Watch This Year’s Horse And Equestrian Elements Watch

Nowadays, the equestrian sport is becoming more and more popular, which has also inspired watchmakers. Many watchmakers have interpreted this unique and elegant element with their unique brand codes. . Considering that this year is the year of the Chinese horse, this year’s steed element is more popular than ever.

Summer is a good season for horseback riding. Whether it is horseback walking or galloping, crossing obstacles or just cruising near the stables, or watching a wonderful equestrian competition, a watch with a galloping element is bound to give you Bring different feelings. Horse as a cultural symbol contains the meaning of good education and extreme elegance. As a watch design element, it has inspired generations of designers.

Talking about the equestrian element Hermes is undoubtedly the most obvious example. Before expanding its watchmaking business, Hermès started as a harness manufacturer in 1837. The brand’s earliest entry into the watchmaking industry can be traced back to 1912. Porte-oignon is the first product to mark Hermes’ entry into the watchmaking industry. This is a leather pocket watch case that allows the pocket watch to maintain readability while protecting the watch from equestrian sports. Not subject to impact. This classic piece has been reinterpreted many times by Hermès and has become an iconic product of Hermès.

On the occasion of the Year of the Horse, Hermes combined the fine art of French lacquer painting and launched three Arceau series Oriental white horse watches. This series of watches show the exquisite skills of experienced painters, the watch diameter is 41 mm, each limited edition released 24 pieces. These lacquered horses are ‘dressed’ with Persian-style saddles. Connoisseurs can easily see the superb skills and elegance of these lacquered paints, which shows Hermes’ love for equestrian culture and shows Hermes’s exquisiteness. Mastery of arts and crafts.

The classic stirrup-shaped case of the Raf Lauren Stirrup series is also a classic interpretation of equestrian elements. Love Love launched the PetiteStirrup series watch with a mother-of-pearl dial in a 23×27 mm rose gold case this year. The exquisite and compact case makes it suitable for women, and it also launched the StirrupPetiteDiamondLink watch set with sparkling diamonds.

Longines is also a watchmaking brand closely related to equestrian sports. From Chantilly to Hong Kong, from the Royal Ascot Jockey Club to Dubai, its name has been closely related to the world’s largest flat horse race. Inspired by a chronograph produced for New York horse racing enthusiasts and riders in 1881, the Longines Compin Collection perfectly embodies simplicity and elegance. This timeless stainless steel chronograph with high-performance movement has caused a sensation once it was launched.

In addition to these typical historical and cultural brands related to the equestrian world, 2014 is a feast for everyone who loves horses. The Year of the Horse in China has enabled many brands to interpret this element with the best possible craftsmanship and methods. For example, Jacques Dro’s embossed horse hour and minute dial watch, with a detailed micro-engraving process, carved a vivid horse on the 43 mm black enamel dial. There is also the Pomade AmadeoFleurier series 43 mm rose gold watch, which depicts a proud and noble horse on the white mother-of-pearl dial with a delicate micro-painting process. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)

Greubel Forsey Launches Invention Piece 2- News Greubel Forsey

In just ten years, no less than six major inventions have sprung up from Greubel Forsey’s think tank EWT, three of which (to date) are still used in Very famous Invention Pieces (IP).
 In 2007, the IP1 dual tourbillon 30 ° was launched; in 2009, the 24-second tourbillon IP3 was launched; and today, the IP2 Quadruple tourbillon faces the world with a new architecture, the focus of which is on its unique mechanism.
 

 This watch uses a dual tourbillon system, which is composed of round gears from beginning to end. At 5 o’clock there is a sub-dial, a triple dial and a red triangle hand to indicate the hours and minutes. At 10 o’clock there is also a small seconds dial with a 56-hour power reserve, while the power reserve scale is at 11 o’clock.

