Month: June 2012

Why Is Cartier Blue Balloon Watch Popular?

The ‘Ballon Bleu Blue Balloon’ referred to by the Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier series is not a balloon in the general concept. In 1783, a blue hot-air balloon embroidered with a gold pattern at the Palace of Versailles in France rose slowly under the exclamation of King Louis XVI and everyone, and flew for eight minutes. This is the famous ‘Montegofer Hot Air Balloon’. The inventor Brother Montgolfier was engaged in the paper industry in Lyon, France. When they saw shreds of paper flying around the bonfire, they had the idea of ​​using hot air to make flying objects. The first hot air balloon created a great history of human attraction and exploration of the vast sky.

The blue hot-air balloon embroidered with gold patterns rose slowly in the exclamation of King Louis XVI and the crowd.
Therefore, the name Montgolfier Blue Hot Air Balloon symbolizes eternal innovation in France, represents a way of thinking that overrides everyday life, and contains deep French culture. These are the Cartier ballon bleu de Cartier The essence of the blue balloon.

Cartier Blue Balloon Watch
Roman numerals, plaid dial, sword-shaped hands, 18K gold strap … At first glance, the blue balloon watch with many Cartier logos seems more traditional, but if you take a closer look, there is a lot of potential—a super-convex breakthrough The round sapphire, forming a distinctive crown, is reminiscent of the blue balloon that made history; the precious metal bow on its outer edge is like the metal dome protecting the mysterious sapphire satellite.
Under the wonderful optical effect, the numbers in the arched sapphire crystal are magnified, and the time also shows the interest of deformation; the unique shape of the crown makes the Roman numerals on the round surface deviate from the conventional track, so that the ‘circle’ is no longer It is ’round’, and seems to break free from the restraint of gravity, free and agile; the streamlined three-dimensional case, with round and round arcs on the front and back, when worn like a floating wrist, between classical and futuristic The design style can be described as ‘different paths and new ideas.’ From a distance, the newly born palm jewel of the Cartier watch family is like a rising star that illuminates the world of time.

Audemars Piguet Classic Classic automatic winding slim watch
What inspired the church-shaped pointers?
Church pin, called CATHEDRALE in French, is often used in the design of Sven or square watches. This is the clock hands from the European Gothic church bell tower. Beginning in the 12th century, the ancient Romanesque buildings, which were clumsy and quaint, symbolizing the absolute authority of religion, no longer appealed to the church, and were replaced by Gothic buildings characterized by tall, straight and pointed buildings. For a time, the church’s minaret, which was endowed with the divine spirit, blossomed all over Western Europe.
This religious idea of ​​rejecting the world and staying away from the world has been going on for two centuries. Even the church clock tower, the slender clock hands have been short horizontal lines and the top The sharp rhombus mimics the shape of the church’s spire, and the church pin is named after it.
At present, the vertical pendant of various church-shaped pointers in watches is inconclusive, high or low; rhombuses are also different in size. The flat 90-degree positive rhombus is the most abundant basic shape, in addition to an acute angle of about 75 degrees diamond. Because of the rich sense of history and humanity conveyed by church pins, many vintage watches or commemorative watches have chosen church pins. In 1920, Audemars Piguet produced a three-minute perpetual calendar coverless pocket watch with a square pillow-shaped platinum case with a unique design.
近 Nearly 90 years later, this historical model was re-engraved by the watchmaker and launched again in the TRADITION CLASSIQUE series. Also longing for church needles is Longines. Its Beja watches are also favored by many women for their elegant appearance. The blue-steel church hands on the dial are slender and timeless.

F.P Journe OCTA series UTC world standard time watch
有 What is the difference between GMT and UTC?
MT GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)-Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich Mean Time is the base time of the British Empire in the middle of the 19th century, and it is also the de facto world reference time. At that time, it was mainly for the railway system after 1840. It uses the Greenwich meridian as the 0-degree meridian and divides the world into 24 time zones. Except for xenophobia, nationalism, and some anti-British sentiments during a certain period of time, its status has remained unchanged.
GMT watch is a watch that can display time in two or more time zones. No matter what method is used, the most direct way to display multiple time zones is to install multiple movements in a case, such as the airman 7 of glycine is a model. But the most economical and common method is to attach a rotating bezel with a 12-hour or 24-hour time scale. The use of the rotating bezel is very simple. Just align the number on the bezel with the time in the second time zone. If the dial time is London time, then turn the bezel clockwise for one hour to indicate continental European time , Eight hours counterclockwise, is the West Coast time.
Setting the dial time to home time or destination time depends on the user’s preference, but because the 12-hour watch cannot distinguish between day and night, it is usually reasonable to set the local time. One event complicated the definition of GMT: On January 1, 1972, UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) became the new world standard time. The letters UTC are a mixture of English Coordinated Universal Time and French Temp UniverselleCoordinee.
For convenience, it is usually recorded as Universal TimeCoordinated. Also for convenience, GMT and UTC are often considered equivalent if they do not need to be accurate to the second. Although UTC is more scientific and accurate, GMT is still more popular for watch players and collectors. Many people believe that UTC is a means of Paris’s attempt to position itself as a world timing center. In fact, it is a time measurement system based on atomic time and as close to the universal time as possible. Its emergence is the need for precise timing in modern society.
Atomic time is different from previous timing systems. It is very accurate and not based on the average solar time in a place. However, when the rotation speed of the earth is not uniform, the time difference between the atomic time and the world time accumulates. Therefore, UTC will be at Add a positive or negative leap second after a period to compensate. As a result, there are several integer seconds differences between Coordinated Universal Time and International Atomic Time (TAI). The International Bureau of Earth Rotation Affairs (IERS) in Paris decides when to join leap seconds.


