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 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. 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. 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 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.

Master Crafts Of Filigree Craftsmanship Ronde Louis Cartier Watch

Born in Cartier’s new master crafts workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the RondeLouis Cartier filigree watch reinterprets the long history of filigree craftsmanship through vivid imagery and precious ornate design. Like the metal bead craftsmanship of 2013, this creative and heritage work bears witness to Cartier’s determination to regain and retain lost craftsmanship and technology.

  The ancient gold and silver craftsmanship originated in Egypt in ancient times. It was invented by the Sumerians in 3000 BC, then developed and expanded in India, Tibet, Greece, and Iran, and finally reached its peak in Portugal.

  Gold and silver wire craftsmanship is a kind of goldsmith craftsmanship. By kneading and fixing gold or silver wire, a decorative pattern with a hollow grille effect is created, which is as transparent as lace.

  For Cartier, the challenge is not only to apply this handicraft to the square inch space of the watch, but also to sublimate it to a higher artistic level by using precious jewelry materials such as gold, platinum and diamonds.

  The craftsmen of the Cartier Master Crafts Workshop need to use special tools to create gold or platinum filaments. The filaments are twisted, rolled and entangled, cut into small loops, and then used the gold and silver wire craftsmanship to form a pattern. All elements are fixed by the sides instead of the bottom.

  A pair of cheetahs on the dial. The black-painted fur is woven from diamond-set gold and platinum filaments. It takes more than a month to create such a filigree watch.

  Noble and solemn, two cheetahs with intersected eyes dotted with tailor-made emerald eyes. They look at each other gently under the starry night sky and contrast with the diamond-paved bezel.

This ingenious masterpiece of art combines many types of craftsmanship, from gem setting to filigree, from jewelry to watchmaking, from carving to lacquer. Thousands of procedures are only to achieve Cartier’s iconic cheetah image, a rare and precious masterpiece, balanced, elegant and delicate, as delicate and transparent as lace.

RondeLouisCartier filigree cheetah decoration watch, large model
Cartier 430MC manual winding mechanical movement
Numbered and limited to 20 pieces

Case: 18K yellow gold case, 42 mm diameter, set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond
Hands: 18K yellow gold apple shaped hands
Dial: 18K yellow gold dial, set with brilliant-cut round diamonds, 22K yellow gold and 950 platinum wire inlaid with cheetah decoration, emerald leopard eye
Strap: dark blue alligator strap
Buckle: 18K yellow gold folding buckle set with brilliant-cut round diamonds
Case thickness: 8.00 mm
Waterproof depth: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)

Athens’ Original Nautical Observatory Watch Passing The Spirit Of The Nautical Age

The launch of the new UN-118 movement of Athens Watch has once again proved its leadership in the watch industry. After more than a year of anticipation, this movement finally appeared in the new ‘Original Marine Observatory Watch’.

 The UN-118 movement is the first member of the self-developed movement series of Athenian Watch. It adopts the patented DIAMonSIL escapement developed in cooperation with the Swiss company Sigatec. Sigatec is currently the only company in the world capable of producing high-precision parts from silicon and DiamonSil. DIAMonSIL is a lightweight but hard material that reduces friction without the need for lubricants. The enamel dial is handmade by Donzé Cadrans, a globally recognized enamel dial expert and the latest member of the Athenian Watch Group. It is equipped with a stainless steel, rose gold, and titanium case.
 In the 19th century, international trade began to rise, and transportation at that time mainly relied on shipping. The astronomical clocks of this period are considered to be the most accurate timepieces to ensure the accurate voyage of the captains and their valuable cargo. Most of these timepieces are produced in Athens.

Colorful And Charming Radar True Thinline True Thin Series Color Watch Real Shot

The radar’s high-tech ceramic material has both excellent hardness and extraordinary lightness, and is favored by senior watchmakers. This time, the radar continues to use ceramic materials, and also makes a lot of color. There are a total of four new thin series watches, including dark blue, forest green, silver gray and chocolate brown. The editor of this article will show you the dark blue models.

 With the launch of four color watches this year, the Radar True Thinline is the brand’s first high-tech ceramic timepiece series with seven colors.

 The new color watch has the same good features as other high-tech ceramic watches from RADO. High-tech ceramic watches not only have hypoallergenic properties, but also an ingenious combination of extraordinary hardness and extreme lightness. Its hardness is close to 5 times that of stainless steel, while its weight is about 25% lighter.

 The production process of the radar plasma high-tech ceramic watch is different from other colored high-tech ceramic watches. The process does not add any color pigments, but is achieved by cutting-edge material processing technology. In a special furnace with a temperature of up to 20,000 ° C, the gas activated by the plasma column penetrates the high-tech ceramics, thereby changing the composition of the surface of the high-tech ceramics. Eventually white turns to plasma color-a unique metallic gray without any metallic elements. Achieving high-tech ceramic color consistency has always been a huge technical challenge, but Radar uses superb expertise to ensure that the colors of each batch of products show the same hue. Today, Radar has successfully created seven high-tech ceramic colors, once again highlighting the brand’s outstanding material master status.

