AUDEMARS PIGUET, the global partner of Art Basel in the second year, is pleased to announce that at the Art Basel in Hong Kong from May 14th to 18th, 2014, presented by famous French designers A new exhibition area designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and the latest creations by Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschläger. Lehanneur’s innovative design draws inspiration from Le Brassus, the birthplace of AUDEMARS PIGUET, in the Vallée de Joux, and its layout complements Hentschläger’s projected video works to perfectly set out many historical and historical Contemporary watch masterpieces, including six new Royal Oak offshore 42mm watches.
Design of AUDEMARS PIGUET Art Basel in Hong Kong
Mathieu Lehanneur’s imaginative design is inspired mainly by science, nature and technology. In this new design concept, Lehanneur uses the latest resin and fiber molding technology to cast a rock shape found in one of Europe’s original and remote forest areas, the Jura Valley, where AUDEMARS PIGUET originated. Lehanneur uses the type of ancient Swiss rocks to explore themes related to nature, and then creates his own new version, as if to recreate one of Europe’s most remote and challenging landscapes in his work without leaving humans behind No trace of activity. Lehanneur’s casting resin and mineral molding will be placed in the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area, and will bring the precipitous natural landscape of the brand’s birthplace to various Basel art exhibitions worldwide in 2014.
AUDEMARS PIGUET also invited Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschläger to produce a new film for the Art Basel this year, which will be displayed on three screens in the brand exhibition area. Hentschläger has focused on time-based media, lighting and sound creation for more than 30 years. The film he produced for AUDEMARS PIGUET depicts the fascinating scenery of his earlier visit to the Jura Valley. This film shows the coexistence of natural environment and technology, explores how to inspire and influence each other, and appreciates the stunning scenery that has profoundly influenced the history of the AUDEMARS PIGUET brand and the development of precision watchmaking technology with a new perspective and perspective.
AUDEMARS PIGUET deliberately selected a series of masterpieces with a long history and modern timepieces as the focus of the brand exhibition area. This exhibition will review the history of the famous Royal Oak Offshore 42mm watch and other important works of the brand from the 19th century to the present. Visitors also have the opportunity to observe the craftsmanship of the watchmaker and the fine polishing process of each AUDEMARS PIGUET watch at the scene to bring a unique experience. Commenting on the new collaboration, Olivier Audemars, a great-grandson of the board member of AUDEMARS PIGUET and one of the company’s founders, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with two outstanding artists. Mathieu’s innovative VIP room design and Kurt’s fascinating film work both highlight The true spirit of AUDEMARS PIGUET, and let us bring the essence of the Jura Valley to Hong Kong, Basel and Miami in 2014. ‘
Mathieu Lehanneur said, ‘My inspiration comes from nature and technology, and the possibility of presenting both in a design way. In this project, I hope to deepen the ore found locally by using the latest technology. The inspiring landscape of the Jura Valley, which deeply affects the brand’s history and exquisite craftsmanship, is brought to three continents. ”Kurt Hentschläger added:“ The focus of this video, the wonderful experience of traveling and exploring the Jura Valley has made my life unforgettable. The coexistence of nature and technology Deeply attracted me. ‘
Following the Art Basel exhibition in Hong Kong, the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area will be moved to the Art Basel exhibition area from June 19th to 22nd, 2014, and then appear at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach from December 4th to 7th, 2014.
