Aesthetically Minimalist Regression: Ultra-thin Everything

Although large and thick watches became the new trend of watches, it is clear that ultra-thin watches that combine minimalist aesthetics and superb technology are more suitable for summer. Watch manufacturers have realized that thin and light models are more humane. At this year’s Haute Horlogerie Salon and Basel Watch Fair, classic ultra-thin watches of many top brands have been re-interpreted, giving them more exciting qualities.
In the world of watches, solid weight or lightness and slimness are always different choices. In some people’s opinion, it is an rude act to look at a watch while talking in business. The watch should be hidden under the shirt cufflinks and slide out silently, so as not to hang on other things. The reason for thin watches.
Therefore, the thin appearance does not mean that the content is exaggerated. On the contrary, many ultra-thin watches are now pursuing not only aesthetic minimalism, but also the innovation and technical excellence of mechanical materials. Ultra-thin watches are more difficult to manufacture than ordinary watches. It is not easy to put three-digit parts in a few millimeters of space, let alone ensure their normal operation. Ultra Thin watches are one of the sharpest factions in watchmaking. Only the best brands can stand on the stage of ultra-thin watch confrontation and win respect with refinement.
Since the 1950s, there has been an “ultra-thin contest” among top watch brands. Generally speaking, mechanical watches, manual winding watches, the movement should be considered thin at about 2 mm, if the automatic winding, the movement grasped within 5 mm is very good. From 66 millimeters in 1550 to 2 millimeters around 1800, people’s research in precision and meticulous machining has made surprising progress. The world’s number one record is broken again and again, and no one can predict who will eventually win the product. Today, although the interpretation of complex functions such as the perpetual calendar and tourbillon has never been abandoned, the overall trend of the development of mechanical watches is still lighter, more accurate and thinner.
Thickness and function cannot shrink together
到底 What is the limit of ultra-thin? When the manual winding movement is controlled within 2 millimeters and the automatic winding movement is controlled within 5 millimeters, all manufacturers know that it is not important to make a breakthrough of a few tenths or even a few millimeters. After all, for the wearer, slimness is a prerequisite, not the ultimate goal. Men finally hope that what is attached to their wrist is a powerful timekeeping tool with accurate travel time, not a piece of sharp precious metal that can be used to poke people. How to ‘accumulate thin hair’ is the proposition that watch masters need to overcome.
For a long time, the function of ultra-thin watches has indeed shrunk as much as the thickness, so that people think that ultra-thin and complicated functions cannot be taken into account. This limitation was broken by Piaget. Piaget, which is unique in the development of ultra-thin movements, has also extended the expertise of ultra-thin movements to the production of many complex movements (such as 600P rectangular tourbillon movement, 880P chronograph movement, 855P perpetual calendar movement , 1270 automatic winding tourbillon movement) and so on. In 2010, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its legendary 12P movement, Piaget specially launched the world’s thinnest self-winding movements, 1200P (with hours and minutes) and 1208P (with hours, minutes and small seconds). At the same time, Piaget has worked hard to open up another artistic path to the hollow and openwork decoration of the movement.
To carry out the engraving art on the world’s thinnest self-winding movement, you need to study the composition of the decorative patterns and calculate the scope of the engraving and hollowing in advance, and slightly design the core to ensure that Endurance and reliability of automatic movement movement. The outstanding design and structure of the movement itself has helped it the most. It greatly traverses the cover of the plate and the bridge, and protects the required solidity and tolerance in a coordinated manner. Precision, which ultimately led to the Piaget Altiplano skeleton ultra-thin watch.
1 Gucci G-Timeless: This series is designed by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, with a smoother refurbished design that inherits all the elements of the classic G-Timeless watch. These models all use a large case with a diameter of 40mm, special materials and shades, and a 6mm ultra-thin case design.
2 Hublot ultra-thin skeleton watch: The first ultra-thin skeleton watch in the history of the brand: 45mm diameter dial, equipped with a homemade ultra-thin movement with a thickness of only 2.90mm. The completely hollow design concept shows the watch’s internal structure more clearly and intuitively under professional eyes, fully showing the balance between ultra-thin appearance and maintaining the brand’s dynamic fashion.
3 Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin Watches: With the grand launch of Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-thin Watches, it has once again achieved two world records and raised the limit specification to a new level: the world’s thinnest self-winding skeleton watch 5.34 mm), equipped with the world’s thinnest self-winding skeletonized movement (2.40 mm). Success does not come in a vacuum, thanks to Piaget’s unique expertise in ultra-thin mechanical movements for more than half a century before it can reach another peak.
4 Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra-thin Power Reserve Display Master Series: The watch’s lugs are stretched and trimmed to give a more slender profile. The new diameter case also improves the readability of the dial.

