Month: April 2017

Counters On The Watch Tasting Glashütte Panomaticcounter Xl Watch

Glashütte watches always have their own charm. All series of watches under a brand can have a certain similarity, which is also rare. The PanoMaticCounter XL watch of the Pano Classic series introduced this time seems to remind you of many watches, but it has a special feature that is definitely not common, this is the counter function. In fact, this functional principle is not complicated, but it is not common to add it to the watch. In addition to the timing function, it reminds me of the stopwatch in the hand of the physical education teacher when I was in elementary school. Although it is not a valuable thing, it is still Curious. Official model: 96-01-02-02-04

   The PanoMaticCounterXL adds a wonderful complication to an outstanding mechanical movement, the counter. The dial clearly shows how it can calculate and accumulate things from 1 to 99. What would you record with it?

Glashütte PanoMaticCounter XL

  The 44 mm stainless steel double case will not make people feel strange. In the calm black dial, the display content is quite full. The chronograph seconds hand and dial suspended on the bottom dial make the dial full of three-dimensional and design. Overlapping with the chronograph second dial is the time display dial, metal embossed hour markers and silver hour hand, which are very eye-catching.

  There are four circular dials and two square display windows in the dial. Each of the four circular dials overlaps. The zero point of the small seconds dial and the 30-minute counter are turned 60 degrees to ensure the best visibility. They do not affect each other. Two red and white square display windows, like two windows, show us different scenery.

  A double-digit window with black numbers and red numbers at the 9 o’clock position is used to display the timekeeping content. The number in the window will increase the number cumulatively with the action of the button in the middle position, one unit at a time, from 00 to 99. The decreasing position of the clock position is used to decrease the digits, and the reset button of the 10 o’clock position is used to return to zero (00).

  Seen from the side, the plus and minus keys are different in size from the zero keys, making them easy to operate and avoiding errors. And the counter buttons and timing buttons are also different, the details are done in place.

  The crown of the watch is located at the center of the other side of the watch. The up / down is the start / stop and reset of the chronograph operation. This watch also has the classic column wheel flyback chronograph function. In the case of pressing the zero reset button, a new round of timing will be automatically started after zero reset, saving time and simplifying operations.

  Black alligator leather strap, the texture of the strap is quite regular, with stainless steel folding buckle. The water-resistant depth of the watch is 30 meters, which is daily waterproof.

  The watch is equipped with the brand’s self-made 96-01 movement, which has a patented two-way winding structure. The use of stepping gears allows the power to be transmitted to the movement more quickly and efficiently, and it can respond to the wearer’s actions more ‘smartly’. The frequency of the movement is 28,800 times per hour, and the power reserve reaches 42 hours.

Summary: This Glashütte Pano Classic PanoMaticCounter XL 96-01-02-02-04 watch has an elegant appearance and a strong core. In addition to the complex functions of flyback timing, it also has a unique counting function. The counting function seems very simple. In fact, adding this function to an already very complicated movement is not easy. Glashütte’s own R & D team designs and develops itself, using 217 independent parts to form this powerful movement. This also makes this watch look different. The reference price of the watch is 230,500 yuan, the price is moderate, and it is a good price-quality watch.
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Investment Value Preservation Selection Rolex Classic Professional Sports Watch

Rolex’s professional sports watches have always been popular with watch fans. Daytona, Deepsea, Explorer I, Explorer II, GMT Master II, and Submariner have received enthusiastic response regardless of brand new or second-hand. Fans are regarded as an investment hedge.
Legend Dive Table

    The quality of Rolex sports watches can be traced back to the beginning of the development of the first water-resistant and dust-proof watch in 1926. It sets the precise and reliable professional image of the brand Oyster watch. For the quality of each sports watch, Rolex The watch factories have gone through a series of rigorous testing steps. For example, to test the deepsea watch Deepsea, they must pass a depth of water equivalent to 4,950 meters, which is a higher standard than the model’s 3,900 meters. Therefore, the brand is confident to send the watch To participate in exploration activities from all walks of life, the world, and even the polar regions still have outstanding performance. Looking back, the real value of a Rolex of tens of thousands of yuan is far more than the word ‘value preservation’.

     Rolex’s professional sports watches have always been popular with watch fans. Daytona, Deepsea, Explorer I, Explorer II, GMT Master II, and Submariner have received enthusiastic response regardless of brand new or second-hand. They are also regarded by watch fans as an investment hedge. In order to allow watch fans to deeply appreciate the essence and value of the watch, a special edition called ‘Exploration Perpetual Spirit’ has also been specially launched. In addition to revisiting the classic models of waterproof watches and deep diving watches, the history of the watch and the wearer have participated together Recording missions, through the interviews of polar explorers and the precious water world photos taken by Rolex diving into the ice sea, people can feel the reliability, accuracy and professionalism of Rolex oyster waterproof watches.

