Wonderful Watches Watch Special Features Introduction

What else can a watch do except timing? There is no shortage of imaginative watchmakers. Every year, they constantly create ‘rare gadgets’ to subvert your usual knowledge of watches. Door opening and closing
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 DBS Transponder
     AMVOX2 can be used to open and close the door of Aston Martin sports car. . Conversely, by pressing the ‘closed’ position between 3 and 4 o’clock, the door will stop.

Emergency rescue
Breitling Emergency
     The Emergency Chronograph, designed for pilots, has a built-in 121.5 MHz international air emergency frequency micro-transmitter. In case of an accident, simply pull out the built-in antenna to guide rescue. However, this antenna is easy to pull out, and it is difficult to put it back in. Don’t play around. According to data from around the world, this watch has successfully saved 20 lives. Brad Pitt and Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson are fans of this watch.

Dive control
IWC Aquatimer Deep Two
     A professional diving watch, in addition to the basic waterproof and luminous functions, must also ensure your personal safety when diving in the deep sea. This latest IWC is equipped with a mechanical water detection gauge, with red and blue hands. Red will stop at the maximum depth of the dive, and blue indicates the current water depth. With the help of the second hand, you can accurately control the maximum ascent height of 10 meters per minute to ensure safety. Moreover, its water depth gauge is separate from the movement, even if the watch is stopped, the water depth gauge is not affected.

Spring Palace
Three Questions from Blancpain Palace
     Blancpain asked the Spring Palace three times. When viewed from the front, it is a classic dress watch. It is taken off and turned to the back of the watch, but it is boundless. As Ding Ding’s spring sounded, the vividly carved pure gold dolls began to do the happy thing in the world. The dolls of this watch can be customized, from India, Japan, Ancient Egypt … whatever character.

Manual Planting Of Gear Broken Shaft Tenon

This is an old 18K gold Piaget watch. This kind of old watch was not waterproof in the past. Its movement model is 12PC1. The shaft tenons of its two gears have rusted off one end. If you want to find such accessories, it may only be available from the original factory, but the price will not be cheap, and the fastest time may be half a year. If we planted it by hand, wouldn’t it be cheap and fast? Left: cleaning a new watch part; right: assembled watch movement
     01: Due to the water ingress, the shaft and tenon of these two gears are rusted and one end is broken, and these two are only the gears of the automatic part, and the gears of the moving part are not rusted at all. So as long as the watch is wound by hand, it is completely walkable.
    02: Use a caliper to measure the shaft tenon of this gear is 0.5mm, and the broken tenon is at the toothed end. The diameter of the plane that can be drilled at this end is larger than the shaft diameter, so even if a bit larger than 0.5mm is used, it is only After making the tenon, grind it to 0.5mm. Because the drill bit tends to be thinner and harder to grind, and the thinner the bit is easier to break. In fact, I used a 0.4mm drill bit, so the drilled hole diameter is about 0.5mm, and the tenon that is planted is exactly 0.5mm. Basically no further processing is required. 03: In order to maintain the original rigidity of the part being processed, I choose a harder drill to directly drill the cross section, the so-called ‘cold drill’, instead of annealing the broken shaft and then drilling, the ‘hot drill’. However, the key to drilling is not here. The most important thing is that the drilled hole must be in the center of the cross section, that is, on the axis. Otherwise, no matter how good it is, it will be a waste of effort, and it will be impossible to remedy or even scrap … So in Do not rush to drill before drilling, but to locate first, you can first smooth the cross section, then use a finer drill to point the hole, select the center position, and then slowly drill. When drilling 0.2 ~ 0.3mm, it is determined that there is no Deviation, you can drill down quickly. 04: The drilling depth is about the same as the length of the tenon, and then a round rod with a diameter of about 0.5mm is used for trial insertion. If it feels slightly tight, it is estimated that it can be inserted in place (completely based on feeling). At this time, remove the round rod. Add a little bit of ‘green oil’ into the hole and then gently tap the round rod into place with a hammer. Bake the prepared tenon at high temperature for 10 minutes and take it out. The tenon won’t fall off if you clamp it with tweezers. Or add a little solder to the planting place to weld firmly. This completes the planting of the mortise. In fact, after the tenon in the picture is planted, I have worn it again, and it is slightly thinner than the lower tenon. 05: The pinion of this pinion is easily and well prepared using the aforementioned method. And there is no tooth on this axle, it can be used to make a whole axle. After the two shaft tenons are completed, the entire automatic part of the gear is loaded into the movement, and the automatic hammer is turned. If the two-way rotation is very flexible, it is done. This is a ‘Pearl Tuo’ automatic watch. Clean and refuel the movement, complete the assembly, and adjust the speed. Originally a watch with severe rust, after nearly a month of immersion, derusting, and then ‘joint’, it finally resurrected …

Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Sold For 2.5 Million Us Dollars, Set A Record Price Of Watches In Asian Auctions

On May 31, 2016, Phillips auction house and Bacs & Russo held the second Hong Kong luxury watch auction at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, one of which was Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 (368 No.) sold for USD 2,537,964, or approximately RMB 16,731,020, setting a record price for a single watch at an Asian auction. The total auction price for the entire auction was as high as USD 19.39 million, or approximately RMB 127.58 million.

   This is an 18K red gold watch with a case diameter of 37.7mm (case number 2’637’709), equipped with a mechanical movement (calibre number 869’357, diameter 13 ” ‘, 23 gems ), With perpetual calendar, chronograph and moon phase display, a beige leather strap with 18K red gold folding buckle, Patek Philippe logo on the case, dial and movement, very fine, rare and unique, Estimated before auction was $ 116-232 million.

  It is reported that this Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 watch participating in the auction was produced in 1968, sold on April 22, 1970, and appeared at the Sotheby’s Geneva auction on November 16, 2004. It was a distinguished European collectors. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Edwina Alexander, A Female Rider, Recently Visited The Jaeger-lecoultre Watch Factory To Announce Her Participation In The 2012 London Olympics

Edwina drives her favorite horse Itot du Château twice in the Global Champions Tour in 2009 and 2011. Nevertheless, the female rider is always ambitious looking forward to the next season With the arrival of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2012 World Championship Tour, she is also aiming for her goal, and Jaeger-LeCoultre is also the official partner of these two events and provides timing.
   Whether as a partner in multiple national and regional races, or in the form of cooperation with the world’s largest obstacle course, the World Championship Tour, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the horse racing world have always maintained a strong and close relationship.
About Australian female rider Edwina Tops-Alexander Born in Sydney, Australia, Edwina Tops-Alexander has won numerous domestic competitions in her early years. She had a rare competitive spirit, and soon she decided to go to Europe to compete with the world’s top riders. As soon as she arrived in the ‘Old Continent,’ she was well received by observers and stood out in multiple first-level events.
   In 2000, the Edwinae World Equestrian Championship (she finished fourth), Zurich, Brussels, London Grand Prix.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Edwina won the ninth place and has since ranked among the top ten in the world. Since 2009, she has topped the world’s number one female rider, and in 2009 and 2011, she managed her horse Itot du Château to win the World Championship Tour.

   At present, she occupies the tenth place in the world mixed ranking and the first place in the women’s rider rankings. For the first time in the same season, she won a prize of more than one million euros, setting a new world championship tour record.
   Edwina Tops-Alexander is actively preparing for the 2012 London Olympics. The obstacle course for the 2012 London Olympics will be held in Greenwich Park from August 4th to 8th. Built in 1433, Greenwich Park is the oldest royal park in London. It belongs to the coastal town of Greenwich and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Obstacle racing is a race with both skill and physical fitness, which requires a high degree of flexibility, speed, and strength; there are 12-14 obstacles set in the short distance, and both riders and their mounts must show incomparable performance. Courage, accuracy and willpower.
   Obviously, Edwina has considerable talent in horse riding, but her success is largely due to the tacit relationship between her and the mount, which is cultivated through the continuous training and development of the mount. ‘In order to meet the Olympics, I set up a special training program for my two horses, Itot and Vluet.’ Edwina Tops-Alexander revealed, ‘Itot is in great shape. It’s amazing. You can understand it when you see it. For Itot, I only need to pay attention to the rhythm of competition and cultivation. Vluet also needs to accumulate experience. For myself , The most important thing is to ride on horseback every weekend to maintain the training rhythm and proficient skills. Of course, three times a week of fitness exercises are also essential. ‘
   Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to be able to invite Edwina Tops-Alexander as the brand’s ambassador.

