Month: October 2013

Wanguo Engineer Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition Watch

IWC issued the 50th edition of the Laureus Sport for Good limited edition watch, demonstrating IWC Schaffhausen’s commitment to help the disadvantaged children worldwide. The engineer’s automatic watch from the IWC replica series follows the iconic blue tone, like a beacon of hope, guiding the bright future.
    The engineer’s ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition’ automatic watch is not only limited to displaying the correct time, but also dedicated to helping young people to help themselves and bring opportunities for the better lives of disadvantaged children. IWC Schaffhausen has once again taken inspiration from the outstanding work of the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation, and selected a watch from its own watch series as the spokesman for this beautiful cause. This is the 50th time that the Schaffhausen Watch Factory has launched a special edition of the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation. In 2006 and 2007, special editions of the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation were Portuguese automatic chronograph watches and pilot chronograph watches. Da Vinci Chronograph in 2008 and Portuguese Automatic in 2009/10. In 2011, it was an engineer’s automatic watch of the IWC replica series, which continues to show the spirit of movement. Engineer ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition’ automatic watch with stainless steel case and eye-catching blue dial, limited edition of 1,000 pieces.
    Continuing its distinguished tradition, Schaffhausen IWC has once again organized a global children’s drawing competition with the support of the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation, and engraved the winning work on the bottom of this watch. This year, the jury’s illustrations were chosen by Mumbai’s 8-year-old child Sohel Abrar Khan, who is also a member of the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’s ‘Magic Bus’ event. The little boy explained the theme of the competition ‘Time for Unity’ with a painting of 7 young people playing football together. The painting is engraved on the bottom of the watch to remind people that part of the sales of this watch will be used to help vulnerable children in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Charity Watch
     IWC’s self-renewal series has selected a watch as the 50th public welfare watch. This timepiece has a classic appearance, inspired by the engineer’s automatic watch from 1955, equipped with a revolutionary automatic movement, exuding a strong nostalgia. To this day, Albert Pellaton’s detent-winding system and spring-loaded rotor are still examples of top rugged watch technology. Half a century after its first appearance, IWC’s iconic work has once again made a stunning appearance. This work is not a complete imitation, but a modern gift to this classic watch. This Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition watch is equipped with IWC-manufactured 80111 movement, with a Pellaton winding system and integrated shock absorption. The screw-down crown gives this sturdy watch a water-resistant depth of 12 bar, which perfectly meets all the requirements of contemporary life.
Mumbai slums
     The pattern engraved on the bottom of the engineer’s ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition’ automatic watch is inspired by India. Supported by the Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation: ‘Magic Bus’ campaign targeting children in the Dharavi slums in Mumbai. According to official data, in the core area of ​​only 2.5 square kilometers, 600,000 people live, and the actual number may exceed 1 million. Since 1999, the ‘Magic Bus’ campaign has been dedicated to assisting the poor children in the district, minimizing the negative impact of poverty on them and bringing them hope. In addition to education, housing, food and clothing, the event provides children and adolescents with medical assistance and (most importantly) opportunities to participate in various sports activities. Because physical activity can provide children with an opportunity to show their true potential and set positive goals for them. Children participating in this activity can be trained by coaches, play football with their peers, and participate in competitions, daily hiking and training camp activities. They can also participate in other adventure activities, such as mountain climbing, rope skipping, obstacle course, and learn how to solve problems from the game. The sports programs provided are closely related to personality development and social education, such as gender equality, health care, crime prevention and social conflict reduction. The ‘Magic Bus’ activity made parents realize the importance of education and encouraged children to attend school. At the same time, 90% of children participating in the ‘Magic Bus’ activity go to school on time. Since its inception, the organization has assisted 18,000 children living in turbulent environments.
Eradicate poverty together
    The ‘Magic Bus’ event is just one of more than 70 events carried out by the Lawrence Sports Foundation. As a charitable foundation, the Lawrence Sports Foundation has assisted more than 1 million children and adolescents who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, war, violence, discrimination, drugs, racial discrimination and AIDS. IWC Schaffhausen is a global partner and representative of the foundation. Through the Lawrence World Institute of Sport-an organization that gathers legends of the sports world (the members of the organization have won more than 100 Olympic medals, won more than 100 world championships, and broken more than 200 world records), using sports as a global language Helping children and adolescents out of common goals of the effects of drugs, poverty and violence. Lawrence Sports
    The Advocate Foundation adheres to this principle and is active in crisis areas around the world, including slums in Uganda, the South Bronx district in New York, and parts of Sri Lanka that were hit by the tsunami.
Engineer ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation Edition’ Automatic Watch
Model IW323310
From the IWC replica series:
Reinterpretation of the first automatic movement engineer watch launched in 1955, equipped with a Pellerton winding system, date display, and the bottom of the watch engraved with the ‘Time for Unity’ drawing competition winning works. Stainless steel style, limited to 1000 pieces.
Model 80111
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / 4 Hz
Number of jewels 28
Power reserve 44 hours
Wind up automatic
Material Stainless steel
Mirror Sapphire glass with anti-reflective arched edge
Dial Blue, rhodium-plated
Crown screw-in
Water-resistant to 12 bar
Diameter 42.5 mm
Thickness 14.5 mm
Stainless steel style with blue crocodile leather strap

