Swatch Group: Universo Ltd. Acquires Energizer’s

Swatch Group Ltd., a Universo Ltd. company of the Swatch Group, and Energizer Ltd., also located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, on August 10, 2011 A contract was signed today to acquire buildings and land at rue Louis-Joseph Chevrolet 43 in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The transfer will be completed on November 1, 2011.
In addition, Swatch Group Ltd. will initially employ approximately 40 former employees of Energizer Ltd.
Energizer will adapt to the needs of the Swatch Group and serve the Group’s continued expansion, for example, as an additional production site for Universo and other Swatch Group manufacturing companies.
Despite the difficult situation of the continued strengthening of the Swiss franc, the Swatch Group will continue its efforts to further strengthen the Swiss workplace or this investment in Canton Neuchâtel.
Original source: www.swatchgroup.com

Cool Black Fashion 2016 New Products With Different Personality

Since the beginning of contact with watches, from time to time, friends will ask if there are all black watches recommended. Just as pure white caters to the trend of women’s fashion, more and more black watches Appreciated by young men. All black watches are not very mainstream in the color classification of mechanical watchmaking, but they have been constantly updated in recent years. Today, we have selected several watches with black appearance for 2016.
Tudor Kai Cheng m79230dk-stainless steel watch

 
Watch Series: Kai Cheng Bi Wan Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 41 mm
Domestic public price:-
Watch details:
Watch Series: True Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: high-tech ceramics
Strap material: high-tech ceramic
Case diameter: 40.1 x 47.3 mm
Domestic public price: 17300
Watch details: DG42BSMCVDCH watch

 
Watch Series: DIAGONO
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: magnesium alloy, PEEK, and ceramic
Strap Material: Rubber
Case diameter: 42.5 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 38900
Watch details: bvlgari / 43975 /
Watch comments: Compared with the previous two models, the brand of Bulgari is obviously higher in style. The extraordinary creativity of its jewelry and high-end watches always gives people visual and aesthetic enjoyment. This year, Bulgari launched a number of black watches, including OCOT and this DIAGONO series, etc. Compared to that, OCTO is still more expensive. This watch is equipped with a self-winding chronograph movement. The extra timing function is very suitable for men who like to have fun when they are bored. Of course, in terms of matching, this white dial and Bulgari’s iconic long scale are very easy to match with some very fashionable clothing, and can also be casual.
To sum up: In this summer, come to cool black fashion style, you can easily create a masterful style, these three watches are different, Tudor is simple and realistic, radar mysterious colorful, Bulgari passionate and interesting, you What kind of person is it? What kind of table will you choose?

Bauchilai Wins Amica Momento Mechanical Watch Category Award

German fashion magazine Amica has publicly selected the best women’s watch for the first time. Carl F. Bucherer Manero RetroGrade has won the favor of readers of this German fashion magazine and readers of the humanities magazine Bunte. .

    Amica held the 2008 Momento Awards at the Chinese Club in Berlin, the first such event this year. His readers were invited to participate in the selection of the most beautiful women’s watches, which belonged to the jewellery, mechanical, sports, classic and fashion watch categories.
    Carl F. Bucherer stands out for its strengths in the field of mechanical watches, winning the award with a Manero RetroGrade. What makes him special is the unique CFB 1903 automatic movement with a retrograde date display, energy storage display, and day and twenty-four hour display. This watch has an attractive appearance, with an 18K gold case, a diamond-studded bezel with a total of 64 diamonds, and a noble Louisiana American crocodile leather strap.

In the five categories, a total of 35 models participated in the 2008 Momento Awards.

Adventure Journey Of Pilot Watches (On)

Since the beginning of civilization, time measurement has continuously evolved with the development of human wisdom. The same goes for aviation, with early adventurers pioneering a way forward with amazing air-heavy machines. Watches are their natural companions.

