When it comes to the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, there is too much to talk about. I have the habit of collecting information and bought an internal material published in China 35 years ago. In this typeset book, details of hundreds of watch-related manufacturers in Switzerland that year were included, including Jaeger-LeCoultre. At that time, Jaeger-LeCoultre was also transliterated as ‘Jacques-Le Coulter’ Co., Ltd. instead of the current ‘Jacques’. And its business scope also specifically stated as the production of ‘quality watches and clocks, air pressure clocks (air clocks)’. As the name suggests, Jaeger-LeCoultre is actually a merger of two companies. One is Jaeger and the other is LeCoultre. In 1833, Switzerland’s Antoine LeCoultre invented a clock gear production machine, and then he opened his own small workshop to set up production of movement parts. With the joint efforts of Antoine LeCoultre and his son, the scale of the workshop has become larger and larger. By 1903, Edmond Jaeger of France found the LeCoultre workshop, hoping that LeCoultre could provide him with a movement. Edmond Jaeger later took the movement of the LeCoultre workshop to produce watches for the famous French brand Cartier. To put it simply, it is sub-contracting layer by layer … With the deepening of cooperation, LeCoultre and Jaeger formally merged into one company. The merged Jaeger-LeCoultre continues the watchmaking tradition and specializes in high-end movements. Its products have been used by many companies that are positioned on top of today’s brands, including but not limited to: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Lange. …. Today, what I am sharing is an interesting model from Jaeger-LeCoultre-Duomètre à Chronographe two-wing single-button chronograph watch. At first glance, the design of the Duomètre à Chronographe dial is very symmetrical and regular. The left part shows the normal time. The right part shows the two long second hands in the center of the chronograph. At first glance, I thought it was a double chase. It is actually a large second hand and a chronograph second hand. When the chronograph function is reset to zero, the blue chronograph second hand is aligned at the 12 o’clock scale. And at 6 o’clock there is a small dial, here is to display ‘sixth’ seconds. Although there are many positive pointers, we can distinguish them by color. Gold belongs to the hour, blue belongs to the time. At the same time, there is a power reserve display in the lower left and right corners, respectively corresponding to the power reserve time of the two gear trains, each of which is 50 hours. Almost all of our common watches use a ‘single gear train’. The energy is released from the barrel and transmitted to the escapement balance via gears. If you just let the hour, minute and second hands run, this design is enough. However, if we need to add other functions, such as timekeeping and calendar, it will affect the swing of the balance of the watch, which will cause interference in the accuracy of the travel time. At the same time, these additional functions will also consume some energy, reducing the normal power reserve time of the watch. In order to solve this problem, Jaeger-LeCoultre proposed the Dual-Wing design concept. The dual-wing system is divided into ‘two sets of gear trains’: one set shows normal travel time, and the other shows secondary functions. The two sets of mechanical devices share the same escapement balance system, and each has its own independent power source. However, the design concept of ‘two sets of gear trains’ was not first proposed by Jaeger-LeCoultre. What Jaeger-LeCoultre proposed could only be called ‘Dual-Wing’. To put it simply, Jaeger-LeCoultre just took a name ….. and the most common design concept of ‘two sets of gear trains’ is on the minute repeater clock. Minute movements are usually equipped with two barrels, one large and one small. The large one is responsible for the normal travel time, and the small one is responsible for supplying energy to the hammer to hit the gong to make a sound. The two barrels drive different gear trains without disturbing each other. Therefore, for the three questions, even if the balance wheel is stopped, you can start the timekeeping function to make a sound alone. So why don’t other brands make such a ‘two sets of gear trains’? That’s because such a design is too complicated, taking up a lot of space, and the size of the movement cannot be made small. Therefore, this Duomètre à Chronographe has as many as 455 movement parts and a thickness of 6.95 mm. Through the sapphire back, you can clearly see the two side-by-side barrels in the movement. The left one is responsible for the chronograph function, and the right one is responsible for the normal running time. No matter which direction you turn the crown when you wind up, one of the barrels can add energy separately. The check box of the mainspring adopts the internal check mode commonly used in the pocket watch era, which is more expensive and more beautiful. The ‘two sets of wheel trains’ share one escapement balance wheel system. In order to realize the function of one-sixth of a second, a gear is superimposed on the escape wheel for transmitting a fine time interval. The timing function is controlled by a single