Month: June 2020

Richard Miller Launches Two Philip Massa 10th Anniversary Limited Watches

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of cooperation with F1 superstar Felipe Massa, and to celebrate the Brazilian’s achievement of winning the 40th Grand Prix podium in Austria last week, Richard DeMiller has launched two new ’10th Anniversary’ limited edition watches RM 056 and RM 011.
   Philip Massa was the first sports celebrity to join the Richard Miller family. He has long served as a ‘test driver’ for brand watches, and it was with his assistance that Richard Miller achieved The amazing achievements in the development of watchmaking industry include carbon nanofiber substrate (RM 006 FM test, which was later applied to many other models) and the ultralight satellite material Alusic case (RM 009 FM).
   The ’10th Anniversary’ series RM 056 and RM 011 watches are inspired by the color scheme of Philip Massa. The flanges, buttons and crown are decorated in blue or yellow, and the driver’s personal logo is at 1 o’clock. The “12” time stamp on the sapphire crystal face of the RM 011 watch is a clever deformation of Philip Massa’s personal number “19”, and the case back is engraved with his personal signature. The RM 056 and RM 011 watches are limited to 10 and 100 pieces respectively.
Richard Miller RM 056 10th Anniversary of Philip Massa
   This dual chronograph chronograph is assembled from more than 500 independent components. It has a built-in 5 grade titanium tourbillon RMCC1 movement and is equipped with a power reserve display function. Just as Philip Massa’s rigorous F1 race, Richard Miller’s engineers further optimized the RMCC1 movement in a spirit of excellence: carefully adjusted the timing accuracy, and improved the double-tracking needle performance by reducing friction to ensure the long-term stability of the movement reliable. This is a super complicated and sophisticated timepiece that looks the same on the surface.
   Of course, the highlight of this watch is the case. The case of the RM 056 is machined from a single piece of sapphire crystal. The preliminary research and testing process has taken several years to achieve the best comfort and durability standards. Frequently imitated, but never surpassed, this stunt is a huge engineering challenge in itself: the process of processing sapphire crystals is extremely complex, and each case takes no less than 1,000 hours, including 430 hours of filing and 350 hours of polishing (Bezel, middle case and case back).
Richard Miller RM 011 Philip Massa 10th Anniversary Limited Watch
   The second watch of the ’10th Anniversary’ series, RM 011, is very symbolic. The RMAC1 on the RM 011 is Richard Miller’s first flyback chronograph self-winding movement. It is entirely made of grade 5 titanium and is hand-finished. This limited edition watch has a unique case made of NTPT® fiber.
   The cutting-edge technological achievements of the new limited edition watches complement the personal achievements of Philip Massa. In his 13-year career as a driver, he has participated in 218 races, achieved 16 pole positions and 40 podium finishes, including 11 grand prix championships and a total of 1,012 points (including Austria in 2015) 3rd place results). Philip Massa (currently Williams) is the second longest driver in Ferrari history and the fourth most successful driver in team history.

Hermes’ Enduring Secrets

Focus on meticulous spiritual imagination and creativity is what makes Hermès stand out from the competition, which is what ‘Hermes Culture’ refers to. In a world full of assembly lines that produce handbags made in China, Hermès insists on hiring artisans in France to sew each Kelly and Birkin bag by hand. Although most of its competitors buy rolls of pre-woven silk from China, Hermès still uses silk from its Brazilian mountain sericulture farm, and then weaves them into silk by itself in Lyon; although most of its competitors use perfume Subcontracted to a large laboratory that also develops food aromas and detergent aromas, but Hermès has a full-time perfumer who blends in his laboratory in his home near Grasse, the world’s perfume capital in southern France. Every new fragrance. Attention to detail and a focus on integrity make Hermès a continued success.

 Today, the luxury goods industry is an industry with an annual output value of 200 billion US dollars, and the main market participants are listed companies. The leader is LVMH, which includes more than 60 major brands, including Givenchy, Fendi, Guerlain, and Moet & Chandon. In the first three quarters of 2013, it achieved amazing sales of 20.715 billion euros. The Louis Vuitton Group, owned and managed by 62-year-old French businessman Bernard Arnault, has an estimated net worth of $ 41 billion, ranking fourth on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people.

