Category: watches

Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet Hong Kong Basel Art Exhibition

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.

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Cartier Art Master Series Crocodile Embossed Flying Tourbillon Watch

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

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Future Watchmaking Talent Lange’s New Training Year Is Now Underway

Lange’s training course for the new year has begun on August 19, 2013. Seventeen young students from different regions of Germany have passed pre-qualification. They will learn more about the mysteries of Lange’s watchmaking skills in the next three years. The watch factory trains two mold craftsmen at the same time. Lange currently has 41 students who specialize in making watches and molds.
But why are young people of this generation aspiring to be watchmakers? In fact, they are mostly technological ‘fanatics.’ Others are inspired by relatives and friends in the industry. Someone originally wanted to be an actor, but found that the workbench for making a movement with a diameter of 30 mm was the stage for their talents. Laura Schreiber is one of them. One day, she attended a professional exhibition. In front of the Lange booth, she picked up a piece of metal and started assembling. From that moment, she clearly found her life goal. This year is the third year of Laura’s apprenticeship with Lange. She will share with us her past training experience and her outlook for the future.

Lange is training 41 young students
 ‘We can think of a mechanical movement as a complex three-dimensional puzzle consisting of up to 500 parts with a diameter of 3 cm. Many of these parts weigh only a few milligrams and can only be seen under a magnifying glass. However, when you complete This jigsaw puzzle, the entire complex device instantly breathes life into it, it feels very wonderful. One of the fascinating aspects of watchmaking is that you can see the results you have built with your own hands.
 However, I also have a long way to go to make a fully functioning watch. It all started at the Lange Watch School. On the first class day two years ago, Katja König, the principal instructor, explained to us the content of the course. I couldn’t believe that I would learn so much about watchmaking in three years. The first week passed quickly. I met future colleagues in various departments. In the teaching studio, I personally tried basic metalworking techniques such as filing, sawing, turning, drilling, and taking theoretical classes at the vocational school in Glashütte.
Laura. Schreiber (middle) and Chief Instructor Ka Jia. Koenig and student Stefan Schulze
Laura. Schreiber (left) and student Stefan Schultz (right)
 Six months later, we finally had access to the coveted timing device. Initially, the instructor used a clock movement to show us the mechanical components and explain the functions one by one. Before the end of the first year of apprenticeship training, the instructor asked me to see the work of other watchmakers in the watch factory. Within three weeks, I went to different production departments to gain experience and met many new colleagues. This was the first time I felt I became a real watchmaker.
 In the second year, we gradually started making watches. First of all, we need to understand the design, function and repair process of pocket watches, which has been the starting point for all things Lange has done for 165 years. For me, the most important thing is to build your first watch. During the mid-term test of apprenticeship training, I demonstrated everything I learned at the time by operating the perfect components. I was very successful that time!
This year is the third year and I have entered the final stage of the training! I have a lot to learn, such as self-winding watches, big calendars, chronographs and other extra watch functions. In addition, I was selected to participate in the exchange program at the Danish School of Watchmaking in Ringsted. I will work with a colleague from Denmark to complete a watch. I will personally polish and decorate the surface of all parts. I also personally adjust the amplitude of the watch to make the time display accurate to the second. Training in Ringsted is not only important for clocks, but fluent English is also important. Fortunately, Lange offers language courses throughout the apprenticeship program, giving me the confidence to get everything done smoothly.
For Lange apprentices, one of the special challenges of the third year was participating in an international competition for future watchmakers. This is a great opportunity to showcase creativity and craftsmanship. Former students of Lange have won the competition twice. Final exams are getting closer. If I get good grades, I meet the requirements agreed at the beginning of the apprenticeship and can stay at Lange full-time. I really look forward to it. ‘

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Amy Fiaba Series Charming And Irresistible

The Fiaba women’s watch series is specially designed for elegant women who have their own opinions.
    She is ‘elegant’ long and sensual. She is the Fiaba women’s watch series. Designed by Le Méridien designers, this series of watches inherits and reinterprets the elegant and smooth style of the Fiaba collection. Designed for elegant women with their own opinions.
   If the shape is described as a rectangle, it is surely lost. Elegant and luxurious, this watch combines classic and modern beauty. The body of the watch is slightly curved and fits perfectly on the wrist, like a second skin. This model is available in three colors: black, silver and pearl. The dial can be paired with slender, stick-shaped hour-markers or shiny diamond hour-markers, with majestic and solemn Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. The vertical decoration in the center of the dial is satin-brushed, and the surface with sun radiation effect is dazzling at every moment. The hands are also carefully polished to show elegance and elegance during operation.
The vertical decoration in the center of the dial is satin-brushed, and the surface with sun radiation effect is dazzling at every moment.
    The three-column structured metal bracelet makes the watch more stylish. The bracelet is polished to give you a glorious look, smooth and soft like velvet, making it more comfortable to wear. The Fiaba watch also comes with a delicate shiny alligator leather strap, available in white, black and brown. Elegant and dignified or sexy, charming, lively or charming, the watches you wear can make you show your style.

