In Honor Of The 50th Anniversary Of The First Human Landing On The Moon, The Unveiling Ceremony Of The Omega Golden Astronaut Sculpture Was Held In Beijing

Friends who are familiar with OMEGA know that this year is bound to be an extraordinary year for the Omega brand. In 1969, the first successful moon landing in human history, the Speedmaster series also went to the moon with astronauts, becoming the only lunar table in history that has actually stepped on the moon. To commemorate this great day, Omega not only launched the Speedmaster Anniversary Limited Series watches, but also held related celebrations around the world. Today, Omega erected a golden astronaut statue up to 8 meters high on Wangfujing Street, a landmark business district in Beijing. This golden “little golden man” surprised the media and tourists present. Take a look.

Omega golden astronaut statue unveiling ceremony scene
 Wangfujing Street, located in the center of Beijing, is 1818 meters wide and is divided into 4 sections from south to north. For many people, visiting Wangfujing in Beijing and climbing the Great Wall is an indispensable agenda. And Wangfujing Street also gathers a lot of watch brand franchise stores, retailers and so on. And an 8-meter-high sculpture standing on Wangfujing Street is also of great significance to the Omega brand. It tells visitors about stories of superpower and the moon landing.

Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, and Ms. Yang Xiaocong, Marketing Director of Omega China, attended the opening ceremony.

Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, addressed the unveiling ceremony

 Omega golden astronaut statue
 This golden astronaut statue is said to have been transported to Wangfujing Street the day before the unveiling ceremony. You should know that this 8-meter-high sculpture is said to be several tons in weight. Transportation and handling are a very difficult process. In addition to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and other cities will also have Omega golden astronaut statues in iconic buildings and business districts.

 In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the success of the moon landing, Omega launched the Anniversary Super Speed ​​Watch series, and also announced that it will restart the 321 Ace movement this year.

Omega launches this year’s Speedmaster series anniversary limited series ‘Apollo 11’ 50th anniversary of the moon landing
 In 1969, to celebrate the first human moon landing feat, Omega launched a Speedmaster watch and gave it to astronauts participating in the NASA space program. In 2019, Omega launched a new Speedmaster watch based on this model that celebrated the successful landing of humans on the moon in 1969 to commemorate the golden anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. This watch is limited to 1,014 pieces and is equipped with an Omega 3861 hand-wound chronometer movement.

Omega Speedmaster ‘Apollo 11’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch
 This new Speedmaster series is limited to 6,969 pieces. The design of this watch is inspired by the glorious moment of the ‘Apollo 11’ mission to the moon, with a number of unique features, using the new Moonshine18K gold craftsmanship. Particularly striking is the small dial at 9 o’clock, which shows Buzz Aldrin climbing down the ladder to the moon’s surface, while the case back highlights the astronaut’s footprint and Neil Armstrong’s legendary classic .

 The Omega Golden Astronaut Sculpture is designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first golden moon landing on humankind, and pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of the Omega Speedmaster in the human journey to the moon. ‘Little Golden Man’ will soon land in Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, Harbin and other cities. You are welcome to bring your family and friends, wear Speedmaster watches, and leave precious group photos in front of golden astronauts.

Beijing Luxury Watches Shopping Guide

Recently, the watch area of ​​China World Trade Center opened. The brother of Watch House told me about it. As a person who goes shopping with his wife every weekend, I am familiar with every major shopping mall in Beijing. . With this, I will focus on introducing several important luxury shopping malls in Beijing.
 There are mainly three luxury shopping malls / business districts in Beijing. From west to east along Chang’an Street, there are Wangfujing, Guomao and SKP. These three business districts are the concentration of high-end luxury shopping malls in Beijing. The word for luxury Ole is Badaling Ole. Let me talk about the situation of these 3 shopping districts / malls.

Beijing SKP
 SKP is one of the top shopping malls in Beijing and even in the country. It is the boss of Beijing’s high-end luxury shopping malls. It was first called Shin Kong Tiandi, and later changed its name to SKP. The most powerful part of SKP is that it is big and comprehensive. It concentrates almost all mainstream first- and second-tier luxury brands in this mall. And there are points and discounts all year round.
First of all, SKP is one of the most concentrated shopping malls for luxury brands in Beijing. Almost most of the first and second-tier luxury brands, clothes, shoes, bags, watches, can be seen at SKP. One of the main reasons why SKP is completely open with other shopping malls is that there are almost no mass consumer brands in SKP. The brands that settle in have started from COACH, Armani AX, Y3, KENZO to LV, GUCCI, Dior, Chanel, Hermes and other first-tier brands. Therefore, all people who come to SKP for shopping have certain economic conditions. In terms of watches, except for PP and RM, SKP has other mainstream watch brands. It is the most concentrated shopping mall in Beijing.

