Month: December 2013

The Aliens Are Here Again! After 20 Years, ‘independence Day’ Is Making A Comeback

20 years ago, a science fiction film ‘Independence Day’ directed by Roland Emmerich not only created the highest box office in film history, but also the originator of alien invasion of the earth. This work can also be described as a science fiction classic in the 1990s. However, today, 20 years later, the war has not stopped …

 Before watching the new movie, I reviewed the first classic of the 1996 classic. Due to technical reasons at the time, the disaster scenes for ‘Independence Day’ were limited and the storyline was fairly reasonable. It is mainly about the sudden invasion of aliens, and the earth people suffered heavy losses when they were caught off guard. Humans have fought back, but due to technological gaps, even nuclear weapons cannot destroy alien spacecraft. When helpless, engineer David suggested implanting a computer virus into the alien carrier to remove the alien’s field of protection. The President of the United States agreed to his request and personally piloted the aircraft to fight the aliens, thereby preventing the aliens from invading. Defended the planet and all mankind.

 However, after a lapse of 20 years, director Roland Emmerich has brought a new war to the big screen. ‘Independence Day 2: A Comeback’ has been hit in mainland China. According to data from the movie box office, As of June 26, the film’s three-day box office exceeded 241 million yuan.
 In general, this movie is up to 20 years of expectations, full of emotions, shocking special effects, and touching the show of affection in front of disaster. For a person who is used to watching emotional urban dramas, the whole scene is still followed A little more nervous.

 ‘Independence Day 2: The Comeback’ tells the story that took place 20 years after ‘Independence Day’. The aliens invaded the earth again with more advanced weapons. Human beings could not resist it. Therefore, the global defense forces united. The science and technology left by the stars have jointly implemented a large-scale defense plan to protect the earth together. Several wise warriors came forward to save the earth from the brink of extinction.
 For more details of the plot, the editor will not say more here, and leave it to everyone to see it in theaters. Here are a few general observations from a 120-minute session as an ordinary viewer, to share with you:
Aspect 1: Feelings
 For many generations in the 1980s, ‘Independence Day’ may be the first Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster in memory. After a lapse of 20 years, the flower season teenagers are now parents. When they see the familiar faces in the movie again, in addition to enjoying the wonderful plot, I believe they will also lament the changes of the years. The 20-year classic will be the same Everyone’s feelings are magnified again.
Aspect 2: Look at special effects

 The huge movie special effects in the film have been greatly improved compared to the first one. The huge scenes of giant space battles, earth air battles, and the entire city being sucked out have a very strong visual impact and are dazzling. Especially through 3D visual display, it makes people feel more immersive. It can be said to be the level of the top film industry. Having said so much, in fact, I want to say that watching this film must have a very strong heart. I am a timid person, scared by several shots …
Aspect 3: Look at Chinese Elements and Angelababy

 Before watching the film, there were film reviews written, Chinese elements appeared in many places in the film, and it was true after seeing it. Twenty years ago, the aliens invaded the earth and made humans wary and prepared. They set up a base on the moon, which is monitored by China. All supplies on the moon base are Chinese products, including Tencent QQ, Mengniu milk, and of course There is also a Chinese face—Angelababy. Baby plays the number one female pilot on the lunar base in the film. It can be said that she is a popular character. Netizens teased her as “the longest actress in Hollywood blockbusters in history”. In fact, it is not a soy sauce. As a female pilot with a high appearance rate in the film, it is quite cool.
Aspect 4: Watch Hamilton Watches

 As a watch editor, the watches that appear in the film are naturally not to be missed. In the film, pilot Jake Morrison, played by Liam Hemsworth, wears a Hamilton Khaki series that surpasses the wind speed automatic chronograph. He is very handsome in driving a fighter plane.

Hamilton watches have appeared in more than 450 movies, and ‘Independence Day 2: Come Back’ is the latest film to participate. The brand’s first collaboration with the film industry dates back 65 years, when brand watches
‘Frogman Undersea War’ debuted on the screen. Since then, Hamilton has worked closely with costume designers and prop makers to provide watches for filmmakers.

 This tough watch that appeared in ‘Independence Day 2: Come Back’ has the brand’s traditional military lineage, designed for adventure, and the buttons on the 44mm stainless steel case are uniquely designed into an ‘X’ shape. The brown calfskin strap adds a touch of elegance and nostalgia to the watch. This chronograph is equipped with an automatic movement with day and date display and a yaw calculator for the pilot to measure crosswind.
Summary: Director Roland Emmerich’s relaunch of the classic 20 years ago gave us a chance to relive old times. Although the plot of this film is relatively old-fashioned, it is indeed a beautiful scene.


