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    Girard-perregaux Challenges Creative Images, Presenting The Delicate Relationship Between Movies And Watches

    GP Girard-Perregaux has recently carefully challenged a series of creative photos, presenting the history of filmmaking and watchmaking craftsmanship and the delicate relationship between the two. Yizhi and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures).

     This batch of photos presents the similarities between the creation process of the watch and the film from a unique angle; these photos are taken from the historical archives of the ‘American Academy of Motion Picture Arts’ and GP Girard-Perregaux, showing two art The process of transforming the essence of production into classics through time and refinement, creating the goal of immortal art, and the craftsmanship, talents, expertise, patience and even the attitude of pursuing perfection are no different.

     Girard Perregaux presents the history of filmmaking and horological craftsmanship and the subtle relationship between the two in the form of images.

     One of a series of creative photos presented by Girard Perregaux.

     Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group and GP Girard Perregaux, said: ‘GP Girard Perregaux is very pleased to present a wonderful visual experience with unique images through this creative process, and cleverly explain the alliance between GP Girard Perregaux and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Museums. The reason is that watchmaking is the crystallization of patience, dedication and perseverance, which coincides with filmmaking. ‘

     Bill Kramer, Managing Director of the Museum of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts, said, ‘We are very pleased to work with Girard Perregaux to establish a museum; GP Girard Perregaux adheres to the spirit of quality design and original art creation, and works with the museum to promote films to art patrons and film fans worldwide The goal of making art is subtle. ‘

     Girard Perregaux also launched a Hawk Hollywoodland special edition watch to pay tribute to Hollywood.

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    Renewed Classic Watch Patek Philippe Calendar Chronograph Ref.5905p

    There are two types of Patek Philippe’s most popular complication watches: an annual calendar that only needs to be adjusted once a year and a chronograph that emphasizes the timepiece as a precise timing tool. The Patek Philippe Almanac chronograph with these two functions is one of the most admired by many watch enthusiasts. This year, Patek Philippe’s new platinum Ref. 5905P annual calendar chronograph will surely delight enthusiasts of complications.

       The new Ref. 5905P almanac chronograph proves once again that by combining unprecedented innovative design and classic complications, you can create an unparalleled new timepiece. The transformation of this masterpiece is first reflected on the dial. Its design is deeply influenced by the Ref. 5205 calendar introduced in 2010, but with new color schemes and more exclusive original details. The chronograph seconds add a clear minute scale to the corresponding outer scale, with a large ring on the inside, with a three-dimensional platinum time scale, and three windows showing the almanac function between the 10 and 2 o’clock positions. The date window at 12 o’clock is large with a polished platinum frame. At 6 o’clock, there is a large 60-minute cumulative timer, and a small day / night window under the hands. This dial layout adds the classic elegance of a Patek Philippe watch to this technologically advanced Ref. 5905 calendar chronograph. The hour and minute hands hanging above the dial feature a novel sword-shaped design with three facets and a central protruding portion covered with Superluminova fluorescent coating. The 5-minute fluorescent minute scale is added to ensure that the dial is legible even at night. The dial is available in navy and black: the blue version highlights the noble elegance of the watch, while the black version shows its extraordinary technical characteristics as a high-tech chronograph.

