Month: March 2020

2013 Sihh Craft Tour Of Parmaqiangni

We previously introduced a lot of beautiful art watches in this exhibition in the Geneva topic. While appreciating these beautiful watches, everyone must be curious to know how the exquisite patterns are made. from. In order to satisfy everyone’s wish, the Watch House has specially selected the three most representative brands in the field of art watches in this exhibition, and share with you the stories behind those beautiful patterns …
 Marquetry is an ancient craft, and there are not many examples of this technique used in dials in history. Although there have been some watches with dials made with this technique before, this year, Parmigiani Fleurier (Parmigiani) is probably the first time a clever inlay watch that combines craftsmanship, theme and complex functions. This year Parmigiani launched a total of three inlaid works, two Tonda tourbillon watches and a table clock.
Amazing work

 The two watches are mainly based on music. The two models are named Tonda Woodrock (UK version) and Tonda Woodstock (US version). We know that in the history of rock music, Britain and the United States are the two most influential Tribute to each country, so the designers decided to use the British flag and the American flag pattern as background inspiration for the design; and because the guitar is a musical instrument with a natural connection to the wood inlay, and the tourbillon device is exactly the guitar speaker, It is also the harmonious unity of these three that makes these two watches a perfect fusion of two borderless arts, music and watchmaking.

 In addition to watches, this clock is also not small. Its design inspiration comes from the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, who is famous for murals with cross lines and different color blocks. These grid lines and various color combinations make Mondrian’s work exude a musical atmosphere. The three instruments of the horn, double bass, and piano are on the dial. They are an example of blending sound and image.
Mosaic art
 After talking about the watch, let’s talk about today’s protagonist inlay craftsmanship. Mosaic work is a very old art that is hard to see in our lives now. The process is mainly to cut out some small pieces of wood on a wooden plane and assemble them, thereby creating extremely delicate decorative effects. Inlay craftsmen are often trained as top woodworkers. They need to be diligent and precise. From the initial sketches on paper to the creation of spectacular mosaics that can subvert the original design, all of the high-tech processes are well known.

 The inlaying craftsman first started with the original design of Lintong. Lintong is the basis of this process. The craftsmen used Rotring Tool (special drawing pen) to carefully describe each element in the picture, and then determined the assembly according to the finished Lintong drawing The size and contour of the module.
 Next, inlay craftsmen reprint ten or more design drawings on paper, and they will use these drawings to cut out different assembly modules.
 In preparing for this critical cutting stage, the craftsman selects the wood, and the selection criteria involve the color and surface of the wood.

 The craftsmen piled up the 10 pieces of wood carefully selected and nailed them together with nails.

 After the wood pieces are nailed, then the copy plan to be processed is glued to the top of this pile of wood, and carefully cut along the border of the copy plan with a very thin saw blade, so as to obtain 10 wooden modules with the same shape. Even if all that was needed was a wooden module, the craftsmen cut it with a pile of wood, and then kept only the most successful one of the 10 modules.
 I emphasize here that each module in the pattern must go through this process. Even if there is only a slight difference between each module, each module must be cut according to this set of procedures. How much is the difference? There are as many different modules and as many different colors. This amount of engineering is no less than assembling a highly complex movement.
 When the last module was cut, we thought we were done and we were waiting to assemble it, but the real test for the craftsmen was just here. Although the craftsmen strictly follow the dimensions during the entire process, as long as they find very small errors or small obstructive cracks during assembly, the entire work will be ruined. This is when the craftsman is the most ‘tragic’, he must start from the beginning, patience copying and cutting again according to the required changes (a lot of tears).
 Therefore, the work of mosaic work must be persistent and precise, and even the smallest details must be carefully considered, and the overall situation must be remembered, because the results will only appear at the last moment. At this time, each module is perfectly embedded in its own position and plays its role as part of the whole.

 Finally, I will give you the watch box of these two watches, but I want to say that the watch box is not made by inlay craftsmanship!

