Month: March 2012

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronometer

Octagonal bezel vs hexagonal screws
The first Royal Oak was born in 1972. Because of its elegant appearance and excellent workmanship, it has become a representative of high-end sports watches. In the following 30 years, the Royal Oak series has been developing and seeking new colors and styles, a variety of colorful styles and styles inlaid with jewellery.
Although the appearance design of the watch has been improving, its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws have been preserved as intended, and have become a signature feature of the Royal Oak series. The octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws of each watch of the Royal Oak series are all chamfered and polished by hand, with sharp edges and smooth surfaces. We can see that the angle of the 8 screws on the bezel has also been calculated very accurately and is parallel to the periphery of the bezel.
AP Calibre 3126/3840 automatic movement / power reserve 60 hours / titanium alloy case / case diameter 42 mm / waterproof 100 meters


Zenith Commander Series: Winsorwindsor Watch

The commander’s chronograph series has a new look, introducing a new model with complex functions of watchmaking. After launching complex watches such as power reserve function, moon phase display, second time zone and so on, it is added with a unique annual calendar watch. This complication not only displays the calendar, day of the week, and month, but it only needs to be adjusted once a year. Commander Winsor Windsor Calendar combines the world’s most accurate mass-produced movement with innovative avant-garde practical complication, working together for the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) and Zenith. Beginning.
Commander Winsor Windsor Chronograph is distinguished by its extraordinary complexity. The birth of this outstanding design must be attributed to the Musée International d’ Horlogerie de la Chaux-de-fonds. The talented museum curator Ludwig Oechslin has designed an intricate annual calendar complication that not only displays the day, date, and month, but only needs to be adjusted once a year. For many chronograph collectors, compared with the perpetual calendar function, the complex functions of the almanac are more intimate. The layout of the timepiece is clear and easy to understand, with unique ingenuity. The time is displayed on three concentric disks: the outer disk displays the date, the middle disk displays the month, and the inner disk displays the day of the week. The appearance of this mechanism is simple and elegant, and the operation is complex and delicate. When the number of days is 31 days, the date dial advances the month dial; when the number of days is 30 days, the month dial skips the number 31 directly. Manual adjustments are only needed at the meeting in February and March. The watch has a novel concept and a subtle design. Most of the calendar complex functions consist of 30 or 40 moving parts, while this work only has 9 moving parts.

‘The watch is novel in concept and implicit in design, with only 9 moving parts’
The collaboration between the International Clock Museum and Zenith
The Commander Winsor Windsor Chronograph perfectly integrates the Zenith Commander Chronograph with the complex functions of the annual calendar. It is the crystallization of the cooperation between the Zenith Watch Factory and the International Watch Museum. To this end, the International Watch Museum will set up two permanent exhibitions related to hours and seconds.
This chronograph is equipped with the highly accurate EL Primero movement, which fully reflects the exquisite watchmaking skills of Zenith. For more than 40 years, the EL Primero movement has been researched and developed in the Zenith watch factory. It is the only mass-produced movement in the world with a frequency of 36,000 times per hour. In other words, the EL Primero movement has a vibration of 10 per second. Second, only outstanding timepieces can be equipped with this remarkable automatic movement. For this reason, the Zenith watch factory leaves it to the brand’s timepieces. Commander Winsor’s Windsor chronograph is equipped with the EL Primero 4054 automatic movement. It is entirely manufactured by the watch factory and decorated with Geneva ripples and pearl polishing. Through the sapphire crystal back, the inside of the movement is visible.
Commander series
At the beginning of the brand’s creation, the Zenith watch factory in Le Locle can also manufacture marine astronomical clocks that measure the position of ships in the sea, and is famous for its superb and reliable quality. To pay tribute to the legendary eighteenth-century maritime era of exploration, Zenith launched the Commander Series in 1952. Today, Commander watches still look like the exquisite and elegant features of historic models: such as wheat ear dials, crown prince hands, or hand-inlaid faceted indexes. Commander Winsor has two models: a silver or luminous blue dial with a stainless steel case, or a silver dial with an 18K rose gold case. This timepiece combines the profound knowledge and skilled craftsmanship of the two major watchmaking towns, which is not only easy to use, but also provides the best legibility, which perfectly embodies the amazing watchmaking technology.
‘The movement of this chronograph fully reflects the exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship of Zenith.’
Perfect watch: Almanac function equipped with legendary EL Primero chronograph movement EL Primero column wheel automatic chronograph movement The 36,000VPH movement developed and manufactured by the brand itself, more than 42 years of history
Technical data
EL Primero 4054 automatic movement
Movement: 13 ,,, (diameter: 30 mm)
Height: 8.30 mm
Number of components: 341
Number of jewels: 29
Vibration frequency: 36,000VpH- (5Hz)
Power reserve: at least 50 hours
Processing: pendant decorated with
C ‘Ctes de Genève’ motif
Middle hour and minute display
Small second hand at 9 o’clock
Next day and month display at 3 o’clock
Date display at 6 o’clock
Timing function:
-60 minutes lap at 6 o’clock
-Central chronograph hands
Case, dial and hands
Material: 18K Rose Gold
Case diameter: 42 mm
Dial diameter: 35.60 mm
Crystal glass: box-type double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal
Case back: transparent sapphire crystal glass
Waterproof depth: 5ATM
Dial: Guilloché in the center / Silver round satin in the outer ring
Scale: Gold-plated rhodium facets
Pointer: Gold-plated rhodium facet
Band and buckle
Brown alligator leather strap with rubber protection
针 Rose gold pin buckle


