Lange A.Lange & Söhne New Voice Of Time

Among the top timepieces, A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is a masterpiece of technology: this ingeniously designed watch combines mechanical skipping display and decimal minute repeater . ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is Lange’s first watch to report hours, ten minutes and minutes. Whenever the button touches the beeping device, the watch will display the current digital time in sequence, and the sound will be emitted in sequence. Every hour the dial time passes, a low tone sounds, while a double tone and a high tone represent every ten minutes and every minute, respectively.

The engineers used the basic principle of the word-jumping device when developing the beep function of ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER. The time of the watch is not displayed by hands, but by means of an hour circle and two minute dials. The three worm gears connected to these mechanical display elements will extract the timekeeping numbers corresponding to the hours, ten minutes and minutes, respectively. ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER activates the beeping device with a smart button system, replacing the traditional slide mode. In order to achieve the highest sound quality, the engineers made the movement and case with meticulous care. The tuning process relies on both hands and keen hearing to make the two gongs emit loud sounds and reverberations at the same time, and the sound quality is perfectly integrated.
 At 7:52, seven basses, five doubles, and two trebles are emitted. The time signal sound exactly corresponds to the time displayed on the dial.
Meticulous design
After countless procedures and comprehensive fine-tuning processes, the various devices driven by the movement composed of 771 parts can run smoothly and ensure that the device can always play the best effect. In order to avoid damage to the operation due to accidents or potential risks, designers have added very practical safety devices. Since setting the time during the beep sequence will cause mechanical components to conflict, the watch owner will not be able to pull out the crown after activating the beep device. After the beeping process begins, the winding gear train is separated from the power-providing ratchet. This preset prevents the winding gear train and crown from turning when the gong is struck, avoiding wasting a lot of power. The digital disk switching process is also delayed until the beep sequence ends. Among them, the ringing time at 12:59 is the longest, which takes about 20 seconds. Therefore, the timekeeping sound will always correspond to the time displayed on the dial.

Lange homemade L043.5 movement

In order to avoid the three-question sequence being interrupted in advance due to the power consumption of the mainspring (the watch will also stop running at this time), the beeping device will not start when the power reserve is less than twelve hours. In this case, a red mark appears on the power reserve indicator. Because the mainspring powers the beeping device through a ratchet, the number and length of the minute repeater will affect the basic power reserve of up to 36 hours.
Presenting a distinguished tradition in contemporary design
ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER with clear jumping display is a design example and is particularly eye-catching. The built-in patented constant-power escapement provides equal energy throughout the power reserve and drives the switching device, which reliably controls the digital display every minute.

The calibre L043.5 in the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is carefully modified by hand. The balance wheel, eccentric weight and self-made cardless hairspring under the hand-carved balance wheel splint can vibrate 18,800 times per hour. This beeping chronograph is made of platinum 950 with a diameter of 44.2 mm. The solid silver dial exudes silver-gray light. The time bridge, made of black rhodium-plated German silver, surrounds the hour and minute digital windows on the same plane. Black polished steel hammers are neatly arranged on both sides of the small seconds dial. On the left is the clock, and on the right is the one-minute minute. And every ten minutes, the two hammers will ring the gong at the same time, making two sounds.
Lange’s ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER is the second model in the ZEITWERK series with an acoustic time display. Its extraordinary design cites Lange’s milestone on the road to innovative watch concepts.

The Moon Phase Table With The Mid-autumn Festival Full Moon Beautiful

It is another Mid-Autumn Festival night. In my impression, Mid-Autumn Festival belongs to a circle, a moon-like circle, a moon-cake-like circle, and a family reunion circle. Circle is the theme at this time, and it is also a concrete manifestation of traditional Chinese humanities and culture. Facing this moon that is about to be completed, for watch enthusiasts, it is natural to think of a timepiece with a moon phase function. For hundreds of years, watchmakers have continued to dig and explore the moon phase. A bright and sophisticated moon phase watch, sometimes precise and sometimes interesting, can also satisfy the wearer’s imagination of the bright moon.

What is ‘Moon Phase’?

   The moon phase is the manifestation of the shape of the moon in different periods, sometimes full like a jade plate, and sometimes like a boat. The moon phases at different times bring us different astronomical observation experiences. The moon phase function on the watch was developed based on this inspiration. Through the operation of some gear components on the mechanical timepiece, the rotation of the moon on the moon phase window on the disk is driven to present the empty moon at this time on the wrist in an obscure manner. The yin and qing of the phase changed. Although this magical watch function can only add a glimpse of our lives, there is no extra practical effect.

Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”

   However, people still fall in love with this elegant and classic disk design. From the time of the clock, the moon phase function can be traced (early astronomical clock). Nowadays, as the simplest astronomical function on clocks, it is a major embodiment of watchmaking skills for watchmaking brands. For the wearer, such a moon phase watch often makes the dial more beautiful, and it is also a reflection of self-worth and personal taste.
This year’s refreshing moon phase table
Rolex Moon Phase Type



   As mentioned in the previous article, in addition to the launch of the explosive new sea dweller this year, Rolex also added an impressive moon phase watch to the Cellini series, which is also one of the rarest Rolex brands Watch with moon phase function. When I saw the exhibition materials at that time, I was deeply attracted by the face of this watch, and even then I bet with my colleagues to guess that this year’s explosion is it. In addition, this Cerini moon phase type is not exactly the same as the traditional moon phase presentation. Let’s take a look together:

   Different from previous moon phases, the entire moon phase type seems to retain the Rolex characteristics while also being accompanied by an innovative side. White lacquered disc, blue enamel moon phase disc at 6 o’clock, showing full moon and crescent moon. The way the moon phases are presented is also different from the daily moon phase functions. The full moon is symbolized by a circular meteorite, and the new moon is represented by a silver ring. According to the moon’s profit and loss cycle, the appearance of the moon at this time will be displayed under the inverted triangle mark just above the moon phase disk, which is unique and highly representative, so that it will become a highly watched model in the watch exhibition.

The Hublot Big Bang Soul Series Moon Phase Wrist


   This year, Hublot has also worked hard on the moon phase, both in terms of design and function, it looks unique and dazzling. Four monochrome watches in blue, purple, orange and pink, paired with the same color strap, quartz dial, sandblasted moon phase dial, hands, time readings and gem-set bezel, have created a life-like for this monochrome watch series Visual tone. The moon phase disk runs at 6 o’clock and completes the cycle every two new moons. The semi-transparent sandblasted dial features two rounds of the moon pattern, which are painted in corresponding colors. The grasp of the shades makes the moon phase changes more eye-catching, intuitive and highly ornamental.

Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Lune Moon Phase Watch


Despite being a niche, Parmigiani’s moon phase watch is also very beautiful, especially this year. The upper part of the black dial with pebbled satin processing is equipped with the northern and southern hemisphere moon phase displays, and there are other prominent dials around the dial to display the entire lunar cycle on the dial: new moon, first quarter moon, full moon, and second quarter moon, showing the moon is different Another beauty of the period. Not only that, the southern hemisphere moon phases corresponding to the northern hemisphere will also be revealed in the next moon phase disk. Gathering a plate in February brought double the beauty of the moon phase. The moon phase display only needs to be adjusted once every three years, which is more convenient. Of course, the watch is also equipped with the iconic curved lugs of the same series and a simple, ultra-thin micro-rotor automatic winding movement, which is entirely designed, developed and produced by the Parmigiani watch factory.

Grisutti Perpetual Calendar Red Gold Watch


   If you like the concise style moon phase watch of the German system, then you can take a look at this parliamentary watch in red and gold. Polished red gold case, lacquered, silver frosted grain dial, although it has many functions such as stop seconds, perpetual calendar, week, big calendar, month, leap year and moon phase display, but the dial still gives a simple and elegant style, layout Neat, giving the watch a dignified and neat visual effect. Inheriting the brand’s exclusive moon phase design, the inclined starry sky forms the shape of a crescent, and the moon travels through it, which is intoxicating.

Petak Philippe Ref. 5320G New Perpetual Calendar Watch


   One of Patek Philippe’s new products is a retro-style watch, inheriting the brand’s classic analog date display and moon phase display window design, and added a small day / night display window (between 7 and 8 o’clock) As well as the leap year cycle window (4 o’clock and 5 o’clock), it forms a whole with the elegant moon phases, bringing an excellent viewing experience. In addition, this watch not only correctly displays the date of each month, whether the month is 28 days, 30 days, or 31 days, it can also automatically display the next day, that is, the 29th day of February.

Longe Richard Lange ‘Terraluna’ Perpetual Calendar Watch


  Although this watch is not made this year, it is actually an astronomical moon phase watch delivered to the store this year. In July this year, we saw the real thing when we visited SKP in Beijing. This watch was officially launched by the brand on SIHH in 2014. It is difficult to see the complicated watch models on sale in the market. It is a little fortunate to be able to meet this big cow watch. The iconic design of overlapping three sets shows Lange’s top watchmaking craftsmanship. However, it is most worth mentioning that the powerful astronomical function on the back of the table shows that the moon orbits the earth in a disc according to the laws of the movement of celestial bodies, contrasts with the 2116 stars on the gold disc, and closely combines the calendar with astronomy. It is impressive to shrink the spectacular and magnificent astronomy above the watch dial.