    Self-made platinum case
       The dials in both colors gracefully embody the brilliance of a platinum case with a diameter of 42 mm. The contour of the case is balanced and harmonious, and the one-piece design is complete and unobtrusive. The round bezel and the sides of the case blend perfectly with the softly curved lugs. The outer arc of the chronograph start / stop button, crown and chronograph reset button corresponds to the radian of the side of the case. Every detail is extremely precise, and strives to be pleasing to the eye while ensuring easy operation. The case is independently created by Patek Philippe Watchmaking Workshop and is made of 950 platinum, which is perfect in both appearance and finishing details. The manufacturing process of the case includes multiple manual finishing processes, including surface smoothing, sanding, mirror polishing with ultra-fine sandstone, etc., plus repeated strict inspections, it takes two weeks to produce one Case. From the use of high-tonnage presses to cold-pressing platinum blanks to final detail finishing, all links must meet all standards required by Patek Philippe’s mark, and meet all expectations of discerning Patek Philippe customers. The resulting case is exquisite, gorgeous, and flawless, and the Patek Philippe movement displayed with its sapphire crystal caseback is also made in the same exacting manner. Like all Patek Philippe models in platinum, at 6 o’clock between the case and the lower ears, it is set with a top-quality flawless Weston diamond.
    A movement that combines two popular complications
       With the help of the round transparent cover, we can see the large 21K gold automatic oscillating weight, which ensures that when the watch is worn normally, the movement can always keep running without manual winding. The oscillating weight and the splint are both artistically decorated. Specifically, the movement’s splint is not decorated with classic Geneva stripes, but is rounded with grain to echo the circular pattern on the oscillating weight. The elegant contrast between gold and silver rhodium-plated surfaces, the sparkling chamfering and the rich ruby ​​bearings add light to the CH 28-520 QA 24H movement, enough to make any timepiece collector fascinated.
       It combines two popular features, flyback timing and annual calendar. The calendar is based on an exclusive patent obtained by Patek Philippe in 1996. Its calendar display is mainly controlled by gears and pinions, rather than traditional joysticks and forks: rotary motion is easier to control. For nearly 20 years, the Patek Philippe Almanac series has been a classic example of powerful functions and reliable accuracy. Patek Philippe’s patented annual calendar device can display a complete calendar, including automatic recognition of days in different months (except February). If this almanac is up and running, manual adjustments are only required once a year from February to March. The almanac device can display the day of the week, date and month, and control the day / night display. The timing mechanism of the new Ref. 5905P also uses the latest technology. The device follows the tradition and still uses the star wheel to control the start, stop and reset of the timing function. The difference is that the stud wheels control the clamps of the disc-shaped vertical clutch, rather than the fork of the wheel-type horizontal clutch. This design is characterized by high reliability. Its operation mode no longer depends on the meshing of the gears, thus eliminating the risk of the chronograph hands jumping or rebounding when the timing function is activated. Because the disc clutch works almost without wear, the chronograph second hand can act as a continuous second hand without affecting the movement accuracy of the movement. As a result, this almanac chronograph removes the small seconds dial common in most chronographs.
       The new Ref. 5905 marks yet another advancement in Patek Philippe’s annual chronograph: it has been refined and fine-tuned to give it a completely new look. This elegant timepiece has a blue dial with a matching navy blue strap. The black dial comes with a matte black alligator strap. Both straps feature 950 platinum pin buckles.
    A brief review of the long history of Patek Philippe’s chronograph with calendar function
       Since the 1920s, Patek Philippe’s chronographs have been one of the most loved timepieces by customers. Few watchmakers can focus on the development of short-term measurement technology like Patek Philippe, and Patek Philippe not only focuses on technical excellence, but also pays attention to the perfection of details. Although Patek Philippe had purchased basic movements from external suppliers for decades, the movements transformed by Patek Philippe finally reborn. These basic movements seem to be uncut high-quality rough stones. Only Patek Philippe’s highly skilled artisans can make them fully show their true charm.
       Back in time 90 years ago, Patek Philippe was one of the earliest watchmakers to start adding complication to chronographs. In 1923, Patek Philippe’s first chronograph watch was equipped with a two-second follow-up hand. In 1940, Patek Philippe introduced the first world time chronograph with a pulse meter and a breath meter (respiratory rate counter). A year later, Patek Philippe began mass production of the perpetual calendar chronograph Ref. 1518. Today, this chronograph has become the focus of much attention at international auctions.
       Patek Philippe is also known for its calendar watches. The full calendar function displays not only the date, but also the day and month. Particularly popular is the perpetual calendar watch that Patek Philippe first introduced in 1925. Therefore, the chronograph with perpetual calendar function introduced in 1941 was very popular.
       In the past 20 years, Patek Philippe has injected new vitality into these legendary classic models, and has continuously brought new surprises to timepiece lovers around the world. In 1996, Patek Philippe introduced its first annual calendar, which not only displayed the day, month, and date, but also only needed to be adjusted once a year at the end of February. The watch uses a new movement structure and is more accessible than the Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watch in price. In 2006, Patek Philippe launched the first self-winding chronograph with an original homemade movement. Its movement was completely developed, designed and manufactured by Patek Philippe. This timepiece is special: it adopts a new annual calendar device to interpret the long tradition of Patek Philippe’s long-standing calendar chronograph. The Ref. 5905 calendar chronograph launched by Patek Philippe this time uses the CH 28-520 QA 24H movement introduced at the time.
    Technical specifications
    Patek Philippe Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905P
    Movement: Caliber CH 28-520 QA 24H
    Mechanical self-winding movement, chronograph with star wheel column and vertical clutch, annual calendar, day / night
    Movement diameter: 33 mm (basic movement diameter 30 mm, 33 mm after loading the calendar components)
    Movement thickness: 7.68 mm (caliber thickness 5.20 mm, annual calendar component thickness 2.48 mm)
    Number of parts 402
    Number of jewels 37
    Power reserve: at least 45 hours-up to 55 hours
    Winding rotor 21K gold central rotor
    Balance: Gyromax®
    Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
    Balance spring: Spiromax®
    Hairspring outer bolt: adjustable
    Winding crown: Two-position crown:
    -Advance: Winding
    -Pull out: set time
    Display: Central hour and minute hands
    Center Chronograph Second / Large Second Hand
    60-minute cumulative timer at 6 o’clock
    The window shows:
    -Week display between 10 and 11 o’clock
    -Date display at 12 o’clock with 18K white gold border
    -Month display is between 1 and 2 o’clock
    -Day / night display at 6 o’clock
    Buttons:-2 o’clock button for starting and stopping the timing function
    -Button at 4 o’clock for resetting the chronograph and chronograph hand return function
    Calibration pin:-Pin at 9 o’clock is used to adjust the week
    -Pins between 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock are used to adjust the date
    -Pin-off at 10 o’clock for month adjustment

