Month: January 2018

Graham Racing Limited Concept Watch Highlights Speed ​​and Tension

The annual Macau Grand Prix (Guia circuit) competition has attracted countless racing fans from mainland China and various regions in Asia. Graham devoted his watchmaking and racing expertise to this international event. He launched a limited edition of 88 watches, using a lightweight carbon nanotube composite case with eye-catching shades and route numbers. End of the season.

Different ways of working together have allowed Graham to participate in motorsports events and create a distinctive timepiece that meets the requirements of the most prestigious motorsports. Graham has also been a long-time partner of the Asian Series, and likes to sponsor the hottest drivers in the race. This season’s GRAHAM teamed up with four well-known drivers, namely Alex Yoong from Malaysia, Marchy Lee from Hong Kong, Cong Fu Cheng from China and Jeffrey Lee from Taiwan. Two other professional drivers including Philip Ma in Hong Kong and Francis Hideki in Japan will also become the brand’s representative in 2013.

Graham CEO Eric Loth said: GT Asia Series is a very good race, it can captivate thousands of racing enthusiasts. We are honored to be able to fight alongside the winners and quality drivers. This year is the 60th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix, and we must not miss this good opportunity. As a result, we have carefully crafted Chronofighter GT Asia, which is extremely light and large, used for mechanical and automotive sports.
The limited Chronofighter GT Asia watch is a new concept watch for speed, tension and advanced technology. The start / stop lever on the left side of the case is a Graham signature. The pure carbon material is processed by special machining, which means that the lever is a unique carbon material that makes the watch harder and enhances its usability. The black ceramic bezel makes the watch stronger and more beautiful. The lightweight black carbon nanotube composite case, high cushioning and weight below 100g all add to the appeal of this watch.

A new ultra-light timer helps detect speed, thanks to the tachymeter and reversing minute dial with yellow indication of the starting point. This feature emphasizes intuitive and instant reading. The red compound rubber strap with the ‘Clous de Paris’ decorative pattern brings the watch closer to the theme of racing.

Beauty Launches New ‘spring Flower’ High Jewelry Watch

Breguet has been inspired by jewellery creation. Prior to this, the three major jewelry series ‘Petite Fleur’, ‘Crazy Flower’ and ‘La Rose de la Reine’ have been launched. This year, Breguet will continue to seek in the dazzling world of jewellery in the spirit of excellence.

 Breguet Gold Edition Petite Fleur Gold Jewellery Watch Gold Edition

 In 2011, Breguet unveiled the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, reinterpreting the activity mosaic technique. With the great success of the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, this year, Breguet launched the gold version of the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, which is brighter and more rare!

 In 2010, Breguet developed the ‘active mosaic’ technique, a revolutionary mosaic method based on a subtle rotation mechanism. In the new Crazy Flower high jewelry watch released in the same year, Breguet first incorporated this genius inlay into the watch. In 2011, Breguet unveiled the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, reinterpreting the activity mosaic technique. With the great success of the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, this year, Breguet launched the gold version of the Petite Fleur high-end jewelry watch, which is brighter and more rare!

 The new Petite Fleur jewellery watch in 18K yellow gold represents the perfect combination of Breguet jewelry craftsmanship and innovative technology. Under the curved mirror, a crystal flower blooms on the concave gold dial, which is covered with 141 snowflake-cut brilliant-cut diamonds. The outer edge of the dial is inlaid with 48 diamonds. The Breguet blue-steel hands are curved by hand to fit the concave shape of the dial. The 43 baguette diamonds are divided into two layers, and the gold dial is surrounded by a movable inlaid flap from the periphery. Every movement of the wrist will cause the light trembling of the diamond petals, just like the breath of a flower, wonderful and unparalleled. The exquisite setting technique allows each diamond to absorb and refract the light to the maximum extent, forming a dazzling halo, which is extraordinary. The entire model is set with a total of 230 diamonds.

 Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can see the delicate inside of the 586 self-winding mechanical movement, savoring the pure craftsmanship of fine watchmaking. The exquisite and refined movement refinishes the outstanding craftsmanship of Breguet’s fine watchmaking: pearl pattern sanding, Geneva wave-decorated bridges, and platinum grains with carved grains. The Petite Fleur Gold Edition High Jewellery Watch is produced from the Breguet High Jewellery Workshop. The model is equipped with a white silk satin strap, a folding buckle set with 26 diamonds and the initials of the brand.

