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    Rolex Classic Is Made Like This

    As with all great undertakings, today’s glorious and extraordinary Rolex actually originated from an ordinary starting point. Hans Wilsdorf was born in 1881. In the early 20th century, an era when pocket watches were prevalent, he began to enter the Swiss watch manufacturing industry at a young age. At that time, wristwatches were only considered as jewelry favored by women with very little production, but Hans Wilsdorf firmly believed that watches were equally beautiful, precise and durable.
    Mr. Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex
    In 1905, at the age of 24, he started a watch company in London, selling timepieces to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and equipped the product with a small precision movement produced by a watch manufacturing company in Bill City. In 1908, he registered a trademark name for his innovative products, Rolex. The name conforms to the pronunciation conventions of all European languages ​​and can be easily printed on the surface. Hans Wilsdorf’s original vision beyond contemporary will soon be rewarded. World War I brought humanity a catastrophe, but also became the best promoter of watch popularity. For soldiers with heavy equipment and heavy uniforms, watches have pocket watches. With incomparable inherent advantages, Rolex quickly became one of the most important watch suppliers in the UK. The first oyster watch
    Precision is the only language
    十年 In the first ten years of Rolex’s establishment, Wilsdorf has always insisted on sending the movement to the official quality control agency for testing, and continuously improves the reliability of the movement. In 1910, the official timepiece evaluation center in Biel granted the official certification of a precision timepiece to a Rolex watch. This was the first time that a Swiss official granted such a certification. In 1914, Rolex was awarded the Class A precision timepiece certification issued by the British Observatory. Originally only professional marine timepieces could obtain this honor. Since then, Rolex’s quality has become synonymous with precision watches, and this success has also made Rolex’s future strategy more determined to send most of the watches produced to the Observatory certification, until today, Rolex has obtained the number of watches certified Already far ahead of other competitors, it ranks first in the world.
    World Time Watch
    Every glory begins in Oyster
    In 1926, the world’s first waterproof and dust-proof watch was born, named Oyster. The so-called oyster watch was inspired by its screw-in waterproof back cover and was completely sealed from the structure of oysters. The case provides the best protection for the movement. Oyster watches make Rolex synonymous with water resistance. The emergence of the Oyster watch itself is a challenge to the traditional watch market, and also allows the legend of the brand to begin. In 1927, the Oyster watch accompanied the young British female swimmer Mercedes Gillies across the English Channel and remained safe and accurate. Since then, the prelude to close collaboration between Rolex and outstanding individuals has been unveiled. The combination of sports adventure activities and propaganda activities is also known as the most successful marketing method of the last century.
    The first Datejust watch
    Innovation and function go hand in hand
    In the 1930s, when other watch factories were still experimenting with automatic winding mechanisms, Rolex was able to mass-produce its technology developed for many years. In 1931, it successfully launched other Rolex Oyster automatic winding watches. Most of the automatic watches in the world today have actually adopted this technology from Rolex. In 1956, the Day-Date was introduced. This was the world’s first watch with full date and day information. In the decades of the post-Hans Wilsdorf era, even after experiencing the impact of quartz and electronic timing technology, Rolex has always adhered to the development of mechanical timing. In the early 1950s, with perfect precision timing and excellent waterproof performance, Rolex developed The professional watch series has far more functions than simple chronograph.
     Permanent classic details
    In recent decades, Rolex models have not changed much in shape and style. Therefore, they have been criticized for keeping abreast with the status quo. A series of intertwined tales of inspiration, characters and events are circulating. Even though consumers may not be able to tell at a glance that Rolex’s continuous improvement in accuracy and practicality, but look at the numerous classic designs that have been used by the times, such as oyster cases, Mercedes-style hands, two places The time display, waterproof performance, helium vent valve and unidirectional rotatable chronograph outer ring design, and those seemingly bland bezels, calendars, and second hand movement design have become the best details praised by Rolex, even if By today’s watchmaking standards, it is a classic century. Rolex’s introverted watchmaking attitude is a testament to the minimalist design concept of less is more.
    This classic story has a clever combination of tradition, honor and technology, an eternal glorious chapter, a journey of excellence, a cohesion of wisdom and innovation, and a relentless spirit of perfection.
    The classics are identified like this
    Classic Features 1. The fluorescent spot at 12 o’clock must be warm and smooth as jade. The shape of the oyster shell has been tested for more than half a century and has become a classic and timeless, especially the fluorescent dot at 12 o’clock, which is extremely gentle and smooth, like a pearl. It appears in the diving watch series. Become one of the most important details.
    Classic features 2. There are special rules for the second hand to follow. To put it simply, during the operation of the watch, you should see that the round key at the tail of the second hand just passes the center point of the “Benz” hour hand. This seemingly inadvertent “small design” can actually show Great brand skills and rigorous attitude.
    Classic features 3. Rolex’s calendar font is different from conventional designs. Whether it’s Day-Date or Submariner, calendar fonts are extremely distinctive, and the two numbers that are most easily distinguished are 1 and 4. In the ‘Rolex System’, the ‘1’ displayed is very similar to the English letter ‘I’, and the top corner of the ‘4’ is flat.

