Month: June 2020

L.U.C 1937 Series Pays Tribute To Subtle Low-key

In 2010, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Chopin, the brand launched a limited edition L.U.C 1937 watch, paying tribute to the brand’s long-standing watchmaking heritage. Rooted in the L.U.C 1937 series of Chopin’s classic timeless watchmaking tradition, two new stainless steel watches are now available, one with a white ceramic dial and the other with a silver matte dial. Both models are equipped with the new L.U.C 1.010 caliber with outstanding performance.

  Since its establishment in 1860, Chopin has experienced many decisive moments that have played an important role in brand development. 1937 was a crucial year in the history of Chopin. At that time, the founder of the brand, Louis-Ulis-Chopin’s grandson, Paul-André-Chopin, Paul-André Chopard, decided to leave the Jura Valley and leave Louis-Ulis. -The workshop created by Chopin turned to Geneva for brand development. It was in Geneva that Chopin grew and thrived. In commemoration of this important history of the brand, Chopin launched the first L.U.C 1937 watch in 2010, condensing the essence of Chopin’s watchmaking heritage in its purely implicit appearance.

Elegant watch, timeless

  Today, Chopin has launched two new classic L.U.C 1937 watches. One of them has a white ceramic dial with black Roman numerals and track-type minute markers. The other is equipped with a silver matte dial with rhodium-plated Roman numerals and a transfer track minute scale. Both models are equipped with L.U.C.’s princess-style hands. Depending on the model, rhodium-plated or black hands are used. The 42-mm diameter stainless steel case has a novel appearance and contours. The screw-down crown at 3 o’clock ensures the watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. The flange of the watch is three-dimensional frosted, the lugs are polished, and the bottom is sapphire crystal.

L.U.C 1.010 movement: precise travel time, excellent performance

  The new L.U.C 1937 watch is equipped with the new L.U.C 1.010 self-winding mechanical movement. This movement has been certified by the Swiss Official Observatory COSC, with a vibration frequency of 28’800 times / hour and a power reserve of up to 60 hours. The structure is sturdy and has the following functions: central hours, minutes, seconds display, date window at 6 o’clock. In addition, there is a stop-seconds function to facilitate accurate time adjustment. The performance of the L.U.C 1.010 movement is accurate and reliable, and the size can be adjusted at will. It can be matched with a variety of models to ensure that Chopin watches can be independent and autonomous, so it has also become an important benchmark in the history of L.U.C movements.

  The new L.U.C 1937 watch shows the beauty of masculinity, but also reveals exquisite elegance. It uses a hand-stitched black alligator leather strap and a brown alligator leather strap, with a brown alligator leather lining and a pin stainless steel buckle.

Categories: watches

2015 Only Watch Auction Raises Ten Million Dollars To Donate To Charity (With Complete List Of Lots And Final Transaction Price)

On November 7, 2015 local time, the biennial Only Watch charity auction was held in Geneva. The 6th Only Watch Charity Auction was sponsored by the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco and hosted by Phillips Auction. 44 brands brought 44 unique timepieces with a total auction price of 11,268,000 Swiss francs / 10,366,560 Euros / 11,268,000 U.S. dollars to support Monaco’s Anti-Muscle Dystrophy Association medical research.

Complete list of the 6th Only Watch Charity Auction 2015 (Sorted by transaction price: Swiss franc)
1. Patek Philippe Ref. 5016A-010 watch

Estimate before auction: 700,000 – 900,000
Price Realized: 7,300,000
2. Richard Miller RM 27-02 watch

Estimate before auction: 600,000 – 700,000
Price Realized: 650,000
3. F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Bleu watch

Estimate before auction: 250,000 – 400,000
Price: 550,000?
4. Tudor Heritage Black Bay One watch

Estimate before auction: 3,500 – 4,500
Price Realized: 350,000
5. Voutilainen GMT-6 watch

 
Estimate before auction: 90,000 – 100,000
Price Realized: 145,000
6. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’ Art Mécaniques Ajourées

