Panelai Lab-idtm Luminor 1950 Carbon Fiber Watch

The innovative concept of the watch fully demonstrates the innovative achievements of Panerai’s ‘LABORATORIO DI IDEE’ (Creative Workshop). The brand has carried out in-depth research and development on the infinite potential of carbon, and has developed a new case with extraordinary characteristics, a new extremely black dial and a movement that guarantees no lubrication for 50 years.

 The PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch is carefully cast by Panerai’s ‘Laboratorio di Idee’. It combines the past with the future to interpret modern and top-notch watchmaking techniques in a new and outstanding way. This new special edition watch is only produced in 50 pieces. Not only is it eye-catching because of the timeless design of the Luminor 1950 series, it also carries a series of brand-new technology, which highlights the extraordinary achievements of the Florentine brand Panerai in fine watchmaking. .

 In order to create watches with outstanding performance and innovative concepts, Panerai’s ‘Laboratorio di Idee’ deliberately draws materials from the high-tech field, explores the most innovative international scientific research results, and finally finds the answer from the unlimited potential of carbon. Each part of the new PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch highlights that carbon is a chemical element sufficient to shape extraordinary materials-the case is made of carbon fiber-based composite materials; the dial is covered with carbon nanotubes; the mechanical properties of carbon composite materials make the The movement runs smoothly without lubrication. New technology opens up the future of mechanical watchmaking, allowing fascinating top-notch traditional craftsmanship to show unlimited development potential.
CARBOTECH case: outstanding performance, unique

 The 49mm diameter Luminor 1950 case is made by Carbotech. This composite material is mainly composed of carbon fiber and was first introduced into the field of watchmaking by Panerai. In addition to Carbotech’s outstanding technical performance, its uneven dark black tone will be different due to material cutting, making the finished product unique.

 Carbotech’s structure can enhance the appearance and performance of the material. The case, crown bridge and lock lever are cast to ensure the watch’s water resistance to 10 bar (about 100 meters). In order to cast the Carbotech flakes required for each component, the carbon fiber flakes and the organic polymer PEEK (polyetherether 硐) need to be subjected to ultra-high pressure at a specific temperature to bond the Carbotech composite materials, making the materials more durable and reliable. The extremely long carbon fiber gives the material a uniform and beautiful look. Each carbon fiber sheet is formed by overlapping in different directions, which makes Carbotech’s performance better. It stands out from many high-end watch materials such as ceramics and titanium. Carbotech is not only lighter and more resistant to external pressure, but also has low sensitization and corrosion resistance.
Carbon nanotube technology for casting extremely black dials
 The readability of the Panerai watch dial has always been unrivalled. It is the result of an extraordinary combination of design, structure and material technology. The new PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch has created a new chapter for the brand’s many years of scientific research and innovation.

 The dial adopts a classic sandwich structure developed by Panerai. The luminous material is a blue Super-LumiNova® luminous coating, which penetrates the hour markers on the dial and the hollow of the corresponding position on the small seconds dial, making the reading clear and easy . Innovative materials further enhance the features of PANERAI LAB-IDTM watches-the dial is coated with carbon nanotube coating for the first time. The visual effect of this special coating has been specially developed to absorb light and minimize reflections, giving the dial a particularly deep black finish, which contrasts beautifully with Panerai’s classic blue hour markers and hands.
 As the above features cannot be printed or embossed on the dial, all pattern numbers are directly formed on the crystal glass surface with double anti-reflection treatment.
New P.3001 / C movement, smooth operation without lubrication

 The new PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch is equipped with a P.3001 / C manual movement and is equipped with a three-day power reserve. It also introduces a brand-new semi-hollow design for the first time. No lubricant is required at all, and only four gem bearings are needed for smooth operation . The new watch uses a number of superb technologies, injecting ingenuity into all parts of the movement, and combining the unique characteristics of carbon, so that the plywood, bridge, spring barrel, escapement and anti-shock device are self-lubricating and drying Material composition, so no need to add any liquid lubricant. These designs revolutionize the maintenance of the movement, allowing Panerai to dare to guarantee at least 50 years *.

 In order to eliminate the need for lubrication of the main bridge plates and splints, these accessories are made of unprecedented low-friction composite materials, incorporating ceramic materials based on tantalum. This new generation of composite material contains a high proportion of carbon, which can reduce fulcrum friction and reduce dependence on gems and lubrication.

