Breguet Recreates The Century-old Friendship With The Louvre

Breguet, the most prestigious watchmaker, will be the main sponsor of the restoration of the Louvre 14 Louis XVI to Louis XVI exhibition hall in Paris, and will celebrate with this world-renowned museum The refurbishment of these showrooms was grandly unveiled. On June 17, 2014, the Louvre will host an unprecedented private banquet, and Marc A. Hayek, Chairman and CEO of Breguet will also be present at the Louvre. Welcome from the world With nearly 300 VIPs from all over the place, the grand event will complement this historic and magnificent royal palace and gorgeous rhythm. At the celebration, Breguet also invited the winning young soprano singer Polina Pasztircsák at the 65th Geneva International Music Competition to bring an unparalleled music feast to the guests. Breguet has been sponsoring the Geneva International Music Competition since 2002.

 Louvre Museum, Paris, France

 The last phase of the Louvre renovation project, which began in the early 1980s, aims to rehabilitate all 18th-century art collections. Breguet’s multi-million-euro-funded repair project was successfully completed in 2014. The sponsorship project was initiated by Nicolas G. Hayek in 2009, and this year it was sponsored by his grandson, Mark Hayek. The testimony of Mr. Marc A. Hayek finally came to a successful conclusion.
 The 2,500-square-meter space in the Louvre Museum has never been open to the public for the past 10 years. Now that the area has been completely restored, the mystery will be revealed to the public. Relevant exhibition promotional materials in this exhibition area have also been thoroughly revised. All the collections have been rearranged and subtly integrated into this unique and magnificent building, so that visitors can appreciate these exhibits more clearly. As a result, these historical heritages are profound, and the masterpieces of art that represent Europe’s rich cultural heritage can bloom to their true charm.

 The Louvre Museum is renovated and will soon be reopened in the exhibition halls of Louis XIV to Louis XVI

 Studios built in the 1750s were perfectly restored

 Through this sponsorship, Breguet not only continued the brand tradition of supporting European cultural heritage, but also further strengthened the historical friendship between the brand and the Louvre. As early as the second French Industrial Fair in 1802, some masterpieces of Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet were invited to exhibit in the Louvre. A few years later, Vivant Denon, the first ‘sponsor’ and first curator of the Louvre, purchased a Breguet minute repeater and a Breguet ceramic clock in 1810 and 1811, respectively. The Louvre’s 18th-century art collection includes a collection of timepieces, including exquisite Breguet masterpieces, partly donated by the widow of the Lyon businessman Claudius Côte in 1961. Today, the relationship between Breguet and the Louvre is even closer, thanks in particular to the initiative of the then President and curator of the Louvre, Henri Loyrette, in Louvre in 2009. A thematic watch exhibition entitled ‘Breguet at the Louvre. An Apogee of European Watchmaking’ was held in the palace. Today, Breguet is very proud to work with the Louvre again to celebrate the refurbishment of the 18th-century art gallery in the Louvre, and to present the refurbished countless precious collections to the world.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Both Sides Of Time

When it comes to the Royal Oak, I have to mention Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ‘play and excellent policy’ tough guy and Audemars Piguet, which began in the 1999 film ‘ ‘Apocalyptic Holocaust’ In 2010, in order to commemorate the cooperation between Schwarzenegger and Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Heritage Watch, a limited edition of 1,500 pieces.
Royal Oak and Schwarzenegger, connected by film
Speaking of the Royal Oak, I have to mention Arnold Schwarzenegger, a tough guy who ‘plays good politics’ and Audemars Piguet, which began in the 1999 film ‘The End of the World’; in 2003, Audemars Piguet once again designed the Royal Oak Offshore T3 Limited Edition watch based on its movie ‘Terminator III’. In this Schwarzenegger’s closing work, sunglasses, black leather, Harley-Davidson, and Thunderbolt gloves And T3, the Governor who is about to enter politics is extremely powerful. In 2010, in order to commemorate the cooperation between Schwarzenegger and Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak Offshore Arno Heritage Commemorative Watch, with a limited edition of 1,500 pieces. Except for the movie factor, Schwarzenegger in life is also an avid fan of Audemars Piguet. His personal collection of 24 valuable Audemars Piguet watches is exclusive.
Charity is more than just time. What is more worth mentioning is that the combination of Arnold and Audemars Piguet not only does not stop at commercial cooperation, but also brings the two parties closer together through the steps of charity. The sale of the Arnold series of commemorative models has made Arnold’s ‘After-School All-Stars’ Foundation, which was founded in 1992, more prestigious. The foundation aims to provide after-school activities for young people to help them realize their potential with intensive academic counseling, sports activities and art activities, thereby helping many poor families to get on the right track. So far, charitable donations raised for the foundation by selling commemorative watches have reached nearly 10 million US dollars.

