Month: August 2020

Blancpain Launches The World’s First Mechanical Diving Watch X Fathoms

Blancpain CEO Marc Hayek dives into the water with his scuba gear and dives to the bottom of the world’s largest aquarium in Dubai Mall, revealing his latest wrist Table X Mystery of Fathoms. The X Fathoms watch was developed for four years and was created for divers. It is the world’s first dive watch with a mechanical depth sounder. It measures up to 90 meters in depth and has a measurement error of only 30 cm. The working principle of the depth measuring instrument is that water pressure acts on a special liquid metal bottom cover that is less than 1 mm thick, with a deviation of less than 2 microns, which in turn acts on a rack and pinion mechanism to move the pointer to display the depth. There are two separate depth indicator scales on the dial. The outer circle of the dial is a high-precision 0-15 meter depth indicator, including the very important 3-6 meter depth display when the diver needs to decompress in front of the water when returning. There are different color codes. There is a separate pointer to indicate the deepest depth and the dive record can be reset to zero by pressing a special button with a protective bridge at 8 o’clock-a very important safety feature for divers.
     The original 5-minute countdown display is convenient for divers to accurately measure the decompression time. It is located at 10 o’clock on the dial. This is the only counter on the dial with an off-center pointer, and all other functions-hours, minutes, seconds and depth gauge Three independent hands, centered on the dial, are bright and legible.

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The Mark Of Condensing Time Tasting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Wish Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels launched the Poetic Time series of poetry and complexity in 2007, which greatly surprised watch fans. The Lady Arpels Pont Des released in 2010 Amoureux model won the GPHG women’s watch award that year. In 2012, the brand continued the story of five years ago, introducing two poetic romantic watches, Arpels Poetic Wish and Midnight Poetic Wish.

   The Van Cleef & Arpels time poems are based on the extraordinary dial TM. When the watchmaker’s extraordinary and exquisite craftsmanship meets peerless treasures, Van Cleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels timepieces achieve unparalleled exquisite details and elegant taste. For Mains d’Or, everything is possible. Facing the challenges presented by watchmaking masters, they fearlessly used their superb skills on the dial to create miniature art treasures in every inch. White gold diamond case, pearl grey silk strap and calfskin strap.

   With the popularity of ‘New Bridge Lovers’ last year, Van Cleef & Arpels seems to want to prove its unique existence value again with another practice. The watch has undergone many complicated processes in the process of making, first of all in the gold sculptor’s In their hands, the engraving, engraving, carving, and grinding techniques were interpreted by them, giving the entire design a living life and bringing the scenery to life.

   Gorgeous dream-like colors seem to be the subject of Van Cleef & Arpels’ chase. The painted enamel of this watch adds color to the design. Since the tinted surface is as small as millimeters, this process requires extremely stable hands. Color-level rendering is even more crucial.

   In fact, a brand born as a jewellery has to admit that it is slightly superior in the use of color and design. After going through the above two processes, it is the treatment of mother-of-pearl. It is a very difficult material to handle, so The cloud carved from it can be called the magic pen in the design.

   The Midnight Poetic Wish watch inherits the traditional gem selection tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels fine jewelry watches, indicating that the minute meteor is set with diamonds of D E F color and VVS clarity.
 
   Just like all Van Cleef & Arpels poetic complication watches, the two new Poetic Wish watches are certainly more than just an ornament. Their movements indicate minutes and hours in the form of ‘poetic romantic animation’, and adopt the ‘five minutes and two questions’ mechanism, that is, the hour is reported first, and then the minutes are reported in units of 5 minutes. The spring reed strikes a clear and pleasant sound, showing design ingenuity.

   The crown at 2 o’clock can trigger an animation. On the left side of the dial of the Lady Arpels Poetic Wish, the silhouette of the girl slowly moves towards the center of the dial, indicating the current hour. When she encounters the white mother-of-pearl floating in the clouds, the bell of Notre Dame will ring, and the kite will emerge from behind the clouds, crossing the sky in the bells of Qingyue, indicating the minutes.

