Longines Is Looking Forward To Witnessing The Top International Riders Competing For The Longines Paris Equestrian Masters Championship In A Gorgeous Atmosphere

The Longines Masters of Paris, which will be held in Paris from December 1st to 4th, will attract many of the world’s top riders and horses.

   Longines is deeply honored to be the title partner, official timekeeper and designated watch of this high-level equestrian obstacle course known for its gorgeous style.

   Swiss watch brand Longines will also sponsor two other highlights to be held on the weekend: the Longines Speed ​​Challenge and the Longines Grand Prix.

Art Master, Heavenly Creations Blancpain’s Extraordinary Craft Watch Tour Debut In Hangzhou

On October 11, 2017, Blancpain, a Swiss high-end watch brand, landed in Hangzhou with rare timepieces, gathered in five watchmaking processes, and opened a tour of Blancpain’s extraordinary craft watches. The exhibition will be held in the atrium on the first floor of Block D of Hangzhou Tower from October 22 to October 22, and watch lovers from all walks of life are welcome.

   Since its birth in 1735, Blancpain has continued the traditional watchmaking methods in the Le Brassus large complex watchmaking workshop and has continued to improve, bringing rare watchmaking crafts such as gold carving, enamel, damascus gold inlay, red copper, and moving dolls to the rare Under the same roof, it is a well-deserved industry town.
‘Man, God, World’ Three Ultimate Propositions
   Everything can be gathered in the square of the dial. The masters of Blancpain chose three eternal themes-people, gods, and the world as inspiration for watchmaking, and created a collection of works of art on the wrist.
   People’s pastime and fun, rich and long-lasting feelings, are one of Blancpain’s most confident themes. Blancpain’s most famous event puppet minute repeater watch, with its exquisite gold movable joints, combines a vivid picture of the world-a man wielding a golf club, a lively view of the Spring Palace … With the three questions, the active puppet was given life and full of fun. Attentive gaze, there are people who can’t help thinking about the magic of life’s mystery. Blancpain’s micro-painted enamel haute couture watch ‘Liang Zhu’ series uses delicate figures to outline and tinge colors, showing the human empathy for the pursuit of free love and arousing humanity’s eternal watch over beauty.

Blancpain Three Questions Doll Golf Watch
   God is another important proposition of Blancpain. Abandoning the absolute material concept and maintaining respect and yearning for unknown things represent Blancpain’s aesthetic attitude and heritage. Among the many works of Blancpain that show the posture of God, the Solitary Ganesha series is one of the best. Ganesha is the god of wealth and knowledge in Hinduism, symbolizing endless wisdom and wealth. Modified by multiple complicated craftsmanship, Blancpain’s ganesha eyes are half open, sitting or lying, exquisite and exquisite, showing the superb skills of craftsmen. In addition to exotic gods, Blancpain also has complex crafts such as Tamron and angels, which show the aesthetic style and religious meaning under different blood cultures.

Blancpain Villeret Classic Damascus Gold Dragon Watch / Two Red Copper Ganesha Watches
   The composition of the world is distinguished and connected by different countries, regions and species. Blancpain is happy to present the most authentic types of culture, so that every cultural symbol deposited on the wrist belongs to it. At the Baselworld 2017, Blancpain launched three ‘Art Masters’ studio watches, based on the fierce ‘two cows fighting for the king’ national tradition, rich wine mecca Lavo Valley, legendary alpine snow Velvet, depicting the country of watchmaking, the hometown of Blancpain-the charm of Switzerland. For China, which has an inextricable relationship with Blancpain, the masters of art deliberately delve into oriental aesthetics, bringing precious works of ink and wash mood and golden carving totems to pay tribute to the soul of the east.

