Month: December 2016

Vacheron Constantin: Minimum Lot, Best Quality, Highest Selling Price

Vacheron Constantin
Minjiang Shidang Noble Art
的 Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, adheres to the brand strategy of ‘smallest batch, best quality, highest selling price’. Today, Vacheron Constantin’s factory in Geneva produces only 6,000 watches per year.
Oujiang Siddenton is world-renowned for its craftsmanship and specializes in the manufacture of complex mechanical watches. In the mid-18th century, when the watchmaking industry in Geneva, Switzerland, was already prosperous, watchmakers were called ‘loft workers’ because they always made all kinds of clocks and watches in wooden lofts. One of them, Jean-Marc Vacheron, has set up his own watchmaking studio in the local area. He is the founder of Vacheron Constantin. As a ‘loft worker’ and an knowledgeable poet, he not only inherited traditional watchmaking skills, but also designed and produced a series of products with his own unique artistic atmosphere, enjoying a high reputation at the time.
At the ‘Vacheron Constantin 250th Anniversary’ special auction held in 2005, a Vacheron Constantin watch with 16 functions was finally sold for 1,876,250 Swiss francs. Because this watch was manufactured in 2005, it also created a contemporary watch auction The highest price record in the field.


Richard Mille And Mclaren F1 Create A New Masterpiece

Persevering innovation in technology, the tireless pursuit of perfection, and the never-ending desire for progress are the qualities shared by McLaren – Honda and Richard Mille. The new Richard Mille movement created by Richard Mille and this famous F1 manufacturer is a masterpiece of technology that achieves mechanical properties beyond limits.

The RM 50-03 McLaren F1 ultra-light double-second chasing tourbillon chronograph, together with a strap weighing less than 40 grams, is the lightest mechanical chronograph stopwatch in the history of horology. This landmark watch masterpiece was made possible thanks to the use of cutting-edge technical materials. Its design not only combines titanium alloy and TPT ™ carbon fiber, but also introduces another brand-new material into the manufacture of watches and clocks: Graph TPT ™, or what is commonly called graphene.

The National Graphene Institute, which was established in 2015 at the University of Manchester, has obtained new applications for graphene after layers of research. It was also at the University of Manchester that Professor Andre Geim of the School of Physics and Astronomy isolated graphene for the first time in 2004. Six years later, the discovery won Professor Andre Geim and his colleague Professor Konstantin Novoselov the most prestigious 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. Thanks to collaborations with the University of Manchester, McLaren Applied Technology and North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®), Richard Mille successfully produced a watch case made of modified TPTTM carbon fiber. As an innovative nano material, graphene is 6 times lighter than steel, but its strength is 200 times that of steel. Its introduction has greatly enhanced the physical properties of carbon fibers. The McLaren Technology Center and McLaren-Honda are currently studying how to integrate graphene into their single-seater vehicles, which also allows us to see the possibility of using this material to significantly reduce the density of our carbon fiber composites while increasing their resistance Sex.

University of Manchester Graphene Institute

Professor Robert Young, University of Manchester Graphene Institute

Convinced of the benefits of graphene, our engineers worked with colleagues at North Thin Ply Technology to integrate the practical application of this new material into TPT ™ carbon fiber. Known for its beautiful undulating stripes, TPT ™ carbon fiber is a composite of parallel microfilaments-up to 600 layers, with a maximum thickness of only 30 microns. They were injected into a graphene-containing supercharged resin, and then their fiber layers were knitted at 45 ° using a CNC machine. The composite was then solidified by heating at 120 ° C and a pressure of 6 bar. McLaren applied technology to countless control and verification tests, developed various solutions, and finally produced Graph TPT ™, a material exclusively used by Richard Mille in the watchmaking field.

Graphene film

At Richard Mille’s production site, we are dedicated to the research and development team of movement components and cases, devoting their energy to how to use Graph TPT ™ cleverly-a lot of time is used to create and program micron precision cutting tools. The three-part case obtained through the above design and manufacturing processes is unmatched in all aspects. It not only retains ergonomics and a unique stunning appearance, but also has ultra-high shock resistance and ultra-light characteristics.

