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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
POPOINÇON DE GENÈVE Workshop

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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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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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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Casio Releases Eqw-a1000

At the just-concluded 39th Basel International Watch Fair, Casio’s EDIFICE booth was particularly noticeable.
 EDIFICE watches are inspired by motorsports in many places, and the dynamic business style that has always been upheld makes every EDIFICE watch full of agility and wisdom.

Casio EDIFICE & mdash; & mdash; precision pursuit on men’s wrist

 The pursuit of excitement and limits has always been the nature of men.

 F1, because of its speed and passion, fascinated every man.

 Men are obsessed with the input of the track ahead, obsessed with the freedom of driving, the excitement of the engine’s roar, the cheers of the audience and the dust rising behind them.

 Transcendence or transcendence, control or control, the opportunity is fleeting.

 Only the speed and passion of the F1 movement can make the perfect interpretation of EDIFICE.

  The 6 rounds of radio waves and solar energy drive these excellent technologies, making you confident. The lap speed and stopwatch function allow you to hold the clock in seconds. World time, deep waterproof and other functions allow you to calmly handle everything. The powerful function highlights the pursuit of height, the metal texture highlights the extraordinary grade, the multi-layered dial is like a racing instrument panel, and the watch is roaring as the engine is about to launch, letting you throw your hands and feet as if you are driving and controlling everything!

(EQW-A1000 uses Casio’s latest intelligent system for easier operation)

 EDIFICE’s continuous innovation & mdash; & mdash; EQW-A1000 is here!

 The watch adopts a double-layer dial design. The novel design also makes data reading more accurate. The unique luster of the aluminum frame is very rich in texture.

 EQW-A1000 is equipped with the latest scientific and technological achievements of Casio: intelligent system.

 The new 5-motor independent drive technology with the three hands of hours, minutes and seconds, and the beacon drive independently, can make the operation easier and smoother, and greatly reduce the conversion reaction time.

 New electronic control technology, the magnetic sensor is implanted inside the crown, and through simple actions such as ‘push’, ‘pull’, ‘turn’, etc. to complete the conversion and operation between complex functions.

 The EQW-A1000 also has many racing elements. When using the stopwatch function, the F1 race signal light on the right side of the dial will change the three colors of red, black and blue to indicate the status of the chronograph stopwatch. Added lap speed mode button at the bottom left to switch to lap speed measurement mode with one click. These novel designs make watches fun

(EFR-501SP function: 6 rounds of radio wave reception, world time, alarm, stopwatch, 100 meters waterproof)

  The biggest highlight of this EFR-501SP is the special material used in the dial: carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is a modern high-tech material, which has the characteristics of high temperature resistance, ablation resistance, high specific strength, etc. This body is mainly used in F1 racing cars. This gives the watch a strong racing style. When gazing at the watch, it is like staring at the dashboard of the F1 racing car, which instantly ignites the blood in your chest.

 The dial design of EFR-501SP is also unique and calm. The date window is designed to be arc-shaped, which can display three days before and after the date. The black alarm hand in the lower left corner is very eye-catching with the black carbon fiber chassis. The same red seconds hand and date indicator, all data can be accurately read at a glance, helping you to check the situation at any time and control the overall situation.

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Special Tribute Oris Launched A Limited Edition Large Crown Watch In Honour Of The French Charles De Gaulle Aircraft Carrier

Oris created a limited edition watch for the French Navy’s flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft to pay tribute to all the crew. The Oris Charles de Gaulle limited edition is based on the brand’s iconic large crown series and is limited to 1,890 pieces. This number is also the year of the birth of General Charles de Gaulle, founder of the Fifth Republic of France.

Oris Charles de Gaulle limited edition watch, designed by Oris and Charles de Gaulle officials. Dial printed with aircraft carrier logo, second hand painted with French red, white and blue

   Oris worked closely with warship officials to create this watch. At six o’clock on the dial, the logo of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is printed, and the bottom cover is also engraved with the pattern and name of the warship. The curved arrow-shaped second hand is painted in blue, white and red with the French flag, and the eye-catching large crown is marked on the side by the Charles de Gaulle-‘R91’.
   The Charles de Gaulle, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the history of the French Navy, entered service in 2001. To this day, she is still the only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier besides the US Navy, and the largest warship in the Western European Navy.

