces.
   Another work that looks like a Premiere watch is actually based on the Fontaine Square. At the same time, it is inspired by the transformation of men’s clothing by Chanel. It has become a BOY.FRIEND that is soft and flexible. With a mysterious name, a neutral silhouette, and a boy-like style, the BOY.FRIEND watch is very attractive, with a balanced proportion and detailed decoration. This series was just launched last year, and this year it presents a different texture full of diamonds and black faceplates, allowing the brand to continue in the neutral field.

   BOY.FRIEND watch 18KBeige beige gold case, 26.7×34.6 mm diameter, dial set with 382 brilliant-cut diamonds (about 1.45 carats), hours, minutes, quartz movement, sapphire crystal glass, waterproof 30 meters, Alligator leather strap with 48 diamonds (approximately 0.28 carats).

   BOY.FRIEND watch stainless steel case, diameter 26.7×34.6 mm, hour, minute, date display, quartz movement, sapphire crystal glass, waterproof 30 meters, crocodile leather strap.
Mademoiselle Privé jewelry watch
   The Mademoiselle Privé jewellery watch collection showcases the totems and elements that surround her life, and opens the door to her private world. The craftsmanship and craftsmanship of the artisans are applied to high-end watches and jewellery through the hands of top art masters, including enamel painters, sculptors and jewellers. The presented gem carving process is lively and lively. It is a technique for carving semi-precious stones into concave and relief sculptures. It was first used in Chanel’s works in 2014. The famous ebony screen totem dial brings unique depth and realism. Coral, turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli are transformed into fluttering birds, presenting miniature colorful totems on agate, and gently stopping on gold Carving on a tree branch. Each dial takes more than one hundred hours to make and is a unique work. The Mademoiselle Privé watch collection reinvents Chanel’s creative legend and opens up a new world of top watchmaking craftsmanship.

   Mademoiselle Privé watch 18KBeige beige gold diamond case, 37.5 mm diameter, miniature painted agate dial, carved mother-of-pearl, opal, serpentine, turquoise, green chalcedony, malachite and emerald, hours, minutes, automatic winding Chain movement, 42-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal glass, waterproof to 30 meters, alligator leather strap.
Les Éternelles de Chanel
   The LesÉternelles de Chanel jewelry watch series launched last year showcases all the creative elements and exquisite craftsmanship of Chanel’s top jewelry. This year, Chanel’s top jewelry design studio pays tribute to the brand’s classic totem rhombus pattern with diamond-shaped squares and rare gems. The delicate circular dial can be uncovered by pressing, with a bit of mystery in the flash.

    Signature Diamond Mystery Watch 18K white gold case set with round diamonds to form a diamond check pattern totem. A 5.26 carat drop-shaped diamond is set in the center. The dial is opened by pressing.

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Japanese-style Elegance Hermès Jewellery Watch Series 2014

The ArceauTemari watch inspired by Japanese craftsmanship, combines the extraordinary craftsmanship of snowflake inlay and hard rock inlay in a collection of jewelry watches.

  Temari (手 Ju) is a traditional Japanese handicraft, meaning ‘handball’, which is closely related to kimono. Sewing the remaining rags of silk kimono is enough to make these gadgets loved by court figures. Simple needlework step by step, develop complex geometric line embroidery and patterns step by step. These ancestral Maoju crafts inspired the creation of Hermes square silk cloth. One of the patterns is now reinterpreted by the Arceau watch series. The watch is made of white gold, limited edition. Diamonds are paved with snowflakes. The dial combines diamonds with white mother-of-pearl, agate, lapis lazuli, or opal to reproduce one of the wool ball patterns in a fine setting process.

  There are no specific rules for the technique of snowflake inlay; each gem is independently selected and set by the craftsman; the claws need to be cut one by one to connect each diamond particle in series to form a harmonious and consistent overall effect, which is unique to each watch Place. A senior gem inlayer sets no less than 700 stones for each case, which takes almost three weeks.

The dial of each watch is carved using traditional diamond inlays and hard stone inlays. Take this watch as an example. Twenty precious stones of various shapes and sizes are ground from a single gemstone, or from a delicately cut mother-of-pearl plate. The parts are then assembled independently on a stone-set dial. Because the delicate size of the gemstone is particularly fragile, these two procedures require a high degree of precision and skill and skill, which is ingenious. As if you were in a miniature building, each part occupies a seat in the picture, forming a moving landscape. Luxurious and precious materials, engaging a fascinating dialogue with these patterns. When traditional craftsmanship meets professional wisdom, the two are compatible, adding the glory of the Japanese court to these unique creations.

