Computers and smartphones are ubiquitous today. Of course, we can check the time of the global city on digital products, but the beauty of World Time watches is that you do n’t need to open these devices, just lift Take a look at your wrist and you’ll know the answer right away. This is actually pretty cool! In particular, a World Time watch also represents mechanical wisdom, craftsmanship aesthetics, and value inheritance. When you travel to London and want to contact your family in Beijing for peace; when you are in Shanghai, you want to have a video conference with the Silicon Valley headquarters; or when your parents travel to Istanbul and your child is studying in Sydney, you want to be in Best wishes from friends in Hawaii for wedding … you need a watch with world time function to easily grasp the correct time around the world. A pioneering act 84 years ago, in 1935, the watchmaker Louis Cottier invented the first world clock structure. The principle now seems simple, but it was very genius to design such a mechanical structure back then. The local time is read by the hour and minute hands in the center of the dial in the conventional 12-hour manner, and the other time zone time is read from the outer ring with 24 time zones representing the city on the dial’s periphery corresponding to the inner ring with a 24-hour scale. First adjust the local city to 12 o’clock, and then adjust the local time. After that, the city ring does not move, and the hour scale ring rotates 24 hours, which is concise. Patek Philippe World Time Series P-938 Watch, 1937 Patek Philippe World Time Series P-996 Chronograph, 1940 Patek Philippe World Time Series P-110 Poseidon Pocket Watch, and soon 1945, Patek Philippe noticed this super powerful The invention was immediately hand-in-hand with Louis Cottier. In 1937, the world’s first World Time watch was launched, and continuous cooperation established the brand’s leading position in the world time watch field. Since then, Patek Philippe has launched many World Time watches, or superimposed other complicated functions, or used various decorative techniques. More importantly, it has also improved the fast time adjustment method of changing time zones and used a simple button to control the city. Ring, when changing the time zone (such as returning from Paris to Shanghai, just press the 7 button), it will not affect the normal time of the watch at all. The Patek Philippe World Time Men’s Watch Ref. 5230G is worth mentioning. In the past, the world time watch produced by Patek Philippe used the Peipeng or Pekin in the representative cities of the East Eighth District in the early years. Later, there were also some limited editions for Shanghai. Most of the year is Hong-Kong. However, on May 27, 2018, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Patek Philippe’s source in Beijing, the brand announced that the representative city of Dongba District of World Time Watch will officially return to ‘Beijing’ in 2019. Patek Philippe World Time Lady’s Watch Ref. 7130 The Patek Philippe Ref. 5231J-001 watch launched at the 2019 Basel Watch Fair just ended, with a gold case and a silk enamel dial. The representative city of the East Eighth District has been changed Beijing. Just to be different Jaeger-LeCoultre has also launched many world-class watches with different functions in many watch series, with many styles and very unique features. For example, the Geophysic series of world time watches. 1958 was the International Year of Geophysics, and many countries around the world jointly carried out global scientific research. Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Geophysic Geophysical Observatory in that year. It is accurate, stable, anti-magnetic and shock-proof, and is a reliable partner of the expedition. In 2015, Jaeger-LeCoultre brought this watch back to the world again, launching a series of geophysical observatories, including three-pin, world time and world time plus tourbillon. The highlight is the ‘True Second’ design. At first glance, the second hand jumps forward one second, just like a quartz watch, but it is actually a skip-second function formed by complex mechanical modules, which can help scientific experts. They read the exact seconds. In addition, the movement is also equipped with a unique non-circular balance wheel, which can reduce air resistance, slow down power loss, and improve travel time accuracy. In order to allow the watch to show more styles and adapt to more occasions, most of the watches launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the past two years have a simple system for replacing straps or bracelets, which can be replaced without any special tools. In addition, the 5-row metal bracelet of this watch can be extended by up to 5 mm. The most comfortable position can be adjusted between the watch and the wrist, which are all intimate details. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic watch series Montblanc also has its own characteristics. For example, at first glance, this 4810 series Universal World Time watch is no different from other World Time watches, but if you look closely, you will find that the map of the northern hemisphere in the center of the dial is very beautiful. The average world time watch is only on the 24-hour dial. The shade is superscripted, 06: 00 ~ 18: 00 is light for daytime, and 18: 00 ~ 06: 00 is dark for night, but on this Montblanc watch, the central map will occur with actual time. Change, the daytime area appears light, and the nighttime area appears dark. This is because under the transparent map dial in the northern hemisphere, there is another 24-hour rotating sapphire crystal glass dial with dark and light colors, which makes the day and night display in different time zones more intuitive. There is another reason why this watch is worth recommending, that is the price, the price of about 50,000 yuan, compared with other brands of World Time watches, looks approachable. Montblanc 4810 series World Time Louis Vuitton started with luggage, the core spirit of the brand is ‘travel’, the journey started on this-whether it is an airplane or hot air balloon in the air, a cruise ship or a sailing boat at sea, Land trains or vintage cars have become sources of inspiration for creation. Therefore, the time zone watch is naturally a watch function that the brand focuses on, and it is new and different. Louis Vuitton Escale World Time Blue Watch Louis Vuitton’s Escale World Time Watch, the first feature is the 24 time zone representing the colorful city decoration symbols. This is a process that the artisans spent 40 hours to complete using miniature painting. The 38 colors are drawn by hand, and then baked in the oven at 100 degrees. The second is that you can’t find the hour and minute hands on the dial. Instead, a yellow arrow that does not rotate is drawn under the sapphire crystal glass, and the rotating hour and minute rings are used to indicate the time. Louis Vuitton also launched an Escale World Time Minute Repeater. It also has a unique timekeeping method. Generally, the Minute Repeater tells the local time, but Louis