Monthly Inventory At The End Of The Year

2012 is a thing of the past. Of course, the daily popularity of the Watch House has ushered in the top five ‘star’ models in December. While being highly sought after by many netizens, It has also become one of the choices on the list of many people at the end of the year. Which watches will be the best in the last month of 2012? Please follow the steps of the article to reveal the answers one by one.
The official Weibo of the Watch House: The fifth place is the Glashütte watch from Germany. The rigorous German watch style can be said to be the best model for gentlemen. The silver dial is engraved with ancient elegance. Roman hour markers, track-type minute markers and pear-shaped blue-steel hands, and the blue-gold seconds hand with the double G logo are particularly beautiful. No wonder it received the tears of many men’s watch friends.
NO.4 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Q1378420 Watch

Toxicity Index: ★★ ☆
Reason for listing: Master temperament
Watch Series: Master Ultra Thin
Movement type: automatic winding
Watch functions: power reserve display, date display
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: No
Domestic public price: ¥ 79,000
Details of this watch: This watch was born to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Master Control series. The smooth lines and the disk surface that can be described by perfect layout are also difficult. good review. Equipped with ultra-thin movements that Jaeger-LeCoultre is very good at, and spare no effort to show the essence of the brand.
NO.3 Franck Muller Crazy Hours 8880 CH CODR ACBL watch

Toxicity Index:
Why on the list: Unlimited fun, fashion pioneer
Watch Series: Crazy Hours
Movement type: automatic winding
Watch function: No
Case material: stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case size: 55×40 mm
Domestic Public Price: No
Details of the watch: This time the third place is Frank Muller’s Crazy Hours series watch. Many watch users in this series think that the jump is irregular, it can be said that it is the only one that uses fruits The colorful color design and the reading time also use an alternative jump, but the movement has a meticulous design for the jump, which is not what everyone said is ‘random jump’.
NO.2 Blancpain Villeret 6033-3642-55 watch

Toxicity Index:
Reason for listing: simplicity is not simple
Watch series: Villeret
Movement type: manual winding
Watch function: No
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 38 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 2,129,400
Details of this watch: Blancpain’s simple design watch does not have too complicated functions, but with a case made of 18K rose gold, the watch looks very traditional. Through the sapphire glass case back, you can appreciate the amazingness of this watch. The dial is a semi-domed large fire-fired enamel, painted with 12-hour scales of Roman numerals, which have become its fatal attraction.

NO.1 Rolex Sky Dweller 326935 watch

Toxicity Index: ★★★★★
Reason for listing: Timeless Classic
Watch Series: Sky Dweller
Movement type: automatic winding
Watch functions: date display, month display, annual calendar display, dual time zone
Case material: 18CT rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic Public Price: No
Watch details: This month’s champion watch can be said to be a popular one. This year, the Rolex Oyster’s new Sky-Dweller watch has completed an innovative watch with 14 patents (of which 5 are new patents). It inherits the simple and classic design of Rolex in the past, but the system comes with a SAROS calendar device (inspired by astronomical phenomena). The operation is very simple and only needs to be adjusted once a year. This alone is enough to fascinate thousands of watch friends.

Summary: From the inventory of the last month of the end of the year, it is not difficult to see that some brands that have accumulated a good reputation all year round are still very competitive in terms of competition. At the same time, compared with the high-priced watches that have appeared frequently in the past few months, the styles that appear this time It is still very strong in terms of purchasing ability, which also shows that many people are beginning to be eager to buy watches at the end of the year. Choosing a watch with a suitable price and the watch they like seems to have become the best reward for their staged efforts.

The Enlightenment Of The Craftsmanship The Jaeger-lecoultre China Tour Exhibition Ningbo Station Elegant Opening

This year coincides with the 185th anniversary of the establishment of the Swiss watchmaking brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. (La Grande Maison) Rare Crafts (Métiers Rares®), Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Creation of Creation · Rock of Craftsmanship’ China Tour Following the opening of Hangzhou in August, the Ningbo Station opened on September 19 in Ningbo Tianyi Plaza Curtain, and will successively land in Hefei, Nanjing, Changsha and other cities for tour exhibitions, presenting the world’s creation journey to the world.

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Enlightenment of Creation · Encounter of Craftsmanship’ opens in China
  During the exhibition, the design of the Jaeger-LeCoultre exhibition area was based on a calm and harmonious atmosphere. The calm dark brown with bright and clean lines was low-key and simple. Being in it is like walking into the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, exquisite and elegant. In the exhibition area, there is also a VIP lounge for watch collectors and brand proponents. The enthusiastic and professional service of the home welcomes watch enthusiasts to come and experience a time trip full of artistic charm. At the same time, Jaeger-LeCoultre perfectly integrates the charm of timepieces with interactive experiences, and presents a series of precious timekeeping works: Reverso series, Rendez-Vous dating series, Master series, Jaeger-LeCoultre series, etc. Home has a long history of artistic achievements, and experience the exquisite craftsmanship at close range.