SKP and China World Trade Center, SKP and China World Trade Center are connected through B1, which is very convenient.
SKP has a lot of activities. Once you do an activity, you will get a thousand or ten times points. Rebates if you return to a thousand times are direct vouchers, which can be used for cash consumption. SKP points can also be exchanged for money, 10,000 points for 30 yuan, you can directly spend in the mall. Preferential strength. Through my experience, SKP’s coupons and points are the most cost-effective way to buy cosmetics. Because cosmetics are relatively low in price, you can use the returned vouchers to buy them directly. Cosmetics are consumables for girls and are used every day. The clothes and shoes in SKP started at around 2,000 or 3,000 yuan. So you can buy cosmetics for your wife or girlfriend.
The huge advantage of SKP also brings some troubles, that is, there are many people. As soon as the mall has a thousand times back to ten times points, it will be a bull, and the East Fourth Ring Road and Huamao Bridge auxiliary road will be abandoned. In a short period of time, it took 20 minutes and a half hours to get in and out. SKP completely ‘controls’ the traffic situation on the East Fourth Ring Road. So my experience is that when I go to SKP in the morning, many people sleep lazy on weekends in the morning, but few people in the morning.

Wangfujing, Beijing. The picture shows the central area of ​​Wangfujing.
 Wangfujing is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the reasons is that parking does not cost money.
 Unlike SKP, Wangfujing watches and luxury goods are scattered in several Wangfujing shopping malls. They are Oriental Xintiandi, Wangfu Central, APM and Intime in88 next to the pedestrian street, Macau Center, and The Peninsula Beijing.
Dongfang Xintiandi is a shopping mall in Wangfujing. Dongfang Xintiandi has a number of famous watch brands, such as Hublot, Omega, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Montblanc, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Blancpain, Jacodello. And there is a Seiko GS shop. In addition to watches, there are also some fashion brands such as Armani EA, moschino, KENZO, SW, so you can also buy clothes and shoes. In addition, there are many restaurants in Dongfang Xintiandi, and there is also a movie theater. Plus the best thing is that the member points can be exchanged for parking coupons, which can be replaced for free for a long time. So for a long day eating and watching a movie without parking fees. Very cool. So when you go to Wangfujing, you must stop at Xintiandi.

Wangfujing Wangfu Central
Wangfu Central is the newly opened mall in Wangfujing in the past two years, and it is also the highest-grade mall in Wangfujing. Famous watches in the Central Palace of the Royal Palace include IWC, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Earl, Chopard, Breitling. The brands in the mall are also mainstream luxury brands such as GUCCI, YSL, Loewe, BV, Zegna, Armani GA, moschino. Because Wangfu Central is mainly a luxury brand, there are not many people in the mall. The layout of Wangfu Central’s stores is reasonable, not messy, and there are often art exhibitions, so walking is very comfortable. The only thing to vomit is that it is too hot when the warm wind is turned on in winter.
Wangfujing apm is actually Wangfujing’s old-fashioned shopping mall (formerly Xindong’an Market), but later there was Oriental Xintiandi and Wangfu Central, and apm was not good enough. It’s also because in the apm, in addition to the original watches such as Omega, Blancpain, and Glashütte, the other are mainly mass consumption. The grade is lower than that of Oriental Xintiandi and Wangfu Zhonghuan. I bumped it once (without seeing the lock on the side), and then I went less.
 I love going to Wangfujing because these shopping malls are scattered on the pedestrian street. When the day is good, you can walk around Wangfujing and walk to Donghuamen, Dengshikou or Dongsi.

3.Guomao Mall

Beijing World Trade Center, the tallest silver building on the right is World Trade Center Phase III.
 Guomao is the place I am most familiar with, because I used to work there for 6 years. However, the China World Trade Center went less than SKP and Wangfujing. The reason is that the previous layout of Guomao Mall was a bit unreasonable. This time, Guomao Mall separated the watch and clock area. I think there are also considerations in this regard to facilitate shopping.
Guomao Mall is one of the most famous luxury shopping malls in Beijing. Guomao Mall occupies a large area and has a strange layout. Guomao Mall runs along the East Third Ring Road, from north to south, and is divided into North District, Central District, and South District. Each district is connected through the ground, and each district has its own part above ground. Therefore, a large part of China World Trade Center is underground. Previously, different brands were located in different divisions. For example, before Bulgari and Cartier were in the South District, but Tiffany was in the North District; LV had obvious shops on the street of Jianguomenwai Avenue, but some other brands (Hermès, Givenchy, Fendi, etc.) Just went underground. If you are unfamiliar, it is easy to find the shop you want to go to.

