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When I met with the Swiss in early 2018, Pascal Raffy of Bovet from Switzerland personally introduced me to the gorgeous and complex new flagship Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital watch with advanced complications. The 22nd model in the respected Récital series is clearly so “grand” that it requires the use of the word “Récital” twice in the official name of the product. Mr. Raffy is usually passionate and proud of his new “baby”, and he is keen to point out the many technical and aesthetic elements of Récital 22 Grand Récital.

Please note the presentation frame (I mean spherical) that comes with the Récital 22 Grand Récital watch. In the image below, you will see Mr. Raffy placing his hands on the star globe that comes with each timepiece. The electronic equipment in the demonstration area will emit a charming light display when the watch is turned on in a “static” place. This is a wonderful way to store such products and helps to make the most expensive toys in essence the most refined taste. Therefore, I like all the work Bovet continues to do on the subsequent interesting Récital series of timepieces, which are based on the previous interesting models.

We have not yet covered every timepiece in the Bovet Récital series, but we have covered quite a few of them. Just search for “Bovet Récital” and you will see a series of fascinating and fascinating watch directions that Bovet has taken in the series over the years. About six months before the debut of Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital, we are here to provide hands-on practice of the Bovet Récital 20 Asterium watch. Bovet will produce 60 watches for the Récital 22 Grand Récital series, half of which will be 18k gold (reference number R220001) and the other half will be 950 platinum (reference R22002).

The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital starts with a round case, which has asymmetrical thickness due to its wedge shape. This is not Bovet Récital’s first timepiece, and it does make the dial more ergonomic. This also helps to make the overall design of the watch more distinctive. Otherwise, the round case is quite large, but it is also very wear-resistant, with a width of 46.3 mm and a thickness of 19.6 mm (at the widest point). The case is water-resistant to 30m, with anti-reflective coating sapphire crystals sandwiched between the top and bottom. The case is equipped with a series of embedded buttons that can correct various functions provided by the movement. In addition to the crown, the case is also located at the 12 o’clock position, with large eye-catching buttons. When pressed, this button will advance all calendar settings by one day. If the power of the mainspring is weakened, the complexity of resetting the calendar will become easier (unless you remember to manually wind the manual winding movement every week, otherwise this It will definitely happen).

As with other similar timepieces, there is no obvious difference between the mechanical movement inside the Popular cheap watch and the dial. The two are directly connected together because the scale, dial and other indicators are built directly on the movement itself. In addition, Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital also uses a lot of hand decoration, carving and painting. The semi-finished globe display is beautiful and carefully drawn by hand. The best visual technique used in the painting process is the application of luminous enamel paint.

Bovet has tried this type of luminous paint in the past with great success. In this article, you can see a small number of images that were illuminated by the dial in the dark after the face of Récital 22 Grand Récital was filled with enough light. Most timepieces with this traditional style and complexity will not have the kind of “light display” shared with the owner. That being said, the time display system is not fully illuminated. The Review fake watch only displays the time in a 24-hour clock, and the hour is illuminated instead of counterclockwise.

F.P. JOURNE QUANTIÈME PERPÉTUEL

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F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel combines technical exquisiteness, excellent readability, unparalleled craftsmanship, and most importantly, its appearance has surpassed most other watches. Angus Davies watched this fascinating work closely and considered whether it was best worn on the wrist or on the gallery wall.

Whenever I cradle F.P.’s gloved Journe timepiece, I evaluate its composition with high respect. These are not watches that you dare to drag on the table, wear when playing golf, or suffer fanatical impact on a treadmill. No, these watches are worthy of appreciation and careful cherishment.

Recently, I sat in the conference room of the company’s Geneva headquarters to evaluate F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel is undisturbed. The quietness of the monastery surrounding me allows me to absorb every nuance of this extraordinary creation. Indeed, when I held my watch, it reminded me of the time I spent in an art gallery, motionless in front of the glorious canvas painted by the great masters. Obligation to wander in front of the glasses on display and taste every element of the composition. This F.P. Journe and a 17th century oil painting are clearly visible.

