Zhong Express People’s Quick Guide (2) The Way To Buy Watches After Poisoning

In previous articles of the Watch House, we have been telling you how to choose and buy your first watch, but we all know that watches are like accessories, and one is not enough So, now there is a very realistic problem. After buying the first watch, many friends will have a higher interest in the watch than before, and even find that they did not understand the wonderful and magnificent. Haute Horlogerie. So how deep is the water in the field of watch purchase? How can it be a way to understand and gradually clarify your future purchase of watches? The following will tell you the answer.
Watch shop is a good school

   At present, with the exception of those niche watch brands, almost all of the world’s high-end watch brands have entered China, and even Patek Philippe, which entered China relatively late, has been in China for almost 10 years. Ten years ago, you wanted to see the real thing of a Patek Philippe watch on sale. You have to travel to Hong Kong recently. Today, whether you are in Shanghai or Beijing, you can experience the meticulousness and luxury of the top Swiss watch brands in your own city. Of course you will definitely say that such an expensive watch must be bought in Hong Kong, but in fact, true Hong Kong game watch enthusiasts will buy PP in Shanghai or Beijing instead of Hong Kong. The reason is very simple. Although there are many watch shops operating Patek Philippe products in Hong Kong, most of the watch models in the store are the most conventional and simplest models, and the real market performance is amazing. Patek Philippe’s rare complicated functions and complex craft models, so To invest and collect it, except at auctions, you can only access the spot when you come to Shanghai and Beijing. Therefore, in the two stores in Beijing and Shanghai, it is not difficult to see players who enter the mainland from Hong Kong to buy watches, because they know that the really good things are not in Hong Kong, but beside everyone. Now that the market around us has provided a platform for the majority of watch enthusiasts to easily contact and feel high-end watches, why do n’t we go to watch stores often, just like a woman may go to the store ten times and may not really buy clothes again. Men go to the watch shop a few times more, listen to the explanations of the staff, according to their own needs, until the choice of a good watch is the most secure way.
Can’t throw away the entire forest for the top ten

   The rapid development of China’s watch market has made domestic watch models update effective, the latest information media presentation, and the types of demand of Chinese and European and American markets have been close to synchronization. Moreover, China’s watch market has become one of the most important watch markets in the world. In particular, China has a large population. Although the proportion of wealthy people is not large, it is definitely not small. They can be said to be the main direction of each brand. However, it is undeniable that Chinese people still have a very shallow understanding of the art of clocks and watches, so the reference to the ‘Top Ten Watches’ is still the most influential and far-reaching topic of clocks and clocks. There are even countless people who know that ten are more important. I think that it’s okay to buy the right brand. Although there is nothing wrong with choosing a brand and choosing a brand, I only think there is a problem with the brand. In fact, the most important thing is to think about what your real needs are. How good is a good watch? When buying a certain type of watch, what problems should I pay attention to in daily use? and many more. Right now, the topic of ‘luxury’, including high-end watches, is very hot, as if all kinds of media have lost the starting line without luxury topics and luxury advertisements. But a few people really understand the circumstances under which high-value daily necessities or high-value crafts can be considered ‘luxury goods’, and what kind of watches really enter the halls of Haute Horlogerie
Get rid of ETA and enter the world of haute horlogerie
   In the world of haute horology, the beauty of craftsmanship is first, and the practicality is second. The person who buys high-end watches, whether he or she is really rich, should have the correct motivation for buying: be touched by that exquisiteness in order to obtain the enjoyment of beauty. Not to show off or follow suit. The medium-priced and practical Swiss watches are synonymous with stability and easy maintenance, and are loved by people around the world. But in the world of haute horlogerie, the overproduction of ETA movement system, easy to be imitated and lack of personality, make real players stay away. To put it simply, I have not heard that the watch equipped with the ETA movement is classified as a top-quality or collectible item. ETA is a large Swiss general movement manufacturer under the Swatch Group. Its products include conventional automatic movements (such as 2892), ultra-thin manual movements (such as 7001), large-diameter pocket watch movements (such as 6497), and automatic chronographs. Cores (such as 7750), as well as a considerable sequence of quartz movements, and provide huge room for application manufacturers to modify. The integration of ETA seems to have brought Swiss clocks and watches into the ‘era of machine control’, thus defeating the ‘Quartz Revolution’ initiated by the Japanese in the mid-1970s, and it has historical significance. But it also turned the Swiss clocks and watches into a hundred flowers, each with its own unique characteristics. A rough estimate is that in the category known as ‘Swiss watches’ in the world, the use of ETA movements accounts for about 85%. The remaining 15% of manufacturers have both low-end miscellaneous factories that cannot afford ETA movements, and peak-to-peak peaks-the real high-end watchmakers. Just like the composition of a harmonious society, the middle class (equivalent to ETA) is the mainstream of the society, and the rest are the vulnerable groups and a few richest people. So today, everyone who collects special high-end watches regards whether the movement is self-produced or not ETA is more important than anything.
Teach you to watch the movement