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Enlightenment of Creation · Encounter of Craftsmanship’ opens in China
  Latent light shines
  Ru Gu, as the world changes, but the years are still flowing, but it seems that there are no traces left. Master watchmakers and craftsmen in the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop, they are dedicated here, galloping in the world of technology and beauty, constantly Extend its boundaries. In the long and quiet years, the creators devoted themselves to the sun, moon, stars, morning and evening glow, flowers and leafs, and the kingfisher and kingfisher … Continuously draw inspiration from nature, condensing the enthusiasm for nature and watchmaking to Between square inches.

The old look of the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop in 1833
  As the first large workshop in Rugu Valley, the endless exploration of complex movements has begun. In 1907, the world’s thinnest Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 145 was produced and launched at that time, and the Jaeger-LeCoultre 101-type movement launched in 1929 was the smallest mechanical movement in the world. Since the 1890s, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched completely self-made, sophisticated and complex models. There are countless masterpieces, including flying tourbillons, spherical tourbillons, bi-wing devices, perpetual calendar, chronograph stopwatch, three questions, alarm device, wonderful audio time. , 15-day power reserve and other complex functions.

Right: Jaeger-LeCoultre 145 movement Left: Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 movement
  The Great Workshop has never stopped challenging and continues to present extraordinary excellence. One hundred years is like a day. With great concentration and time-consuming creation, the watchmaking masters of the big workshops have realized the creation of the creation after years of refinement.
  Beibei series reappears classic
  In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series, which is inspired by the classics of the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop-the Memovox Polar Alarm Clock, born in 1968, with its classic three-crown design, which is extremely iconic Sex. The ‘Polar’ echoes the bold and adventurous spirit of the 1960s. It not only represents freedom and avant-garde, but also heralds a revolution: a diving watch with a noisy function, a patented triple bottom cover, and can be in the water Enhance sound expansion effect.
  The newly integrated Beibei series includes three-hand automatic watches, chronographs, world time chronographs, as well as Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series calendar watches and Jaeger-LeCoultre series alarm watches that exude a strong retro atmosphere. Adhering to the bold and adventurous spirit of the prototype watch, with new design lines that are elegant and sporty, it opens the urban dynamic life for contemporary men.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polar Alarm Clock launched in 1968

Jaeger-LeCoultre alarm clock

Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre
  The creators of Jaeger-LeCoultre merged technology and aesthetics, infused ingenuity and infinite enthusiasm into the art of time, and turned them into exquisite timepieces. Perceive the realization of creation, pay tribute to the concubine of skill.
  Handed-down works

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Squelette

  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Squelette cutout watch with diamonds clearly considers brilliance as the main line of design. A series of different watch parts are engraved and decorated in different ways. Each time zone is decorated with a hand-carved natural mother-of-pearl, exquisite and delicate. Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long tradition of making ultra-thin watches, dating back to 1907. The big workshop chooses to combine the extraordinary handicrafts such as hollowwork, carving, enamel and jewelry setting with ultra-thin watchmaking technology, which is very creative.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon

  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon date moon phase watch in rose gold presents a charming and passionate charm, and the exquisitely shining case is like a carol dedicated to the bright night sky. The watch showcases the superb craftsmanship of the master watchmakers with infinite poetry. The vast starry pattern is engraved on the watch, which is intoxicating. Passionate colors of fire light ‘covered’ the rose gold case, and the fuchsia aventurine dial shows the vast sky of the northern hemisphere. The dial and case are set with diamonds, and they are beautiful. The bright moon created by the mother-of-pearl slowly moves in the vast starry sky. It is made with the same process as the dial displaying the digital time scales, exuding bright and radiant. A star-shaped pointer reminds the wearer of the date of the next appointment in the most poetic way.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Jewelry

  Jaeger-LeCoultre Reeverso One Duetto Jewelry jewelry watch in rose gold combines high-end jewellery and fine watchmaking craftsmanship in the Grand Workshop to present a masterpiece of jewelry that perfectly balances artistic design and functionality for women. Inspired by Art Deco, this watch features a rectangular dial, a diamond pattern on the back dial, and an 18K rose gold bracelet design with slender and slender lines that show elegant femininity. In addition, the top and bottom of the dial are decorated with iconic three decorative engravings, making this reversible watch more distinctive. Art Deco style has been leading the fashion since its birth and has always been new. This exemplary work perfectly interprets the Art Deco minimalist design philosophy.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste

  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste is a dazzling way of interpreting time. In order to fully display the astronomical characteristics of the watch, the orbital flying tourbillon displays the stellar time instead of the solar time, which is nearly four minutes shorter than the solar time. On the outer edge of the dial of this watch, the hands with the sun logo rotate on the dial 24 hours a week. The bezel shows the 24-hour scale, the signs of the zodiac, and the month. The orbiting flying tourbillon runs synchronously with the stars and constellations, and performs a stellar dance with the dial.