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    Ulysse Nardin New Original Dual Time Zone Watch

    Never before has a watchmaker fulfilled the desire for comfort of business travelers and explorers so perfectly. As one of the legendary watch series of Athens, the launch of Ulysse Nardin’s ‘Original Dual Time Zone Watch’ symbolizes an important milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking.

     Never before has a watchmaker fulfilled the desire for comfort for business travellers and explorers so perfectly. One of the legendary watch collections in Athens, the launch of Ulysse Nardin’s “Original Dual Time Zone Watch” symbolizes an important milestone in contemporary watchmaking history. When first introduced, the watch can be adjusted forward and backward to the second time zone; now, this extraordinary watch also uses an automatic movement UN-conceived, developed and manufactured by the Athenian watch factory. 334. Equipped with a large dual-window date display that can also be adjusted back and forth, the silicon escapement device is a high-level watchmaking technology that a few brands can master.

     Through the courage to innovate and achieve brand independence, in the past few years, Athens Watch has continuously pursued a steep path, but it is all worth it. ‘Original dual time zone watch’ is undoubtedly the easiest watch on the market to read and adjust the time, with hour and minute display, oversized second hand, dual window large calendar and two places time function; 9 o’clock is 24 Home time window in hour format. Without removing the watch or affecting the operation of the minute hand, just press the (+) or (-) button at 10 and 8 o’clock, the hour hand can move forward or backward to synchronize with local time Adjustment. Of course, the best mechanical equipment can’t be missed-it can adjust the calendar function automatically and synchronously.

     Behind this simple operation is a team of watchmakers delving into improved watch functions. The invention of the UN-334 movement is the result of years of unremitting research and development. The movement has a 48-hour power reserve and uses a silicon anchor escapement, escape wheel, and wobble plate. The oscillator with a frequency of 4Hz also uses the patented 1.1.1. Silicon hairspring to ensure high accuracy. Thank you Athens for your efforts more than a decade ago to pioneer the revolutionary watchmaking material. This highly modern material does not require the addition of lubricants and is more resistant to wear than other materials. The application of silicon is quite complicated, and its manufacturing technology is still a privilege owned by a few watchmakers; through the sapphire crystal on the case back, you can admire the delicate workmanship of the automatic movement.

     ‘Original dual time zone watch’ is full of time sense, while blending classic elements, exuding elegant and casual atmosphere. Water-resistant to 30 meters, with a newly designed 42mm stainless steel or 18K rose gold case that can be fitted with a crocodile leather strap or a rose gold bracelet with a folding clasp. To ensure perfect reading, the black or silver dial uses hollow hour and minute hands to add a delicate and timeless. Whether you are working in the day or attending important occasions, the watch is also suitable for wearing.

