For decades, Tudor Heritage BlackBay has been exploring the deep sea. It is permeated with the mysterious atmosphere of the hidden bay, as if it gradually reveals the mysteries to the explorers. This hidden treasure of the deep sea finally reappears in the sky and emerges immediately. . The optional Tudor Heritage BlackBay was first introduced in 2012 and won the ‘Revival’ at the 2013 Grand Prixd`Horlogerie de Genève. This watch was re-launched in 2014 in a cool and distinctive style. Compared with the original Tudor Submariner professional watch, the functions of this new model have been further improved and fully meet the requirements of the world’s top navy divers.
The uniqueness of the Tudor Heritage series lies in its meticulous design and the unique creative process that is managed by the brand style workshop. The Heritage watch is not only a re-engraved design, but also a new interpretation of the past, present and future, fully showing the integration of time and original style. On the one hand, it retains the aesthetic features that have made the prestigious models famous, and on the other hand it injects modernity. Continue the watch legend. Tudor Heritage BlackBay is the ultimate interpretation of this innovative approach, and its design inspiration is not only from a single legendary watch, but the classic diving watches launched by the brand in the past 60 years.
Tudor HeritageBlackBay’s overall line and dome crystal mirror are taken from the brand’s first diving watch, the Tudor Submariner (model 7922), introduced in 1954. Tudor HeritageBlackBay is also equipped with a domed dial, this feature is also derived from the first Tudor Submariner, and is now gone. Its unique winding crown originates from the model introduced by collectors in 1958 (collection 7924). As for the unique angular hands called ‘Snowflakes’ by connoisseurs, they can be found in the models from 1969 to the early 1980s. Today, these brand aesthetic traditional features are combined with modern design elements, including a sturdy 41 mm stainless steel case, complemented by a magnificently decorated and colorful anodized aluminum crown shaft; and a meticulously replaceable strap Demonstrate the extraordinary status of Tudor HeritageBlackBay and witness the evolution of the brand.
The Tudor Heritage BlackBay launched in 2012 is equipped with a dark chocolate dial, pink gold hands and hour markers, and uses off-white luminous materials and a burgundy outer ring to exude the faint soft luster of antique watches. This seems to tell the story of the old treasures, the charm in which often sublimes with the passage of time, while showing a charming charm.
When designing a new watch, the Tudor Style Workshop takes materials from the brand’s first diving watch and selects some of the design elements to create a professional and reliable diver’s watch. In the end, the workshop created a completely different effect, but there was no lack of elements of the Tudor HeritageBlackBay. Its icy tones underline the inherent advantages of fine craftsmanship, exquisite decoration and precise timekeeping. The first version has a soft and warm hue, while the second version has a cool side, with icy sharp lines and high-tech design. Its dark black dial contrasts with the white luminous material marked by the silver hour markers, which is glamorous and charming. The same silver luminous hands across the dial accurately show the same contrast effect. Finally, the night blue outer ring and the matching crown shaft slightly weakened the brightness of the stainless steel case, but at the same time injected the atmosphere of the ocean, giving people a sense of function and practicality, echoing the brand’s old military watches. In the second half of the 20th century, the French Navy (Marinenationalefrançaise) chose to wear a blue Tudor diving watch. Just like the other models in the Heritage series, Tudor HeritageBlackBay has two straps or leather straps. One is an adjustable black-blue fabric strap decorated with delicate texture, and the other design is one of two: The matching dark blue vintage leather strap, or the matte and polished stainless steel strap, also comes with a discount.
Polished and frosted stainless steel case, 41 mm diameter
Stainless steel unidirectional rotating outer ring with matte night blue word ring
Tudor Model 2824 Automatic Mechanical Movement
Power reserve about 38 hours
Stainless steel screw-in crown with Tudor Rose logo and blue anodized aluminum crown shaft
Domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet)
Stainless steel strap or vintage strap with discount and safety buckle; weave with textured strap with buckle
From fashion to classics, BVLGARI Bvlgari loves the selection, turning the affection into the scales on the wrist, the warmth of the neck and the fingers, dedicated to the man you love and love the most.
