Dior’s Time Garden

In the country of Dior, time is like two sides of a mirror: time counts down every minute, and eagerly prepares for the final sprint; on the other hand, there is time for craftsmanship, such as embroidery, gem setting, precious leather Stitching, and even fragrant essence distilled from rare flowers … The time it takes to make the details seems to pass very slowly, time has its own pace, and hand-made determines the speed of time.

 The Galerie des Glaces in Versailles

What would be the story if Dior wanted to write a legend? The exquisite rhythm is unquestionable, and the power is eternal, reflecting the passing of the seasons, synchronizing with the rhythm of craftsmanship in minutes. However, in this space-time cycle, there are ups and downs, countless pauses and delays.

 The Galerie des Glaces in Versailles

    The Galerie des Glaces in Versailles

The well-known French literary critic-Jean Cocteau once said: ‘Dior is a genius in the era, with a magical name that implies the meaning of God and gold.’ The background of the 2013 new product release of DIOR is in the famous Palace of Versailles. In the magnificent mirror hall, a brilliant appearance.

 The craftsmen’s pair of hands are precise, flexible and fast, and time seems to have to accelerate to catch up; the gestures of the sewing women workers in the uniform workshop are faster than the pointers on their watches. The stable and accurate craftsmanship of the watchmaker and the movement of the movement are different Wonderful. There is another level that is beyond human reach and difficult to express in substance: gemstones and time. The youngest diamond may have been brewed for nearly one billion years, and the oldest may be refined for billions of years. A treasure of nature. Find the final destination in Dior’s timepieces and jewelry. In the world of Dior aesthetics, time is displayed from three levels of materials, craftsmanship and soul. The three are difficult to compare, but they are sublimated with the same creative rhythm.

 Dior VIII Baguette Harrods Special Edition

Dior’s timepiece craftsmanship originates from the three levels of time, and is the crystallization of precision mechanical technology, its Swiss watchmaking workshops and the tradition of Swiss fine watchmaking; of course, Dior’s creativity, tradition and aesthetic symbols, Dior’s Paris fashion Fenghua and aesthetic principles, the dedication to detail, the control of color, the movement of watch hands, and the inspiration, one by one writes the legend of Dior’s time.

Dior VIII Grand Bal

Mr. Christian Dior’s fascination with the event and the gorgeous Yun Chang can be seen in the Dior VIII Grand Bal model: the Dior Inversé movement mounted on the dial is gently rotated, like a beautiful and elegant dance dress. . The shape of the Chiffre Rouge case also echoes Mr. Dior’s wisdom in handling balanced and asymmetrical lines; his preference for color and materials can be seen from the gem dial of La D de Dior or the gem setting of Dior Grand Soir;

Of course, his love for flowers and gardens is also easy to see, as he wrote in his autobiography: ‘I am very pleased with the flowers and greenery.’ In his hometown of Granville, Normandy, how did he and his mother master? Controlling nature, although the slopes there face the salty wind blowing from the sea, it is still possible to successfully plant delicate flowers on two and a half acres; in the later period, he also became very interested in the French garden art of Versailles.

The trapezoid-cut citrine and emerald olivine of the Dior VIII series bezel reminiscent of bushes growing in different seasons; the round diamonds of La D de Dior “Précieuse” are shaped like small flowers on the grass; colored diamonds, sapphires, rubies , Peridot, green garnet, tourmaline, opal, jade, turquoise … as colorful as all kinds of flowers; the lines of the pyramid-shaped ribbons of the Dior VIII and Dior Christal series are like the paths leading to the French garden; in some tables The dial’s gem setting, the simple lines of the Chiffre Rouge case, and the tourbillon’s plywood are reminiscent of similar architectural lines; the mechanical movement from the hand of a senior watchmaker echoes the precise layout of the Palace of Versailles:

期间 During the reign of Louis XIV, the engineer carefully constructed the groundwater channel, so that the emperor can enjoy the flowing water of the pool, fountain and artificial waterfall at any time. If the garden is the source of inspiration for Dior Timepieces, it must be because the flowers, grasses, trees, and trees in the garden grow, all closely related to the change of time and seasons, and the garden itself is like the movement rhythm and the universe. The rhythmic response is fastened …

Graff Presents New Ultra-thin Watch Series

Graff Luxury Watches launched a change in 2013, launching an ultra-thin watch series, reducing the rich jewellery atmosphere. The heavyweight of this series is the MasterGraff Ultra Flat Tourbillon watch. The tourbillon can be seen through the dial, and the case is only 7.05mm thick.

