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Rotonde De Cartier Cheetah Decorative Watch Released Directly At The 2013 Geneva Watch Show

With a strong curiosity about the world and its miracles, this year, Cartier has devoted great enthusiasm to the metal beads process that was born in the early stage of human civilization. In order to make this door have thousands of years of history, rare and almost lost ancient handicrafts are reproduced in the world, Cartier has carefully adjusted and improved to finally re-interpret it more perfectly.

 Crafted from metal bead craftsmanship, the Cartier d’ Art collection of high-end watches gives this ancient and precious handicraft dating back to the first half of the third millennium BC a new look. This extremely complicated and ingenious decoration process reached its heyday in the first millennium of the Etrurian civilization. Its masterpiece is world-renowned decorated with ‘granulation étrusque’ Ancient utensils.

 The process of metal beads is to heat the cut gold fine wires at high temperature until tiny beads are formed. The whole process seems to be the ‘seed’ of sowing gold. Then, place these gold beads one by one into the part to be decorated, and fuse with the gold base to create a three-dimensional relief pattern.
 The result is so impressive: a glamorous, radiant cheetah head appears on the dial. Witnessing the ancient craft that has traveled for thousands of years, this cheetah seems to ignore the passage of time, carrying the secret of this craft that Cartier will guard from now on.
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Glasutti’s Original Extraordinary Journey Five Films, Five Perspectives, Five Languages, One Challenge

Innovative film works sponsored by Glashütte, shine at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Five short films in different languages ​​were selected by seven young directors. At the premiere,
As the official partner of the Berlin Film Festival for five years, Glashütte Original invited media and partners to visit Soho-Haus in Berlin. The live film protagonist and director and guests had a lively discussion. 2015 year
On the day of the premiere on February 11, these films, which were originally sponsored by Glashütte, were also shown simultaneously on the YouTube channel.

 
In order to show the original and novel aspect of Glashütte Original, in August 2014, Glashütte Original made a special request to the brand’s close friends, partners and watch industry professionals, hoping that everyone can create a wealthy Creative films show what they know about Glashütte’s originals.

 
This creative solicitation received a warm response. Seventeen of the creative submissions from around the world are outstanding and present a distinctive style and content. To select the five best creative awards, Glashütte
Originality can be described as a tangled trade-off. The five films that were eventually born were very unique. While highlighting the brand’s characteristics, they also did not forget to tell the intimate relationship between the film’s protagonist and the original of Glashütte.

 
At the 65th Berlin Film Festival, Glashütte Original screened these films for the first time under the witness of the film’s creator.

 Five Perspectives-Trailer

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Video overview:

‘Mechanical Dreams Come to Reality’

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In this short film, Joacim Olsson and Tony
Axelzon tells us about their love of machinery and German engineering art, and shows their special close relationship with Glashütte originals. These two watch lovers from Gököping, Sweden and Gera
Suti original brand has deep feelings. In the film, they not only tell how they have grown from mechanically obsessed children to adults who can’t live without this hobby in daily life, but also talk about this process and machine.
How the love of mechanical details made them fall in love with Glashütte Original. The film vividly depicts two hardcore fans of precision machinery, expressing the true authenticity of Glashütte’s original from the perspective of the owner of the Glashütte original watch.
Sincere love.
Phoenix Nirvana

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Goulard is a journalist and he also runs the internationally influential watch blog ‘Monochrome’. In his film, he sets the backdrop of the glamourous history of the Glashütte watchmaking industry,
The impact of this history on Glashütte’s originals is emphasized now and in the future. His film shows the views of a watch journalist interested in research. In the film, he starts from the facts and personally describes his
The lively history of Glashütte’s watchmaking, which has continued since 1845, the rich heritage of Glashütte’s watchmaking, and the fascination with knowledge of watchmaking craftsmanship passed down through the crisis and war.

Original Voice

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This work is by reporter Joern
Kengelbach with composer Sven
The crystallization of Helbig’s cooperation, the film records more than 600 sounds from watch production to assembly, showing the unique sounds and images of Glashütte original, exploring this Saxon watchmaking from a unique perspective
plant. Kengelbach’s idea is to capture the sound of the watch factory and create a unique sound logo for the brand. This idea obviously needs the help of professional musicians, and well-known artists with rich musical works
Sven
Helbig became the right person for this musician role.

 
The focus of this idea is to capture the sound of the watch production process-from the original cumbersome machine roar to the quiet and delicate sound of the watch assembly process, the final composition is the accurate and accurate ‘original sound’. As
According to Helbig, to tame the uncontrollable time, to measure the eternity between minutes and seconds, in order to make it all touchable, even if only for a brief moment, Glashütte Original is willing to always strive.

Glashütte’s Original Journey with My Life

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Dr. Zhiming Xu has studied Glashütte’s original history for many years, and he has been one of the brand’s most enthusiastic followers since the brand returned to the haute horlogerie industry. This video is from the perspective of such a passionate watch collector
Come on. Dr. Xu is a financial professional from Hong Kong who has been pursuing details for many years. Since falling in love with collecting Glashütte originals in the mid-1990s, Glashütte Originals has been with him throughout his life
Journey. In the film he highlights his collection of Glashütte original watches, which mainly include classic masterpieces and limited edition models, and explains why these watches fascinated him. This video is informative.
From the perspective of a true Glashütte original connoisseur, telling the love of the brand.

Time Traveler

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Watch and Lifestyle Reporter Rhonda from Canada
Riche tells a personal experience in this film, and it is this experience that made her have a deep feeling for Glashütte’s originality. Riche tells affectionately about a special discovery on an extraordinary journey, emphasizing family
And family importance. The film revolves around an old-style GUB from the 1970s
Ladies watch unfolded, this watch was bought by Riche at a flea market in Toronto. In the film, in order to bring this watch ‘back’ to Glashütte’s home, trace its historical heritage and study the original Glashütte public
How the history of the company inspired the design of modern styles, the protagonist went through a journey of exploration-the film is based on this clue, and at the same time tells the intimate relationship between Riche and Glashütte original.

 
The birth of these film works is an innovation in the watch industry, and also provides a new and personalized way to understand the Glashütte Watchmaking Factory, the original Glashütte brand and history. In this regard, Glashütte is proud of its originality. These five films have different themes and show the colorful image of Glashütte Original and his friends and partners from a very unique personal perspective.

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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.
BOY. FRIEND
   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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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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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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