Estimate before auction: 70,000 – 80,000
Price Realized: 140,000
7. Hublot Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto

Estimate before auction: 80,000 – 120,000
Price: 135,000?
8. Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime Only Watch 2015 “The world is a dancefloor”

Estimate before auction: 60,000 – 70,000
Price Realized: 130,000
9. Athens Only Watch Stranger

 
Estimate before auction: 70,000 – 90,000
Price Realized: 120,000
10. Bell & Ross BR01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 100,000 – 120,000
Price Realized: 100,000
11. Breguet TYPE XXI 3813 watch

 
Estimate before auction: 75,000 – 90,000?
Price: 90,000?
12. Urwerk UR-106 Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 40,000 – 60,000
Price Realized: 90,000
13. Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel

 
Estimate before auction: 80,000 – 100,000
Price Realized: 80,000
14. Amadeo Fleurier 39 Lady Bovet watch

 
Estimate before auction: 100,000 – 150,000?
Price Realized: 80,000
15. Rebellion REB-7 Regulator

 
Estimate before auction: 60,000 – 90,000
Price Realized: 80,000
16. Piaget Altiplano 900P 38mm watch

 
Estimate before auction: 25,000 – 40,000
Price Realized: 75,000
17. Leroy Chronomètre Observatoire Pièce Unique for Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000 – 40,000
Price: 75,000?
18. MB & F Melchior “Only Watch”

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000-45,000
Price Realized: 75,000
19. Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000 – 40,000
Price: 62,000?
20. Christophe Claret Espoir & Paix watch

 
Estimate before auction: 50,000 – 60,000?
Price: 60,000?
21. De Bethune DBS Pièce unique watch

 
Estimate before auction: 65,000 – 75,000
Price: 60,000?
22. DeWitt Academia Out of Time Unique Piece for Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 60,000 – 80,000?
Price: 55,000?
23. Jacob & Co Epic SF24

 
Estimate before auction: 60,000 – 70,000?
Price: 50,000?
24. Harry Winston Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 35,000 – 45,000?
Price Realized: 50,000
25. Thomas Mercer Brittanica Clock

 
Estimate before auction: 75,000 – 105,000
Price Realized: 50,000
26. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual Only Watch 2015

 
Estimate before auction: 45,000 – 49,000?
Price Realized: 45,000
27. Boucheron Epure Vague de Lumière watch

 
Estimate before auction: 25,000 – 30,000?
Price Realized: 45,000
28. Henry Moser Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 60,000 – 80,000
Price Realized: 45,000
29. Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Enamel Pegasus Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 48,000 – 53,000
Price Realized: 45,000
30. Speake-Marin Resilience – “One Art” watch

 
Estimate before auction: 18,000 – 25,000
Price Realized: 38,000
31. Chanel Mademoiselle Privé for Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 35,000 – 45,000
Price: 38,000?
32. Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL

 
Estimate before auction: 15,000 – 23,000
Price Realized: 38,000
33. Hermès In The Pocket Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000 – 50,000?
Price: 35,000?
34. Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 25,000 – 35,000
Price Realized: 35,000
35. Jacques de Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée

 
Estimate before auction: 37,000 – 47,000 Swiss francs
Price: 35,000 Swiss francs
36. Rui Bao “Ouroboros”, Chronoswiss for Only Watch 2015

 
Estimate before auction: 29,000 – 39,000?
Price Realized: 29,000?
37. Le Méridien Masterpiece Gravity

 
Estimate before auction: 12,000 – 14,000
Price Realized: 25,000
38. Perrelet Turbine XL Sheriff

 
Estimate before auction: 25,000 – 35,000
Price Realized: 25,000
39. IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition ‘Tribute to Nico Rosberg’ Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 25,000 – 35,000?
Price Realized: 25,000?
40. Zenith El Primero Lightweight Tribute to Rolling Stones

 
Estimate before auction: 18,000 – 28,000
Price Realized: 21,000
41. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 10,000 – 20,000
Price: 20,000?
42. de Grisogono New Retro Black Stripes

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000 – 40,000?
Price Realized: 18,000
43. Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 30,000 – 40,000?
Price Realized: 15,000
44. Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch for Only Watch

 
Estimate before auction: 8,000 – 15,000?
Price: 14,000?

