Many players are accustomed to using complex watches as a standard for measuring the quality of watch brands. Brands that can make complex watches have higher grades; brands that cannot make complex watches have lower grades. Although this classification method is ‘directly rude’, it also makes sense. For example, Patek Philippe is called the ‘watch king’. The important reason is that Patek Philippe represents a high level of various complex functions. For example, Rolex is super hot all over the world, but Rolex has never made complex watches, and only produces ‘simple watches’ (conventional functions other than tourbillons, three questions, perpetual calendar). Although Rolex also has watches with a public price of millions, but They are all decorated with diamonds and precious stones. In contrast, like Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai, there are complex watches such as three questions, tourbillon, so some players often think that Rolex is not as good as them (this question depends on your own thinking).
Omega ‘first chronograph limited edition’, the public price reached about 800,000 yuan.
Not long ago, Omega released a manual chronograph with a price of about RMB 800,000. As soon as the news came out, many people were shocked at the time. Omega even had such a high-priced watch. Because we usually contact, mainly Omega watches around 40,000 to 100,000 watches. Omega’s main force, the hippocampal AT, hippocampal PO from more than 40,000 public prices. The dark side of the moon and the dark public price of the deep sea are 80,000 and 90,000. Omega with a public price of 800,000 is rare. But for those familiar with Omega, it is not that Omega does not make complex watches, but that Omega has already done it. Rolex does not have a complex watch, and Omega has always had a complex watch.
Omega’s high-end watch is very high.
Omega’s most powerful and complex watch is the central tourbillon. Among the mainstream watch brands, only Omega makes the center tourbillon (not counting independent watchmakers). Because the hippocampus, constellation, and Speedmaster are too hot, many people do not know that Omega has such a complicated watch.
Omega Tourbillon Center
In 1994, Omega launched the world’s first ‘central tourbillon’. According to the data of that year, this watch was developed by Omega by integrating the top R & D team of the Swatch Group. Anyone who knows watch technology can see that this watch is not only a center tourbillon, but also a mysterious watch. The tourbillon is located in the center of the watch face. The cage of the tourbillon is in the shape of the Omega LOGO. The hour and minute hands of the watch are actually printed on the transparent sapphire glass rotating on the upper and lower layers. It is driven by the gears on the edge of the case. Unlike ordinary tourbillons, the pointer will block the tourbillon.
Omega Tourbillon Center
Omega center tourbillon because of the special layout of the movement, so there are two crowns, the normal crown at 3 o’clock can only wind the watch (Omega center tourbillon is an automatic watch), the crown on the back of the case is used to Adjust the time. There are two ‘magic places’ in the Omega tourbillon. First, the Omega Center Tourbillon is an automatic winding tourbillon; second, the Omega Center Tourbillon is also certified by the Observatory. Every senior player knows that many of the tourbillons on the market are ‘looking good’, and the actual travel time is not allowed. Omega’s central tourbillon is certified by the observatory, and the daily error is + 6 / -4. Launched in 1994, it’s very shocking.
Omega Tourbillon Center
The Omega tourbillon is available in rose gold, platinum, and full diamond versions. The public price of different versions ranges from about one million to more than one million. The highest price version can reach more than 4 million. Someone will definitely ask, will anyone buy such an expensive Omega? Someone buys it because I know that some collectors in China have this watch, and most people don’t buy it. After all, the Omega Tourbillon in the world is the world’s first center tourbillon and the only one among the mainstream watch brands, representing the strength of Omega’s complex watches.
Omega Tourbillon Center
Therefore, the Omega chronograph with a public price of about 800,000 is not unusual at all.
Omega can produce a mid-priced tourbillon with a price of one million, so a manual chronograph with a price of hundreds of thousands is actually not unusual at all. It is normal for a brand of Omega level. Watches with a public price of tens of thousands of yuan are aimed at most players. Watches with a public price of hundreds of thousands or even millions are for high-end collectors.
Omega ‘First Chronograph Limited Edition’
Players who are familiar with various watches should be aware that in luxury watches, manual chronographs are no less important than the complicated functions of tourbillons and perpetual calendars. Because of the pure column wheel, horizontal clutch manual chronograph movement and polished decoration, it is very complicated. The manual chronograph with a price of 600,000 to 700,000 is normal. Patek Philippe’s 5170 and Lange’s DATO are almost at this price. Omega’s manual chronograph can achieve such a high public price for a reason.