Patek Philippe Introduces New Calatrava Pilot Stainless Steel Watch Ref. 5522a-001 New York 2017 Special Limited Edition

From July 13 to July 23, 2017, Patek Philippe held a Watch Art Grand Exhibition at the Cipriani Building on 42nd Street in New York. On this occasion, the brand specially launched the new Calatrava Pilot stainless steel watch Ref. 5522A-001 New York 2017 limited edition.

   This watch is 42 mm in diameter and has a unique dial reminiscent of Patek Philippe’s antique pilot watch. At Baselworld 2015, Patek Philippe released the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524G pilot two-time platinum watch, and the new Ref. 5522A-001 watch is its successor. The new watch is made of stainless steel and is limited to 600 pieces, which is highly collectible.

   The unique color scheme on the dial is reminiscent of the classic appearance of 1930s American fighter jets. The large white Arabic inlaid numerals and the wide blue steel rod-shaped hands are coated with Luminescent fluorescent layer to ensure good readability all day. The brown calfskin strap is inspired by classic flight suits with white stitching, and the stainless steel buckle is similar to the waist buckle that pilots use to secure lifesaving backpacks.

   It is equipped with Calibre 324 S self-winding movement with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz) and a 45-hour power reserve. With back-to-back design, the sapphire crystal case back is engraved with ‘PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017’. It is reported that the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot stainless steel watch Ref. 5522A-001 New York 2017 Special Limited Edition is priced at US $ 21,547, equivalent to approximately RMB 146,000.

Various Changes In Simple Functions Three Date Display Functions Recommended

Date is another form of time. It treasures the rotation of the hour hand and turns it into a number that jumps again and again, or the step by step rotation of the pointer representing the date. The date display function is the most basic simple function of the watch in addition to the time display function. Whether it is a delicate jump window display or a unique pointer indication display, it is a landscape of the watch dial.
Vacheron Constantin Harmony 4000S / 000R-B123 watch

 
Domestic public price: 321,000 RMB
Watch diameter: 40 * 40 mm
Watch thickness: 11.01 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Details of the watch: a rose gold 40 * 40 mm cushion-shaped case with a white dial. The watch’s annual calendar function uses two methods: window display and pointer indication. There is a day and month display window at 12 o’clock on the dial. The Arabic numerals and track scales have red Arabic numerals on the outer ring. The pointer indicates the specific date, and a moon phase display is provided at 6 o’clock. The watch is equipped with a brown alligator strap and a folding clasp. It is equipped with Cal. 2460QC self-winding mechanical movement and has a power reserve of about 40 hours.
Jaeger-LeCoultre watch series 3958420

Watch price: USD 12700
Watch diameter: 49.4 * 29.9 mm
Watch thickness: 10.9 mm
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: 853A manual winding mechanical movement with 42-hour power reserve.
Piaget Altiplano G0A42050 watch

Domestic public price: 205,000 RMB
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Watch thickness: 6.36 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K white gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: white gold case with dark grey dial and gold hour markers and hands. This simple watch only displays the date, with a date display window at 3 o’clock on the dial. This ultra-thin rose gold watch is specially launched for the 60th anniversary of the Altiplano series. It is limited to 260 pieces, with a black copper grey alligator strap and pin buckle. Equipped with Cal. 1203P automatic winding movement, with a power reserve of about 44 hours. Through the transparent case back of the watch, you can admire the gear set decorated with solar radiation on the watch movement, the beveled table bridge, the polished round main plate, and the dark gray pendant engraved with the Piaget brand mark. Tuo.
Summary: The calendar display of Vacheron Constantin and Yun series watches combines two forms of jump window display and pointer indication display. The exquisite date display window of Piaget’s ALTIPLANO series of ultra-thin watches looks simple and decent.

