Month: April 2020

Hong Kong Sotheby ‘s 2011 Prestige Watch Spring Auction Sets Another Record

On April 7, Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s 2011 Prestigious Watch Spring Auction officially closed. After two auctions in spring and autumn 2010, this auction will have a total turnover of HK $ 73,086,250. It set a new record for the highest auction price of Hong Kong Sotheby’s standing luxury watch. 2004 Patek Philippe Model 5016P Platinum Manual Minute Repeater Tourbillon Watch
   A total of 315 lots were launched in this auction, and 305 lots were successfully sold, with a turnover rate of 96.8%. The highest-priced lot was a 2004 Patek Philippe 5016P model manual platinum three-minute perpetual calendar tourbillon watch sold at HK $ 5.12 million. Four other watches broke the world auction record, including a 2010 Patek Philippe Patek Philippe 5971P watch with platinum and diamonds manual winding perpetual calendar, a 2002 Breguet model 3356 white gold with diamonds and hollow manual winding tourbillon watch and 2009 Patek Philippe Patek Philippe 5970P model with 18K pink gold Chain perpetual calendar chronograph watch and a 2007 FPJourne limited titanium and 18K pink gold manual winding tourbillon seconds watch, they were sold at HK $ 2.54 million, HK $ 2.18 million, HK $ 1.34 million and HK $ 1.28 million , Breaking the world auction records held by the brands.

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Panerai Panerai For Lefty-news Officine Panerai

The left-handed watch with the winding crown set at 9 o’clock on the left side of the case, has occupied an important seat in the history of Panerai PANERAI since the 1940s. The first left-handed watch was exclusively for Italy Developed by the Royal Navy Commando. Italian Navy commandos need to wear multiple instruments on their wrists at the same time. This watch, which is suitable for right-handed use, is especially suitable for the needs of the naval operations force with arm-wound compass and depth gauge. To this day, left-handed models are still favored by those who prefer right-handed watches or love the story of Panerai’s legendary watches.

The new Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watch is water-resistant to 300 meters

The new Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watch also has a winding crown on the left side, equipped with Luminor and Luminor 1950 series’ iconic crown bridge protection device. The 47 mm diameter case is made of titanium. The special rotating bezel, inspired by the brand’s model developed for the Egyptian Navy in the 1950s, makes this watch an ideal tool for underwater diving: the bezel can calculate the dive time and can only be rotated counterclockwise in one direction to Ensure safety and security. The screw-down case back engraved with a slow torpedo pattern (Siluro a Lenta Corsa) is an underwater instrument developed by the Italian Navy, which is used by commandos to perform difficult underwater tasks.

New Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watch crown adjustment system is easy and quick to operate

The new Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watch features a black dial with Paris studs, and minimalist Super-LumiNova® dots and stick-shaped hour markers. In addition to being clear and easy to read in the dark, it also has a retro look. 9 o’clock position with date display, 3 o’clock position with small seconds.

Luminor Submersible 1950 Left-Handed Watch Black Dial with Paris Studs and Brown Natural Leather Strap with Beige Stitches

This Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watch is equipped with a P.9000 self-winding mechanical movement independently developed by Panerai. Both barrels are continuously driven by a two-way balance wheel. The crown time adjustment system is simple and fast to operate: the hour hand beats in one-hour units, and the adjustment process does not affect the operation of the minute hand; the date is automatically adjusted, and no special manual adjustment is required, but it can also be adjusted independently.

Limited edition of 1,000 new Luminor Submersible 1950 left-handed watches

Parmigiani ‘spine’ Classic Salute To The Genius

No car is more mysterious than Bugatti Aérolithe. Soon after it was first introduced by the Ettore Bugatti at the Paris Motor Show in 1935, this model disappeared from people’s vision, leaving only a few photos, sketches and memories of its mysterious pale green.

All the watch craftsmanship of the Bugatti collection embodies the most amazing and unique characteristics of the car-whether it is form, function or technical means-and transplants this feature to the watch, especially the middle case

But people did not forget the material used in this model-a magnesium alloy called ELEKTRON. This special material caused a huge sensation that year, and even this avant-garde model was sometimes nicknamed ELEKTRON. The body of the Bugatti Aérolithe is extremely light, yet very strong and does not cause dents, but it also easily catches fire and is highly volatile. Therefore, the assembly of automobiles has become a very delicate process. In the welding of components, it is necessary to find an operation method that replaces the traditional process. An ingenious solution designed by Ettori’s son, Jean Bugatti, had a huge impact on the formation of the car’s ‘futuristic’ artistic appearance; in this solution, the body was designed into two vertical sections, two sections They are riveted together by a ‘ridge seam’ structure, which extends from the front end of the car to the rear end. It can be said that the instability of the magnesium alloy-as an obstacle and a challenge, gave birth to the revolutionary design of the Bugatti Aérolithe model, and finally created a ‘futuristic’ artistic style of curved lines and a harmonious bumpiness, becoming a ‘streamline A masterpiece of design. Today, its noble elegance is still breathtaking.

