Pattern Philippe Exhibits ‘rare Craftsmanship’ Timepieces Highlighting Superb Craftsmanship

Rare craftsmanship encompasses and incorporates a number of breathtaking decorative techniques that have been used for centuries to create countless exquisite dials and cases for classic timepieces. It is precisely these that have made the reputation of Geneva watches famous all over the world, and the ingenious pieces are even more favored by the Eurasian kings and nobles. These great art masterpieces incorporate exquisite hand-carving, luxurious enamel decoration, and unique goldsmith and gem setting techniques. The craftsmanship is no less than the precise, complex and exquisitely decorated movement in Geneva. Some crafts are still popular today, while others are gradually disappearing in the long river of years, and are on the verge of disappearing, and may even be forgotten somewhere in human history forever. Fortunately, more than half a century ago, Patek Philippe, with the support of the Stern family, began to protect these rare crafts to ensure that they can be passed down from generation to generation.

Patek Philippe: Guardian of Geneva’s watchmaking tradition

As a watchmaker adhering to the Geneva watchmaking tradition and fully absorbing the essence of its craftsmanship, Patek Philippe is committed to protecting the rare and endangered craftsmanship so that future watch lovers and watchmakers can continue to appreciate these great heritages. However, if these craftsmanship is to continue to develop, we must pursue excellence and excellence. Therefore, the watchmaking knowledge, experience and exclusive industry secrets of contemporary craftsmen must be imparted unreservedly to successors who are committed to this.

For this reason, Patek Philippe has never stopped supporting Geneva enamel painting. This miniature painting art uses extremely complicated enamel craftsmanship, using pocket watch’s small enamel embryo as the canvas, to accurately reproduce the rich and gorgeous details of portraits or famous paintings, which requires a long production time and countless processing steps. For each color, the work must be fired in a 850 ° C kiln, and then the second color can be painted with a brush. For some extremely delicate painting details, a single quill pen must be used. brush.

The same is true of filigree enamel. For more than 50 years, this precision technology has injected endless elegance into the dials and dome clocks of Patek Philippe’s famous ‘World Time’ watch. Filling the enamel first requires the metal blank to be etched. This technique is similar to the relief process, and then the enamel is filled in the depression. Hand-engraved watch and pocket watch cases, as well as carved skeleton movements are by no means top-of-the-line exhibits. They still occupy an important position in Patek Philippe’s current product range. The decorative pattern of the marquetry dial is usually composed of up to 200 separate parts, and more than 20 kinds of wood are required. High-end jewellery watches need to be set with precious stones of high quality on the dial, case, bracelet and buckle. These sophisticated inlaying techniques can only be completed by experienced and talented jewellers. There are also some works that incorporate many rare craft traditions, such as adding hand-carved patterns under the translucent enamel with beautiful colors.

The ideas and designs of these rare craftsmanship masterpieces were independently developed and produced by the creative department of Patek Philippe. This enabled Patek Philippe to better protect these craftsmanship and ultimately passed on to the next generation of watchmakers. Every year, Patek Philippe launches more than forty rare and valuable timepieces of this kind, which are carefully crafted by a very small number of watchmaking experts who are versed in these complex techniques, exuding uniqueness. Artistic breath. Patek Philippe is committed to protecting these superb skills.

47 masterpieces of watches and clocks, showing rare skills

As an excellent example of rare handicraft, these 47 timepieces are now on display on the fourth floor of the Patek Philippe Salon at 41 Rue du Rhône, Geneva. Each model is ingenious, showing the outstanding handicraft skills either single or integrated.


