Month: May 2014

Classic Iwc Portofino Chronograph

The Portofino series has always been one of the most beloved watches in the IWC watch series. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of IWC last year, the Portofino series also launched three new works, and all models adopt the unified design of the anniversary special edition series, with white or blue lacquered dials created by complicated painting processes . These models are still very popular today, and many people buy them, and this chronograph is one of the more worthy choices.

   The three new Portofino ‘150th Anniversary’ watches are three-pin date display, chronograph function and moon phase watch. The watch house also felt the elegance and charm of its retro round chronograph buttons when it got this chronograph function model (model: IW391023).

   The watch uses a 42mm stainless steel case with a chronograph function and day and date display. In appearance, it is no different from ordinary Portofino chronograph watches. The special thing is that the dial uses a lacquered dial, which has two colors, blue and white. Because it is multi-layer lacquer, the effect is better than ordinary lacquer To be more natural and full, a little closer to the effect of enamel plate. Equipped with IWC 79320 self-winding movement. And each color is limited to 2000 pieces.

   The crown and the two buttons are cylindrical in shape, the top of the stainless steel crown is embossed with the brand logo, and the sides have a non-slip texture.

   Black alligator strap with a stainless steel folding clasp.

   The thickness of the case is 13.6 millimeters, which is very polished.

   The blue lacquered dial is painted like a enamel dial. The dial layout is reasonable, so that it is clear when reading. Stick-shaped hour markers, as well as willow hands. White transfer minute dial on the periphery. The 3 o’clock position is the day and date display, the 6 o’clock position is the chronograph hour dial, the 9 o’clock position is the small second dial, and the 12 o’clock position is the 30 minute counter.

   The back of the watch is engraved with a delicate 150th anniversary pattern and is equipped with a cal.79320 self-winding movement, which provides a 44-hour power reserve.

In summary: This Portofino chronograph non-commemorative watch is also a very popular watch, and this 150th anniversary model also uses a lacquered dial, which is very unique. Interested friends may wish to visit the store to try wore.


Rado Swiss Master Diamaster Rhw1 Limited Edition Watch

If the Rado Swiss Rado has a spirit of reinventing classics, continuous innovation and challenging the limits for a new change, then the Swiss Rado DiaMaster series RHW1 limited edition watch perfectly reflects the spirit Miniature.

  In a series of minimalist watches, the Rado DiaMaster series RHW1 stands out, using the high-tech materials of the Swiss radar; Swiss radar is happy to add new elements to the watchmaking world-this time for Tech ceramic watches use an unusual movement.

  RADO Swiss Master DiaMaster RHW1 case uses Si3N4 TiN titanium nitride and silicon tetranitride. This is a high-tech ceramic composite material developed by Swiss Rado in its recent innovation and exploration, due to its weight Only half of standard ceramics are selected. It is made by heating mixed raw materials in an ultra-high pressure nitrogen environment at a high temperature of 1800 degrees Celsius, which is also known for its excellent abrasion resistance.

  The ‘bronze’ case presents a durable and durable look. This is a watch that looks like a story, and seems to be telling its past. The selected leather strap undoubtedly adds a sense of frost and mystery to this cool and masculine watch.
Strong as steel nails, as light as hair
  The material gives the DiaMaster a unique look, while the movement gives it its soul. Rado’s innovations are usually reflected in the materials on the outside of the watch-and this watch also reflects the spirit of the brand’s continuous innovation.

  Lightness and comfort have always been two of the key points for RADO when designing a new watch. The Si3N4 TiN titanium nitride and silicon tetranitride for the DiaMaster RHW1 limited edition watch is half the weight of the high-tech ceramics commonly used in Swiss radars. Therefore, the same lightness is developed, but it also meets the personality of this watch. The movement is particularly important. The first step is to abandon the automatic top, so this must be a mechanical watch with manual winding. The second step is the splint, which replaces the traditional brass material with more lightweight aluminum. Aluminum has a low density and is well known for its light weight and durability. To make aluminum parts more durable, the parts are also anodized to increase their hardness. Anodizing changes the metal structure near the surface of aluminum parts, making them easier to color. The main splint and bridge of this RHW1 limited edition watch are black.

  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, aluminum movements were used in pocket watches for their lightness. It is this focus on historical trends and a sense of lightness that has inspired RADO to use such a movement for the first time in an extremely light high-tech watch-the RHW1 movement exclusive to Swiss Rado.

  As always, the designers of RADO have given this limited-edition watch a modern touch, creating a 21st-century watch.
RADO Swiss Rado: a model that goes beyond ordinary ideas and achieves outstanding design.
RADO Swiss Master DiaMaster RHW1 Limited Edition Watch
Ref: 510.0586.3.115

Movement: RHW1 movement (16 ½ ETA 6497-2), aluminum movement, manual winding, 17 stones, 3-pin, no calendar display, small seconds, 53-hour power reserve, RADO exclusive movement
Case: Matte Titanium Nitride Tetranitride Si3N4 TiN High-tech Ceramics
PVD bronze titanium case back with sapphire crystal
TiN4 Si3N4 TiN high-tech ceramic crown
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Special engraving on the case back: limited edition N ° XXXX / 2000
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Strap: black leather strap PVD 1N gold with stainless steel folding clasp
Dimensions 44.0 x 52.8 x 11.6 (width x length x thickness in millimeters)
Rado, a pioneering watch brand with design and high-tech materials
  RADO was born in 1957 and is an important brand under the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch group. As a global leader in watch design and innovative materials, Swiss Radar first introduced high-tech ceramic materials to the watchmaking industry in 1986, setting a precedent for ceramic watches. Swiss radar is also one of the earliest luxury watch brands entering China, with unique understanding and special feelings for the Chinese market and Chinese consumers. Adhering to the core spirit of Visionary, Innovative and Iconic, Swiss radars continue to make breakthroughs in materials and technology, and are committed to innovation, creating a future history with a pioneering spirit.