button, which can be started, paused, and reset to zero with one thumb. It also uses the classic column wheel structure. Initially, Duomètre à Chronographe is a watch with a brand, a dial and a movement. It is interesting and fun. However, in the actual test, an awkward problem was found. Jaeger-LeCoultre proposed the Dual-Wing design concept. The dual-wing system is divided into ‘two sets of gear trains’: one set shows normal travel time, and the other shows secondary functions. The two sets of mechanical devices share the same escapement balance system, and each has its own independent power source. However, after starting the timing function, interference will still occur due to the interaction between different functions. At first, I thought it was because of a problem with this watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre spent so much effort to make this watch, but it still had an impact. So I found another piece of the same model and performed a second test, and found that it was still the same. At the same time, we found another FP Journe watch with the same concept design, two sets of wheels, and a single escapement balance. The final test results are still the same as those of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Therefore, the design of ‘two sets of gear trains and a single escapement balance wheel’ is just like a ‘tourbillon’. It is theoretically great, but in practice it cannot completely solve the problem. Of course, this article is not written so that everyone should not buy this Jaeger-LeCoultre biplane chronograph, but rather want to share the true story behind it. Just like the tourbillon, although it is not as accurate as the basic basic movement in common use, the research and development story behind it, the precise mechanical structure, and the innovative spirit of exploration have attracted many table friends. —END —
Extreme craftsmanship and deep affection; Extraordinary creativity, engraving eternity-On the occasion of the romantic Valentine’s Day, the brilliant work of Swiss high-end watch brand Audemars Piguet-the new Royal Oak series women’s watch, integrating high-end The art of watchmaking and the inlay decoration technique are as dazzling as the starry sky, which is specially designed for her.
Star and heart
For the application of gem setting, it became an indispensable element when the women’s timepiece was born. The colorful gems and crystal clear diamonds not only have a decorative significance in shaping the style of timepieces, but also highlight the pragmatism of time display in the perfect combination with the bezel and dial. In the development of women’s timepieces, Audemars Piguet has innovatively interpreted the decoration: the new Royal Oak women’s watches feature a unique gem setting, and the swirling engraved diamond pattern extends from the dial and bezel to the strap , As if dazzling starry sky, pouring down the wrist. The case and dial are created with 541 brilliant-cut diamonds to create a glamorous visual effect. The swirling mosaic pattern seems to be randomly designed. In fact, each position has been carefully considered and perfectly integrated with the unique design of the Royal Oak series. The style, like the brush strokes of an abstract painter falling on the canvas, seems casual, but unique.
Royal Oak Women’s Watch, case and dial decorated with 541 brilliant-cut diamonds
The 33 mm diameter new Royal Oak women’s watch with 18K rose gold or white gold case shows the perfect fusion of superb craftsmanship, design innovation and elegance in a unique way. The new Royal Oak series women’s watch breaks the conventional setting of diamond inlay, and embellishes the free-form method with different positions on the case, bracelet and dial, which is full of freehand beauty.
Frost, World Warriors
The Royal Oak series Frosted Gold ‘Frost Gold’ watch can achieve the diamond-like decorative effect only by applying the century-old gold-plating technology to the case and bracelet without using diamond setting.
The Royal Oak Series ‘Frost Gold’ watch is compatible with the tradition of high-end jewellery craftsmanship. It is perfectly applied to the unique structure of the Royal Oak case and bracelet with the ancient gilt gold process (also known as the Florentine process), and strives to create brilliant white gold. Masterpiece with rose gold timepiece. The gilt process uses a tool with a diamond on the top to hit the surface of the gold, creating extremely fine notches, showing a brilliant effect like a diamond. The unique texture created by this elaborate and intricate craftsmanship makes the surface of the watch more dazzling in the light, like the starry sky at night.
The case and strap created by the hammer gold process highlight the unique preciousness with the bright sparkle
Not adding one point, not losing one cent, adds legendary masterpieces with fresh modern style. There is no gem, but it shines like a diamond. Eye-catching, unique and precious, belongs to her as ‘frost gold’.
Citizen is an internationally renowned watch company. In the world, almost all watch manufacturers have used or are using the Citizen “MIYOTA” movement (2035 is the representative product of Citizen), but Citizen is a huge enterprise The group has a wide range of operations and many branches, which may not be known to everyone.
