The case of Arceau Casaque is transformed into a carousel, while the dial shows the curvilinear trace left by the horseshoes stamped on the sand. Draw a ‘Cavale’ pattern on this background. The dial manufacturing technology combines the filling process, lacquering and pad printing techniques. First, the base of the dial is engraved and then lacquered. The same-tone matte herringbone pattern made with pad printing technology brings the finishing touch to this colorful overall composition.
Hermès Arceau Casaque watch
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Chronographs are not uncommon among the many functions of watches. Compared with moon phases and perpetual calendars, chronographs seem to be more popular with men who love sports. Most chronographs have a seemingly identical appearance and design. The chronograph dial plus multi-function chronograph buttons, however, watches are such an item worthy of taste and careful observation. Whenever you compare the two watches carefully, you will find the differences. Many subtle designs accommodate the brand’s design style. Below, the watch home brings you a Mido Commander series multi-function chronograph watch, the beauty of details is being explored. Reference model: M016.414.11.041.00.
Complex function illustration
Mido has long inherited the characteristics of architecture. This Mido Commander series, which was born in 1959, has maintained continuous production since its inception, and has a long history of success. For more than 50 years, the Commander series watches have always maintained high-end quality and reputation. Now the Commander series has written a legend, combining multi-function chronograph and long power reserve, bringing a new visual shock to the world.
Polished 316L stainless steel case with mercerizing.
From the appearance point of view, the new Commander series multi-function chronograph watch uses satin-polished 316L stainless steel case, polished bezel, diameter 42.5mm. The wide dial provides ample space for the function of the watch, and at the same time makes the appearance of this watch more tough and domineering, showing the heroic temperament.
Blue dial with red hands.
Through the sapphire mirror, the wide dial ensures clear readings. The blue dial with red hands ignites the movement and passion on the wrist. The dial is decorated with sun rays, and the hour, minute and scales are white SuperLumiNova® to ensure clear visibility at night.
The dial is equipped with a speed measuring ring and a calendar window at 3 o’clock.
It is worth mentioning that the dial edge is equipped with a dynamic speed measurement ring. The upper half of the scale is white outward, and the lower half is inward. The subtleties have a unique style. A calendar window at 3 o’clock ensures the wearer’s accurate grasp of the time.
The 30-minute counter is at 12 o’clock and the 12-hour counter is at 6 o’clock.
Functionally, the 30-minute counter is located at 12 o’clock, the 12-hour counter is located at 6 o’clock, and the chronograph dial and the 60-second chronograph hands are ingeniously used red, becoming the brightest embellishment on the dial. The small second hand is located at the nine o’clock position, using white hands, and different colors are used to distinguish functions.
The timing buttons are located on the upper and lower sides of the crown.
Seen from the side, the side of the case is uniquely designed with a unique concave cut surface. The timing buttons are located on the upper and lower sides of the crown. The upper buttons are for starting and stopping the timing, and the lower buttons are for resetting the timing. The operation is simple and fast.
316L stainless steel strap with folding clasp.
The 316L stainless steel strap with folding clasp is comfortable and convenient to wear. In summer, the bracelet of this material is easier to take care of, and will not be damaged or damaged due to sweat.
The finely engraved movement on the transparent back.
The beautifully engraved movement on the transparent back is engraved with the serial number. The meticulously carved Geneva wave and MIDO logo on the automatic oscillating weight, the movement decorated with blue screws is delicate and exquisite, which provides powerful power for precise movement.
Watch with Caliber60 automatic movement inside.
In terms of power, the watch is equipped with a Caliber60 automatic movement inside the watch, up to 60 hours, a diameter of 30.00mm, a thickness of 7.90mm, a movement with super power reserve to show you the powerful energy of the watch.
Multifunctional chronograph and long power reserve.
Summary: The biggest highlight of this watch is that the multifunctional chronograph and long power reserve are exquisitely combined, allowing the wearer to feel the release of strong power. As for other aspects, everyone has their own different aesthetics and preferences. Among Mido’s chronograph watches, the color of this commander series multi-function chronograph watch is still very eye-catching, and friends who like it may wish to look at the real thing It feels like maybe you can hold it. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)...
