The First Exhibition Of Blancpain’s ‘minds And Oceans’ Special Show In Southeast Asia

Since the official production of the first Fifty Fathoms watch in 1953, Blancpain, a long-established watchmaking brand, has established and maintained close ties with the blue ocean. In order to further fulfill the commitment to protect the ocean and strengthen the public’s urgency of preserving the important resource of the ocean on a global scale, Blancpain grandly opened the “Mind Ocean” theme tour exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Held for the first time in Southeast Asia.

From left to right: Mr. Tay Liam Khoon, General Manager of Gordon Watches Malaysia; Mr. Lauren Ballesta, marine scientist and Blancpain’s best friend; Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Vice President and Marketing Director of Blancpain; Imran, underwater photographer Ahmed; Dimitri Obert, Regional Sales Manager, Blancpain

Guests admiring the Fifty Fathoms watch

   On July 27, 2016, the opening ceremony of the exhibition was held at the landmark KLCC in Suria KLCC. Alain Delamuraz, Global Vice President and Marketing Director, Blancpain, Laurent Ballesta and Imran Ahmad Cortina Watch, a retail partner, attended the opening ceremony and welcomed guests such as brand friends and watch fans. After the opening ceremony, the guests attended the NOBU restaurant for a eight-course Japanese meal feast.

Blancpain’s ‘Minds and Oceans’ Theme Tour Exhibition-Kuala Lumpur Exhibition Site (Deep Sea Art Zone)

Blancpain’s ‘Minds and Oceans’ Theme Tour Exhibition-Kuala Lumpur Exhibition Site (Deep Sea Art Zone)
   Blancpain’s ‘Hearts of the Sea’ theme exhibition is divided into several exhibition areas according to different chapters, and each exhibition area is accompanied by a detailed and in-depth introduction:

Legend is born-In this exhibition area, visitors can explore the deep connection between Blancpain and the underwater world. This inexplicable relationship began when Blancpain released its first modern diving watch more than 60 years ago-50 Alas.
Deep sea exploration-With the connection of the Fifty Fathoms watch, Blancpain has established important relationships with many scientists, divers, government organizations and other pioneers of deep sea exploration. These historical sources have given Blancpain its enduring enthusiasm, as always, to support environmental projects such as exploring, preserving and protecting the oceans of the planet.
Deep Sea Art-This area displays moving colorful underwater photographs taken by Blancpain’s best friends and world-renowned underwater photographers. Visitors can explore the diversity of the ocean and understand the importance of protecting the ocean. An immersive experience that seems to witness the wonders of the deep sea adds a touch of emotion to this precious scientific undertaking.

Blancpain’s ‘Minds and Oceans’ Theme Tour Exhibition-Kuala Lumpur Exhibition Site (‘Legend of Birth’ Exhibition Area)

Blancpain’s ‘Hearts of the Sea’ Theme Tour Exhibition-Kuala Lumpur Exhibition Site
   In addition, the exhibition also exhibited the Bathyscaphe watch of the Fifty Fathoms series of deep submersibles launched by Blancpain at this year’s Basel International Watch & Jewellery Fair. This time, Blancpain reinterprets the brand’s classic model-the Fifty Fathoms Subsidiary Bathyscaphe junior watch, with a dark blue dial, which has triggered people’s infinite association with the deep ocean. At the same time, the gray plasma ceramic bezel is embedded with a blue ceramic inner ring and the surface is decorated with Liquidmetal hour scales, which can effectively prevent deformation and inject a special charm into the watch. The biggest highlight of the case is a subtle metal tone given by gray plasma ceramic technology.

