Low-key and luxurious, in the traditional concept, these are two incompatible words. Although ‘poor car and rich watch’, whether it is a car or a watch, as long as the word ‘luxury’ is used, it is not a simple product, it also represents the taste and status of the owner, and has more additional value. Of course, luxury shouldn’t just be a high-profile show-off. Introvertedness and humility are also a virtue. This has a ‘low-key luxury.’ In the domestic luxury car market, the German ‘troika’ BBA firmly occupies the first echelon. However, in recent years, the performance of the Lexus brand in the market has been very surprising. From January to July this year, the cumulative sales of Lexus in China was 109,933 units, a year-on-year increase of 31%. Among them, the cumulative sales of intelligent and hybrid models were 37,518 units, a year-on-year increase of 43%. Such a high rate of quality growth is really rare. It is worth mentioning that, behind such sales, half of them are completed with price increases and waiting, which is truly ‘quality and quantity’. According to the author’s observations of Lexus owners around them, they generally have a characteristic that is ‘low-key.’ Not long ago, the author saw on the well-known domestic watch forum that more than one Lexus GS owner showed off his Grand Seiko watch. In my opinion, ‘open GS wear GS’ not only It is a coincidence and an attitude towards life. The Lexus GS is a medium-to-large luxury sports sedan. In terms of level positioning, the benchmark should be the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class. These three cars are rear-wheel drive. It is inevitable that the rear-wheel drive vehicle is more expensive than the front-wheel drive vehicle, and at the same time, it can bring better handling performance. In the Lexus family sequence, it is also a medium-to-large luxury car. The overall positioning of the Lexus GS is higher than the Lexus ES. In addition to the difference in powertrain, the Lexus GS is a front-rear drive model, and the Lexus ES is a front-front drive model. This is also the biggest difference. The author’s initial impression of Lexus GS can be traced back to the previous generation Lexus GS300, the classic four-eye shape, and won numerous honors in the North American market. I also drove the previous-generation Lexus GS300. It is not a light steering wheel and has a very solid control feel. Lexus GS has always represented exquisite sports luxury. Today’s Lexus GS has added a family-style spindle front grille. Its main power is from the original 2.5L V6 to 2.0T L4. From the original large displacement naturally aspirated to having The independent water-cooled four-double turbo technology has its own unique style. Compared to the publicity of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, the sports luxury of the Lexus GS is even more low-key. Consumers with a budget of more than 500,000 may not always consider this model, but as Lexus GS owners said, only those who have owned this model will know how good he is. Coincidentally, these Lexus GS owners have more than one Lexus at home. In the previous article, the author also mentioned that the owner of Grand Seiko has his own understanding of watch selection. They do not follow the trend, do not advocate comparison, and there is more than one box of watches at home. As an independent high-end brand of Seiko, Grand Seiko is like Toyota’s Lexus, both of which represent the highest standards of Japanese watch and automotive industry. Talking about the characteristics of the Grand Seiko watch, whether it is the unique Spring Drive mechanical and quartz ‘hybrid’ technology, the ‘katana design’ pointer and the beautiful ‘snowflake plate’, there are Unique Japanese ingenuity. Grand Seiko (Crown Blue Lion) has exceeded the Swiss Observatory standard accuracy in the field of quartz watches, mechanical watches, or the unique ‘hybrid’ field. For friends who care about time accuracy, it does have a different appeal. From the price of the main models of Grand Seiko watches, the entry-level mechanical watches and Spring Drive watches cost more than 30,000 yuan, and the models with more than 100,000 are not a minority. . The competitors they face are also traditional Swiss watch brands such as Rolex, Omega, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breitling, etc. The price is there, and you can choose a ‘Japanese brand watch’ aside from the traditional Swiss watch. Such consumers are definitely not ‘little white’. Being able to drive the Lexus GS and wear the Grand Seiko watch, they are not “unseen”, but they have chosen the most suitable one out of many choices. ‘Low profile’ is not a compromise of low price, ‘luxury’ is an extraordinary enjoyment. ‘Low-key luxury’ is no longer just a slogan, but a pragmatic attitude towards life. What do you think? (Text / Qiu Xiaozheng)
At the Basel 2019, the Tudor Biwan series launched a new hybrid chronograph watch, boldly combining the diving watch tradition represented by the Biwan series with the essence of racing chronographs. This watch not only shows sports vitality and fashion taste, but also integrates the retro and nostalgic atmosphere into it, which is durable and durable. Let’s enjoy it together! (Watch number: M79363N-0002).