Some people may think that my preamble is excessive, but I believe other people who watched one of Mr. Journe’s watches at close range will immediately know that my introduction paragraph is deserved.

F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel is a “perpetual calendar with instantaneous jumps”. It combines technical sophistication and aesthetic charm.

Perpetual calendar interpretation

A simple calendar watch requires the wearer to manually advance a specified date after one month with a duration of less than 31 days.

The annual calendar can identify months between 30 days and 31 days, and advance to January 1 of the next month as appropriate. However, the annual calendar cannot handle 28 days in February (or 29 days in leap years). Therefore, the date displayed on the annual calendar needs to be manually corrected on March 1 of each year.

The perpetual calendar is resistance. This type of watch has mechanical knowledge and can correctly display the dates of all months, even the 28 or 29 days of February can be considered. Assuming that the watch is kept tightened, manual correction is not required until 2100. According to the rules of the solar calendar, this particular year is not considered a year.

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F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel offers platinum or 18K rose gold options. 40mm and 42mm case options provide further options. The selected case material determines the tone of the dial. Personally, I am obsessed with the warm tones of the 18K rose gold model in the 42mm case. From now on, I will focus on the latter.

Although I freely admit that I am interested in perpetual calendars, their dials can sometimes appear chaotic and chaotic. Generally, many pointer displays give the date, date, month and leap year. In addition, it seems necessary to add a moon phase indicator. Some perpetual calendar displays are easier to understand than other perpetual calendars, but sometimes the indications may deviate from the main hour and minute display.

Mr. Journe refined the perpetual calendar into the clearest example of this type of Buy fake aaa watch. The two elongated holes located in the upper half of the dial mark the date and month with clear black text on the white disc. By determining the current date and month, the chance of misreading the dial can be greatly reduced.

The a-year indicator is located at the fulcrum of the dial below the hour and minute hands. Each value is displayed in a quadrant using black numbers, but the save year is displayed as a red “L”.

In the southern hemisphere of the dial, the large date display device consists of two date discs, which clearly display the date in a clear and unambiguous way. Interestingly, when applicable, the date, month and day will change immediately and simultaneously. Flashing, you will miss the transition. To promote this instantaneous change, F.P. Journe uses an ingenious system that accumulates energy and releases it as needed, then slows down the mechanism at the end of the conversion phase.

The F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel played the role of a perpetual calendar, but it did not show the current time as a cost. The blue hour and minute hands adopt Maison’s time-tested design language, using curved lines to express time in an extraordinary style.

The hour markers are marked with Arabic numerals avec serifs, and the background is white silver. When the numbers surround the center of the ellipse of the dial, the proportions of the numbers change. Chemical reagents occupy the periphery of the dial and prove to be useful when reading minute records.

F.P. Journe avoids the moon phase indicator that is common in many other perpetual calendars, making the dial of this model full of neatness. Then it seems strange to introduce a feature that is rarely seen on the perpetual calendar (a power reserve indicator).

However, it turns out that it is very wise to include it. Compared to simple watches that only display hours and minutes, setting up a perpetual calendar is very time-consuming. If the great fake watch is removed from the wrist and the clockwork is allowed to relax, the owner must look for excessive time to adjust all the instructions. By equipping the dial with dial-side indicators, the wearer can easily see the available energy and recharge it without tension in the mainspring, thus avoiding time-consuming manual corrections.

F.P. Journe launches Resonance watch with a new movement

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Twenty years ago, when senior watchmaker François-Paul Journe produced Chronomètreà Résonance, it was the first watch to achieve natural chronograph resonance through a dual movement. This dual movement can synchronize itself to improve accuracy.

The concept of mechanical resonance is the tendency of an oscillating object to absorb more energy at a specific frequency. You can learn more about it in our Résonance model retrospective article. Abraham-Louis Breguet (Abraham-Louis Breguet) was the first movement to resonate in pocket watches, but when Journe became the first watchmaker to conceive this idea in a watch, it was modern An extraordinary achievement in the watchmaking industry.