Beijing Guomao, the lane in the picture is the East Third Ring Road.
This year, Guomao Mall opened a watch area. I also went shopping. I found that the watch area was very good. In the south area of ​​Guomao Mall, next to the East Third Ring Road, the watch brands were gathered together. Tiffany, who was in the North District, also moved here. In this way, the southern part of China World Trade Center has completely become a luxury brand concentration center, which forms a division with the mass consumption in the northern and central regions. At the same time, the watch area is concentrated with brands such as Blancpain, Panerai, Breitling, Athens, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis, Lange, Cartier and other brands. It is the most concentrated shopping mall outside SKP. Like Athens, there weren’t any stores in Beijing before, and this time I finally opened one. Guomao Mall has a watch area, so it is very easy to visit. In addition, Intime, opposite to China World Mall, also has some famous watch stores, including a newly opened store by Richard Mille and Beijing’s flagship store, Luo Xin. After all, Intime is also within the scope of International Trade.

Some watch shops in the China World Trade Center, of which Athens is being renovated.
There are many shopping malls in Beijing, but these are the three places where luxury watches are concentrated. Other shopping malls are like the Lafayette of Xidan, complete with luxury fashion items, but there is no watch; Chaoyang Joy City, Xidan Joy City, Sanlitun have a full range of eating, drinking, and fun, but mainly for public consumption; Qiaofufang Grassland and Yidi Port are very artistic , But there are relatively few things inside (a Rolex is opened in the grass). Buy watches and buy luxury goods, just go to Wangfujing, Guomao, and SKP. (Picture / text
 Watch House Yan Danping)

Aquatimer Flyback Dive Watch

Manufactured in 2008, Aquatimer, flyback function, 18K rose gold case, C.79320 movement, case diameter 46 mm.
Estimated price: 40,000-55,000 HKD
Commission price included: 93750 HKD
    There are not too many watch factories that can combine diving watch and chronograph technology. One of the important reasons is that the buttons used to start and stop the timing are very strict for sealing. The chronograph also missed the list of diving watches. So even the inventors of Oyster cases like Rolex have so far not produced chronographs on their Rogue series.
    However, IWC has such a product, and its design is quite special. The two dials are nested with the functions of the previous three dials, and the dial near the 12 o’clock position is one to two. The identity of its diving watch, you can notice the black rubber part outside the timing start and stop buttons, this is the part used to complete the seal. The timing function of the Cal 79320 movement is not a traditional 30-minute and 12-hour accumulation, but a combination of 60 minutes and 12 hours. The 18K red gold case really makes me doubt that IWC is indeed provided to customers who often dive Is this a watch?
    For many watch additional functions, timekeeping is the closest representative of the function of the watch itself. Because from the perspective of its mission, clocks are used to display time, and recording time is a link that is closest to the important function of the watch itself. The chronograph movement uses a chronograph structure based on a cylindrical wheel system. Of course, since major manufacturers specializing in the development of movements such as FP and ETA have introduced simple chronograph movement structures 1185 and 7750, many small manufacturers These cores can be purchased and then modified and used on their own chronograph.
    For modern chronograph technology, such as single-button, flyback, double-tracing hands, etc. are all derived from the basic chronograph movement. Among them, the double chasing hand technology is relatively the most complicated. It realizes the function of iterative timing of two periods by two overlapping central chronograph seconds hands. On the basis of this, Lange has developed a 30-minute cumulative chronograph dial with the same double-track function, which once again pushes the complexity of timing to a higher level.

Welcome To The Chinese New Year

Swatch has always been passionate about partying, especially exciting events that last for weeks! The Chinese Lunar New Year is coming, Swatch integrates Chinese tradition and welcomes the Chinese New Year of the Sheep. Traditional celebrations will begin on Thursday, February 19, 2015, accompanied by a grand parade and family gatherings, and will continue until the famous Lantern Festival in early March. We can’t wait to feel the festival!

