Month: January 2017

Environment Is In Your Hands – Breva Génie 02 Weather Forecast And Altimeter Mechanical Watch Series

‘La Breva’ is a warm southerly wind that brings a pleasant climate to Lake Como in northern Italy. The Breva brand named ‘la Breva’ is also blowing towards the Swiss watch altar. Breeze. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, Breva creates complication watches that allow watch owners to monitor their surroundings. The brand founder Vincent Dupontreué began to conceive the design prototype in 2010. In the next three years, he co-developed with the award-winning movement craftsman Jean-François Mojon / Chronode. Finally, he founded the Breva brand in 2013 and launched Génie 01. The world’s first watch with time display, altimeter, weather barometer and power reserve display. The Génie 02 watch, launched in 2014, has continued, with a full-featured precision mechanical altimeter to help you master the world with ease.

Génie 02 Air

The Breva Génie 02 watch combines the ultimate aesthetics of a mechanical watch with the convenience and practicality of a high performance. The series is available in two models, Génie 02 Terre and Génie 02 Air, each with a G5 titanium (Génie 02 Terre) and a black G5 titanium (Génie 02 Air) case. Each is limited to 55 pieces. At 8 o’clock, there is a sub-dial that displays the hours and minutes, and at 2 o’clock, a precision altimeter sub-dial. The height display is arc-shaped and located on the upper half of the dial, and the small second hand is located below it. The display at 4 o’clock can indicate whether the watch’s air valve is opening. Below it is a 65-hour power reserve display.

Breva Génie 02-Terre

In the lower part of the watch are two liquid-free metal boxes for measuring air pressure, from which the height can be determined. This liquid-free metal case is specially developed according to Breva’s requirements, which is not only more accurate, but also easier to use in watches. Through a complex gear and rack system, the total height of the two metal boxes can be transmitted to two-precision scale and large scale-altimeter.
The Génie 02 watch’s caseback is engraved with the names of the major ski resorts and the corresponding altitudes (Génie 02 Terre) or the world’s major airport codes and the corresponding altitudes (Génie 02 Air). The hollow dial and transparent sapphire The crystal appreciates the precise operation of the movement.


Patrimony Heritage Collection Limited Platinum Collector’s Edition Interpretation Of Classics Dedicated Work For Collectors

Classics-Drawing inspiration from the brand’s 1950s models, the Patrimony heritage series continues Vacheron Constantin’s distinguished classic style with a pure, modern style. The minimalist design style and strict control of details create a smooth and harmonious beautiful line. The design of the dial, hour markers and hands complements the elegant curve of the case. The small seconds dial and the ‘bead-like’ minute scale further highlight the brand’s outstanding and sophisticated concept, showing the elegance of the wrist.

A rare collection

   Since the launch of the first limited edition platinum collection in 2006, whether it is a simple watch or a complex timepiece, Vacheron Constantin has selected a limited edition series of 950 platinum materials for casting, which sincerely refreshes collectors’ expectations for fine watchmaking. . Except for the case made of platinum, these watches all adopt a platinum dial made of sandblasting technology without exception. The ‘Pt950’ hidden mark is engraved between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock indexes, and the 18K white gold hands and hour indexes And ‘bead-type’ minute scale, dark blue crocodile leather strap hand-stitched from 950 platinum silk threads, and a polished semi-Malta cross-shaped platinum buckle, all showing the extraordinary Patrimony heritage series. Aesthetic style.

Outstanding work

   Patrimony’s heritage limited edition platinum collection is limited to 150 pieces and has a unique product number, which is a model for the fine watchmaking industry. The magnificent 42 mm diameter case is equipped with 4400 AS movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. Through the sapphire crystal case back, the Geneva ripple decoration on the movement can be clearly seen. Everything fits the case precisely. The engraved Geneva mark underlines its extraordinary qualities.


   950 platinum is undoubtedly a symbol of luxury. Rare metals can be renewed without the need for meticulous finishing. Its heavy sense and distinctive gray luster are even more fascinating and show infinite charm.