Shape / size round, 34 mm diameter
Material White gold case (42.6 g), snowflake and diamond technology make each watch unique. The case is set with 675 diamonds and the crown is 27, including a rose-shaped cut. Diamond (approximately 4.43 carats)
Crystal non-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Lugs width 17 mm
Dial Set with 176 diamonds and black agate on a white gold dial (7.27 g, 0.78 carat)
Buckle standard buckle, white gold (4.76g)
Strap Black Alligator Leather Strap

Vacheron Constantin: Swiss Watch From French Noble Blood

‘Minimum batch, best quality, highest selling price’ has always been Vacheron Constantin’s business strategy. Today, Vacheron Constantin’s plant in Geneva produces only 6,000 watches per year. Since 1840, the production drawings, records, sales date and movement case number of each watch have been kept intact in the company’s filing cabinet.
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’ile Collection
     Starting from the 16th century, in order to avoid religious persecution, a large number of French Protestant artisans, craftsmen, jewellers and watchmakers came to neutral Geneva to restart their business. In 1755, the young French watch designer Jean-Marc Vacheron opened a studio in Geneva to design and manufacture the first silver watch with an enamel dial, which became the beginning of Vacheron Constantin. In 1819, Jean-Marc’s grandson invited Francois Constantin to join the company, and the company’s products have since acquired the brand name ‘Vacheron Constantin’. Since then, Vacheron Constantin has begun his own art of watchmaking.
     They combine exquisite technology, rigorous testing and perfect modeling to create one classic after another, which is noble and elegant and has great collection value. In the long years of watchmaking, it has become a symbol of luxury and elegance.
Mr. Tao Ruisi, Vacheron Constantin’s global CEO
     At the National Museum of Singapore, ‘Watchmaking Legends from 1755’ watchmaking craft exhibition, ‘Robo Report’ and Vacheron Constantin’s global CEO Mr. Tao Ruisi had a dialogue on brand, quality, service, commitment.
For tradition, the most important thing is persistence
     R: Vacheron Constantin hosted this large-scale exhibition. It is said that this exhibition will select suitable places to tour around the world. For what purpose does the brand plan this exhibition?
     Tao: This is the first antique watch exhibition in the history of Vacheron Constantin. Many of the exhibits were taken from the Geneva Heritage Museum for the first time. Some exhibits can only be touched by the curator. It is not a marketing activity in the purest sense, but it wants to let everyone know more that Vacheron Constantin will adhere to the brand reputation of integrity for more than 250 years, and use our quality to satisfy customers around the world. We are a responsible brand and will always be responsible to our customers. We have been doing this for more than 250 years.
     We persist in letting people interested in Vacheron Constantin and watchmaking around the world understand the traditions of the watch industry, and at the same time sort out their own traditions. For tradition, the simplest rule is to stick to it. In Vacheron Constantin’s brand motto, I usually convey this insistence by following three watchmaking principles: technology, aesthetics and craftsmanship.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony heritage series
     R: For our readers, valuing a brand is not just about its products, but more about the brand’s high-quality service brought about by history. What is unique about Vacheron Constantin’s service?
    Tao: This is a good question. Our high-quality service is based on our accumulation of more than 250 years. We have always been there to feel the people who own Vacheron Constantin and those who are planning to own Vacheron Constantin watches. What their needs are, no matter whether the demand is small or not, it cannot be considered Insignificant; constant innovation means giving your customers a blueprint and highest value satisfaction before they have come up with their dreams and needs.
     We have two centers in Geneva, one is a watchmaker training center, people from all over the country can participate, and you can make watches after graduation. There is also a complex machinery center, where some senior watchmakers and masters of watch repair are trained. There are already some staff from China who have been trained in Geneva, and they will provide some repair and maintenance work for guests after returning home. We have the ‘House of Vacheron Constantin’ in Shanghai. Here, customers can not only repair and maintain their favorite watches, but also understand Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking craftsmanship and can communicate with watchmakers from Switzerland. This is a lot. None of the brands. I can proudly tell you that each of our watches has enough spare parts. Any watch you use for repair can find its exclusive parts, even if you bring a watch a century ago .
     Many people do not understand that in addition to precision art as its responsibility, Vacheron Constantin also has romantic French descent in the brand’s blood. Jean Marc Vacheron is the founder and philosopher of Vacheron Constantin. He is a good friend of Rousseau and Voltaire. That is, he established the world’s first watch factory. This watch factory was the predecessor of Vacheron Constantin. The imprints of various French cultures made Vacheron Constantin a brand full of aristocracy.

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Breakthrough Myself? Chanel Launches Calibre 3

Three years ago, CHANEL launched the first brand-made movement Calibre 1, which stunning the entire fine watchmaking industry. Chanel, which launched the brand’s first watch only in 1987, wanted to produce and develop the brand’s own movement, which itself is a great test of technology, design and craftsmanship. At this Basel watch exhibition, Chanel launched the third self-developed mechanical movement Calibre 3. Compared with the previous two homemade movements, is Calibre 3 an overly bold attempt or is it the result of breaking through and achieving success? Let’s follow the Watch House and explore the secrets of Calibre 3.

