Zhenlishi: 150 Years Of History, Enjoy The Joy Of Chinese Birthday

For Zenith, 2015 is an important year, because the brand will celebrate the 150th birthday under the shining of the star. Taking this opportunity, let us review the history of the brand together, explore the profound changes and brilliant achievements it has created during these long years, and keep in mind that without the skills and talents of skilled craftsmen, and without the innovative spirit cherished by watchmakers, Zenith Time will not be able to achieve today’s brilliant achievements.

 Zenith: Always look ahead.
   In 1865, only 22 years old, Georges Favre-Jacot founded the world’s first industrial watchmaking factory. His goal is to integrate all the processes of watchmaking under the same roof to integrate all watchmaking processes. At the same time, Georges Favor-Jacott also revolutionized the introduction of a new system that makes any type of movement interchangeable.

 Explore new territory …
   Since 1870, in order to sell watches, Georges Favor-Jacott has left his footprint in every corner of the world. Since 1900, he has sent his nephew and son-in-law Jämes Favre to explore new markets in order to study the profitability and development potential of the brand. Through unremitting efforts, Zenith successfully built one of the earliest retail networks in the watch industry. Soon after, the watch factory also signed commercial contracts with a number of railways and airlines to promote the brand’s reputation worldwide.

 A true friend, still before and after
   For 150 years, Zenith has been with the brave and fearless explorers, and climbed the peak of human limit with these brave warriors. Zenith soared in the sky with Louis Blériot, traveled and prayed with Mahatma Gandhi, and felt trembling passion with Felix Baumgartner Sailing on the sea with the Spindrift racing team, singing on the stage with the Rolling Stones, and feeling speed and passion on the track with antique car drivers. Pioneering with the Warriors, this has long been engraved in the watch factory’s genes.

 Pioneering spirit
   Only on the journey of continuous victory can we develop a stubborn and bold fighting spirit. Zenith’s innovation and pioneering spirit accompanied it to conquer new fields after another. Whether it is the vast land, the vast sky or the ocean, Zenith has accompanied many heroes of the era and witnessed numerous technological innovations in the 20th century.

 Precision timing: perfection
   From the beginning, Zenith has been continuously pursuing the road of precision, and regards such activities as a platform for pursuing excellence, challenging the limits and discovering its potential. From 1903 to 1968, Zenith has won many well-known awards for its excellent movement manufacturing technology, applied for more than 300 patents, and produced more than 600 legendary movements.

 Watches from Zenith
   From beginning to end, Zenith has been committed to creating reliable and sophisticated timepieces, and has demonstrated its extraordinary strength in this regard. The Academy Prestige Columbus Hurricane watch and its gyroscope automatic timing module are undoubtedly a model in recent years. This component is also known as the ‘gravity control’ module, which keeps the speed regulation mechanism horizontal to ensure accurate timing no matter how the watch is tilted. The movement used in the watch is equipped with a unique sesame chain transmission system, which can offset the impact caused by the gradual decrease of the barrel’s power.

 Big changes in the small world …
   On January 10, 1969, Zenith officially launched the El Primero star-speed automatic movement. It is the world’s first integrated column wheel automatic chronograph movement, with a high vibration frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, with an accuracy of 1/10 seconds. El Primero’s star-speed movement quickly became a legend in the history of watches and clocks, and today it is still the king of precision timekeeping. This movement has been constantly evolving with the times. It has won numerous awards by adding a variety of complex functions and high-precision mechanical mechanisms.

Elegance and the art of watchmaking
   Zenith has always been at the forefront of the times. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the watch factory has cooperated with artists of the Art Nouveau many times. The brand is also heavily influenced by the decorative arts and co-creates timepieces, advertisements and brand images with multiple artists. Zenith uses a ladies’ watch to compose a magnificent love story. This relationship is beautiful, and it can only show its sincerity and timelessness through a new ‘show of love’ again and again. The Star 33mm watch is undoubtedly the best proof of this sincere emotion.
In the next 150 years, keep moving!
   Although 150 years marks a period worth celebrating, the watch factory does not always indulge in past achievements. Zenith will also create a more brilliant legend. Under the shining of the star, the brand will continue to inherit the spirit of boldness and innovation, continue to open up new areas, write a new chapter, and meet new challenges.

Vacheron Constantin’s New Masterpiece Originates From High-end Loyalty To Taste

When we talk about luxury high-end watches, Vacheron Constantin is indeed a well-known brand. The history and culture of this brand is not only impressive and makes it difficult to deny its watch industry. success

    Vacheron Constantin was founded more than a century ago. Just from its history, you can fully imagine its value. The 125th anniversary of the brand was just celebrated last year, and this time, it is even more proud to celebrate the latest release of the self-winding classic series.

