The Christie’s 2015 Watch Auction Season Will Kick Off In Dubai In March

2015 is the 55th anniversary of Christie’s opening up watches and clocks as an independent auction category. On the evening of March 19, the first watch auction in the new year will begin at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in the UAE. . The auction will include a total of 185 watches and clocks from all major manufacturers, which will also be the largest in the Middle East auction. The timepieces participating in the auction range from antiques in 1947 to modern models in 2013. The time span spans 66 years. 48 watchmakers from all over the world will participate in this auction.
Auction Star
   The finale of this auction is undoubtedly the Patek Philippe 5104P watch. This watch was produced in 2009 and has not been released for sale. At present, no more than 6 of them are living in the world and participate in auctions. The prestige of this watch has once again demonstrated the unique characteristics of Patek Philippe and the core values ​​of innovation and tradition, aesthetics and technology, and complexity and simplicity, the core values ​​of this family-owned independent watchmaking brand in Geneva.
   In the past, Patek Philippe’s super-complicated watches were only shown through the back. This timepiece was designed for the first time with a transparent dial design, showing from the side of the dial the complex mechanical miracles that had been hidden in the past. It only takes two years to calculate the production parts and assemble the movement to accurate adjustment, which means that, like this rare work, Patek Philippe has an annual output of only 8 to 10 pieces (estimate: USD 450,000 to 650,000) ).
Super complicated
   Among the super-complex models, the most noticeable is the 5951P watch from Patek Philippe. The 5951P series was first introduced at the Baselworld 2010. The auctioned watch, produced around 2011, has a delicate and rare platinum pillow-shaped case with a perpetual calendar and a single push-button double-tracking chronograph function (estimate: $ 300,000 to $ 500,000).
   A classic Breguet 3757 made in 2002 is also on sale. Exquisite and rare 18K gold case with tourbillon movement, perpetual calendar, date retrograde and leap year display (estimate: US $ 60,000 to 80,000).
Modern Master
   Most of the auctions are modern master watches, that is, antique watches of the future, such as the Lange 1 160.029 watch (estimate: USD 25,000 to 35,000) produced in 2008 and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore International Car race limited edition chronograph (estimate: $ 50,000 to $ 80,000).

Star-shifting To Make 2019 Run Well!