The large crown is engraved with Charles de Gaulle’s string R91

   The Charles de Gaulle can be prepared in 72 hours, reach the mission area at a speed of 27 knots, and can sail 1,000 kilometers in a day. She has two 75-meter-long catapult runways that can accelerate carrier-based aircraft weighing up to 25 tons to 270 km / h in two seconds. The two catapults work in turn, taking off one fighter every 30 seconds, and more than 20 fighters can all take off in 10 minutes. The Charles de Gaulle can carry 1,950 crew members and flight group members, and has performed missions in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria.
   The Charles de Gaulle limited edition watch, based on the Oris large crown series, is the brand’s latest military watch. Over the past century, Oris has created many timers that are capable of working in difficult environments. Today, the brand is widely favored by the military, sailors, pilots and professional divers for its excellent quality and reliable performance.

40mm stainless steel case with coin-shaped bezel, back cover engraved with the Charles de Gaulle pattern, limited to 1,890 pieces worldwide

   This limited edition watch has the signature features of the large crown series: a 40 mm stainless steel case, brushed and polished, and a classic aviation coin bezel. The design of the oversized crown continues Oris’s tradition since 1938. The dial has a black background, and the hands and scales are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which is clear and easy to read, day and night. The watch is driven by the Oris754 self-winding mechanical movement. In addition to the regular hour, minute and second display, it also has a unique analogue calendar function.
   “We are very honored to work with the members of the Charles de Gaulle to create such a meaningful watch.” Ulrich W. Herzog, global president of Oris, said, “Charles and her crew are not afraid of danger. Work hard to maintain peace. This Oris watch with the name Charles de Gaulle is a high tribute to them. ‘

Special watch case with embedded Charles de Gaulle logo

product features
Oris Charles de Gaulle Limited Edition
Product code: 754 7679 4084, Diameter: 40.00 mm
Limited worldwide 1,890
• Oris754 self-winding mechanical movement, analog date function
• Stainless steel case; large screw-down stainless steel crown, with the Charles de Gaulle string “R91” engraved on the side;
• Double-sided arched sapphire mirror with anti-reflective coating on the inside
• Screw-in stainless steel back cover engraved with the Charles de Gaulle pattern and limited number
• Black dial with Charles de Gaulle logo and Arabic numerals on top coated with SuperLumiNova®
• The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, and the curved arrow-shaped central second hand is painted with red, white and blue
• Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
• Special presentation box with the PA Charles de Gaulle’s insignia on the inside
• Suggested retail price: about RMB 11,200

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Omega And Women A Story About Time And Fashion Colleagues

This year, OMEGA celebrates its extraordinary heritage with the theme of ‘Watches and Women’. This story not only concerns the timepiece itself, but also presents the attitudes, styles and personalities of women around the world; it also tells the glorious history of Omega and the global women’s moments.
  Women’s rights and equality were redefined in the 20th century. In this era, women not only find their self-worth, they are also able to speak out in groups. The transformation of women’s watches also quietly began at the beginning of the 20th century-a watch with a delicate flower pattern engraved on the silver case came out. This was the world’s first Omega ladies watch. Prior to this, although Omega had no shortage of beautifully sculpted pocket watches, since 1902, Omega has begun to give women’s watches a unique style and character.

Omega Women’s Pocket Watch Advertisement, 1899

Omega Women’s Pocket Watch Advertisement, Spanish, 1900

  However, it takes time for people to get used to the innovation of women’s watches, which is not difficult to understand. In some circles at that time, women looking down at their watches was still considered an inelegant act, and it was seen as women expressing their boring or boring emotions. Therefore, Omega began to create a ‘hidden jewelry watch’, which looks like a piece of jewelry from the outside, but has hidden a small timepiece inside. These timepieces, like other Omega understated and classic styles, are becoming increasingly popular.

Omega Retractable Women’s Watch Advertising, 1908

Omega Women’s Watch Antique, 1914

  The times are developing, and Omega is constantly changing its style. As history enters the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ short skirts and short hair are all the rage among trendy women; the Art Deco movement shows the world rich colors and bold shapes. Omega responds to these new freedoms and attitudes with Art Deco jewelry watches. Omega understands the pursuit of both internal and external watches for women who have unique insights into aesthetics. Each Omega ladies watch has its industry-leading precision quality.