Girard-perregaux Ww.Tc Won The Paris Women’s Watch Award 08 Best Female Watch Award

On November 26, 2008, GP Girard-Perregaux 24 Hour Shopping won the 9th Edition of the ‘Prix Officiel de la Revue des Montres 2008’ ‘ The best female watch of 2008 ‘award. Mr. Stefano Macaluso, Vice President of Girard Perregaux, was present to receive the award. The award ceremony was held at the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris and was presented by the jury chairman Mr. Stephan Ciejka. Girard Perregaux 24 Hour Shopping is a perfect watch specially designed for women. From the perspective of women, the era of this world is coming. The most unique feature of this 24 Hour Shopping is that it has a special time zone display circle, showing a quite tempting world. This mechanism can make the world time zone show a delicate and subtle new look: Paris, New York and Tokyo The name disappeared from the city ring, and was replaced by the name of a world-famous shopping street or square. These are cult pilgrimage sites. Other time zones in the city ring are marked with 15 diamonds of different sizes. These diamonds total about 0.18 carats. Another extra clever design is this 24 Hour Shopping watch, which can be tailored to your heart. It can be changed to your favorite shoppers because of your preferences. In addition, there are three different versions of this watch. Each version has a specific name of two major shopping streets or squares: Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Orchard Road, or Montenapoleone and Central or Rue du Rhône and Nan Jing Xi Lu.
    On the dial, the hour scale is highlighted with 8 diamonds and elegant Arabic numerals. From midnight to midday, the hour watch ring can show the day / night contrast, and the all-black city ring can set off elegant pearls. The mother-of-pearl dial, black can also make the alligator strap and the onyx on the crown more outstanding and charming. In order to make this watch truly perfect, the bezel of this watch is set with 54 diamonds (1.95 carats) And the stainless steel case complement each other. This exquisite and ingenious luxury watch is designed for elegant ladies who know exactly what they want. With its 41mm case diameter, it can appropriately highlight the outstanding temperament of women on the elegant wrist. . The technical level of this new creation is as amazing as its luxurious features: GP033G0 has an automatic winding mechanism, which can be appreciated through the sapphire crystal back; small seconds dial and power reserve indicator, and the world The time zone display dial forms the perfect visual balance. And the most beautiful equal sign on the ultimate charm painting, the 24 Hour Shopping automatic watch makes the time view represented by the world time zone have a richer aspect, and emphasizes a true female world view: the sophisticated watchmaking process or You can have unique and exclusive rules, and even subvert the secular norms!
Girard Perregaux 24 Hour Shopping
Case: stainless steel
Case: 41 mm diameter
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator, shopping time zone display worldwide and day / night display
Movement: GP033G0 automatic winding movement
Kinetic energy: 46 hours
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters


Iwc Sponsors Beijing International Film Festival Again In 2014

After successfully cooperating with the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) in 2013, IWC Glory announced that it will continue to be the official partner of the 4th Beijing International Film Festival, and invest in this highly anticipated Film festival. IWC has always supported the global film industry. This time, we have cooperated with the Beijing International Film Festival for the second time. The brand will present a wonderful event of watchmaking and dialogue with the art of film. People ‘award. IWC is not only known worldwide for its fine watchmaking skills, but also renowned for its passion for film art, and many international film festivals including Dubai International Film Festival, New York Tribeca Film Festival and London Film Festival Partnership established.

IWC Glory joins hands with Beijing International Film Festival for the second time
In 2013, IWC and Beijing International Film Festival joined hands for the first time to become the designated watch sponsors of the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival. During the period, IWC held a special evening dinner for the grand filmmakers with the theme of ‘For the Love of Cinema’, and invited more than 200 filmmakers and celebrities and VIPs at home and abroad to visit the event, including the famous film star Wu Zhenyu , Yu Nan, Zhang Zhilin, Yuan Yongyi, Zhang Xiaoquan, etc. That night, Mr. Zhang Yimou, a well-known Chinese director with an international reputation, was awarded the ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award, which became a highlight of the film festival.