-Since the main parts of the escapement are made of silicon and the gear surface is coated with a special DLC coating (diamond-like carbon coating), the escapement also does not require lubrication.
-The ‘Laboratorio di Idee’ of Panerai Watch Factory carried out a two-year test and finally developed the most ideal coating. This coating is based on carbon and is used on the accessories of the two spring barrels of the P.3001 movement, so that the watch can no longer rely on traditional lubricants. This technology coats the coating layer by layer, and then coats the surface with a DLC coating.
-Finally, the surface of the four jewel bearings is covered with DLC coating, which means that it is not necessary to add lubricant to the Incabloc® anti-vibration device in the future.

 The large window of the new PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch’s sapphire crystal case back reveals the entire P.3001 / C movement in front of the person, and at the same time, it is convenient for users to view the power reserve display. The bridge plate and barrel are hollowed out, revealing the precise and reliable movement structure and finishing. The outstanding characteristics of the movement also include a balance wheel with a diameter of more than 13.2 mm, which is fixed by a double supporting bridge, and the vibration frequency is 3 Hz. The balance wheel stops when the time is adjusted, and the second hand is reset to zero (resetting the second hand), allowing the watch to perfectly synchronize with the time signal of the control.
 The new PANERAI LAB-IDTM watch (PAM00700) features a black leather strap with contrast stitching in the same color as the dial’s blue luminous detail.
PANERAI LAB-IDTM LUMINOR 1950 CARBOTECHTM 3 DAYS –49mm 3-day power reserve carbon fiber watch PAM00700

Movement: P.3001 / C manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve display on the back, seconds reset.
Case: 49 mm, Carbotech carbon fiber.
Dial: extremely black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Power reserve: 72 hours.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).

The Latest Masterpiece Of The Jaeger-lecoultre Series

In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the new Jaeger-LeCoultre series at the Salon Internationaldela Haute Horlogerie. Just a few months later, the series ushered in a new work-Jaeger-LeCoultre Beige series geographer World Time Watch. This watch is limited to 250 pieces and will be available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques. Its design inspiration comes from the classic of the Jaeger-LeCoultre, which came out in 1968-Memovox Polar Alarm Clock. This new work adhering to the bold and adventurous spirit of the prototype watch, with new design lines that are elegant and sporty, only to accompany the wearer of the watch to open the urban vitality life. Its case diameter is 42 mm, and its built-in Jaeger-LeCoultre 936A / 1 self-winding mechanical movement adds a new geographer function to the series. It is the perfect choice for travel lovers and action men.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geographer World Time Watch

Enlightenment Global Traveler

   The flange of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beige series of Geographical World Time watches shows 24 time zones around the world, which can be set by the wearer through the crown at 10 o’clock. According to the different standards of winter time and daylight saving time, when selecting a city, a white asterisk can show an hour difference between the two.

Action Men’s Choice

   The dial is dominated by the two colors of the Jaeger-LeCoultre series. The gradient from blue to black is a major symbol of the series. The smoky blue dial gives Jaeger-LeCoultre Beige series geographers world time watches a deep layering. This watch carries three decorative techniques, the city name part is based on milky white; the calendar display at 2 o’clock, the second time zone at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve display at 10 o’clock. The sub-dial is decorated with solar radiation; The bottom cover is decorated with grain. The day / night display is divided into two parts, black and white. The contrast is clear. The wearer can distinguish whether the local city is day or night in real time, as well as the selected second time zone. There is also an eye-catching detail on this plate, a detailed sun showing the time of day, with black numbers against a white background; and a small meniscus indicating night time, with white numbers against a black background.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geographer World Time Watch

The origin of the classic timepiece

    The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series is inspired by the classics of the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop, the Memovox Polar Loudness Watch, born in 1968. Its classic triple crown design is extremely iconic. The ‘Polar’ echoes the bold and adventurous spirit of the 1960s. It not only represents freedom and avant-garde, but also heralds a revolution: a diving watch with a noisy function, a patented triple bottom cover, and can be in the water Enhance sound expansion effect. The spirit of this innovative watch can be found in the slogan of the time: ‘Forthemanofaction’. Between 1965 and 1968, the brand produced a total of 1,714 Memovox II Polar Alarm Clocks. The Jaeger-LeCoultre watch series launched in 2018 has been redesigned with shorter lugs, a slimmer bezel, a more contemporary look, and a clearer and easier time. Polishing and frosting highlight the sporty style of the entire collection, while sapphire crystals replace the plexiglass (Plexiglas) of the prototype.

