AUDEMARS PIGUET, the global partner of Art Basel in the second year, is pleased to announce that at the Art Basel in Hong Kong from May 14th to 18th, 2014, presented by famous French designers A new exhibition area designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and the latest creations by Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschl ger. Lehanneur’s innovative design draws inspiration from Le Brassus, the birthplace of AUDEMARS PIGUET, in the Vallée de Joux, and its layout complements Hentschl ger’s projected image works to perfectly set off a number of pieces of history And contemporary watch masterpieces, including six new Royal Oak offshore 42mm watches.
Design of AUDEMARS PIGUET Art Basel in Hong Kong
Mathieu Lehanneur’s imaginative design is inspired mainly by science, nature and technology. In this new design concept, Lehanneur uses the latest resin and fiber molding technology to cast a rock shape found in one of Europe’s original and remote forest areas, the Jura Valley, where AUDEMARS PIGUET originated. Lehanneur uses the type of ancient Swiss rocks to explore themes related to nature, and then creates his own new version, as if to recreate one of Europe’s most remote and challenging landscapes in his work without leaving humans behind No trace of activity. Lehanneur’s casting resin and mineral molding will be placed in the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area, and will bring the precipitous natural landscape of the brand’s birthplace to various Basel art exhibitions worldwide in 2014.
AUDEMARS PIGUET also invited Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschl ger to produce a new film for the Art Basel this year, which will be displayed across three screens in the brand exhibition area at the same time. Hentschl ger has focused on time-based media, lighting and sound creation for more than 30 years. The film he produced for AUDEMARS PIGUET depicts the fascinating scenery of his earlier visit to the Jura Valley. This film shows the coexistence of natural environment and technology, explores how to inspire and influence each other, and appreciates the stunning scenery that has profoundly influenced the history of the AUDEMARS PIGUET brand and the development of precision watchmaking technology with a new perspective and perspective.
AUDEMARS PIGUET deliberately selected a series of masterpieces with a long history and modern timepieces as the focus of the brand exhibition area. This exhibition will review the history of the famous Royal Oak Offshore 42mm watch and other important works of the brand from the 19th century to the present. Visitors also have the opportunity to observe the craftsmanship of the watchmaker and the fine polishing process of each AUDEMARS PIGUET watch at the scene to bring a unique experience. Commenting on the new collaboration, Olivier Audemars, a great-grandson of the board member of AUDEMARS PIGUET and one of the company’s founders, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with two outstanding artists. Mathieu’s innovative VIP room design and Kurt’s fascinating film work both highlight The true spirit of AUDEMARS PIGUET, and let us bring the essence of the Jura Valley to Hong Kong, Basel and Miami in 2014. ‘
Mathieu Lehanneur said, ‘My inspiration comes from nature and technology, and the possibility of presenting both in a design way. In this project, I hope to deepen the ore found locally by using the latest technology. The inspiring landscape of the Jura Valley, which deeply affects the brand’s history and superb craftsmanship, has been brought to three continents. ”Kurt Hentschl ger added:“ The focus of this video, the wonderful experience of traveling and exploring the Jura Valley has made me unforgettable. Coexistence attracts me deeply. ‘
Following the Art Basel exhibition in Hong Kong, the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area will be moved to the Art Basel exhibition area from June 19th to 22nd, 2014, and then appear at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach from December 4th to 7th, 2014.
Kalia, Swatch World Women’s Professional Surfing Champion shares joy
To Wanning is like home
At the just-concluded 2013 Swatch World Women’s Longboard Professional Surfing Championship, 20-year-old American Hawaiian girl Caria won the championship again this year after winning the championship in Mannings last year, lifting the world women’s Longboard pro trophy.
Bronze skin, model-like appearance, warm smile and that signature black sun hat, on the Hawaiian girl Kalia, always emit infinite youth energy, infect people around.
Kalia grew up in a traditional family with a strong surfing culture. She inherited the family’s inherent radical ideas and winning bloodline. Her father Tony opened a surfing school in Hawaii in the 1980s. The love of surfing has melted into Kalia’s blood, and she is proud to be able to represent the origin of the sport on the international stage and participate in the world’s top competitions.
Kalia, 20, is extremely talented in surfing. She was a runner-up in the 2011 Swatch World Women’s Longboard Championship in China, and became the ASP World Women’s Longboard Surfing Championship in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Regarding the victory she just won, Kalia said excitedly, ‘Victory is indeed delightful! Winning the world championship in the sports you are engaged in should be the most exciting thing in an athlete’s career. Winning the world championship is not just For myself and for everyone who grew up with me in my surfing career. My dad, mom, brother, they all treat me as a princess, so it’s great to win something important! Only in my mind They can keep winning the game. Bringing the world championship trophy back to Hawaii is my proudest thing. Make my family happy, that’s everything! ‘
For the experience of winning the game, Kalia said that she has never been more focused on this game. ‘I just want to win! I know that the waves are there, but I have to be smart. So I told myself, wave after wave, to complete every action. This may sound cliché, but Very useful to me. Keep a clear head, listen to beautiful music, keep calm. ‘Kalia said with a smile.