    The latest watches of the brand series are in line with the strict requirements of the Geneva watch industry, that is, not only the accuracy of the watch, but also the quality of the entire watch. The pure and clear lines on the surface, together with the dial of milky white gradient silver, plus the 18K pink gold time scale and elegant toffee hands show the perfect proportional balance. The combination of the chassis and the sapphire crystal panel, coupled with its slender bezel and impeccable surface, has made another masterpiece of Vacheron Constantin’s classic brand.

    The strap of this watch is made of chestnut brown crocodile leather, and 18K pink gold pin buckle maintains its classic appearance. A feature is its 41 mm diameter, which reflects the contemporary advanced size design. This watch’s ultra-thin caliber 1120 makes its watch frequency 2,75HZ, which can be seen through the surface of sapphire crystal, which makes it unique quality. Another feature is its 41 mm diameter, which reflects the contemporary advanced size design.

Iwc Engineer Automatic Watch Zidane Special Edition

IWC has created an engineer’s automatic Zinedine Zidane for Zinedine Zidane, a football superstar who also serves as the brand’s spokesperson. On June 16th, It was officially launched in the Palais des Champs in Paris, and IWC President Georges Kern attended the host in the evening. Zidane not only performed on the football field with precision, perfection and superior technology, but also contributed to the world. IWC is fancy that all aspects of his characteristics are quite consistent with the brand. Therefore, he specializes in a special watch Its compliments.

     Of all the IWC watches, the engineer’s automatic watch best matches Zidane. The new model uses the red, blue and white colors of the French flag in the color design, not only on the dial, but also on the blue alligator leather strap decorated with red stitching, showing Zidane’s glory for France. The 10 o’clock hour mark is especially presented in Arabic numerals, showing Zidane’s jersey number as a national team for many years. Finally, the portrait and signature of Zidane were also engraved in the center of the case back. The Zidane-World Cup Championship 1998 and the emblem of the engineer watch series were engraved on the periphery.

Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston Jewellery And Watches Business Wholly

The Swatch Group spent a total of US $ 1 billion and 100% on wholly-owned acquisition of top jewelry brand Harry Winston Harry Winston (excluding the mining part of HW Diamond Company). The Big Watch Swatch Group has another high-end brand.
Harry Winston Opus 12 Watch
 Harry Winston has supported several talented independent watchmakers working together on wonderful timepieces from Opus1 to Opus12. Earlier reports said that Harry Winston (Harry Winston) decided to sell its jewelry and watch retail business, focusing on diamond mining. In the first half of this year, HW achieved sales of USD 370 million, of which mining accounted for 41% and retail accounted for 59%, but operating margin was 19% for mining and retail was only 7%-the current market value of HW brand jewelry and watch parts is about 7.7 100 million US dollars, but the buyer is expected to give a 50-60% premium. Its shares closed up 3.7% yesterday.
Harry Winston Premier Feather
The acquisition was finally settled today, and the Swatch Group invested 100% of the $ 1 billion acquisition.

Harry Winston’s latest jewellery series

Athens Ulysse Nardin’s New Original Nautical Observatory Watch

Athens UlysseNardin classic nautical watch, equipped with UN-118 movement, has been baptized over time. The 19th-century Athens watch, in order to protect the marine astronomical clock from seawater erosion and overcome the technical challenges of fixed floor movement, decided to invest in time. The brand’s courage and wisdom treasures lasted for hundreds of years.

Athens watches have always been unique and creative. Today, Athens watches not only pay tribute to this spirit of independent innovation, but also proudly celebrate the enduring legend. The newly launched ‘Original Navigation Observatory Watch’ is the latest member of the Athenian Sailing Series. It is equipped with the UN-118 movement, using silicon and DIAMonSIL (diamond silicon crystal) as the material, and is completely developed by the Athenian watch factory. This movement reminds us that traditional watchmaking techniques and confident creativity reflect the ideology of the Athenian watch-that is, to ensure that the watch can create eternity.

