Why Don’t I Advocate Buying An Old Panerai Anymore?

It is not too late to get to the topic. Panerai is one of the most popular watches sold. In the Panerai sold in circulation, there are still a large number of early models and discontinued models. Due to their classic styles and affordable prices, they are still the main force of sales. I hope that what I said below will not affect the business of watchmakers. I must admit that I don’t know much about two brands of watches, one is Vacheron Constantin and the other is Panerai. This is due to some previous work experience. On the other hand, because I have thin hands and I don’t think I can wear it, I don’t see much and don’t know much. But this does not mean that I haven’t bought it. These Pei have finally been worn by others, and I haven’t worn it for a long time. After limited contact and the purchase of several Peihai, because once it involves buying a watch, the market will look more, so I have some understanding of some Peihai with a large circulation, so I have a view on Panerai There has been a change, from the recommendation of the old Pei Pei to the no longer advocating that people around you buy the old Panerai.

The largest Panerai of the year, 111, because of its classic style and entry price, people bought in large quantities. And the 6497 movement used in this watch also planted hidden dangers for a large number of N factory products in the future.

In addition to 111, another very large amount of Pei, 005, the OP lightning logo on the disk is very eye-catching, and the encrypted bottom of the 6497 movement also lays a hidden danger for the N factory.
   The reason is very simple. The quantity of plant N is too large.
   Let me tell you a story first. I used to get a Panerai from the N factory. I always heard how the N factory and the ZF factory were god. When I first took the P factory from the N factory, I found out that it is really God. For those who have not contacted the N factory, a true Panerai and a N factory Panerai cannot distinguish between true and false. why? Because the Panerai of the N factory, such as the 111 and the true Panerai 111, even the movements used are the same. Please note that the movements are the same, using the same model movement, ETA6497. Since the patent protection period of the ETA movement has expired, all manufacturers can make imitations. To put it another way, can you say that the 6497 movement made by other manufacturers is a fake movement? It is indeed a real movement. It is manufactured according to the original drawings and proportions. It is a genuine movement. So for inexperienced people, it can’t be distinguished. Later, I looked at it for a while, and slowly saw the difference between the N factory movement and the original factory. The N factory movement is made according to the standard version 6497. Originally there was no gooseneck trimming. The 6497 of Panerai 111 had a gooseneck trimming. Therefore, when factory N imitated the original factory decoration, a gooseneck fine-tuning was added, and the appearance of the gooseneck fine-tuning was no problem. The problem lies in the screws of the gooseneck fine-tuning against the fast and slow needles, because the screws are added later, so The screws often can’t push the position of the fast and slow needles, and there is a very clear gap between the fast and slow needles, which can directly distinguish the N factory and the Panerai true watch (the N factory has already imitated the shock absorber exactly). In addition, there is another difference. The 6497 movement of Panerai True Watch has the ETA company’s small flower logo on the splint under the balance wheel, which is not available in N factory (it is more obvious when viewed with a magnifying glass). As you can see, the fake watch has almost reached the extreme. It is difficult for people who are not experienced to distinguish between genuine and fake.

It is this ETA6497 movement that has become the source of all problems. Please note that the picture is the standard version 6497. Panerai’s 6497 added fine-tuned goosenecks.
   So why do I just stop buying old Panerai? Because the old movement can be easily imitated by the same type of movement, the worst-hit areas are 111 and 005, because 005 is a dense bottom and opaque, you can’t even see the movement, and it is easier to imitate (but use It is also the same model 6497 movement, but has not changed the shape of the gooseneck. The quantity of Panerai of Factory N is really very large. Not only is it easy to sell, it is often out of stock, and there are a large number of agents taking goods for sale. Although we bought a genuine Panerai, but because there are too many fake watches, you will even be treated as a N factory if you wear real watches. To be honest, this is why I never buy a Rolex water ghost, whether it is black Still green. The technology imitated by the N factory was not so high before, plus the luminor bridges of 111 and 005 are too classic, and the price is an affordable price for entry, so I also recommend it to people, but now it is not, I think it is the opposite Makes people suffer.