Blancpain Métiers d’Art Master Lavo Valley watch / Micro-painted enamel haute couture butterfly watch / Villeret classic Damascus gold-plated Great Wall watch
Five craftsmanship that won the heaven
   As we all know, Blancpain is famous for its five extraordinary crafts: gold carving, enamel, damascus setting gold, copper, and moving dolls. Among them, Damascus gold inlay and red copper are unique to Blancpain.
Damascus gold inlay: Blancpain’s unique secret
   Damascus gold setting originated in the 16th century BC and was originally used for weapon decoration. Blancpain pioneered its use in watch decoration. This process requires a groove of 0.2-0.4 mm to be carved on a dial that is only 1-2 mm thick, and then the gold wire is embedded into a light tap to be solidified, and then polished flat or embossed to present a vivid and complex fine Patterns can be described as ingenious.

Blancpain Villeret classic Damascus gold-plated Chinese pastoral landscape watch
Red copper: a traditional craft from Dongying
   The red copper craft originated from Dongying, and was used to make long swords, decorations and other utensils. It is Blancpain, who presents this rare art form in front of everyone through dial art. The red copper process uses a special passivation process and is treated with rokushō (aqua green salt) solution.

Blancpain Métiers d’Art Master Studio Watch / Métiers d’Art Master Studio Watch
Golden Carving: Top Master Craftsmanship
   Gold sculpture is a watchmaking tradition that Blancpain insists on and is widely used in the brand’s entire line of products. The pure gold carving craftsmanship needs to be made entirely by hand, and Blancpain watch gold carving masters often spend months to carve a work. Blancpain is a rare watchmaking brand with an independent gold carving team. Among them, the national treasure-level craftsman Mary Lori Taburi also has the highest honor in the industry, ‘the highest prize in French manual skills’.

Gold sculpture of Ms. Marie, who won the ‘Top Prize in French Handicraft’
Enamel: The Treasure of Fire
   Blancpain is one of the few brands that has mastered the two extraordinary craftsmanship of the big fire enamel and micro-paint enamel. Micro-painted enamel, also known as ‘painted enamel’, presents the fine pattern of the dial with its translucent sheen and never-changing colors. Daming fire enamel is smelted with high temperature and intense fire to achieve the ultimate pure and extremely lustrous luster. In the many processes of enamel production, if you are not careful, you have to restart everything, which is a great challenge to the skill and patience of the master craftsman.

Blancpain Villeret classic series Blancpain Chinese calendar orphan watch / Métiers d’Art Master Sakura Watch
Event Dolls: Masterpieces of Legendary Art
   The technology of the moving puppet was once extinct. In 1993, Blancpain launched the first active puppet minute repeater watch, which shocked the watch industry. The watch’s gold puppet is hand-carved and has several active joints. As the bell of the three questions church bell rang, the moving puppet art on the back of the case began to perform with a pleasant sound. Each group of activities of the three questions is not repeated carving, it is a real art that can be moved and asked.

Blancpain Minute Action Doll Samurai Watch

A Tribute To Boer’s Watchmaking Tradition: Engineer Master Ii Skindiver Ii Engineer Chief Upgrade Series Submariner Upgrade Model

The first generation of Ball Diver (BALL Skindiver) timepieces came out in 1962, mainly due to the increasing popularity of diving in the United States (the birthplace of BALL Watch). The Underwater Society of America (USOA) was founded in 1959, and BALL Watch followed with the introduction of the submersible model. This public diving organization, the USOA, promotes sports and diving education, and also hosts competitions.
The first BALL Skindiver timepiece, released in 1962

