The second edition of the Hong Kong Watch Fair has ended with the passing of the ‘Golden Week’. At this edition of the Hong Kong Watch Fair, many brands have introduced impressive models. They or Complex, or outstanding design, or high-profile debut for the first time, has no doubt become the most watched watch this year.
Montblanc Villeret 1858 Series Change II
The Villeret 1858 Series II watch is the world’s first watch that can perform this unique change with a fully mechanical device. Operate the sliding button located at 10 o’clock on the case, and the “alternating” process of the dial begins: the two wing-shaped parts located at the lower part of the dial are gradually folded up, and the minute display of the chronograph function appears. Then, the chronograph minute dial rose gradually, and finally ‘swallowed’ the date hand in the regular time display. A similar ‘iteration’ process unfolds above the dial at the same time, the two wing-shaped parts move like the left and right sides, and the Roman numeral time scale displayed on the regular time gradually disappears-replaced by a new dial marked with the Roman numeral time scale. To indicate the time.
This magical ‘alternating’ process is reversible, that is, when the sliding button at the 10 o’clock position of the case is operated again, the chronograph menu dial will gradually drop, hidden in the movement, and the regular time display dial will again Appears, the watch returns to classic time presentation.
Lange RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’
RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’ can be said to be Lange’s ‘Town of the Year’ in 2014. It is equipped with a track moon phase display, a perpetual calendar with a Lange large calendar display, a 14-day power reserve and a constant power escapement system. Lange’s multiple benchmarks in precision, innovation and design aesthetics are yet another important work Lange brings to the field of precision watchmaking.
Regardless of the surface or the bottom cover, the RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’ is equally stunning. The front of its 45.5mm 18K rose gold or white 18K gold case showcases the timepiece layout unique to scientific precision watches. On the side of the movement, you can see the latest achievements of Lange’s creativity: the moon phase display depicting the trajectory of the earth, the moon and the sun constellation. The circular design of the time display and the perpetual calendar window are the characteristics of RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’.
Piaget Altiplano gold embroidery watch
Adhering to the tradition of excellence, Piaget pioneered a brand-new Xinjiang region for dial design with golden silk embroidery technology, achieving an impressive and timeless work. First, the silk was taut and fixed on the frame, and then the pattern lines were traced by the master craftsman. Subsequently, the embroidery master used the ancient technique of gold thread embroidery to twist the gold thread into helical gold threads with embroidery needles, and then extremely patiently embroidered the complex composition details on the silk one by one, thereby creating an exquisite art. Product.
The laurel branches on the Piaget Altiplano dial are embroidered with straight stitches, while the bay leaf patterns are embroidered with silk stitching. The entire embroidery pattern took more than 4 hours. The precious gold thread required Up to three meters.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Tourbillon Chronograph
The new Royal Oak Offshore Audemars Piguet self-winding tourbillon chronograph is made of PT950 platinum and mounted on a ball bearing. This design allows the weight of the rotor to be dispersed around the movement, thereby increasing the winding speed, and the winding efficiency is greatly improved. The size of the semi-circular oscillating weight is specially improved and fully embedded in the groove in the center of the case, so that it can surround 360 °. In addition, the oscillating weight located on the periphery of the movement will not increase the thickness of the movement, which can keep the movement slim. In terms of aesthetics, because the back of the movement is unobstructed, through the sapphire crystal transparent bottom cover, the magnificent column wheel chronograph device has a panoramic view.
The dial design of this Royal Oak Offshore self-winding tourbillon chronograph is also very classic, decorated with the unique ‘Méga Tapisserie’ oversize check decoration, while perfectly set off the tourbillon set at 6 o’clock Flywheel device.
Cartier’s New Pasha de Cartier Dragon Skeleton Watch
Through the sapphire crystal, the 9617MC manual-winding movement is proudly presented as a legendary spirit beast, set with 233 diamonds, decorated with a marquise-cut tsavorite on the front, and carved on the back. This decorative skeletonized watch extends the unique craftsmanship of the Roman numeral shaped bridge of the Santos 100, which established the skeletonized stunt as one of Cartier’s most iconic features.
This exquisite craftsmanship combines with the aesthetic characteristics of one of the brand’s classic masterpieces, the Pasha de Catier watch, and incorporates design elements that can be discerned at a glance: a screw-in winding crown set with a brilliant-cut round diamond; Protective studs and indented bracelet. The three high-end jewellery models of this watch are set with brilliant-cut round diamonds on the case, or with an alligator leather strap, or on an 18K white gold bracelet with brilliant-cut round or trapezoid-cut diamonds.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Dating Series Ivy Minute Repeater
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater dating series Ivy Minute Repeater uses a single button instead of the traditional time slider system, which makes this slim watch show fluent and simple lines. Compared with the classic minute repeater watch, the biggest improvement of this model is equipped with a safety system-even if the button is pressed again when the minute repeater device is operating, the device will not restart operation, avoiding causing mechanical movement damage.
