Christie’s Will Auction ‘hai Selassie Patek Philippe Black Ref. 2497 Black Plate Watch’ Again

Time back to November 9, 2015, at the Geneva auction held by Christie’s, a Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 black gold-plated dial watch has attracted widespread attention in the collectors. This is the Ref. 2497 watch with a black gold-plated dial, making its debut in the auction market, with an estimated value of 500,000 to 1 million Swiss francs. The watch was originally owned by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, who later gave the watch to a friend.

Haile Selassie Ref. 2497, a rare Patek Philippe watch, will be auctioned at Christie’s this May

   The auction was originally scheduled, but due to disputes over ownership, the watch was withdrawn at the last minute of the auction on November 9, 2015. On May 15 this year, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 watch, once owned by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, will return to Christie’s Geneva auction. The ownership dispute has been resolved after confirmation.

Ref. 2497 on the back of the watch is engraved with the name of Emperor Haile Selassie

   So, back to this watch, why is it so special? Ref. 2497 succeeds Ref. 1526 and is one of the early perpetual calendar models produced by Patek Philippe. The production cycle of Ref. 2497 is from 1950 to 1963. It is equipped with a Caliber 27-SCQ manual winding movement, a thick case and a stepped bezel design. The Ref. 2497 watch participating in the auction is particularly special, most notably with a black gold-plated dial, which is very rare in Patek Philippe antique timepieces. In addition, the combination of gold-plated printed time stamps and Arabic numerals is also quite unusual and has rarely appeared in auctions before.
   So where does this watch come from? In fact, it was given to Haier Selassie by Italian entrepreneur and pilot Federico Bazzi in 1954. Then, Haile Selassie gave it to ‘a well-known figure in Africa’, who passed the watch to future generations, and finally commissioned Christie’s auction. As we know, tracing the origin of a watch is not easy, so this type of information can be very helpful for auction sales. All in all, I am very glad to see this Ref. 2497 watch return to the auction, after all, it was deeply regrettable that it was abandoned halfway through.

Beauty Launches The Royal Marine Rose Gold Watch

Breguet’s marine series was inspired by the original design provided by Breguet for the French Royal Navy. Breguet was appointed as the French Navy watchmaker in 1815. With a sturdy design, Breguet Marine Watches has enjoyed a reputation for reliable performance for decades. Following the first flywheel equipment and silicon escapement timing introduced in 2007, this year brought a breakthrough new design: the Marine Royal Alarm Watch, water-resistant to 300 meters

Breguet Marine Royal Rose Gold Watch
Technical data:
Number: REF. 5847BR / 32 / 5ZU
Case: 18K rose gold
Mirror: Sapphire crystal glass magnifier / date at 6 o’clock
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Diameter: 45 mm
Waterproof: 300 meters in depth.
Dial: 18K rose gold
Movement: automatic winding machine
Kinetic energy: 45 hours

Hublot Releases Limited Edition ‘mexico Football Association’ Watch

‘Hublot Hublot loves football’ global series of promotional activities have burned to South America! In support of the Mexican national team’s expedition to this event, Hublot created 100 exclusive masterpieces for its glory-classic fusion Mexican Football Association limited watch, and also the official watch of FEMEXFUT 2014 ™ (Mexico Football Association) watch.

Mexico national team head coach Miguel Ernesto Herrera Aguirre with Hublot women’s brand ambassador Jacqueline Bracamontes, Attila Mexico Director-General Fausto Salvi and Attila Fabio Rodriguez, the representative of the Mexican brand, unveiled this high-profile watch of the Mexican Football Association in the new Liverpool Insuergentes Shopping Center to show the noble respect for Mexican football in the World Cup in Brazil.
Fausto Salvi, Director-General of Attila Mexico, said, ‘As the official timekeeper and official watch of the 2014 World Cup, Hublot extended this honor to Mexico on the eve of the World Cup. We thank the Mexican national team and head coach Miguel The arrival of Herrera and sincerely wish them great success in this sports event that has gathered the attention and expectations of millions of fans! ‘
‘We have spared no effort to support the Mexican national team, which is why we are so excited to bring the Hublot Classic Fusion Mexican Football Association Limited Watch to the Liverpool Interlomas shopping in Mexico.’ Center and the reason to meet with you. ‘