Nomos This Year’s Two-hand Watch Takes The Simplicity To The End!

At the Basel Show this year, NOMOS launched a two-hand watch, creating a new wrist watch with a simple and elegant shape, which reflects the essence of the Bauhaus style everywhere. However, the new watch only has two hands and no small seconds. It exudes a simple and elegant temperament, which is very suitable for modern urban women. There are four models of Tangente, Orion, Ludwig, and Tetra in this two-hand watch. Next, we will take Tangente watches as an example to take a look.

  Tangente, Orion, Ludwig, Tetra are four classics launched by NOMOSGlashütte when it was founded. The new watch launched this year continues the classic and simple style of NOMOS. With a pure design, it has created a watch suitable for daily wear for modern urban people. The same is true for the watch that we see next.

Watch real shot


  The new model has a diameter of 33 mm, which can set off women’s jade wrists. The watch case is made of stainless steel, and the front and sides of the watch are polished with a polished process. The lines are round and full, highlighting the warm metallic luster.

  The crown on the side of the watch is also polished, and is engraved with the brand name ‘NOMOS’ on it, and is surrounded by a non-slip texture for easy time adjustment.

  The design of the silver-white dial is simple and pure, with golden hands, making these watches very suitable for wearing with jewelry, in line with the aesthetic trend of modern women. Mocha brown hour indexes are almost black, but they are softer, and the dial looks both capable and feminine.

  The beige suede strap is also more refined than the classic Cordova horse leather strap.

  The watch has a built-in Alpha.2 manual-winding movement, equipped with a Glashütte pawl structure. The rhodium-plated movement is decorated with Glashütte stripes and NOMOS fish scales. This movement can provide a 43-hour power reserve.

  For table friends who like simple style watches, this year NOMOS has provided many options for everyone. This new two-hand watch not only has a good value, but also is affordable. It will be available in April in designated stores and on the website.

  The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2019 Basel International Watch Fair brought to you by the Watch House. Next, we will present more and more exciting exhibition reports, so please pay attention.

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Tianwang Watch 25th Anniversary Series Micro-film Interpretation Legend Passing Positive Energy

Since its creation in 1988, Utopus has gone through 25 years of legendary time. It is understood that as early as the beginning of the year, Utopus has been making intensive preparations for its 25th anniversary celebration. As the 25th anniversary micro-movie, one of the important promotion plans for the 25th anniversary of Tianwang Watch, its trailer debuted at the 2013 Shenzhen International Watch & Clock Fair held at the end of June this year. The micro-movie attracted positive energy and attracted Numerous eyeballs have aroused the interest of the majority of peers in the industry and various aspects of attention.

Recently, according to the internal staff of Tianwang Watch, the 25th anniversary micro-movies of Tianwang Watch have been completely filmed, and the premiere ceremony was held in a well-known theater in Futian District. According to the relevant person in charge of Tianwang Watch, this micro-movie is based on the theme of the 25th anniversary of Tianwang Watch-‘Legend · Genesis’. The theme is taken from ordinary people who adhere to their dreams in life, with ‘Dream · Legend’ as the core. , Telling stories about dreams and successes, on the other hand, it also expresses the positive attitude of life and the pursuit of elite-style lifestyles that the king of the table has been transmitting for 25 years. The idea is novel, the plot is ups and downs, and the excellent production team cooperates with the material that is close to real life, so that everyone who struggles in the city can find their own shadow and profound experience, thereby inspiring and evoking them. This kind of desire to persist in striving to achieve the dream legendary source of power, delivering more positive positive energy.

