On March 30, 2008, Beibei held a new product appreciation and launch conference at the Basel International Watch Fair in Beijing Dongfang Xintiandi. Mr. Chang Wei, the editor-in-chief of ‘Taste Time’ magazine, and a dozen other media and industry colleagues Attended the press conference. There are four types of latest products presented to everyone.
‘Athena’ deep relief gold watch
This is another hand-carved work after the hand-carved solitary platinum diamond watch ‘Yu Long Xi Feng’ launched by the North Watch in 2006. 18K yellow gold case with a diameter of 38 mm and a thickness of 10.5 mm. The movement adopts SB18 hand-winding movement. The main splint, upper splint, pendulum splint, fork splint and dial of the movement are all made of 18K gold, and are deeply engraved.
The specially designed upper splint and dial have increased thickness. The dial is 1.5 mm thick (ordinary dial 0.4 mm thick), which enables the sculptor to create a deep relief with a clear depth of nearly 1.5 mm to obtain a more vivid three-dimensional effect. The dial is engraved with the legend of the ancient Greek god of war Athena. She has a spear in her left arm and a dove of peace in her right hand. She is determined and serene. The Sphinx emblem on the helmet, the four arrows in the quiver, and the round eyes of the dove are all magical. The upper plywood on the back of the watch is engraved with an angel pouring wine.
Miss Mei Hua, who is in charge of sculpting, graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Design and is the youngest disciple of Mr. Zhang Youxu. Her profound art skills enable her to grasp the proportions and looks of the characters, and use a godlike knife to portray this vivid and beautiful scene.
Chinese Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Tourbillons and minute repeaters are the world’s most complicated watches, especially minute repeaters. The design and production of the minute repeaters are so difficult that only more than ten brands can make minute repeaters. The China Tourbillon Minute Repeater, which debuted at the 2008 Basel International Watch Fair in Beijing Watch Factory, combines these two highly complex watches in one to present its 50th anniversary factory celebration.
The watch has a diameter of 43 mm and a thickness of 14.8 mm. 18K red gold case with natural mother-of-pearl dial. The case adopts a three-piece design of the shell ring, the shell and the back cover, with smooth lines and proper wearing. The minute repeater is located on the side of the case at nine o’clock. The dial follows the design of the highly acclaimed Chinese tourbillon ‘Hanfeng’ watch. Three double-letter Chinese characters ‘zi, 卯, 酉’ and tourbillon holes are staggered in the double-second ruled line in the sky. The flywheel hole is designed in the shape of a silver ingot, which means harmony and wealth.
The movement of this tourbillon minute repeater was designed by Zhao Zhenling, a new generation watchmaker from Beibei. The movement model is MRB-1. It retains the mature design of the Chinese tourbillon TB01-2, newly designed the clockwork, winding mechanism, time pick-up mechanism, transmission mechanism, hammer mechanism of the watch, the movement has 300 parts, the entire watch has 351 parts, It is currently the most complicated watch in China.
‘Bird’s Nest’ Enamel Tourbillon Watch
This is an enamel tourbillon watch created by Beibei to commemorate the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. It is limited to 30 pieces. The upper part of the enamel dial is the Olympic main stadium, which is made of gold wire with a diameter of 0.04 mm. The bird’s nest. The top of the bird’s nest is facing each other. The first spring willow swayed in the wind. The Chinese Spirit Swallow’s wings of the tourbillon in the willow branch flew, adding a lot of interest to the entire watch. The design of the entire watch is harmonious and vivid. The enamel dial is sketched like a gouache, and Wen Yun has a romantic feeling of spring in the nest.
It is very difficult to create the steel frame structure of the bird’s nest with the method of pinning gold wire, because the gold wires cannot overlap each other, and can only be used to represent the intersecting steel beams. It must be very patient and meticulous to make countless spliced gold silk smooth and realistic, which is not easy. The watch has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 11 mm. With the famous TB01-2 tourbillon movement and the latest design of 18K red gold case. The case uses a three-piece design of the shell ring, the case and the back cover for smoother lines and better fit. The diameter of the bottom glass through the back cover is larger than the diameter of the movement, which can better appreciate the complex mechanical structure and fine grinding of the movement.
Women’s Watches ‘Spring Summer Autumn Winter’
This is a women’s watch with bright diamonds and magnificent filigree enamel. The watch has a caliber of 35 mm, a thickness of 9 mm, and an 18K yellow gold case, hands and buckle. The round case has overlapping lugs and onion-style winding handles. The case and lugs are inlaid with 96 natural diamonds. The diamonds on the lugs are also dotted with a few gold beads. On the surface of the silver enamel and gold wire enamel, there are four seasons of interesting spring magnolia, summer lotus, autumn chamomile, and winter plum. The mirror and bottom glass are anti-glare sapphire and the coffee-color alligator strap.
This women’s enamel diamond watch and the enamel men’s watch already launched by the North Watch can also be used as a couple pair watch. The movement also uses the SB18 movement made by the North Watch. Classic 3/4 splint design, four main drive hole gems are fixed in the clip by gold sleeve and blue steel screws
Geneva strips are finely milled on the plates. The goose-neck trim on the pendulum splint lies quietly in the groove of the pendulum splint, as elegant as a swan.
Each pattern is limited to 12 in spring, summer, autumn and winter. The back cover is labeled with a limited number and the name of the manufacturer and the words ‘ENAMEL DIAL’, and the buckle is engraved with the engraved ‘Tiananmen’ tower on the north table. Each of these four new products has a distinctive cultural theme, high technical content and complete intellectual property rights, all of which are made in China. It is not difficult to see the progress of Chinese national brands and the confidence of Beijing Watch Factory to enter the world advanced watch market.
On April 7, 2008, General Manager Miao Hongbo introduced to China Ambassador to Switzerland the new watch and other new products such as the Tourbillon Minute Watch at the Basel International Watch Fair in Switzerland in 2008 ** **