Original source: Greubel Forsey
www.greubelforsey.com

Glashütte Uses Black And White To Interpret The Unique Meaning Of Valentine’s Day

Many people have the impression that Valentine’s Day should be filled with happy red roses and pink balloons. It seems that these warm colors will always represent the sweet atmosphere. However, the combination of black and white does not always represent solemnity, they can also embellish romantic Valentine’s Day.

 Glashütte white watch, polished stainless steel case, black galvanized dial, hour markers and hours are also polished stainless steel. The crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal back case lets you see the chronograph movement. This watch is equipped with a patented stainless steel bracelet, showing a dazzling and charming softness on the wrist, alternating satin brush patterns and bright polished sections, echoing the feminine curved case, making this watch even more Perfection.
 The black watch uses a German silver dial, a luminous spear-shaped white gold central hour and minute hand, a central chronograph second hand, a balanced 30-minute chronograph and small seconds dial, and a large stainless steel case with a diameter of 44mm. The black tachymeter pin surrounds the black minute scale, and is matched with the German silver hour markers, while the stainless steel case, crown and handles are polished in contrast to the matte finish. Demonstrates the elegant and gentleman style.
 Thinking about it this way, the black and white phase errors of the keys also compose a wonderful piece of music for us. The love I most yearn for is not pure black and white without gray areas.

Audemars Piguet Unveils New Manufacture Centror Watch Factory

On May 8, 2014, Ms. Jasmine Audemars, Chairman of the Audemars Piguet Group and Chairman of the Audemars Piguet Group; Mr. François-Henry Bennahmias, President of Audemars Piguet; Mr. Olivier Boillat, General Manager of Centror; Unveiled the new Centror watch factory together.

According to Olivier Boillat, Centror has been a subsidiary of the Audemars Piguet Group since 2000, and today it has 74 employees from 17 countries with outstanding skills in the field of fine watchmaking.
The company’s business covers the manufacture of watch cases and most of its related content. In addition to Audemars Piguet timepieces, Centror’s customers also include a number of industry elite brands.

François-Henry Bennahmias highly praised the team spirit of Centror Watch Factory and the unremitting efforts of each employee in cutting-edge technology and exquisite craftsmanship.

Jasmine Audemars particularly pointed out that the company attaches great importance to safety, employee experience and environmental issues during the construction of the plant: Manufacture Centror is the first Brass Forges watch factory in Switzerland to be awarded the Minergie-Eco® environmental label. The second factory has obtained the certification, and its construction philosophy is in line with the philosophy of the Audemars Piguet Foundation.

Artya’s Latest Son Of A Gun Series-news Artya

Artya believes that many of the top watch consumer groups are also collectors of firearms. Following this year’s BaselWorld Basel World Jewellery Show presented a black stainless steel version with real bullets as the dial Later, a watch collection based on this theme is now available.
The new series of watches use a very unique case from the brand’s previous models-stainless steel is almost unrecognizable after being struck by real lightning of 100,000 to 1 million volts. New bronze models are also available.
Each watch uses a different number and shape of bullets, and each watch is unique. In addition, the rotor of the self-winding movement is a ballasted watch with a .357 Magnum bullet that has been shortened at the end of the cartridge.

 ArtyA latest Son of a Gun ‘Werewolf’ watch

However, by far the most fascinating new watch should be ‘Werewolf’. If the attached file is credible, it can provide unparalleled protection, not against water or shock, but against vampires and werewolves!
This watch has a cut silver bullet on the dial. The bullet is forged on a full moon night and carved by a world-famous master sculptor. In addition, rub with garlic to improve its effectiveness against the devil.
Artya thus created not only talking watches, but more likely scented watches.

Fouston Classics Delight Automatic Watches

Frederique Constant launched four new ClassicsDelight automatic watches, the new watch perfectly combines elegance and fashion, with a 33 mm diameter case design, the bracelet shape fits all women’s wrists comfortably.

   Four new models highlight the feminine charm of Frederique Constant, with a white (or navy blue mother-of-pearl) dial centered in a light grey (or navy) heart-shaped guilloché pattern with silver (or rose gold-plated) Roman numeral hour markers , And set with 8 diamonds to add luxury. The new watch has a central hours, minutes and date display (6 o’clock position), available in polished stainless steel and stainless steel rose gold plated.

