This watch is another perfect masterpiece of Vacheron Constantin’s famous Metiers d ‘Art: gold carving, enamel crafts, gem setting and serial carving. A unique, gorgeous watch for Only Watch.
Inspired by the inlay paving design technology, this Métiers d’ Art – Perspectives d’ Art watch is admired from different angles, and the watch will present different picture effects, giving people a great visual enjoyment.
This watch combines several artisanal craftsmanship of the watchmaker, with outstanding levels and vividly expressing the theme. This watch uses a dial made of gold, enamel and diamonds, fine decoration and geometric figures, the use of space, giving different definitions of time.
The design of the watch was inspired by a painting by Maurits Cornelis Escher-a Dutch ceramic and painting artist (1898-1972) who is quite famous in terms of structure, perspective and space. The red and white flying peace pigeon depicted on the dial of this watch was created by Vacheron Constantin with the characteristics of Métiers d’ Art, which is the representative color of Only Watch charity auction. Manufacture.
These peace pigeons are symbols of hope and love. They are inlaid and interlocked like insert toys or small square tiles. The use of this technology has produced wonderful works of decorative art.
Inside the case is a high-precision Vacheron Constantin CAL2460 self-winding movement with the Geneva mark. The movement is completely independently developed and manufactured, and its functional quality is very reliable and stable, and all are hand-polished and polished in accordance with the traditional craftsmanship of the high-end Swiss watchmaking industry.
The world-renowned Basel World Jewellery & Watch Fair (BASELWORLD) has opened, and the staff of the Watch House Special Reporting staff have also begun to work. They will bring you the 2015 Basel International Jewellery & Watch Fair. The latest, fastest and most comprehensive coverage. Following the footsteps of the Watch House, let’s admire Hublot’s new Big Bang Ferrari metal carbon fiber watch at the Basel International Jewellery & Clock Fair.
Watch real shot show:
Case diameter 45 mm
The case is made of Hublot’s exclusive 18K King Gold
Dazzling micro-blasted coating for a silky metal texture
Carbon fiber and metal have never melted! HUBLOT launches an exclusive bezel, creating an unparalleled feast of technology and vision. For the first time, the Big Bang Ferrari metal carbon fiber watch is equipped with a new synthetic material. Carbon fiber and metal boldly combine in an unexpected way, showing the charm of innovation. After the Big Bang Ferrari series uses Hublot’s world’s first scratch-resistant 18K magic gold material, this series of watches once again presents the outstanding achievements of the Hublot R & D department. Hublot and Ferrari adhere to a common vision and never stop on the road to pursue extraordinary quality, breakthrough innovation and pioneering materials.
Watch details real shot display:
Bezel shows unprecedented fusion of carbon fiber and metal
‘Ferrari’ logo on the side of the case
Dial with Ferrari Prancing Horse at 9 o’clock
The sapphire crystal glass bezel at the bottom is engraved with ‘HUBLOT’ and ‘BIG BANG’ logos
Equipped with HUB 1241 UNICO automatic flyback chronograph movement independently developed and manufactured by Hublot
The elemental properties of the new synthetic metal carbon fiber are interdependent and complementary during the fusion process, combining visual charm and technological innovation. The Big Bang Ferrari Carbon Metal Watch case is made of titanium or Hublot’s exclusive 18K King Gold, and the details are even more unique: the dazzling micro-sandblasting coating not only enhances the case hardness, but also gives the silky metal texture. The button in the middle of the case is fixed by a rotating shaft, which is similar to the car pedal. The dial is inlaid with the Ferrari Prancing Horse at 9 o’clock, and the minute and date windows are located at 3 o’clock in the form of a Ferrari shield.
Summary: The Big Bang Ferrari metal carbon fiber watch perfectly interprets Hublot’s unique genes and extraordinary technology, combining superior quality and high-tech materials. The brand R & D team took six months of careful research to successfully create the hierarchical structure of the composite material bezel-the first time that the metal was evenly attached to the carbon fiber material. Finally, a carbon fiber bezel with king gold or titanium gold was created, which once again made the sense of technology of the Big Bang series.
