Month: March 2021

Baselworld Basel 2013-chopard Imperiale Series All Black Automatic Chronograph

Black, sporty and mature, the Imperial Chrono All Black watch exudes the mysterious beauty, which is suitable for the most glamorous fashion dinners, as well as the sports hiking that steals the leisurely half-day leisure.
When the elegance of modernism echoes the splendor of the empire, classics are bound to brew. The Chopard Imperiale series, which was born in the 1990s and redesigned in 2010, added a new ‘all black’ automatic chronograph, which is full of sportiness and full of mature beauty.

The Imperiale Chrono All Black watch is all black, and its reflection in the light is striking. Every face and hands of the dial have been carefully selected to achieve the best legible results while maintaining the beauty of its simple and solid colors. The bezel set with diamonds adds maturity to it, creating a shockingly strong contrast effect, making the positioning of this new Imperiale watch even more elusive, lying between the middle of elegance and sportiness.
The details are luxurious, and the Imperial Chrono All Black watches retain the luxurious details of the Empire era in style. The fine Arabic pattern dial is set against Roman numerals, reminiscent of embroidered cushions on which the royals of the palace place their badges. The slightly curved hands resemble the sharp daggers that the monarchs used to fight.
The lotus-shaped crown is inlaid with onyx and is mounted on the angular frame, adding a glory and lightness to the watch. The lug shape draws inspiration from the ancient temple pillars known for their perfect balance and proportion.
The strap and case of the Imperiale Chrono All Black watch are made of top-grade stainless steel, manufactured in-house by Chopard Watch Factory, and then processed with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coated stainless steel to form a distinctive black gloss. There is another black rubber strap for the strap of the Imperiale Chrono All Black. The watch is 40 mm in diameter and features a self-winding mechanical movement that is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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Patek Philippe Nautilus Traveller Chronograph Ref. 5990/1a

The new complex functions and stylish design make it the perfect watch of this era.

 Patek Philippe launched this year at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show as a new addition to its Nautilus complication series, giving travellers the time function to indicate the time between the two places. The new watch combines two widely sought-after complication functions, but also serves other purposes and facilitates daily life. For nearly forty years, the casual and elegant Nautilus watch has always enjoyed the glorious status of classics. This collection combines extraordinary functionality with rugged endurance. The shape and sturdiness of the case are two important features of this model from beginning to end. The integration of complex functions such as the analog date display and moon phase display adds to its charm. In 2006, Patek Philippe launched the first Nautilus chronograph. This chronograph is obviously the work that watch connoisseurs who love sports look forward to. Today, this coveted chronograph adds practical travel time features, hence the name Nautilus Traveller Chronograph Ref. 5990 / 1A.

    A journey through time

 The second time zone display and timing two complication functions appropriately represent the personal lifestyle of travel and sports in today’s era: travel around the world, but never forget the source (home). For time zone functions, the new Nautilus chronograph features two coaxial hour hands. The hour hand below is cut out, while the hour hand above is the same as the minute hand. The skeletonized hour hand indicates the home time, while the solid hour hand indicates the local time. When the wearer is in the place of origin, the two times are the same, and the two hour hands overlap. When the wearer enters another time zone, he can press the plus and minus adjustment buttons to adjust the local time hand back and forth in units of one hour.
When traveling east, the local time hand must be adjusted clockwise, and when traveling west, the hand must be adjusted counterclockwise. The skeletonized hour hand is not affected by this adjustment and continues to indicate the home time. In addition to this feature, the Nautilus traveller’s chronograph also integrates two independent day / night display windows, labeled ‘LOCAL’ and ‘HOME’ to display the day and night time in different time zones. With this feature, people who are away will not be late at night, and unintentionally the phone will affect family members who are resting far away.

Nautilus is built for travel time features

 For Nautilus chronographs to integrate travel time features, it is necessary to redesign the case and develop a new movement. The unique porthole shape and two side hinges make the Nautilus case ideal for this new design. The right hinge protects the crown, while the opposite left hinge sets the time zone plus and minus adjustment buttons. Because these external components closely follow the original shape of the case, the distinctive shape of Nautilus is retained. However, for the case craftsman, this seemingly simple shape brings a very difficult challenge in the actual production process: each button must be individually drilled in the case, but the waterproof performance still needs to reach 120 meters. (12 atmospheres). However, the new Nautilus traveller’s chronograph finally met all the stringent requirements for waterproof performance, which fully reflects the highly accurate manufacturing process of Patek Philippe Case Workshop and the skilled use of the latest sealing technology.