Why Is The ‘not-announced’ 2017 New Version Of Ironmaster The Most Anticipated Omega?

It is not too late to get to the topic. Let’s talk about the new watch today. Among the three major series launched by Omega in 1957, there is a series called the Ironmaster railmaster (the three series that came out in 1957 are the Hippocampus, the Supermaster, and the Ironmaster). After a period of development, Tieba has not become the mainstream series of Omega like Haima, Supermaster, Constellation, and Disc Flying, but has always been relatively small (some views attribute Tieba to the Hippocampus series), After 2007 and 2008, it will gradually stop production. At present, there are no iron tyrants on Omega’s Chinese and foreign official websites, and almost no iron tyrants can be seen on domestic Omega counters (I have only seen one or two sales in some stores). Somewhat surprisingly, at this year’s Basel watch exhibition, Omega launched a new version of the iron tyrant using a coaxial coaxial movement. I got a real watch in Basel and learned the basics of the watch. It was also unexpected that after I returned to China, I found that this watch was not included in Omega’s official news materials, and Omega’s official website had not updated this watch. While feeling puzzled, I called Omega’s official customer service and Beijing-operated stores, and both said that there was no such watch now.
   This made me realize that there are two possibilities. 1. Omega is waiting for a suitable time to officially release the new version of Iron Bully; 2. Omega may have just made a sample watch and is still considering it. But no matter what, although the new version of the 2017 iron tyrant does not have much information to find in China (because no news materials are provided), the 2017 version of the iron tyrant has attracted a lot of attention among watch lovers around the world. Regardless of whether or not this watch will be available in China, I will show you here the 2017 version of the Omega Ironmaster I have seen, and answer some questions from previous table friends, why is the 2017 version of Ironmaster This looks. Why do I think that for the majority of players, the new Ironmaster is the most important watch for Omega this year.

The Omega 2017 new version of the Ironmaster has been exhibited at this year’s Basel watch exhibition, but there is currently no information.
The first thing I want to share with you is that at the beginning of the birth, the Omega Ironmaster was a more powerful watch than the Rolex milgauss.

