Month: February 2014

Two Precious Signs 两 Introduction Of Bvlgari Catene Series Watch

Since the 1960s, one of the best expressions of BVLGARI jewellery-the bracelet has etched another famous symbol of the brand-BVLGARI BVLGARI watch. The I-wheel dial and the elegance of classical architecture are combined by BVLGARI jewelry and the oldest motif in the most typical design-a soft chain. This unique combination of tradition and innovation is vividly presented in the BVLGARI Catene series, and it is the unquestionable new protagonist in the field of jewelry watches.
   The BVLGARI Catene watch is elegantly wrapped around the wrist, precious, delicate and interesting, just as charming as a lady wearing it. Whether in jewellery or watches, BVLGARI’s endless inspiration urges its extraordinary innovative ability to continue to develop. This design is favored by modern and exquisite ladies. It is firm, confident, distinctive, and sensitive to the trajectory of history.
   The BVLGARI Bvlgari Catene series watches follow the famous tradition of BVLGARI Bvlgari ladies watches, soft fit on the woman’s wrist, like a delicate bracelet, showing the true elegance in simplicity. Catene series watches are suitable for all occasions, adding a unique elegance to the wrist of a woman. This brand new logo has a sense of classic charm and modernity.

The ‘chain’ of a century
   The bracelet is one of the oldest pieces of jewellery, dating back to the Sumerian period. As early as 2500 AD, the Sumerians were able to incorporate gold into the interwoven flakes in a ‘interlocking’ process. In ancient Greece, this BVLGARI Bulgari’s deeply rooted land, a stylish chain necklace imitating Venus’s legendary belt-interspersed and woven with twigs of rose and myrtle, giving the goddess transcendence of all beings charm. In Rome, there are also gold medals or coin pendants on necklaces, and Byzantine gemstone gold necklaces are also popular.
   During the time of Alexander the Great, the treasures of Thrace gold mines and Persian exquisite gold and silver workshops were looted, and necklaces became one of the main symbols of wealth and honor. In the Renaissance, necklaces served dual functions: decoration and objects of exchange for value. The value of each ring is equivalent to fiat money, so it can be used as a substitute for money. In a portrait of Henry VIII, he wore a necklace weighing 3 kilograms, inlaid with pearls and rubies. Like him, people are wearing a variety of intricately decorated gold necklaces, posing, and asking artists such as Cranach or Durer to portray them to show their high social status. The precious necklace has been regarded as a classic jewellery for centuries. Until the start of the French Revolution, due to the austerity of the aristocratic economy, the production of necklaces was strictly prohibited. After the Great Revolution, necklaces returned, and long pendants or chains with enamel medals began to prevail. Later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, elegant fur necklaces began to decorate people’s necks, and they were also used to connect pocket watches to clothes, again proving that wild necklaces have successfully combined aesthetic effects and practical functions. .

BVLGARI jewelry necklace
   In the mid-1960s, Nicola Bulgari reinterpreted traditional jewellery necklaces, incorporating ancient coins, embossments and intaglios: at the same time incorporating Greek and Roman elements into the BVLGARI Bulgari style, immediately winning the appreciation of elegant people. The Gourmette necklace is composed of curved and smooth links. Its simple and perfect lines are derived from the oldest jewellery tradition. The design is inspired by the chain armor on the medieval armor. This flexible necklace embodies BVLGARI’s exclusive style, clever techniques to reduce weight, and patient handcrafting. It has perfect abrasion resistance, emphasizing the combination of ancient coins with modern lines or combined with gorgeous cabochons To create the most peculiar interpretation effect.
   Among the admirers of BVLGARI Bvlgari necklaces, Elizabeth Taylor is undoubtedly the most outstanding. Her collection of BVLGARI jewelry collection is incredible, including two Roman Empire pendant necklaces and gorgeous necklaces decorated with six Byzantine coins (which she wore during her engagement ceremony with John Warner ). The Gourmette copper and gold necklace dates back to the third century AD and is one of Andy Warhol’s favorite jewellery. He once said, ‘Entering BVLGARI on Condotti Avenue is like visiting the best contemporary art exhibition.’
   Therefore, the necklace has become a member of BVLGARI Bulgari’s outstanding logo, expressing the very unique visual beauty carefully created by BVLGARI Bulgari.
   In the 1970s, the style of the necklace was gradually changed to a Sautoir-style long necklace in response to the then flowing long skirt style, showing a very different gorgeous pendant inspired by Indian culture or pop art. This necklace can even be worn separately from accessories such as brooches. In many years of bold experiments, from onyx corals to mother-of-pearl and the purest diamonds, the selection of precious materials is not bound by eclecticism. The instant burst of inspiration gave the link a variety of forms: rectangular, oval or hexagonal. The links are rendered in warm gold tones or are completely covered with colored stones. In the groundbreaking breakthrough of the traditional jewelry trend (mainly platinum and platinum), the most commonly used material for necklaces is gold. Since the 1970s, BVLGARI has used gold in various jewelry, including gem-set Valuable jewelry items.
   BVLGARI gold necklace is versatile and casual, reflecting the new lifestyle of vibrant modern women. They are active in homes and shopping malls, and they are eager to have unique and beautiful clothing. As Nicola Bulgari puts it, BVLGARI creates jewellery that ‘a woman can wear all day, whether at a ball or a picnic.’
CATENE series: a symbol of creative creativity
   Compared to other creations, the Catene series expresses BVLGARI’s talents and exclusive craftsmanship in a highly original way. For decades, this Roman brand has often drawn inspiration from existing elements, innovative design specifications designed to break current trends, and reinterpret these elements with BVLGARI’s unique skills and expertise. Take the Serpenti collection as an example. This collection is truly unique in the field of contemporary jewelry and gold jewelry.
   As part of the BVLGARI BVLGARI women’s collection, the design of the new Catene collection is derived from the same method, and its value has far exceeded ordinary watches. This creation is extraordinarily unusual and incorporates basic symbolic values: the bracelet is connected to the bezel engraved with the double brand logo, referring to the historical roots of BVLGARI and its fundamental creative history.
   Bold and sensual, fluid and rich, Catene watches open a whole new dimension to the creative world of women’s watches with an alternative and interesting logo. The 18K rose gold bracelet is wrapped around the wrist twice, as if the second layer of skin shows the feminine soft curves, bold and eye-catching, it is a masterpiece.
   The bracelets of the new Catene ladies’ watch are intertwined by 18K rose gold, which may seem simple, but it is very complicated. Numerous links form this winding bracelet based on traditional jewellery and metalworking techniques. The applied 18K rose gold weighs 41 grams. The 18K rose gold case, the bezel engraved with the double brand logo, and the mother-of-pearl dial set with brilliant-cut diamonds (0.133 carats) make up this precious watch. In addition, the Catene Collection has launched another semi-pavé watch with an 18K rose gold bracelet alternately set with up to 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.50 carats). In both watches, the Catene bracelet is paired with a 18K rose gold tri-fold clasp.
   The Catene collection seeks timeless classics in a uniquely elegant way …
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Fly Higher Calatrava Travel Time Watch Ref.5524