Summary: Baselworld 2017 will present us a beautiful and unique visual feast, and we look forward to the report group in front of the Watch House to bring us more exciting content. For more details, please click the watch house Basel live event:

Chinese Annual Calendar Orphan Watch Grandly Unveiled Blancpain World’s Largest Flagship Store

To celebrate the grand opening of the Xintiandi flagship store in Shanghai, Blancpain presents a specially customized Chinese calendar watch. This is a special creation of Le Brassus watchmaking workshops dedicated to cutting-edge watchmaking skills, in order to pay tribute to the ancient traditions. This extraordinary timepiece, which has both practical value and far-reaching significance, will surely reach the brilliant pinnacle of fine watchmaking.
This Chinese calendar is specially presented by Blancpain, which highlights the mysterious beauty of traditional Chinese timekeeping, using the timekeeping principles that have been ingrained in China for thousands of years. The layout of the chronograph dial is exquisite, and the hour, minute and standard calendars are jumping on the dial. It also integrates important timing elements in the traditional Chinese calendar, such as twelve hours (24 hours), the lunar date, the lunar month (in combination with the leap month display), The zodiac year even includes five elements and ten heavenly stems. The twelve zodiac signs correspond to the twelve Earthly Branches, which are matched with the Ten Heavenly Stems in turn, forming sixty basic units or sixty stems, commonly known as ‘sixty-six flower Jiazi’, which constitute the core content of traditional Chinese culture. As an important timekeeping element in Blancpain’s full calendar watch, the moon phase profit and loss function is more closely related to the Chinese traditional calendar, which played an important role in the operation of this timepiece.

Different from the standard calendar with the solar day as the basic unit, the traditional Chinese lunar calendar uses the yin and yang calendar system, that is, the solar calendar with the monthly cycle (29.53059 days) as the basic unit. A lunar year contains 12 lunar months (354.36707 days), which is about 11 days less than a lunar year (365.242374 days). Therefore, in some years, there will be a leap month (as indicated by the ‘wax’ on the dial) to match the cycle of the four seasons. Since each Chinese lunar month (including the leap month) begins on the day of the new moon, the month is 29 or 30 days long. It can be seen that the lunar year including the leap month is actually 13 months, which is longer than the solar calendar. On the contrary, the lunar year without the leap month is only 12 months, which is shorter than the solar year. The typical characteristic of this traditional calendar is the cause of the uncertain date of the Chinese New Year.
This Chinese calendar is equipped with the new Calibre 3638 self-winding movement, which consists of 434 parts and has a power reserve of 7 days. The watch is complex in craftsmanship and exquisite in technology. It perfectly presents many time elements without periodic patterns on the dial. Among them, the hour hand, minute hand, and standard calendar are located in the center of the dial; the small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the three-line position displays five elements and ten days (10-year cycle); 9 o’clock The clock position shows the lunar month (12-month cycle), the lunar day (30-day cycle), and the leap month; the year window at 12 o’clock shows the zodiac year (12-year cycle), and the moon phase profit and loss display is on the dial 6 At o’clock.
This watch uses a 45mm diameter platinum case and a gem-set crown. The underside of the lugs is equipped with 5 concealed adjustment buttons that are patented by Blancpain, which at the same time ensures the simple and smooth lines on the side. In addition to the collection of Blancpain Villeret’s classic logos: such as double-layered bezel, hollowed-out willow-shaped hands and traditional serpentine blue-steel hands with standard calendar, this orphan watch also uses a red lacquered large fire enamel dial. , And equipped with a five-element pattern glazed gold pendulum, highlighting the close connection between this extraordinary timepiece and the traditional Chinese calendar.

Panerai New Limited Nautical Instrument

Eilean, a Bermuda sailing ship built in 1936, not only represents Panerai in the classic sailing industry, but also inspires a number of Panerai limited edition nautical instruments: barometer, hygrometer, thermometer and wall clock Are exclusively available at Panerai stores.

 Eilean was built at a time when Panerai was supplying the Italian Navy with the first prototype of a Panerai watch. Eilean is the late work of the legendary designer William Fife III in the shipbuilding industry. It comes from the high-end classic sailing ship in his hands, and there are still many ships sailing on the sea. Panerai purchased Eilean in 2007, and after a long and precise restoration project, it was able to return Eilean to its former style. It was the world’s most important classic and classic sailing tour event-the ‘Penerai Classic Sailing Challenge’ Showcases every year. Eilean is known for its beautiful waterline radians. It is not only a transcendental example of pure and aesthetic design, but also a symbol of infinite enthusiasm for the ocean. The restored Eilean is equipped with a number of marine instruments specially designed by Panerai to return to the sea, and these marine instruments are also the inspiration for many new models.