 During the redesign, the two timing buttons at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, respectively, are closer to the crown. After moving to the new position, the two buttons can more directly transmit instructions to the chronograph movement, which can be felt from its clear trigger position and soft force feedback. In addition, the new layout allows enough space to incorporate a date correction button near the lugs at 1 o’clock.

 The world-renowned Nautilus stainless steel bracelet is now firmly connected to the case, the outer links are frosted, and the center links are mirror-polished. This bracelet ensures that the watch is comfortable to wear and fits snugly on the wrist, while the stainless steel folding clasp provides extra security. Dial: The new design but still no doubt Nautilus’ new time zone function also affects the dial design. The traditional Nautilus style is displayed in a new layout. The black dial features a light-dark gradient from the inside to the outside, with the familiar Nautilus horizontal relief pattern, and is decorated with 10 18K white gold three-dimensional hour markers. The day / night display window, as a new design element, is located slightly below the center axis: at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively, the former corresponds to the fluorescent hour hand indicating the local time, and the latter corresponds to the hollow-out hour hand indicating the home time. The new analog date display at 12 o’clock and the new 60-minute cumulative timer at 6 o’clock complete the dial. This dial has a clear layout, with the Barton-style fluorescent hour hand indicating the local time, the same-sized home-origin hollow hour hand, and a longer Barton-style minute hand shared by both time zones and also covered with Superluminova fluorescent coating. . The slim chronograph seconds hand is made of rhodium-plated steel, with a large counterweight, and has a sword-shaped design similar to the small white lacquered hands at 60 o’clock and the 60-minute counter. A subtle visual balance with the delicate white lacquered white gold Barton date hands at 12 o’clock.

Another new movement of Patek Philippe

 The above-mentioned complication features have been adopted in other Patek Philippe timepieces, but they are the first combination in the new Nautilus traveller chronograph. Therefore, the new CH 28-520 C FUS movement came into being. On the basis of the travel time movement, a timing device with a traditional star wheel design and an innovative disc clutch was added. This clever and practical device for travel time dates back to a patent issued by Patek Philippe in 1959. It can not only adjust the local time in one hour as a unit, but also change the time zone setting completely independently of the travel time train. This can prevent the time zone adjustment from adversely affecting the balance swing and travel time accuracy. The local time date display (in the Ref. 5980/1 Nautilus chronograph, the date display is at 3 o’clock) was repositioned to 12 o’clock and changed to the analog display, and the single timer at 6 o’clock became 60 Minute accumulation timer. This small change actually requires the addition of 47 parts. However, the thickness of the movement is only 0.3 mm larger than the original movement. This is partly due to the brand’s patented Spiromax® hairspring made of Silinvar® material, replacing the larger Breguet double-layer hairspring in the escapement. Due to the clever geometry, the escapement oscillates in a plane, but the swing is balanced and isochronous.

 Other characteristics of this movement are already well known. The watch is automatically wound by a 21K gold central rotor. The Gyromax® balance, invented by Patek Philippe 60 years ago, has a vibration frequency of up to 28,800 half-pendulums (4 Hz) per hour. The perfect finishing of the movement includes the chamfering of the edges of the splint, the Geneva stripe decoration on the splint surface, and the Geneva grain pattern on the automatic rotor. Through the sapphire crystal case, you can admire the unparalleled perfection of this mechanical movement, which will make real watch lovers fall for it.

 Given the success of the casual and elegant Nautilus chronograph, Patek Philippe was inspired to add the extremely popular time zone feature to the collection, adding a fascinating masterpiece to this complex collection. The new Patek Philippe Nautilus traveller’s chronograph Ref. 5990 / 1A will replace the Nautilus chronograph Ref. 5980 / 1A, a stainless steel bracelet first introduced in 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus collection.

