Month: November 2020

Metro Helmsman Series New Model Watch Introduction

Mido Multifort series has added a new model. The white dial is planned with detailed and exquisite metal plates, highlighting the elegant taste of this chronograph. The black Super Luminova & reg; processing presents a luminous effect, and the precise hour scale adds fashion, with a strong appearance, accurate and reliable, and full of beauty, showing the consistent features of the Multifort series.
 The new model is a continuation of the Multifort series. The streamlined design was inspired by the early 1930s and was a turning point in American product design trends. In 1934, under the leadership of Georges Schaeren, Mido engineers and technicians successfully developed the Multifort watch. With its strong, stable and beautiful appearance, it became an example of accuracy, reliability and extraordinary craftsmanship.
The latest Multifort chronograph timepiece is equipped with the ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, whose precision and meticulous craftsmanship fully express the respect of watchmakers for the past. With a diameter of 44 mm, a thickness of 14.5 mm, and a water resistance of 10 bar (100 m), the new Multifort exudes a distinctive and distinctive aesthetic. The white dial under the abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal is complemented by small, elegant metal plates. The hour scale is modern, with a black Super Luminova & reg; treatment that gives a luminous effect. The time can still be clearly recognized at night, and the stainless steel strap adds a beautiful and lively atmosphere. Inside the transparent case back, you can enjoy the precise operation of the automatic chain movement, the constant vibration weight, the classic Geneva stripes, with blue steel screws and finely engraved plywood. These extraordinary skills are appreciated. Also available in black face or belt style.

Technical Information
Movement Mechanical and automatic chronograph movement with manual winding. Mido 1320 movement (based on ETA Valjoux 7750), 13 & frac14; ” ‘, & Oslash; 30.00 mm, thickness 7.90 mm, 25 stone, vibration frequency 28,800 rpm, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE suspension system, gold-plated GLUCYDUR balance, ANACHRON balance spring, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring, complex and finely modified movement with blue steel screws, vibration weight, arc-engraved splint, automatic plate decorated with Geneva stripes and engraved with Mido logo, 48-hour power reserve, high accuracy Five different locations are available for testing and tuning.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds + chronograph + day of the week + date and time: hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock: 60-second chronograph hands at the center, 30-minute chronograph dial at 12 o’clock, 12-hour chronograph dial At 6 o’clock, the day of the week and date are set at 3 o’clock
Case 316L stainless steel (DIN X 2CrNiMO 17 12 2), 3 sets of parts, wear-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and case back, transparent case back for exquisite decorative movement, engraved with 11-digit code, waterproof depth 10 bar (100 meters)
Strap 316L stainless steel (DIN X 2CrNiMO 17 12 2) with stainless steel folding clasp / anti-crocodile calfskin with stainless steel folding clasp
Surface White surface-hour markers with black Super Luminova & reg; luminous paint
Hands The hour and minute hands also have a black luminous paint (Super Luminova & reg;), which can still clearly identify the time under the water and the night

The Ultimate Dream Of Tasting Cartier Crash Watch

If most people’s understanding of watches is an ideal product that is quite satisfactory, it may be that in the watch culture in recent years, such constraints have already been broken, no matter from the design of the shape or from the traditional Taking materials, even unconventional high-tech applications, have more definitions of pure mechanical aggregates. Of course, this breakthrough is not a sudden product of this era. As early as 1967, London was the golden age of the ‘Swinging London’ wave. It is conceivable that the Crash watch was born in this year , Naturally carrying the restlessness and eclecticism of that free age. Through hip-hop play and pop art subvert the traditional dogma, when the outstanding master watchmaker and such rebellious thoughts met, the result of their collision was the Crash watch.

   Cartier enjoys this shake and break of routine, introducing humorous elements and noble and elegant style into the meticulous and precise watchmaking field. Over time, the Crash watch, which has a very limited circulation, has become one of the most collectible timepieces, thanks to its asymmetrical dial design and its inspired imbalance of distortion and unexpected association. Its name is also mentioned from time to time among the knowledgeable elite, and for them, the Crash watch represents the avant-garde culture of the 1970s. Today, this legend continues.

   In 2013, Crash launched four new limited edition watches made of 18K rose gold case with brilliant-cut diamonds and 18K rhodium-plated white gold case with brilliant-cut diamonds. With a diameter of 38.45×25.5 mm, it is especially worn on women’s wrists to show a slender beauty.

   The watch’s case is set with 150 brilliant-cut diamonds and weighs about 2.15 carats. Two of the four watches are not only set with diamonds on the case, but also on the bracelet are unrelentingly covered with diamonds. The beauty of luxury.

