Month: August 2010

Elegance And Sport Baselworld 2016 Certina New Products Summary

At the BASELWORLD event, Certina once again demonstrated the brand’s sporting spirit with new works, whether it is elegant long power or cool chronograph.
DS Podium Championship Chronograph
   DS Podium is a well-known and popular series in Certina watches. The high-precision PrecidriveTM quartz movement of the new DS Podium chronograph has taken this series of precision to a higher level with a number of exciting improvements, and the sports characteristics are even stronger. The latest PVD-coated all-black case watch with brown leather strap, smoky stitching contrasts with the strap, conspicuous large-size numbers and beautiful PVD rose gold-plated embellishment are more clearly visible.

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Powermatic 80 Long Power Watch
  Self-confidence and pragmatism are the classic styles of the Certina Himalayan series. The new Certina DS-1 Himalayan Series Powermatic 80 long-powered watch pays tribute to the long history of unique timepieces. The 80-hour power reserve Powermatic 80 movement is Keep the watch up to date.

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Podium Lady Automatic
   The new Certina DS Podium Lady watch combines simple and classic design with modern aesthetic concepts. It integrates the appropriate elements in a precise and challenging art form, with a sense of modernity.

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  The new DS-8 moon phase chronograph features a PVD-plated rose gold case, and its warm tones showcase the elegance of the watch. Like its unique front model, the new model is also equipped with a high-precision PrecidriveTM movement and uses a unique timing device layout. The new black dial adds a touch of unique elegance and sharp contrast to the new watch, creating a gorgeous beauty with a rose gold case and an elegant crocodile leather strap.

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Podium Lady-Champion Women’s Automatic Watch
   The new DS Podium Lady champion automatic watch with PVD rose gold-plated elements adds a modern touch to the watch’s original elegance and elegance—just like a classic beauty with a sense of urban mystery. The dial is made of bright mother-of-pearl, giving the watch a ‘modern’ sense of fashion and modernity-in harmony with the high-quality Swiss ETA automatic movement.

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The First Time In The Series Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968

Patek Philippe seems to have more ideas for the sports watch family. For example, the Golden Eagle series introduces perpetual calendar styles with advanced high-complexity functions, pushing the trend of high-end sports watch dressing to a new peak. Looking back. Golden Eagle’s brother, Aquanaut series, although it has been available for more than 20 years, the pace of PP’s development of new functional styles still seems conservative. Previously, it could only be roughly divided into three stitches and two time styles, but considering that it does For the potential worth of the entry model, so in 2018 we also unexpectedly but gladly discovered that the brand launched a new work with timing function Ref.5968A. On the one hand, the sports watch combined with timing function is logical, and at the same time, this series finally has the aforementioned two functions. There are more choices, and from the overall design of the watch, it is clear that Patek Philippe hopes to cut into the market of young ethnic groups and show a more lively vigor.

The watch face uses a black gradient design. The orange elements combined with the chronograph function are younger and more vibrant. Its six o’clock direction is a scoreboard instead of the common small seconds dial.

Feature one: the texture is still much higher than the average sports watch
Unlike the 2017 commemorative model, which inevitably uses a precious metal case, this time Ref. 5968A returns to the stainless steel material that echoes the positioning of the series. The appearance of the crown and shoulder guards is visually enhanced by the addition of a timer start and a reset button It looks a little down (in fact, it is only an illusion). It is more convenient to operate by using a large rectangular design. Aquanaut is more delicate than ordinary sports watches. For example, the surface of the case is alternately polished and satin. Sanding, combined with a rich three-dimensional impression through multiple cuts, is an unattainable height for ordinary sports watches.

Same as Nautilus 5740, Ref. 5968A also adopts Patek Philippe’s newly developed folding buckle system in 2018, which integrates Carrjojo Cross into the design to highlight the brand’s genes

Feature two: at six o’clock it is a scoring dial
The watch face dial is indispensable with a series of radial embossed patterns, but the black surface used in Ref.5968A has a little more gradation effect, giving the watch a more pleasing modern feel. In response to the new chronograph function of the watch, the new changes in the faceplate include a 60-minute scoring plate in the six o’clock direction, a second hand chronograph second hand, and a chronograph scale is also added to the scale ring on the periphery of the faceplate. These newly added details are in orange, which stands out against the black gradient background. This one is different from most chronographs in that it directly discards the hour chronograph and small seconds. Although similar binocular or three-eye designs are still common configurations of chronographs at this stage, considering practicality In fact, it is not so absolute, so Patek Philippe boldly got rid of these burdens and let Aquanaut’s first chronograph quickly establish its own recognition with the clearest attitude.

