Big Bang series is the masterpiece of Hublot. As early as the birth of Hublot in 1980, the combination of natural rubber and precious metals, and the distinctive ‘porthole’ shape, became the symbol of the Big Bang series. In 2009, Hublot launched the Big Bang All Black series in China. ‘Invisible Visible’ became Hublot’s concept of interpreting time: As a special precision machine for expressing time, Big Bang All Black made time ‘invisible. And scarce ‘characteristics are clearly and individually expressed. The Big Bang All Black series all uses a black ceramic case, titanium H-shaped screws are also covered with a black coat, and the black rubber strap contrasts with the case. Even at night, when ‘time’ is hidden and becomes ‘invisible’, All Black still shines with a black luster. The women’s Big Bang Red is another charm. The crimson dial with diamonds, the white ceramic case and the crocodile leather strap lined with natural rubber make time feel luxurious.
The Oyster Perpetual Diary II, one of the classics of contemporary watches, has undergone a huge innovation. It is unveiled at Baselworld 2012 in all stainless steel and polished outer ring styles. The Diary II was first introduced in the ROLESOR gold and steel style in 2009. The new style complements this series with a strong personality and vitality.
标志 Rolex’s iconic log-type series, introduced in 1945, is the first official waterproof and self-winding watch to display the date through a small window on the dial, and the log-type II is a true heritage of this tradition. The eye-catching type of the Diary II lies in the beautiful case and excellent technical characteristics, which reinterprets the symbolic significance of the series as a model of modern watches.
Oyster Case-Excellent Waterproof Symbol
The 41 mm Oyster case of the log type II is guaranteed to be 100 meters waterproof and extremely strong. The unique middle case is cast from corrosion-resistant original 904L stainless steel. The bottom case is screwed tightly by Rolex’s special tools to completely seal the case. The winding crown uses a patented double-lock waterproof system and is firmly screwed on the case. The mirror is made of scratch-resistant sapphire glass, and a convex magnifying calendar window is provided at 3 o’clock for easy date reading. The completely sealed log-type II Oyster case gives the precision movement the best protection.
3136 movement-advanced precision timepiece
Journal type I I uses the 3 1 3 6 self-winding mechanical movement completely developed by Rolex. Like all permanent movements, the 3136 movement has also received an official accreditation for timepieces, which is specifically awarded to precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Precision Timepiece Testing Center (COSC) test. The construction of this movement is the same as all oyster movements, and it is accurate and reliable. As the heart of the watch, its balance wheel uses Rolex’s patented blue PARACHROM hairspring, which is manufactured in-house with unique alloys. This hairspring is not disturbed by magnetic fields, and is still very stable under temperature changes, which is ten times more shock-resistant than traditional hairsprings. Equipped with Rolex’s patented PARAFLEX cushioning device, which improves the anti-seismic capacity by 50%.
Comfortable and elegant oyster strap
日志 This log type II uses a 904L stainless steel oyster strap with an oyster buckle. This elegant solid link bracelet was developed and patented by Rolex, which is comfortable to wear and easy to operate. The strap is also equipped with a sophisticated EASYLINK chain system, which can easily adjust the length of the strap of about 5 mm, making it more comfortable to wear in various situations.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Log Type II Detailed Parameters
Model (Case-Strap) 116300-72210
Style Oyster case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter 41 mm
Material 904L stainless steel
Bottom cover Screw-in bottom cover
Outer ring Polished outer ring
Mirror surface scratch-resistant sapphire glass surface
Anti-reflective convex magnification (2.5 times) calendar window
Water-resistant to 100 meters
Model Rolex 3136
Automatic Perpetual Rotor
Certification Official Accreditation Timepiece (COSC)
Functions Hours, minutes and seconds
瞬 3 o’clock position with instant jump calendar
Second hand pause function for accurate time adjustment
Balance frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Parammagnetic Blue Parachrom Hairspring
宝 玑 style hairspring
Stable balance wheel
Parallel bridge plate and 4 gold fine adjustment screws, can adjust the time with high accuracy
PARAFLEX cushioning device
Ruby 31 Ruby
Power reserve about 48 hours
Hour markers 18ct white gold clock markers coated with phosphorescent material
Hands 18ct white gold hands coated with phosphorescent material
Material 904L stainless steel
Buckle Oyster buckle
Easy-adjustable chain link can quickly adjust 5mm length
After Carrousel’s function has been sealed for more than a century, Blancpain created the world’s first one-minute flying Carrousel in 2008, once again pushing this large complex function to the forefront of watchmaking. Like the tourbillon, Carloso’s invention also aims to reduce the effect of gravity on the movement of the movement, but the structure of the two is different. The tourbillon is linked to the main barrel by a drive train, while Carloso has two drive trains: one to power the escapement and the other to control the speed of the frame carrier.
The moon phase display is another complex function that has been buried until it was re-interpreted by Blancpain in the early 1980s. After being re-interpreted by Blancpain, under the then ‘Quartz Storm’, Blancpain’s move regained the attention of the world. The field of mechanical watchmaking led the renaissance of mechanical watchmaking. Blancpain also internalized this far-reaching significance for the watch industry as the driving force for its own creation, and developed the most complete and huge moon phase family in the world’s top watchmaking industry.
This Villeret Carrousel moon phase watch is equipped with Blancpain’s home-made movement 225L. For the first time, the three major functions of Carrousel, moon phase display and date display are integrated. In addition, the movement is also equipped with a silicon balance spring, which has a power reserve of up to five days.