In order for the Bugatti sports car’s genes to be fully displayed on the wearer’s wrist, the Bugatti Aérolithe buckle has also been completely redesigned to reproduce the shape of the car grille.

Although this first and only prototype has disappeared mysteriously, its inspiring creative inspiration has not disappeared. The successor model, Bugatti Atlantic, follows the prototype’s magnesium alloy body and ‘ridge seam’ structure, faithfully reproducing the genius idea of ​​the Molsheim family. Based on this long-lost mysterious image, PARMIGIANI decided to create a Bugatti Aérolithe watch as a tribute to the pioneering work of this extraordinary series of models.
Case: Reshape the ‘ridge seam’ structure
The distinctive feature of the Aérolithe model is the riveted structure that runs through the front and rear. This structure makes the body as a whole, while solving the problem that magnesium cannot be welded, and giving the car a futuristic ‘futuristic’ appearance. Therefore, this feature is reproduced in the four lugs of the middle case and the two chronograph function buttons including the edge shape. The contour line of the watch adheres to the brand’s usual style and has not changed, but the surface design of the lugs and buttons is enough to remind the ‘riveted structure’ of the Aérolithe model. The geometric shapes of these structures are complex, and they need extremely exquisite craftsmanship to create edge structures with strong identification, precise modeling, and no distortion. The lighting effect must be perfect. The grooming work can not be taken lightly, and the complicated structure also happens to leave a little space for polishing the two cut faces of the lugs and the buttons. After a series of professional-level craftsmanship, the craftsmen were able to finish by hand using grooming tools, a meticulous craft that cannot be replaced by any machine.

The brightly colored dial with bright red hands echoes the red and black Bugatti logo at 6 o’clock.

Two-color dial selection: dark blue and mint green
Bugatti Aérolithe has two dials to choose from, one is the charming ‘dark blue’ and the other is the mysterious ‘mint green’. These two dials are carefully crafted by Quadrance et Habillage, the exclusive watchmaker of Parmigiani.

The Bugatti Aérolithe model fully demonstrates the potential of an independent watch factory. As a completely independent watchmaking center focusing on vertical production, Parmigiani’s legend stems from the long-standing good dialogue mechanism and two-way mutual assistance and inspirational tradition between the factories of the center.

When the dial is immersed in the electroplating bath, the electrolytic reaction in it will promote the most popular dark blue, namely dark blue. The plating cell changes after each electrolytic reaction, and only the exact plating reaction can ensure that the tone of each dial is consistent. This precise and repetitive operation requires not only a comprehensive theoretical essence, but also professional vision and keen intuition that have been gained through many years of operating experience.

Mint green and its subtle reflection effect come from the superposition of tones. The metallic silver lacquer base with shining metal texture is processed by electroplating rhodium plating, and the top layer is covered with elegant green varnish. This superposition of color and double-layer plating creates an extraordinary surface reflection effect. The light green and metallic colors complement each other, creating a mysterious and unique ‘mint color’. The brightly colored dial with bright red hands echoes the red and black Bugatti logo at 6 o’clock. This very symbolic color contrast is also reflected in the strap of Hermès embossed blue or yellow calf leather and bright red polished edges. .
Flyback chronograph
Flyback is a complex and unique feature from aviation that allows the wearer to pause, reset, and restart the chronograph with a single touch. Initially, pilots used this function to accurately calculate the flight time for a specific voyage without worrying about the loss of even one second caused by operating the watch. (On a traditional chronograph, the same operation requires a total of two buttons. Press three down to finish).

The unique multi-layer leather strap retains unparalleled ergonomic comfort and flexibility. It is invaluable. Its creative talent and outstanding craftsmanship are at their peak.