Expert comments Sam Hines: ‘In terms of watchmaking skills and detail carving, there is no other Patek Philippe right. Ref. 5204 perpetual calendar double seconds chronograph watch inherits the excellent genes of its predecessor Ref.5270, And the dial is larger, and the position of the small dial is more reasonable. The collection of Patek Philippe’s high-complexity watch is of high value, because not only the time is accurate, but its high-complexity watch is ‘difficult to find.’ ‘Patek Philippe Ref. 5204 Split-seconds Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 5204 Perpetual Calendar)
Ref. 5204 perpetual calendar double-second chronograph watch adopts the same configuration as the Ref. 5270 chronograph introduced in 2011, except that it is equipped with a new movement exclusively developed by Patek Philippe-CHR 29-535 PS Q. Introduced 8 chronograph movements in 6 years, this shows Patek Philippe’s outstanding independent watchmaking ability.
Ref. 5204 chronograph has inherited the traditional characteristics of Patek Philippe-manual winding, double star wheel, horizontal clutch, the watch also has a perpetual calendar function and a two-second chase hand function.
The watch’s perpetual calendar device was used in Ref. 5270 launched in 2011. It consists of 182 independent parts and is 1.65 mm thick. The double-second tracking mechanism has been redesigned and updated with two technical innovations: one is an innovative dual-second tracking hand advance lever clutch lever, and the other is a patent-pending device to reduce the tracking time and chronograph hand deviation. Two technologies optimize the precise operation of the chronograph hands and chronograph hands.
腕表 The dial layout of this watch is classic and easy to read. Unlike Ref. 5270, the dial has a chronograph hand. Twelve three-dimensional hour markers and hour and minute hands covered with fluorescent coating allow the wearer to read the time clearly in the dark. Below 12 o’clock is the day and month display window. The analog date display at 6 o’clock integrates the moon phase display function. The small seconds dial and the 30-minute jump timer are located at 9 and 3 o’clock, respectively. Located between 7 and 8 o’clock, the day / night display simplifies the adjustment of the calendar function.
Leap year periods are displayed between 4:00 and 5:00. Like all Patek Philippe watches in platinum, this watch is set with a top Wesselton diamond at 6 o’clock between the lugs, exuding low-key luxury. German precision A. Lange & Sohne Datograph up / down (Langue Datograph) Lange
DSince the launch of the Datograph in 1999, many watch fans have regarded it as a model of chronograph in their hearts. From the 1815 chronograph in 2011 to the new AUF / AB storage display chronograph launched this year, Datograph’s fans are growing.
魅力 The charm of this chronograph is not only the harmonious dial design and perfect details, but also its stop-second function that combines superb technology and balanced fortune is unique. The new Datograph Up / Down is also equipped with a new feature: the power reserve display at 6 o’clock, allowing the wearer to see the remaining power at a glance. The traditional column-wheel movement with precise jumping points and flyback functions has a complex mechanical structure and dazzling appearance, highlighting the outstanding quality of ‘Made in Germany’. Chrono Vibrant Chopard Mille Miglia GT XLChrono Speed Silver Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL ChronoSpeed Silver Watch Chopard
The new Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Speed Silver chronograph has once again enriched the racing colors of the Chopard Mille Miglia watch with its silver panel, fully interpreting the style of German sports cars. Chopard harnesses the extraordinary capabilities and extraordinary design of precision machinery, making it exude unparalleled brand identity and vitality. The watch adopts an oversized polished titanium case with a diameter of 44 mm, a silver azure chronograph inlaid with a silver dial, and its elegant design shows the watch’s atmosphere and elegance. The 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock indexes are displayed on the sapphire mirror The bottom is extremely unique, and the anti-glare arched sapphire crystal at 3 o’clock makes the overall readability more perfect. The case is equipped with a screw-in crown and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Celebrity model Mont Blanc Nicolas RieussecChronograph Open Hometime (Montblanc Nicolas Kies skeleton double time zone display chronograph) Montblanc
腕表 The dial design of this watch is classical and beautiful. It is equipped with an advanced movement developed by Montblanc spontaneously, and its appearance and performance reflect each other. Continuing the dial display technology pioneered by Nicholas Kays, the three dials on the dial are distributed up and down: the off-center hour dial has two large hour and minute hands showing ‘Home Time’, the second time zone hour dial is supported by spokes and small numbers The scale has a fun and beautiful structure; the seconds and minutes chronograph dial is connected and fixed by a rose gold-plated bridge, and the dial and the movement are integrated into one, making the dial layout full of technical interest and balance. Through the exquisite hollow design, you can see the precision parts such as the vertical clutch detent, screw balance and escapement wheel with unique teeth, and taste Montblanc’s famous style.