    Technical information of the Athens watch ‘Original dual time zone watch’
    Model: 3346-126-91
    Movement: UN-334 movement / Self-designed movement / Silicon escapement / Balance: Patented inertia balance I8 and silicon balance spring / 49 stones
    Power reserve: about 48 hours
    Winding method: automatic winding movement
    Function: Patented hour hand quick adjustment device in the second time zone at 9 o’clock / ‘Home time’ display at 9 o’clock / Patented dual window large date display, calendar front and rear adjustment / oversized second hand
    Case: 18K rose gold or stainless steel
    Crown: waterproof crown
    Dimensions: 42 mm
    Water resistance: 30 meters
    Table mirror: anti-glare and wear-resistant sapphire crystal
    Crown: wear-resistant sapphire crystal
    Strap: crocodile leather strap with folding buckle or stainless steel chain strap with folding clasp

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    Jaeger-lecoultre’s Entire Auction Proceeds Will Be Donated To Unesco’s World Heritage Protection Assistance

    For two consecutive years, Jaeger-LeCoultre has provided a luxury watch for online auctions to raise money for ‘Tides of Time’.
    The clock chosen this year is the 1958 Geophysic Chronometer, E168. This watch has accompanied the well-known climbers to the peak of Antoine LeCoultre.

    From March 18th to 24th, Jaeger-LeCoultre received nearly 50 bids from 18 countries. Eventually sold for £ 12,600, the collector will also be honored to be the new owner of this long-cherished treasure.
    The entire auction proceeds will be donated to Sundarbans National Park, which has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1978.

    ‘Aiming to save the planet’
    Jaeger-LeCoultre invites you to pay attention to the subsequent charity event organized by Christie’s Christie’s, this event aims to raise funds for the four major environmental protection associations. A Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm ‘Tides of Time’ has been auctioned by the so-called silent online auction, which will be held from April 8th to May 6th.
    The ‘Green Auction’ organized by Christie’s Christie’s celebrates Earth Day on April 22, 2010. This year coincides with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and a charity performance will be held in New York. celebrate.
    Original source: Jaeger-LeCoultre

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    2011’s Most Collectible Watch Recommendations

    2012 is coming. In addition to the work summary, the Watch House also summarizes the most memorable watches in 2011 for everyone to enjoy. There are currently 7 watches of the year in 5 categories. Patek Philippe Ref. 5208 was selected as the “Master of the Year 2011”.
    The king of watches: Petak Philippe Ref.5208

    Detailed parameters: Platinum case, diameter 42mm. Alligator strap with folding buckle. Cal. R CH 27 PS QI automatic movement, diameter 32mm, thickness 10.35mm, 58 stones, 701 parts, swing frequency 21,600, 48-hour power reserve.

    100,000 yuan sports watch best recommendation: Rolex Daytona 116520 black dial watch

     ROLEX Daytona stainless steel chronograph Ref.116520 Detailed parameters: 904L stainless steel case, diameter 40mm, waterproof 100 meters. Stainless steel chain strap with folding clasp. Cal. 4130 automatic movement, 290 parts, swing frequency 28,800, 72-hour power reserve.

    100,000 yuan sports watch best recommendation: Panerai 2011 model PAM 00382 watch

    PANERAI 3-day power reserve automatic professional diving bronze watch Ref.PAM00382 Lassa copper case, diameter 47mm, sapphire glass mirror and case back, waterproof 300 meters, 28 diamonds, swing frequency 28,800 times / hour , Power reserve for 3 days.

    200,000 yuan daily male watch best recommendation: Lange RICHARD LANGE series 232.021 18K gold watch

    A. LANGE & S & Ouml; HNE (Lange) Richard Lange junior details: 18K yellow gold, rose gold or platinum case, diameter 40.5mm. Cal.L041.2 manual movement, 6mm thick, 26 stones, 199 parts, swing frequency 21,600, 38-hour power reserve.