The sun rises and the moon sets, and the star turns, we greet 2019, and wish you a happy new year. The new year, everyone must be great, each one is better today than yesterday! The formation of time comes from human observations of celestial bodies, especially the rotation of the earth and the revolution of the earth around the sun, and the rotation of the moon around the earth. As a carrier of time, naturally, clocks sometimes put the function of celestial bodies on the surface of the disk, because these celestial bodies can be traced in timeless space and time, and they have remained unchanged forever. The six planetary groups turn the astronomical stars onto the watch face. First of all, let’s enjoy the Midnight Planétarium poetic complication watch launched by Van Cleef & Arpels in 2014. Water, fire, soil and earth are placed between the square dials according to the actual speed of orbiting the sun. The center point of the aventurine dial is the sun made of rose gold, and the periphery is sequentially surrounded by serpentine Mercury, dark green jade Venus, turquoise earth, red jasper Mars, blue agate Jupiter, and Su Jishi Saturn. The gems are hand-carved into colored spheres of different sizes, accurately distributed around the sun, and moved according to their true trajectory. It takes 29.46 years for Saturn to orbit the dial, 11.86 days for Jupiter, 686.98 days for Mars, 365.24 days for Earth, and 224.7 and 87.97 days for Venus and Mercury, respectively. With this watch, it seems that he immediately became an astronomer. But what about time? On the periphery of the dial you will find a meteor made of rose gold, which runs once every 24 hours, which can roughly indicate the current time-after all, in such a ‘poetic’ watch, the exact time is not so It’s important. In addition, you can also set a lucky day, whether it is a birthday, wedding anniversary, or graduation ceremony for your child … When the white five-pointed star printed on the mirror overlaps the earth, it means that the set lucky day has arrived. This is a watch developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Dutch independent watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw. In addition to simulating the operation of the six major stars of the solar system, it also has a ‘half-perpetual calendar’ function. The month and date can be read through the dial on the back of the case. It does not need to be adjusted on the last day of February every year. The case is 44 mm in diameter and is equipped with an automatic movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. The platinum model is 1,810,000 yuan. Rose gold model is 1,690,000 yuan. In early 2018, this complex model was reproduced in the form of a female watch. The Lady Arpels Planétarium watch retains the rose gold sun, turquoise earth, mother-of-pearl, Mercury, and green enamel Venus. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are eliminated, but a diamond moon is added, which takes 29.5 days. The law of rotation revolves around the earth. This watch also won the Best Complex Women’s Watch Award at the Geneva Watch Awards 2018. Since it is a female watch, the case diameter has been reduced to 38 mm, and diamonds have been set on the bezel and side. The meteor indicating the time on the periphery has also changed to a 12-hour rotation. Platinum model with diamonds 1,870,000 yuan. There is also a chain full diamond setting of 2,530,000 yuan. Since the two masterpiece modules of Van Cleef & Arpels come from independent watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, let’s take a look at his original works. As early as 1999, CVDK has already created this six planetary-moving mechanical module, and it has been continuously improved. By 2013, CVDK Planetarium watch, the display disk was reduced to the size of a small second disk. Performing such exquisite astronomical wonders in such a projectile land really has to make people admire its superb skills. The platinum case has a diameter of 40 mm, and the aventurine dial symbolizing the vast galaxy has hours, minutes, date, and month indications. The six planets run at 6 o’clock, are equipped with an automatic winding movement, and have a power reserve of 96 hours. Of course, CVDK’s skills are not just that, another Real Moon Joure watch is just as wonderful. Many brands now have moon phase watches, but the moon phase display is usually flat. A full moon is placed on each end of a disc, and then it is covered by a bezel with two semi-circular arcs. Moon phase profit and loss. But CVDK’s moon phases are three-dimensional and extremely accurate. You know, the moon orbits the earth every 29.530588853 days. The general moon phase table uses 59-tooth gears to drive the moon phase disk, so a day error will occur almost every 32 months, but this 3D moon phase is ‘ ‘Astronomical’, it will take 11,000 years to produce a day of error. It is never more appropriate to describe it once and for all. The spacecraft is passing over the moon. Another one that is playing with the three-dimensional moon phases is the independent watch brand De Bethune. There have been various three-dimensional moon phases in its works, but the most unique shape should be pushed. This Dream Watch 5 watch. At first glance, you will feel that it is a spaceship. The case made of bright silver titanium or dark black zirconium has a beautiful streamlined curve, polished and polished to create an elegant and cold temperament. The tapered case design has a width of 49 mm, a wingspan of 39 mm, and a height of 11 mm. The movement must be miniaturized. In the very center of the spacecraft is a three-dimensional moon phase. In turn, it shows the time display and the minute dial. The one-carat convex-cut ruby ​​decorated by the outermost crown is more like a spacecraft propeller The engine adds a sense of power to the watch, and it seems to be gone in the next second. The watch is equipped with a manual winding movement and has a 5-day power reserve. Similarly, it would take 1,112 years for this three-dimensional moon phase to produce a one-day error. The price is 150,000 Swiss francs (about 1.06 million yuan). The global time zone is all about mastering the moon with three-dimensional rotation, and naturally there will be three-dimensional rotating earth. Greubel Forsey’s GMT world time watch is a complete earth into the watch. Moreover, the moon only