Wonderful Ingenuity Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Series New Product Real Shot

The Pierre Arpels watch created in 1949 perfectly shows Van Cleef & Arpels’s interpretation of the firm and elegant man’s style. This finely balanced, understated and elegant watch masterpiece is equipped with a thin case. The connection between the strap and the dial is decorated by two central lugs, and the smooth lines show the classic and simple charm. In 2012, Van Cleef & Arpels re-interpreted this watchmaking classic, and continued to enrich the collection with new styles, in order to convey to Estelle Apel’s nephew Pierre Apel Pierre Arpels) pays tribute to the lifestyle. As an aesthetician, designer, and businessman, he is also a social celebrity and traveller; in the SIHH 2014 exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels, the founder of this immortal design with two new works. A tribute to Mr. Yabao.

Inspiration
   The new Heure d’ ici & Heure d’ ailleurs watch embodies a great journey with subtle poetic strokes, thus highlighting the unique taste of Pierre-Albert. In order to meet the needs of the family’s eminent customers, Mr. Pierre-Albert has traveled around the world and was inspired by foreign cultures. He transformed it into a long-standing creative tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels. One of the most famous creations in the world took place in 1966, when Van Cleef & Arpels was commissioned to create the royal jewellery collection for Iranian queen Farah Pahlavi for the next year’s coronation ceremony. Mr. Pierre Yabao visited Tehran 24 times in six months, selected applicable gems from the treasury hidden in the Iranian Central Bank, and built a complete jewelry workshop in the building where the treasury is located. Pierre also traveled throughout India, and with his brother Claude, he continued to visit the world’s most magnificent and rare gems.

Design and Craftsmanship
   Today, Van Cleef & Arpels continues to yearn for foreign cultures, while adhering to the timeless aesthetic features of the Pierre Arpels series: minimalist lines, thin central lugs, and slim The case, and the honeycomb pattern in the center of the dial; the latter is more reminiscent of the front of a dress shirt and Van Cleef & Arpels brand imprint. The newly designed watch also shows many classic styles of the century, such as Van Cleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels commonly used in jewelry creation of irregular designs, and engraved on the watch, pay tribute to poetic text calligraphy name. The equally elegant and charming crown can wind the movement and adjust the minute hand and two time zones at the same time; a single diamond set at the top illuminates the elegant arc of the case frame.

Dual time zone movement
   For the first time, the Pierre Arpels collection has a dual time zone complication watch, echoing the poetry of Time ™ by Van Cleef & Arpels. Its unique self-winding movement was developed by Van Cleef & Arpels and Agenhor (Atelier Genevois d’ Horlogerie). It is equipped with a double-jump time and retrograde minute hand display. The hour is displayed on the top display window, while the other display window at the bottom indicates the hour in the second time zone. Both are driven by a synchronization member that connects the two hour dials and the retrograde minute hand, thus achieving a complete synchronous beating. When the retrograde minute hand reaches the 60-minute time mark position, it will fly back to the starting point, and the hour displayed by the watch will jump accordingly. In order to keep the case thin, this Pierre Arpels collection is a classic feature. This automatic movement is equipped with a platinum micro balance, which takes up very little space. The balance wheel generates power by swinging back and forth to drive the movement. The sapphire crystal mirror sees the exquisite movement, the Van Cleef & Arpels classic bridge plate with spiral texture, and the blue lacquer processing balance wheel echoing the honeycomb texture of the dial.
   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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Chopard And Alfa Romeo Jointly Launch Three Classic Racing Watches

Chopard and Alfa Romeo have decided to jointly launch three classic racing watches. In fact, 2010 was a very special year for both companies: Chopard celebrated its 150th anniversary and Alfa Romeo celebrated its 100th anniversary.
   Since more than 20 years ago, Chopard has actively participated in world classic racing events, becoming a sponsor and official designated timer for the Mille Miglia competition ‘la corsa piu bella del mondo’; and Alfa Romeo is the biggest winner of the event, winning a total of 11 Games.
   The GT XL Chrono Alfa Romeo (stainless steel or black DLC-coated steel) and Gran Turismo XL Alfa Romeo watches feature a black dial, red hands and scales, and two brand logos.
   It is equipped with a self-winding movement certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC), which can vibrate 28,800 times per hour and provide a 46-hour power reserve. The case is 44 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 100 meters, and features an anti-glare sapphire crystal. All three watches are limited to 500 pieces.

