175 Years Of Extraordinary Achievements Patek Philippe’s Long-lasting Innovative Watchmaking Art

May 1, 2014 is the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. The brand will surely launch an amazing work to celebrate this historical moment, and the formal celebration will be held in the golden autumn season. However, at the just-concluded Basel Watch & Jewellery Show, the brand also launched a number of new products, including the unique ‘rare craftsmanship’ series, which made people who love and appreciate beautiful timepieces enchanted.

 The four new timepieces introduced this time will be crowned with the ‘permanent and innovative watchmaking art’. This name carries the tradition that the brand has always adhered to, which is extremely appropriate: it means that Patek Philippe’s well-known watch series is in Continuous improvement, optimization and expansion. The new calendar chronograph is the brand’s first stainless steel style complication watch launched outside the casual and elegant Nautilus and Aquanaut series. Patek Philippe’s Nautilus series has added a new work, introducing a new traveller’s chronograph made of stainless steel, combining two favorite complications. Twenty ~ 4® Fine Jewellery Watch Ref. 4909 is included in the “Rare Craftsmanship” timepiece series, showing the extraordinary skills of Patek Philippe jewelry craftsmen. The Calatrava collection of fine jewellery watches Ref. 4895R features a black lacquered dial and is embellished with 162 flawless baguette diamonds. These are just four of Patek Philippe’s many new works launched at this exhibition. Their advance appearance makes all watch lovers look forward to the official debut of the 175th anniversary model.

 Patek Philippe Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960 / 1A

Complexity and stainless steel: a rare combination of Patek Philippe

 The new almanac chronograph Ref. 5960 / 1A is a rare stainless steel watch with complex functions. It has become a classic watch in addition to the casual and elegant Nautilus and Aquanaut series. . The watch highlights in many ways its features as an excellent timing tool, especially in its numerous details. This is the first time the brand has used a soft and sturdy raindrop-shaped ‘drop’ link for a stainless steel watch bracelet. Its dial design also reflects the outstanding features of the watch. Using a contrasting silver-grey background with black embossed hour markers, it creates a vivid three-dimensional effect and makes reading more clear. In addition, the clever design highlights include the red number ‘1’ on the first day of each month in the date window, and the red-painted chronograph seconds and cumulative chronograph minutes hands, which fully demonstrates that this is a timepiece with excellent measurement performance. The new Ref. 5960 / 1A watch (A stands for acier, stainless steel in French) can be said to surpass the various rose gold and platinum models that have made Patek Philippe’s annual calendar chronograph successively successful since its introduction in 2006.

 Of course, their internals have never changed, and they are still equipped with the CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H self-winding chronograph movement, which includes a classic star wheel structure, a modern disc-shaped vertical clutch, and Spiromax made of Silinvar® high-tech materials. ® balance spring. This masterpiece in the field of micromechanics combines a superb Swiss watchmaking tradition with industry-leading innovations.

 Patek Philippe Nautilus Traveller Chronograph Ref. 5990 / 1A

 Stylish styling and new complications make this the best watch of this era

 Patek Philippe’s debut at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show adds a new addition to its Nautilus complication series, giving travellers the time function that indicates the time between the two places. The new watch not only combines the two major complex functions that are popular today, but also has other additional functions to facilitate daily life.

 The Nautilus case has hinge-shaped protrusions on both sides. This very individual design neatly embodies two popular complications integrated into this watch: a chronograph button on the right and a crown shoulder, and On the side are two dual time zone adjustment buttons, each time the local time hour hand advances or moves back by one hour. Fluorescent solid hour hand indicates the local time of the current wearer of the watch, and the hollow-out hour hand records the home time. Both time zones have separate day / night displays. The redesigned black dial is decorated with the classic Nautilus horizontal embossed pattern, and its color tone shows a light to dark gradient effect from the inside to the outside. An analog date dial (indicating local time) is provided at 12 o’clock, and 60 at 6 o’clock Minute accumulation timer. Underneath the dial is a movement that makes you appreciate the heart: the CH 28-520 C FUS self-winding mechanical movement, which uses a heavy 21K gold central automatic disc, a star wheel timing control mechanism, a disc-shaped vertical clutch, And Gyromax® balance with Spiromax® patented hairspring. All are securely protected with a casual and elegant Nautilus stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal caseback, which is water resistant to 12 atmospheres.