RM50-03 movement weighs only 7 grams

As far as parts are concerned, the movement with a weight of only 7 grams can be described as ‘super light’. The secret of being as light as a cicada is the use of grade 5 titanium alloy and TPT ™ carbon fiber to create the bottom plate and bridge plate, as well as the extremely hollow parts. Titanium alloy’s density, stiffness, and low thermal conductivity also make it the material of choice for McLaren’s first-order process engineering manufacturing design. It is not only used to reduce and strengthen the frame and aerodynamic components, but also used to produce variable speed Box, connecting rod and valve system. Inspired by the McLaren – Honda Formula 1 racing car’s double wishbone suspension structure, we have carefully crafted a lateral cage using TPT ™ carbon steel attached to the watch ring to support the entire RM50-03 movement. There is no longer a need for a case lining. This unusual structure achieves a perfect match between the movement and the case. These technical solutions provide complex movements with outstanding resistance characteristics. In fact, in our watchmaking workshops, the case can withstand shock load tests of up to 5000g-without any damage after the test. All parts of the movement are polished and satin-finished by hand, all embodying superb watchmaking skills. For example, every grade 5 titanium dial needs to be chamfered and polished for 3 hours in our watchmaking workshop to highlight the bright edges. Other parts, such as the barrel, minute hand wheel, large, medium and small gears, are double-sided rounded, manually chamfered and gold-plated before cutting.

All parts of the RM50-03 movement are polished and satin-finished by hand, reflecting superb watchmaking skills

The RM 50-03 McLaren F1 is the perfect stopwatch for life-giving chronographs: it combines the tourbillon escapement with a two-second follow-up device. This requires perfect energy transfer and friction reduction. We have achieved excellent balance torque and optimized results by improving the tooth profile on the mainspring teeth. The performance and energy transfer of the movement can be easily read through the color indicator, which indicates the 70-hour energy storage and torque display. The recessed button on the timer represents the intake duct of the McLaren – Honda racing car, and the shape of the crown is inspired by the racing rims used by the British company. The design of the new two-second chase hands and the study of a large number of fixtures have reduced the energy consumption of the chronograph stopwatch by 50%, while also reducing the friction between the shafts. The 6-tooth column wheel device that controls the dual-second chasing hand function with different rocking axes is designed to guarantee perfect synchronic motion, good function lock and high stability.

RM 50-03 McLaren F1 is the lightest mechanical chronograph stopwatch in history

The extraordinary properties of graphene encouraged Richard Mille and urged us to carry out further research and development with the strap supplier BIWI S.A. to incorporate this nano material into the rubber strap of RM50-03 to enhance its elasticity and wear resistance. The application of all kinds of graphene represents a significant technological progress for Richard Mille and McLaren-Honda.

Jenson Button, driving McLaren MP4-31 at Shanghai Circuit (Photo Credit: Andy Hone / McLaren)

Richard Mille will issue a limited edition of 75 pieces of RM 50-03 McLaren F1, only available at Richard Mille stores. Each watch comes with a 1: 5 scale model of the McLaren-Honda racing car that Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne drove in 2017.

Technical Parameters
Case: Graph TPT ™, diameter 44.5x 49.65 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, dual seconds chronograph, 30-minute timer and power reserve, torque and function indicators
Movement: Tourbillon Calibre RM50-03, Ultralight Tourbillon Movement Made of Titanium and TPT ™ Carbon Fiber
Power reserve: about 70 hours
Strap: Graphite-infused rubber strap
Limited edition: 75 pieces


Montblanc Star Automatic World Time Gmt Watch

Easy to operate, no doubt

    Montblanc Star World-Time GMT Automatic is easy to operate and loves at first sight: the engineers at Montblanc Reno have made great breakthroughs in the development of functions. With the improved design and enhanced safety crown, all functions can be operated together. : The crown is in the original position (without loosening). Clockwise rotation can wind the movement. Turning counterclockwise will adjust the ring of city names around the world. You can set the calendar, and turn the counterclockwise to adjust the red-tip GMT hand forward by 1 hour; pull the crown a further step, and turn clockwise to adjust the hour and minute hands as usual.
Montblanc Star Automatic World Time GMT watch.

