Month: November 2013

Tough And Fearless Tasting Panerai Stealth Watch Guillaume Neri Edition

Exploring the unknown underwater world, tenacity and fearlessness are the keys, and professional equipment is also essential. The image ambassador of Panerai, the French free diving champion Guillaume Neri, has set an amazing record-a 126 meters dive in a single breath. Inspired by the brand, the brand introduced the Guillaume Neri (model: PAM00982), a stealth watch with outstanding performance and strong appearance.

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   The case is made of light-weight titanium, with a diameter of 47 mm and a generous size without being too heavy to wear. The titanium unidirectional rotating bezel is inlaid with a blue ceramic dial, while the edge of the ring is engraved with pits for easy grip adjustment.

   The titanium crown is equipped with a Panerai patented bridge guard. This is Panerai’s iconic design. At the same time, it also has practical colors. It can effectively prevent dangerous operations caused by accidental collisions when diving, and is robust and safe.

   The shark grey dial is matte-finished and presents a very matte texture. It is set with luminous dots and scales. The central hour and minute hands are also coated with fluorescent materials to form a sharp contrast, which ensures excellent reading effects even in dark environments. The dial has a seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and hour buttons at 8 and 10 o’clock are used to operate the central chronograph minute and second hands, as well as the hour counter at 3 o’clock.

   Equipped with P.9100 automatic mechanical movement, this movement is completely developed by Panerai. It is equipped with Glucydur® balance wheel and Incabloc® anti-vibration device. reliable. Double barrels with full strings provide up to three days of power reserve.

   The back of the case is engraved with Guillaume Neri’s personal signature, and of course, his amazing record-126 meters dive in a single breath. Once again, the partnership between Panerai and Guillaume Neri, and the unique identity of this watch. The entire watch is water-resistant to 300 meters, which can meet the needs of professional diving sports.

   Panerai’s characteristic blue rubber strap, with a trapezoidal titanium buckle, echoes the color of the ceramic dial and hands, and is also reminiscent of the stunning underwater world.

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The Past And Present Of Ultra-thin Watches (Part 1)

For the appreciation of ultra-thin watches, most watch fans are long overdue. In fact, many enthusiasts never even pay attention to them. As for the reason, perhaps the appeal of ultra-thin watches is inherently ‘narrow’. In a way, ultra-thin watches are just a small category in modern watchmaking. However, in most of the history of mechanical watchmaking, ‘ultra-thin’ is not only an aesthetic ideal, but also regarded as a testament to the talent of extraordinary watchmaking.
   Let’s start with the definition. For the interpretation of watchmaking terminology, Berner’s ‘Illustrated Professional Dictionary of Horology’ (including four versions in French, English, German and Spanish, now available from FH) . Surprisingly, the definition of ultra-thin watches included in the book does not appear to be more robust and generally accepted. It is defined as an ultra-thin watch, ‘Extra flat (adj.) Extremely flat’. It looks like a casual cold humor, ‘ultra thin’ and ‘extra flat’ are interchangeable, but this is not useful for people who like precise terminology.

An early German clock from Augsburg in the mid-16th century
   To understand why the definition is ambiguous, it may be helpful to go back in time to the history of ultra-thin watches. The picture above shows an early German clock from Augsburg in the middle of the 16th century (then one of the main centers of European watchmaking). This is the first generation of a small, portable clock with a metal spring, and the first watch to evolve from it. There is no particularly strict difference between a portable clock and a watch, both of which are made possible by the development of metal springs and use them as power (earlier clocks used weights on ropes as power) . This portable clock, or prototype, is obviously very thick for two main reasons: the axle escapement and the equalizing cone. This was also a common feature of clocks of that era.

   In the next two centuries or so, the general structure of the watch did not change much: the wheel train was installed between the top and bottom plates, separated by pillars. The watch became more beautiful and complex, but its size did not shrink until about the middle of the 18th century. The picture below shows a engraved watch, made by Chauvel, produced in London around 1730. It can be seen that the hammer is on the left, the reed adjuster is on the right, and it works through air resistance. This engraved watch is very beautiful, but it is still too heavy, and still depends on the axle escapement and the double-pillar structure of the pillar.

