Month: February 2019

Global Vice President Of Breitling Watch Manufacturing: Watchmaking With Pilot Spirit

Breitling may have the most aura exhibition hall in Hall 2013BASELWORLD1: the deep blue ocean background is as good as the tall and handsome model doorman and the brand’s new Emergency II watch (Emergency II). People fix their eyes and locate easily. The ‘Technical Soul’ of Breitling watch manufacturing, Jean-Paul Girardin, the global vice president, sat in an interview with this reporter. ‘Although compared with the Swiss watch industry export statistics, our market share in China is still small. Consumers explain many questions, such as why there are two buttons on the chronograph watch in addition to the crown? Why are there six hands instead of three on the chronograph watch? A watch can tell you the time, but a chronograph wrist Watches also allow you to control time. ‘Letting the cooler community accept Breitling’s’ pilot spirit ‘is Jean-Paul Girardin’s next mission.

’21st Century’: I am curious, it has been 4 years since the first self-made movement of Breitling was released in 2009. What is the current assembly ratio of brand-made movements?

JP: Among them, our self-made movement project started in 2004, and it lasted for 5 years, including 2 years of research and development period and 3 years of industrialization period. Today it can be said that Breitling is fully capable of responding to market demand in a timely manner, allowing self-made movements to account for 50% of all mechanical timing movements of the brand.

’21st Century’: So now the ratio is 50%?

JP: No, this is just capacity. We achieved almost 80% of our target with almost full capacity. In terms of mechanical chronograph movements, more than 50% are now equipped with brand-made movements. In addition, the newly expanded Breitling Precision Timepiece Center in La Chaux-de-Fonds is further increasing its production capacity. If necessary, we can quickly expand the next brand-new Breitling factory.

’21st Century’: Breitling Precision Timepiece Center was built for the development of brand-made movements?

JP: Yes, we built the first building, and then built a second one, dedicated to the development and production of home-made movements. The size of the second building also leaves room for the third building. The production of Breitling’s home-made movements this year has exceeded last year and the number of mechanical chronograph movements we have produced exceeds that of other movements. As I often say: Since we are famous for making professional timepieces for pilots, we should control the whole situation like pilots. We can always go left or right and decide our own direction.

’21st Century’: Can it be said that if the Swatch Group stopped providing watch movements and parts to other brands at the end of 2013, Breitling would be able to achieve the independent production of most watch movements? Are you ready for the worst?

JP: Between 2013 and 2014, we couldn’t promise such things. The fact is that such a rapid decline will not occur, just as Richemont’s sales of watch parts will gradually decline and take many years. We had anticipated this before, and started to develop our own movements about 10 years ago. You know, time is the top priority of any project. It takes years to achieve this capacity: testing machines, adjusting products, training employees, and more.

’21st Century’: If Breitling achieves 100% self-sufficiency, does it also mean that the product price will rise accordingly?

JP: For example, in 2009, our Chronomat equipped with a new homemade movement rose from 6,000 Swiss francs to 8,000 Swiss francs. There is no doubt that the price of the product has increased, but the case and dial are more refined and beautiful, the power reserve of the movement can reach 70 hours, with a vertical clutch system, and a 5-year warranty. Therefore, in general, as production increases, prices will not rise chaotically. Of course, we do not have a farm and we do not mine diamonds or iron ore. In addition, all production of Breitling is completed in Switzerland.

’21st Century’: In addition to mechanical movements, quartz watches have received the same attention in Breitling?

JP: Indeed, so this year we launched Emergency II. You know that this watch cannot be equipped with a mechanical movement. As the first watch with a built-in dual-frequency transmitter, it is usually about the same size as two packs of cigarettes, and we don’t want to just add a strap to the two packs of cigarettes. Breitling wanted to create a watch that would fit on the wrist. For example, if you want to get a very clear image of the landscape, you will definitely choose a 15-megapixel digital camera; if you want to make it more artistic, you will ask the artist to paint the same landscape. Quartz and mechanical watches are two different themes and cannot be compared. Breitling users include pilots, professionals, and business elites. The choice is entirely based on personal preferences, and there is no good or bad. We keep the quartz movement for this reason: it can provide consumers with non-traditional functions not possible with mechanical movements.

Raymond Weil Launches New Passion Watch

More than two decades after its official launch, the world-renowned Parsifal watch series was unveiled at the 2010 Basel World 2010.
With its elegant and charming temperament and natural design lines, Parsifal has established a reputation in the industry. Today, the new series not only inherits its long tradition, but also through its accurate timekeeping, round shape and Sublimation of aesthetics reflects modern temperament. The Parsifal series is inspired by the last opera of musician Wagner, which mainly depicts the spiritual exploration of the knight spirit and the mysterious world.