Watch real shot
This Tudor Biwan chronograph gold-steel model faithfully continues the classic aesthetic features of the Biwan series. The 41mm stainless steel case with gold buttons is an inspiration to the first-generation Tudor chronograph watch. Gold fixed outer ring with black anodized aluminum speedometer word ring, both sporty and elegant style, make the watch full of personality.
Like the other models of the Biwan series, the dial design of the Biwan chronograph gold-steel model also draws inspiration from the 1950s Tudor diving watch, using angular pointers familiar to most collectors, called ‘Snowflake’. Its elegant and dignified gold hue contrasts with the arched matte black dial, which is more ideal when reading.
A calendar display window at 6 o’clock. The combination of the recessed chronograph dial and champagne color not only highlights the sense of hierarchy, but also creates a sharp and eye-catching contrast. The watch’s outer ring is equipped with a speedometer, which can be used to select the required measurement unit, and measure the speed or flow rate.
In addition, this new chronograph also follows the ‘big crown’ design, which is the typical feature of the first generation of Tudor diving watches. Embossed Tudor rose logo on screw-down winding crown. Above the crown is the start / stop timing button; below the crown is the redesigned button.
This Biwan Chronograph is a dense bottom design, equipped with Tudor MT5813 chronograph movement, carefully crafted with pure traditional watchmaking technology, equipped with column wheel and vertical chronograph clutch wheel device. With a proud 70-hour power reserve, silicon hairspring, and Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), it is a well-deserved high-performance movement.
In addition, the strap also has a variety of materials to choose from. In addition to the selected textured black straps that are usually paired with Tudor watches, this Biwan Chronograph can also be paired with gold steel straps and brown antique straps. Antique straps are trimmed with hazel stitching and discounted.
Summary: This Tudor chronograph gold-steel watch is designed to pay tribute to the two important areas of diving and racing. The watch boldly combines the tradition of diving watches represented by the Biwan series with chronographs in the racing world Essence, the watch design not only has the youthful sense of sports fashion, but also the calmness of retro nostalgia, unique style. If you like this one too, get ready for it!
The long-awaited Chinese New Year holiday finally arrived on schedule. Everyone has been busy for a year and want to take a good rest during the Chinese New Year holiday, so some people choose to travel, some Some people choose elegant golf outdoor sports, while others choose to sleep at home, and more people go to relatives and friends to build up the family friendship that has been accumulated for one year.
Recommended sports watches for travel-Rolex Explorer II series 216570 black dial watch
The Rolex Explorer II watch, specially designed for outdoor adventures, is an indispensable assistant for outdoor adventure sports. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and others successfully wore Rolex when they ascended Mount Everest. Explorer series watches, in addition to adapting to a variety of harsh environments, also provides the function to distinguish between day and night, when you are in the dark environment to help you quickly identify day and night.
Reference price: 53100 RMB
Golf outdoor sports —- TAG Heuer professional sports series WAE1113.FT6004 watch
In 2005, TAG Heuer collaborated with Tiger Woods, then a well-known golf master, to launch a golf watch series. It has been launched with its unique design and has shown an incomparable charm. Its slim and sturdy, meets the physical environment and beauty requirements of first-class golfers.
Reference price: 15500 RMB
Home Casual-NOMOS Tangomat Series 601 Watch
The simple design of the NOMOS Tangomat automatic 601 dial, dotted with blue hands, reveals a literary style no matter what angle you look at. The slightly beige dial has a special taste, which adds to this watch. The elegant atmosphere of the 38 mm dial and leather strap is simple and rich in texture.
The NOMOS Tangomat series is available with or without a date display. The prices are 21800 yuan and 26800 yuan, respectively. This price is about 50% higher than the original classic manual winding Tangente watch. The parts inside the watch to ensure accurate timekeeping have almost doubled: from four original frame parts to seven, with 15 new gears and a new winding mechanism consisting of an automatic disc and ball bearings. As a result, Tangomat watches are as good value for money as other NOMOS watches.