Diver Dive Watch Royal Oak Offshore Royal Oak Offshore

The new Royal Oak offshore diving watch is developed by the research and development department of Audemars Piguet Watch Factory. It has a strong and powerful curve, which is refreshing and will undoubtedly show its skills in the sports field.
   This timepiece is specially designed for diving enthusiasts and those who need to deal with various extreme environments.
   The Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch is sturdy and stable, with a water resistance of up to 300 meters. This further enhancement will ensure that the watch can meet the needs of underwater sports and ensure its reliable performance.

   This powerfully designed timepiece complies with the Swiss watch international standard NIHS92-11 (ISO6425) and is suitable for the deep sea and any extreme environment that does not allow the slightest error. This year’s new model will be made with dark black high-tech ceramics for the first time. Case, bezel and easy-to-operate crown. This avant-garde material has a hardness 7 times higher than that of stainless steel. Only diamonds can scratch, and special machines and tools equipped with diamond milling cutters can be used for processing. All parts of the case are polished and frosted. Because the material used is abrasion-resistant, the related processing is a technical challenge.

   This timepiece is reliable and practical. With its functionality as the primary goal, the designer made in-depth research on the applicability in the diving environment. In addition, in order to improve the readability in the deep black sea, the black dial’s traditional “Méga Tapisserie” oversized grid pattern is paired with orange fluorescent hands for the first time, and it is the same as the 12 on the diving scale on the inner dial of the rotating dial. The orange display area from 2 to 3 o’clock echoes. This brilliant color makes it easy for divers to read time information instantly.
   Setting a rotating device with a preset timing inside the case is technically more complicated than making an external unidirectional rotating bezel. This extremely important device has the advantage of reducing parallax errors, as well as protecting against shocks and erosion (protection from water, salt and sand). The watchmaker has specially developed an external waterproof crown mechanism, which can adjust the diving time display through the crown at 10 o’clock on the side of the case. This system has good safety, once the crown is tightened, the diving time can be prevented from being changed unintentionally.

   This model is also equipped with an innovative waterproof gasket, so if needed, the wearer can perform related operations underwater, including the winding crown is also equipped with the same waterproof gasket.
   In addition, this watch is also equipped with a central seconds hand, a date window at 3 o’clock, equipped with Calibre 3120 self-winding movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal of the titanium case back. This is the first time that the watch factory has a transparent bottom on a Royal Oak offshore diving watch. It shows a movement of 21K pure gold and a carefully crafted balance with a movement frequency of 21,600 times per hour. Waterproof depth.
   This ergonomic timepiece is powerful, clear, durable, and equipped with all major functions. The reason for matching the rubber strap and titanium pin buckle is that this simple and practical buckle can be adjusted appropriately at any time, whether it is directly worn or worn outside the diving suit, it can be worn appropriately.

Black ceramic case (42mm), anti-glare sapphire crystal, anti-glare sapphire titanium case back, black ceramic bezel and crown, titanium alloy links, water-resistant to 300 meters
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” oversized checkered decoration, white gold fluorescent hour markers and hands, black rotating inner bezel for diving chronograph, marked in bold orange from 12 to 3 o’clock.
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date display.
• Time adjustment function with stop device
• Automatic discs mounted on ceramic ball bearings
• Diamond polished chamfered bridge
• Decorative circular Geneva ripples on bridges
Black rubber strap with titanium pin buckle.

Fashion And Exquisite Style Brief Comment On Baume & Mercier Crichton Series 39 Mm 10194 Watch

In 2013, after Baume & Mercier launched its latest Clifton watch, it won the support and love of watch fans. In this year’s Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, Baume & Mercier launched its latest The 39mm watch of the Baume & Mercier Clifton series is similar in style, but more refined and more beautiful. The two new works are reinterpreted by the dazzling diamonds to reflect the exquisite qualities and witness the wonderful moment in the life of the wearer.

