Tell The Story Of The Emperors And Clocks

Maybe people will be misled by the retreat and self-defense policies of the Qing Dynasty-China has always excluded Western civilization. However, as long as we return to history, it is not difficult to find that since Western civilization slammed the gates of heaven, successive emperors became the pioneers who first contacted Western culture, and the collision between ancient Chinese civilization and trendy Western civilization began. Now Zhongshe.com tells you the story of the emperor and watches.

 Qianlong Tibetan watches on display in the Palace Museum

 In 1602, a special guest was ushered in the Imperial Palace of the Emperor Wanli of the Ming Dynasty in Beijing. He was the famous Italian missionary Matteo Ricci. When Matteo Ricci met the emperor, he brought two greetings: one big bell and one small bell. When Emperor Wanli met, he was ecstatic and praised as a fetish.

 It stands to reason that this emperor hasn’t seen anything, and no baby has ever played with it. There are too many gold, silver, jade and emerald agate pearls in the palace. But why did the emperor love so much for the two self-singing bells? Matteo Ricci knew this very well, knowing that the emperor had seen all the treasures. If he wanted to offer, he must offer rare things, so that he could win the favor of the emperor.

 After the establishment of the Qing Dynasty, the royal family’s interest in clocks continued unabated. At that time, foreigners realized this, and tried their best to use their brains on the clocks and clocks: the sun, moon, stars, horses, flowers, birds, insects and fishes to decorate.

 What’s great is that it can turn the sun, moon, and stars into clockwise movements through clockwork, make the cars and horses move, the characters come alive, the flowers bloom, and the birds cry. With such novelty, how can the emperor survive?

 This attracted Emperor Shunzhi, who loved playfulness and fun, and called it ‘unseen before, unheard of.’ In addition to playing and having fun, Kangxi liked clocks and watched more hard-working and hard-working, and had a strong interest in Western technology. Kangxi’s collection of watches and clocks is not just for fun.

 The craziest thing is Emperor Qianlong. He spared no effort to collect all kinds of strange clocks, and repeatedly ordered Guangdong customs officials to let them buy Western clocks at no expense, and direct the production in the palace, so that the collection and production of clocks reached the climax of the Qing Dynasty. In Qianlong’s time, the intentions to purchase, manufacture and transform watches were everywhere.

 According to the Qianlong Tribute Archive, in the 22nd year of Qianlong (1757), Li Yongbiao, the governor of Guangdong Customs, and Li Shiyao, the general of Guangzhou, paid tribute to ‘a glass-inlaid bell and a gold-plated table bell.’

 Emperor Qianlong read the tribute and said: ‘The gold-plated Western-style watch kiosk I entered this time is very good. I look for a few more so good, and if there is one that is big and good, look for a few. Don’t discount the price. When it was found, there were a few things in Duanyang Gong. This is why. ‘

 Emperor Qianlong’s love of foreign clocks was very urgent. Therefore, when he was not in Duanyang Tribute, Li Shiyao and others offered ‘three large and small self-bellied bells, and one gold-inlaid foreign bell’ in a special way.

 Qianlong’s attention and respect naturally promoted the development of watchmaking. The watchmaker therefore designed and improved many interesting functions for clocks, such as changing text, music birds, moving puppets, water laws, boating, turning flowers, rolling balls, etc. The features are dazzling.

 In order to satisfy the emperor’s preference, Qianlong officials also purchased rare high-end Western clocks and raced to pay tribute to the emperor. This made Qianlong quickly become the largest watch collector in the world at that time.