 Barometer, hygrometer, thermometer and wall clock, the new Panerai marine instrument, reproduce the classics of the maritime industry with the beautiful lines of EILEAN.

 The new barometer, hygrometer, thermometer and wall clock are also made of AISI 316L stainless steel. AISI 316L stainless steel is a low carbon alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. The four instruments are 14 cm in length and width, with a black dial, which is extremely simple in design. It improves readability to the highest level and displays air pressure, relative humidity, temperature and time. These four instruments used to be indispensable to every sailor. Even if most modern marine instruments have been replaced by electronic instruments, they are still invaluable treasures for navigators who were obsessed with the atmosphere of the old sailing era.

 The barometer was invented by Italian physicist EvangelistaTorricelli in 1643, providing accurate air pressure data for weather forecasting: high air pressure represents clear weather, and low air pressure warns of bad weather. Panerai’s barometer is stored in a metal box called a ‘barometer’. The barometer is compressed by the pressure of different degrees, and expands and contracts with the pressure, and transmits the change to the pointer.

 New Panerai marine instrument-barometer

 The function of the hygrometer is to display the humidity in the air, which has helped navigators assess rainfall or fog conditions for more than two centuries. When the hygrometer first came out, its use was very different from today. The first hygrometer appeared in the 14th century to eliminate disputes between wool merchants and buyers, because the price of wool is determined by weight, and different humidity every day will affect the weight of wool, and it will become heavy when wet. Lightens when dry.

 New Panerai Marine Instrument-Hygrometer

 A thermometer is an instrument that measures temperature. The first person in the world to turn a thermometer into actual readings was the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius. He measured the temperature with a mercury thermometer in 1742 and divided the temperature from the freezing point to the boiling point into one hundred parts. Become a universal temperature scale for future generations. Panerai’s thermometer measures temperature with two metals with different thermal expansion coefficients: a spiral-shaped metal sheet will bend due to different temperatures, and one end of the metal sheet is connected to a temperature pointer, which shows the temperature change at the angle of the pointer rotation.

 New Panerai marine instrument-thermometer

 Time is an extremely important data for navigators of the past, because time helps to calculate longitude and thus grasp the position and course of the ship. Voyagers needed precise timepieces when they went out to sea, and this demand later led to the birth of nautical astronomical clocks. Nautical astronomical clocks are precision instruments that can still function properly in harsh environments. Although Panerai’s new wall clock was born in the era when the wall clock was retired, it is still an exquisite practical tool. Its unique brand clock face echoes the classic design of Panerai watches.

 New Panerai marine instrument-wall clock

Often Accompanied By Four Watches Below 10,000 Yuan Recommended

There are many ways for people to obtain time, but watches are still loved by many people, and many people still have the habit of wearing watches daily. If you are wearing a mechanical watch, you will be advised to wear it for more than 8 hours daily to replenish your clockwork energy. It seems that the watch will spend more than one-third of your time every day. Here are five watches below 10,000 yuan for you, I hope there is one that suits you.

Watch Series: Magnificent
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel / PVD gold-plated
Strap material: stainless steel / PVD gold-plated
Case diameter: 38.5 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 9,700
Watch details: 7,950
Watch details: Brief review of the watch: Khaki series is one of Hamilton’s classic series. The style is tough and simple, and it is welcomed by many consumers who like military watches. This watch is engraved from Hamilton’s famous historical model. Although the design is simple, but the details are exquisite. Whether it is the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock or the calendar at 3 o’clock, it shows the watch in details Complete functions. The 40mm silver dial features hand-made blue steel hands to satisfy your imagination and yearning for the blue sea. In addition, this watch is also equipped with anti-glare coating sapphire mirror, water resistance up to 100 meters, silver dial and brown belt freely elegant style.

Watch Series: Touch Collection
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: titanium
Strap Material: Titanium
Case diameter: 44.4 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 8,550
Watch details: Brief review of the watch: This Tissot T-TOUCH EXPERT PILOT series watch, known as the smartest Swiss watch, is designed with extreme precision, pushing its touch function to a higher level. The cockpit’s instrument-shaped dial and compass-shaped bezel reveal the flight design inspiration. Just touch the crown and the wear-resistant crystal glass to control 12 functions, including the altimeter, height difference gauge, barometer and Countdown timer and more. The exquisite watch design and precision watchmaking technology make people ‘touch’ the eyes and bring fun in the operation function. Titanium case and strap, in addition to bring you more durable quality and greatly reduce the weight of the watch. Water-resistant to 100 meters.

Watch Series: Belem Sairee
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: PVD rose gold
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 33 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 8,700
Watch details: picture / text VIVIAN)