Reference price: 21600 RMB
In the end, all the editors of the Watch House will once again wish everyone a happy New Year. I wish you all the best in the Year of the Dragon, the best of luck and peace of mind.
From August 5th to 21st this year, the 31st Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In sports events, time awareness is particularly important. Between minutes and seconds, it is not only a battle of victory and defeat, but also a battle of honor. ‘Lost milliseconds and thousands of miles’, accurate timekeeping has been the tireless pursuit of previous Olympic Games, and this is where the brand spirit of Jacques Rodriguez lies. Jacques Dross not only adheres to the innovative development of time display and precise timing functions, but also insists on the deep integration of superb craftsmanship and brand design. Today, on the occasion of the opening of the Olympic Games, our watch home brings you three Jacques Dro sports watches.
Jacques Dross stainless steel sports second hand watch J029020241
Product model: J029020241
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Dial size: 41 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Jacques Dro stainless steel large seconds watch (female) J029020270
Product model: J029020270
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Dial size: 41 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: SW Chrono J029530202
Product model: J029530202
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Dial size: 45mm * 13.93mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: Chrono’s design is inspired by the large second hand sports series. It is a sports chronograph specifically used for precise timing. Like a modest gentleman. This watch uses stainless steel as the main material. The charcoal grey bezel lines and cutout lugs connect the charcoal grey dial and charcoal grey strap, which is extremely three-dimensional and masculine. The chronograph buttons on both sides of the crown, the small seconds at 3 o’clock, the hour dial at 9 o’clock, and the large calendar pane at 12 o’clock are perfectly integrated into the overall sporty temperament, showing the beauty of mechanical complexity.
Summary: Since its establishment in 1738, Jacques Dro has been doing everything he can to achieve self-transcendence over and over again. For these three watches alone, the charm of movement and luxurious taste have been integrated. As everyone knows, the spirit of the Olympic Movement is ‘taller, faster, stronger’. Jacques Dro is not only insisting on making every watch, but also paying tribute to the Olympic spirit.
The prestigious TAG Heuer Link (Lincoln series) was cleverly redesigned in 2016. Today, the first 3 rows of bezel and bracelet inlaid with diamonds are even more gorgeous.
As the touchstone of TAG Heuer, TAG Heuer Link (Lincoln series) adopts classic design, the bracelet is equipped with the iconic S-shaped link, you can see at a glance.
During the 2018 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, TAG Heuer launched a new luxury version. The front 3 rows of the bezel and bracelet are set with diamonds.
The blue mother-of-pearl dial has a diameter of 41 mm and is easy to read. The bezel incorporates two designs: a pillow-shaped base and a ring inlaid with 54 diamonds. The design with four rounded corners makes the case between round and pillow-shaped, more feminine and understated.
The bracelet is entirely made of stainless steel, integrated with the case, and the simple lugs highlight the extremely smooth ergonomic design. Comfortable when wearing this watch: the bracelet is composed of polished components on both the front and back, which makes it extremely comfortable and smooth to wear on the wrist. This extra attention to detail makes you feel elegant and refined when you wear your watch.
This model is equipped with the Calibre 5 automatic movement, which is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal case back. TAG Heuer Link (Lincoln series) is also available in blue sun dial dial with diamonds only on the bezel.
A watch factory with a history of more than 100 years, usually its watch works often have deep technical connotation, and the design also tends to be stable and mature, but it also often makes people ‘classical, old-school’ stereotypes, but ARNOLD & SON obviously doesn’t want to fall into such a stereotype. It can give a modern and stylish character to the traditional and sophisticated watchmaking process. For example, the brand recently launched the Time Pyramid Watch and 36 in the Instrument and Royal series respectively. The Observatory Tourbillon Special Edition is a good example.
The arrangement of the movement parts of the Time Pyramid watch shows a pattern that gradually spreads from top to bottom to the sides. The upper part of the face plate is hollowed out in a wide range, and the visual effect is quite strange.