Internal And External Chopard Imperiale Jewelry Watch

Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set Tourbillon
The internal structure is breathtaking, and the exterior decoration is glorious—the new Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set tourbillon watch is a concentrated reflection of Chopard’s outstanding achievements in the two fields of watchmaking and jewelry. The tourbillon movement is certified by the observatory and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
是 It is both a watch and a jewellery, Chopard perfectly combines the two. The new Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set tourbillon watch embodies all the skills of the Chopard brand’s world-renowned two fields. The inlaying process demonstrates Chopard’s extraordinary accomplishments and is breathtaking; the LUC 02.14-L. (4T2I) movement, which is completely independently designed, developed and manufactured, is equipped with a tourbillon-a complication that is extremely rare in women’s watches skill. Watches combine fine watchmaking and fine jewelry with each other, which makes Chopard the leader in women’s complication watches.
Follow the watchmaking tradition
手动 L.U.C 02.14-L. (4T2I) manual winding movement follows the tradition of watchmaking and integrates exquisite craftsmanship, which has won the certification of the famous Geneva mark. This movement is equipped with four barrels stacked and connected in series. This patented Quattro® technology ensures that the watch can operate independently for more than 9 days (216 hours), and maintains a constant precise time, making the Imperiale Tourbillon The Full Set Tourbillon meets all the demanding requirements of the Swiss Official Observatory. The watch has hour and minute displays, a minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock with a small second hand display, and an arched power reserve display with rectangular cut diamonds and amethyst at 12 o’clock.
Snowflake mosaic method
The 18K white gold dial is set with snowflakes, using bright-cut diamonds of different diameters for setting. It is an extremely difficult to master setting process. At the same time, it is surrounded by rectangular-cut diamonds. The power reserve display uses amethyst inlaid graduations. White gold crown set with baguette and drop-shaped diamonds. Bezels, lugs and straps are set with oval egg-cut diamonds and baguette-cut diamonds. At 6 o’clock, the tourbillon bridge is decorated with the classic pattern of the Imperiale series, which radiates a bright white light and contrasts with the surrounding amethyst. The bridge is fixed by 4 screws with amethyst on top, which is a unique feature.
Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set tourbillon watch with a large 42 mm diameter case, water-resistant to 30 meters. The sapphire crystal case back is engraved with the words ‘Imperie’, ‘Tourbillon’ and ‘Chopard’, which are unique marks of outstanding watches.

Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set Tourbillon
Technical specifications
Case:
• 18K white gold
• Total diameter: 42.00 mm
• Thickness: 12.40 mm
• Water resistance: 30 meters
• 18K white gold crown set with baguette and drop-cut diamonds
• Lugs set with oval egg-cut diamonds
• Anti-glare sapphire crystal surface
• Open case back
Movement:
• Manual winding tourbillon movement: 02.14-L. (4T2I)
• Diameter: 29.70 mm
• Thickness: 6.10 mm
• Number of parts: 33
• Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour
• Power reserve: 216 hours, or 9 days
• 4 barrels (Quattro® patented technology)
• Table bridge decorated with Côtes de Genève
• Official Swiss Observatory Certification (COSC)
• Mark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)
Dial and hands:
• 18K white gold dial with baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds (snowflake setting)
• Power reserve display, paved with baguette-cut diamonds and amethyst
• Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands
• Black metallic glossy power reserve hands and small seconds
Function and display:
• Central hours and minutes display
• Small seconds at 6 o’clock
• Power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Strap and buckle:
• 18K white gold strap with baguette-cut diamonds
Model 384250-1002-18K White Gold

Seiko Seiko Prospex Landmaster Series Challenge The Ultimate Peak

World-renowned Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura ascended to the Everest at 70 years old, setting a world record at the time with the highest age. In 2013 it will be a record ten years At this time, Miura Yuichiro is determined to once again challenge the top of the world and set a new world record again at the age of 80. As the official sponsor of the summit plan, SEIKO recently launched a limited edition of SEIKO Prospex Landmaster ‘MIURA EVEREST 2013’ to support Miura Yuichiro’s challenge. With the same adventurous spirit of constantly accepting challenges, SEIKO and Miura Yuichiro jointly developed a limited-edition limited adventure model of the SEIKO Prospex Landmaster series, which kicked off the 2013 summit plan.

Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura ascended to Everest at the age of 70, setting a world record at the time

SEIKOProspex Landmaster Limited Edition

The SEIKO ‘MIURA EVEREST 2013’ is the top model in the SEIKO Prospex Landmaster series. The back cover is engraved with a limited number of serial numbers. It also comes with a limited number of special watch boxes and replacement nylon straps. The whole Taiwan is limited to 20. SEIKO Prospex was developed by SEIKO for extreme sports and outdoor activities. It is a leading sports watch brand supported by adventurers and athletes in many different fields in the world. The Landmaster series is the most durable watch in SEIKO Prospex. It is a favorite of mountaineers and polar adventurers who always challenge the severe environment.

SEIKO ‘MIURA EVEREST 2013’ Extreme Adventure Limited Watch

‘Mt. Everest is the edge of the universe I can reach,’ said Miura Yuichiro. In order to interact with the space closest to the universe, the developed models, regardless of their internal structure or appearance, must endure the extremely harsh and severe environment on the Everest. Therefore, the SMT’s patented GMT 5R66 SPRING DRIVE movement is specially adopted. SPRING DRIVE and mechanical watches are also driven by springs, while the speed control device that controls the hands uses a quartz oscillator and IC. Compared with the “escapement system” of the mechanical movement, the quartz oscillator is used to control the speed. It has the characteristics of anti-shock, and will not lose its accuracy due to the hardening of the lubricating oil in the low temperature environment. The SPRING DRIVE movement does not require the use of a battery. Even if the temperature undergoes a drastic change in temperature on the way to the summit of the Everest, there will be no damage to the battery or shutdown without warning. SPRING DRIVE is the most suitable movement for use in harsh environments. (The SEIKO SPRING DRIVE movement was also used in space in 2009, with the SEIKO Spacewalk model published.)

