Antiquorum Autumn Auction Launches Many Important Watches

Antiquorum’s auction on September 26 is an important collection of treasures: watches, pocket watches and clocks. This auction will open a wonderful autumn for watch collectors and enthusiasts around the world. There are three hundred treasures that will surely arouse your interest in bidding for the finest watches on the market. Previews will be held in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills and New York.
The most striking piece in the auction is an Audemars Piguet, Genève watch & mdash; ‘Jules Audemars-Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Chronographe,’ a three-minute stopwatch with tourbillon, reference number 26050PT, manufactured in 2006, July 2, 2007 Sold on the 15th. He is so exquisite and rare, this is a large minute repeater, a men’s watch made of platinum, a one-minute tourbillon adjuster, a round button stopwatch and registers.
Estimated selling price: $ 200,000 to $ 300,000

Source: Antiquorum

An Explanation Of Homesickness Tasting Montblanc Nicolas · Case Hollow Dual Time Zone Display Chronograph

As early as January 16, 2012, Montblanc (Montblanc) announced the brand-new Nicholas Kaiser hollow double time zone display chronograph to the international media and the public at the 2012 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Show. In 2011, Montblanc released the Nicholas · Kesch Chronograph Commemorative Series, dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the advent of modern timekeeping technology, and paid tribute to Nicolas Rieussec, the father of modern timekeeping technology. Nicholas Case was a royal watchmaker for the French royal family. In 1821, he successfully developed a rotary time writer. He obtained a patent certificate in 1822, and wrote an important page in the history of clock technology development. Montblanc has been continuously developing new models of the Nicholas Case series in recent years, and at the 2012 Geneva Watchmaking Fair, it released the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Open Hometime equipped with a new movement. Continue the glorious history of the father of timing technology with more sophisticated timing technology. Official watch number: 107067.

   The chronograph surface seen on the market is very similar: the right side of the case is the crown, there are timing buttons on the top and bottom of the crown, the center has a large chronograph second hand, and one or two timers. The Nicholas Case family of chronographs, including the latest hollow-out dual time zone display chronograph, takes a different approach. The left side of the case is equipped with a single timing button (monopusher) at the 8 o’clock side. The position of the button is matched with the pressing action of the thumb of the right hand, which can also avoid the wrong start of the timing program when it encounters a hard object.

   The Nicholas · Kease chronograph also does not have a chronograph seconds hand. Instead, it is taken from the original chronograph in 1821, and the seconds and minutes chronograph dials are set at 8 and 4 o’clock. Accumulate seconds and minutes; the two chronograph dials are connected and fixed by a rose gold-plated bridge, and embedded jewel bearings connect the fixed chronograph seconds and minute hands to the spindle.


   This watch uses a 43mm 18K rose gold case. The elegant and dynamic watch is well-made. The polished bezel and two-level lugs are timeless. The crown is full and carved with fine pits. It is set with mother-of-pearl. Montblanc six-pointed star logo; approximately 95 grams of rose gold used to make the case.

   The unique design and layout of the double-sided anti-glare crystal crystal glass see-through dial; the surface of the dial is exquisitely decorated with wheat grains, and the intensity of light and shadow changes with the light, which is both pleasing to the eye and the outline of all displays; Enjoy on top.

   The Nicholas · Case chronograph also does not have a central chronograph seconds hand. The leaf-shaped hour and minute hands have a luminous coating. There are two curved arc spaces on both sides of the dial, with the words ‘CHRONOGRAPH’ and ‘NICOLAS RIEUSSEC’ to show its prominent family blood.

   The back of the watch is set with crystal glass, precision parts such as the movement, oscillating weight and column wheel, as well as the finishing touches. It is equipped with a precious black alligator leather strap and 18K rose gold buckle, which is comfortable to wear and easy to switch.


   The charcoal gray hollow dial has a unique layout. The off-center hour dial has two large hour and minute hands to display the local time. The window surrounded by the hour dial can display the 12-hour standard dial, which shows the time in the hometown (second time zone): continuous. The turntable display technology pioneered by Nicholas Kays, the home time is indicated by the fixed ‘HOME TIME’ red triangle mark.

   Calendar window at 3 o’clock, showing date in local time zone
   At 8 o’clock and at 4 o’clock, there are seconds and minutes chronograph dials; the two chronograph dials are connected and fixed by a rose gold-plated bridge, and embedded jewel bearings connect the fixed chronograph seconds and minute hands to the support shaft. The lower part of the two chronograph dials opens to let you see precision parts such as the vertical clutch detent, screw balance and hairspring, and the escapement wheel with unique teeth.
   At 9 o’clock, there is a curved day / night display of the hometown, like a comet dragging the tail of a stardust. When moving between different time zones, just turn the crown slightly to cut the clock hands to the local time. The separation of the movement system does not hinder the precise operation of the movement.