‘Sheep’ Story
   Throughout the history of China, from ancient hunting to nomadic farming, sheep have always been close companions in people’s daily lives. Even to this day, people still take the sheep with a docile personality and silver clothes as a symbol of peace and harmony. Sheep also represent wealth and prosperity, because in ancient times, sheep lived in the homes of rich people, and were called ‘Ji sheep’, which means ‘lucky sheep’. Over time, the word ‘Yang’ gradually evolved into ‘Xiang’, representing safety and good luck. The lamb will kneel down to thank the ewe for her care and care, so the sheep is also considered a polite, humble and grateful animal, thus becoming a symbol of ‘respect for the elderly’. The Goat’s Keeper

   Inspired by the above story, Swatch created a special “2015 Year of the Monkey • Sheep” watch for the Chinese New Year. On this series of colored New Gent watches, the dial and strap printing are of course indispensable for the theme image of ‘sheep’. The new year’s special watch also comes in a special package-the oval carton is printed with the theme ‘sheep’ pattern on the watch, and the side is printed with a zigzag pink and green triangle pattern. The glittering golden dots surround the sheep’s head like a vortex, which clearly indicates the wealth, prosperity and good luck of the coming year!
SUOZ1892015 Year 2 • Sheep
Style: New Gent
Dial: color printing
Case: transparent blue plastic
Bracelet: white silicone, color printing

Comco Supports Reduction Of Mechanical Movement Delivery

It has been rumored for a long time that the Swatch Group will reduce the number and types of movements supplied to third parties. Recently, the rumor has changed. The Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) rejected its secretariat and Swatch A gentleman agreement between Group Swatch Group, which has predicted that the delivery of the number and type of movements of Swatch Group will be callback.
Nevertheless, the Swiss Competition Commission agreed in principle that Swatch Group should be allowed to reduce the delivery of mechanical movements in a gradual manner and under certain conditions. However, the committee believes that it is too early to consider reducing the number of movements delivered.
The Swiss Competition Commission has returned the agreement signed in the spring of 2013 to the Secretariat for reconsideration.
The Swiss Competition Commission agrees in principle that Swatch Group can gradually reduce movement delivery, but requires ETA SA to treat all customers in the same way in principle. The committee has issued interim measures to require Swatch Group to guarantee that the deliveries to customers in 2012 and 2013 will be 85% of the 2010 deliveries, and that these deliveries can be reduced by 10% in 2014 (that is, 75% of the reference amount). Any new agreement between the Secretariat and the Swatch Group should be resubmitted to the committee for review and approval.
The Swiss Competition Commission believes that under the current market environment and market development uncertainties, it is too early to reduce the delivery of movement types, because these are an important part of mechanical movements. The committee believes that it should decide whether to agree to reduce the number of deliveries after observing market developments in the next few years. Interim measures (delivered at 95% of the reference amount) will remain in effect until the end of 2013.
This article is an official press release from the Swiss Competition Commission. The original language is French, German and Italian.

Jacques Droz’s Tropical Wind Intelligence Show At Geneva

Jaquet Droz’s automatic doll series, a new masterpiece of tropical wind information, the Tropical Bird Repeater debuted in Europe on November 30. The exhibition in Geneva attracted media from Switzerland and around the world, and since then the brand has organized a grand evening party for high-end watch customers.

   Geneva is the starting point of the history of the brand. Founder Henri-Louis Jaquet Droz started his artistic and humanistic career in this city in 1784. In this creative land, he and Jean-Frédéric Leschot founded the first watchmaking workshop in Geneva, and have owned their own complex function clock since the opening Production room. Soon, they began to flex their muscles in this eclectic city, becoming the target of the new bourgeoisie. At the same time, Jacques Dro became part of the local art circle and technical education community.

Jacques de Rodriguez’s minute repeater appears in Geneva
   Two centuries later, the top brand Jacques Dross launched this tropical wind intelligence timepiece at the Kempinski Hotel in Geneva to watchmakers and enthusiasts across Europe. At the exhibition, Mr. Christian Lattmann, Jacques Dro’s CEO, gave a speech first, followed by three major timepiece series highlighting the brand’s extraordinary watchmaking skills-large seconds, art workshops and automatic dolls. The tropical wind information timepiece, which belongs to the automatic doll series, is the latest masterpiece of the brand.

Speech by Mr. Christian Lattmann, Jacques Dro

   As the pinnacle of mechanical watches, this minute repeater is limited to eight pieces. It is designed to lead customers on a meaningful journey, surrounded by colorful tropical greenery and waterfalls. In this heavenly background, a tortoise-like hummingbird flaps its wings at an astonishing speed of 40 times per second, setting the world’s fastest record. In addition, people can enjoy peacocks stretching their beautiful tails, toucans with their mouths widening out of the leaves, three dragonflies waving their crystal wings … A total of seven animal figures have been carefully carved by hand , Vividly shows Jacques Dro’s unparalleled skills. This work has many complicated functions. The minute chronograph can emit a loud oscillating sound through the small hammer installed in the case, and the clock, the quarter clock and the minute chronograph can be provided according to the needs.