   This watch is fitted with an 18K red gold case and has a classic and timeless 39 mm size. The overall shape of the watch is distinctive, with 72 diamonds (0.58 carats) on the slim bezel. This watch perfectly fits the sophisticated style of fashion and is a great accessory for elegant formal wear. The watch is equipped with three hands, a date display at 3 o’clock, and a sun-satin-polished silver dial with 9 diamonds (0.04 carats). The exquisite self-winding mechanical movement passes through the sapphire crystal transparent watch. Take a panoramic view. This watch is harmonious and perfect, with an elegant black alligator strap with pin buckle.

Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Platinum Watch Introduction

Tag Heuer (TAG Heuer)
Monaco V4 platinum watch
TAG Heuer’s Monaco V4 wristwatch is an award-winning concept watch since its first test in 2004. It will be officially launched this year, bringing its unique and innovative movement and design. The Monaco V4 series platinum watch is limited to 150 pieces. Heuer first used platinum as a precious metal to commemorate the brand’s 150th anniversary.
Case: square platinum case, sapphire crystal transparent cover, can show the movement of the movement.
Dial: Pierced dial, which shows the movement of the movement, short stick hands with short stick hour markers embedded with fluorescent material.
Movement: automatic winding mechanical movement, traditional gear belt type, tungsten steel linear weight on ball bearings, 4 barrels.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds.

Oris New Large Crown X1 Professional Flight Watch

Oris Grand Crown X1 professional flight watch, with chronograph movement and slide rule function.
    On October 14, 1947, the Bell X1 aircraft successfully conducted its first manned supersonic flight, breaking the sound barrier and being recorded in history. To pay tribute to this amazing flight, the Oris Large Crown X1 Professional Flight Watch came into being. A major feature of this watch is the historic slide rule design, which is also waterproof to 300 meters.
    In the days when computers and portable calculators did not exist, Bell X1 pilots relied on specially designed slide rules for engineering calculations and demonstrated amazing flight skills. In honor of these pilots, Oris made a round slide rule version on this brand new watch.
    The surface of the watch is also coated with a gunmetal PVD coating, reflecting the copper hue of the Bell X-1 aircraft of the year. The watch timer’s reset button is printed with an ‘X’ logo, and the timekeeping start-stop button is printed with an ‘I’ logo, echoing the name of Bell X1.
To pay tribute to the Bell X1, the watch’s timer reset button is printed with an ‘X’ logo, and the timer start-stop button is printed with an ‘I’ logo.
    The Oris Grand Crown X1 professional flight watch is not only a noble salute to flying history, but also the streamline cutting and precision design of this watch provides every pilot with all necessary and relevant data. Compared with computerized aviation systems, it is by no means inferior.
    Oris has a long history of producing flight watches and has gained a good reputation. Therefore, the Oris large crown X1 professional flight watch launched this time will surely become an eternal classic version.

product features

Oris Large Crown X1 Professional Flight Watch
Diameter: 46mm Watch number: 675 7648 4264 LB

• Automatic mechanical movement with timing function. The central display shows the seconds, and the small face plate displays the minutes and seconds. The date is displayed between 4 and 5 o’clock.
• 3-piece stainless steel case with gunmetal PVD coating
• Double-sided sapphire crystal
• Threaded back with mineral glass case back and meter / feet scale
• Rotatable outer top ring equipped with slide rule inside case
• Screw-down stainless steel crown and buttons, gunmetal PVD coating
• Water resistant to 300 meters
• Scale and pointer have fluorescent function
• Dark brown calfskin strap with contrasting stitching, stainless steel buckle with PVD coating
• The scale of the slide rule is fitted on the outside of the meter box. The complete gift box includes a history of certificates and watches. Also included is a DVD of the movie ‘The Right Stuff’ directed by Philip Kaufman.
• Swiss retail price: CHF 3’350