 Patek Philippe Twenty ~ 4® High Jewellery Watch Ref. 4909/110

 ‘Aquatic Life’ is extraordinary

 The combination of fine timepieces and fine jewelry is rarely as perfect as the new Twenty ~ 4® Ref. 4909/110 watch in 18K white gold. The watch is embellished with no less than 1937 flawless top Wesselton diamonds and sapphire in turquoise color, weighing approximately 43.73 carats. These precious gems, under the ingenious inlays of Patek Philippe jewellery craftsmen, constitute a vivid ‘water creature’ pattern: sapphire fish of all sizes swim joyfully in the ocean of diamonds. Baguette diamonds are either encrusted or intricately invisible. The bezel-set and bead-set sapphire mounts, as well as the hands and Roman numerals, are set in rose gold, creating a warm contrast with the white gold case and bracelet and the delicate white diamonds. The 16-250 caliber is hidden in a sea of ​​gold and precious stones. This hand-wound movement has been carefully polished to show its elegance and charm under the sapphire crystal display. The teeth of the stainless steel gear are ground and polished. The splint is decorated with a classic Geneva stripe pattern, and the edges are chamfered and polished. Gold carvings, bright red sapphire bearings, and the fascinating golden light of brass gears create this extraordinary work.

 Patek Philippe Calatrava High Jewellery Watch Ref. 4895R

 Everything I see is art

 Calatrava was born in 1932, the ancestor of all classic Patek Philippe round watches, known for its elegant and subtle style. This classic and timeless beautiful shape provides the perfect stage for Patek Philippe to create this women’s high-end jewellery watch. It can not only show the charming fire of precious diamonds, but also not overwhelm the guests, and conceal the brilliance of the dial itself. Weakened its function as a timing instrument. The new Calatrava Fine Jewelry Watch Ref. 4895R is set with 162 flawless top Wesselton baguette diamonds, weighing approximately 5.62 carats, like a dazzling shawl for the dial. These gems are set side by side, up to five rows, and are embedded in the rose gold base with a setting process. Each diamond is individually cut to match the geometry of its location. Against the dark black dial, it is even more glamorous. The dial is individually lacquered 12 times, with polished sword-shaped hands and 18 arrow-shaped rose gold three-dimensional hour markers: glamorous and easy to read. This watch is equipped with the famous 215 manual winding mechanical movement, using the patented Gyromax® balance 65 years ago and the patented Spiromax® balance spring in 2005. It is a model that combines the tradition of excellence and the spirit of innovation. The sapphire crystal case reveals the exquisite beauty of the movement.

Sam Brother’ Wu Zhenyu Received A Zenith Pilot’s Watch Engraved With The Name Of His Son Feynman

Time has precipitated his unique elegance and gentlemanly style, and also endowed him with a free and unrestrained soul and passion. On April 18th and 19th, Zenith specially invited the talented film emperor Wu Zhenyu and Aiko Feynman to help the Tour de France rally, participate in the launching ceremony and complete the track experience, witnessing the authentic “collection level” ‘Antique racing, from Paris to Cannes, compete on a track of about 2,000 kilometers, compete and continue the classic legend.