   The five-minute two-question mechanism reports the time in the bass and the minute in the treble. Both watches have a dual display design. Through the transparent cover, the movement, hammer, gong, and two display dials are clear at a glance, with hours and minutes and seconds. Both are equipped with a mechanical movement of type 21 600 Ah with a central opening in the ratchet.

Summary: The unit price of each of these two watches is more than one million yuan. Van Cleef & Arpels gives time to dreams, perfectly blends technical performance with artistic creation, and improves the performance of the movement through extremely complex and complicated mechanical functions. The time treasures are presented one by one with a meticulous, elegant and fashionable structure. Its extraordinary features have already exceeded the functional boundaries of accurate timekeeping of watches, and the exquisite craftsmanship of the top Swiss watchmaking workshops has been transformed into precious moving moments. Whether it’s a gift or for personal use, each watch is a chapter of time Psalms TM, condensing precious memories into it and passing it on forever.

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Bulgari Achieves Its Donation Goal For Save The Children

At an international press conference held in Rome’s Pecci Blunt Palace yesterday, Bulgari Bulgari Glory announced that Bulgari Bulgari was realized and achieved a great deal thanks to the great success of the special edition silver ceramic ring sales. Over the four-year goal of saving more than $ 20 million (16 million euros) in funding Save the Children in partnership with Save the Children in 2009.

From left to right: Zhang Ziyi, Adrien Brody, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Dorff

At the press conference, CEO Michael Burke announced that Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi will be the global ambassador for the Bulgari and Save the Children charity project. Zhang Ziyi has starred in many Chinese and English award-winning films, including ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘Ambush in Ten Faces’, ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, ‘2046’ and acted as the heroine of the director Wang Jiawei’s new work ‘A Grand Master’. Zhang Ziyi has been an active supporter of Bulgari and Save the Children, and has been involved in projects to reduce the suffering and illness of orphans in China. In order to further contribute to charity, she will strongly support Bulgari and Save the Children education projects, and participate in exchange activities and field trips around the world.
Bulgari celebrates and documents this great achievement by hosting a photo exhibition with the world-renowned photographer Fabrizio Ferri in the Save the Children project at Pecci Blunt, a 16th-century palace in Rome . The exhibition entitled ‘Stop, Think, Dedicate’ exhibits all the photos taken by photographer Fabrizio Ferri since 2009 that have benefited from Bulgari’s global student aid and children’s rights projects Pictures of beneficiary children, and public welfare photos taken by many celebrities in the global film, music and entertainment circles to support this project. In this project, these celebrities may wear and “interpret” this Bulgari custom ring in their own way, or participate in public welfare projects in person and interact with the benefited children.
More than 1300 guests attended the celebration party, and Chinese and foreign celebrities who lit the celebration party included Adrien Brody, Adrian Brody, Stephen Dorff, Zhang Ziyi, Zhen Zidan, Qin Shupei, Su Youpeng, Li Xiaoran, Zhao Tao, Isabella Ferrari Isabella Ferrari, Paul Haggis, Harvey Weinstein, EVA Riccobono, Eva Recobono, Livia Firth, Andrea Osvart Swat, Catrinel Marlon, Jordi Mollà, Katheryn Winnick, Catherine Winnick and Matteo Garrone, etc.
Source: Bulgari

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Outstanding Representative Of The New Da Vinci Iwc Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

This year, IWC expressed a change in the usual barrel design of the Vinci series, inspired by the classic Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar watch launched in 1985, which continued the classic circular case of the 1980s Designed with the new Da Vinci collection. The Da Vinci series reinterpreted with a classic round case, combines the legendary design style of the 1980s with a modern low-key style, maintaining the modernist and simple style that IWC has always advocated. (Watch model: IW392101)

   The new Da Vinci collection includes both the Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Moon Phase 36, which are specially designed for women, as well as the appearance of a new appearance, while combining advanced technology and complex functions. Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph integrates its famous mechanical chronograph function with the permanent moon phase profit and loss display function in a small dial. This is the first integration of the dual chronograph dial and the moon phase profit and loss display in a small dial. Watches.

