In addition to the practical value of daily viewing, the watch will also be used as a collection to wear accessories or play. Today, the watch family is going to introduce the three watches for you. They refuse to follow the trend, and the bold design of the exterior design is a representative of the “rebellious” in the watch.
Athens watch whimsy series 2053-32/03 watch
Watch Comments: This Freak Out watch is made of titanium and equipped with a UN-205 homemade hand-wound movement. There is neither a dial nor a pointer, and the watch displays time through the movement of the movement. The lower deck is connected to the center of the watch like an hour display, while the upper deck contains a set of gears, a hairspring and a unique two-way crystal escapement for the Athens watch, which is extremely recognizable.
Roger Dubuis EXCALIBUR (king series) RDDBEX0750 watch
Watch Comments: The Excalibur Huracán watch is the second important series after Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini. The watch is made of a combination of anti-allergic, low-corrosion titanium and 18K gold. It is designed with many aesthetic features of Lamborghini. The bezel is a unique triangular crater of the King’s collection with black digital hour markers. The iconic carbon atom hexagon of the Huracán super-run is applied to the watch for a strong visual impact. The 12 o’clock position has a 12-degree tilting balance design, and the structure of the suspension system fixed on the balance wheel bridge is more conspicuous. At 6 o’clock, there is a calendar window displayed in the car chronograph font. It can be said that it is a Lamborghini worn on the hand.
Hublot BIG BANG series 418.NX.1107.RX.MXM19 watch
Watch Comments: This year’s new Big Bang Sang Bleu II tattoo watch is made of titanium. The dial uses a sophisticated line design to create a three-dimensional visual experience. The dial is divided into a 60-minute outer dial, a 12-hour inner dial and two sub-dial. The pointer element consists of two narrow diamonds, two hexagons, and a straight and slender pointer. A hexagonal chronograph minute hand was placed at the 3 o’clock position and the 9 o’clock position of the dial to rotate in the two small discs on the dial. The straight, slender hand is a chronograph second hand that rotates around the 60-minute outer dial. Do you understand this tattoo watch made with geometric figures?
Summary: The above three watches are based on the ordinary watch based on the bold and avant-garde innovative design. The style is simple but unique. But at the same time, their prices are also more expensive. If you are looking for a distinctive watch that is different, they may be your choice.
The annual Valentine’s Day is coming again. Are you ready for the Chinese Valentine’s Day gift? How can you emerge in the fancy show’s big army and become the most romantic one? Today, the watch family recommends to you a collection of delicious, fun and beautiful dating spots – Beijing SKP.
In this warm and romantic August, Beijing SKP, the high-end fashion department store in Beijing, launched the “SKP Jewelry Watch Festival” event, and multiple surprise events were presented. Why don’t you take this “good opportunity”, take a lover to visit, eat a delicious candlelight dinner, and pair it with a pair of exquisite couple watches, who can resist this romantic Qixi?
Recommended reason: Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms series is highly popular, which is inseparable from the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship and elegant design. This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms full moon phase flies back to the chronograph. In the design of the sporty appearance, the connotation of the moon phase display function and the flyback timing function are more ingenious. The iconic Blancpain moon face is lively and interesting, and Blancpain’s ladies’ watch is equally beautiful. The soft curve design on the dial of the Blancpain watch on the right brings out the lady’s slim body. The 152 pieces of diamonds on the bezel are double-circle design, which interacts with the rose gold case, highlighting the delicate and full design aesthetic of the watch.
Jaquet Droz Jacques Del
Recommended reason: Jacques de Rodriguez’s watch design is full of enjoyable, and the brand’s iconic 8-character dial adds a unique and mysterious flavor to the brand. Compared with the ordinary large second-hand watch, this silver two-seat large second-hand watch has increased the five continents plan and the 24-hour original place of residence display in the original large second hand. The wet spray process makes the map more undulating. The elegant 8 series ladies’ watch on the right is made of synthetic ruby heart with a dial set with 68 diamonds and a buckle set with 23 diamonds. Elegant and noble, the value is impressive, only limited to 28.
Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis
Recommended reason: The strong pioneering design of Roger Dubuis’s King series is reflected in every watch. This men’s watch is crafted from a solid black DLC titanium case with a classic “Astral Skeleton” to create a three-dimensional visual effect. The women’s watch on the right side is also made of black DLC titanium alloy with 48 white diamonds on the bezel. The time-scale design on the dial is unique and novel, highlighting the purity and youthfulness of women.
Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin
Recommended reason: Vacheron Constantin, as a luxury watchmaking brand, has been building extraordinary timepieces since 1755. This heritage series double retrograde display watch is the first blue model of the series, which is matched with 18K 5N pink gold to show the elegant gentleman style. When the pointer with the arrow goes to the end, it can return instantly, and the fun and movement of the dial is played. The women’s watch on the right side of the Creative Time series is a glimpse of a luxurious, sparkling wristband. The dial is inlaid with diamonds. The classic Roman numerals are displayed at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.
Recommended reason: This year is the 50th anniversary of Omega Speedmaster’s moon landing, and several unique Super master watches are very eye-catching. This Omega Speedmaster is made of black ceramic for the case, the chronograph hands are decorated with yellow lacquer, and the speed scale is covered with Super-LumiNova luminous coating. The blackened hollow dial is like the moon that people observe from the earth. The Ladymatic women’s watch on the right is equipped with a white mother-of-pearl dial with a ray pattern. The dial has a diamond hour scale. The bezel and bracelet links are embellished with a large number of diamonds in a snowflake inlay to show the unique charm of women.
Recommended reason: This Panerai Sneak Series watch is the latest model of the first anti-magnetic watch. Thanks to the soft iron special inner shell, a special screen is formed for the watch to isolate the movement from the magnetic field flow. A matte black ceramic disc with a rotating titanium-embellished bezel. The bezel will only rotate counterclockwise to avoid interference with the calculation of the dive time due to accidental shock, and the waterproof depth is 300 meters. On the right, the LUMINOR DUE series watch, 38 mm diameter, 11.2 mm thickness, with a lively pretty green strap, is fresh and suiwatch for ladies who like large diameters.
Recommended reason: Rolex’s log-type watches, whether aesthetic or functional, are classics that can withstand the torrent of the times. Different types of log-type watches can still maintain a unique aesthetic style after years of baptism. The right-hand women’s log type is only 28 mm, which is very suiwatch for women with elegant wrists.
Recommended reason: This Longines pioneer series men’s watch is 40 mm in diameter and the silver sun-patterned dial is decorated with 12 bar-shaped hour markers. Equipped with the L888.4 self-winding mechanical movement to maintain precise travel performance. The women’s watch on the right side is 26 mm in diameter, with a diamond-encrusted case and a white mother-of-pearl dial with 12 diamond hour markers. Equipped with the L592.4 self-winding mechanical movement, both watches are certified by the Swiss Observatory for “precision timers”.
For women, cosmetics and clothing have a natural appeal, and for men, the most attractive is nothing more than two, one is to let yourself experience the driving pleasure and can fill the facade of the car, and the other is to cultivate the sentiment Some small items such as bracelets, walnuts, and watches.
Among these treasures, the watch is undoubtedly the most fashionable and practical. Although the watch is beautiful, it is also a decorative object. When attending the event and putting on the formal dress, it must also be accompanied by a decent watch. How to match the neat appearance is a headache. The following is the men’s dress watch with six rules, let’s take a look.
Men’s dress watch matching rules
1. Compared to those dazzling and complicated watches, the simple black and white disc watch is more suiwatch for your identity.
2. The heavy case is not practical in the formal dressing, the thinner the watch worn on your hand, the better.
3. The rounded case is the most secure model, it will look sane and modest; the barrel or square shape is also OK, not rigid, giving the impression that it is easy to accept new things; Don’t try it, it will give you a strong sense of style.
4. The pure gold watch is not bad, it does have the function of maintaining value. However, Jin Cancan’s dizzying watch is still ineviwatch. In contrast, steel and titanium will look more graceful. If you really like gold, choose rose gold.
5. Choose black or dark brown crocodile leather strap, snakeskin is more suiwatch for young people who like a punk.
6. The basic waterproof and date function is enough for daily use. A heavy-duty watch with a drain valve and a bold scale bezel is more suiwatch for casual wear. Be aware that you are a business person first, then a non-professional sportsman.
Men’s formal watch recommended
Omega Omega-Disc Fly Series 4188.8.131.52.01.001 Men’s Mechanical Watch
This watch not only meets the needs of popularity, playability and technical performance, but this gold watch looks luxurious. The decorative ornament on the dial, the vivid moon phase pattern on the upper right side of the disk, and the retro-style Roman numeral hour mark have an excellent background for the wearer’s identity and temperament.
For men who arrive in China for the year, the watch is very suiwatch for their age and aesthetics. It also allows them to better show the charm and grace of mature men. This recommendation can help everyone.