Classic fusion ‘Mexico Football Association’ limited watch

Serial number: 521.CG.2013.LR.FMF14, limited edition of 100 pieces
Case: Classic fusion, 45mm diameter, green ceramic bezel, polished and satin-finished, 6 H-shaped titanium screws, polished and locked
Table mirror: sapphire mirror, anti-reflective treatment on the inside and outside
Surface: Black synthetic resin
Crown: polished black ceramic
Case back: Polished black ceramic with anti-reflective sapphire mirror on the inside, engraved with FMF14 logo
Dial: Black, satin-finished nickel-plated scale, black chronograph dial, green and red chronograph scale, FMF14 logo at 3
Hands: polished black nickel-plated hands, chronograph dial with rhodium-plated hands, central chronograph seconds hand polished lacquered red
Movement: HUB1143 automatic chronograph movement
Number of parts: 280
Number of jewel bearings: 59
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28800 times / hour)
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Water resistance: 10 standard atmospheric pressure, about 100 meters underwater
Strap: black alligator leather lined with black natural rubber, green stitching
Buckle: stainless steel folding buckle with black PVD coating

2014 Market Review Emerging ‘golden Country’

In terms of international trade volume, Swiss watch exports are far less than mainland China and Hong Kong. In 2013, the global production of watches and clocks was estimated at about 1.2 billion pieces, of which 635 million and 332 million were exported from mainland China and Hong Kong, and only 28 million were exported from Switzerland. However, in terms of export value, the situation is exactly the opposite. The total value of the 28 million pieces of watches and clocks exported from Switzerland is as high as 23.6 billion U.S. dollars, which is more than double the total value of exports of watches and clocks in Hong Kong and Mainland China (10 billion and 5.6 billion U.S. dollars respectively). In other words, the Swiss watch industry dominates high value-added watch products such as mechanical watches. This can be seen from the price of watches and clocks: According to the figures in 2013, the average price of watches and clocks exported from Switzerland reached US $ 791, and the exports from Hong Kong and China were only US $ 19 and US $ 3, respectively.

   Since 2000, the Asia-Pacific region has become a major exporter of Swiss watch products, which plays an important role in the development of the Swiss watch industry. While the economic development of the Asia-Pacific region has created wealth, it has also spawned a group of people with high purchasing power. Judging from the number of Swiss watch exports, we can know a little about the opportunities it brings to the fine watchmaking industry: In 2000, the total value of Swiss watch exports to mainland China was only 50 million US dollars. The top 20 export markets do not include mainland China. By 2005, that number had rapidly risen to $ 394 million, and in 2010 it had further climbed to $ 1.23 billion. Last year, the relevant figures reached US $ 1.62 billion, second only to Hong Kong and the United States, and higher than Germany and Italy.

   The same trend is also reflected in the entire Asia-Pacific region-from 2003 to 2013, Swiss watch exports to the Asia-Pacific market as a destination increased by 254%, totaling US $ 8.82 billion. Over the same period, the overall growth of Swiss watch exports was 122%. Strong demand in the Asia-Pacific region has restructured the international watch market: Asia (excluding Japan) accounted for Switzerland’s total watch exports from 24% a decade ago, rising to 38% today, ranking first, surpassing Europe (30%) And North America (11%).

Exports of watches and clocks by region (2013)

Country / City

Quantity (million)

Change (%)

Mainland China

634.4

-4.2%

Hong Kong

331.5

-6.5%

Switzerland

28.1

-3.6%

Germany

18.8

+ 13.8%

United States

9.2

+ 7.3%

France

6.9

+ 7.9%

Source: Swiss Watch Industry Federation

Export Value of Watches and Clocks by Region (2013)

Country / City

Billion (USD)

Change (%)

Switzerland

236

+1.9

Hong Kong

100

+ 3.7%

Mainland China

56

+ 7.9%

France

24

+ 7.2%

Germany

24

+ 10.8%

Source: Swiss Watch Industry Federation

Swiss watch exports by region of destination (2013)

Source: Swiss Watch Industry Federation

Swiss Watch Export Value (by Destination) (2013)

Source: Swiss Watch Industry Federation

Asia Pacific: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, North Korea (North Korea), South Korea (South Korea), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia

Cartier Flagship Watch Introduction

Cartier flagship series: Santos series watches, Cartier Paris, 1916, platinum, gold, sapphire specially customized, leather wristband.
From December 14, 2011 to February 12, 2012, the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore will present a magnificent Cartier ‘CARTIER Time Art’ exhibition. Visitors can enjoy a visual feast while looking at the superb craftsmanship of Cartier watchmaking. Its lotus-shaped image logo hall is the first venue to host this exhibition in Asia, and has been hailed as the grandest Cartier watch collection exhibition since the public exhibition.