The new Parsifal watch once again reflects Raymond Weil’s loyalty to the tradition and adheres to the tradition to inspire creative brand essence, focusing on more delicate design elements (godron décor , Streamlined appearance, exquisite bracelet) to strengthen its image of deep roots. Eye-catching black dial, rose gold trim creates a strong contrast; Roman numerals can highlight the depth and elegance of the watch.
Compared with Parsifal’s previous style, the new work extends the case diameter to 41 mm, with all-black alligator straps stitched with saddle stitching and double push-in safety locks, which is a perfect match. The delicate auxiliary dial displays the hours, minutes and seconds separately, placed on the main dial symmetrically, and the calendar window between 4 and 5 o’clock makes the message clear at a glance.

ParThe automatic movement of the new Parsifal series is based on the ETA2892 / 2 movement and the Dubois Dépraz 2010 timing module is added. The power reserve can reach 42 hours. The button at 2 o’clock can start / stop the timer function, while the button at 4 o’clock is responsible for resetting.
Elegant lines, excellent timing functions and luxurious rose gold material highlight the originality of the Parsifal series. Ingenious combination of style, classic and delicate: this is the perfect portrayal of Raymond Weil’s new Parsifal series.

Bauber X Fathoms Creates Top Mechanical Diving Watches

Blancpain has released the new X Fathoms (X 噚) in the prestigious Fifty Fathoms (50 顶级) top diving watch series. This X Fathoms inherits the classic characteristics of the Fifty Fathoms watch, which debuted in 1953, and is newly equipped with a superb mechanical sounding function, making it a world-class mechanical diving watch.

   Blancpain X Fathoms top mechanical diving watch has been given many pioneering inventions, including a mechanical depth sounder up to 90 meters deep, which can record the depth of the dive, and a separate 0-15 meters mechanical depth sounder The measurement error is only 30 cm at a depth of 15 meters. In addition, X Fathoms is also the first to carry a 5-minute countdown function for use during decompression stops. Blancpain X Fathoms has therefore become ‘the world’s first’ in many aspects.

   Blancpain X Fathoms’ top mechanical diving watch is equipped with caliber 9918B. The basic movement of this caliber is Caliber 1315 caliber originally produced by Blancpain. It is used on a variety of fifty-inch models and has been rigorously tested. The movement is self-winding and has three built-in double barrels to ensure a power reserve of 5 days. The silicon balance spring of the movement can effectively cancel the magnetic field interference.

   The satin-finished titanium case has a diameter of 55.65 mm and a water-resistant depth of 300 meters. In addition, the watch is also equipped with a helium pressure relief valve for decompression during diving, and uses the classic unidirectional rotating bezel design of the Fifty Fathoms series for nearly 60 years.
   The sounder film is made of amorphous metal. Research and testing led by Blancpain have proved that the elasticity and resistance to permanent deformation of amorphous metal make it an ideal material for making sounding film. Its thickness is only half that of iron film, but its accuracy is relatively improved. At the same time, the long-term stability of the alloy prevents the formation of micro-cracks. However, the nonlinear nature of membrane deformation is still unavoidable. The original solution proposed by Blancpain is to asymmetrically engage the rack and pinion, so that the curve of membrane deformation is linear. Each X Fathoms is individually calibrated to ensure maximum accuracy of the watch’s sounding function.

   Blancpain optimized the dial display function of X Fathoms in a unique way after detailed and in-depth research. The center of the dial is equipped with a depth-detecting pointer, with matt black as the background color to enhance the contrast; at the same time, the three-color fluorescent coating can fully ensure the readability of the pointer under water. It is worth mentioning that the watch is also equipped with a delicate and complicated structured molded rubber strap, which has 14 connection parts, which ensure a perfect fit to the wrist and ensure that water can pass through the watch under any environmental conditions. The pressure film is in contact with the lower part.

Bvlgari Bvlgari Aurora Lvcea Gives Bright Light To Time

BVLGARI Bulgari inspired by the power of light to create the new Bvlgari Aurora LVCEA ladies watch series. The LVCEA series is a tribute to the sundial. It combines traditional style and modern aesthetics, and combines outstanding performance with creative design. As the embodiment of light, LVCEA is loved by celebrities and watch connoisseurs because of its brilliant style. On different occasions, it reflects their unique personality and charming style, making each moment the best time. From early morning to sunset, LVCEA is suitable for all occasions, making each day full of charming charm, making every style glamorous. The round case, light base, a series of light and shadow and style blending make LVCEA in the feminine beauty, showing a unique personality charm.