Guests had a happy conversation with Blancpain’s best friend and underwater photographer Imran Ahmed
   At the opening ceremony, Alain Delamuraz, Global Vice President and Marketing Director of Blancpain shared Blancpain’s passion and sense of mission for preserving and protecting the ocean, and introduced Blancpain’s active participation in scientific research projects by strengthening public awareness of the underwater world, and Do your part to protect the oceans of the planet by establishing marine protected areas. At the same time, he also said, ‘In the marine environmental public welfare, Blancpain will always focus on long-term projects, not short-term, temporary behavior.’ Later, Lauren Ballesta shared what he faced in the exploration of the deep sea. Challenges and gains. Expressing his sincere gratitude to Blancpain, he said, ‘My team and I applaud Blancpain for consistently providing financial support for ocean exploration. It is the support of the brand that gives us the ultimate mystery of the ocean floor. A deeper understanding. This approach further reflects Blancpain’s unremitting commitment to awaken the sense of the ocean, pass on the passion of life, and protect the blue ocean. ‘The opening date of Blancpain’s’ Mind the Ocean ‘special exhibition is July 2016. May 27 to July 31.

Richard Mille Launches Four New Rm 67-02 Watches

RM67-02 is RICHARDMILLE’s lightest automatic mechanical watch, weighing only 32 grams (including strap), equivalent to seven A4 printing papers. Following the launch of titanium and TPT®️ carbon fiber materials (designed for Olympic gold medalists WaydevanNiekerk and MutazEssaBarshim) in 2015 and 2017, the RM67-02 watch now welcomes four new models.

   RICHARDMILLE Richard Mill designed new watches for four brand ambassadors. They are 21-year-old German tennis player Alexander Zverev, French alpine skiing star Alexis Pantau, five-time world rally champion. Sebastian Ogier, and two-time world champion, F1 McLaren driver Fernando Alonso. The new watch is decorated with the national flag colors of the four ambassador countries. Although the colors are different, they are all equipped with TPT®️ carbon fiber case. The size of the case is 38.7mm × 47.52mm × 7.8mm. It is light and durable, with a unique wooden texture effect.

RM 67-02 Alexander Zverev Watch

   Take for example the RM67-02 Alexander Zverev watch, which is equipped with a TPT®️ carbon fiber front and rear bezel, a red TPT® quartz ring and a yellow crown guard. The fifth-grade titanium dial is manually painted and decorated in the same black, gold, and red colors as the German flag. Equipped with CRMA7 self-winding movement, this is the seventh self-made movement of Richard Mille. The bottom plate and bridge are made of titanium and are hollowed out to further reduce the weight of the movement. The hollow-out oscillating weight is made of TPT®️ carbon fiber material with a platinum edge to improve the winding efficiency.

RM 67-02 Sebastian Ogier

RM 67-02 Alexis Pantau Watch

   Each watch comes with a RICHARDMILLE comfort strap that is seamless and flexible. This strap is made of special fabric, which is like a second layer of skin between the wrists, considering both comfort and safety. It is reported that the new watch costs 120,500 US dollars, equivalent to about 770,000 yuan. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Belluna Small Seconds

Belluna Small Seconds is a classic timeless timepiece inspired by the rotunda style. The watch is 40 mm in diameter and made of rose gold PVD-coated steel, paying tribute to the rounded lines of the Royal Albert Hall in London. Belluna Small Seconds is just like this exquisite building. It has a perfectly harmonious shape and reflects confidence and classic elegance.

   The silver dial is engraved with wavy patterns, extending from the eccentric second dial at 7 o’clock, echoing the fabulous circular dome of the concert hall. The delicate decoration also highlights the unique personality of the watch combined with classic timelessness and ingenuity. The BellunaSmallSeconds small three-hand watch is equipped with an automatic movement with small complications. With sophisticated line design and harmonious shape, it can definitely make watch lovers love it at first sight.

ETA 2825-2 automatic movement, 25 rubies, power reserve of at least 38 hours.
Hours, minutes and off-centre seconds, date display.
40mm diameter, 316L stainless steel with PVD coating in rose gold. Double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 5 atmospheres (50m ∕ 165ft).
The wavy-studded silver dial extends outwards from the eccentrically carved small seconds dial at 7 o’clock. Date at 3 o’clock.
Brown alligator-effect calfskin strap, rose gold PVD-coated steel folding clasp.