   Without navigation, the extraordinary achievements in the development of aviation are nothing but miracles; if you do n’t have the time, crossing the strait or flying across the ocean is nothing more than delusion. Positioning can be done through time and space. If you only know one or the other, you can only rely on vision navigation. Needless to say, this is a serious constraint for the new era of aviation that was born in the early 20th century. On the vast sea, without mastering the time, conquering the sky can only stay in utopian fantasy.

Vacheron Constantin Pilot’s Watch, 1904

First flight First flight watch
   Leaving aside the ancient topic of who actually completed the first powered flight, the brothers Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright must be among the pioneer adventurers rushing into the sky. According to official records, the Wright brothers completed continuous powered flight in the United States in 1903. But at the same time, they also knew that without time measuring instruments, flight tests could not be continued reasonably. A pilot watch designed by Vacheron Constantin in 1904 (in terms of specifications, this is a pocket watch, but equipped with a strap long enough to be strapped to the thigh) equipped with a chronograph movement, Arabic numerals, large onion head The crown, easily recognizable skeletonized hands, and small seconds chronograph are perhaps the first contemporary pilot’s watches.

Santos watch, Cartier Paris, 1916

Cartier Santos-Dumont large model

   In the field of powered aircraft, Americans are not alone. Alberto Santos Dumont is an outstanding representative of Europe. In 1906, Alberto Santos Dumont flew 220 meters in 21.2 seconds in a 14 bis plane. This was the first flight world record approved by the International Aviation Federation. What do flight timing instruments look like? Alberto Santos Dumont had his own idea. In 1904, he complained to his friend Louis Cartier, controlling the plane with both hands, and had no time to take out a pocket watch to watch. The pilot’s lament did not fail. With the assistance of watchmaker Edmund Jaeger, Louis Cartier found the solution, which is a prototype model of the watch without a small second hand. In 1908, the prototype model became a fully functional finished watch. In 1911, the Cartier Santos Dumont watch was officially released, and a logo was born.

Zenith Pilot’s Watch worn by Louis Brillio

Zenith Pilot Montre d’ Aéronef Type 20

Pilot watches take shape
   In 1909, the ‘father of aviation’, Louis Bleriot, flew from Calais, France, to Dover, England, at a speed of 74 kph in 36 minutes, completing the great feat of flying over the English Channel. For the watches that accompany his adventures, Louis Brillio made no secret of his admiration and appreciation. ‘I am very satisfied with the Zenith watch that I often wear, and I highly recommend it to people who want precise timing.’ He wrote in 1912. This 1909 Zenith Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 already has the signature characteristics of later pilot watches: large case, fluorescent hour markers and hands, large Arabic numerals and crown, bimetal balance with automatic compensation Anti-magnetic hairspring and an easy-to-remove strap (so that the watch can be fixed on the aircraft control panel). Zenith aviation watches have built a very high reputation. On the eve of World War II, the Aéronef Type 20 has become a standard feature for French fighter pilots.

Royal Ivan Mark IVA watch, 1914

German Bavarian Royal Flying Team Upside Down Pocket Watch

   In those years, it was assembled on the aircraft control panel, and the certificate has become an indispensable flight instrument. The Mark IVA and Mark V watches delivered to the Royal Air Force in 1914 and 1916 were designed and manufactured according to strict military standards. The pilot of the Royal Bavarian Flying Team in Germany chose an inverted disc pocket watch that can be attached to the flight suit with a chain strap. The production of pilot watches is of strategic importance and is increasingly becoming a watch category of great importance.

Pilot’s Watch Adventure (Part 2)
Pilot’s Watch Adventure (Part 2)

About 5,000 Yuan 3 Mechanical Watches Worth Buying

I always recommend a lot of watches with a price over 10,000 yuan for you to choose from. Then, the budget is only a few thousand yuan to choose those fine and good things? Today, the Watch House has carefully selected three watches worth buying for you.