In April of this year, the 4th Beijing International Film Festival set off a silver medal, and IWC will once again become the official partner of this film event, showing the brand’s love for the film world. At the same time, the IWC filmmaker’s night banquet with the theme of ‘For the Love of Cinema’ will be opened again, and the ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award will be presented again to create a starlight feast belonging to filmmakers. In addition, during the current Beijing International Film Festival from April 16th to April 23rd, IWC Beijing Qiaofufang Grassland Flagship Store will host a series of exciting movie-themed activities to attract fans and watch fans. In addition to the star-studded ‘For the Love of Cinema’ filmmaker’s evening banquet, IWC will also host a grand press conference to unveil the mystery of the new global brand friend.
Masterpiece of classic style and modern innovation-Portuguese automatic watch
The ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award is established worldwide by IWC to recognize filmmakers who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the film industry, and is awarded at an important international film festival. This year, IWC, the official partner of the Beijing International Film Festival for the second consecutive year, has specially prepared the Portuguese watch (model: IW5001), one of the most classic masterpieces in its watch family, for the festival. At that time, the brand will present this tribute from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to the winner of this ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award.

Since its introduction in 2004, the Portuguese automatic watch with date display has become one of the most popular models in the Portuguese watch family of IWC. It inherits the harmony and elegance of the classic pocket watch era, and casts the right luxury Warm, highlighting the great charm of the film with the breath of the dreams of sailing adventurers in the classical period and the persistent exploration of the unknown spirit. The balanced dial design, embossed Arabic numerals, rail-shaped minute ring and slim leaf-shaped hands perfectly inherit the classic charm of the legendary first Portuguese watch born in the 1930s, and its design soul is rooted in Exploring the oceans by Portuguese navigators. The Portuguese automatic watch is equipped with the huge IWC-manufactured 51011 movement, which combines the development of automatic movements, such as the highly efficient Pellaton winding system and a power reserve of up to 7 days. Portuguese automatic watches pay tribute to the century-old heritage and innovation of movies with precision performance, classic design and precision mechanical construction.


Feather Watch Feather Watch Exudes The Ultimate Elegance

Corum presents a pair of new Feather Watch feather watches. The watch retains traditional elements and simultaneously injects contemporary fashion design. It is definitely a perfect pair of art works. The watch is specially designed to commemorate the 1970s. The 39mm diameter 5N 18K red gold case also makes the watch more sophisticated. The surface is elegantly decorated with peacock feathers, and one of them is surrounded by 120 round diamonds (about 0.71 calories). The design and production of the models fully demonstrate the fusion of excellence and exquisite craftsmanship.

 The story of creating this pair of beautiful watches begins with the professionalism and enthusiasm of Kunlun Watch: the brand has always been committed to conceiving a unique collection, by exploring the connection between classic and modern, precision machinery and classical art, to achieve watchmaking Eternal pursuit. The brand has learned a wealth of historical experience to create two feather watches with dials made of peacock feathers, which exudes the ultimate elegance of the watch.

 Plumasserie was very popular during the 19th century and is still a symbol of timeless elegance today. The feather artist showed great patience during the production process, was meticulous in detail, and used their dexterous hands to express beautiful poetic and artistic expressions, raising this precious handicraft to the highest level of perfection. Each feather is strictly classified and selected according to its stability, density and fineness, before cleaning, steam stabilization and manual cutting procedures. Then, with the inlaying process, the feathers are piled and shaped into the desired pattern, and then pasted to flatten.

Machinery and Crafts

 The surface of both feather watches exudes gorgeous and ingenious style. The first watch showcased the fusion of art in vibrant colors; the second watch embodies the craftsmanship of watchmaking, feather art, and superb jewellery setting technology (120 pieces set on the surface around feathers) 0.71 cards total diamonds). Both feather watches are elegant and unique with black alligator straps with curved spring rods.