Big Bang Unico Red Magic The First Bright Red Ceramic Watch Beyond Imagination

‘Unique and unique’ is the philosophy that HUBLOT has always upheld. This time, Hublot has once again innovated and launched the world’s first new bright red ceramic material, showing the brand’s unlimited imagination. This new color ceramic has made innovations in the material itself and the production process. At the same time, it is superior in hardness to traditional ceramics. The superb technology under its colorful appearance is undoubtedly a masterpiece. This innovation was carefully designed and put into production by the Hublot R & D department, and has now received patent recognition.
Colorful ceramics

   The Hublot R & D department and the Metallurgical and Materials Laboratory have successfully invented a process for presenting bright ceramic watches. Prior to this, the watch industry had not yet achieved such a breakthrough in ceramic technology and aesthetics. Hublot strives for excellence in every process, carefully crafting every part of this special ceramic case. From the initial idea to industrialized manufacturing, Hublot has spent four years of research and development to master this technology, and spared no effort to advance on the road of material exploration. The technology patent for this invention is currently unique to Hublot. This highly elastic new ceramic material has the characteristics of high density, which makes its hardness reach an amazing 1500HV2, far exceeding the hardness of traditional ceramic 1200HV2.
   The advent of the new colored ceramics stems from major innovations. This technology combines high pressure with high heat, and can forge ceramics without firing pigments. With this unique coloring technique, Hublot will bring a series of colored ceramic watches.
   This red magic ceramic watch, launched in vibrant bright red, contrasts with the strap.
Red magic

   Hublot’s first color ceramic watch comes out in vibrant bright red. Big Bang Unico Red Magic Watch is undoubtedly a watch with strong characteristics and passionate colors.
   This watch is limited to 500 pieces with a case diameter of 45mm. The bezel is made of Hublot’s patented red ceramic and polished. The flanges, dials, minutes and seconds counters, Arabic numerals and hands are all the same bright red, matching the hue of the bezel, highlighting the mechanical differences from the Unico HUB124 self-produced movement and column wheel. The sapphire mirror dial is clearly visible. The entire watch embodies the color theme and fits well with the streamlined red natural rubber strap.
This red magic ceramic watch has a strong visual impact, making everyone love it. The combination of the ‘integrated art’ concept and innovative materials confirms the direction of Hublot’s progress: ‘Become the first, become different and become unique.’
Unico movement
   The movement of this watch is designed, developed, manufactured and assembled by Hublot’s masters of micromechanics, engineers and watchmakers. This flyback chronograph (a unique resettable component in the watchmaking industry) is equipped with two buttons, a date indicator, dual clutch mechanism and a column wheel visible on the dial side. The counter is directly driven by the barrel, and no position bar is set in the timing device, thereby greatly improving its reliability and stability. The pallet fork and the escape wheel are fixed on a mobile platform. Both are made of silicon. The ultra-light material guarantees the performance of the watch. The Unico movement contains 330 components, a vibration frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 times / hour), and a power reserve of 72 hours.

Technical Parameters
Parameter 411.CF.8513.RX
45 mm diameter
Thickness 15.45 mm
Water resistance 10 standard atmospheres (approximately 100 meters underwater)
Case Polished Red Ceramic
Bezel Polished red ceramic
Lugs black synthetic resin
Screws 6 H-shaped polished titanium-coated black PVD
Table mirror Sapphire mirror anti-reflective treatment
Case back Ceramic case back, engraved ‘Limited Edition’ and limited serial number ‘XXX / 500’
Dial Red skeleton dial, red intarsia scale with black luminous coating
Hands Red hands with black luminous coating
HUB1242 UNICO automatic winding column wheel flyback chronograph movement
Number of Parts 330 (Number of Gems: 38)
4 Hz (28’800 times / hour)
Power reserve 72 hours
Strap Red and black engraved natural rubber strap
Buckle Titanium-coated black PVD and black ceramic folding buckle