   The new ClassicsDelight automatic watches are manually assembled by employees at the Frederique Constant factory in Switzerland. They are equipped with an accurate and reliable automatic FC-306 movement, which has a 42-hour power reserve.

   You can rest assured that the hands glide smoothly across the dial, each part is carefully crafted by an experienced Swiss watchmaker. From the inside out, the luxury taste is impeccable. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Who Can Be More Beautiful On The Red Carpet Than Zhao Wei Wearing The Jaeger-lecoultre Watch

At the just-opened Venice Film Festival, Zhao Wei wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial dating series starry sky watch to attend the new film ‘Dear’ press conference, the blue light of the starry sky watch, and the The background boards contrast each other.

A different kind of watch: a tribute to the sky

The Rendez-Vous Celestial dating star watch launched in 2013 pays tribute to the founder of the workshop. The watchmakers in Ru Valley have always been keen to explore the sky, and the founder Antoine LeCoultre is an enthusiast for the galaxy and the constellation. The genius inventor spent his whole life pursuing perfection, and especially preferred to study natural elements. Jaeger-LeCoultre specially created this timepiece to promote his observation and creative spirit.

腕表 The extraordinary and sophisticated version of this watch’s Hybrid Artistica carries an arched time indicator above the dial, paired with its signature stretched number with unique design, and covered with baguette-cut diamonds. Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory’s mysterious inlay technology, so that there is no metal gap between the stones. The diamond support is hidden underneath, so that the light of the diamond can be fully bloomed without being disturbed, and the dial also emits a distinctive brilliance.

The halo of diamonds surrounds the elliptical opening, where you can see the peculiar landscape of the horoscope. On the lapis lazuli rotating dial, hand-painted twelve constellations come to life. The color of lapis lazuli lies between azure and cyan, which is best suited to set off the starry sky.

The designer adds a bright star to the dial to display the date in a poetic way: by adjusting the second crown set with an inverted diamond, this star will record your important date moments. To complement such a gorgeous case, the bracelet is also set with diamonds. The Rendez-Vous Celestial Starry Sky Watch is destined to be a fascinating timepiece.
Star table with stars on red carpet

In fact, at the opening ceremony of the Venice Film Festival, Zhao Wei also wore Jaeger-LeCoultre Cordonnet Neva women’s silk chain snowflake inlaid double-sided flip watch to participate in the Venice International Film Festival.

 The famous American actor Sarah Jessica Parker wore Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Art Déco high-quality jewellery watch at the British Film and Television Arts Academy Awards Awards 2013.

 British actor Dev Patel joined Indian actor and model Freida Pinto at the 19th American Actors Guild Awards ceremony. Dave Patel made his debut on the red carpet with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931. The back of this personalized watch is engraved with a small tree that is very personal to Dave.

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Reverso Cordonnet Neva Women’s Silk Chain Snowflake Reversible Watch
Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Tourbillon Date

Elegant Waltz Of The Goddess Of The Moon Swiss Beauty Watch Belem Celli Series Small Three-pin Ladies Diamond Watch

The 2014 Basel International Jewellery and Watch Show has opened, and the staff of the Watch House Special Reporting staff have begun to work. They will bring you the latest, fastest and most comprehensive 2014 Basel International Watch Show Report.
   The Mido Berencelli series has always been synonymous with elegance and temperament. This time, the breakthrough launch of the new small three-pin ladies diamond watch, different from the previous coaxial design, the second hand moved to 7 o’clock, bringing A different kind of aesthetic enjoyment. The designer has increased the technical difficulty, and used the small eccentric design of the small second hand to reveal the childlike playfulness and cuteness that women always have in their hearts. The round silver dial not only outlines the women’s round and soft and beautiful curves, but also subtly brings out the elegant and simple artistic atmosphere of the Rennes Opera House. The Mido Berencelli series small three-pin women’s diamond watch breaks through the traditional thinking and goes beyond the simple timing function. The silver dial is set with 36 natural diamonds, making it always shine like the goddess of the moon. As the moonlight approached, the ‘goddess’ on the wrist accompanied by the lingering moonlight was jumping up a graceful waltz, and the charming light and shadow lingered for a long time.