made one revolution in 29.5 days, but the earth made one revolution in 24 hours. At 8 o’clock, the earth made of titanium metal is made of sapphire crystal glass above, below and the sides, which can show the earth to the viewer’s eyes to the greatest extent. It rotates in the same direction as the earth. It rotates counterclockwise once a day, and the 24-hour graduated ring at the equator indicates the time and day and night of the corresponding area. Except for the three-dimensional earth, the upper right part of the disk is the main time display with a small seconds dial; at 12 o’clock, there is a 12-hour second time zone sub-dial, which can quickly indicate the time of the set second city. The 3 o’clock position is a fan-shaped power reserve display, and the 5 o’clock position is an exclusive patent of the brand. A tourbillon tilted 25 degrees and rotates once every 24 seconds. The excitement is not over yet. If you flip the watch, you will find another world time function dial on the bottom of the watch. A disc is engraved with the names of 24 cities, representing 24 time zones around the world. The time in these 24 cities corresponds to the outermost numbers on the turntable, but if the city implements daylight saving time, it corresponds to the numbers inside the disc, which is very clever. The watch is 43.5 mm in diameter and is made of white gold. It is equipped with a manual winding movement and has a power reserve of 72 hours. When it comes to astronomy in terms of art, time and space, there is a very important astronomer, that is, Nicholas Copernicus, who proposed the ‘Heliocentric theory,’ which he published in 1543, ‘The Theory of the Operation of the Celestial Body,’ challenged the ingrained ‘geological theory ‘Earth is static and located at the center of the universe. The sun, moon, and stars all orbit the earth. Although the ‘Heliocentric theory’ was heavily resisted by conservative and stubborn religions and imperial powers at that time, the truth eventually came to light. To commemorate this insightful pioneer, Vacheron Constantin launched a set of 3 Copernicus Celestial Spheres Copernicus 2460RT watches in 2017. The dials of the three watches are decorated with enamel painting, metal engraving, and sapphire crystal laser engraving to show the signs of the zodiac 12th house, both delicate and gorgeous. In addition to the complicated and delicate craftsmanship, the biggest highlight of the watch is an earth that revolves around the sun with an elliptical trajectory. It will not only make one revolution in a 24-hour cycle, but also make one revolution in a cycle of 365.2421898 days. Operation, and only one day of error every 8,000 years is very amazing. The indication of time is special. A hollow triangle hand indicates the hour, a solid triangle hand indicates the minute, and the two hands slide on the outermost edge of the dial, which is very different from the traditional hour and minute hands. The watch is 43 mm in diameter and is made of white gold. It is equipped with an automatic movement and has a power reserve of 34 hours. The 300-year-old Starham Graham brand name comes from the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. George Graham, a well-known watchmaker and scientific pioneer during the Enlightenment, made the world’s first mechanical solar system in 1713. Model, and dedicated this invention to Charles Boyle, Count Orrery IV at that time, so this solar system instrument was named 0rrery. To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the invention of the solar system, Greenham launched the Geo.Graham Tourbillon Orrery solar system tourbillon watch in 2013, which can show the relative operating positions of the earth, moon and Mars over time. The watch was created by Christophe Claret, an independent watchmaker. It is housed in a 48 mm pink gold case. The center of the dial is a large sun made of rose gold. It is manually engraved into a tourbillon bridge and decorated with two phoenixes on the left and right. A 2.5 mm diameter diamond is set in the center of the head, and the hour and minute hands are placed on the right side of the sun disk. Two scale rings can be seen from the sun. Inside is the zodiac 12 constellation. Outside is the month and date scale. It is indicated by a three-dimensional earth made of turquoise sandwiched between the two scale rings. Walk the sun for a week. The moon orbiting the earth and Mars on the outer side of the disk are made of meteorite. Located on the back of the case is a 100-year annual disk that can help correct the position of the stars. The astral position ensures normal operation for 300 years. Available in blue lacquered discs, limited to 8 pieces, and green lacquered discs, limited to 20 pieces. The astronomical wonders staged several celestial running watches introduced earlier, although they were dazzling, but they always felt a bit ‘mini’. If you look at this Astronomia Solar Planets watch from Jacob & Co., you will feel the whole atmosphere again. Domineering. Four arms are held high on the movement. The first one holds the 1.5-carat garnet representing the sun in the center of the dial, the second one holds the hour and minute plate, the third one holds the flying tourbillon, and the fourth one holds the earth. . The magical place begins. The whole mechanism will rotate clockwise in a circle of 10 minutes. During the rotation, the hour and minute dial relies on a differential device, and the position at 12 o’clock will always be on the top, which will not affect the reading time. That earth will also make a full rotation in 60 seconds. Of course, the tourbillon will also make a full rotation in 60 seconds. This is not over yet. The aventurine chassis below the watch is inlaid with 7 other planets of the solar system, and this chassis will rotate in the opposite direction from the several supporting arms that rotate above, creating the visual effect of accelerated celestial bodies. In order to achieve the best viewing angle, the side of the case is equipped with sapphire crystal glass. The red gold case has a diameter of 44.5 mm and is stuffed with 439 parts. It is equipped with a manual winding movement and has a power reserve of 48 hours. This article contains a large number of original pictures, some of which are from the brand. Anyone may not use them without permission. Please contact us for authorization.