     The role of the Rolex deep diving watch can be traced back to the third generation of the oyster deep sea diving watch, Deepsea Speical, launched in 1960. The unique appearance of the watch uses a convex curved design and a titanium alloy bottom. This model diving watch, which was not formally put into production, was hung Out of the submersible to the deepest ditch Mariana Trench to a depth of 10,916 meters, it still maintains good performance, and the irrevocable historical record proves that the brand’s deep diving watch has strong water resistance and pressure resistance.
Rolex-Deepsea-Explore Polar Watch

    The Rolex sports watch is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. It makes people feel that the models are reliable, accurate, sturdy, stylish and strong professional. Among them, the most star-studded is the Sea-Dweller Deepsea watch often worn by the newspaper, even if the price is increased this year. After 5%, it is about 80,000, but it is still very popular. It is also considered by watch fans as a low-profile personality option. It is a deep dive watch with appreciation ability. However, Deepsea is far more powerful than this. The team, named Deepsea under the Pole by Rolex, mainly provided Deepsea watches for 5 researchers. Experts wore this watch to dive deep into the Arctic, and even dive into the ice sea to take pictures of the sea floor and collect data. The total 45 days of research However, the watch still functions as usual, and has proven to be able to cope with extreme climates, demonstrating high water resistance and ice resistance.

    French researchers wear Rolex Deepsea watches to dive into the Arctic ice to collect data. During the entire process, Deepsea operates as usual and remains accurate, thanks to the brand patented Ringlock technology. It is a unique case structure that allows the watch to resist water pressure in the deep sea. Double buckle details are also available for researchers to wear watches when wearing heavy wetsuits.
All Deepsea watches must be tested on a testing machine before sale

     In order to ensure the waterproof quality of Deepsea, Rolex has developed a special testing machine in cooperation with French diving company Comex. All Deepsea watches must be tested on the testing machine before sales, and the computer records the process and detects the extremely small water vapor infiltration. Case.
1st Oyster waterproof watch

     In 1926, Rolex first introduced the 1st Oyster waterproof watch. In order to achieve a high degree of water resistance, the first use of the ‘oyster’ screw-in crown and screw-in bottom cover design, and the use of screw patterns to lock the case easily into the water The position allows the watch to successfully resist the slap of the sea and cross the sea for the entire journey. Rolex 1st Oyster ancestor waterproof watch Most of today’s waterproof watches are mainly designed for daily life, but unfortunately, the waterproof effect is very poor, rainwater does not mean that you can not wash your wet wrists, you can swim, but it does not mean that the bottom of the pool is protected against water ingress. However, only Rolex has always adhered to the specifications of the waterproof watch. Even the 1st Oyster, an oyster waterproof watch, which was initially developed in 1926, has used its actions to show its strength and let a British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze wear a 1st Oyster. As a result The competitor successfully crossed the English Channel with the watch, and the watch worked normally without entering the water. Since then, it has established a confident image in the waterproof watch industry and laid the foundation for future diving watch design.
GMT-Master II Used Popular Flight Watch

    GMT-Master II is one of the most thirsty models in the Rolex series. With its eye-catching design of stainless steel straps and tonal outer rings, the watch is active in the second-hand market. The old version is the most discontinued semi-black and half-red circle. Value, and after 2005 the second-hand price of the new version remains about 40,000 to 50,000. At the beginning, in 1954, Rolex designed GMT-Master II for Pan American Airlines. It was an improvement of GMTMaster. In order to meet the requirements of the other party, the watch can display the time in two different time zones at the same time, and a special 24-hour indicator and Two-way rotating glass frame is suitable for travelers who often travel in different time zones. Beginning in 2005, the outer ring of the GMT-Master II uses Cerachrom with enamel mixed stainless steel. The body and shoulder pads feel thicker and bolder. The 18K gold version has a higher price of about 210,000.
Submariner Date Hot Dive Watch