Of course, the most sensitive to grasping the fashion trend is of course Montblanc, a Grand Tourbillon Heures Mystérieuses in its 1858 series, which combines the tourbillon and the mysterious time for the first time. Except for the tourbillon above, the mysterious time occupying 1/2 of the dial is particularly prominent. On the mirror dial at 6 o’clock, the hour and minute hands are set on two thin sapphire crystal glass sheets. The side of the glass sheet is connected to the tooth edge, and the glass sheet is rotated by the movement of the movement. in the air. From the perspective of the movement structure, the tourbillon is separated from the transmission system, and the Minerva 65.60 movement takes into account the transmission obstacles caused by the function. Under the watchmaker Demetrio Cabiddu, the watch becomes unique, and the special craftsmanship of the dial can also be customized. Buyers can communicate with the technical staff of the Institut Minerva de Recherche en HauteHorlogerie. As long as the technology is feasible and does not hinder the functioning of the watch, Montblanc will definitely achieve your wish. This custom service is also a mystery, so maybe your watch will be unique, mysterious enough! Viller series 1858
神秘 Carry mystery to the end Cartier Santos Mysterieuse watch
Another brand Cartier, whose Santos Mysterieuse case is the first to use a combination of palladium plating and diamonds, is even more fascinating is a round sapphire dial in its opal dial. The hour and minute hands are like air Walking in suspension, it is very strange to see the mechanical system of his bracelet. Everyone who is familiar with Cartier knows that as early as the 1920s, Cartier’s mysterious time clock was very famous. Nowadays, some fine products of the year can be seen in the museum. Chinese watch lovers are particularly pleased to see that Cartier actually uses Chinese style Design with Chinese materials such as jade to express the mystery of time.
Dior Christal Mysterious watch
Dior also released a watch named Christal Mysterious last fall. Three of the six transparent sapphire crystal glass discs indicate the hours, minutes, and dates, which are structurally very different from traditional mysterious time watches. Close, but without the ‘levitation’ of mysterious time, but more like a mix of Art Deco and mysterious time. However, this also reflects the popularity of mysterious time watches in a recent period. Dior has collaborated with Quinting to manufacture the Electro-Mechanical movement, a movement that has invested 1 million Euros for 7 years. Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse
小心 Carefully developed in the field of watches, Louis Vuitton recently launched Tambour Mysterieuse, which is also a very classic mysterious time watch. This watch is inspired by the legendary magician Jean Eugene Robert-Haudin of the 19th century. It is a transparent sapphire crystal watch with a diameter of 42.55 mm. The center of the dial is ‘suspended’ with a diameter of only 18 mm and a power of 8 days. The central movement with another 8 hours power seems completely separated from the case. The mystery lies in the 3-layer vertical design of the movement, with different parts placed on each layer, of which the barrel is the sole layer of the movement. When you need to wind and adjust the time, you can use the three layers of transparent crystal lenses in the watch. Their functions are to connect the crown and hands, the winding and the fixed movement. These three crystal lenses plus the same transparent crystal The glass surface and the bottom of the watch make the watch crystal clear and the hands look like they are suspended in the air. Quinting watches
不得不 Here, I have to say Quinting. As a special watch, Mystery Time Watch also has the industry-recognized expert in manufacturing—Pascal Berclaz and the Quinting brand it founded. All of the watch production for this Geneva-based company is done in the Quinting work room in the St. Blaise area on the outskirts of Neuchâtel. A total of 10 employees are engaged in the production, most of them watchmakers. In order to guarantee the perfect transparency of the watches, they must work in an absolutely dust-free environment, so the output is small and the cost is high. Here, we need to explain the structure of the mysterious watch in a little more detail. Quinting uses the traditional idea of using transparent sapphire glass to make anti-reflection disks with a thickness of only 0.8 mm, covering the entire dial. Multiple discs overlap each other, some are fixed and some are rotatable, with the edges of the rotatable discs fitted with rubber rings and metal gear teeth-this constitutes a glass gear, but these gear teeth are hidden outside the bezel and dial Below the narrow ring. There is also the heart of the watch: the movement-the electric ‘drive motor’. The power source of watches with electronic movements is the traditional button battery, just like the battery embedded in the camera. In the chronograph, 240 mechanical parts are used to convert the energy, and finally the dial is rotated and the hands are rotated, but the battery needs to be replaced about every 3 years.
