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Cartier Pre-sihh Astronomical Tourbillon

CARTIER Cartier celestial body-operated tourbillon was first created by Cartier in 2010. Since its inception, it has led to research in the watchmaking field. This device can be seen at a glance through the magnificent dial of this model, which has now become one of the most representative complications in Cartier’s fine watchmaking series.

Magnificent Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon skeleton tourbillon skeleton skeleton watch

The birth and evolution of the celestial body tourbillon
In 2010, the advent of the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon astronomical tourbillon watch brought a new horizon to the traditional tourbillon concept. For the first time, the tourbillon is no longer limited to its single technical function, which is to reduce the influence of gravity to ensure the best chronological performance, and become an integral part of watch aesthetics. In fact, unlike the classic tourbillon which only rotates, the celestial rotating tourbillon is unique in its extended frame, which allows the balance wheel to rotate around the dial once a minute and at the same time indicate the seconds, like the movement of a star general. In 2012, Cartier launched a series of innovative research projects around the Cartier ID One concept watch and Cartier ID Two concept watch, aiming to explore new materials with unique performance in the field of watchmaking. Through research, Cartier decided to use carbon crystal material to create a celestial-rotating tourbillon, making it the first mass-produced Cartier movement to benefit from this technological innovation.

The main splint of the 9451 MC movement is completely hollowed out

2014: The Mystery of the Celestial Tourbillon
Cartier interpreted this new concept of astronomical tourbillon with the use of alien sculpture. It is completely exposed and has no contact with other mechanical parts, so it can be presented at the forefront. Its design and manufacturing process needs to carefully follow the most demanding laws of proportion, harmony and balance. Initially, this was done for aesthetic purposes, boldly innovating to highlight the structure of the movement, making it ‘disappear’ behind Cartier’s iconic Roman time scales XII and VI. Thereby, enough space is reserved for the brand watchmaker to show the magnificent beauty of the celestial rotating tourbillon, and at the same time ensure that it operates freely.

Celestial tourbillon has become one of the most representative complication in Cartier’s fine watchmaking series

Roman time scales XII and VI, Cartier’s iconic watchmaking
The main splint of the 9451 MC movement is completely hollowed out and supported by only two Roman time scales. In this unique structure, the bridge forms the whole of the movement, some of which are exposed and support the entire structure.

Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Cartier celestial tourbillon skeleton watch with Cartier 9461 MC workshop hand-wound mechanical movement

Celestial Tourbillon Rotation
The incredibly light structure also originates from the tourbillon’s frame. Its lengthened shape can indeed increase the amplitude of rotation, reminiscent of the traces of celestial bodies in space. Crossed by technological upgrades and bold artistic perspectives, the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon skeleton tourbillon skeleton watch showcases the brand’s ambitions-both from a craftsmanship perspective and an aesthetic perspective, it is full of unique and innovative charm. A breakthrough in Cartier’s fine watchmaking collection. It achieves a double feat-giving the movement a sculptural appearance, while creating a wide operating space for the uniquely complex function of a celestial-operated tourbillon.

The Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Cartier Skeleton Tourbillon Skeleton Watch is equipped with the Astrotourbillon Astrotourbillon. The tourbillon frame consists of 233 parts per minute, including 23 gemstone bearings. Numbered and limited to 100 pieces

Richard Miller Tourbillon Lightest

This year, Richard Miller and Nadal joined hands again to design the RM 27-01 tourbillon watch. This watch set a new record in lightness and durability, and was hailed as the ‘lightest’ model at the 2013 SIHH.