Note that the fine adjustment weight on the balance wheel of Panerai’s self-produced movement cannot be made by any folk imitation watch, which is a sign of judging Panerai at a glance.
   Since the discontinuation of ETA movement models, Panerai has all used its own production movements, including high-end positioning manual long-power P.2000 series, manual three-day power P.3000 series, pearl tourmaline P.4000 series, manual long-power P.5000 series, automatic 3-day power P.9000 series (Panarai’s self-produced movements have developed at a rapid rate in recent years). These movements cannot be copied by folks. Folk imitation watch movement can only imitate one shape, and the technical parts on the watch cannot be imitated. Like the balance wheel. Previously, because many N factory watches used domestic 6497 and 2824 movements to make watches. Although the movement of the watch was almost the same as that produced in Switzerland, the shock absorber did not use KIF and Incabloc shock absorbers because it used domestic shock absorbers. At first glance, the triangle-shaped shock absorber reeds are known to be from the N factory. Later, the N factory increased the degree of imitation and completely imitated the shock absorber. Both the shape of the reed and the position of the shock absorber opening were the same as those made in Switzerland, making the watch of the N factory more difficult to identify. But now, the new movements of major Swiss watch factories have upgraded the balance wheel.

Panerai’s new entry model using the P.5000 movement is the best replacement for the original 6497 Panerai. The 8-day long-term power of the P.5000 self-produced movement is impressive.
   Everyone knows that many new watches that use self-produced movements now use cardless balance springs, fine-tuned balance wheels, and fine-tuned weights on the balance wheels. The balanceless weight fine adjustment balance is a relatively complicated technical part of the watch. Except for the brand watch factory itself, the folks do not have the technical strength to make and imitate it. Making a balance wheel even requires 14 kinds of equipment. After 10 minutes of cutting, this technology is not available to anyone else in the watch factory. So we can actually see a lot of counterfeit new Panerai products from the N factory every day. I admit that the appearance is indeed similar, but when I look at the movement, I directly expose the filling. The N factory could not imitate Panerai’s new movement with the Japanese Citizen movement and 2824 movement. Here I would like to say a little more. For Omega watches using the new 8500/8400 series movements, the DLC black plated balance is the best identification mark of the Omega true watch. There is no black plating technology in the folk, and the counterfeiters are yellow ordinary pendulums. Round, at a glance you know it’s a fake omega.

Panerai has begun to use carbon materials to make watches on many new models.

Panerai’s heaviest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch at the 2017 Geneva Watch Fair this year. The entire watch is made of carbon materials from the inside to the outside. The watch does not require lubrication at all and can be maintenance-free for 50 years.
   In addition, Panerai has embarked on a ‘high-tech’ line in recent years. A large number of new Panerai use ceramic, carbon fiber, titanium and even 3D printing technology to make watches (Sorry everyone, I don’t know much about Panerai’s models. I won’t say the model specifically). The standard of the case has been increased linearly, and the technical content and recognition of the case are very high. These are also unique to Panerai. So I highly recommend you buy the new Panerai. At this year’s Geneva Watch Fair, Panerai also launched a carbon fiber LAB-IDTM Luminor 1950 watch. The case and the movement are made of carbon material, and the movement no longer requires the use of ruby ​​bearings. This technology was previously verified on Breitling’s chronoworks concept movement, when Breitling used ceramic splints. I did not expect Panerai to start mass production with instant use of carbon materials and the watch will be maintenance-free for 50 years. The new Panerai has formed a huge technical difference from the old Panerai. Judging from the situation this year, Panerai has reached the leading position in the watch industry in new watch technology.

Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch does not have a conventional gem shaft in the wheel train (because the smoothness of the carbon material does not require bearings), and a silicon escapement is used. The movement of the movement has a DLC coating Therefore, no lubricant is required.
   It was important that the price of 111 and 005 was cheap at that time. Now Panerai has replaced the entry position of 111 and 005 with the model of its own P.5000 manual movement. As far as the transactions I have come into contact, P.5000’s Pei The Naha price is even lower than 005, so it is a very good alternative model. The 8-day long power also far exceeds the old entry Panerai’s 6497, which is really a good choice. In the end, I hope that everyone outside of Panerai, 111 and 005, will continue to find their own satisfied Pei.

Reproduce Vintage Avant-garde Tag Heuer And Brand Ambassadors Chris Hemsworth And Li Yifeng Present The New Autavia Series Watch

On April 19, 2019, InterContinental Shanghai Laoshan World Trade Fair, the Swiss pioneering watch brand TAG Heuer and the brand ambassador C. Hemsworth Actor Li Yifeng will jointly show the new Autavia series watches and witness the classic legend of the Tag Heuer brand with everyone.