Technical Information
Case:
Stainless steel, 39 mm x 20.90 mm
Full polishing
Curved sapphire crystal with glare coating
Water resistant 50 m / 5 atm
Style:
— Set with diamonds, set with 58 top Wesselton VVS-VS diamonds (0.3944 ct), 1.20 mm in diameter
— Yellow PVD finish
dial:
New diamond faceted embedded Roman numerals
Contrast effect between the center of the dial and the surrounding stripes: sunlight rays and pearlescent surface
Without diamond style:
Available with black and silver dials and silver dial with yellow hour markers
Case-set diamond style with delicate ‘guilloche’ guilloche pattern
Diamond style:
Seiko set of 10 top Wesselton VVS-VS diamonds, weighing 1.68mm, weighing 0.068 carats
Also available in white mother-of-pearl dial
Hands and discs:
Diamond faceted hour and minute hands
Available in rhodium-plated and gold-plated versions
Strap / Bracelet:
Black, white or brown genuine alligator strap
3-column structured bracelet with curved design on the inside for maximum comfort
Full polishing
Folding clasp with buttons
Available in yellow PVD finish
Clasp:
Stainless steel standard buckle
Available in yellow PVD finish
Movement:
Quartz Movement
Features:
Central hands indicate hours and minutes
model
FA2164-SS001-310
Stainless steel case, black dial, black alligator strap, stainless steel standard buckle
FA2164-SS001-113
Stainless steel case, silver dial, white alligator strap, stainless steel standard buckle
FA2164-SD531-311
Stainless steel diamond case, black guilloche guilloché dial, black alligator strap, stainless steel standard buckle
FA2164-SD531-114
Stainless steel diamond case, silver guilloche guilloché dial, white alligator strap, stainless steel standard buckle
FA2164-SS002-310
Stainless steel case, black dial, stainless steel bracelet
FA2164-SS002-113
Stainless steel case, silver dial, stainless steel bracelet
FA2164-SD532-311
Stainless steel and diamond case, black guilloche guilloché dial, stainless steel bracelet
FA2164-SD532-114
Stainless steel and diamond case, silver guilloche guilloche dial, stainless steel bracelet
FA2164-PVY01-112
Yellow PVD plated stainless steel case, silver dial, brown alligator strap, yellow PVD plated stainless steel standard buckle
FA2164-PVY06-112
Yellow PVD coated stainless steel case, silver dial, yellow PVD coated stainless steel bracelet

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Rich Mille Brand Friends Fernando Alonso And Sebastian Buemi Rule The 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race

RICHARD MILLE Richard Mille is pleased to announce that in the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend, the best friends Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi won To win. They drove Toyota Team No. 8 and reached the finish line at the Sarter circuit, which won warm applause from the audience.

ALONSO Fernando, BUEMI Sebastien, and NAKAJIMA Kazuki

 At 3 pm on Saturday, the 2018 French Open champion Rafael Nadal took to the track to kick off the flag for this tournament. Twenty-four hours later, Toyota Team No. 8 was the first to cross the finish line with two laps ahead of other teams. Alonso and Buemi brought their first victory to the 20th Toyota Team. This victory is important for these new Le Mans legends, and Sebastian Buemi is also the third Swiss driver to win this famous endurance race.

BUEMI Sebastien
 For Fernando Alonso, his first performance in the Le Mans 24 Hours was amazing. The two-time F1 World Champion and the new Le Mans 24-hour endurance champion said: ‘This event is really amazing, I feel like I have participated in two consecutive F1 races.’ Now, the Spaniard is going to win Indianapolis Lees 500 Miles Grand Prix to achieve the three Grand Slam goals of motorsport. Previously, only Graham Hill had made this great achievement.

Oreca 07 Gibson team Jackie Chan DC racing

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Esmeralda Tourbillon Tourbillon Watch

To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the brand, GP Girard-Perregaux has launched the rose gold Esmeralda Tourbillon tourbillon watch, continuing the legend of the three-gold bridge tourbillon pocket watch that won the gold medal at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889. This exquisite and extraordinary mechanical watch perfectly reflects the brand’s pursuit of precise aesthetics.

