Month: March 2020

Zenith El Primero 410 In Search Of Legendary Footprint

Zenith’s latest 410 model watch will surely cheer watch collectors. This prestigious movement was born in 1969 and is another masterpiece of the legendary El Primero series. It not only has the most accurate automatic timekeeping function in the world, but also deliberately adds a triple calendar display and moon phase display. Time goes by, the classics last. This new watch combines tradition with modernity, both with a dial display that is true to the history of the watch, and a unique modern case design.

El Primero 410 watch

In 1969, when humans landed on the moon for the first time, a small step of one person symbolized a big step for all human beings. In the same year, ZENITH also took an unprecedented step in the field of watches. After seven years of intensive research, ZENITH Watch Factory officially launched the first integrated automatic chronograph in the history with both a date display and scale marks. In addition to this breathtaking and innovative design, this watch also has outstanding precision performance. Its movement has a high vibration frequency of 36,000 beats per hour, which is equivalent to an accuracy of one tenth of a second. Since its founding in 1865, the Zenith watch factory has relied on the bold and innovative spirit to pioneer and move forward. Today, the brand has more than 300 patented designs. However, the ZENITH watch factory did not stop there. It tried to challenge the limits of the art of the watch, embed the three calendar display and moon phase display function into the movement, and turned it into a well-known masterpiece. Was the name of this movement also born in 1969? It was first named El Primero 3019 PHF, and later renamed Caliber 410. This movement is equipped with a column wheel and has a 50-hour power reserve. Like other El Primero movements of the Zenith watch, it is a brand’s iconic work. Until 2000, the 410 movement has withstood the test of time, with its precise and reliable performance, it has confirmed its outstanding quality. But the legend will not leave the stage of history. In 2013, Zenith remade this movement into a limited edition of 500 watches and equipped it with a bright charcoal grey dial.
From the 1970s to the 21st century
Half a century after its introduction, the El Primero 410 movement has undergone several evolutions, leading to a new model named after its name. Today, this new masterpiece will also be part of the legendary El Primero collection. This silver dial watch launched this year references the functional layout of the original model, with every detail exuding a strong 1970s style. The day of the week and month displays are at 10 and 2 o’clock, while the date display is always at 4:30. The moon phase function is located at 6 o’clock. The uniquely shaped display window clearly shows the evolution of the celestial body, and two circular slices cleverly reproduce the dark side of the moon. It will be very easy to show the changes of the moon’s various phases (first quarter moon, full moon, second quarter moon, new moon) through the display window. The wheel with two lunar surfaces is connected to a 59-tooth gear, which is exactly the same as the two lunar periods (2×29.5 days). This watch is a reinterpretation of the moon’s gloom and weakness through this sophisticated and poetic way.
El Primero 410 movement, while recreating classic style, is also equipped with rare complications. ZENITH uses a technique of ingenuity that not only retains the original quality of the iconic works of the last century, but also injects modernity into it, making this watch a truly unique treasure. The 42-mm stainless steel case has a smooth arc-shaped circle. The perfect combination of polished and frosted details design complements each other and highlights modern features. The round stopwatch buttons add a new finishing touch to the look, while the snailed chronograph dial contrasts with the silver sun dial. The cream-colored flange surrounds the graduated markings, and the rhodium-plated hands rotate low-key on the dial to make the reading more clear. The tail of the pure blue chronograph seconds hand is also embellished with a ZENITH star, which is the symbol of the brand’s distinguished quality and precision chronograph technology. The El Primero 410 watch consists of a total of 390 fine parts. The transparent sapphire crystal case back provides a glimpse of this fascinating mechanical combination. This one-of-a-kind treasure is truly the best expression of ZENITH’s bold innovation spirit. There is nothing more fun than wearing the symbol of time on your wrist?

Alexis Pinturault New French Ski Legend

Less than 25 years old, Alexis Pinturault has become one of France’s greatest skiers. Jill watch brand Richard Miller is pleased to celebrate this outstanding achievement with him.

