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The Beauty Of Simplicity And Exquisite Appreciation Of Jacques Dro’s New Watch Real Shot

Baselworld 2014 is in full swing. The annual watch fair is a major event in the watch industry. New watches from many brands have once again become the focus of much attention. The House of Watches brought forward a real shot of Jaquet-Dro’s new watch for everyone. The Jaquet-Dro elegant 8 (ELLE8) watch is graceful and elegant.

  The simple and noble design blends elegant and smooth curves. The Jacques de Droghe Elegant 8 watch is presented to those charming women in time. A diamond band surrounds the bezel, highlighting the exquisite curve of the watch, showing the beauty of simplicity.

  The extended effect of the crown makes the case more round and full, while the curved sapphire crystal, dial and hands further show the three-dimensional effect of this timepiece.

  The white strap matches the overall color scheme, simple and beautiful.

  The final beauty: a round pearl or gem is set on the top of the watch, making the watch more elegant and luxurious. This inlay is matched with the selected dial, which the wearer can rotate at the touch of a finger, making it irresistible.

  The watch team’s special report team has also rushed to the watch exhibition site to bring you the most fresh and up-to-date watch information. For more details about Baselworld 2014, please pay attention to our special report page. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)
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The Art Of Color Collision The Baume & Mercier Collection Debuts In Geneva

The new works of Lingni Spring / Summer 2015 are fashionable and unique, leading the latest trend of the season. Baume & Mercier adds four new artistic watches to the feminine Ling Ni series. The watch is equipped with replaceable straps, inspired by the bright colors of Pop Art, showing creativity Inspired by art, luxurious top leather brings unparalleled comfort. The matte satin alligator leather strap becomes a visual focal point. Does your eyes seem to have a gorgeous picture?

Fresh green

   This indispensable color has the style of the 1970s and is full of vitality. This strap is fresh and pleasant, and will bring a touch of coolness to your summer outfit. With the ‘green light’ on, you can unleash your charm!
Pop powder

   The color of this candy is sweet and tender, bold and creative, which reminds one of summer’s seductive lips. This strap will become an important element of beautiful makeup, perfect match with the same color lip gloss and nails.
Vitality honey

   Warm as honey, yellow is the color of summertime joy. The strap is gorgeous and fashionable, and has a strong artistic atmosphere. It can bring vitality to day wear, add luster to evening wear, and present a golden texture like a sun kiss.
Colorful purple

   This color symbolizes the splendid spring time, and is integrated with the stylish sky blue and indigo. Inspired by her charm style, beauty masters have created countless new colors.
   The new Lingni watch has rounded lines at a glance, a polished case decorated with a carved bezel, a pure silver dial and an easily replaceable gorgeous strap. It perfectly matches various styles and leads the fashion trend. The four 27mm watches faithfully continue the characteristics of the Lingni series. In addition to the alligator leather strap, a stainless steel strap is also included in the watch box, which gives women the pleasure of matching according to the occasion. .

