Recently, SEIKO (Seiko) Spring Drive Chronograph won the ‘2008 Best Watch’ award in the Netherlands, making the number of Spring Drive watches winning again.
The award was selected by the Netherlands’ most prestigious watch special ‘Horloges Magazine’, the results of which were announced in the July issue of the magazine and aimed at 30,000 subscribers.
Spring Drive Chronograph SPS001
Best Watch of 2008
Spring Drive chronograph (calibre 5R86)
Hour hand, minute hand, second hand, calendar display
GMT (both places) hands
72-hour energy storage
Timing function, can measure up to 12 hours
Case: High-strength titanium
Strap: High-strength titanium, butterfly button with push button switch.
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 bar waterproof
Price: The suggested retail price in China is RMB 64,000.
Quantity: Limited to 300 pieces worldwide, 30 pieces to be distributed in China.
This award was selected after a two-stage process. A jury composed of many well-known watch experts first reviewed every five categories of products submitted by many contestants and made a shortlist of candidates. Subsequently, the brands on the list were invited to make presentations on the participating products, and the jury held a full-day meeting at the ‘Elite Huis ter Duin’ hotel in Noordwijk.
A four-member delegation from SEIKO (SEIKO) Netherlands Ltd. (SNBV) delivered a statement that impressed the judges and awarded the SEIKO (SEIKO) Spring Drive Chronograph with a prize in the range of 3,000 to 10,000 Euros.
The members of the jury include Mr. Kalf, a highly respected teacher at the “WOSTEP” education center in Newchâteau; Mr. Gaemers, the sole watch assessor for the Dutch royal family; Mr. Nijpels, a renowned watch collector; and Amsterdam and Geneva Mr. Wooter, a watch expert at Sotheby’s; Mr. Des Bouvrie, a well-known Dutch designer and watch enthusiast; Mrs. Collignon, the queen of Dutch fashion and fashion; Mr. Stapel, a well-known actor and watch enthusiast in the Netherlands ; Very influential real estate developer is also one of the world’s largest watch collectors Mr. Homburg; high-end watch dealer Mr. Van Hell; Horloges magazine publisher Mr. Harry Wijnschenk served as the jury Chairman.
SEIKO Spring Drive chronographs share the honour originally held by them with Nomos Glashuette, Piaget, Jaeger LeCoultre and Bell & Ross.
Blancpain Women’s Orchid Watch
Blancpain Women’s Orchid Watch
Movement: self-winding, Calibre 615 movement.
Function: hour hand, minute hand; week, calendar, monthly calendar, moon phase display.
壳 Case: white gold; 34mm diameter; Roman numeral dial and mother-of-pearl geometric pattern; sapphire crystal.
Band: Satin / Snake.
Reference price: RMB223000
19 Since 1930, Blancpain has firmly believed that women have a strong appreciation of magical mechanical watches. Therefore, Blancpain’s traditional Haute Horlogerie ladies watch has a rich and varied history. Over the past century, Blancpain has made countless achievements in this field, including the first women’s automatic winding watch, the smallest round-winding movement, and recently manufactured The thinnest perpetual calendar in the world. For many years, Blancpain has often witnessed the eternal moments of love by designing premium limited edition Valentine’s Day watches. Blancpain watches have evolved from purely chronograph tools to jewellery-encrusted or unique styles. This change has witnessed the development trajectory of the contemporary watchmaking industry. For many years, the hearts of many women have been accompanied by the gentle rhythm of Blancpain’s mechanical winding movement. It is no accident
From January 18th to January 22nd, the 26th Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon opened at the Palexpo Exhibition Center. As in previous years, the watch house team went to the scene to bring the majority of watch fans to the scene. Come to the latest and most comprehensive exhibition report. Let’s follow the footsteps of the Watch House to admire the new exhibition hall of Vacheron Constantin in the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon.
The Vacheron Constantin exhibition hall adopts a double-layer structure, and the inner layer is the brand logo on the front, noble and elegant. The showcases are circularly spread out, each depicting different themes such as vertical and horizontal series, excellent technology, distinctive design, elegant women and complex functions.
The outer wall is decorated with selected images, showing the exquisite craftsmanship of the movement crafted by the brand’s master craftsmen. Visit the promenade and discover the mysteries of Vacheron Constantin’s time-honored in two and a half centuries.
Visiting guests appreciate timepieces and exchange insights.
Vacheron Constantin has a VIP lounge, decorated with white bouquets, elegant and warm.