Citizen’s predecessor was the Japan Shanggongshe Institute of Timepieces. Founded in 1918, it was mainly engaged in the development and manufacture of clocks. In 1924, it produced the first pocket watch. Citizen Timepiece Co., Ltd. was established in May 1930, and was named ‘CITIZEN’ by the then mayor of Tokyo, meaning all citizens of the world.
Just like its name, since its birth, Citizen has always been committed to ‘providing high-end products and high-level services for all citizens around the world’, and hopes to provide products that are ‘loved by citizens and close to citizens’ by providing To contribute to the good life of all mankind.
Citizen firmly believes that the combination of wisdom and sensitivity can benefit humanity. Relying on its own technical advantages in precision processing, measurement technology, energy saving, manufacturing technology and other exquisite designs, Citizen has continuously developed clock and watch products that perfectly reflect the ‘fusion of technology and beauty’.
The fusion of technology and beauty: while showing the right time, the watch also displays fashion and personality, reflecting the wearer’s taste, values and personality. In response to the different needs of consumers, Citizen uses the advanced technology and the delicate and elegant beauty of the oriental tradition to cleverly combine to provide consumers with a variety of watches with ‘fusion of technology and beauty’, adding color to people’s lives. . In terms of style design, there are everything from bold sports models to elegant formal wear models, which are suitable for the needs of consumers of all ages and types.
In early 2010, Citizen (China) Watch & Clock Co., Ltd. announced the formal implementation of single product barcode management. All watches sold at Citizen’s designated sales outlets will be affixed with exclusive single product barcode labels, which is equivalent to bringing an ‘ID’ to each Citizen watch. This is also the first innovation in customer service since Citizen released the ‘True Action’ customer service system in the watch industry in 2008.
How about Citizen watches
Comments from netizens 1: Citizen watches were created by a famous international watch manufacturing company in Japan. They were established in 1930. The Citizen watch has been the top pillar of the Japanese watch industry since 2011, and has repeatedly established the number one in the world-class watch list. The Citizen watch movement is also very famous. Most watch manufacturers around the world have used the movement of the Japanese Citizen watch. The precision of this movement has reached the world’s top level. Citizen watches have created many different styles, suitable for men and women to wear, but as the Citizen watches become more and more famous, so there are more and more imitations. If you want to buy, you must go to a regular mall or from high-end watches Don’t be fooled into buying at a store.
Netizen evaluation 2: The positioning is for young people and white-collar consumers, which can not be compared with Swiss watches, the difference is obvious. Citizen watches have no room for value preservation. For the three major watch factories in Japan, Citizen watches are still quite middle-aged. Some styles are suitable for middle-aged people. The price of Citizen mechanical watches is about 1000-2000. I suggest you pay more for 2000 Tissot ordinary series mechanical watches.
Netizen evaluation three :. nice. . It belongs to the mature and slightly fashionable, and endorsed by Takeshi Kaneshiro, the price is medium among brand-name watches, and it is worth buying. Compared to CASIO single sports wind is much better. . Positioning is for young people and white-collar consumers, which cannot be compared with Swiss watches. The difference is obviously that Citizen watches have no value preservation space. For the three major watch factories in Japan, Citizen watches are still quite middle-aged. . Some styles are perfect for middle age. More and more watches are being bought, it is a symbol, but many people do not know how to choose a watch.
Netizen evaluation 4: Citizen is made in Japan. I brought a piece with me. I bought it at 1800 last year and it has risen to 2100 this year. The quality doesn’t have to be said, very good. It is not recommended to buy quartz watches or light-powered watches. Mechanical watches can be purchased for appreciation.
Netizen evaluation five: Hello, I just got one last month, and the quality is good. At that time, I chose to compare it for a long time, and finally decided to buy one based on various references. It has been used for a while now, and it feels good in both price and performance. At the time, I also saw it on the evaluation webpage recommended by netizens, and the evaluation was still very fair.
Netizen evaluation 6: Despite national emotions, Citizen is still very good, such as light kinetic energy, radio wave watches, etc., the travel time is accurate, it is recommended to go to the shopping mall counter to buy.