German Watches: A Unique But Distinct Way To Watchmaking

When it comes to high-end watches, many people think of Switzerland, but as a country standing at the top of the world’s clock pyramid, Swiss watches face many challengers, and among them the most powerful and oldest It’s Germany. Before World War II, Germany had developed into one of the two most important watchmaking powers in the world. Following the defeat of Germany in World War II, German watchmaking suffered a brutal blow. It was only after the Berlin Wall was toppled in 1989 that German watchmaking ushered in a new opportunity for rise. PanoMaticLunar & PanoMaticDate Glashütte
Long and bumpy German watch history
The history of German watchmaking dates back to the 15th century. In 1530, the German Nuremberg locksmith PeterHenlein manufactured the world’s first pocket watch. The first German watchmaking company was born in 1845 in Glashütte. After more than 100 years, it was also very tortuous. In the middle, it experienced World War I and the German economic depression. But after more than 100 years of development, by 1945, before World War II, Germany had developed into the world’s most important. One of the two watchmaking powers. Following the defeat of Germany in World War II, German watchmaking suffered a brutal blow. It was only after the Berlin Wall was toppled in 1989 that German watchmaking ushered in a new opportunity for rise.
German watch style and characteristics
Many people do not understand the German watchmaking industry, probably because German watches seem indifferent to marketing and publicity. Compared with the Swiss watch-oriented design features, the pragmatism and rigor of the Germanic nation have embarked on a unique but distinct way of watchmaking.
Style difference
The dials of German-style watchmaking are generally relatively clean, and rarely use pattern carving. Most German watches also rarely use diamond and enamel. Among the German watches we often know, Glashütte will have more enamel or diamond-set watches. Lange also unveiled a basic watch with diamonds this year, which is beautiful and very beautiful, but personally thinks that this does not seem to be Lange’s style.
Secondly, the overall design of the German-made watch case is also clean and concise, and the sides of the case are mostly cut at right angles, with almost no arc. The Swiss-style watchmaking mostly uses a curved side design, which seems to be soft and euphemistic. German watches only had no style during the period from the end of World War II to the reunification of East and West Germany, producing large quantities of curved watches with curved shapes. Of course, this is a political and historical reason and cannot be used as a reference.
Designed genres
When it comes to the style of watchmaking, it must be mentioned that the design concept is different. Germany is particularly clear on this point. German industrial design is deeply influenced by the Bauhaus style. They believe that design must serve the product and have a little function. This pragmatic design style makes German products with an obvious feature, that is, they will not use too useless designs-like those pattern carvings, the use of curves, must not be the original intention of German designers. German industrial designers are reluctant to be artists, they want to become an important part of industrial production.
Another feature of German industrial design is that it is ‘suited to local conditions.’ Their design is to re-optimize existing materials, instead of designing a drawing in advance, and then looking for raw materials all over the world. And the Germans respect their steel very much, and they have a very strong self-confidence in German steel. Therefore, in the manufacture of watches, they believe that the best and most reasonable treatment is polishing or wire drawing. Suspect.
What are the representative brands of German watches?
Top watch brands:
Lange watch
A. Lange & Sohne is one of the top ten luxury watches in the world and a well-known luxury brand. Lange watch is a very precise German mechanical watch brand. Its main characteristics are: unparalleled superb technology and high-level perfect handwork. Lange, as a rare non-Swiss watch brand, is an authentic eastern German product. It once disappeared due to the authoritarian rule of the former East Germany, but once again the two Germanys rejuvenated. Lange insists on making only mechanical precious metal watches, making its quality and price high, generally above 100,000 yuan.
Glashütte
As one of the world’s leading high-end mechanical watch brands with 100% self-made movements of its entire series of watches, the blood of Glashtte Original originates from a German watchmaking town with a history of 165 years. Glashtte. After years of ups and downs, Glashtte Original continues the German watchmaking tradition and continues to write the legend of German fine watchmaking.
Simple design brand:
Nomos Watch
Nomos watches from East Germany are located in Saxony Glashtte, which has a century of watch manufacturing history. Glashtte’s watchmakers use hand-crafted craftsmanship to create high-quality, uniquely designed manual mechanical watches. Nomos’ clear design consciousness is in every The performance and readability of a watch are “exclusive”.
Junghans watch
经典 A classic brand of the German watch industry, born in 1861. For 150 years, it has always enjoyed a good reputation for its simple and elegant appearance and first-class superb quality in Germany. Since it obtained the first patent for producing calendar watches in 1879, the company has obtained more than 3,000 patents.
Military German military watch brand:
Lang Kun watch
坤 Lang Kun LACO, who has authentic German descent, was famous for manufacturing the Air Force Pilot’s Watch B-Uhr during World War II. Its watchmaking history can be traced back to the 1920s. The company was founded by two extremely talented German watchmakers Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel in the German watch town Pforzheim. The name LACO (朗 坤) is exactly from LACHER & CO. Derived from the first syllable.
Sinn watch
SINN-German version of Seiko, this brand is specially made for German professionals, including border inspection teams (that is, those wearing red hats at train stations), fire teams, divers, deep-sea inspectors, pilots, tank soldiers, bankers, etc. The latest mechanical chronograph is used in peacekeeping forces, and its advanced functional design is increasingly recognized by world watch fans.