   In 1957, Omega launched three major series, Seahorse, Supermaster, and Ironmaster. The first iron bull model was CK 2914. Some players regard Omega Ironmaster as a pair of watches with Rolex (mainly IronPad 3, 6, and 9 are similar to Rolex), but in fact, Omega Ironmaster is a professional antimagnetic The watch is a watch against Rolex professional anti-magnetic watch milgauss. Many people have misunderstood why Omega called this watch the Ironmaster railmaster. Even some official members of the Omega brand thought it was a watch made for railway workers, so it was called Ironmaster. In fact, Omega Iron Bully, like Rolex milgauss, is prepared for scientists and technicians, but Omega has provided clocks for many railway systems because of its long-term support for the railway business. Later, the railway entered the electrical era, and problems with magnetic fields occurred. This problem, so this watch is called ‘Iron Ba’. Because the personnel, including laboratories and hospitals, were the targets and targets of Omega ‘Ironmaster’.

Omega launched the first generation of iron tyrants in 1957. Please pay attention to his triangular luminous time scale, which is an important symbol of iron tyrants.

The first generation of Rolex milgauss, 6541 (Water Ghost Rotating Bezel Edition), while the 6541 also has an aperture version, the aperture version is mainly for the US market.
   In the 1950s, general antimagnetic watches could only put a magnetic field of 60 to 80 Gauss. But in laboratories and hospitals, the magnetic field strength is much larger than this value. What I want to tell you is that we all know Rolex milgauss antimagnetic 1000 Gauss, but the truth is that in that year, milgauss antimagnetic strength was actually 800 Gauss, Rolex used the name milgauss 1000 Gauss to ’round up’. On the other hand, the Omega Ironmaster is essentially a magnetically shielded 1000 Gauss without moisture. I would like to talk a little more here. Omega Ironmaster is the second anti-magnetic watch in the world to reach 1000 Gauss, and the first is an engineer from IWC. The Rolex Milgauss was launched one year later than the Omega Ironmaster. Patek Philippe also launched anti-magnetic watches in the same period, but the anti-magnetic level is difficult to exceed 500 Gauss, and the iron tyrant can reach 1000 Gauss, of course, there are reasons for this, please continue down.

The Omega Ironmaster, which was sold 10 years ago, noticed that it used an Omega coaxial movement, but after that, it was gradually discontinued.

Rolex second generation milgauss, 1019. It is believed that the Rolex 1019 redesigned in the 1960s was affected by the Omega Ironmaster.
   Although it is commonplace to use antimagnetic inner shells today, in the 1950s, this was a cutting-edge technology that was used by very few watches. For anti-magnetic watches, including Patek Philippe, the anti-magnetic method is to use a beryllium bronze balance wheel and an Invar alloy hairspring (beryllium bronze is also the main material of the balance wheel at present). Although beryllium bronze is also a good material, the problem is that beryllium There is a small amount of iron in the bronze, which leaves these magnetic shields with hidden magnetism, so the magnetic protection ability is less than 500 Gauss. The motor on modern trains has a full 8000 Gauss, and it can still maintain a magnetic field of 500 Gauss at a distance. Therefore, the subsequent antimagnetic watches have taken the road of the antimagnetic inner shell (until Omega’s 15000 Gauss antimagnetic is coaxial) Changed it all by myself). At the time, the antimagnetic inner case was used. The antimagnetic 1000 Gaussian iron tyrant was the most powerful antimagnetic watch at the time, surpassing the Rolex’s milgauss.

Omega Ironmaster later also introduced small three-pin models and chronograph models. This shell surface, diamond hourmark ironmaster is very luxurious.
And now, once the 2017 new version of Ironmaster is on the market, it will be the most worthy watch for Omega this year (although there is no information now, and the official website has not appeared, we can only wait).