Roger Dubuis Pulsion chronographin black titanium (Roger Dubuis Pulsion chronograph) Roger Dubuis
灵感 The design of this chronograph is inspired by the adventurer’s world. The large-scale use of black brings shocking visual beauty and exudes a calm temperament unstoppable. The RD680 mechanical chronograph movement, which is developed exclusively by ourselves, has a complicated process and exquisite appearance. The semi-hollowed dial subtly shows its unique charm, embodying the brand’s outstanding concept of using high technology to enhance aesthetics and the essence of watchmaking. Although there are many dial chronograph scales, they are still elegant, thanks to the avant-garde dial design and wonderful arrangement ratio. The 44 mm diameter titanium case fully demonstrates the vitality. The sapphire crystal, which extends to the side of the case, enhances the recognition of the model, while the polished and satin-finished strap design has a richer design concept and unique features. Establish brand features.
Certina has recently launched a new sports chronograph DS Eagle with 24-hour second time zone display. The watch is made of new material 316L stainless steel with a carbon fiber bezel. The red-trimmed buttons make the watch look vibrant and dynamic. Water-resistant to 200 meters.
Watch House will share with you the details of the watch: the black dial with a luminous white hour scale, the time indication is indicated by the central hand to indicate the hours and minutes, and the hour hand is also coated with white luminous material. The second hand is positioned above the date at 6 o’clock. Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial.
The screw-down caseback is embellished with the brand’s logo. With black rubber strap.
The DS Eagle Chronograph is available in two color versions: black and black PVD coating and black PVD rose gold plating. For more watch information, stay tuned for Watch House. (House of watches / text Ruan Ruan)
It has been more than half a month in 2018, I believe many friends have no time to sum up this year, because there are still a bunch of things, such as final evaluation, performance sprint and year-end settlement. I believe that many people are like this. Every year at the end of the year, there will be endless things to be busy. Messy minds, flustered hands and feet, start the next year turbulently. Instead of being so confused, it’s better to calm down and prepare yourself a wrist watch that can plan the time and adjust the rhythm so that life at the end of the year and in the future will become methodical and full of rhythm. And these ‘time gifts’ introduced to you by the Watch House today are specifically for those who race against time.
Rolex Date Collection 126334
Product Model: 126334
Domestic public price: RMB 71,100
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 3235
Case material: 904L steel; triangular pit pattern outer ring is made of 18ct white gold
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: TERRA 150 meters to Zhen Observatory
Movement type: automatic winding
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 41 mm
Watch price: RMB 40,500
Details of the model: This is the case of the TERRA 150-meter Zhizheng Observatory. The classic reveals the vitality and the unique symmetrical design of the horizontal “Teak” textured dial, which makes the watch as a whole beautiful, with a dark blue rubber strap. . The watch dial has a diameter of 41 mm and is equipped with the 8900 chronometer chronometer movement. The entire watch and the movement have passed the high certification standards of the watchmaking industry that are strictly approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), achieving the highest accuracy, Excellent performance and antimagnetic enhancement. Combining excellent appearance and outstanding performance, it will be the best choice for watch friends who like sports watches.
Panerai Luminor PAM00729
Product model: PAM00729
Domestic public price: RMB 79,600
Watch diameter: 45 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: P.4000
Case material: Matte titanium
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: The DUE watch has reduced the thickness and diameter of the watch, making the new watch unique and elegant. This is true of the Blue Face 729 launched in 2017, in addition to inheriting the brand’s pillow shape and iconic crown bridge. The case is made of matte titanium, which is more resistant to wear and corrosion, and its thickness is only 10.5 mm. With a blue sunburst dial, it presents a stylish and simple look. Equipped with a P.4000 self-winding three-day power reserve mechanical movement, equipped with a stop-second reset device, which facilitates the debugging of the watch. I believe this watch will be your good companion at the official occasion.