Long fatherly love, witness mature growth
The longness of my father’s love became deeper and deeper through the years. He faded his youthful angles and now he is more considerate and warm. Bvlgari’s new Octo Roma watch brings Octo’s pure aesthetic to an unprecedented level. While retaining the iconic octagon of the series, the number of facets is reduced to make it more rounded. With a warm alligator brown alligator leather strap, it is more suitable for daily wear.
BVLGARI OCTO ROMA watch, the price of 145,000 yuan (SAP: 102702)
BVLGARI OCTO ROMA watch, price 55,000 yuan (SAP: 102703)
Father’s love is like a mountain.
Modernity is the keynote of the Bulgari Octo Ultranero cool charm watch. The entire watch presents a strong black and angular design, demonstrating the masculinity of a stylish male watch. The hands and scales are adorned with rose gold or positive red to light up the entire watch. Just like his father’s tall and sunny image, he is always full of power, reassuring us and admiring us.
BVLGARI OCTO ULTRANERO watch, price 79,000 yuan (SAP: 102485)
BVLGARI OCTO ULTRANERO watch, price 55,000 yuan (SAP: 102738)
Young trendy dad, more fashion choices
Bvlgari B.zero1 Series Design Legend is a legendary unique design model. In the original sense of architectural strength, the unique curve beauty is blended, and the endless undulations are full of rhythm. Dedicate the legendary B.zero1 series necklaces and rings to young fashion fathers, celebrate their first father’s joy, and encourage this brave and firm responsibility.
BVLGARI B.zero1 series Design Legend rose gold pendant, price 22400 yuan (SAP: CL858069)
BVLGARI B.zero1 series Design Legend tri-gold ring in rose gold, price 15400 yuan (SAP: AN858029)
BVLGARI B.zero1 series Design Legend white gold three-ring ring, price 17,000 yuan (SAP: AN858081)...
As we all know, the famous brand TAG Heuer watches have been committed to the extreme precision in the development of timepieces for more than 150 years, and also launched many extraordinary chronograph models that shocked the world. In such a long time, the brand has established its own top-level technical team and developed a large number of advanced patented timing technologies. On December 3rd, Mr. Guy Semon, Global Technical Director of TAG Heuer, personally came to Beijing to unveil the mystery of this legendary brand’s indicators for the media friends.
The Watch House is very honored to be the invited media to attend the TAG Heuer Fine Watching Class taught by Mr. Guy Semon. The layout of the event site is very simple, but the brand’s intentions are also revealed in the details.
The watch’s carefully prepared watch-related technology PPT also added a bit of color to Mr. Guy Semon’s lively explanations, including the specially set animation link, which made the boring mechanical principle come to the screen.
In addition to the simple style of the layout, the brand specially prepared exquisite tea for the guests present, which can be said to be very intimate.
With the successive admission of media friends, the host extended a warm welcome to everyone, which means that this TAG Heuer watchmaking class has officially started.
Next, Mr. Guy Semon, the global technical director of the TAG Heuer brand, made his debut. He greeted everyone warmly, and also said that the media at the scene could ask questions if they had any questions about watchmaking technology. Let’s take a look at several TAG Heuer’s avant-garde precision chronograph watches.
CARRERA MIKROGIRDER- Grand Prix of Geneva Fine Watches
The birth of CARRERA Mikrogirder is an important milestone in the Swiss watch industry. It uses linear oscillators instead of traditional hairsprings, but its accuracy has reached an unprecedented 5/10000 seconds.
The new fine-tuning system consisting of a linear oscillator and a blade holder vibrates at a small angle, instead of a traditional watch, with a swing angle of up to 320 degrees. 1,000 Hz means an accuracy of 5 / 10,000 seconds, which means a vibration frequency of 7,200,000 vibrations per hour. Conventional mechanical watches only have 4 Hz and only vibrate 28,800 times per hour. In comparison, Mikrogirder is 250 times theirs!
Mikrogirder’s dual-frequency system guarantees accuracy through an independent dual-chain architecture. The two systems, ‘normal speed’ and ‘high speed’, are independent of each other and do not interfere with each other, ensuring better precision and accuracy. The power reserve is increased, and at the same time the energy loss caused by friction is reduced. The ‘high-speed’ system is only activated when needed and will not always run. Finally, dual-frequency systems provide maximum readability. Time scale-1/100, 1/1000, 5 / 10,000 seconds are displayed by the central hand. This display is revolutionary, and one second can make 20 revolutions around the dial.