Certina diving element series C036.407.16.050.00 (calfskin)

Product model: C036.407.16.050.00 (calfskin)
Domestic public price: 5350
Watch diameter: 42.8 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: ETA Powermatic 80.111
Case material: Frosted 316L stainless steel, rotating bezel with diving time scale
Water resistance: 200 meters
Watch details: PH200M diving watch. Last year, just for the 130th anniversary of the brand’s birth, this DS PH200M replica watch was launched to pay tribute to this history. On the overall model, the brand has not made a major change. From the overall design of the dial, the hands, the bezel and even the crown look almost the same as the previous model, making the charm of the original model, It’s just that the size of the new model has become larger in comparison. The new model is similar to the previous model in that it also uses the original DS double insurance technology of the 1960s to perfectly present the classic.

Tissot Diving 1000 Series Automatic Watch-Black Dial

Product Model: Diving 1000 Series Automatic Watch-Black Plate
Domestic public price: 5750
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: mechanical power 80
Case material: 316L stainless steel, ceramic bezel rotated counterclockwise
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: 2824-2
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Details of the models: Summary: The above three watches are very cost-effective at the same price, whether they are design or performance, they are very good. In addition to the above models, there are many other beautiful timepieces waiting for you during this price period. Friends who are interested may wish to try them on the counter, I believe there is always one for you!

Ferdinand Berthoud And Louis Moinet Are The Same As The Two Watchmakers

Historically, Ferdinand Berthoud and Louis Moinet are highly regarded watchmakers. On the surface, there are many things in common between the two. They are both watchmaking geniuses who once lived in the same era and achieved major innovations. But if we dig deeper, the similarities disappear and the differences appear.

Ferdinand Berthoud (left) and Louis Moinet (right)

   Berthoud and Moinet have many similarities, and exhaustive listing takes too long. The two have very similar careers, which at first glance can be confusing. Their lives are highly overlapping, with the former 1727–1807 and the latter 1768–1853. Berthoud was born in Neuchâtel, which is now home to Ateliers Louis Moinet. Both have traveled to various countries, Moinet’s footsteps in Italy, Switzerland and Paris, where he died. Berthoud also began his legendary career in Paris in 1745. They have reached the end of their lives. Berthoud is 80 years old and Moinet is 85 years old.
   With detailed contributions, Berthoud and Moinet both wrote innovative works that will have a significant impact on the future of watchmaking-Berthoud’s ‘Essai sur l’ horlogerie’ and Moinet’s ‘Traité d’horlogerie’. Beyond that, they all have wonderful connections with great men of their time. Berthoud knew Louis XV and Napoleon, and Moinet’s clients included Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.

By Louis Moinet

Intergenerational differences
   However, unlike Breguet and Arnold, Berthoud and Moinet have never worked directly together, and there is no evidence that they have ever met. Berthoud is 40 years older than Moinet and seems to be a forerunner in many ways, such as raising the accuracy of marine astronomical clocks to unprecedented levels of excellence.
   Moinet may have taken inspiration from Berthoud’s work, and extensive references can be seen in his work (before the full withdrawal). The rivalry between Moinet and Berthoud is implicit and has never been publicly claimed. Moinet wrote in his book: ‘Progress in horology means that Berthoud’s work is gradually outdated, and many of its parts are outdated, and our work will replace the books of Berthoud and previous authors.’

Longitude Clock, Ferdinand Berthoud, No. XXVIII, Paris, 1782-1783

Respected artist and watchmaker
   Other differences between the two are obvious. Moinet is a real artist. During his stay in Italy, he studied painting, sculpture and sculpture under the greatest masters of Rome. After returning to Paris, he taught at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, Moinet is equally well versed in astronomy, physics, and chemistry.
   In contrast, Berthoud is more like an expert, an outstanding figure in the field of horology, with a particular focus on marine astronomical clocks. Now when we mention Berthoud, the first thing that comes to mind is the marine astronomical clock. Berthoud’s dedicated focus has won many awards and titles: Fellow of the Royal Society (1764), Royal Watchmaker of the King (1770) and Member of the French Academy (1795).
   Berthoud worked hard to make his work better known. He authored several articles for the Diderot Encyclopedia, as well as a book entitled ‘The Art of Manipulating and Adjusting Clocks by Little Known Watches’, which was published in 1759. Berthoud is also one of the most prolific watch writers in history, and he has published more than 4,000 pages of papers.