Technical specifications

Patrimony Heritage Collection Limited Platinum Collection
Model: 1110U / 000P-B306
     Certified by the Geneva Seal
Movement: 4400 AS
     Vacheron Constantin develops and manufactures itself
     Manual winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 28.6 mm (12½ French minutes), thickness 2.8 mm
     65 hours power reserve
     Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour)
     127 parts
     21 gems
Display: hours, minutes
    Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Case: 950 platinum
     42 mm diameter, thickness 7.65 mm
     Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
     Water-resistant to 3 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 30 meters)
Dial: 950 platinum
     Sand blasting process
     ‘Pt950’ mark between 4 and 5 o’clock
     Arched outer ring with ‘bead’ minute scale ring
     18K white gold applied hour-markers
Strap: Double dark blue Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched with 950 platinum silk thread, riding stitching process, large square pattern
Buckle: 950 platinum buckle
Polished half-Malta cross design
Limited edition of 150 pieces, independent product number
‘N ° X / 150’ is engraved on the back of the timepiece


Tiger Tag Heuer Calella Calebre Heuer-01 Homemade Chronograph Manchester United Special Edition

TAG Heuer, a Swiss luxury watch brand, has launched the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 stainless steel and ceramic self-made chronograph full of Manchester United colors.

   Manchester United officially enters TAG Heuer time! Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer today unveiled its own TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 stainless steel and ceramic chronograph.
   Manchester United (Manchester United for short) and its official timekeeper TAG Heuer (Tag Heuer) began strong cooperation in 2016. The two sides today announced the first batch of joint watches in front of many players at the Old Trafford Stadium. The watches are based on the colors of the world’s most famous football club.

   The famous TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 chronograph is now available in a special edition with Manchester United colors. The large 45 mm diameter emphasizes the dynamic style of the watch and highlights the modern design. The black skeleton dial and sapphire crystal case back reveal the mechanical beauty of the Heuer-01 chronograph.


Montblanc Supports Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction With Special Edition 1858 Series Speed ​​chronograph Orphan

Montblanc combines the beauty of bronze and retro green, presenting the unique Montblanc 1858 series chronograph OnlyWatch’17 Special Edition (solitary product), with its timepieces actively supporting OnlyWatch2017, the biennial famous Charity auction. The OnlyWatch charity auction will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on November 11, 2017. All the funds raised will be used to support the study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Montblanc and OnlyWatch charity auction
   The biennial OnlyWatch exclusive bespoke watch charity auction has been held to the seventh, and so far has successfully raised more than 25 million euros. As a major charity event in the international watchmaking industry, the OnlyWatch charity auction was initiated by Luc Pettavino, Chairman of the Association Monégasquecontreles Myopathies, and was strongly supported by His Royal Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco . All proceeds from the auction will be donated to scientific and medical research. The orphan watch for auction will be held in a world tour before the official auction, starting from Monaco, the philanthropic homeland, through Asia, the Persian Gulf, the United States and Europe, and it will finally be officially auctioned in Geneva on November 11, 2017.

Montblanc 1858 Series Speed ​​Chronograph OnlyWatch’17 Special Edition (Orphan)
   Montblanc’s watchmaking history can be traced back to 1858, when Minerva was just completed. Since its inception in Villeret, Switzerland, Minerva Watch Factory has become a world-renowned Swiss watchmaking expert with its exceptionally accurate timekeeping function. For the past ten years, Montblanc has been committed to exploring the brilliant watchmaking traditions of Minerva, seeking endless creative inspiration from historical classic watch functions, mechanical processes and design specifications.
   Inspired by the famous Minerva chronograph from the 1930s, Montblanc 1858 series chronograph OnlyWatch’17 special edition continued to write a legendary watchmaking journey, inheriting the soul of the brand in a new and modern way. Montblanc 1858 series chronograph blue limited edition (limited to 100 pieces) has won the 2016 Geneva Grand Prix (GrandPrixd’horlogerieofGeneva) Best Chronograph Award, with traditional Minerva MBM16.29 manual winding single button Features a chronograph movement. To pay tribute to it, Montblanc first paired the bronze case with a vintage green dial and dark green crocodile leather strap. The unique design is memorable. Montblanc Global CEO Nicolas Baretzki said: ‘Montblanc is proud to contribute a timepiece to OnlyWatch as a contribution to the study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to help people suffering from this disease in the world at an early date. Get out of trouble. ‘

The beauty of bronze
   Montblanc 1858 series chronograph OnlyWatch’17 Special Edition uses a 44mm bronze case, adding a retro design to the watch. By using metallic bronze, Montblanc harmonizes traditional Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship with authentic classic watchmaking materials. In addition, through research on bronze, it has been found that after years of wearing, this high-quality alloy material will gradually evolve into a unique, uniform and charming copper green. Small changes in the color of the case make this orphan timepiece more retro.