Regarding her surfing career, Kalia said with a smile: ‘I am a cruiser and I love to glide. Gliding on a 3-foot-high glass ocean wave is exactly the joy of my life. Of course, it must be with my friends. Let’s do it together! ‘Kalia sees surfing as the best bridge to make friends with,’ If I didn’t surf, my friends would be half less. ‘
Being able to win the World Women’s Longboard Championship in Mannings for two consecutive years, Kalia sees Mannings as her lucky place. ‘It feels great. Mannings are really beautiful, we Hawaiians feel it is simply here Just like our own home. We have been warmly welcomed by the Wanning city government and local people, who have given us a VIP treat. ‘...
As the father of stage rock, in the decades-long legendary career, the Rolling Stones have rarely shined on the stage. Finally, on March 25, the Rolling Stones held their first concert in Havana, Cuba.
To celebrate this historic concert, Zenith combines cutting-edge mechanical and craftsmanship aesthetics with the launch of the new AcademyChristopheColomb watch, limited to 5 pieces, in homage to the legendary rock star.
The watch case is made of 18K rose gold, with an enamel dial, decorated with the British flag and the world famous Rolling Stones logo (also one of the most recognizable signs in the rock world). The eccentric hour and minute display at 12 o’clock on the dial, hand-engraved with Roman numerals. At 9 o’clock, there is a small second hand, which is located exactly at the intersection of the British flag, and the power reserve indicator is set at the 3 o’clock position with a large tongue as the background. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)...
This year, Longines launched the new Record series to celebrate the 185th anniversary of the brand. This series inherits the pure watchmaking tradition from Somia in Switzerland, is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, and combines classic and elegant design with superior quality. It aims to become the iconic masterpiece of Longines. The Record series has attracted much attention due to the use of single crystal silicon hairsprings in the movement. For Longines, this is also the first watch series to be certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory (COSC).
The Record collection combines classic elegant design with superior quality, which reflects the essence of Longines watchmaking technology. Continuing tradition and persisting in innovation, the Record series interprets Longines’ pure watchmaking expertise, and also embodies the brand’s expectations for future development.
The superior quality of the Longines Record series benefits from the core component it uses-the hairspring. The balance spring and the balance wheel component cooperate to vibrate back and forth around the equilibrium position, and must maintain an extremely stable oscillation cycle. However, factors such as magnetic fields, temperature changes, and wear due to hundreds of millions of movements per year can affect the smooth running of the hairspring. In order to improve accuracy and extend life, Longines decided to add a single crystal silicon spring to a high-quality movement. Lightweight single crystal silicon is not oxidizable, so it can avoid the effects of standard temperature fluctuations, magnetic fields, and atmospheric pressure. This technology is the core of creating a masterpiece of wrist and continuing the tradition of pure watchmaking.
The superb craftsmanship is worthy of recognition. With high precision, all models of the Longines Record series have been awarded the ‘Precision Chronometer’ certification by the Swiss Observatory. All self-winding mechanical movements that have been certified by the Observatory are required to pass the individual inspection of the Swiss Observatory, an independent agency. The observatory certification on the watch also marks a pure and extraordinary quality.
The Record series can be divided into four different sizes: 26mm, 30mm, 38.5mm, and 40mm. There are six styles for men and seven styles for women. All models are equipped with a three-handed dial and a date display. In addition to the two ladies watches with stainless steel case, the other models use a stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet or alligator leather strap
The Baume & Mercier brand is good at listening to the voices of women and meeting the expectations of women. Therefore, last year, it launched a special series. This series of watches uses a round case with an oval bezel to show a simple and elegant style. A perfect heritage of the long-established women’s watch tradition of Baume & Mercier. The watch that I want to introduce to you today is the brand new appointment series ladies watch launched by Baume & Mercier in 2015 SIHH, the model number is: MOA10199.
Since the creation of Baume & Mercier watch in 1869, it has always insisted on creating wristwatches with outstanding watchmaking skills. At the same time, the brand has always adhered to the development of women’s watches, and has never stopped looking for inspiration from life and constantly meet the expectations of female friends To create a ladies-only wrist watch.
Watch case made of stainless steel
This watch is low-key and exquisite. The case is made of stainless steel, which combines the exquisite craftsmanship of the Baume & Mercier brand. The case is polished to show a bright metallic luster.