   Antique racing, passion for speed, heritage of legitimacy and adventurous spirit, Wu Zhenyu showed a strong interest in the mechanical charm of antique cars. Looking at these antique cars with history, Wu Zhenyu sincerely said: ‘Antique cars are a kind of culture. Don’t look at them as they are old. In fact, each car has its own story. You see them stopping here, just like an art This time, Feynman brought Feynman here because of the rare opportunity. I hope to leave this special memory with him and share the moment of glory with the great drivers. ‘

   As the first Chinese captain ‘Sam’ in ‘Climbing to the Sky’, Wu Zhenyu, who also has a flying driver’s license, is naturally fond of pilot watches. Zenith also specially prepared a surprise for this time: a custom pilot series Type 20 bronze watch. This watch is uniquely engraved with ‘FF.NG’ on the side of the watch, an acronym representing Francis NG and his son Feynman, symbolizing unique preciousness.

   This watch is equipped with an Elite 679 automatic mechanical movement, which is both reliable and precise. The watch is 45 mm in diameter and extraordinary. Rich grooved crown, wide black matte dial, white Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® luminous material, fluorescent faceted hands not only read clearly, showing a unique retro style. A new bronze case is used, and a natural distressed finish is plated through an oxidation operation, so that the traces of time are gradually produced in patina, and the watch is engraved with a unique seal. Witness the gift of time and inherit the feelings of father and son.

Blancpain 300-year ‘core’ Runs Freely


 In 1735, the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty in China ascended the throne, and he loved to hide and hide. He did not know how many strange treasures he hid in his life. But I’m afraid there is no such thing as a better watch than a watch. In view of the special origin of Qianlong and clocks, more than 270 years later, Blancpain, a famous watch brand from the Jurassic Mountains in Switzerland, launched a watch with the theme of Chinese and Forbidden City culture and donated it to the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City kept this watch in the Clock Museum, and put it together with the watch that Qianlong once loved. This special watch is called ‘Balpe Qiankun Caruso’ and will be the first modern watch to be hidden from the Palace Museum.

 Opportunity coincides. In the year Qianlong ascended the throne, Blancpain was born, linked to its brand. This is undoubtedly the most memorable piece in the history of watches and clocks. Due to the emergence of Blancpain, the Swiss watch industry has thus entered the ‘brand era’ from the ‘artisan era’: it has completed the birth of modern trade standards-the world’s first A registered watch brand. However, the reality is not as good as imagined. The conditions for the founder of Blancpain, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, are undoubtedly simple in the early days of brand creation. He registered his profession as a watchmaker in a small town and worked in a house built in 1636 that initially served as a mail relay station. Looking back on this journey, it seems like a start to the waves, but it brings far-reaching significance to future generations.

 After the efforts of several generations of members of the family, Blancpain expanded its business to all over Europe in 1815, and in that year set up a small watch factory, which laid the foundation for Blancpain’s enduring prosperity for nearly two centuries. At that time, Blancpain watch manufacturing had become the largest and most prosperous industry in the area. The Blancpain family also introduced an escapement for the watch-a design that almost all Swiss mechanical watches use today, and specifically gives women’s watches a unique design. It is worth mentioning: Since the birth of Blancpain in 1735, no matter how the technology changes, the brand has always adhered to the production method of manual mechanical watches, has not been added to the production of flow, and its production process is full of The nature smells in the mountains.

 Blancpain Ladybird

 When Blancpain stepped into the 20th century, it has become a spotlight in the global watch field at that time. This fact can be felt from a series of brilliant achievements: In 1931, according to the requirements of the world’s famous French jewelry design manufacturer, Blancpain produced the famous ROLLS self-winding watch; in 1950, the famous Blancpain diving watch was worn on the wrists of the crew of Jacques Cousteau, because of a documentary film ‘The Silent World’ reflecting the marine world. And won the Cannes Film Festival Awards; In 1956, Blancpain launched the world’s smallest mechanical watch ‘Lady Bird’, swept the world aristocracy, and was favored by ladies at that time. Both celebrities, nobles and high society respect Blancpain.