   The origin of diving can be traced back thousands of years, especially after World War II. Diving has been developed into a sport or method to explore the ocean floor. Later, diving was gradually developed into two categories: scuba diving and free diving. And this year’s new-generation Engineer Master II Skindiver II model, its design inspiration is derived from the aforementioned first-generation Skindiver watch.
   BALL Watch Engineer Master II Skindiver II watch, stainless steel case, diameter 43 mm, thickness 14 mm, unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, hour, minute, second, and date display, BALL RR1103-C automatic machine Core, certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory (COSC), a total of 15 self-illuminating miniature gas lamps are mounted on the pointer and the surface, which is convenient for reading at night, automatic helium discharge valve, shock resistance through 5,000 Gs impact test, antimagnetic performance 4,800A / m, waterproof Performance 500m / 1,650ft, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass; locked crown, stainless steel strap (with high-quality rubber strap).
   BALL Watch has been adhering to tradition for many years and is committed to developing professional diving timepieces. Especially with his brand ambassador, he has won the constant weight free deep diving world champion. Guillaume Néry. Cooperation is endless. His extraordinary skills and adventurous spirit have always inspired the Bohr brand to use the best modern watchmaking technology to create a series of diving timepieces. BALL Watch is proud to add a brand new model to the Chief Engineer’s upgrade series, paying tribute to the brand’s history and deep sea exploration.
   The new Skindiver II model boldly combines vintage elements, echoing design specifications from the 1960s and today’s top watchmaking technology. Stainless steel case diameter 43 mm and thickness 14 mm. The caseback is stamped with the United States Coast Guard Reserve badge.
   Water resistance is a basic function of any diving watch, and the Water Resistance of the Engineer Master II Skindiver II model is further enhanced to up to 500 meters. At the same time, to operate in such a deep environment, the diving timepiece also needs to have an automatic helium discharge valve. When diving during decompression, helium particles in the watch will increase the internal pressure of the watch. An automatic helium discharge valve releases this internal pressure, ensuring that the watch is not damaged by the problem.
   The one-way operation of the rotating outer ring is actually a safety measure for professional diving timepieces. It can prevent the chronograph ring from being accidentally moved and then delay the time to return to the surface.
   The large rotating outer ring made of black ceramic makes it easy to read the remaining dive time. The one-way operation of the rotating outer ring is actually a safety measure for professional diving timepieces. It can prevent the chronograph ring from being accidentally moved and then delay the time to return to the surface. The ceramic technology of the rotating outer ring is one of the new developments of Bolt watches. The numbers and graduations on the timing ring are coated with a layer of luminous paint. The ceramic material further enhances the anti-corrosion, anti-scratch and anti-ultraviolet performance of the rotating outer ring.
The new Skindiver II model has a United States Coast Guard Reserve badge on the bottom cover.
   Another key design at this time is that its black dial is not added with fancy, ensuring that divers can read important information in real time. The basin structure of this watch is added with a round beveled edge and the minute scale is placed on it. The extra large 3H self-luminous miniature gas lamp is set on the dial with a scale every five minutes, and the miniature gas lamp is also set on the hands. This is the most advanced technology in Switzerland. Even when the diver is in the completely dark bottom, the reading is as clear and bright as possible. This is the characteristic mark of all Bohr watches. Without relying on any external energy or light, the brightness of self-luminous miniature gas lamps is 100 times higher than that of traditional luminous coatings.
   BALL Watch Engineer Master II Skindiver II watch, stainless steel case, diameter 43 mm, thickness 14 mm, unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, hour, minute, second, and date display, BALL RR1103-C automatic machine Core, certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory (COSC), a total of 15 self-illuminating miniature gas lamps are mounted on the pointer and the surface, which is convenient for reading at night, automatic helium discharge valve, shock resistance through 5,000 Gs impact test, antimagnetic performance 4,800A / m, waterproof Performance 500m / 1,650ft, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass; locked crown, stainless steel strap (with high-quality rubber strap).
   The Swiss-made BALL RR1103-C automatic mechanical movement is known for its precision in timekeeping. It promotes the functions of this watch such as hours, minutes, seconds and date. This automatic movement also meets the certification of the Swiss Observatory Precision Timepiece (COSC), ensuring that the watch has the consistent accuracy and reliability of Swiss timepieces. Finally, this Engineer Master II Skindiver II watch has a low-key and elegant appearance, which matches the stainless steel strap with a vintage diving watch feel. In addition, it comes with a high-quality rubber band and a special box. Today, BALL Watch continues to follow the established route of the brand, once again being identified as the leader in the history of watchmaking and modern adventure timepieces.