The CH 28-520 C movement uses a combination of a column wheel and a vertical clutch. The advantage is that it improves the accuracy of timing and reduces the chance of wear of parts. Its chronograph second hand can even be used as a large second hand.

Feature 3: CH 28-520 C calibre that can display the large chronograph seconds as seconds
Ref.5968A is equipped with a CH 28-520 C automatic movement, which has been previously applied to works such as the Nautilus series, so it is no stranger to people who like Patek Philippe. This movement has a traditional column wheel device. At the same time, it also combines the relatively recent invention of the vertical clutch mechanism, which can theoretically avoid the hand shaking when the timing function is started, and because the vertical clutch can minimize the friction between parts, so even if the center axis seconds hand Use as a large second hand will not accelerate the wear of the movement parts, you can use it with peace of mind (this is why the watch does not have a small seconds dial like a normal chronograph). Moreover, the timing of the CH 28-520 C has a flyback function. In the case of continuous timing, its practicability is relatively high. In general, the Aquanaut timing function has all aspects of the initial experience, making PP sports watch preferred. People have a reason to shoot again.

Aquanaut Ref. 5968A

Stainless steel material / CH 28-520 C automatic winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / flyback chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 120 meters / table diameter 42.2mm / reference price : 295,000 RMB

Chopin L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist Watch

Interweaving technical achievements and innovative aesthetic art, Chopard launched the L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist watch L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist, which has a ‘Winding Assistance System’. This unprecedented winding system is specially designed for this new watch, and it is also the first invention in the world. Unusual movement and four barrels, this new watch naturally wins respect for its high-quality technology and original unique body shape. Chopard launches the Twist watch with a superior complex movement: the tourbillon. L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist is limited to 100 pieces. The design of the L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist cleverly reinterprets the essence of tradition-using vertical and horizontal axes. Therefore, it also embodies the concept of Twist, and Chopard Watchmaking Factory has also injected this element into the Tech series-technically showing that Chopard focuses on technology research and development. The L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist thus has the perfect combination of originality and timepiece creativity.
    Featuring the unique aluminum frame of Chopard, the tourbillon is elegantly set at 7 o’clock, and the second hand is equipped with a blue steel arrow shape. The delicate appearance of the tourbillon is highlighted by the curved bridge on the circular window of the movement. The power reserve is located at 1 o’clock, and the power is displayed in an arc to echo this spectacular structure. The two horizontal wavy lines perfectly match the geometric arrangement, creating an overall soft visual effect. The latter is further highlighted by the Arabic numerals displayed on the upper part of the dial, allowing the tourbillon to leave more space in the lower part, at a glance. The proprietary L.U.C 4TBST mechanical movement is equipped with the definitive côtes de Genève.
    Unique L.U.C ‘Quattro’ ® technology is composed of two sets of stacked barrels. The proprietary L.U.C 4TBST manual winding movement guarantees a power reserve of up to 9 days. This extreme masterpiece is certified by the highly accurate Swiss COSC Swiss Observatory, and the movement is equipped with Chopard’s proprietary variable inertia Variner® balance spring for perfect adjustment. The case is 18mm white gold with a diameter of 42mm and includes a strengthened sapphire crystal on the case back.
    The 18K white gold crown is set at 4 o’clock and is equipped with the L.U.C logo and W.A.S. ‘winding assist system’-specially designed for this watch. The L.U.C logo is depressed on the crown, allowing the user to adjust the movement with a small crank handle. Including the crank handle, there are 24 individual components, which are inlaid with gold. The L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist watch in the form of Twist carefully sets the crown at 4 o’clock, so it is comfortable to wear at home. Hand-stitched alligator strap with 18K white gold folding buckle. This famous example of Haute Horlogerie is a limited edition worldwide.
• 18K White Gold
• Aluminum Tourbillon (World Exclusive Feature)
• Total diameter 42.00 (mm)
• Thickness 13.38 (mm)
• Water-resistant to 30 meters
• Anti-glare sapphire crystal surface
• 18K white gold crown engraved with the L.U.C logo
• W.A.S winding with crank handle
• Transparent dial back
• Manual winding tourbillon regulator movement L.U.C 4TBST
 (Designed, planned and assembled by Chopard Watchmaking Factory)
• Diameter: 29.70 mm
• Thickness: 6.10 mm
• Number of stones: 33 stones
• Vibration frequency: 4 Hz or 28,800 times
• Power reserve: 216 hours (about 9 days)
• Four barrels: two sets of two (coaxial) barrels on top of each other (L.U.C Quattro® technology)
• Hairspring balance: Variner®
• Table bridge decorated with gilt engraving ‘Côtes de Genève’
• Precision Chronograph Certification (COSC)
Dial and hands:
• Transparent dial
• Dauphine hour and minute hands
• Central hour and minute hands
• Small seconds at 7 o’clock
• Tourbillon with second hand at 7 o’clock
• Analog power reserve indicator set at 1 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
• Black or brown alligator strap (22.00mm x 18.00mm)
• 18k white gold folding clasp
Limited edition of 100 pieces in platinum, reference number. 161917-1001