Chanel’s first self-made fine watchmaking movement Calibre 1
 In the history of watchmaking in Chanel, for a long time, the ETA-based introduction movement was used. Although the watch was also equipped with the 3125 movement provided by Audemars Piguet (AP), but developed and This self-made movement is a long-time goal of Chanel watches. Everything is difficult at the beginning. The brand began to develop this movement in 2011, which includes front-end design, research and development, and back-end assembly testing.

Chanel-made Calibre 1 design
 From Calibre
In the design diagram of 1 movement, we can see that it uses a special display mode such as time jump and eccentric reverse jump. So, when someone questioned that this movement was claimed to be a homemade movement based on a slight modification of the ETA movement, the answer was obviously obvious-impossible. First of all. ETA movement is difficult to reach such a level in the manufacturing process. Secondly, from the back of the movement, we can see that it has a unique style. Such a design and processing level is difficult to reach mass production, and it is difficult to popularize it to general product operation lines.

Monsieur de Chanel with Calibre 1
 The Calibre 1, which was successfully developed, was loaded into the Monsieur de Chanel watch, which became the first watch equipped with this movement. It is designed for men. The design of the dial is simple and powerful. Chanel has redefined a new trend.

Chanel’s second self-made fine watchmaking mechanical movement-Calibre 2
 At the Basel Watch Fair last year, we saw the second self-made movement developed by Chanel-Calibre 2, a movement designed for ladies’ watches. The Calibre 2 took 3 years to develop. Why it took so long, the difficulty of Calibre 2 research and development lies in rebuilding the beauty of the movement-the balance between camellia and movement.

Chanel Gabrielle Chanel

 We know that Ms. Chanel has always loved camellia throughout her life, and camellia has also become an important connotation and soul of the Chanel brand. She has turned camellia into a beautiful and stretchable movement structure, using artistic beauty to achieve expectations on a technical level. How to transform the design that jumps on paper into the actual structure of the movement is the difficulty for the brand to capture.

 But Chanel did it. The second self-produced Calibre 2 consisted of 107 parts, including 21 rubies. The vibration frequency reaches 28,800 times / hour, and the power reserve reaches 48 hours. The movement board is surrounded by rings, like a camellia blooming. The PREMIÈRE hollowed camellia watch equipped with this movement also captured the hearts of women with its three-dimensional shape and impeccable design.

Chanel’s third self-made fine watchmaking mechanical movement-Calibre 3
 This year, Chanel released the Calibre 3, the third self-made fine watchmaking mechanical movement, and for the first time brought a hollow design to the boyfriend model of the neutral style. Calibre 3 can serve the overall aesthetics of the watch and blends perfectly with the octagonal case of the Boy · Friend series.

Chanel’s third self-made watchmaking mechanical movement-Calibre 3

 Unlike many other fine watchmaking movements, Calibre
The 3 movement is not mirror-polished or other delicate hand-finished, but this does not mean that this movement has no technical content. The movement is treated with black ADLC coating, which is similar to DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon Coating). The ADLC carbon coating can provide extremely strong resistance. The special characteristics of the material make it have super shock resistance and scratch resistance. On the movement material, Chanel has shown us more possibilities.

Calibre 3 movement with black ADLC coating

Boy · Friend Hollow Watch Parts

 The new Boy Friend Skeleton Watch retains its classic design and adds more ideas to it. The iconic octagonal case is equipped with Calibre 3 movement with black ADLC coating, which is cut out of the bridge. The edges are coated with beige gold plating, and each watch perfectly solves every complexity. Technical difficulties.

Boy · Friend skeleton watch sketch

 In fact, for the hollow dial design, the technical requirements are higher. When hollow-out elements are increasingly used in the design of dials, to stand out from a large number of models, it is necessary to win by design and production technology. Especially in the selection and development of the movement, how to choose, how to make the whole work in harmony, how to show the beauty of different movements to the public, can the new Calibre 3 bring more different perceptions in technology and design? Experience. For Chanel, the new movement also represents a new challenge.

Boy · Friend Hollow Watch X-Ray Laser

 Excluding the excess metal, the arrangement of the gears is carried out with the contours of camellia. This is of course a test of mechanical engineering, because the arrangement of mechanical structures in traditional tabulations has a certain benchmark and cannot be changed at will.

Boy · Friend Hollow Watch Movement Assembly Drawing

 The Chanel Boy · Friend series watch with the new Calibre 3 movement, which was presented to us in the end, is a manually wound movement with a fully skeletonized design without a rudder cover. The barrel can ensure at least 55 hours The power reserve is also equipped with anti-shock device. Neither in appearance nor performance disappointed us.