 The CO 082 self-winding movement is mounted in the heart of these extraordinary watches. The movement vibrates 28,800 times per hour, drives the hour and minute hands, has a power reserve of 42 hours, and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The gold-plated automatic dial is engraved with the key logo of the Kunlun watch, which can be clearly seen through the transparent case back. The mechanics of the watch are a perfect match for the elegant and timeless aesthetics. The princess-style skeletonized hands gracefully surround the surface and walk under the sapphire crystal with the Kunlun logo. The 39 mm case is made of 18K red gold, and the outer ring is set with a key engraved groove. It echoes the Kunlun watch world in its subtle details and is even more original.

 These two new works allow viewers to appreciate the flow of time while enjoying a gorgeous painting, as well as the traditional decoration techniques, which will make rare collectors dazzle.


The First Choice For Business Travelers Oriental Double Lion Gmt Series Watch

Oriental Double Lion introduced new GMT series in March 2011, SDJ02001W0, SDJ02002B0, SDJ02003W0.
 The meaning of GMT: The full name of GMT is Greenwich Mean Time, translated as ‘Greenwich Mean Time’. Greenwich Mean Time is the standard time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the suburbs of London, because the prime meridian is defined by the meridian passing there. Theoretically, noon in Greenwich Mean Time is the time when the sun crosses the Greenwich Meridian.
 GMT function: The separate GMT uses a 24-hour clock to indicate the second time. The GMT function provides business travellers who need to travel in different time zones to grasp the local time and those who need communication between the two places.
 Functions: GMT Greenwich Mean Time; fully automatic mechanical watch, manual winding; sapphire glass; 40-hour kinetic energy display; 50 meters waterproof; see-through case back; all-steel case strap


Take Ta To Dive Together

In summer, a variety of water and underwater activities have become the most people’s passion, of course, diving is the sport most people are willing to try. In deep water, the requirements for equipment are also very high. In addition to wetsuits, waist lead, flippers, etc., accurate underwater timing tools are also necessary. Today’s Watch House will recommend a few diving friends A watch for underwater wear.
Tissot SEASTAR 1000 T066.414.17.057.00 watch

Basic Information
Watch series: T-SPORT series
Watch model: T066.414.17.057.00
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 49 mm
Official Store Price: ¥ 15,450
Watch details: 7750 self-winding mechanical movement, movement diameter 30 mm, thickness 7.9 mm, vibration frequency 28,800 times / hour, 25 gems, can provide 44 hours of power reserve for the watch, 300 meters underwater Waterproof performance.
Mido GENT M006.630.17.057.22 watch

Basic Information
Watch Series: Perfect Series
Watch model: M006.630.17.057.22
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 44 mm
Official Store Price: ¥ 9,600
Watch details: 20,900
Watch details: Water-resistant to 300 meters, allowing you to swim in the underwater world without fear of damage to the watch caused by water pressure.
Summary: In order to avoid the situation under the water, the diving watch must undergo rigorous testing during the production process. This is also the standard to test the superb craftsmanship of a watch brand. The price of around RMB is also within the acceptable range of most people. I hope to provide some help for your watch purchase plan.


Breitling Launches Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph

Recently, Breitling has launched the new Navitimer 8 B01 chronograph (model: AB011713), which is the first new product released by the brand after CEO Georges Kern took office. In the 1930s, Breitling established the ‘Huit Aviation’ (Huit means 8 in French) for the manufacture of on-board timers for pilots, and this is the name of the new watch. At that time, ‘Huit’ also referred to the 8-day power reserve equipped with the onboard timer.

   The new chronograph is 43 mm in diameter and is equipped with an independent Caliber B01 automatic movement certified by COSC. The design of this watch combines the coin-edge bezel of the Breitling vintage pilot’s watch and the inverted panda dial. The watch will be available from May to June 2018 and will be priced at CHF 7,100 (equivalent to approximately RMB 48,000). It is reported that in addition to this, there is also a 41 mm diameter Navitimer week calendar watch will be launched in the same period.

