Zenith is one of the few brands to manufacture watches in the style of the early pilots, with real historic prototypes as the basis for their new models. The original timepiece made for Louis Blériot in 1909 laid the groundwork for the pilot’s watch, with its cathedral hands, large, thick numerals and a crown big enough to fit flying gloves. Now, in addition to the larger Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, this timepiece is now also available in a 40mm version, which is 12.95mm thick and fits all wrists, most importantly women’s wrists.
Strap colors add an extra layer of femininity in mustard, khaki, blue or burgundy, and the corresponding dial, slate grey, khaki, blue or burgundy. The vintage stainless steel case and caseback, grained-finish dial and large fluted crown retain the vintage spirit. The watch becomes a practical everyday timepiece with excellent water resistance to 100 meters and good low-light visibility entirely provided by SuperLuminova numbers. The strap is in leather or oily nubuck with a protective rubber lining and a titanium pin buckle. The overall effect is warm, even hygge.
Inside, there is an in-house movement, the Zenith Elite 679 self-winding movement, which provides a 50-hour power reserve. It has 126 components and vibrates 28,800 times per hour at a frequency of 4 Hz.
Reference models for the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm are:
How to choose the first complicated luxury watch in life? Choose tourbillon, perpetual calendar or moon phase? This is a problem that many advanced players are more troubled. The reason why complex watches attract us is that small machines can create time, and let us feel the mysterious power of machines. How to choose a complex watch, you can choose according to your own needs, preferences and budget. Today, the watch house recommends three complicated watches with a public price of between 300,000 and 400,000. Friends who want to buy complicated watches can code them.
Product model: 1723-400-3B/BLACK
Watch diameter: 45 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: titanium/ceramic
Water resistance: 50 meters
Ulysse Nardin’s BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch starts at a public price of 340,000. Among the tourbillon complications, the price of the BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch is quite reasonable, so friends who want to join the tourbillon can consider it. The above recommended for everyone is the black version of the BLAST hollow tourbillon watch, the case is very special, made of black ceramic material. The movement of the BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch adopts a skeleton design and is made of automatic winding. In the past, the tourbillon watch of the Athens watch manager series used manual. In order not to affect the overall hollow design, the automatic rotor is placed on the barrel at 12 o’clock. The Tourbillon of Ulysse Nardin is very special. It uses an anchored constant escapement. Its accuracy is higher than that of the original tourbillon. This technology is the first of Ulysse Nardin. In this black BLAST hollow tourbillon watch, Ulysse Nardin also applied the color balance wheel to the tourbillon for the first time, and the red balance wheel highlights the high value of this watch. With beauty and strength, it is not unreasonable that the BLAST hollow tourbillon is so popular with watch friends.
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 10.70 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement model: 5954
Case material: red gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Perpetual calendar, tourbillon, and minute repeaters are the three traditional complications of watchmaking. The Blancpain Classic watch above is equipped with a perpetual calendar function and a romantic moon phase function. The dial inherits the iconic layout of Blancpain’s traditional perpetual calendar complication. The date display is set at 3 o’clock, the moon phase function is set at 6 o’clock, the week is displayed at 9 o’clock, and the month and leap year are displayed at 12 o’clock. The layout of the disk is very clear and concise, and the reading time is also very clear. The movement uses 5954 automatic winding movement, with a 72-hour power reserve. Blancpain’s classic series perpetual calendar watch inherits the elegance that Blancpain has always had, coupled with the practical perpetual calendar function, friends who want to start a complicated model can consider it.
This watch is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s newly launched Reverso flip series watch this year, using moon phase display, large calendar function, day and night display and digital time display multiple functions. The most special thing about the Reverso flip series is that one watch has two sides and one movement. The two dials can display different functions. The front is a silver sun-ray pattern dial, equipped with moon phase display and large calendar display functions. The flipped case back is day and night display and digital time display. What is more amazing is that these two functions use a large and a small display window. , Forming a “8” shape. The movement is equipped with Jaeger-LeCoultre 826 manual winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
Ulysse Nardin’s BLAST hollow tourbillon watch is handsome and bursting, and as a tourbillon watch, it is very cost-effective; Blancpain’s classic perpetual calendar watch is classic and elegant, and the perpetual calendar function is also very practical in life; Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Reverso series It is very attractive to show complex functions with brand new designs.