34 mm diameter
The diameter of the watch is 34 mm, which fits the contours of a woman’s wrist. The slim case is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, which provides ample power reserve for the watch.
Watch with a fine bracelet made of stainless steel
The watch is paired with a polished bracelet in stainless steel for smooth lines and ultimate elegance.
Case with 61 diamonds
The watch continues the classic shape of the agreed series. The round case is paired with an oval bezel. The bezel is set with 61 delicate diamonds, which are crystal clear and sparkle in the light.
Guilloché decoration on the silver dial
The dial design is exquisite and elegant. The round bezel is embedded with an oval dial. The oval round white mother-of-pearl bezel is delicate and delicate under the reflection of diamonds. The silver dial is decorated with a guilloché pattern. The Roman numerals and diamond-set time scales set off The beauty and elegance of the watch.
The diamonds around the case are dazzling and crystal clear
The watch seems to be ordinary and low-key, but in essence, the femininity and gentleness of the woman are contained in the design. The brilliant diamonds and the beautiful mother-of-pearl are ingeniously matched to create women’s unique elegance and romance.
Watch lugs are unique
The design of the watch’s lugs is extremely unique. The exquisite short links cleverly link the bracelet with the case. The watch composes an ode to the beauty with its unique charm.
The crown continues the special design of the agreed series
The crown of the watch is also made of stainless steel, and the top of the crown is engraved with a unique brand mark of the celebrity as a decoration, which is very exquisite.
The clasp is a folding clasp made of stainless steel
The watch is equipped with a folding buckle made of stainless steel, which is easy to wear and engraved with the classic LOGO of the Baume & Mercier brand as a decoration, which shows the ingenious intention of the brand watchmaking.
Summary: The Baume & Mercier brand always insists on courage to innovate. Although there are not many new models, but each one is the product of excellent design and exquisite skills. This MOA10199 watch uses a natural mother-of-pearl bezel with luxurious diamonds, highlighting women’s multi-faceted charm and unique feminine temperament, so that every wearer can feel the intention of watchmaking by Baume & Mercier....
The iconic eccentric dial design outlines the number 8 with pure lines, which is highly recognizable. The Jaquet Droz Grande Second is a legend, and the master craftsman of the brand has continuously interpreted new chapters on this classic blueprint over the years.
In 2008, Jaquet Droz launched the first GrandeSecondeSW sports watch, adding a sporty version to the legendary classic, which has lasted for years. In 2014, the GrandeSecondeSW family added six new members, debuting with 45mm and 41mm dials, which are available in three modern colors: gray, soot, and blue. Optional, with the same color crocodile leather strap, Geneva stripes as a new element, make this series even more luxurious.
The Geneva stripe is an orthodox example of Swiss dial dial finishes, and today this classic finish is also chic on new models. In addition to making the regular series more and more clear and convenient when reading, it adds an unprecedented depth to the dial. At the same time, the precious alligator leather strap is used to replace the traditional rubber or metal strap, which is in harmony with the dial tone in color. Adhering to the tradition of excellence in craftsmanship and aesthetics, Jaquet Droz continues to innovate. Every small evolution of the watch comes from its careful consideration of elegance and luxury.
The watch team’s special report team has also rushed to the watch exhibition site to bring you the most fresh and up-to-date watch information. For more details about Baselworld 2014, please pay attention to our special report page. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)
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On May 17, 2019, Roger Dubuis held a new product launch conference at the Beijing CHAO Art Center to witness the debut of Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Huracán brand new timepiece. The layout of the new product launch event coincided with Roger Dubuis ExcaliburHuracan’s new timepieces. The ingenious new models were displayed at the gorgeous and dynamic launch site, allowing people to better appreciate the unrestrained creativity of their models.
Roger Dubuis ExcaliburHuracán Timepiece Conference
At this year’s Geneva watch fair, Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini once again collaborated to launch the new ExcaliburHuracán timepiece. Speaking of which, Roger Dubuy already had cross-border cooperation with Lamborghini back in 2017. The point of cooperation between the two is that Roger Dubuis draws a lot of elements of the automotive world from Lamborghini and integrates them into wrist watches, which is also a different experience for car lovers. Roger Dubuis broke through the boundaries of technology and aesthetics, and regretted the entire world of watchmaking.
The Excalibur Huracán watch was on display at this press conference, and the Watch House was fortunate to see its style.
The Excalibur Huracán watch is inspired by the Lamborghini Huracán supercar (also known as the ‘Mavericks’) and combines the aesthetic characteristics of a supercar, such as the legendary hexagonal design, a versatile feature used to construct the Huracán supercar The geometry is very bold when applied to watches; the design of the crown is evolved from the nuts on the wheels of the super sports car; the inspiration for the automatic top and the movement splint on the movement are the wheels and brakes from the Huracán supercar Disc, brake caliper. From racing cars to wristwatches, Roger Dubuis has combined the majestic Lamborghini supercar with outstanding mechanical technology to create a wristwatch that is amazing to us.