TAG HeuerCARRERA Mikrogirder is a perfect mechanical watch and won the ‘Golden Hand’ award in 2012, the highest award of the Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.
CARRERA MIKROPENDULUM-the first high-frequency chronograph with magnet speed control
As the first high-frequency chronograph driven by magnets, the design of CARRERA MikroPendulum was inspired by the classic CARRERAMIKROGRAPH-the first mechanical watch with an integrated column wheel system displayed by a central hand showing 1/100 second. Like all works in the MIKRO series, the CARRERA MikroPendulum uses dual-caliber components, including a 4 Hz watch balance, vibrates 28,800 times per hour, and has a 42-hour power reserve; and a hairspring-less stopwatch balance (50 Hz) It vibrates 360,000 times per hour with a 90-minute power reserve. The stopwatch is wound by the crown: the watch uses a classic COSC-certified automatic movement, powered by the weight of the balance wheel. In this dual-calibre watch with 371 components, the design, manufacture and assembly of each component are completed by the watchmakers and engineers of TAG Heuer’s professional watchmaking team.
The case diameter is 45 mm and is made of finely ground polished titanium with sandblasting. The keys and rubber crown are grade 5 metal. The surface is double-sided anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal. The dial is a charcoal gray design. The unprecedented hairspring-less magnetic balance wheel proudly displays at 9 o’clock, and the Geneva wave is decorated below the balance wheel. The stopwatch’s minute timer is at 3 o’clock, the seconds are at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve of the stopwatch is displayed at 12 o’clock. The scale on the charcoal gray flange is accurate to 1 / 100th of a second, and a red central pointer tells the passage of time. The strap is hand-stitched in soft crocodile leather, with a black titanium folding clasp, which adheres to the consistent sports appearance of TAG Heue. This is the classic CARRERA watch, always at the forefront of the times, leading the trend of technology and design.
CARRERA MIKROPENDULUMS-the world’s first hairless magnetic composite metal tourbillon
CARRERA MikroPendulumS is based on CARRERA MikrotourbillonS, adding 2 magnetic balance wheels, thus replacing the traditional hairspring, one for displaying time and one for timing. This extremely sophisticated device contains 454 components and uses TAG Heuer’s patented technology. The watch balance frequency is 12 Hz, and the stopwatch balance is 50 Hz (60 minutes power reserve). The stopwatch is equipped with one of the world’s fastest tourbillons, accurate to 1 / 100th of a second, vibrating 360,000 times per hour and rotating 12 times per minute.
The case revolutionizes the introduction of chrome-cobalt alloy forging for aerospace and surgical applications, and is made using the latest 3D printing technology worldwide. It is fully biocompatible, harder than titanium, easy to shape, and emits platinum-like Elegant shine. The design of the case is based on the 2012 ‘Golden Hand Award’ winners-TAG Heuer CARRERA Mikrogirder and CARRERACalibre 1887 Jack Heuer Limited Edition, prototyped like a stopwatch, with the crown at 12 o’clock. Through the charcoal frosted dial, two tourbillon balances and their rose gold bridges (18K5N) can be seen. The hands are also made of solid rose gold. The stopwatch’s minute timer is at 12 o’clock, the stopwatch is at 3 o’clock, and the stopwatch’s power reserve is displayed at 9 o’clock. The silver flange is engraved with a scale accurate to 1 / 100th of a second. The strap is hand-stitched from grey crocodile leather, which is soft to the touch and very modern.
In the course of the whole explanation, Mr. Guy Semon also drew the schematic diagrams for some technical issues that are difficult to understand for everyone, so as to explain them more vividly. In the face of others’ questions, he also explained very carefully and patiently, and the atmosphere was very warm.
For more than 150 years, TAG Heuer has been committed to its core goal and vision-to create the most accurate mechanical watches. Constantly challenging the limits of accurate timing, and a number of world-first patents, making it the leader in Swiss watchmaking. At the end, Mr. Guy Semon also revealed some new trends of the brand in the future. Of course, technological innovation and breakthroughs will take time. It is believed that in the near future, TAG Heuer will definitely surpass itself now and bring you more incredible times. Design works. (Watch House Photo / Text Xia Xi)...
