In the fashion of the 21st century, the retro style has never disappeared. Whether it is clothing or accessories, the fashion trend every season is actually repeating every wave that affects the world after the industrial era of the 20th century. Popular symbols. Since the 20th century, watches and clocks have been a combination of craftsmanship and industry, but with its precision and miniature industrial characteristics, it has created a style of each period. Its popular cycle is longer than other products and becomes the next wave of style. The basics. Many vintage designs appeared in the 2012 Geneva watch fair, as if they were a large collection of 20th century watch history, and were written by the small history of each brand.
From the beginning of the 20th century to the 1910s, the advancement of vehicles and subways changed the speed and lifestyle of people. The birth of watches is closely related to life. With the improvement of people’s lightness, they were worn in the pockets of grand suits. Pocket watches are gradually replaced by watches that are easy to wear. In 1904, Cartier designer Louis Cartier was commissioned by Brazilian pilot Santos-Dumont to produce the first watch Santos de Cartier. In 1919, Louis Cartier introduced the first tank watch (Tank) inspired by the tank tracks produced by Renault at the time, both of which presented the modernist spirit with a square case.
This year, Cartier launched a new British tank series in the name of the city after French, American and Chinese tanks. The characteristics of the British tank continue the original spirit of the tank. It is a rectangular watch derived from linear elements, with orbital time scale and Roman numeral time scale on the outer circle of the face plate, and the crown is pushed into the case to keep the outer edge of the case. Fluent straight lines and form the protective function of the crown. The full range of British tanks includes men’s and women’s watches, quartz, mechanical and jewellery watches, and is available in large, medium and small sizes.
Vacheron Constantin launched its first barrel-type watch in 1912. This year, at the 100th anniversary of the design of the barrel-type model, it re-launched a series of 4 Malte models, including the 1912 replica. The 100th anniversary model, the tourbillon watch and the small seconds model all received the new standard Geneva mark certification. Another small quartz model is a female model design.
In the 1910’s when the automobile industry began to flourish, chronographs used to calculate and record time became one of the earliest complex functions of watches. In addition to the outbreak of the First World War, ranging and speed measurement in chronographs Function is an important means for military purposes such as the launch time and distance calculation of shells.
Montblanc launched the Villeret 1858 Series Vintage TachyDate limited edition watch this year, which is based on the chronograph made by the Minerva watch factory in the Villeret district of Switzerland in 1916. Manufacture Villeret), so in recent years Montblanc has made great achievements in the development of chronograph stopwatches. This retro chronograph stopwatch has a unique date display faceplate and rangefinder design. The limited numbers of white gold and rose gold are 58 only.
The development of modern industry in the 1930s went further, and the demand for military watches that were easy to wear and operate prompted the watch to replace pocket watches as necessary equipment. Panerai has produced the first Radiomir series of watches for the Italian Navy Commando since 1936. It is known for its highly recognizable luminous design and has become the most important strategic partner of underwater heroes.
This year Panerai proposes retro models with a 1930s style, such as Radiomir SLC 3 Days (PAM 449) and Radiomir California 3 Days (PAM 448). The faceplate design is similar to the 1936 model, with Plexiglas (r) tree. Ester glass is made of mirror surface (equivalent to the plexiglass mirror texture of the year), and adopts luminous lacquer with nostalgic color and blue pointer frame. The interior is a P.3000 manual winding movement made by Panerai. Large size and 3-day power reserve feature.
The other two Radiomir 1940 (PAM 399) and Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso (PAM 398) are witnesses of the changes in the case from the 1930s to the 1940s. The one-piece shape made of steel, the latter is the first red gold (5NPt) case used this year. It contains a higher copper component and platinum, and is equipped with a multi-layered sandwich sandwich plate design. The movement is an OPXXVII hand-wound movement assembled from a basic movement manufactured by Minerva.
In 1931, due to the needs of polo, Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Reverso series, which is rectangular and can be turned on both sides to wear the case, which became the classic of the watch factory in the Art Deco period. This year the Grande Reverso series introduced 3 models with a nostalgic spirit in the 1930s, including the Grande Reverso Blue Enamel watch with blue or red enamel dial; the ultra-thin skeleton watch is made of blue transparent enamel with machine-engraved The outer frame design of the face plate complements the blue steel hands and the blue steel screws on the skeleton movement. Grande Reverso Calendar large calendar flip watch, is a complex function with small day, month and date display.