The Iwc Large Pilot Collection Was Awarded The 2012 Outstanding Watch

May 22, 2012, Bucharest ——The first TEMPORIS award ceremony hosted by TEMPORIS Magazine was held in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, on May 22. At this grand event hosted by top international magazines in recognition of the best watch of the year, IWC’s large pilot series TOP GUN Navy Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN received two nominations and was eventually awarded TEMPORIS ‘The most outstanding watch of 2012’. A gathering of social elites from Romania and around the world who are passionate about watches and genuine brands. Mr. Kurt Klaus, former director of development and design of IWC, was also invited to attend the event.
    The voting method for the TEMPORIS awards was fair and novel. The judging panel is composed of celebrities, including Nick Foulkes (a Vanity Fair columnist) and Kari Voutilainen, a world-class independent watchmaker. paragraph. Then, the public login website www.temporis.ro to vote, each category is limited to one candidate list. Excitingly, IWC’s TOP GUN Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN received two nominations and was eventually awarded TEMPORIS ‘2012’s Outstanding Watch’.
    The awards party specially invited three world-leading watchmakers. Among them, former IWC watch development and design director, Mr. Kurt Klaus, was also invited to attend. As the brand’s soul figure, he gave the works of IWC watch in the past 40 years. Has an indelible contribution.
    In addition, TEMPORIS first introduced the concept of ‘TEMPORIS Hall of Fame’ in Europe. Dan Vardie, founder of TEMPORIS magazine, said at a press conference: ‘This is a hall of fame that brings together the best watchmakers in the world. It is a gift carefully prepared for watchmaking wizards. It is the most charming precision for those who make it. Rewards for workers in machinery, design and taste, and the best and unique talents are gathered here. ‘
    As the author of the concept of ‘True Brand’, Mr. Dan Vardie also said: ‘The most important part of the TEMPORIS Awards Gala is the first introduction of the concept of’ True Brand ‘in the world. Awards are made by brands that have made outstanding contributions. These brands are those that have created new paths and opened up the future. They are often maliciously imitated. Now we want to give these brands the title of ‘True Brand.’

    Another heavyweight who appeared at the Bucharest press conference was Ms. Fabienne Lupo, chairman of the High-end Watch Foundation. The Swiss Foundation not only successfully hosted the Geneva Haute Horlogerie exhibition, but also committed itself to the global anti-counterfeiting movement and criticized the use of child labor in the process of making fake watches.
    TEMPORIS is the first magazine in the world to launch such a sport, even two years before HH Magazine (the official magazine of the High-end Watch Foundation).
    The nomination list for the 2012 TEMPORIS Awards is determined by a jury composed of 6 renowned watchmaking industry experts and recognized connoisseurs. The following is a list of the members of the TEMPORIS Awards Jury (in alphabetical order). Such a strong lineup highlights the importance of the first TEMPORIS Awards ceremony:
U Radu Budeş – President of Splendid Media, watch connoisseur
Cho Nicholas Foulkes-Vanity Fair, Financial Times, Newsweek columnist
Im Peter Imre-CEO of Adevarul Holding, watch connoisseur
Li Jan Lidmansky-reporter
Ari Kari Voutilainen-Master of independent watchmaking
Var Dan Vardie-Founder of TEMPORIS Magazine

December Fashion Watch Preview Preview 2013 Trendy Essential Watch Recommended

The DiorchristalPurpleRubber watch, which reflects the faint purple light, is like an elegant and charming companion, gently applied to the wrist, with a comfortable and light delicate touch and a stylish avant-garde dynamic design, so that the unlimited potential of purple can be exerted The most vivid.

Hermes Arceau time-out watch

的 Among the watches launched by fashion brands, Chanel’s J12 is most well-known by friends. But in fact, Chanel’s J12 is not just ‘fashion’ so simple, Hermes will also use such rare and superb skills ‘enamel’ … These are wearing a Chinese clothing and professional fashion watches, you should know.

In a real sense, maybe only time is the real ‘luxury’, which is not only impossible to recover, but also difficult to buy, and even cannot be exchanged with everything. How many of us have ever imagined: how good it would be if time could stop, even just a minute. And Hermès has created this miracle, which is to make time on the dial. This fun-filled complication created exclusively by Hermès is the world’s first and won the GPHG Best Men’s Watch Award at the 2011 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Award.