   In fact, the biggest feature of the Crash watch is the twist of the dial. Although this design breaks the conventional visual experience, it has also become a brave pioneer and attempt. The abstract Roman numerals such as magic are presented in the dial. It is the abstract artistic conception of time, and the consistent use of the sword-shaped Langang pointer also represents the classic elements of Cartier.

   The watch uses a sealed back design and does not present the movement in front of everyone. Perhaps because the positive mood is enough to steal the limelight, Cartier does not want to distract everyone’s attention to the back.

   Not so much as the dial’s most bright spot, in fact, this watch’s strap is also the first time to use a drop-shaped material and the case is made of the material, dazzling, extraordinary. It is not so much a tool as a timepiece, but in many cases, it is the best decoration for female friends. The other two watches are also set with diamonds on the bracelet.

   This watch is equipped with a Cartier manual-winding movement with a thickness of only 8.8 mm and 18 ruby ​​bearings. In fact, according to general logic, such a watch should be equipped with a quartz movement, but Cartier is not so It shows that it is extraordinary.

Summary: The new Crash watches launched this time are limited editions and only available at Cartier’s designated boutiques. It can be seen that its price should also be quite high. In fact, as a tribute to the classic, this watch fully captures the essence of Crash, it can be described as a very memorable landmark watch.

Swatch Presents Awards To Art Utopian Designers At The 2016 International Talent Support Creative Contest

ITS works of art are the main competition category of ‘International Talents Support Creative Contest’ (ITS). Italy-based Trieste’s ITS invites emerging designers from around the world to compete for awards in four categories: fashion, jewelry, accessories and art. The Swiss watch maker Swatch has partnered with ITS to create the ITS Art Competition, which seeks to discover pure artistic creativity. At the invitation of Swatch, the 10 final candidates selected at the beginning of this year need to express their personal “art utopia” ideas with artistic works, and apply colorful Swatch watch elements such as watch heads, straps, Buckle and dial.

   The finals held in Trieste this year included fashion shows, impromptu performances and award-giving ceremony full of suspense. The climaxes were full of creative atmosphere. Young designers waited nervously and excitedly for the results after submitting their entries. Announced. Entries are novel and chic, or bright and bright, or talented, and have been highly evaluated by international media, VIPs and creative arts authorities. Finally, Carlo Giordanetti, Swatch Global Creative Director, announced the winners.

   The 2016 ITS Art Award was won by Italian player Marco Baitella. In addition to a € 10,000 prize, he also won the opportunity to exhibit special projects at ITS 2017. Carlo Giordanetti said: ‘Marco’s art works express his own personal story, covering the past, present and future, full of emotions, simple methods and modern style. His next challenge is to conquer again with new works on ITS next year we.’

   The Swatch award was won by Jana Zornik of Slovenia. Carlo Giordanetti said: ‘We chose Jana because her work shines courage and faith, is encouraging and fully explores the introspective theme. There is no doubt that she will bring interesting new ideas to Swatch’s creative team.’ Jana Zornik will win a € 10,000 prize and a six-month paid internship at the Swatch Creative Lab in Zurich, Switzerland.

   Due to the talents of the contestants, Swatch presented the third unexpected prize for the second consecutive year: Japanese artist Hazuki Katagai won the opportunity to work as a resident artist for three months at the Swatch Peace Art Center in Shanghai. Carlo Giordanetti said, ‘Hazuki has created an amazing world of fun and optimism, making people smile and laugh and be subdued by her ‘weapon of love.”

   Ten finalists of ‘ITS Art Works’ from 9 countries submitted works full of wisdom, creativity, wisdom and imagination. They are full of wit and humor, which are amazing. All 10 finalists went to Trieste to participate in the final. They are: Birute Mazelkaite (Lithuania); Cheng-Zong Yu (Taiwan); Chinami Tokizawa (Japan); Wenxin Lee (China); Han Kim (Korea); Hazuki Katagai (Japan); Sheila Pazos (Spain); Marco Baitella (Italy); Karan Torani (India) and Jana Zornik (Slovenia).

   In addition to Carlo Giordanetti and ITS founder Barbara Franchin, the judges of the 2016 ITS artwork competition included IKEA creative director Mats Nilsson; Italian architect and freelance writer Alessandra Laudati; Italian Evening Post fashion magazine editor Michele Ciavarella and Safilo Creative Director Nicola Bonaventura. Given the rich content and excellent quality of the finalists, the selection of only three winners is undoubtedly a difficult challenge for the jury.
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3 winners and their artwork

Marco Baitella (Italy)

Jana Zornik (Slovenia)

Hazuki Katagai (Japan)-

Genius El Primero Flagship Synopsis Watch

Zenith flagship Synopsis watch Price: 96,700 RMB

 Since 1969, the legendary chronograph movement El Primero has been the best spokesperson for the unique creativity of Zenith. The name originated from the Esperanto ‘first’ meaning, and has now become an important part of Zenith’s historical wealth. The unique happy design concept came out in 2003 and soon became a major symbol of Zenith. Today, the happy design that looks like a cloud is perfectly integrated with the silicon (Si) material. Through this design, the core of the watch can be seen intuitively, and the interaction of the silicon pallet and the gear can be seen at a glance.