Cartier Taipei 101 Store New Opening

Group photo of VIP guests at the opening ceremony (from left) Peggy Hu Hu Xingpei, Managing Director of Cartier Taiwan, Asian Women’s Team SHE, and Chairman of Taipei Financial Building

 Cartier’s Taipei 101 store will reopen in February 2014. The store will expand from the original third floor to the second floor, becoming the first two-storey store in Taiwan. Designed with a new design concept, with black marble walls, all the building materials are transported to Taiwan from the headquarters by air, and the French-style elegant white canopy is like moving the Cartier Paris head office to Taipei 101.

 The newly opened Cartier Taipei 101 store covers an area of ​​nearly 150 pings. In terms of space planning, the products have separate display spaces: jewelry, top jewelry, watches, custom wedding rings that are popular with Taiwanese consumers, and HOME The five large blocks such as the design concept accessories area allow VIPs to appreciate and consume freely, and have a more comfortable and spacious consumption space.

 In the brand-new specialty store, an exclusive fine watchmaking salon is specially arranged. VIPs can view Cartier’s fine watchmaking series in this area. With a complete display of works, Cartier hopes to convey the superb watchmaking craftsmanship of consumer brands. At the same time, Cartier Taipei 101 store is also the first high jewelry store in Taiwan that has a top jewelry salon (High Jewelry Salon). There are only a few countries in the world such as the Paris head office, New York head office and London head office. Sharon can also see the importance attached to the Taiwan market.

 Cartier Ballon_Bleu_de_Cartier Tourbillon Diamond Watch, White Gold Case Paved with Ladder Diamond, 9452_MC Movement, Reference Price $ 10,900,000

 The giant French crystal lamps specially ordered for Cartier’s Taipei 101 store are also brought to Taiwan by air, and they are drenched in the stairwell, welcoming every distinguished guest quietly. The boutique also has an elegant French salon-style VIP room to provide consumers with a comfortable shopping space.

Tag Heuer Tag Heuer And Football Match

To celebrate the SuperCup 2015, Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG HEUER and president of LVMH’s watchmaking division, and Jean-Claude Biver, and Christian Seifert, CEO of the German Football League A (referred to as Bundesliga, German: Bundesliga), announced that the two parties have officially opened a partnership. This famous German national competition (including a total of 36 teams in Bundesliga and Bundesliga) will use TAG HEUER as the official timer. TAG HEUER will also become the first official timer and Officially designated watch.

Jean Claude Beaver said: ‘The Bundesliga is one of the most powerful and extensive platforms you can imagine. With sponsorship, we have the opportunity to pursue a different perspective and embrace the infinite possibilities of the future, especially It’s in the digital realm. We’re preparing for the future. ‘

‘We are delighted to discover that TAG HEUER is a partner pursuing high quality and an international perspective, which is a perfect fit for the Bundesliga. In particular, signing a sponsorship can significantly increase the global visibility of both parties. We firmly believe that in the next few years, Both parties will benefit from this partnership, ‘said Christian Seifert, CEO of the Bundesliga.

Consistent with the pioneering spirit of watchmaking, this is a unique and future-oriented cooperation, which offers unlimited new possibilities. From stadium billboards to traditional event broadcast methods, to the Internet and social media … TAG HEUER and Bundesliga will break the boundaries and break the rules, and jointly use a new digital media to create a new brand in the sports field. The world, forging creative and cutting-edge partnerships. Brand philosophy: Do n’t Crack Under Pressure (Do n’t be afraid of challenges, achieve self) will be perfectly integrated at all levels. On August 15, 2015, the start of the new season in the Bundesliga, TAG HEUER will ‘watch the ball’ with fans from 208 countries around the world!