Many people know the brand of watches and clocks, they only know the name, but they do n’t know why this brand has a long history. The brand’s history is the real Gideon of the brand. Both are important steps in building a lasting relationship with a watch. This article is mainly for those who do n’t pay much attention to watch brands. Some brands have some development history and classic models of important brands. Each brand wants everyone to have different characteristics. I hope it will help everyone really fall in love with watches.
First of all, what I want to introduce to you is naturally a unique classic in the watch industry-Patek Philippe. Having a Patek Philippe is not only a chronograph, but also an honor and a heritage. Patek Philippe is a well-known Swiss watch brand that began in 1839. The average retail price of each watch is $ 13,000 to $ 20,000. Patek Philippe has always been in the leading position in clock technology. It has a number of patents. Its watches are all exquisitely handmade in the original factory, and adhere to the excellent tradition of quality, beauty and reliability. Created a world-renowned watch brand.
History: Company history On May 1, 1839, two Polish immigrants, AntoniPatek (merchant) and Franciszek Czapek (watchmaker), co-founded ‘Patek, Czapek & Cie’ in Geneva. In 1844, Patek met French watchmaker Jean-AdrienPhilippe in Paris. At that time, Mr. Jean-AdrienPhilippe showed him an innovative system for winding the crown and setting the time using the crown.
In 1845, when Czapek decided to leave the company and continue his business, the company changed its name to ‘Patek & Cie’. Later in 1851, Mr. Philippe officially joined the company, and the company changed its name to ‘PatekPhilippe & Cie’. Later, in 1901 it was renamed ‘AncienneManufactured’Horlogerie PatekPhilippe & Cie, S.A.’. In 1932, the brothers CharlesStern and JeanStern, who owned a high-end dial manufacturer in Geneva, acquired the company. Since then ‘PatekPhilippeS.A.’ Has been a family business.
In 2009, Mr. Thierry Stern became the president, and his father, Philippe Stern, served as the honorary chairman, marking the formal transition of company management from the third-generation heir to the fourth-generation heir. Until now, Patek Philippe’s watchmaking craftsmen still uphold a long tradition of craftsmanship, day after day, adhere to the ancient superb craftsmanship, precise sharp eyes and dexterous keen sense, which has established the world-renowned status of high-end watchmaking. These skills inherited from generation to generation are perfectly integrated with the most advanced processing technology.
Patek Philippe has always maintained the tradition of making only one watch by hand each year. To own this watch, you have to wait patiently for 8 to 10 years, and the price is expensive, about 30 million yuan, but it is good value for money. The Patek Philippe 5270 series 5270G white gold watch combines gorgeousness and nobility, exuding a cold and lustrous luster. The dial is divided into different areas to display different functions. The two square windows in the upper part of the dial display the day of the week and the month. The two small dials in the middle are the small seconds and 30 minutes. The moon phase and date display are located at six o’clock. Patek Philippe is good at simplifying complex functions and obtaining the most beautiful presentation in the most intuitive way.
Elegant appearance, noble materials, extraordinary craftsmanship, and exquisite decorative technology: Patek Philippe’s exquisitely crafted external components must bring out the flawless internal movement. The model of the movement is Cal.CH29-535PSQ. Each part has undergone the most stringent grinding and testing processes. The sides of the parts must be satin-finished, and the bevels and notches are polished. Exposed surfaces must be smooth and polished, except for regulator components, which must be polished. The bolt head must be polished or decorated with round grain, and its edges and notches are chamfered. Patek Philippe’s watchmakers are not stubborn and often spend a lot of time making watches, so each piece produced is a boutique, a work of art. The movement must meet a number of strict requirements in terms of technical processing and surface treatment in order to obtain the Patek Philippe mark-the mark of PP, which is also the sacred mark in the hearts of countless watch fans.
Vacheron Constantin, one of the world’s most famous watch brands, was founded in 1755 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the world’s oldest and oldest watch manufacturer and one of the world’s most famous watch factories.
History: In the middle of the eighteenth century, Jean-Marc Vacheron, who was only 24 years old, established his own watch studio in Geneva with his extraordinary skills. After two and a half centuries of ups and downs, Vacheron Constantin is still the most prestigious in the watch industry. One of the brands. In 1755, the silver watch designed by Jean-Marc Vacheron, the dial made of enamel plated with Roman numerals, was Vacheron Constantin’s first watch work. In 1839, Vacheron Constantin developed a revolutionary clock production method. The improved lever escapement invented by Mr. Leschot was successfully developed two years later. From then on, the watchmaking factory began to have the foundation for industrialization. Vacheron Constantin entered the parts with machinery in advance and carved them by hand. The watchmakers have more time to use artistic talents to create. Of course, Vacheron Constantin also lives in the advanced world of clocks and watches. status.