Counter of Thirds

Occupation, or lifestyle
   At the same time, Berthoud was meticulous, registered inventions through official channels, and kept them at the Academy of Science, the predecessor of today’s patents. As a result, his hard work and innovative inventions were recognized by later generations, and more practically, the royal funds allowed him to continue working.
   On the other hand, Moinet is more focused on arts and crafts and has strong doubts about mass production of clocks. He condemned ‘several leaks of work by several large manufacturers and factories’ and considered ‘this is the death of art and artists’. Moinet’s eyes do not allow a grain of sand, against clock fashion, relying on machinery and not doing research: ‘At first glance, it may be confusing, but not always able to withstand the test of time.’ Moinet lives for art without any official Recognition of a seal, patent protection or other laws, it is still difficult to define his achievements effectively.

Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 Chronometer watch and ‘Montre Astronomique, No. 3.’ pocket watch, which was commissioned by Ferdinand Berthoud to Jean Martin (1806)

   Berthoud is well-planned and able to live on the royal timekeeping business income. Moinet was so destitute and desperate that he devoted all his personal wealth (and energy) to publishing ‘Traité d’ horlogerie’. Moinet’s reputation was not apparent when he died. It was not until 150 years later that when the Counter of Thirds was rediscovered and formally identified as the first chronograph in history (1816), his name came out of the shadow again. Fortunately, today, watchmaking companies have inherited the spiritual heritage of Berthoud and Moinet, and by introducing outstanding timepieces with both heritage and innovation, we have regained the glory of two watchmaking masters after more than 200 years.

Richard Mille Introduces The First Carbon Fiber Watch

RichardMille pioneered the application of NTPT® (thin-layer composite technology) carbon fiber material in the manufacture of watches and clocks. After several months of meticulous research and development, finally launched the first NTPT® carbon fiber case.

The NTPT® carbon fiber material was originally developed for the manufacture of racing yacht sails and quickly became a material not to be missed in sailing. This material significantly optimizes the endurance and lightness of yacht sails, and has become a necessary material for racing boats around the world. NTPT® carbon fiber material has become the benchmark for composite materials. In the past two seasons, it has been used to make the frame of a Formula One racing car. Palace.
NTPT® carbon fiber is special and produces a unique visual effect due to its regular wavy pattern. NTPT® carbon fiber material consists of multiple layers of parallel filaments, which are separated from carbon fibers. These thin layers not exceeding 30 microns are first immersed in a resin and then woven by a special machine. There is a 45 ° angle between the layers, creating a special visual effect similar to rare wood. After being heated to 120 ° with a pressure of 6 bar, the NTPT® carbon fiber material can be sent to Richard Mille’s watch case factory in Proart for CNC machining.

Compared with composite materials that have been considered to have excellent physical properties, the NTPT® carbon fiber material optimizes the occurrence of fracture stress by 25% and improves the appearance of micro-cracks by 200%. The NTPT® material completely protects the RMAC1 movement. The RMAC1 movement features a large date window at 12 o’clock, a month display at 4 o’clock, and a flyback timing function. The movement is made of titanium and has a dual barrel mechanism. It is wound by a variable geometry automatic disc with a power reserve of up to 55 hours. The new RM 011 Carbon NTPT® watch brings innovative and cutting-edge technical solutions to the world of modern watchmaking.

Audemars Piguet Launches New Royal Oak Offshore Diver Watch

Audemars Piguet’s new Royal Oak offshore diving watch is developed by the research and development department of Audemars Piguet Factory. It has a strong and powerful curve, which is refreshing and will undoubtedly show in the sports field. skill.