“I have been interested in resonance since 1982,” Jon told Rob Report. “I was responsible for installing [Abraham-Louis] Breguet’s dual regulator. It caught my attention because no one really knew it. That’s how I thought about putting it in a watch.”

When he first tried to make a watch (the second watch he made), he realized that the performance of the watch was not good enough, so he put it on hold for 15 years until he gained further experience. He had been making custom watches until 1994, but when he started planning a complete series, he thought it was time to revisit his early projects.

Jon said: “I decided to take the watch back and make this failure a success. This is how the first Résonance was born.” When he started creating, he kept the movement in a plastic box and put it in his pocket. To test its accuracy. “Whenever I walk, I will take it out of my pocket and put it on my ears to see if it will resonate. It has been running well for a few months, but encountered some difficulties, but a good friend of mine tried to inspire My morale. He told me, “It doesn’t matter whether it works or not; he keeps improving this idea. By 1999, he launched a prototype at Baselworld, Switzerland’s largest watch fair, and released the first in 2000. Résonance.

Now, to celebrate his most famous timepiece in two decades, Journe has updated the Résonance movement, adding two constant force mechanisms to further improve its accuracy.

Jon said: “In the end, it’s all about precision.” “The concept of Résonance is to make the two balance wheels resonate to eliminate the influence of wrist movement. Therefore, the idea of ​​integrating the constant force mechanism is to bring higher Accuracy, because the fluctuation of the isostatic force/barrel spring will actually be offset by the constant force mechanism, and higher accuracy can be obtained in the watch over time.”

Journe said the improvements provided by the new constant force mechanism allow zero deviations in accuracy. The previous Resonance timepiece changed 5 to 6 seconds in 24 hours. To anyone who is not a hobbyist, this may sound trivial, but in the field of watchmaking, this is a major timekeeping achievement. Jon said: “The ultimate game of watchmaking is to fight the decline in precision.”

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When Resonance debuts, can he make some new mechanical improvements? Of course it can, but Journe said it is not commercially feasible. When he introduced the watch twenty years ago, the maximum size of the timepiece was usually 38 mm. Jon said: “Then add an extra layer, I have to make the cheap swiss watches 40mm or 42mm larger.” “It is okay to have a watch of this size today, but it will be too big at that time, and I can’t do anything. Sell.”

However, although he continued to improve the mechanics of Resonance, he said that he always started with design. Modifications have also been made here. It still has two dials, but the appearance is closer to Journe’s Astronomical Souverain style, which was launched last year, because it has only one barrel to distribute energy. The new Chronomètreà Résonance watch uses a redesigned platinum or 18-carat 6N gold case. The crown is now set at 2 o’clock instead of 12 o’clock. The left dial rotates the crown clockwise, and the right dial rotates the crown counterclockwise. You can reset the seconds while pulling the second crown at 4 o’clock. The dial has been redesigned and made of gold, with two identical silver guilloche hour and minute scales, one indicating 12 hours at 3 o’clock and the other indicating 24 hours at 9 o’clock.

The 42-hour power reserve indicator is located at 12 o’clock and the pointer is placed vertically instead of the 11 o’clock eccentric position of the previous model. In the new version of Résonance, the hours, minutes and seconds are merged with the hollow holes and you can see the differential bridge, which, together with the barrel spring, helps to distribute energy between the two gear trains. The dial is made of red or white gold, and the chassis with the 2-hour chronograph is white silver with a Clous de Parisguilloché pattern. It can be paired with a leather strap or a gold or platinum bracelet.

Undoubtedly, this is a major development in the history of Chronomètreà Resonance, and it will be indispensable for loyal watchmakers. It is not restricted, but, like most watchmakers’ works, it will be difficult to obtain. New versions can be difficult to obtain, and collectors sometimes buy in bulk to get a coveted watch. Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary said at a recent VIP collector event held in the brand’s Miami boutique in February that to get the boutique version of Journe he wanted, he had to reach an agreement and buy a few watches immediately.

