Month: August 2019

Richard Mille Hosts 2012 Le Mans Classic

Last weekend, more than 110,000 fans from all over the world gathered at the Le Mans circuit to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Le Mans Classic. As the chief partner and official timer of the Le Mans Classic since the first edition in 2002, Richard Mille is naturally indispensable for this event.

Richard Mille hosts 2012 Le Mans Classic (Photo by Didier Gourdon)

The classic car race is divided into six groups. Drivers rewrite the history of racing on the Le Mans 24-hour track. This internationally famous track is more than 12 kilometers long. 1,000 riders raced on the track, including some well-known drivers, six of whom were former winners of the Le Mans 24-hour race. Like Derek Bell and Emanuele Pirro, they have won five times five times. Of course, the starting point of the track also includes gentleman drivers from 30 different countries, and French celebrity François Fillon. FIA Chairman Jean Todt Jean Tod – accompanied by Richard Mille Brand Ambassador and actress Michelle Yeoh – appeared at the venue on July 7 (Saturday) at 4 pm to start the race .
After 24 hours of racing, the following teams reached the finish line first and were excited to win the 6th Le Mans Classic: Grid 1 (1929/1939), Talbot Lago by Traber / Tenery, Grid 2 (1949 / 1956) Jaguar Type D by Gavin Pickering, Lotus 15 by Grid 3 (1957/1961), Lotus 15 by Wills / Twyman / Pirro, Voyazides / D’Abel de Libran by Grid 4 (1962/1965) Ford GT40, Grid 5 (1966/1971) group B. Thuner’s Lola T70 MKIII and Grid 6 (1972/1979) group Chris MacAllister’s Gulf Mirage. It is particularly worth mentioning that Richard Mille’s friend and partner Dominique Guenat did an excellent job. He drove a 1976 Lola T286 and achieved the third place in the Grid 6 category.

Richard Mille hosts 2012 Le Mans Classic (photo by Didier Gourdon)

In addition to the competition, many other highlights include the celebration that kicked off on Friday with a parade of 23 Ferrari 250 GTOs (total production is only 38). This year is the 50th anniversary of this Italian classic brand; the Little Big Mans event, in Before the official race started on Saturday, 7-12 year old children drove the legendary branded miniature replica car quickly around the track, attracting thunderous applause from the audience; an auction hosted by Artcurial Auction House and hosted by Hervé Poulain, Provide collectors with the opportunity to obtain rare classics, such as the Ferrari 275 GTC, which sold more than 1.5 million euros; a record display of about 8,000 vintage cars representing 170 vintage car clubs and different brands, all It proves that the importance of Le Mans classic car racing is growing year by year.
In honor of the ongoing partnership with Le Mans Classic, Richard Mille also released two limited editions that inherit the style essence of Le Mans Classic during the sixth race Watch, mechanical watch fans have a sneak preview on the weekend.
The RM 011 LMC Automatic Chronograph and RM 008 LMC Tourbillon Chronograph are two technologically advanced, high-performance sports watches that adopt a timing method designed and developed for the event, embodying all the history and the close combination of timing and motorsport. collective effect.
Source: RichardMille


Walking With Wind Cool Girl Essential Line Head

There is a group of girls who are always titled ‘Cool’. They may be wearing strong eye makeup, using purple and black lipstick, they may be wearing rivet jacket Martin boots, they may be singing You ca n’t understand the music and dance you ca n’t understand. They may also tattoo, smoke, drink, and go hand in hand with men. Everything may look terrible, but they are the most real. A few watches recommended by the editor of this article will help you make a more charming cool girl!
Panerai Radiomir 1940 Collection PAM00655

Domestic public price: RMB 70,500
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: ——
Movement type: automatic winding
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: The 1940 case lacks the wildness of the bridge guard, and the 42 mm case diameter is also a small size in the Panerai family, making it easier for women to navigate. And the white dial is also the first appearance in the Radiomir 1940 series design, simple and fresh and more sporty and stylish. Panerai watches are different because the brand has always adhered to its own style and tone from the beginning to the end. The large case, wide strap, minimal scale and dial design are always impressive. Do not forget.
IWC Mark 18 Pilot Collection IW327004

Domestic public price: RMB 31,500
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Watch thickness: 11 mm
Movement type: automatic winding
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 60 meters
Watch details: PRIMERO 03.2240.4069 / 21.C774 watch

Domestic public price: RMB 59,800
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Watch thickness: 12.85 mm
Movement type: automatic winding
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: Primero 4069 automatic winding movement, which can provide a power reserve of 50 hours.
Summary: Cool Girls don’t seem to be taking an ordinary path. In fact, they are not cold-hearted in their lives. They are enthusiastic and extremely kind. They always pass their positive attitudes to those around them. Whether it’s Cool Girl or Mengmei Paper, it’s the best way of life to be serious about yourself.