   As an outstanding representative of neoclassical architectural art, the establishment of the Rennes Opera House has a landmark significance. Instead of the complicated decoration and gorgeous appearance that was extremely popular at the time, the round and delicate curve contours were integrated into the simple design. The curved dome and the three-dimensional structure matched unexpectedly graceful figures. The Mido Berencelli series watches draw inspiration from the Rennes Opera House, returning the ultimate simplicity to the basics of watch design, expressing time with the purest emotion. Low-key and restrained, yet simple but not connotative, it has become a classic series that has been selling well for 30 years.

   The second hand chronograph dial is slightly moved from the center axis to 7 o’clock, which is bound to become another classic logo of the Mido Berencelli series. The 35 mm diameter stainless steel dial is decent and easy to read. The round dial covered with silver arc printing is like the round dome of the Rennes Opera House. At night, the bright moonlight is reflected on the marble floor through the corner of the theater’s glass window, reflecting the beauty and tranquility of time. The diamond-polished three-dimensional needle is glowing with a warm luster, like the dancing arms of the goddess of the moon, soft and full of strength. 36 brilliant natural diamonds (0.091 carats in total) seem to be scattered on the ground, 24 of which are cleverly set into a second hand chronograph dial, forming a bright halo on the dial, which is the waltz pace of her dancing; The other 12 take root and sprout into time scales, recording every graceful turn of a graceful turn. At this point, the entire dial also turned into a dreamy dance floor, verifying her glory days.

   The meticulously assembled automatic mechanical movement is set against a transparent background, showing unique logo engraving and flexible operation every minute. The new Belem Celli ladies’ diamond watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. The silver base is equipped with a black calf leather strap, which shows a unique elegance and elegance against the backdrop of natural diamonds. This watch is also available in stainless steel and PVD gold plating.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Technical Information
Movement ETA2825-2 mechanical movement, 11½’’, diameter 26mm, thickness 6.6mm, 25 diamonds. The carefully crafted movement is decorated with polished screws, the automatic oscillating weight carefully engraves the Geneva ripples and the MIDO logo, and the hours, minutes and dates function. Tested at three different locations to verify accuracy, over 38 hours of power reserve
Case 316L stainless steel, case diameter 35mm, 3 parts, double-sided anti-glare sapphire mirror, transparent back cover with beautifully decorated movement, engraved serial number, 50 meters waterproof
Strap Black calf leather strap with crocodile pattern
Dial The silver dial is decorated with an arc print on the center and is set with 36 natural diamonds for a total of 0.091 carats. The small second hand is at 7 o’clock.
Hands Beveled and Polished Diamonds
   The watch team’s special report team will bring you the freshest and most up-to-date watch information. For more details about Baselworld 2014, please pay attention to our special report webpage.
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The Temperature Has Plummeted, You Need To Change To A Warm Watch

More than half of October has passed. The cold dew in the twenty-four solar terms let us truly feel the coolness of the sudden drop in temperature. It seems that winter is near, and you have not replaced it quickly A metal bracelet watch that you dare not get up in the morning? Come to a warm watch, let you get up at first glance at time in the morning, and no longer feel cold.
Mido Helmsman Crosser Special Edition M032.607.36.050.99

Product model: M032.607.36.050.99
Domestic public price: 8200
Watch diameter: 44 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Caliber 80
Case material: PVD black-plated stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: 80 fully automatic mechanical movement, providing 80 hours of long-term kinetic energy.