To prevent climbers from loosing the rope while climbing, and to reduce the obstacles to wrist movements, this limited edition model specifically changes the crown to 12 o’clock

Titanium alloy material / Automatic winding and hand-wound movement / Hour, minute, and second display / Power reserve 72 hours / Limited 30 pieces / Price NT $ 160,000

SEIKO PROSPEX delicately engraved the unique limited edition lettering on the crown and side of the case

For professional watches for mountaineering, Miura Yuichiro pointed out two necessary conditions: ‘light weight’ and ‘high hardness’. In order to meet these two characteristics, SEIKO especially uses high-hardness titanium that is 40% lighter than stainless steel on the material of the watch. The outer layer is reinforced with a hard coating to achieve the best lightness and sturdiness.化 设计。 Design. In addition, the screw-in bezel designed to respond to the rapid changes in air pressure during mountaineering can maintain high air pressure stability and prevent gas from entering when external air pressure decreases. In terms of functional design, in order to allow the wearer to accurately read the time, face to face
The disc is selected with a highly recognizable matte black as the base, and the extra thick time and time scales are made of white SEIKO’s patented LUMIBRITE environmentally-friendly luminous paint, which is brighter than the luminous paint used in the general market. Shows a clear contrast, thereby highlighting the interpretation of time in a dangerous environment and also ensuring absolute safety when climbing.

Limited edition of 300 pieces with exclusive exclusive watch box and limited back engraved serial number

In terms of appearance, in order to prevent climbers from drawing ropes while climbing, and reducing obstacles to wrist movements, this limited-edition model has a crown that is generally arranged in the three o’clock direction and changed to the twelve o’clock direction. At the same time, in order to fully support Mr. Miura Yuichiro’s great challenge, SEIKOProspex delicately engraved the words of the limited edition on the crown and the side of the case, just like Miura’s passion for challenging the limit, through this resolute red symbol The transfer of temperature between the wrists is like Miura’s climbing to the Everest, raising his hands, waving to pay tribute to the world, and conveying the spirit of constant challenge and uncompromising adventurer.

Corum Watch Debuts At The 2013 Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair With A New Booth

New space, new perspective, brand new exhibition stage! This year’s Baselworld Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair will be held from April 25th to May 2nd, 2013. Corum Kunlun Watch will welcome more than 400 retailers and more than 300 journalists from all over the world with a new booth. Corum’s booth will continue to be located in Hall 1 (Hall 1), the most prestigious brand collection. However, the new booth will be more spacious than before, creating a more comfortable and comfortable atmosphere. The completion of the new construction plan of the Basel Watch Fair has made the number of booths in Hall 1 crowded by brands from 45 in 2012 to 21 this year, making the entire exhibition hall more open and showing the top watchmaking brands in the venue. Unique style.

Corum’s new booth under construction

The Corum watch booth specially created this time has the same visual design, creativity and technical complexity as the watches made by Corum watch, and the scale is huge, requiring at least 44 days to build and 19 days to dismantle. Up to 30 companies have participated in the design and production of this project, aiming to create a beautiful stage for the brand’s watches, and present the exquisite craftsmanship of the watches in the most gorgeous way.
The new Corum Kunlun exhibition booth was jointly created by Studer Architecture and I + N Studer, an architectural design company based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. With a dynamic and fluid design element, a three-story structure booth was created. The design of the exterior wall of the exhibition booth is based on the long-standing sandalwood design. Through clever sanding technology, it creates a layered exterior wall that looks like precious sandalwood. In addition, the brand’s representative Ti-Bridge series watches are used to fix the support of the long movement, which has also become the inspiration for the design of the architectural structure, injecting a light and suspended decoration into the overall design.