   Alexis Pinturault (wrist wearing RM035 watch) is Richard Miller’s partner, and this season has been colorful for him. After overcoming the difficulties of the beginning of the season, Alexis has recently completed the World Cup with a series of victories and glory. Following the victory of Japan’s Naeba and the podium of Interstowe in Austria, French skiers won the championship in Slovenia, Kranjska Gora. This is his sixth victory of the season, leading Schörghofer and Hirscher. Today, Alexis holds the record for French male skiers on the podium.
   With these victories, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic gold medalist (Alexis) has tied the record set by French ski star Jean-Claude Killy in 1967. ‘It’s really special to compare with Killy. I’m very excited,’ Alexis said. ‘It means a lot in France. But I hope to break this record before my career ends!’ He added with a smile.
   The skier from the Savoy region should be proud of his performance. Alexis is optimistic by nature, determined to overcome obstacles, never give up, and always strives to be upstream. Richard Miller congratulates the young partner and wishes him another peak with his fighting spirit and outstanding ability.

Consult Celebrates Thirty Years Of Watchmaking Passion

September 25, Paris-Frederique Constant launches a limited edition of its own movement tourbillon perpetual calendar watch, celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary. To celebrate this important milestone, the brand invited customers, journalists and friends to a party at Le Faust, a famous Parisian restaurant next to the breathtaking Alexandre III bridge.

Anniversary celebration
 More than 300 guests including international media, journalists, VIP guests of the brand and their global retailers attended the 30th anniversary celebration party in Le Faust. Peter Stas, Chief Executive Officer, Aletta Stas, Chief Operating Officer, and Niels Eggerding, Managing Director, showcased Frederique Constant’s 30-year history, watchmaking skills and craftsmanship. On the brand’s anniversary, pay tribute to the magical moments of 30 years since 1988 to 2018 through timeline exhibitions. In the evening, guests enjoyed art performances and wonderful dance performances, allowing them to integrate into Frederique Constant’s world. The celebrations continued into the night and ended in a pleasant festive atmosphere.
A story about passion for thirty years
 With the brand’s anniversary in full swing, Frederique Constant reviewed and shared with its supporters and colleagues the most memorable moments since its inception. Frederique Constant has been providing high-quality Swiss-made watches in the “accessible luxury” field since 1988, and has developed it entirely in-house at the watchmaking plant in Plan Les Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. This special evening marks the celebration of watchmaking technology and the successful business pioneered by Peter and Aletta Stas 30 years ago.
 PETER STAS said, ‘In the past 30 years, we have been very satisfied with the development of the company. Starting from small start-ups and becoming a multinational company today, obviously it depends on the hard work of our company’s colleagues. Frederique Constant’s enthusiasm has always been the cornerstone of our success. Finally, we sincerely thank customers who have purchased Frederique Constant watches for many years, and we are very grateful for their trust in our products since 1988. ”
 ALETTA STAS also shared, ‘Thirty years ago, we founded Frederique Constant. At that time, our idea was to design affordable watches for business men and women aged 30-45. Our mission is to make more people enjoy luxury. .We provide beautiful timepieces, and usually equipped with mechanical movements. We pay attention to details while pricing at an affordable price. Over the past 30 years, we have encountered many challenges, both technically and commercially. How To overcome? Just work hard and never say ‘No’! ‘
Complex watches for anniversary

 In order to celebrate the anniversary of Frederique Constant, four models of the new family tourbillon perpetual calendar watch series are introduced, setting a new milestone for the brand. Among these four watches, one of them has an 18K rose gold case and a skeleton dial, and is limited to 30 pieces. It celebrates the 30th anniversary of the brand and demonstrates the brand’s passion for the pursuit of excellence in watchmaking.

Accessible luxury
 The most impressive thing about Frederique Constant watches is that the movement is completely developed, manufactured and assembled by the brand and has a very competitive price. Its own tourbillon perpetual calendar watch represents the essence of luxury precision timepieces. Its manufacturing process is equipped with high-quality watchmaking technology, which is not only time-consuming, but also has high requirements for accuracy and complexity. It symbolizes the vivid interpretation and integration of precision watchmaking tradition and the watchmaking craftsmanship concept that the brand holds. These extraordinary timepieces reflect the concept of ‘accessible luxury’ proposed by the founders Peter and Aletta Stas Incisively.
 We want to thank everyone for their trust and support in Frederique Constant for what we have today: a success story.