Ignored Rolex Balance Adjustment System

Every change in movement technology is an exploration of the cutting-edge concepts of mechanical watchmaking, or it will become famous or fleeting. In any case, the infinite between square inches may always be the most attractive to watch lovers. Heartstrings. Rolex, a well-known watchmaking company headquartered in Geneva, is well-known in the watch industry. It has no super complicated functions, no delicate and beautiful movements, and no limit. It is now a world-renowned watch legend.

Rolex Watch Factory
From Cal.3235

Above: Date-type with caliber 3235. Below: Day-of-the-week model with caliber 3255.

    Since the middle of the last century, Rolex’s major series of appearance designs have been subtly evolving, but they have never betrayed their ancestors. The continuous breakthrough and development of movement technology have rarely exposed the surface of the mountains. Ask, you can’t be sure how this watch and movement are different from the past. Last year (2015), Rolex released two new movements: Cal.3235 and Cal.3255. Most people know Cal.3255, but few people know Cal.3235. Historically, Rolex journal-type movements and day-of-the-week movements, if there are important technical innovations, are often launched together, just like Cal in 1977 When .3035 was launched, Cal.3055 also appeared. When Cal.3135 replaced Cal.3035 in 1988, Cal.3055 was also replaced by Cal.3155.
Every change of number is an important technological innovation

Rolex’s important 3-series movement evolution

    From the original Cal.3035 to today’s Cal.3235, after 40 years, there have been too many technical changes, large and small, and each change in the number is an important technical innovation, of course, there are also important points . Cal.3035 to Cal.3135, and Cal.3135 to Cal.3235, basically the layout design of the movement has been adjusted very much. The differences between these numbers are obvious. And Cal.3135 to Cal.3136, mainly the shock absorber KIF replaced by Rolex patent Paraflex. The change in the number at the beginning of the movement number is directly a complete change in the function and type of the movement, indicating two completely different movements.
Rolex special structure-fine adjustment screw for balance wheel clearance

Improved wheel train for Rolex 3255

   Therefore, the new Cal.3255 released in 2015 is fundamentally different from the previous Cal.3155, but it has not exceeded the scope of the movement type. They are the exclusive movements of the day-of-the-day watch (DD). So what’s the difference? I think most of the differences were already known at the beginning of the year. For example, the barrel wall was 50% thinner, the new paramagnetic Chronergy escapement system (15% efficiency) was used, and the pallet fork was thinner than the previous generation. 50%, dynamic storage increased to 70 hours, more than 90% of the parts of the movement are redesigned or changed, the accuracy of the original observatory is doubled, 14 patents and so on. However, there is a relatively detailed change that is little known. This change is not small, but it is very conspicuous. In fact, it should not be ignored. It is the fine adjustment screw on the swing bridge.

Two trimmer screws in Rolex Cal. 3130 movement

    Speaking of this fine-tuning screw, it is the first time it appears in the 3XXX basic movement, but it is not only in 2015, so it is not a new technology, but for Cal.3235 or Cal.3255, it is a No small change. Before talking about this fine-tuning screw, the first thing we have to say is the fine-tuning screw hidden under it. In Cal.3235 / Cal.3255, the balance wheel bridge board has made very obvious changes compared to the previous generation, except for the original Except that the clips fixed above the bridge plate with screws disappeared, there were originally two fine-tuning screws under the bridge plate, and now there is only one. The function of this screw is to finely adjust the balance of the balance wheel by adjusting the position of the swing bridge. During the installation process, the position deviation of the bridge will directly affect the position of the swing and thus the travel time. These two fine-tuning screws have been available since Rolex’s transition from the single bridge of 30XX to the 31XX series movement, which also shows that although the double-arm bridge is more stable and reliable than the original single-arm bridge The position accuracy is also better, but it is not perfect. Once the position deviation occurs, there is no room for fine-tuning.