   In order to create this outstanding timepiece, IWC watchmakers are committed to the development of a new 89630 homemade movement. The chronograph hour and minute hands of the watch are integrated into the small dial at 12 o’clock. Compared with displaying the accumulated time on a separate accumulator, reading the recorded time is easier and more convenient. The central blue steel chronograph hands are accurate to one-eighth of a second and have a flyback function. The movement design allows the chronograph function to run continuously without causing significant damage to the watch’s 68-hour power reserve.

   The watch uses a 43mm 18K red gold case with a thickness of 15.5mm and a silver-plated dial. There are four small dials with many display functions on the dial, but the symmetrical layout is still harmonious and clear. At 12 o’clock on the dial, there is a small blue dial with moon phases and chronograph. The chronograph time in the small dial is innovatively indicated by the hour and minute hands, which is more convenient to read. The moon phase display is extremely accurate. The moon phase profit and loss display and the moon’s actual profit and loss cycle only accumulate an error of 1 day every 577.5 years, which means that the moon phase display only needs to be adjusted once every 577 years. At 3 and 9 o’clock, the date and day display are set respectively. At 6 o’clock, there is a small dial with a small seconds dial and month display. At 7:30, there is a four-digit year. The window is displayed.

   Unlike the round crown used in the 1985 Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar, the new Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar chronograph has a cylindrical shape with a crown and two buttons. The 18K red gold crown is engraved with the brand logo on the top and has a non-slip texture on the side.

   The watch is equipped with a dark brown alligator leather strap, with a double sheet folding buckle, which is soft and comfortable to wear. At the same time, the movable lugs with curved two corners make the strap fit the wrist more, which improves the wearing comfort of the watch.

   The watch is equipped with the 89630 self-winding chronograph movement. Through the watch’s transparent sapphire glass back, you can admire the sophisticated movement design with blue steel screws, the red gold rotor with the brand logo, and Rich decoration on the bridge. The watch offers a 68-hour power reserve and a water resistance of 30 meters.

Summary: Although the white dial includes four small dials, occupying all positions of the dial, the symmetrical and balanced distribution makes the dial orderly. This is also due to the dark blue dial design at 12 o’clock. Only the delicate moon of 3 mm is still at 12 o’clock. The dark blue circular display dial represents the rotation of the earth’s shadow and presents changes in the moon phase. The official quotation of the watch is 318,000 RMB, which is an outstanding representative of the new Da Vinci series.

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Hublot Bigbang Christmas Big Bang

BigBang Rose Gold Fruit Series

 If every festival is described by color, then Christmas is colorful. If I have a watch for this festival, I think it must be Hublot. Hublot’s BigBang series, from the birth of the BigBang series in 2005, to the BigBang all-black series in 2006, and then to the BigBang caviar series in 2011, each series will be a full interpretation of BigBang, colorful, and pursue the ultimate traditional watch At the same time of craftsmanship, it also gives unlimited creativity to it. Hublot’s precise timing accompanies people to experience the wonderful “Big Bang” of life together.

 A true ‘art of fusion’ from the universe

 Speaking of ‘BigBang’, it can be reminiscent of the age of the ancestors and the Big Bang. It is because of the big bang and various elements that the universe and the planet we live in-Earth. No matter it is life or time, everything is born in the moment of breaking ground in the flood, it symbolizes a new world and a new future. Therefore, in 2005, the current Chairman of the Hublot Board of Directors, Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver and the current CEO of Hublot, Ricardo Guadalupe, decided to name their first collection of watches ‘BigBang ‘It’s no accident. In fact, Hublot’s BigBang series is also synonymous with its own rebirth, creation and revival: revolutionary design, revolutionary material fusion and Hublot’s new brand philosophy, all ushered in the birth of BigBang in April 2005 A great twist. The traditional Swiss watch art and contemporary passion embodied in Hublot have emerged as a new starting point.

 Since the establishment of Hublot in 1980, the detailed design of Hublot watches has continuously evolved. Only the watch shape adheres to the first watch’s interpretation of the word HUBLOT-porthole. The inspiration for BigBang’s birth was derived from Hublot’s original design in 1980: the shape of the round case, the screws were reactivated, and the strap was still made of natural rubber. While Hublot has undergone revolutionary changes, it has maintained continuity. Just like everything in nature that is constantly evolving at any moment, Hublot has always adhered to the concept of innovation, and is also committed to connecting the past and the future: research and development of ultra-light materials, creating new colors … Hublot has an infinite future.

