Walking In Saxony In Shanghai And Meeting The Never-ending Lange

‘Hometown of Craftsmen: German Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition through the Lens’ From April 1st to April 9th, 2017, it is open to the public for free.
   On April 1, 2017, the Saxony watch brand Lange, which has always been mission to protect and promote the superb craftsmanship tradition in the Saxony region, held the ‘Hometown of Craftsmen: The Saxony of Germany through the lens’ for approximately 9 days at the Ritz-Carlton, Pudong, Shanghai And Lange Precision Watch Exhibition. This is an audio-visual feast of dialogue between lens and watch. From the perspective of Saxony’s history, culture and art, it enriches and displays the inextricable relationship between Saxony civilization and Lange brand. By exhibiting more than 80 famous contemporary Chinese photographers, Mr. Xiaowei Wei The Saxony-themed photographs, as well as a number of Lange’s most representative timepieces, deeply interpret the brand’s rich Saxony cultural heritage and contemporary development. In addition, in order to deeply reflect the connotation of Saxony culture, this exhibition has specially set up a variety of artistic interactive installations such as classical music and painting art appreciation, and added detailed audio guides to guide viewers on a fascinating journey together.

Showroom: Ferrolenza on the Elbe

   In 2015, Wu Xiaowei was invited by Lange to travel to the Saxony region of Germany to capture the rich connotation of being a member of Saxony in the 21st century with a lens. In 2016, more than 150 black-and-white photographs, with the theme ‘Saxony: The Hometown of German Superb Craftsmanship’, were publicly exhibited at the China Art Museum in Beijing and successfully concluded. As the second stop of this series of works after the exhibition in Beijing, Lange specially selected Shanghai, and created a space exclusive to Lange’s rationalist aesthetics with different shades of black, white, and gray. Six themed pavilions, ‘Florence on the Elbe’, ‘Treasures of the Humanities and Art’, ‘Lange’s Hometown’, ‘Legends of Saxony’ and ‘Precision Made by Hand’, tell visitors about the Saxon civilization and Lange’s indissoluble bond.

Exhibition Hall: The Treasure of Humanities and Arts

   Stepping into the exhibition hall, there are more than ten landscape corridors of Saxon landscape photography hanging on both sides, creating a immersive and wonderful experience for the viewer. ‘Florence on the Elbe’ gathers countless architectural treasures of Dresden, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Zwinger Palace, Bruhl Platform, Holy Trinity Church, Green Dome Treasure Hall, etc. , The collection of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism and many other styles, beautiful, make people addicted to it.
   ‘The gem of humanities and arts’ is a paradise for Saxon literature, music and painting. In order to interpret the spark of the collision between tradition and modernity, Lange specially constructed a mini three-dimensional Semper Opera stage. The iconic Lange LANGE 1 series watch is subtly placed in the center of the stage, echoing the ‘five-minute digital clock’ above it. . In addition, in order to restore the artistic atmosphere of Saxony, a classical music experience area was specially set up on the site. Through professional audition equipment, viewers can listen to the classic works of Saxony musicians such as Schumann, Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn and so on. At the same time, in the appreciation area of ​​painting art, viewers can also watch the Raphael masterpiece ‘Sistine Virgin’ and Titian’s masterpieces collected in the Dresden Ancient Masters Gallery in a special square frame installation. Masterpieces such as ‘Sleeping Venus’.

Showroom: Lange’s Hometown

   ‘Langer’s Hometown’ brings together a group of skilled artisans, such as hand-made pianists, porcelain craftsmen, and Lange watchmakers. The viewers can feel the roots of the Saxon people through the photographs that record their work. Persevering in perfect rigorous attitude and perfect professionalism.

Showroom: The Legend of Saxony

   In ‘Legends of Saxony’, a group of portraits by Xiaowei Wei was the official portraits of Walter Lange’s last group, which is of special significance. The fourth generation member of the Lange family, Walter Lange, his legendary experience is closely connected with Langer’s wonderful and ups and downs history, like a myth story of the rebirth of the Phoenix Nirvana. In addition, various historical photos of Walter Lange of various sizes are placed at the corner of the exhibition hall to review his legendary life. In addition to the historical photo wall, a precious video interview with Walter Lange was also made at the scene, telling him that he had gone through the Lange watch factory’s ruins until it was confiscated and became state-owned. The true story of becoming Germany’s top watchmaking brand.