TAG Heuer launches new Autavia series

 Mr. Wu Yue, President of Cotai Group, Greater China

  At the event site, Mr. Wu Yue, President of Greater China Group of Rovixuan Group, and Mr. Yu Xiaoliang, General Manager of Tag Heuer Greater China attended the Tag Heuer brand: DontCrackUnderPressure. Experience the unique watchmaking features of the brand.

Tag Heuer brand ambassadors Chris Hemsworth and Li Yifeng fly by helicopter

 Tag Heuer brand ambassadors Chris Hemsworth and Li Yifeng fly by helicopter

  Tag Heuer brand ambassadors Chris Hemsworth and Li Yifeng arrived at the scene by helicopter, and the cool debut ceremony ignited the passion on the scene.

Tag Heuer Brand Ambassadors Li Yifeng and Chris Hemsworth
  Tag Heuer Brand Ambassador Chris Hemsworth shared: ‘It is a great pleasure to come to China and come to Shanghai to celebrate with Li Yifeng the release of the new Autavia watch series. This series is a constant symbol for me. Inspire us to challenge our spirit of exploration. ‘
 Brand ambassador assembled dashboard timer

Celebrating the assembly of the dashboard timer

  Li Yifeng and Chris Hemsworth jointly composed the dashboard timer used in racing cars and aircraft from 1933 to 1957.

 Tag Heuer Brand Ambassadors Li Yifeng and Chris Hemsworth

  Tag Heuer Brand Ambassador Li Yifeng said: ‘Under any limit, the Tag Heuer chronograph can still be stable. The new generation of Autavia inherits the classic elements of the original model, telling the long history of Tag Heuer and this series, I can feel the retro wave brought by it is coming. I hope that everyone, like me, will be attracted by this legendary new series and share the unique charm of Autavia! ‘

TAG Heuer’s new Autavia collection

  The new Autavia series was unveiled at the Basel International Watch Fair this year. This time the new Tag Heuer Autavia collection draws inspiration from the original models, while using innovative watchmaking technology, it is introduced into the watch altar as an independent series.

The heritage of the Tag Heuer Autavia series

  The Tag Heuer Autavia series came out in the 1960s and is one of the brand’s main models. The brand name of the series was originally abbreviated with the words automobile and aviation, and originally represented the dashboard timer used in racing cars and aircraft from 1933 to 1957. The descendant of the founder of the brand, Mr. Edward Heuer, and the then CEO of the brand, Jack Heuer, named a chronograph launched in 1962 as ‘Autavia’ and is used by racing enthusiasts and the military around the world It was so popular that it achieved great success and enjoyed an excellent reputation before discontinuing production in 1985.
  This year, Tag Heuer has rewritten this legendary classic series and presented it to the public with the new Autavia watch. This series launched seven models, all inspired by Autavia’s proud and fearless adventure spirit. .

TAG Heuer’s new Autavia collection

  The design of the new Autavia series watch is inspired by the unique iconic elements in the cockpit, which are rooted in the long history of TAG Heuer: functionality, classic style and many combinations of functions are perfectly presented in the new watch.

TAG Heuer’s new Autavia collection

  42 mm in diameter, equipped with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, beveled lugs, XL-size crown, and a black ceramic two-way rotating bezel with 60-minute graduation. It has a dense bottom design and is water-resistant to 100 meters.

TAG Heuer’s new Autavia collection

   NATO straps, leather straps, and stainless steel bracelets are sold separately, so wearers can create their own personal accessory combinations that showcase unique styles.

Tag Heuer Isograph carbon composite Calibre 5 movement

Tag Heuer Isograph carbon composite hairspring

  The Autavia three-hand watch is powered by the Calibre 5 movement certified by the Observatory, in addition to the high-end carbon composite hairspring introduced by Tag Heuer earlier this year. The main advantages of TAG Heuer’s carbon composite springs are that they are lightweight, low in density, hardly affected by gravity and impact, and antimagnetic. Thanks to the geometry of the hairspring, it is conducive to concentric oscillations and improves the accuracy of the watch. The combination of carbon composite hairspring and aluminum alloy balance wheel has excellent thermal performance and aeroelasticity.
  The hairspring is manufactured by TAG Heuer and is designed and produced entirely in its laboratory in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Jaeger‑lecoultre Shines At The 75th Venice International Film Festival

During the red carpet section of the Venice International Film Festival and various events organized by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaeger‑LeCoultre watches became a dazzling highlight on the wrists of many stars. Let’s review these charming moments with photos.