Time Pyramid Watch-Idea from a Clock
The design of the time pyramid watch was inspired by the brand’s founder John. The hollow school timepiece made by Arno in the 19th century. This British clock features not only the accuracy of the time, but also the reference standard for timekeeping. At the same time, its design also takes into account the symmetry and the sense of sculpture. It can become a delicate decoration in the space. As the antique clock presents a tower-like structure stacked up from the base, when transplanting to the creation of the watch, ARNOLD & SON also transformed such a structure from a three-dimensional to a flat layout. The black DLC case and black alligator leather strap create a cool visual sense, and what is more amazing is the chic movement structure presented by the skeleton movement.
The left and right sides of the upper part of the watch are equipped with power reserve indicators to convey the remaining power of the dual barrel. The dot scale is printed on the bottom of the sapphire mirror, which looks unique.
The picture shows the time pyramid watch in rose gold. ARNOLD & SON has not plated the A & S1615 movement’s bottom plate, bridge plate and hour-division dial ring black as the special version, the silvery white gloss of the parts and rose gold reveal the classic elegance
The A & S1615 manual movement developed by the brand is different from the traditional movement in the overall design. For example, its movement sets the escapement system at 12 o’clock on the faceplate, and the transmission gear train extends vertically downward. To the left and right sides of the faceplate at 6 o’clock, set two barrels (the effect is visible, the crown of the time pyramid watch is set at the case at 6 o’clock), when the hollow eccentricity is closer to the dual spring The position of the box forms a pyramid shape with a narrow top and a wide bottom. This special edition version is even plated with black at the same time, including the movement’s bottom plate and plywood, in contrast to the rose gold of the eccentric dial scale ring, barrel cover and gears; the dual barrels can output more than 90 Hours of power. At the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of the faceplate, a power reserve indicator can be used to indicate the dynamic growth of the two barrels, especially when one barrel starts to convey to the other barrel. In kinetic energy, the dynamics of the two hands are noticeable.
The No. 36 Observatory Tourbillon Special Edition uses black tones on the case and strap, but the bottom plate and plywood of the movement are sandblasted with rose gold.
The earliest timepiece called Chronometer inspired the Observatory No. 36 Tourbillon
Another special model for the 240th anniversary of the Observatory Tourbillon No. 36 is to commemorate John. Arnold’s well-known masterpiece, Arnold 36 pocket watch, has an original T-shaped balance wheel, and its well-known deed is that the brand once sent it to the Greenwich Observatory for 13 months of testing. The results were excellent at the time, which also made John. Arnold was inspired to name the pocket watch \\ ‘Chronometer \\’, which made it one of the origins of today’s observatory precision timepieces.
The main components of the movement exposed on the watch face dial include the dual barrel, small dial and tourbillon, which are symmetrical to each other, while the open face design conveys the three-dimensional impression of the mechanical structure vividly.
Although the inspiration for the creation is from an antique pocket watch, the Observatory No. 36 tourbillon is full of modern appearance. The special edition uses a DLC-coated stainless steel case and a black leather strap. The appearance is completely black. Adopting the three-dimensional beauty of the open-face design movement structure, ARNOLD & SON arranges the main components of the movement symmetrically on the side of the face plate, including two barrels on the upper half of the face plate, and a tourbillon in the direction of 4 to 5 o’clock. With the small seconds dial in the direction of 7-8, these components are mostly fixed by triangular hollow bridge plates. The bottom plate and plywood of the movement are sandblasted with rose gold 5N, exuding elegance and luster. Processing, some ruby bearings are also protected by K gold sleeves, showing the heritage of traditional watchmaking technology. The front of the watch combines symmetry, three-dimensionality, precision and exquisiteness only from solid handwork. Even if it is matched with a stylish black plated case, it will not make people feel obtrusive, and the model is not just eye-catching. It just passed the certification of the Swiss Observatory, just like its creative inspiration, making people feel at ease and reliable.
The tourbillon is located in the 4-5 direction. Its balance wheel has the classic three-spoke design of the brand, and the tourbillon device is fixed by a single arm. The tourbillon frame is less than 1 gram, which is quite light. The picture shows the tourbillon tourbillon in rose gold
In addition to the special edition of the Time Pyramid Watch and the 36th Observatory Tourbillon mentioned above, the brand has also launched a rose gold version. Compared with the black DLC case, the rose gold style has a more classic style and provides a strong sense of market contrast. The variety of choices also makes people can’t help but admire the omnidirectional interpretation of ARNOLD & SON watch design.