 Breguet ‘Secret de la Reine’ fine jewelry watch

 The ‘La Rose de la Reine’ series captures the famous rose in the portrait of ‘The Queen and the Rose’, and then performs an aesthetic interpretation in the form of shell relief. Today, Breguet’s new work ‘Secret de la Reine’ haute jewellery watches completes this haute jewellery collection.

 In 1783, the female painter Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun painted a portrait of Marie-Antoinette after the French king named «Marie-Antoinette à la rose» (Queen and Rose). Breguet was inspired by the rich personal world of the queen, creating Jumeirah jewelry, dedicated to Breguet’s most beautiful and noble customers. The ‘La Rose de la Reine’ series captures the famous rose in the portrait of the queen, and then performs an aesthetic interpretation in the form of shell relief. The shell embossing process originates from southern Italy and is a purely manual traditional process.

 Today, Breguet’s new work ‘Secret de la Reine’ haute jewellery watches completes this haute jewellery collection. Prior to this, the series had released rings, bracelets, earrings, pendant necklaces, 1-meter and 2-meter Japanese Akoya pearl long necklaces. The jewellery watch is a wonderful work in the heritage of Breguet craftsmanship. You can easily read the time by simply pressing the shell embossed rose. The rose petals are exquisitely carved and look exquisite.

 In addition, the brand also exerts amazing talents on the dial technology. The dial bezel is finely set with diamonds, and there is naturally a series of logo elements-diamond bows. The watch body is wrapped in rose gold or white gold, and under a variety of dazzling jewels, it contains a precision mechanical ‘core’. The self-winding movement 586 was created for women’s watches and features a double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal.

 Breguet “Désir de la Reine” fine jewelry watch

 Breguet was fascinated by the fine details of the queen’s clothing, and inspired the creation of the ‘Désir de la Reine’ watch, expressing her hunger.

 Baodi Zhenmei jewelry art pays tribute to the royal family in the world, and many of them have loyal customers. In the era of Abraham-Louis Breguet, from queen Marie-Antoinette to queen Caroline Murat, the talented watchmaker had many royal customers. The inspiration for the creation of Breguet jewellery is derived from the royal floral patterns, paintings of that period, and the elegant tailoring of the queen’s favorite dresses. The brand’s outstanding jewellery craftsmanship sublimates these inspirations into elegant jewellery, showing luxury and temptation.

 Usually, the queen’s clothes are just like their jewelry and hair style, which arouse everyone’s hunger and talk. Exquisite details and near-perfect workmanship are undoubtedly revealed from complicated and gorgeous lace, ribbons, knots and other details. Breguet was fascinated by the fine details of the queen’s clothing, and inspired the creation of the ‘Désir de la Reine’ watch, expressing her hunger.

 Diamond bows gracefully extend to the dial, and the mother-of-pearl dial is partially inlaid with diamonds. Bows decorated with pear-shaped diamonds indicate the fashion trends of queen dresses of that era.

 Considering that female customers are also fans of mechanical watches, this white gold case with silk satin strap is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. In addition, the Breguet jeweller derived the bow in the watch and set an oval diamond in the center to match the diamond ring.

World Time Chronograph Patek Philippe Ref. 5930 Watch Collectors And Enthusiasts Long-awaited Rare Combination

Since the glimpse of the great fortunes of the 1940s, watch connoisseurs can finally witness once again the harmonious integration of two Patek Philippe’s long-established complex functions-Ref. 5930 World Time Chronograph. The debut of this watch masterpiece is bound to arouse the interest of top watch collectors and enthusiasts. From hand-wound chronographs with horizontal clutches and the world’s thinnest double-star column-wheel two-second chronograph, to single-button chronographs with minute repeater and perpetual calendar functions, Patek Philippe’s chronograph series is still the world’s The most eclectic collection of watches. At the same time, Patek Philippe’s world time series watches are unique among similar watches with their extraordinary patented time zone device and unparalleled aesthetic design. Today, the Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref.5930 perfectly combines these two complementary functions.