Movement articles:

   The appearance of this new work is classical and beautiful. The new self-made MB R210 movement also incorporates classic chronograph structure and advanced technical elements. This new movement was designed and developed by Montblanc. The timing program is controlled by the column wheel, and the power is transmitted to the timing wheel through the advanced disc clutch, which avoids jumping when the second chronograph is started, and can greatly reduce the operation loss of the second chronograph. The screw balance with a diameter of nearly 10 mm has a swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour (4Hz), which makes fine tuning more accurate. The movement has a dual spring drum and a power reserve of about 72 hours. It provides ideal torque and stable swing. All these are necessary conditions for accurate timepieces. Even if the watch is left aside for a day or two, it still does not prevent the accuracy of the time.

In summary: This watch as a whole still has the elegance of a formal watch and the elegance of a sports watch. In terms of practicality, the timing function and the second time zone display are also commonly used. If the price is appropriate, this watch Watches are also a very good choice for watch buyers, while the precious metal material also adds a lot to the watch’s texture.

Montblanc Nicholas Kaiser skeleton double time zone display chronograph details:
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Citizen Like The Golden ‘time. Light’ Of The Stars

CITIZEN will participate in Milan Salone Milan Design Week as one of the global brand promotion activities. This global design industry event provides an exciting opportunity for people around the world to learn more about the CITIZEN brand. Promise-to create the future of watches.

 Since the company was founded in 1930, CITIZEN has been focusing on pushing the boundaries of watchmaking technology so that more people around the world can wear quality watches. In 1976, a key technological breakthrough was made on the basis of an innovative culture. This is the revolutionary light energy charging technology-light kinetic energy, which converts any light source into electricity to drive the watch. Eco-Drive completely eliminates the need to replace the battery, so that more people can enjoy wearing CITIZEN watches, which is exactly the most important mission in our corporate spirit. Turn ‘light’ into ‘time’ and explore a new ‘future’ together. Light kinetic energy promotes the concept of ‘time’ × ‘light’ × ‘future’.

 This world-class design event attracts more than 320,000 visitors from more than 160 countries. They have the opportunity to experience the spirit of the CITIZEN brand-working hard to build the future by exploring the relationship between light and time. This ‘installation art’ design was jointly developed by the famous architect Tsuyoshi Tane in Paris and CITIZEN’s own design team. To celebrate the theme of ‘light real time’, this device is composed of the watch’s main splint, which is the basic raw material for making watches. 80,000 main splints stand still in the air, creating an inspirational space for our exhibits in the Milan Three Years Centre showroom. The focal point is that a 1920s pocket watch will be on display alongside the latest models. This rare timepiece allows visitors to see the origin of CITIZEN. Combining our latest watch lineup and artistic installations, the entire exhibition strengthens the image of CITIZEN’s world-class brand, and hopes that visitors can better understand the charm of CITIZEN design and the essence of watchmaking technology.

 CITIZEN’s installation art at Milan Design Exhibition

Light instant

 ‘Time is light. Light in real time’ is the simplest concept we finally came up with from the inspiration of CITIZEN watch production: ‘light in time’. Light was produced by the Big Bang, and it was the beginning of the universe. Crossing the horizon, the rising sun embraces the earth in a halo, causing shadow shifts, seasonal changes, and moon phases. When humans discover these phenomena, we unknowingly develop the concept of time.

 CITIZEN is brave enough to accept the challenge to develop a watch that ‘turns light into time’ in line with the company’s philosophy-‘Make a watch for all citizens.’ Light Instant is a device of light and time. In the showroom of the Milan Three Years Center, we will display a grand space composed of 80,000 main splints, which are the structural devices of all watch components. There we can imagine a space orchestral music that fills the space with light, and conveys a feeling of light and time that humans have never experienced through the transmission of sound and light sources. In addition to the exhibits exhibited at the exhibition, from pocket watches (that is the origin of CITIZEN) to the latest watches that receive satellite signals, we hope that visitors can experience CITIZEN by seeking the answer: ‘what makes a watch’ duty of.

 ‘Time is light’. If there is no light, then there will be no time. Humans digitized time in the 20th century, measured it and continued to compress it, until we finally forget the relationship between it and light. Without light, we will never have the wonders of the universe, the rich resources of the earth, or the joy of life. ‘Light is time’-the action of summoning light to return to time is our attempt in ‘light in the 21st century’.