Masterpieces of Global Limits

   The Jaeger-LeCoultre collection was launched at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie in January, and the latest Jaeger-LeCoultre Beige series geographer World Time watch makes this series fuller. This work is limited to 250 pieces and will be available exclusively at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.

Technical characteristics:
Size: 42 mm
Thickness: 11.54 mm
Movement: 936A / 1-automatic winding
Functions: hour / minute / second, 24-hour world time, second time zone, date display, power reserve display
Dial: Sun radial pattern, grain pattern decoration
Water resistance: 100 meters
Limited: 250 pieces

Hublot Releases Cigar Theme King Extreme Watch

Hublot released a new King Power series watch in tribute to the top cigar Opus X maker Arturo Fuente.

Hublot King Arturo Fuente
The King’s Supreme Arturo Fuente watch is limited to 100 gold editions and 200 ceramic editions.

Watch with cigar-like dial and strap
新 This new watch will be presented to buyers in a real cigar box. This cigar box was crafted with a combination of sandalwood and carbon fiber.
 
The King’s Supreme Arturo Fuente watch is limited to 100 gold editions and 200 ceramic editions.
To celebrate the launch of this watch, Arturo Fuente has specially produced a Hublot exclusive Opus X cigar.
 
This cigar box was crafted with a combination of sandalwood and carbon fiber.
Old Arturo Fuente founded this company in 1912 in West Tampa, Florida, USA. The company produces world-class premium handmade cigars.

How To Adjust The Amy Moon Phase Watch

In the 1980s, the chronograph mechanical movement made a comeback and became popular. Le Méridien resolutely joined it. It showed the wearer the current moon position on the sky through the moon phase dial in the dial display window. Since then, Le Méridien watches have been inseparable from the moon phase, and Moon Phase has never been absent from Le Méridien. My tablemates are very interested in the Amy moon phase watch, so how to adjust the Amy moon phase watch? Moon phase watch is a personalized watch with moon phase display function, you can master the moon phase dial on the watch The change of the lunar cloudy sky is welcomed by table friends. For a century, the change in the moon’s profit and loss has been used by traditional watchmaking techniques and has become a very interesting part of the entire set of precision parts.
Lunar phases show the state of the moon on the moon phase disk based on a period of 29.5 days. There are two moons on the moon phase disk, with 59 teeth on the edge. After being pushed by the transmission wheel, the moon phase wheel advances one tooth every day. At this time, the changes in the profit and loss of the moon phase can be timely displayed on the dial. The 59-tooth moon phase wheel comes from the moon phase profit and loss every 29.5 days as a cycle average. Since the precise rotation period of the moon is 28 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.9 seconds, the error of the moon phase display is about every 33 months. Will reach 24 hours. The case usually has a moon phase adjustment button. The moon phase display is relatively independent of functions such as timing and perpetual calendar.
The 16-wire ML104 movement of the Le Méridien Masterpiece Moon Phase Dial Watch is precisely adjusted by experienced watchmakers according to five different positions, and each process meets the highest precision requirements. As important parts of the movement, including the escapement lever, Glucydur spiral balance and Nivarox-1 balance spring, etc., are all quality-oriented mechanical parts. In order to show the extraordinaryness of this movement, the watchmakers of Le Méridien were not satisfied. Instead, they further added a curved precision adjuster to this manually-wound movement. They wanted to try it with any watch. Aimi’s ingenious series moon phase dial watch not only has a semi-circular display window at 6 o’clock, allowing the moon to complete the journey within 29.5 days, but also provides calendar, week and power reserve display. The text of the day of the week is set at the position around the moon phase, and is displayed by a small pointer. The calendar display arranged at 10 o’clock uses a dial-back form: the pointer moves day by day in a spacious fan-shaped display window within a month, and returns to the starting point in real time whenever it reaches the end. On the opposite side of the calendar display, that is, at 2 o’clock, there is also a power reserve display to remind the wearer of the winding state of the main spring, allowing the wearer to wind the watch in time.
   How to adjust the Amy moon phase chart? Moon phase watches can only turn one-sixth of a day each day. If not, it is best to adjust the moon phase to the middle of the watch on the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar. Do not adjust the moon phase between 7 pm and 6 am Otherwise it is bad for the movement.

Amy Watch Returns To Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show

After a year of absence, Le Méridien is proud to announce its decision to return to the new Basel International Watch and Jewellery, which will be held in Basel, Switzerland from April 30 to May 5, 2020. exhibition.

   ‘The new team on site is good at listening to and understanding our needs, providing ideas that are consistent with our brand’s sales and distribution strategy. This international event will be an important step for our global roadshow,’ explained Stéphane Waser, general manager of Le Méridien.