   Prior to this, Patek Philippe only created a world time chronograph watch more than 70 years ago. That is the No.862442 watch (present in the Patek Philippe Museum, exhibit number: P996), which came out in 1940, and its dial was also equipped with pulsometer and respirometer scales. It was probably owned by a doctor at that time. The birth of Ref.5930 means that Patek Philippe officially incorporated the world time chronograph watch into the regular series and injected it with the cutting-edge technology of the 21st century. This is undoubtedly a bold exploration, since 1940, whether it is Patek Philippe’s world time watch or chronograph watch, has made progress across the ages. Up to now, both mechanical devices have been very precise and more complicated, so it is naturally more difficult to integrate these two complex functions in the same movement.
A new world of micromechanics
   The development of a “sunset” chronograph that always displays the time in all 24 time zones is definitely an adventure in the spatial arrangement of the watch. The classic World Time watch does not have a second hand, but the chronograph has a slender direct-drive second hand and a 30-minute counter. Most traditional chronographs are equipped with a dial divided by seconds, while world time chronographs also need a rotating city disk with the names of 24 cities representing each time zone, and a 24 hour Scale ring to indicate the time of the corresponding city. Therefore, on the dial of the World Time Chronograph, there are multiple parts in motion at the same time, and its precise operation cannot be achieved without the coordination and cooperation of internal mechanical devices (automatic winding chronograph movement and World Time mechanism). This undoubtedly made it more difficult to explore the manufacturing process of world time watches. According to the requirements of the Patek Philippe mark, thinner and more elegant watches are more superior, and automatic winding watches are no exception. At the same time, Patek Philippe will never compromise on quality and movement accuracy in order to pursue the thinnest. That’s why every brand new Patek Philippe watch has to undergo months of meticulous testing. Only in this way can it ensure its long-term reliability and accurate timekeeping. The new world time chronograph Ref. 5930 has passed all rigorous tests.

 A strong combination of two famous mechanical devices
   The new CH 28-520 HU mechanical movement comes from the CH 28-520 PS self-winding chronograph movement with star wheel control and vertical clutch, and the world made according to the idea of ​​Geneva watchmaker Lousi Cottier in the 1930s Time module. Patek Philippe further optimized this device and was patented in 1959 and 1999 with two major improvements.
   The Ref. 5930’s chronograph and World Time device have been improved in various aspects to make them even better. The axis position of the CH 28-520 HU movement has moved, the splint has been thinned and redesigned, and the gap between the components has also changed-in this sense, it is a veritable new movement. It not only inherits Patek Philippe’s proud watchmaking tradition, but also demonstrates the innovative technology and functions of a new generation of movements. Its operation mode also continues Patek Philippe’s consistent concept of convenient operation. The button at 2 o’clock is used to start and stop the timing function, and the button at 4 o’clock is used to reset or return to the chronograph hands. If the button at 4 o’clock is pressed while the chronograph hand is running, the hand will return to the zero position and a new timing will start automatically. The chronograph hand is driven by a vertical clutch, so it can also be used as a continuously running second hand without affecting its own durability, the running accuracy of the watch and its power reserve.
Global time in one hand
   The world time function is also very convenient: the hour and minute hands indicate the time in the time zone of the city at 12 o’clock on the dial. The time in the other 23 time zones can be quickly ascertained through the city disc and the two-color 24-hour graduated ring indicating the day and night of the corresponding city time zone. When you enter an adjacent time zone from a certain time zone, just press the button at 10 o’clock to adjust it. Every time the city disc and the 24-hour scale ring are turned counterclockwise, the hour hand will turn clockwise for one hour. When the name of the representative city in the destination time zone is changed to 12 o’clock, the adjustment is completed. In this process, the world time mechanism and hour hand are separated from the movement, so the balance swing and the rotation of the minute hand are not affected. The chronograph hands will not show any abnormalities and continue to operate normally.