Design language
   The new Montblanc 1858 series chronograph OnlyWatch’17 Special Edition features cloisonné-style hands with beige Super-LumiNova® coating, a gradient retro green dial, striking Arabic numerals, a nostalgic design crown, and a surround The dial’s classic track-type minute scale reproduces the classic design of the Minerva chronograph from the 1930s. The Montblanc logo above the dial is in the style of the brand in the 1930s: the text in historical fonts is inlaid with the MontBlanc peak pattern, and the strap is made by the Montblanc Pelletteria leather craftsmen in Florence, Italy The elaborate dark green crocodile leather strap with satin-finished bronze pin buckle details the vintage essence of the watch.

The ‘core’ of classic retro

   At the heart of the Montblanc 1858 series chronograph OnlyWatch’17 special edition is a traditional Minerva MBM16.29 manual winding single-button chronograph movement with column wheel, horizontal disc clutch and ‘V’ chronograph clip Itabashi, fine-tuned balance wheel with large screws runs at a vibration frequency of 18,000 times per hour, with a power reserve of up to 50 hours. This precise timepiece is entirely hand-made by the watchmakers at Montblanc Villeret. The detailed polishing process presents an unparalleled beauty. Continuing the large-sized ‘pocket watch’ style, the design of Montblanc MBM16.29 movement was inspired by the original 17.29 pocket watch and watch movement designed by Minerva Watch Factory in the 1930s. The new movement is based on the structure of the 17.29 movement, and is supplemented with fine grinding treatments in different ways, such as chamfering, ‘Geneva ripple’ plywood and rotating circular patterns, making the movement more refined. The MBM16.29 movement uses rose gold parts, and the new look matches the bronze retro style of the watch in harmony. Like other Minerva movements, one of the movement parts is shaped into a small arrow shape of Minerva’s signature to commemorate the long and glorious watchmaking tradition of the Minerva Watch Factory.
   The chronograph function is displayed by a chronograph second hand in the center of the dial and a minute timer at the ‘three o’clock’ position. The outer ring of the dial is engraved with a surrounding tachymeter scale, and the small seconds dial is set at the ‘nine o’clock’ position of the dial.
   The back of this special edition orphan watch is made of hypoallergenic bronze-plated titanium alloy, and is specially engraved with the words ‘UniquePiece–OnlyWatch’17’, making it a veritable masterpiece of timepieces.

Montblanc 1858 Series Speed ​​Chronograph OnlyWatch’17 Special Edition

Movement: Montblanc’s own movement MBM16.29
Movement type: manual winding single button chronograph movement with speed scale
Timing function: single timing button with column wheel and horizontal clutch
Dimensions: diameter 38.4 mm, thickness 6.3 mm
Number of components: 252
Number of rubies: 22
Power reserve: about 50 hours
Balance wheel: screw balance wheel, diameter 14.5 mm; moment of inertia: 59 mg · cm2
Vibration frequency: 18,000 times / hour (2.5 Hz)
Hairspring: Phillips end curve
Disc: Rose gold-plated (4N) German silver, double-sided rotating circular pattern
Splint: Rose gold-plated (4N) German silver with ‘Côtes de Genève’ Geneva ripple
Gear train: gold-plated, faceted arms, diamond polished teeth
Display: Central hour and minute display
     Small seconds at ‘nine o’clock’
     Chronograph seconds hand in the center of the dial
     30-minute counter at ‘three o’clock’
     Speed ​​scale
Case: Bronze case
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating
Case back: screw-in bronze-plated titanium case back, embedded sapphire crystal glass window; specially carved with ‘UniquePiece–OnlyWatch’17’
Dimensions: 44 mm diameter, 13.15 mm thickness
Waterproof and sealing performance: about 30 meters (3 bar)
Crown: Bronze, embossed Montblanc hexagonal white star logo
Button: single timing button, integrated design with crown
Dial: Retro green dial with beige Super-LumiNova® coated Arabic numerals, 18K rose gold luminous hour and minute hands, Montblanc history and classic logo at ‘twelve o’clock’, tachymeter scale on the outer ring
Strap: green alligator leather strap with beige rope stitching, satin-matte frosted bronze pin buckle
Limited release: Orphan product, obtain ‘Montblanc Lab 500 hours quality test’ certification