Time Pyramid Special Edition
DLC stainless steel material / A & S1615 manual winding movement
No. 36 Observatory Tourbillon Special Edition
DLC stainless steel material / A & S8600 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / 46mm diameter / limited to 28 pieces
Since the 20th century, Piaget has become one of the most recognized high-end brands in the country. Many celebrities will purchase Piaget watches as the best partner for social dinners. Although sports watches have become popular in recent years, so too have the complexity. But the more complex the function, the thicker the movement. Many people in the business and political circles, when attending formal occasions or social events, are worried about the embarrassment of the watch getting stuck in their cuffs when they reach out, and they will choose to wear an ultra-thin watch to show their cultivation and taste. The charm of the Piaget Altiplano series has never been reduced over the years, and it is still the watch of choice for high-end people. The new models launched this year are even more amazing.
Piaget Brand Ambassador Hu Ge Wears Altiplano Meteorite Dial Tourbillon Watch
As we all know, Piaget has an absolute position in the two areas of ultra-thin watchmaking and gem setting. And this year’s Altiplano Meteorite Dial Tourbillon Watch is a masterpiece of Piaget craftsmanship. Looking at this watch in this way, you may only think it is beautiful enough and luxurious. But it doesn’t stop there.
Altiplano Meteorite Dial Tourbillon Watch
First of all, let’s look at its dimensions: the diameter of the table is 41 mm, the thickness of the case is 7.05 mm, and the weight is 46.58 grams. It is a truly slim and lightweight high-end formal watch. It is equipped with a homemade 670P ultra-thin manual winding tourbillon mechanical movement with a thickness of only 4.6 mm. The case is made of 18k rose gold, the dial is made of meteorite, and the bezel is set with 60 round diamonds (about 1.44 carats). On the basis of slimness, luxury and elegance are added to the watch.
There are many meteorite watches on the market, but why is Piaget more characteristic? First of all, every watch of Piaget’s Altiplano ultra-thin series is an ultra-thin watch, and the production process of an ultra-thin watch is more delicate and more difficult than ordinary watches. At the same time, the meteorite is very hard. If it is used as a dial on an ultra-thin watch, it needs higher setting technology. Because of this, although there are many brands that use meteorite dials, Piaget is the only one that can be used on ultra-thin watches.
Another highlight of the watch is this highly recognizable Piaget floating tourbillon. The shape of the tourbillon is very unique. The letter ‘P’ on it signifies ‘Made by Piaget’. This watch is a limited edition launched this year. Only 28 pieces are released. With the unique texture of the meteorite dial, each watch is unique.
Another popular model this year is the Meteorite watch from the Altiplano ultra-thin series.
Piaget Altiplano Ultra-Thin Meteorite Watch (G0A44051)
This watch also uses a meteorite material to make the dial, but it is more simple. The thin rose gold hour markers are on the dial, and the calendar display window is located at 3 o’clock. The minimalist two-pin design is the signature style of the Altiplano ultra-thin series.
Piaget Altiplano Ultra-Thin Meteorite Watch (G0A44051)
From the side we can see that this watch is very thin and light, only 6.36 mm thick, but there is no lack of texture. In addition to the application of the meteorite material, its most special feature is that it is equipped with Piaget’s legendary thin movement-1203P ultra-thin automatic movement. The thickness of the movement is only 3 mm, but the design is equally fine. Circular Geneva wave pattern, polished round pattern main splint, chamfered bridge, solar radiation pattern decoration gear set, and Piaget brand seal engraved on the movement pendulum. Everywhere proves that superb technology and ultra-thin technology are not contradictory. 18K rose gold case, meteorite dial, legendary ultra-thin automatic movement, simple and atmospheric design, can you imagine that its public price is less than 200,000? However, this watch is also limited to only 300 pieces worldwide.
Everyone knows that Piaget’s Altiplano series of ultra-thin watches are famous and different, but what is its strength, maybe you can’t fully understand just by looking at two new watches. Let’s start with the birth of the Altiplano series.
‘Born’ but different
Fairy Slope in the Jurassic Mountains, Switzerland
In 1874, Earl was founded in La Côte-aux-Fées in the Jurassic Mountains of Switzerland. At that time, Piaget was an ultra-thin accessories expert, active on the product list of major suppliers, supplying ultra-thin parts for major brands.
