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....