Cartier ID one concept table.
走 Since it first came out of Switzerland, the birthplace of Cartier Watches, the exhibitions have traveled around, providing the public with a unique opportunity; they can understand the secrets behind the founder Cartier’s creation of the brand, as well as those unknown stories. The public, not to mention Cartier watch collectors and avid fans, will learn Cartier’s most basic information in the shape, design and rich language of the series of products derived from it.
This extremely rare watch includes the most cutting-edge design: this is a minute-repeater that collects time, time, and time.

Cartier Large Portique Mystery clock, Cartier Paris, 1923. Yellow gold, white gold, crystal, coral, agate, enamel, rose-shaped cut diamond.
It is against this background that this exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts and Science will also show 12 Cartier watches, as well as 17 exquisitely crafted and original clocks, all related to Cartier’s unique and superb skills. In this part, the most exciting is a highly forward-looking Cartier ID one concept table. I in the name ID stands for Innovation and D stands for Development; it is also the first work. , So named ‘Id One’. This watch is designed by the famous Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. Each part is exquisitely delicate under a series of precise processes. The case is made of niobium-titanium alloy and the hairspring is made of glass-ceramic; the coefficient of thermal expansion is extremely low. The balance wheel is made of carbon crystal, integrated with an escapement fork, and there is no longer a horse’s foot support stone. Both the case and the movement use new materials never seen before. It is a truly innovative masterpiece. The watch is made and assembled according to innovative design concepts, combined with the most advanced materials, using the most advanced technology; throughout its cycle, this watch does not require any adjustments.
的 The fine watches selected from the Cartier Collection have a long history of 158 years and will also be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts and Sciences this time. This is a series of unique antique boutique watches that have been in existence since its inception; these antique crafts are often exhibited in the world’s most important museums.

Three Questions Pocket Watch, Cartier Paris, 1927, Gold.
This watch leader with a long history and proud achievements in the field of horology has been determined to innovate since its birth, whether it is the world’s first watch Santos, the pioneering Tonneau watch, or the leading square The watch trend of Tank has become a classic in the history of watches. In the field of complication watches, Cartier has always adhered to the unique creative interpretation of the brand concept; for example, Tank a guichets born in 1928 and Tortue single-button chronograph introduced in 1929. Its unique design style has made it durable Enduring legend.

Cartier ROTONDE DE CARTIER Astroregulator watch, diameter 9800MC.
Speaking of upcoming exhibitions, Cartier Singapore managing director Christopher Kilaniotis said: ‘This is a very important exhibition that has never been held in Asia before; or, in fact, outside Switzerland, this is the first example. This time, the ‘Cartier Time Art’ exhibition is special because it is the largest exhibition of Cartier Watches, no matter it is history or today. The creativity and story behind the watch on display is also fascinating. The exhibition includes some personal creations, as well as a unique concept watch & mdash; & mdash; Cartier ID One, which leads the future of watch development. & rdquo;

Tag Heuer Launches Luxury Watches And Is Committed To Pioneering Green Energy

The skills of marketing and brand communication are to grasp the current development trend. New energy, preferably renewable, is one of these trends, and Heuer knows it.

   Following the launch of the world’s first true electric sports car Tesla Global Tour, TAG Heuer launched a watch through its brand spokesperson Leonardo DiCaprio, raising funds for the Natural Resources Conservation Commission and the International Green Cross Donate money to join the trend of protecting the ecological environment.
   The company also announced that more than 500 solar panels (750 square meters) will be installed in four buildings in La Chaux-de-Fonds. As a result, TAG Heuer will build one of the largest photovoltaic power generation facilities in French-speaking Switzerland.
   TAG Heuer Global President Jean-Christophe Babin said: Leonardo DiCaprio visited the company in March this year, and it turned out to be an environmental test. After a feasibility study, the company decided to take the first step: to participate in a photovoltaic project with a total investment of CHF 750,000, of which TAG invested a third. Its 25-year short-term operating rights.

Iwc Establishes Production And Technology Center In Merishausen, Switzerland

IWC held a flat-top ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structural engineering at the new production and technology center in Merishausen, Switzerland. About 100 craftsmen and many celebrities in the political and business circles attended the event. With a total floor area of ​​13,500 square meters, the building will provide production space for existing and developing IWC self-manufactured cores (including the 69000 model). Once construction is complete, the Merishausen center will provide work space for approximately 400 skilled employees. The production areas previously distributed in different locations can also be integrated to further optimize existing production methods and processes.

Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC, Georges Kern, Richmond Group’s director of watches, marketing and digital business, and Andreas Voll, chief operating officer of IWC
   “Expanding R & D and manufacturing of the brand’s own core is our top priority, and we are glad that everything is going according to plan,” explains Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC. It demonstrates IWC’s clear commitment to the city of Schaffhausen, and also highlights our firm belief in producing high-quality mechanical watches in the future. IWC has been in this city for nearly 150 years, Our watch products make the city of Schaffhausen world famous. ‘

   In October 2017, the IWC case and movement parts production department in Neuhausen will be relocated to this new building. In January 2018, the IWC movement assembly department at Baumgartenstrasse in the old town of Schaffhausen will also be relocated to the new center. IWC’s new production and technology center will officially open in June 2018. At that time, Schaffhausen Open House will also be set up. These activities will become one of the highlights of IWC’s 150th anniversary celebration.

2012 Omega 4 Big Master Series New Watches Inventory

The world famous Omega OMEGA watch was born in Switzerland and has a long history of more than 150 years. With four classic series — Constellation, Hippocampus, Supermaster, Difei have a high reputation for a long time. At the same time, the use of coaxial movements has even made Omega even more powerful. The 8500 coaxial movement, which is best known, has gradually become popular from the original Disc Flying series. What new styles have Omega released this year, and what are the improvements of these new types compared to the ‘predecessors’? Today, the Watch House will take stock of many new models of the four major Omega series in 2012, and unveil them. Their mysterious veil.

Introduction of the hippocampus series: The hippocampus series was born in 1948. For many years, it can be called Omega’s number one master series. His unique deck-type disk design and professional helium valve have attracted many people. With the technology Development In order to better complete underwater operations, the hippocampus has made many technical improvements, and is still the benchmark brand for diving watches in the industry.

Sea Horse Aqua Terra GMT Dual Time Zone 231.13.43.22.01.001 Watch

Recommended reason: equipped with Omega’s first coaxial movement with GMT complex functions 8605/8615
Watch Series: Haima Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Table diameter: 43 mm
Watch details:
Case material: 18k rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Table diameter: 45.5 mm
Watch details:
Case material: 18k red gold
Strap Material: Belt
Table diameter: 42 mm
Comment: The Omega Disc Flying series has long enjoyed a good reputation. This watch uses an 18k red gold case with a blue belt design. It is equipped with a new Omega 9301 coaxial movement. This movement contains Omega silicon material. Gossip, enjoy 4 years of after-sales service guarantee. At the same time, the small dial at the three o’clock position of the dial also has 60-minute and 12-hour chronograph hands, even if the time is more intuitive, the small second hand is located at 9 o’clock, and the waterproof depth is 100 meters.

Introduction to the Speedmaster series: The Speedmaster series born in 1957 can be described as the symbol of Omega’s glory. NASA developed a watch and became the first and only watch on the moon in 1969. Since the birth of the Speedmaster series, the design of the classic speedometer bezel and chronograph small dial has always been its highly recognizable design, and it has also become the object of many brands vying to imitate.

Speedmaster ‘First Omega Into Space’ 311.32.40.30.01.001 Numbered Chronograph

Recommended reason: testimony of glorious years
Watch Series: Speedmaster Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Belt
Table diameter: 39.7 mm
Comment: In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster watch passed rigorous testing and became the only watch approved to participate in all manned space flight missions of NASA. In 2012, Omega launched a new ‘first entry into space’ Omega ‘311.32.40.30.01.001 numbered chronograph watch, polished and frosted 39.70 mm stainless steel case is equipped with the famous 1861 manual winding movement, this movement has been legendary The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is renowned for its powerful power. Black aluminum bezel with tachymeter scale. The dial has a white transfer hour scale; the hour scale, hour and minute hands are coated with a luminous coating. After more than half a century, this watch will surely make many people resound the noble glory that Omega brought to Omega. It is expected that this price will be around 50,000 yuan.

The Speedmaster series of high-precision racing chronographs are equipped with the Omega 3330 movement.