Omega ‘First Chronograph Limited Edition’
The official name of this Omega chronograph is ‘Limited Edition of Omega’s First Chronograph’, with a public price of $ 121,000, about RMB 800,000 and a limited edition of 18. As the name suggests, it is the reproduction of the first chronograph in the history of Omega in 1913. Whether from the look of the watch or the movement, it completely restores the historical prototype. The important point is, why the Omega chronograph is so expensive, the most important reason is that Omega uses the historical antique chronograph movement, the Omega 18 manual manual chronograph movement (18 orders represent size). The 18 movements on the 18-piece limited watch were collected by Omega for 5 years and collected from the Omega Museum.
The 18-revolution movement used in the Omega ‘First Chronograph Limited Edition’ has been refurbished.
Someone may ask, from 1913 to 2018, there are 105 years in between. Can antique movements still be used? This is the second reason why Omega’s manual chronograph is of high value. Omega has to disassemble, polish, decorate, plate, add new parts and complete the assembly of these 18 antique movements. According to Omega news, the processing of antique movements took up to 700 hours. The department that carried out these tasks was the department that previously developed the Omega tourbillon. Omega Antique 18 makes the main splint, splint, chronograph lever, balance wheel, escapement fork, etc. in the movement, these parts continue to be used after refurbishing and polishing. The gears, jewel bearings and hairsprings in the movement are all newly produced. Regardless of past parts or new parts, the movement parts of these 18 limited edition watches are all polished and decorated by hand. It is completely different from the Omega mass production watch.
Omega’s ‘Limited Edition of the First Chronograph’ 18 disassembles the movement parts.
In addition to the movement, Omega’s first chronograph limited edition is completely restored in appearance. 47.5mm 18K white gold case, chronograph button and crown are 18K rose gold. It is worth noting that this chronograph is a one-button chronograph. The timing button is at 6 o’clock in the case, which is different from ordinary chronographs. Omega’s manual chronograph uses an enamel dial, and the two small chronograph dials are also enamel. The hour and minute hands are baked blue hands, and the large chronograph seconds hand is rose gold.
Omega’s ‘first chronograph limited edition’ enamel dial, dial and chronograph are all enamel.
Because the main force of Omega’s most volume is watches with a public price of about 40,000 to 90,000, many people buy, so it is easy to make people ‘forget’ high-end watches, complex watches. It’s just like Audi has A3, A4, Volkswagen-oriented cars, and 10-cylinder supercars like R8.
Panerai is the messenger who brought Italian style to Asia’s first haute horlogerie exhibition-‘Clocks and Miracles’ (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 25-28, 2013). Panerai created military watches for the Italian Navy from the 1930s to the 1940s, creating a rare masterpiece that is world-renowned. This industry event brings a rare opportunity for watch enthusiasts and collectors to witness the brand’s long history, top watchmaking standards and unique design styles derived from Florence. Among the many new watches that Panerai exhibits in Hong Kong, it is the new Radiomir 1940 series that attracts most attention. The new Radiomir 1940 case marks a classic design during the 1940 transition. Panerai developed the first watch Radiomir for the Italian Navy Commando in 1936, and evolved into Luminor in 1950. The evolved design features the case with a bridge protection device to properly protect the crown.
In order to follow the demanding military operations of the past and the rapidly developing Italian design, the renamed Radiomir 1940 combines sturdy and practical, accurate and reliable, and features, and injects modern style into the design. It is the crystallization of design and technology.
To celebrate the launch of the new Radiomir 1940 series, Panerai brought the 1940s Italian style to the Hong Kong exhibition venue, inviting visitors to experience the simple and elegant design of the past and the classic style of the period. Brand VIPs can also participate in a series of unique theme activities to taste the atmosphere and cultural colors of the past.
‘International Famous Brand’, ‘Direct Supply from Manufacturers’, and ‘Best-selling Products’. Today, the reporter learned from Suning Tesco Market Center that although less than a month from Suning Tesco’s open platform, There are more than 20 international manufacturer brands, accounting for 30% of the total number of brand flagship stores. At the beginning of next month, in order to fully meet the needs of the rapid development of the website, ‘de-electricalization’ has become one of the important contents of Suning Tesco’s strategic transformation. The vigorous introduction of department store product brands has also gradually formed the ‘high-quality direct sales’ model of the entire website. Watches are one of the key expansion categories of the website. The high-profile entry of flagship stores of many internationally renowned brands has made Suning Tesco gradually become one of the important online retail channels for internationally renowned brands to enter the Chinese online shopping market. According to Li Bin, Executive Vice President of Suning Tesco, by sharing Suning’s strong global supply chain resource advantages, Suning Tesco’s website has successively launched ‘Seiko, Citizen, Oriental Double Lions, Tissot, Innag, Plum Blossom, Swatch, ‘Coinworth, Glacier’ and dozens of well-known watch brands in Japan, Switzerland, France and other countries and regions, large-scale international well-known brand flagship stores collectively appeared, nearly a thousand fine watches, satisfying domestic netizens for international One-stop online shopping demand for brand-name watches.