 Rose gold fruit series lights up colorful Christmas

 HUBLOT’s TuttiFrutti watches are rich in color and texture. They boldly use bright and lively shimmering colors and ambilight, which makes people feel indescribable joy. While retaining the classic and modern vigor, Hublot adheres to a distinguished temperament, and creates your noble elegance and low-key luxury with fresh trendy colors. The shape of the rose gold fruit series watch adopts Hublot’s most classic BigBang series design concept. Adding the unique charming inspiration of women, ‘Fruit’ has been listed in Hublot’s best-selling list with colorful colors, luxurious temperament and exquisite craftsmanship since its launch in 2008.
 ‘Apple’, ‘Rose’, ‘Dazzling Purple’ and ‘Ultra Blue’, each comes with a delicate and alligator alligator leather strap, lined with rubber to make it more supple and comfortable. The elongated cut pink sapphire, amethyst or tsavorite is adorned on the bezel of each Big Bang fruit watch and matches its color scheme. The rich content of super women makes it irresistible.

 The universe ‘explodes’ BigBangUnico

 This year in Basel, Hublot’s new product series, the BigBangUnico series, was born, which reminds people of the “explosion” effect caused by BigBang’s emergence in 2005. This is the perfect fusion of Hublot’s most iconic BigBang design and the brand’s completely independent Unico movement.

 Today, wristwatches are not just devices for measuring time, but also objects that reflect people’s personality. Therefore, the most important function of wearing a top-level watch is to tell the world ‘who am I’. Through a watch, it reflects the personality, taste and attitude of life. Hublot is prepared for successful people who have the courage to express themselves, have individual thoughts, and are full of young fashion mentality. BigBang is not only the big bang of the universe, but also the big bang of life experienced by everyone who successfully reaches the top. Only the most abundant life can carry the meaning of time. Big Bang Unico, with its brilliant design, excellent movement, unique connotation, reshapes history and connects the future!

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Vacheron Constantin Opens A New Boutique In Las Vegas (August Official Website News)

August 20, 2012 (New York, NY)-Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watchmaker with an uninterrupted history of more than 250 years, has announced its latest exclusive boutique in luxury The Palazzo Hotel, Resort and Casino opens in Las Vegas. A terrace-style boutique located between rows, it fully embodies luxury and sophistication. The new opening marks the brand’s 30 boutiques worldwide and the second boutique opened in New York City in September 2011 after North America.

New boutique watch enthusiasts and collectors create an intimate and welcoming space, displaying their superb timepieces in delicate window displays. The interior design combines modern elements to the traditional design. From the perspective of architecture, it reveals the brand’s continuous pursuit of excellence and aesthetic perfection. The finish has been based on a detailed and elegant color scheme, exuding a warm and comfortable atmosphere, dedicated to technology and precious haute horlogerie.

   Known for its outstanding performance in technology and aesthetics and its high level of completion of its timepieces, Vacheron Constantin will show a very sophisticated degree of refinement, as well as its traditional, powerful accessory transmission know-how, mastering high-quality craftsmanship.
   We are very pleased to announce the opening of the new boutique in Las Vegas, ‘said Hugo, President of Vacheron Constantin North America.’ This opening is another milestone in the global expansion of the brand and enables us to provide the experience This will enhance the understanding of the client’s brand and its long-standing history on Horolgerie.

   This boutique will offer a full range of collections from manufacturers based in Geneva, as well as unique boutique models, proving elegant and sophisticated design, the perfection of technology and aesthetics that define the traditions of Vacheron Constantin’s ancestors and Unique know-how.