Jacques de Rodriguez’s minute repeater appears in Geneva

   One of the art designers of the Bird’s Minute Repeater for Tropical Wind Information also demonstrated to the guests how to create miniature paintings on the glazed dial, and communicated with everyone to explain the mysteries.

Jacques de Rodriguez’s minute repeater appears in Geneva

   After Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, Moscow, and Geneva, the next stop of the Tropical Wind Intelligence Timepiece Global Tour Exhibition will go to Tokyo to continue to surprise brand advocates around the world.

Breitling Created Another Cloud Sensation

Breitling Global shows Lingyun’s ambition
 Breitling, a famous Swiss watch brand, has been rooted in the sky since its birth in 1884. It adheres to the mission of ‘manufacturing the most precise timepieces’, constantly challenges itself, breaks through innovation, and deeply imprints courage and passion in the brand DNA. Breathtaking golden autumn, Breitling has participated in watch exhibitions, air shows, flight shows, sponsorships and other events around the world to convey the brand’s unique flying culture and timepiece spirit to watch fans around the world and share Breitling’s ambitions.

Breitling Global shows Lingyun ambition
Breitling Shines at Belles Montres Shanghai Luxury Show
 From October 27th to 30th, 2011, the famous Swiss watch brand Breitling will bring a number of new 2011 models to the Belles Montres inaugural luxury watch Shanghai exhibition. Beginning in 1884, Breitling enjoys the reputation of being a pioneer of chronograph watches and ‘the official official supplier of the world aviation industry’. At the Belles Montres luxury watch exhibition, visitors will appreciate three Breitling carefully crafted flagship watches: Naivtimer 01, Chronomat 44 and Transocean Watch ( Transocean Chronograph), derived from three of the most legendary classic models in the history of Breitling, are equipped with 100% self-developed automatic chronograph chronograph 01 movement, to bring legendary watches to a new look with extraordinary performance. In addition, there are a number of new 2011 Breitling watches shining together, full of flying elements, distinctive personality, cool and dynamic booth, I believe you will definitely stop and forget.
 Belles Montres means ‘beautiful watch’. This time is the Belles Montres luxury watch exhibition-this international luxury watch feast originated in Paris, France, debuted in China for the first time. More than 30 of the world’s top watch brands will gather at the Shanghai Exhibition Center to enjoy timepieces with Chinese watch enthusiasts. I believe this will be the largest watch event ever held in mainland China and will be completely open to the public.

Breitling Global shows Lingyun ambition
Breitling Witnesses 2011 Hong Kong Aircraft Competition
 Breitling, a well-known Swiss watch brand, has been hailed as the ‘Official Official Supplier of the World Aviation Industry’. It has for many years witnessed the history of human struggle to conquer the sky and has always been flying side by side with the world aviation industry. This year, Breitling participated in supporting a series of ‘100th Anniversary of Hong Kong Powered Flight’ activities to ignite the enthusiasm of Hong Kong citizens for the local aviation industry and further popularize aviation knowledge. On September 17, the ‘Hong Kong Aircraft Contest’, one of a series of events, was held at the seaside of Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. As the designated timing of the conference, Breitling witnessed the moment when the team of HKU SPACE ‘PASSER’ won the championship, and supported the flight dream of Hong Kong aviation fans with action.
 On the day of the event, 15 flight teams composed of professionals and students from different fields displayed their self-made aircraft. After the countdown of the take-off in 2 minutes, each team launched their human-powered aircraft in turn, successfully led the aircraft for take-off within a limited time, and then rushed straight into the sea about 4 meters deep. Breitling continued to shoulder its accurate and reliable timing tasks, and specially customized two accurate large outdoor timers to witness the moment when the human-powered aircraft rushed into the skies, and also presented multiple Breitling aircraft models to the contest winners. The pilot’s spirit of fearlessness, courage and challenge is in line with Breitling’s brand spirit of continuous innovation and breakthrough of limits. The event attracted hundreds of flying fans. Mr. Lo Chongwen, Director of the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong, representatives of the Hong Kong General Aviation Association and Hong Kong Airlines also attended the event to kick off the event and serve as awards guests.
Breitling joins hands with the French Patrol to dance in the sky of Saint-Tropez
 Breitling, a well-known Swiss watch brand, made another cloud sensation. On August 15, at the celebration of the 67th anniversary of the Second World War in Saint-Tropez, a French city, the Breitling Jet Team joined the famous French Air Force aerobatic team ‘The French Patrol’ ( Patrouille de France), the formation flew over Saint Tropez to pay tribute to this city of luxury and glory. The Breitling Jet Aerobatic Team is the only private civil jet aerobatic team in the world. It demonstrates courage, speed and precision and reliability with thrilling aerial ballet. Its pilots are highly experienced professionals, mostly from the French Air Force. Or ‘French patrol.’ After the flight show and celebrations, the pilots visited the Breitling store just completed in Saint-Tropez.
 Saint Tropez is located on the French Côte d’Azur. It has the most beautiful beaches in France and enjoys the reputation of ‘City of the Sun’. In the 1960s, as the inimitable Brigitte Bardot settled here, the city gradually became a place of celebrities, wealthy and celebrities. Fashion and luxury gathered together to shine in France. Breitling opened its first French franchise store in Saint-Tropez in June this year. This store continues the style, art and passion of Breitling’s flagship store in New York, and is more romantic in France. It shares Breitling’s excellence with Saint-Tropez. Table with flying legend.