   According to the watch family’s clock expressing people’s quick strategy, anyone who knows high-end watches must follow: 1. brand 2. series 3. movement 4. hands-on 5. antique watch such as shallow to deep, easy to go Difficult cognitive process. Otherwise, the knowledge of watches and clocks will be scattered and there is no system at all. Then the common sense of the ‘calibration’ belongs to the third level, especially the ‘traceability of the movement’ is a bit difficult for junior players, and it is also a place where the skills of the players will be tested in the future. Faced with all kinds of watch movements, many people are at a loss, and said helplessly: ‘I don’t know how to watch.’ Experience tells us that it is best to start with two aspects of knowledge about the movement: one, from the machine Functional aspects of the core. Simply put, it is a movement with different functions, which looks very different. After understanding the different looks of different movements, you can roughly determine the function of the watch by the appearance of the movement (such as: ordinary three hands, calendar and full calendar , Annual calendar, perpetual calendar, timing function, tourbillon, minute repeater, etc.), and the price differentiation of watches with these functions. For example, the perpetual calendar price of famous factories starts from 250,000 yuan to 600,000 yuan. Perpetual calendars outside this section may have more or less factors that you did not take into account. Tourbillon watches from famous factories are basically worth millions, while the three-minute watches from famous factories don’t have a budget of three million, so don’t touch them easily.

   In addition to knowing the movement by function, it also includes the distinction between manual and automatic movements. Among the manual movements, which have the ‘Geneva Mark’ and which do not; which do not have the ‘Geneva Mark’ but are typical German Movement style. In the automatic movement system, the large line system is another example: a large automatic tourbillon movement and a pearl tourbillon movement; an ETA automatic movement and a Rolex automatic movement. Although there are so many types of movements, the most important thing is to distinguish between ETA movements. The above are various changes of 7750 movement, one of ETA’s most famous movements. But the changes are inseparable, and they will always be displayed. There is a golden gear next to the wheel. As long as you remember this feature, you will recognize all the 7750 movements on the market. In order for everyone to learn more solidly, today we will remember this one first. As for other ETA movements, we will tell you how to identify them in future articles.
   After reading the above text, although it does not solve many of the actual clock problems you face. But at least I know what direction we should go to find out or solve the actual problem. So after buying the first watch, there is a longer way to go. Of course, this is a cumulative process that requires a certain amount of time, energy and even wealth. The knowledge system of clocks and watches is just like the architecture of the building. Once you meet new things, you will know that it should be stored in a room in the ‘clock and watch building’. But without this system, when you see complicated watches, it will still be a piece of sand, and you can’t enter the building or the right room. Over time, the existing knowledge of watches and clocks will also deteriorate. Watch House will systematically build the correct watch knowledge system for everyone in the future. Until you all become bell expressors. (Text / picture / watch home Mao Zhuang)

Vacheron Constantin Sihh 2016 New Overseas Vertical And Horizontal Chronograph

Vacheron Constantin reinvents its iconic classic series-Overseas series. This time, Vacheron Constantin launched five new watches (12 models) adhering to the principles of leisure elegance and ruggedness. The new watches are equipped with the brand’s own production movements-including three new movements-a new generation of self-winding timepieces that reflect the spirit of travel. All watches in this series, whether they are made of stainless steel or gold, are engraved with the Geneva Seal certification from basic display to complex functions, and are equipped with an easily replaceable bracelet / strap, ensuring that the wearer can wear comfortably wherever he is Experience. In addition to the basic display functions (hours, minutes, seconds, with or without date display), the new series is also available in chronograph and slim models.