Retro Classics Are Sweeping Across All Major Watch Brands

Some people say that this year is the domination of the retro trend, and this statement is absolutely true in the watch industry. Although the trend of watch changes is not updated every year, but vintage-style watches also seem to be particularly favored this year, many brands put it in the front row of specialty stores.
Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon
The Thirty-Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon was originally the gold signboard of the Girard Perregaux, and it is also one of the most significant technical masterpieces in the history of watchmaking. This year, the brand used the beautifully curved Vintage 1945 rectangular case as a new carrier for the three-gold bridge tourbillon, reappearing the glory of the Girard-Perregaux watch released in 1945.
On the contrary, women’s love of retro is mostly ‘wandered’ by the shape of the watch: barrel modeling, exaggerated numbers, Roman scales … the subtle design of these details is very easy to remind them of the classic plot in a movie, and bring Get on it, as if going back to that era. For them, vintage watches have the word ‘feeling’ in addition to fashion and trends.
Tek Patek Philippe Gondolo Women’s Watch
Reference price: RMB 378,000
Inspired by the ‘Art Deco’ style, 18K rose gold case, blue steel hands, Newsaw pattern … everything makes this watch’s classic charm appeal, and the diamonds set around the dial and the ears make it ancient Also today’s masterpiece.
Vacheron Constantin 1912 Women’s Watch
Reference price: RMB180,000 ~ 20,000
The first wine barrel-shaped watch of Minjiang Shidanton was released in 1912. The lines, humorous figures, gold case … can bet that it must be a popular product in that era. The diamond version of the 1912 women’s watch in front of it is completely covered with diamonds and no other embellishments, but at a glance you can tell its origin and temperament. If the purse is full, buying it is the best proof of both wealth and quality.
Longines Elegant Elégantes
New products are not priced
This year’s BASEL watch exhibition, for the eighth time, Longines launched the Les Elégantes ladies watch in the same 30s style. It is still a set of 3 unique female watches, and the strong Art Deco decoration art is very touching. This year’s 3 styles, the case is made of oval, rectangular and almond-shaped design, made of 18K white gold, the case pattern is all carved by hand, whether it is diamonds, Roman numerals, or blue hands, it has a time Feeling back 70 years.
Carl F. Bucherer Tribute to Mimi Limited Edition Women’s Watch
Reference price: RMB518,000
Tribute to Mimi watch is a watch that Bucherer pays tribute to Mimi Bucherer-Heeb. Mimi is not only married to watchmaker Carl Eduard Bucherer, but also an outstanding fashion designer. He has used his design guidance many times. The trend of the time. She loves watches like jewellery. Tribute to Mimi is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic fashion ‘Goethe style’, which is also a watch that Mimi liked to wear during his lifetime. It is equipped with an antique movement made in 1920. The 18K white gold case and bracelet are set with 108 and 420 diamonds respectively. The barrel shape is matched with an enlarged and deformed 12-scale number. From the appearance alone, there is a kind of ‘back To that era ‘.
Mido Helmsman Women’s Watch
Reference price: RMB 4,900 (belt) 5,300 (steel belt)
It’s hard to imagine that behind Berenceli, perfection of these familiar Mido series, there is also such a unique helmsman series watch. This watch series born in 1934 was inspired by the streamlined attitude of trains and airplanes at the time, and it was extremely sturdy, reliable and durable, and once became the glorious choice of American soldiers. So in recent years, the Helmsman series has been constantly refurbished and re-engraved. You can see this women’s watch, the case between the square and the pillow shape is very neat, supplemented by the yellow dial, Roman numerals, and even the handwritten ‘Mido’ . Modern urban women wearing such watches will certainly make people speculate about her.