Like the Bugatti sports car, the Bugatti Aérolithe watch is equipped with a flyback module, 180-degree offset for easier operation. The timing buttons at 8 and 10 o’clock instead of the traditional 2 and 4 o’clock positions make it easy to operate with your thumb instead of your index finger. The case of the Bugatti Aérolithe is thinner than the case of other chronographs of the brand. The contour line has been redesigned to become slimmer and more elegant, echoing the charming curve of the legendary sports car. The Bugatti Aérolithe watch refines the essence of the car while retaining the essence of the Parmigiani watch; it not only shows the feat of craftsmanship, but also creates a spectacle of aesthetic creativity. This watch has the same contour characteristics as the other models in the entire series, and its modified parts fully meet the brand’s almost demanding standards.
Six diamond cut double leather strap
PARMIGIANI’s new strap with Bugatti Aérolithe adds a new twist to the current embossed calfskin strap, highlighting the masculine elegance of this watch. This new strap accentuates its unique hue with double-layer leather. The upper layer of leather is appropriately exposed with a characteristic cutout six diamond pattern to reveal the second layer of leather. Each of the six diamond-shaped holes is cut with a water jet process. This cutting-edge technology protects the leather while ensuring accurate cutting, and avoids leather damage caused by laser cutting. The two layers of leather are hand-stitched with saddle-shaped needle corners, and the complex embossment adds an elegant charm to the entire watch.

Bugatti Aérolithe watch ‘Three-segment’ round case with Hermes calfskin strap, gold or cutout two-tone leather strap

The light effects of the six diamond straps complement the watch dial. The first Bugatti Aérolithe watch and its ‘dark blue’ dial are paired with the same dark blue / blue-black strap. Carefully matched leather and dial with similar colors echo each other, subtly creating the same color shade contrast effect. The second model is equally impressive, with ‘Mint Green’ showing a unique look in the watchmaking world. The dial is slightly silvery, with a gray / green strap superimposed on a camel / cream base. This leather combination not only reflects the metallic and futuristic style of ‘mint green’, but also has a warm and harmonious tone.

 The Bugatti Aérolithe watch has a “dark blue” dial with a tone-on-tone strap that meticulously echoes leather and dial

Jacques Biplane Universal Travel Time Watch Real Shot

The annual Geneva International Watch Fair is about to begin. The reporting team in front of the Watch House has arrived in Geneva and will bring you the latest and fastest comprehensive watch fair report. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomè tre Unique Travel Time watch is an interpretation of the unprecedented Dual-Wing movement created by Jaeger-LeCoultre, representing the advanced technological achievements of Jaeger-LeCoultre in the world’s time zone watch area, and for the love of exquisite watches The homes provide an unprecedented experience.

   This watch is the world’s first world time watch that can adjust the second time zone to the minute. The wearer can precisely adjust the second time zone in any country on any continent in the world. The Duomètre Unique Travel Time watch adheres to the technical and aesthetic spirit of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomè tre series of wings, emphasizing the superb watchmaking technology of the Grand Workshop of Ru Valley. Precise machinery and elegant temperament embody the essence of all works in the Great Workshop since 1833. The past, present and future are perfectly blended in this unparalleled work.

   The dual-wing system of this movement is divided into two groups of mechanical devices: one group displays the local time and the other displays the time in the second time zone. The two sets of mechanical devices share the same adjustment mechanism, and each has its own independent power source, thereby avoiding the energy loss caused by the interaction between the devices. The operation of the second time zone will not affect the overall operation of the watch, thereby greatly improving the accuracy of timing. Each mechanism has a power reserve of 50 hours, and a crown can wind two barrels at the same time, which is extremely convenient to use. Winding counterclockwise adjusts the local time, while winding clockwise adjusts the travel time zone. Despite the complex functions of the watch, the dial texture decoration is still delicate and clear when read. Two exquisite secondary dials are symmetrically distributed on the dial, reflecting the overall balance of the watch: the 2 o’clock position window displays the local hour and minute hands, and the 10 o’clock position window indicates the time jump and minutes in the travel time zone. The earth at 6 o’clock is synchronized with the travel time zone display, and combined with the day and night display ring and time zone display panel, the world map is perfectly presented. A crown can simultaneously adjust the travel time zone time in position 1 and the local time in position 2, and the power spring mechanism in position 0.
   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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Classic Luxury —- Nomos