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    Case: 950 platinum, sapphire crystal and transparent case
    6 between the lugs is set with a top Wesselton diamond
    Water-resistant to 30 meters
    Case size: Diameter: 42 mm
    Case length (diagonal length of lugs): 50.46 mm
    Width (3 to 9 o’clock crown): 44.45 mm
    Depth (mirror to case back): 14.03 mm
    Lug pitch: 22 mm
    Dial: brass, blue or black
    Hour and minute hands: sword-shaped hands with 3 facets, 18K white gold, covered
    Superluminova fluorescent coating
    Frosted rhodium-plated steel chronograph seconds / continuous seconds with counterweight
    60-minute cumulative chronograph hands, brass, white lacquered, with counterweight
    18K White Gold Stick Stereo Scales
    White transfer scale
    Strap: Large square scale crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched, matte navy blue (blue dial) or matte black
    Color (black dial), 950 platinum pin buckle
       The above content is the cutting-edge information of the Patek Philippe Pavilion at the Basel International Jewellery & Watch Fair 2015 prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports for everyone, so stay tuned.

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    Give You The Stars, Patek Philippe’s Jewellery Watch For Ten Thousand Years

    ‘No one can own a Patek Philippe, just for the next generation of custody.’ Many table friends were impressed with this slogan of Patek Philippe. After the baptism of 180 years of history, the influence of ‘Blue Blood Noble’ Patek Philippe in people’s minds has been deeply rooted. It has created legends of one era after another and has become a very important presence in the watchmaking world. In 1999, the Patek Philippe Twenty ~ 4 series was born. This series is tailor-made for women. It is the elegant embodiment of women, which can be matched with professional dress or evening dress. This year, Patek Philippe Twenty ~ 4 series added another masterpiece, let’s enjoy it together. (Watch model: 7300 / 1450R)

      When the Twenty ~ 4 series first appeared, the design of a rectangular watch body with a bracelet-type stainless steel chain was very popular at the time. With the development of the times, the rectangular case with quartz surface has changed the market, and a ladies’ watch with a mechanical movement is needed. In 2018, the Patek Philippe Twenty ~ 4 series changed to a new round case, but retained the historical bracelet type bracelet, highlighting the gentle and passionate beauty of women.