 CITIZEN Design Showcase Like Walking into the Time Corridor

CITIZEN actively promotes the concept of ‘time is light. Light is real time’, transforming the kinetic energy of light into time worn on the wrist.

Bvlgari Via Dei Condotti Condotti Avenue Watch

In 2010, BVLGARI Bulgari continued to pay tribute to history, taking the address of Via dei Condotti 10 in Rome, Italy as its lifeline, and limited launch of a memorable annual table Models ~ Via Dei Condotti, due to the extremely affordable price, it is equipped with a curved case, mechanical movement, automatic winding and see-through caseback, and the side shows the Bulgari establishment year 1884 and other features The limited number is only issued for a single time, and Taiwan quota is limited.

    The Bvlgari ‘Kondotti Avenue’ watch uses Bvlgari’s exclusive B77 Caliber automatic mechanical movement with hour, minute, minute and date display functions, and is decorated with Geneva ripples and pearl dots. The 40mm black carbon fiber and stainless steel case has a classic and timeless design with an 18k white gold crown and a soft calfskin strap. In addition, it has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a see-through caseback for a perfectly curved design . Black and matte finish dial with embossed hands, engraved with Via Dei Condotti 10 Roma, the landmark of the BVLGARI store, engraved with the 18K white gold commemorative logo of the BVLGARI brand’s founding year ‘1884’ on the case side, special Monumental. The Bvlgari Multi-Tower Avenue watch is priced at NT $ 68,000 and is only available at Bvlgari boutiques across the province.

The First Race Of The 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series Begins

The coveted sports car, 159 drivers with a total of 30.000 horsepower is even more impressive than the Perla Series and the 17 Lamborghini LP560-4 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. The first event of the 2012 season was an impressive performance. How intéressée the team and driver were at the weekend of the New Perth race.

   The first race of the 2012 endurance series of the Permanent Series brought together 159 drivers and 56 cars (30,000 horsepower). In the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing car, 17 cars were lined up to begin showing the popularity of the team and driver at the Perth race weekend.
The autumn weather, the temperature does not exceed 12 degrees and rain, did not prevent the F1 race team and drivers from the 5’793 meters long track, providing a spectacular legendary Monza citizens.
   The list of Peripetals and Rossi’s nine-time world championship bike series proves the success of the championship. ‘Ile Dottore’, while driving his Ferrari 458 Italy, the famous ‘Monster VR46’ color made his debut GT in a race at Kessel. He was very enthusiastic and confided that he was eager to participate in more racing cars, and of course, the motorcycle calendar. Former F1 drivers, Carl Dringer (AUT) and Mark Brundell (GBR), are also excited about the championship and race format.

   Competitors have proven that they are eager to fight on the track during practice and qualifying. Differences in time and reduced duels have proven the professionalism of the participants. After three hours of racing, Mark VDS Racing Team took the podium up one step,
1. BAS Leinders (Belgium) / Maxim Martin (Belgium) / Marcus Palttala (Finland), BMW Z4
2. Marco Bonamoni (ITA) / Edward Sandstrom (Sweden) /: Lawrence Vanthoor (Belgium), Audi R8 LMS
3. Park Wauters (Belgium) /, Anthony Kumpen (Belgium) / Karl Dringer (AUT), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 and Perot Series caravans will stop on Europe’s most prestigious circuit for six weekend The match ended in a total of 24 hours on July 28 and 29 in Spa.

   Mark A. Hayek, Blancpain President and CEO, participates in driving his own Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 +, the next stop of the Blancpain Endurance Series will be held at Silverstone (UK) on June 2 and 3 . The Swiss driver will also defend his championship title in this season’s professional-Amateur Masters Championship ADAC GT Masters.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo also kept its promise. The gentleman rider participated and the championship has won public opinion. The pilot had to face difficult conditions during the weekend. Rain visibility is reduced because it is indistinguishable from his opponent. For the Swiss pilot, Camini won two games this weekend.
   This year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will be linked to the entire endurance of the Perth series. Super Trofeo Racing Asia will begin on the weekend of May 26-27, Sepang, Malaysia.