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Enriching Watch Connotation With Street Art Hublot Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey

HUBLOT’s interests are widely known. In addition to sports, including football, racing, boxing and ball sports, brands in the relatively static humanities field also know a little or two, such as The brand and some well-known artists such as the Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Buchi and the French sculptor Richard Orlinski have also established cooperative relationships. I have also seen Hublot leverage the expertise of these artists to launch limited special joint watches, which is different from pure sports. The sense of enthusiasm, the style co-branded with the artist has a little more taste in micro-art creation. Under the artist’s ingenuity and creativity, often an ordinary Hublot watch instantly becomes more distinctive and recognizable.

Hublot announces American street artist Shepard Fairey as brand art ambassador, both parties further launch joint style based on Big Bang Meca-10 watch

Hublot recently collaborated with Shepard Fairey, the godfather of contemporary street art in the United States, to find him as the brand’s art ambassador. At the same time, the two sides also inevitably released a new joint watch-Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey.

Hope poster by Shepard Fairey featuring Obama

Master of street art
If you are unfamiliar with Shepard Fairey, let’s first take a look at his creative career. He has been a ‘boarder’ since he was a child, and is deeply fascinated with punk rock music. In the early 1980s, he began to work on his skateboards and T-shirts. Painted and was arrested by the police for posting personally created posters without permission. Among them, he created a sticker series called André the Giant has a Posse in 1989, which inadvertently triggered the ‘Obey Giant’ In the next year, he simply set up Obey Giant, a fashion brand. As the brand was loved by young people, Shepard Fairey’s reputation became more and more famous. Later, when US President Obama entered the election in 2008, Shepard Fairey designed a picture ‘Hope Poster’, this work has also become one of Shepard Fairey’s masterpieces. In short, in the field of street culture, Shepard Fairey is a godfather. Hublot is deeply inspired by his creation and appreciates his creative ideas, which has created cooperation between the two sides.

The watch is made of aluminized carbon fiber (Texalium) material. At the same time, Hublot launched two colors of gray and navy blue, with a leather strap of the same color.

Housing made of aluminized carbon fiber
Hublot chose Big Bang Meca-10 as the basis for the co-branded model. It uses Hubble’s patented aluminum-plated carbon fiber (Texalium) material to make the case. The more special is that the brand has launched a gray and navy blue plating. The aluminum carbon fiber case has a special weave pattern on the surface, and its weight is relatively light. The faceplate shows the hollow style that Hublot excels at, while the Meca-10 is characterized by its two power reserve displays (the overall design of the movement is inspired by the Hublot MECCANO building block), and its gear system has two Each rack slides along the vertical axis. The display function is mainly based on the second hand. The small seconds dial is set at 9 o’clock. The watch is equipped with two barrels, which can output a total of 10 days of kinetic energy. At 6 o’clock, you can see a dial with the remaining days of the power reserve on it. The red frame shows the watch at a glance. The remaining power, and a second power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock, it will turn red as a warning only when the power is running low.

The dual-reservoir display is still the main feature on the faceplate. The difference is that the cover of the joint model has a star gear pattern with Shepard Fairey color at 3 o’clock.

Integrating Shepard Fairey’s own design expertise
Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey is different in that it adds Shepard Fairey’s famous star gear logo on the remaining power display cover in the 3 o’clock direction. Depending on the color of the case, for example, the navy blue case is equipped with a blue star gear cover, and the luminous materials of the hands and the hour markers are also blue. As for the gray case, the star gear cover is red, and the same includes The luminous materials of the hands and time scales are also red.

In addition to the decoration on the face plate, Shepard Fairey also designed a totem with a personal style for the watch strap to enhance the collection significance of the watch.

Strap colored eggs
Another feature of Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey is that it has a One Click quick release strap quick release system, but in fact, it does not need to change the strap to better highlight the characteristics of this watch, because the original calfskin strap is engraved with The totem designed by Shepard Fairey himself, although low-key, is definitely unique. The case of this watch is made of mixed earth with a letterpress printing of ‘Star Gear Collage Red’ or ‘Star Gear Collage Blue’ on it, which looks like it has a sense of exclusive extension from the strap.

Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey

Texalium material / HUB1201 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / dual power reserve display / sapphire crystal surface / water resistance 100 meters / diameter 45mm / limited 100 pieces / reference price: both 195,000 RMB — –

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