In 1957, Piaget introduced the first manual-winding ultra-thin mechanical movement, 9P, with a thickness of only 2 mm, which caused a huge sensation at the Basel Expo that year.
In 1957 Piaget introduced the first ultra-thin manual winding movement-9P
This legendary hand-wound movement is only 2 mm thick. So thin, the workmanship is still fine. Equipped with center hour and minute hands. The movement is decorated with vertical Geneva ripples, the main splint is decorated with a ring-shaped corrugation, and the bridge is decorated with hand-chamfering, which embodies Piaget’s pursuit of perfection everywhere.
With the birth of the 9P movement, the first watch of the Altiplano series was also launched. The subtle and elegant design makes this ultra-thin watch stand out from the controversial forest of watchmaking, and also officially launches Piaget’s legendary journey in the field of ultra-thin watches.
Altiplano watch (equipped with 9P movement)
Three years later (1960), Piaget introduced the first automatic movement, the 12P. The thickness of the movement is only 2.3 mm, setting a record of the world’s thinnest automatic winding movement at the time.
In 1960, Piaget introduced the ultra-thin self-winding movement-12P
The movement is equipped with an 18K gold eccentric miniature automatic oscillating weight, also known as the ‘Pearl Turbine’. ‘Pearl Tuo’ puts the automatic winding structure on the edge of the main gear train. Because it does not need to be stacked, the thickness of the movement is reduced. So far, ‘Pearl Tuo’ still only appears in a very small number of high-end watches, which also shows Piaget’s superb skills in watchmaking.
With the continuous transformation of the Altiplano Ultra-Thin series for decades, a series of ultra-thin movements such as 430P, 504P, 800P have been successively introduced, all inheriting the slimness and performance of these two legendary movements. Added calendar, chronograph and other functions, but still does not change the classic slim appearance and elegant temperament. With a low-key and elegant style, it drives the pursuit of ultimate aesthetics.
Altiplano ultra-thin watch
‘Odd’ and different
The Piaget Altiplano Ultra-Thin Series has broken the world record twice. The first record was obtained by Altiplano Ultimate Automatic.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
In 2017, Piaget launched the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano Ultra-thin series and ultra-thin 9P movement. The new watch is only 4.3 mm thick and is equipped with a 910P self-winding mechanical movement. In order to save every inch of valuable space, the entire mechanism and manual assembly are included in the thickness of the balance wheel. The black PVD-coated gold oscillating weight also makes good use of structural space and is located on the periphery of the movement to integrate it with the thickness of the movement. In addition, the hour and minute hands are also incorporated into the thickness of the movement, which is completely different from the standard structure on the surface of the movement. This technological breakthrough contains Piaget’s top technology essence, and is also a perfect example of nobility and elegance.
The second record is the outstanding work of Piaget’s ‘Research and Innovation’ department-Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept
In 2018, Piaget released a blockbuster work-Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Awards. With 2 mm of extreme fiber, the most slim hand-wound watch with no suspense has become Piaget’s strong tribute to the ultra-thin watchmaking gene.
This concept watch uses ultra-strong cobalt-based high-tech alloys to ensure that while the watch is thin, it will not be bent by external forces. In addition, the ‘two-in-one’ structure is applied to this watch, which truly eliminates the boundary between the internal movement and the external case, allowing the case to become the external component and the movement substrate in both directions. This avant-garde technological innovation naturally achieves the special status of the Piaget Altiplano series.
‘Beauty’ is different
If ‘slim’ is the watchmaking gene of Piaget’s Altiplano Ultra-thin series, then ‘elegance’ is the aesthetic gene of Altiplano series.
Altiplano ultra-thin watch
In addition to the R & D and innovation of ultra-thin technology, Piaget’s use of precious materials is also top-notch. From the 1960s to the 1970s, Piaget boldly used gems such as hard ruby, tiger’s eye, lapis lazuli, coral, malachite, onyx and emerald to embellish the dial, creating a luxury watch with both fashion and elegance. Simple but luxurious, stylish and elegant. Such an aesthetic design adds a touch of tenderness to Piaget’s Altiplano Ultra-thin series under mechanical hormones.