Chanel Boy ∙ Skeleton Watch
 Chanel Boy ∙ Friend with the new Calibre 3 movement
The skeletonized watch will be unveiled tomorrow at the Basel exhibition, and two styles are available. The regular model is priced at 36,500 euros and the bezel-set diamond is priced at 42,500 euros. Friends who are interested can join the Watch House and follow up on the follow-up reports to explore the Chanel Calibre
 3 endless charm.

The Audemars Piguet Sounds Of Nature: Remember The Birth Of A Super Timekeeping Watch

If there is a watch that can represent the highest level of chronograph watches to date, I think the non-Audemars Piguet Royal Oak concept series super chronograph watch is undoubted. This watch lasted 8 years of unremitting research and development, and at the same time has the chronograph, three questions, tourbillon complex functions, presenting the world with an unparalleled auditory feast. This watch features a lightweight titanium case that sounds perfectly the same, and meets the highest standards of watchmaking with unparalleled acoustic performance, sophisticated sound quality and precise tonality. The official watch model is 26577TI.OO.D002CA.01.

   This super watch full of dreams, since 2006, Audemars Piguet has collaborated with the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) to launch a pioneering acoustic research program for timepieces. Today, this sound measuring device is installed in the Audemars Piguet factory. Audemars Piguet watchmakers, craftsmen, professional technicians and experts from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne work together to improve the timekeeping of the watch to a very precise level through scientific research. . Grinding a sword in eight years, now this watch has won three innovation patents, becoming today’s unparalleled minute repeater masterpiece.

A wonderful ‘acoustic instrument’
   This watch is not only a chronograph watch, its design concept comes from the principle of making stringed instruments, it can be said to be an ‘acoustic instrument’. In July of this year, Audemars Piguet also invited the famous musician Surkin (GENER8ION) to visit the birthplace of the brand, that is, Ru Gusas Brassus, to make and visualize the magnificent and superb timepieces of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Series Super Timepiece from a musical perspective Beep

New technology wakes up sound
   Audemars Piguet, as the most sophisticated minute repeater watch today, has its own unique features. Three new patents show the constant pursuit of craftsmanship and technology by Audemars Piguet watchmakers. First of all, this super chronograph watch uses a new method to design a stainless steel gong structure to create a unique minute repeater sound. Second, the Royal Oak concept series of super chronograph watches uses a newly developed case. The structure can prevent sound loss and achieve the effect of sound reinforcement. This technological innovation is like a guitar case. Through precise resonance, the sound intensity, tone and tone are improved. Finally, it is used to control the adjustment of time, time and minute rhythm. The device is also newly designed, the gong bolt is more flexible, and it can absorb the noise generated when the time signal device operates. With continuous development and innovation, Audemars Piguet’s bright and clear timekeeping voice is perfectly presented.

Complex functions and refined appearance

   Audemars Piguet manual winding watches are renowned for their reliability. The sanding, polishing and decoration of this movement is entirely done by hand to achieve the perfect quality followed by fine watchmaking. The watch is equipped with a Calibre 2937 hand-wound self-produced movement with a total of 478 parts, a power reserve of at least 42 hours, and a balance frequency of 3Hz (= 21,600 times / hour). The tourbillon function can successfully challenge gravity and improve timing accuracy, and the three-question function can make the height of the gong change let you listen to the time accurately.


   The bezel of the watch is made of titanium, which is typical of the Royal Oak series. The iconic connection of eight hexagonal screws forms the shape of an octagonal bezel.


   The 44mm case of the watch is made of lightweight titanium with architectural beauty, and the black splint becomes the background of the time adjustment structure of stainless steel. The craftsmanship required to design a watch case that feels perfect and harmonious to the wearer must meet the requirements of high-end technology, and this is an art practiced by Audemars Piguet. The black ceramic screw-in crown makes adjustments easier and more comfortable.


   The hollow dial presents the modern technology contained in the watch, and the precise design of the new movement is clear at a glance. The tourbillon at 6 o’clock can be clearly seen from the precision-designed dial. The 3 o’clock scale is the chronograph scale, and the timing buttons are located on both sides of the crown. With a black dial, cutouts and satin finish, this watch looks extremely cool.


    The watch uses a rubber strap and a titanium AP folding clasp.

To sum up: the world’s sound is packed into a watch, then owning this watch is equivalent to owning the world. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Series Super Chronograph is an amazing timepiece that allows us to see exquisite craftsmanship and high technology in ordinary life. Listen to Audemars Piguet, and pursue the beauty of the world with Audemars Piguet.

Conversation’ Watchmaker-cartier Watch Workshop And Movement Development

Recently, Cartier held a ‘Dialogue’ watchmaker media sharing meeting in Shanghai, and invited Mr. Sebastien Mathez, the director of Cartier’s fine watchmaking workshop and Geneva’s premium imprint watch workshop, who visited China for the first time to come to the scene To show you the complex movement technology, to tell the brand’s unremitting history and strong technical strength in the field of watchmaking.