Mido Berencelli Collection M027.407.36.013.00

 
Product model: M027.407.36.013.00
Domestic public price: 8500
Watch diameter: 39 mm
Case thickness: 6.95 mm
Movement type: automatic
Case material: Stainless steel case PVD coating
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: 2825-2
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: 2825-2 fully automatic mechanical movement, realizes such a unique dial layout of Mido, and can automatically replenish the mainspring energy, continuously and accurately.

Summary: The cold dew has passed, and even autumn is far away from us. Are you still wearing the metal bracelet that feels cold in the morning? It’s better to choose a gentle and comfortable leather strap watch, plus some personality elements, to make your daily style comfortable and more fashionable.

The Legendary Kingdom Of Time Swiss And The Indissoluble Bond Made By Timepieces

When it comes to watches, everyone will think of Switzerland as one of the world’s largest watch producers. Despite the lack of materials and the relative shortage of labor, Switzerland still has many world-renowned watch brands. Table-based, and other clocks and pendulum clocks. Watches are one of the main pillars of Switzerland’s export economy. More than 95% of the watches produced by the country each year are for export. This ‘kingdom of time’ (or ‘kingdom of watches and clocks’) contributes to the world’s timekeeping. Swiss clocks are a marvel of technology. In addition to the traditional precision, simplicity, superior functionality, exquisite workmanship, sophisticated materials and high price, they are now more attractive with technology, wisdom, elegance and changeable appearance. . So, what made it glorious today, and what promoted the formation of this time kingdom? Let me take you into the past and present of Swiss watchmaking.

   ‘Watch manufacturing is an art. Manufacturers need to understand both respecting the old-respect the traditional craftsmanship of watch manufacturing, and understanding newness-absorbing the cutting-edge technology of the manufacturing industry, and need to have a unique level of art, superb manual technology and solid Subject basis. ‘
                                                          —Excerpted from Swatch Group website

Religion’s ‘Mistaken Hits’ Opens the Door to Making Timepieces

Campanile of San Marco, Venice, Italy

   In the 13th century, the Renaissance of Italy not only brought the golden period of science and development to the European continent, but also provided an opportunity for the development of the Swiss watchmaking industry. At that time, churches in northern Italy began to build bell towers to remind people of the time of prayer (to this day, the church’s iconic difference is the bell tower that is separate from the main building.) Such a dramatic appearance on the stage of time makes it have its beginnings. Religious colors. Then in Milan, Italy, the first European clock with the function of telling the time appeared.

The accumulation of primitive capital and the change of French religion

   In the era of great navigation, clocks became an indispensable timing tool in the process of geographical discovery, and watchmaking technology has developed rapidly. The opening of new routes has greatly facilitated trade between Europe and Africa and the Americas. Wealth and precious metals such as gold and silver have flowed into Europe from overseas, laying a material foundation for the development of the watch industry. Watches and clocks that embody knowledge, culture, reflect the latest technology, and become more and more exquisite naturally become the fashion of European monarchs and aristocrats racing to chase.

18K Yellow Gold ‘Chronomètre Royal’ Pocket Watch, 1908

   At the same time, the original accumulation of capital in Europe also quietly kicked off. Based on these two factors of material adequacy and expanding demand, the craftsmen of Britain, France, and Germany took the brunt of the trend and made exquisite watches and clocks in line with the times. Flourish.

The craftsmanship of the two countries made Geneva today

Vacheron Constantin with the Geneva mark

   But the good times didn’t last long. Under the constraint of Martin Luther’s Reformation and the restriction of the Calvinist doctrine ‘promote frugality and oppose luxury’, the luxury artisans who were forced to make a living in Geneva had to find a way to change their lives, and happened to escape Many of the French Protestants came to watchmaking skills. This dramatic encounter promoted the fusion of the two skills, and in the rest of the development made the influence of today’s Geneva reputation, and the focus of the watch industry moved north to Geneva, Switzerland. Soon the watchmaking industry became an emerging, independent artisanal industry that swept the entire Geneva area. Geneva became the world’s watchmaking center. With the expansion of the industry, the world’s first watch industry association, the Geneva Watch Association, was established in 1601.

