Month: October 2010

Details Of The History Of Watchmakers (On)

The development of watchmaking industry has gone through more than 500 years. In this long history, the watchmaking industry also has a different division of labor. They are responsible for manufacturing movements, dials, hands, cases, enamels. , Jewelry, and other positions, and the input of each role is based on culture, skills and enthusiasm. Culture is the medium of all creation and a resource for developing creativity that already exists. Knowledge of mathematics, astronomy and micromechanics is of great significance for manufacturing movements. At the same time, art culture and design experience are also essential.

 Whether handmade or with the help of machines, haute horlogeries are always exploring all the potential of human wisdom. Many basic tools have been used since ancient times. Files, saws, pliers, screwdrivers, drills, compasses … Although some of these tools have been replaced by automated and CNC machines and promoted production, but for watchmaking technology and art Research is never ending.

 Culture and knowledge can be passed from one generation to the next through language, and the hard work will be passed on to craftsmen who love perfect craftsmanship. In fact, fine watchmaking artists do not even consider the number of products, but inject a strong enthusiasm into their works. In short, culture is the source of inspiration, skills are absolutely necessary, and enthusiasm can develop more potential talents.

 In the late 13th century, clocks with escapement and hammer power mechanisms have appeared, where they now appear in France, Britain, Italy, and later Germany and Belgium. Although we can’t say exactly who made those clocks, the invention of these timers is very meaningful for human progress.

 The artisans who made clocks at that time were called ‘metal artisans’. It wasn’t until 1544 that the clockmaker became a legal occupation. At their request, the French king François I organized the clockmaker into a union. This is to prevent problems in product quality. When clockmakers are promoted to masters, they will not only improve their work, but also have the ability to support their lives. There will be imprints and even signatures in their works. Although these measures will protect the identity of the clockmaker, they are still under pressure from the goldsmith and try to prevent them from making precious metal items. From the beginning, goldsmiths retained the right to make gold or silver clocks.
 In fact, the 1646 Act even states that ‘goldsmiths or members of other unions are not allowed to directly or indirectly participate in the manufacture and sale of clocks, big or small, old or new, unless he is a master clockmaker.’ Despite these ordinances, the power of the clockmaker is still unable to compete with competitors and is still forced to struggle hard. Because the goldsmiths have a lot of resources, they can find more outlets in the manufacture of diversified gold and silver utensils, and the clockmakers have no close ties with the trade merchants in Paris.


Audemars Piguet Serena Williams Wins The 19th Grand Slam Title

On January 31, 2015, Audemars Piguet, a close friend of the Audemars Piguet brand, and world number one tennis player Serena Williams won the Australian Open Women’s Singles Championship.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (Model: 26048SK)
   Williams wore the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (model: 26048SK) and fought fiercely against Maria Sharapova. Despite suffering from the flu for a week, Serena still played her 16th streak against Shava, regained the Australian Open Women’s Singles Championship after 5 years, and won her 19th Grand Slam in her nearly 20-year career champion.


Medoc Belem Celli Series Jubilee Watch

Goethe said: Music is a flowing building, and architecture is solidified music. From the beautiful shape of the classic stringed instrument violin to the colorful presentation of architectural art, the Mido Belem Celli series has reproduced their elegant characteristics without exception. The new Belém Série Jubilee watch draws inspiration from the simple and harmonious shape of the neoclassical architectural masterpiece, the Rennes Opera House in France, abandons the complicated and complicated design appearance, and returns the watch design to the original intention of time expression. The observatory-certified automatic movement emphasizes the practical functions of the watch, thereby paying tribute to the classic design and practical spirit of neoclassicism.
     The Rennes Opera House, built in 1836, is an outstanding representative of neoclassical architectural art. Its solemn and simple shape abandons the complicated decoration and gorgeous appearances popular at the time, and shows the most fundamental practicality of the opera house architecture with pure architectural art. Function reflects the spirit of innovation in the era of great change. The Mido Berencelli series Jubilee watch inherits the circular architectural characteristics of the Rennes Opera House, incorporating its subtle curves and contours into the watch design. Expression time. The use of the Observatory’s certified automatic movement strengthens the practical functions of the watch, while reproducing the simple and solemn appearance of neoclassicalism, without losing the profound connotation of its practical spirit.
     The new Belém Série series Jubilee watch uses an observatory-certified automatic movement to ensure accurate timekeeping. Whether it is an admirer of the watchmaking industry or a person who appreciates Swiss tradition and know-how, this watch can meet its requirements. In their hearts, they can also appreciate the elegant operation of the carefully decorated observatory movement through the transparent background. 50 meters water resistance allows it to adapt to more different environments.
     The Jubilee watch is a stunning masterpiece of elegance and harmony. The diameter of the case is 42mm, and the satin-finished silver dial recreates the solemn elegance of the Rennes Opera House. The dial is embellished with diamond bevel-cut hands, and the hour reading is as simple and generous as the classical art window case in the Rennes Opera House building. The double-sided anti-glare sapphire mirror makes reading time easier, even at night. The Belém Série Jubilee watch comes with a stainless steel strap, as well as a black dial and black belt.
Mido Belem Celli Jubilee Technical Information
Movement: ETA 2836-2 observatory automatic movement, 11½ ” ‘, Ø25.60 mm, thickness 5.05mm, 25 diamonds, 28,800 swings / hour, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shockproof system, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, ANACHRON Gossamer, GLUCYDUR balance. The carefully crafted observatory-certified movement is adorned with blue screws, and the automatic oscillating weight is carefully carved with the Geneva ripples and the MIDO logo. Hours, minutes, seconds, date function. Five different location tests confirm its accuracy. More than 38 hours power reserve.
Case: 316L stainless steel, three parts, double-sided anti-glare sapphire mirror, transparent back cover with beautifully decorated movement, engraved with serial number, 50 meters waterproof.
Strap: 316L stainless steel strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
Dial: The silver dial is decorated with sun rays and unique scales. The date window is at half past four.
Hands: Diamond bevel cut.