It is not too late to get to the topic. At the Geneva Watch Fair 2018, among all the first-generation watches of mainstream brands, I thought about it. After tangling, I decided to tell my brothers two watches, one from Vacheron Constantin, a new time-horizontal watch. One from Audemars Piguet, 25th Anniversary Edition of Royal Oak Offshore. Why not write anything else?
Because many of the watches in the launch are ‘meaningless.’
I believe many players have seen these days, and many media are showing the watches launched at the Geneva Watch Fair. An article seven or eight, put pictures on it, every house has a table. I don’t think it would be interesting to do this again. In the first place, all other watches have been done. In the second place, many of these watches have no practical significance, because those special complex watches, jewelry watches, niche watches, and most of the domestic players, we just look at the pictures, and have never had an eye addiction. Maybe you paid for it. As a ‘grounded’ person, I must tell my brothers that, really, we can really buy a watch. I also buy watches, so I can’t pit everyone.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Blue Disk Geophysical Observatory.
Originally, I also watched the Jaeger-LeCoultre blue disk geophysical observatory in the debut of the Geneva Watch Fair, because this watch was also very popular last year, and the price was not bad. This time, the blue disk came out and was very beautiful. As a result, I took a closer look. I was dumbfounded. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysical Observatory is limited to 100 and only sold on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s website. However, the two tables I mentioned below are different.
First of all, it was when Vacheron Constantin’s new model was on the horizon.
The new version of Vacheron Constantin is everywhere.
I believe that some old players know me. Because everyone knows what the last generation of Vacheron Constantin looked like when it came to the world. The geographers of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Jaeger-LeCoultre were the same. The previous generation of Vacheron Constantin stretched across the sea. When the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was in the same place, it was the same as Jaeger-LeCoultre geographers. Because the movements of the three watches are the same, all from Jaeger-LeCoultre. VC and AP have historically used the Jaeger-LeCoultre movement, which is not surprising. The only minor problem is that Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, the watches in both places were ‘hitting the face’. But now, when Vacheron Constantin’s new generation crosses the sea, we are unique and do not hit the face.
When Jaeger-LeCoultre geographers (above) and the old models traveled across the sea (bottom), the two watches were ‘hitting their faces’.
As we all know, Vacheron Constantin’s new generation is vertical and horizontal. In addition to changing the case and bezel, one of the most significant changes is the change of the movement. Vacheron Constantin uses the new 5100/5200 movement in a new generation of vertical and horizontal seas. Vacheron Constantin’s old models used out-of-the-box movements, and now they are all self-produced. And the new 5100/5200 movement not only has a transparent bottom and the Geneva mark, but also the movement is particularly beautiful, especially which compass-like Jin Tuo, thieves look good. When Vacheron Constantin’s new cross-country and the new world can be changed, it is because Vacheron Constantin uses the new 5110DT two-time movement (5100 evolution model) for this watch. So the new look is unique in both places.
The new Vacheron Constantin uses the new 5100 series movement when it crosses the sea.
As you can see, a large arrow pointer indicates the two places on both sides of the world, and a small arrow at 9 o’clock indicates day and night, and the calendar is at 6 o’clock. I think there is a very good place for this watch, the button at 4 o’clock. This button is used to adjust the calendar. Brothers, think about your watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre moon phase and so on. Adjust the calendar with either the adjusting pen or the toothpick. When the new version is used everywhere, it is convenient to use the button directly (this kind of convenience is only to find a toothpick when adjusting the calendar, which is the clearest in my heart).
When the new version crosses the sea
To tell the truth, Vacheron Constantin’s new generation is more expensive than the old model. But to be honest, the new case, bezel shape, transparent bottom, new self-produced movement, Geneva stamp, anti-magnetic ring, three straps are quickly replaced. Together with Nautilus and Royal Oak, the new generation is also the most complete and equipped in all aspects. I will not talk about the nautilus’s special situation. Is it tangled up by putting the sea and the royal oak together?
The new horizontal and vertical models include steel chains, tape, and belts, which can be quickly replaced.
Next is the 25th anniversary edition of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronometer.
Dear brothers, let me first say one of my true feelings. When I saw the 25th anniversary edition of this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, I was ‘stunned’. Because everyone knows that the old offshore timepieces are rubber buttons. Now 26470 has just upgraded the ceramic button. As a result, the latest 25th anniversary version of the offshore timepiece (number 26237ST) has been replaced with rubber. Button, what is the situation, we just bought the 26470 ceramic button, now the new 26237 has changed back to rubber, what is the situation?
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Model 26470 (above) and the new 25th Anniversary Edition Offshore Chronometer (below)
Later, I found out at a glance that the original 25th anniversary version of the offshore chronograph is a replica of the earliest version of the offshore chronograph in 1993, 25 years ago. The appearance is the same as in 1993, so I used Rubber buttons. Like the previous Vacheron Constantin, this watch has a steel case, unlimited quantity, reasonable price, and the offshore type is our usual popular watch, so it is a watch that brothers can consider.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 25th Anniversary Edition
It is said that it is a replica of the earliest version of the offshore chronograph in 1993, but it cannot be exactly the same as the 1993 version. The new 26237 definitely has some upgrades. The appearance of the new 25th Anniversary Edition is basically the same as that of the 1993 version (different from the current 26470 appearance), which is characterized by small squares on the dial, luminescent dots with luminescent dots, and rubber buttons. The biggest upgrade is in the movement. Old players know that, like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, have used Jaeger-LeCoultre movements in history. Older offshore chronographs also use Jaeger-LeCoultre movements. The 2226/2840 calibre for the offshore chronograph in 1993 was from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The 25th Anniversary Offshore Chronograph has been replaced with the 3126/3840 chronograph movement (3120 plus chronograph module), which is now the main force of Audemars Piguet. Like now, the 26470 is transparent, but this 25th anniversary edition is in order to restore the look of 1993, so it uses a solid bottom cover.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 25th Anniversary Edition
After the appearance of the new 25th anniversary offshore chronograph 26237, there are now two 42mm offshore chronographs on the market. One is the current 26470 and the 26237 is the 25th anniversary. I guess the brothers still like more than 26470, but the 26237 of the 25th anniversary is not bad. It is always good to have one more choice. For my own sake, the watches I usually wear, such as Dafei, 50 噚, GO 90/91, are also priced at about 100,000, and the watches with a price of more than 100,000 are vertical and horizontal, and offshore. They are all my objects. To be honest, don’t look at so many watches produced every year, but really put in our lives, most people really buy watches, the types are actually not too many. The steel case is vertical and horizontal, and the steel case Royal Oak is a watch we can’t get around.
PS. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Timing 25th Anniversary Edition, because it was just released, some people said it was limited and some people said it was not limited. The information I see is unlimited. The final result, we still look at the actual situation after that, and then I put the screenshot first, you can see the model, release, price, for reference.