Netizen evaluation 7: Very good ~ This brand has the characteristics of Japanese products: it is more practical, the price is not too expensive, and it can satisfy the vanity of people’s brands ~ It is recommended that you buy the current kinetic energy of his house, which is very good ~ If you can choose, Casio’s is also very good ~
Recommended Citizen Watches
Citizen Promaster AS5019-56E
Style: Eco-Drive, 44mm, Men
RMB: ¥ 7,800
Case material: titanium
Table mirror material: Sapphire crystal glass
Strap Material: Titanium-DLC Carbon Film
Weight: 160 grams
Water resistance: 200 meters
Citizen Eco-Drive Series EW1582-03A Watch
Series: light kinetic energy meter
Style: 27 mm, ladies
Material: stainless steel
RMB: ¥ 2,500
Case material: Stainless steel
Table mirror material: Sapphire crystal glass
Strap material: stainless steel
Buckle material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Citizen sales and repair service point
Citizen has many sales and maintenance service points in China, making it easy for consumers to purchase and maintain. However, there are many high imitations on the market, so consumers must beware of being deceived. For more information on Citizen’s regular sales and repair service points, please visit: citizen /
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Shanghai Citizen Store (The Landmark)
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Beijing Citizen Wangfujing Maintenance Service Station
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Citizen Super Sky Eagle BY0074-50E
The Hamilton Jazz Collection is famous for its outstanding themed watches. Combining technical innovation, modern fashion and classic elegance, the unique charm makes it hard for watch lovers to resist. At the 44th Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show in 2016, Hamilton launched the Jazz Series Face 2 Face II watch, bringing the double-sided design to a whole new level. The chronograph seconds hand runs freely on both sides of the rotating case at the same time.
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The stainless steel case has a slightly elongated oval shape and measures 53×44 mm. The unique body has a rotating device.
Equipped with a double-sided dial: On one side, there is a layered luminous silver-gray dial, which is equipped with a partially transparent smoke-gray disc and a hollowed-out ring, which contrasts with the dark-gray movement showing the technical style on the other. Princess-shaped hour and minute hands and chronograph seconds hand running through the double-sided dial.
Equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph dials, a calendar week display at 3 o’clock, and three charming scales on the back: the pulse meter is printed directly on the back of the mirror, so that people who care about health can grasp themselves at any time Or someone else’s pulse; a tachometer mechanically measures speed accurately; a rangefinder can be used to measure the distance of long-distance activities, such as lightning.
Equipped with the brand’s new H-41 self-winding chronograph movement, with a 60-hour power reserve.
The finishing touch of the previous style is matched by a black strap with soft lining and turquoise double stitching, which echoes the hue of the blue chronograph second hand.
The new Hamilton Jazz Face2FaceII watch combines technical innovation, modern fashion and classic elegance. The unique charm makes watch lovers hard to resist.
The above is the information related to the 2016 Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. We will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports for everyone in the future. Everyone pays attention.
2016 Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show Special Report
Swiss watchmaker Zenith has gone through a century and a half, and it will resolutely enter the 21st century with its new one-second chronograph movement. The 21st century Defy El Primero watch inherits the roots of legend, while showing outstanding performance: COSC (Swiss official observatory inspection agency) certified self-mainframe-driven central hand to achieve a hundredth of a second display, one rotation per second — Quite dynamic and distinctive. Its double-chain structure is based on two regulators and is made of a carbon-based carbon nanotube composite. This is a new patented material that is insensitive to magnetic fields and temperature gradients, well above existing standards. The Defy El Primero 21 comes with a domineering 44 mm titanium case for extreme precision. In 1969, the world’s most accurate production chronograph entered a new era.
Zenith has become a recognized king of high-frequency chronographs with its traditional El Primero star-speed movement, and today it once again reaches the ultra-high precision watchmaking world with the Defy El Primero 21 watch. From tenths to one hundredth of a second, a huge leap in performance and design has been achieved.
Soaring from 10 to 100
1969: With El Primero (meaning ‘first’ in Esperanto), Zenith adds extraordinary color to the legendary chronograph history: integrated automatic column wheel mechanism with 36,000 vibrations per hour (5 Hertz) Vibration at high frequencies, making it accurate to a tenth of a second of a certified astronomical watch. To date, it is still the world’s most accurate production chronograph. The same gene, but a new record in the new century-Zenith has further improved the performance of the movement. The Defy El Primero 21 displays a hundredth of a second with a central pointer and a vibration frequency of 50 Hz, ten times faster and more accurate than its famous predecessor. Become the first achievement in the new products gathered by the stars.