 The well-known movie star Benedict Cumberbatch as the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador wore Jaeger‑LeCoultre Beige series alarm clocks during the brand dinner.

 American actress Dakota Fanning chose the Joaillerie101Feuille watch with 167 diamonds to match her dazzling evening dress.

 Actors Henry Cavill and Daniel Bruch both wore rose gold Jaeger‑LeCoultre Beibei series chronograph watches to attend the brand dinner.

 Chinese actress Chen Fala wore a black dress and a simple and elegant classic diamond ReversoOneDuettoJewelry moon phase double-sided flip jewelry watch to attend the Venice Film Festival.

Classic Review: The Most Expensive Car Key

It is a combination of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and Aston Martin DBS sports cars. The design of the watch’s case and dial is subtle, and sports car elements can be seen everywhere.

AMVOX2 DBS Transponder Chronograph
The AMVOX2 DBS Transponder chronograph watch launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin has a micro-transmission system that can control the locking and unlocking of the Aston Martin DBS sports car. When you approach the sports car, just press the ‘OPEN’ position on the watch’s mirror (between 8 and 9 o’clock) to open the door and press the ‘CLOSE’ position (between 3 and 4 o’clock). Time), the door will be locked.

AMVOX2 DBS Transponder Chronograph

AMVOX2 DBS Transponder Chronograph
In addition, the watch’s case and dial design are subtle, with sports car elements everywhere. It features a floating metallic DBS logo, a separate Aston Martin logo on the movement display and gray splint, and a polished black dial, which is consistent with the DBS sports car’s dashboard. A display window is located on the outer ring of the dial to expose the internal parts of the chronograph and transponder functions, which is comparable to the brake disc shown in the tire rim of a DBS sports car.

Beijing Brand Enamel Hollow Female Watch Yan Jing Inside Charity Night

On December 14, 2008, our company donated a Beijing brand enamel hollow-out female watch ‘Yingxiu’ to the ‘Love Torch Project’ of China Siyuan Engineering Poverty Alleviation Foundation. The project will be used to fund the Rose Valley Project in Beichuan County, the hardest hit area of ​​the 5.12 earthquake. This is another loving donation after Beipiao donated 100,000 yuan to the Wenchuan disaster area in May 2008.
On the evening, celebrities gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, and there were a lot of pre-show lots. The charity dinner hosted by China Siyuan Project Poverty Alleviation Foundation and inside magazine started on time. The ‘Yingxiu’ table appeared for the third time, and a few rounds of bidding increased from 24,000 yuan to 40,000 yuan. With the auctioneer hammering down, the transaction price of 48,000 yuan applauded the audience.
This is the latest women’s watch developed by our company, and it is also the world’s first hollow female watch with a ring enamel dial. The watch uses an in-filled enamel dial and is equipped with its own SB183L skeletonized bracelet movement. The infill enamel dial is made of silver as the embryo. It is formed by high-pressure mold forming process and then filled with enamel glaze. Then it is glazed in a furnace with a temperature of more than 800 degrees Celsius. The enamel dial is transformed into a magnificent brilliance. The SB183L movement hollows out all the splints, and only 0.4 mm thin bridges are connected between each function drill. The high-end configuration of the movement’s 3/4 splint, gold sleeve, blue steel screws, and gooseneck trimming are all visible, and the delicate design of the movement and the fine grinding of the parts are also visible. The watch has a caliber of 38 mm and a thickness of 8 mm. The designer fixed the ring dial on the movement lining, and flattened the plane on the dial and the dial surface of the movement to become the thinnest mechanical watch made in China. The watch features classical waterdrop lugs and an onion winding handle. The case and winding handle are made of the famous 316L stainless steel, and the mirror and case back are made of sapphire glass. Straps are hand-stitched in bamboo-crocodile crocodile leather.
Yingxiu enamel hollow female watch
Miao Hongbo, General Manager of Beibei, donated enamel hollow female watches to Ms. Cheng Zhuo, Director of Siyuan Love Poverty Alleviation Foundation