IWC Portugal IW371446 watch
Product model: IW371446
Domestic public price: 56800
Watch diameter: 40.9 mm
Case thickness: 12.3 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Cal.79350
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: 76,500
Watch diameter: 39 mm
Case thickness: 11.7 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 939B / 1
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: lecoultre / 54358 /
Watch reviews: Personally, I think this watch is one of the more beautiful models in 2017, because under the simple design, the silver dial and blue hands are fused, revealing a sense of quality everywhere. One of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s main design styles this year is the casual business style, that is, it is not too dressy, but it still has exquisite style, showing a light and luxurious attitude to life. The watch is made of a 39 mm stainless steel case. The dial has a second time zone indicator and the name of the world city. The wearer only needs to adjust to the corresponding location, and the second time zone indicator can jump immediately, which is very convenient. In addition, there is a 24-hour indicator next to the indicator in the second time zone, which allows the wearer to judge the local day and night situation.
Summary: Today we recommend five different types of watches, which are relatively good choices for leisure, sports, formal wear, timekeeping and two places. If you like one of the five watches, then Consider getting started with a wrist companion to race against time this year.
Zhenli, a Swiss watch brand with a long history of more than 150 years, has always insisted on clever fusion of tradition and modernity, and boldly pursues innovation in the brand’s heavy heritage, leading the fashion and retro trend in the watch industry. At this year’s Basel Watch & Jewellery Expo, Zenith launched a new retro-style series: Chronomaster flagship series watches, supreme flagship, symbolizing precision. This time, it is still presented with a retro look as before, except that it was equipped with 146D in the 1960s The movement’s watch model was the source of inspiration, which made it shine at the fair. This series comes in two colors, blue and brown. Let’s take a look at its blue watch today (watch model: 03.2150.4069 / 51.C805)
The perfect combination of ‘old’ and ‘new’
Zenith’s long legendary history has brought sufficient confidence to watch wearers, and its reputation as a watchmaking expert is well-known. Zenith, as a highly creative and bold watchmaking brand, its Chronomaster flagship series Heritage146 watch with classic design and latest model movement, drawing design inspiration from the brand’s rich historical tradition, can be described as a collection of true power Time is the essence of history, and cleverly reinterprets a meaningful classic.
1960 vintage model with new automatic movement
Retro style stainless steel case
The Zenith flagship watch is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 38 mm. The moderately sized dial gives a very comfortable feel. The biggest highlight of this watch is that it inherits the retro design of the 1960s. It is equipped with a high-frequency automatic movement El Primero Star Speed 4069. Friends who love Zenith know that El Primero movement is not only the first integrated automatic The winding chronograph movement has a vibration frequency of 36,000 times per hour, which fully reflects Zenith’s philosophy of pursuing high precision.
The dial is decorated with a sunburst pattern, which has been treated with radial texture and rhodium-plated willow-shaped hands, which is mysterious and elegant.
The case is equipped with a threaded crown and two circular buttons. The crown is engraved with the Zenith unique symbol-the star symbol, which shows the craftsmen’s unique craftsmanship and delicate treatment of details.
Automatic Rotor of ‘Geneva Ripple’
This is a column wheel chronograph movement equipped with an automatic oscillating weight decorated with ‘Geneva Ripples’. It contains 254 components and meets the requirements of various standards for precision astronomical watches. It can achieve the ultimate display of tenths of a second. Accuracy and power reserve of up to 50 hours. Screw-backed case back with transparent sapphire crystal.
Dial-typical configuration of chronograph
Sunburst dial design
Blue, probably the first to remind you of the color of the sea, the deep ocean blue has made watchmakers very enthralled. This unique new series of models uses a blue sun-dial dial design, equipped with Curved double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal. The rubber-lined blue racing-style calfskin strap highlights the retro characteristics of the watch’s freedom to travel from ancient to modern times. Men’s suits can even highlight its unique taste. The design style of the dial with two chronograph dials and no date window is a typical configuration of the chronograph in the 1960s. This watch inherits the tradition and continues to use this configuration. The dial is equipped with a central sweep seconds hand at 3 o’clock There is a 30-minute counter at the clock position and a speed scale.
Summary: This elegant and gentleman-inspired new vintage watch has incredible charm. Whether it is to retain classic elements or to use bold new designs, Zenith always follows the brand’s spirit of excellence and shows The brand’s high performance and precision. The Zenith HERITAGE146 watch bears the meaning of paying tribute to the sixties, which adds a rare humane feeling to a classic timepiece. If you have a fondness for Zenith, I believe that this pleasing and nostalgic work will not let you down.