   ‘This year’s Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show is new and offers new services to meet the needs of exhibitors. Le Méridien management is also attracted by the ‘CommunityDistrict’ exhibition concept.

   The curator’s exhibition hall is full of modernity and contemporary flavor, which is in line with our vision of displaying the Le Méridien brand in the international watch exhibition. As a professional watchmaking brand, we should take full advantage of the opportunity to provide a ‘one-stop’ solution exhibition, ‘Stéphane Waser continued to explain.

   Le Méridien’s booth will be located in a new area in Hall 1.0. The exhibition hall is composed of building groups. In terms of architectural style, the structure’s visibility and transparency are emphasized, which makes it easier to access and increase the fluidity of the exhibition hall. This huge building is divided into two floors and has a variety of spaces for personalisation. The Le Méridien team will continue to welcome brand guests, news media and brand friends in this city-filled building.

Global Supermodel Bella Hadid Unveils New Tag Heuer Store In Ginza, Japan

Global supermodel and TAG Heuer brand ambassador Bella Hadid was recently invited to officially unveil a brand new store established by TAG Heuer in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. Since its founding in 1860, TAG Heuer has been adhering to subversive rules and avant-garde innovation, and today it has launched the first fully modular intelligent store to create a new experience for customers.

TAG Heuer’s new flagship store in Ginza, Japan
   Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Group Watch Division and CEO of TAG Heuer, specially invited Bella Hadid, a brand ambassador and international supermodel with millions of followers in global social media, to attend the opening ribbon cutting and experience the Japanese culture. She and the famous Japanese actor Nakamura Shito broke the lid of the sake barrel and kicked off the new store with a traditional Japanese mirror opening ceremony. Bella Hadid then began visiting the store. From digital wall and counter display screens to in-store layout, all aspects of the new specialty store are completely modular, using the revolutionary concept first seen in the watchmaking industry, allowing customers to fully experience a completely different and innovative shopping experience.

TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador Bella Hadid experiences the new iTAGs interactive showcase.
   After visiting the avant-garde world of TAG Heuer, Bella Hadid also experienced ancient Japanese traditional tea ceremony. She tasted this sacred moment with curiosity and elegance. She sat in the tea room to enjoy the tea ceremony ceremony in the beautiful garden of Happo Garden, while learning about the tea ceremony.

TAG Heuer brand ambassador Bella Hadid first-hand experience Japanese culture.
   Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH’s watch division and CEO of TAG Heuer, said of the new store concept: ‘Luxury today is more true and simple than ever, and can transcend time and space. TAG Heuer’s personality and quality , Service and unique interpretation of luxury. This brand new store perfectly fits the brand’s pioneering spirit. The Ginza store is the best place to showcase this innovative concept, ensuring that excellent customer service is firmly rooted in Japanese local culture. ‘

TAG Heuer new store in Ginza, Japan
   TAG Heuer’s Chief Executive Officer of Japan Kawamura added: ‘We are very honored to invite TAG Heuer brand ambassador Bella Hadid to cut the ribbon for the opening of the new store in Ginza, Japan. She is a true indicator of fashion and her performance on social media has made her The inspiration for young people today. Bella Hadid represents our young and tech-savvy customer base, and the new store concept is built for them. ‘

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm chronograph with blue bezel.
   Bella Hadid is very familiar with interactive technology, especially the brand’s epoch-making new iTAG high-tech interactive display cabinet. As long as you easily click on the iPad embedded in the booth, you can browse your favorite watches. Through the intelligent system synchronized with iPad and iTAG, the watch on the revolving frame can appear on the screen immediately, which is convenient for customers to appreciate. Customers can also send selected products to their mobile devices, and when logged into my tagheuer.com, they can extend the shopping experience beyond the physical store.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T tourbillon chronograph, carbon style.
   ‘This TAG Heuer store in Ginza is awesome! It is very easy to browse the watch, and it is easier to buy a watch. And it is really fun to choose from any iPad!’ Bella Hadid emphasized: ‘I I am very glad to participate in the opening ceremony of this new-style specialty store. Through these fascinating rituals, I will fully experience Japanese culture! ‘

TAG Heuer Link Lady Bella Hadid Special Edition watch.
   The new iTAG system allows customers to experience the high-tech interaction of virtual reality when buying watches, and provides a variety of feasible options, such as pick-up service after ordering online, or a more comprehensive VIP exclusive space on the second floor Watch introduction. The TAG Heuer sales team will provide more services in real time, and their smart watches and iTAG will stay connected at any time. When customers want to try out the watch of their choice, they can directly notify customers through the watch. The watch now has a client application installed to ensure unforgettable service. Store staff now play a new role, not only as a guide, but also as a core person in sales, creating more enthusiasm and appropriate service for the customer experience.