The 220th anniversary of the tourbillon glory | Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 watch
In 1801, the function of the tourbillon officially came out. This year coincides with the 220th anniversary of the advent of the tourbillon, Breguet Breguet launched the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 watch to pay tribute to the invention of the founder of the brand, Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet. On June 26, 1801, 220 years ago, the French republican calendar “7th day of the month IX” was used at that time. Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet obtained a patent in Paris. This invention is to “offset all possibilities.” In the timepiece of the unequal situation of the balance wheel and the mainspring”, Mr. Breguet named this invention the tourbillon “tourbillon”. His creation opened up a new world of precision, stability and elegant design of high-end timepieces.
Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire Ref.5365BR diameter 41mm, rose gold material / 581 automatic movement / hour, minute, small seconds display, tourbillon device / transparent back cover / water resistance 30 meters
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 uses the Paris nail pattern in the center of the timepiece, and the outer ring of the edge is the wheat ear pattern. The dial looks like a matte finish from a distance. The reading is indicated by two eccentrically hollowed-out central blued steel “Breguet needles”. There is a Breguet 60-second tourbillon between 4 o’clock and 6 o’clock. The bridge is made of blue steel. It is a rare tourbillon in the Classique series.
The back of the watch is also decorated with tribute elements, including the “Anniversaire 1801–2021” engraved on the barrel, the words “Brevet No 157 Du 7 Messidor An IX” on the lower bridge of the tourbillon, and the platinum automatic disc with a machine-engraved wave pattern. , In addition, there is an independent number for each watch. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic plate are hand-engraved. The right side of the movement faithfully reproduces the watercolor tones used by Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet when he applied for a patent for the tourbillon regulator in 1801.
The pictographic cocoon cartouche on the tourbillon can be seen with the words “Brevet N° 157”, echoing the number of patents invented by Mr. Breguet 220 years ago.
The platinum automatic disc is decorated with a machine-engraved wave pattern. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic disc are hand-engraved.
Blancpain’s popular vintage diving observation orange and no date
Every two years, the watch industry surrounds a great career, through donating unique watches, a unique watch during this year, can only watch. This idea is to create a special model, never do anything, and in all fair, all brands are definitely playing this game, with amazing watches. As always, there are always some models to seize our attention, for example, this year is the unique work of Blancpain, and the orange (this year’s theme) is a 50-year-old Fathoms No Rad.
The NO RAD name is certainly important for diving observation enthusiasts, specializing in collecting military models. Some of the watches have a special forces and Flock, BlancPain has always been a top choice, which is a prognostic manner in the field of diver instruments. In 1953, BLANCPAIN and the President Jean-Jacques FIECHTER showed one of the earliest submersible watches, which would be incredibly legitimate and attract the army around the world. For example, BlancPain has developed a Watch of German military-or “bundeswehr” in the mid-1960s – so-called fifty Fathoms RPG 1 model, or “Bund No Rad”. This watch is equipped with “Campwiimmer”, the Elite German Frogman Commando unit, until the early 1970s. The difference attribute of the RPG 1 model is the “non-radiation” flag found in 6 o’clock on the dial.
These “non-radiating” BLANCPAINs, their dials indicate that there is no laser dial because height can be collected. For this reason, the brand shows these “no” watches to contribute tribute to these “no” watches in 2010. 5015B pays tribute to the fifty-year-old Fathoms.