   In addition, the moon phase display only needs to be corrected one day every 122.6 years, and can accurately show the position of the moon relative to the earth and the sun. Watching the beauty of the moon on the star-studded caseback is a treat for watch fans.
Summary: The combination of moon phases and time constitutes an inescapable moon phase watch. Elegant and classic, from the unique creative design to the extremely complicated function presentation, it has a figure, giving mechanical watches a different kind of elegant beauty. For this Mid-Autumn Festival, it is also very good to choose a timely moon phase watch. When the full moon is lifted off, it is opposite to the wrist.

Raymond Weiss Quartz Chronograph Stopwatch Set Date And Time

How to set the date and time of Raymond Weil quartz chronograph
   Crown:
1 normal position (home position)
2 quickly adjust the date
2 Set time

Some models of raymondweil have a screw-down crown. Before setting the time or adjusting the date, first tighten the crown, pull it out and turn the crown counterclockwise. The crown will now be released by a spring. After all settings and adjustments are completed, gently press the crown while turning it clockwise, and then tighten it gently to ensure the watch’s water resistance.
日期 Calibration date
To adjust the date quickly, pull the crown out to position 2. Then, depending on the model, turn the crown forward or backward until the date appears in the display window. Whenever the hour hand passes 12 midnight, the date will change. When you adjust the date, your watch will continue to run and you do not need to reset the time.
之后 After the adjustment is completed, the crown must be pushed back to position 1 to ensure the waterproof performance of the watch.
set time
To adjust the time, pull the crown out to position 3 and turn it forward or backward until the hands correctly point to the time to be set.
After setting, you must push the crown back to position 1 so that the hands can resume operation and ensure the water resistance of the watch.

Wonderful Miracle Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication Watch

On September 29, 2014, the Asian High-end Watch & Clock Fair was grandly opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and many brands participated in the exhibition with new products. As one of the top watch brands, Van Cleef & Arpels has once again won the attention of the people with amazing watchmaking technology. This poetic complication watch has refined the vast sky into the exquisite world on the dial, realizing many years of dreams.

  Six years after the launch of the LadyArpelsJourNuit watch, VanCleef & Arpels takes inspiration from the traditional planetarium and once again celebrates the great trajectory of the stars. Planetariums popular in the 18th century outlined the three-dimensional appearance of the solar system, vividly depicting the laws of the planets around the sun. As the predecessor of modern planetarium, it was started by manual operation or extremely complicated clockwork.

  Today, VanCleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels re-opens this historic creative door with unique poetic imagination as the longitude and latitude, and finally makes the Midnight Planétarium watch, which will forever cast the lucky moment of the wearer in the universe sky. The planet’s gorgeous orbit keeps a fascinating imprint.

  This new PoeticComplication ™ poetic complication watch outlines miniature images of six planets orbiting the sun in real time. Earth and the visible Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are driven by automatic winding mechanical movements around the sun. The unique movement module developed together with MaisonChristiaanvanderKlaauw is extremely complex, consisting of 396 components. The elliptical trajectory of each planet on the dial is consistent with its true trajectory in the universe. It takes more than 29 years for Saturn to orbit the dial; 12 years for Jupiter; 687 days for Mars; 365 days for Earth; and 224 and 88 days for Venus and Mercury, respectively.

  The lucky meteor symbolizing VanCleef & Arpels is the motif of the precious theme of Van Cleef & Arpels. The bright meteor circulates around the bezel marked 24 hours. Observing the flickering meteor can grasp the elapsed time. This magnificent horoscope legend spread to the bottom cover of the watch-the balance wheel engraved in it reveals the image of the star palace. The date, month and year can be set with two buttons and displayed through two display windows on the dial. An elegant watch that combines multiple functions sends out a poetic invitation, reminding the wearer to celebrate their lucky day.

  In addition, the wearer can mark the lucky day of his choice on the calendar scale circle by the red triangle mark on the rotating bezel. On that day, the earth will move under the stars engraved on the sapphire crystal, symbolizing the advent of luck.

  VanCleef & Arpels uses unparalleled jewellery craftsmanship to carve six planets with carefully selected hard gems: turquoise for the earth; serpentine for Mercury; dark green jade into Venus; red jasper for Mars; blue Agate turns into Jupiter; Su Jishi interprets Saturn. Each gem is hand-carved into colored spheres of different sizes, which are then precisely distributed around the rose gold sun. Each jewel planet and rose gold meteor lay on a gold-gold dial, the latter of which was deep in the azure brilliance, and outlined concentric trajectories like layers of ripples.

 Gem craftsmen select extraordinary gems of the highest quality with unrivaled patience and ingenuity, and carefully sculpt the dial and the planet to bring this watch to lifelike beauty, blending fine jewelry with watchmaking craftsmanship.