  Light has always been the recorder of time. In ancient times, humans invented the sundial in order to calculate time. The solar quadrant was first unearthed in ancient Egypt, and then found in ancient Greece and ancient Rome-they are the cornerstone of the birth of astronomical calendars and clocks. Since then, this primitive mode of recording time has become indispensable in people’s lives, and can be called the ancestor of today’s accurate timepieces. Light is the basis of the biological clock and is inseparable from time. LVCEA is also a tribute to the brand’s glorious history-ancient Roman and Greek traditions gave Bulgari an artistic light. Because of this origin, Bulgari combines the Italian ‘luce’ (meaning ‘light’) with the Latin ‘lux’ (meaning ‘luxury’), which gives the brand new name.

  LVCEA’s shining round case contains the flow of time. The round shape of the case symbolizes unity, implying the continuous cohesion of the past and the present. The contemporary elegant model bred from traditional aesthetics-LVCEA makes classics eternal and continues the beautiful legend of Bulgari. Bulgari, renowned for its fine jewelry, has a brilliant gem embedded in the crown of each LVCEA work. The noble fuchsia gemstones cut on the egg face highlight the bold and distinctive classic charm of Bulgari design. In addition, the gem crown is inlaid with a brilliant diamond, symbolizing the charming charm of women from the inside out.

  The LVCEA watch bracelet is inspired by the Bulgari classic Serpenti collection. The scales on the winding bracelet are replaced with polished metal that showcases the architectural geometric aesthetics. Each bracelet is seamlessly linked together. In Bvlgari’s classic style, the powerful lines of the bracelet perfectly balance the gorgeousness of the round case. These distinct elements are perfectly combined through lines and circles, just like the complex and intricate connotation of contemporary women-full of power, elegance, sensuality and energy.

  There are 13 different models in the LVCEA series: both classic stainless steel and luxurious pavé rose gold. Some models display a precious texture in the brilliance of diamonds, while others are decorated with Roman numerals XII and VI, showing the ancient Roman elements contained in the pure bloodlines of Bulgari. LVCEA presents the perfect fusion of tradition and present, power and sensuality, practicality and preciousness with multiple designs.

  The unique style is always shining: LVCEA emerges from the world, becoming another brilliant gem in the Bvlgari watch series.

  Stars and BVLGARI Bulgari’s indissoluble bond-For decades, BVLGARI Bulgari has been favored by the most elegant celebrities. Bulgari’s work has been glamorous in more than 40 films. At the same time, Bulgari is also a frequent visitor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the red carpets such as the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. Lai’s fascinating jewellery is dumped.

  The romance between Bulgari and the goddesses began in the golden age of ‘sweet life’ in Italy. With the rise of the Roman film industry in Cinecittà Studios in the 1950s and 1960s, the world has set its sights on this historic city. Rome also became the center of the international culture and design industry. It was then that the world’s superstars opened their inextricable bond with this eternal city and its best jeweler, Bvlgari. Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Roland … In the ‘sweet life’ era, Bulgari and the goddesses found each other, and fate has never stopped.

  Peerless fascinators have become increasingly fascinated by Bulgari. Contemporary goddesses are also reluctant to give up their shining ‘second skin’. They love to wear Bulgari works and make each day themselves a striking beauty. landscape. This is also a major source of design inspiration for LVCEA series watches.

Luminor Tourbillon Gmt Panerai Tourbillon Timepiece -47mm

is a bold presentation of foresight and superb watchmaking technology, a fearless display of mechanical evolution, and a huge breakthrough belonging to Panerai. Lo Scienziato the Great Scientist is back!

   The origin and history of Lo Scienziato watches are well known to the world. The first Panerai Lo Scienziato watch was released in 2010 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observation of horoscopes by the talented scientist Tuscany in Italy. With perseverance in research and innovation, the Lo Scienziato watch led Panerai to break the boundaries of technology and thought, bringing an exciting new work. Today, after nearly a decade of mechanical and style evolution, the Lo Scienziato watch has once again returned to the public’s attention, and has displayed a magnificent personality with its eye-catching design. Inheriting the classic style, refuses to stand still. As one of the most challenging masterpieces of the Laboratorio di Idee, the new Luminor Tourbillon GMT watch was launched in two places.