 This timepiece is specially designed for diving enthusiasts and those who need to deal with various extreme environments. The Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch is sturdy and stable, with a water resistance of up to 300 meters. This further enhancement will ensure that the watch can meet the needs of underwater sports and ensure its reliable performance.
 Audemars Piguet launches new Royal Oak offshore 42mm dive watch

 This powerfully designed timepiece complies with the Swiss watch international standard NIHS92-11 (ISO6425) and is suitable for the deep sea and any extreme environment that does not allow the slightest error. This year’s new model will be made with dark black high-tech ceramics for the first time. Case, bezel and easy-to-operate crown. This avant-garde material has a hardness 7 times higher than that of stainless steel. Only diamonds can scratch, and special machines and tools equipped with diamond milling cutters can be used for processing. All parts of the case are polished and frosted. Because the material used is abrasion-resistant, the related processing is a technical challenge.

 This timepiece is reliable and practical. With its functionality as the primary goal, the designer made in-depth research on the applicability in the diving environment. In addition, in order to improve the readability in the deep black sea, the black dial’s traditional “Méga Tapisserie” oversized grid pattern is paired with orange fluorescent hands for the first time, and it is the same as the 12 on the diving scale on the inner dial of the rotating dial. The orange display area from 2 to 3 o’clock echoes. This brilliant color makes it easy for divers to read time information instantly.

 Audemars Piguet launches new Royal Oak offshore 42mm dive watch

 Setting a rotating device with a preset timing inside the case is technically more complicated than making an external unidirectional rotating bezel. This extremely important device has the advantage of reducing parallax errors, as well as protecting against shocks and erosion (protection from water, salt and sand). The watchmaker has specially developed an external waterproof crown mechanism, which can adjust the diving time display through the crown at 10 o’clock on the side of the case. This system has good safety, once the crown is tightened, the diving time can be prevented from being changed unintentionally.

 This model is also equipped with an innovative waterproof gasket, so if needed, the wearer can perform related operations underwater, including the winding crown is also equipped with the same waterproof gasket.

 In addition, this watch is also equipped with a central seconds hand, a date window at 3 o’clock, equipped with Calibre 3120 self-winding movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal of the titanium case back. This is the first time that the watch factory has a transparent bottom on a Royal Oak offshore diving watch. It shows a movement of 21K pure gold and a carefully crafted balance with a movement frequency of 21,600 times per hour. Waterproof depth.

 This ergonomic timepiece is powerful, clear, durable, and equipped with all major functions. The reason for matching the rubber strap and titanium pin buckle is that this simple and practical buckle can be adjusted appropriately at any time, whether it is directly worn or worn outside the diving suit, it can be worn appropriately.

Celebrating 25th Anniversary With Wempe: Lange Launches 1815 Up/Down Special Edition

Wempe, headquartered in Hamburg, is a famous watch and jewelry company, and was invited to Dresden to witness A. Lange & Söhne Lange presented the first new era wrist on October 24, 1994 One of the distributors of watch series. To celebrate the anniversary, Lange relaunched 1815Up / Down with a unique power reserve display. This watch is available in 18K white gold and 18K rose gold, each limited to 25 pieces, with a famous dark blue dial.

Lange returned to the watch industry in 1994, and released the first new watches at the Dresden Palace.

   Lange’s relationship with Gerhard D. WempeKG dates back to the 1930s. At that time, Wempe sold Lange pocket watches in Hamburg, and the two parties also cooperated in the field of nautical observatories. Otto Lange, grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the founder of the brand, and Herbert Wempe, the second-generation jewelry business manager of Wempe, have joined forces to establish and expand the Glashütte Observatory. )working team.

Naturally, Wempe was invited to participate in the launch of the first four watches of the new era. Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein invited top jewellers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to the Dresden Palace in October 1994. After HellmutWempe visited the watch factory and appreciated the new work in his hand, he suddenly realized: whether it is a watch, a character, or the story behind it, everything here is perfect. Lange reinvigorates the watchmaking tradition of Glashütte in a contemporary way.

Wempe second-generation HellmutWempe. Photocredits: abendblatt.de
   In the end, HellmutWempe ordered a large number of watches, far exceeding what Lange could provide at the time. This not only casts a vote of confidence on Lange, the two sides have also launched a brand new business relationship based on friendship, which has remained unchanged for 25 years. At present, Lange watches are found in 25 Wempe points of sale, including international cities such as Hamburg, New York, and even on the high seas. Wempe also opened Langer stores in Munich and London.