Three Thousand Or So Domestic Watches How To Buy

For a long time, national watches have been widely criticized. On the one hand, there are not many choices. On the other hand, quality often goes wrong. Brand. It should be acknowledged that because most domestic watches are very close to the people and rely on volume to make money, the price is very low, and the quality and value of natural products are not high. Yet? Not necessarily, national watches are not so fragile.
Beijing Watch Machinery B021201303S Watch

Watch price: RMB 3500
Watch diameter: 38 mm
Watch thickness: — —
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details:
Watch price: RMB 2685
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Watch thickness: — —
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details:
Watch price: RMB 2880
Watch diameter:-
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: fiyta / 46921 /
Watch Comments: As a domestic brand with a global eye, Fiyta undoubtedly has to throw more than Beijing and the seagulls in terms of design. In terms of movement, Fiyta has always used the Japanese Miyota movement, less There are Swiss movements because they believe that domestic movements are indeed inferior to foreign ones in terms of quality and reliability, and that in terms of price, imported movements can still maintain a quite attractive price for watches. However, the cooperation between Fiyta and Beijing Watch Factory basically set the tone to use domestic movements. From the current point of view, the quality of Fiyta watches is still worthy of recognition, you can rest assured to buy.
Summary: Although many people are not assured of domestic watches, the price is low. As an initial purchase, they are fully affordable and can also be used as daily watches. National watches are on the rise. We also hope to see national watches become bigger and stronger. It takes everyone’s confidence.


The New Era Of The King Series Interview With Gregory Bruttin

Roger Dubuis, as Switzerland’s top watchmaking brand, has seen its achievements in the Interstellar Cutout King series in recent years. At the new product launch event of Roger Dubuis Pre-SIHH, Watch House also interviewed Mr. Gregory Bruttin, the director of research and development of Roger Dubuis movements, to listen to him and talk about the current Roger Dubuis Some views and future developments.

Watch House: You have always emphasized that this newly developed double balance spring skeleton watch is jointly developed with the Lamborghini Sports Department. I would like to know what aspects of research and development Lamborghini offers? Exterior design?
Gregory Bruttin: The main aspect is the movement. This movement is more like a Lamborghini sports car in terms of structure. We first set a general movement structure together, and then communicate in some details. For example, we use a differential in this movement, in fact, there is this thing in sports cars. We will communicate these details, including the selection of materials. Our cooperation with Lamborghini this time is not just in the movement, but in the entire watch. The case is made of carbon fiber, and Lamborghini is very advanced in carbon fiber research. We replaced the previously used carbon fiber material with a lighter carbon fiber material developed exclusively by Lamborghini.
Home of Watches: Why did you choose to develop a brand new double balance balance spring movement instead of the four balance balance spring movement that you are famous for before? Because if it comes to cars, it feels like the four balance wheels are more compatible with cars.
Gregory Bruttin: The four-balance hairspring movement has four balance wheels, so it is very bulky and very thick. The double balance spring only removes two balance wheels, and its structure and operating principle are the same. This new movement can be said to retain the principle of a four balance spring, making it thinner, smaller, and more suitable for daily wear.
Watch House: Is there any difficulty in developing this new movement?
Gregory Bruttin: For us, because we have a very strong movement research and development team, there is no difficulty in developing this movement. The difficulty this time is because we are cooperating with Lamborghini. Both sides have their own brand R & D philosophy and positioning, so they spend a lot of time in communication, persuading each other, and finally reaching an agreement.
Watch House: Will this movement only be used in cooperation with Lamborghini in the future?
Gregory Bruttin: Yes, this movement will only be used in cooperation with Lamborghini watches in the future. Because we hope that the cooperation with Lamborghini is not like the cooperation models of some brands on the market. You know, just the other party’s logo is printed on the product. Our more hope is that in the wearing experience, consumers can truly feel that our watch is a cooperative watch with Lamborghini, so we will spend a lot of time and energy on this movement.
Watch House: Two years ago, I interviewed you at the Hong Kong Watch Fair. When you said that many people mentioned Roger Dubuy would think of the Geneva mark of the whole movement. This is what you want, but then you also It is based on a consideration that a watch without the Geneva mark is launched.
Gregory Bruttin: We launched the non-Geneva-printed movement for one reason only, to meet the needs of the market. Because in many cases, when consumers, especially some female consumers, choose our brand, she cares more about design than the Geneva mark. So we only use this non-Geneva imprinted movement in our entry products, which is slightly inferior to the Geneva imprinted movement in surface finish.
Home of Watches: Now when mentioning Roger Dubuis, many people will think of not the Geneva mark of the whole movement, but the very dreamy design of the King Series Star Trellis. Is this what you want?
Gregory Bruttin: In fact, this is a real reflection of the market, which shows that our previous design and positioning of the interstellar hollow is very successful. I think that when a consumer buys a watch, he first sees whether the design of the watch is in line with his aesthetics. The second is the function, automatic winding, skeleton, single, double and so on. Finally, if this movement has the Geneva mark, it means that its quality is guaranteed and it is a very high-end movement.
Watch House: One last question, will you still be dominated by the King and the Famous in the future?
Gregory Bruttin: You know that we are a relatively small brand. The watches we produce each year are very limited. We are not as capable and have the budget to promote all series as the big brands, so we concentrate all our resources. And focus on the King series, in the next few years we will still focus on the King series, will be a new era of King series.