In 1999, Quinting first designed a chronograph. Mass production of this model began in 2000, known as Mysterious Quinting. A total of 13 overlapping sapphire glass discs are installed in this chronograph, which are connected to four ‘movement motors’, three of which are responsible for the timing function, and the fourth is to display the time. It took seven full years to develop this chronograph. Five engineers worked to realize this idea. The cost of R & D, equipment and sales cost more than $ 5 million. The second Quinting product with a new patented movement took four years to develop: Transparency is a 3-pin watch consisting of 186 parts. Once again, nine sapphire glass discs mounted in parallel demonstrate a magical operation. There are two internal mechanical devices responsible for normal operation: one movement allows the sapphire glass disc to rotate clockwise, driving the hour and minute hands, and the other movement allows a sapphire glass disc to rotate counterclockwise-by means of conversion Device, the second hand connected to it still rotates clockwise. This reverse motion can offset the effects of interference factors such as gravity, motion and collision. The third basic model is new and unique, leaving the Quinting series intact: Quartinal’s small seconds display is at 6 o’clock. There are also two ‘motor’ movements, one driving the hour and minute hands to rotate, and the other responsible for the movement of the second hand. More than 80 variants have been derived from these 3 basic models, the most important of which are the case material, color and diamond setting.
Chi Chi is particularly noticeable by drawing patterns or engravings on the sapphire glass dial under the watch hands, which are rare orphanages or limited editions. These sapphire glass discs must be installed with extreme care, the distance between the two discs is only 0.08 to 0.1 mm. This job clock technician takes about 15 days to manufacture, process, assemble and inspect the parts of the watch. In this way, 3,000 Quinting watches are produced each year, which is 1,000 pieces of each model. My favorite is the chronograph Mysterious Quinting with a black dial ring, and ladies prefer the black paraffin and diamond-encrusted Transparency.
Athens Watch Freak
In 2001, three weeks before the Basel Watch Fair, Ulysse Nardin officially launched Freak. Freak literally translates as whimsical, in fact, it has more meanings of imagination, absurdity, and madness, which is abnormal anyway. In addition to the special escapement, the original Freak prototype has a subversive basic structure: it is a Carrousel Tourbillon with 7-day energy storage, no hour and minute hands, no face plate, and no watch Crown, the time can be displayed through the movement of the movement-the movement’s two splint combinations rotate along the central axis to display the hours and minutes-the revolutionary two-way escapement located above rotates once every hour to display Minutes, and the lower splint group displays hours. Another fascinating design is that the central axis of the movement passes directly from above the glass to the movement, which is an unprecedented breakthrough. Generally, the balance of the tourbillon rotates once per minute in the cage. But Freak’s balance wheel, which contains the main movement, rotates once every hour, which overcomes the old type of positioning deviation. The mainspring is located below the movement and occupies the entire rear of the case without any gears. The extra-large size gives Freak a seven-day power reserve. The watch can be wound by turning the case back in a clockwise direction. Each revolution is equal to 12 hours of winding. The time setting method is very easy: just turn the bezel clockwise or counterclockwise. In short, anyone who sees the watch for the first time will think that this watch has only two large hands with mechanical indicators. Rotating inside the shell.
Blu-Majesty T3 watch
In contrast, the design of Bernhard Lederer’s Blu-Majesty T3 looks rough on the classic, and bold on the other. It uses 3 interconnected and nested tourbillon carriers, which are ‘one tourbillon, one tourbillon and one tourbillon’. display time. Its structure is simple and clear. The open dial and the light and lively case are displayed on a flat surface composed of 3 steering brackets. No extra details will distract people’s attention. Three steering brackets replace the hands as a time indicator, and the main tourbillon carrier fixed by overhang bearings rotates once every 12 hours to indicate the hour. Another tourbillon carrier, which is suspended on one side, rotates once per hour and is responsible for indicating the minutes. There is also a tourbillon frame inlaid in the middle of the tourbillon frame indicating the minute, which rotates once a minute and indicates the second. According to Bernhard Lederer, this ‘semi-dangling’ tourbillon structure is most suitable for daily use. The entire watch is very solid. The vibration of the watch blank has the least impact on it, but its delicate escapement weighs less than 1 gram. The manufacture of watches is also the most difficult. The watch uses a large amount of sapphire glass in the material, so that the operating mechanism can be seen at a glance. In order to coordinate the operation of this set of three cages for a complex movement, a planetary drive is specially designed with multiple intermediate wheels and drive pinions, responsible for the operation of different components. The two parallel barrels on the back provide power for the movement, which is also the traditional mechanical layout of the mysterious time watch.
