Perfect, excellent and high-quality works reflect the dual value of time and movement, and each continues to inspire and influence each other. The Olympic slogan ‘Higher, Faster, Stronger’ will also be interpreted at the Beijing Olympic Games.
The grandeur of the large dial
In the twentieth century, the small dial has always been at the forefront of the trend. Although it is slightly difficult to read the time, its exquisiteness and compactness still make it a favorite of many people. The first to try to break through the traditional design was Panerai. They introduced a simple model with a diameter of 44 mm. When this watch came out, it was immediately sought after by many male and female watch fans. In fact, since the 1930s, Panerai has produced watches for the Italian Navy, Luminor flyback chronographs, Luminor chase chronographs, Radiomir eighth-second chronographs and Luminor Arktos dual-time watches, etc. The design of the large case, the simple dial surface and the complicated mechanical functions are all applied to form a sharp contrast with the small dial in the early years. In fact, Panerai’s launch of new design is still second, and more importantly, it has affected a considerable part of the brand’s product design and consumer purchase orientation. In addition, in the 1970s, alloys and titanium began to be active in the production of sports watches. Combining the characteristics of luxury metals, each brand also changed.
Panerai luminor rowing chronograph
表 Watches of that era were more or less influenced by Panerai. Audemars Piguet’s two watches after Royal Oak, Ladies Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore represent two different styles, one is a diamond sparkling jewellery sports watch, and the other adds more sports to Royal Oak Elements, but what they have in common is that the dimensions are much larger than people are accustomed to. Subsequently, Baume & Mercier released the Leviera XXL chronograph. As the name suggests, the watch retains the characteristics of its outer ring while maintaining the largest size. In addition, Girard Perregaux, Montblanc, TAG Heuer and many other brands also introduced large-scale sports watches in this period.
Combining traditional style with a spirit of innovation, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph series and the MemovoxPolaris series in 1958 and 1965, respectively. The design and function of chronographs are popular with athletes, and they can display time in 24 time zones around the world.
Car engine opens a whole new world for watchmakers
Other watch factories have begun to cooperate with sports brands in other fields. The cooperation between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin started as follows: the design of the Memovox Polaris watch appeared on the dashboard of AstonMartin in 1965; the Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Amvox 1 Alarm watch with the DB9 model in 1966; the same year, in After the success of the Amvox1R Alarm watch, it turned to the Le Mans 24-hour rally in France; the following year, the Amvox 2 chronograph, a functional watch designed for racers, was released. Sports cars and watches are combined in this way.
The Paramount Square Agusta of 尚 威沙 is in cooperation with the motorcycle manufacturer M.V. Agusta. You know, they still hold the record of the largest number of world champions.
Parmigiani uses its expertise and know-how in the manufacture of mechanical watches to produce Bugatti Type 370 watches. It uses unusual splints, gears and transmissions, and the lateral mechanical transmission when the watch is wound, just like a car engine.
人类 Since the Industrial Revolution, human beings are like clockwork, and countless technologies and inventions have emerged.
At the same time, many sports are also branded with industrialization. Tennis, equestrian, rowing, and shooting have all changed due to the advent of advanced technology.
Growing timing tools
末 At the end of the 19th century, the movement was a pastime of the nobility, and women were not allowed to participate. As a result, wealthy young men enjoy horseback riding, tennis, golf, boating, yachting and fencing. In order to encourage the spirit of struggle and sports, Mr. Coubertin proposed to organize a worldwide sports meeting to regain the Olympic spirit of ancient Greece. However, at that time only 245 male athletes participated in the Athens Olympic Games; four years later, the Paris Olympics, 22 women joined the athletes; in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, 10% of the athletes were women; in the 2004 Athens Olympics, This number accounts for 40%.
The 65th Anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Collection in 1996
Different from patriarch over women in sports, the female watch is the first to be valued in the world of watches. Perhaps this is because watches were originally made as jewelry. At that time, the watch worn on the wrist was a status symbol. Whether the dial was oval, rectangular or square, pointed or rounded, the only thing in common was a jewellery watch with gold texture and diamonds.
12On December 17, 1903, the White Brothers used a ‘chronograph’ on their first flight, and its strap could be worn on their knees so that pilots could see it at a glance. This practical design was quite rare at the time.
Designed for sports
Long live sportsmanship
Until 1929, the shock-resistant sapphire crystal mirror was set, and since then the watch has the ability to resist ordinary shocks in daily sports. Subsequently, watchmakers and jewellers from Audemars Piguet, Cartier and Ruibao designed small mirror-shaped aperture dials for sports. Dunhill designed a chainless pocket watch out of its love of golf. The window cover is applied to the case to maximize the resistance to vibration and pressure, and at the same time, it has an elegant opening and closing. The same innovation is the Reverso flip watch produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1931, which was produced at the request of British Polo, the official Indian sport. While adapting to the sport of polo matches, the elegant flip form makes gentlemen love it.