 Since the first waist-link watch was sold in 1874, Cartier has created countless models with different designs and complicated functions. It has witnessed the brand’s accomplishments in aesthetic design and technology, and also shows Cartier’s past 100 years. For more than 60 years, a glorious journey of innovation and innovation.

In 1904, Cartier launched the first truly modern watch, the Santos. This watch was designed to be worn on the wrist, announcing the advent of the watch era. In 1912, Cartier’s first mysterious clock was born. With its hands suspended in the air, it was hailed as a ‘miracle in the history of clocks’. Born in 1917, the Cartier Tank watch, the avant-garde style broke the rules of the round dial, creating a new era of square watches.

Fine watchmaking occupies an important position in the creation history of Cartier watches, showing a rich diversity and valuable continuity. Today’s Cartier Haute Horlogerie series highlights the rich heritage of the brand since the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the style exploration and evolution leading the era.

In order to better explain Cartier’s long watchmaking history and top-notch production technology, this media sharing session will show the brand’s strong watchmaking strength in the way of ‘dialogue’ watchmaking master-Mr. Sebastien Mathez. The four generations of Mr. Mathez’s family are watchmakers. He joined Cartier in 2001 and was responsible for integrating complex function movements, such as tourbillons, perpetual calendars, three questions, etc. In 2003, he was appointed head of Cartier’s after-sales service. Since 2009, he has also served as the complication watch manager, head of after-sales service and production director of ‘Poinçon de Genève’ (Geneva Seal of Quality) at the Cartier La Chaux-de-Fonds watch workshop. Since 2012 he has been in charge of Cartier’s Antique Restoration Workshop. In 2013, he was appointed Director of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking and Geneva Premium Imprint Watch Workshop.

La Chaux-de-Fonds Watch Workshop

Since its establishment, Cartier is known for its sophisticated watchmaking skills, and its watch works have all shown extraordinary manufacturing techniques and outstanding artistic accomplishments. In the 1970s, Cartier acquired some watchmaking factories in La Chaux-de-Fonds and entered the heart of Swiss watchmaking.

At present, Cartier owns a total of six watch workshops in Switzerland. The watch workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds was completed in 2000, integrating many watchmaking units of the brand that were scattered in La Chaux-De-Fonds at that time. This watch workshop covering an area of ​​over 30,000 square meters is the center of Cartier timepiece design and production. It has the most advanced technology and equipment, and is also one of the largest fully integrated watch workshops in Switzerland. The workshop brought together more than 1,200 skilled artisans from 37 countries, covering 175 watchmaking skills, belonging to the movement research and development, watch production, quality control and customer service departments, and the repair department. As one of the few watch workshops that can completely design, produce and repair its own watches and movements, it represents the perfect fusion of high technology and craftsmanship.

In order to establish and strengthen communication among various departments, the Cartier La Chardonnay Watch Workshop first launched the “Made in Cartier” program in 2005 to ensure that each timepiece work can be used in all stages of design and development. Get input from different professional departments. In 2007, the ‘THINK TANK’ plan, based on the concept of ‘the same team, the same place,’ brought together all the processes required to manufacture a watch or movement, and managed them by district. This innovative mode of time and space management facilitates the sharing of various manual skills, quickly transforms design concepts into works, and puts Cartier Watch Workshop among the few with the ability to produce all watch or movement parts (including the case , Straps, hands, mirrors, plywood, watch bridges, etc.).

Cartier’s watchmaking studio (l’espace Production) is like a concert hall, and the master watchmakers are ‘conductors of small orchestras’, assembling hundreds of parts by hand, and then carefully adjusting, Into a moving piece of music. At all stages of watch development, all components are thoroughly tested to ensure compliance with their functional standards, durability standards and applicable standards from an ergonomic point of view. During the research and development process, the watch needs to undergo nearly 150 different identification tests and inspection steps, so as to evaluate each part of the watch and the overall coordinated operation of the watch.

The watchmakers in the Cartier Watchmaking Studio (l’ espace Production) assembled hundreds of parts by hand and then carefully adjusted them.

In La Chaux-de-Font watch workshops, Cartier has always provided comprehensive internal training courses, because the production of each movement has its own special requirements, which requires a lot of training outside the standard courses of watchmaking schools. While relentlessly pursuing innovation, Cartier is also actively guarding traditional arts and ancient watchmaking techniques, and inheriting the watchmaking tradition through internal training and process integration. The Institute Horlogerie Cartier, founded by Cartier Watch Workshop, provides trainees with new skills training to ensure that Swiss watchmaking technology can be promoted in the future.

Movement R & D and Fine Watchmaking

In the Cartier La Chateaux watch workshop, a 35-person movement research and development team and a 60-person watch design team have been set up to ensure that from the initial idea to the final formation, it is possible to create a machine entirely designed and developed by the brand. Core and watch. In 2009 and 2012, Cartier launched the first life-long concept watch without adjustment ID One and the first high-performance concept watch ID Two, which opened up an unprecedented new direction for mechanical watches.