12 o’clock is the pause time zone. Just press the 9 o’clock button to make the hour and minute hands go to the 12 o’clock position and stop immediately. At the same time, the date hand is completely hidden. It seems that the time will always be for you. One stopped at midnight. But this is just a pause in the displayed time, and as long as the button at 9 o’clock is pressed again, the hour and minute hands with 360 ° callback function can be restored to the real time display. This is because the watch uses the world’s first triple flyback system, which allows the internal movement to maintain normal time operation and start or pause as desired.
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Hermes ArceauPocketAmazone enamel pocket watch

Nostalgic products can only taste with a brand with a long history and a rich culture. The Arceau Amazones nostalgia from Hermès is a good example. The ArceauAmazones pocket watch is inspired by a tie painting of the respected designer Henrid’Origny in the early years. It embodies ancient crafts from generation to generation, such as big fire enamel, micro-painting and metal foil inlay (paillonné). Extremely.

The hour and minute hands dance on the enamel dial inlaid with metal foil. The dial shows an elegant and vivid figure of ladies riding. The details of the two side-riding ladies’ dresses are wrinkled and saddles. The changes in color and light are repeatedly burned at 800 ° C Only the master enamel craftsmen can master this technology calmly; during the firing process, the craftsmen also inlaid gold pieces piece by piece, causing the effect of flowing gold everywhere and enhancing the visual depth.
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NelChanelJ12 series H2556 mysterious flyback watch

12J12 10th Anniversary Mysterious Flyback watch with tourbillon, flyback minute hand and crown with a clutch system. This watch revolutionizes the crown on the surface. The minute hand moves not only along the dial, but also around the crown on the dial, especially between 10 and 20 minutes per hour. It will advocate Ms. Chanel. The standard of elegance, walking counterclockwise for 10 minutes and then flying back to the 20 position is very special.

Unique vision requires unique design. The biggest highlight of this watch is the first handlebar perpendicular to the dial in history. Don’t worry about the minute hand being blocked. The 6 o’clock digital dial lasts from 11 minutes to 19 minutes, and then the minute hand will reverse to the 20-minute connection. Such a cunning design comes from the master GiulioPapi. With a black matte high-tech ceramic case and 18K gold bezel, this unique watch is enough to reflect your uniqueness. So, would anyone still look at the ‘Channel’ logo carved at 6 o’clock with a critical eye?
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LV115 Mysterious Diamond Watch

TheLouisVuittonTambourMysterieuseCalibreLV115 is worth $ 265,000, it is not only a luxury product, but it also looks a mystery. The hand part in the middle of LV115 seems to be suspended in the middle of the dial. The reason why people have this illusion is that the upper and lower cover are polished by transparent sapphire.

The mystery lies in the 3-layer upright design of the movement. Each layer is equipped with different parts, of which the barrel is the sole layer of the movement. When you need to wind and adjust the time, you can use the three layers of transparent crystal lenses in the watch. Their functions are to connect the crown and hands, the winding and the fixed movement. These three crystal lenses plus the same transparent crystal The glass surface and the bottom of the watch make the watch crystal clear and the hands look like they are suspended in the air.
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紫色 紫色 ‘Purple, Color of King’ —— christianDior

Only when you really walk into the purple world can you understand why it can become the favorite color of Dior.

Purple, is the main color of the fashion industry in 2009. Purple is red and blue crystals. When the active red and the passive blue meet, passion and coldness merge in an instant, transforming the most beautiful purple. There are two very different but highly matched forces flowing in its blood, and it has tempered an aura of soul-stirring aura, which makes people intoxicated by this extravagant temptation.

Dior purple crystal watch series

The DiorchristalPurpleRubber watch, which reflects the faint purple light, is like an elegant and charming companion, gently applied to the wrist, with a comfortable and light exquisite touch and a stylish avant-garde dynamic design, so that the unlimited potential of purple can be fully displayed. The new purple color continues the successful legend of the 38mm rubber chronograph, showing the charm of Dior’s style and unrestrained purple. Following the success of the DiorchristalAmethyst amethyst crystal amethyst high-end jewelry watch, the purple legend continues in Dior watches, complementing the Dior autumn ready-to-wear collection in 2009, and in the same vein as the spirit of Dior’s high-end custom-made brand.
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BELLE EPOQUE Beautiful Age Sunset Gold C001-13GD

精致 Exquisitely-drilled grooves around the case, combined with a unique sliding patented device, ensure that the connection between the case and the bezel and strap is seamless.

The purpose of this Belle Epoque Belle Epoque creation is to adhere to the perfect combination of fashion creativity and practical functions, observe and feel the subtlety of every item in daily life, absorb innovation, and use new materials and clever use of different materials and themes. Give each work a rich sense of emotion and fashion, and focus on bringing out unique creative inspiration. The free combination is the eternal soul of the Belle Epoque Belle Epoque; the courage to break through the traditional thinking limitations and show your own personality are the important characteristics that make the Belle Epoque Belle Epoque stand out.

