Tudor Becomes A Timing Partner Of The Fia ​​world Endurance Championship

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Tudor, a famous Swiss sports watch brand, has become a timing partner of the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) World Endurance Championship (WEC), and will therefore participate in the most famous 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans 24 Hours of endurance.
Brand Director Philippe Peverelli said: ‘TUDOR is pleased to convey the brand’s passion for motorsport through the legendary endurance event of WEC. This technology showcase shows what is driving us to progress: our commitment to quality and our commitment The pursuit of performance. ‘
The FIA ​​World Endurance Championship 2013 season consists of eight races held around the world, each race lasting at least 6 hours (except the legendary Le Mans 24-hour endurance race), this year’s competition selected the most prestigious Multiple tracks dedicated to bringing this event to more fans, including the Silverstone track in the UK and the Spa-Francorchamps track in Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, as well as the first stage held last year Formula Grand Prix of the American Circuit in Austin, Texas.

Pierre Fillon, president of the Western Racing Club (ACO), left, and Philippe Peverelli, general manager of Montres Tudor SA

The World Endurance Championship (WEC) is organized by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the Western Racing Club (ACO) in June 2011, a racing world championship event, which revived the 1950s and 1960s And the World Championships organized by major brands in the 1970s, the World Endurance Championship Group C in the 1980s and the World Sports Car Championship in the 1990s. The new World Endurance Championship has emerged from time to time, once again demonstrating the outstanding performance of endurance racing in the first decade of the 21st century.


Based on the same spirit, Tudor has created countless precision timers for decades with its extraordinary technical advantages and high reliability. The same pursuit of superior performance closely linked WEC and Tudor, which also prompted the brand to reach a strategic partnership with Porsche Motorsport and Italian legendary motorcycle brand Ducati, becoming its timing partner.

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Huaxinsi Showing Power Reserve Watch

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Whether the movement of a watch is quartz or mechanical, the moment when the electric power and kinetic energy that provide travel time power are exhausted, if this node is ignored, the watch user will inevitably face time. The chaos is like you’re driving on the road and you’re halfway gone. Therefore, there is a fuel gauge in the car, and the watch also needs a power reserve display to remind people to add power in time. Compared with the romantic imagination of the moon phase, the three-question auditory aesthetic, the eternal feelings of the perpetual calendar, the ‘power reserve display’ What sounds cold is more practical and caring. Torsion pattern Bell & Ross BR01 Paratroopers Tourbillon: Skull shape, the power reserve on the 5th day on the left is displayed in five equal torque patterns.
Power reserve first appeared on nautical clocks with extremely high precision requirements, because ships sailing at sea must rely on accurate navigating clocks to measure longitude, and accurate time calculation is also one of the guarantees of navigation safety. Later, with the popularity of pocket watches, the power reserve concept was also inherited, until the appearance of watches, developed a variety of expressions.
Special display MB & F HM No.4 RT rose gold global limited edition: Parallel dual barrels can provide 72 hours of power, mimicking the aircraft’s jet engine double cabin design.
Space-saving fan-shaped display
The more traditional form is a fan-shaped display, which looks quite similar to the flyback function. The advantage is to save disk space, only need to set a bad arc, and its structure is more dexterous in the layout of the movement. It can be divided into two types: it is displayed with numbers and scales, without numbers, and only with a gradually narrowing width. In the former case, because the overall length of the radian is narrow, the numbers that can be marked are also very limited. Generally, it is calculated in days. The power reserve of this watch is a few days, and the number is marked. Hours are divided into limited equal parts and then displayed in sections to achieve as detailed a prompt as possible. Watches with sufficient width to show whether there is sufficient power have more design space in appearance. For example, the Bucherer’s Plavi series makes the pointer “pulling” a bright red color block and gradually moves to the word low, emphasizing the exhaustion of energy. Some watches incorporate the emotional concept of color to show the kinetic energy from high to low; while some female watches ingeniously use gorgeous diamonds of different sizes, color gradients or different diamonds to make gorgeous power reserve displays. People can’t help but marvel at the infinite creativity brought by the heart of beauty.
Back display Panerai LUMINOR MARINA 1950 3-day power reserve watch: The power reserve is displayed on the case back, with the second hand resetting performance.
Precise circle and superior arc display
Slightly simple design is a circle display or a near-circle superior arc display. At first glance, it is no different from the small second hand and chronograph small dial. You need to observe it carefully to distinguish it. In general, the numbers displayed on the circumference will avoid periodic numbers such as 60, 24, and 12 that have the tendency to understand hours, minutes, and seconds. They are similar to the sector display of digital displays, but they are more detailed in the division of numbers. Improves the accuracy of the energy display and makes it easier for the wearer to read. However, such displays are relatively rare, because the visual effects are not eye-catching. In addition, this function is always habitually willing to mark the words POWER RESERVE, HIGH, LOW, etc. Some are even thoughtful to add directly when the energy consumption is half The word CHARGE (charge) urges the wearer to wind the string. It is well known that text is one of the most space-consuming elements on the dial, so the circle display is rare.
Straight Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Watch: This ‘research watch’ tourbillon, automatic chronograph and power reserve display rotate through the barrel.
Rebellious Straight Line Display
In addition, ‘Linear Display’ is a special type, which is often found in the more avant-garde models of the overall design, either horizontal or vertical, adding a rebellious atmosphere to the dial that is used to the curved design. The straight line display feels like a thermometer, but this ‘thermometer’ will only go towards the freezing point step by step under natural circumstances. However, in order to achieve the visual sense of the thermometer, you need to spend a little bit of twists and turns on the movement. Almost all of the wristwatch movements we know rely on the drive between gears. The ‘walking’ method is inherently based on circles. How can arcs be converted into straight lines? This requires adding a linear rack between the gear and the pointer, or simply replacing the pointer with a large rack connected to a small gear, which changes ‘savagely’ with constant response.
Sector Hamilton Jazz watch: The dynamic storage is presented at 7 o’clock with a small dial attitude, exquisite and eye-catching.
Thoughtful special display
Although there are various forms of expression, the power reserve display has always been criticized for its lack of expressive power. The author thinks that it is generally invariable because it is invariable in any case, and it is too practical to make its impression always Stuck on the weak point of ‘design’. However, there are always brands who can’t hold their breath to make a big trick. For example, both Blancpain and Panerai have subverted the power reserve display from the dial to the case back, making it dominate the world and the reading is clearer. The design is also more free, but for those who need to be “reminded”, this function is still better than the dial in the spirit of serving the people.
Sector-shaped Hublot million-dollar emerald: Power reserve is up to 120 hours, and the upper left reserve display scale is inlaid with different shades of green emerald.
Humans have created a wealth of substances and services with ‘reminder’ functions for themselves, such as alarm clocks and ‘wake-up services’ for hotels. The definition and division of time is the initial ‘reminder’, so with a watch to tell you the time. There is no perpetual motion in the world, so the consciousness of the ‘machine’ will periodically disappear due to the exhaustion of power. Therefore, in the final analysis, people still need to be constantly reminded, so an important function on the watch emerges- Power reserve display.
Excellent arc around the circle Omega flying elegant watch: certified by the Swiss official observatory, the display is located at 6 o’clock.