Everyday Wear Must Be Outstanding Three Watches Below 10,000 Yuan Recommended

For ordinary consumers, the pursuit of a Patek Philippe is still a distant dream. Only senior watch fans will pay attention to what watches have more purchase value and more collection potential. For ordinary people It is enough to complete the daily wearing requirements. Of course, not everyone is willing to spend a lot of money to buy a watch, so today the Watch House will recommend several suitable daily wearing watches for everyone’s reference.
Tissot Rocklock T006.428.36.058.01 watch

Basic Information
Watch Series: Le Locke
Watch model: T006.428.36.058.0
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Gold-plated steel
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 39 mm
Store price: No
Details of the model: The 11.5 mm thick case provides sufficient power for the movement of the movement, while the thick case also highlights the retro temperament. The dial design is very brand-specific. The Roman numerals not only represent the brand’s imprint, but also add a classic charm to the watch; the delicate guilloche pattern between the dials is also a highlight of the watch design, with a relief aesthetic; , Is the English name of the Leloc series, written in retro hand-written italics, the calendar window is displayed on the right side of the logo; the 6 o’clock position is a unique small seconds dial, and the time is indicated by a short golden hand. Equipped with 2825-2 self-winding mechanical movement inside, it provides sufficient power reserve for the watch.
Mido GENT M005.430.16.052.00 watch

Basic Information
Watch Series: Helmsman Series
Watch model: M005.430.16.052.00
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Official Store Price: ¥ 6,100
Watch details: 7,950
Watch details: hamilton / 29415 /
Watch Comments: Khaki series is one of Hamilton’s classic series. The style is tough and simple, and it is welcomed by many consumers who like military watches. This watch is engraved from Hamilton’s famous historical model. Although the design is simple, but the details are exquisite. Whether it is the small seconds dial at 6 o’clock or the calendar at 3 o’clock, it shows the watch in details Complete functions. The 40mm silver dial features hand-made blue steel hands to satisfy your imagination and yearning for the blue sea. In addition, this watch is also equipped with anti-glare coating sapphire mirror, water resistance up to 100 meters, silver dial and brown belt freely elegant style.
In summary: Tissot, Mido, and Hamilton can be said to be high-end entry-level watch brands with good workmanship and reasonable prices, and there are a large number of moderate models to choose from. These models introduced today are relatively simple, simple and not publicity Suitable for wearing on any occasion, the key is the price, which is within the acceptable range of the public.

Why Rolex Doesn’t Have A Tourbillon?