Heredity launched the first Freak Whimsy with a silicon escapement in 2001, and made it with reference to the 2007 Freak Whimsical DIAMonSIL. It was further improved by the Athens Watch and Sigatec, and the brand-new ‘Original Navigation Observatory Wrist The Table was released. The watch uses the UN-118 movement introduced in 2011 and is equipped with its own DIAMonSIL escapement and silicon 1.1.1 hairspring for the first time. The unique and innovative DIAMonSIL is an alloy that combines silicon and an artificial diamond layer and is the result of in-depth research. This nanotechnology material is ultra-light and hard, which eliminates friction, so there is no need to oil the movement.
The UN-118 automatic movement is the cornerstone of the brand’s development and also the key to the independent development of the Athenian watch. This movement is a real technical boutique, equipped with hour, minute and direct-drive small seconds. It has a power reserve display at 12 o’clock and a date display at 6 o’clock. It can run continuously for 60 hours. The date of the ‘Original Nautical Observatory Watch’ can be quickly adjusted back and forth, and each watch is accompanied by an Athens watch certificate. The Swiss COSC Observatory certification only tests the performance of individual movements, while the Athens watch certificate is for the entire watch, further testing the overall quality and craftsmanship.

‘Original Marine Observatory Watch’ is available in 18K rose gold or stainless steel. The watch inherits the classic emblems of marine instruments, including: a 43 mm diameter case for clearer reading; a coin-shaped bezel and hard lugs ensure that the watch can fit snugly against the wrist; a screw-down crown guarantees water resistance to 100 meters Rubber dents make the winding easy to grasp. Dial with Arabic numerals, available in black, blue or silver. The watch can be fitted with a crocodile leather strap, a rubber strap, 18K rose gold or a stainless steel bracelet.

Technical parameters of UlysseNardin’s original nautical observatory in Athens
Model: 1186-126-3 / 63
Movement: UN-118 movement, 13. ‘’’self-designed and developed movement Patented DIAMonSIL escapement Balance: Patented inertia balance I 10 and silicon balance spring, 50 stones
Power reserve: about 60 hours
Winding method: automatic winding movement
Function: C.O.S.C certified by Swiss official observatory, display power reserve at 12 o’clock, direct drive small seconds at 6 o’clock, and circular calendar window display
Case: 18K rose gold or stainless steel
Crown: screw-down crown with rubber notches
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: 100 meters
Surface: anti-glare and anti-wear sapphire crystal glass
Case back: anti-glare and wear-resistant sapphire crystal
Strap: leather strap, 18K rose gold or titanium metal component with rubber strap and folding buckle; 18K rose gold or stainless steel bracelet

Zun Huang Classic Hollow Watch

Classic Hollow Watch (97SK.6.194.21 / 97SK.6.394.21)
    The 41mm diameter Hollow classic hollow watch has a 36mm diameter movement space, which can fully present the complex operation of the hands in the watch. The vibration frequency is 18,000 swings per hour, which guarantees the accuracy of the watch and has a power reserve of 46 hours. This watch is available in 18K gold and rose gold 18K gold. The sapphire mirror surface not only presents the motion most clearly, but also is shockproof and wear-resistant. The pointer shape and sound of movement emulate an early emperor’s pocket watch at the Emperor’s Museum. This pocket watch of the 1920s, as a representative of a few minimalist hollow-out watches at that time, showed its unique imperial power.

Girard-perregaux Becomes Member Of The Jury Of The Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards

The annual ‘Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards’ (GPHG for short) is known as the ‘Oscar’ of the fine watchmaking industry, and can be called the highest honor creator in the industry. The 14th Geneva Watch Awards will be held on October 31, 2014 at the Grand Theatre in Geneva.

   This year’s GPHG has more than 300 brands and watchmakers competing to compete for the 12 most prestigious, authoritative and influential awards in the global fine watch industry. With the promotion and development of the fine watchmaking industry, GPHG’s requirements for the review team have become more stringent. This year’s 24 members of the jury are composed of collectors, retailers, experts and professional media from various fields in the world. Among them, with its supreme status and superb craftsmanship in the Swiss watchmaking industry, Swiss watchmakers GP Girard Perregaux was also turned into an expert judge by the biggest winner of the 2013 – Golden Pointer Award, providing a wider range of expertise and independent thinking for the GPHG awards selection process.

GP Girard Perregaux Fine Watchmaking Constant Power Escapement Won 2013 GPHG Gold Hand Awards

   Looking back at the ‘Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards’ in 2013, GP Girard-Perregaux won the Aiguille d’ Or award for its watchmaking industry’s highest constant gold escapement. The Constant Escapement watch is hailed as ‘the greatest invention after the tourbillon’ and represents the highest achievement in watch accuracy to date. It surpasses the tourbillon, homogenizes multiple oscillators with a differential, surpasses two resonance effect oscillators, surpasses an oscillator installed in a vacuum environment, and may also surpass a high-vibration movement. GP Girard Perregaux’s constant-power escapement is the first watch that truly achieves direct control over the quality of the heart beat.