The double-tracking needle function is adopted by major brands with research and development capabilities as an upgrade mechanism of chronographs, with the purpose of launching ultra-complex watches of this brand. At present, the brand that has impressed me is the watchmaker Patek Philippe, the research and development expert Audemars Piguet, and the successful revival of the brand Lange, which was launched at the Geneva exhibition in 2013. Lange’s chronograph is very prominent among many similar ones. It inherits the essence of German watchmaking. The clever design of the mechanism is one aspect. The polishing technology of excellence is a magic weapon for many followers to worship.
Lange 1815 Commemorative 421.025
The background of the chronograph’s dual chasing seconds mechanism was that in the year, when the players crossed the finish line, there was a long enough interval to record the readings. The dual chasing seconds hand stopped for each player, in order to catch up with the chronograph Repeat for the next player. The original purpose of double tracking is to record the values of multiple time periods, not for the accuracy of timing. It is this design philosophy that makes double tracking seconds more and more valued by watchmakers, creating extremely sophisticated double tracking. Seconds mechanism.
A typical double-seconds chronograph has two long seconds: one is a standard chronograph second hand that can start, stop and return to zero; the other is a chronograph second hand superimposed directly on top of the standard chronograph second hand, and the chase button is operated by the chase button There are two actions of stopping and catching up. The basic operation steps of chasing hands are as follows: in the first step, start the chronograph function and start the chronograph with the two seconds hands; in the second step, press the chase second button to stop the chase second hand at the top and continue to rotate the lower chronograph second hand; , Press the chronograph second button again, the chronograph second hand located at the top quickly catches up with the chronograph seconds hand below, and both continue to rotate simultaneously.
(TIPS: Everyone needs to pay attention to that the second hand is running synchronously with the chronograph second hand under normal circumstances, which means that the start, stop and return to zero are all synchronized.)
There are four characteristics of the chase seconds structure: chase seconds wheel, chase seconds caliper, chase seconds wheel, and chase seconds start and stop lever. Among these four features, the start-stop lever is responsible for the two operation steps of the above-mentioned chase hands-stop and chase hands, and it directly talks with the chase seconds timing wheel, this part of the principle is consistent with the working principle of the chronograph. Under normal circumstances, the spurs of the chronograph seconds wheel will lift the two protrusions of the chronograph seconds caliper in the middle position so that the chronograph seconds hand can rotate synchronously with the chronograph seconds hand. The second timer wheel rotates, and the two protrusions of the second timer caliper enter the gap of the column gear of the second timer wheel, the second brake caliper closes the brake second timer wheel, and the second timer stops; the button again drives the second timer to start and stop. After levering, the chase seconds wheel rotates again, and the two protrusions of the chase seconds caliper are raised again by the teeth of the chase seconds wheel, and the chase seconds wheel is released. The connecting spring quickly resets the chronograph second wheel and the chronograph second wheel through elastic tension, and rotates the timing synchronously.
Structural feature map
The chronograph occupies a very special position in the functional category of mechanical watches. It has a large number of followers and followers. Although its chronograph function does not have many opportunities for ordinary people to display, the original reason for its birth place Has also been forgotten. So why are so many people keen on chronographs? I think the reason is that the timing mechanism is one of the many functions of a mechanical watch that can best embody the beauty of the machine. It perfectly explains the true value of the machine. The timing mechanism, especially with the dual chase function, presents us a great meal-various gears, weird-shaped levers and the plywood carrying them are carefully polished and decorated, while the blue screws and red gems are embellished with the finishing touch. It’s all intoxicating....
Gucci Spring / Summer 2018 Milan Fashion Week, brand ambassador Li Yuchun wore Gucci watch jewelry and appeared at the event site with a cute “Chinese doll” model. Oriental elements blended with avant-garde design to express their unique charm.