Since the mechanical watch has become a luxury, its high price has become a label. People wearing a high-end mechanical watch will always be looked at more often. ‘ ‘Women look at bags, men look at watches’ is not without reason, and ‘poor cars and rich watches’ are not unfounded. In the circle of local tyrants on Instagram, luxury car watches watch people almost doubt life, and then quietly comforted themselves ‘that is all pretending.’ Today, such a topic seems to be a bit anti-mainstream, but I just want to counter it.
Luxury to the heart of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Since entering the industry, why do men wear watches, what kind of men wear what watches, why do men need good watches, and so on, such topics have been endless, of course, I have also discussed, including this, in fact, this is also about this , Just want to see it from another perspective. The most common point of these topics is that wearing a watch is more face-saving, and you can wear a watch. I often ask my friends why I hear this answer when I buy a watch. Makes people want Say Bye.
Did you buy the watch? To be honest, there are only two answers, yes or no. This conclusion is actually meaningless. What I want to talk to you about is our attitude towards time. If you understand, you will know why people in Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, the United States and other regions are more familiar with watches. cheap.
I remember a famous saying, the main point is that the evolutionary history of human beings is the evolutionary history of tools. From the ancient Stone Age and Bronze Age to the modern industrial age and information age, the evolution of tools has promoted the development of human history. The direct manifestation is the improvement of efficiency. What does this have to do with the watch we are talking about today? Efficiency is the utilization of time. For the same thing, less time is spent, and efficiency is higher. For all people, efficiency and time are inseparable. People with high efficiency must have a good concept of time. This is the old saying Yes, Hong Kong people prefer people who wear watches because wearing a watch can reflect a sense of time, and the underlying meaning is also a sense of efficiency.
In recent years, the rapid rise of the Internet and mobile Internet has spawned new business formats one after another. In the era without the Internet, shopping is to go to shopping malls. Now the fastest order for mobile phones is on the same day. It turned out to be downstairs Buy now and deliver it directly to you. Previously, taxis had to hit the road and luck was on call now. The most amazing thing is that although we have improved efficiency, we have not paid a high cost for this. In cities, the Internet has brought great convenience to our lives, covering almost all aspects of our most basic life demands, that is, clothing, food, shelter, and transportation, which have compressed a lot of time costs for us.
However, people in first-tier cities find that even with the help of the Internet, our living efficiency has improved unprecedentedly, but they are still in an ultra-fast-paced environment, because our time has been completely fragmented and constantly occupied. . When we have saved a lot of time, the emerging Internet and new things will try to attract your attention as much as possible, trying to take up the little time you have left. This is where their business income comes from. It has been said that time is the last rigid scarce resource. Some people will say that time is your own, and your attention can be controlled by yourself, so the pace of life can be arranged by yourself, but if you take a closer look, you will find that your attention can really be autonomous? You only have the right to choose, but the options are arranged by others, recommended by the software in your mobile phone, popped up by inexplicable pop-ups, advertisements in the subway or outside the car window, and so on. These things have caused our attention to be constantly distracted and time to be broken up. As a result, many people are now unable to calm down and take a good look at a paper book.
The tight pace of life makes our time often involuntary, or even insufficient, so efficiency is a very realistic topic. Energy management and time management have become urgently needed abilities in our daily work and life. Therefore, we set out schedules, itineraries, formulate some priority principles, and so on. Therefore, for a truly efficient person, he must attach great importance to time. There is no doubt that for them, a watch is not a simple decoration, nor is it to show off. They need to control the time at any time. If you return to me at this time, you can watch the time on your mobile phone and the time on your computer, yes, but I’m sure that in a day, a week, a month, a year, watch with Time is very convenient on any occasion. This cannot be compared with mobile phones and computers.
Back to our original topic, I did n’t buy a watch to install it. What I want to say is actually “many people buy a watch, even buy a good watch, because they have a good concept of time.” They understand the meaning of time, so cherish the value of watches. . As for the question, “Well, just buy an electronic watch, why buy such an expensive watch, and time will not be more expensive?” I just want to say that this is just the requirements of the watch owner’s taste, it does not rule out that many people will exist. ‘Face’, but I don’t care. We should appreciate people who respect time, whether they wear Casio or Patek Philippe.
