On October 30, 2014, Ulysse Nardin (Athens), a Swiss high-end watch brand, made its grand tour in China, making its grand appearance in Shenyang, Shengjing, demonstrating the extreme watchmaking technology and innovation of Athens watches. Watch style. In recent years, adhering to the concept of innovation, the company has launched six new self-developed movements, marking the further development of the Athena watch on the road of independent movement research. The Athenian watch shows the mechanical soul of the watch to the world in a progressive and innovative way, adding new charm to the huge creative kingdom. These ingenious and historic landmark watch masterpieces will be presented one by one in this exhibition for guests to appreciate.
Athens Watch was founded in 1846, and it has gone through 168 years. As the world’s top watch, Athens has become synonymous with its exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship and innovative ability under its long-term and long-term background. Athens originally started with a nautical clock. Its nautical clock is the most reliable nautical instrument ever made, and it has become a must-have instrument for more than 50 countries in the world. The ministry is known for making it one of the top names in the world.
The giant anchor logo at the door underlines the true nature of the Athenian watch as a chronograph.
The attendees not only had media but also Shenyang’s Athens VIP customers, and everyone took photos in front of the background wall to commemorate this great moment together.
Athenian Watch is the watch brand with the most Observatory certificates. As of 1975, Athenian Watch accounted for 4,324 of the 4,504 nautical timepiece certificates issued by the official Swiss Observatory.
The Athens watch was founded in the 19th century (1846) in the era of maritime power. This special time and space background made the Athens watch and nautical watch with a history of more than 150 years inextricably bound. In the era of sea power, extreme courage and perseverance still can’t resist the fear of getting lost in the sea. In addition to relying on the sun and the horizontal line to identify the outward direction, the most needed is an absolutely accurate astronomical clock for calculating navigation. Orientation. The Athens Maritime Observatory Clock, which is famous for its precise functions, can calculate the difference to half a second to accurately calculate the latitude and longitude of the ship at sea. The Athens Watch has won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition with a bagged astronomical watch and a marine astronomical clock in 1878. It has passed the test of various extreme temperatures and severe conditions, and has established the leading position of the Athens watch in the field of marine watches. Fifty countries have designated Athens’s Marine Observatory timepiece as a professional instrument of the naval fleet.
In 1862, Athens watch won the most respected ‘honorary award’ in the ‘Precision Timepieces, Pocketed Observatory Timepieces’ category at the London International Expo, making Athens a leader in the field of international pocketed observatory timepieces. status. In 1878, its pocket chronometers and nautical astronomical clocks won the gold medal at the Paris Universal Exposition; in 1893, the Chicago Universal Exposition exhibited a fine embossed astronomical design mixed with gold and silver. The scientific peerless crystallization, won the gold medal in the category of ‘Navigation and Pouch Observatory Timepieces’; Athens’ position nautical observatory timepieces won the first place in 7 tests of the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. In 1915, Athens won the championship among the 60 observatory watches tested by the Washington Capitals Naval Observatory. These are all genuine gold medals.
After understanding the glorious history of Athens, we first saw the enamel-themed watch in Athens. This is the legendary Saint Basil’s Basilica enamel watch.
This exquisite Russian egg carving base is the case of this watch. It is limited to 30 sets and sells for RMB 1,419,000.
Sailing boats have always been the eternal theme of Athens enamel watches.
This snake snake enamel watch has an inner enamel technology and is limited to 88 pieces.
This enamel watch can be said to be a tailor-made model for horses, priced at 380,800 yuan.
After experiencing the magnificence of enamel, in this exhibition, I finally saw the real object of the legendary ‘Astronomy Trilogy’. This set of three watches is the transformation of basic ideas by Dr. Ockling with his excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for watches. A creative mechanical watch, this trilogy’s first Galileo astrolabe watch can show changes in planetary positions and zodiac signs, etc. This watch has been collected by the British Museum.
The second Copernicus watch displays accurate astronomical coordinates of the sun, moon, and planets.
The third Kepler astronomical watch can show the movement of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Tropic of Cancer, the seasons, times, and sunrise and sunset of various parts of the earth. These three watches are limited to a total of 100 sets and sell for RMB 3,976,000. .
After reading the magical ‘Astronomical Trilogy’, we have come to the world of silicon in Athens, the first brand in the world of silicon to make watches in silicon. This is silicon crystal.
These triangles are a one-piece silicon pallet.
These are naturally silicon hairsprings. The biggest advantage of silicon is that it does not require any maintenance.
This original marine astronomical watch is equipped with the UN118 movement with silicon escapement and a large fire enamel dial. This watch is limited to 888 pieces and sells for 254,000 yuan.