Watch Comments: As a Swiss luxury watch brand, Ernest Borel has always been committed to the perfect combination of romantic and elegant culture and rigorous quality watchmaking. Today, this series watch is recommended for everyone. The outer dial of the watch is neatly and orderly arranged with the Roman numeral hour markers. It is like a team of loyal guards who keep their vows, and as a historical inscription. The golden hour and minute hands evolved a more delicate needle tip on the basis of the traditional shape. With a luminous coating, you can lock your focus at the same time. In addition, the watch is equipped with a calendar window at 3 o’clock, which reminds the watch friend of a meaningful day.
Longines vintage traditional watch
Watch Comments: Omega Seamaster Series watches are tough and reliable, the classic and timeless design celebrates Omega’s brilliant marine legend. The Omega Hippocampus Aqua Terra 150m watch is one of the brand’s most distinctive watch collections. This watch features the iconic “Teak Concept” Sun Rays Polished Lacquer The vertical texture on the blue dial reminiscent of the teak deck on a luxury yacht with a calendar window at 3 o’clock. The wear-resistant sapphire crystal provides comprehensive protection for this unique dial. The watch features a 41.5 mm stainless steel case with a steel bracelet. This certified chronometer is equipped with an Omega 8500 “Coaxial Coaxial Movement” that resists magnetic fields above 15,000 Gauss and is clearly visible through the transparent back.
Summary: The three watches recommended today, the Ernest Borel series watch literary and elegant, Longines retro series watches for formal wear, and the Omega hippocampus series watches suiwatch for sports, each state has a suiwatch wrist watch decoration, this is the best of yourself.
The following watches are worth between 60000-79999.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero series watch 60,000 yuan.
The highlight of this watch is the movement, Carl F. Bucherer’s own CFB A2050 movement, which is the first functional movement of the CFB 2000 series, with central hour and minute hands, small seconds hand and date display. The power reserve is about 55 hours. It can be normal when you are not wearing it for 2 days. This 60,000 piece is a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40.6 mm and a crocodile leather strap that is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Bulgari Octo series All Black special edition, 61,000 yuan.
This all-black OCTO series makes it easy to notice that its “Maori tattoo” pattern dial is cool, and the whole watch is “blackened”. The 41 mm steel case is highly wear-resistant by DLC. Handle, rubberized crocodile leather strap with stainless steel Ardillon vintage buckle with a black diamond-coated carbon coating, 100m waterproof. Equipped with the brand-made BVL193 self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 50-hour power reserve.
Omega Constellation Series Zunba Annual Calendar, 63,000 yuan.
Zumbo is the star product of Omega last year. It has been upgraded this year and its diameter has been expanded to 41 mm. The “Pan-Pan” design has practical functions. The different faces of the “Pan-Pan” are used for the month pointing, each on the dial. The months are accurately marked in the middle of the blue scale, indicated by the blue lacquer pointer. The case is made of stainless steel and the grooved bezel uses scratch-resistant tungsten carbide. Most importantly, it is also the world’s first watch for the Observatory, with an attendance certificate for the Observatory.
Athens Marine Diver diving watch, 63,200 yuan.
As a diving watch, it has the characteristics of the diving watch: the screw-in crown and the back of the watch to achieve waterproof 300 meters; one-way reverse diving chronograph bezel to avoid accidental adjustment of the diving time. With a diameter of 44 mm, the extra-large hour markers and hands are displayed in white luminous and red lines, which are clearly legible. At 6 o’clock, there is an extra-large second hand. The claw-shaped rubber embossing on the crown ensures that after diving gloves are worn. You can also hold the crown. Equipped with UN-26 self-winding movement, power reserve for 42 hours. In addition to the timekeeping function, there is also a calendar window at 6 o’clock and a power reserve display at 12 o’clock. The watch is made of stainless steel case with a rubber or stainless steel chain strap.
The so-called Geneva Seal (Geneva Seal or Point? on de Genève), in today’s marketing terminology, can be said to be a quality assurance mark like “positive mark” or “Taiwan boutique”.
In the same year, the watchmaking industry in the Geneva area, in order to protect the watches produced in the Geneva area, to avoid the watchmaking of other places or countries, to sell the inferior products with the name “Made in Geneva”, so in 1886 The “French law” was established by the Geneva Watch and Clock Association which was produced in accordance with the law. Once the watch has been verified, the Geneva badge with the “Eagle and Key” shield pattern can be engraved on the plywood of the movement. There are currently twelve articles. The “Geneva’s Law” has been revised many times since its inception to match the changes of the times.