 Live your passion! Live your passion!
About Frederique Constant
 Frederique Constant is a watchmaker based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The brand is involved in the entire watch manufacturing process from design to assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures and assembles its own movements, and has launched 24 movements since 2004. In 2015, Frederique Constant launched the first Swiss-made traditional smart watch, using the MMT SwissConnect system, and completely displaying the time with the pointer dial, creating a new chapter in watches. Frederique Constant’s timepieces are known for their outstanding quality, unique personality and precise timing. The values ​​that the brand upholds are evident through the extraordinary design, fine materials and exquisite craftsmanship of timepieces, which have also become the core watchmaking concept of the brand’s success. Each watch is carefully assembled by hand and rigorously tested with the latest equipment to ensure first-class quality and durability. The brand breaks through itself, and the spirit of innovation has injected unique creativity and values ​​into the watch. Its highly modern watch factory in Geneva covers an area of ​​32,000 square feet, offering the best creative welcome to passionate watchmakers.

Yu Linglong’ Watch: A Self-made Movement Specially Developed For Ladies By Athens Watch

The ‘Jade Delicate’ watch is the main female watch of the new series of Athens watches. This is the first time in the history of Athens watches, because the brand has never designed and developed its own movement for the women’s watch series. The second is to demonstrate a focus and commitment on female customers.
   The ‘Jade Delicate’ watch has a unique design concept and unique structure. It does not need to push or pull the crown, and can adjust the date and time, which means that it will not cause damage to women’s nails.
   With its innovative spirit, the Athenian watch uses silicon technology to develop the basic movement, escape wheel and Swiss anchor escapement. Silicon is an advanced material, and Athens Watch is the first brand to apply silicon to the production of high-end watches, creating the revolutionary Freak Tourbillon. Unlike traditional materials, silicon is magnetically resistant. Even if the watch is placed near a magnetic field, such as a widely used mobile phone, it will not be affected. It is definitely a necessity of modern society.
   This collection follows the guidelines of Athenian Watch and confirms the brand’s preference for delicate and sensual watches.
Technical Information
Model 3106-125B / 591 18K rose gold
Movement UN-310 Movement
Silicon escapement
41 gems
Power reserve approx. 48 hours
Winding method Mechanical automatic winding movement
Functions Hour, minute, small seconds display
Date display at 6 o’clock, date can be quickly adjusted forward and backward
Simple selection of winding, setting of date and time via the button at 4 o’clock
Size 36 mm x 39 mm
Total diamonds: 78 diamonds, 1.176 carats
Dial White mother-of-pearl diamond dial
Bezel Diamond Bezel
18K rose gold button
Water resistant to 30 meters
Surface anti-glare anti-wear sapphire crystal
Case back Sapphire crystal
Strap Leather strap with 18K gold folding buckle

Richard Miller Flagship Store Settled In London

Recently, Richard Miller announced the opening of his first independent flagship store in the UK in the Mayfair district of London.

   The new flagship store is located at 90 Mount Street, hidden in the bustling commercial street, but elegant and quiet, unique charm, attracting customers who want to experience tailor-made brand experience.

   The shop is equipped with a dedicated lounge area, VIP lounge, which is beautifully decorated and noble. Exquisite wood, leather and glass decorate the place, and Richard Miller’s sincerity products are on display.

   The flagship store is divided into two floors and covers a total area of ​​80 square meters. The store has a complete range of products, from sports watches, high-performance chronographs, limited watches, unique models to the newly launched women’s collection.

   ‘The opening of Richard Miller’s London flagship store is a great addition to the brand’s global promotion, and we are very happy to be a London company. Part of a noble and vibrant area. ‘

   The flagship store is located at 90 Mount Street. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus Series And Aquanaut Series Combine Elegant And Sophisticated Style With Casual Elegance

Patek Philippe launched the first Nautilus perpetual calendar watch and the first Aquanaut chronograph watch, further enhancing the charm of two classic sports watch series. Also on display is the newly patented folding clasp, equipped with more sophisticated safety devices.