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Breitling Launches Two Swiss Chronograph 8 Limited Editions

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To celebrate the partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, Breitling has launched two exclusive timepieces: the Air Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph 43 Swiss Limited Edition and the Air Chronograph 8 Automatic Mechanical Watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition. Breitling has been the airline’s official onboard timer since 2016.

Aviation Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph 43 Swiss Limited Edition
 The Swiss Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph is equipped with Breitling’s own Caliber01 movement. Created by Breitling independently, this movement is one of the most admired mechanical watch movements in the world. It can provide more than 70 hours of power reserve, which is impressive.

 The central chronograph second hand has an airplane-like pendant, and the transparent sapphire crystal on the case back is printed with the GE90 turbo engine pattern, reminiscent of Breitling’s special cooperation relationship with Swiss International Airlines.

 The Swiss Chronograph 8B01 Chronograph Limited Edition is certified by the COSC Swiss Official Observatory. It is limited to 777 pieces and pays tribute to Boeing 777 operated by Swiss International Airlines.

 This chronograph features a 43mm diameter stainless steel case with a black dial with contrasting small seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative chronograph.

 Under the curved sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare coating, the dial is clear and easy to read. The date display window is perfectly set at 4:30 on the disk. The hour and minute hands and Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® material, which gives the watch a retro look and ensures legibility under any lighting conditions.
Aviation Chronograph 8 Automatic Watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition
 The chronograph 8 automatic mechanical watch 41 Swiss Limited Edition issued a pure style statement. Special decorations, including a second hand with a jet airliner pendant and a bottom cover engraved with a powerful turbo engine pattern, underline the brand’s deep relationship with Swiss International Airlines.

 The sturdy stainless steel case houses the Breitling Caliber17 movement, which can be wound in both directions and provides a power reserve of more than 40 hours. This 41-mm diameter chronograph features a striking black dial, while a brown leather strap enhances its modern retro look.