The collection series takes some customers’ preference for materials as the starting point, uses a variety of common or rare materials, and uses fashion design and exquisite craftsmanship to perfectly present the characteristics of the materials and create love in their hearts.

Each kind of leather has a different specific reference, and everyone has their own leather in their minds. Plain cowhide, rough Beijing leather, mature and stable crocodile-grain leather … The basic series uses a wide variety of leathers, which are specially designed to give you a variety of colorful modeling choices every day.

The mad horse leather used in the Bubo series is obtained after processing cowhide with oil and fat. The technology from leather selection to manufacturing and processing is high. The crazy horseskin pattern has a unique style, with a simple and simple design, adding a nostalgic atmosphere, and interpreting retro in a modern and fashionable way.
The Beyond series uses different leather materials, colors, and soft hardness, and uses sophisticated craftsmen to sew two unique leather materials into a series of innovative MIX & MATCH combinations, especially to provide you with more matching options.
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Unique metallic feel, super large dial design style is outstanding, fashion sense instantly multiplies, low-key and luxurious inheritance

Tudor Watch Series

Glossy case, polished stainless steel double outer ring, with sophisticated design, willow-style hands and curved blue crystal surface. And the case diameter is enlarged to 42 mm, which is just as good as other models of the Junya series.
     The surface color is available in black, white, silver and dark gray to choose from. The new design elements include a striking double calendar display window at 12 o’clock, and the small second hand set at 6 o’clock for the first time. The Tudor rose logo from the 1930s and 1940s is embellished with nostalgia.
     TUDOR’s Double Date is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement that is water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet) deep. It is available with a black lizard strap or calfskin strap with crocodile pattern. The leather straps are equipped with folding clasps. A stainless steel or gold steel strap is also available, with a Tudor clasp.

The Sound Of Time In Mechanical Watchmaking

The English word ‘Clock’ comes from the Middle Dutch ‘Clocke’, and ‘Clocke’ itself is derived from the late Latin ‘Clocca’, which means bell. The earliest mechanical clocks did not have a dial, and they sounded the time by sounding. In the 14th century, mechanical timepieces spread throughout medieval Europe. As chronographs became easier to carry, watches were born, first in pockets (aka pocket watches) and later in wrists (aka wristwatches). The French word ‘Montre’ (watch) also means ‘display’. Pocket watches and wristwatches usually display the time on the dial. But some watches, in addition to regular ticks, can make time clear and ‘smellable’. In this article, we will introduce alarm clocks, question tables, big self-sounding, small self-sounding, music watches, and other doll watches to listen to the movement of time.

Alarm table (Alarm)
   In general, alarm clocks signal at specific times. Perhaps everyone has cursed the noise, but hardly anyone can deny its practicality, which may be one of the oldest watchmaking complications. The earliest alarm clocks were fixed. By the 16th century, with the development of communication and travel, the alarm mechanism was incorporated into pocket watches and traveled around the world.

Two of the most iconic modern alarm clocks: Cricket Cricket Alarm Clock and Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Alarm Clock
   In 1908, Eterna was awarded the patent for the first alarm clock. In 1947, the advent of the legendary Cricket Cricket beating alarm movement increased the dimension of the beating clock and made this mechanism truly spread. I have to mention that there is also Jaeger-LeCoultre. In the early 1950s, the brand launched the first Memovox self-winding alarm clock. The latter two brands also produce diving watches. Both the Vortex Nautical and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris are equipped with a clear and audible alarm mechanism to remind the diver of the time to return to the surface.

The Blancpain Leman Réveil GMT watch is equipped with a Cal.1241 self-winding movement. The hammer (1) strikes the spring (2) to realize the alarm function.
   The principle of the traditional mechanical alarm clock is generally driven by the clockwork hammer, striking the loud parts: bell, gong or case. The alarm mechanism is coupled with the movement, and the cam is controlled by the gear to trigger the signal at the desired moment.
Question table (Repeater)
   Asking the watch is a mechanical watch that tells the time on demand by activating buttons or dials. Question tables are divided into different types, from simple timekeeping tables to fine-grained minute tables. For example, the Quarter Repeater reports the time in one tone and the time in another tone. The 5-minute repeater (5-Minute Repeater) will report the hour first, and then the elapsed five-minute interval. The minute repeater will report the time in low tones (‘Dang’), the combination of high and low (Ding Dong), and the high tones (Ding).

Now the watchmaking industry rarely produces five-minute questionnaires and engraved watches, because watchmakers prefer to choose three-minute watches. The time-division and time-division belong to the most complicated mechanical structure, which requires superb watchmaking skills. Therefore, such timepieces are still quite rare.
   The invention of the question table long before the invention of electricity, so that people can know the time at night. In 1676, British watchmaker Edward Barlow invented the rack-and-clock mechanism (the first question ‘bell’), defining the basic principles. A few years later, the first invention of the ‘pocket watch’ was controversial. Edward Barlow and Daniel Quare argued that they were the inventors, and the court was on the latter’s side.