TAG Heuer Link Lady Bella Hadid Special Edition watch with Bella Hadid signature on the case back.
   Through this unique concept, TAG Heuer is closer to the younger generation who heavily uses the Internet, and it is also more out of the traditional and conservative watchmaking industry norms, as always, the pioneering spirit of watchmaking.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Ii Watch

Timepieces below 50,000 yuan & mdash; & mdash; Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II: 49500 yuan
40 mm stainless steel case, 3 1 8 6 automatic winding movement (PA R A C H R O M balance spring), power reserve 48 hours. Oyster safety buckle strap, waterproof 100m
You have watch friends said that there are two types of people who like Rolex, one is a person who does not know a watch, and one is a person who knows a watch. When it comes to ‘steel watches below 50,000 yuan’, I believe most readers will think of Rolex as soon as possible, but when it comes to ‘two timepieces below 50,000 yuan’, I am afraid that they only know the watch in particular People will reflect the ‘Explorer II, 16570’ name.
探 In the Rolex family, Tan II is undoubtedly a neglected and underestimated watch. The exploration II is priced at 49,500 yuan. Below this price, only entry-level oyster-type perpetual steel watches with and without calendars, including the Overlord, are priced around 40,000 yuan. If you fancy more personalized Rolex professional watches, such as Submariner or MILGAUSS, then I’m sorry, they are just the hottest varieties in today’s watch industry, the prices are above 50,000 yuan, and they have money and money. May not be able to get a new table.
Tentrum II has a second time zone display function, its bezel is engraved with a 24-hour scale, and 12 hour and minute hands and 24-hour hands can be adjusted independently. For white-collar workers who have not yet achieved economic freedom, the second time zone is a more practical function than diving and timing. There are not many timepieces in the two places on the market for less than 50,000 yuan, and I personally think that the money is worth it . Compared with the Greenwich II equipped with the 3186 movement, the Probe II has only one significant difference. The former is equipped with a ceramic bezel that can rotate in both directions, while the latter is equipped with a fixed stainless steel bezel. The selling price is therefore nearly 10,000 yuan.
In addition to the demand-free features of precision, reliability, and durability, the design of the pointers and scales of the Probe II also inherits the usual style of the Oyster professional watch, supplemented by a moderate 40 mm dial. Although the appearance of a watch has always been different, if you are satisfied with everything else, it is only a matter of time before you are convinced by the appearance of a Rolex.

Vacheron Constantin Launches Les Cabinotiers Loft Craftsman’s Superb ‘art Deco’ Watch And ‘imperial Crocodile Totem’ Watch

• Subtle fusion of various complex functions and art crafts
• Super complicated movement
• Both watches are double-sided dial timepieces with 16 and 15 complex functions, including minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar and time equation.
• Hand-carved 18K gold case
• Unique timepieces
    Vacheron Constantin’s exclusive Les Cabinotiers attic artisan series adds two more masterpieces of watches. These two unique pieces not only possess a number of advanced watchmaking complications, they also highlight the extraordinary hand-carving art. Both double-sided watches have a fully hand-carved gold case and a manual winding movement, carrying 16 and 15 complications, respectively. Precision micromechanics and exquisite craftsmanship blend subtly in these two watches. Les Cabinotiers’ superb and sophisticated ‘Ornementale Art Deco’ watch has a purple dial and a ‘Victorian’ pattern around the case. Les Cabinotiers craftsman’s superb and sophisticated ‘Crocodile Totem’ watch dial is dark brown, and the case is decorated with a crocodile pattern. The elegant alligator leather strap with a pin buckle decorated with the corresponding motifs complements these two masterpieces, while the watch is also equipped with a distinguished Makassar ebony winding display box.