Nautilus Traveller Chronograph Ref. 5990 / 1A

Caliber CH 28-520 C FUS
Self-winding movement, star wheel chronograph with disc clutch and 60-minute totalizer
Chronograph, central chronograph seconds hand, dual time zone display, with local time and home time
Night display, analog date display
Movement size: 28 x 31 mm
Movement thickness: 6.95 mm
Number of parts: 370
Number of jewels: 34
Power reserve: 45 hours minimum, 55 hours maximum
Winding rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 pendulums per hour (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Spiromax®
Hairspring outer bolt: adjustable
Crown function: Two-position crown
– Pull out: Set time
– Home position: Can be wound
Display: Home time hour hand (lower hand) and local time hour hand (upper hand), center minute hand
Center chronograph second hand at 6 o’clock 60-minute counter chronograph date display at 12 o’clock

The window shows:
-Local time day / night display at 9 o’clock
-Home time day / night display window adjustment button at 3 o’clock: Date adjustment button between 12 o’clock and 1 o’clock Button: Button at 2 o’clock for start / stop timing function at 4 o’clock The button is used to redesign the pointer and return it

Button at 8 o’clock for forward hand adjustment by one hour
The button at 10 o’clock is used to adjust the hands backwards by one hour
Quality Imprint: Patek Philippe Imprint
Features
Case: Stainless steel, sapphire crystal case back, fixed with four polished screws, screw-in waterproof crown
Bezel polished and satin-finished
Water resistance up to 120 meters
Case size: Case diameter (10 o’clock to 4 o’clock): 40.5 mm
Length (diagonal of lugs): 45.50 mm
Width (3 to 9 o’clock including crown): 45.70 mm
Thickness (mirror to transparent cover): 12.53 mm
Dial: Black brass, gradient effect
Horizontal relief pattern
10 18K White Gold Barton Stereo Clocks with Fluorescent Coating
18K White Gold Barton Local Hour and Minute Hands with Fluorescent Coating
18K White Gold Barton House Home Hand, White Lacquered, Hollow Out Stainless Steel Chronograph Seconds, Sandblasted Rhodium Plated
18K White Gold Button Date Hand, White Lacquered
White date scale on the secondary dial at 12 o’clock
Barton chronograph minute hand made of brass, white lacquered, with counterweight
60-minute white cumulative chronograph scale on the auxiliary dial at 6 o’clock
Bracelet: stainless steel, satin / mirror polished, with Nautilus folding clasp

   The above is the 2014 Basel watch related information carefully prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports for everyone, please pay attention to it.

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Degradation Of Consumption? So How Should We Buy A Watch