Vacheron Constantin 1731 three-question ultra-thin movement. The front of the movement (right) shows the complexity of the three-question mechanism, especially the cam and rack structure. Time (hour, minute, minute) is ‘remembered’ by the snail cam in the mechanism. When the three-question button or the handle is activated, the probe reads the information on each cam and transmits the information to the rack, so that the hammer strikes the gong in the predetermined order and the corresponding number of times. On the back (left side) of the movement, you can see two hammers, a hardened steel gong that surrounds the movement, and a hollow clockwork next to the hammer that powers the three-question gear train.
   The watchmaker attaches great importance to the sound quality of the watch and always adjusts various parameters patiently in order to obtain the loudest, purest, and richest sound. For example, the gong must be set in the perfect position and fine-tuned until the desired sound is obtained. For another example, the angle and intensity of the hammer striking the gong must be optimized patiently, coordinated by the speed regulating mechanism to the appropriate rhythm. This is a time-consuming and delicate process, and watchmakers must have dexterous hands and good musical literacy.

Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. Abraham-Louis Breguet’s invented gong (instead of the bell) was completely redesigned and fixed to the bezel instead of surrounding the movement. In order to better amplify the conducted sound, the hammer moves vertically in the direction from the movement to the bezel.
   In order to produce rich, clear and pleasing questionnaires, watchmakers have created different forms of enhancement. In particular, the cathedral watch, the gong revolves around the movement nearly two times; the Westminster bell watch, using at least four sets of hammers and gongs, imitates the sound of the Big Ben. In addition to the movement, the case and the entire internal structure are ingeniously designed to resonate perfectly. Among many innovations in recent years, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed a patented mechanism that fixes the gong to the sapphire crystal mirror surface to enhance the sound reinforcement effect.

At the SIHH 2015 in Geneva, Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak concept Supersonnerie. The gong is attached to a new ‘soundboard’ device below the movement. Enhance sound reinforcement.
Grande Sonnerie and Petite Sonnerie
   Big and small self-sounding occupies a very special position in the world of fine watchmaking, belonging to the most complex watchmaking creation. Both can beep automatically when the clock runs to ‘full hour’ and ‘full hour’, but the small self-song no longer repeats the hourly alarm when it is automatically ticked. Usually, the big and small self-sounds are equipped with buttons or dials to switch to the ‘silent’ mode. Both also have a meter-requesting mechanism that can sound the time as required.

FP Journe Sonnerie Minute Repeater Dial Side

FP Journe Sonnerie Minute Repeater Movement Side
   Only a few watchmakers can make such a mechanism. In addition to the complexity of the self-sounding feature added to the questionnaire mechanism, managing energy consumption is also critical. There is no need for the user to manually activate the automatic beep, meaning that energy must be stored and released when needed. Large and small self-timers are usually equipped with dedicated barrels, but the FP Journe Sonnerie three-question self-timer is equipped with only one barrel, which drives the timekeeping and alarm mechanism.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybrida à Grande Sonnerie watch, the movement is assembled from more than 1,400 parts, and the power reserve of the Grand Sonic is up to 12 hours. In addition, this super-complex watch has tourbillon and perpetual calendar functions.
Music Watch
   Inspired by mechanical music boxes, some song reports can play beautiful melodies as needed or at regular intervals. The miniaturization of the dial roller (or dial) and the sound comb reed enables the music box to be integrated into the watch, achieving a real technical feat.

Christophe Claret Orchestra watch. The needle roller has 120 pins, each of which is carefully embedded by hand, and the sound comb reed can play 20 independent notes. The Orchestra watch can play two songs, you can choose timed play, manual play, and has a silent mode.
   The Athens Stranger watch can play the beautiful melody of Frank Sinatra’s ‘Strangers in the night’. The brand has redesigned the traditional dial / drum-type music box mechanism and replaced it with a rotary dial with 10 blades, clearly visible on the dial side.

The Athens Stranger watch can play melody regularly or on demand, and has a silent mode.
   Breguet’s Classique La Musicale music alarm watch can play ‘Harmony’ in B minor, awakening the wearer from sleep.
Automaton

BVLGARI Commedia Dell’Arte Minute Repeater Watch with Cathedral Gong. The puppets are miniaturely painted and carved. Activate the alarm mechanism, and the puppet in the scene will move with it.
   Actuating buttons or handles, hammering a gong with a hammer, and using this energy, some timepieces take inspiration from 17th-century traditions and set automatic dolls on the dial. Among them, erotic watches are the most vivid example.

