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Low-key Luxury Chronograph Watch Tasting

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.

Classic Transformation Tasting Zenith Flagship Heritage 146 Watch

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.

Willow pointer
   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.

Crown display
   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.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200 Ladies Watch

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.
Inner beauty
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.