Legendary Car Event And Tiger Heuer Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary!

The total length of the climbing track is 19.99 kilometers, 156 curves, the end point is 4,300 meters above sea level, and the vertical drop from the starting point to the top of the mountain reaches 1,440 meters. It is the latest racing event in the world that truly embodies the spirit of “fearless challenges and achieve self”.
This is a legendary event in the Colorado mountains. What is the name of the event? ‘The Race to the Clouds’. There is no collision barrier at this event.
As the official timekeeper of the greatest and most legendary car event in history, TAG Heuer will certainly not miss the centennial celebration of this event.
   TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of this event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and winning the championship with an extraordinary record of 8: 51: 445 A tribute to Romain Dumas. It’s great!

   As the second oldest car and motorcycle event in the United States, the Broadmoor Park Peak International Climbing Race (PPIHC), or nicknamed ‘Challenge the Clouds’, is already well-known in the United States on the last Sunday of June Parker Peak, Colorado.

   This race is legendary, because the best drivers in the world’s car rally have participated in this challenge and left a strong mark in the history of the race: in the era of Audi and Peugeot, Audi driver Michelle • Michèle Mouton, Bobby Unser, Walter Röhrl and Peugeot driver Ari Vatanen have all won. In recent years, Sébastien Loeb broke the record for this event in 2013.

   In 2016, more than 100 participants participated in this event and were divided into 17 groups including the car group, motorcycle group, all-terrain vehicle group and truck group. The ‘unlimited’ category with more than 1,000 horsepower supercars is always the most eye-catching event.

   Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose, this event is the only event in the world that can always match the slogan ‘Don’t be afraid of challenges, achieve self’ because of its amazing data: the track is 19.99 kilometers long and has 156 turns Road, the starting point at Milestone 7 is 2862 meters above sea level, and the peak end point is 4300 meters above sea level. The vertical drop from the starting point to the mountain top is 1,440 meters. Known as one of the toughest races in the world, this race is a big challenge for both drivers and participating vehicles: In addition to the engine losing up to 30% of its power output, high altitudes will also slow down the driver’s reaction Tighten their minds and cause their muscle spasms.

   Don’t forget, this event rarely has crash barriers. With few barriers, small mistakes at the corners can make them fall. The highest point of the track is about 600 meters. Therefore, Parker Peak is famous for its precipitous nature. A legendary extreme car event, an event that perfectly embodies the TAG Heuer’s brand philosophy, #DontCrackUnderPressure.

   I can’t help but think that the cooperation between TAG Heuer and Red Bull F1 team is also the founding partner and official timekeeper of the FIA ​​Formula E Championship; TAG Heuer is also the legendary Calella Pan American Carrera Panamericana, Goodwood Festival of Speed, ACM, Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500, FIA World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC), official timekeeping for sponsored Demsey Team Endurance Races, motorcycle races in the World Endurance Championship (FIM EWC).

Look At Some Highly Recognizable Watches Around 30,000

I have written about 80,000 high-recognition watches before, and some table friends have suggested recommending high-recognition watches of about 30,000, which can be achieved by the watch home today La! Because there are many models, we can only choose three models that meet the requirements. Let’s take a look at what’s available.
Breitling Avengers A17331101I1S2 watch

Product model: A17331101I1S2
Domestic public price: 26700
Watch diameter: 45 mm
Case thickness: 18.4 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 17
Case material: stainless steel, ratchet unidirectional bezel
Water resistance: 3000 meters
Watch details: Breitling / 72524

Watch Comments: This Breitling Avenger II deep-sea diving wolf not only has an easily recognizable shape design, but also its bold and bright colors make it unforgettable. This watch features a stainless steel case with a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. The yellow dial is a classic design of the Breitling Avengers. The hands and hour markers are coated with luminous coating, and small wings at 12 o’clock Breitling classic logo, date display window at 3 o’clock. Breitling 17 is certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) and can provide a power reserve of more than 38 hours.

IWC Pilot’s Watch IW327010

Product model: IW327010
Domestic public price: ¥ 33800
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 11 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 35111
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 60 meters
Watch details: iwc / 67457 /

Watch Reviews: The IWC Pilot’s Watch ‘Little Prince’ Special Edition is a watch that many people dream of starting. This watch combines the characteristics of the IWC Pilot’s Watch with the unique dark blue dial of the ‘Little Prince’ Special Edition , Interpreting the essence of classic pilot watches. The clearly structured dial is derived from the cockpit instrument panel. The dark blue dial is decorated with exquisite solar radial lines, and a date display window is set at 3 o’clock. The watch is equipped with a 35111-type automatic movement, which fully meets the requirements of professional pilots’ watch movement accuracy.

Omega Seamaster Watch

Product model:
Domestic public price: 35600
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 8800
Case material: stainless steel, unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: omega / 61212 /

Watch Comments: Omega’s Seahorse 300-meter watch is very attractive, because it is so easy to recognize. This 300-meter hippocampus follows the classic design of this series of watches, with a blue bezel and chrome ceramic dial, this color combination is very eye-catching. The ceramic dial is decorated with a laser-engraved corrugated pattern and a calendar window at 6 o’clock. The movement is an Omega 8800 Zhizhen Observatory movement with stable performance.