 Background
   Since the end of the nineteenth century, the watchmaking industry has made many major breakthroughs in anti-magnetic and waterproof aspects, and these are the two starting points for Vacheron Constantin to make sports watches. In 1885, by combining metal parts such as palladium, gold, and copper, people produced the world’s first antimagnetic timepiece. In 1898, Vacheron Constantin launched a waterproof pocket watch that can withstand extreme environments, and its distinctive sturdy case design became the pioneer of contemporary sports watches. 1930s stainless steel watch with screw-in bezel and case and sapphire crystal. In addition to the distinctive technical features and sporty appearance, these timepieces also have a three-dimensional decorative design decorated with ten rounded corners for the ‘base’ case. Decades later, Vacheron Constantin reinterpreted this design in the 1970s and launched several classics, including the famous ‘222 model’ watch, launched in 1977 to commemorate the brand’s 222th anniversary. This sports watch has a screw-in bezel and case back and is water resistant to 120 meters. Designed for those who aspire to an active lifestyle, it was also the inspiration for the first Overseas watch in 1996. The series is based on the spirit of travel and an attitude of looking at the world. It combines a variety of exquisite craftsmanship, and soon became a masterpiece of Vacheron Constantin’s skill level. Overseas Vertical The Four Seas series has a dynamic streamlined appearance and an iconic bezel design. Its sturdy caseback is engraved with the famous navigator Amerigo Vespucci barque pattern, as if you are invited to explore the seven oceans together. For many years, Vacheron Constantin has continuously developed and improved the Overseas horizontal and vertical series, such as the metal bracelet watch with the Maltese cross pattern of the brand logo launched in 2004. In 2016, the brand new Overseas works engraved with the Geneva imprint will become a brand masterpiece set sail in the 21st century.

 design feature
   The ergonomic smooth lines, subtle light and shadow effects and exquisite manufacturing technology make the new Overseas watch all over the world in the field of modern aesthetic design. The curved appearance of the case ensures a seamless connection with the bracelet or strap, with both craftsmanship and aesthetics. The six-sided bezel design and the column-shaped crown with groove design also echo the brand’s design aesthetics. The arc-shaped bezel and case with polished and satin finishes draw people’s attention to the exquisite dial, and the sapphire crystal cover is equipped with anti-glare design on the upper and lower sides. The dial is divided into four types of crystal blue, silver tone, rose pink and gray surface according to different models, which further highlights the layered sense of the watch. The dial pattern also alternates with sunburst, snail and velvety smooth polishing. Variety. Luminous hands and hour indications complement the gold bezel surrounding the bezel, while Arabic numerals ensure optimal readability. The sapphire crystal screw-down case back allows a clear view of the 22K gold rotor in the watch. It is decorated with a compass pattern that points the world’s travellers to a base point, and has been sandblasted, polished, and textured. Processing of processes.

 Comfortable and convenient to wear: self-winding movement, with waterproof function and interchangeable bracelet / strap
   In keeping with the travelling spirit of the Overseas Series, the new watch introduced this time can be comfortable to wear, convenient and practical, and fully meet various needs. All watches are equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The soft iron case lining can effectively protect the watch from magnetic fields, ensuring its accuracy and durability. At the same time, the transparent screw-down case back guarantees a water-resistant depth of 50 meters and 150 meters for ultra-thin models and other watches.
   Another major feature of the new Overseas Watch Series is the modularity of parts. This time Vacheron Constantin introduces three convenient stainless steel or precious metal bracelets-its easy-to-remove replacement device enhances the watch. Overall comfort-the same is true for leather and rubber straps. The original replacement device on the bracelet / strap and folding buckle / pinhole buckle allows customers to safely disassemble and replace without using any tools, without affecting the robustness of the bracelet or strap.
   Overseas horizontal and vertical series bracelets / straps are exquisitely charming: the curved inner satin brushed bracelet is engraved with a semi-Maltese cross decoration; the rubber strap is also decorated with the Vacheron Constantin brand logo; the flat head alligator leather watch The strap is paired with a soft and comfortable cowhide lining and a pinhole buckle, which perfectly combines wearing comfort and sports beauty.

 
Geneva mark, 130 years of solemn commitment
   The new Overseas Series is engraved with the Geneva Seal Certification. As the most authoritative mark of ultimate quality, the Geneva Seal was born in 1886 and is certified by an independent and neutral institution. It is not only a proof of the origin of the timepiece, but also a noble symbol of its superior quality and superior performance. The Geneva Seal is only issued to watches manufactured and assembled in Geneva. At the same time, the movement structure and performance of the watch must also meet a series of extremely strict standards.
   For consumers, the Geneva Seal is a fourfold guarantee of the watch’s origin, durability, accuracy and expertise. Under the supervision of ultra-high production standards, the most durable and aesthetically perfect work is produced. , While respecting and inheriting traditional manual watchmaking techniques. Since 1901, Vacheron Constantin has been the most faithful spokesperson for the Mark of Geneva.

