Month: February 2010

German Flavor Short Comment On Glashütte Sport Evolution M-37mm Watch

Glashütte’s pride is not only the use of high-end self-produced movements in all its products, but also the nearly 170-year history of watchmaking, which has created more than just a brand. Many of them represent a kind of German manufacturing process, simple and practical, and not very sophisticated dial design is one of their most outstanding characteristics. All of us may be more familiar with the Senator series of Glashütte, and may pay less attention to their Sport evolution series. Today I will introduce the Glashütte Sport Evolution in their Sport evolution series M-37mm 39-21-01-02-14 watch.

 This dial uses a dial color similar to champagne or light orange. This should be a relatively rare color in the German Glashütte brand. Of course, this color Glashütte has more ideas to highlight this. It’s a sports watch.

 The seemingly heavy dial is reminiscent of the design style of German industrial products, thick and durable, and a relatively simple design.

 This watch also uses a sapphire crystal glass case. After a while we can clearly see that this watch uses the Glashütte GO39 movement.

 The stainless steel bracelet is still a simple design style. The brushed and polished parts of the bracelet and case will look smoother and more textured.

You can see the drawing process of the case.

 The crown is wrapped in a relatively sturdy way, but we can’t see at all from this angle. This way of wrapping can make this watch waterproof to 100 meters.

 The bracelet uses the traditional folding buckle method. If this folding buckle is different from the folding buckles of other watches, it is this thicker and stronger.

 There are two screws on the two sides of the crown for fixing the crown. The very rounded top of the screw does not affect the wear and aesthetics.

 The crown is so wrapped. The thickness of this watch is 12 millimeters, which is not particularly thick in the sports watch series. Of course, it is ‘A brief review of the ultra-thin Elite 681 watch as thin as cicada wings’ introduced by another editor There is only a 3.8 mm movement, which is much thicker than that. Of course, these two watches are not of a style and are not comparable.

 There is a manufacturer’s LOGO on the small second hand, which is used by many manufacturers. For example, Breitling, Breguet, etc. are not listed one by one. In fact, you can see how thick the hour and minute hands are.

 At six o’clock, there is a small window for the date display. In addition, there are no display functions such as day of the week and power reserve. This watch can provide a power reserve of 40 hours.

 The minute scale is on the outermost circle of the dial, and there is a Glashütte logo underneath, so that the time can be read more accurately and the accuracy can be greatly improved.

The back is quite beautiful.

 This watch uses Glashütte’s GO39 automatic movement, and everyone’s opinions on this movement have been mixed. But my opinion is that the current domestic price of this watch is 72,000 yuan, which is relatively cheap among the top brands, and the GO39 movement is indeed an entry-level movement belonging to Glashütte. Suti’s only chronograph movement. Although not as well known as the mid-to-high-end movement like GO100, this movement also has the functions of Glashütte’s gooseneck trimming, which is still very worthwhile.
Summary: As a top-tier brand, Glashütte still has some cost-effective products compared with other brands. If you want to enter the first-tier brand price and control it below 100,000 yuan, then Glashütte still has many options of. It’s just that the sports elements of this Glashütte sports series are not very obvious. This also shows that a weakness of German products is that it is slightly worse in terms of technical design.
More watch details: glashutte / 11100 /

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Highlights The Historical Dna Of Cooperation With The French Frogman Commando

People who like diving watches have probably heard the name of BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms in their 50s. This watch was born in the 1950s during the Warring States Period when various diving watches contended. There were several brands at the time. They are also committed to the development of professional diving watches that are much more waterproof than ordinary watches. Several of them are just like the 50s. They have been passed down to this day. Not simple, so Fifty Fathoms is also a candidate that many people will definitely be on the list when collecting advanced diving watches. In 2019, Blancpain re-launched the new Fifty Fathoms watch, which roughly continues the vein of the previous series of replicas, and retains the basic three-pin function, but it emphasizes more on this series and the French navy frog. The origins of the human commando, regardless of the face plate or the bottom cover, can find exclusive elements related to the army.