 Patek Philippe’s Nautilus and Aquanaut series occupy a position that cannot be ignored in the field of casual elegant watches. The Nautilus series was born in 1976. The octagonal bezel is derived from the shape of a porthole. Subsequent versions of men’s and women’s watches are equipped with a variety of complex features, including an automatic winding chronograph, a second time zone and a patented annual calendar device. The Aquanaut collection was born in 1997 and is a model of modern casual fashion. The collection is young, modern and unique, and it was a great success once launched. Like the Nautilus series, the Aquanaut series includes both women’s watches (Aquanaut Luce with diamond bezel) and men’s watches. Among them, models with exclusive travel time devices are extremely simple and clear. The way to display the time in the second time zone.
Ref. 5740 / 1G-001 Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Watch The first super-complex watch in the Nautilus collection

 Patek Philippe launches the first super-complex watch in the Nautilus collection, featuring Patek Philippe’s most popular classic analogue perpetual calendar since 1985. This watch cleverly combines casual sports style, sophisticated technology, rugged reliability and high-end watchmaking technology. The 18K white gold case is restrained and elegant. The practical calendar device can automatically recognize the number of days in each month, even those that appear only in leap years. February 29.

 This watch uses the famous Caliber 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement, embedded 22K gold mini-disc and extremely slim perpetual calendar module. It is equipped with a case with a thickness of only 8.32 mm and is waterproof to 60 meters. It looks extremely slim . This is the thinnest perpetual calendar watch ever made by Patek Philippe. With the sapphire crystal caseback, you can admire the intricate structure and fine workmanship of the movement, including the splint with chamfered polished edges and the Calatrava doji pattern carved on the winding automatic plate.

 The vertical satin matte contrasts with polished chamfers, highlighting the iconic design of the bezel. The dial is decorated with the iconic horizontal cross-relief pattern of the Nautilus men’s watch and the same blue sunburst pattern as the 40th anniversary of the 2016 Nautilus series. The case design inspired by portholes is the hallmark of this watch. This model has been improved with wider hour and minute hands and a three-dimensional platinum hour marker with fluorescent coating, so the time can be read clearly day and night. The analog perpetual calendar uses three auxiliary dials (the week and 24-hour dials are at 9 o’clock, the month and leap year cycles are at 3 o’clock, and the date and moon phases are at 6 o’clock) arranged in a harmonious and orderly manner on the round octagonal dial. Delicate details: the date auxiliary dial (the most important calendar display function) is slightly larger than the other two auxiliary dials. The 24-hour display simplifies calendar settings. The moon phase display is extremely accurate: every 122 years the moon phase device will differ from the actual moon position by 1 day.

 Perpetual calendar adjustment (weekly adjustment is at 9 o’clock, date adjustment is between 11 and 12 o’clock, moon phase adjustment is at 6 o’clock), the position is very unique, equipped with clever deflection system, and Nautilus series The case design of the watch is perfectly integrated.

 The white gold bracelet is also perfectly connected to the case, echoing the exquisite craftsmanship of the lugs and bezels. The frosted horizontal links and the polished central links are arranged in order. To improve wearing comfort, Patek Philippe has adopted a newly patented folding clasp. This buckle has 4 independent latches to optimize opening and closing operations and prevent accidental release of both parts of the buckle.
Ref. 5968A-001 Aquanaut Chronograph First Aquanaut Chronograph

 The Aquanaut series is the representative of modern sports fashion. Patek Philippe introduced the first chronograph watch for this series this year. This is a complication watch that fits well with the youthful personality of this watch series. In order to meet the needs of different occasions in sports life, Patek Philippe has equipped the new Ref. 5968A-001 watch with a CH 28-520 C Caliber self-winding flyback chronograph movement, which perfectly integrates tradition and innovation. The watch combines classic star wheel control with modern vertical clutches, the latter of which prevents the hands from bouncing or rebounding when the chronograph function is activated. Because the clutch hardly causes friction, the center chronograph second hand can also be used as a continuously rotating center second hand, eliminating the need for a small seconds dial. The flyback function can start a new timing directly when the chronograph hands rotate, without resetting. With the stop-second function, the chronograph second hand is instantly transformed into a continuous second hand, which is convenient for synchronizing the watch with the time signal.

 This new Ref. 5968A-001 stainless steel watch has a unique and exquisite appearance, combining the chronograph function with the exclusive design of the Aquanaut series. The 60-minute cumulative timer at 6 o’clock uses the classic outline of a rounded octagonal bezel. The slender buttons are on both sides of the crown protector for harmony and nature. The chronograph display (chronograph hands, outer-quarter orbital scale accurate to a quarter second, 60-minute cumulative timer) with orange markings contrasts with the black dial with the embossed decorative pattern of the Aquanaut series. Platinum three-dimensional Arabic numerals and widened rod-shaped hands are coated with fluorescent coating to ensure legibility.