Audemars Piguet 3120 movement with two-arm swing bridge
    In all Rolex modern movements, as long as the balance wheel structure of the double-arm bridge plate, there is a fine-tuning structure under the splint. This measure ensures that even if the position of the pendulum or the splint is shifted even after years of use, There are ways to make adjustments without replacing parts, which provides greater convenience for later maintenance. As the advantages of dual-arm bridges become more and more well known, many brands are also using dual-arm bridges, such as the new generation of coaxial movements such as Omega’s 85xx series and 9xxx series, as well as Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Count, Piaget, etc., but without exception, except for Rolex’s use of fine-tuning screws under the pendulum bridge, other brands have no similar fine-tuning structure (patent impact? I wonder if a watchmate knows).

Rolex 3255 movement substrate

    In Rolex’s 31XX series movements, there are two fine-tuning screws under the splint, and some of their edges are exposed outside, and a certain gap is left on the substrate next to it, which is convenient for tools to fine-tune these two screws. After the 32XX series movement in 2015, all this changed, the fine adjustment screw on one side of the bridge board was cancelled, the fine adjustment screw on the other side was still there, but a fine adjustment screw with a scale appeared out of thin air. In the official Rolex presentation, this structure is ignored because it is not new technology and has been ‘used’ for 16 years.

Rolex 3255 trimmer structure
    In fact, this fine-tuning screw is geared below and meshes with the original fine-tuning screw at the bottom. The benefits of having a scale are obvious. It is very easy to fine-tune after quantification. The amount that each scale can be fine-tuned should be recorded in the official internal information. Cancelling a fine-tuning screw may be considered that unilateral fine-tuning is sufficient, and fine-tuning on both sides is necessarily more troublesome than unilateral fine-tuning, and accuracy is also more difficult to grasp.
The 16 years of fine adjustment screw of balance wheel clearance

Rolex 2235 movement

    As mentioned earlier, this technology is not a new technology. Looking at all the modern movements of Rolex, this structure has taken shape since the launch of 2230 (2235) in 1999. At that time, this additional fine-tuning screw had no scale. Nor is it integrated with the balance bridge.

Fine-tuned structure of Rolex 4130 movement

    In 2000, with a series of changes in the structure and components of the movement, the Cal. 4130 chronograph movement using this structure replaced the 4030 type movement that has been used for eleven years since 1989. It is semi-integrated into the pendulum bridge plate (in 2235, the trim screw is not fixed by the entire splint, and in 4130, it shares the pendulum bridge plate with the trim screw).

Rolex 9001 movement

    In 2012, Rolex Sky-Dweller came out and launched the new Cal.9001 automatic movement equipped with Rolex. Instead of making the pendulum bridge trimming structure more streamlined, it became more complicated. In addition to the two fine-tuning screws of the 31XX series, There is also a trim screw next to each trim screw, and the trim screw at the bottom is ‘hidden’.

Fine-tuning structure of 3255 movement with scale

    In the 32XX series movement in 2015, the fine adjustment structure of the pendulum bridge plate of the original 41XX series movement was completely integrated into the pendulum bridge plate, and the scale was also made. Therefore, this is not a new technology, but it has been evolving for the first time in the 3XXX series.

Summary: Rolex movements have always been known for their precision and durability. In addition to this, in addition to having many Rolex patented special materials and structures, the more important point is that most of the parts in Rolex movements can be maintained at a later stage. It is adjusted again, instead of having to replace parts, so even Rolex watches decades ago can still be accurately moved after maintenance. The silicon hairspring, which has been very popular in the past few years, has gradually faded in recent years. The important reason is that the silicon material is too brittle and only parts can be replaced after damage. These watches may face the dilemma of no replacement parts and can only be scrapped. Therefore, in addition to the good watch now, whether it is easy to be rescued for decades or even hundreds of years is equally important. No doubt, the durability of Rolex is also reflected in this.