In the fast-paced urban life, UAV’s 25th anniversary series of micro-films shouted to all those who are working hard for dreams: If you have a dream, you must insist on it! People live not just for life, but for their hearts Hold on to that dream! Stand in front of time, carefully observe the true meaning of life journey, realize the true meaning of life, and get reborn.

According to the person in charge of the Tianwang Watch Micro Movie, the 25th anniversary of the Tianwang Watch theme micro movie is divided into three independent and related parts, which respectively describe the struggle of characters from different ages such as Lao Zhongqing, including family, love and career. The ideals are connected in series. Under the hardening of time, those who persist in their dreams and actively struggle will eventually reap their own happy times. The full version of the micro-film will be released in the near future. At that time, it will be updated on the official website of Tianwang, the official Sina Weibo and blog.

Blooming Stars Jaeger-lecoultre Masterpieces Of Traditional Complications

Jacques Jaeger-LeCoultre launched a new high-precision complex high-end jewelry series watch, combining design, technical construction, watchmaking art and exquisite craftsmanship as never before, showing the excellent watchmaking technology and style of the watch factory. The watch is equipped with three complex functions: minute repeater, flying tourbillon and zodiac calendar. Each function is extremely complex and brings together the latest watchmaking standards, and the master craftsmanship of Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking makes them perfectly blended with unique romantic feelings. The MasterGrandeTraditionGrandeComplication watch will be available in a limited edition of 8 white gold models, equipped with a unique movement and set with dazzling gemstones.

The essence of this watch lies in its classic interpretation of astronomical timepieces. The flying tourbillon rotates in orbit, and the dial depicts the exquisite northern hemisphere starry sky, which perfectly integrates the elements of astronomical astrology. On the outer edge of the dial of this remarkable watch, a sun rotates on a 24-hour basis. The bezel shows the 24-hour scale, the signs of the zodiac, the week and the month. The flying tourbillon, which runs at an even speed in the ultra-light titanium frame, is equipped with advanced technology to ensure that the watch is accurate. In addition, the watch is equipped with a minute repeater, and two crystal gongs are fixed on the sapphire crystal. In conjunction with the ‘trébuchet’ balance hammer, just by gently moving the timepiece handle, the watch will emit a crisp, full-bodied music.

The classic white gold case and the decoration of the movement components that follow the traditional watchmaking tradition fully demonstrate all the outstanding skills and expertise acquired by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the field of fine watchmaking for 181 years. The case of this MasterGrandeTradition watch is designed with precious stones inlaid by the designer, showing its extraordinary structure. The crown is set with exquisite baguette-cut diamonds; two rows of baguette-cut diamonds extend to the left and right sides of the crown and above the lugs, perfectly embodying the convex surface of the case.

Star map and Zodiac calendar

Basically, the earth rotates around its axis for one day. According to different reference points, astronomy distinguishes between solar and stellar days. The former refers to the sun, while the latter refers to other celestial bodies, that is, more distant stars. As the earth revolves around the sun, it also rotates, so the solar day is slightly longer than the stellar day, about 4 minutes. In order to achieve these astronomical functions and make the watch a perfect tool for astronomical observation, Jaeger-LeCoultre made the star disk rotate once every 23 hours and 56 minutes, that is, a stellar day. In addition, the zodiac calendar is placed on the outer edge of the dial, with the month display, it can accurately indicate the position of the star at any time throughout the year; the perpetual calendar is used to adjust the timing system.

The dial shows superb craftsmanship, combined with the graceful aesthetic design, looks noble and extraordinary. The dark blue gold sandstone starry sky is dotted with shiny diamond stars, two curved rectangular cut sapphire crescents, light blue slightly pan, and surrounds. The guilloche-painted dial with month and zodiac signs shows a lighter blue light. The subtle gradation of layers of colors makes the multi-layered dials present a deep effect, highlighting the exquisite skills of the designer and craftsman of the watch factory. Diamond hour markers and stars complement each other, and the dazzling bezel makes this super complicated watch exquisite, brilliant and charming.