   All escapements revolve around a core ultimate goal, which is precision. For a movement, there are too many interlocking factors that affect the performance of precision. It simply transmits power from the barrel to the pendulum. In terms of wheel stability, the constant power device has been an important key used to assist in adjusting the escapement transmission power since ancient times. The mainspring is the power source of a movement. The torque when the mainspring is fully tightened is different from that when it is half-tight or nearly loose. Therefore, the power performance of the entire movement is transmitted to the escapement according to the drive train Dynamic conditions have changed drastically, and this dynamic instability has been one of the difficulties in watchmaking for the past five hundred years.

   The so-called constant power escapement is mainly used to solve the problem of uneven energy output. When the watch is fully chained, the power output performs better, but when the power is gradually weakened, its torque to the wheel train will be Decrease, so that all the connected gear trains from the barrel to the next will become weaker in operating performance, which will also cause the balance amplitude to decrease. No matter how the escapement structure has changed in the past, the body has not deviated from tradition. Only Girard-Perregaux’s constant dynamic escapement has broken the established model and concept, which is definitely a big step in the watch industry.

Girard Perregaux esmirada three golden bridge tourbillon pocket watch celebrates 125th anniversary of Paris World Expo

   History is strikingly similar. 125 years ago, on September 29, 1889, Girard-Perregaux was also awarded the supreme honor of the time-the World Expo Gold Medal for its remarkable achievements in the tourbillon escapement. The reason why the three-gold bridge tourbillon pocket watch named ‘Esmirada’ was not only the breakthrough three-gold bridge structure gave the tourbillon artistic beauty, but also the three-gold bridge tourbillon No one can match the accuracy of a pocket watch, and even for a long time no record can be broken.

   Time has passed quietly for 125 years, history goes up and down, and tide turns. GP Girard Perregaux’s innovation has never stopped.

Oris Launched Divers Sixty-five Chronograph Bulgari Blue Special Edition

Baugar is the largest jeweller in Europe and exclusively sells special models produced by more than 30 brands. The unified feature of these watches is that the case, dial and strap are decorated with blue.

   This year, Oris added a new timepiece, the DiversSixty-Five chronograph, to the special edition of Bulgari Blue. The new watch features a 43 mm diameter stainless steel case with a dark blue aluminum bezel, a convex anti-glare sapphire crystal and a sealed case back (with engraving), which is water-resistant to 100 meters.

   The blue dial is specially made for Bulgari. It is decorated with ‘LightOldRadium’ SuperLumimova fluorescent hands and time markers. It is equipped with a Swiss-made Sellita SW510 self-winding movement, which contains 27 gems, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz), and provides a 48-hour power reserve. This watch has a retro-style brown leather strap with blue stitching and a stainless steel buckle. It is reported that the watch is priced at 3,950 Swiss francs, equivalent to about 26,500 yuan.

   Blue has become Oris’s favorite blue, in part because the brand’s expertise in diving watch manufacturing and the brand’s deep roots in a variety of marine life and marine conservation causes.

   Oris co-CEO RolfStuder said: ‘We are excited about the elegance and versatility of blue, which adds a very stylish feel to the brand’s signature diving watch.’

   Patrick Graf, Bucherer’s Chief Commercial Officer, added: “Boucherer worked closely with Oris to create a sporty chronograph. Craftsmanship and more than 50 years of diving watch manufacturing experience are perfectly integrated. ‘(Photo / Wen Watch House Xu Chaoyang)

Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar White 18k Gold

The perpetual calendar display of Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is neatly arranged near the time display, and all the information is clear at a glance. This masterpiece is now available in its latest model with a plain white 18K gold case and grey dial.

LANGE 1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR white 18K gold
   Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is paired with two classic and complex installations, combined with the unique design of Lange’s famous series. The perpetual calendar device consists of a large Lange calendar, retrograde week and leap year displays, and an external month ring. The time and date are clearly displayed and all information can be easily read at a glance. All perpetual calendar displays can be advanced instantly. The perpetual calendar device did not need to be adjusted for one day until 2100. The moon phase display set in the small seconds dial only needs to be corrected by one day after 122.6 years.

   The lettering below the 12 o’clock position implicitly signals the presence of the tourbillon. The sophisticated technology of the tourbillon can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback. The movement is equipped with Lange’s patented stop-second device. After the crown is pulled up, the balance wheel in the tourbillon frame stops immediately, which is safe and reliable, and ensures that the watch setting is accurate to the second. The top of the tourbillon frame is polished in black, which is the most complicated and time-consuming of many manual surface treatments. The tourbillon frame’s bearings feature a diamond end stone to pay tribute to the long-established Lange 1A pocket watch.