A engraved watch, made by Chauvel, produced in London around 1730
   By the mid-18th century, the demand for thinner watches was growing. French watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lépine has promoted changes in the architecture of the movement, making it possible to make thin watches. He greatly changed the way the watch was built: abandon the top plate and use plywood to fix the pivot position on the wheel train; discard the complex sesame chain and try the sickle-hook and lever escapement. The design of Jean-Antoine Lépine is very successful. In fact, the Lépine movement is still the reference basis for most movement designs.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 145, only 1.38 mm thick
   A major driving force for the growth in demand for ultra-thin watches is the shift in men’s fashion styles from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The famous playboy George Bryan ‘Beau’ Brummel is a typical example. He discarded the gorgeous men’s fashion popular among European nobles and promoted tailoring. Tailor-made clothing fits slim fit, which requires a slim profile. European watchmakers responded by trying to push the limits of slim watchmaking as much as possible (Mr. Breguet’s own slim watch is equipped with a variant of the Lépine movement). In Europe, slim watches are more popular than in the UK. In the UK, the watchmakers have instead adhered to the heavy movement structure and refused to give up the sesame chain.

‘Knife’ pocket watch, produced in 1930

   Making ultra-thin movements was, and still is, an extreme technical challenge, which makes the production of truly ultra-thin watches the exclusive domain of a very small number of watchmakers. Of course, one of the most outstanding watchmakers in this field in the early 20th century was Jaeger-LeCoultre. In response to the demand for ultra-thin watches led by Paris watchmaker Edmond Jaeger, LeCoultre began to try to produce models with movements less than 2 mm thick. Perhaps the most famous is Caliber 145. This movement is only 1.38 mm thick, which also makes the pocket watch shown in the picture above possible-the so-called ‘knife’ pocket watch, produced in 1930. The Caliber 145 movement has a long production cycle, from about 1907 to the mid-1960s.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 19 RMCCVEP movement, with both minute repeater and timing functions, only 3.55 mm thick
   Complex models are also starting to become slimmer and even reach incredible sizes. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 19 RMCCVEP movement, shown above, has both minute repeater and timing functions, and is only 3.55 mm thick. Of course, not all watchmakers try to make their watches as thin as possible. On the one hand, designing and manufacturing ultra-thin watches requires more investment, which will increase costs and selling prices. On the other hand, for watches with the highest accuracy and reliability, the ultra-thin structure does not make any sense. Ultra-thin watches are indeed very fashionable, but many customers still prefer watches that feel solid and reliable.

   In any case, the ability to make ultra-thin simple or complex movements is regarded as a symbol of watchmaking strength. In the next article, we will look at modern practitioners of ultra-thin watchmaking art; explore why there is no unanimous definition in the industry after decades of ultra-thin movement development; and why, even today, whether it can be produced Ultra-thin watches should still be regarded as an important distinction. In addition, it should be understood that ‘thin’ is a relative concept. As the saying goes, today’s unusually thin watch may be Chinese cabbage tomorrow.
Past and Present Life of Ultra-Thin Watches (Middle)

Past and Present Life of Ultra-Thin Watches (2)

Celebrating 20 Years Of Switzerland’s Yibo Road Table Into China Four Spokespersons Gathered Together To Celebrate The Extraordinary Achievements

(June 27, 2014, Hong Kong) The famous Swiss watch brand Ebolus held a grand dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel. The famous artist Ms. Zeng Baoyi was invited as the emcee, and the four Swiss Ebolus watch brands spokespersons: Miss Chen Huilin, Mr. Lin Feng, Miss Zhao Yazhi, and German Gymnastics Prince Ruan Masu gathered for the first time to attend the event, together with Mr. Boillat, President of Swiss Ebolus, Mr. De Retz, CEO of Swiss Ebolus, and CEO of Asia Pacific Ebolus Mr. Su Da and the guests at the toast raised the glass to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Yibo Road Watch.
High-level group photo of Yibo Road before the ceremony
   The Ebolu brand began in 1856 and is one of the few independent Swiss watch manufacturers with a history of 158 years. Most of the exquisite watches manufactured by Ebolus have been certified by the Swiss official observatory certification body COSC Observatory. The number of Ebolus-certified observatories obtained in 2013 ranks 11th among all Swiss-made watches, highlighting Ebolus’ adherence to excellence and Swiss-made purpose. At the same time, Swiss Ebolus is leading a romantic and elegant culture in the Chinese market, which has won praises and favors from people, and has given it the reputation of ‘Swiss Couple Watch Model’.
Huahui Li took a group photo with Switzerland and Asia Pacific
   Swiss Ebolus not only wins people’s hearts with its century-old superb craftsmanship and elegant and gorgeous design, but also attracts attention because of its mutual charm and charm with its spokesperson. Ebolus global spokesperson Ruan Masu is one of them. Born in Munich, Germany, Ruan Masu achieved outstanding results in the 2012 London Olympics and became the third German gymnast to win the Olympic men’s individual all-around medal in the past 76 years. His extraordinary gymnastic skills, handsome appearance and charming smile made him Quickly became a world-renowned sports star.
Mr. Su Da, Executive Director of Yibo Road, cordially spoke with guests