Customized Tag Heuer ‘sound Graffiti Christmas Tree’ Wins Hong Kong Double Tour

The pace of Christmas is getting closer and closer … Linlang lanterns are full of streets and alleys, and the window is dressed as a fairy tale kingdom. Merry Christmas songs sing in all directions. Slowly, the splendid Christmas tree rises across the street, and another year of Christmas night is coming. When you open a window on a snow-covered night, look at the quiet falling snow outside the window, breathe the fresh air after the snow, look up at the bright starry sky, what a wonderful picture! On the occasion of the romantic Christmas, Tag Heuer, an old Swiss watch brand with a long history, has prepared a very special Christmas gift for you. Please follow the editor to find out.
  This Christmas, TAG Heuer has prepared a unique custom sound graffiti ‘Christmas tree’ for you. As long as you send Tag Heuer’s Christmas greetings to Tag Heuer on the homepage of Tiger Heuer’s official WeChat (ID: TAGHeuer_1860) homepage, you can instantly customize your voice graffiti Christmas tree. There are three different graffiti filters, more Make it unique. Want more surprises? You can also go to any of TAG Heuer stores across the country on December 25, scan the QR code on the card to participate in the event, and have the chance to win a variety of happy Christmas gifts such as the Hong Kong Double Party.

How to customize a personalized ‘Sound Doodle Christmas Tree’?
Step1: Follow the Tag Heuer WeChat public platform

Or directly click on the blue word ‘TAGHeuer’ at the top of this article and follow

Step2: Send voice message

Step3: Customize your Christmas tree and share it with your friends

Step4: Go to the store and participate in the lucky draw

What are the happy Christmas gifts?
   TAG Heuer Christmas Gifts has prepared a wealth of Christmas gifts for the majority of participating users. From now until December 25, users who experience the Tag Heuer Sound Graffiti Christmas Tree and send it to their friends will have the opportunity to visit any of the stores in Tag Heuer across the country to enter the store with the event ID to extract Christmas gifts.
Christmas gift prize details:
[Passion Christmas Ceremony] Hong Kong Luxury Couple
[Precise Christmas Gifts] VIP Holiday Gift Vouchers for Tag Heuer Flagship Store (2000 RMB)
[Pioneer Christmas Ceremony] Tag Heuer Exquisite Pioneer Gift
   Tag Heuer has prepared such a rich gift for everyone on this romantic Christmas, yes! This is a luxurious two-person tour in Hong Kong. In order to take her / him for an unforgettable Christmas, come and try your luck soon. I have explained in detail the way of participation above!

Seiko And Tianhai Yuxi Show The Queen Style

Grand Seiko, a high-end watch brand under the Japanese watchmaker SEIKO, takes the achievement of ‘the greatness in ordinaryness’ as the brand spirit, strictly adheres to the precision and practicality of top-level watchmaking technology, and has become the leading pioneer of oriental watchmaking. . In 2016, the Japanese drama queen Tian Haiyouxi was specially invited to act as the spokesperson for Grand Seiko. She also launched a special SBGW049 Tianhai Youxi suitable for women in the workplace. The model is based on the classic limited-edition watch of the Grand Seiko style in the early 1960s. It is appropriately blended into the feminine gentle and capable design. With the two-color crocodile leather strap selected by Tian Haiyouxi, you can always feel the replacement between the straps. Different charms perfectly interpret women’s charming charm full of intellectuality and confidence.