It is understood that these products are directly supplied by the original brand manufacturer or the official authorized agent of the brand. In addition to enjoying the guarantee of Suning Tesco’s authoritative genuine products, consumers can enjoy any offline watch in the brand’s flagship store. All the after-sales rights of the brand physical store and the after-sales ‘UNPROFOR service’, with the official invoice and other valid certificates issued by Suning Tesco, you can go to all after-sales service outlets of the brand covering the country to perform watch firmness, maintenance, and cleaning services. .
According to the relevant person in charge of Citizen, the layout of China’s online retail market has become one of the important strategies for the major mid-to-high-end brands in the world to launch online shopping sales. The potential online shopping consumer market of more than 300 million netizens has made China’s online shopping market the world’s largest online shopping retail market. Citizen’s entry into Suning.com and the opening of China’s first officially authorized flagship store is the most important step taken by Citizen’s strong development of China’s online shopping market.
At present, Citizen has nearly one hundred after-sales service outlets in 30 provinces and cities in China. Any watch purchased by consumers at Suning E-Shop’s official Citizen flagship store can enjoy the warranty service provided by Citizen China.
According to the analysis of domestic economic and industry observer Liang Zhenpeng, while Suning Tesco transformed a comprehensive shopping website in a high-profile way, the subtlety is that it has launched three types of products, namely ‘brand’, ‘high-quality’, and ‘best-selling products’ on a large scale, making it available in While easily satisfying the consumer demand for general merchandise, it can also avoid the homogeneous competition of “selling goods without making money”.
With the continuous advancement of Suning Tesco’s “de-electricalization” strategy, the barriers established by Suning Tesco through a strong supply chain, capital chain, payment chain, and logistics chain have begun to take shape.
No matter what industry, classic creations will always be remembered and unforgettable. The same is true for watches. With the advancement of time, long-term changes will make them shine with a new look. At this time, major brands will seek their ‘flashing points’ as the source of design for new timepieces. Create a series of watches that combine classics with current aesthetics, and bloom this eternal glory on the new generation of watches. Retro and classic design, I believe it will not be outdated at any time, the three watches recommended today are the brand to pay tribute to classics, friends who do not want to miss it.
Tudor Kai Cheng M79250BM-0001 watch
Watch price: RMB 28,500
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Watch thickness: mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: bronze
Water resistance: 200 meters
Watch details: 15,180
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Watch thickness: 12.35 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: titanium
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: 20,700
Watch diameter: 42 mm
Watch thickness: 9.5 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Watch details: baume / 8394 /
Watch Reviews: Baume & Mercier watches are born with a mature and durable style. Maybe you wo n’t be impressed at first glance. The visual charm makes you want to stop. The classic 42mm stainless steel case with a mature, retro dark brown alligator leather strap, just look at it and you will find this watch very flavorful.
Summary: A watch represents a brand’s sincerity to watch friends. Classic and retro watches can better show their respect for traditional money. The three watches recommended today are also the same. Put in one of your hands and savor the visual pleasure of a vintage watch.
In many people’s hearts, childhood is a simple and beautiful time, and colorful childhood must be accompanied by delicious candy. At the 2019 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, RICHARDMILLE relies on superb materials, color and modeling expertise to launch the Sweets series RM07-03Cupcake watch, allowing watch lovers to return to childhood, taste the sweetness of candy, and enjoy the innocence pleasure.
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The design and manufacture of the case, dial and movement take into account each other and blend in harmony. The case is assembled with 12 grade 5 titanium alloy spline screws and 316L stainless steel anti-wear washers. It is equipped with a double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal and a new-color dark blue and sky blue TZP composite ceramic bezel. Meter.
Grade 5 titanium and white gold dials are hand-glazed and set with sky blue sapphires and tsavorites, while hour markers are replaced by diamonds, dark blue sapphires and tsavorites. The dial pattern resembles a cupcake, picked up by hands, and you can taste the sweet taste immediately.
Abandoning the case ring, the CRMA2 movement is placed on the chassis mounting rubber fixed by 4 titanium screws. The movement is equipped with a grade 5 titanium base plate and bridge, a variable geometry automatic disc, and a fast-rotating barrel.
The geometric structure of the automatic disc can more effectively adjust the winding strength of the mainspring according to the wearer’s activity habits, and the full barrel of the barrel can provide up to 50 hours of power reserve.