Jacques Memovox Alarm Ring Diving Watch

Reference price: 148000 yuan
The watch is equipped with Jaeger-LeCoultre 956 self-winding movement, 45 hours power reserve, 23 rubies, black matte dial, hour and minute hands filled with luminous material, central seconds, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock luminous Arabic numerals Date window display at 3 o’clock, alarm function, rotating outer ring, trapezoidal fluorescent hour scale, stainless steel case, waterproof 200 meters. Black leather strap with stainless steel buckle, limited to 768 pieces
Recommended reason:
The Memovox Deep Sea watch launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1959 was the first dive watch with alarm function. At the same time this watch is equipped with the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal.815 movement with alarm function. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre successfully replicates this glorious history and adds a new patented waterproofing system.

See The Beauty In The Details – Manufacturing Of Omega Constellation Manhattan Watch

For more than 100 years, Omega has always upheld the promise of creating professional ladies’ watches. The Constellation Manhattan Watch is the treasure of the brand’s long history of watchmaking. In 1982, Omega released the Constellation Manhattan Watch for the first time, and it quickly became one of the iconic classic ladies’ watches, which was loved by female consumers worldwide.

Omega has been committed to creating women’s watches with excellent quality and delicate design, so that the design style of the Constellation Manhattan Watch is more in line with the diverse lifestyles of contemporary women, which can adapt to the fast-paced working environment and The finishing touch for dinner dresses.

The birth of the new Constellation Manhattan Lady watch not only stems from Omega’s advanced watchmaking technology, but also demonstrates the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship. The upgrade in design details makes this classic watch more feminine.

Zhenzhen Observatory certified precision travel time

In modern daily life, the anti-magnetic properties of the movement become particularly important, because items such as laptops, smartphones, hair dryers, and magnetic clasps for women’s handbags can generate magnetic fields, which affects the precise movement of the watch. The new Constellation Manhattan Lady’s 29mm model is equipped with a small and precise Zenith Observatory movement. Its accuracy, anti-magnetism and overall performance meet the higher standards of the industry.

美 The beauty of the dial details

As the saying goes, the details are really beautiful. Some models of the new Constellation Manhattan Lady’s watch feature a mother-of-pearl dial, and every detail on the dial is carefully crafted. The date window at 6 o’clock makes the dial more balanced. The exquisite and small star logo and the Omega brand logo represent the brand’s unremitting heritage of precision and quality. The diamond hour markers are set in gold brackets, giving a dazzling and glamorous luster.

Shining star emblem

Simplicity has always been the essence of the dial design of the Omega Constellation series. Each new Constellation Manhattan watch has a star emblem on the dial, crafted from Sedna® 18K gold, symbolizing the precision of Omega heritage to this day, and paying tribute to the brand’s early record of accuracy created in the observatory test .

Chic bracelet

The new Constellation Manhattan Lady’s 29mm model adopts a completely new bracelet, inspired by the prototype of the Constellation “Manhattan” watch. Polished decorative bars add a luxurious feel to the watch. The refinement of women’s watches is reflected in the attention to every detail.

Bright Diamond Bezel

米 Omega uses modern watchmaking technology and advanced equipment, but exquisite handicraft is still essential for brand watchmaking. Through professional technology and fine operation, the watchmaker manually inlays each diamond on the bezel of the Constellation Manhattan Watch. Diamond is not only a ‘female favorite’, it is also a craft creation mastered by Omega.
Appreciate the beauty of appearance

In the new Omega factory in Switzerland, the watchmaker carefully checks the craftsmanship of each watch to ensure that every detail of the watch is presented in a flawless manner. Especially for the iconic bezels of the Constellation series, including diamonds, claws and gold bezels, it is even better.

诞生 The birth of star works

Each constellation Manhattan watch will undergo strict quality control after the final assembly is completed. In addition to the watchmaker’s test, the 29mm model also needs to pass the 10-day Zhizheng Observatory test approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The watches that have been certified by the Astronomical Observatory have reached higher standards in the industry, and their outstanding quality makes every female wearer proud.

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