In the last few days, rabbits have been scared by the rich around them. Someone told me very solemnly: ‘Under the deleveraging policy, the value of high-net-worth people around them is at least cut. You need to control consumption, cash is king, and unnecessary investments are reduced (Rabbit thought, I love flowers so much There is no extra investment in money). ‘Then, the rabbit glanced silently at the’ huge ‘bill left over from the watch purchase last month. Recently, the term ‘consumption degradation’ suddenly became popular, probably because Pinduoduo was listed so that too many people saw the scenes outside of their lives, so the people who were really worried were crowded together. Some people said they wanted to shrink and eat, some people To reduce the level of consumer brands, but the core problem is really not here. In fact, in the face of uncertainty in the economic situation, the basic point is to understand one’s ability, including forecasting future earnings, and the ability to grasp the direction of the general environment. Consumption must exist as long as we still exist, but how to spend money to resist risks and maintain a standard of living is worth considering. The consumption represented by Pinduoduo has always existed, but before listing, it was not in the vision of many of our first- and second-tier consumers. Things that surpass our daily experience often cause conjecture. I saw an interesting news a few days ago, discussing whether the goodness of the mustard business means that the consumption is downgraded, but the actual data shows that this is only because the price of mustard has increased. The increase of a product from 1 yuan to 2 yuan is not significant (most still affordable) for most consumers, but the resulting profit is very considerable. In fact, the selling of mustard is nothing but a side of consumption upgrade (our Engel coefficient is moving downwards. The proportion of food in consumer spending has fallen below 30%, and there is still room down, similar to the United States which only accounts for 15%. This is the embodiment of consumption upgrade). At first, I looked at the word ‘degradation of consumption’ with a side-by-side playful mentality, but once an emotion began to spread, it was easy to cause so-called psychological panic. Earlier, I also saw the media persuade in a similar consolation tone: ‘Degradation of consumption does not mean that life has deteriorated, but it has become clearer. It has reduced the pursuit of material and has a peaceful heart (this is definitely a pig teammate level).’ The current economic situation does not require the comfort of the soul chicken soup, what is needed is real consumption. Whether you are willing to spend money can greatly affect the economy (the country has been relying on investment to drive GDP and urgently need consumption to drive it). As for luxury goods, which are an important part of stimulating domestic demand, crude tea and light rice cannot create a prosperous market. After all, everyone’s income is different, and demand cannot be generalized. Is it a smooth transition for everyone to buy DW? Just because a reader asked a few days ago how to buy a watch in the future economic situation, I thought of these words today. Rabbit’s suggestion is that, first of all, based on financial resources, the purchase funds should be allocated on the premise that earnings can be predicted. The point is never how to save the most money, but how to buy what is worthwhile in the long run. First, do subtraction within your ability. Two readers recently asked questions that were typical. The first one wants to buy a formal watch and a sports watch, each with a budget of about 100,000. At the moment, Rabbit was proposed to choose 1 from 2. You can even gather two tables to budget (or slightly increase) to buy a better one, whether it is formal or sports. (Nautilus is not recommended because you can’t buy it if you push it.) This so-called ‘better’ is based on the upper limit of economic capacity. It is always better to buy a favorite watch that you can achieve enough than the second choice, which will prove to be a waste of money sooner or later. A good watch has a shelf life of more than several decades, and it will not change due to changes in the economic situation. Secondly, buying a watch has a staircase, so that there is a clear difference between watches, which will not be repeated or replaced. The second reader is a girl. Her first watch is about 100,000 Jaeger-LeCoultre flips, and the second watch is about 100,000 Jaeger-LeCoultre dates. Of course, you can understand everyone’s preference for a brand. For example, I have two PPs myself, and my readers have more than a dozen Panerai and Rolex, and some people have Blancpain. However, Rabbit believes that it is less likely to regret it if it is widely spread before it is finally selected. So why are middle-aged bloggers like rabbits now aesthetically stable and only looking at a few brands when buying clothes? It’s nothing more than buying them at a young age and paying tuition. In addition, the so-called staircase is also the difference in the price of the watch purchase (I have seen a reader with a total of 7 watches, each of which is more than 30,000, and finally ran to cry, I felt panicked, and I did n’t get much money for my exchange. , Put your heart still). Personally, I think that the second expensive watch in life can consider one step at a time and buy the upper limit of his economic strength. Looking back in the future, it will be more transparent and clearer. Of course, if you do n’t have enough money, you can rest assured. Are you afraid of being void? For many people, buying more than 100,000 watches is a long-term project, and most people have at least several months to consider and choose. Third, the newcomer seeks stability, and it is recommended to start with the classic models. My judgement on the classic model is that it has been recognized by the market for a long time and has a wider range of wearing opportunities. Newcomers who buy expensive watches for the first time still have to consider practicality, including practical comfort and suitability for the occasion. (Although the goose eggs are beautiful, but the applicability of the occasion is average, it is not recommended as the first watch, Blancpain’s moon beauty is more versatile.) There is an old saying ‘from luxury to frugality’, I do not think it is ‘luxury’ What it means is the pursuit of quality of life. Once it is improved, it is difficult to go back. Although the bezel has a big brother and me, saying that since he bought a Seiko watch, he is more satisfied than the expensive watch in his family’s possession, but this is also an example (each price brand has a similar good watch, but the proportion Not particularly high). For example, almost no one will praise DW after buying high-quality luxury goods. The truth is that all bloggers who praise DW marketing as well as rabbits, because they can’t find other advantages, buy it yourself? That is impossible. In fact, the advantage of luxury is precisely that it is more durable than fast fashion. Zara and H & M haven’t lived in the second season in my hands, but those clothes that seemed to have cost a lot of money in those years were still dressed like new for 8 years. Everyone said that when they want to hold their wallets to play the downgrade, it does not mean they should buy bargains, but rather more valuable things. Under the current domestic stock economy, excess capacity will be gradually removed, and survival of the fittest is inevitable. Therefore, in the future, Rabbit’s judgment on the consumer market is that mid-to-high-end brands will converge on top brands (for example, the growth rate of high-end cars has been around 20%), and good brands are not affected much (the domestic disposable income of high-income groups last year was nominal). Up 9.5%). The low end is supported by quantity. As long as the demographic dividend is still there, it will not survive. The hardest part is the middle end with little advantage. Rather than worrying blindly, consider giving a new start to life, such as pulling hands from various P2Ps as soon as possible, and don’t shrink your clothes and put too much money into real estate. This is the culprit of ‘consumption degradation’. The best time in life is nothing more than self-sufficiency from the early thirties. Would you like to enjoy yourself, or bear debt to old age? Well said, disdain to boil chicken soup, but this is indeed the personal experience of a shopaholic rabbit, to share with everyone. The gossip rabbit is only original, welcome to repost!