Honey Gold Limited Edition Langematik Perpetual Watch

LANGEMATIKPERPETUAL can display the correct date every day, and it will not be corrected until 2100. This special edition watch is equipped with a proven self-winding movement and patented zero-setting device. A limited edition of 100 pieces of honey gold case are available. Honey Gold is the exclusive material of Lange. It is specially designed for selected models. It is extremely durable and complements the long-term and reliable performance of the perpetual calendar.


   LANGEMATIKPERPETUAL honey gold models will be available at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie 2019, limited to 100 pieces. Honey gold, as a unique material of Lange, is more durable than other gold alloys. The bezel and eye-catching lugs are polished, bright as mirrors, the case is well-defined, and the central part is trimmed with straight lines. The watch has a diameter of 38.5 millimeters and a complicated structure, but it is only 10.2 millimeters thick, ensuring that the watch owner is comfortable to wear.

   The silver-white solid silver dial is in stark contrast to the luminous hands and 18K honey gold inlaid Roman scales. The outer ring with inlaid scales is embossed to make the dial more three-dimensional and deep. The dark brown crocodile leather strap with 18K honey gold buckle makes the overall design harmonious and balanced.

   LANGEMATIKPERPETUAL’s perpetual calendar can distinguish between months with different days and leap years. After setting the watch correctly, it is not necessary to manually correct the date display at 12 o’clock until 2100. The year 2100 is a century, and it is also an exceptional year on the Gregorian calendar. It has no 29th day in February. The sub-dial at 9 o’clock displays the day of the week and the day / night indication; the second sub-dial at 3 o’clock displays the month, and the leap year displays below; the third sub-dial at 6 o’clock has a small second and moon phase display , And can also indicate a longer period of time, only one day needs to be corrected every 122.6 years. All calendar displays can be advanced individually or simultaneously via the hidden main button at 10 o’clock.

Lange watch factory homemade L922.1SAX-0-MAT movement

   When LANGEMATIKPERPETUAL came out in 2001, it was the world’s first Lange automatic watch with a large calendar display and perpetual calendar function. The L922.1Sax-0-Mat automatic winding movement is equipped with a patented zero-setting device. When the crown is pulled out, the balance wheel stops and the second hand returns to the zero position, simplifying the time setting process. The 21K gold two-way self-winding oscillating weight with external platinum 950 centrifugal pieces can provide a watch with a power reserve of up to 46 hours for short periods of wear. In addition, the oscillating weight is set on the Lange 3/4 splint of the movement. As a result, the watch has a slimmer appearance. The escapement, hand-engraved balance wheel splint, and classic gooseneck spinner are all in sight. The sapphire crystal case back reveals all the finely modified details of the movement; the movement has been assembled twice and fine-tuned from five directions.

Movement Lange’s own L922.1SAX-0-MAT movement; automatic winding, in accordance with Lange’s strict quality standards, carefully modified and assembled by hand; five-way precision adjustment; 3/4 plywood by untreated Made of German silver with 21K gold 3/4 self-winding oscillating weight and platinum 950 centrifugal block; reversing and reduction gear with four ball bearings; hand-engraved balance wheel plywood
Movement parts 478
Sapphire Bearing 43
Escapement system lever escapement system
Oscillation system Vibration-resistant screw balance, vibrating frequency up to 21,600 times per hour, gooseneck trimmer with patented trimming system
Power reserve: 46 hours when fully wound
Functions Hour and minute display; small seconds with stop-seconds device and patented zero reset device; perpetual calendar with date, day, month, moon phase and leap year display; day / night indication
Operating elements The crown is used for winding and setting the time; the hidden main button can advance all calendar displays at the same time; the hidden correction button can independently advance the day, month and moon phase display
Case dimensions Diameter: 38.5 mm; thickness: 10.2 mm
Movement size diameter: 30.4 mm; thickness: 5.7 mm
Glass and case back Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Case 18K Honey Gold
Dial Solid silver, silvery white, embossed
Hands and insets 18K honey gold, luminous
Strap Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, dark brown
Clasp 18K Honey Gold Pin Buckle
Limited edition of 100 pieces

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