The new Fashion watch mixes a large number of original design ideas, showing a bold and avant-garde new fashion beauty, in line with Gucci’s usual ancient spirit and modern style. The watch uses a stripe decorative pattern, which is applied to a very modern colored Plexiglas bracelet, which reproduces the classic stripe design. The geometric lines of the bracelet, the rectangular transparent Plexiglas case and the round mother-of-pearl dial are coordinated. As the final touch, Gucci’s new bee decoration pattern, which is also the new symbol of Gucci, is engraved and printed on the gold foil of the case back and bracelet respectively. This watch is a passionate collision between Gucci’s iconic qualities and modern design concepts. For all watch enthusiasts who pay attention to style, it is the best statement to pursue fashion.
Le Marché des Merveilles jewelry
The Le Marché des Merveilles collection is always reminiscent of the ‘Fantastic Treasure Box’-new and charming animal shapes and precious stones. Gucci added exquisite new works to the series this time, and continues to explore animal themes-focusing on creating tiger head design elements. The collection includes a variety of different themes and a variety of precious stones, from eye-catching white and green combinations with diamonds and tsavorites to colorful combinations of orange, red and blue sapphires. The use of Paraiba Topaz, black spinels and pearls, yellow-colored yellow quartz, and gorgeous purple and crimson rubies makes the head shape itself deep, three-dimensional and vivid. The use of gray diamonds and pearls adds a touch of refined and delicate luster.
G-Timeless Slim watch
The G-Timeless Slim is now available in 29 mm and 36 mm models. The surface shines with a rich mother-of-pearl luster and is embellished with Gucci’s new iconic hour markers: delicate bees, stars and heart shapes. The case is made of stainless steel, one of which is decorated with PVD light gold. A simple stainless steel grid bracelet or a colorful lizard leather strap completes these dazzling, eclectic designs....
Hearst UK’s 2016 watch survey shows that Rolex is the most popular watchmaking brand in the world. This unique and comprehensive survey interviewed over 8,000 readers of Mr. Fashion, Men’s Health, Bazaar, Red and Financial Times, and referenced The Watch Gallery’s customer database.
Swiss watchmaking giants Rolex and Patek Philippe became the biggest winners. The two brands ranked first and second in the survey of ‘Fifty Most Popular Watchmaking Brands’ and ‘Dream Watches’. But when broken down into specific genders, Patek Philippe is the most preferred brand and dream watch for men; Cartier is the most preferred brand for women; and Rolex is the most dream watch for women.
Other brands ranked higher in the survey include Omega, IWC, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Chanel, among others.
At that time, the needle was about to pass through the end of 2008. A time-themed event named ‘Memory? The Future’ kicked off in the historic mansion 23, Qianmen, Beijing-Swiss independent watch brand Here, Le Méridien unveiled the mysterious veil of Mémoire1, the world’s first mechanical watch with memory function, which was carefully created by Amy, and announced the glory of the technological revolutionary future in the history of mechanical watchmaking. DKSH Global Executive Vice President of Luxury and Lifestyle Marcel Braun, Le Méridien’s Global Market Development and Sales Director Marc Glaeser, Le Méridien’s Product Design Director Sandro Reginelli, as well as senior executives, media and guests from A & M’s retailers attended the event.
This powerful launch event uses the key word ‘time’ of the watchmaking industry as the axis of activity to create a space-time vision of ‘crossing the West and Shutting the Future’. Mémoire1 was displayed in front of the world through suspicious activity links ‘Exploring Memory’ and ‘Uncovering the Future’, witnessing the legend of Mémoire1 bringing the complex watchmaking technology and minimalist aesthetic design to the extreme, once again emphasizing Amy’s ‘adhering to tradition and brave Innovation, leading the future. ‘
The grand debut of Le Mémoire1, the pinnacle of the watchmaking industry in Beijing, means that the Le Méridien brand attaches great importance to and eagerly anticipates the Chinese market, and looks forward to those who value traditional watchmaking art and the latest technological value, and pursue Watch lovers and collectors of extraordinary quality choose Le Méridien. Sandro Reginelli, Le Méridien Product Design Director, introduced the revolutionary technology of Mémoire1 to the guests in detail: ‘Mémoire1 connects time and timing display in a unique way. It can repeatedly switch between indicating real-time time and precise timing without affecting any one. The mode of operation sets a brand new model for multifunctional and complex watches, realizing the magnificence of Le Méridien’s expansion of the mechanical chronological universe. ‘The special craftsmanship and technology represented by Mémoire1 has reached the cutting-edge of the current human mechanical watchmaking industry. The birth of Mémoire1 announced that Le Mémoire was ahead of other brands, and it had the courage to make breakthroughs in the field of technology, taking the lead in entering the technological future of watchmaking.