In appearance, the watch inherits the consistent gorgeous style of the Villeret series: the double-layered bezel has a slightly arched dome-shaped large fire enamel dial, the blue steel snake-shaped hands indicate the date of the outer ring of the dial, and the hollow willow-shaped hour and minute hands Gently swept across the Roman numerals on the dial. The white dial also has a Carrousel window at 12 o’clock, which perfectly displays the Carrousel frame stage and its complex mechanical structure, echoing the moon phase display at 6 o’clock.
At the same time, Blancpain also installed two hidden lug adjusters under the lugs on the back of the 42 mm diameter case. This brand’s patented settings not only allow the wearer to set aside the adjustment tools and easily adjust the date and moon phase display, but also make the sides of the case smooth, clean and beautiful. Through the back of the sapphire crystal, the complete picture of the movement decorated with Geneva ripples can be seen at a glance, and the design of the hollow-out oscillating weight and the carrousel frame platform complement each other, which shows Blancpain’s meticulous attention to detail. With a chocolate alligator leather strap, it is the perfect finishing touch for its elegant aesthetic charm.
On July 18, 2018, the Swatch Group released the financial report for the first half of 2018.
· In the first half of 2018, the Swatch Group’s sales reached a record high.
· Based on current exchange rates, the Swatch Group’s net sales in the first half of 2018 increased by 14.7% year-on-year to 4.266 billion Swiss francs; at constant exchange rates, net sales increased by 12.6% year-on-year.
Operating profit increased by 69.5% year-on-year to 629 million Swiss francs. Operating profit margin increased from 10.0% in the same period last year to 14.7%.
Net profit increased by 69.5% year-on-year to 468 million Swiss francs. Net profit margin was 11.0% (7.6% in the first half of 2017).
• Growth was achieved in all regions, with Asia and the United States being the most significant.
· Market share increased significantly in all price ranges and regions.
· Further growth is expected in the second half of 2018.
Outlook for the second half of 2018
Positive trends continued in July. The second half of this year provides an excellent opportunity for continued strong growth and further market share expansion.
Regardless of region or price range, globally, consumers, especially millennials, have increased their demand for truly innovative branded products.
Consumers need real value, not only in materials, but also in emotions. This can be seen as a clear anti-commodity consumerism (everything can be exchanged and quickly loses value) trend. Increasing market interest in second-hand and antique products is driving strong, innovative and orthodox brands. This is a great opportunity for the 18 brands of the Swatch Group.
The Swatch Group and its legendary brands such as Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, OMEGA, Longines and Tissot-some of which have a history of more than 250 years-are in an advantageous position Digital archives and brand museums reflect the essence of this unique cultural heritage and individual brands.
Consumers worldwide want to know more about the production and origin of the product (Made in Switzerland), which is not only about sustainability, but also about the uniqueness and reliability of the product. In addition to brand history, it also includes technical considerations such as movements, new materials, design, aesthetics, and precision, such as Omega Observatory watches or Longines Concas V.H.P quartz watches.
This confirms the strategy of the Swatch Group:
· Production vertical integration.
Covers all price ranges.
· Each brand has an independent and distinct personality, not only in marketing, but also in movement concept and production.
In this way, each brand maintains a unique position with its unique personality, technical characteristics, market strategy, and positioning in the market.
Many new products
In the second half of 2018, Blancpain will launch the Fifty Fathoms Submersible 70’s date and week watches, as well as other classics, such as classic tourbillon watches, improved to the latest technical standards. Omega will launch the Hippocampus 300-meter professional diving watch; the brand launched the second ‘SpeedyTuesday’ watch on July 10, 2018-2,012 Speedmaster ‘Ultraman’ watches in just 1 hour 53 Sold out in minutes and set a record. Longines will launch a new V.H.P (ultra high-precision, high-precision quartz movement with perpetual calendar function) watch to further enrich the Concas series, which will be equipped with the GMT quick setting function. Swiss radar will launch a new series of diamond tyrants, this watch called Ceramos will use the latest combination of ceramic and rose gold. Swatch will also add more styles to the successfully launched ultra-thin metal series. (Photo / text watch home compiled by Xu Chaoyang)
Jacques de Petite Heure Minute Women’s Watch
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute 35 mm watch pays tribute to the charm of today’s women with stainless steel and mother-of-pearl! For the first time, Jacques de Ronaldo chooses all-steel steel for women’s watches. The stainless steel on the table and the diamonds of the dark blue mother-of-pearl and the stars are brilliant. The noble and elegant mother-of-pearl is carefully carved and cut into a unique disc with brilliant light; as the wrist shakes, the light and shadow change, showing a royal blue, aqua blue, cobalt blue or indigo blue tone. Legend has it that the seven-pointed star is a symbol of mystery and powerful magic. Eight seven-pointed stars are scattered on the dial rays, which outline a magnificent and deep night sky.
The integrated stainless steel bracelet has a unique harmonious beauty, which is also the result of long-term precision research and development. In design, it caters to the double challenges of aesthetics and technology, cleverly uses the asymmetry of the lines, and links the links of different sizes into a chain, which perfectly fits the wrist. Two beautiful diamonds on the chain shine brightly, which highlights the noble and elegant side of this timepiece, as if chanting women’s beauty.
Jacques Dro’s new Petite Heure Minute women’s watch
This tribute to today’s women combines contemporary top-notch watchmaking craftsmanship: built-in Jacques de Roche 2653 automatic mechanical movement, 68-hour power reserve, bezel set with 160 diamonds. The glory of the sun and the mystery of the night are perfectly combined here. Petite Heure Minute 35 mm combines all the charm of women into a new jewellery watch of the elegant poetic-Elegance Paris series.