Showroom: precision created by hand

   “Precision created by hand” exhibited 50 watches from Lange LANGE 1, 1815, SAXONIA, ZEITWERK, and RICHARD LANGE series. It also brought together a number of Lange masterpieces that are rare or never shown in China Many Lange premium watches, including RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’, RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour Le Mérite’, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON, and 1815 RATTRAPANTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR, have come a long way from this exhibition.
   This exhibition is open to the public for free until April 9th. For those who love art culture and traditional craftsmanship, ‘Hometown of Craftsmen: The Saxony and Lange Precision Watch Exhibition in Germany’ is definitely not to be missed.

‘Hometown of Craftsmen: Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition in Germany’
Date: April 1, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Venue: Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Address: Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai
Opening hours: 11: 00-21: 00

Double Exciting Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Series Single Flying Tourbillon Watch New Interpretation

Hot In May, racing fans and high-end watch enthusiasts once again gathered in Monaco, excited by the double waving of the black and white checkered flag. The first dance of the flag witnessed the exciting moment when the championship car broke the finish line and won the world’s top championship; the second wave marked the launch of the new Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon by Roger Dubuis and Pirelli. With the single flying tourbillon watch, the new timepiece was on the road only a few minutes after the end of the competition, announcing the beginning of the second quarter of cooperation between the two brands. The new design expresses multiple passion elements, including an additional PitStop Collector Box with interchangeable straps, these straps carry the color of the winning tire’s logo-each color echoes the extraordinary creation A high-speed alliance between the brand of timepieces and the legendary tire manufacturer.

   Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis took to the racing stage in 2017 with several stunning timepieces in the same “disruptive” international event, not only working with Italian design leader Italdesign to enter the prestigious The Geneva International Motor Show also revealed the ‘Perfect Fit’ alliance with Pirelli and the ‘Raging Mechanics’ alliance with Lamborghini … these compelling collaborations for Roger Dubuis offers the ideal opportunity for the brand to invite its customers into the mecca of high-end racing, clearly witnessing the extraordinary ideas inspired by “the extraordinary vision of engineers and the extraordinary creativity of watchmakers”. In 2018, Roger Dubuis’ concept of ‘flying’ is not only applied to superb and sophisticated timepieces, but also reflected in the overall creative performance of the brand-its iconic Excalibur King series has once again expanded its strong lineup, Speeding.
Classic colors, exclusive marks
   In these latest timepieces created in collaboration with top racing brands, Roger Dubuis applies Pirelli’s unique classic color symbols to watch straps to show amazing design combinations: these straps are set next to Pirelli-certified tire rubber that has actually won in official races. In the face of this year’s new schedule, Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Pirelli once again entered the battlefield, launching the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon single flying tourbillon watch, equipped with high-complexity tourbillon that challenges gravity. In addition, the advent of this extremely complex machine was accompanied by a surprise, bringing a series of exciting moments to the loyal racing fans and watch lovers at the end of the event: Roger was waving a few minutes after the checkered flag was declared over, Dubuis Roger Dubuis hot new timepiece is wearing a new exclusive jersey, ready to gallop on the track. At the same time, these enthusiasts will be glad to learn that this exclusive store watch will be accompanied by a Pitstop strap collection box (PitStop Collector Box). Inspired by the world of cars, this ‘repair station’ set contains at least seven different straps, echoing the seven Pirelli tyre logo colors that had been heroic in the previous season. Each strap carries a portion of the Pirelli logo (appears on the side of a high-speed racing tire) and is paired with the color symbol Pirelli uses to track its winning tires. The same symbol will appear on the certificates of authenticity issued by Pirelli and Roger Dubuis. Lucky buyers of these gorgeous watches will also get another exciting event-related experience: in total, they will be able to get an extra strap (with the color of the Monaco winning tires) at the Singapore Motorsport event in September this year.

   The Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon provides a unique and ultimate customer experience, echoing the spirit of Pirelli’s ‘Perfect Fit’, and the famous three-second tyre change station on the top track. The strap and buckle are equipped with a quick-release mechanism that allows you to change the strap in less than 3 seconds! This exclusive exclusive store version with a black DLC-coated titanium case and a limited edition of 28 has a new start button and bridge design, and provides a perspective view of the fascinating RD508SQ manual-winding movement. It also features a power reserve display. Unique black Astral Skeleton design. The single flying tourbillon is set at 7 o’clock, and its periphery is surrounded by a small second-hand chronograph lap with a car tacho style, while the colorful power reserve display shows the coolness of the racing cockpit fuel gauge. The Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon will also be available in a retail version for other watch specialty stores. This version will not be equipped with a special store version of the strap gift box, but will still provide an extra strap .