Summary: Each brand will have its own characteristics, and the individual design can add a lot of color to the watch and become a generation of classics. If you have any other watch recommendations, you are welcome to leave a comment in the comments section. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)

Genesis Of Geneva Luxury Watchmaking (On)

In the recently published book ‘The Founding of Luxury’ (French: L’Invention du Luxe), the historian Pierre-Yves Donzé tells two centuries of watchmaking history and illustrates how Geneva became The capital of luxury watchmaking. Part I: Before 1945.

The Founding of Luxury: History of the watchmaking industry in Geneva from 1815 to the present, by Pierre-Yves Donzé, published by Alphil
   How did the modern luxury watchmaking industry start in Geneva? In answering this question, Pierre-Yves Donzé unveiled a little-known and surprisingly chaotic history from the 16th century. He noted that “to a large extent, Geneva is still a blind area for historians”, and therefore “want to really shed light on the evolution of luxury watchmaking in this region.” Pierre-Yves Donzé divided his research into The five stages, and cited many sources to support his theory that the founding of luxury watchmaking in Geneva did not originate from the loft artisan tradition of the city, as people usually think, but a relatively new phenomenon.
From the end of the old system (15th to 18th centuries) to 1870
   During the old system, Geneva was a thriving city. Especially since the late 1600s, it is precisely because of this long-term and stable development that Geneva has become one of Europe’s leading watchmaking centers. Various industries form a similar company or enterprise structure, collectively referred to as ‘factory’ (la Fabrique). The first chapter of the Geneva watchmaking industry ended with the French Revolution and the prosperous years of the early 19th century. Pierre-Yves Donzé emphasized the difficulties of reorganizing production, dependence on suppliers outside the city, the advent of the mechanized era, and the rise of competing watchmaking centres such as Neuchâtel and Berne Jura.
   Proponents of reform and traditional advocates argue endlessly: ‘People in favor of changing existing structures are at odds with supporters of high-quality manual watchmaking.’ Around this fierce debate, the author examines the role played by different institutions, these The agency tried to promote the development of ‘luxury’ watchmaking, but to no avail. Pierre-Yves Donzé states, ‘There is no need to explain the continued growth of Neuchâtel and Bern, and the stagnation in Geneva, because from a regional specialization perspective, Geneva watchmakers have retained their status as luxury watchmakers.’ It is undeniable that Geneva did not benefit from the overall expansion of the Swiss watchmaking industry between 1815 and 1870. Recognizing the need to crack down on competitors, it is natural that the parties will not be able to agree on the best solution.

St. Gervais, Geneva, circa 1825
Challenges of Industrialization (1870-1914)
   The Swiss watchmaking industry soon ushered in fierce competition from American manufacturers and the catastrophic consequences of mass production. The Philadelphia Centennial World Expo in 1876 may clearly illustrate this. The Swiss watchmaking industry’s response, namely ‘deep structural adjustments characterized by mechanization and labor integration and reorganization,’ has helped increase competitiveness. However, Geneva is a special case. As Pierre-Yves Donzé points out, ‘Geneva refuses to make any major changes to the manufacturing structure’, which leads to ‘the division of the region from the rest of Switzerland’ is a common misunderstanding. ‘If we want to better understand the transformation of the watchmaking industry in Geneva between 1870 and the outbreak of World War I, we need to go back in time.’
   Pierre-Yves Donzé came to the following conclusion: ‘Perhaps the structural adjustments in Geneva are not significant compared to the other regions of Switzerland with great fanfare, but industrialization did occur and the production of simple and affordable watches has increased.’ Support for ‘limited modernization’ Knowing that machines can “improve product quality and make Geneva craftsmen more competitive”, they find themselves in conflict with traditional defenders. According to Pierre-Yves Donzé, the latter’s actions are clearly disconnected from reality, but with the support of some institutions, these actions are ‘basically idealized.’ For this period, the author refuted the argument that “Geneva is a special case and still focuses on luxury watchmaking”.
Restructuring between wars
   The years between the two world wars were also a period of turmoil in the watchmaking industry in Geneva, and Pierre-Yves Donzé summarized three points. First, the factory expelled small workshops from the game, and production of ‘standard’ quality watches increased. These developments coincide with the emergence of cartels and the shift from pocket watches to watches. Once again, Geneva follows a slightly different model than the rest of Switzerland. Secondly, Pierre-Yves Donzé wrote: ‘The Geneva Watchmaking School, which was still opposed to the modernization of the industry until the early 20th century, finally adjusted and reorganized’ to meet the needs of industrial enterprises. Even so, conservative elites still voiced resistance to change through publications, exhibitions, and other methods, proclaiming ‘the historical eternity of Geneva’s watchmaking excellence.’ Third, the author points out the development of trade in Geneva, the color of the production center has become lighter, the color of the sales center has become stronger, and many Swiss and non-Swiss manufacturers and distributors do business in Geneva. After World War II, it was its function as a trading center that prompted Geneva to enter a ‘new era of prosperity.’