Which Longines Should I Buy With A Budget Of 20,000 Yuan? Received This New Table Raiders

A few days ago, Rabbit Fan JING privately sent me a picture, saying that I took care of this, and thought about it for a long time, really want to buy it. I took a look at the Longines Elegant Series. However, everyone knows Rabbit’s preference for Longines, because as one of the Swatch Group’s main sales force, Longines has a lot of styles, so I suggested to pick it again, such as looking for a classic replica. After less than 20 minutes, she responded to me and said, ‘Ah, I have already bought one, I ca n’t help it, save it and update it afterwards.’ Then it was the joy she showed from the text across the screen. Feeling: ‘I used to wear fashion watches before, this is my first brand-name watch, but because I have a habit of wearing watches since I was a kid, it is logical to buy Longines.’ I asked, why choose Longines? She told me: ‘I picked from three or four brands. Later, considering the popularity, of course, the style is more important, so I broke the budget. I originally planned to buy a pair for 10,000, and now it costs 16,800 yuan. However, I’m happy. ”In fact, many young people who just started working from time to time asked me in the background:“ Will you buy Longines for the first watch? ”My answer is that you can buy Longines at any stage, but with different budgets and different attitudes Or, as aesthetics change with age, choices are very different. So today’s rabbit will take Longines’ new watch this year as an example to customize a watch purchase suggestion for everyone. The budget is not high, 20,000 yuan is enough. The 17,000-yuan master craftsman’s calendar may be the next hottest Longines is the master craftsman series released in 2005. The dealer told me that the current proportion of master craftsmen in sales is as high as 60%. It is just that although the master craftsman series is large, it will also face consumption upgrade, so this year’s calendar (which automatically distinguishes between 30 and 31 days and months) will be released, and the Basel Order Fair will be a big hit. The famous craftsman had the style of weekly calendar and moon phase before, but the annual calendar function was the first time in the entire Longines series. 40mm diameter, most men can accept, using the L897 automatic movement, 64 hours power reserve. China’s pricing is around 17,000 yuan, which is not high for Longines and the price is very good. Rabbit ran to several Longines stores and learned that currently in the main series of famous craftsmen, the price of male watches sold is basically concentrated in the early 20,000 yuan, the average price is higher. And the famous maker’s moon phase of more than 20,000 yuan is not particularly sufficient from the second half of last year, so some people may not be able to buy it. The appearance of the annual calendar gives everyone an option (the previous weekly calendar model has been the best-selling model). In addition, some readers and I reported that after buying a relatively complicated moon phase watch, I was greedy for simplicity, and I added a master craftsman single calendar 628, so I personally am very optimistic about this annual calendar, the simple function table, Very attractive. For young people’s entry table, 7900 yuan can start with Concas VHP 20,000 yuan. It is already the main sales area of ​​Longines men’s watches. For young people who want to buy the first watch, the budget is not enough, and they think the watch looks too long. More classic and formal, are there any other options? So it must be mentioned that Comcast V.H.P (Very High Precision), a new chronograph in Basel this year. Yes, this is a quartz watch, but let’s take a look at this new watch aside from the bias of the quartz movement. Quartz watches are made by Japanese? Maybe everyone remembers the ‘quartz crisis’ that hit the Swiss watch industry too deeply, but in fact, the Swiss are not uninvolved. Longines made the first quartz clock in 1954 and put it in the famous ‘Chronocinégines’ timing device. The timing accuracy is 1/100 second, which can be used to track the moment when the athlete crosses the finish line. It was a very practical device at the time. In 1969, Longines created the ‘Ultra-Quartz’ watch, which was the first quartz watch designed for mass production. In 1984, Longines launched the Concas V.H.P. watch, setting a new record of accuracy. Last year, Longines re-launched this series with an annual error of plus or minus 5 seconds. This year’s timepiece is priced at more than 15,000 yuan. One selling point is that it uses a GPD (Gear Position Detection) system, which resets the hands if the watch is affected by a magnetic field. The battery life is very strong, although some quartz watch batteries have 10 years, and Concas V.H.P. watches are written for 5 years, in fact, these 5 years refer to uninterrupted work. But this watch does not go on, that is to say, it will stop walking if you leave it for 1 minute, but it does not mean that you will “forget the time” and restart it to restore memory. This is also a power saving magic weapon, so go No problem in 20 years (reminds when the battery is almost exhausted). In short, this is a watch that does not require much effort to take care of. For young people, the entry price of Concas V.H.P is close to the people, starting from 7,900 yuan, and the relative design of the movement is another option for the first watch. This year’s chronographs are available in stainless steel and black PVD, with a diameter of 42 or 44 mm. Finally, with a few words on the topic of quartz movements, according to Rabbit’s first-line sales, men in China’s 30s and 40s prefer mechanical models, but women do n’t care, so Jialan sold Longines’quartz models. Better, better than