Corum’s new booth preview

The brand-new booth has three floors with a total area of ​​731 square meters, which thoroughly displays the world of Corum watches. At the bottom of the booth, guests can not only enjoy the brand’s latest watches, but also explore the history of the brand through videos and videos; while on-site watchmakers allow guests to experience the brand’s exquisite watchmaking skills. There are also three media themed guest rooms on the ground floor for media friends to experience different areas of the Corum Kunlun watch, including Admiral’s Cup Admiral’s Cup series, Bridges Kunlun bridge series and Jewelry high jewelry series.
A total of 15 sales meeting rooms are located in the center of the three-story booth, providing comfortable and high-privacy meeting space, and guests of Corum Kunlun Watch can also go to the restaurant on the middle floor of the booth to enjoy exquisite cuisine while enjoying 腑A bird’s eye view of Hall 1.
From April 25th to May 2nd, 2013, meet with Corum Kunlun Watch at booth A49 in Hall 1!
Source: Corum

The Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition Watch, The Sweet Enjoyment Of The Modern Gentleman

In 2018, Chopard celebrated the 30th anniversary of its cooperation with Mille Miglia, the world’s most beautiful car race (la corsa più bella del mondo). The race runs between Brescia and Rome for a total distance of 1,600 kilometers. The unique partnership between the brand and the world of antique racing comes from the co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s love of antique cars. Chopard launched the Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition Limited Edition this year. This chronograph full of personality, sturdy and accurate, shows the modern gentleman’s style while incorporating the retro spirit and style of racing lovers!

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

The hedonic life of Italy and the charm of the Tuscan hill villages, with the Mille Miglia car race, overflowing the 1600 km winding Lombardy road. Enzo Ferrari praised this event as ‘the world’s most beautiful car race’. More than 400 antique cars and their drivers gathered here, demonstrating the passion of the machine and its unique elegance. This four-stop race between Brescia and Rome fascinated Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. He himself is a big fan and driver of antique racing cars. This race, which originated in the 1920s, has been rejuvenated since 1977, reminiscent of the golden age of racing activities-the real ‘Dolce vita’.

A masterpiece of a race car

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

   Since 1988, Chopard has been an important partner of this legendary car race. The Mille Miglia series watch is the manifestation of close cooperation. It draws inspiration from the car race. With its clear sportsmanship and retro style, it occupies an important position in the brand’s works. The GTS series can be regarded as a symbol of modern vintage watches, with classic design and modern quality ingeniously blended. The Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch has a stainless steel case and is limited to 1,000 pieces. This timepiece is made for the modern gentleman who sees life as a challenging hairpin curve, showing elegance and fearlessness.

Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition limited edition watch is first and foremost a masterpiece of watches created for racing. The robust 44 mm case has a screw-in caseback and is water resistant to 100 meters. The caseback is engraved with the Mille Miglia logo, and the black PVD-treated checkered pattern is reminiscent of a flying flag. This watch is of exceptional quality and features a self-winding chronograph movement that has been awarded the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) by the Swiss Official Observatory and has a power reserve of two days. With a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour, it can measure 1/8 of a second, making it an excellent companion for antique racers on the track. For racers, the engraved speedometer on the black aluminum inner ring of the bezel can help them calculate the average speed during the race. This information is critical for players, as maintaining a steady rhythm is critical in endurance events like Mille Miglia.

Extreme elegance

Chopard Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition watch

The outstanding Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition is a limited edition watch belonging to the Mille Miglia GTS series born in 2015. It is practical and thoughtful, and it also has two ergonomically designed chronograph buttons. The hands and hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which is clearly visible day and night. This is essential for riders in bad weather or driving at night. To make the dial as clear as possible, the second hand number is moved to the inner edge of the bezel. The minute dial at 12 o’clock and the hour dial at 6 o’clock are on the same vertical axis. The charcoal gray background and white transfer pattern contrast with the silver dial and the small second hand at 9 o’clock. The red hands, the black chronograph dial and the hue of the inner edge and bezel make the timing function more prominent. The curved mirror for the first time with the calendar function makes the dial clear.

This Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition limited edition watch is both an outstanding chronograph and an elegant symbol of the essence of the collection. The case lines have been redesigned to give the watch a new look, and the curved mirror echoes the overall round shape. The camel-perforated calfskin strap with the same color stitching highlights the watch’s power and classic beauty as a racing assistant. To pay tribute to the adventurous world of racing, the strap is lined with Dunlop tyres from the 1960s, ensuring a comfortable fit while reminiscent of the exciting experience on the asphalt road. Mille Miglia’s charm is here: wear watch masterpieces, drive antique racing cars, and enjoy Italian sweet pleasure. On May 15, 2019, the race set off again, continuing the spirit of racing.