   Since the establishment of Girard-Perregaux, GP has been famous in the international watch industry for its innovations and technological innovations. The unique aesthetics of watches combined with complex watchmaking processes have made Girard-Perregaux unique.

Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon-a symbol of the brand’s exquisite watchmaking skills
   Since the establishment of Girard-Perregaux GP, and the successful development of the first three-gold bridge tourbillon in 1860, Constant Girard has been dedicated to crafting the watchmaking skills of the brand. With the unique structure of the legendary movement design, he successfully reversed the traditional concept of the mechanical movement, successfully installed all the complex components, and added the aesthetic characteristics of a tourbillon watch that was only a mechanical movement. . In 1867, with its minimalist structure, this tourbillon with a three-gold bridge structure was shortlisted in Neuchâtel and won the first watch award for the brand. After obtaining a patent for this structure in 1884, Girard-Perregaux successfully developed a beautiful奂 Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon.

   The structure of this watch is the most forward-thinking initiative in the contemporary era, enabling pocket watches to successfully incorporate tourbillons, slewing brakes and three golden bridges. It was born at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition and won gold prizes in the watch industry. Its exquisite case was carved by the then top art master Fritz Kundert. The name ‘La Esmeralda’ was taken from the names of Hauser, Zivy & Cie in Paris and Mexico. This pocket watch was later used by the time. Was purchased by General Mexican President Portirio Diaz (later President of Mexico), and details of the transaction remain unknown.

   The craftsmanship of this pocket watch is a contemporary example. It has set a new milestone in the watchmaking industry with an amazing balance. Under the hood, this watch returned to the Girard Perregaux Museum in 1970. With its exquisite design aesthetics, the Sanjinqiao Tourbillon has become the oldest movement in watchmaking history and is still used today. Its structure has been in use since 1860.

The proud quality of Sanjinqiao Tourbillon
   The minimalist aesthetics of the Sanjinqiao Tourbillon movement coincide with the essence of fine watchmaking aesthetics. Its structure matches the principle of the golden ratio and is entirely handmade by watchmakers. The components are processed and decorated by professional craftsmen, which is an exquisite masterpiece of art.
   The main board is made of pure gold bar splint, gear train bridge and tourbillon splint, which perfectly combines the ultimate aesthetics, technical essence and symbolic principles. The double-headed arrow design with hand decoration embodies the original aesthetics of Esmeralda Golden Bridge. The arrow surface adds a crystal effect, and the chamfered edges and the sides are manually processed and drawn. In order to enhance the visual contrast and brightness, the bridge arms are carefully ‘polished’, which means that they are rounded by hand with a polisher. In such a precise structure, the three bridges are side by side, creating a unique visual effect.

   The diamond polished structure in the middle of the three bridges is fixed with two screws, so the position of the splint, middle wheel and tourbillon shell must be exactly matched. The tourbillon housing has up to 80 components, all assembled by hand by very skilled craftsmen. The well-known hand-polished lyre of the brand makes the balance of the whole structure more perfect. It achieves an accuracy of 21,600 vibrations (3 Hz) per hour and a balance wheel, and is benefited by large moments of inertia.
   The volume of this movement is 16 legal minutes (36.60 mm in diameter) and 8.41 mm thick. It takes at least two months to assemble 310 components, including 27 gems.
   The three-point structure of the motherboard is obvious. All components-including the exposed golden bridge, multiple bridge arms and tourbillon housing-convey a message: the number ‘three’ and its plural, symbolizing past, present and future measurements.