 The movement of RM27-01 is an astonishing masterpiece of engineering and technology. The first architectural structure was extremely complex, born of Richard Mille’s determination to develop a watch with the movement placed in the center of the case by hanging. Richard Mille took inspiration from the suspension bridge structure of structural engineering, and expressed his willingness to apply such a structural design to the world of watches only a few tens of millimeters wide. After several months of meticulous research and development, RichardMille’s engineers finally embody this avant-garde design concept and have achieved what is called the most innovative building structure in recent years.
 The plate of the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon watch is connected to the case by four steel cables. The braided steel cable is only 0.35 mm thick. Combining rigidity and toughness, this structure protects a movement with a total weight of only 3.5 grams. The reason why the weight of the movement can be greatly reduced is mainly based on the application of high-end materials: the bridge plate and the tourbillon frame are made of five-level titanium alloy, and the barrel and bridge mechanism of the barrel are made of aluminum lithium alloy.
 These cables are tightened by means of tensioners at 3 and 9 o’clock, and pulleys that act as tower bridges at the 4 ends of the movement. Each steel cable is fixed on the tensioning device, passes through the upper pulley and the movement, returns to the lower pulley, and then enters the inner ring located on the lower layer of the watch. After the rope is wound, the watchmaker turns the center ring of the tensioning device with a special tool to tighten the rope. The tensioning of the steel cable and the control of the tensioning force are very difficult operations. When the tension is too tight, the wire rope or the fixing device may be broken at any time and damage the movement; on the contrary, if the wire rope is too loose, it may cause the movement to resonate and affect the timing performance.

 This remarkable movement, thanks to the movement structure suspended in the center of the case, can withstand accelerations exceeding 5000 G. The weight of the RM 27-01 is only 19 grams, and it includes a Velcro® strap! This lightweight body also comes from the application of the case material. The RM 27-01 case with a one-piece case structure is made of carbon material. Limited edition of 50 pieces of carbon nanotube material with Velcro® strap RM 27-01.
 The dark gray color comes from the high-concentration carbon nanotubes in the structure, which brings perfect impact resistance and scratch resistance, and provides Rafael Nadal’s indispensable wearing comfort in tennis matches. He will all be wearing the RM 27-01 debut game.
 Rafael Nadal’s collaboration with Richard Mille opens a successful title page: On the tennis court, Nadal from Mallorca won the French Open Championship for the seventh time in 2012; in terms of watches, in addition to launching Richard Mille to shake with ultra-light weight In addition to the RM 027 Rafael Nadal tourbillon watch in the horological world, the RM 035 Rafael Nadal watch, which is able to withstand an acceleration of 5000 G without affecting its performance, has been awarded Chronofiable® certification for its excellent performance.

2015 Basel Clock And Watch Fair: Jaquet Droz Shengge Elegant Flower Rhyme

Elegant 8 Lady 8 contains the essence of jewellery craftsmanship, which is sometimes simple and pure, and sometimes gorgeous. With exquisite curves, it displays the soft and elegant, delicate and graceful rhyme cherished by the masters of JAQUET DROZ. , Can be called a model. The La Chaux-de-Fonds workshop is dedicated to creating exquisite scenes and realizing real craftsmanship. This year, Jacques Dro has reached its peak, equipped with a breathtaking automatic doll scene for elegant 8-a blooming lotus.

At the push of a button on a Lady 8 Flower watch, the lotus will bloom slowly, revealing the diamond flower heart

The Elegant 8 Flower watch combines all the techniques of Jacques Dro. The two rings overlap to form Jacques Dro’s iconic number 8. The 8 symbolizes harmony, perfection and endlessness. A butterfly with wings spread is displayed on the ring below, and two styles are available: the first butterfly is decorated with translucent red enamel hand-painted carved butterfly wings with a guilloché surface; the second is embellished with precious stones, the butterfly Inlaid with sapphire and snowflake-encrusted diamonds. The ring above shows a lotus flower covered with a sapphire crystal dome mirror. The lotus symbolizes Ning He Jing Yuan and elegant poetry, and is regarded as a sacred and pure flower in many Asian cultures. The lotus on the dial is meticulously crafted to the best of every detail: each petal is carefully sculpted to give the petals a perfect satin effect on the back, or one by one with enamel.