   These two unique new timepieces have an extraordinary movement and case, which are inspired by the brand’s most complex watch launched in 2005 at the time-the famous Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Île watch. This watch is also a tribute to the brand’s extraordinary watchmaking craftsmanship since 250 years. The two double-sided watches launched by Vacheron Constantin this time have 16 and 15 complex functions, respectively, integrating multiple complex functions in a limited space and highlighting exquisite arts and crafts, once again highlighting the brand’s outstanding watchmaking skills.
   These two masterpieces were created by Vacheron Constantin’s exclusive Les Cabinotiers department, which is responsible for customizing high-end watches. They respect and reproduce the top watchmakers in Geneva-the ‘Attic Craftsmen’ were commissioned by their valued customers in the attic workshop. And the tradition of creating unique timepieces. Every rare piece born in this department combines this concept with outstanding watchmaking skills, extraordinary handcraft skills and unique artistic creativity. In addition, the watch is specially engraved with the Geneva mark, marking its compliance with the strict requirements of this independent quality certification mark.
Movement drives 16 and 15 complications
   The manual-winding movements of these two watches are extraordinary in micro-craftsmanship and mechanical engineering. They can drive 16 and 15 complex functions, most of which are astronomical functions. In addition to the hours and minutes, the front dial can display 11 other complex functions: minute repeater, time equation, tourbillon, perpetual calendar (date, week, month and leap year display), power reserve and sunrise and sunset times. Les Cabinotiers’ super sophisticated ‘Art Deco’ watch is also equipped with a chronograph torque display function, which can display the power reserve of the minute repeater function. The dial on the back presents a number of exquisite astronomical complications: star maps, halves (spring and autumn equinox) and solstice (summer and winter solstice), stellar hour and stellar minute, moon age and moon phase, and season and constellation indications.
   The front dial clearly shows a number of major complications. The minute repeater setting of hour, minute, and second can be set as required. It is equipped with a centripetal flying chronograph governor developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, showing the brand’s outstanding watchmaking technology. The device is completely silent during operation, and can effectively avoid excessive wear caused by long-term operation. By adjusting the duration of the time sequence, the time sequence can be pleasant and clear. The tourbillon, which represents Vacheron Constantin’s superb watchmaking technology, is framed by the brand’s iconic Maltese cross shape. The tourbillon rotates one revolution per minute to improve the accuracy of the movement by offsetting the effect of gravity, and it also has a small second hand display. In addition, the ‘time storage’ perpetual calendar function follows a complex Gregorian calendar, which requires manual adjustment only every 400 years. The famous time equation function requires watchmakers to have a wealth of professional skills to accurately calculate the difference between true solar time and solar time. A finishing touch on the front dial is a ‘custom complication’ that shows the sunrise and sunset times, which can be set according to the reference city chosen by the customer.
   The second dial on the back of the watch not only has many complicated functions, but also is divided into two layers in the dial display. The center of the dial shows the starry sky map of the northern hemisphere and four azimuth basis points. The north-south part shows the month and stellar time based on ‘true solar time.’ The small hands moving along the edge of the dial on the first layer are used to indicate the age of the month (ie, the number of days that have passed since the last full moon); while the slender central hand with a sun pattern on the end rotates around the dial and points to the date and constellation in the outer circle And the season, and finally show the two points (spring and autumn equinox) and two to the day (summer and winter solstice) corresponding to the current date.
   As a member of Vacheron Constantin’s most sophisticated and complex movement, the super-complex ‘Art Deco’ watch is composed of 839 parts. The super-complex ‘Imperial Crocodile Totem’ watch is equipped with a movement composed of 836 parts. The power reserve is about 58 hours, the diameter is 33.9 mm, and the thickness is 12.15 mm. Presenting 16 or 15 complex functions in such a limited space and ensuring accurate travel time and clear display of the front and back dials show the superb craftsmanship of the brand. The 47mm diameter gold case is specially designed to enhance the sound quality of the minute repeater. In addition, each part is carefully tuned to ensure optimal performance, and is uniquely refined by hand polishing.
Les Cabinotiers Attic Masterpieces

 

   This extraordinary timepiece graces multiple functions on a double-faced sunburst satin-finished fuchsia gold dial. The front dial features appliquéd hour-markers, sword-shaped hands, and subtle swirl-shaped small dials, which complement each other with the radiance of the carved white gold case. Its classic decorative patterns are inspired by 19th-century Victorian architecture and are hand-carved on the bezel, ring, lugs and pin buckle. This micro-carving technique shows the traditional skills of the brand that have been passed down from generation to generation. It requires craftsmen to have deft hands and meticulous thoughts, and use a variety of carving knives and other professional tools to perform convex engraving, bas-relief engraving and a variety of fine line carving techniques. It took more than 150 hours in total.
Les Cabinotiers Attic Masterpiece

 
   The case of this timepiece is engraved with two giant crocodiles covered with three-dimensional scales. The giant crocodile is carved from a whole piece of gold. It uses ramolaye technology and multiple tail douce techniques (including matte, sandblasting, brushing and polishing). Operation skills and superb skills. The crocodile’s eyes were sharp and majestic. Under the ingenious treatment of the sculpting master, its three-dimensional scale ring cloth bezel, lugs and case back are different in size and exquisite details. They show different look and feel effects under different light, showing the giant crocodile king. The sparkle of pink gold complements the understated elegance of the dark brown double-sided dial. The delicate and clear dial on the front is adorned with pink gold hour markers, willow-shaped hands, and delicate swirl-shaped small dials.

