Mysterious Key Cartier Key Series Mysterious Hour Watch

For a long time, Cartier has attracted attention with its novel and chic watch shapes, either simple or luxurious. In fact, it all originates from Cartier’s innovation spirit as the brand’s inherent philosophy. Cartier’s innovation does not stop at the constant attempt of aesthetic style. The insistence on the spirit of innovation has also stimulated Cartier’s technological innovation in watchmaking technology, so it can withstand the test of more than 100 years. The new key series (Clé de Cartier) launched by Cartier’s master watch styling mastered the spirit of innovation from the inside out. (Watch model: WHCL0002)

   The exquisite design often makes us ignore Cartier’s inherent precision. In the new key (Clé de Cartier) series, the mysterious hour watch uses a new hollow design to show the watch’s exquisite inner craftsmanship. Adhering to the concept of constant innovation, the new Clé de Cartier series is not only different from the square Santos watch, the rectangular Tank watch, but also creates a new interpretation on the basis of the traditional circle.

   The new Clé de Cartier series inherits the classics with exquisite craftsmanship, with a timeless and elegant style. The pure and smooth lines outline the round and full shape of the watch. The key factors such as precision, balance and proportion can be freely retracted to give the watch a beautiful and flawless appearance. On a distant watch, the watch’s transparent sub-dial and Roman numeral cutouts resemble the sun and the moon. In addition to the hollow dial design and transparent sub-dial, the amazing feature of this mysterious hour watch is the key-shaped winding crown, which is also the beauty of this series called ‘key’.

   This watch features a 41mm 18K rose gold case with an oval case embedded with a traditional round dial. The dial adopts a silver-plated hollow grille with a sunray radiation effect. Through the Roman numerals, you can see the beautiful movement of the movement. On the left side of the round dial is a transparent sub-dial. The center of the two crystal sub-dials is inlaid with sword-shaped rhodium-plated steel hour and minute hands. The design of the entire dial is very innovative and exquisite, which reflects both Cartier’s exquisite appearance and Cartier’s exquisite watchmaking technology.

   The new Clé de Cartier series is named after the distinctive crown on the right side of the watch. This crown is made of 18K rose gold, inlaid with a sapphire, shaped like a key, and the winding method is like opening the time lock with a key. This design is a replica of history. Before the crown was invented, it was an era of winding and adjusting the time with a small key. Today, Cartier’s new crown design with retro flavor adds a lot of color to this series of watches, becoming the highlight of the entire series.

   The watch is equipped with a brown alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold folding buckle for easy and comfortable wearing.

   This watch is equipped with the new Cartier 1847 MC workshop refined manual winding mechanical movement, the movement consists of 158 parts, including 27 ruby ​​bearings. This movement provides a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The sapphire crystal transparent case back fully reflects the beauty of the precision movement. This watch is called ‘Mysterious Hour’ because of the mysterious design of its hour and minute hands. The hour and minute hands that seem to be independent of the movement are actually inlaid on two transparent crystal dials. The movement of the movement drives the crystal dial to operate, which visually forms the effect of the hour and minute hands operating independently.

Summary: The novel and chic hollow dial design, the characteristic winding crown and the mysterious hour and minute display function of engraving history, such a beautiful design comes from superb watchmaking skills. Cartier’s Clé de Cartier series Mysterious Hour watch is officially quoted at 448,000 yuan. If you start with it, it is better to own a watch with a timepiece function both inside and outside.

Technical Cooperation Is A Win-win Deal

This year’s Basel Watch Fair, I think many people must be very impressed with one thing, that is, Breitling and Tudor exchange the movement, why do you pay attention to this matter, and even feel that Somewhat incredible? Because in the past few years, brands have either been busy producing their own movements or being busy with the market. It has been a long time since the two major companies exchanged their main movements, not to mention Breitling has been reported by foreign media not long ago. It may be sold. At this time, many people are wondering if Rolex is going to take over Breitling. Of course, this is finally a rumor, but it also reminds me of one thing. It seems that it has not been a long time for such a large-scale technology sharing in the watchmaking industry. In recent years, due to market reasons, more and more brands It tends to produce its own movement and apply for its own patent, or emphasizes exclusiveness, so as to establish a brand image.

Tudor MT5813 automatic chronograph movement (from Breitling B01)

   Although in common terms, Breitling and Tudor exchange the movement, but from an official point of view, it is a cooperative development, because it is not directly interchangeable, and each has actually made a lot of changes. This is very interesting. In the last century, it was quite normal for major brands to develop cooperatively. As a result, many products that are still famous today are born, such as a thickness of only 50 in the 1950s. 1.64mm ultra-thin manual movement, developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. Another example is Caliber 11, the first self-winding chronograph movement developed jointly by Breitling, Hamilton, Buren, and TAG Heuer in the 1960s. In addition, there are many examples, some of which are inconvenient because they are still in use today.