 In 1983, Blancpain officially joined the world-renowned SMH group, which revealed a brand new milestone for the development of the brand. In less than a year after joining the SMH group, Blancpain pioneered another world-renowned watch: the world’s smallest mechanical watch that can display the moon phase profit and loss, week, month and date, and Launch of a moon phase watch designed for women. Looking at the history of Blancpain in recent decades, you will habitually find that its products seem to be associated with a series of ‘most’, ‘first’ and ‘unique’: In 1990, Blancpain launched the first And the only TOURBILLON tourbillon mechanical watch that can display the date and store eight days of power; in 1993, at the 300th anniversary of Blancpain’s founder’s birthday, the classic 7001 design was launched; in 1994, a 100-hour energy reserve was launched 2001 type automatic winding sports watch; in 1995, the 2100 sports series was selected by the world’s watch industry as the ‘best watch’ from 1995 to 1996; in 1996, the world’s first women’s chronograph with a built-in FLYBACK system was created and became women’s The only supplier of the flyback chronograph; in 1998, another minute repeater was introduced, which was not only compact but also the world’s only minute repeater with waterproof function at the time, and was patented. In 1999, at the World Basel Watch & Jewellery Show, Blancpain’s self-winding tourbillon two-handed multi-menu watch with chronograph section, only 7.75 mm thick and 27.6 mm wide, represented the world’s only unparalleled technological peak … …

 1991 was the most eye-catching year for Blancpain. Because of its pioneering work in mechanical watches-the ‘1735’ watch, it has a two-handed segmented chronograph, moon phase profit and loss, perpetual calendar, three questions and peace. The tourbillon has six functions in one. It brings together all the most complicated technology in a thin and light case. It takes 6 years to design, develop and manufacture the light. It has an incontestable world leading position: this automatic winding The perpetual calendar watch is composed of 740 parts, divided into 26 layers, the thickness of the movement is less than 10mm, and it has a platinum rotor that displays leap years and moon phases, and a very tiny titanium case is housed in The tourbillon and the two-second split-timer are hidden in an 18K rose gold movement inside a white gold case. The limited production of only 30 pieces worldwide shook the entire watch industry at that time.

 Blancpain 500 Fathoms

 In recent years, Blancpain’s products have been shining brightly. During 2005-2008, Blancpain successively launched a limited edition of 8 sets of ‘Apotheosis’ hide-and-seek sets, which included eight complex functions of mechanical watch making, representing watch making. Another peak in history; the first ultra-thin perpetual calendar ladies watch Blancpain 6156 was successively born; the 6057 series was awarded a world patent, becoming the world’s first perpetual calendar mechanical watch with automatic winding, invisible proofreading device and moon phase; Leman The Tourbillon Grande Date Diamants watch uses Blancpain’s original and only “spiral radioactive” grain Lude diamond inlay technology; in the field of diving watches, the Fifty Fathoms luxury diving watch series not only inherited the world’s first modern diving wrist in 1953 The style of the watch is more luxurious in appearance; in 2008, Blancpain once again launched the masterpiece of the vibrating watch altar: a new concept minute-type coaxial Carrousel watch. The new status of the Carrousel device in history has been reshaped, and a number of fifty women’s watches have perfectly integrated the elements of marine sports with fashionable women’s watches.

 In 2009, Blancpain launched a series of new watches, the best of which is the heavyweight new product in the Fifty Fathoms watch series-500 Fathoms with Calibre 5215 automatic movement and GMT function. This watch is derived from the Calibre 1315 self-winding movement equipped with the famous ‘Fifty Fathoms’ automatic watch; with the novel and patented drive technology, Blancpain’s outstanding sports style and era smell are realized; the appearance is very dynamic And fashion, reflects the extraordinary ordinary craftsmanship and performance. This 500 Fathoms GMT watch is equipped with an automatic helium pressure relief valve, which is especially suitable for use in a fully enclosed diving environment. It is water resistant up to 1000 meters. In addition, this masculine 500 Fathoms watch is also equipped with a 48mm diameter brushed titanium dial-these unique designs will be loved by sports enthusiasts and hideaways alike.