The mechanical watch can have a memory function. This day-to-day vision is an inevitable landmark for the ambitious and ambitious Amy brand to lead the revolutionary future of the mechanical watch industry. As one of the few self-manufactured movement brands in Switzerland, Le Méridien is renowned worldwide for its extraordinary watchmaking experience. Under the effort of the Le Méridien Creative Research Center, which gathers the industry’s top professionals, Mémoire1 is equipped with Amy’s newly developed ML128 movement with memory function was born. At present, the Mémoire1 watch, which represents the most sophisticated and sophisticated technology in the mechanical watchmaking industry, is limited to only 20 pieces worldwide.
The mystery that made Mémoire1 the most complicated watch is the revolutionary device inside the watch-the Amy ML128 movement with unique memory functions. This unprecedentedly precise Amy ML128 movement consists of 604 parts. Starting from the basic movement, it adds complex functions step by step, and finally realizes the innovative ideas and concepts of ‘memory function’. Amy also tried to show a wonderful feast in design and transparency. All components were fully considered during the assembly of the combination of mechanical mechanics and artistic aesthetics, so that wearers can appreciate the complex workmanship and Operation.
Mémoire1 is the pinnacle of mechanical watchmaking, bringing the innovative skills of watchmakers to the extreme. As long as you press the key embedded in the crown of the Mémoire1, the watch’s operating mode can be freely switched between ‘time’ and ‘timekeeping’ mode, and the selected mode can be viewed through the pointer display set at 3 o’clock. This mechanical operation, called ‘va et vient’ (‘coming and going’) by the watchmaker, can also be linked to activate the ‘All or Nothing’ conceptual mechanism, which triggers the three modules to perform memory functions. Amy’s Memoire1 is based on this concept to assemble similar mechanisms to ensure that the conversion between the two mechanisms is correct. The invention of this day has been patented by Le Méridien and is destined to become an indispensable finishing touch in the history of fine watchmaking.
The research and development process of Mémoire1 is a technological innovation and a journey of artistic beauty. The round surface, the white gold case, the sapphire crystal, and the anti-reflective caseback showcase the pure elegance of the Mémoire1 watch. The dial design is creative: the mode switching design embedded in the crown at 3 o’clock is flexible and novel; the clear and unique layered design achieves the readability of the watch; the world’s first hour dial in Mémoire1 overcomes the problem of lack of traditional sapphire density First to use ore-based materials. Behind all these ingenious designs is a statement of Amy’s unique understanding of watch design, which meets the wearer’s purest spiritual aspirations.
If memory is the source of people’s creation of the future, the birth of Mémoire1, an unprecedented mechanical watch with a memory function, will surely write a strong stroke in the history of fine watchmaking!
Precise technology, meticulous appearance and minimalist style. The L.U.C XPS watch with these characteristics is undoubtedly a classic. This year, Chopard is wearing a classic 18K rose gold coat with a silver silk satin dial.
Condensing a self-winding mechanical movement, a dual barrel, and a 65-hour power reserve into an ultra-thin case is a remarkable watchmaking feat. The master watchmakers at Chopard Fleurier watch factory have successfully developed miniature rotors, turning all this into reality. The watch designer also dedicated a perfect design: an ultra-thin case with a long diameter (39.50 mm) and a flat mirror. The mechanical achievements combined with the appearance design gave birth to a handsome and elegant watch with a light and agile appearance, with a perfect balance, and won the ultra-thin watch crown at the 2006 Geneva Watch Awards.
The perfect combination of aesthetics and technology
In order to satisfy many watch lovers who love mechanical beauty, the LUC XPS watch is designed with a transparent sapphire case back. Through it, you can see the exquisite operation of the LUC 96.12-L (LUC 12.96) movement. Also clearly visible. 18K rose gold case with silver silk satin dial and small seconds at 6 o’clock to perfectly balance the dial. This watch, a perfect combination of mechanics and aesthetics, has also been certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) for its precise performance.