Jaeger-LeCoultre manual ultra-thin movement 803 (only 1.64 mm thick)

   After the watchmaking industry has been grouped and integrated, technical cooperation within the group has occurred from time to time. Let me give a few examples. In 2013, Tissot and ETA co-developed the Group’s most important basic movement, the Powermatic 80. At that time, long power became a hot topic of basic functions of mechanical watchmaking. In the past, the main movements of ETA’s main movements were stored in 42 hours or 48 hours, and the Powermatic 80 movement can have 80 hours of power, which greatly improves daily practicality. At the time, this movement was used in Tissot’s luxury watch luxury series. At first the market was full of doubts about this movement, but today this movement has become the standard for many brands under the Swatch Group. One year after the launch of Tissot, according to different brand positioning and different movement levels, it was allocated to brands such as Mido, Hamilton and Certina, and a certain gradient in price was formed.

Tissot 80 movement

   Not only that, in 2016, ETA also provided a higher version of the 80 movement. The 80 movement using the silicon balance spring was first installed in the two brands of Mido and Tissot and vigorously promoted, as in the 80 The strong momentum of the movement in Tissot, we have reasons to believe that with the maturity of the process, the silicon hairspring will also become the standard of the Swatch Group’s main movement like the 80 movement in the near future, but at present In other words, it is only used in relatively high-end products.

Mido Caliber 80 silicon balance spring

   Speaking of silicon hairsprings, the Swatch Group has been using silicon hairsprings for a long time. Breguet, Blancpain, Jacques Droe and other high-end brands are using them. Movements are using silicon hairsprings. With the downsizing of silicon springs last year, and the use of single crystal silicon springs in Longines’ Record series this year, we believe that this is an extension of the Swatch Group’s vertical technology, from top brands to ordinary brands, from high-tech silicon to ordinary silicon Materials, silicon hairsprings are distributed among the various brands of the group according to their own grades, thereby completing a large-scale technological upgrade.

Omega Nivachoc suspension

   Another detail is that the main coaxial movements of Omega use Nivachoc shock absorbers. This shock absorber was also considered to be exclusive to Omega at that time. Although Omega did not explicitly emphasize this shock absorber, it did To a degree, it distinguishes Omega from the main movement and other movements. Longines launched the Record series this year. It was surprising to see that this watch also used Nivachoc suspension, and it was verified that the movement had been used in Longines before, even on Hamilton. Also used before. The downward extension of this new technology enables the people-friendly and mid-end brands under the Swatch Group to have higher cost performance and technological content.

Four-digit year used by Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC to display the perpetual calendar

   In addition to a large number of technology sharing within the Swatch Group, the technology sharing of internal watch factories such as Richemont Group, Rovixuan Group, and Kering Group also exists, such as the Jaeger-LeCoultre 8.86 million calendar module and IWC 51613 movement Perpetual calendar module, the tourbillon of some brands of Richemont is designed by Cartier’s tourbillon designer Kasapi.
   To a certain extent, technical cooperation can allow the market to enjoy benefits, thereby cultivating the market size. Brands can get funding and improve quality at the same time, which is obviously a wishful sale.

【only Watch 2017】 Good ‘poison’ Look! Montblanc 1858 Single Push Chronograph

Montblanc MONTBLANC has launched a 1858 single-press chronograph for the biennial charity auction Only Watch. The bronze case material is matched with the army’s green dial and strap. People feel refreshed.

Montblanc 1858 single-press chronograph has always been very popular, and this time Only Watch Montblanc also launched a bronze and army green version of the style, people feel super hearty!

Montblanc’s 1858 series of watches is of great significance to the brand’s historical heritage, and it also pays tribute to the brand’s centennial watch factory, Minerva. The 1858 single-press chronograph we saw is also a watch with a retro flavor created by the single-button chronograph introduced by the watch factory in the 1930s.
This special edition for the Only Watch has a 44 mm case and is equipped with a MB M16.29 manual winding movement. This movement is inspired by Minerva’s chronograph movement 17.29 introduced in 1929. Many internal parts are very similar to the movement of the year. The entire movement contains 252 parts, including the column wheel and the horizontal clutch. The device, the horizontal clutch device and the lever supporting the chronograph hammer are connected to each other. At the end, there is a small arrow symbolizing the Minerva watch factory.

