Omega Special Series London Chronograph Introduction

In 1932, Omega was the Olympic Games designated timekeeper for the first time in the Los Angeles Olympics. As the London Olympics kicks off, this famous Swiss watch brand will be the 25th time-honored designated timekeeper for this world-leading sports event.
 To commemorate this event, Omega has released two Seamaster series Aqua Terra 44 London Chronographs. One of them has a two-tone case made of 18K red gold and stainless steel with an integrated black leather strap; the other is made of durable stainless steel with a stainless steel bracelet.

The oversized 44 mm case is polished and matte with a polished bezel. The striking blue PVD-coated dial features a characteristic teak concept vertical texture, which is one of the reasons why the Omega Aqua Terra watch family is so popular.

The small seconds at 9 o’clock on the dial and the date window at 4:30 are extremely eye-catching. The 30-minute chronograph dial and the 12-hour chronograph dial are located at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 44 London Chronograph has a polished, frosted, arched 18K gold central hour, minute and chronograph seconds hand. The hands are coated with a white luminous coating, making it easy to read the time in any light.
The elements on the table back celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Games are very eye-catching: ‘London 2012’ Olympic badge pattern is engraved on it.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 44 London Chronograph is water-resistant to 150 meters.

Talking About The Maintenance Of Antique Watches

Antique watches have a unique appeal: either because they are rare or rare, because they have historical origins, or because they are sophisticated. However, it cannot be ignored that these timepieces have been honed for decades since their birth. Over the years, they have become the investment of choice, silent in a safe or personal safe, but maintenance is still important, especially for antique watches that are worn daily and breathe outside air.

Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 rose gold watch

   When it comes to the maintenance of an antique watch, it is very important to consider its current condition and what you want it to look like when retrieved. Almost all brands can restore antique watches to their original appearance, or even brand new, but that may not be the result you want. Some watches are baptized with patina over time, which gives them a unique charm, and the watch owner definitely wants to keep it. In some cases, these subtle changes can also significantly increase the value of antique watches, like the ‘tropical dial’ of many Rolex sports models. So when you deliver your watch to a dealer or brand boutique for maintenance, be sure to discuss these details in detail.

Breguet Type XX

   Some watches have passed the test of time, but the production brands have disappeared in the long history. The maintenance of these antique timepieces requires experienced watchmakers who can give them new life. For non-complicated watches, general maintenance is not difficult, but replacing parts is another matter. Sometimes antique parts need to be searched up and down, and sometimes even handmade from scratch. In either case, after returning the watch to the brand for maintenance, patience is a virtue; in return, you will reap a smooth and functional watch. Wearing it, as if you have personally experienced the vicissitudes of history, and this is a priceless experience in itself.

Florrier’s Night Sky Elf Tonda 1950 Galaxy

In the Val-de-Travers, where the headquarters of Parmigiani is located, the night sky is clean and clear, there is no trace of pollution, only thousands of stars are shining. This enchanting magical atmosphere is the inspiration for the Tonda 1950 Galaxy watch. The watch is now available with a rose gold bracelet.

Tonda 1950 Galaxy watch with rose gold bracelet
   The dial maker is the magician of watchmaking. They walked out of the sterile room commonly used by watchmakers and into the ‘Xanadu’ of today’s alchemists. Parmigiani is so fortunate to have these masters of fascinating dials. Their workbenches are full of mysterious potions. They keep experimenting, testing, and inventing to ensure that every dial they produce is extremely saturated and deep, and it is a masterpiece of ‘real gold’.

   As a result, they performed the watchmaking magic on the Tonda 1950 Galaxy watch—the dial, with vivid colors, as if cut directly from the night sky. This deep midnight blue is one of the most difficult colors to copy, just as hard as how we distinguish between dreams and imaginations. It needs to bring a chance material to life, it is: agate gold glass. In the 18th century, in Murano, Italy, a glassblower accidentally put a small piece of copper into molten glass, and was lucky to find the material. He named the new material ‘aventurine’ (Aventurine in English; per aventura in Italian).

   First shattered gold gold glass, and then recombined, the copper contained in it gave this material a unique star-like effect, like countless gold shining. The starry sky design is eye-catching, with a diamond-set bezel, creating a halo of charm around it. The crown is decorated with a milky white opal, like a cluster of miniature nebulae, rare and luxurious, marking the perfect ending for the watch as a whole.

Tonda 1950 Galaxy watch with rose gold bracelet
   The Tonda 1950 Galaxy watch is equipped with a patented PF702 movement decorated with Geneva ripples and a chamfered bridge. Through the sapphire caseback, this self-winding mechanical movement and its exquisite finishings are visible at a glance. The case and inlay are made of rose gold. This special version is now available with a pure gold bracelet.