   The case of the new Luminor Tourbillon GMT dual tourbillon watch case is made of high-performance fifth-grade titanium metal, and is decorated with sandblasting technology, which makes the watch more personalized and refreshed. Due to the special natural properties of the case material, the watch has a unique touch and makes people feel happy. In addition, the watch’s bezel, crown, and lock lever of the crown bridge protection device ™ are made of Carbo ??? tech carbon fiber composite, which has an excellent appearance, soft colors and a visual contrast with a grade 5 titanium case. Surrounded by a black and gray monotone, the military green dial looks like a finishing touch. The design of the digital hour markers, small seconds, 24-hour display and power reserve indicator floating on the outer edge of the dial is also outstanding. The new Luminor Tourbillon GMT watch dial has a completely new design.

   The sand-blasted titanium case uses ‘direct metal laser sintering’ technology with a bezel, crown and crown guard ™ lock bar made of Carbotech carbon fiber composite material. Loyal to classics, from creativity.
   The design of the new Luminor Tourbillon GMT Tourbillon series tourbillon watch is amazing. It is also extremely lightweight due to the use of innovative technology. This watch is the result of many advanced technologies of the Panerai Novotel. The case with a diameter of 47 mm is made of multivalent fifth-grade titanium metal, which has good corrosion resistance, is durable, and weighs 40% lighter than stainless steel. In addition to its physical characteristics, this watch is unique in the way its case is manufactured. The 3D printed titanium case uses the ‘direct metal laser sintering’ technology, which is manufactured in reverse using high-power fiber lasers. From scratch, titanium metal powder is used to form three-dimensional parts layer by layer. The key is to build layers of material instead of traditional cutting. In the precise precipitation process, each layer of material is only 0.02 millimeters thick and accumulates in the subtle middle layers. Finally, a watch case weighing only 18 grams with a hollow interior is still durable and excellent in water resistance. In addition, the watch’s bezel, crown and crown guard ™ lock levers are made of Carbotech carbon fiber composite material.

   Manual winding mechanical movement, independently developed by Panerai Watch Factory, equipped with precision tourbillon. Compact appearance and superior performance.
   The P.2005 / T movement demonstrates the powerful features of the Luminor Tourbillon GMT tourbillon series in two places. In 2016, Panerai first introduced a manual winding mechanical movement equipped with time functions of two places and independently developed by Panerai Watch Factory. Its structure is unique and creative, which is an extraordinary creation of the brand. The watch has a steampunk element design, while the traditional mechanical watch design was completely subverted by Panerai, replaced by deliberately twisted and hollowed-out skeletons, and finally presented an original and contemporary minimalist style . The three connected barrels are patented by Panerai and provide a power reserve of up to 6 days.
   The P.2005 / T movement is also made of titanium and weighs only 23 grams. The rotating tourbillon frame fully demonstrates the brand’s superb watchmaking skills. Panerai’s tourbillon frame is perpendicular to the horizontal axis of the balance wheel and runs one revolution every 30 seconds, which is very different from the traditional tourbillon which rotates one revolution per minute. This innovative design is not just for amazing people, but is intended to better compensate for the effect of gravity on the operation of the regulator by increasing the number of rotations. In order to display the power reserve on the front of the watch dial, the movement has been further optimized, which not only enhances the watch’s practicality, but also makes the dial design more exquisite.
   The new Luminor Tourbillon GMT tourbillon dual time watch is also equipped with a black nylon strap with smoke grey stitching and titanium buckle. Includes a screwdriver for changing the strap, and a grey sandblasted cherry wood case with a Panerai logo on the lid.

LUMINOR TOURBILLON GMT
Lumino Tourbillon Dual Time – 47 mm

 

PAM00768
   Movement
   The P.2005 / T manual winding skeletonized mechanical movement is entirely developed by Panerai. 16 1/4 cents, 10.05 mm thick, 31 stones, 28,800 vibrations per hour, Glucydur® balance, Incabloc® anti-vibration device, three barrels, 277 parts.
   Features
   Hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, 24-hour display, power reserve on the dial, tourbillon.
   Power reserve: 6 days.
   Case
   Sandblasted titanium case made with ‘direct metal laser sintering’ technology, 47 mm in diameter and 17.66 mm thick. The bezel, crown and crown lever ™ lock levers are made of Carbotech carbon fiber composite material.
   Strap
   Grey alligator leather strap with sandblasted titanium folding clasp. It also comes with a black nylon strap with smoky stitching and a titanium buckle.
   Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).