BlancPain specially observed 2021 watches based on NO RAD table in March 2021, most of which have the same specifications, but with multiple elements, making this model unique – and more bold. What is it? Well, only the situation only used to observe the 2021 RAD, means a fairly compact polished stainless steel box 40.30mm, with thread and shovel and 300 meters of water resistance. The cautious gap between the border, the side is also maintained, but the insert is different, and the dial is also the same.
For each version, only the design specific color chart and this year’s fundraising plan are based on orange theme. Although not all brands are decided to use this color in their unique watches, BlancPain is advantageously depends on this bold color to create a unique NO RAD. First, the baffle insert made by the dome and the glossy sapphire crystal, it sees its 60-minute level, the lower luminescent material below.
Then, the tribute dialing to the fifty Fathoms NO RAD is only used to observe the RAD of 2021 and slightly modified. Obviously, orange is found in the mark and hands. Both have very different than classic nonlinear curves because the combination of display points and rectangles is marked and applied on the dial. In the same vein, the hand is white painted instead of polishing metal. Other differences in this OW model are No Rad logo, and now has orange background with yellow logo. The matte black base is still the same, but if you look closely, you will see this unique work is a ban, and the version of March 2021 has a date window in the date window of 3 o’clock.
Orange is not the easiest color, sometimes causes the watch of the tits. But here, I must admit that the way BlancPain is just amazing. Orange almost makes the watch tropics, super solidification, more vivid, not traditional models. Never say, there is no date to show that there will be more than one fan. In the rest, the watch is still sized, comfortable, and tropical rubber straps.
It is also a slight different movement under the hood. The standard production model is equipped with Calibre 1151. For this Ower Edition, BlancPain is using Calibre 1154, which shares the same technical foundation, but a real no-date movement (there is no ghost position here). At 3Hz, it has a 100-hour power reserve, and is decorated, with a black coating rotor of pure gold, with special “only watch” inscription. replica RAFAEL NADAL watches
This BlancPain pays tribute to the fifty-year-old Fathoms, only the 53 batches of 53 years can be taken in 2021.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BLANCPAIN TRIBUTE TO FIFTY FATHOMS NO RAD FOR ONLY WATCH 2021
Case: 40.30mm diameter x 13.23mm height – stainless steel case, polished – unidirectional bezel with sapphire crystal, 60-minute scale in orange – screwed caseback and crown – 300m water-resistant
Dial: Matte black, orange-coloured painted markers, orange lume in hands, no-rad logo at 6 o’clock
Movement: Calibre 1154, in-house – automatic, central rotor – 27.40mm x 3.25mm – 28 jewels – 190 components – 100h power reserve, with 2 barrels – 21,600 vibrations/hour – hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: 20mm Tropic-like rubber strap with steel pin buckle
Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston-all famous jewelers and household names. We saw their designs on the red carpet, as well as Boucheron, Faberge, Piaget, etc. These companies are more than just brands. They are the enthusiasm and creativity of people who love high-quality, fashionable jewelry and want to make their mark in the emerging industry. In this special blog series, we will explore the history of these famous jewelers and how they started their journey. Along the way, we will find some interesting tidbits, such as:
The story tells that Harry Winston bought two carats of emeralds for 25 cents when he was 12 years old. He recognized the value and sold it for $800 in two days.
In 1904, when Louis Cartier chatted with his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, he realized the necessity of watches. Santos complained about the difficulty of flying when using a pocket watch. This is Cartier’s inspiration for creating watches.
Frédéric Boucheron, the founder of Boucheron Paris, was the first jeweller to move to Place Vendôme. It is said that he especially chose the sunniest corner of the square, so that the diamonds on the windows have extra brilliance.
Peter Carl Fabergé (Peter Carl Fabergé) made the first Faberge egg for the Russian Tsar Alexander III to his wife Empress Maria in 1885. The Czar ordered another egg in the second and second year. Faberge’s design was completely free, and the Czar did not know what would happen.
Georges Édouard Piaget’s first workshop was on his family’s farm in the small Swiss village of La Côte-aux-Fées in the Jura. He is committed to perfecting the cheapest watches mechanism to reduce the size of the timepiece.
