The F1 Monaco Grand Prix was staged as expected. Monte Carlo Speedway enjoys the reputation of “the crown jewel in the crown”. F1 places in various places have offered us an unexpected fierce competition. At the same time, Monte Carlo Speedway also brought us expectations. Outside beauty. This time, the Swiss avant-garde precision watch pioneer TAG Heuer specially invited the watch collector Mr. Ding Zhixiang to Monaco to watch F1 live, experience the extreme luxury Monaco lifestyle, explore the city style, and bring you the TAG Heuer Monaco series. A legendary story for you who ca n’t be there.
TAG Heuer’s association with Monaco is no coincidence. TAG Heuer’s brand ambassadors Senna, Prost, Häkkinen and Hamilton have won the title nine times here. As the current brand ambassador, Hamilton attended the TAG Heuer party, wearing a white suit and wearing a Monaco watch, cool.
From TAG Heuer’s first launch of the world’s first Monaco watch in 1969, to the stunning debut of the Monaco V4 in 2004, to the birth of the 40th anniversary of Monaco in 2009; speed and passion on the most challenging track in Monte Carlo The integration of the Monaco series with the same name as the Grand Prix is undoubtedly the best interpretation of this spirit, becoming the city’s and Heuya’s common pursuit of the limit, challenging the timing of precise racing spirit. The love song of TAG Heuer and Monaco is undoubtedly the most like-minded combination.
In 2011, TAG Heuer officially became the official partner of the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, and the agreement was signed on May 27, 2011. The picture shows Mr. Jean-Christophe Babin, global president of TAG Heuer, and Michel Bo & eacute; ri, chairman of the new partner ACM (Automobile Club of Monaco), shaking hands and wearing a Monaco watch to witness this. A historic sacred moment.
In an interview with Mr. Ding Zhixiang, when asked what TAG Heuer felt like as a watch expert and collector, he said: ‘For people who really know the history and culture of watches and clocks, , TAG Heuer is a brand that must go through, such as Calibre 11 or 12, watches are common in the market, but everyone who knows watches will cherish these watches. For collectors who study chronographs, the early Semikrograph and Mikrograph should not be missed. TAG Heuer is an important witness in the history, culture and technology development of watches and clocks. It respects new technology and is extremely innovative. It is the only way for many watch fans to enter the world of watch and clocks. ‘The Calibre 11 and Calibre 12 are precisely the movements used in the Monaco series, which can be said to be a milestone in the history of watchmaking.
This followed the steps of Mr. Ding Zhixiang to experience Monaco.
Mr. Ding Zhixiang at the scene of F1 Monaco Station
Even collectors who are obsessed with watches and clocks, in this season Monaco, will be fascinated by the engine sound everywhere. On May 29th, the city of Monte Carlo belongs to the F1 Grand Prix and belongs to the world. A fierce match of time and speed.
Mr. Ding Zhixiang took a group photo in front of McLaren mp4 12c
Behind Mr. Ding Zhixiang is a brand new car from the McLaren team sponsored by TAG Heuer
Teacher Ding Zhixiang attended the party
TAG Heuer’s inextricable relationship with Monaco for more than 40 years, whether it is the F1 driver with whom it is related, or the Monaco watch with the same name, will have a deeper understanding of this love story & mdash; & mdash; because this is Monaco, A place that plays great world-class competitions every year. Like TAG Heuer, it has the spirit of challenging extremes and relentlessly pursuing precision.
From the Fantasia boy to the top Asian king
Buried from resident recording studio
To target a Hollywood movie
On Jay Chou
How many incredible possibilities are there?
Music is the original intention
Melting in the Tudor 1926 ‘Silver’ River
Breaking the existing rules of Chinese music and opening up a new structure, from behind-the-scenes creation to Uranus superstar, Jay Chou has always maintained a keen sense and pure pursuit of music.
This precious purity is just like the composition of Chopin in his heart, as well as the Tudor brand since 1926. Tudor 1926 series, the dial is made of pure and eternal silver, set with diamond marks, such as the celestial galaxy star, at first sight has been fascinated.