Patek Philippe’s new Calatrava Ref. 7200 women’s watch is made of elegant rose gold, with the focus on hours and minutes. The watch neither displays the seconds nor the date, but simply displays the flow of time in a leisurely manner. This watch is specially designed for women who are calm and perceive the essence of things. It is full of timeless classic charm and exquisite femininity.
Simplicity is beauty
In a modern society with multitasking, the simple design of the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200 watch seems to soothe the soul. This watch does the opposite and merely indicates our most precious asset: time. Precise, calm and beautiful is its ultimate mission. The new Calatrava women’s watch embodies the tradition of Patek Philippe’s two-hand watch focusing on simplicity. Any other additions are cumbersome.
The Bauhaus design concept of ‘shape comes with function’ is an important prerequisite for Patek Philippe to create Ref. 7200. The first Calatrava watch born in 1932 was inspired by this concept. The watch is designed to be circular due to the circular motion of the hands and the time train. It goes without saying that the only pursuit of this watch is to measure time. Two hands, 12 rose gold digital hour markers and delicate and slender 60 minute markers can accurately display the time, and the ‘PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE’ logo engraved on the surface is the highest guarantee for accurate travel time and reliable performance. The fascination of the new Calatrava women’s watch lies in its simple design. The slim side edges of the case, the round and elegant case, the sturdy vertical lugs and the screw-fastened strap bolts, show the classic features of the official case. The fine grain texture of the dial shows an extraordinary silky effect, perfectly complementing the two ‘Poire Stuart’ rose gold hands. The sapphire crystal is slightly curved, making it less prone to slippage and perfectly protecting the delicate dial.
Through the sapphire crystal transparent cover, you can see the beautiful style of ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement. This is the industry-renowned Caliber 240 movement with a 22K gold mini-drive. Each swivel of the wrist powers the main barrel. The extremely thin case of the Ref. 7200, with a thickness of only 2.53 mm, makes it extremely light and elegant. The splint, balance wheel splint and gold automatic plate are all decorated with classic Geneva stripes, rounded and chamfered, which is also a major symbol of Patek Philippe movement. The motherboard is decorated with hand-polished, swirling circular patterns. Gyromax® balance with Spiromax® balance spring with Silinvar® innovative material. The swing frequency is 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour to ensure superb travel time accuracy. The average daily error range is only -3 to +2 seconds. The wobble frequency can be adjusted with an eccentric balance weight. This invention originated from the watchmaking workshop in Geneva 60 years ago. In addition, the Spiromax® balance spring is also a patent for Patek Philippe design.
Patek Philippe’s new Ref. 7200 Calatrava women’s watch is a masterpiece of minimalist art. The low-key, gorgeous 18K rose gold case perfectly cares for the subtle mechanical heart, and is mated with a matte pearl beige crocodile leather strap and a rose gold pin buckle.
People’s knowledge of time has always been an exploratory process. From the earliest use of knots, shadows, and sundials to watch time, and later to pocket watches, clocks, and watches, people have learned about time. Aspirations and explorations have become more imaginative and creative, the crystallization of human wisdom has also provided many conveniences for life. Many people love to listen to the beautiful music from the music box when they are young. With simple melody, they always have a wonderful feeling, and the three-question function of the watch is more complicated and completely different from the principle of the music box. Not only will you be able to hear unique music, but you will also know the time, killing two birds with one stone.
The self-sounding watch usually only tells the time and the time, but does not report the time, just like the two questions watch, and the three questions watch as the name implies, it reports three kinds of time, time, time and minutes. Simply speaking, the time-keeping mode of the next three minute meter, taking the most common two hammers and two springs as an example, usually the sound when reimbursing will be relatively low, like dong, the spring bar will be shorter. The minute report sounds higher, like ding, and the reed is longer. Usually there is a dial or button on the side of the case. When it is pushed or pressed, it will drive a series of mechanisms of the time signal device. It will sound with a small hammer and a ring-shaped spring bar. Resolving time.
The low-pitched tone is a time signal, for example: ‘Dang, Dang, Dang’, and 3 rings is 3 o’clock.
The next is the engraving, usually with high and low bass. For example, Ding-Ding-Dang is a quarter (15 points), Ding-Dong, Ding-Dong is 2 minutes (30 points), Ding-Dong, Ding-Dong, Ding-Dong is 3 minutes (45). (The function of the second questionnaire is here, that is to say, the maximum error of the time it reports is 15 minutes.).