2016 Grand Seiko Actress Spokesman Yumi Tenkai

Grand Seiko and Tian Hai Youxi show the beauty of women’s confidence
   Observing that women’s style in the workplace is no less than men’s, Grand Seiko first used a female spokesperson, specially invited the Japanese drama queen Tian Haiyouxi to show their style for women’s watches, and shot the latest brand image advertisements. They also chose the origin of SEIKO Seiko -The well-known landmark of Ginza ‘Wako timepiece tower’ is used as the shooting scene. In the film, Yuki Tian stopped at the top of the Wako Chronometer, staring confidently at the Grand Seiko watch on the wrist, perfectly interpreting the most beautiful watch in Japan, showing the beauty of women’s nature. Grand Seiko also cooperated with Tianhai Yuxi to design a special watch SBGW049 that is best for women who are emerging in various workplace fields such as politics, business, and art. Dai Yu also showed the beauty of intellectual and self-confidence.

Tian Haiyouxi, the spokesperson for the Grand Seiko women’s watch brand, personally selected the color of the strap to show the confidence of women in the workplace.

Classic design aesthetics
   Adhering to the Seiko Style design philosophy of Grand Seiko, we hope to create watches with high accuracy, design aesthetics, legibility, convenience, and can accompany a lifetime. This time, Tianhai Youxi’s special SBGW049 creative idea was based on the limited edition models of the Grand Seiko classic style in the early 1960s. The time scale design was adjusted to a slim shape, and then it was matched with hand-sintered blue steel needles and a radial carved pattern on the face plate. , Perfectly presents the gentle and capable design taste unique to women in the workplace.

Looking down on the transparent back cover, you can see the rose gold lion coat of arms in surprise.

   With the burgundy red and regular navy blue alligator leather straps chosen by Tianhai Youxi, every working woman can change at any time on various occasions, and enjoy the different charm brought by the strap replacement, showing the most beautiful glory of women All can be stored in a special white watch case. In addition, unlike the previous masculine style of Grand Seiko, the logo of the Grand Seiko at 6 o’clock and the lion coat of arms on the back cover are specially made of soft rose gold, which delicately embellishes the personal charm of women in the details.

Grand Seiko SBGW049 stainless steel case, box-shaped sapphire crystal (anti-glare coating on the inside), 3 standard waterproof, see-through back cover, 37.3 mm diameter, 9S64 hand-wound mechanical movement, 28,800 rpm, 72 hours power reserve, gems count 24 stone, resting day difference + 5 ~ -3 seconds, crocodile leather strap, replaceable red alligator leather strap, limited to 200 pieces worldwide.

Extreme mechanical craftsmanship
   In addition to the wonderful design of the watch, the mechanical process of the movement is also profound. SBGW049 adopts 9S64 mechanical movement specially developed for Grand Seiko, and realizes ultra-precision machining of small parts with the most advanced metal forming technology, such as escapement wheel, escapement fork and other parts constituting the escapement system. Both degree and smoothness have been raised to unprecedented levels. The hairspring uses a new material for better impact resistance and magnetic resistance. In addition, the length, shape and thickness of the power spring have also been improved to achieve a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. SBGW049 is the perfect fusion of design aesthetics and superb craftsmanship. It is also the perfect presentation of Grand Seiko’s ‘pure craftsmanship and ultimate aesthetics’.