    The hour hand is always connected to the movement and displays the local time of the watch’s main body; the smaller red-tip GMT hand with the two-color 24-hour ring indicates the time in the second time zone (with day and night display); when the local time and the GMT second time zone When the time is set correctly, the time zone in all time zones is indicated with the outermost global time zone ring.

    This new setting system is equipped with special tooth technology, which can drive the dial outer ring and the corresponding movement. This technology is waiting for the approval of the patented technology. This new technology not only uses a single crown to independently control all functions, but also separates the movement, time zone gear system and world time display system when adjusting the time zone time, so that the movement still maintains accurate operation. Because when you are in the new time zone and adjusting the hour hand, if there is a difference of minutes and seconds, it is known as a high-end movement.

    Montblanc’s carefully developed MB 4810/405 self-winding movement operates accurately and is scheduled to provide a 42-hour power reserve with a swing frequency of 28,800 (4 Hz) per hour.

Elegant daily timepiece

The outer ring of the dial has the city names representing 24 time zones.

    The 42 mm stainless steel case is not only sturdy and durable, it is not afraid of the harsh environments during the journey, but also contains the micro-mechanical engineering technology. Although the simple and simple case is water-resistant to 30 meters, the shiny polished wide bezel design adds a touch of classic elegance; the crystal glass case back sees the movement and the winding pendulum craftsmanship, clear double-sided anti-glare crystal The glass mirror both protects the machine-engraved dial and clearly sees the clear layout of the dial; the calendar window at 3 o’clock; the outer edge of the dial is surrounded by city names representing 24 time zones; Arabic numerals and beautiful leaf-shaped hands indicate the local Time, there is a track in the center of the dial

    The narrow 24-hour circle, combined with another smaller GMT hand, indicates the time (hours) in the second time zone; the 24-hour circle is divided into two shades, clearly indicating whether the second time zone is day or night.

    Montblanc Star World-Time GMT Automatic is available in two models. One is a black machine-engraved dial with silver Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated hands with a black alligator strap; the other is a silver machine-engraved dial with black Arabic numerals and blue. The color hands and the steel strap for comfort fit, these two straps are equipped with stainless steel triple discount, easy to switch.


Swatch Offers Love To The Chinese Valentine’s Day ‘born Pair’ Sentimental Listing

迢迢 morning glory, Han Jiao Jiao Han women.
The fierce hand-made hands, the Zha Zhan get the machine;
All day long, tears like rain.
He Han is clear and shallow.
There was no sound in the veins.

   After thousands of years of history, generations of Chinese people have passed down many charming and emotional stories, and the most profound and unforgettable love legend is the Cowherd and Weaver Girl. They are a natural pair in the eyes of the world. Cowherds are cultivating fields and farming, weavers are weaving and making clothes at home, love each other, have children, and have daughters. It is enviable. However, their love was not blessed by the heavenly court. The mother-in-law and mother-in-law descended personally, and wanted to bring the weaver girl back to the heavenly court, and waved the golden lotus, a galaxy was blocked between the lovers. Helpless, since then the two can only look at each other far away by the river, and their affection and hard work have moved the magpie. On July 7th of the lunar calendar, countless magpies fly to form a colorful bridge across the Tianhe River, letting the cowherd and the weaver girl Meet on Tianhe. In order to commemorate this ‘born pair’ and their affectionate love, the world has designated this day as Qixi Festival, Valentine’s Day in China.

   Swatch was moved by this loyal love and his profound inspiration to future generations, and created a special Qixi watch specially named ‘Born in Love’. Against the background of the blue night sky, two shimmering crystal stars are scattered on both sides of the dial. Above the bridge, the silhouette of the cowherd and the weaver embracing, is tender and tender, and the entire galaxy is tender. The transparent blue silicone strap is dotted with silver stars, showing a swirling starry sky, which complements the dial galaxy.

   The ‘Born in a Pair’ watch is specially packaged-the Cowherd and Weaver Girl stands on the bridge where love and magpies are intertwined, and their dark blue sky even more sculpts their silhouettes.

SUOZ239 born to pair
Model: New Gent
Dial: Blue on black with clear crystals
Case: clear blue plastic
Strap: translucent blue silicone with silver print, transparent plastic buckle