O’Leary said: “I have a lot of watches, but I have never bought four watches from one brand at a time.” “Every time I wear a pair of F.P. Journe and watch people stop me and say, “What is that? “They are incredible timepieces.” Another collector from Miami said that he owns 14 Patek Philippe application timepieces (a watchmaker of a highly regarded watch company), but every time he wants When he gets the FP, he still has to beg. Jon is on his wrist.

So, how can Jon maintain his status as a niche brand while satisfying his growing premium collectors club? Jon smiled and said, “This is a problem.” “Many watch brands want to have one.”

But he said that he has already worked hard on the next feat, so collectors should have more Résonance developments in order to be worth looking forward to in the next few years.

“My goal is to work on a watch without friction, because if you don’t have friction, you don’t need to use oil, and this watch can be used with oil, and over time, the escapement will use it And affect the accuracy of the watch. So for me, the next challenge will be to propose a different solution.” Jon said. Jon said: “I have been working on a new escapement that does not require oil, but it is too early to use it for this watch.” “Now it is used on a replica watches review with two escapements. It’s too risky. Currently, I’m trying it on the Chronomètre Souverain movement. Once I’m satisfied that it works, I will implement it in Resonance.”

Journe revealed quite a lot of news, which will effectively eliminate the need to repair the oil in the agency. Another famous watchmaker, Roger W. Smith, has also been working hard to study the use of escapement, which can eliminate oil consumption, but if Journe is the first to produce timepieces It will be big news to realize innovation on the Internet.

August 2020: New features of the watch

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon MB&F x H Moser; old version 101 MB&F x H Moser

Speaking of watches, August is an amazing limited edition timepiece. From Piaget’s elegant mother-of-pearl and diamond Possession watches, to Omega’s new ladylike designs, here we list the most famous new products.

Jacobs

In the words of Tony Montana, the character of Al Pacino, “Say hello to my little friend.” It’s just that Jacob & Co’s latest work is not actually my friend, because there are only 176 Opera Scarface watches in the world, which is beyond my budget. At Tatler Asia, we hope that the new gang-themed timepiece is worthy of praise. In an interview with the founder Jacob Jacobo last year, we asked him who he wanted to design watches for. “Al Pacino,” he answered without hesitation. “Now I’m considering, I will call him. I don’t know him personally, but I know someone.” You’re welcome, collectors everywhere. Now, where did we go…

MB&F and H Moser&Cie

MB&F and H Moser&Cie jointly launched a series of futuristic watches. The founders of the two companies respectively launched the first two timepieces, limited to 15 pieces. Endeavour’s cylindrical tourbillon MB&F x H Moser uses MB&F’s iconic tourbillon movement and inclined surface, combined with Moser’s graduated color dial. At the same time, Legacy Machine 101 MB&F x H Moser showed off a suspended flying balance wheel that powers the watch when you wear it. Decide, decide…

Blancpain

Blancpain reinterpreted its popular 38mm “VilleretQuantièmeComplet” by increasing the complexity of the moon phases. Observed from the earth, this complexity shows the sunlit part of the moon. These new dials also have reworked hour markers and leaf-shaped hands. These watches have a stainless steel dial with a white dial or a red gold dial with an opaque dial, and there is something for everyone.

New models of independent watchmakers on display at the Geneva Watch Fair

Visually bold and mechanically unusual, independent watchmaking is at its best.

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit the well-deserved annual major European watch fair Geneva Watch Fair, which gathered 17 brands representing the entire industry. As the rise of the event fades away, let’s take a look at four watches presented by independent watchmakers. The independent watchmaking industry, marked by bold creativity and beautiful movements, is still full of surprises.