‘See at a glance’ is the best portrayal of Nomos watches. The Nomos watches from the former East Germany are located in Saxony Glashütte, which has a century-old watch manufacturing history. The craftsmanship of the craftsmanship produces a high-quality, uniquely designed manual mechanical watch, and Nomos’s clear design consciousness is ‘expressive’ in the performance and readability of each watch.
Nomos: German craftsmanship, the continuation of the Glashütte watch legend
    Where the Nomos factory is Glashütte, a century-old watchmaking town with a legend that dates back to Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815-1875) and his son, the founder of Saxony watchmaking. In 1845 Lange established a factory for the manufacture of watches in Glashütte. He taught himself to his employees based on his unique ideas for quality, and helped many people set up their own studios. In just a few years, the mechanical devices and precision timepieces manufactured by Lange have become ‘highly accurate’ consent words and have even been appreciated by Swiss watch entrepreneurs. More ….
Nomos Tangente
    In the nineteenth century, Glashütte was known for making the most tasteful ornate watches. At that time, people said, ‘Glashütte’s Lange watches were not made for mass production.’ In fact, Lange’s pocket watches are really luxurious and rich, like An intricate piece of fine art can only be bought by the rich.
Nomos’ Revival and Watchmaking Beliefs
    With the reunification of Germany and the rebirth of the traditional watchmaking industry, Glashütte’s unique style and influence as a center of excellence in watchmaking has also been reborn. As the first watchmaker in the emerging watch manufacturing industry, Nomos has inherited Glashütte’s century-old history in the manufacture of watches and clocks. Watch as a national treasure.

Nomos Orion
    Noland President Roland Schwertner believes that ‘design does not end with the appearance of the product, but continues in the design relationship between us and the people who wear Nomos watches.’ Therefore Schwertner insists that every owner of a Nomos watch gets an ownership right. Proof (with the watch with the serial number purchased), the purpose of such a thoughtful design is to ensure that when this watch needs repair, it can be handled as quickly as possible. Schwertner believes that this service is integrated into the design concept of Nomos watches. Due to Schwertner’s insistence, the watches produced by Nomos today have reached a perfect state. Even in the most difficult environments, Nomos can still not change its To create an amazing watch.

Tangente Expo 2000
Nomos Product Family
    Glashütte, Saxony continues the tradition of making high-end watches, and in the nineteenth century was known for making the highest-quality ornate watches. However, in post-war Germany, Glashütte was gradually forgotten by the world. The reunification of Germany has promoted the rebirth of these watchmaking traditions. As the first leader in the emerging watch manufacturing industry, Nomos manufactures extremely high-quality mechanical watches, once again enjoying Glashütte’s reputation as the birthplace of excellence .
    Nomos watches are handmade mechanical watches with exceptional quality and unique design. Only very good materials will be used in the structure of Nomos, and watchmakers use the most excellent craftsmanship to give the most careful care and attention in every part and every step of the production process. Nomos’ design is particularly focused on the performance and readability of each watch.

Nomos Orion black face plate
Focus on the perfect full range of watches: Ludwig, Orion, Tangente and Tangente
    There are four types of Nomos watches: Ludwig (round watch), Orion (round watch), Tetra (square watch), Tangente (round watch): Nomos mechanical watch movement is Peseux Calibre 7001, This is an ultra-thin mechanical watch with a diameter of 10 1/2 lignes and a thickness of 2.5 mm. The floating wire of Nivarox-1A controls the vibration frequency at 21,600vph per hour, and Triovis’s accurate proofreading Keeping the time difference of the watch no more than one minute in a week, and using Nomos anti-break springs, the watch can maintain 45 hours of power.

Nomos Tetra
    The ratchet and crown wheel of the Nomos watch are decorated with the traditional Glashütte ribs, while the pallet cock and the bottom surface are treated with delicate ring textures. The screws on the front of Nomos have a beveled angle at the edges, and are extremely fine-grained on the plane with tin until completely smooth and perfect. When heated to 300 ° C, the white screws will turn to cobalt blue, even the small holes inside. This attention to nuance is exactly the quality required by traditional Glashütte. The screws and ratchet wheels on the ratchet wheel have also been polished to the extreme brightness before they are considered complete.

Nomos’s movements are finished to Galshutte’s exacting standards
    The case is made of pure, hand-polished stainless steel 361L, completely free of nickel, or 18K gold. Another special design of the Nomos watch is the extremely fine glass groove. The Nomos watch is water-resistant to 30 feet, and the strap buckle is also very strong. From the case to the strap buckle, it is made by hand in one piece. The strap is also securely secured with screws. The sapphire crystal glass is extremely hard, and it is wear-resistant and scratch-resistant. Only diamonds are better than it. The crystal glass used as a moth-proof is cut from a whole crystal and engraved with the name Nomos.