Bronze material / MB M16.29 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent caseback / diameter 44mm

The faceplate also uses military green as the main color as mentioned in the introduction, and the radial pattern and gradient color effect on the faceplate also make the visual richer and three-dimensional. In addition, the combination of bronze and army green can also be said to be quite appropriate, making people reluctant to look away.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Tourbillon Tourbillon

Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton, in addition to the classic small accessories series is fascinating, it combines the technology of the watch brands TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot of the Louis Vuitton Mo 琀 Hennessy (LVMH) group, with all its strength Created an exclusive watch series brand of Louis Vuitton, launched the first watch series in 2002, the Tambour collection that combines traditional and modern, and cooperated with prestigious movement manufacturers such as Joux Perret and Dubois Depraz, making full use of their professionalism Knowledge develops its own watchmaking technology and has since entered the watch manufacturing industry with a glorious tradition. Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Tourbillon
Today, the new Tambour tourbillon series has added a number of complex functions such as dual time, flyback timekeeping, travel minute repeater (combining the functions of triple repeater and dual time), except for the movement splint and tourbillon frame The revealing method highlights the dominance of Louis Vuitton and will soon be sold in Louis Vuitton specialty stores around the world.

Across The World, Complete The Dream Of Every Boy

Every boy must have such a dream in his heart, spanning the vast land, galloping in the boundless sea, and climbing on the peaks of high bamboo shoots into the clouds. Then say ‘Hey, I did it!’ To friends and relatives. At this time, pride and happiness came to my heart, thinking that I would make persistent efforts to complete more ‘conquer’ plans …
    However, in today’s society, we rarely have the opportunity to have a journey of walking and walking, to run for life, to abandon the dream of a teenager for ordinary trivia, and we can only hide this dream in our hearts , Close the door to the soul. In order to evoke the dreams of men and women in the world, these three models of the Vacheron Constantin overseas series recommended by the editor of the watch family today will make you regain the dreams of men and women in the world.
Vacheron Constantin 7700V-110A-B172 watch

 Watch Series: Vertical and Horizontal Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: The watch is equipped with a stainless steel bracelet (polished semi-Maltese cross and satin-brushed bracelet)
The watch comes with two straps: a large blue plaid hand-stitched Mississippi alligator leather strap with black cowhide lining; and a blue rubber strap.
Case diameter: 43.5 mm
Domestic public price: 275000
Details of the models: 1. The map of the northern hemisphere uses sunburst satin-brushed land and velvety smooth sea. Translucent blue rotating city name lacquer tray. 2. Rotary sapphire dial with day and night and 24-hour indication (black background between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am) 3. Translucent blue lacquer bezel, milky white polished modified minute dial 18K gold hour and minute hands with white luminous coating. Three dials show its powerful functionality and thoughtful layout. The strap is a removable strap. There are three options: stainless steel, Mississippi alligator leather strap, and blue rubber strap. Let you wear different styles on different occasions.
Vacheron Constantin Watches 4500V-110A-B170

Watch Series: Vertical and Horizontal Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: Steel-Bezel with diamonds (84 round-cut diamonds)
Strap material: stainless steel, hand-stitched large blue plaid, black cowhide-lined Mississippi alligator strap, replaceable blue rubber strap
Case diameter: 37 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 186000
Watch details: Vacheron Constantin Vertical and Horizontal Series 4300V-120G-B102 watch

 Watch Series: Vertical and Horizontal Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Case material: 18k white gold
Strap material: stainless steel (removable, replaceable)
Case diameter: 43.5 mm
Domestic public price: 679000
Watch details: Watch House Shi Jinnan]

Earl Opens A New Boutique In Riyadh, Capital Of Saudi Arabia

Luxury boutiques are expanding rapidly in the global market, and Earl and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are an important part of this trend. Last week, the Geneva-based fine watch and jewellery maker opened a new boutique in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The boutique is located at Kingdom Mall and can be accessed directly from the nearby Four Seasons Hotel.
   This is the second Earl opened in Saudi Arabia after Tahliya in Jeddah and the eighth boutique opened in the Middle East. Piaget Brand Regional Director Jean Marc Shammas, Regional Manager Julien Missir, Brand Cooperative Retailer Ali Bin Ali Group Chief Operating Officer Awn Zureikat, and General Manager Shawky AlNassr attended the opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.
   Jean Marc Shammas is pleased to welcome VIP guests and media partners, and is proud to open the first brand boutique in Riyadh, explaining: ‘The Middle East is the strategic focus of Piaget’s market. Saudi customers that matter to the brand. ‘
   Piaget Riyadh’s new boutique covers an area of ​​135 square meters, extending the brand’s consistent spiritual style and architectural concept. Glossy and matte materials are subtly blended. Under the projection of dreamy lights, the black and gold silhouettes are more understated and elegant. Neat, generous and hospitable, we offer visitors a sincere invitation to explore the world of Piaget and appreciate the creation of timepieces.
Slim 38mm Altiplano 900P Men’s Watch

   Piaget’s full range of timepiece creations are on display in the store, including the ultra-thin 38mm Altiplano 900P men’s watch, as well as the Tradition and Gala women’s watches. In addition to the two boutiques in Saudi Arabia, Earl has exclusive stores in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Dubai (two).