   Lange President Wilhelm Schmid sees Wempe as one of the world’s most important Lange ambassadors. He said, ‘We greatly appreciate this family company’s outstanding talents in the field of mechanical precision watches, and we believe that the two sides can maintain an extraordinary cooperative relationship in the next 25 years and continue the brilliant achievements of the past quarter century.’

1815Up / Down (Left / Right) 18K white gold, 18K rose gold case, 39mm diameter, solid silver dial, small seconds, hours, minutes, stop seconds, power reserve display, homemade L051.2 manual winding movement, 72 hours power reserve, sapphire crystal glass and case back, alligator strap, limited to 25 pieces each.
   To coincide with the anniversary, Lange is taking this opportunity to launch a limited edition of 1815Up / Down. This watch is available in 18K white gold and 18K rose gold, each released in 25 pieces. The first half of the watch name represents the birth year of the watchmaking pioneer Ferdinando Adolf Lange, the second half represents the famous power reserve display of Lange, and the engraving on the caseback symbolizes the limited edition design.

   Both watches have a dark blue solid silver dial. The silver-gray small seconds and power reserve display small dials contrast with the dark background. The hour and minute hands in 18K white gold or 18K rose gold contrast well with the case and white Arabic numerals and are easy to read. Like the white printed train track minute scale, these elements can not help but remind people of the pocket watch era. Its color choice is complemented by a dark blue crocodile leather strap and 18K white gold or 18K rose gold pin buckle.

On the case back, you can see the Lange-made manual-winding movement L051.2, with 245 parts and 29 stones.

   The L051.2 manual winding movement developed by the Lange watch factory provides a 72-hour power reserve, which fully reflects the classic quality characteristics of Lange’s traditional craftsmanship. The movement’s signature elements include hand-engraved balance wheel splints, 3/4 splints decorated with Glashütte diamond patterns, seven screw-fixed gold sleeves with mirror polishing, and integrated on the movement with sun-printed upper Sprocket train.

Du Jiang Wears Gp Girard-perregaux Watches, Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon Series Wrists To Express Themselves At The 9th Macau International Film Festival

(Macao, December 14, 2017) Recently, Du Jiang and Lin Chaoxian’s new movie ‘Operation Red Sea’ appeared at the 9th Macau International Film Festival. On the same day, Du Jiang was wearing a black suit and wearing Girard Perregaux’s three golden bridge tourbillon series watches, Du Jiang’s elegant and restrained temperament and calm and solemn connotation perfectly interpret the watch’s exquisite appearance and excellent and stable performance. Du Jiang and Huo Siyan are the strongest CP couples in their lives. Du Jiang is known as the standard of the most perfect husband; Du Jiang is the ‘big-eyed cute dad’ in ‘Where is Dad?’; Du in the ‘Red Sea Action’ movie Jiang Hua is a tough guy special force with three bones; three gold bridges with three different identities, such as Girard-Perregaux watches and three gold bridge tourbillon series watches, support each other and echo each other, balancing various roles in daily life and family work. In a role.

About Girard Perregaux
   Girard Perregaux is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1791. Over the years, Girard-Perregaux has created legendary watches that combine unique design and innovative skills. For example, Constant Girard-Perregaux won the gold with a three-gold bridge tourbillon in 1889. prize.

   Girard-Perregaux holds more than 100 patents and has been committed to the development of innovative and exquisite high-end watches for centuries, becoming one of the few design and production technologies in the world today, including the forged watch ‘heart’, which is the movement. One of the watch brands. In 2013, GP Girard-Perregaux won numerous awards for constant escapement L.M. watches and many other designs, including the most prestigious ‘Golden Finger Award’ for the most authoritative Geneva Watch Awards.

   Girard Perregaux is one of the brands of the leading apparel and accessories group Kering Group. The group has a number of world-renowned luxury, sports and lifestyle brands.