On the night of October 1, when the fireworks exploded in the quiet night sky of Victoria Harbour, the colorful and beautiful sounds blooming cut through the silence of the night sky. The magnificence before the destruction, leaving a beautiful shadow, until the smoke disappeared. Blooming and then dying out are just momentary things, leaving behind the beauty in memory.
At the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center next to Nangang, a time-related event gathered a group of people who sought to explore the mysteries of time with the ultimate craftsmanship. From Caliber 89 of Patek Philippe in 1989, to Vacheron Constantin Caliber 57260 26 years later, the crown of the most complicated pocket watch has been retaken. Whatever the era, what is called the ‘most’ is always defeated by the emergence of the stronger.
Although the 3rd ‘Clocks and Miracles’ Hong Kong Watch Fair has ended, it is the beginning of a new era. New materials, new machinery, new ideas, masters of watchmaking and craftsmanship devoted their efforts, the birth of classic time wrist art.
They all say, ‘The classic cannot be owned forever, you just save it for future generations.’ But at least for a while, it belongs to you. Need to know that the flowers can be folded and must be folded.
Panerai’s California noodles (model: PAM00424) are flattering. But perhaps Luminor’s case is more popular than Radiomir’s case. The California version of the bridge version was born. The Luminor 1950 series 47mm 3-day power reserve titanium DLC watch introduces the California surface for the first time. The case is made of lightweight, strong and anti-allergy titanium, and is coated with DLC (imitation diamond crystal carbon) coating. Brown leather strap with contrast stitching, embossed OP logo, P3000 movement. If you insist on being short, the only shortcoming is the limited edition of 300 pieces, and the price is only 91,000 Hong Kong dollars. Similarly, Radiomir 1940 3 Days equipped with the new P.1000 movement is also a good choice.
The three major complications of the movement may be beyond the reach of some. However, Montblanc has broken this situation. In the past two years, Montblanc’s watch pricing policy can be said to be ‘powerful’, making many brands in the circle feel more or less a threat, in terms of brand price and value. This heritage collection perpetual calendar watch is 39 mm in diameter and only 10.24 mm thick. The bezel and case back are polished and the middle part is satin-finished. The brilliant transparent faceplate is made of light smoky sapphire crystal glass, which allows all the information related to the perpetual calendar complex functions to be clear at the same time, and also has a unique moon phase display, which is particularly noticeable. Rose gold and stainless steel are two kinds of materials. The price of stainless steel is more than RMB 70,000. This price can buy a perpetual calendar, which is incredible.
The jadeite in China enjoys the blessing of blessing, and its green halo is warm and touching, bringing long-term good luck to the wearer. The Baume & Mercier watch incorporates emerald into the new appointment series watch, the new appointment emerald watch, with an oval bezel created by emerald embellished with 61 diamonds (total weight 0.65 carats), dazzling charm. The diameter of the case is 34mm. The silver dial is decorated with draped patterns, with Roman numerals and 8 brilliant diamonds. It is equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement. Jadeite means to ensure that the wearer can enjoy health, abundance and happiness forever. The price of more than 80,000 yuan and the limited number of 8 pieces are very interesting.
Although the two-button timing is an evolution of the single-button timing, it is unsatisfactory in the sense of balance, which is a little bit meaningless. The single timing button is placed in the crown, which makes the complete timing function easy and visually moves the index finger. The Portofino series of IWC famous for its simple design style. Manually wound single-button chronograph watch. The start, stop and reset of the chronograph function can be easily realized by repeatedly pressing the crown button, highlighting the aesthetics of watch design. Consider. This is entirely due to the newly developed 59360 movement, which inherits the characteristics of the 59000 movement series and a 192-hour power reserve (a precise movement time of 8 days). Two models are available: a white gold case with a rock grey dial and a grey SANTONI alligator leather strap, or an 18K red gold case with a silver plated dial and a brown SANTONI alligator leather strap.
The second hand of today’s mechanical watches runs smoothly, just like the minute hand, with a regular slow movement. And if the second hand on the watch can run every second, it is usually a quartz watch. The mechanical seconds jump function is a very complex function that requires extremely complex structural support and does not hinder smooth operation. Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic® True Second® Geophysical Observatory series of real seconds watch, not only in many aspects of appearance and practical performance considerations. Its ‘true seconds’ is a constant force jumping seconds device equipped with constant force springs. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal.770 automatic winding movement not only has the seconds jumping function. The non-circular structure Gyrolab® balance adopted by the movement can effectively Reduced air resistance provides the entire watch with accuracy that can be certified by the Observatory. Available in rose gold and stainless steel, the price of stainless steel is very attractive.
The technical principle of the moon phase display function is not difficult, but this technology can be played to the fullest, and the accuracy of the moon phase display reaches a certain level, and few are available. The normal moon phase display needs to be adjusted every two and a half years to compensate for the one-day error, but the astronomical moon phase display of the Piaget Limelight Stella watch only needs to be adjusted for 122 years. It can be said that it is not necessary to adjust it for life. The oval case with a large fan-shaped moon phase display window, the combination of different materials, different strap colors and diamonds, proves that this is Piaget’s first ‘exclusive women’s complex watch’.
Since Lange launched the big calendar in 1994, although many Swiss brands are studying, today when referring to big calendars, people still think of Lange first. Naturally, Datograph comes to mind when referring to Lange’s chronographs. But the new Lange 1’s big calendar has been changed to the instant jump. Is the new Datograph still far away? For those who really like Lange chronographs, 1815 timing is also a very good choice. The absence of a large calendar display also improves the price / performance ratio. This special edition of the 1815 Chronograph store, which is only available in Lange stores, has a beautiful blue print and silver-white dial. In addition to the dark blue printed dial elements, this watch is set on the peripheral pulsometer scale to measure heart rate. Each hand also forms a rich color combination, the hour and minute hands are made of rhodium-plated 18K yellow gold. Sweep chronograph seconds, integrating dial, small seconds are made of blue steel. The simple and brisk Lange style is addictive.
Cartier’s Clé de Cartier series launched this year, the new design and the enthusiastic response caused by the ‘male god’ Zhang Zhen’s publicity, I think it is likely to become the second ‘blue balloon’. French ‘Clé’ means key, the new crown looks just like the same key, and the time and date adjustment is as easy as unlocking. This Clé de Cartier watch is a perfect combination of mysterious hands, two hands suspended on the dial as if there is no connection. How can traditional craftsmanship and ingenious creativity fail? 18K rose gold and white gold.