Precision, speed, and reliability: Today’s Defy El Primero 21 and the 1969 El Primero star speed are the same. The brand has a record 2,333 time-testing awards. The main difference is that the new generation of products has been developed with the aim of industrialization from the beginning. 32 mm in diameter, compared to 30 mm in the previous generation; 7.9 mm thick, compared to 6.50 mm; today includes 203 components, compared to 278 components in 1969. Mechanical functions are more complex, but the number of components is smaller: also in the automotive and aerospace industries, the Defy El Primero 21 is derived from modern engineering technology and uses statistical dimensions to match functional dimensions to machine functions, all designed to ensure simplified assembly and adjustment To achieve the best level of performance and certification.
Therefore, the new watch is equipped with the new El Primero star speed movement, which has higher performance and is equipped with new adjustment mechanism and patented timing control mechanism. This modern movement is COSC-certified and measures one hundredth of a second, demonstrating its ambitious goal: to establish itself as the ‘most accurate timepiece’ brand on the market today. The watch is enriched with modern technology and traditional craftsmanship, combining Zenith’s rich history with cutting-edge clock innovation.
Double reconstruction frame
The central chronograph hand rotates a full circle around the dial in one second, highlighting the aesthetic, visual and auditory characteristics of the new Defy El Primero 21. Reading in hundredths of a second is simple, fast, and direct, giving you a sense of the moment.
The frequency reaches a staggering 360,000 vibrations / hour, ensuring its accuracy of one hundredth of a second, and energy consumption is ten times higher than before.
There is another unique feature whose purpose is to avoid the chronograph function disturbing the smooth operation of the watch. This feature is: Defy El Primero 21 is equipped with two independent ‘gearboxes’: one for displaying time and the other for timing . Each ‘gearbox’ is equipped with its own transmission and escapement, so there is no coupling clutch.
To pay tribute to its historical roots, the balance of the watch oscillates at a high frequency of 5 Hz-the famous and iconic 36,000 vibrations / hour that the El Primero chronograph movement has been famous for since 1969. This self-winding movement is as accurate as ever, certified by COSC, providing a 50-hour power reserve, and with a 50-minute battery life that matches the accuracy of the hundredth of a second.
Hairspring uses carbon-based carbon nanotube composite material (new patented material)
In 1865, the founder of the young and visionary Zenith, Georges Favre-Jacot, brought together the different types of watchmaking that were usually scattered under one roof, creating the industry The first watch factory. Today, this spirit of independence and comprehensive skills is fully reflected in the new El Primero 21 self-moving core with its own patented hairspring. Gravity, temperature, and magnetic fields, all kinds of hostile characteristics that are not incompatible with precision, are completely neutralized.
The new hairspring developed by LVMH Group engineers is derived from a patented technology that is also the world’s first. This hairspring is made of graphene-based composites with extraordinary physical and mechanical properties, so it is insensitive to temperature and magnetic field influences, far exceeding the known 15,000 Gaussian standard, guaranteeing availability under all conditions of use Unparalleled accuracy.
In addition to the integrated structure, double-chain construction and excellent timing performance of the new hairspring, the El Primero 21 movement is also equipped with a patented timing reset control mechanism, consisting of three core components and a unique starter mechanism, ensuring simultaneous reset seconds And tenths and hundredths of a second.
This new generation of dual barrel El Primero star-speed movement drives the central hours and minutes function, a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock, a central chronograph hand with a hundredth of a second rotating around a scale on the circumference, 30 at 3 o’clock Minute chronograph, seconds and tenths of a second at 6 o’clock, and chronograph power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. The two-position crown (for winding and time setting) can be wound manually in two directions: for the chronograph function, clockwise, for the watch, counterclockwise. Rotating the crown 25 turns is enough to power the timepiece barrel. One-way automatic winding with star-notched automatic rotor / star-shaped skeleton automatic rotor control function.
Iconic ‘hundredth of a second’ display
Defy El Primero 21 is based on modern mechanical technology and has been given unprecedented visual, auditory and dynamic characteristics. It is a model of Zenith’s new generation of chronographs.
It proudly demonstrates the heritage of a watchmaker with a long and professional timekeeping expertise, while incorporating the most cutting-edge breakthrough technology. The essence of this brand can be seen in the stunning design of the watch-the case diameter is 44 mm, made of grade 5 titanium-inspired by the original El Primero model. The case is equipped with a grooved crown and chronograph buttons, and short lugs, alternately matte and satin finish; its rubber watch with leather inlays and double folding clasp.
The hundredth of a second display is designed as follows: the inner bezel is designed with 0 to 100 graduations, and the hundredth of a second chronograph hand sweeps across the inner bezel at a speed of one full revolution per second-quite intuitive and visually striking force.