Transparent Temptation Hollow Watch Vague Beauty

Around 1760, the watchmaker Andre-Charles Caron created the world’s first skeletonized watch, unveiled the mystery of the watch’s internal structure, and hollowed out the main board, the bridge, Fine parts such as gears appear. The perfect combination of engraving technology and watchmaking technology has created pieces of art that are still respected by the world today. GRAFF skeleton limited edition watch
  The skeletonized tourbillon watch first disclosed by Graf showcases the jewellery creations to the fullest. The highlight of this watch is the superb hollow-out process presented by the skilled sculptor, which minimizes the use of metal materials, retains only the most critical functional parts, and creates a stunning aesthetic effect.
  The hand-wound movement has a 72-hour power reserve, and the 48mm faceted case where the tourbillon is located showcases Graf’s ultimate diamond skills. A total of 164 diamonds were set on the watch, with a total weight of more than 21 carats. The technique of this hollow structure is extremely delicate. Only after all the diamonds are set can they be placed in the movement. Once inserted, it cannot be adjusted because This is the only way to protect the perfect shape of a diamond. The dial design creates a flawless transparency, combined with a diamond case framed by sapphire crystals, which complements the subtle craftsmanship inside the watch. Even winding the movement can be a treat, because every movement of the mainspring is exquisitely displayed through the bottom of the watch. This exclusive and exclusive MasterGraff skeleton limited edition watch is available in rose gold and white gold, each limited to 5 pieces, with a black alligator leather strap and a unique Graf folding buckle.
  Ruibao Edition Zeitzeichen Xianglong Skeleton Limited Edition Watch
  Ruibao specially used the three top-level crafts, such as hollowing, carving and Geneva pattern, to launch 4 milestone series production watches. Sculpted by craftsmen, on the 44mm 18K rose gold extra-large case composed of 20 solid parts, the surface splint is carefully removed, the polished bezel is slightly inclined downward, and the lines are rounded. Carved into multiple levels to satisfy watch lovers’ peculiar curiosity.
Geneva pattern
  The surface is more anti-reflective sapphire crystal, with screw-in polished full-threaded sapphire crystal case back and onion-shaped crown (the same material as the case), the patented Autobloc screw-in screw system for the screw pin; It is purely artificial and meticulous to create hollow and carved bottom plates, gear plywood and balance forks; this series is divided into 4 models of full hollow curly spray, part hollow curly spray, Chinese dragon and Geneva pattern, each limited to 33 pieces.
  Audemars Piguet Millenary Chalcedony Tourbillon Skeleton Watch
  Audemars Piguet uses a supersonic processing technology in which abrasives are added to the liquid, and applies this pioneering technology to quartz chalcedony. Then use Audemars Piguet’s own self-developed equipment to cut and polish, and the cutting accuracy can reach one hundredth of a millimeter. But this is only preliminary work. The watchmaker also builds a movement on this small and exquisite plate, at any time risking the plate breaking or chipping or scratching. Therefore, in terms of engraving difficulty, the skeleton watch is simply a ‘heartbeat watch’. After all kinds of risks, this watch can be made into a translucent chalcedony-like plate.

Ingenuity Model Shows Eastern Aesthetics Baselworld 2018 Feiyad New Products Summary

At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show 2018, Fiyta joined hands with a new series of watches to create a ‘Swiss Dog’ model and a new concept Solo series watch with embroidery techniques of Chinese characteristics. Below, Let us review the ingenuity that Fiyta brought us.