   The caseback is engraved with the words ‘Unique Watch’, ‘Attic Craftsman’ and the AC (Atelier Cabinotiers) mark. Les Cabinotiers’ superb and sophisticated ‘Art Deco’ watch and ‘Imperial Crocodile Totem’ watch are equipped with Mississippi alligator leather Strap and hand-engraved buckle, premium Makassar ebony winding display box, pen and magnifier.
Technical specifications
LES CABINOTIERS Attic Craftsman’s Superb ‘Art Deco’ Watch
Model 80175 / 000G-B280
Geneva-Certified Timepiece
Ranch
Movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Manual winding mechanical movement
33.9 mm diameter (14¾ French minutes)
12.15 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
Vibration frequency 2.5 Hz (18,000 times per hour)
839 parts
42 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Small seconds on the tourbillon frame at 6 o’clock
16 complications
Minute repeat
Tourbillon
3-7. Perpetual calendar (date, week, month, leap year)
8. Power reserve
9. Time equation
10. Sunrise time
11. Sunset time
12. Starry sky chart
13. Moon age and moon phases
14. Stellar hours and stars
15. Seasons and Constellations
16. Torque display of time signal device
Setting Hours and minutes adjustment: Rotating crown (2 crown positions)
Moon phase adjustment: through the adjustment button on the case
Perpetual calendar adjustment: through 2 adjustment buttons on the case
Sky map adjustment: through crown and screw-in button
Case 18K white gold with hand-engraved ‘Victorian’ motif on bezel, ring and case back
47 mm in diameter, 19.10 mm thick
Ranch
Dial (front and back) 18K white gold, brushed purple sunburst satin dial
18K White Gold
18K White Gold Hands
Strap Dark brown Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle stitching, large checkered
Buckle 18K white gold ‘Victorian’ pin buckle
Polished half-Malta cross shape
Display Box Prestige Makassar Ebony Winding Box
Accessories with a calibration pen and a magnifying glass
Unique timepiece
‘Les Cabinotiers’, ‘Pièce unique’ and ‘AC’ stamps are engraved on the back of the timepiece
Technical specifications
LES CABINOTIERS Attic Craftsman Complex ‘Imperial Crocodile Totem’ Watch
Model 9700C / 001R-B187
Geneva-Certified Timepiece
Ranch
Movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Manual winding mechanical movement
33.9 mm diameter (14¾ French minutes)
12.15 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
Vibration frequency 2.5 Hz (18,000 times per hour)
836 parts
42 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Small seconds on the tourbillon frame at 6 o’clock
15 complications
Minute repeat
Tourbillon
3-7. Perpetual calendar (date, week, month, leap year)
8. Power reserve
9. Time equation
10. Sunrise time
11. Sunset time
12. Starry sky chart
13. Moon age and moon phases
14. Stellar hours and stars
15. Seasons and Constellations
Setting Hours and minutes adjustment: Rotating crown (2 crown positions)
Moon phase adjustment: through the adjustment button on the case
Perpetual calendar adjustment: through 2 adjustment buttons on the case
Sky map adjustment: through crown and screw-in button
Ranch
Case 18K 5N pink gold case with hand-engraved crocodile pattern
47 mm in diameter, 19.10 mm thick
Ranch
Dial (front and back) 18K 5N pink gold, opalescent brown
18K 5N Pink Gold
18K 5N Pink Gold Hands
Strap Dark brown Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle stitching, large checkered
Buckle 18K 5N pink gold ‘crocodile pattern’ pin buckle
Polished half-Malta cross shape
Display Box Prestige Makassar Ebony Winding Box
Accessories with a calibration pen and a magnifying glass
Unique timepiece
‘Les Cabinotiers’, ‘Pièce unique’ and ‘AC’ stamps are engraved on the back of the timepiece
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Precious And Lucky Moments Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Time Praise Series Watches Real Shot

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Van Cleef & Arpels has written countless magnificent and innovative legends since 1906. The family’s tireless pursuit of beauty has created a number of classic evergreen designs, reflecting the spirit of innovation and playfulness of VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. At the same time, it presents ‘lucky’, one of the eternal sources of inspiration of the family. Gorgeous praise. ‘Lucky’ is a treasured theme of the family. Over the years, it has quietly guided the family and inspired a number of unique designs. Evergreen lucky symbols such as four-leaf map eucalyptus and fantasy little fairy are treasures handed down from generation to generation.