   The central part is made of 21K gold with a solid center automatic dial and a platinum 950 centrifugal wheel on the periphery, which effectively tightens the spring of the L082.1 automatic winding movement, which increases the watch’s power reserve in a short time To 50 hours. Other classic Lange quality marks include a carefully decorated movement, hand-engraved tourbillon and intermediate wheel splints, and six screw-fixed gold sleeves.
LANGE 1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR Model 720.038F
Movement Lange-made L082.1 movement; self-winding, carefully modified and assembled by hand; five-way precision adjustment; splints and bridges made of untreated German silver; single-winding automatic turntable center Made of 21K gold with platinum 950 centrifugal wheel; hand-engraved middle wheel and tourbillon splint
Movement parts 624
Gem bearing 76, including 1 diamond end stone
Screwed gold sleeve 6, including 1 diamond end stone
Escapement system lever escapement system
Oscillation system Anti-vibration balance with eccentric weight, self-made balance spring, vibration frequency up to 21,600 times per hour
Power reserve: 50 hours after fully winding
Functions Hours, minutes and small seconds; tourbillon with patented stop-second device; perpetual calendar with large calendar, day of the week, month and leap year display; day / night display; moon phase display
Operating element Crown for winding and setting time; hidden buttons can advance all calendar displays at the same time or independently correct month, week and moon phase displays
Case dimensions Diameter: 41.9 mm; thickness: 12.2 mm
Movement size diameter: 34.1 mm; thickness: 7.8 mm
Crystal and case back Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Case White 18K Gold
Dial Solid silver, grey
18K yellow gold rhodium-plated hands
Strap Hand-stitched alligator strap, black
Clasp Lange white 18K gold folding clasp

Hollow Watch A Window To Observe The Subtle Beauty

Hollow watch symbolizes the watchmaker’s self-confidence in the aesthetics of the movement. The structure of the mechanical watch is completely exposed to the viewer, combining the tough style of mechanical metal and the refined romantic feelings. , As if entering a wonderful micro-world. Hollow watches require watchmakers to carefully polish every detail of the movement. The energy expended is by no means comparable to ordinary watches. Collecting hollow watches requires more than just money, it is a long wait. Next, I will introduce several hollow watches for everyone.
Patek Philippe Complication Chronograph 5180 / 1G-001 White Gold Men’s Watch

 This watch uses an ultra-thin self-winding hollow-out mechanical movement with a thickness of 2.53 millimeters. A 22K gold mini-rotor is mounted on the movement substrate. The complex and beautiful carved patterns show the extraordinary production process of Patek Philippe. The see-through hole uses the brand logo Calatrava cross star pattern to express the brand culture in the details.
Vacheron Constantin Malte 30067 / 000R-8954 skeleton tourbillon watch

 The barrel-shaped case of the Maltese series can be described as the classic image of the brand, and the configuration of the hollow and tourbillon makes this watch a more classic level. The skeletal movement has a moving beauty every second. The Maltese cross of the tourbillon tells you clearly its name-VACHERON CONSTANTIN.
Blancpain Villeret 6633-1500-55B manual winding skeleton watch

 This is one of the most beautiful watches in the eyes of Xiaobian, and it seems to have been on the cover of many watch magazines. Does this represent everyone’s affirmation of this watch? The movement is equipped with a titanium balance wheel, a winding spring and three barrels connected in series, ensuring a power reserve of up to eight days. The 38 mm diameter case is made of white gold with a built-in hollow movement, exquisite decoration and exquisite carving. It is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal mirror and the case back, as if dancing in the air.
Audemars Piguet Millenary Millennium 26354OR.ZZ.D088CR.01 Chalcedony Chalcedony Tourbillon Watch

 The skeletonized movement is matched with a chalcedony motherboard with a diamond-set rose gold outer ring, which is slim and gorgeous. After chamfering, bright surface polishing, straight-line polishing, and matte polishing, it has a soft finish.
Piaget Altiplano G0A37132 skeleton ultra-thin watch

 This watch uses the world’s thinnest mechanical movement, only 2.40 mm thick, and various details are used in the decoration: the main splint is decorated with frosted sun radiation pattern, the gear set is decorated with frosted ring decoration and solar radiation , Engraved with the Earl’s family crest, matte brushed sun radiation decorative decorative bridge and so on. In terms of visual effects, this watch does not seem as gorgeous as the previous ones, but its thin selling point also makes it one of the skeleton watches worthy of remembering by the editors.
 Since the hollowing out and carving processes are all done by hand, there will be slight differences between each watch, which makes each watch unique in the world. Would you like to pay for this unique one?