    The Rolex Submariner is the brand’s first diving watch, launched in 1953, with its own developed Oyster water-resistant case, and the patented Twinlock series of winding crowns, so that the watch can still operate at a depth of 100 meters, display Outstanding waterproof performance, become the reference standard for future diving watch development. The Green Circle Submariner, which was discontinued in 2004, is still stable at nearly 50,000 yuan. Therefore, it was launched in 2011. The Submariner Date with calendar window is about 62,000, and its waterproof depth is increased to 300 meters. The corrosion-resistant 904L stainless steel has been replaced with the green circle green before, and the enamel mixed stainless steel Cerachrom material has been changed. Whether it is sold out or discontinued, the price will only rise.
Explorer II most classic adventure watch

    Explorer II is the shortest-running but highest price increase in the Rolex sports watch series. It is a watch specially made by the brand for cave explorers in 1971. The selling point is for the explorer to distinguish day and night in the dark cave. And to prevent the wrist from turning erroneously due to collision with rocks, the 24-hour printed engraved bezel on the dial was changed to be fixed, and the large orange needle on the dial was responsible for displaying for 24 hours. In 2011, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Explorer II, Rolex re-launched the new model at the beginning of the year. The case was enlarged from 40 mm to 42 mm. The 24-hour scale on the bezel was bold, making it the most popular classic watch in the year.
Explorer I Getting Started

    Originated from the 1953 Explorer I specially designed for the British expedition to climb the Himalayas, Kimura Toru has been the first choice for Rolex entry watches since the boom in the Japanese drama ‘Love Century’ in the 1990s, and it is now also the fourth Among the popular ‘fishing’, the most attractive one is about 50,000. Although the background of the watch is for adventure, the new version launched in 2010 has changed the 3, 6, and 9 luminous characters on the dial to metal. Quality, the case is larger than before, from 36 mm to 39 mm, obviously more in line with fashion style.

Sculpting New Heights Montblanc Demonstrates The Spirit Of Mountain Peak Adventure At The Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition

Montblanc’s immersive experience tells the brand’s professional watchmaking tradition and the extraordinary mountain adventure spirit that inspired the new 1858 series of timepieces.

   During the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show 2018, Montblanc reproduced Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s, tracing the 160 years of fine watchmaking tradition at Minerva Watch Factory. These legendary Minerva professional timepieces are extremely accurate and easy to read, and maintain reliable performance under extreme conditions. At this year’s watch exhibition, Montblanc’s new 1858 series of timepieces, which occupy an important position, inherited this watchmaking classic, showing the retro style while injecting the spirit of fearless adventure. Montblanc’s exhibition hall presents the spirit of mountain adventure in a contemporary way. The natural solid wood decoration environment is a new, 1858 series timepiece that sets off the warm, modern Swiss chalet style. As the exhibition hall explores in depth, an unforgettable adventure will begin. In the newly created social media area, guests are transformed into ‘explorators’, ignoring gravity and climbing high mountains in the mountain adventure photography studio, permanently recording this fearless moment. The virtual reality zone takes the bravest people to a whole new level, and in the cozy showroom of Montblanc, feel the immersive mountain adventure experience.

   As a true portrayal of Minerva’s prototype chronograph, Montblanc’s 1858 series of unique retro styles can be seen everywhere in the showroom: leather furniture echoes the old calfskin strap, and the matte bronze surface mirrors the bronze retro design. The mountain adventure theme running through the exhibition hall highlights the importance of excellent chronographs and professional watches for climbers, and reliability makes professional timepieces their most trusted companions when they are relentlessly pursuing new heights.

   Stepping into the central exhibition hall, guests were immediately placed in the world of Montblanc’s 1858 watch series. Surrounded by stunning Mont Blanc views, it evoked the spirit of mountain adventure in people’s hearts. A new series of timepieces designed for modern adventure seekers who are passionate about challenges and pursue new heights is displayed in the spherical cage wooden structure. Above the central exhibition hall is a large-scale model of a single-arm suspension outer frame tourbillon movement mounted on a new star series watch, confirming Montblanc’s exquisite craftsmanship in the field of advanced watchmaking complex functions. In the center of the exhibition hall, the master watchmakers from Montblanc Watch Factory show the production process of advanced timepieces, ensuring that the craftsmanship and professional knowledge are poured into each timepiece.

   On one wall of the exhibition hall, a timeline records important milestones in the history of Minerva. In 1858, Charles-Yvan Robert founded a watchmaking workshop in a small village in the St. Mill Valley. Subsequently, with its accurate chronograph, Minerva Watch Factory was recognized by the global watchmaking industry and quickly became a leader in the field of professional watches and stopwatches. In addition to the changes in classic performances, the timeline still records milestones in mountain adventures and motorsports, and the important role played by Minerva Watch Factory in these areas. Introduced in 1909 with the legendary 19.09 caliber equipped with a ‘V’ chronograph bridge, a hand-wound single-button chronograph movement specially designed for watches in the 1920s, and the thinnest classic 17.29 single-button chronograph movement in the 1930s … All mark the years of the Minerva Watch Factory’s control and innovation of fine watchmaking. On the other side, the walls full of books display various innovative movements, describing the rich tradition of fine watchmaking by Minerva, demonstrating Montblanc’s unremitting pursuit of new heights and its strong ability to manufacture high-performance movements.