 In order to support the charity auction of 2009 ONLY WATCH watches and raise research funding for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Blancpain launched this year’s ONLY WATCH-500 噚 diving watch. This 500 噚 Only Watch is excellent in many respects, waterproof to 1,000 meters, and equipped with a 48 mm diameter dial. The titanium dial is also equipped with an automatic helium exhaust valve, so the wearer can ensure the safety and reliability of the watch without taking any measures. What makes it unique is that the center of the dark gray face plate is made of carbon fiber material. Through the sapphire bezel, the rolling calendar under the window at 6 o’clock is clearly visible. The red front ends of the hour markers, bezel scales, hands and seconds hand are coated with luminous paint to ensure that the watch has perfect reading performance under any circumstances; the unidirectional ratchets on the periphery of the bezel make the operation easier. This unique watch specially designed for the charity of ONLY WATCH is unique; it combines the cutting-edge design and unparalleled performance of a new world-class sports watch, in the same vein as the world’s first modern diving watch 50 噚 watch series. To show everyone the superb craftsmanship and extraordinary temperament contained in top-quality diving watches with facts.

 Countless glories and endless glory flow with the history of more than 270 years. While admiring Blancpain for dedicating one after another to the Internet, we have to admire the Blancpain brand’s always keeping a rare low-key and Introverted, all this seems to be quietly hiding in the hour hand, silent, but the atmosphere is vast. What Blancpain has left us is the endless transcendence of the circular mechanical watch technology, a model for the Swiss manual watchmaking industry, and also a firm commitment of Blancpain quartz watches, which is why there are always so many Noble people who wish to follow the trend always prefer it.

【basel 2017】 Exploring Deep Ocean Omega Sea Horse Planet Ocean Big Blue

At the end of 2016, OMEGA brought the first all-black ceramic diving watch to the hippocampus series, which was well received. In 2017, the brand continued the same concept, and once again used the entire ceramic to create a new watch, which greatly reduced the weight of the watch, but also had excellent performance. In addition to the combination of GMT and diving functions, the bold and striking color appearance The design is also amazing.

The Hippocampus Planet Ocean Big Blue watch is made of light and durable ceramic materials. The brand’s time-honed classic series has been reinterpreted to give a new look to a new look.

OMEGA, which continues to deepen its research on ceramic watchmaking technology, this time launched a watch with a main vision of blue. In the blue-like beauty of the deep sea, the blue-orange matching with partial color jumps makes the watch look more lively. . From the appearance, the blue ceramic bezel has a diving scale and Liquidmetal® number. The first 15 minutes on the bezel are covered with quite orange rubber for accurate timing. The orange GMT hour circle can be seen on the outermost circle of the blue faceplate. The Arabic numerals and the central time hands are designed in bright orange tones for easy reading. 18K white gold hands and time markers are covered with Super-LumiNova coating. Even if you dive to the bottom of 300 meters, you can still see every mark on the watch.

Blue ceramic bezel with diving scale and Liquidmetal® numerals, the first 15 minutes of the scale is covered with superb orange rubber

Turn to the back of the ‘Big Blue’ watch, and see the wavy edge screw-in case back through the transparent bottom cover. It presents a unique Omega innovation. The patented ceramic Naiad Lock can perfectly fix the 镌 lettering in the center position. Best visual effects. In addition, the watch is equipped with the OMEGA 8906 Master Observatory movement, which is water-resistant to 600 meters, can withstand magnetic forces of up to 15,000 Gauss, and enjoys a warranty of up to four years. On the strap part, you can also see the contrasting design continuing from the face plate. The blue rubber strap is decorated with orange stitching and is framed by an orange frame, showing a cloth-like texture. The strap is treated with an antibacterial coating, with a wavy pattern on the bottom and a blue ceramic folding clasp.

The wavy edge screw-in case back uses the brand’s innovative ceramic Naiad Lock technology to present the perfect visual effect

Seahorse Planet Ocean ‘Big Blue’

Ceramic material / 8906 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / time display of both places / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 600 meters / diameter 45.5mm /