High-end, Connotation, And Most Textured Dial

At the Geneva watch exhibition, various brands presented us with various types of exquisite watches, complex models, innovative models, new series, new materials, etc. It was really beautiful. Dazzling. Then, in this case, a simple and low-key dial design is very conspicuous, but simplicity does not mean simplicity.
  The new three Altiplano series meteorite watches launched by Piaget this time. This unique material is decorated on the dial, which makes the watch have a low-key and luxurious charm. Subsequently, netizens suggested that the dial of this material looks good and looks good But is it pure natural? Will it be worth its expensive price? So let’s take a look at the secret of this material today?

Meteorite material

Graphene meteorite bracelet

 Meteorites, the extraterrestrial ‘matter’, come mostly from asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, and a few from the moon and Mars. Meteorites are usually black, gray, or brown, and individual meteorites have blue, yellow, and red fragments. The texture varies, resulting in different colors. White meteorite and light meteorite are very rare. The meteorite pattern is strange and full of mystery, and this foreign ‘material’ cannot be refuted by our naked eyes, and can only be identified by professional instruments.

Graphene meteorite bracelet

Meteorites can be divided into three types: stone meteorite (top), iron meteorite (bottom left) and stone iron meteorite (bottom right).

  It is said that since a long time ago, meteorites have been used as jewelry decoration since ancient Egypt. For that era, diamonds, shells, etc. could be used as cheap decorations, so the material of the meteorite should not be surprising. Already. Meteorites can be roughly divided into stone meteorites (main ingredients are silicates), iron meteorites (iron-nickel alloys) and stone iron meteorites (mixtures of iron and silicates). Meteorites are harder than ordinary minerals and are both hard. It is fragile and difficult to make, and traditional craftsmanship cannot be used. Therefore, no matter how exquisitely it is made, it needs to be finely crafted by top-level masters from all walks of life.
Meteorite dial
  Although humans have begun to use meteorites for jewelry decoration, in the watch industry, it has not been until the 21st century that meteorites have been used as watch faces. The first brand to use meteorites to make dials is familiar to everyone-Rolex ,

‘Gibeon’ meteorite

Rolex Daytona

  The Rolex’s Daytona model number 116519MT uses the Gibeon ‘meteorite found in the African Namib Desert in 1836, but since the desert was banned from mining in the early 20th century, the existence of such meteorite is very rare.

Image source @ 论坛 表 友

  For everyone, the high value of meteorites is not only due to the difficulty of obtaining raw materials. It is also due to the unique characteristics that can be given to watches. Iron meteorite, which is a symbiosis of iron and nickel, will usually be polished. A pattern called Widmanstättenpatterns appears, which is a common nickel-iron crystal structure of nickel-iron meteorite. This type of meteorite has a long history, and it can be traced back to the astronomical explosion at the beginning of the formation of the solar system. The effect of this texture is completely different, so the follow-up Omega’s new Speedmaster ‘Haoyue’s Gray’ meteorite watch uses the same dial as the ‘Gibeon’ meteorite that Rolex has always used. Although the source is the same, it has passed different craftsmen The master craftsmanship makes each watch its own unique aesthetics.

Omega Speedmaster Moon Moon Grey ‘Meteorite’ watch with faceted face made of Gibeon meteorite

Jaeger-LeCoultre launches two Master Calendar Meteorite watches with different meteorites in 2015

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Meteorite Dial Special Edition

  Of course, many other brands later used this material to make dials, so I won’t go into details here.
Meteorite dial this year: extraordinary materials combined with transcendence technology

 New Altiplano watches

 New Altiplano gold dial watch

New Altiplano gold dial watch

  At the 29th Geneva International Watch and Clock Fair, Piaget launched these three ALTIPLANO series meteorite watches, not only made of this excellent meteorite material, but also combined with Piaget’s most classic ultra-thin movement, The back of the watch is designed with a transparent back, and the movement of the movement can be clearly observed through sapphire crystal glass. Equipped with a 1203P automatic winding movement, the thickness of the movement is only 3 mm.

New Altiplano Blue Meteorite Dial

New Altiplano Blue Meteorite Dial

  This is the essence of Piaget’s perfect creation of ultra-thin watches, which enabled the brand to shine in the 1960s and 1970s. The movement was finely polished to present the ring-shaped Geneva ripples, chamfers and other modifications. It is engraved with the Earl’s Family Medal and provides 44 hours of power reserve when fully wound. It can be said that it is the perfect wristband exclusive item for gentlemen.
  Watches made of this material are indeed expensive. In addition, this material indirectly leads to the limited release of watches. The degree of difficulty in buying them has also skyrocketed, but considering its value, it is still worthwhile to get started. Therefore, interested friends Maybe try it!