   From the foot of the mountain to the crown of the snow-capped mountain, Montblanc takes the immersive experience to lead modern explorers into a thrilling exploration journey, exploring new heights of fine watchmaking, and paying tribute to the 160 years of fine watchmaking history and heritage of Menela Watch Factory. At the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, 148 timepieces, including the 1858 series representing the spirit of mountain adventure and the new star series inspired by classic fine watchmaking, made their debut, remembering the glorious tradition and achievements that have lasted for more than 100 years.
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Jaeger-lecoultre Custom Timepieces Will Appear At The (Red) Charity Auction

Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, world-renowned designers, collaborated with well-known musician and philanthropist Bono to jointly host ‘(RED ) Charity Auction ‘to celebrate the birth of many masterpieces with a perfect design and innovative spirit. Jaeger-LeCoultre provided two timepieces for this charity auction to support this event.

The RED charity auction lot is selected by Jonathan and Mark personally or created by the two for the auction, including two Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces: an Atmos 561 by MarcNewson air clock, special hands on the clock and month display This (RED) charity auction is designed in red, and another custom-made red dial Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary alarm watch, with the ‘(RED)’ logo engraved on the back of the case.
Jonathan and Mark spent a year and a half planning and selecting exhibited works. The selected works are diverse and have different performances. From the space travel series, lighting design, contemporary art to rare car series, each piece is innovative and unique. Superb excellence. The (RED) charity auction will be held on November 23, 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York, and proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Marc Newson said: ‘Planning this event and picking our favorite works that span time and space are like a wonderful trip for Joni and me. Every piece and their production The process conveys rich humanistic values. Therefore, auctioning them with humane feelings and raising as much funds as possible to help people’s life today is the most appropriate thing. We want to thank our partners for their enthusiastic giving and Sincere funding. ‘

Jaeger-LeCoultre Global President Daniel Riedo also said: ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre is very honored to participate in this international event in cooperation with Sotheby’s, and we are very happy to support the (RED) charity auction from A charitable goal that has been struggling for since 2006. It can be recognized by two masters in the design industry to jointly reinterpret two iconic timepieces of Jaeger-LeCoultre and carry forward the creativity and excellent watchmaking craftsmanship , We are very happy. ‘
Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea
To support the 2013 (RED) TM Charity Auction, Jaeger-LeCoultre specially customized three Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary alarm watches with unique red dials, each of which is engraved with the ‘(RED) TM’ logo , Re-interpret the original European version of the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea legendary alarm watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Legendary Air Clock, a work of art that returns to design
Designers Sir Jonathan Yves and Mark Newson have customized a unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 by MarcNewson air clock for the 2013 (RED) TM Charity Auction, featuring red hands, red month indicator and red Atmos 561 logo The back is engraved with the (RED) TM and Marc Newson logos, and the word ‘Unique Piece’ marks the cooperation between Jaeger-LeCoultre and (RED) TM and the two designers.

Born in 2008, the Atmos 561 by MarcNewson air clock launched by designer Mark Newson and Jaeger-LeCoultre has joined the ranks of contemporary classic design. Designer Mark Newson returns to the essence of design, and on the basis of retaining the classic features of the Atmos air clock of 1928, he blends in the exquisite and modern aesthetics. This Atmos air clock uses a crystal bubble-shaped clock case made by Baccart. The hours and minutes are displayed on a transparent clock dial, and other functions are displayed through the dial: the central dial is used to display the month; the 6 o’clock position is the moon phase dial The number ‘561’ on the top represents the internal movement model.
In 1928, after careful research by the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory, the first batch of air clocks that did not require batteries, no power supply, and no winding was finally available. The secret of its operation is: a sealed cover is filled with mixed mercury vapor, and the gas expands due to the increase in temperature and shrinks due to the decrease in temperature. Like the organ and bellows, the sealed winder winds the clockwork with constant contraction and expansion movements to drive the clock. Temperature changes of one degree Celsius can provide power for 48 hours of operation. The ring balance vibrates twice a minute, and its energy consumption is 250 times lower than that of an ordinary watch with a frequency of 300 times a minute.

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