Frank Mull Pays Tribute To Korean Superstar Psy

FRANCK MULLER pays tribute to Korean superstar PSY

 Korean singer PSY 싸이 (formerly known as Park Jae Sang) swept the world with a song ‘Gangnam Style’ last year and won multiple international awards. This year, with the latest single ‘Gentleman’, it is one of the most popular singer-songwriters in the world today, and it has become internationally popular with innovative music videos and stage performances. The video of ‘Jiangnan Style’ has become the most popular video on the website Youtube history. It has reached 1.7 billion times so far, laying down the history of contemporary pop music culture.

 This year, Swiss watch brand FRANCK MULLER specially produced a unique timepiece in recognition of PSY’s extraordinary achievements. The design uses the brand’s most iconic Cintrée Curvex casket-shaped case, and the dial has a PSY ‘Jiangnan Style’ riding comic style. It is accompanied by Mr. Zhu Liyuehua, Chairman of Franck Muller Asia and Mr. Zhu Junhao, Vice Chairman Personal gift to PSY.

 FRANCK MULLER Cintrée Curvex “PSY” Unique Watch

 The ‘PSY’ diamond watch perfectly combines the most representative Cintrée Curvex case of FRANCK MULLER with the comic style of ‘Jiangnan Style’, with the aim of making this single hit the world’s brilliant achievements. The 18K white gold Cintrée Curvex case is set with 4.5 carats of diamonds, and the dial is set with 2.47 carats of black and white diamonds. The Roman numerals inlaid with black diamonds are accompanied by PSY comics. The back is engraved with the same shape and PSY signature.

 Mr. Franck Muller personally went to Seoul to meet with PSY. Two starred stars who were alone in each other and had a lunch together at a special restaurant in Gangnam District. Mr. Franck Muller presented this unique work to PSY. PSY said with gratitude: ‘Thank you Franck Muller personally gifted this timepiece to make this unique match in the world more meaningful. ‘

 FRANCK MULLER Cintrée Curvex ‘PSY’ watch (back)

Franck Muller’s creative passion

 FRANCK MULLER timepieces are the first choice of global celebrities and watch collectors. The brand is internationally renowned for its many revolutionary technological inventions and has written many important chapters in the history of watchmaking.

 Mr. Franck Muller believes that he and PSY’s beliefs coincide with each other. He said: ‘PSY’s achievements stem from his strong conviction, and he devoted himself to the most favorite fields of music and art. It’s a great encouragement. ‘

 The founders, Mr. Franck Muller and PSY, accompanied their FRANCK MULLER watches.

Low-key And Magnificent Golden Watch

You ca n’t control a gold watch. It’s better to play a conservative card and choose a gold model. It is not as ostentatious as a gold watch, but it can also highlight the luxury attitude of the watch. The gas field can’t give you a gold watch or a steel watch at all.
From top to bottom:
OMEGA Elegant men’s watch 49200 yuan
腕表 The dial and bracelet of this watch are made of gold and stainless steel. The dial adopts the noble champagne color design, and each diamond is set with 3 diamonds. The dial only has a date window at the three o’clock position. The whole watch feels precious and elegant without losing the gentleman’s grace. The movement uses the Omega 2500 coaxial movement, with a power reserve of up to 48 hours and a water resistance of up to 30 meters. This model also received the precise certification mark of the Swiss official observatory.
MIDO Men’s Bruner Series Men’s Watch 9600 yuan
腕表 This watch is inspired by the New York landmark Chrysler skyscraper, combining artistic elements with the watch. The dial design uses simple and bold lines. The right-angle design of the dial scale contrasts with the curve design of the bezel. The stainless steel strap with two-piece snaps adds elegance to the watch.
ENZENITH Commander Central Second Hand Watch 71800 yuan
腕表 This watch is made of rose gold and stainless steel. The dial design is simple and low-key. The black sun dial with golden hands and scales gives a low-key elegance. The dial and the chain are streamlined. The movement uses an ultra-thin Elite 670 movement with a diameter of only 25.6 mm.
LONGINES Longines Somia stainless steel rose gold chronograph men’s watch 32,000 yuan
Round rose gold case and stainless steel rose gold bracelet with folding safety clasp, case diameter of 39 mm, with silver dial, 8 rhodium-plated luminous hour markers, small seconds at 9 o’clock, entire dial Equipped with L688 column-wheel movement specially developed for Longines. This configuration is very cost-effective.