“Geneva Seal Law”
The specification of the high-standard production of each part of the movement is specified in detail. Although some parts are based solely on the consideration of decorative considerations, it can fully display that the watch relies entirely on manual completion. For example, all sharp angles must be cut into bevels and then polished; the moving gears must be artificially modified and polished with boxwood, etc., and then these twelve rules are not necessarily recognized by every watchmaker or expert, plus It is only awarded to watches made in the watchmaking factory in the Geneva area, and it is also highly controversial. However, Mr. Wang Yongchang, a watch expert, once said: “The watch craftsman must follow a certain rule to complete a work, conscientious and meticulous, and rely on the spirit of perseverance to watch, in order to create a dazzling, precise and durable watch. Now some watch factories only start with the popularity of the case and the polishing on the movement splint. Consumers only see the beauty of the appearance and the bright surface of the movement, but they cannot fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of the manufacturing process inside the machine. Today, this set of rules has become the guarantee of the highest production art of watches.
Although it is not a good watch (Philippe Dufour’s Simplicity) that has not been awarded the Geneva Seal, the standards in accordance with the Geneva Seal can almost represent the fine craftsmanship.
Indeed, the study of watch appreciation is both esoteric and noisy, and most watch fans often have the feeling of “not knowing the true face of the mountain, only in this mountain.” The Geneva Seal Law is a rigorous norm that most experts believe that “the best guarantee that every watch is made of the finest craftsmanship, technology, and materials”, so even after more than a hundred years, today is still called The best guide for watch fans to appreciate the craftsmanship of the watch, of course, is worthy of our in-depth introduction and discussion, as the first lesson of the watchmaker to explore the ultimate watchmaking process.
In the same year, the watchmaking industry in the Geneva area, in order to protect the watches produced in the Geneva area, avoiding the watches made by other places or countries, and selling the inferior products with the name “Made in Geneva”, so in 1886 by Geneva. The watchmaking industry has established the “Genel’s Law”. Verification, the Geneva badge logo of the “Eagle and Key” shield pattern can be engraved on the plywood of the movement. At present, there are a total of 12 “Geneva Rules” which have been revised many times so far to cope with the changes of the times.
In the watch collection industry, old-fashioned tools have always been a popular category. The charm of this type of watch is that since the moment of its birth, it has not existed for decoration, but for the purpose of practicality. All designs are designed for “practical” service without any unnecessary modifications. As one of the sub-categories of the old military watch, this charm has been brought to the extreme. Therefore, it has always been a sought-after scent of collectors.
And we all know that the Second World War was one of the most tragic wars in human history, and many classic military watches were born at this time. What we are going to say today is a group of World War II military watches with the mysterious code name “WWW”.
I don’t explain what this code means first but from the beginning of the story, the UK. In the words of World War II, the United Kingdom imported a number of watches from Switzerland and issued them in the name of A.T.P (military trade model). In essence, these watches are still civilian watches, but they are covered by the British government. Most of them have some common features: 29-33mm chrome or steel case, silver or white. Dial, covered with luminescent materials, small three-pin, the movement has 15 gems… and more. Later, according to these characteristics, the Ministry of National Defense developed a new standard for military watches. The name of this standard is called “WWW”.
What does “WWW” mean? Don’t get me wrong, this has nothing to do with today’s website domain name. It is an acronym for the three words “Wrist, Watch, Waterproof” (wrist, watch, waterproof). However, for the watch released under this standard, there is also a common name in the circle, “The Dirty Dozen”, which is from the 1960s, a film of the same name with the theme of World War II, film It tells the story of twelve American troops making great contributions to the German battlefield. Because watches and movies are related to World War II background, and the “WWW” watch was produced by 12 Swiss watch companies, it got this nickname.
“Twelve King Kong” movie poster
It should be noted that these watches were delivered only from May to December 1945, and in May of this year, World War II was over. Therefore, the “Twelve King Kong” did not really appear in the place where they should have appeared – on the battlefield of World War II. However, they were not wasted. In the next few years, these military watches continued to circulate and were even used by other countries and regions.
Back to “WWW”, its specific criteria are as follows: the diameter of the watch needs to be between 35~38mm; the black dial; the pointer is covered with the luminous light in time; the rail-type minute scale is used; the diameter of the movement is 11.75~13, and it is equipped with 15 jewels; shock-resistant shatterproof mirror; chrome or stainless steel case; certain waterproof depth and accuracy at the observatory level. Those who meet the standard will be engraved with the British Ministry of Finance’s wide-headed arrow mark, “WWW” mark and two digits on the back of the watch. The first digit is the code name of the watchmaker, and the second digit is the code given by the military. , symbolizing the military factory.