    Watch real shot

      The round case is made of 18K rose gold, and the side of the case is polished with a polishing process to highlight the warm texture of the metal.

      The bezel, dial and strap are all “snowflake” inlaid with 3,238 diamonds. This setting process is very demanding. The gem setter sets diamonds of different diameters together to eliminate as much as possible the traces of gold surface exposed between the diamonds. On the surface, the watch is sparkling, exquisite and ingenious.

      The 18K rose gold crown is engraved with Patek Philippe’s unique brand logo. Diamond inlays are used around it, echoing the overall shape of the watch, highlighting the brand’s overall aesthetic style.

      The round dial is covered with diamonds, which complements the rose gold three-dimensional Arabic numerals. The rose gold Barton-style hands are coated with a luminous coating, which makes it easy to read the time in the dark. The slightly curved sapphire crystal extends the case curve. At 12 o’clock, ‘PATERPHILIPPE’ is engraved.

      The softly curved edges of the center link of the bracelet are decorated with double thin links, and the front is set with diamonds. The bracelet is equipped with a patented folding clasp and is equipped with four independent locking optimized switch devices, making the bracelet more secure and firmer for the wearer to use.

      The movement is from the Caliber324S automatic winding movement, equipped with Gyromax® balance and Spiromax® balance spring, which can provide a power reserve of no less than 45 hours. Through the transparent case back, you can get a glimpse of the movement and feel the charm of time. The 21K balance wheel is engraved with the Patek Philippe classic brand logo.

    Summary: Patek Philippe not only follows the traditional classic design, but also takes into account modern fashion trends and aesthetic styles. Brilliant diamonds give the watch a little more refined and gorgeous, which interprets the infinite charm of modern women; mechanical movement, full The mysterious power of time passing. Reference price: 277,1000 (picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)

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    Tracing The Source Of Hollow Art And Exploring The Unknown World – Welcoming Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis Interstellar Hollow Era

    In early autumn Shanghai, a cultural event about art and design kicked off at the West Coast Art Center. Design is the art of living. For the first time, the West Bank Art and Design Expo has merged the two. It has a different charm in contemporary China, where art consumption is still on the rise.
     In life full of art and design, watches are always indispensable. In the Modern Time unit of the West Bank Art and Design Fair, Roger Dubuis was invited to present his representative hollow timepieces. Among them, the most wonderful design is the exquisite craftsmanship and the hollow workmanship of ghosts.
    Inheriting innovation and subverting tradition
     Carving is one of the earliest artistic creations mastered by human beings, and hollowing is the highlight of carving art. In ancient Chinese carving crafts headed by jade carving, hollowing is considered as the highest-end design; hollowing out is also the most difficult but the most effective creation in large pieces such as bronze and porcelain. In the West, the Renaissance pushed the art of hollowing out to the trend of an era. In the most fashionable clothing design at that time, there was a cut decoration. The cut was made on the outer cover to expose the inner lining. The inner and outer fabrics reflected each other to form a unique hollowing effect. The Baroque and Rococo style flourished, bringing out the exquisite and complicated artistic characteristics to the extreme, and the hollowing out technique began to be highly respected. The imagination of hollowing out was left on the buildings, crafts such as clocks and jewellery, and even weapons and armor.