As a family brand, independence is a distinctive label of Chopard. The production of L.U.C watches is completely completed at the production sites of Meyrin and Fleurier within the group. Movement design, finished product design, gold casting, stamping and mold processing, metal movement and watch band creation, traditional hand decoration, surface treatment, polishing, assembly, and debugging and quality control. All watches need to go through these processes to achieve the excellent watchmaking that belongs to Chopard.
Case: 18K rose gold case
Total diameter: 39.50 mm
Thickness: 7.13 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
18K rose gold crown with L.U.C logo: 4.00 mm
Front and back anti-glare sapphire crystal
Open case back
Automatic mechanical movement: L.U.C 96.12-L (L.U.C 12.96)
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour
Power reserve: 65 hours
Geneva Ripple Refined Bridge Two stacked barrels, patented Twin® technology
Official Swiss Observatory Certification (COSC)
Dial and hands:
Silver silk satin dial with sun print
Gold-plated hour markers
Gold-plated crown prince hour and minute hands
Gold-plated stick-shaped small seconds
Function and display:
Central hours and minutes display
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
Hand-stitched brown alligator strap
18K Rose Gold Pin Buckle
Model: 161920-5002 – 18K Rose Gold
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The most expensive 3D movie ‘Blood Drops’ in the history of Chinese films will be released on December 21st in Taiwan. The whole film is starred by male actors from the three sides of the Strait, including Huang Xiaoming. It also cost 99 million Taiwan dollars. The production of 3D special effects, together with the shocking theme full of epic atmosphere, made the entire audience look forward to it. Tissot watch brand ambassador Huang Xiaoming played an important role in the movie. The handsome style has been exposed first. Performing arts peak. Tissot watches sponsored the latest masterpiece starring Huang Xiaoming and others. It also invited watch fans to get a first look at Huang Xiaoming’s superb performance. From 12/12/2012 to 2013/1/10, there are 13 Tissots in the province. Watches bought at watch stores, that is, gift of ‘Blood Drops’ movie coupons, let watch fans appreciate the most anticipated Chinese action blockbusters at the end of this year, and Chinese superstars such as Huang Xiaoming carnival New Year; and 2013/1/11 During the 2013/2/28 event, anyone who purchases watches over NT $ 30,000 will receive a ‘Häagen-Dazs World Famous Chef Creative Plate Meal’ redemption book, inviting watch fans to explore the world-famous scenery with taste buds.
Tissot watch invites watch fans to enjoy ‘Blood Drops’ Huang Xiaoming and other superstars starring in the history of the most expensive 3D blockbuster on the eve of Christmas, it was shocked to be released and then presented a “ Häagen-Dazs World Famous Chef Creative Plate Meal ” coupon
Lead watch fans to enjoy the world scenery
At the end of 2012, the most anticipated high-end action movie ‘Blood Drops’ will be released on the stage at the end of December. It will be produced by the Golden Horse Awards best director Chen Kexin and directed by Liu Weiqiang. The actor starred in the performance. The entire film cost 600 million Taiwan dollars. The investment amount hit the highest record of 3D movies in the history of Chinese films. The blood-moving giant ‘Blood Drops’, known as ‘The Most Expensive 3D in the History of Chinese Films’ One’s blood droplets have always been a mystery. Except for those who died of blood droplets, no one has ever seen their true appearance. During Qianlong’s year, the young Blood Drop Zitian Mission was a special assassination unit that never missed, until the fate of a mission missed was rewritten from then on … In the film, Huang Xiaoming plays the anti-Qing Fuming leader-Sirius. The handsome and handsome shape has been exposed recently, making fans crazy. Huang Xiaoming also entered the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in this role and became the first Chinese male artist to enter. In addition, Huang Xiaoming, who exploded in the film, personally went to battle, interpreting the crazy, calm and destructive character of Sirius with a serious and hard working attitude. Create eye-catching highlights.
