Month: October 2010

Bulgari’s Geometric Design Leads The Watch Kingdom With A Stronger Recognition

In addition to the previous three black lacquered dial OCTO watches, BVLGARI has now launched a new model combining stainless steel and rose gold with a white lacquered dial . The combination of different tones of metal creates a clear and interlaced visual effect, making the timeless bold design of the OCTO series watches more strongly recognizable.

 The OCTO watch series was born in 2012. It has a unique octagonal case with a round bezel. It is simple and exquisite, and it can be called one of the most representative BVLGARI watch series.

 The OCTO watch is a symbol of ‘perfect geometry’: it breaks the traditional sense of aesthetics and displays a unique and subtle personality style through a harmonious and balanced design. The OCTO series has long transcended the meaning of pure watches. It has been endowed with extraordinary temperament, eclectic personality and mature and restrained style connotation, which perfectly shows the unique charm of BVLGARI men’s watches.

 The case of the new OCTO watch continues its design features. The case is composed of 110 facets, each of which is carefully polished and polished by hand, showing the overall refined style of the watch in the details, perfectly showing the BVLGARI Beautiful original Roman architecture inspired design. The case design of the OCTO watch is extremely contemporary in aesthetics, and with a low-key and classic dial layout, it will become a new model of luxury men’s watches in the future.

 BVLGARI OCTO series stainless steel rose gold technical parameters

Case: 41.5mm stainless steel case, double-sided anti-reflective anti-wear sapphire transparent case back, 18K rose gold screw-in crown with black ceramic plate

Dial: white lacquered dial, hand-applied rose gold plated hour markers

Movement: BVL 193 one-way self-winding mechanical movement with double barrel

Functions: hour, minute and second hands display, calendar window at three o’clock

Power reserve: 50 hours

Gems: 28 gems

Water resistance: 100 meters

Strap: brown alligator leather with folding clasp

Parmigiani Launches New Toric Tecnica Ombre Blanche Watch

According to the watch house, Parmigiani, an independent watch brand from Switzerland, recently launched a new TORIC TECNICA OMBRE BLANCHE complication watch, which includes three questions, perpetual calendar, tourbillon Three of the world’s top watchmaking craftsmanship.

    Tecnica Ombre Blanche has shown stunning beauty. It inherits the principle of Parmigiani independent watchmaking, combining luxury materials with top-level watchmaking technology, and its value is naturally self-evident. I believe that every watch enthusiast will be impressed by its extraordinary beauty, but the superb craftsmanship also determines that it will be given a high price.

 The watch is made of high-temperature-fired white enamel and carved with 18K rose gold decals. Its special pattern is called ‘Grand feu’ enamel exterior, hand-engraved centre. The hands of the watch have a luminous layer and are triangular in shape.

 The case uses 45 mm, this size also caters to the current popularity of large diameter. The overall thickness is 13 mm, and the watch is water-resistant to 10 meters. The mirror is made of anti-glare sapphire crystal. The overall design is a three-layered round case with a backside design and an independent number engraving.

 The strap of the watch is a Hermes crocodile belt, rose gold with a black nickel strap, the overall feel is simple but elegant, it can be described as a model of noble watchmaking. Buckle with rose gold pin buckle.

 Parmigiani is passionate about creating some of the world’s unique luxury timepieces. Although this TENICCA OMBRE BLANCHE doesn’t know how many, each one is definitely valuable. It is equipped with a PF351 manual winding movement inside.

 The PF351 manual winding movement brings together the world’s top three complicated clocks and watches, including the minute repeater, tourbillon and perpetual calendar. It is composed of 482 movement parts. Not only that, the watch’s power reserve movement is completed by 2 o’clock, a quarter of an hour and the minutes are performed by two gongs.

 The power reserve of the movement is 48 hours, the diameter of the movement is 29.3 mm, and then it is only 12.3 mm in thickness. The frequency is 3 Hz-21.600 Vib / h, with a single barrel inside. Both the main splint and the bridge are exquisitely polished by hand chamfering. The official model is: PFH466-1002400-HA1241

Jacques Droe’s Masterpiece Of Enamel Craftsmanship – Hour Minute Dial Watch

From the initial sketch almost three centuries ago to the landing of the latest masterpiece today, Jaquet Droz has faithfully inherited the core idea of ​​Pierre Jaquet-Droz-simplicity Aesthetics, bold style and innovative clockwork continue the legend of watchmaking.

 The PetiteHeureMinuteSmaltaClara hour and minute dial (PetiteHeureMinuteSmaltaClara) launched on the occasion of the brand’s 280th anniversary is no exception. This watch inherits the brand’s centuries-old tradition and has its own personality. For the first time, the Jaquet Droz brand uses the empty window enamel technique in its new work. Its Latin name is ‘smaltaclara’. Jaquet Droz has always been known for its superb fire flame enamel craftsmanship, but the process of empty window enamel is more difficult. This process, which was born 1500 years ago, requires precise control of the flames to avoid cracks in the enamel. The risk of cracks in the glazed surface increases with each firing.

 The finished product is no longer a single enamel, but consists of enamel blocks of different colors and shapes. The enamel blocks are separated by gold wires. In the end, the enamel is not covered on the metal bottom, but filled with a hollow grille, like a stained glass window. It can be said that the empty window enamel (SmaltaClara) has no bottom layer. Light can penetrate the glazed surface, reflecting every delicate color.

 When the light shines, the tiger pattern specially painted by Jaquet Droz for this watch seems to inject vitality and come to life. This animal image is drawn with vivid and modern lines, adding a touch of toughness to this soft and gentle watch. Each dial uses at least 7 colors to make the tiger look real. The bezel is set with 100 brilliant diamonds, set against subtle details, highlighting its majesty. Jaquet Droz uses crystal pure enamel, which can completely penetrate the light without blocking or deforming, creating stunning visual effects. It takes four days for the enamel artisan to make a dial.

 The PetiteHeureMinuteSmaltaClara watch is also one of the very few Jakodro timepieces with an eccentric hour and minute display at 2 o’clock. The extremely streamlined dial provides tigers with a space to repel others. Following the fine watchmaking tradition, the mother-of-pearl dial is paired with two blue-steel hands. The crown is also set at 2 o’clock, hiding the chain shaft under the enamel. For this reason, Jaquet Droz chose to carry the elegant 8-Lady8Flower series movement, which is the smallest mechanical movement in the brand series.
 PetiteHeureMinuteSmaltaClara watches are available in two styles, each limited to 28 pieces. This watch is 35 mm in diameter and the ears and bezel are set with diamonds. The first model has a white gold case with a blue tiger pattern, and the second model has a red gold case with a gold and brown tiger pattern. Each watch is equipped with a hand-rolled satin strap that matches the dial hue. This new work is bound to write a new chapter in the glorious history of the Jaquet Droz art workshop.