MasterGraff Ultra Flat Tourbillon Tourbillon

The development of the Graf ultra-thin tourbillon watch took more than a year, and the working team needed to overcome various technical challenges and polish the Graff Calibre 4 movement to 3.5mm thickness. A small ceramic ball bearing system jointly manufactured with the professional Swiss company MHC Manufacture Hautes Complications makes this miniature movement possible. Ultra-thin watches are available with diamonds, but this will increase the thickness of the case by 1.8mm.
Graff Luxury Watches president Michel Pitteloud said that the series comes from Asian demand for ultra-thin watches, but said that the series will be launched globally.

The World’s First Person Tag Heuer Launches The World’s First Magnetic Double Tourbillon Watch

[Special Report from Basel of Watches] On April 25, 2013, Swiss time, the 41st Basel International Watch Fair kicked off, as a watch home of the top watch industry A special reporting team was sent to Switzerland to bring the exhibition report to everyone in the first place. As a pioneer in fine watchmaking innovation, TAG Heuer has made a series of major breakthroughs in the watchmaking industry in the 21st century. TAG Heuer’s blockbuster new work-the world’s first magnetically driven 1 / 100-second chronograph and the double tourbillon concept watch (Carrera MikroPendulumS) once again shocked the Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show. The case revolutionizes the use of chrome-cobalt alloys for the aerospace and surgical fields, adding two magnetic balance wheels instead of traditional hairsprings, creating the fastest and most accurate tourbillon ever.

 The case design of the TAG Heuer magnetic dual tourbillon concept watch is based on the 2012 ‘Golden Hand Award’ winners-TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder and Carrera 50th Anniversary Jack Heuer Commemorative Edition. Like a stopwatch, the crown is placed at 12 o’clock. It continues the unique racing elements of the TAG Heuer classic Carrera series, with a diameter of 45 mm. The material has revolutionarily introduced chrome-cobalt alloys used in aviation and surgical fields. Chromium-cobalt alloys are fully biocompatible, harder than titanium, and easy to shape. The case is polished by fine processes such as sandblasting, wire drawing and polishing, exuding platinum-like elegance.

 The dial of the new model consists of two parts. The charcoal faceplate, which occupies 2/3 of the dial area, contains accurate timekeeping and display functions: the 30-minute timer is at 12 o’clock, the second timer is at 3 o’clock, and the power reserve is displayed at 9 o’clock. The 4 slim chronograph hands are made of solid rose gold, and the two black hour and minute hands are treated with white luminous coating to ensure clear reading under any light conditions. The silver flange like a racing track is engraved with a scale accurate to 1/100 second, which represents the precise and powerful timing function of this concept watch. Through the cutout below the dial, two tourbillons and their rose gold bridges (18K 5N) can be seen. They perform their respective functions in their place: the tourbillon on the left controls the time display function, and the tourbillon on the right controls the precise timing system. The watch is paired with a hand-stitched gray alligator leather strap, which is soft to the touch and extremely modern.

 The revolutionary COSC-certified governor upends the three-century watchmaking tradition. In the classic spiral hairspring system, the gravity effect caused by weight is the core of the system. In Pendulum, this problem no longer exists-there is no loss of amplitude. TAG Heuer uses new magnetic atoms and alloys to create an invisible, magnet-driven spiral system that enables the balance wheel to vibrate at low amplitude and high frequency, thereby ensuring perfect accuracy and stability. The performance of this magnetic balance is almost comparable to the best quality traditional balance with hairspring. Even better, this device is easy to manufacture and is not affected by vibration, gravity, and geometric deformation. As a result, the accuracy (time division) and performance (frequency accuracy and stability) of the watch have been significantly improved.