Zhenith Launches Chronomaster El Primero C.01 Limited Edition Watch

Zhenith Zenith announced that it has cooperated with the Collective of Silicon Valley Collective Club to launch the ChronomasterElPrimero C.01 limited edition watch.

   On the 50th anniversary of the legendary ElPrimero movement, Zenith teamed up with Collective to create a Chronomaster ElPrimero C.01 limited edition watch for club members. The club is made up of creatives, executives, and producers, many of whom are technical experts who live in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area), Silicon Lane (New York City), and Silicon Beach (Los Angeles). Some watch collectors want to share company resources, and they love Tongqing Watchmaking. Collective is based on this concept. The club’s passion for watchmaking heritage makes Zenith Zenith a partner in ideas.

   Collective founders GabeReilly and AsherRapkin have always been fond of ElPrimero watches, so they chose to use this as a starting point. In order to create this unique timepiece, the club worked closely with Zenith’s Swiss design team and established the Bay Area Jeweler TopperJewelers to take the lead in focusing on dial design.

   In Silicon Valley, simplicity and practicality are key elements of quality product design, and they want to use the same aesthetics and methods for C.01. Although the iconic sub-dial structure remains true to the original, the design approach is quite different. The entire dial is finished in matte white, complemented by subtle, clear and even gray tones. To ensure the best balance, the date window has been removed and the classic red chronograph hands have also been replaced by this watch’s unique rhodium-plated hands.

   At the same time, in order to meet the desire to make watches into tools, team members adhere to modern design principles and put functionality first. The 38mm case is alternately retouched with brushed satin and polished, paired with the watch’s unique brushed satin buttons. Through the case back, you can admire the exquisite ElPrimero movement. In addition, the case back is engraved with the ‘XX / 50’ limited number and ‘C.01’ to celebrate the release of the Collective exclusive watch.

   Finally, the strap. Most Chronomasters watches have leather straps with adjustable buckles, but Collective wants to carry the ‘tool watch’ aesthetics to the end. Therefore, every Chronomaster ElPrimero C.01 limited edition watch is paired with a custom Cordura strap to make it more industrial. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)


Audemars Piguet Mother’s Day Thanksgiving 2013

Mother’s love is strong and firm, warm and delicate. Just like the extraordinary temperament of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat chronograph, the mother’s courage and independence are vividly displayed, showing the generosity of love

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat Chronograph

 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat Chronograph Platinum model with black mother-of-pearl chronograph dial, bezel, case and folding clasp inlaid with a total of 323 diamonds (approximately 5.82 carats), while the black rubber strap is more capable Set off the bright light of Audemars Piguet’s carefully selected diamonds. The case is sturdy and has a diameter of 37 mm. It has a built-in automatic mechanical movement that can be used for up to 12 hours at any time. This mechanical movement is efficient, precise, and carefully decorated with artistic standards. It has a power reserve of about 40 hours and can be wound automatically when worn. (Beijing Audemars Piguet Xintiantiandi is unique.)

 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat Chronograph (Model: 26212CK.ZZ.D002CA.01)


Energy Imprint Three Long Power Watches Recommended

Long-powered watches have always been one of the most practical watches. Long-powered watches are a very important feature for mechanical watches. Long-powered watches ensure that you take down your wrist during weekend leisure There are no worries behind the watch, today Watch House recommends three practical long-power watches for everyone, I hope everyone likes it.

IWC AUTOMATIC IW500107 watch

Watch Series: Portugal Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42.3 mm
Domestic public price: 98000
Watch details: 1950 series PAM00438 watch

Watch series: LUMINOR 1950 series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Ceramic
Strap Material: Ceramic
Case diameter: 44 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 101600
Details of the model: The bracelet is also entirely made of matte black ceramic, and the links are formed and processed in the same way as the case, and then connected to the PVD-coated frosted steel buckle. The watch factory invests a lot of time in the design of the bracelet, and finally achieves the perfect fusion effect with the ceramic case. Each link has a different shape and has a curved surface, which improves the soft feel of the bracelet and makes it more comfortable to wear.

Blancpain ultra-thin movement 6606-1127-55B watch

Watch series: VILLERET series
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 40 mm
Domestic public price: 74000
Details of the watch: 11C5 movement, the diameter of the movement is 26.2 mm, and the thickness is only 3 mm. This thickness almost challenges the limit of mechanical technology. At the same time, the red position at the three o’clock has a date display and the small position at six Second hand dial, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock. The powerful movement provides the functional Ye Ling. This watch is very popular.

Summary: Some brands are already pursuing watches with the limit of power storage, such as Lange’s 31-day chain watch. I believe that with the development of clock technology, long-power watches will become more and more common, and all future mechanical watches may be There is no need to consider the issue of kinetic energy reserves.