Esmeralda Tourbillon Center of Tourbillon
   Following the 27 tourbillons registered by GP Girard-Perregaux at the Neuchatel Observatory between 1865 and 1911, the latest Esmeralda Tourbillon tourbillon tells a story of a passion for aesthetics and precision watchmaking.
   The 18K rose gold case has a diameter of 44 mm and is equipped with a self-winding three-gold bridge tourbillon mechanical movement. This 16-leg calibre ‘GP09400’ is entirely developed by the brand and occupies the entire ring, and is specially equipped with a tourbillon case with a diameter of 14.3 mm and a balance wheel with a diameter of 10.5 mm.
   Following the same aesthetics, this one-way automatic winding system developed by Girard-Perregaux breaks the tradition with its rotor under the splint, not outside.
   Thanks to the original structure, the watchmaker successfully enlarged the diameter of the spring barrel, so that he could extend the spring and increase the watch’s power reserve to at least 60 hours, far more than the previous 48 hours.
   The tourbillon watch has exquisite lines and the shape of the lyre is also based on the prototype originally designed by Constant Girard-Perregaux. This great masterpiece is inspired by one of the most iconic designs in the history of home-made watches, reflecting the fusion of tradition and modernity; with a black alligator strap and rose gold triple buckle.
Technical specifications
Case
Material: Rose Gold
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Thickness: 14.55 mm
Spar: Anti-reflective Sapphire
Case back: Sapphire
Hands: ‘Dove’ Needle
Water resistance: 30 meters (3ATM)
Movement: Girard-Perregaux GP09400-0004 automatic mechanical movement
Diameter: 36.60 mm (16’’’)
Height: 8.41 mm
Vibration frequency: 21,600 times per hour-(3 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours minimum
Number of components: 310; gems: 27
Function: Tourbillon, hours, minutes, small seconds (on the tourbillon)
Tourbillon
Tourbillon housing has 80 components; weight: 0.305 g
Strap
Black hand-stitched crocodile leather
Buckle: Rose gold triple buckle
Serial number: 99275-52-000-BA6E

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Chanel J12 Mysterious Flyback Watch–manufactured By Audemars Piguet

Can you create a watch that truly displays the most essential circle in the world? Perhaps the prominent crown is always an obstacle that is difficult to remove. Chanel really moved the crown, an indispensable component of the watch, to another position through its own research and development. The crown mounted at the three o’clock position can only be ‘summoned’ by pressing the ceramic button on the outer ring when needed. Not only that, there are more magical functions on this watch. Waiting for your excavation. These extreme innovations can only be experienced the moment you play them.
A movement created by Audemars Piguet G u ilio P a pi for Chanel, case diameter 47 mm, gold case and hands, bezel inlaid with black high-tech precision ceramic plate, skeleton dial, 9-point tourbillon, sapphire Splint, 3-point lifting crown, round window at 6 o’clock to display the debugging display during the minute hand retrograde, black high-tech precision ceramic strap.

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Grande Seconde Off-centered Jacques De Rouge

The Grande Seconde Off-centered follows the classic characteristics of Jaquet Droz, combining historical implication, modern design and elegant style.
   The onyx Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx has an unforgettable simplicity and beauty, condensing the profound historical essence of Jacques Droe. Its dial adopts a deep and charming deep black tone, exuding elegance and modern style. The prototype of this creative design is the large second hand created by Pierre Jacques Dro in the 18th century. This watch follows the trend of enlightenment and breaks through the concept of watchmaking. Pierre Jacques de Roux designed two overlapping dials, of which the eccentric second dial is set at 6 o’clock and equipped with extremely slim hands. This innovation not only invented a brand-new mechanical form, but also created a distinctive concept of time. The bit of time was fixed into a beautiful and precious time memory. The two circles intersect into the shape of the number 8. The ‘8’ symbolizes balance and perfection, and is Jacques Dro’s lucky number.

   Jacques Dross’s artisan master subtly ‘deformed’ this aesthetic design, slightly shifting the second dial to 7 o’clock. In 2016, the watch continued to evolve, for the first time equipped with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm, highlighting the charm of the black dial. The beautiful black has always been praised by the artist, blooming a unique luster on the large eccentric second hand. This model follows Jacques Dro’s long tradition of mineral dials, using a carefully cut and polished onyx dial. The deep and intense black is like an ink bottle dipped in a quill by a writer, and it is like a silk satin used by designers to cut clothes. With the movement of the wrist, the colorful streamer makes the uniform and harmonious surface rejuvenate. Jacques de Roux’s master craftsmen subtly and elegantly mark the hour markers directly on the 18K white gold inner ring of the hour and minute display and the second dial that meet the legendary number ‘8’, making the magnificent light color effect even more beautiful. The metallic mirror-like luster contrasts with the heavy light and shadow of the onyx dial, showing the subtle design of the three-dimensional bezel and bezel.

   The crown is moved to 4 o’clock, adding a touch of vitality to this new model of timepieces. This watch also comes in a silver-plated opal dial style with a crocodile leather strap. Onyx’s Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx adds a mysterious charm to Jacques Dro’s poetic time. The colorful streamers caused the artist’s infinite reveries in the deep night.
Off-center large onyx second hand

 
Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx J006030270
Black onyx dial and 18K white gold three-dimensional bezel.
Stainless steel case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is about 68 hours.
43 mm in diameter.

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