Nomos recessed centered seconds dial
    The dial has a decentered second hand dial placed in a circular depression below the surface. First carefully sandblasted, and then silvered in a very delicate way. Both sides of the strap buckle are made of polished stainless steel, after the blue or black oxidation process or gold-clad. The strap is made of hand-stitched high-grade horse leather, which is an expensive and hard-to-wear belt, especially preferred by wearers of handmade shoes. This horse leather is very soft, flexible, supple, and extremely durable and waterproof. The buckle, like the case, is made of stainless steel or 18-karat gold and is engraved with the name Nomos.

Nomos Tetra Expo 2000
World Expo Expo. 2000 commemorative table: Tetra Expo 2000 and Tangente Expo 2000
    Launched worldwide in May 2000, Tetra Expo. 2000 is developed on the existing Tetra series, with a surface diameter increased by 2 mm. In addition to the original sapphire crystal mirror, the design of the sapphire crystal mirror on the back also allows Users get a glimpse of the mysteries in the watch. Nomos also released a limited edition of Tangente Expo 2000 for Expo 2000, but it is believed to have been sold out.

   Nomos is basically a newer brand. Compared with today’s familiar high-end German brand watches such as A. Lange & Sohne and Glashutte Original, Nomos is not comparable in innovative watchmaking technology, but the Bauhaus minimalist style and Noble German watch style Elegant and rustic, plus the affordable price, it is really worthy of appreciation and possession of watch fans

Hublot Million Dollar Baby-44mm Big Bang Jewellery Watch

Hublot’s new high-end jewelry watch is set with 891 gorgeous diamonds, including 440 baguette-cut diamonds and 451 brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling up to Amazing 28 carats!
The white gold case is set with 88 baguette-shaped diamonds and 219 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 7.17 carats), and the white-gold strap is set with 344 baguette-shaped diamonds and 232 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 20.69 carat).

18K white gold black dial with 44mm Big Bang self-winding chronograph movement, superb diamond inlaid craftsmanship, classic and elegant and stylish Big Bang style design combined with sports, all give this watch pure quality.
The elaborate details on the watch are everywhere. The two chronograph buttons are decorated with 14 small diamonds, and the 8-hour scale is also set with baguette diamonds.

Continuing Craftsmanship Athens Watches Master Painted Watches

25 years ago, Athens Watch took the lead in introducing enamel technology and micro-painting technology into watch production, bringing the series of painted watches to an important position.
   Since then, tradition has been in harmony with innovation. The unique homemade dial combines a century-old rare enamel craftsmanship and classic style. The colorful and delicate details highlight the splendor of the picture, coupled with the blooming colors on the dial and the eye-catching workmanship, make the painting more realistic.
   Painted watches are a collection of craftsmanship, all completed by hand. Today, only a few craft masters can make painted watches, which is even more precious.
Overview of the 2015 Classico 鎏 Gold watch series

   The Athenian watch pays tribute to the legendary history of maritime history, launching the limited edition of the ‘Crossensden’ filigree enamel watch, limited to 30 pieces.
Immortal Changchun picture ——cherry
   This work of art uses acrylic paint micro-painting technology to paint complex and colorful birds and cherry trees, limited to 8 pieces.

鎏 Golden Year of the sheep
   Athenaeum launched the “Year of the Golden Lamb Watch”, in order to show the life of the sheep, it was produced by the champlevé method of intricate and detailed enamel filling, limited to 88 pieces.
   Inspired by the paintings of the Qing Dynasty painter Lang Shining, the delicate micro-painted dial has two golden pheasants on the dial, with bright colors, set off the surrounding lake stones and flowers, implying the icing on the cake, limited edition of 8 pieces.

Vacheron Constantin And Pisa Orologeria

Vacheron Constantin’s Dream Room inauguration ceremony was held today at the Pisa Orologeria fashion watch boutique in Via Verri (on the corner of Via Montenapoleone 9) in Milan.
Dream Room Dream Room is the exclusive showroom of the well-known Geneva watchmaker Pisa Orologeria. For decades, they have been asking their customers who are the true connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie.

The Pisa family has always maintained his passion for luxury watches, known for his dedication to carefully selecting the best known brands for his customers,
These are just the traditional values ​​behind this strong company’s long-term relationship with the world’s most prestigious watch brands.

It creates an elegant atmosphere for customers around the world to choose and try Vacheron Constantin’s exclusive collections. Here you can not only imagine a custom watch through a catalog or a book with historical pictures, but also enjoy the owner Dedicated quality service.

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