   For watchmaking and ultra-fast machinery lovers, please note: This extraordinary brand will accelerate the gallop again, creating the next disruptive legend that will shake the world.
Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon
Case: Black DLC-coated titanium case, 45 mm in diameter; black markings on the bezel
Dial: Black and red / orange / yellow / green / white / blue / purple hollow dial and bezel with white SLN luminous
Rhodium-plated graduations of paint; black PVD-coated 18K gold hands with black transfer bezel and padding
Needle filled with white SLN luminous paint
Water resistance 5 bar (50 m)
Strap: Dual-material strap with black rubber frame and a real Pirelli winning racing wheel inside
Tyre skin, 7 colors, with red / orange / yellow / green / white / blue / purple stitching
Unique Pirelli tire pattern
Buckle: Black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp
Movement: RD508SQ manual winding mechanical movement
Yield: 28 pieces-exclusive in exclusive stores
Certification: Mark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)
RD508SQ Movement:: Hollow Flying Tourbillon
Manual winding mechanical movement
Mechanical movement with manual winding, flying tourbillon at 7:30 and power reserve display at 9:30
Functions: hour and minute display, power reserve display
Decoration: skeletonized movement, rhodium-plated finish, round grained main splint, Celtic cross-shaped tourbillon frame, fully refined according to the Geneva mark standard
Parts: 179
Gems: 19
Diameter: 16 French cents
Thickness: 4.28 mm
Vibration frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Blue, The New Color Of Time?

Blue dials are all the rage. This is not a fleeting trend, but a firm value concept in the watchmaking industry today.

 The dial is like a car chassis and a coat of passersby on the railway station platform in winter, unobtrusive. In addition to one or two main colors, more novel colors emerge from time to time. For timepieces, the most common shades are white, beige, ivory, and silver. In addition, they are named according to different shades, such as champagne or milky white.
Although light tones and relatively neutral tones hold the supremacy of dial colors, we still notice that there are different color trends in each period, and this trend is usually longer than that of the ready-to-wear series. The watch industry is relatively slow to update).
Deep color

 For years, brown (sometimes called ‘chocolate’) dials have been favored. Today, due to the popularity of black cases, sandal black dials continue to emerge, often with contrasting red sports logos.

 At the same time, blue dials are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it is a three-hand watch or an advanced complication watch, the time is displayed in indigo, sea blue or sky blue. What is interesting is that when more and more watchmaking brands release press releases, they will always announce that the new models or series they are launching are decorated with blue, and other colors only appear in the technical description.
Why do watchmaking brands rush to blue?

 The lecture of the famous color history expert Michel Pastoureau (his book explores the ins and outs of black, green and stripes with passion) gives us clues to further understand this phenomenon.

 In his book ‘Bleu Histoire d’une couleur’ (blue, a history of color) (published by éditions du Seuil in 2000), Pastoureau uses countless documents to describe blue in the classical period and How to be despised in the early Middle Ages, and how its status changed in the twelfth century, becoming the exclusive color of the Virgin Mary and the sky, and then the exclusive color of the royal and nobles, (now) became the favorite of Westerners And the most commonly used colors for clothing. Because of its great success in the fashion industry, blue has gradually entered all consumer areas, becoming ‘a magic word, full of attractiveness, a soothing effect, a word that stimulates dreams. It is also a word to promote sales.’
The most neutral colors

 Pastoureau explained that the reason why blue has become a star is because ‘the underlying symbol of blue means relatively light, and it is not brazen or aggressive.’ In other words, blue is attractive because it is ‘not shocking, harmless, and violent.’ Blue is ‘safe and cohesive.’ Because blue has become ‘the most serene and neutral color.’

 From this perspective, the watchmaking industry seems to have a winning weapon. However, unlike the clothing industry, so far, blue has been relatively rare in watchmaking. Our eyes are used to a more subtle, low-key light color, while the blue dial brings an unprecedented experience, representing boldness and boldness, and playing with ‘goodwill capital’, people actively associate it with countless positive values. Together (elegance, strength, endlessness, tranquility, expansiveness, etc.).

 Wearing a blue dial watch is a new way to express itself and ingenuity, while playing with a sense of security. The future may not be smooth sailing. Controlling the present is king.