Recommended reason: A gift for the cooperation between the Omega brand and the great car
Watch Series: Speedmaster Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Belt
Table diameter: 40 mm
Comment: Once the Omega Speedmaster series watch was released in 1957, it felt the pursuit of racers and rally cars with its extraordinary timing performance and outstanding design beauty. In 2012, the new Speedmaster series high-precision racing chronograph was launched with the Omega 3330 movement. The movement not only has a longitudinal wheel timing device, but also is equipped with a coaxial escapement system and a Si 14 silicon spring. These extraordinary qualities unite to bring more reliable chronological performance and stability to the watch. Water-resistant to 100 meters. Today, more than half a century later, the launch of the new Speedmaster series racing chronograph is a glorious gift to the partnership between the Omega brand and great racing cars and drivers.

Introduction to the Constellation Series: Born in 1952, the Constellation series introduced a new watch in 1982, and then introduced a very eye-catching and classic design concept. This constellation ‘Manhattan’ watch, with its iconic ‘claw’ design, makes it one of the most recognizable models in the world. In 2009, Omega brought a new look and redesign to the entire collection, and enhanced its features to attract more people who love this series of watches. The redesigned Constellation series is available in 5 sizes: 24mm, 27mm, 31mm, 35mm and 38mm. All mechanical watches in this series are equipped with Omega coaxial movements, and this innovative escapement system was introduced in 1999, bringing revolutionary changes to mechanical watchmaking technology.

Constellation 123.25.38.22.02.001 week calendar watch

Recommended reason: equipped with 8521 coaxial movement using silicon hairspring for the first time
Watch Series: Constellation
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: 18k red gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Red Gold
Table diameter: 27 mm
Comment: The Omega Constellation series is one of the most popular and recognizable models in the world. This 27mm 18k red gold diamond case with polished ‘claw’ is dazzling. Display window, week display window at 3 o’clock. The classic constellation star logo is located directly above the calendar window. The penetrating design can see the clear movement of the movement, and the waterproof depth is 100 meters. Based on the continuation of the classic design of the constellation, this constellation is based on the 8521 coaxial movement, which uses silicon hairspring for the first time, which adds extraordinary stability.

Summary: Omega is the last letter in Greek, symbolizing perfection, achievement, and excellence. For many years, it wanted to be with the watch altar because of the perfect combination of traditional watchmaking technology and the most advanced technology. Many watch lovers have established a deep root in the watch. In 2012, Omega refreshed with its own actions. The records of the brand at the same time bring unlimited surprises to the market. After reading this article, you are sure of the new trend of this year’s Omega. At the same time, we also believe that Omega will set a new benchmark for watch brands around the world with its own unique style and brand spirit. .

Brochelet Launches Manero Centralchrono Chronograph

With the introduction of Manero CentralChrono, Carl F. Bucherer has created a new design trend for chronographs. The seconds and minutes of this watch are displayed from the center of the dial through the hands, ensuring perfect legibility of this classic timepiece. The special appeal of the Manero CentralChrono watch is that it is the first time that Carl F. Bucherer uses this method in its chronograph indication: the minute indication is centered outwards through the hands. This clever setting makes Manero CentralChrono have Different from other timepieces, and makes the wearer aware of this complex function at a glance. Another attractive feature is its clear dial design. The small seconds dial is located at 3 o’clock, the 24-hour indicator at 9 o’clock, and the date at 6 o’clock. The Manero CentralChrono watch is equipped with an automatic CFB1967 movement.

Baobo Launched The New Villeret Series Watch

The first dual time zone watch of Blancpain is designed from the perspective of the user to design smooth operation. Just turn the crown a few times to complete all quick adjustments: date, time zone and calibration time. Put the crown on the crown, you can choose quick date adjustment or half time zone adjustment. As the user adjusts the second time zone time, the system will also automatically change the standard time zone time.

In the process of developing the Calibre 5254DF movement, the Precious Platinum Workshop introduced easy-to-use half-time zone performance, which strongly demonstrated the originality of the precious platinum watchmaking process. This new Basel exhibition is equipped with a self-winding movement, consisting of 321 parts, with a 72-hour power reserve. The standard time display is placed at twelve o’clock; the half-time zone and seconds are at the center of the surface; the day / night hand of standard time is located at nine o’clock; the date jumping with the second time zone is displayed at six o’clock; The quick date (D) or time zone (T) hands are placed at four o’clock. This new work not only reflects the noble spirit of innovation of Bao platinum, but also will become an important member of the brand’s movement revolution launched in 2006.
The Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire watch is designed in the shape of a rose gold semi-hunting watch, and its sapphire crystal case back shows the beauty of the elegant movement of the movement and Guilloche trim. It has a delicately carved opal faceplate, which is more beautiful with the rose gold hour markers. Finally, the strap is lined with Alvazel calfskin to perfectly interpret the new masterpiece.