2019 Basel Watch Exhibition

The new 18ct gold model of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch is precious, mysterious and sparkling, bringing a new and original look to this famous racing chronograph. .

Legendary chronograph

   Rolex launched the new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 18ct yellow gold model. Prestigious, mysterious and sparkling, it is a classic watch for those who are passionate about driving and speed. Launched in 2018 in 18ct eternal rose gold, the outer ring is decorated with rainbow gradient sapphire, and the 2019 new model once again brings a unique new look to this classic racing chronograph.

   Replace the classic speedometer with 36 trapezoidal diamonds on the outer ring. On a black lacquered dial with pavé diamonds, a champagne chronograph, black lacquer and diamonds are intertwined. The eight diamond hour markers on the dial are set with 18ct yellow gold base, which is elegant and beautiful. 18ct gold Arabic numerals 15, 30, and 45 are set at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, respectively.

   Like all Rolex watches, the new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is certified by the Chronometer Observatory Precision Timepiece, ensuring that the watch can perform with superior performance when worn.

Oyster case waterproof symbol

   The cosmograph Daytona Oyster case is guaranteed to be water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and is a solid example of reliability. The middle case is cast in solid 18ct yellow gold. Rolex watchmakers use the brand’s exclusive tools to tighten the fine pitted bottom cover to seal the case, so only Rolex watchmakers can access the movement. The winding crown is equipped with a triple-lock triple waterproof system. Like the timing button, it is firmly screwed to the case. The crown shoulders are integrated into the middle case to protect the winding crown. The mirror is made of sapphire and is not easily scratched. The waterproof oyster case of the Cosmograph Daytona watch gives the highest precision movement protection.

4130 type permanent magnet

   The new Cosmograph Daytona watch is equipped with a 4130 automatic mechanical chronograph movement developed and manufactured by Rolex. The sturdy chronograph movement revolutionizes the number of timer components, making the movement more reliable. The chronograph movement is equipped with a sturdy column wheel and a vertical chronograph clutch wheel device, which can instantly start the chronograph to ensure accurate timing.

   The movement is equipped with a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring made of a unique paramagnetic alloy cast by Rolex, which is ten times more shock-resistant than traditional hairsprings. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex end ring to ensure that the hairspring can maintain regularity in any position.

   The 4130 movement is equipped with a permanent automatic winding component. The movement is wound by a permanent rotor, and its power reserve is about 72 hours.

Certificate of Excellence in Observatory Precision Timepieces

   Like all Rolex watches, the Cosmograph Daytona is certified by Rolex in 2015. This unique title proves that the watch has successfully passed a series of tests by Rolex Labs and goes beyond the conventions and standards of watchmaking. The watch is tested only after it has been assembled to ensure that when it is worn, it can excel in all aspects of precision, power reserve, water resistance and automatic winding. The Rolex Super Chronometer precision timepiece, which is tested after the movement is installed in the case, has an average error of less than two seconds per day, which is more than twice as accurate as the average observatory-certified precision timepiece.

   The green seal is the symbol of the superb chronometer. Every Rolex watch comes with this seal and is backed by a global five-year warranty.

Oysterflex strap and oyster safety clasp

   The new cosmograph Daytona is equipped with an Oysterflex strap, which combines the sturdiness and reliability of a metal strap with the flexibility, comfort and beauty of a rubber strap. The innovative and patented strap developed by Rolex is a flexible titanium-nickel alloy sheet covered with high-performance black rubber injection molding. It is not easily affected under various environmental conditions and is durable. Oysterflex straps feature vertical cushions on the back for added comfort.

   The new watch is equipped with an Oysterflex strap with Rolex design and patented 18ct yellow gold folding oyster safety buckle to prevent the buckle from accidentally opening. The strap is also equipped with an easy-to-adjust chain link developed by the brand, allowing the wearer to easily extend the strap by about 5 mm, making it more comfortable to wear.

Case model: 116588TBR
Oysterflex strap
Series: OysterPerpetualProfessional
Superlative Chronometer Certification *
Global five-year warranty

• Oyster case (integrated middle case, screw-in caseback, winding crown and buttons)
Safety performance
• The crown shoulder is integrated with the middle case
• 40 mm
• 18ct gold
Middle case
• 18ct yellow gold, polished
Outer ring
• 18ct yellow gold with 36 trapezoidal diamonds (about 4.58ct)
Bottom cover
• Solid, screw-in, fine pit pattern
Winding crown
• Screw-in, triple-lock triple waterproof system
• Scratch-resistant blue crystal
Waterproof depth
• 100 meters (330 feet)
• Rolex 4130 movement
• Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch wheel
• Perpetual movement of the rotor is a mechanical movement with two-way automatic winding
• Within two seconds of each day (after the movement is installed in the case)
• Central hour and minute hands, small seconds dial at 6 o’clock
• Central timer to make the timer accurate to 1/8 second
• 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
• Stop-second function to accurately adjust the time
Balance with hairspring
• Frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex End Circle
• Extra large inertia fine-tuning balance wheel
• Four gold fine-tuning nuts for precise time adjustment
• Balance splint
• 44 rubies
Power reserve
• About 72 hours
• Black lacquered, pavé diamonds
• 18ct yellow gold with 243 diamonds and black lacquered face; champagne chronograph
• 18ct yellow gold with 8 diamonds
• 18ct gold Arabic numerals 15, 30, 45 at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock respectively
• 18ct gold hands, easy to read Chromalight (persistent blue light), except for the central seconds and chronograph hands
• Oysterflex
• High-performance rubber-coated elastic metal sheet
• 18ct gold folding oyster safety clasp
• Easy to adjust the chain link (about 5 mm)