 ‘Hermès and Louis Vuitton are two extremes of the cultural and luxury industries. We are handmade and creative, and we strive to produce the finest products in this industry. Craftsmen They poured a lot of emotion into the handbags they made. When customers bought such a handbag, they also bought some values ​​of Hermès. Hermès has been managed by the same family for six generations, which has given this company Something other companies do n’t have. Our struggle with Louis Vuitton has nothing to do with the economy, it is a cultural war. We try to do wonderful things, and we also get very good economic benefits, we must protect at this point.’

 To understand what Pierre-Alexis and Patrick Thomas are saying and why Arnault is a Hermès, you must visit Hermes’ main leatherware workshop in Pantin, a suburb of Paris. There are about 340 artisans hand-made leather goods there using the same craft as more than a century ago.

 The first step in creating a Hermès handbag begins with the tanner, who checks and cuts each piece of leather by hand. ‘How quality cannot escape the eyes and hands of a craftsman,’ said Axel Dumas, chief operating officer of Pierre-Alexis’s cousin Hermès. A personal operation. ‘

 These artisans are the backbone of Hermès. Sometimes customers will order a handbag made of such a rare leather. They must wait until Hermes finds such a leather. The handbags are not priced according to their rarity. For unique items, they can be arbitrarily priced. However, it is not the degree of demand that determines the price at Hermès. The production cost is the determining factor.

 Each craftsman has all the accessories they need to make a bag from start to finish, including zip lock hardware lining and leather cord for piping. These artisans make three or four bags of the same style and same color at a time, all inside and outside are handmade, only the zipper and the inner bag are sewed by the machine.

 When sewing bags by hand, the artisans used the classic saddle stitching, which Hermes has been using since the 19th century. They would use two needles, one on each side of a wax thread long enough to sew a full suture, and place a needle from one direction, then a needle from the other direction, finish sewing and tighten the thread. The craftsman will flatten the seams with a hammer, scrape the edges, sand them, and polish them until they look like a piece of leather.

 The hardware of the handbag is mounted in a process called ‘pearling’. The craftsmen passed a small nail through a small hole in the back of the fastener and a small hole in the leather and the front fastener, trimmed off the excess, leaving only about a millimeter, took an awl with a concave head, and turned it with a hammer Gently tap the nail head in a circle until it becomes rounded like little pearls. If done properly, these pearl-like round heads will keep the two metal fasteners together forever. After that, turn the bag over and iron it. ‘It’s a truly traditional skill,’ said workshop director Lionel Prudhomme. ‘Whenever someone asks me what has changed during the 30 years I’ve been at Hermès, I will Answer ‘Nothing has changed.’ People will change, but the process will not change. ‘

 Some things have changed since Hermès started producing silk products 74 years ago, but not much. Each year, the ‘Carres Hermes’ 90 cm long and 90 cm wide silk scarf design conference is held as scheduled. At the meeting, use the same force to flatten the paper maps, spread them on the floor, and appreciate Hermes silk scarves from a height as high as one person. Looking down will give people a sense of structure. The sense of structure is Hermes. One of the characteristics of scarves.

 Most of Hermès’ scarves were designed by illustrators, but recently Pierre-Alexis found an artist named Antoine Tzapoff, who painted him North American Indian paintings Appreciate very much. Although Hermes rarely cooperates with painters (they often use too much color to prevent reproduction on the scarf), he invited Chapoff to design a scarf for him, which gave him a stunning one. Portrait of an Apache warrior. Pierre-Alexis was fascinated by the painting ‘Cosmogonie Apache’ and sent it to Lyon to transform it into a silk scarf.

 When the painting was sent to Marcel Gandit, a 70-year-old silk-printing company that has been in charge of Hermès since 2004, Nadine Rabilloud, a platemaking drafter who worked at the company for 33 years It took two days to study it to figure out how to deal with it. Eventually, she identified 80 colors, then reduced them to 60, and later reduced it to 45. This is the highest number of colors suitable for Hermès silk printing and dyeing processes. This painting uses 15 colors on the face alone.