 Complex machinery, elegant charm
   Ref. 5930 combines a chronograph with a world time watch in a round case in 18K white gold. Its small wing-shaped lugs are its feature, and it is also an iconic element of the World Time Watch in the 1940s and 1950s. The time zone adjustment button is at 10 o’clock and is rectangular like the two timekeeping buttons. This shape is common on Patek Philippe’s classic chronographs. Through the sapphire crystal caseback at the bottom of the case, you can admire the beautiful design and delicate details of the movement. The centerpiece of the auto dial is decorated with a delicate rotating circle pattern, while the eccentric rotor is decorated with round grain and is engraved with the Calatrava cross pattern. The silver shiny rhodium-plated splint is also decorated with round grain. All of these parts have polished chamfers, polished grooves, and gold-embossed engravings that do not meet Patek Philippe’s requirements. They set off the beautiful colors of the ruby ​​bearings, the gold color of the Gyromax® balance, and the violet and blue rays of the patented Spiromax® balance spring made of the revolutionary silicon material Silinvar®. The end of the Spiromax® balance spring is specially designed by Patek Philippe, which retains the stability of the Breguet hairspring and shapes the slim shape of the flat-roll hairspring.
All functions at a glance
   The dial of the Ref. 5930 gives you a glimpse of how two complex functions fit together perfectly. The outermost blue discs list the names of 24 cities in each time zone. Representative cities in some time zones have been updated. For example, Riyadh has been replaced by Dubai and Noumea has been replaced by Brisbane. In addition, because the Moscow time zone has been changed from UTC + 4 to UTC + 3, corresponding changes have also been made on the city disc. The seconds scale of the chronograph function is located between the city disc and the 24-hour scale ring, which is a narrow white round scale ring that is accurate to a quarter of a second. This indicates that the corresponding vibration frequency of the movement is 4 Hz (28,800 A / h). The 24-hour dial ring turned counterclockwise can also be used as a day / night display. The dark areas that represent night are paired with bright numbers and are marked with the moon; the bright areas that represent day are colored with dark numbers and are marked with the sun. The design of the center of the dial follows the tradition of the World Time series: except for the 18K white gold hour markers and the 30-minute cumulative timer, all are decorated with delicate hand-carved patterns in a low-key manner. The dial of the 30-minute cumulative chronograph has a striking white gold frame, white minute markers, and elegant round grain details. This design is not only for aesthetics, but also to ensure the clarity of the dial layout.
   The Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 was officially launched in 2016. This time the watch is released in a white gold case with a blue hand-engraved dial. The strap is hand-stitched in matte navy blue square scale crocodile leather to match the dial color. The 18K white gold Calatrava folding clasp ensures that the watch comfortably and securely surrounds the wrist.
Technical specifications
Ref. 5930 World Time Chronograph
Movement: Caliber CH 28-520 HU
Mechanical self-winding movement, star wheel chronograph, vertical clutch, local time, 24 time zone display, day / night display
Diameter: Total: 33.00 mm
Basic movement: 30.00 mm
Time zone component: 33.00 mm
Thickness: Total: 7.91 mm
Basic movement: 4.9 mm
Time zone component: 3.01 mm
Number of parts: 343
Number of jewels: 38
Power reserve: 50 hours minimum-55 hours maximum
Off-centre rotor: 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 pendulums per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Balance spring balance pin: adjustable
Function: Two-position crown:
-Pull out: Set time
-Advance: winding the watch
Display: pointer:
• Hour and minute hands indicating local time
• Chrono hands (direct-drive seconds)
• 30-minute cumulative timer
• City discs with 24 city names
• 24-hour scale ring with day / night display (different colors distinguish day and night, with sun / moon logo)
Button: Button at 2 o’clock for start / stop timing
Button at 4 o’clock for resetting and returning the chronograph hands
The button at 10 o’clock is used to adjust the time zone (the hour clock advances clockwise for one hour, and the city disk and 24-hour scale ring will rotate 1/24 counterclockwise)
Quality imprint: Patek Philippe imprint
Component features
Case: 18K white gold
Sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance to 30 meters (3 atmospheres)
Case size: Diameter: 39.50 mm
Length (diagonal of lugs): 48.23 mm
Width (3 to 9 o’clock including crown): 42.85 mm
Depth (mirror to case back): 12.86 mm
Lug pitch: 21 mm
Dial: 3 time zone dial:
• The city disk is blue and the city name is white
• 24-hour graduated ring with day / night in different colors with sun / moon logo (day: blue numbers, silver background; night: white numbers, blue background)
• Navy dial centre with hand-carved patterns
18K White Gold Stick Stereo Scales
• Pointer:
Hour and minute hands: 18K white gold toffee hands with three facets and Superluminova coating
Parfil rhodium-plated stainless steel chronograph hands
30-minute cumulative chronograph hands, rod-shaped, with counterweight, rhodium-plated stainless steel
Strap: Large square scale crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched. Matt navy blue with 18K white gold folding clasp