 Zenith’s flagship Synopsis watch embodies the core essence of the brand. Listening to the 36,000 movements of the El Primero movement per hour, you can’t help but be fascinated by the superb mechanical world. Now, with the wonderful happy design at 10 o’clock, all of this is fully visible. The breakthrough of the new flagship Synopsis watch combines classics and elegance, while adhering to the legendary features of Zenith’s iconic models and the high-speed fast-moving rhythm.

Ru Yun’s poetry reveals the extraordinary inner core

 The smooth lines of the case, the delicate dial and the pure design perfectly blend to make reading more convenient. The details that make this timepiece stand out are the happy dial design concept that reveals the internal mechanical system. Zenith lasted for several years. Through ingenious calculations, it finally succeeded in presenting the unique design of the happy dial. The happy design resembling the auspicious cloud took the interaction between the silicon pallet and the escape gear of the El Primero movement at a glance. It is a star-shaped design representing the Zenith logo on the escapement ratchet, which rotates rapidly with the passage of time. Happy design is dotted with screw-in screws, twelve hour markers and two hands are faceted with rhodium-plated design, covered with Superluminova luminous material to better read the time, the three-forked blue steel at 9 o’clock The small second hand reveals the rhythm of the movement.

Innovative materials create precision

 Silicon, as a non-magnetic high-tech material, is harder than stainless steel, lighter in texture, and has a lower coefficient of friction. It can effectively reduce component wear and has a smaller operating force, so it can obtain accurate timing. Silicon is non-magnetic and has excellent anti-wear and anti-corrosion properties. It brings the manufacturing limit of precise timing into a completely new field. It has become the star of tomorrow in high-tech materials. Its reliable quality can create excellent process effects. The new watch is based on a rigorous design scheme, and each accessory is the result of precision. The El Primero 4613 self-winding movement contains no less than 160 components. Like other movements in the El Primero flagship series, it can reach a high vibration frequency of 36,000 times per hour, which is equivalent to 10 vibrations per second. The movement is tight and tight, the shape is exquisite, precise and reliable: the position of each plywood, structure and parts has been carefully studied to optimize its performance. The case has a diameter of 40 mm and is made of rose gold or stainless steel. The happy design on the silver dial can observe the unique rhythm of the escapement of the El Primero 4613 movement in a unique way.

 The Zenith Timepiece Factory adheres to the traditional philosophy of loyalty to the tradition of watchmaking. Through the sapphire crystal caseback, the delicate design in the case can be seen. Not only does this watch have a distinctive appearance, it also has a sturdy and reliable case with a screw-in crown and a water resistance of 100 meters. The strap is perfectly embedded in the case and is more ergonomic. All this perfectly reflects Zen’s meticulous care and attention to detail.

Zenith flagship Synopsis watch Price: 41,700 RMB
Technical data of the Zenith flagship Synopsis watch
El Primero 4613 movement
Movement: 13 ¼’’’(diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 5.58 mm
Number of components: 160 parts
Number of jewels: 19
Vibration frequency: 36,000 VpH-(5 Hz)
Power reserve: at least 50 hours
Process: The oscillating weight is decorated with ‘Geneva ripple
(Côtes de Genève) ‘pattern
Center hour and minute display
Blue steel small seconds at 9 o’clock
Case, dial and hands
Material: stainless steel or rose gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Surface diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 11.70 mm
Crystal glass: Arc-shaped sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Silver Matt Sun
Timestamp pointer:
Faceted Gilded Moment
Covered with Superluminova SLN C1 luminous material
18.2170.4613 / 01.C713
03.2170.4613 / 01.C713
03.2170.4613 / 01.M2170
Brown alligator strap or metal bracelet
Tri-fold stainless steel buckle or rose gold pin buckle

The Reason Why Impressionism Is So Hot Is That It Depends On Huge Waves!

In 1853, the black ship of the United States passed through Japan, backed by strong force, forcing Japan to open its ports and cede the concession. After that, Japanese tea and fabrics began to flourish in the West. At that time, the packaging painting of the product, Ukiyo-e, began to cause a new wave in the Western art world.