Vuitton’s Times is the home time, which is also unique. . Louis Vuitton Escale World Time Minute Repeater 24 time zones are not enough. However, sometimes 24 time zones are really not enough. Because in addition to the regular 24 time zones, there are still some countries or regions on the planet that do not use the one-hour hourly time zone, but are 15 minutes or 30 minutes slower. For example, Nepal time is 2 hours and 15 minutes slower than China, Afghanistan time is 3 hours and 30 minutes slower than China, and Iran time is 4 hours and 30 minutes slower than China … Therefore, some World Time watches have to make these 15 or 30 minutes slower. Different time zones are included. Vacheron Constantin’s World Time watch, launched in 2011, can display 37 time zones around the world, and the map of the northern hemisphere located in the center of the dial can also show different colors of day and night. These two technologies have always been standard in the brand world, and the latest model is the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal series. The horizontal and vertical series re-interpreted in 2016 emphasizes the spirit of travel, and the overall design is more casual and elegant and sturdy and practical. You can also change the strap and bracelet yourself. Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas watch series has an interesting aspect. As a brand enough to resist the Patek Philippe Chamber, Vacheron Constantin’s design in the world time is the opposite of Patek Philippe. For example, the local city of Patek Philippe is set at 12 o’clock, and Vacheron Constantin is set at 6 o’clock. Patek Philippe’s 24-hour ring rotates counterclockwise, while Vacheron Constantin rotates clockwise. It is also important to remind that these 15-minute or 30-minute time zones are not fixed. As geopolitical changes, some countries or regions will change their time zone settings. The most obvious example is that the tension on the Korean Peninsula eased in May last year, and North Korea adjusted its 30-minute time zone back to the same point as South Korea. Glashütte Original MP World Time Watches So we saw the Glashütte Original MP World Watches with 36 time zones. It’s special not only for having 36 time zones, but also for showing daylight saving time. For example, the United States adopted daylight saving time from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November. Originally, New York time was 13 hours slower than China, and it would only be 12 hours slower during daylight saving time. In addition, many European countries use daylight saving time from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. Therefore, it was originally 7 hours slower than China, and only 6 hours slower during this period. Glashütte Original MP World Time Watch Glashütte Original MP World Time Watch is thoughtful for the wearer. Unlike the layout of a traditional World Time watch, this watch has a ‘smart’ design. After setting the home city and time (displayed by the sub dial at 12 o’clock on the dial), if you change the time zone, just adjust the corresponding city name to the STD (standard time) box on the dial at 7:50 , The central hour and minute hands will automatically show the time of this new arrival city without re-conversion. If the city implements daylight saving time, put the city name in the DST (Daylight Saving Time) box at 8:10. Cartier Calibre de Cartier multi-time zone watch Cartier’s Calibre de Cartier multi-time zone watch is quite similar to the original Glashütte watch, but the city indicator dial is moved to the side edge of the case to give the surface Not overly complicated. Just press the turn button one by one to move the name of the destination city into this window, and correspond to summer or winter time. The pointer with the sun or moon arrow in the center of the dial will indicate the time of the city, and It is known whether it is day or night. Another interesting thing about this watch is that it can also calculate the time difference between the city of origin and the time of arrival at the destination, which is displayed by the hands of the fan-shaped area below the dial. Cartier Calibre de Cartier multi-time zone watch This article contains a lot of original pictures, some of the pictures are from the brand, anyone should not use them without permission. For reprinting, please contact us for authorization.
‘Drive the routine, create innovation’-the world-renowned Swiss fine watch brand Audemars Piguet’s first boutique in mainland China, May 1, 2013, Beijing Xinguang Tiandi first Layer officially unveiled. This not only sets another milestone in the history of the brand, but also highlights its strategic significance for the Chinese market. Audemars Piguet Beijing Xinguangtiandi Boutique includes the brand’s six main series and some unique and rare models, opening up another professional communication platform for watch enthusiasts and collectors, and will provide a distinguished experience for all VIPs. .
Audemars Piguet’s new Beijing Xinguangtiandi boutique has inherited the brand’s traditional elegance and solemnity, showing the nature and quaintness of the town of Le Brassus in the Swiss town of Valee de Joux. The centuries-old family watchmaking brand is in the design and function of ‘driving the routine, creating innovation’ concept, the pursuit of high-quality service and other details. Audemars Piguet’s six main collections are displayed in the store: the bold and avant-garde luxury sports watch Royal Oak, the extreme sports pioneer model Royal Oak Offshore, the simple and classic Jules Audemars Series, the modern and fashionable Millenary series, the rectangular classic charm Edward Piguet series, and the traditional handmade (Tradition) series which reflects the heritage culture.
The boutique covers a wide range of classic watches, complication watches, high jewelry watches and limited edition watches. It also presents some unique watches, including Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph, Royal Oak Offshore Type self-winding tourbillon chronograph, Jules Audemars series Audemars Piguet exclusive escapement watch, Jules Audemars skeleton cutout minute repeater watch, Millennium Chalcedony Tourbillon watch and other precious chronographs. I believe Audemars Piguet Beijing Xinguangtiandi Boutique is the best place for collectors and enthusiasts of Beijing who want to experience Audemars Piguet’s exquisite craftsmanship.
Ms. Li Li, General Manager of Audemars Piguet China, said: ‘At present, Audemars Piguet has only 21 boutiques in the world. We are delighted to open the first boutique in mainland China in the new landmark of Beijing Inspiring and full of confidence. As the world’s leading watchmaking brand and the only company still under the control of the founding family, Audemars Piguet has always had the responsibility to create precise and complex timepieces since its inception. Philosophy has created countless brilliant and proud achievements in the history of watches and clocks. Today, we will work with consumers to write a new legend in the Audemars Piguet boutique in China. ‘