In 1877, the parts of watches and clocks began to be produced separately. In 1880, the Maltese Cross was acquired. In 1881, one of Vacheron Constantin’s works was listed as a treasure by Yale University. In 1910, after several years of research and experiments, Vacheron Constantin decided to join the production of watches. At that time, it was a new trend. In 1928, an 18K gold pocket watch ‘GrandComplication’ came out, including a minute and a second. The other surface is indicated by a pointer, with functions such as alarm clock, perpetual calendar, lunar profit and loss display, and limited production of three. In 1929, a pocket watch appeared on the market. The golden case is engraved with a pair of Egyptian royal arms. This is a gift from the Swiss colony in Egypt to the Egyptian King Fouad I. It has 30 minutes, a minute, a second and a perpetual calendar. In December 1997, Vacheron Constantin became a member of the VendomeLuxuryGroup. Cartier branch in Taiwan is responsible for the overall operation and marketing.
The Malte Maltese collection is one of Vacheron Constantin’s representative collections, as the name implies, reminiscent of the brand’s Maltese cross emblem. The Malte collection not only has outstanding modern design, but also incorporates the ingenious watchmaking connotation of Vacheron Constantin. This watch is based on an early barrel-type watch and uses 18k pink gold to expand the center part outward. The lugs and the case are streamlined together, even the previous barrel-type watch is not It’s more common, at the same time, it integrates the small seconds dial of classic elements to create classics in classics. The twelve o’clock position and the Maltese cross on the crown fully demonstrate Vacheron Constantin’s high-end watchmaking skills. In addition to the beautiful appearance, the internal movement also has a first-class level. This watch uses the self-made Cal.4400AS manual winding mechanical movement and received the Geneva mark. It can be enjoyed freely through the sapphire crystal back. Sense of mechanical movement.
History: In 1775, Abraham LouisBreguet (Abraham Louis Breguet) founded the Breguet brand. Breguet was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of his life and created countless great inventions throughout his life. He was active in every field of watchmaking. A series of breakthroughs made his career continue to climb. High peaks, such as improved automatic watches, invented bell springs for self-belling bells; shock absorbers, etc .; and its simple neoclassical design is even more surprising.
In 1823, Baodi died, and his descendants also have masterpieces. In modern times, the fifth generation of Breguet’s grandson made watches with a flyback timing function in the 1950s. Scientist Einstein and writer Tchaikovsky were loyal users of Breguet. Many people call Breguet the ‘watch king’, and it is right to say that Breguet is the ‘father of modern watchmaking’.
World historical celebrities such as French King Louis XVI, Queen Mary Anthony, Tsar Alexander I, Queen Victoria, British Prime Minister Churchill, William Prussia, and the United States Secretary of State Dulles, although not in the same period, but all A common connection is the lovers of Breguet watches.
The Breguet brand has many unique elements, such as pomme hands, pitted bezel, rounded lugs, Breguet gossamer, Roman numerals, etc. The Breguet classic series inherits the neoclassical classics of Breguet watchmaking. The concise style of doctrine exudes elegance and simplicity. The diversified design of the decoration is vividly displayed on this watch. The entire dial is divided into several parts due to the needs of the functional blocks. The upper left corner is the movable storage block. It is indicated by the downward-pointing pointer, and the The pattern of the area is a Newsaw pattern, which can be seen from different angles, and the direction is the same as the pointer, giving an overall inseparable visual experience.
The large date indicator at 6 o’clock has a sun pattern designed by Breguet. The traditional sun pattern is more of a radial stripe or sunburst. Breguet is distinctive by its petal-like shape. The design is even more chic. In addition, the dial
The bottom is divided into grainy grains. With this part of the decoration, the texture of the other parts will not look so abrupt, and the surface of the disk will not look monotonous. The slender and elegant blue pointer gives a sense of space-time rotation. There are hollow dots at 1/4 of the pointer end and the eccentric moon shape near the needle end. At the time, this design was not eye-catching, but never thought that this small The neoclassical blue-steel quilt needle has been used for more than 200 years and has maintained its classic.
There are some hidden features of Breguet that people who do not know about watches and clocks have not noticed. That is the Breguet’s independent number. Each Breguet watch will have an independent number. You can check its authenticity by the number. Origin; in addition, the Breguet brand and 1795 adopted the covert signature technology. This watch has signatures on both sides around 12 o’clock, which is also a unique feature of most Breguet watches.
In summary: the hard power of technology, the soft power of history, excellent brands are compatible with both. Maybe some people think that the history of brand development is not important, but I think it is very important. Only by understanding how the brand is positioned and developed, can you know the basis on which it develops, and then further study specific series, models, and even Is characteristic. Just as a car lover knows Mercedes-Benz, he not only knows a specific model, but also knows which series it belongs to, how this series evolved, and even the historical origins of its German machinery manufacturing. Obsessed with an item, you are definitely willing to understand it all around. (Watch home map / Wen Li Shuai)