Since the size and production capacity of the 12 contracted companies are different, the number of watches delivered by each company is also inconsistent, totaling approximately 150,000. The twelve companies are Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, Omega, Record, Timor, Vertex. Enicar is also said to have been one of the contract manufacturers, but due to the lack of records, this has not been confirmed.
As for the last use of these watches, as mentioned above, after the end of World War II, there were still small-scale wars around the world, and the “Twelve King Kong” figures were active in these battlefields. Many of them have been renumbered and distributed to the British Commonwealth and other regions. For example, after the Royal Dutch East Indonesian Army and the local Indonesian resistance movement clashed, they took a batch of “Twelve King Kong” from the British Government. Watches are used for combat; but somehow, some of them have undergone numerous twists and turns, and they were actually taken by their enemy, the Indonesian Republican Army. The Republican Army then crossed out the Dutch Army mark on the back of the watch and engraved its own mark. This is the origin of the scratches on the back of some of the “Twelve King Kong” antique watches.
In addition, for a variety of reasons, there are very few completely original 12 diamonds on the market. One of the most important points is the after-sales maintenance service in the UK. The maintenance of the “Twelve King Kong” belongs to the scope of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). As a practical military watch, the after-sales standard is certainly not as high as the current watch, as long as the watch can be put back to normal operation. It doesn’t matter if you can stay the same. Therefore, in this process, a large number of non-original miscellaneous parts were loaded into the “Twelve Diamonds” by the watchmakers. For example, the luminescent materials containing radium were replaced by helium, and the marks on the dial and the case were also changed. A mess. As a result, even experienced collectors often make a lot of fog when identifying these antiques.
So what is the value of these watches? In fact, in those days, “Twelve King Kong” was not a cheap commodity like the ordinary military watch, but it had a certain value because their production was really too small. In nominal terms, this is a large-scale distribution of supplies to the military. However, only a few artillery officers and communications personnel, such as the artillery officers and communications officers, are qualified to wear them. This is considered a “noble product” in the military watch.
Of course, it seems that the value of “Twelve King Kong” is not exactly the same because of the difference between brand and output. For example, Omega’s style is relatively high (about 25,000 pieces), so the current circulation price is relatively cheap, almost 20,000 yuan can receive a piece; Cyma is the same, its output is about 20,000, plus brand awareness The reason is that only about 10,000 yuan is about to start. However, another brand, Grana, is the opposite, because its output is extremely low, only 1,000 to 5,000 pieces, the price is rare, and the current market price has already rushed to 100,000 yuan! For many collectors who want to collect the “Twelve King Kong” series, the pressure is even greater to complete their dreams.
However, many watchmakers of the “Twelve King Kong” are now aware of the value of these military watches, and have made some reissue versions ，such as the IWC and Longines and so on. But for the watch fans who really love this thing, the real antique watch can bring the original feeling of emotion. Imagine wearing this riddled watch on your hand as if listening. It tells the war and the smoke that lasted for decades, and the sense of history carried by it is not comparable to the modern replica.
In fact, in many cases, our collections must be based on the need to look at the time or to preserve the value of the investment. Instead, we appreciate and collect the history and stories contained in it, and experience the emotions and vicissitudes of life. This is the significance of playing antique watches is also the true value of the “Twelve King Kong.”
Finally, pay tribute to all the heroes who have made outstanding contributions to the anti-fascist war!、
The internal movement components of the fully automatic mechanical watch are composed of mechanical parts, which are spring-wound balance watches powered by clockwork. The mechanical watch is made up of movement and exterior parts. The movement includes a drive train, a motive system, a winding needle system, an escapement speed control system, and a pointer system. The movement parts are assembled by screws with screws; the appearance parts are made of a watch case, a dial, hands, A component such as a strap.
The energy of the watch is driven by the spring force of the spring. When the spring is full, its torque is large. As the watch is carried away, the spring is loose, and its torque is gradually reduced. The watch’s torque output is swatch from the time it is tightened to 24 hours, and the travel time is also accurate and the error is small. After more than 24 hours, the clockwork torque will drop sharply and the travel time error will increase. In order to ensure that the watch is more accurate, it is necessary to fill the clock every day.
Watch clockwork works
When the spring is gradually tightened, as the torque increases, the swing of the balance will inevitably increase. When the spring is fully tightened and the maximum working torque is reached, the watch will move. If the swing of the balance still does not reach the required swing, it is necessary to consider whether the output torque of the spring is sufficient. Excessive output torque produces a “clip” phenomenon. The clockwork will fluctuate greatly at any time, and the time experienced by the governing mechanism in one oscillation will also change. When the watch is going away, it will appear as fast and slow, which is related to the uneven output torque during the spring work.