   Ukiyo’s painting style is bold, the lines are free to use, and the overall expression is extremely strong. Especially, Wuying flat painting has inspired many western painters. Some of the avant-garde artists who wanted to break free from the shackles of realism, including the Impressionist humerus masters such as Manet, Monet, and Van Gogh, got countless artistic inspirations from it.

Katsushika Hokusai ‘Kanagawa Surfing’

   Among them, the ‘Kanagawa Surf’ in Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Sixty-six Views of Fuyue’ has the deepest impact.

Van Gogh Starry Night

   Van Gogh is probably the person most affected by this painting. He also named the ‘giant waves’ in this painting ‘Claw Waves’, and the swirling starry sky of his famous work ‘Starry Night’ was clearly affected by ‘Kanagawa’ Surfing.

Debussy Symphony Poem ‘Sea’ album cover

   The musician Debussy’s symphonic poem ‘The Sea’ (1905) made a musical interpretation of ‘Kanagawa Surfing’ and used ‘Kanagawa Surfing’ as the album cover. It can be seen that this classic print had an impact on the western art world at that time.

Now we let 3D ‘Big Wave’ surging on the wrist

   In 2016, to pay tribute to the great artistic achievements of Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Kanagawa Surfing’, the master of Blancpain’s ‘Art Studio’ used extraordinary techniques such as three-dimensional gold carving and red copper between square inches, performing on the wrist Ever-changing and lone wave watch with 3D visual perception. The giant waves are fleeting in all manners, showing a dazzling rich mood. Once launched at the 2016 Basel International Watch & Clock Fair, it shines brightly and is highly sought after.

Unique dial material-silver ocher

   Mexican silver ocher is known for its calming and calming effect. It is a translucent volcanic rock. Dense cloud-shaped silver dots are distributed on the stone body, and its mysterious color injects a unique elegant charm into the gemstone, making it an ideal material for Blancpain ‘masters of art’ to make new watches. This elegant stone is used as the basis for the white gold inlay of the new ‘Julang’ watch. In order to create this unique inlay shape, Blancpain also incorporates several other extraordinary craftsmanship that are very popular.

Extraordinary craftsmanship creates mysterious waves

   When making the dial, two extraordinary craftsmanship, gold carving and red copper, were used. First, use platinum to sculpt platinum into the shape of a giant wave, and then fix the platinum ‘giant wave’ to red copper (red copper is a copper alloy. It was first used by Blancpain in the Ganesha wrist in 2015. On the table. In the same year, this watch won the title of ‘Best Craft Watch’ at the Geneva Haute Horlogerie Award), and was then immersed in the 瀛 rokushō patina, after a magical chemical reaction, it was removed Red copper base, leaving only platinum inscriptions. At this time, the platinum carving not only has a unique green-gray color, but also forms a wonderful grainy appearance. At the same time, part of the spray is polished to enhance the texture of the giant waves when the frame is stopped. Finally, the entire piece is inlaid and fixed on the Mexican silver vermiculite. This series of steps perfectly creates the visual beauty of “seeing in motion”, which complements the mysterious dial with changing colors.

   On the dial, the waves carved by white gold tumble with patina. When the light and shadow float on the dial, the power and dynamic beauty of the surging waves and the changing light sense of silver ochre form a mysterious light and shadow change, which is the only worldly zone. A masterpiece of visual perception of dynamic waves.

More extreme movement

   Adhering to the spirit of paying attention to the innovation of the movement, the master watchmaker specially modified Blancpain’s famous Cal.13R0 manual winding movement to create a new 8-day long-power Cal.13R3A movement, and remove the calendar function, leaving the dial aesthetics Give more design space.

   And through the back can appreciate the stunning beauty of this movement, the ruby ​​bearing is inlaid with a gold sleeve, commonly known as ‘gold inlay.’

   The power reserve display of the watch is located on the bridge, leaving more space for exquisite carvings.

A model of value, a luxury top

   In terms of value, Blancpain has revolutionized the large diameter of craft watches to 42 mm, providing people with different size options, and using Blancpain’s classic “signature” double-layer bezel design and hollowed-out willow hands, It adds a lot to its beauty. The case is made of platinum, which is a luxurious top match.

   Blancpain also equipped this watch with a custom calf leather orphan strap made by Swiss craftsmen, which uses top calfskin. It takes one month from the beginning to the finished product, and the dark gray color is perfectly set off. The mysterious and elegant beauty of the watch.

   This masterpiece of art is unparalleled in the world. It can be called the painstaking work of the Blancpain Masters Studio. Its artistic achievements and watchmaking craftsmanship have brought shock and new thinking directions to the Swiss watchmaking industry and brought watch fans to the world Unparalleled aesthetic experience.

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