It has been 62 years since Piaget’s Altiplano ultra-thin series was launched. Always unchanged from the beginning, the courage to pursue innovation. It is most appropriate to describe Piaget as ‘luxury in watch, complexity in core’. Altiplano’s ultra-thin series provides wearers with the joy of mechanical masterpieces, while never erasing high-end elegant aesthetics. It is this perfection that will make the world’s celebrities, collectors, and even connoisseurs favor it. Simple, low-key without losing its meaning and fun, this count is really charming.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39mm floating tourbillon watch with enamel dial, showing its true elegance and highlighting the noble value of the watch. The translucent dark blue hue of the enamel dial reinforces this timeless iconic quality.
Since 2008, Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches with floating tourbillon movements have only 46 mm diameter models. The new 39 mm size gives the Ballon Bleu de Cartier floating tourbillon a unique elegance.
For those looking for a modern tourbillon watch with soft lines, well-balanced proportions and comfortable wearing, the size is just right.
Enamel decoration, precious professional skills
The Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39mm floating tourbillon enamel watch with its exquisite deep blue enamel dial follows the tradition of dial enamel decoration from the beginning of the 20th century. This process first engraved a sunray radiation pattern on the 18K white gold dial, and then covered it with multiple layers of translucent enamel.
The enamel was originally powdery, and its texture, composition, and color must be carefully selected to ensure a uniform appearance and satisfactory results after firing. During firing, temperature control affects the entire process. Since the table
The discs have large windows that give a glimpse of the floating tourbillon frame, a process that becomes more sophisticated. After cooling, the transparent enamel layer, the texture of the guilloché pattern and the delicate blue depth make the dial a material and brightness.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39mm Floating Tourbillon Enamel Won ‘Poinçon de
‘Genève’ (Geneva Quality Mark). 9452 on watch
The MC movement is assembled and tuned in the Cartier Watch Workshop in central Geneva, meeting all the stringent standards of this excellence certification.
The Ballon Bleu de Cartier 39mm floating tourbillon enamel watch, with a creative elegance, interprets the brand’s unique style, and is specially created to treat it as a treasured expert.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier floating tourbillon watch, 39 mm, enamel dial with 9452 MC movement,
Engraved ‘Poinçon de Genève’ (Imprint of Geneva’s premium)
Equipped with 9438 MC movement
Case: 18K rose gold case
Diameter: 45 mm
Crown: 18K rose gold beaded crown set with a convex round sapphire
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal case back
Dial: White electroplated dial
Openwork grille with sunray radiation effect, black transfer Roman numerals
Bezel: 18K rose gold bezel
Pointer: sword-shaped pointer
Case diameter: 45 cm
Case thickness: 16.4 mm
Strap: Brown alligator strap
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding buckle
Water resistance: 30 meters / 3 bar / 100 feet
Movement: Cartier 9438 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement, equipped with tourbillon, chronograph and eight-day power reserve
Movement diameter: 15 law minutes, or 33.8 mm
Total movement diameter: 34.6 mm
Thickness: 8.15 mm
Number of movement parts: 318
Number of ruby bearings: 31
Balance vibration frequency: 21,600 times per hour
Power reserve: about 8 days
Numbered and limited to 50 pieces.
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. (Picture, text / watch home Yang Lin)
Geneva International Haute Horlogerie 2014:
Among the most precious moments of marine exploration, watchmaking is one of the most important elements of participation-since the invention of the marine timer, navigators have been able to more accurately determine their navigational route to Explore the ocean.
The ocean is a scene that contains communication, challenges and discoveries. Hermès was inspired by it and gave birth to countless valuable masterpieces, including the famous Clipper watch; this watch is equipped with a porthole-shaped outer ring. The shape, nostalgia for the 19th-century sailing ship, this fast and easy to handle barque is the name of this Hermès watch series. This series of watches was founded in 1981 and has been over 30 years ago. Designed by Henri d’ Origny, it has a noble and elegant spirit and sports style.