The hollow dial reflects the elegant contemporary decoration style, which is also the representative aesthetics of Zenith’s new series. Star-shaped sweep seconds hand, large luminous rod-shaped hands and faceted hour markers: all the important identifying characteristics of El Primero are integrated, and the chronograph dial uses the two from the 1969 legendary chronograph Colors — blue and dark gray.
Defy El Primero 21 — a benchmark for authentic Swiss watchmaking, hope for future creativity.
Defy El Primero 21 watch
95.9000.9004 / 78.R582 (titanium — skeleton dial)
95.9001.9004 / 01.R582 (titanium — silver dial)
24.9000.9004 / 78.R582 (ceramic aluminum — skeleton dial)
New 1 / 100-second chronograph movement
Unique dynamic display with one rotation per second
1 watch escapement (36,000 times / hour — 5 Hz);
1 chronograph escapement (360,000 times / hour — 50 Hz);
Insensitive to magnetic fields and temperature gradients
Double-stranded structure with 2 regulators, made of carbon-based carbon nanotube composite
El Primero Star Speed 9004 Automatic
Swiss official observatory COSC certified movement
Movement 14¼““ (diameter: 32.80 mm)
Movement thickness: 7.9 mm
Number of components: 203
Number of jewels: 53
Vibration frequency: 36,000 times / hour (5 Hz)
Power reserve: at least 50 hours
Process: Automatic rotor with Côtes de Genève
1/100 second timing:
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Center hour and minute display
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
-Center chronograph hands
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
-60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Case, dial and hands
Diameter: 44 mm
Hollow diameter: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Table mirror: curved double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal
Case back: transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Frosted titanium or ceramic aluminum
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 meters)
Dial: Hollow two-color chronograph dial, or silver with black chronograph dial
Hour mark: rhodium-plated or ruthenium-plated, faceted design, coated with SuperLuminova C1 luminous material
Hands: rhodium-plated or ruthenium-plated, faceted design, coated with SuperLuminova C1 luminous material
Strap and buckle
Strap: 27.00.2322.582 (black rubber with black crocodile skin coating)
Buckle: 27.95.0022.930 (titanium double folding buckle)
Audemars Piguet Cup Horse Race
April 29 is a day that horse fans are eagerly awaiting, and it is also an important moment for Audemars Piguet, one of the oldest fine watchmaking factories whose founder family continues to hold its management rights. This prestigious watchmaking brand has sponsored the Queen’s Cup since 1999, and this year continues to inherit tradition and make aesthetic breakthroughs.
On the day of the event, Mr. Brian Stevenson, Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr. Wolfgang Sickenberg, Sales Director of Audemars Piguet, and Mr. Tim Sayler, Marketing Director presided over the cake-cutting ceremony to kick off the Audemars Piguet Cup. The three joined hands with Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr. William A. Nader, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and a special guest, the famous actor Mr. Gu Tianle, for the toasting ceremony. Thanks to all friends and guests for their continuous support.
Gu Tianle Performs Audemars Piguet
To celebrate the event and collaboration, Audemars Piguet introduced a limited edition of 100 watches and exhibited on the spot to commemorate this grand event. The Audemars Piguet Queen’s Cup 2012 Tradition Limited Edition watch showcases the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship and aesthetics. This ‘guchen’ watch is made of 18K rose gold and is performed on the stage by Mr. Gu Tianle, together with famous models Ms. Mandy Lieu, Ms. Lin Li, and actor Ms. Ye Cuicui, fully expressing Audemars Piguet. The design and extraordinary quality exude a sense of simplicity and incredible charm.
Regarding this iconic collaboration between the brand and the Jockey Club, Mr. Tim Sayler said: ‘Both beliefs coincide: training an excellent horse requires full preparation, precise vision, technology and enthusiasm. Fine watchmaking also requires Of course, all conditions must be matched with each other before the final product can stand the test of time. ‘
In addition, Mr. Wolfgang Sickenberg also took this time to announce at the event that the two parties will continue a happy partnership in the next three years. He said: ‘We are very happy to be able to participate in this event again this year, and we are deeply honored that Audemars Piguet can sponsor this competition year after year and make it the event that the city is looking forward to.