In 2009, Cartier’s first self-winding mechanical movement, 1904 MC, was born, reflecting the brand’s innovative spirit and ambition in the development of self-made movements, and also providing more possibilities for Cartier watch creation . From Calibre de Cartier watches to Tank MC watches, the 1904 MC movement is gradually becoming the backbone of Cartier watch movements.

With its creativity, precision, and innovation, the Cartier Watch Workshop continues to open up new territories and challenges extreme excellence. Since the launch of the new Haute Horlogerie series in 2008, Cartier has developed 25 self-made Haute Horlogerie movements in just 6 years, 9 of which are even more honored by the Geneva premium mark representing the quality of top-level watches, showing the brand’s Increasing strength in the field of watchmaking.

Some of the most striking examples of Cartier’s fine watchmaking collections include the 2011 Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur celestial constant center of gravity device watch, the 2012 Rotonde de Cartier floating tourbillon minute repeater watch, and the 2013 Rotonde The de Cartier dual mysterious tourbillon watch and the latest Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch launched in 2014, show Cartier’s high level of accomplishment in the field of movement creation, and also reflect Cartier’s uniqueness for advanced complex functions opinion.

Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch with perpetual calendar, Cartier 9459 MC workshop refined movement, engraved ‘Geneva quality seal’
Rotonde de Cartier dual mysterious tourbillon watch, Cartier 9454 MC workshop refined movement, engraved with ‘Geneva quality seal’
Rotonde de Cartier watch with floating tourbillon, Cartier 9402 MC workshop refined movement, engraved with ‘Geneva quality seal’
Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur celestial constant center of gravity device watch, Cartier 9800MC workshop refined movement

In 2008, Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier floating tourbillon 9452 MC calibre was awarded the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ certification for the first time. To date, Cartier has 43 watches engraved with the mark. Successfully ranked among the very few watch brands that have won the Poinçon de Genève mark, which reflects Cartier’s values ​​of watchmaking heritage, adherence to stringent requirements, and the pursuit of excellence.

The ‘Poinçon de Genève’ has a long history. It was first established in 1886 through the Geneva Laws. Since then, it has been revised and improved several times. Watches from the Canton of Geneva are inspected by an independent testing agency. Today, the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ is awarded by the Geneva Watchmaking and Micro-Engineering Laboratory (also known as the ‘Time Lab’) to highlight the outstanding features and aesthetics of watches that honor this mark, Only watches that meet aesthetic, technical (calibre design), timing (precision) and other standards and are assembled, adjusted and cased in the Canton of Geneva will be awarded this honor. Therefore, it is not only a proof of origin, but also a guarantee of high quality. For many years, the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ has only been used as the certification mark of the movement, but its latest regulation changes have extended the certification requirements to the entire watch, covering comprehensive functional standards and the entire case.

In order to better meet the stringent requirements of the latest Poinçon de Genève regulations, Cartier set up a Poinçon de Genève watch workshop last year in a boutique on 35 Rhone Street in Geneva. , Reappearing the classic scene of the ‘attic craftsman’ of the 18th century, when watchmakers often set up their workshops in the attic on the top floor of the watch shop. Today, many Cartier fine watchmaking engraved with the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ are assembled in this workshop.

In order to obtain the ‘Poinçon de Genève’, the Cartier Watch Workshop presents exquisite movements to certified experts: the chamfers of the main bridge and the bridge are polished and the sides are brushed. The screw head must be polished, and the screw grooves and corners must be chamfered … In addition, the watch must pass the most stringent precision performance test: in the seven-day observation, the travel time error can not exceed 1 minute.

‘Poinçon de Genève’ is the outstanding symbol of Cartier workshop refined movement, and it is also a symbol of its connotation beauty. Cartier’s ‘Poinçon de Genève’ watch workshop is a guarantee of the brand’s watch’s outstanding performance, exquisite decoration and extraordinary quality, which demonstrates Cartier’s exquisite craftsmanship based on the highest standards of Geneva watchmaking and a long tradition. With determination.

 Cartier 9452 MC calibre, awarded ‘Poinçon de Genève’

Since the 19th century, Cartier has continued to write new chapters in the history of watchmaking, creating legends with extraordinary works. Each unique Cartier watch proves that a complex function is not only a mere crystallization of technology, but also a carrier that perfectly integrates function and beauty. As always, the Cartier Watch Workshop continues to interpret the rules of watchmaking and break the rules to produce unparalleled classics that have won excellence and exclusive certification marks.

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Delano Brown And Richard Miller Perform Clock Art

For the majority of watch art festivals, if you haven’t heard Delano Brown’s name then you must not call it an art lover. Delano Brown is commonly referred to as a badass artist. The reason why he is called this way is mostly because of his crazy creative style.