Tianhai Youxi special watch box

The Never-ending Lange Will Hold A Watch Exhibition In Shanghai Flagship Store

Lange will hold ‘Never Stand Still Lange Watch Show’ at Lange’s flagship store at 812 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, from October 1st to November 30th, 2012, displaying Lange A full range of products, including many rare brands and new products in 2012, and the latest publication at the same time, the simplified Chinese version of Lange’s legendary masterpiece ‘Langer-Saxony’s outstanding watches’. Lange-Saxony’s Outstanding Watches
    Only those who never stop can create unique masterpieces. ‘Never stop’ is to shape the spirit of unremitting pursuit of perfection based on the ideals and traditions of Saxony craftsmanship. Today, this spirit is still imprinted in the business philosophy of Saxony’s traditional watch brand Lange. Long history and traditional craftsmanship have made Lange a pioneer and king of precision watchmaking. Lange was in the brand’s founder Ferdinando in 1990. Adolf. Under the leadership of Walter Lange, Lange’s great-grandson, he has made a comeback, and has continued to make great contributions to the world.
GRAND LANGE 1 as part of Lange’s 2012 new products will be displayed at the ‘Never Stand Still Lange Watch Show’ in Shanghai.
    The ‘Never Stand Still Lange Watch Show’ will be held at the Lange flagship store at No. 812 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai. It is a must-watch for collectors, connoisseurs and watch lovers who love high-end watches. The exhibition will showcase the full range of Lange watch masterpieces with Saxony’s excellent pedigree and famous, including LANGE ZEITWERK, LANGE 1 and SAXONIA series. The focus of the show was its collection of rare Lange treasures, including the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘POUR LE MÉRITE’ with built-in sesame chain transmission and tourbillon, and the world’s first 31-day power reserve and constant power escapement. LANGE 31 of the system; In addition, the brand new products of the year will also be displayed at the same time. Lange’s masterpieces of watches and clocks have confirmed the brand’s never-ending spirit, and strive for excellence and create immortal masterpieces year after year, which will surely surprise watch collectors and connoisseurs. The ‘Never Stand Still Lange Watch Show’ is the best stage for Lange to show the spirit of this brand to the world. Simplified Chinese version of Lange-Saxony’s Outstanding Watches is now available.
    Reinhard Meis, the prestigious watch and clock book writer, edited and introduced the great work of Lange, the traditional Saxon watch brand in the early eight years: ‘Langer-Saxony’s outstanding watch’. The simplified Chinese version was grand during the exhibition. roll out. The first volume of this book is called ‘The Great Century-Glashutte Watch Industry from 1845 to 1945’, which briefly describes the early history of Saxony’s precision watches and reproduces the Saxony watchmaking industry from Lange Watch Factory. A flourishing facet since its establishment in 1845; the second is called ‘Langer-Dresden Watchmaker’, which made Ferdinando Adolf Lange’s life story into a watchmaker From the beginning of the establishment of the first watch factory in Glashütte, to the story of the fourth generation of the brand’s founding family, Walter Lange re-established the watch factory in the name of Lange Uhren GmbH, one by one, witnessing Lange becoming 21st century Europe The pioneering history of watchmaking culture. The latest Chinese version has enabled Lange enthusiasts and collectors in China to better understand the legendary history and superb craftsmanship of this Saxony traditional watch factory, and understand the ideals and traditions of Lange’s Saxon craftsmanship to shape the pursuit of Perfection never stops. Therefore, the simplified Chinese version of ‘Langer – Saxony’s Outstanding Watches’, which was grandly released in the ‘Never Stand Still Lange Watch Show’, was limited to 300 sets, with a commemorative certificate signed by Mr. Walter Lange himself. ,Precious. About Lange
    Lange adheres to the tradition left by the founders of the German precision watch industry and insists on producing only the ‘best watches in the world’, so it limits the annual production to thousands of pieces, and all works are made of gold or platinum cases. Nowadays, most watch brands have sales as their main goal. Lange is one of the few brands focusing purely on quality. It can be seen from the dual assembly process, unparalleled craftsmanship and decorative art of each timepiece. Fanfan. Since making a comeback in the 1990s, Lange has developed 43 of its own movements, providing endless power for its outstanding works. In the brand’s success story, there are classic masterpieces such as the first watch series with a large calendar LANGE 1, and the first LANGE ZEITWERK that can accurately and clearly display data in the form of skip words. As the successor to the glorious watch kingdom, Lange in the new era has won the applause of the industry with his outstanding works. So far, he has won more than 160 international awards, and his status as a master watchmaker is indestructible.