Corum Tourbillon Panoramique
Bernhard Lederer also applies the experience gained from making mysterious time watches to other products, making his watches look ‘mysterious’: Blu-Galaxy uses 3 pieces that rotate at the pace of minutes, hours and seconds. Discs are used to indicate time. These discs are made of aventurine, which is a rare glass raw material that is difficult to process. It has a metal component and emits a faint mysterious light. The driving device is the Blu-Orbit movement, which uses ETA2892-A2 as the basic movement, and is decorated in the Blu studio according to the ancient Swiss watch tradition. Lady Blu-Cherry Blossom is an artistic female watch. Sapphire sparkles the cherry on the dial, and the calendar dial surrounds the entire eccentric dial. The latest model is the elegant Blu-Baguette, each diamond is individually set, and when the three discs showing the time rotate, each second shows a new light and shadow shape. Corum’s Tourbillon Panoramique uses transparent sapphire crystal glass to make the plywood of the watch movement, relying on metal posts to support these ‘invisible’ structures, so as to maximize the perspective of the entire watch- At first glance, it seems that the watch is only moving with hands, clockwork and balance wheel and escapement, showing a mysterious effect, and its structure is different from the traditional mysterious time watch. Great advances in technology in this area.
Switzerland’s largest trade fair opens today and closes on May 27. At the same time, this year marks the tenth anniversary of EPHJ (watch and jewelry) and the fifth EPMT (microtechnology). The number of exhibitors also set a record for the exhibition.
Today, Switzerland’s largest trade event EPHJ-EPMT / SMT opens in Beaulieu Lausanne.
The organizers are very proud of the statistics and celebrate the tenth EPHJ (watch and jewelry) and the fifth EPMT (microtechnology) anniversary.
Since its inception in 2002, the scale of the show has continued to increase. Visitors are expected to exceed 11,000 and the number of exhibitors reaches a record 600, including about 20% of merchants from abroad.
This year’s exhibition is still the only annual international event dedicated to high-precision fields, including the watchmaking industry, the entire microtechnology industry, and the newly added pharmaceutical industry this year. More and more medical technology companies are using this incredible platform to launch their products to the market. This year, for the first time, a special medical technology exhibition area was specially launched for the Swiss medical technology industry. Institutions have reserved special areas, including A3P, BioAlps, EPFL, Medical Cluster, Micronarc and other corporate organizations.
Among the ever-increasing number of visitors are more and more CEOs and production R & D personnel. These decision makers, along with all trade professionals from the relevant branches, are now seeing more participation from other industries, thanks to the organizer’s enlightened policy towards educational institutions.
Among the many amazing new developments at the exhibition, visitors will be able to admire the world’s first revolutionary mechanical device designed to solve the problem of continuity in quality control, which was jointly designed by EPFL Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology and Savoie University. play.
The tenth anniversary of this year also means the end of our cooperation with Beaulieu Lausanne.
By 2012, the EPHJ-EPMT / SMT trade show will be held at the Palexpo exhibition center in Geneva. We are very sorry to leave MCH Group and Beaulieu. We have no other choice. What they say does not match what they did. We are well aware of the true intentions of MCH Group, whose directors unilaterally revoked our agreement with Beaulieu Lausanne. To respect our rights and condemn non-compliance with the terms of the agreement, our contact with MCH will now be transferred to the legal realm.
On our side, we calmly focus on our main goal: to satisfy our exhibitors and visitors, so the desire to continue the development of this business we have created together is stronger than any particular individual. From 2012 onwards the show will be in The Geneva Palexpo Exhibition Centre is held, so that our trade fairs will develop in the best conditions in the future.
From the confirmation letter we have received, this scheme has been fully approved by many of our exhibitors.