Fiyta Art Series Double-sided Embroidery Limited Special Year of the Dog

   Subtle embroidery skills have a history of more than 2000 years. Thread the needle on the dial of the watch. Between the square inches, the tiny woven fabric is like a canvas. A silk thread is subdivided into one-seventh to eighty-tenth. . 2018 is the year of the Wuxi year. On the basis of the limited-edition embroidered zodiac model of the lineage series, Fiyta combined the zodiac attributes of the Wuxi year-old dog to extract the festive meaning of ‘Rui Dog Nafu’. Embellishing the dial with art is also a new way of expressing embroidery art. With the elegant Chinese design concept, the unique oriental aesthetics of Fiyta watches are shaped.
For more details, click: At the Basel Watch Fair, Fiyta released a new series of men’s watches-Solo series, in a tough and strong style, echoing the men’s cutting-edge style, intended to show an attitude of self-adherence and courage to accept challenges . The three-layered case of the case is one of the characteristics of the watch. The contrast between the different interlayer materials is very sharp. After the craftsmanship, the watch has a very good texture and quality. This series of watches presents the Solo theme in 6 different styles, giving consumers more choices to meet personal tastes.
For more details, click: Space watch has always been a symbol of superb watchmaking. In order to be able to adapt to the complex environment of outer space, the watch must pass a set of strict requirements. This time, Feida Yayi series finely carved special watch ‘Starwalk’ appeared at the exhibition, equipped with a restructured Swiss automatic mechanical movement, accurate travel time. In terms of time reading, the previous pointer design on the dial was cancelled. Instead, a scale track was set on the outer edge of the watch dial, and the ruby ​​turning on the track would roll like an hour hand to read the hour. The form is novel, and at the same time the theme concept of aerospace can be fully expressed on the disk.
For more details, please click: In the long history, the king’s life is imprinted and remembered widely, whether it is Qin Shihuang unified the world, or Western kings to fight for hegemony, they are a horse, a sword pointed, the invincible, is countless brilliant Times carved mark. In terms of design inspiration, King Arthur’s sword, ‘Sword in Stone’, was subtly designed into the style of a minute hand, turning slowly in the center of the dial, just like King Arthur’s heroic posture. The 12-point sword-shaped pin symbolizes the round table knight. The round dial is like a round table. It sits around the table as a knight and discusses important events, adding a bold and bold spirit. Although the rose gold case is not uncommon, it is under the background of cast-iron metal texture, which highlights the noble and solemn atmosphere of the royal family.
For more details click here: The above is reported by the staff of the Watch House in front of the 2018 Basel Watch & Jewellery Show. The staff will continue to provide more and more intuitive information for everyone in the future. The exhibition report, please pay attention. (Picture / text watch home Sun Yue)
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The Year Of The Monkey Has Not Arrived. These Zodiac Monkey Watches First Come To Discuss The Color Head

[Clock culture between watches] I do not know since when the zodiac watch has become the ‘must fight’ of various high-end watch brands at the end of the spring and early spring, showing the power of Chinese watch fans It can’t be underestimated. Especially in recent years, there are more and more brands creating zodiac watches. Many brands, such as the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art series, Piaget Art & Excellence series, Breguet Naples queen series … Has become a classic series, the style is clear, and has continued.

   This year’s zodiac watch seems to come earlier than in previous years. Perhaps in the 12th zodiac, the Chinese have a special affection for smart and cute monkeys, and the smart little monkeys are hard to hide their restless personality, so Before the year of the monkey, the zodiac monkey watches of various families have already jumped out to discuss first!
   However, for the Chinese zodiac culture with distinctive Chinese characteristics, foreigners have always understood strange and amazing, so what kind of family will this year’s zodiac monkeys take into account? We can’t help but wait and see, don’t know if there is a spirit monkey that pleases you?
Vacheron Constantin multiple craftsmanship for only two monkeys

Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’ Art Master Series Zodiac Monkey Watch
   Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’ Art art master The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Chinese Zodiac Legend series finally bid farewell to the Year of the Sheep and ushered in the two spirit monkeys. Vacheron Constantin, a Chinese zodiac series specially designed for China, is no stranger to everyone. From horses, snakes and sheep to monkey watches today, the same craftsmanship, similar design and style have become the classics of this series. .

    This year, the two monkeys of the Métiers d’ Art master series are still hidden in the background of plants with Chinese paper-cut art style. They are crafted with exquisite gold carving and big fire enamel to create a deep depth effect. The hands-free time display on the dial shows the hour, minute, day of the week, and date through four display windows. In this way, the visual effect of the lingo monkey on the dial can be presented to the maximum extent. This visual presentation relies on the technical support of the 2460 G4 movement. In this way, the perfect unity of vision and function is achieved.
Chopard’s Golden Monkey is very pleasing

L.U.C XP watch
   Chopard’s Maki-e series watches have also become the brand’s feature. In cooperation with Japanese lacquer masters, they have used ancient Maki-e painting techniques to depict various classic animal images. They are the most representative of Chopard watches in watch decoration technology. One of a series. The Golden Monkey Peach Picking Limited Edition Monkey Watch, specially launched this year for the Zodiac, continues the style and craft heritage of this series, with the Golden Monkey picking peaches as the main screen theme. The picture is dominated by gold tones, with rich fruits, and the dexterous little monkey is full of life and joy. Such an atmosphere may be more in line with the imagination and expectations of Orientals for monkeys.

   It is said that this watch was designed by the Japanese master Ichiro Makimura, who is known as the ‘National Treasure of the World’ in Japan. From this, I feel that I don’t know when the classic images of Chinese culture can be drawn by Chinese craftsmen. Maybe at that time, they can better express the Chinese zodiac spirits!