Patek Philippe launches the new Calatrava Time Traveler Watch Ref. 5524, a tribute to the great flight pioneers, commemorating milestones in the history of flight, and also reflects the Geneva family watchmaker’s commitment to the early aviation career Contribution.

   On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made their first successful test flight. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew the single-engine aircraft St. Louis for the first time across the Atlantic Ocean. The two were only 24 years apart. Such a short time has witnessed such an epoch-making progress! Watchmaking technology has also undergone a similar change. In the past two decades, people have preferred the timekeeping tool to evolve from pocket watches to watches. Beyond that, there is one thing in common between those great aircraft inventors and watchmakers. Just like the sea vessels that sailed on the high seas since the 18th century, pilots also rely on timing tools to navigate them. Philip van Horn Weems is an officer of the US Navy. He proposed the concept of a timepiece, and Charles Lindbergh put forward suggestions to modify it and integrate it with The use of a sextant in combination with a radio signal allows for more concise, fast and ready positioning in the air. Of the watches designed using the time angle system (or stellar hour), the two most notable models are from Patek Philippe, both of which are currently in the Patek Philippe Museum.
Time shuttle, time roam

   Patek Philippe Ref. 5524 Calatrava Time Traveler is full of male charm, which fully represents the conquest of the sky by the aircraft and the conquest of the wrist of the watch. With the advent of the global positioning system, the horn watch has gradually faded. This timepiece not only represents its nostalgia, but also a very reliable timekeeping tool. Its time zone function is extremely practical when traveling. There is a one-hour time difference between Paris and London, and a thirteen-hour time difference between New York and Beijing. When flying east, the time is ‘shortened’ and when flying west, the time is ‘extended’. After flying hundreds of kilometers, we will leave the time zone where we live and enter another time zone. Home time refers to the time zone where we live, and local time refers to the time in our current time zone. For nearly 80 years, Patek Philippe’s dual time zone watches have always displayed time in different time zones in this unique way. In the 1930s, Patek Philippe and the talented watchmaker Louis Cottier created the first ‘World Time Watch’. In 1959, Patek Philippe’s famous travel time device was patented for the first time. This watch is easy to operate and displays the time in two different time zones at the same time. With the advent of modern airliners, which allowed people to travel between Europe and the United States within a few hours, this watch was also very popular at the time.
Tradition of innovation