   Ruan Masu, wearing a vintage series watch, is very honored to attend the second major event of Ebola after last year. He believes that every movement in the sports playground requires precision, elegance and skill, and mastery of time is also very important. The graceful and precise difficult gymnastic movements are exactly the same as the precision and fine watchmaking technology that Eberlo is famous worldwide.
Special guest Ms. Zeng Baoyi
   The appearance of three other Ebola brand spokespersons also dazzled the venue. Zhao Yazhi, wearing the legendary series of watches, still expresses his pleasure to meet the guests. Since its official entry into the Chinese market in 1993, Yibolu has established extensive brand awareness with its Swiss Seiko’s outstanding quality and dedication, and has completed the market layout of China before 2000. From 2011 to 2013, Ebolu has been one of the top five luxury watch brands in China for three consecutive years, and has won many awards over the years. Yibo Road has more than 800 points of sale throughout China and is located in more than 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. In Hong Kong, Macau and Southeast Asia, Ebolo products can be purchased at more than 135 points of sale. Zhao Yazhi revealed that he visited many cities together with Yibo Road this year, and witnessed the continuous expansion of Yibo Road in China.
The four spokespersons of Yibo Road gathered together to make them dazzling

   Lin Feng, the romantic prince wearing a vintage watch, sang ‘Let me love you for an hour’ and ‘Nice’, which moved the audience. He said that the brand’s romantic feelings have always attracted him deeply. He is pleased to have been the ambassador for Ebola since 2008, and it has been the sixth consecutive year. He congratulated Yibo Road for broader and stronger business development, and looked forward to your continued support of Yibo Road, so that the brand can go through the future with you.
A series of wonderful performances made the guests passionate
   The ‘Romantic Goddess’ Chen Huilin, who debuted, and Kelly wearing the Ebolus Cocktail Watch series, in order to match the romantic image of Ebolus, she sang ‘Arctic Snow’, which depicts lovers exchanging love in snow, and is full of winter romantic feelings ‘Notepad’ full of love stories set off a climax.
Guests enjoy the romantic goddess of Yibo Road from the distance

   Kelly thanked the brand for her love for her, which gave her the opportunity to go to different places in the Mainland for the opening ceremony and try different advertising shooting. She also said that she likes the cocktail collection she wore that evening. She believes that the watch combines classic and fashion. She always adheres to the noble and romantic concept of the Ebolu brand, which matches her character and shape. This year is her 2nd year to participate in the anniversary dinner of Ebola Watch. Kelly is grateful for the support of the guests and hopes to meet you again on other occasions. She said that this ceremony can be with the other three spokespersons, and it is very rare. During the dinner, Ebolo Switzerland and Asia-Pacific executives toasted in person

   In addition to sharing recent developments with the guests, the four spokespersons also presented and introduced a number of unique and precious watch series, as well as interactive games with rich bonuses, singing by colleagues of Yibolu, reviewing clips of business meetings over the years, The guests took a group photo, etc. The dinner ended successfully in a pleasant, warm and romantic atmosphere.

Within Ten Thousand Yuan Three Simple Big Three-hand Watches Recommended

The junior watch is the most concise and most common watch design in the watch. Its simplicity is not different, and it is quite satisfactory. Whether it is worn as a formal watch or a casual sports watch, it can do the job A simple and tough ‘core’ is revealed in the simplicity. Today’s Watch House will recommend three big three-hand watches and their strong cores.
160th Anniversary of Ebolus Zuls Automatic GBR9160-212 Commemorative Watch

Watch Series: Zuls Automatic
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 316L stainless steel IP plating rose gold
Strap material: 316L stainless steel IP plating rose gold
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: 9380
Watch details:
Watch Reviews: Mido, a well-known Swiss watch brand, has always combined timeless design and practical functions. It is a stepping stone for entry-level Swiss brand watches and the first Swiss brand watch purchased by many watch friends. Today This Mido Helmsman series watch is a classic of its masterpiece, with a 42 mm diameter design, a black rubber strap, and a beautiful Geneva dial.
Longines Traditional Watch L3.641.4.56.6

Watch Series: Traditional Watchmaking
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 9600
Watch details: longines / 10430 /
Watch Reviews: The classic models of the Longines Concas series. The watch case and bracelet are all made of stainless steel, which is sturdy and durable. The watch bezel is made of ceramic bezel. The problem is that the watch is equipped with a Cal.L633 self-winding movement modified by ETA2824-2, which can provide 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
In summary: these three watches recommended for everyone today are designed with simple three-pin watches, especially the Zuls series of watches by Yi Bolu, simple yet elegant. The prices of these three watches are all within 10,000 yuan, and this price is also within the range acceptable to most friends. (Picture / text watch home Chen Zhongyun)