Audemars Piguet has sponsored this grand event for 14 consecutive years. The Queen’s Cup was founded in 1975 to commemorate the first visit to Hong Kong by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The competition is held every spring, and in 1995 it was promoted to the international level. The prize money for this event is now HK $ 14 million, attracting many horse racing enthusiasts and distinguished people from all over the world.
Audemars Piguet hosts a grand dinner to celebrate the 2012 Audemars Piguet Cup
In celebration of Audemars Piguet’s sponsorship of the Queen’s Cup, the brand and the Hong Kong Jockey Club hosted a celebration party at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre on Friday, April 27, 2012. This event gathered celebrities in the city, including horse owners, jockeys and other well-known personalities, to write an unforgettable page for this event.
The celebration party was held at the Hong Kong Centre of the Asian Society. The building was formerly a British arsenal built in the mid-19th century, combining three first-class historic building designs. In addition, Audemars Piguet Sales Director Mr. Wolfgang Sickenberg and Marketing Director Mr. Tim Sayler also made a special trip to Hong Kong to attend the celebrations. In addition to kicking off the party, the Audemars Piguet Cup was held on April 29th.
On the night of the party, the talented singer Ms. Li Tong was invited to perform at the scene. Ms. Li Tong has participated in the production and performance of several well-known musicals including ‘Musical Moments’ and ‘The King & I’. She is currently the lead singer of the famous Broadway musical ‘Miss Saigon’ in Europe. She has won the National Singing Competition in China for three consecutive years. Her musical talent is highly recognized and she is also known as ‘the most promising Chinese genius in Europe’. The intoxicating singing with the lively and powerful jazz dance performance is really wonderful.
This year marks the 14th Audemars Piguet sponsorship of the Queen’s Cup. As always, the brand also launched the precious Audemars Piguet Queen’s Cup 2012 Traditon limited edition watch to commemorate this annual event.
In addition to being able to get a glimpse of this precious watch, the video speech of Mr. David von Gunten, Chief Executive Officer of Audemars Piguet Hong Kong and China, also surprised the guests present. Although Mr. Fan Wei was unable to attend in person, he also shared the similarities between the watch and the horse racing event with the guests via video. Mr. Wolfgang Sickenberg introduced the limited edition watch on the spot and shared the amazing aesthetics of the watch. Mr. Sickenberg said, ‘The Audemars Piguet Cup 2012 Traditon Limited Edition watch is made of 18K rose gold, and the white lacquered dial is set with rose gold Arabic numerals and hands, giving it a beautiful and elegant feel. More special The limited edition of this watch is limited to 100 pieces, which is definitely a collector’s choice. ‘Mr. Tim Slayer also announced that his cooperation with the Hong Kong Jockey Club will continue for another three years, and thank all those who have supported and participated in this event. person.
At the party, a series of ingenious Audemars Piguet watches were performed by a series of models, showing the brand’s outstanding craftsmanship, which is a perfect match with the Royal Horse Racing.
On the night of the party, the congress prepared a series of wonderful programs and wines and delicacies for the guests. The guests can enjoy the Audemars Piguet watches and return all the time. They fully felt that the Audemars Piguet Cup will be equally shining .
In 1957, Piaget’s Piaget Altiplano series launched the first ultra-thin watch that subverted the watchmaking industry. The thin case never seen before, combined with a simple dial, achieved an elegant and subtle appearance. Interpret the definition of elegance. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the brand series, Piaget presents the Piaget Altiplano Anniversary Series at the International Haute Horlogerie Salon in Geneva this year, recreating an extraordinary contemporary work. Among them, a simple and profound Piaget blue watch with extreme elegant aesthetic characteristics, free from all the exaggerated elements attracted everyone to stop and watch, becoming one of the brand’s extraordinary symbolic timepieces. (Watch model: G0A42105)
Reinventing the classic
Glamorous Piaget Blue Dial
Based on the aesthetic style of Piaget’s first ultra-thin watch, combined with the brand’s watchmaking skills, this new Piaget Altiplano self-winding watch was created at the 60th anniversary of the collection. Piaget re-presents the word ‘Piaget Automatique’ printed on the first ultra-thin watch, embodying the historical heritage with the implicit ‘A’. It has an extraordinary brand commemorative meaning, while meeting contemporary needs, it can also reshape the classics and fully display the brand’s endless creativity.
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This commemorative watch creates a stylish and elegant taste with a simple design and classic aesthetics, breaking the inherent style. The case with perfectly harmonious lines, naturally curved, adds luster to the Piaget blue dial.