beautiful. However, we have also given some readers suggestions. If you have a small amount of exercise and do not care about the daily life of the watch, you can consider a quartz watch. When the budget is limited, it is still cheap. Tired of aesthetic beauty? Try the pioneer market is so large, you will always encounter those who do not want to follow the wave. But what about Longines’ fame? The advent of this new series of pioneers has the desire to divert customers. For example, Cartier, the blue balloon became popular, and sales accounted for half of the brand’s watches, so Cle is needed to divert. One is to reduce the risk of a brand relying too much on a series, and the other is to increase choice. Therefore, the posters of Longines, whether they are Peng Yuyan or Zhao Liying, are all pioneers. Even on the posters of famous craftsmen, the models with blue dials appeared to distinguish the regular models. The pioneer series was launched last year at the 185th anniversary of Longines. This year Basel has added rose gold and gold (rose gold and stainless steel) versions, and the movement uses a single crystal silicon spring. Swatch Group this year began to popularize silicon hairsprings on many of its brands, increasing accuracy, which is also the financial strength of large groups. And the founders have four sizes of 26mm, 36mm, 38.5mm and 40mm, so men and women are suitable. This year’s models with gold materials are all transparent, increasing viewing. At present, the price of styles set in China is basically more than 20,000 (the highest gold model of 40,000 has reached the top of Longines’ price). If it is the previous all-steel model, it is 16,500 yuan. The classic replica legend diving watch, worthy of chasing the classic replica is one of my favorite series, but China has always been a very small quantitative, so many times can only be a feast for the eyes. The rabbit happened to go to the Longines Museum in Soyimia this time, and saw a lot of prototypes of historical watches. Longines has such a huge library of materials, which can fully support the inspiration of this classic classic series every year. Moreover, for example, the straight-up models have been repeatedly pushed many times in history, which is simply the inspiration pillar of Longines. This year’s legendary diving watch is based on a diving watch produced by Longines in the 1960s. It is made of black PVD, two screw-in crowns, and a screw-down case back, which can guarantee 300 meters of water resistance. The diving bezel can also be controlled by the crown at 2 o’clock to help divers confirm the remaining diving time (of course, most people who buy diving watches will not actually launch). Of course, what if you really insist on playing with water? So Longines provided a longer strap in addition to the black Milan grid rubber strap. Do enough homework. The price of this watch is 18,800 yuan. Those who are interested can pay attention to it earlier, because China is not easy to find. Longines is a household name in China. It is inevitable that many people in the old generation have deep memories of Longines, so I need to do a separate issue to help newcomers to watch selection. In fact, the relationship between Longines and China dates back to 1867. The businessman Jos.A. Meyer sold the first Longines watch to Guangdong. The dial of this watch was engraved with a lion. At that time, Longines’ Chinese name was ‘Longren’. One of the things I remember the most over the years is Longines’ ‘Longines in China’, launched in 2010. At that time, Longines collected Longines watches from collectors across the country. Finally, it received 336 watches and selected them. The oldest 20 watches left the factory. The Longines silver pocket watch in the collection of Shanghai collector Zhou Yong is the oldest, with serial number 5535 and Longines 20C movement. According to the Longines sales chronicle record, this watch was shipped on December 12, 1869. Do you feel strange? Such an old watch can be found out, indeed, all Longines models are recorded. During Basel this year, the rabbit finally saw the legendary archive room at the Longines Museum. In a room of more than 10 square meters, a detailed record of nearly 50 million watches was placed-where each watch was numbered, described, and finally sold to Dealer. The difference is that this paper record was from 1867 to 1969, and subsequent sales records were stored on the computer. The tradition has been maintained to this day. There are only a handful of brands that can achieve such detailed records, especially those with such huge output. I believe Longines is a mark in many lives, and may not necessarily be the ultimate goal, but many people can’t get around it and also carry the original memory of clocks. The gossip rabbit is only original, welcome to repost!

Omega’s New Video Usage Guide

Omega has launched a beautiful video guide to enhance the world’s understanding of each series and movement in its watch family. The video’s usage guide is fascinating and simple and practical, and viewers can easily find out the exact information of the corresponding Omega product function or make necessary adjustments to the watch.

 This video usage guide was first introduced in the watchmaking industry and gives a clear and detailed introduction to the use of watches in the form of stunning 3D animations. All 25 videos provide step-by-step detailed explanations, giving watch owners a glimpse into the characteristics of the movement that powers the watch and more about the watch.

 This video series includes selected out-of-stock watches and will continue to be launched in the future with the launch of new Omega watches. Each video on Youku is dubbed in Chinese so that viewers can fully understand the information provided by the video.