Next, the high tones are scored, and a ring means one. For example: ‘Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding’, 5 rings is 5 minutes. Dang, Dang, Dang, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, then the time now is 3:50.
Reed watches are very expensive, so not all watch lovers can play with them. In addition to the complex structure and full artificial assembly, the most time-consuming and time-consuming adjustment work is the final adjustment. The tone of a questionnaire is particularly important, which is why major brands compete with each other. There are too many factors involved in the sound quality. The resonance effect of the case is particularly important, so the tone must be heard after the movement is inserted into the case. Assemble the watch to listen to it. If it is not correct, you need to disassemble the core, readjust, and reassemble. This takes a lot of time and effort, and this production and testing process cannot be replaced by machinery. Therefore, the minute repeater table becomes even more precious.
Westminster Cathedral Bells: Patek Philippe 3939 Minute Repeater
There are no shortcuts to creating a minute repeater with excellent quality. Most watchmakers believe that this is the most challenging single complex function in the field of watchmaking. Patek Philippe’s watchmakers have constantly overcome difficulties and created the classic, grand and solemn ‘Westminster Temple Cathedral Bells. ‘ The surface of this watch is the iconic Ref. 3939 model, made of pure black enamel, calm and mysterious. Its black and white color tone erases all the decorative colors. The simple small second hand is located at six o’clock, and the elegant Arabic numerals show the time scale.
Since 1998, it has shipped more than a hundred pieces, and it is the ‘king of three questions’ generally recognized by watch fans. The leader in the Zhongle question table is the four-hammer and three-question Westminster Zhongle timepiece. It can simulate the sound of the clock of the Westminster Cathedral through the rhythm of the four hammers and gongs. When you push the three-question function fader on the left hand side, you can hear the unique sound of the time signal, which is exciting. Assuming the time is 3:34, the watch sounds the hour with the bass reed ‘咚-咚-咚’, the quarter bell with the high and low bass reed of ‘Ding-Ding-Dong’, and the ‘Ding-Ding’ -Ding-Ding ‘tweeter sounds the minute.
The Patek Philippe 3939 tourbillon watch will be the last Ref. 3939 watch made by Geneva Patek Philippe, which is of great significance. Its exterior is extremely low-key and simple, but inside it contains the complex craftsmanship of the minute repeater and tourbillon of the church bells of Westminster. It is indeed a low-key aristocracy. On September 23, 2011, at the biennial OnlyWatch auction, Patek Philippe’s stainless steel case 3939 won the ‘bid king’ of this charity auction with an absolute advantage of 1.4 million euros (about 12.1 million yuan). It is not limited to Patek Philippe. Even in the entire watchmaking industry, if it can be called a ‘Tianwang class’ watch, 3939 will definitely be elected as an example.
Wrist Concert: Athens Jazz Minute Repeater
If the simple style contains a low-key complex function, then the complex features of the action figures in Athens are elegant, and the four ‘musician’ dolls carved on the dial are sometimes bowed, sometimes Obsessed with the melody of music … at the lower left of the watch, there is a lively applause of the audience. To this day, hand-carved event puppets have always been exquisite works of art, representing extremely rare watch-making techniques, while Athenaeum is still one of the few watchmaking watches in the world that uses event puppets to make minute repeaters. Brand. ‘Jazz Minute Repeater’ is intoxicating from the front, with UN-74 movement on the back.
No matter what age, music always gives people pleasing effects. Now, there are still many people going to the concert. The kind of open and high-pitched sound touches people’s hearts and gives people a mental wash. And this Athens watch is playing a unique concert for everyone. When the time slider is pulled down, the minute repeater device can emit crisp, pleasant time, time, and minute sounds. You can tap two different tone. At the same time, the band on the dial will start playing over time.
Every hour, the pianist slowly moved the keys, as if the prelude to the performance was opened; the cellist began to perform the report, and the deep and distant cello sound laid the main theme for the whole movement; At that time, the trombone and saxophonist started to play the instruments respectively, showing the lively performance of jazz in the square inch, which satisfied the double enjoyment of people’s vision and hearing. The Jazz Minute Repeater watch once again demonstrates the pursuit of innovation of the Athens watch, and it is limited to 18 platinum models worldwide. I don’t know which watchmate is lucky enough to own it today.