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The 43 mm diameter case is made of 18K white gold, and after polishing, it exudes charming luster and is very beautiful. And the case outline is slender, the lines are natural and soft.
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The crown is engraved with Piaget’s logo. This design adds a special charm to the watch. The crown is designed with a non-slip texture, which feels good and is not slippery, which facilitates the time adjustment operation of the watch.
The irresistible ‘Earl Blue’ on the dial
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The unique Piaget blue dial is deep and full of appeal. It lies between cobalt blue and midnight blue to enhance the watch’s ornamental glory, and is contrasted with the sun’s radial engraving, which is both retro and elegant. The understated blue cross pattern is derived from the earl’s collection style, echoing the classic white gold hour markers and slender Button hands, creating a charming visual effect.
Excellent exterior still has a strong inner core
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Equipped with the brand’s fourth-generation ultra-thin self-winding movement 1200P, it has a power reserve of 44 hours with a thickness of only 2.35 mm. The back cover is transparent, with 18K white gold case inlaid with sapphire crystal, beveled bridge with ring-shaped Geneva wave pattern, ring-shaped corrugated main splint, polished satin-finished steel components and blue steel screws . An eccentric miniature automatic rotor with a classic movement: a gold rotor with the Piaget family emblem engraved, adding brilliance to the watch’s legendary movement.
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Has a blue alligator leather strap, exquisite style and comfortable texture. And with 18K white gold pin buckle buckle, it can protect the watch well on the wrist, not easy to fall off.
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Summary: Piaget Alagello Piaget automatic 43 mm watch, full of infinite creativity and commemorative significance, is classic and connotative. Combining the outstanding design of the legendary ultra-thin watch of the brand with the current needs and aesthetics, it shows the perfect fusion of retro elegance, fashion and simplicity. It is also a relatively good new product of Piaget this year. Limited to 360 pieces, watch friends may wish to enter the brand store to see its style.
Since 1952, the Breitling Aviation Chronograph Series (Navitimer)-has been the world’s most watched pilot watch. Today, Breitling launches the new Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic41, which integrates the historical charm of classic watches-an elegant and exquisite modern timepiece, making it another bright new member of the aviation chronograph series.
The new Breitling Aviation Chronograph 1 Automatic 41 (Navitimer 1 Automatic 41) combines the many characteristics of the brand’s well-known aviation chronograph series in one, with a low-key and restrained design, instantly became a classic watch of its own. The watch uses Breitling’s representative circular flight slider and a unique beaded ratchet two-way bezel. It is equipped with a 41mm stainless steel case and a simple three-hand dial, which complements any style.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern is convinced that this watch will be favored by discerning watch fans: ‘The new Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is the ideal companion for travelers worldwide .It has a modern appearance that makes people stand out, from the iconic chronograph 806 watch and the chronograph 66 watch that we launched in the 1950s-the chronograph 66- Draw inspiration. This watch will never go out of style. ‘
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is available in two versions. One has a stainless steel case with a choice of black, blue or silver dial; the other is a two-color version, which also uses a stainless steel case with a luxurious 18K red gold two-way rotating bezel, with a silver or anthracite dial .
The hour and minute hands are coated with a Super-LumiNova luminous coating. This luminous material ensures easy reading in all lighting conditions. This watch also features a red-centered second hand and a date window at 6 o’clock on the dial.
The stainless steel and two-tone models can be used with pin buckle or folding buckle crocodile leather straps. The strap color is just right to set the dial. In addition, optional folding buckle Navitmer aviation bracelet.
The Novitimer 1 Automatic 41 is powered by Breitling 17 and has a power reserve of 38 hours. As with all Breitling watches, these models are certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) for accuracy and reliability. Each Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters / 100 feet).
Breitling Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41
Breitling also launched the Navitimer1 Chronograph41. The new member of this aviation chronograph series is made of stainless steel, with 18K red gold two-way rotating bezel, water silver dial, and optional brown alligator leather strap, leather strap or Navitime aviation bracelet. The watch is equipped with a stainless steel screw-down case.
The Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41 is equipped with the Breitling 13 movement certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC). It uses a unidirectional ball bearing rotor to wind automatically and has a power reserve of about 48 hours. The hour and minute hands are coated with a ‘Super-LumiNova’ luminous coating, which can be easily read through the curved sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides. This chronograph is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters 100 feet) .