Dare to film
Only understand the ‘black’ humor of Tudor 1926
Cross-border movie, ambitious, Jay Chou always has a director’s dream. Constantly challenge yourself, strive for perfection in details and inspiration. Based in Asia, bravely Hollywood, is his recent goal in life.
Externally humble and restrained, and dared to be determined, it is the precise profile of Tudor 1926 series. The mysterious all-black dial, revealing Jay Chou’s unique black humor, also brings the retro feelings of the black film era. Only with deep heart and soul can he feel enthusiasm from his calm and calm appearance.
Basketball, magic, contemporary art, maybe unlimited
Biwan 1958 wearing ‘gold’ armor
In addition to music, Jay Chou’s ‘Slash Life’ is active in the basketball arena, the magic world, and the game field … He and contemporary art have also created a new subtle spark. Jay Chou always has infinite potential to excite.
With the most classic first-generation diving watch shape, equipped with the newly launched MT5402 powerful movement, the Biwan 1958 model is also sparkling. Say goodbye to the thick appearance of the diving watch in the past, and fit the wrist thinly. The hour markers, hands, and scale on the outer circle add golden light, which means that life is glorious.
From music and movies to basketball and magic
From pure silver, mysterious black, to elegant Jinhui
Like Jay Chou, like Tudor
Dare to do it, there are endless possibilities
Photography: Yu Cong
Breitling challenged one of the most sophisticated and sophisticated watchmaking technologies in the contemporary era, successfully launching a self-made double-tracking chronograph movement, which once again demonstrated the brand’s extraordinary capabilities in the field of chronograph technology. Dedicated to creating professional Breitling ‘Wristwatch’, its carefully developed new Breitling self-made B03 movement (two patents have been applied) uses innovative structures to ensure the best accuracy, robustness and reliability. Now, Breitling has decided to present this major technological leap to its supporters through its most famous aviation chronograph series (Navitimer). The new model is available in stainless steel and red gold, with a unique bronze dial.
There are very few watch brands with home-made mechanical chronograph movements, and it is rare to see a brand with a patented double-track chronograph movement that is entirely developed and produced in-house. With the heavy debut of Breitling’s homemade B03 movement, which has the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory certification (COSC), Breitling once again confirms the brand’s leading position in the field of mechanical chronograph watches, and strengthens its role in the development of chronograph watches. Key role. For nearly a century, Breitling has set a number of key milestones in this field; in 1915, Breitling pioneered the first independent timing button at 2 o’clock; in 1934, Breitling invented the second independent timing button; 1969 In 2015, Breitling led the world’s first self-winding chronograph watch. One of Breitling’s most classic wristwatches, the famous 1944 Duograph, is also an indispensable part of this epic legend; this watch is equipped with an ultra-thin double-tracking chronograph movement. Watch collectors’ favor and pursuit.
Performance comes first
The double-tracing chronograph is one of the most difficult mechanical watch functions recognized in the industry; the watch is equipped with two central chronograph hands that overlap each other. After the push-travel button is pressed, the two hands are separated from each other, and one hand is stationary. It is used to measure the middle time (segmented timing), and the other one continues to run; after pressing the chase button again, the stopped hand will immediately ‘catch up’ (in French, ‘rattraper’) the running hand. These ‘super-complex’ watches are usually produced only in small batches and require a lot of time for watchmakers to adjust and rate them (correction of the clearance between the pin wheel and pinion, spring tension, and clamps Depth of penetration, etc.) In the process of developing a self-made double-tracking chronograph movement, Breitling has used innovative methods to create this unique mechanism. Guided by the brand concept of ‘professional wristwatches’, Breitling, a technical watch expert, strives to ensure that the watch still has excellent ruggedness, accuracy and reliability, while mass production, just as the brand is above The slogan proposed in the 1940s-‘Quality in series’. Breitling’s goal is to develop a system with the smallest number of components to ensure the best performance, to avoid the lengthy adjustment process. In short, to find a simple and efficient solution for complex problems. In order to achieve this goal, the Breitling team took many years to carry out in-depth research and testing.