CZAPEK Antarctic Abyss Edition
Czapek’s first luxury sports watch, Antarctique, was successfully launched through subscription during the delivery period this spring. The model is powered by Calibre SXH5, which is an exquisite internal automatic movement with a micro-rotor. If the original series can be ordered within a few days, Czapek launched the Abyss Limited Edition on the occasion of the Geneva Watch Festival. Its dark blue is inspired by the deep ocean and the hand-painted dial.

DE BETHUNE DB28 steel wheel SAPHIR TOURBILLON
This year, Bethune (De Bethune) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its special watch DB28. After introducing the beautiful DB28XP series, independent watchmakers introduced the DB28 steel wheel Saphir Tourbillon. Like the previous DB28 steel wheels, the idea is to reveal the technology and decoration of the movement as much as possible, increasing the transparency and complexity of sapphire in the form of a tourbillon. The 43 mm titanium case retains its special structure and has a circular central container on which hinged lugs are fixed. The tourbillon is positioned at the 6 o’clock position and is an eye-catching fast beater, because what we are talking about is a 30-second rotation and a frequency of 36,000 vibrations/hour (or 5 Hz).

Facts: 43mm polished titanium case – blue sapphire hollow triangle bridge – manual winding movement DB2019V5 – hours, minutes and 30 seconds tourbillon – 5 days power reserve – alligator leather strap (with pin buckle)

URWERK UR-210 final version
The Geneva Watch Fair also provides us with the opportunity to experience one of Urwerk’s most iconic watches firsthand, a super cool independent watchmaker UR-210 Final Edition. The satellite time display has drift time and three-dimensional retrograde minutes. In addition, the winding efficiency indicator (stopped/decreased/full) shows the winding efficiency of the last two hours. The final version is limited to 7 pieces and is made of stainless steel and titanium with a black matte DLC coating. It is worn on a black alligator leather strap and is equipped with a pin buckle that matches the case.

Quick facts: 53.6mm x 43.8mm steel and titanium alloy, DLC coated case-UR-7.10 movement, internal time display module-automatic winding, with winding efficiency system and turbo adjustment automatic device-black alligator leather watch buckle

Tudors Black Bay Chronograph

Fashion reporters like to talk about “trends” in watches, as if at some point in the year when the manufacturer develops new products, a competitor’s company may have held a secret meeting in the Swiss Alps and decided, for example, that 2019 is for two-tone watches. Year (not so much the odds of thousands of watches produced every year, but rather the chance of having common design features). With this in mind, we are happy to announce…2019 is the year of two-tone watches, and this trend will remain strong in 2020. A special model is Tudor Black Bay Chronograph S&G. The title refers to “steel” and “gold” and adds another highly desirable model to Tudor’s existing very desirable model series. Essentially, this is the shiny version of their Black Bay Chrono, whether it’s on a braided bracelet or a steel/gold bracelet, it looks great, right on the right, you know, kind of.

Rolex
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Last year, Rolex introduced two brand new concepts for the iconic Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): the “Pepsi” (blue and red) bezel and brown and black-both of which caused a sensation. (We designed the term “Mars Bar Bezel” for the latter, but did not adopt it.) This year, perhaps less exaggerated, Rolex delivered a larger 42mm Yacht Master, a blue and black “bat Man”. GMT version (definitely a super large version) and very cool two-tone steel and 18ct gold Sea Dweller. But our choice is the gold Day Date 36. In line with the trend of the 70s style watch, its green face and jeweled index call for retro chic, but its low-key level is not enough to make too much noise. In addition, it is also equipped with a “presidential bracelet”, and the Rolex strap is deeply loved by leaders of the world. Great energy.

Bell and Rose
V2 92

Bell & Ross (Bell & Ross) is famous for its square watches, for some time, it has been quietly making bendable retro-style round watches. Last year, we saw models of Racing Bird and Belly Tanker, both of which date back to the aviation and motorsport styles of the mid-20th century without arousing interest. This year, we chose the V2 92 in the “military” beige. This simple manual-winding automatic movement has a date in a 41 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with an elastic lanyard. This is a great “everyday” watch.