Hermès Clipper Jewellery Stopwatch:
Stainless steel case / quartz movement / hour, minute, second, date display / water resistance 100 meters /
Bezel set with 13 VVS diamonds, extremely white + / white mother-of-pearl dial /
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal mirror / white rubber strap & lt; stainless steel strap & gt; /
Reference price: NT $ 127,300
In 2010, the new Clipper launched a 44mm titanium case for the first time. The material of titanium is lighter and stronger than steel. The back of the case is equipped with a transparent crystal glass back cover. The wearer can enjoy the mechanical movement decorated with the H pattern at any time. On the surface, the chronograph dial with orange hands shows a three-dimensional effect, and the unique fan-shaped date window, just like the dashboard of a modern sailing boat, shows a sense of masculine speed. As for the color of the rubber strap, a brand new chocolate-colored strap has been created between bold orange and classic black, and the newly designed H-shaped refining strap is not only showing the brand’s characteristics, but also rounder and better feel It is more comfortable to wear, and the smooth curves show the harmonious design of this series of watches.
Hermès Clipper mechanical chronograph:
Stainless steel and titanium case / Valjoux 7750 self-winding chronograph movement / hour, minute, nine o’clock small seconds display / power reserve 46 hours /
Special fan-shaped date window / 200 meters waterproof / Stainless steel bezel side carved «Hermès-Paris» lettering /
Dial: Charcoal dial and rhodium-plated hands, orange dotted hands / mirror: anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back /
Strap: Orange rubber strapStainless steel and titanium strap / Reference price: NT $ NT $ 186,800
The Clipper series is available in different sizes and materials, including stainless steel, stainless steel with gold or rose gold. Water-resistant designs range from tough men’s watches to elegant ladies’ styles, from sporty styles to precious jewellery watches. Inlay, engraving, rotating bezel, guilloché pattern, orange hands, movement with H pattern … more details, more possibilities.
The latest women’s diving watch from CarlF. Bucherer comes from PatraviScubaTecLady, which has a strong self-confidence and unique style; this year’s new model is replaced by candy. Bright rubber strap, sea blue, palm green, sand pink and sunset coral color, with white corrugated dial to exude summer colors; the watch has outstanding performance, the case can withstand 200 meters of water pressure, stainless steel The ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and the self-winding movement are professionally equipped and are eye-catching whether on water or underwater.
Summer new color
The color of the rubber strap of the Plavi Deep Diving Women’s Watch is sea blue, palm green, sand pink, and sunset coral, which are the colors and scenes of the ocean, green trees, fine sand and sunset, which are common in beach holidays. The moody early summer mood; white corrugated dial with white ceramic bezel, hour-markers, hands and arrow-shaped markers on the bezel are treated with SuperLumiNova luminous coating, blooming light blue light in the dark environment, without affecting the time display function.
Accurate and reliable
Belavi’s deep diving women’s watches are distinguished by the essence of Swiss watchmaking tradition: a 36.5mm stainless steel case and a screw-in crown make the case resistant to 200 meters of water pressure; a unidirectional rotating bezel and SuperLumiNova luminous coating Layer, rubber strap with adjustable buckle and other professional equipment, enough to manage the deep diving challenge; the watch is equipped with a CFB1950 self-winding movement, a power reserve of 38 hours, driving the hours, minutes and seconds and the 3 o’clock position and date display runs smoothly.
Elegant and dynamic
Plavi’s deep diving family lineup is very busy. In addition to several summer new colors this year, there are still a number of elegant and dynamic models, such as a stainless steel case or a white rubber band for women’s watches, and a 44.6 mm men’s watch, the case has Blue-black or red-black combination; each deep dive watch has its own personality, but also embodies the spirit of contemporary design and Swiss watchmaking tradition.
Technical specifications: Plavich Women’s Watch
Model: 00.10634.23.23.02 (sea blue)
00.10634.23.23.03 (sunset coral)
00.10634.23.23.04 (sand pink)
00.10634.23.23.05 (palm green)
Movement: CFB 1950 self-winding movement, diameter 26.2 mm, thickness 4.6 or 4.8 mm, 25 stone or 26 stone, power reserve 38 hours
Function: date, hour, minute, second
Case: Stainless steel case, stainless steel / ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-in crown, double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass, water-resistant to 200 m (20 atm), diameter 36.5 mm, thickness 11.37 mm
Dial: white ripple dial
Strap: rubber strap with adjustable stainless steel folding clasp