   Adhering to the concept of ‘respect for tradition and innovation’, the 175-year-old Patek Philippe has improved the original dual time zone device to make it more perfect, and was awarded another patent in 1996. Pressing the two buttons embedded in the case can make the hour hand showing the local time rotate forward or backward by one hour. At this time, the isolator will separate the time zone device and the drive train. This will not affect the amplitude of the balance wheel, ensuring that it continues to swing at a normal rate. Advantages: ensure that the watch always maintains consistent travel accuracy. The caliber 324 C FUS self-winding mechanical movement in the new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Travel Time Watch is equipped with this device, equipped with a large central seconds hand, an analog date display and a 21K gold central rotor. Just like the time zone device, this famous movement has a very delicate structure. After careful decoration, it fully reflects the advanced mechanical watchmaking technology brought by Patek Philippe’s continuous innovation. The Spiromax® hairspring, which drives the Gyromax® balance, uses a silicon derivative called Silinvar®. The special attributes of this material and the patented hairspring shape of Patek Philippe ensure that this timepiece is highly accurate and fully meets the requirements of the Patek Philippe mark, that is, the daily error does not exceed -3 / + 2 seconds. The sapphire crystal case reveals the fine details of the movement, such as the chamfered splint with Geneva stripes, the gold-plated automatic rotor with a swirling circle pattern in the center, the swirl pattern on the side, and the Calatrava cross star pattern. Glittering shimmering metal, inlaid gold engraving details and shiny ruby ​​bearings complement each other.
Elegant style and exquisite workmanship
   The 294-piece movement ticks under the dial. This watch does not use the black dial of the traditional flight watch, but is distinguished by the noble temperament of navy blue, like the color of the 1930s US fighter fuselage. Thanks to the platinum Arabic numerals and the Barton-style stainless steel hands with Superluminova fluorescent coating, local time is clear and easy to read, day or night. As a classic travel time watch, the home time hour hand is hollowed out and hidden in the background. If the local time is consistent with the home time, it will be hidden under the more obvious local time hour. Independent day / night display for both time zones (local time at 9 o’clock and home time at 3 o’clock). The analog date display at 6 o’clock is completely new: it displays the date in 3-day units. Because scales and numbers are displayed separately, they are extremely easy to read. The Calatrava Time Traveler Watch comes in a large 42mm Calatrava white gold case. The bezel is flat and slightly inclined, and the sides of the case are integrated with the lugs of the fixed strap bolt. The crown and two time zone adjustment buttons at 8 o’clock (+1 hour) and 10 o’clock (-1 hour) are notched to prevent slippage when turning, and also add a technical feel to this timepiece, making it More in line with the design theme of precision timing tools. In addition, the time zone button has a patent pending safety lock that prevents users from unintentionally adjusting the local time. Before starting the operation, you must unscrew the button a quarter of a turn, and then tighten it in the opposite direction. The strap perfectly matches the overall style of the timepiece and also has safety features. It’s made of vintage calfskin and uses contrast stitching, reminiscent of the straps in a pilot’s classic gear. The platinum U-shaped pin buckle also reflects this style, inspired by pilot costumes, who usually wear a belt to ensure that the survival kit and parachute are carried around without affecting the movement of the limbs.
The Ref. 5524 Calatrava Time Traveler is a new addition to Patek Philippe’s long-established Calatrava collection. Its large size and masculinity fully demonstrate the characteristics of pilot timepieces. The delicate details of the blue dial, white gold case and dual time zone feature all show the unrivalled elegance of Patek Philippe. Rather than a trade-off between advanced technology and contemporary elegance, this Pilot’s Travel Time watch blends the two perfectly.
Technical specifications
Calatrava Time Traveler Ref. 5524
Caliber CH 324 S C FUS
Mechanical self-winding movement, dual time zone display (local time and home time), local time and
Home time independent day / night display, analog date display
Movement diameter: 31 mm (base movement diameter 27 mm, perpetual calendar / time zone component diameter 31 mm)
Movement thickness: 4.9 mm (basic movement thickness 3.32 mm, perpetual calendar / time zone component thickness 1.58 mm)
Number of parts: 294
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: at least 35 hours-up to 45 hours.
Winding rotor 21K gold central rotor
Balance: Gyromax®
Frequency: 28,800 pendulums per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Hairspring outer bolt: fixed
Function: Two-position crown
– Advance: Winding
– Pull out: Set time
Display: Local time hour (above) and minute hand in the center of the dial
Home time hour hand (located below)
Center large second hand
Date hand at 6 o’clock
The window shows:
Day / night local time display at 9 o’clock (LOCAL)
Home time day / night display at 3 o’clock (HOME)
Calibration pin: Date calibration pin is between 6 and 7 o’clock
Button: The button at 8 o’clock is used to adjust the hour hand forward by one hour
The button at 10 o’clock is used to adjust the hour hand backwards by one hour
Patent pending time zone button safety bolt
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Case: 18K white gold, sapphire crystal, screw-down waterproof crown
Water resistance up to 30 meters
Case size: Diameter: 42 mm
Case length (diagonal length of lugs): 50.75 mm
Width (3 to 9 o’clock including crown) 48.53 mm
Depth (mirror to lug): 11.01 mm
Depth (mirror to case back) 10.78 mm
Lug pitch: 21 mm
Dial: Blue enameled copper
Arabic numerals, 18K white gold with Superluminova
Local time hour and minute hands, Barton blued-steel hands with Superluminova coating
Home time hour hand, Patton skeleton steel hour hand, white lacquered
Steel seconds hand with Superluminova coating
Date: Leaf-shaped hands, white lacquered

Strap: vintage calfskin, contrast stitching, 18K white gold U-shaped pin buckle
   The above content is the cutting-edge information of the Patek Philippe Pavilion at the Basel International Jewellery & Watch Fair 2015 prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports for everyone, so stay tuned.

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