Gentle music: Jaeger-LeCoultre releases dating series Ivy Minute Repeater
The Jaeger-LeCoultre dating series always brings people constant surprises. No matter it is the trust of the feelings or the inspiration of the design, it will show the elegant and noble moving temperament to the fullest. I was impressed by the Ivy Minute Repeat watch at the Hong Kong Watch Fair. It not only has a romantic dial design for the date series, but also has a highly skilled minute repeat function. The date series Ivy Minute Repeater is equipped with two patented ‘trébuchet’ scales. By striking two crystal gongs connected to the sapphire crystal, it produces a stronger sound expansion effect, thereby giving a more powerful music. sound.
Because there are many factors that interfere with the tone of the minute repeater, in order to get a more harmonious and pleasant sound, this new date series watch is also equipped with a mute adjuster to reduce the sound interference during the operation of the mechanism, ensuring that only the sound from the minute repeater device To be heard. A vocal watchmaker is optimizing this device to produce lower decibel sounds by changing the mechanical amplitude. Compared to other models, the melody of the dating ivy three-question watch is touching, and its melody is more intimate, mellow and sweet, full of rich feminine temperament. To achieve this subtle coordination, watchmakers need to be familiar with acoustic principles and have a keen sense of sound.
If the minute repeater is the connotation of this watch, then the ivy is the external beauty of this watch. Ivy is a creeping plant and has a strong vitality. It is a symbol of loyalty and strong emotion. In order to show its style, Jaeger-LeCoultre carefully conceived the pattern interwoven with geometric leaves and extended it to figures reinterpreted with plant shapes, showing the exquisite craftsmanship of the enthusiastic craftsmen in the large workshop. In this cold winter, it becomes a beautiful scenery.
‘Harmony’: Breguet ClassiqueLaMusicale7800 watch
Without much description, from the clef symbols interlaced on the dial, you can guess that this must be a minute repeater. The dial is a ‘diamond pattern’ carved entirely by hand, creating a subtle angle to capture the flashing light in different directions. Once the music sounded, the center ‘music record’ began to rotate for a week. When it was rotated to 20-25 seconds, the engraved disc surface flashed dazzling colors, which was amazing.
Not only are the moving symbols on the dial showing the function of the watch, but also the beautiful clef symbols are engraved on the side of the watch, and every detail is filled with musical melody. In addition, this watch also follows the classic style on the dial layout: the central hours, minutes and seconds are displayed, the power reserve is indicated at 3 o’clock, and the music playback status (on / off) is displayed between 9:10. When the music button at 10 o’clock is activated, at the preset time, the watch will sound the B-minus ‘Harmony’-the last chapter of the Bach 2 orchestral suite. The ingenious stop mechanism developed by the Breguet watchmaker ensures that the music can be played completely every time.
In addition to the complex functions of the minute repeater, this watch also has many Breguet features that are worth collecting. Elegant Breguet hands, hand-engraved dial, concealed signature, lugs that connect the strap to the case … On the power, the ClassiqueLaMusicale 7800 is loaded with the Breguet 777 automatic movement. This precision movement is adjusted in 6 directions. The timing is extremely accurate. In addition, Breguet also placed a metal glass film with a hand-engraved pattern in the movement. With it, you can make several openings on the gold case back to create a Helmholtz inside the watch. Resonant cavity, delivering beautiful sound of music.
In addition to the above several brands, there are many brands that have good research on the minute repeater, such as Blancpain’s spring repeater repeater, Jacques Rodriguez’s bird house, Vacheron Constantin’s 1731 ultra-thin repeater repeater, etc. Friends can carefully taste this different music through other relevant introductions of the Watch House. The table friends who have the opportunity to listen to the best can remember the pleasant melody.
Summary: The principle of the minute repeater seems simple, but to create the perfect sound requires more complicated technology. It is about rhythm, pitch, and volume. A good spring must be a methodical sound of the sound. Fully grasp the frequency of sound. While mastering the minute repeater technology, each brand will continue to put into practice, trying to create more perfect timepieces, so that new works are constantly launched in the course of the minute repeater. The minute repeater watch is expensive, and only those who really love the minute repeater watch are willing to pay a high price for it. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)