Timepieces have always occupied a unique position in watchmaking culture. The Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop integrates the minute repeater timepieces into various timepieces, constantly explores, and maximizes this sophisticated and complex function. This new watch presents the most regular melody, precise and reliable performance, and the purest musical sound. This work is equipped with two patented ‘trébuchet’ balance weights. By striking two crystal gongs connected to the sapphire crystal mirror, a stronger sound expansion effect is produced, resulting in a more powerful musical sound. At the same time, it is also equipped with the unique mute adjuster unique to the eleventh Super Complicated Series watch grandly launched on SHH this year to optimize the timekeeping sound.
Panerai Limited Edition Case Set
Both Luminor watches have a diameter of 44 mm. They use the shape and proportion of Luminor watches launched by Panerai in 1993 to reinterpret the historic Lumino 1950 case with a simple and beautiful appearance and a durable design. The watch also adopts the classic crown bridge design, which protects the crown with a pressure lever and ensures that the watch is water-resistant to 30 bar (about 300 meters).
The two AISI 316L stainless steel cases are each coated differently. The case of Luminor Black Seal is covered by DLC Diamond-Like Carbon. The carbon coating of the vaporized diamond structure adheres perfectly to the metal surface, forming a deep black, wear-resistant, scratch-resistant, and durable. The case back is sealed and engraved with ‘Officin Panerai Firenze’ and the OP logo.
Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture Corsetry
Roger Dubuis invites Artisans Sellier, Switzerland’s most famous saddle maker, who specializes in manufacturing high-quality straps and various leather products, is a pioneer in leather craftsmanship-for its three Velvet A strap in Haute Couture’s Haute Couture limited edition watch. This elaborate skinny vest strap is decorated with extremely detailed black straps, which contrasts with the soft pink calfskin of classical ballet shoes, and when the strap surrounds the wrist, it is like hugging a charming feminine curve.
This timepiece is set with a total of 162 brilliant-cut diamonds in the barrel-shaped area in the center of the dial. The dial is surrounded by a silver satin sunburst, carrying black or rose gold Roman numerals in the style of Velvet, and 36 The color of the millimeter case and strap is harmonious. The bezel, lugs and decorative parts are also inlaid with fine diamonds. The watch as a whole is permeated with the feminine charm of women, endowed with a very creative turn and mood, fully reflecting the exclusive characteristics of Roger Dubuis. Roger Dubuis, who has always followed the law of change to make life colorful, will also provide an extra light pink pure alligator leather strap for daily matching.
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Filantes Poetic Complication
The meteor shower triggered by the triangular time scale at 12 o’clock shows the changes every hour. Each meteor shower is presented on the dial with a different pattern and has a unique name, driven by the four-season movement, it rotates once a year. The movement is designed with manual winding. It is equipped with an Agenhor module specially developed by Van Cleef & Arpels. The watch has a ‘wish meter’ on the back. After the user sets the date, the white or blue The pointer will point to the current month on the progressive meter, and the display window at 6 o’clock will show the average number of meteors at this time of the year in a graph. Those who like to make a wish to the meteor can naturally see the opportunity and make their wishes to the sky.
Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon
This watch uses a specially developed single braided steel cable with a diameter of only 0.35 mm to suspend the RM 56-02 tourbillon movement made of grade 5 titanium alloy in the center of the sapphire crystal case. The steel cable runs through the transparent space and is tightened and fixed by 4 pulleys at the corner of the movement and 6 pulleys at the periphery of the movement. The tensioning force of the cable is controlled by the tensioner at 9 o’clock. The entire cable device is then connected to a tension indicator at 12 o’clock, so the wearer can easily check the cable tension to confirm that it just meets the timing performance requirements.
In addition, the watch factory has optimized the other parts of the movement based on the experience of the previous two sapphire crystal watches, achieving more extreme transparency. Richard Mille’s engineers added the newly designed sapphire crystal barrel box and tourbillon bridge to the original sapphire crystal movement. Being able to complete this technological innovation just right, clear and smooth, is undoubtedly the supreme achievement of the sapphire crystal watch series, and it is the icing on the cake of the Richard Mille watch series’ top creativity and excellent craftsmanship.