 Rabbi used a fountain pen and ink to repaint the portrait’s face by hand on a plastic sheet 90 cm long and 90 cm wide, while two other colleagues were responsible for the background and edges. The three men spent a total of 2,000 hours reorganizing the painting into a scarf pattern.

 After the design plates are completed, each plate will be printed on a piece of polyester fiber cloth stretched out in a 90 cm long and 90 cm wide steel frame. In the past, silk was tightly framed in wooden frames, but later evolved into nylon and metal frames similar to the fabric of the U.S. parachute during World War II. These screens will be placed on an automatic printing and dyeing machine and go through a process along the longest 150-meter-long printing and dyeing station covered with silk. Layers of color are printed and dyed on silk from dark to light. Each coloring process takes 15 to 20 minutes. The more ink is used, the longer it takes. Therefore, the printing and dyeing process of ‘Cosmogonie Apache’, which undergoes 45 coloring programs, takes about 15 hours. The silk printing and dyeing machine operates 24 hours a day, five days a week.

 When the ink is dry, the craftsman will steam the silk scarf to fix the color. Next, the scarves will be washed several times until the fabrics become soft, and then dried, and the fixative will increase their gloss and color protection. The scarves that have completed these processes will be sent to the workshop for crimping and hand stitching. Hermes designs 20 new silk scarves a year, of which 10 are autumn and winter, and the other 10 are spring and summer, each with eight to 10 color variations. Hermes squares now retail for $ 385. After being delivered to the specialty store, the scarves are stored in small glass boxes. The clerk will unfold the scarves on the countertops in a striking way for each discerning customer to taste and try them on. This tradition is also part of the ‘Hermes culture’.

Jackson’s Heavy Strike

At this year’s Geneva watch exhibition, Jaeger-LeCoultre perfectly demonstrated the in-depth watchmaking skills of a top watchmaking brand, presenting one after another to the public, among which , Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin has launched a new perpetual calendar enamel watch. This watch not only has a precise movement and complex functions, but also shows extraordinary manufacturing technology. Below, let us appreciate Take a look at this watch. (Watch model: 13035E1)

Both face value and performance
  This watch has four complication windows for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra-Thin Master Series Perpetual Calendar Enamel Watch. It presents a fine wrist watch with superb watchmaking skills. In addition, Jaeger-LeCoultre also uses ancient The inherited process, using enamel technology, polishing technology, retouching technology, and engraving technology to manually carve the dial, movement and complex functions, showing the brand’s sincere watchmaking attitude with details.

  The watch is made of a white gold case, and then polished and polished, showing a layer of lustrous luster. The 39 mm diameter is very suitable for the public. The thickness is 10.44 mm, and the wearing experience is very light. Showing a unique gentleman charm,

  The side crown is also made of white gold, and the whole body is decorated with a non-slip texture design, which can ensure the wearer’s accurate time adjustment. The brand logo is engraved on the top to highlight the iconic design.

  One of the highlights of this watch design is that the dial is manufactured using traditional craftsmanship, with a unique geometric shape created by hand engraving. This rare manufacturing process is produced by the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop in Rugu It has been handed down from generation to generation, and then covered with elegant and bright blue enamel craftsmanship, which is completely made by hand. The mysterious blue shows different gloss under the display of three-dimensional effects. The dials also have hand-made hour markers, long and delicate, which increase the readability of the watch.

  Four complex function windows are evenly distributed on the dial. The perpetual calendar function adopts a new and original display method (day at 3 o’clock, date at 9 o’clock, and month and year at 12 o’clock). It also has synchronization with the northern and southern hemispheres. Moon phase display window, the moon phase display window at 6 o’clock on the dial, the background of the starry sky is carefully polished, the moon phase indicator plate uses the engraving process, and the actual window of the moon phase is set on the display window to truly show the moon’s cloudy and sunny circle lack.

  The watch is paired with a dark blue crocodile leather strap that matches the color of the dial to enhance the comfort of the watch.