We know these names and have heard of these heritages, but now it is time to learn more about the identities of these well-known jewelers. Every story begins with dreams and determination. Each story inspires us to appreciate the glory of building an empire. Each story provides insights for the inspiration of timeless design.
In the first article of this series, we will take a closer look at the diamond jewelry giant swiss Harry Winston.
Famous jeweler: Harry Winston, King of Diamonds
The legendary Harry Winston (Harry Winston) was born on March 1, 1896. Winston’s father Jacob (Jacob) ran a small jewellery shop, and Harry has been helping in the shop since he was very young. The story goes like this: 12-year-old Harry Winston (Harry Winston) bought two carats of emeralds from a pawn shop for 25 cents, hitting symbolic gold. Realizing its value, he turned around and sold it for $800 in two days.
Start with modesty
At the age of 19, Harry Winston used his savings of $2,000 to start the Premier Diamond Company. Within 2 years, he founded a company worth $30,000. When one of his employees ran out of all his stock and cash, he was unfortunately hit. Winston was not afraid and used the remaining money to buy jewelry from real estate sales. He took the gems from the outdated environment and reshaped them into a modern style and sold them at high prices. His fame increased when he acquired Arabella Huntington’s famous jewelry collection. By 1932, his wealth and business had been rebuilt, and Harry Winston closed the Premier Diamond Company and opened Harry Winston Inc.. Winston continued to design elegant and timeless jewelry with real estate jewelry.
Harry Winston used his vision to make big deals and continued his success in the diamond industry. In 1935, he bought a 726-carat Jonker diamond for $700,000. This famous diamond is the seventh largest rough diamond on record. He sent it to the New York headquarters through the U.S. Post Office for a total of 64 cents. The diamond is cut into twelve individual gems, the largest being an emerald cut diamond of 125.35 carats. After buying and selling diamonds, Harry Winston’s fame continued to grow worldwide.
As the years passed, Harry Winston’s luck has been good. Highlights of these years include the 1940s, when Harry and his designers developed cluster technology, the style of the work is based on a single diamond rather than a metal setting, thereby maximizing the brilliance of the stone. Today, more than 70 years later, this design continues to this day.
Winston on the red carpet We are all looking forward to the jewels worn by the stars on the red carpet. Many people borrow high fashion, which is a tradition when luxury Harry Winston lent diamonds to Jennifer Jones to win the Oscar in 1944. Jennifer won the best actress award that night. This move earned him the title of “Star Jeweler”.
“Talk to me, Harry Winston! Tell me everything!” Marilyn Monroe sang in the famous song “Diamonds Are Girls’ Best Friend” in the movie “Gentlemen prefer blondes.” The film was released in 1953, more than 20 years after Harry Winston opened a store, and is considered the “king of diamonds.”
“Talk to me, Harry Winston! Tell me everything!” Marilyn Monroe sang in the famous song “Diamonds Are Girls’ Best Friend” in the movie “Gentlemen prefer blondes.” The movie was released in 1953, more than 20 years after Harry Winston opened a store, and is considered the “king of diamonds.”
Diamonds to the world
In 1958, Harry Winston gave a gift to the world by generously donating the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. With the Hope Diamond, the museum was able to establish their national gem collection.
In 1966, Harry Winston bought a 241 carat rough diamond. He cut it into flawless 69.42 carat pear-shaped diamonds. The diamond was sold to Harriet Annenberg Eames. She auctioned it to Cartier, who sold the diamond to Elizabeth Taylor’s husband Richard Burton for more than $1 million. Renamed to Taylor-Burton diamond, it was originally placed on a ring and later renamed as a necklace.
After working in the diamond industry for a lifetime, replica Harry Winston died in 1978 at the age of 82. His legacy continues through Harry Winston Inc.’s jewelry. Today, you can see his works worn by royalty, celebrities and museums are timeless works of art.