In the past ten years, the exhibition has developed vigorously. Its success, reputation and spirit will continue to persist. We will adopt the same philosophy, the same spirit, create the same joyful atmosphere, and adapt the modern structure to the exhibitors and visitors. Needs and requirements.
André Colard-Olivier Saenger – Edouard Debétaz
EPHJ-EPMT Trade Fair Organizing Committee
In the past few years, the Glashütte Original series has mainly promoted ‘Senator Sixties’. Some people like it, and some people don’t. This year, the GO series designed a panoramic watch from the 1970s, imitating the TV screen from the 1970s. It is equipped with its own GO automatic movement, which is also used in Senator Sixties. If you like the style, you will find its design elegant. The dial has at least three styles, and here only the polished German silver surface is introduced. The case and strap are subtly integrated. The best of this model is the strap, which can make the distinguished wearer feel comfortable, mainly due to the fine adjustment of the buckle opening and closing.
All in all, Glashütte GO uses some premium components and a new case on this model. Looking forward to more new models (such as chronographs)....
Recently, as a Swiss fine watch brand with 280 years of superb craftsmanship and long history, Blancpain has opened its brand new boutique in Macau. With an area of about 850 square feet, the new store is among the more than 200 prestigious luxury and designer brands in Galaxy Macau.
Following a long history of 280 years, Blancpain has always adhered to ‘innovation is tradition’, combining tradition, classics with innovation, and subtle breakthroughs, creating countless technological inventions and timepieces. In the newly opened boutiques of Galaxy Macau, Blancpain’s pursuit of innovation and respect for tradition has been transformed into a sensible experience. The spectacular marble façade and two beautifully carved pilasters underline the deep-rooted connection between Blancpain and Swiss aesthetics, while also heralding a unique experience that customers will soon perceive. The interior of the new boutique is carefully decorated with cherry wood by craftsmen from the Jura Valley of the Jurassic Mountains, reminiscent of the traditional worktable used by watchmakers. The cream-colored walls and parquet flooring are magnificent and comfortable, as if you are in the quiet and tranquil environment of the Swiss Jura Valley.
The 360-degree hexagonal glass window combines European classical aesthetics and innovative design, bringing harmony and unity to form and function, and interpreting the brand genes of ‘innovation is tradition’. In addition, video and photo presentations add to the immersive brand experience.
The brand-new Blancpain boutique has a lounge where customers can enjoy one-on-one service and advice from professionals; the new store is open from Monday to Sunday. Customers are welcome to come and appreciate Villeret, Fifty Fathoms, Women and The unique watch styles of more product series, experience Blancpain’s extreme passion and superb skills in the field of watchmaking.
Blancpain Blancpain Boutique Store Address: Cotai Strip Macau Galaxy Fashion G086
Warm May Mother’s Day MIDO watch especially recommends the new Multifort Lady Diamonds Pioneer series women’s diamond watch, the 2011 Pioneer series women’s watch diameter has been reduced from 38mm to 31mm, with a thinner body With a variety of choices such as PVD rose gold two-tone chain straps or leather straps, the appearance is dominated by the classic design of the radial Geneva wave dial, and the bright diamonds of Wesselton are always embellished. The size has been reduced to highlight the elegant and delicate texture. Pamper Mommy’s intimate gift from now until May 15th. Every time you buy a female watch, you will receive a limited edition spring jewelry box of MIDO. The rose pink leather box with delicate MIDO embossing will enrich the shelf collection. My mother cherishes jewellery. The jewelry box also comes with a delicate storage flannel cover. The number is limited, while supplies last. MIDO presents a fine mechanical watch model made with Swiss exquisite craftsmanship. The permanent image of mechanical watch and diamonds represents the deepest and most sincere love for mothers.