Tourbillon and silicon escapement parts

Different from the traditional structure using the upper and lower bridges, the flying tourbillon is only fixed on one side of the movement, so there is only one cantilevered fulcrum. The entire tourbillon contains 73 components, with a diameter of 12.42 mm and a thickness of 3.85 mm. The lightweight titanium frame is placed on ceramic ball bearings that do not require lubrication, which is extremely simple and simple, so that the escapement can be seen at a glance. The 10mm single metal balance balance is equipped with adjusting screws and Breguet balance springs, with an inertia of 11.5mgcm2 and a vibration frequency of up to 4 Hz.

Because of this, the silicon components of the escapement are clearly visible, such as the lever and escape wheel with integrated pallet fork. The escapement wheel has been completely redesigned to meet the latest demands on light weight and ease of operation. The lever with integrated pallet fork is designed in a straight line for better aerodynamics. The use of non-lubricated silicon components not only improves the accuracy of the watch’s long-term operation, but also reduces the inertia by one third compared to traditional steel components, and improves the overall efficiency of the escapement by 15%.

Innovative and unique minute repeater mechanism

In order to get the clear-cut time tone, the MasterGrandTraditionGrandeComplication is unique and equipped with a device that can report the hours, quarter clocks and minutes as required-this complex device is already a masterpiece!

The sound quality of a timepiece depends to a large extent on the gong. The gong is an essential sounding component. In order to deliver a pure sound, Jaeger-LeCoultre designed a new cathedral gong in 2010, which can produce a very full and round sound. This kind of gong is made of special alloy material and is integrally formed. The cross section is square instead of ordinary round, which makes the contact surface with the gong larger, which increases the volume.

Under normal circumstances, the gongs increase the volume through the vibration of the case. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers have installed a unique ‘loudspeaker,’ a patented system in which the gong is connected to a layer of metal foil under the sapphire crystal of the watch. By turning the handle on the side of the platinum case, you can clearly appreciate the two small hammers that are constantly struck on the back of the case. The watchmaker invented a special device called ‘trébuchet’ for this purpose, to improve the sound quality of the timekeeping mechanism. They abandoned the traditional hammer and designed a two-axis system with a special hinge joint connected to the moving arm. Once activated, the hammer accelerates to strike the gong until it touches a small contact, at which point the second moving arm is released, helping the hammer to accelerate the strike. This design uses about 80% of the energy produced by the mainspring, while traditional hammer systems can only deliver 10% to 30% of the initial energy.

Movement-a fusion of classic decoration and modern materials

In 2010, the Jaeger-LeCoultre 945 manual winding movement came out. The movement is extremely delicate and elegant. It is the product of the fusion of traditional watchmaking and modern technology: all parts are decorated with sunlight, round grain or snail-shaped patterns, or satin-finished, highlighting the classic of the movement. Beauty. Stainless steel parts are polished and chamfered, the adjustment screws are blued, and the set screws are rhodium-plated. Not only that, looking from the side of the dial of the watch, there is another beautiful view: the flying tourbillon is equipped with a high-tech escapement, the silicon material is slightly black, and it mirrors the mirror-polished grade 5 titanium tourbillon frame Into fun.

Through the sapphire crystal case back, the exquisite details can be seen at a glance. Above the dial is a sapphire crystal glass with a dome-shaped bezel, which reflects the classic look of the watch, making this 46.7 mm diameter watch more attractive and elegantly concealing its thickness of 15.92 mm.

1000-hour Observatory Test-Extremely Accurate

In order to prove the reliability of its structure, once the MasterGrandTraditionGrandeComplication is completed and assembled, it will undergo 1000 hours of chronometer test. This test is an extended version of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s famous 1000-hour test, covering all the test content of the Swiss Official Observatory Testing Agency (COSC) precision timepiece test.