 The difference between him and many artists is that he is extremely passionate about the material of canvas, as we can see from his dress. It is said that art originates from life, and Delano Brown formally and perfectly explains this, which is the real reason why Richard Miller chose to join him.

 Delano Brown is affectionately called a super handpainter, which proves his infinite charm. His artistic purpose is to give things a richer connotation. Whether compared to distant ancient times, hand-painting is an art form that has been preserved since the Renaissance.

 In today’s life, hand-painting also brings more color and happiness to people’s lives. Whether it’s the clothes, socks and shoes we wear.

 Richard Miller is formally drawn to Delano Brown, the most primitive art form endowed by life.

Sihh’s Six Senses Tour, Super Alternative Opening In 2018

Do you know the name of my public number? So, what is Liuchen? This time I’m serious, I want to take you to experience what is the six dust in the red dust.

—- Mr. Ye
December 22, 2017

   Thank you for staying with me. It’s been a while. Tired, come on, walk! A journey that goes away.

   With my careful arrangement, I will let you slowly open the wonderful journey of all senses.
   Color-Vision-Participate in SIHH and Mystery Watch Factory Tour
   Sound-Hearing-Royal Opera House
   Fragrant-Smell-Visit the largest Churchill cigar in Europe
   Taste-Taste-Try two Michelin stars (only three Michelin stars in London), Royal Afternoon Tea
   Touch-Touch-Stay at an Intercontinental Five-Star Hotel, Shotgun Course or Saal Street Gieves & Hawkes Full Custom Suit
   Law-Mind-Westminster Church Pray, Make a Wish 2018
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A quick review of the trip to Britain, France and Switzerland last year

United Kingdom

Europe’s largest stock of cigars, beautiful women order cigars!

Two Michelin stars: Sketch, a weird toilet

A normally low-key hotel that nobles know


Visit the Chanel House

Michelin Samsung Le Epicure

Interview with Mr. Baodi, he wore an amazing piece of Baodi that day.


AP Audemars Piguet Watch Factory Tour

Patek Philippe Museum studied, carrying a lot of four digits

Visited Philippe Dufour, the watchmaker, but couldn’t buy his watch. . . It seems to have to look around!

   Before introducing this trip, spread SIHH first, you may not know, senior watch fans can skip it!

What is SIHH?

   Maybe everyone has heard of the Basel Watch Fair, but in the circle of watches, SIHH refers to the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie,
I think: SIHH is the Oscar in the watch industry. Each January sets the overall trend of the watch’s overall tone.
The origin of SIHH must first mention the Xixi of Lifeng
   There is a powerful group called Li Feng. Why mention this group, because he has a character, SIHH arises because of it.
   In 1991, his Cartier brought four other brands to the Geneva show, and in the following years, more and more big names joined. In 1998, Vacheron Constantin joined and some independent watchmaker brands Christophe Claret also came.
   Until 2017, Geneva watches and clocks have developed into Oscars in the watch industry, 30 big names joined, and the flow of people reached a historical peak.
   For more than ten years, Richemont has been acquiring first-line watch brands:
   Acquired Panerai in 1997,
   Acquisition of Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC and Lange in 2000,
   Acquisition of Van Cleef & Arpels in 2001 …
Why is SIHH so bullish?
   Since its inception, it has adhered to the invitation system (only 60 places are available to Chinese media) and is not open to the public.

   However, the last day of the 28th exhibition in 2018 was completely open, but it must be purchased online in advance.
   Example: There are no oxen at the door, sometimes such official ox carts appear.
   Can I borrow someone else’s pass?
   No, because the certificate is issued in advance and registered, one for each person, except for twins.
In addition to chefs and waiters, there are only five types of people in the museum:
Celebrities, exhibitors, invited media, dealers, collectors.

East, west, west, north and south can you find what you love?

Last year review: 2017 SIHH Swiss

Review of last year: 2017 SIHH German and Italian
   Let’s look at a Pre-2018 SIHH AP first to get an eye addiction.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frost Gold Limited Edition (41mm), limited to 200 pieces

Mysterious Six Sense Itinerary Details Revealed

January 15, 2018-January 19, 2018
Fly to Geneva and visit the SIHH exhibition watch factory. The specific itinerary is confidential!

Saturday, January 20

Fly to London and stay at Intercontinental

Shop at Savile Row for a custom-made suit

I actually booked the hardest Hell restaurant

Sunday, January 21

Go to church for prayer or free time

Formal at the Royal Opera House

Monday, January 22

Visit the UK’s largest real estate developer

Private Shotgun Course @ 唐 顿 文明?