Overseas chronograph-5200 movement
   The Overseas Crosswise Chronograph, engraved with the Geneva Seal, is equipped with the Vacheron Constantin 5200 movement. This new self-winding movement was developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin. After five years of research and development, this movement contains 263 parts. These parts, in coordination with the column wheel, realize the functions of timing start, stop and reset. At the same time, the longitudinal coupling clutch can also effectively reduce hand vibration. The effect of timing. The iconic feature of Vacheron Constantin’s new chronograph watch, the screws on the column wheel adopt the brand’s classic Maltese cross pattern. The dual barrel of the 5200 movement enhances torque and watch reliability, and guarantees a power reserve of more than 50 hours. The watch’s built-in soft iron lining protects the watch from magnetic fields and accurately displays the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date. All features are displayed on a silver or blue dial with sunburst, snail-like patterns and velvety smooth finishes. In addition, the golden hands and hour indicator are added with a luminous coating to ensure optimal readability.
   Overseas vertical and horizontal chronograph watches are divided into stainless steel and 18K pink gold case with a diameter of 42.5mm. The screw-down push-button, crown and case back guarantee a water resistance of 150 meters. Through the transparent case back, you can get a glimpse of the 22K gold oscillating weight decorated with the wind rose compass pattern. Each new stainless steel chronograph is equipped with three interchangeable bracelets / straps: a stainless steel bracelet with an easy-to-remove replacement, a rubber strap and a leather strap. The latter two are equipped with the same interchangeable stainless steel folding clasp. The pink gold version comes with leather and rubber straps, both with the same interchangeable pink gold folding clasp.

Technical specifications
Overseas vertical and horizontal time
Model 5500V / 110A-B075–Silver dial
5500V / 110A-B148–blue dial
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Caliber 5200
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Automatic mechanical movement
22K Gold Overseas Horizontal Oscillator
30.6 mm in diameter (13¼ French cents)
Thickness 6.6 mm
Power reserve about 52 hours
Vibration frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
263 parts
54 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
date
Column wheel timing function (30-minute and 12-hour timer)
Case stainless steel
42.5 mm in diameter and 13.7 mm thick
Equipped with anti-magnetic soft iron device
Screw-in crown and 90-degree twist-lock knob
Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 15 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 150 meters)
Dial Silver-toned / blue glossy, sunburst satin-finished dial,
With velvety smooth edges and snail pattern
18K gold hour markers with white luminous coating on the hour and minute hands
Bracelet / Bracelet Stainless steel, polished satin-finished brushed half-Malta cross bracelet
Comes with hand-stitched large black / blue checkers
Black cowhide-lined Mississippi alligator strap
Comes with interchangeable black / blue rubber strap
Buckle Stainless steel three-fold folding clasp with buttons for comfort adjustment
Equipped with three stainless steel folding clasps, buttons and
Replacement device that perfectly matches two replacement straps (patent pending)

Technical specifications
Overseas vertical and horizontal time
Model 5500V / 000R-B074
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Caliber 5200
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Automatic mechanical movement
22K Gold Overseas Vertical and Horizontal Pendulum
30.6 mm in diameter (13¼ ft.), Thickness 6.6 mm
Power reserve about 52 hours
Vibration frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
263 parts
54 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
date
Column wheel timing function (30-minute and 12-hour timer)
Case 18K 5N pink gold
42.5 mm in diameter and 13.7 mm thick
Equipped with anti-magnetic soft iron device
Screw-in crown and 90-degree twist-lock knob
Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 15 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 150 meters)
Dial Silver-toned glossy, sunburst satin-brushed dial,
With velvety smooth edges and snail pattern timer
18K gold hour markers with white luminous coating on the hour and minute hands
Strap Brown Large Plaid Hand Stitched Black Cowhide Leather Lining
Mississippi Alligator Leather Strap
Comes with replaceable brown rubber strap
Clasp 18K 5N pink gold three-fold folding clasp with buttons and
Replacement device that can perfectly match the replacement strap (patent pending)