Combining Jaeger-LeCoultre fine watchmaking technology, this superbly sophisticated watch series is an outstanding example in the MasterGrandeTradition, which explains the essence of traditional watchmaking, cutting-edge technology and rare craftsmanship. (Photo / text watch home Xie Xin)

Six Cross-border Kuangshi Zhenpin Watches

In recent years, top watch brands have staged marriage partnerships, and they have joined forces to create time-honored products in the watch industry: Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin, Girard Perregaux and Zegna … they penetrate each other Combining two into one brings us unexpected and innovative single products. Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin DBS sports car fit together
The combination of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and Aston Martin DBS sports cars and this AMVOX2 DBS Transponder chronograph watch launched by Aston Martin, equipped with a miniature sending system, which can control Aston Martin DBS Sports car locked and unlocked. When you approach the sports car, just press the ‘OPEN’ position on the watch’s mirror (between 8 and 9 o’clock) to open the door and press the ‘CLOSE’ position (between 3 and 4 o’clock). Time), the door will be locked. In addition, the watch’s case and dial design are subtle, and sports car elements can be seen everywhere. It features a floating metal-like DBS logo, a separate AstonMartin logo on the movement display and gray plywood, and a polished black dial, which is consistent with the DBS sports car’s instrument panel. A display window is located on the outer ring of the dial to expose the internal parts of the chronograph and transponder functions, which is comparable to the brake disc shown in the tire rim of a DBS sports car.
The combination of Girard-Perregaux and Zegna
As Italy’s top menswear brand, Genia relies not on novel styles and bright colors, but on simplicity, elegance and comfort to meet the needs of high taste. In 2010, the centenary of Zegna, the Italian Zegna family and the Macaluso family in charge of Girard Perregaux joined forces, which is tantamount to a historic handshake between the two godfathers. No swordswords, no bloody conspiracy, this is a well-dressed and personable Italian family gathering. Really successful men don’t need to show off. When they lift their wrists, they are simple dress watches, and behind Girard Perregaux’s powerful watchmaking skills and Zegna’s century-old spirit. On this watch, Zegna’s logo replaced Girard-Perregaux’s factory logo, allowing Swiss watch of 219 to be willing to help, which shows that Zegna’s status is extraordinary.
The fit of Jean Richard and MV Agusta motorcycles
MV Agusta is a legend in motorcycles. It has dominated international competitions for many years and won more than 75 world championships. Massimo Macaluso, the president of the car-loving Schaviza watch, promoted the hybrid of the watch with Italy’s top motorcycle MV Agusta and launched the Brutale Chronoscope series. Brutale can be interpreted as ‘strong’ and ‘strength’ in Italian, and its name comes from one of the classic motorcycle series of MV Agusta. Among them, the rose gold version is limited to 290 pieces, because this number is the highest speed of the MV Agusta Brutale motorcycle.
全新 The new case of this watch is combined with rubber to make the case more resistant and lighter. The surface is made of carbon fiber and contrasts with three chronograph dials. The design is inspired by the dashboard of the MV Agusta motorcycle, and the chronograph hands are embellished with the classic red of the MV Agusta motorcycle.
Harry Winston diamond and independent watchmaker fit
At the time, Marilyn Monroe sings with a slightly hoarse voice in the movie ‘The Gentleman Loves Blondes’: ‘Talkto me Harry Winston, talk to me’. This is Harry Winston. The top diamond brands to say. From Queen Elizabeth to Hollywood stars, Harry Winston’s diamonds are their love. Now, the marriage of Harry Winston and watches will make many men spend more.
Since 2000, Hai Rui Winston has launched an alternative Opus series: Opus2 creatively places the perpetual calendar on the back of the case; Opus 5’s ‘square-hour dial’ will flip sequentially like a satellite every hour, with inverse The minute hand that jumped back completely overturned the traditional watch design concept; Opus8 is a mechanical watch disguised as an electronic watch; Opus9 uses two diamond chains and rubies to indicate the time; Opus X presented at the Basel Watch Show in 2010, subverted The traditional dial and hands are replaced by a rotating display built on a rotating frame. Like the planets of the solar system in the universe, Opus X also operates on a planetary orbit mechanism, including sun gear, satellite gear and external frame. The wonders of various independent watchmakers are gathered on the dial, plus the limited production is rare, and it is no wonder that the film star Mel Gibson will get a Hai Rui for the price enough to buy a small submarine -Winston watch.
Hamilton and Elvis Presley
No one knows why Elvis Presley can be so fascinating. His legendary horns, his musical genius, his unruly temperament, or his sexually suggestive contortion. Hip movement. American brand Hamilton launched the ‘Adventure Series’ commemorative watch with Elvis as its topic. The special triangular shape is just like Elvis. This watch has a long history with Elvis. Elvis, who was retired in 1961, appeared in the Hollywood film ‘Blue Hawaii’. In the film, he wore an early Hamilton two-color belt ‘Expedition series.’ ‘Watch.
2010 is the 75th anniversary of Elvis’s birthday. Hamilton took the opportunity to remake and reshape, and launched a new nostalgic and future type of ‘Adventure-75th Anniversary of Elvis’. Personality and creativity are the reasons why Elvis is imitated, and it is also the style that Hamilton watches have always adhered to for 118 years. Elvis Presley’s innovation and boldness, just like the Hamilton watch persisted for 100 years: the pursuit of innovation in the classics, to fully display the spirit of freedom and freedom of the United States.
IWC fits with St. Exupery’s novel
圣 Saint Exupery, best known for the fairy tale ‘Little Prince,’ is actually an outstanding pilot and adventurer. The IWC Pilot’s Watch ‘Special Edition for Saint Exupery’ is dedicated to this great ‘pilot writer’.
IWC made 1939 pieces based on St. Exupery’s novel ‘Wind, Sand, Stars’ as the reference standard. The dial is also decorated with the ‘A’ abbreviation of Saint Exupery’s name, located at 9 o’clock. When the novel ‘Wind, Sand, Stars’ appeared, flying was only in its infancy, but the insights in flying were amazing. Saint Exupery describes himself in the form of a self-explanatory flight over the sinister Andes and across the Sahara desert. This third edition of the Universal Pilot’s Watch presented to Saint Exupery is most appropriately designed with UTC Universal Time Display (a set of time standards on which International Aviation relies on flight plans). The fine relief pattern on the bottom of the table fully reflects Saint Exupery’s love for flying.