     The hollow-out technique applied to watches and clocks was once lost. It was not revived until the 1930s, and it was carried forward with the pioneering innovations of Swiss watchmakers. Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis came out of the machine to break the traditional simple pure decorative carving and hollowing technique. Under the guidance of the art design of reverse thinking, the movement parts are assembled into a hollow effect, so that Roger Dubuis becomes The founder of the perfect fusion of contemporary hollow-out techniques with machinery and art.
     Roger Dubuis’s hollowing is not a simple sculptural style, but an aesthetic creation that incorporates artistic creativity including architecture, sculpture, painting, video, fashion design and more. These sources of inspiration include architects Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, fashion designers Iris van Herpen, and Gallus Powell ( Gareth Pugh), sculptor and artist Benoit Lemercier, painter and art theorist Kasimir Malevitch, and prominent director, screenwriter and producer Tim Bo Tim Burton.
    Architectural inspiration
     Roger Dubuis’s hollow, three-dimensional and layered structure resembles a small building. A similar sense of space can be seen on the skeleton building template Eiffel Tower. The building itself needs to be three-dimensional and clear. However, an overly ‘real’ building will inevitably be oppressive in terms of volume. The use of hollow-out techniques will break the closedness of the building itself and give the building and the surrounding environment more space Feeling and smart breath. The architect Steven Holl is very concerned about the performance of light in the building. He uses cutouts to let the light penetrate the building. The contemporary MOMA standing in Beijing is huge but full of transparency. The air corridor connecting the buildings is a kind of hollow out. Roger Dubuis absorbs the inspiration of the hollowed out architecture, and regards the layers of movement as a group of buildings, showing the sense of transparency while showing the orderliness. When light passes through, the light can pass through the complex and The dense mechanical world reaches the deep shore. To achieve this effect, an exquisite combination of structural mechanics is required. Roger Dubuis not only achieves the three-dimensional and layered structure of the hollow structure, but also adopts the hollow shape of the pentagram to make the overall structure more stable and more beautiful.
     Under the cold and hard exterior of each building, there are delicate and rich emotions. Architect Daniel Libeskind is known as the ‘Master of Architectural Healing’, and his masterpiece, the Berlin Jewish Museum, is a silent epic. Art design without emotion is empty and tedious. The overall design of Roger Dubuis reflects an idea value, not for hollowing out, but to present rich content behind the hollowing out design, such as For the exploration of the unknown world represented by the star shape, the naming of the ‘Spider’ series contains a tribute to the hollow spider web of nature.

    RD01SQ movement

    RD505SQ movement

     RD820SQ movement
    Integrate and create perfection
     Hollowing makes the plane three-dimensional, but each three-dimensional element is still plane itself, as we can visually perceive. In order for each plane to have its own language, Roger Dubuis borrowed from the painting style of Kasimir Malevitch, a pioneer of geometric abstraction. Geometry is simple, straightforward, and concrete. These figures are meaningless in themselves, but human perception of geometry is meaningful. This structuralism coincides with the idea of ​​hollowing out watches. Roger Dubuis’s hollowed out seemingly meaningless geometric composition, but this composition itself forms an abstract artistic beauty. Roger Dubuis’s star-shaped hollow is just a geometric figure, but it is reminiscent of the vast starry sky and mysterious future, which has artistic aesthetic value.

     Roger Dubuis This imagination of the unknown world is the same as the movie of Wizards director Tim Burton. Human imagination is infinite, and the means of presenting imagination are also very different. There are images, but also machinery and craftsmanship. Hollowing is popular not only because of its beauty, but also because of its mystery. Hollowing out the things you can’t see behind you a little bit, but they are not completely present. The half-hiding of the pipa is most appealing. The meaning of ‘through’ is also ‘hidden’. Roger Dubuis Roger Dubui knows this very well. He created a mysterious world by hollowing out. Behind the ‘through’ and ‘hidden’ is the human exploration and pursuit of himself and the outside world. The looming arrangement finds its own boundaries and limits, and breaks through this limit to unlock the unknown realm of human nature.

     Iris van Herpen and Gareth Pugh are trendsetters in the fashion industry. Their styles are very different, but the similarities are the same avant-garde, bold , The works also have a sculptural three-dimensional sense, they all love form. Obviously, the form is more specific and tangible on the watch than on the clothing. Compared with traditional hollow-out watches, Roger Dubuis has created hollowed-out cases, bezels and hands. The comprehensive hollow-out is more avant-garde and bold. Even clothing can evolve into an independent and individual form beyond its function, let alone a watch. Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis uses the sense of form to shape the brand personality and lead the trend of the watch industry.
     Wallpaper Magazine describes Benoit Lemercier’s work as ‘the utter art of physics: the best example of synergizing the left and right brains.’ This sentence can also be used to describe Roger Dubuis. Each piece of Roger Dubuis watch, which contains the inspiration and hard work of designers and watchmakers, is a craft of exquisite craftsmanship, but also a beautiful work of art.
     Soon, these artworks will be officially on the market-Roger Dubuis Astral Skeleton.