The circle of watch friends privately circulates the phrase ‘there are only three watches in the world, Patek Philippe, Rolex and others’. This sentence highly summarizes the status of Patek Philippe and Rolex in the watch industry, one is the king of high-end watchmaking, and the other is the luxury watch brand with the highest total sales. However, many watch friends will ask, since they are already ‘luxury watch brands’, but why Rolex does not have a tourbillon? Before talking about this topic, we must first figure out what the ‘Tourbillon’ is. The mechanical clock movement uses a balance spring speed regulation system. This system directly determines the travel time accuracy of the clock. The hairspring is a circle of metal wires arranged according to the Archimedes spiral (similar to common mosquito coils). The hairspring arranged in this way naturally does not have its center of gravity. When the hairspring is loaded on the balance wheel, it will expand and contract as the balance wheel moves. At this time, the shape of the hairspring will change. Wingchoosy uses an 11x magnifying glass to shoot a slow motion video of the balance spring. In the video we can clearly see that the shape of the hairspring is irregular when it is contracted and enlarged, and the amplitude of the contraction and expansion of the upper right corner is larger than that of the lower left corner. The shape of the hairspring changes during movement, and the center of gravity of the hairspring moves around, shifting more severely than when stationary. This offset is subtle, but it is intolerable for a hairspring balance system that runs nearly 500,000 times a day. A small bit of offset amplification will affect the clock’s travel time accuracy. To solve this problem, Abraham-Louis Breguet, the founder of the watch brand Breguet, proposed in 1795 that a part of the hairspring be bent upwards to form a double-layer hairspring. The weight of the second hairspring was used to balance the balance Center of Gravity, a method of keeping the center of gravity as central as possible. This design was called ‘Breguet Spring’ Breguet hairspring. This is a graph of internal experimental test data from the precision engineering AG (professional research and development and production of hairsprings), a brother of the watch brand Henry Moser. The dark blue line is the center of gravity offset track of the ordinary flat hairspring during the movement, and the cyan line is the center of gravity offset track of the Breguet hairspring. It is not difficult to see from the above experimental data that the center of gravity of the ordinary flat hairspring shifts very significantly when the movement of the movement. The Breguet hairspring has greatly improved this center of gravity shift and can basically maintain the center of gravity of the hairspring. By June 26, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet had been granted a patent by an official agency for a period of ten years, which was named ‘Tourbillon Tourbillon’. Breguet envisages installing the entire hairspring escapement speed control system in a movable frame that makes one full revolution per minute. In this way, all errors occur repeatedly and cancel each other out. According to Breguet’s own vision, the design of the tourbillon is very ‘perfect’. But the change from the invention design to the real thing is not smooth. Breguet patented it in 1801, but he had only experimental products. Only four years later, the tourbillon pocket watch was officially launched to the market, and it is not a mass-produced version, but a customized one. From 1805 to 1823, Abraham-Louis Breguet died. In 18 years Breguet sold only 35 tourbillon clocks. Such sales performance is very different from that of watches equipped with Breguet hairsprings. Why is this happening? That was because it was too difficult to make a tourbillon by relying on the timepiece processing technology at that time. The power in the clockwork of the pocket watch movement was not much, and now it needs to move a movable frame. Therefore, the movable frame of the tourbillon must be made very lightweight, and the weight of the entire tourbillon frame is less than 1 gram, so that the wheel train of the movement can move. Such a lightweight frame is difficult to make in the era of incomplete lathe processing technology, and even if the shape of the frame is made, the balance of the entire hairspring escapement system must be considered. Therefore, the manufacture of the tourbillon has always been a problem! According to records, more than 200 years after the invention of the tourbillon, only about 200 watchmakers mastered this advanced technology. Due to the small number, difficult processing, and high value, tourbillon is regarded as ‘artifact’ by many watch friends. Often there are such thoughts that ‘a brand with a tourbillon is powerful, a brand without a tourbillon is the low-end’. As for why Rolex doesn’t have a tourbillon? In fact, it can be divided into three stages to explore the reasons. The first stage is from 1905 to the 1950s, the second stage is from 1953 to the 1990s, and the third stage is from the 1990s to the present. The first stage: from 1905 to the 1950s, the ability was not enough. Rolex could not make a tourbillon single-button chronograph Rolex Ref. 2303. This explanation sounded incredible at first. Hans Wilsdorf founded the predecessor of Rolex in 1905. In the following days, he opened the situation with two magic weapons ‘Oyster Waterproof Case’ + ‘Automatic Movement’. But at this time Rolex’s movement research and development, production capacity is not strong! Rolex’s movement at that time was commissioned by Aegler. Therefore, Rolex at the time could not do it. Patek Philippe pocket watches using the Albert Pellaton-Favre tourbillon movement @ 佳 士 得 not only could not be made by Rolex, at that time there were few brands that could independently produce tourbillon pocket watches and watches. Tourbillon pocket watches, including Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Girard Perregaux, and Athens, are often ordered by watchmakers for processing, and then sold under their own trademarks. The most famous watchmakers are Albert Pellaton-Favre (1832-1914) or his son James César Pellaton (1873-1954). This is why we find that the tourbillon pocket watches of these brands actually look similar. Of course, in 1947, Omega made the Cal.30L tourbillon watch movement and Patek Philippe in 1956 developed the Cal.34T tourbillon watch movement, but at the time they were all produced on a small scale as an observatory competition and could not do To mass production. The second stage: from 1953 to the 1990s, the product positioning was clear, Rolex did not need to be the tourbillon Rolex Explorer series predecessor ‘Oyster Perpetual’ @ACM 劳力士 The most famous sports model is from the 1953 ‘Submariner’ submarine This series is commonly known as ‘Water Ghost’, but it is not that the Rolex sports model is the first ancestor of the mountain. In 1953, the British expedition team wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch and successfully climbed to the top of Mount Everest for the first time. To commemorate this, Rolex launched the Explorer series. After that, professional watches such as Rolex’s Submariner, Greenwich, MILGAUSS, Daytona, Sea Digger, Explorer, Yacht-Master, etc. were successively introduced and won the market’s acceptance. At this time, Rolex’s product positioning is gradually clear, and it is necessary to be a precise and reliable professional watch. The third stage: from the 1990s to the establishment of the brand status, Rolex disdain, can not be a tourbillon. This is a Patek Philippe Ref. 3369, its owner is Philippe Stern, which is the former president of Patek Philippe. Looks like a normal small three-pin style, but it has a lot to offer. From the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century, the Observatory Chronometer clock competition was held for almost 100 years, and major watch brands took out their best products to participate in the competition. This Patek Philippe Ref. 3369 watch is equipped with a small-sized manual tourbillon movement numbered 861115, which was originally created to participate in the Swiss Observatory Chronometer competition. Because the information of that year is paper and coupled with geopolitics, there is no systematic data on the Internet to query. Dr. Christian Müller from the Observatory Chronometer Database (OCD) near the water platform uploaded the details of the 3356 participating movements of the Neuchatel Observatory from 1945 to 1967 and provided free inquiries. Interested table friends can visit to browse. Through inquiry, we can know that the 861115 movement equipped with precision tourbillon obtained a comprehensive score of 16.73 in that year. Omega, which also made a tourbillon movement, scored 12.1 and 18.22. Such a result, the comprehensive ranking in the 3356 participating movements is already after 2000 … (the lower the comprehensive score value, the more accurate the watch) It is worth noting that the Observatory Chronometer competition is only a static test , Does not simulate the movement of the movement after the watch is assembled. So when it comes to travel accuracy, the tourbillon with complicated structure will be inferior to the static observatory test in actual wearing. In this way, the tourbillon has no meaning to Rolex. The quartz crisis triggered by Japan’s Seiko in the 1970s and 1980s shook the world’s watchmaking industry, and the Swiss mechanical watchmaking industry was hit hard. Many brands went bankrupt, closed down, merged, sold, and downgraded. Fortunately, Rolex survived this crisis. In addition, during the crisis period, Rolex did not lower its production level, and also completed the upgrade from the 30 series to the 31 series. As a result, after the crisis, Rolex’s brand status began to be established, and its brand positioning became gradually clear. It was necessary to produce accurate and reliable watches. The tourbillon was considered the most advanced technology in 1801. In order to improve the accuracy of timepieces, Breguet must not use complex mechanical structures to compensate for the deviation of the center of gravity of the balance spring. However, experiments have proved that the travel time accuracy of tourbillon watches is not better than that of ordinary watches. At the same time, the complex mechanical structure has the disadvantages of high cost, instability, easy damage, difficult maintenance, slow commissioning, and expensive maintenance. change. For Rolex in pursuit of precision and reliability, the tourbillon is a backward and high-risk technology. Rather than producing a ‘delicate’ tourbillon, it is better to ‘win in stability’.