Patek Philippe 2499 Watch Sold For $ 525,000 At Antigoron

According to the Watch House, on May 11, 2014, the Antiochouren precious timepiece auction successfully ended. The total turnover of 293 lots in this auction was 5,352,850 Swiss francs (about RMB 37,484,943 Yuan), among which the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 million calendar chronograph set a world-class auction record. After fierce competition among 10 bidders, it finally sold for 465,750 Swiss francs, more than double the estimate. Another Patek Philippe Ref.5016, which received much attention from collectors, was sold at 663,750 Swiss francs, making it the highest-selling lot in this auction.

 Other antique watches such as Rolex also performed well in this auction. Ref.6241 Paul Newman watch was highly competitive and eventually sold for 117,750 Swiss francs. Another Ref. 6538 James Bond model also surpassed the highest estimate and was sold for 87,500 Swiss francs.

    The reason why Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 can be sold at such a high price is itself a rare legend. Many people in the industry have said that in fact, the timepieces that can fully reflect Patek Philippe’s watchmaking technology are often produced a few years ago. Here, it is not just that it means that the year was not so popular Watches, at the same time, movements of that era tend to be closer to aesthetics.

 Therefore, it is no accident that this Ref. 2499 can become the king of this auction. The perpetual calendar function with moon phase display, plus timing, should be regarded as a very complicated category. The left and right small dials are also deliberately sunken. In fact, Ref. 2499 was put into production to replace its predecessor, Ref. 1518. The diameter of the watch was slightly enlarged. It was not until the appearance of Ref. 3970 in 1985 that the watch was officially announced. This is the historical heritage of Patek Philippe. Each of its watches can be traced back to its history and has a successor.

 The 13-order CRR movement adopts the hand-winding mode, which also ensures that the movement can be appreciated to the greatest extent, and the arc is widely used in the design of the splint. This is why the author expressed his appreciation for Ref . 2499 achievements in aesthetic accomplishments. The transaction price of more than 370,000 US dollars, even if inflation is included, is a good appreciation.

 Gold watches have always been an element of high-end products in the watch industry. After all, making watches with precious metal materials is an important indicator for each brand to position its product line. Any complicated watch will be represented by precious metals. Someone once joked that the ‘starter’ mentality of gold watches only prevails in the Mainland. In fact, otherwise, gold watches still have works close to art, and they can be accepted worldwide.