Jaquet Droz’s Glamorous Time Bird Watch
   Continuing the spirit of the founder, the great clock and automatic doll maker Jacques Dro, Jaquet Droz launches the charming Time Bird watch. This masterpiece groundbreakingly embeds the crying bird automatic doll into the watch structure. When the bird rotates and flaps its wings, the piston-driven sound tube emits bird sounds.

The movement of Jaquet Droz’s fascinating Time Bird watch
   This watch uses technology from the 18th century and is modernized and miniaturized. The brand boldly uses innovative materials, sapphire as the sound tube and carbon material as the piston, and centuries ago, Pierre Jacques Dro used animal tissue. Although the Bird of Time automatic doll is not triggered by the timepiece mechanism, this watch is still an extraordinary mechanical masterpiece.

Who Is Making A Watch For 007?

In recent years, 007, from Pierce Brosnan to the latest Daniel Craig, wears OMEGA’s SEAMASTER in the movie. As a result, everyone believes that OMEGA is the authentic 007 watch. But which watch was worn by the 007 intelligence agent who first appeared on the screen?
The answer is: ROLEX SUBMARINER
Although 007’s author Ian Fleming described in the 1963 novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service that James Bond used ROLEX Oyster Perpetual as a portable secret weapon. However, in the fifty-minute long black-and-white television film Casino Royale (re-remastered in 2007) broadcast on CBS on October 21, 1954, 007 wore the ROLEX SUBMARINER, which was released just the previous year, not Oyster Pepetual . This TV movie Casino Royale is arguably the first appearance of an Agent 007 on a fluorescent screen.
In fact, James Bond may wear another SUBMARINER for another reason: Bond’s identity in the original book is the commander of the Royal Navy. Interestingly, Ian Fleming himself is an officer of the Royal Navy. He was still in World War II. Intelligence units have worked. The Royal Navy’s military watch is SUBMARINER.
The first SUBMARINER used by 007 was later called SUBMARINER James Bond. However, it is very different from today’s SUBMARINER: it does not have crown guards or shoulders, and the crown, bezel and hands look very different. It was not until the second year that the SUBMARINER was revised that its iconic Mercedes hands and the 0 to 15 minute scale on the bezel appeared.
In 1962, 007’s first big screen movie Dr. No was released for the first time. Sean Connery Sean Connery still wears SUBMARINER. However, it is said that the manufacturer’s advertising awareness at that time was not strong. ROLEX was unwilling to sponsor a SUBMARINER to be worn by Sean Connery. Because of this allusion, today’s watch fans have also replaced their original oyster strap of SUBMARINER with NATO cloth watch to bring their memory to the past.
After that, several 007 movies including From Russia With Love in 1963, Goldfinger in 1964, Thunderball in 1965, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 (different from the original novel). SUBMARINER.

Omega: Olympic Timing In-depth Gene

Omega (Omega), a Swiss watch brand (part of the Swatch Group), is inseparable from deep-sea snorkeling and space travel, but it has also been improving in another field for more than ten years, namely the field of sports timing Make every effort to promote the progress of watchmaking technology. This expertise in sports timing established a long-term partnership between Omega and the International Olympic Committee (CIO), founded by Baron Pierre de Courtin in 1894. Since the creation of the brand by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega has been awarded the official Olympic timekeeping 24 times. It has been announced by the International Olympic Committee (CIO) as the designated timekeeping until 2020. Omega will appear in London (2012), Sochi (2014), Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Peace (2018), which have been selected to host the next Olympic Games. No watch brand has a glorious history comparable to it.

Increase timing visibility
 For Omega, the history of providing timing for the Olympic Games dates back to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. This is the first time the International Olympic Committee (CIO) has commissioned the official timing of all competitions to the sole brand. Stephen Urquhart, Chairman of Omega, always remembers: ‘In that year, a total of 30 timers were used to time all sports events. These timers were escorted from New York by train to our US representative. & rdquo; Comparable to this is that in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the same event was equipped with equipment weighing 420 tons, equipped with 450 professional timekeepers and data processors, and more than 1,000 specially trained Local volunteer assistance. ‘The rapid development of timing equipment fully demonstrates the rapid advancement of technology in this field. Modern sports is based on excellent performance and timing measurement. Omega occupies a pioneering position in the field of sports timing. In order to give timekeeping a concrete form and make it human-viewable, the importance of timing data processing is obvious. For example, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, television viewers could see the world record holder’s arrival line while watching a swimming event, while the 2008 Beijing Olympics was equipped with a super high-speed camera that can shoot 2000 images per second.
Countdown has started
 The timing technology will be applied at the London Olympics next year. Stephen Urquhart pointed out: ‘The purpose of timing is not to pursue the limits of precision, but to ensure that timing can be performed in the most fair and just way. Regarding the technical equipment introduced for the Games in the Nether Olympics, we are working hard to make TV viewers more clearly watch the real time of the game. The use of GPS can not be ignored. & rdquo; Visibility, the word is loud. In fact, the visibility of the Olympic Games has made all brands dream of making a name for themselves in this sporting event. For example, the last Vancouver Winter Olympics attracted 3.5 billion TV viewers, more than 10,000 media representatives, and as many as 75 million Internet visitors. This sesame door to many audiences is not fortunate to open to everyone.
 Stephen Urquhart went on to say: ‘Obviously, Omega has invested heavily. This partnership is not a unilateral sale of our timing services to the International Olympic Committee in exchange for marketing rights and business development rights. But the Olympic Games is not only a sporting event, but also a grand event carrying extraordinary significance. It is bound to help Omega promote its brand image and create benefits for the brand. And then we need to pass on the brand concept and superb craftsmanship. Although the commercial effect of the Olympics is not as immediate as a new James Bond film, its impact is tangible. The Olympic Games have become an indispensable gene for Omega. & rdquo;
 In order to make people understand the brand’s genes, Omega started the countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games in Trafalgar Square in London in July this year. This has become an indispensable tradition for the Olympic year. In order to meet the expectations of the people in London, the brand recently held an opening ceremony in London for its largest European store with an area of ​​780 square meters. Preparations for the Olympics are in full swing.