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Platinum case, diameter 40.5 mm, seconds reset button at 2 o’clock, silver grey solid silver dial, hand-stitched black alligator strap, solid platinum buckle. When the button above the crown is pressed, the second hand will automatically reset to zero and stay still while the button is pressed. Once the button returns to its home position, the second hand will move again. Equipped with Lange L033.1 hand-wound movement. Platinum and rose gold models are limited to 50 and 75, respectively, and are not priced in China.
Lange’s high-end complex watches have always been poor in China. Last year, a customer took a platinum Lange 31 at the VIP event of Hengdeli Watch Store (then also called Xinyu Hengdeli), but it was not available in China, and neither red nor platinum. The customer was very eager to get this watch, and paid the full amount in advance with an exception to show his attitude and determination. After another year, the watch was available.
Although gold watches are also considered gold ornaments, in the watch’s value system, they are mainly based on technical content and craftsmanship. Jewellery is based on raw materials, and the proportion of material prices is high. Therefore, in this round of rising gold prices, all gold jewelry on the market has been adjusted in price, while the price of gold watches has remained stable. But not increasing the price does not mean that the material is meaningless for the collection and preservation of the watch. Friends who are concerned about watch auctions should all have a deep understanding. Basically, it is gold watches that can mark high prices on the auction floor.
For example, Christie’s “Exquisite Watches and Millennium Collections” spring auctions held in June this year, the top 10 transaction prices are 4 platinum watches, 2 red gold watches, 2 gold watches (one of which is Piaget jewelry watch) , 1 platinum watch. The top three are platinum watches, which are Patek Philippe 5002P, Patek Philippe 3939HP, and Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 1 flip tourbillon perpetual calendar. And the only one without gold is the Royal Oak Tourbillon concept watch made of titanium, carbon fiber and high-tech ceramics launched by Audemars Piguet in 2008, which has also reached the ultimate in material quality.
So, although you ca n’t expect to buy a gold watch to make money, at least it is more value-preserving than a steel watch, and it makes people feel more solid. In particular, gold watches with complex functions and limited editions can be transferred after they are bored, so as not to lose too much. The steel watch, with the exception of a few Patek Philippe and Rolex, basically does not have any value preservation.
On May 13, 2019, Christie’s held precious watch auctions in Geneva. A total of 249 timepieces were collected in this auction, attracting bidders from 41 countries and regions. In the end, the total price of the auction reached 11,510,250 Swiss francs (including buyer’s commission).
Of the top ten lots sold, Rolex and Patek Philippe occupied five seats and three seats respectively, while Breguet and Vacheron Constantin each took one seat. Among them, a Rolex Ref.6062 ‘Stelline’ star-calendar three-phase moon phase rose gold watch became the star of the auction with 975,000 Swiss francs; and a more common Ref. 3525 gold chronograph, because it was Owned by Andy Warhol, sold for 471,000 Swiss francs (pre-sale estimate 200,000 to 300,000 Swiss francs).
John Reardon, international director of Christie’s watch division, said: ‘Rolex has continued its dominance in the international auction market. Rare antiques and modern Rolex timepieces continue to maintain high prices in the high-quality market. Provenance plays a more important role and is the final decision. The key factor in the sale price. More than 80% of the lots are from European private households, which has contributed greatly to the success of the auction. ‘
Christie’s Geneva Prestige Watch Auction 2019 Top 10
1. Rolex Ref.6062 ‘Stelline’ star-labeled three-calendar moon phase 18K rose gold watch, sold for 975,000 Swiss francs
2. Rolex Ref. 3525 gold chronographs, once owned by Andy Warhol, sold for 471,000 Swiss francs
3. Rolex Ref.6241 Paul Newman dial 14K gold chronograph, sold price 471,000 Swiss francs
4. Rolex Ref.6263 panda plate stainless steel chronograph with a price of 447,000 Swiss francs
5. Patek Philippe Ref.5016 three-question perpetual calendar tourbillon 18K gold watch, sold for 411,000 Swiss francs
6. Rolex Ref.6265 panda plate stainless steel chronograph, sold price 363,000 Swiss francs
7. Baodi three calendar moon phase stainless steel chronograph, 300,000 Swiss francs
8. Patek Philippe Ref.5271 / 12P-001 perpetual calendar moon phase platinum chronograph, sold price 256,000 Swiss francs
9. Patek Philippe Ref.5102PR astronomical platinum / 18K rose gold watch, sold for 188,000 Swiss francs
10. Vacheron Constantin’s five-point questionnaire button 18K gold chronograph, price 188,000 Swiss francs