Vacheron Constantin has been relentlessly creating new products, showing the original strength of the brand in the field of arts and crafts. What kind of surprise will Vacheron Constantin bring to watch lovers during the 261th anniversary celebration? Stay tuned for a follow-up report from a reporter in front of the Watch House. For more details, please click on the report feature of the 2016 Geneva Watch Show:
Creating A New Height In Watchmaking Tasting Richard Mille Rm 50-03 Ultralight Double Seconds Chasing Tourbillon Chronograph
Infinite horological creativity and avant-garde design have once again demonstrated the unique charm of Richard Mille, a Swiss high-end independent watchmaking brand. 2017 is a landmark year for the brand. Richard Mille and McLaren-Honda have used the superb watchmaking craftsmanship to create the McLAREN F1 ultralight two-second chase tourbillon chronograph. With a weight of 40 grams, it is the most timepiece manufactured, continuing the legend of brand watchmaking. This watch combines titanium alloy with carbon fiber and introduces another new material, GRAPH TPT ™ ®, into the creation of the case, which makes the case extremely light. In addition, this watch not only retains ergonomics and a unique stunning appearance, but also adds ultra-high shock resistance and ultra-lightweight characteristics, which can be regarded as a monumental contribution in the history of the watch. (Watch model: RM 50-03 McLaren F1)
Exceed the limits and create historical glory
Graphene, as a new type of nano material, is 6 times lighter than steel, but 200 times stronger than steel, greatly enhancing the physical properties of carbon fiber, which makes the case greatly improve the wrist while ensuring ultra-light weight. Toughness and abrasion resistance of the watch. The watch’s main color design inspiration is derived from the color elements of the 2017 Shanghai McLAREN F1 racing car. The orange is bright and sporty, giving the watch a distinctive sensory enjoyment.
The combination of a barrel-shaped case and high-end sophisticated technology retains the brand’s identity and has become Richard Mille’s most representative brand DNA. The undulating gray and black striped case perfectly integrates with the mechanically charming dial, showing the unique charm of this watch.
New materials create new glory
Almost every year, Richard Mill will surprise us with unexpected timepieces. This year is also true. The case of the new watch is known for its beautiful undulating stripes of TPT ™ carbon fiber (consisting of up to 600 layers). Parallel microfilaments), but the maximum thickness is only 30 microns. They were injected into a graphene-containing supercharged resin, and then their fiber layers were knitted at 45 ° using a CNC machine. The composite was then solidified by heating at 120 ° C and 6 bar. McLaren applied technology to countless control and verification tests, developed various solutions, and finally produced Graph TPT ™ ®, a material exclusively used by RICHARD MILLE in the watchmaking field.
The shape of the crown is inspired by the racing rims used by McLaren-Honda, with orange rubber parts on the outside, which has excellent texture and convenient timing. Together with the recessed timer button on the intake duct of the McLaren-Honda racing car, it forms the operating part of the watch. The logo is clear and easy to understand.
The performance and energy transfer of the movement can be read through the colored indicator above, indicating 70 hours of energy storage and torque display. The function indicator at 3 o’clock is similar to the transmission gear of a car. When the crown is pulled out, you can see the winding, manual setting or neutral position through the function indicator. The currently selected function is displayed by the hands at four o’clock: W (winding), N (neutral) and H (manual setting). The 6 o’clock position is a small seconds dial, and the 9 o’clock position is a 30-minute counter, which gives the dial a more mechanical aesthetic.
The movement is all polished and processed by hand. The improved balance of the tooth shape of the mainspring is used to obtain excellent balance torque and optimized results. The tourbillon escapement structure is perfectly combined with the two-second tracking device to show the brand’s superb watchmaking. skill. It also provides technical support for the operation of the watch’s outstanding complex functions.
With an orange elastic band, it can adapt to the wearer’s wrist well, make the watch close to the wrist, ergonomic design, and the elastic band is good in flexibility and excellent texture, which facilitates the wear of the watch, eliminating the need for Buckle time.
Richard Mille McLAREN F1 Ultralight Double Seconds Chasing Tourbillon Chronograph
Summary: This year, Richard Mille and McLaren-Honda once again showed us the legendary charm of the brand’s watches, and wrote the history of the lightest timepieces with the extraordinary characteristics of ultra-light and strong materials. The significance for both the brand and the watch industry is far-reaching. The McLAREN F1 ultralight two-second chase tourbillon chronograph is limited to 75 pieces and is only available in the Richard Mille boutique. Each watch comes with a 1: 5 scale model of the McLaren-Honda racing car that Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne drove in 2017. If you like a table friend, you may wish to enter the brand store and consult the details of this watch....
IWC Schaffhausen launched a new Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia model, which is one of the most sophisticated and sophisticated models created by IWC.
After more than 10 years of intensive research, the well-known Swiss watchmaker finally successfully launched this watch that combines the functions of SolarTime and Sidereal Time.
Every watch is unique
Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watches are not produced in series. Each watch will be produced exclusively according to the customer’s order, which is a separate item in itself. Because the star map and range, as well as the sunrise and sunset times, must be calculated and displayed at the exact location specified by the customer, individual mechanical parts must be customized and then individually assembled and adjusted.
This means that each customer not only wears a unique watch on his wrist, but also possesses his own personality constellation, as seen from the location of his choice in the night sky.
Personality is essential for Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watches. As part of the special service, customers can design their own precious watches within the scope set by the IWC design philosophy.
Depending on the material of the case and strap, together with five different color dials, as well as various color inlays and straps, there will be more than 200 possible combinations worldwide.
Given this personalised service and demanding design work, customers will have to wait about a year for delivery. The so-called: characteristics take time.
Original source: www.iwc.com