Hublot Auction Big Bang Caviar Stainless Steel Diamond Watch Donate To International Smile Action Charitable Foundation

On June 28, 2015, Sir David AKERS-JONES, Chairman of Beam International Foundation, hosted a charity dinner at Conrad Hong Kong, and the foundation’s smiling ambassador, Guo Jingjing And the director of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Affairs and Health Bureau, Mr Ko Wing Man, attended the evening event.

   The Beam International Foundation was founded in 1991. Its predecessor was the ‘Smile Action China Fund’, a medical charity that is committed to providing free surgical treatment for poor children and adolescents with cleft lip and palate in China. With medical assistance operations worldwide, the foundation has achieved milestones over the years.

   An art collection auction was held at the charity dinner to raise funds for the foundation. The Hublot Big Bang caviar stainless steel and diamond custom watch is one of the lots. In the end, this watch was sold for 140,000 Hong Kong dollars. All the donations were donated to support this meaningful medical cause. Hublot exhibited the ‘art of fusion’ by participating in charity.

   This Big Bang Caviar stainless steel and diamond watch is modeled on one of the most popular models in 2011, the Black Ceramic Big Bang Caviar. The case diameter is 41 mm and the bezel is set with 36 diamonds, which is more precious, elegant and feminine than previous models. In addition, the case is engraved with the Beam logo as a memorial.