Tiger Tag Heuer Unveiled Le Mans Release Carlisle Nissan Nismo Calibre 16-week Calendar Chronograph Special Edition

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Le Mans, France. It can be said that the entire Tag Heuer family will appear in this most legendary race: the Nissan Nismo team and its amazing LMP1 hybrid car; Patrick Demsey and his Demsey in the GTE-Am group Team; best friend of the LMP2 brand, Chinese driver Dong Hebin and Indian driver Karun Chandhock.
   Not surprisingly … since the 1970s, the history of Tag Heuer has been closely linked to this track and often the podium. Ferrari team, Steve McQueen, and of course his Monaco watch specially designed for the racing ‘Le Mans’ movie.
   In 2015, Tag Heuer and Nissan joined hands to drive the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO race for the championship. After 16 years of dormancy, Nissan returned to Le Mans with a revolutionary new car. Its unique avant-garde design is incredible, this is a behemoth with more than 1,000 horsepower, a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, and hybrid front-wheel drive.
   Even in the top LMP1 group events, this can be regarded as a large engine, and its ERS (kinetic energy recovery system) is also equipped with the latest scientific and technological achievements, which is a real technical challenge. Currently, Nissan has produced three GT-R LM NISMO cars, which are driven by nine drivers in turn. Among them, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy 3 are from Nissan Academy (Gran Turismo racing game racing event held in collaboration with the PlayStation platform Polyphony Digital team).
   Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and head of the LVMH Group’s watch division, explains: ‘We want to see innovation, fearlessness and courage return to Le Mans. Pioneering in the technical field, and the way to interact with young fans through social media is also very special. Just look at this new car, the powerful, distinctive and unconventional, it is Tag Heuer’s achievement without fear of challenge The perfect expression of the ‘self’ concept. ‘
   Darren Cox, Nissan Global Motorsport Director, said: ‘It is a great honour to be selected by Tag Heuer and form a special partnership. Tag Heuer is synonymous with avant-garde design and Le Mans victory, and it is awesome to work with them , We will do everything we can to continue this glorious tradition. ‘
Tag Heuer Carrera Nissan Nismo Calibre 16-Week Calendar Chronograph Special Edition

   43mm, dynamic-black opal dial with grey and red stripes-sandblasted black titanium carbide coated titanium case, durable and lighter than steel-robust and reliable with Calibre 16 movement-scratch-resistant black ceramic round Ring and silver tachymeter scale-Double-sided anti-dazzle curved anti-wear sapphire crystal glass-Smoky sapphire case back with special red and white ‘NISSAN NISMO’ logo-Water-resistant depth: 100 meters —- ** *

Hamilton Khaki Skywalker Mini Airport Timetable

The inspiration for Khaki Skywalker’s design can be traced back to the 1940s. At the time, Hamilton made sophisticated and sophisticated marine timepieces for the US Navy. Today, the khaki skywalker watch, which has the functions of two places and can display the abbreviations of major airports around the world, commemorates its predecessors with the function of stellar time display. The sturdy 42mm stainless steel case of the watch, the Swiss timepiece with excellent antimagnetic performance, and the water resistance of 300 meters are paying tribute to the World War II military watch. The practical second time zone display also injected modern ideas into the Skywalker. The second time zone window adjusted by the 2 o’clock crown shows the three-letter airport code specified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The perfect combination of the past has laid a solid foundation for the brilliance of Hamilton Khaki Skywalker in the future watch industry.
ETA2893-2 automatic movement / steel material / diameter 42mm / hour, minute, second indication / two hours display / date display / 300 meters waterproof / sapphire crystal glass and bottom cover / black embossed leather strap– –