Lady 8 Flower watch with Jaquet Droz 615 self-winding mechanical movement, single barrel, balance wheel with adjustment screws and silicon balance spring

This event installation displays mysterious and implied flower buds or full blooms, not just pure natural wonders full of poetry. Just press the button and the lotus will bloom slowly, revealing the diamond flower heart. With this timepiece, Jacques Dro has also achieved a new technological innovation: the watch mechanism and the Lotus doll device are simultaneously embedded in a 35 mm diameter case of the same size and ensure that the two do not interfere with each other. The case is also exquisitely crafted, regardless of size selection or inlaid embellishment, each watch’s brilliant-cut or baguette-cut diamonds are meticulous.

Limited edition of 28 Lady 8 Flower watches

The elegant 8 Flower Lady 8 Flower watch series is launched in two models, limited to 28 pieces in red gold. Through these two watches, Jacques de Loire shares with customers the magical secrets, that is, inherited from generation to generation, advanced craftsmanship and the charm of flowers that bloom every time.

Which Swiss Mechanical Watch Brands Are Good? Which Swiss Watch Brands Are Good?

Switzerland is the kingdom of watches and clocks. The best watches in the world are in Switzerland. Therefore, Swiss watches are also a mark of quality and quality. At present, there are many brands of Swiss mechanical watches on the domestic market. Many friends who are new to watches may not know what brands are good? Today, let the watch home tell you which Swiss mechanical watch brands are good!
1, Patek Philippe PATEK PHILIPPE

   Patek Philippe is a well-deserved ‘king of watches’, with a reputation of ‘blue blood aristocracy’ in watches! Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is the only watch manufacturer in Switzerland that is wholly owned by the family. Patek Philippe has always attached importance to the design and production process. The watchmaking process is all completed in the original Geneva factory. It is the only one of many brand watches in the world.
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   Patek Philippe watches retail for an average of $ 13,000 to $ 20,000. The company is one of the only true independent watchmakers in Switzerland. It produces it from start to finish, and it takes 10 years to train a Patek Philippe watchmaker. It takes 2 to 3 years to create a complex Patek Philippe watch, and it takes at least 9 months to make a simple phenotype, which is the same as the birth of a person.
2.Rolex

   Mentioning Rolex in China is familiar to anyone who knows a little about watches. Rolex is the most well-known watch brand in China. None of them!
   Rolex, with its solemn, practical, and not flashy style, is widely loved by successful people. American NBA star O’Neal once gave his teammates 24 Rolex. Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is also a dignified and elegant Rolex steel watch. Britney Spears bought a Rolex watch worth £ 65,000 for her husband, worth about 800,000 yuan.
3. Omega OMEGA

   Omega’s popularity in China is second only to Rolex’s Swiss watch brand.
The Omega watch brand was founded by Mr. Louis Brandt in 1848. Omega marks the glorious achievement in watchmaking history and is proud of its peers. The Omega watch brand has a history of more than 160 years and has always carried forward its pioneering spirit. The Omega watch has not only accompanied the astronauts to participate in the six moon landing programs; became the first professional watch for divers; the only marine astronomical watch that has been awarded the certificate from the Omega watch brand.
4.Longines

   Longines has entered the Chinese market for a long time, as a mid-to-high Swiss watch brand. Longines is arguably the most well-known brand in its class! Longines is a company founded by Ernest Francilling in St. Emil, Switzerland. Its origins can be traced back to the 1830s. Longines also owns the oldest watch trademark (a winged hourglass). Longines now belongs to the Swiss Swatch Longines. Longines is famous for its ‘Flying Home’ watch.
5.Tissot

   If Rolex is the most popular Swiss mechanical watch brand in China, then Tissot can be said to be the best-selling mechanical watch brand in the world. Although Tissot is in a mid-range position for the people, its products have long been known by people around the world. The annual transaction volume of Tissot watches is the best proof!
   Tissot was born in 1853 in Switzerland, the cradle of watch manufacturing. With the spirit of continuous innovation in tradition, after 150 years, the name of Tissot has been spread in more than 150 countries on five continents, becoming one of the immortal Swiss watch brands in the watch altar, and has repeatedly won international awards and awards.