In order to highlight the cooperation between Blancpain and the French Navy Frogman Commando, the brand launched a limited-edition watch designed in reference to the first generation of the Fifty Fathoms in 2019 to pay tribute to the French Navy.

The reason for the birth of the Fifty Fathoms has been introduced in many articles before. In short, in the 1950s, Robert Maloubier and Claude Riffaud, the two key figures of the French Navy Frogman Commando, hoped to replace the players. We were looking for a professional watch suitable for underwater tasks, so we set out to find a diving watch. After looking for a few brands of watches to try, they were not very satisfied. What is the size of the watch? There will be difficulties when reading in the water. If the waterproof performance is not good, and the task cannot be performed underwater for a long time, the research and development staff of Blancpain was testing the waterproof watch in southern France at the time, so the two were connected to Blancpain. Per referenced the requirements of diving watches proposed by Robert Maloubier and Claude Riffaud, combined with some unique diving watch characteristics created by him, such as one-way rotating bezel, high waterproof performance and antimagnetic case design, he never thought of passing the French Navy frog in one fell swoop. The test of the human commando was subsequently adopted by the military as a mission meter, which was the reason for the birth of the Fifty Fathoms.

The inverted triangle timescale at 12 o’clock on the dial of the watch is relatively rare on modern re-enacted Fifty Fathoms watches. This is an element dating back to the first generation of Fifty Fathoms watches. In addition, the ‘7’ character at 6 o’clock is Related to the meaning of military operations

Looking back at this history, although Jean-Jacques Fiechter, the brand’s main proprietor at the time, played an important role in diving, but it was also because of this partnership with the French Navy that greatly increased the professional impression and popularity of Fifty Fathoms. The two complement each other. In 2019, Blancpain looked back at such a rare opportunity again, so it launched a new role of the fifty-thousand limited edition to pay tribute to the French Navy Frogman Commando (like their Bole).
The new Fifty Fathoms Limited Edition is made of stainless steel, with a diameter of 45mm. It is not far from the 50 Fifty Fathoms in our current impression. For example, the unidirectional rotating bezel is additionally covered with a curved sapphire crystal. The black background is mainly the color of the dial and bezel. In addition, this watch is equipped with the brand’s 1315 movement. This movement accommodates a total of three barrels arranged in series, which can output kinetic energy for 5 days. The longitudinal system is introduced with silicon material with excellent antimagnetic performance. The solid bottom cover guarantees the standard waterproof watch specifications of the watch up to 300 meters.

The bottom cover is engraved with the emblem of the French Navy Frogman Commando, including the anchors and winged seahorses, which symbolize the meaning of the sea and paratroopers, respectively.

The new faceplate can be found to be different from the current Fifty Fathoms and exclusive to this limited edition, including the time scale changed to a geometric shape, especially the inverted triangle sign at 12 o’clock is also a long-lost in the Fifty Fathoms series. Now, this is the design adopted by the first model of the Fifty Fathoms. In addition, there will be a number ‘7’ in the direction of 6 o’clock on the faceplate. What does this seven mean? It turns out that under normal circumstances, oxygen will Under the pressure of 1.7 bar, it turns into toxic gas, and if the frogman commando team members dive in pure oxygen, the limit of the diving depth is set at 7 meters to ensure the safety of the team members. Therefore, the number 7 not only represents The tipping point is also a hidden symbol of military diving operations.

Fifty-Five Salute to the French Navy Combat Diver

Stainless steel material / 1315 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 300 meters / table diameter 45mm / limited to 300 / reference price: 120,000 RMB
The Fifty Fathoms watch recreated in modern times has a design with a transparent case back, but this one has returned to the solid case back. If you want to trace the origin of the original Fifty Fathoms, using a solid case back is indeed better than a transparent case back. Reasonable, and this time, Blancpain engraved the logo of the representative of the French Navy Frogman Commando—anchor and two seahorses with wings on the bottom cover. These patterns constitute the meaning of the sea and paratroopers, showing the watch The special design and commemorative significance, as mentioned earlier, this is a limited edition watch, so you can also see the number engraved with XXX / 300 on the bottom cover. The incentive to issue a small number of 300 plus the special joint meaning makes this one The fifty-year-old has a special reason to start.

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