   VAN CLEEF & ARPELS is the most cherished early lucky jewellery. It is a lucky charm bracelet in 1937. Such delicate and exquisite jewellery is specially designed to retain every precious moment in life and to sing odes to beautiful memories. In 2008, Lucky Jewelry became a magnificent and elegant new series, which has long forgotten the tradition of lucky family. Under the name ‘Charms’, the series launches a number of exquisite and charming watches, detailing every precious and lucky moment in life, and at the same time acclaiming the long history, exquisite craftsmanship and rich creativity of the Acura family.

   Charms watches rotate every second, day and night, making them the perfect companion for all occasions. The magnificent design of the watch witnesses the family’s professional watchmaking technology and accomplishments, the case curves are magnificent, and the dial’s radiation pattern is complicated and detailed. The bezel is the embodiment of the family’s extraordinary craftsmanship. The middle of the two rows of hand-set diamonds is decorated with bright polished gold bands, and some styles are embellished with up to three rows of diamonds. The VAN CLEEF & ARPELS logo engraved on the outside of the bezel reveals the innovative spirit of the family and embellishes the wearer’s delicate hands.

   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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Parmigiani Kalpa Chronor

Parmigiani impressed people with Kalpa Chronor to showcase the new generation of Kalpa watches-equipped with the world’s first pure gold automatic winding integrated double-trailing chronograph movement. The barrel-shaped watch is water-resistant to 30 meters and is hand-polished in 18K rose gold. The watch measures 48.2 x 40.4 mm and incorporates an extraordinary movement developed and manufactured entirely in-house. The PF365, a movement certified by the Observatory, was developed over six years and can oscillate at a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations / hour (5 Hz), thus achieving a reading accuracy of one tenth of a second. The Haute Horlogerie movement has a power reserve of approximately 65 hours, is equipped with a column wheel and a vertical clutch device, and provides precise metering accuracy and user comfort. The material is malleable and the processing is very complicated, which further highlights the rare quality and expertise in design, piercing and decoration. In addition, this movement is equipped with a variable inertia balance wheel, which is fixed by a cross-type bridge, which improves stability and shock resistance. On the dial side, the PF365 movement provides hours, minutes, small seconds and countdown functions, and is equipped with a speedometer and date window. At the back, the barrel-shaped opening is large in size, and the top is matched with a sapphire crystal glass, giving a glimpse of the new shaped movement. The movement is wound with a 22K gold automatic top with barley grain motif. The 18K gold and black dual design dial is elegantly shot-blasted in the central part, and the flange part is decorated with hand-woven effect machine-engraved pattern details. The chronograph dial is enlarged and located slightly above the center point to provide higher readability. The round date window with a golden outline is located at 12 o’clock, and the disc and gold powder with white numbers are displayed below Decoration ‘1’. Triangular hands with luminous coating and hand-applied 18K rose gold faceted hour markers. The hour markers are also equipped with a luminous coating that matches the folding clasp on the Hermes black alligator strap. The timepiece is extraordinary in design, limited to 50 pieces.

Technical details
Product Number PFH187-1001400-HA1442

Movement
PF365, pure gold
Winding: automatic winding Observatory certification
Power reserve: 65 hours
High vibration frequency: 5 Hz-36,000 vibrations / hour
Size: 17½ ” ‘x14’ ”; 39.7×31.9 mm
Number of parts: 348
Decoration: 84 inner corners
Number of jewels: 32

Features
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Date, integrated double chronograph chronograph

Case
Shape: wine barrel shape
Size: 48.2×40.4 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Material: 18K rose gold
Surface modification: polished
Water resistance: 30 meters
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Mirror: anti-glare sapphire crystal
dial
Base: 18K pure gold
Colour: Black
Surface modification: Shot peening in the center, snail-shaped chronograph dial
Time scale: 18K pure rose gold
Hands: triangular hands with luminous coating

Strap
Type: Crocodile skin
Brand: Hermes
Colour: Black

Clasp
Material: 18K rose gold
Type: Folding
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