Tissot watches are also very enthusiastic in sponsoring this Chinese 3D blockbuster starring Huang Xiaoming. In addition to giving Huang Xiaoming the biggest breakthrough in the movie, he also invited fans to come and enjoy this magnificent end-of-the-year giant dedication. The actors explored this mysterious historical secret together. From 2012/12/8 to 2013/1/10, when purchasing watches from 13 Tissot watches in the province, they will receive 1 movie coupon for ‘Blood Drops’. With a purchase of NT $ 20,000 or more, you can get 2 coupons for the ‘Bloody Drops’ movie, with a limited number of tickets, while stocks last, enjoy the shocking action blockbuster with friends during Christmas and beyond. In addition, Tissot watches invite watch enthusiasts to taste the world-famous beauty. During the 2013/1/11 to 2013/2/28 event, purchases of more than NT $ 30,000 at 13 Tissot watch shops in the province will receive a ‘Häagen- Dazs world famous chef creative plate meal ‘redemption roll, a total of 4 types of Charlotte, Paris, Madagascar, Kyoto Yaqu and other 4 kinds of plate meals, let table fans follow desserts to travel around the world, the number is limited, the gift is limited.
TISSOT Classic 18K rose gold automatic men’s watch
‘TISSOT Classic 18K Rose Gold Men’s Automatic Watch’ is the latest masterpiece of Tissot in 2012. The simple and clean style has long attracted the attention of male consumers. It is suitable for creating outstanding highlights in the New Year’s Eve. Highlighting the gentleman’s taste, it is highly recommended for the tasteful men who plan to add their own style at the end of the year. The intellectually simple silver dial with the excellent 18K rose gold bezel, thick case and brown leather embossed strap, solid texture It looks stylish and stable, and the exquisitely designed Roman numerals and small seconds dial add a finishing touch to the watch. It also best interprets the low-key and simple style. Appreciate the beauty of the movement, Swiss ETA created the 2895-2 automatic movement is impeccable, it is an indispensable classic collection style for watch lovers. TISSOT Classic 18K Rose Gold Men’s Automatic Watch:
Swiss automatic 2895-2 movement
316L stainless steel case, see-through case back
18K Rose Gold Bezel
Leather strap with butterfly buckle
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Suggested selling price: NT $ 56,200 Tissot watches warmly sponsors the Chinese 3D blockbuster ‘Dripping Blood’ starring Huang Xiaoming. From 12/12/2012 to 1/102013, watches are purchased from 13 Tissot watches in the province. Above $ 20,000, you will get 2 movie coupons for ‘Blood Drops’; if the purchase amount is less than NT $ 20,000, you will get 1 movie coupon for ‘Blood Drops’. limited quantity available. Huang Xiaoming plays the leader of the anti-Qing Fuming organization in Blood Droplets. For the sake of truth, Huang Xiaoming went to battle for each explosion scene in the film.
The Hermès boutique in Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of Paris, has been selected as the launch location for its new watch. This new product will mark the official entry of Hermes into the world of high-end watchmaking. The unique name of this watch, Arceau Lift, is enough to explain why Hermès chose this store instead of BaselWorld to host such a major launch event. This is because the new design inspiration is completely derived from an experience of product manager Philippe Delhotal visiting this store.
Arceau Lift marks the beginning of a new direction for Hermes.
In this 3,000-square-meter luxury fort, Delhotal found an intertwined double H pattern in the main elevator. It symbolizes the union of the Hermès and Hollande families after the company’s grandson Emile Hermès married Julie Hollande. Philippe Delhotal chose to use this logo as the basis for the design of this new flying tourbillon, using the Arceau case and a new movement designed and produced by La Joux-Perret for Hermès.