In this age dominated by machinery, only art by the hands of craftsmen can inject substance into clocks and watches. Cartier gives time perfect harmony with superb craftsmanship, transforming it into an art, injecting life into mechanical clocks. The ‘Ephemeral. Eternity-Cartier CARTIER Time Art Exhibition’ held by Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art perfectly witnesses Cartier’s deep historical heritage in the field of watchmaking. This exhibition leads visitors to the Cartier Watch Workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, to appreciate the rich creativity and outstanding professional watchmaking craftsmanship.
Master watchmakers at the La Chaux-de-Fonds watch workshop
The long-lasting charm of Cartier watchmaking is not only the result of superb design and superb craftsmanship, but also a complementary and harmonious interpretation of the two. In addition to the fascination of mechanical clocks is reflected in the design, the vitality inherent in them is more closely related to our lives. It is this fusion of mysterious mechanical vitality and its external design that allowed Cartier to make the most of watchmaking craftsmanship, and in the unremitting exploration of the true meaning of time, it will instantly become eternal.
Every year, Cartier Watch Workshop incorporates new complications into the creation of timepieces. The birth of an advanced watchmaking movement requires a long, complicated and rigorous research and development process, which perfectly integrates master craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The movement design not only requires impeccable function, but also needs to be the cornerstone of the watch design, so that the mechanical performance and aesthetic design of the watch can be perfectly combined. It takes several years for a complex-function movement to be fully worked out by the watch designer, and dozens of techniques are used by a number of experienced craftsmen before it can be finally formed. Designing and making a Cartier watch movement requires not only mastery of professional skills, but also profound refinement and elegance, both of which are indispensable.
Make large solid models to verify the functionality of the entire movement
It all starts with a flash of light. Movement designers first sketched their ingenuity with simple lines, and made hand-drawn sketches showing all the retouched details for the new mechanism. These planar sketches were then converted into 3D drawings of each component so that the watchmaker could check the feasibility of the design. Only on this basis can large solid models be made to verify the function of the entire movement. Then a series of movement prototypes are made and carefully inspected one by one to pass the final review. At each stage of the movement’s development, the movement design is continuously tested and improved based on the results of ergonomics, aesthetic modifications, and other quality control. The results reflect the philosophy that Cartier Watch Workshop has always upheld during the development of the movement-the perfect combination of mechanical performance and aesthetic design.
Movement modification and assembly
The hand finishing of the fine watchmaking movement gives each timepiece its unique charm. Before the final assembly, master craftsmen with superb finishing skills are responsible for decorating the movement in person. They uphold the tradition of craftsmanship over a century, using different tools and techniques to manually polish each part of the movement.
Whether directly into the eyes or hidden in the dark, the exquisite decoration of the movement’s parts and components has made each fine watchmaking work unique and unique. The best way to fully appreciate the complexity of this decorative art is to appreciate the structure of each movement through the watchmaker’s magnifying glass. The table bridge is chamfered by a polishing machine. The fine file grinding on the side does not affect the polishing of the corners. At the same time, the surface of some specific parts needs to be mirror polished. Sometimes it takes fifteen hours to decorate a single component. In the ‘openwork’ movement like a miniature building, the precision and complexity of its craftsmanship are unparalleled.
The watchmaker completes the assembly of the movement’s components in a strictly controlled environment
Watchmaking masters are like a conductor in a microcosm, assembling hundreds of parts by hand to give timepieces life. Only experienced and skilled watchmakers can create high-end watchmaking works. Because to assemble a complex function movement, you must be familiar with the function of each component. After decades of professional training, their accumulated experience enables them to master the various professional skills required for the assembly and adjustment of complex-function watches. Gears, ruby bearings, escapement, screws and bridges, each component is carefully assembled in strict order to ensure the perfect operation of the movement.
Mineral crystal mirror production
As a master of styling watches, Cartier can make its own mineral crystal mirrors for watches. And this advantage has given Cartier more creative space. With its exquisite craftsmanship, mineral crystals have been crafted into a variety of complex modeling mirrors, paired with unique cases such as Crash, Tank Américaine or Tonneau watches. Each mirror is hand-made and heated with a welding gun at 600 ° C until a perfect curve is formed. Masters of craftsmanship rely on a pair of smart eyes to control the shape, and judge the quality of the work based on the reflection effect on the mirror surface. Subsequently, the outer surface of the mirror surface was manually polished to remove burrs and smooth the edges, making it easier for the mirror surface to be embedded in the case.