   The watch is equipped with the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.17-L movement, which is only 3.30 mm thick. Ref. 16902-5061-18K rose gold, also equipped with a special watch box carefully decorated with dill painting process.
Breguet Queen of Naples series

 
Breguet Queen of Naples Haute Couture Zodiac Year of the Monkey
   For creating a variety of vivid images, each house has its own unique skills. Vacheron Constantin’s gold sculpture and enamel, Chopard’s dill painting process, Piaget’s silk enamel … and the treasure zodiac series of the Queen of Naples series uses ancient and The magical agate shell carving technique is used, and the used agate shells are mainly produced in the western Atlantic Ocean. They are large in size and have natural depth contrast of color, which is extremely rare and precious. And there are very few masters who can master this craft.
   The Zodiac series watches of the Queen of Naples series are presented in collaboration with the famous shell carving masters Pasquale and Fabio, whether it is the previous shell carving zodiac sheep watch or this year’s shell carving Zodiac monkey watches, all look different from each other. The natural texture and color show the snow-white primates against the natural background of the natural agate shell. The superbly crafted monkeys are fully visible, plus the platinum case, diamond bezel and white leather strap. To the unity of color and style.
   Reference: Reine de Naples Cameo Monkey, automatic movement, 18K white gold case, bezel set with 40 diamonds, weighing approximately 2.42 carats, size: 40 x 31.95 mm.
The count came to offer a spirit monkey

Piaget Art & Excellence Altiplano Filigree Enamel Zodiac Monkey Watch
   The earl’s filigree enamel zodiac monkey watch has a very auspicious name called ‘Linghou Xianxian Rui’, which is obviously a name that caters to the beautiful wishes of the Chinese. Since 2012, Piaget has launched an Art & Excellence series of zodiac watches each year, welcoming the Lunar New Year with the traditional hand-painted silk enamel technique. From legendary Tamrons, steeds, spirit snakes, and sheep, to this year’s spirit monkey, the masterpieces of art collaboration between Earl Dudo and the famous enamel master Anita Porchet are presented in the Earl Altiplano ultra-thin watch series. This year the Swiss monkey is also presented in different shades of gray. Throughout the dial space of the gray tone, a ripe pink peach is particularly eye-catching, which is the representative of the auspicious meaning intended by people.
   18K white gold case set with 78 round diamonds (approximately 0.7 carats), equipped with Piaget 430P ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical movement, with a power reserve of about 43 hours. Limited edition of 38 pieces, engraved with independent number G0A40540.
Harry Winston Paper-cut Art on the Dial

Harry Winston Premier Year of the Monkey Automatic
   I have seen the realistic monkeys created by superb craftsmanship in various homes, and then look at this distinguished and smart guy in Harry Winston. It is indeed different, but it is not unfamiliar to us. That’s right, this kind of spirit monkey image is very similar to the traditional Chinese paper-cut art, but this hollow-out paper-cutting effect is realized here by precious metal hollow-out carving.
   This zodiac monkey has a lively posture, with a long tail melodiously extending to the 12 o’clock emerald-cut diamond hour marker. Not only that, the pink watch dial is inlaid with 24K gold particles in natural mother-of-pearl, such as a gorgeous pink starry sky, creating an aura of surrealism. Such a monkey should be loved by ladies!

   Watch number PRNAHM36RR010, automatic mechanical movement HW2008, 18K rose gold case, 36 mm diameter. 74 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 2.47 carats) and one emerald cut diamond (approximately 0.09 carats).
Chopin’s animal kingdom has a naughty guy

 Chopard Animal world high jewelry watch

   In addition to the zodiac monkey watches specially launched by the brands for the Chinese Lunar New Year, of course, there are also those clever little monkeys in the animal kingdom, just like this high-end jewelry monkey watch in the Chopard Animal world series. Although these cute little guys are not specially launched for the Lunar New Year, they also cannot hide the joy of the Year of the Monkey.
   The monkey on this fine jewellery watch is clever and naughty. It is inlaid with precious stones, and his arms are tightly wrapped around the watch dial inlaid with emeralds and tsavorites. Watches are thriving in nature.

   February 8, 2016 is the Chinese New Year, the festival that Chinese people care about the most, and the festival with the most traditional Chinese festival atmosphere. All the blessings and expectations will be most sincerely expressed at such a special moment. The zodiac monkey has undoubtedly become the most meaningful mascot to bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016. Although the Chinese New Year is still two months away, the zodiac monkeys in these high-end watches jumped out early to seek an auspicious color for the year of the monkey, and also brought us a strong sense of the year.