Tuesday, January 23

Royal Afternoon Tea @D ******

Michelin Samsung: Alain Ducasse

   In an air crash, the only survivor who survived, he eventually became a legendary figure of Michelin Samsung. What about his dishes?
   If you are all together, dine in tassel (you can’t see the outside, you can see the outside)

Wednesday, January 24
Go back home and work hard for the life you want!
Mr. Ye accompanied us to remind:

   Original intention of the itinerary: Let you escape from the busy life in China, open up your senses to explore the combination of watch culture and lifestyle,
After returning to China, I can better understand the hard-won life and stimulate the motivation of struggle.
   I can help: help you book all appointments and book trips that Ctrip cannot provide, but all trips can only be arranged by me.
What you need to prepare: Go for a visa!
   Note: This is a sensory journey. I am not your guide, but my companion. If there is a fate, add micro: jet_ye

Egg: British Airways

If you are lucky, you can visit the cockpit and take a photo with the captain, and leave it to him.

Rolex Deep Dive Type Real Waterproof Artifact

In 2008, the Rolex Deepsea was introduced for the first time. Ten years later, at Baselworld 2018, Rolex launched a new deep dive watch. The new watch looks similar to its predecessor, but has been significantly upgraded: Calibre 3235. This movement not only provides an impressive 70-hour power reserve, but also applies a number of new patented technologies to take the deep dive watch a step further, proving Rolex’s determination and strength to continuously push the boundaries.

 Deep diving, Submariner and Sea-Dweller have attracted a large number of loyal fans among collectors and enthusiasts. When it comes to deep diving, many people’s first impression is that the size (case diameter 44 mm) is too large to be comfortable enough to wear. Indeed, the deep dive is like a monster, but for good reason. The deep dive watch has an impressive water resistance rating of 3,900 meters (12,800 feet) and can withstand tremendous stress in extremely harsh environments.

The first sea-dweller watch, 1967
 The Sea-Dweller came out in 1967 and was introduced to the market under the name of a watch specially made for professional divers. Initially, the sea-dwelling design was able to withstand a depth of 610 meters (2,000 feet) and was equipped with a helium exhaust valve co-developed by Rolex. In 1978, its waterproof depth was upgraded to 1,220 meters (4,000 feet). Since then, the sea-dweller has always maintained a waterproof crown, until the birth of the deep diving type in 2008. The deep diving type is impressively waterproof, thanks to the unique Ringlock system, which consists of a sapphire crystal, an inner ring and a case back.

Rolex Dive Watch, 2008

Three tons of water pressure
 The domed sapphire crystal of the deep diving watch is 5.5 mm thick. Compared with the submersible watch’s mirror surface (thickness less than 2 mm), the deep submersible watch’s mirror surface can be called heavy, but it is necessary to consider the pressure of three tons of water. Defective mirrors or deep scratches can cause the watch to fail the water resistance test. In this case, the only solution was to replace a new, undamaged mirror.

 Sandwiched between the mirror and the bottom cover is a steel compression ring to help the case withstand the tremendous pressure exerted deep in the water. Many watches are equipped with an inner ring that holds the movement tightly. In deep-dive watches, the structure of the case inner ring helps reduce the pressure on the case. The inner ring itself is made of nitrogen-containing steel. This alloy is more resistant to corrosion and stronger than high carbon steel. The presence of the inner ring of the case shares tremendous pressure on the mirror and the bottom cover.

Back of deep dive watch
 Generally speaking, wristwatches rely on the case to withstand pressure, and the mirror and bottom cover are installed in the middle of the case through washers. In the deep dive watch, the mirror and bottom cover are separated from the case, and the inner ring is compressed to bear the pressure. This structure keeps the watch in a relatively normal size, compared to the conventional sea-dweller watch, the diameter of the deep dive watch is only 1 mm larger.

Titanium case back
 The submersible and sea-dwelling bottom covers are made of 904L high-grade stainless steel (also known as oystersteel). The options for deep diving are not the same because they need to dive deeper. Rolex chooses grade 5 titanium, which has better compression and tensile strength than stainless steel, and a higher upper limit of elasticity. As mentioned earlier, the titanium bottom cover is located directly below the inner ring of the nitrogen-containing steel (separated by a gasket). The stainless steel outer ring is then screwed onto the housing to hold the titanium ring in place.

3235 movement
 During my visit to the Rolex Geneva watch factory, I saw a sea-dweller watch being brought to the water-repellent depth of a deep-dive watch, and the result was eye-opening. The bottom cover shattered directly, just like someone hit with a hammer. The movement protrudes from the front of the case, and the dial is forced through a broken mirror. This scene left a deep impression on the author, and it also made people sincerely admire the mechanical properties of the deep dive watch.

 Do ordinary PADI (International Association of Professional Dive Instructor) divers need a watch that is water-resistant to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet)? Not really. In fact, Rolex has no reason to create a deep-dive watch for the average consumer, but this move really pleases labor fans. In a sense, this is both a professional watch and a ‘dazzling’ watch. With the upgrade of the 3235 movement this year, I believe many labor fans can’t wait for the new deep diving watch. (Photo / text watch home compiled by Xu Chaoyang)

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