Making slim hands requires extra care, ingenuity, and sensitivity. The pointers come in a variety of shapes, including sword-shaped, apple-shaped, diamond-shaped, or hammer-shaped. Blue steel hands first appeared in Cartier’s work in the early 20th century. They have two thicker apple-shaped and sword-shaped shapes, and have been used ever since. Each pointer is cut by a high-precision punch, arranged by hand one by one, and then heated at a high temperature of 340 degrees to obtain the blue steel effect that Cartier loves. If the heating time or temperature is slightly different, the coloring process must be repeated again.
The manufacturing process of the dial is self-contained, often involving mysterious craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation. Cartier is good at creating a variety of enamel crafts on the guilloche chassis. It is called the guilloche master of art. This aesthetic design is often used to decorate the dial of watches. Cartier has introduced small table clocks with enamel dials since 1909. Following this tradition, the production of such dials requires extremely rare techniques. First, the dial’s metal base is engraved with a radial pattern and an arc-shaped guilloche pattern called flinqué, followed by a translucent enamel layer. During firing, temperature control affects the entire process. At this stage, any mistake will cause irreparable damage to the dial, which cannot be used but can only be scrapped. In addition, iconic symbols such as the minute track, Roman numerals, and secret signatures make Cartier’s dial visible at a glance. Silver-plated, sunray-patterned, grained, engraved, inlaid with gemstones or mother-of-pearl, allows the dial to carry the brand’s endless creativity. Cartier has been known for its sophisticated watchmaking skills since it began making watches in 1853. The relentless pursuit of excellence and perfection has made Cartier’s timepieces show an extraordinary level of mechanical production and a high level of aesthetic and artistic accomplishments. Cartier’s designers, watchmakers and craftsmen have created a unique and unique Cartier watch through the perfect control of every detail such as the movement, mirror, dial and hands.
Cartier launched the Tonneau Barrel-shaped watch in 1906, and its curved case opened a new era. Tonneau watch, 1908, Cartier, Paris
‘Ephemeral. Eternity-Cartier Time Art Exhibition’ through more than 180 precious timepieces spanning more than a century, leading visitors to explore Cartier’s historical heritage, extraordinary aesthetics, excellent craftsmanship and breakthrough innovation in the field of watchmaking. This is also the first time Cartier has showcased its masterpieces of mechanical timepieces in China. The exhibition also invites watchmakers from the Swiss Watch Workshop of Cartier to showcase a variety of rare and exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship.
Pavilion: Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, 7th floor (200 Huayuangang Road, Shanghai)
Duration: July 19-October 12, 2014
Opening hours: 11: 00-19: 00 (closed at 18:00), closed on Mondays
Master watchmaking craftsmanship
Movement assembly August 21 – August 23; movement chamfering September 4 – September 6
Movement assembly September 18 – September 20; enamel craft October 2 – October 4
Montblanc regards writing as a precious gift, and the brand launches special limited edition products, including two heritage collections of Universal Time watches, in support of the UNICEF children’s literacy program.
On April 3, 2017, the ‘Writing Is A Gift’ series debuted in the New York Public Library, including writing instruments, watches, and leather goods. The Montblanc Meisterstück series of UNICEF writing tools is decorated with the earliest commonly used words learned by children all over the world, while the tribute to UNICEF’s heritage collection Universal World Timepiece Latin American UNICEF version and the heritage collection Universal World Timepiece Asia UNICEF version are complicated Function ‘Universal World Time’.
The new product launch event is located in the New York Public Library, a sacred place in education. The museum has a special exhibition space and is decorated with calligraphy and painting. Montblanc brand ambassadors Hugh Jackman and Charlotte Casiraghi, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liang Yongqi, Actors Lamy Marek, Diane Kruger, Aissa Majka and Carrie Chakken, and model Elsa Hoskar attended the event.
These celebrity guests worked with Montblanc’s CEO Nicolas Baretzki and UNICEF Global Education Program Director Jo Bourne to provide quality education to more than 5 million poor children through improved materials and enhanced teaching.
This series of products are on sale at Montblanc global boutiques. From April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, Montblanc will increase the amount of donations for each product sold to help more children around the world Get better primary education....