 Today, TAG Heuer takes this technology one step further in the new concept watch. Revolutionary use of magnetic dual tourbillon drive, one for displaying time and one for timing. This extremely sophisticated device contains 454 components and uses TAG Heuer’s patented technology. The watch balance frequency is 12 Hz and the stopwatch balance is 50 Hz (60 minutes power reserve). The stopwatch is equipped with one of the world’s fastest tourbillons, accurate to 1 / 100th of a second, vibrating 360,000 times per hour and rotating 12 times per minute.

Summary: Although this unparalleled watch is still just a concept watch, fortunately TAG Heuer’s patented technology has gradually matured and has undisputed advantages in this field. We have reason to believe that in the coming year, Carrera MikroPendulumS will most likely achieve mass production.
 
The pictures and information collected by the reporting team in front of the Watch House will be uploaded to the special topics in Basel, so stay tuned.
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How To Travel Elegantly On National Day Holidays

Are you ready for the 11th holiday? It is a rare long holiday in the year, and presumably various parties, travel and other activities will also flock. For elegant occasions, an enhanced watch is indispensable. Today, the Watch House recommends three simple big three-hand watches, which not only have the grace of a man, but also whether it is a party or a trip can help you better arrange your time, I hope everyone will like it.
Yulu Watch Double8Origin87WA154210

Product model: 87WA154210
Domestic public price: 6680
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: ETA2824-2
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch Comments: A fusion of traditional manufacturing and modern design, the Yulu watch was influenced by post-impressionism to launch a starry blue element watch, expressing its passion for starry blue. It is as if the starry blue shown in Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night on the Rhone River’ is deep and enthusiastic. With strong emotion and visual impact, he opened up the art of different predecessors. The starry blue on the dial makes the watch dull and glamorous, like the bright starry sky. The uniquely created 88LOGO replaces the traditional “12-point scale”. The 8-digit hammer pointer is unique and exclusive. Each detail highlights the uniqueness of Yulu’s birth, and he has originality in creating the details. At 3 o’clock, a date window is added to increase the watch’s practicality. The starry blue strap also has a casual natural beauty, stylish and stylish, and shows personality. This starry blue watch is equipped with ETA2824 automatic winding movement, with stable performance. Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can enjoy the oscillating weight decorated with the classic ‘8’ pattern.
Tissot Classic Series T0994073644700

Product model: T0994073644700
Domestic public price: 6450
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 10.89 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: Powermatic 80.111
Case material: 316L stainless steel rose gold PVD coating
Water resistance: 50 meters
Watch details: H-40
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50 meters
Details of the watch: The DATE AUTO watch uses a stainless steel case with a blue sunburst dial. The scale adopts a three-dimensional inlaid graphic format. It is accompanied by angular Prince-like hands. The date window at 6 o’clock and the day display window at 12 o’clock form a vertical symmetry. This Hamilton Jazz watch is equipped with a unique H-40 movement with a power reserve of up to 80 hours.

In summary: An elegant men’s watch allows you to easily attend various parties and occasions, and it is even more convenient to travel. As men’s watches, the above three mechanical watches are designed to be simple in style and have excellent performance on the movement. For cousins ​​with a budget of less than 10,000 yuan, it is a good choice.

Athens Purchased The Movement From Ebel Watch And Stepped Towards Independent Development

Athens Watch has successfully acquired the chronograph self-made movement of Ebel Watch, taking another step towards its independent development. Reliable and respected, this movement has been considered one of the best movements on the market for 17 years and is a true success story. Interestingly, the story of the development of the Ebel chronograph movement is exactly the same as one of the famous creations of the Perpetual Calendar of the Athenian watch. The common feature of the two is the main floor, which is modified to meet the needs of watchmakers in pursuit of their dreams. With the purchase of this movement by Athenian Watch, it seemed like the twin brothers were recognized.
   This chronograph manifests itself as a member of the Athenian family, and its story will be continued by the hands of the watchmaker who reborn the movement. Athens Watch looks forward to launching this new production movement as its final ‘magic wand’ at the end of 2012. There is no doubt that the purchase of this chronograph production movement proves once again the status of Athens Watch as a well-known manufacturer in the watchmaking industry.