   The new version of Ironmaster does not have an expensive ceramic case, does not have a high waterproof depth, and has no unique complex technology, but in the super high cost performance, these have not reduced the playability of this watch at all. The new iron tyrant is a very simple watch with a 40 mm diameter, stainless steel case, and even the dial is made of steel, instead of the brass dial of a normal watch. Some players previously said that the new version of Ironmaster’s luminous timescales don’t look advanced, yes, you can take a look at each generation of Ironmaster, their timescales are like this. Numbers 3, 6, 9, and 12 plus triangular luminous (the luminous is a bit like a plaster surface). The new version of Iron Bully just inherits the characteristics it should have. Prior to this, Tieba was once included in the hippocampus series, the main reason is that Tieba does not seem to be much different from hippocampus, which is mainly caused by the broad sword pointer. Therefore, the new version of the 2017 iron tyrant changed the pointer style, the new version of the iron tyrant and the hippocampus are completely different. The new version of the Iron Bully adds a crosshair in the middle of the face, uses a lollipop second hand, and the bottom of the watch is closed. Players need to pay attention to the fact that although the bottom version has no anti-magnetic soft iron, the bottom version is to be loyal to the tradition, and the anti-magnetic inner shell is cancelled because the new version of the iron version uses the anti-magnetic 15000 Gauss Coax Core, antimagnetic inner shell is no longer necessary (Iron Bull uses the 8806 movement). Players can see that the new version of Ironmaster does not have too many details, and the polished bezel and fabric strap also indicate that Omega intends to further reduce the price of the new version of Ironmaster. The end result is that, as far as I know in Basel, the price is less than RMB 40,000, and I remember that the price is RMB 36.

The steel chain version of the 2017 Omega new iron tyrant and the 8806 Zhizhen coaxial movement it uses, antimagnetic 15000 Gauss. Note that the Seamaster logo is engraved on the bottom cover of the Iron Bull.

What does 36 thousand mean?

   Omega uses a 2500 movement, the disk price is 27000, the seahorse 300m diving watch with a 2500 movement price is 32400, and the Omega AT seahorse with a coaxial movement is 44800. This means that in the days when there is no new version of Ironmaster, if you buy an Omega, you can only buy a watch with a movement of 2500 under the AT hippocampus. The new AT hippocampus has used the 8800/8900 Co-Axial movement. 2500, 8500, 8800/8900, three generations of movements, although 2500 has no problem when it comes to 2500D, but the new movements have spanned two generations, I do not need to say anything about old and new choices. Among the brands of the same level as Omega, more than 30,000 and less than 40,000 watches use universal movements such as ETA and Celita. If the 2017 version of Ironmaster arrives on schedule, the new version of Ironmaster will be the watch with the highest price of 30,000 movements (compared with the official disc flying, Ironmaster is more sporty). It is also the lowest price Omega Co-Axial movement watch, so that we can spend less to get a Co-Axial movement watch.

Omega 2017 new version of iron tyrants (top), Rolex’s current milgauss green glass (bottom)
   Let’s take a look at the old rival of Omega Ironmaster, Rolex milgauss. Now the price of Rolex milgauss has reached about 60,000 yuan (green glass is higher, ordinary glass is lower), which is almost twice that of Iron Bully. But what hasn’t changed is that Omega Ironmaster’s 15,000 Gaussian anti-magnetic ability is still stronger than Rolex milgauss (tested by foreign players, it is inferred that the current anti-magnetic ability of Rolex milgauss is at least 8000 Gauss). Iron Pa’s antimagnetic ability has almost reached twice that of milgauss. Why do I think that if the new version of Ironmaster 2017 is launched, it will be Omega’s most important and most worthy watch to buy this year? Because, no matter whether it is Rolex or Omega, their professional watches, such as Water Ghost, Seahorse, Milgauss, and Ironmaster, are all professional watches with functions as their main function. Later, Rolex and Omega increased the luxury attributes of professional watches step by step, and the prices also went up step by step. The new version of Ironmaster is a very pure Omega professional watch, without too much decoration, to meet the functional needs, and the price is low (think of the water ghost was only $ 150, but now it is very expensive). A new choice is offered between 2500 disc flying and AT hippocampus. For senior players, we can foresee that after the launch of this watch, when this watch enters the secondary market, according to Omega’s consistent value law, the price of this watch will be very good. Dear players, please pay attention and look forward to the launch of the new Ironmaster.