Lan Kaiyu, brand manager of MIDO, said that in 2011, MIDO put more effort and attention on women’s watches, incorporated innovative design elements, maintained minimalist design tone and created ladies’ watches at a more delicate and rich level. , Strengthen the integrity of women’s watches in the brand series. The Multifort Pioneer Women’s Diamond Watch has made an excellent interpretation for fashionable and elegant women. In 2011, this watch series reduced the overall proportion of the appearance, and combined PVD rose gold, stainless steel and diamonds to interpret the aesthetics of women’s timepieces, and re-launched a new member. Multifort Pioneer series two-color women’s diamond watch, a total of six women’s watches interpret different elegant ladies’ attitude.
The second generation of Multifort Lady Diamonds
Different from the rough style of men’s watches, the second generation of Multifort Lady Diamonds women’s diamond watches pay more attention to the fine details. The dial uses 8 Weselton Wesselton diamond diamond makeup dials, with a fine radial shape. The ripples are embellished with diamond dots for a low-key, luxurious glow. 31mm diameter, wear-resistant sapphire crystal, transparent case back for exquisite decorative movement, waterproof up to 50 meters, stainless steel or PVD rose gold material with silver face, gray radial Geneva wave dial, available in two colors of rose gold, The choice of stainless steel bracelet or leather strap meets women’s desire to combine aesthetics and watchmaking craftsmanship, and radiates self-exclusive aesthetic light.
In the series, the two-color ladies’ diamond watch is the most eye-catching. The magnificent and rich PVD rose gold creates a rounded edge and lug shape. The hands and moments of the same color complement the combination of the two-color rose gold chain. The radial wave surface The plate is sprinkled with rose gold and diamond dots. Crystal diamonds and fine ripples are reminiscent of pure and transparent bubbles. When paired with the soft tone of rose gold, it is as colorful and romantic as pink champagne. The new Multifort Lady Diamonds Pioneer Two-Tone Women’s Diamond Watch combines the series of steel welding and streamlined style with the gentle and elegant elements of women. The compact 31mm dial conveys the gentleness of women with more elegant and delicate dimensions. The rose gold two-tone bracelet continues the pink charm of the dial, and the low-key luxury presents wonderfully on the wrist....
Lady Arpels Jour Féerique watch, 41 mm white gold case with round diamonds; white gold bezel with round diamonds; white gold crown with round diamonds, white gold , Yellow gold and rose gold dial set with round and rose-cut diamonds, round yellow sapphires, round garnets, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, enamel, miniature painted white alligator leather strap with white gold hands Buckle, hand-wound mechanical movement set with round diamonds, unique.
Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels
The Secret watch series is eye-catching in style, continuing the long-cherished ‘hidden’ theme, subtly hiding the dial in the flower buds, bringing infinite surprises at the moment of its blooming, fascinating. This elegant and creative collection allows the wearer to read time implicitly while maintaining elegant manners. The flowers made of magnificent gems reveal the secrets of time vaguely. A glimpse of the glory among the flowers makes the hidden secrets flow in the eyes....
Cartier is extremely passionate, and boldly applies delicate relief technology to the art of watchmaking to create this watch. The subtle gradation blue of natural agate is reminiscent of the sea, and a subtle crocodile emerges from the waves under the axe of the gem cutter.
Rotonde de Cartier watch, crocodile motif, embossed
形象 This image of a carnivore is undoubtedly one of the most symbolic animals in Cartier’s animal-themed watch series. It is particularly striking for its bold relief and shining interpretation.
It requires special expertise to show the nuances of agate from blue black to brilliant white without damaging the gem. This fascinating watch has the intricacies of a flying tourbillon and the distinguished Geneva mark: a masterpiece of art and watchmaking.
Cartier’s new art watch series crocodile decorative watch parameters
Case: 18K white gold
Crown: Beaded Crown with Convex Sapphire
Dial: 18K white gold, natural agate crocodile relief pattern
Strap: Black semi-matt alligator leather strap
Clasp: 18K white gold double adjustable folding clasp
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 bar
Movement: The workshop produced 9452 MC manual winding mechanical movement, won the Geneva mark, the floating tourbillon with the C-shaped tourbillon frame indicates the second
Cover: Sapphire crystal
Global Limited Number of 30 pieces issued