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Bvlgari Lvcea Tubogas

Whether it is a male or female watch, it is generally not recommended to wear a hand ornament on the same wrist as a protection watch from the risk of scratching. For this reason, the watch’s straps began to appear in different designs as an alternative to the shape of the wrist, and the birth and development of jewelry watches on the other side can also be regarded as different. Since the BVLGARI LVCEA series came out in 2014, it has broken the rules and perfectly integrated the watch with jewelry accessories, which is consistent with daily wear without losing the sense of shape.

The Bulgari LVCEA is named after the Latin ‘light’, which contains the perfect fusion of various elements: circles and lines, light and shadow, elegance and complexity. It is the crystallization of the combination of Bulgari’s Roman jewelry family and Swiss watchmaking Product. The styling and chain design has always been the distinctive recognition of LVCEA watches. In 2018, Bvlgari went to the next city, and found another signature classic jewellery element, the Tubogas bracelet, which was synthesized in one shot to create a new LVCEA Tubogas watch.

The production process of the Tubogas bracelet is complicated and has been topical since its birth. It was only used in the Bvlgari Serpenti watch series in the past.

Feature one: a classic that has gone through the years
The design inspiration is borrowed from Serpenti and Tubogas, which are two distinctive symbols of Bulgari. The latter is named after the spiral metal exhaust pipe. The two symbols have special inspiration sources. In order to be able to portray the details in a subtle way, the upper layers of processes must be consumed in order to make the solid precious metal materials show lifelike elasticity and take into account wearing comfort. In particular, the Tubogas chain belt joining the LVCEA series this time has a complicated process. It is composed of a long ring belt made of gold or stainless steel, and the center is covered with stainless steel. The structure is completely hidden. Bvlgari’s exclusive goldsmith does not use any welding, and the elasticity of the coil is why Tubogas is so vivid.

You can see the gorgeous diamonds on the bezel or the time scale. It echoes LVCEA’s moral meaning of ‘light’ in Latin and radiates dazzling light.

This avant-garde and design-like shape has been used in Bulgari necklaces, watches and rings in combination with Serpenti elements since its launch. Among them, the most relishing design with winding chain is the Serpenti Tubogas watch. The LVCEA Tubogas watch chain has a winding design that is different from Serpenti Tubogas. It is also flexible, but it is only shown by a single loop of the chain, especially with the round LVCEA watch case, which is simple and neat. Lost brand characteristic styling.
Feature two: the liberation of classic elements
The new LVCEA Tubogas watch itself retains the original style of the LVCEA series. Since the advent of the 2014 series, the series models have adopted precious color treasures to create a large crown shape. Take this diamond-incorporated LVCEA Tubogas (103034) as an example. The 33mm case made of 18K rose gold with a crown of pink egg-cut gemstones has become one of the watch’s visual highlights. In 2018, Bvlgari sought a breakthrough in inheriting the classic elements of the LVCEA series, and was liberated from the design of the face plate and the chain belt respectively. The bezel of LVCEA Tubogas (103034) is set with a circle of diamonds of about 1.2 carats, and the lugs are also set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds. The hour markers on the mother-of-pearl dial are also individually marked with 11 diamonds. The most gorgeous watch in the new collection.

LVCEA Tubogas watches in black lacquer and white mother-of-pearl dial perfectly interpret different personalities

Feature 3: Rigid-flexible coagulation
The new LVCEA Tubogas watch has two diameters of 28mm and 33mm. The functions carried in it also vary with the diameter. For example, the LVCEA Tubogas with a diameter of 28mm releases stainless steel and 18K rose gold models, equipped with a quartz movement, and the function part is the hour and minute display. As for the 33mm diameter model, the date display function is added at the three o’clock position of the dial and the brand’s self-winding movement is used. It is worth mentioning that, regardless of the diameter of the LVCEA Tubogas, there are black lacquered or white mother-of-pearl dials. The two different material dials respectively interpret the neutral and soft LVCEA Tubogas watch style. .

LVCEA Tubogas

18K rose gold material / automatic movement / hour, minute, second display / mother-of-pearl dial / diamond setting / sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 50 meters / diameter 33mm

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