Summary: At the same time, the special report team of the Watch House has also rushed to the scene of the Hong Kong Watch Fair to bring you the most fresh and intuitive watch information. For more details about the 2014 Hong Kong Watch Fair, please pay attention to our special report page. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)

Full Diamond Luxury Review Of The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Collection New High Jewellery Watch

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle series of new high-end jewellery watches no doubt once again confirms Vacheron Constantin’s outstanding watchmaking technology. Two watches with a diameter of 40mm and 35mm respectively turned into a charming stage and presented a wonderful light and shadow performance. The dazzling array of baguette-cut diamonds inlaid with claws inspires timeless beauty.

  The case, dial and strap, all platinum parts are inlaid with precious diamonds. Case 18K white gold pavé diamonds (102 baguette-cut diamonds), diamond-set crown (16 baguette-cut diamonds), dial 18K white gold pavé diamonds (156 baguette-cut diamonds), 18K white gold applied hour-markers, Strap 18K white gold pavé diamonds (572 baguette-cut diamonds).

In summary: Vacheron Constantin’s jewellery masters’ unparalleled skills complement the wonderful craftsmanship of watchmakers. The manually-wound movements 4400 and 1400 are the source of power for the Traditionnelle high-end jewellery watches and high-end jewellery models, which can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. These two movements are built by hand from the brand since 1755 and are completely hand-made, fully complying with the highest standards of fine watchmaking traditions and top precious watchmaking techniques. The surface of the movement is decorated with ‘Geneva ripples’, sharp edges and screws are chamfered and hand-polished.

Vacheron Constantin Launches Traditionnelle Inherited World Time Enamel Plate Limited Watch

Recently, Vacheron Constantin launched the new Traditionnelle series of world time enamel dial watches (No. 86060 / 000P-9772). The watch case is made of 950 platinum, measures 42.5 mm x 11.6 mm, is equipped with a sapphire crystal, is water-resistant to 30 meters, and is limited to 10 pieces.

   Equipped with a Swiss-made Vacheron Constantin 2460 WT self-winding movement, 27 gems, 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz), and a 40-hour power reserve. The movement is equipped with a 22K gold oscillating weight, certified by the Geneva Seal, with central hours, minutes and seconds, world time (37 cities) and day and night display functions. All functions can be easily adjusted through the crown.

   18K white gold dial with silver central hour, minute and second hands in a triple structure. The inner gold disk is decorated with enamel maps and city names. The middle layer is equipped with 24-hour hour markers and day and night display (dark blue background from 18:30 to 6:30) , Outer decorative track-type minute ring.

   This watch has a dark blue Mississippi crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched with crocodile leather lining, square scales and a 950 platinum folding buckle.

   The watch is only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques.

Schaffhausen Iwc 2016 Aquatimer Series Three New Works

Schaffhausen IWC will usher in the ‘year of pilot watches’ in 2016, but the brand will still launch other new series of timepieces next year. Here are three new Aquatimers watches that IWC will release in 2016.
Aquatimer ‘La Cumbre Volcano’ Chronograph (IW379505)

   This watch is named after a shield-shaped volcano on Fernandina Island (part of the Galapagos Islands) and is limited to 500 pieces. Schaffhausen IWC has established a special connection with the Galapagos Islands. This is not the first time that the brand has inspired a famous island and launched a special limited creation. This watch is equipped with IWC’s 89365 self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), a flyback timing function, 68 hours power reserve, and a water resistance of 300 meters.
Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (IW358001)
   The origin of this watch goes back to 1982. Ferdinand A. Porsche designed a diving watch specially designed for minesweepers. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is water-resistant to a staggering 2000 meters. Today, as a professional, practical and trustworthy device, this series of watches is well received by amateur and professional divers who are keen to challenge. The watch case is made of titanium and has a diameter of 46 mm. It is equipped with an 80110 self-winding mechanical movement that can provide 44 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), and the bottom of the watch is engraved with a deep sea diver pattern. The new yellow-black color combination is particularly eye-catching. The watch has a black rubber strap, which is very sporty.
Aquatimer Automatic ‘Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau’ Automatic Watch (IW329005)

   This is Schaffhausen’s latest creation to pay tribute to French diving pioneers. Like the Galapagos Islands, IWC has a special connection with Cousteau. As a partner of the Cousteau Association, Schaffhausen IWC is dedicated to the restoration of the famous research ship Calypso in Cousteau. The watch case is made of stainless steel with a gorgeous dark blue dial, and the stainless steel case back is engraved with a bas-relief head of Costo’s iconic woolen cap. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), which can provide 42 hours of power reserve and a water resistance of 300 meters.