Classic Aesthetic Features Tasting Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Annual Calendar Watch

Among many luxury sports watches, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms is one of the most recognizable and popular diving items. Since the launch of the Fifty Fathoms series watch in 1953, especially after the launch of Bathyscaphe, a deep-dive device for civilian watches suitable for daily wear, in 1956, it has been widely used by watch enthusiasts at home and abroad for its excellent quality and unique aesthetics attention. At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Expo 2018, Blancpain once again injected fresh blood into this classic diving collection. For the first time, the combination of good-looking sporty style and practical complications has introduced the new Blancpain Fifty Fathom Submersible Bathyscaphe calendar watch. The new timepiece combines clear and easy-to-read design, solid and reliable movement, and the excellent genes of all professional diving watches, such as one-way rotating bezel. It is impressive. Let’s enjoy it together: (Watch model: 5071-1110-B52A)

The encounter between classic aesthetic features and practical complex functions

   As a younger branch of Fifty Fathoms, Bathyscaphe, a deep diving device that is constantly being explored, adds a new feature to Blancpain’s sports series, further enhancing the practicality of daily wear. It is also the first time for the Fifty Fathoms Submersible Bathyscaphe watch to display the day, date and month on the dial in a logical sequence that people are used to. The internal annual calendar mechanism can automatically adjust the arrangement of all other large and small months except February. The wearer only needs to adjust it once a year at the end of February to add practical performance to the watch.

Watch real shot display

   The 43 mm case is made of stainless steel and is polished and satin-finished for added viewing and durability. The bezel is matched with a series of conventional black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezels and Liquidmetal hour markers to ensure a clearer and more intuitive presentation of underwater timing.

   The bezel and crown are designed with a pit pattern, which feels first-class, easy to adjust and grasp, and safe and reliable. The crown is engraved with the Blancpain ‘JB’ LOGO, showing the brand’s unique aesthetics.

   The dial is meteor gray, refinished by solar radiation, and has a gradual effect after being illuminated by the light source. The overall outline is clear and clear, using the traditional retro design of the original model, which has a unique charm. The 2, 3, and 4 o’clock positions have week, date, and month display windows, which are clear and easy to read, adding practical functions to the watch.

   The central three hands and the hour scale are covered with a luminous part, which can observe the time even in a dark environment, which is convenient for the wearer to watch the time at night or underwater.

   Through the back cover of the process, the appearance of the new 6054.P self-winding movement suddenly leaps into the eyes, full of mechanical sense. Designed based on the 1150 self-produced movement with two barrels in series, its performance is improved by the use of extension splints, thereby creating a more spacious and open movement mechanism to ensure the superior performance of the movement. In addition, the watch has a power reserve of 73 hours and a water resistance rating of 300 meters.

   The watch comes with a nautical canvas strap, which is also available in NATO military strap and metal bracelet.

Blancpain Annual Calendar Watch
Summary: The low-key luxury sports timepiece is just like this Blancpain 50s deep diving submersible Bathyscaphe calendar watch, adhering to the unique aesthetic appearance and the traditional characteristics of durability and practicality, and innovatively combines the classic shape with the practical calendar Blend, recreate a good companion on the wrist. If you like this watch, you may wish to pay more attention.

Nomos Watch From German Glashütte

NOMOS comes from Germany
 Founded in 1990, NOMOS is currently the only watchmaking workshop in the town of Glashütte that still maintains independent operation. It is also the first mechanical watch brand to use the ‘Glasuth’ origin designation.
 The brand name is derived from Greek, meaning ‘law’ and ‘standard’, as in the spirit of watchmaking, focusing on the precise and practical functions of watches, and in just a few decades, with excellent watch quality And a unique marketing strategy successfully developed its business territory, becoming a watch brand that the Germans regard as a national treasure.
 At the beginning of the creation of the NOMOS brand, it launched the internationally-renowned Tangente, Orion, and Tetra with best-selling models on the scale of only three people. In 2005, it launched the brand’s first self-made movement, Epsilon. Tangomat watches have entered the ranks of fine watchmaking; at the same time, the tourbillon movement and the barrel-shaped observatory-certified movement tailored for the German jeweller WEMPE at the same time reflect the extraordinary watchmaking strength of NOMOS.
 Nomos watches are handmade mechanical watches with exceptional quality and unique design. Only very good materials will be used in the structure of Nomos, and watchmakers use the most excellent craftsmanship to give the most careful care and attention in every part and every step of the production process. Nomos’ design is particularly focused on the performance and readability of each watch.
The quality of NOMOS is comparable to Lange, and it is worth having