Girard-perregaux Brings Them Extraordinary Beauty And Extreme Precision

Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1791. Over the years, Girard-Perregaux has created legendary watches that combine unique design and innovative technologies. For example, Constant Girard-Perregaux is in In 1889, he won the gold medal with the Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon.

Cat Eye Series-Starry Night Sky Moon Phase Watch
The beauty of a woman comes from her perfect looks, elegant manners and temperament emanating from the inside out. GP Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye Collection is designed for women to express this strong femininity. As a major innovation in the field of fine watchmaking, it combines excellent aesthetic design and high-quality mechanical movements, adhering to the brand’s traditional superb Swiss watchmaking tradition, creating a series of attractive female mechanical watches. The cat’s eye series Celestial watch, as a new member of Girard Perregaux’s prestigious cat’s eye series, has injected rich emotions and complex diversity into it.

Full moon and starlight
The moon phase occupies almost the entire dial space, it is the most noticeable highlight, reminding us: the moon plays a leading role among the dancing stars, and the division of time is caused by human observation. The sun allows humans to distinguish between day and night, and determine the season; the cycle of the moon’s movement derives from the concept of the month. The moon pulls the tides up and down, like the hourglass of time in water; all the abstract features can’t help but be imaginative.
Design highlights
The iconic cat-eye case provides a stage for a little bit of starlight, and its gorgeous oval-shaped appearance is full of vitality and charm, which gently fits the curvature of the wrist, making it look like a real gem. The case is made of rose gold and set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. It is romantically matched with the mother-of-pearl dial with engraved carving. The dial is embellished with a guilloché pattern and waterdrop-shaped diamond scales, and the eyes are drawn to a moon phase display disc with a diameter of 8.9 mm and rotation in 59 days. Compared with the ordinary moon phase display, the complicated moon phase display device that drives this complexity is not connected to the axis of the hour wheel, but is linked to the barrel, so that it can move smoothly without any tremor.

360 years later
GP Girard-Perregaux pursues the complexity and precision of its work as perfectly and delicately. To achieve this height standard, the moon’s surface is designed with tiny domes, and mother-of-pearl and aventurine are used for inlaying and polishing by hand. This particular aventurine sparkles like gold dust, unique and charming. In the eighteenth century, a glassblower in Murano, Italy accidentally plunged copper shavings into molten glass.The glassmaker later named this new material aventurine (English name: Aventurine) , From Italian Per Aventura, meaning ‘incidental’). Adhering to Swiss fine watchmaking for more than two centuries, Girard-Perregaux has given the Cat’s Eye Starlight Moon Phase Night Sky Watch a high degree of time accuracy, and has implemented the brand’s highest watchmaking standards. The average moon phase will produce an error of one day every two and a half years. However, the Girard-Perregaux cat’s eye series starlight night sky moon phase watch only needs to be transferred once every 360 years.

inner beauty
Adhering to the traditional watchmaking concept, this new work is equipped with GP03300-0125 automatic winding movement, which is designed, developed and manufactured by Girard-Perregaux in the finest Swiss watchmaking tradition. This 240-part movement has a power reserve of up to 46 hours and is distinguished by its superior decoration. It features a mainboard with Geneva ripples and round patterns, blue steel screws, and the ‘GP’ mark. Automatic rotor. Demonstrating the brand’s consistent aesthetic standards, the Girard Perregaux Cat’s Eye Starry Night Sky Moon Phase Watch is paired with a rose gold strap or a midnight blue alligator strap to illuminate the night sky in glittering stars.