 Thanks to the screw-in crown, the case is water-resistant to 120 meters. The front and sides of the case are exquisitely matte and sparkle like the smooth and shiny chamfered polished bezel.

 The composite material strap is like a dial, with an embossed decorative pattern. It fits the wrist, is comfortable and durable, and can resist the erosion of sea water and ultraviolet rays. Patek Philippe specially paired this watch with two straps: a standard black strap and an orange strap that highlights the novel design of the dial.

 Patek Philippe equips the new Ref. 5968A-001 watch with a new folding clasp to ensure ease of use.

For more details, please pay attention to the live feature of the Basel Watch Fair:

Legend Of The Air Tasting Breitling 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition

Breitling (Breitling) Navitimer (aviation chronograph watch) as a model of aviation timing precision and one of the top ten watchmaking classics of the 20th century, set a eternal benchmark for chronograph watches with trusted and superior quality . Since its birth in 1952, it has been sought after by professional pilots and aviation enthusiasts. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the glorious birth of this legendary watch, the brand specifically launched the world’s first limited edition of 500 Navitimer Blue Sky 60th Anniversary Limited Edition in Shanghai.

   The Breitling Aviation Chronograph has a unique and highly recognizable design, with its sophisticated functional design and a highly mechanical but elegant appearance. Superior quality sets a timeless benchmark for chronographs. Since its introduction in 1952, while maintaining its original aesthetics, aviation chronographs have become the oldest mechanical chronographs in production in the world.

   From the figure we clearly see that in addition to the timekeeping function, the watch also has a lot of calculation functions necessary for aviation. In the following we will bring you a detailed introduction.

Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Appearance

  The case diameter is 43 millimeters in stainless steel, equipped with a two-way rotating bezel (circular flying slider), the blue dial color and the dark blue alligator leather strap echo each other to make the watch more overall. The traditional chronograph design is distributed over the dial and is equipped with a date display window between 4 and 5 o’clock, and is waterproof to 30 meters.

  The case is presented in front of everyone with the classic ‘Breitling’ gene. The blue on the plate also means the blue sky. It is said that only those who own the aircraft will truly fall in love with Breitling. Another aspect reflects its absolute contribution to aviation timekeeping.

   Breitling’s global image ambassador, John Travolta, is known to own seven private jets.

Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Features

   Like many watches of this brand, it is equipped with Breitling’s original circular flight slider, known as the ‘aviation computer’. In the era when electronic computers were not yet available, this watch was unique in that it could be completed quickly and easily. All flight-related calculations, including average flight speed, flight mileage, fuel consumption, climb or descent rates, etc., are well received by pilots and are used for flight preparation and monitoring. This is why many flying enthusiasts are obsessed with it, but as a general wearer, it is probably the most commonly used timekeeping function. The 30-minute chronograph small dial at three o’clock is also blue and has been treated with bumps. Shows a better three-dimensional sense.

   The traditional timekeeping function buttons are also made of stainless steel, and the timekeeping function is completed by controlling the two and four o’clock buttons. This real aviation chronograph quickly spread as soon as it was launched, naturally it was also recognized by the World Pilots Association (AOPA) as its official designated watch.

   The twelve-hour chronograph dial at six o’clock and the small seconds dial at nine o’clock. The traditional chronograph design makes the powerful watch well organized on the display interface.

Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Movement

   This watch is equipped with Breitling’s self-made 01 movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal case. The Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), automatic winding, 28,800 high swing frequency per hour, 47 gem bearings Storage for more than 70 hours; timing accuracy of 1/4 second, equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative timer and calendar display function.

Summary: It is reported that this 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition of this aviation chronograph can also be paired with the Navitimer aviation bracelet or the original Air Racer air race perforated bracelet to interpret different blue skies between the wrists. I personally understand that this watch is a limited edition, only 500 pieces are sold, and its unit price is about 60,000 yuan, but the price is relatively affordable, but because the number is limited, for those who want to buy It can also be very difficult.

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