Technical specifications
Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 chronograph
Model: AB011713
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Case material: stainless steel
Dial Color: Reverse Panda Dial
Timescale: Arabic numerals
Fluorescence: numbers and hands
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: black alligator leather
Movement: Independent Caliber B01 movement
Functions: hour, minute, second, date, 30 minute / 12 hour cumulative timer
Power reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gems: 46
Officially certified by COSC
Price: CHF 7,100 (equivalent to approximately RMB 48,000)
Time to market: May to June 2018


Public Price 50,000 Yuan Up And Down Men’s Favorite ‘military’ Timepiece Recommended

In Han Yu’s ‘The Teacher’s Talk’, he mentioned that ‘there is a history and there is a specialty in the arts.’ The latter sentence refers to the fact that each person in the technical studies has his own expertise. Applicable, some brands specialize in watch series in a certain field, and their professional performance can cooperate with the military, attracting the discerning attention of men who love ‘professional machinery’. Today, the watch house will recommend three ‘military’ From a watch, feel the high standard of watchmaking.

IWC pilot series IW377725

Product model: IW377725
Domestic public price: ¥ 40500
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Case thickness: 15.2 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 79320
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 60 meters
Watch details: automatic winding movement, can provide 44 hours of power reserve.
Breitling Aviation Time Series A13324121C1X1

Product model: A13324121C1X1
Domestic public price: 42600
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Case thickness: 14.44 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Breitling 13
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: 1940 series PAM00514

Product model: PAM00514
Domestic public price: 56500
Watch diameter: 47 mm
Movement type: manual mechanical
Movement model: Cal.P.3000
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Details of the watch: 1940 pillow-shaped case, the edges on both sides are more obvious. This watch continues the classic design. The two overlapping sheets are coated with luminous material, which is clearly visible in the dark, with a cylindrical shape (not a cone ) Winding crown with P.3000 manual winding movement inside, with a power reserve of 72 hours.
Summary: These ‘military’ professional timepieces have good looks and performance. Domineering men can be more handsome when worn on the wrist, and the price is relatively close to the people. Friends who like it may wish to pay more attention to it!


French Hermes Group Negotiates Purchase Of Swiss High-end Watch Maker

French Hermes Group (Hermes) announced recently that the group is in exclusive acquisition negotiations with Swiss high-end watchmaker Natéber.

Hermes, like other luxury goods counterparts, is pursuing an international production strategy to better cope with strong demand in overseas markets such as Asia.

集团 The group has previously taken a stake in Vaucher Manufacture, a watch parts supplier, and holds some equity in watch case manufacturer Joseph Erard.

Desainz, president of Hermes watch business, said in a statement: ‘At a time of rapid growth in the Hermes watch business, the new acquisition reflects the strategy of controlling the expertise of the watch industry, just as we bought Joseph Erard a few months ago. . ‘

In 2011, Hermès watch sales increased by 23% to 138.7 million euros, accounting for 5% of the entire group’s sales.

LV Hermes’ competitor-LVMH Group currently holds a 22.3% stake in the group. LVMH Group acquired watch maker ArteCad last November. Prior to this, the group also acquired Swiss watchmaker La fabrique du Temps. French PPR Group has acquired a 50.1% stake in watch maker Sowind Group.


Kristen Vanderveen, American Rider Wins The Final Stop In Ocala’s Longines Fifa World Cup Obstacle Course North American League In One Fell Swoop

March 18, 2018, American rider Kristen Vanderveen rides the ‘Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili’ on the Longines FEI World Cup Obstacle Race North American League (Longines FEI World Cup) in Ocala Jumping North American League).

   They are followed by Brianne Goutal-Marteau, who also rides ‘Viva Colombia’ and Beat Mändli, the Swiss rider who rides ‘Galan S’.

   The Swiss watch brand Longines is the title partner, official timekeeper and designated watch of the Longines International Horse Federation World Cup Obstacles North American League. The brand is honored to present an elegant watch to the winner as a recognition.