 The hour and minute hands and the Arabic numerals on the dial are coated with a special Super-LumiNova®, which evokes the luminescent materials of earlier watches and adds a retro touch to the aviation chronograph 8 automatic watch 41 Swiss limited edition.

 Like all Breitling watches, this stunning but understated watch is certified by the COSC Swiss official observatory. Aviation Chronograph 8 Automatic 41 Swiss Limited Edition is limited to 1,000 pieces. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

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Most Intriguing-parmigiani Toric Quaestor Labyrinth Watch

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Toric Quaestor Labyrinth, the most interesting watch at the Geneva Watch Fair 2013

 This watch extends the creation of haute horlogerie to a symbolic cultural theme. The dial design is based on the maze concept and consists of two layers. The bottom layer is a circle of extremely precious Burmese jade, superimposed with a hollow gold plate surface, showing a comprehensive labyrinth design. The built-in minute repeater movement presents an extraordinary sheer minute repeat melody in a variety of unique designs. In addition to guaranteeing a continuous supply of energy to the mainspring, it also enables the minute repeater to operate without any noise. The large platinum case is able to tune the frequency of sound waves to provide the perfect sound effect.

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Rare Historical Value Omega Timepieces Will Be Auctioned This Weekend

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This Sunday (November 10), the famous Amtiquorum auction house will be auctioning an Omega Speedmaster Omega Speedmaster ‘Space Flight Edition’ in Geneva. Omega Speedmaster’s Spaceflight Edition is precious because they have all been worn in outer space and are rarely sold on the open market. The serial number No. 48261214 is even more exciting because it has been worn in outer space for the longest time-a total of 33 hours, which is unique. It is worn by Ukrainian astronaut Anatoly Artsebarsky.

Left: Anatoly Artsebarsky Right: Omega Speedmaster worn by Anatoly Artsebarsky

Artsebarsky is the captain of the former Soviet Union manned spacecraft. In 1991, at the age of 35, he directed the first Russian-British joint space mission. He also took off with Helen Sharman, the first British spaceman, and Sergei Krikalev, the longest record holder in space. Artsebarsky spent 5 months (full 145 days) on the MIR Space Station, performing various projects and restoration tasks. He also wore an Omega Speedmaster for six unprecedented space walks for a total of 33 hours. When flying around the ground in August of that year, the history on the ground was undergoing earth-shaking changes, and the astronauts were also forgotten in space. Gorbachev was placed under house arrest in Russia, and a coup was brewing in an attempt to overthrow his government. After three days of tense confrontation, the coup was quelled, everything was calm again, and they reconnected with Artsebarsky.
When he returned to the ground in October, many former Soviet Union nations had declared their independence, and the Soviet Union when Artsebarsky left in May is gone. However, when he returned to the ground, he was immediately regarded as a hero of the Soviet Union and awarded the Lenin badge, the Soviet Flying Astronaut Medal and the Outstanding Contribution to Space Development.
Artsebarsky’s Speedmaster is well-preserved and everything works perfectly. Now his owner is a British financier with all the supporting materials, including a watch box signed by the astronaut. I hope to attract interested people to participate in the auction. In addition to watch collectors and space enthusiasts, I also look forward to friends from Russia and Ukraine who love the rare objects in the recent history of their country to participate in the auction. In watch auctions, historical value and who the previous owner is becomes more and more important. Among the items sold in the past, the owner’s items that have happened interestingly, the auction price is between 10,000 to 2 million US dollars This watch by Artsebarsky is estimated at between 20,000 and 40,000 Swiss francs.
Lot: Slim Omega watch worn by astronaut Artsebarsky
When: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

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Martin Bachmann, New Ceo Of Swiss Watchmaker Maurice Lacroix

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From November 1, 2008, Martin Bachmann, 46, will be CEO of MauriceLacroix, a Swiss luxury watch maker. Martin Bachmann has played an important role in the active development of MauriceLacroix over the past 7 years, during which time he was a member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for the marketing / national operations department.
Martin Bachmann said, ‘I am looking forward to taking on new challenges in my CEO role. In recent years, Maurice Lacroix has grown tremendously to become a Swiss-made brand. It is my management and me to continue this successful strategy The common goal of the team. By doing so, we will further consolidate our innovative strength and creativity. In addition, we intend to use it to inspire our customers in the coming years. ‘

Marc Glaser, 40, will replace Martin Bachmann as head of marketing / national operations, which is his return to the brand after a lapse of 4 years. At the executive level, the marketing department will report to Sandro Reginelli.
Source: MauriceLacroix SA

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