The above is the complete picture of the silicon escapement of the UN118 movement.
In addition to enamel, astronomy, and silicon, the three questions of the moving puppet are also Athens’s strong points. This hunting minute watch, known as the ‘big forest’, is equipped with moving puppets, limited to 50, and sells for RMB 3,247,000. yuan.
This Freak Dark Lord with Athens characteristics has both Caruso and Tourbillon functions.
This tourbillon watch with sapphire crystal splint is also a major feature of Athens.
This skeleton tourbillon watch also uses a silicon crystal hairspring, with a power reserve of 170 hours.
The Stranger Music Watch plays music when the Sonata button is on. Simply rotate the crown forward or backward to complete the winding, forward and backward adjustment of the date and set time and other functions. This creative master-level music watch continues the original innovation of the Athenian watch. It not only incorporates musical elements, but also applies silicon technology to the escapement and anchor escapement of the homemade movement UN-690. This watch not only has excellent functions, but also exquisite appearance design gives a unique aesthetic enjoyment. The large case and surface design incorporate beautiful lines, contrasting with the circular pattern on the dial and the Roman numeral hour markers. The back is beautifully carved. The ultimate craftsmanship shows more musical elements. The Stranger Music Watch is the first watch in the new music watch series, with a limited edition of 99, which is yet another peak in the history of watchmaking in Athens.
This cathedral bell watch uses the repeater spring as the bell structure. It also has a 24-hour countdown and dual time zone display. The price is RMB 539,600.
This Athens challenger perpetual calendar watch can be adjusted with a single crown for all date display before and after, even if the setting is wrong, there is no need to return to the original factory to open the cover to adjust the error.
This moon fantasy watch is equipped with the self-developed self-winding movement UN-106 developed by Athens. It adopts silicon escapement and silicon hairspring to continue the precision manufacturing process of Athens watch. The dial of this watch is made of high-quality mother-of-pearl, with hand-drawn earth graphics, which is refreshing. The hands of the dial indicate the position of the sun and moon relative to the earth. Add the two-way mechanical winding device and the patented hour hand quick adjustment device of the Athens watch for added convenience. The unique charm of Moon Fantasy Watch allows you to enjoy the convenience of recording time, and at the same time experience the shock brought by its amazing aesthetic design.
After looking at the tall models, we also look at the Athens-earthed models. The dial of this original marine chronograph is made of big fire enamel, and the design follows the taste of the ship clock.
Known as the green water ghost of Athens, this deep-sea diving watch is waterproof to 200 meters.
This Athens grand enamel dress watch is quite elegant and sells for 134,700.
The mermaid diving watch in Athens should be loved by countless women. The whole watch is set with 51 diamonds and sells for 103,300 yuan.
After the exhibition tour, Athens prepared a grand and ingenious dinner for everyone.
The momentum of the dinner can be said to be in place, demonstrating the status of the maritime timing overlord in Athens.
In the opening dance, there was a performance by the top ten contestant of China Good Dance, Gusri Gullen. He was known as the male god in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, and his vigorous dance fully expressed Freak’s domineering performance.
The subsequent electronic music ensemble will make the dinner atmosphere better.
Bruno Dard, the global sales director of Athenian Watch from Frankfurt, said that innovation is the faith that Athenian Watch has always adhered to, and it is also the brand’s unique DNA mark. Since its establishment in 1846, the Athenian Watch has gone through a long and a half century. The Athenian Watch has always been courageous to explore, persistently and in-depth research, integrating science, innovation and imagination into the production of watches, and has continuously developed orders. Amazing great work of the world.
During the dinner, one of the best and most active Chinese pianists in the international music scene today, was praised by the Western media as ‘genius pianists who can only produce one or two in a century’ ‘Pride’, and the appearance of the famous pianist Kong Xiangdong, the composer of the 2008 Olympic song ‘Forever Friends’, with Italian composer Giorgio Molodel pushed the atmosphere of the dinner to a climax.
Mr. Kong performed a live track of his latest creation for everyone.
The audience was all moved by Mr. Kong’s piano. Mr. Kong said, ‘When one comes and one leaves, only music is with us, and music is exactly the art of time.’
In the end, the dinner ended in a passionate dance, and everyone was still immersed in the legendary charm of Athens. The history of the Athens watch is a thick history of innovation, whether it is from the design of the watch or the development of the movement. , Is an outstanding brand that makes people look forward to, with its proud strength to prove to the world the timeless charm of classic timepieces. (Text / picture watch house Mao Zhuang)