At the same time, Roger Dubuis specially developed a new movement RD630 in cooperation with the LamborghiniSquadraCorse Sports Department, which is equipped with a balance wheel inclined at a 12-degree angle.This is a collaboration between Roger Dubuis and LamborghiniSquadraCorse Sports Department. Iconic movement element, at the 12 o’clock position of the watch we can see the rapidly rotating balance wheel.
The ExcaliburHuracán watch has two new powerful warriors. One is a titanium model and the other is a combination of titanium and rose gold.
In addition, an ExcaliburHuracán Performante watch was exhibited on the spot, limited to 88 pieces. The rubber strap of this watch is printed with the unique texture of PirelliPZeroTrofeo ™ R high-performance tires. It can be seen that it has deep cooperation with Pirelli and Lamborghini relationship.
This year Roger Dubuis also has an ExcaliburOne-off watch that has to be mentioned. This watch was inspired by Lamborghini’s latest SC18Alston supercar. There is only one SC18Alston supercar in the world. This one The Excalibur One-off watch is also uniquely limited to one. It is equipped with a movement that can be called the most complicated engine. The brand’s exquisite watchmaking technology can be seen on this watch.
Other watches on site
To sum up: Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini’s cooperation again, and they joined forces to create a brilliant spark. From supercars to superwatches, Roger Dubuis has created a timepiece that combines the passion of sports cars. Its smart lines and super-calibers make us once again amazed by its unique design beauty. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)...
Alacria Diva Gothic is the latest ‘art work’ in Carl F. Bucherer’s women’s collection. His curvy shape is like a Gothic building, with 211 rubies and 169 diamonds on the surface.
Today, rubies are considered one of the most valuable gemstones. The 210 rubies on the watch and the ruby on the crown give the Alacria Diva Gothic a elegance and shine.
In addition to rubies, Alacria Diva Gothic’s case, crown and diamonds are set with 169 diamonds. Such a large number of precious stones show the outstanding value of this jewellery watch, and this watch is limited to 25 in the world.
This watch is made of 18K white gold with an hourglass-shaped appearance, full of women’s elegance and confidence. The distinguished strap is made of black shimmering leather and red crocodile leather at the bottom makes the watch more perfect.
Alacria Diva Gothic’s uniqueness is even more reflected in the uniqueness of the gem-setting process. The fifty-four rubies on the bezel are carefully polished into rectangles or rhombuses and ovals with the top surface facing down and the round uncut parts facing up. This special and chic treatment gives the watch a personal touch.
Source: CarlF. Bucherer
Cartier Étourdissant Cartier High Jewelry Series has released more than 60 high-end luxury works. Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, along with opals, corals, tanzanites, garnets, or green chalcedony have become the protagonists of the new fine jewelry. The combination of intense colors and domineering sexy yet feminine shapes gives a brand new sensory experience and once again demonstrates the unique aesthetics and superb craftsmanship of Cartier’s fine jewelry.
This piece of fine jewelry is called CHROMIE. Pure and transparent natural crystals and smooth and deep onyx complement each other in this bracelet; Cartier cleverly mix materials and color elements to give it a unique style.
Black and white contrasting design, emerald embellished gold base, abstract geometric lines and bold colors give Louis Cartier the modern style pioneered by the late 20th century.
CHROMIE bracelet, 18K yellow gold, baguette-cut emerald, natural crystal, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds....
Roger Dubuis inherited the success of the Excalibur 42 skeleton flying tourbillon, this time launched the regionally limited Excalibur Haute Joaillerie Skeleton Flying Tourbillon in Hong Kong, Macau and China. High jewelry watches, once again demonstrate the extraordinary watchmaking technology of its brand.
This limited edition is only 28 pieces in the world. In addition to the fine structure of Excalibur 42, the watch is more technically refined. This limited style combines jewellery design and exquisite craftsmanship. The sapphire blue alligator strap and the sparkling sapphire on the outer ring of the dial complement each other to make the watch look extraordinarily noble and timeless. 60 diamonds for 2.82 carats make the watch more precious and elegant. The timepiece is equipped with 165 components, a waterproof case made of platinum, a water-resistant depth of three bars, and a manual movement by RD505SQ.
Limited edition No. 1 has arrived at the 1881 Heritage store
Roger Dubuis’s most representative hollow tourbillon structure is precise and delicate, showing its beauty at any angle. Baguette-cut diamonds set on the bezel and outer ring make the watch more gorgeous and modern. This watch absolutely meets Poinçon de Genève’s standard of excellence, and its individual characteristics show the perfect craftsmanship of Roger Dubuis....