Omega Women’s Watch Advertising, Italian, 1921

Omega Golf Watch Advertising, French L’Illustration Weekly, 1928

  In fact, from 1894 to 1935, Omega used more than 35% of advanced movements for women’s watches, a surprising proportion. This fact has clearly shown that Omega has an accurate identification of the potential and importance of the women’s watch market.
  Omega’s Medicus watch, introduced in 1937, is a perfect example of this view. This watch is simple and easy to read, especially designed for busy nurses; it is also the first women’s junior watch in Omega history. The emergence of the Medicus watch not only meets the work needs of female practitioners in the medical industry, but also has an elegant and beautiful appearance.
  During this period, Omega’s ads also appeared modern and neutral, showing the colorful lifestyle of women around the world in terms of work, family and entertainment.

Omega Concealed Jewellery Watch Advertisement, 1946

Omega Concealed Jewellery Watch Advertisement, 1947

  In the 1950s, advertising began to change gradually with public attitudes. When many brands catered to the society at the time and sculpted women’s ‘housewives’ in advertisements, Omega uniquely interpreted the unique personality and fashion taste that made each woman unique. Like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn on the big screen, Omega ads highlight and defend a feminine image with both elegance and personality. Omega’s 1951 ad reads: ‘In all aspects of daily life, women are just like men, they are active, they love sports, they have a busy life; they have the same desire for accurate timepieces as men.’
  In this decade, Omega’s commitment to its female customers has been fulfilled perfectly. The Ladymatic series of watches launched in 1955 was equipped with the world’s smallest automatic movement at the time. This watch combines advanced technology with elegant design, making it proud of its smile, and it is immediately popular in the market.

Omega Ladymatic watch advertisement, 1955

Omega Art Deco Jewellery Watch Advertisement, 1959

  Since then, Omega star timepieces began to flow. The Omega ‘Flower’ luxury jewellery mystery watch is the first ever watch made of lavender gold. The first watch of this series born in 1955 was set with gorgeous diamonds. In fact, many mysterious watches are created by Omega in collaboration with well-known designers. This trend continued into the 1960s and 1970s, when the world was full of bold attempts, rich colors, and endless creativity.
  Jewellery designer Gilbert Albert and avant-garde artist Andrew Grima both created stunning watch pieces during this time. They used precious metals and precious stones to watch design, and also used ‘Moldavita’ watches by Albert. A real meteorite.

Omega Trilogia del Tiempo Luxury Jewellery Exhibition Advertisement, 1966

Omega Jeux d’or luxury jewellery and jewellery watch ads inspired by jewellery designer Gilbert Albert, 1969

Advertising on the Omega Disc Flying Women’s Watch, 1971

  When Cindy Crawford became Omega’s first celebrity ambassador in 1995, Omega’s brand image was also closely linked to successful and confident female groups, and Omega ushered in a new era. Nicole Kidman, golf star Stacy Lewis, track star Jessica Ennis-Hill and other film, sports and modeling industries Elite people have become omega celebrity ambassadors, and today they are still an indispensable and important member of the omega celebrity ambassador family.

Omega Celebrity Ambassador Cindy Crawford participated in the design of the Constellation series of watches, 1996

  Even with the passage of time, Omega has always kept pace with the changing attitudes and trends of women. The 20th century has become history. Today, women have an unprecedented influence on the world, and Omega is extremely proud to be the industry leader in the field of women’s watches. Every Omega watch has both a high-quality movement and a beautiful appearance, perfectly achieving ‘internal and external repair.’ In fact, the craftsmanship and exquisiteness of several women’s watches are better than men’s watches.
  Needless to say, no matter in the past, present or future, Omega is committed to giving every ladies watch its iconic precision quality and beautiful style, and will continue to draw inspiration from the outstanding women who choose Omega watches, Peers.

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Hamilton Khaki Landing Series Chronograph

Hamilton, who has a long history of aviation, has incorporated many flying elements into his classic ‘Landing’ series. The rotating inner ring on the dial can easily convert the important landing parameter ‘landing start point’ of the aircraft. The crown rotates the inner ring at 10 o’clock, so that the number displayed in the 9 o’clock position window is equal to the current ‘flying altitude’. The 3 o’clock position window can display the converted optimal landing distance, and the pilot can decide to start the landing accordingly. Timing. In addition, the ‘Landing’ series with two-time function has inscribed on the outer circle the names of 24 time zone representative cities or military time zone codes, allowing you to easily grasp the time when sailing across time zones.

Automatic movement / PVD or stainless steel / 44mm diameter / hour, minute, second indicator / calendar display / chronograph function / 100 meters waterproof School of Travel to the Sky

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