Hermès CEO Luc Perramond told Europa Star that the watch is the brand’s second tourbillon series and the first flying tourbillon. ‘In 2010, we produced a tourbillon watch in the Cape Cod series using a Vaucher Manufacture tourbillon movement,’ he recalls, ‘but this time we wanted to design a flying tourbillon. Because we always seek The best craftsmen, and La Joux-Perret has international expertise in the production of tourbillons, especially flying tourbillons, and we decided to work with them. ‘
Arceau Lift marks the beginning of a new direction for Hermes. The calm design of high-end watchmaking just complements the blanks beyond the exquisite craftsmanship of straw inlay styles. ‘This will be another design using what I call ‘traditional complication’,’ explained Mr. Perramond, ‘here I mean those processes that are well known and provide good technical performance. We need to develop a wider range of products , And of course you ca n’t forget the original spirit of the “pause time” watch. ”
Hermès Arceau Lift
The 43 mm diameter Arceau rose gold case, with asymmetrical lug pins, is structured to highlight the apparent weightlessness of the flying tourbillon. The space below the blue crystal is mainly occupied by a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock and a clockwork lid at 12 o’clock. Both share the double H design of the famous elevator in the Hermes store in Paris. Another component is the manually wound H1923 movement developed by La Joux-Perret specifically for Hermès, hidden behind a bridge across the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. The vibration frequency of the movement is 3 Hz, and the power reserve is 90 hours when fully wound. All surfaces of the watch are chamfered and polished by hand, and the screws are also polished. The back of the tourbillon can be seen through the blue crystal hole at the 6 o’clock position on the back of the case. The ring is engraved with the graphic of Hermès ex libris. Arceau Lift paired with a matt Havana crocodile leather strap made by Hermès Watch Workshop demonstrates the brand’s long tradition as a leather goods manufacturer.
At first glance, what is striking is the flying tourbillon’s eye-catching structure. The dial’s central gear cross bridge divides the watch into two parts, the upper part is the dominant dial, and the lower part is the flying tourbillon. flywheel. But when you look at it for the second time, you will find that the designer and watchmaker’s six months of hard work is worth the money: from the discreetly carved V-shaped pattern on the dial background to the chamfered surface (chamfered The process takes 40 hours) and the contrasting brushed and polished surfaces show attention to detail. Details permeate the entire watch design into the movement design, not the other way around.
Luc Perramond acknowledges that Arceau Lift to some extent meets the needs of ‘hermès loyal customers exploring watchmaking’. Not surprisingly, this watch will only be sold in the brand’s own stores. There are only 176 watches in 340 stores (this number echoes the brand’s age). Limited edition watches are on sale, and it is clear that the supply is far from enough. The price of 155,000 Swiss francs may slightly ease demand, but one day before the launch, a customer bought a pocket watch for 250,000 Swiss francs at the ‘Timepieces of Exception’ exhibition in its Paris store.
The development period of the H1923 movement of the Arceau Lift watch (the elevator was installed in this store in 1923) lasted for 18 months, and there was also a huge investment in industrialization. These can not rely on Arceau Lift’s 176 limited timepiece cover the cost. Therefore, Arceau Lift is only the first watch and will evolve into a multi-member tourbillon family in the future.
In addition, we can also look forward to seeing more innovation from Hermès at BaselWorld in 2014. As Luc Perramond revealed: ‘This is a legend that I want to continue. Not only are there a lot of possibilities, but also ideas and technical challenges. At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show, we will show a complex device, While continuing the spirit of Temps Suspendu, there will be a new form of interaction with watch wearers. ‘
There are always customers waiting in line at the Hermès store. Instead of coming for shopping, they are more likely to receive service. This amazing scene is enough to prove that Luc Perramond claims ‘business is good’, and the 10% sales growth in 2013 is also strong evidence. Unlike some competitors, Hermès’ customer base is not just Chinese. ‘We have historically been strong in the Japanese and European markets,’ said Mr. Perramond. ‘We are still developing the Chinese and North American markets recently.’ Uncertainty that does not need to rely on mainland Chinese customers and the Chinese economy is something for Hermes Good thing, but perhaps more importantly, the bright prospects of the watch market more herald a brighter future for Hermes....
Today I will introduce an air clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre, an artist of the watch family. Let’s take a look together.
This Jaeger-LeCoultre air clock is equipped with a self-opening bell case. This ingenious masterpiece requires hundreds of man-hours for the watchmaker, and is composed of more than 1,200 pieces of 35 varieties of precious wood. Complications: 24-hour indication, month and moon phase display
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Marqueterie straw clock 5543307
Jaeger-LeCoultre movement: 582
Part Number: 386
Frequency per hour: 120 times
Number of jewels: 30
Functions: hour, minute, 24-hour display, month, moon phase
Bell case: wood