Chopard intricate watchmaking

   Despite the beautiful scenery of Switzerland, the land is very barren. In the era when tourism was not yet on the rise, except for being hired as a soldier, the “better” geography allowed Swiss to focus on watch production and development. As we all know, the development and manufacture of watches require extreme patience and constant care. If there is a difference, a watch will become a scrap. Therefore, at the time, every watch made was a great encouragement to the watchmaker’s soul, full of a sense of accomplishment. In such a difficult environment and life, the Swiss watchmaking spirit and hard-working qualities have been honed. They have been passed down to this day, and they are also an important ideological basis for the formation of the ‘kingdom of time’.

The formation of the ‘watch valley’

Interior of La Chaux-de-Fond International Watch Museum

   The eighteenth century was an important golden period for the development of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Clockmaking became the most profitable industry in the Neuchatel region (the world’s clock capital: the area where La Chaux-de-Fonds is located). When it takes shape, it will develop rapidly with the trend of breaking bamboo. The watch industry is also the same. Watch factories and workshops have sprung up from the north of Geneva along the Jura Mountains to the east and north to Basel. This area gradually gained fame throughout Europe, known as the ‘Clock Valley’.

Promotion of two industrial revolutions

Improvement of transportation

   Productivity is one of the important factors determining the economy, two industrial revolutions, changes in productivity and transportation. Making the two concepts of time and efficiency deeply rooted in people’s hearts, people’s demand for precise timepieces is growing. This phenomenon has promoted the development and innovation of the watchmaking industry from the side.

Intricate Breguet Tourbillon

   At this time, the tourbillon technology, known as one of the greatest inventions in the history of watches and clocks, was shocked when Breguet obtained a patent for the technology in 1801. The tourbillon is made up of more than 70 precision parts and usually weighs less than 0.3 grams, which is equivalent to the weight of a feather. This exquisite mechanical device can free the clock from the gravitational influence of the earth and compensate for the loss of travel time accuracy caused by gravity.
Neutrality protects Swiss watchmaking from war
   As we all know, during the Second World War, the development of the German watchmaking industry stagnated due to the defeat of many watch factories in the country, and it gradually recovered after easing relations between East and West. Neutral Switzerland survived this time. The two-decade-old policy of armed neutrality, not only did not protect itself, but also took the opportunity to keep pace with the times, combining the classic craftsmanship of today’s pocket watches (tourbillon, chronograph, calendar, etc.) with watches that emerged after the First World War Come together. This represented that the fusion of the pocket watch and the watch era also provided a reference for the development of the watch at that time.

Unprecedented depression, great prosperity

Omega watches

   From the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, the popularity of electronic equipment brought broad ideas to watchmaking in the world, and the watchmaking industry experienced unprecedented breakthroughs. Mobile phones, computers, electronic watches are everywhere, and the invention of quartz watches has greatly improved the accuracy of watches. But unfortunately, electronic products and quartz watches have brought huge crowds to the Swiss mechanical watch industry. The Swiss watch factory is extremely attributable and downsized, and the mechanical watch industry is at risk. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the smart Swiss were not overwhelmed by electronics and quartz, and instead produced many large and complex (tourbillon, three-question, etc.) watches, showing the unique charm of mechanical watches and Extremely superb craftsmanship. And this is what quartz watches lack. The enthusiasm for mechanical watches is revived by the retention of artisans’ works. This is a tribute to traditional craftsmanship and a heritage of classics. Some brands combine watches with electronic elements to break through the traditional way of creating timepieces and create watches more in keeping with the pulse of the times.

Summary: The development of any watch industry is not an overnight effort. Behind its radiant appearance, it also has an unknown and difficult past. Fortunately, the difficult environment and difficult life have not stopped the smart and industrious Swiss artisans from promoting the pace of watchmaking, constantly improving themselves, and constantly surpassing them are their never-ending spiritual pillars. It is they who have created today’s colorful ‘kingdom of time’, and with great expectations for future timepieces, make great strides forward!