  The bottom of the watch is designed with a transparent back, and the carefully crafted movement of Jaeger-LeCoultre can be observed through the sapphire glass back cover. Since the brand was founded in 1833, it has adhered to the idea advocated by its founder, Antoine LeCoultre. The ‘exquisite core, the art of time’ is perfectly reflected in this watch. The watch is equipped with a newly designed movement-a Jaeger-LeCoultre 868, one of the most iconic works of the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop. The movement, limited to 100 pieces, is a noble choice for both inside and outside. This movement is only 4.72 mm thick and consists of 332 parts. It can provide a power reserve of up to 70 hours, which provides the complex functions of the watch. Ample energy base.

  Summary: Jaeger-LeCoultre has brought us enough surprises at the Geneva Watch Fair. Its MASTER ULTRA THIN series is also moving forward and presenting more design concepts. In addition to the perpetual calendar enamel watches mentioned above, The Master Thin series also launched Moon Phase Enamel Watches and Tourbillon Enamel Watches. For other watch inquiries, you can follow the watch home brand channel-Jaeger-LeCoultre. Watch price: RMB 434,000

Certina Ds Action Diver Automatic Diver Watch New Turtle Debut

Mechanical device and waterproof performance, integrate CERTINA double insurance technology to help you achieve outstanding sports achievements. The DS Action Diver automatic diving watch has been reaffirming this concept for many years and has always followed the strict ISO 6425 diving watch standard. The new generation of kinetic series watches has even surpassed this internationally recognized standard. Its water resistance is up to 300 meters, and it is equipped with a highly innovative PowermaticTM 80 long-power movement, which ensures that it can provide excellent performance in and out of water. Travel time accuracy

 Whether surfing, snorkeling or diving between coral reefs, or just busy with daily life, people need a reliable timepiece to ensure excellent performance in a variety of use environments. As a tried-and-tested diving watch, the new CERTINA DS Action Diver series automatic diving watch has passed the rigorous ISO 6425 professional diving watch certification, easily meeting the challenges of harsh environments. The watch is equipped with the famous PowermaticTM 80 long-power automatic movement, with a power reserve of up to 80 hours, and always maintains a reliable and stable performance, allowing athletes to worry about the lack of power while waiting for the last wave .

 For a long time, diving watches have been an indispensable theme of CERTINA watches, and the DS Action Diver automatic diving watch is one of its most dynamic and stylish representatives. The 43mm frosted stainless steel case is very sturdy, with a black aluminum unidirectional rotating bezel, which provides a strong coast feel with its tooth-like, easy-to-grip surface. The well-protected Super-LumiNova® chronograph oxygen chronograph indicator (at 12 o’clock) ensures that the diving time can be easily checked even in the dark. The spinlock caseback is decorated with the traditional CERTINA sea turtle coat of arms, and the tightly protected spiral crown ensures the DSAction Diver automatic diving watch with excellent underwater reliability.
 The high-contrast dial design echoes the color with the smooth black lacquered bezel. The hands and large hour-markers are decorated with Super-LumiNova®, which enhances readability in a variety of light conditions. The double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal is one of the many features of DS (Double Insurance Technology), ensuring that all CERTINA timepieces have excellent water resistance and shock resistance since the 1960s. The new DSAction Diver automatic diving watch is equipped with a three-row frosted steel bracelet with a two-button folding buckle and a professional extension for diving watches. In addition, there are other styles to choose from, such as the blue dial and other materials, such as rubber straps.
Technical data

Movement: Swiss-made ETA PowermaticTM 80 automatic movement
Hours, minutes, central seconds, date indication

Case: 316L matte steel
43 mm diameter
Black aluminum bezel with Super-LumiNova®
Spinlock case back with CERTINA turtle emblem

Crown: Protective screw-down crown with acronym ‘DS’ (double insurance technology) on top
Dial: black lacquered
 Hands and hour markers with Super-LumiNova®
Waterproof performance: Water resistance up to 300 meters
Table mirror: sapphire, double-sided anti-glare treatment
Bracelet / strap: three-row frosted stainless steel bracelet
 Two-button folding clasp with professional extension for diving watches
Features: DS (dual insurance technology), ISO-6425 professional diving certification, pure diving watch,
 Power reserve up to 80 hours

Reference number and suggested retail price: C032.407.11.041.00 blue dial / bezel, 316L frosted steel bracelet
RMB: 6200 .

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