Rethinking traditional mechanisms
Energy levels are one of the main challenges faced by developers of dual-tracing chronograph movements. Repeated start and stop of the double chasing hands will produce different energy requirements, which will not only affect the timing accuracy, but also weaken the watch’s power reserve. One way to solve this problem is to equip the movement with a separate system for separating the tracking needle when the time is stopped-this is the way Breitling uses. However, in order to find a more reliable and effective solution, Breitling’s engineers and watchmakers re-examined and transformed the traditional structure of the double-tracking hand timing device. They have developed two innovative designs and have applied for patents for them. One of the breakthroughs is related to the independent system mentioned earlier; the driving device of the follow-up movable rod is usually designed with a cylindrical pin, and once the component is smaller than a certain size, it will be particularly complicated to produce. Breitling replaced the traditional latch design with special stampings, which not only realized a more precise shape structure, but also helped to strengthen the robustness of the part. Thanks to this independent system, the chronograph no longer affects the chronograph accuracy and power reserve of the watch. Another innovative technology is related to the braking mechanism of the chase needle; in traditional design, watchmakers will use a round wheel with a clamp positioning (smooth periphery or with ultra-fine gear teeth) to achieve this function . This kind of braking system is not only difficult to produce, but also affects the accuracy to a certain extent. Breitling engineers took inspiration from bicycle brakes equipped with rubber pads, and proposed a new design concept of adding a ring-shaped seal around the wheel and restricting the clamps by pressing. This can not only bring accurate braking effect, but also help simplify production and further improve the reliability of the system.
Breitling based on the earlier developed 01 movement, carefully developed and built a new B03 self-winding double-tracking chronograph movement. Breitling’s own 01 movement is an excellent intelligent platform that supports other useful functions including dual time zones and world time display, bringing unprecedented ease of use and convenience. Breitling’s self-made B03 movement combines the advantages of this high-performance ‘engine’, including a 70-hour power reserve (to ensure better rating stability), and an innovative modular design structure. The new movement’s dual tracking device only contains 28 parts; Breitling reassembled and installed most of these parts on a module located between the base plate and the calendar device, which effectively simplified the production, assembly and maintenance of the movement; Breitling can remove this module directly from the movement, and maintain and repair it. Like all Breitling movements, the new Breitling B03 movement is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), which represents the highest benchmark for accuracy and reliability.
Breitling Aviation Chronograph Dual-Chase Watch: Extraordinary Power at Your Fingertips
In order to better highlight this new high-performance ‘engine’, Breitling chose its world-renowned Navitimer to present this new technology. Since its introduction in 1952, the Breitling Aviation Chronograph has become one of the originators of various mechanical chronograph watches around the world. The Breitling Aviation Chronograph Dual-Chase Watch comes with a 45 mm case and comes in two different versions-a stainless steel version and a limited edition of 250 red gold with a transparent sapphire case. Both watches feature unique bronze dials that complement the silver chronograph and inner bezel, perfectly embodying the classic look of the aviation chronograph series. This watch also has an extremely delicate design: the chronograph watch usually bears the brand’s famous ‘B’ and anchor logo on the end of the watch, but in this watch, this classic design is Divided into two-the end of the red chronograph hand with a ‘B’, the end of the chase with an anchor pattern. This means that when the chasing needle stops, the two patterns will be separated from each other; when the pointers overlap, they will merge into one, showing the Breitling classic logo. At 3 o’clock on the crown, there is a chronograph push-button, which can be used to count time and compare the results of multiple competitors. This ultimate mechanical masterpiece with outstanding performance will open a bright new chapter for the Breitling Legend series.
Movement: Breitling homemade B03 movement, Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), automatic winding, 28,800 high swing frequency per hour, 46 gem bearings, power reserve of more than 70 hours; timing accuracy of 1/4 second, equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative timer; calendar display.
Case: stainless steel, 18K red gold (250 limited edition, transparent sapphire case back); water resistance to 3 atmospheres; rotating bezel (circular flight slider); curved sapphire crystal, anti-glare treatment on both sides; Diameter: 45 mm.
Dial: Pan American Bronze.
Strap / Bracelet: leather strap, crocodile leather strap, Navitimer aviation rubber strap / Navitimer aviation metal bracelet (stainless steel version only).