    200,000 yuan daily male watch best recommendation: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series 15300OR.OO.D088CR.02 watch

    18K red gold case, 39mm in diameter, water resistant to 50 meters. Alligator strap with folding buckle. Cal.3120 automatic movement, diameter 26.6mm, thickness 4.25mm, 40 stones, 278 parts, swing frequency 21,600, 60-hour power reserve.

    200,000 yuan daily female watch best recommendation: Breguet Naples Queen Series 8908BA / 52/864 D00D watch

     BREGUET Reine De Naples Queen Naples Series Moon Phase Display Small Three-Hand Watch Ref.8908 Detailed parameters: 18K yellow or white gold case, size 36.5 & times; 28.45mm, waterproof 30 meters, set with 128 diamonds, total weight about 0.83 carat. Cal.537 DRL1 automatic movement, 22 stones, swing frequency 21,600, 40 hours power reserve.

    200,000 yuan daily female watch best recommendation: Patek Philippe 4958 series 4958J gold watch

    PATEK PHILIPPE Ref.4958 Detailed parameters: 18K yellow or white gold case, diameter 31mm, waterproof 30 meters, set with 128 diamonds, total weight approximately 0.83 carats. Cal.16-250 PS LU manual movement, diameter 20mm, thickness 2.95mm, 18 stones, 115 parts, swing frequency 28,800, 38-hour power reserve.

    500,000 yuan function table best recommendation: Lange DATOGRAPH series 403.035 platinum watch

     A. LANGE & S & Ouml; HNE (Lange) Datograph large calendar window manual chronograph Detailed parameters: 18K red gold or platinum case, diameter 39mm, thickness 12.8mm. Cal.L951.1 manual movement, diameter 30.6mm, thickness 7.5mm, 405 parts, swing frequency 18,000, 36 hours power reserve.

    500,000 yuan function table best recommendation: Patek Philippe 5960 series 5960P-001 platinum watch

     PATEK Ref.5960 Detailed parameters: 18K platinum or red gold case, diameter 40mm, waterproof 30 meters. Alligator strap with folding buckle. Cal. CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H automatic movement, diameter 33mm, thickness 7.68mm, 40 stones, 456 parts, swing frequency 28,800, 55-hour power reserve.

    There should be some watches worthy of collection at the moment. Everyone is welcome to leave a message, and please continue to pay attention to the watch home, thank you!

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    Italian Chef Carlo Craco Becomes A Richard Miller Partner

    Recently, Richard Miller is pleased to welcome Italian Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco as a long-term celebrity partner of the brand.

    Carlo Craco is known as the pioneer of a new generation of improved Italian cuisine and is a well-respected culinary figure in the European restaurant industry today. His two-star Michelin-starred restaurant RistoranteCracco is listed as the world’s top restaurant, and has attracted worldwide attention for its creative evolution of classic Italian cuisine.

    Chef Carlo expresses Italy’s rich tradition, history and culture through his clever interpretation of Italian cuisine. He combines traditional technology with modern style to show people carefully designed dishes that best represent Italy. Chef Carlo is a media personality, has participated in many TV shows, and is a judge on the popular TV show MasterChefItalia.

    As a new member of the Richard Miller family, Carlo Craco will wear a Richard Miller RM11-01 RobertoMancini flyback chronograph. This watch has a 60-minute countdown, 12-hour cumulative chronograph and calendar functions, and uses a durable and high-temperature resistant titanium case, which is very suitable for the special environment of the kitchen.

    ‘I’ve always been very interested in watches, especially those with complicated features. In a kitchen full of steam, steel and blades, a reliable chronograph is very important. I believe this Richard Miller watch is perfect for these challenges. ‘

      Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Miller’s Europe, Middle East and Asia region, said: ‘I have long admired Mr. Carlo Clarke and I really like the food he makes. He is based on the essence of Italian cooking. , Bold and innovative dishes are exactly the same as Richard Miller’s watchmaking spirit: based on traditional fine watchmaking and bold innovation. We are very happy that Mr. Carlo Craco has joined our family. ‘(Picture / text watch House Xiaosen)