Admiral Kunlun Cup Deep Hull 48 Limited Edition

Admiral Kunlun Cup Deep Hull 48 Limited Edition
    The standard 3 o’clock day calendar design, but the small 9 o’clock second hand is very different. Whether it is a 12-sided case, a diameter of 48 mm, or a unidirectional rotating bezel of titanium, it has a distinctive sports style. Water-resistant to 1000 meters and equipped with a helium exhaust valve
    The concept of sun watch can be said as broad as possible. In the huge watch family, the watches that do not have the qualifications of Rip are rather few. Choosing a watch is not only a technical task, but also an individual one. Especially for non-watch enthusiasts who wear it for the purpose, they often have to spend a lot of time just asking for opinions, and they missed the opportunity to buy a new watch in the New Year to torment themselves.
    As a daily watch, a calendar display is required. Tables with calendar functions abound, and are divided into multiple varieties such as single calendar, double calendar, full calendar, annual calendar and perpetual calendar. The most common of these is the single calendar, which has the advantage of being clear and easy to read. And rich in style, no matter the high, middle and low-end brands have corresponding main products.
    The double calendar is the day of the week calendar type, the double calendar is DAY, DATE-DAY corresponds to the day of the week, DATE corresponds to the day of the week. Compared with the single calendar, the double calendar only adds one function, but the positioning has changed radically. Because basically benefiting from this new feature are the middle and senior executives in various companies, and the meaning of controlling time is more obvious, so the dual calendar is also recognized as the most business day wear watch.
    The annual calendar only needs to manually adjust the calendar once a year, which is very worry-free for daily wear. Unfortunately, the options available are relatively limited. Since the launch of this ‘quasi-perpetual calendar’ product by Patek Philippe in 1996, only a few watch factories such as Bvlgari, Audemars Piguet, Omega, Breitling have followed up. As for the pure annual calendar (only showing the month and date), it is not a second person except Omega.
    The full calendar and the almanac are easy to be confused in appearance, especially the models with moon phases. Among them, Patek Philippe’s almanac and Blancpain’s full calendar moon phases. Their dials are rich in content, including the day of the week, calendar, month, moon phase, and minute hand, and the layout is orderly. Not only enthusiasts of watches and clocks, even laymen will be moved by it. Although there is still a gap between the price and complexity and the perpetual calendar, Patek Philippe’s annual calendar and Blancpain’s full-calendar moon phase watch have steadily entered the collection level and are the first choice of such high-end daily wear watches.
    The perpetual calendar is naturally the top of the calendar family, whether it is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 8-day long-powered perpetual calendar, Athens’ GMT perpetual calendar, Blancpain’s ultra-thin perpetual calendar, and the exaggerated Piaget Emperador Cusion perpetual calendar, or H.Moser’s ‘instantaneous ‘Flash’ perpetual calendar, can evoke the infinite impulse of love watches. And what I want to recommend is a Glashütte Senator Navigator perpetual calendar that many people will be unfamiliar with. Its week, month, calendar, leap year, and moon phases are all scattered on the edge of the dial in the form of a window, which is not the same as any other watch. I was used to the traditional perpetual calendar arrangement, and suddenly I saw a unique one that just can eliminate your aesthetic fatigue.
Five Reasons to Choose ‘Dual Calendar’
    Functionality: In addition to the basic time display, the DAY-DATE watch adds and only adds the day and date function. Today, both white-collar workers and otakus are used to checking dates on mobile phones or computers, and even desk calendars have been eliminated. However, the convenience and speed of watches are still beyond the reach of other tools. The design of the DAYDATE watch is clearly focused on legibility, designed to help busy office workers save time and avoid interrupting the task at hand due to viewing the calendar.
    Affordable: Watches must be more complex and delicate, and simpler and more durable. Compared with expensive devices such as timekeeping, question and answer, tourbillon, the realization of the week and calendar functions is much easier. The related technology is very mature and very popular, so the price of this type of watch will not be too high. Fully affordable. And suitable for daily wear.
    Convenient operation: DAY-DATE watches are basically self-winding, and the day and calendar of DAY-DATE watches can be adjusted through the crown without the need for other buttons or contacts. Because there is no annual calendar function, the calendar needs to be manually adjusted 5 times a year, at the end of February, April, June, September, and November. Considering that today’s mechanical watches that meet the observatory’s standards also need to be adjusted every month or two, there is no inconvenience.
    The grade is enough: DAY-DATE belongs to the mid-to-high end of the mechanical watch from the product positioning. It feels more formal and business than the ordinary junior or single calendar. And the DAY-DATE watches are often produced by mid- to high-end brands with a certain reputation and reputation, which can definitely be used in business and social occasions.
    Rich styles: Chinese people buy watches to look at the style first, and the functions are not practical. In terms of style, the range of DAY-DATE watches is still relatively wide. There are more than one combination from the material, the position of the calendar window to the overall style, which meets the wear needs of all levels from ordinary white-collar workers to workaholics to professional managers, while also taking care of fashionistas and sports fans Personality claims.