The 2012 Olympic Games is about to begin in London, and the Olympic spirit will continue in this ancient city. Many watch brands launched the 2012 London Olympic Commemorative Edition to commemorate this global event.
1948 was of great significance to Omega, not only because Omega served as the designated timing for the Olympic Games, but also because it was this year that Omega launched the prestigious hippocampus series-this series has become the most important One of the product series. In commemoration of the 2012 Olympic Games being held in London again, Omega launched the 1948 coaxial “London 2012” watch of the hippocampus series. This model is a replica of Omega’s first seahorse automatic watch. The fashion style of more than 60 years ago continues to this day, showing timeless classic charm.
To commemorate this event, Omega has also released two special seahorse series AquaTerra ‘London 2012’ 44mm chronographs. One is a two-tone case made of 18K red gold and stainless steel with an integrated blue leather strap; the other is made of durable stainless steel with a matching stainless steel bracelet.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘London 2012’ Series 5184.108.40.206.03.001
Movement type: automatic winding movement
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Domestic public price: ￥ 42,600
Comment: equipped with Omega 8520 coaxial movement, certified by the Swiss official observatory, 34 mm stainless steel case and bracelet, screw-down case back embossed with the ‘London 2012’ Olympic emblem pattern, waterproof depth of 150 meters.
Omega Seahorse AquaTerra ‘London 2012’ Coaxial Chronograph
Model: 5220.127.116.11.03.001 518.104.22.168.03.001
Watch series: AquaTerra Special Edition
Movement type: 3313 automatic winding movement
Table diameter: 44 mm
Case material: Stainless steel / 18K red gold
Strap material: stainless steel / leather strap
Function: timing, date display
Water resistance: 150 meters
Comment: The tough AquaTerra ‘London 2012’ 44mm coaxial chronograph is available in two styles. One of them uses a polished matte two-tone case made of 18K red gold and stainless steel with an integrated dark blue leather strap; the other uses a stainless steel case with a matching stainless steel bracelet. In addition, the ‘London2012’ Olympic badge pattern is engraved on the case back.
The striking blue PVD-coated dial presents the characteristic ‘teak concept’ vertical texture, which is one of the reasons why the Omega AquaTerra watch family is so popular. The small seconds dial at 9 o’clock on the dial and the calendar window at 4:30 are extremely eye-catching. The 30-minute chronograph dial and the 12-hour chronograph dial are located at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively. This AquaTerra coaxial chronograph with polished and frosted arched 18K gold central hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands, all hands are coated with luminous coating, easy to read the time in any light conditions. Water-resistant to 150 meters.
Omega Seamaster 1948 Coaxial Watch ‘London 2012’ Limited Edition
The Omega Seahorse series was born in 1948, just as London last hosted the Olympic Games. In commemoration of the 2012 Olympic Games being held again in London, Omega has launched a limited edition of the 1948 coaxial ‘London 2012’ watch of the hippocampus series.
Watch series: Hippocampus 1948 coaxial ‘London 2012’ limited edition
Movement type: 2202 automatic movement
Table diameter: 39 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: crocodile leather
Water resistance: 120 meters
Comment: The Omega Seamaster 1948 coaxial ‘London 2012’ limited edition watch is a replica of Omega’s first seahorse automatic watch. The fashion style of more than 60 years ago continues to this day, showing the eternal classic charm.
The 39 mm stainless steel case is polished and matte, with a polished bezel and lugs, and the crown is embossed with the classic Omega logo Ω. The 18K gold badge with the 2012 London Olympics logo embossed on the case back is very eye-catching. Water-resistant to 120 meters. The Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial ‘London 2012’ Limited Edition watch has a creamy silver dial with a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The classic Omega logo in 18K white gold is located on the dial. The 12 o’clock, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions are indicated by 18K white gold Arabic numerals, and the other positions are marked by the hour scale. The hour and minute hands of this model are polished and the small second hand is made of blue steel.
This dazzling design is reminiscent of the legendary hippocampus in history, but the case contains a new movement technology: the seahorse 1948 uses Omega’s unique 2202 movement, certified by the Swiss official observatory , Equipped with a 3-layer coaxial escapement system and a cardless balance with hairspring.
This special limited edition hippocampus watch comes with a black alligator leather strap with a classic polished stainless steel buckle. Haima 1948 coaxial ‘London 2012’ is limited to 1948 pieces, and each watch is carried in a special London 2012 gift box. The hippocampus 1948 coaxial ‘London 2012’ limited edition watch is closely linked to the 1948 and 2012 London Olympics and the history of Omega, and will undoubtedly become one of Omega’s most collectible Olympics.
Swatch 2012 London Olympic Games Memorial Watch
The new Swatch 2012 London Olympic Games commemorative watch inherits the modernist tradition of England and integrates sports design aesthetics into the British style. The designed watch is full of sports vitality without losing fashion elegance, accompanied by exquisite highlighting the value of collection The watch box, and the unique 2012 London Olympics logo, each fine design of the watch highlights the perfect combination of Swatch fashion genes and Olympic sports elements.
OLYMPIC2012BLUE Olympic 2012 • Blue
Model: Original Standard Watch
Dial: color printing, white Arabic numerals, 2012 London Olympics logo
Case: solid blue plastic case
Strap: Blue color printed silicone strap
OLYMPIC2012BROWN Olympiad 2012 • Brown
Model: Original Standard Watch
Dial: color printing, white Arabic numerals, 2012 London Olympics logo
Case: solid taupe plastic case
Strap: Taupe color-printed silicone strap
Comment: Olympic 2012 Brown (Glycers 2012 Brown, GZ266) uses gray-brown and pink two-tone, criss-crossing the cold-toned lines across the strap, it is difficult to hide the warmth brought by the bright pink, the lines and color blocks The irregular stitching of the dial is decorated with frosty white Arabic numerals, creating a cool three-dimensional structure; Olympic 2012 – Sports 2012 (Olympic2012Blue (GZ267)) is not to be outdone, with ice blue and dark cyan as the stylized white Arabic Figures, courtesy of the brown watch. Both watches use Swatch classic original standard style, with a unique color silicone strap and plastic case. At the 3 o’clock position, the official logo of the 2012 London Olympics is the finishing touch, which highlights the value of collection. The exquisite watch box, whether for private collection or gift to others, will be an indispensable watch for the 2012 Olympics.
Lighter, more accurate and more brilliant Hublot ‘Flying Man’ Bolt limited exclusive watch
Watch Series: King Supreme UsainBolt
Table diameter: 48 mm
Case material: KingPower case made of black ceramic
Water resistance: 100 meters
Comment: Hublot creates a limited edition exclusive watch for the trapeze Bolt-King Extreme UsainBolt. The 48mm diameter micro-machined black ceramic KingPower case with sapphire crystal, black composite resin lugs, and black PVD titanium crown. The matte black face plate is decorated with 2N gold powder plated frosted graduated scale ring and black nickel plated frosted hands. The hands are filled with black SuperLuminova long-lasting luminous paint. The 3 o’clock position is inlaid with a central 60-second hand and a 30-minute timer. The date window is designed at 4:30, the 12-hour timer at 6: 00, and the green dot is the color of the Jamaican flag that Bolt loves. At 9 o’clock, the small second hand is displayed and decorated with a dark metal UsainBolt silhouette. The sapphire crystal case is also engraved with the silhouette of UsainBolt.
In terms of power, the watch is equipped with the HUB4100 automatic movement, which consists of 252 parts. With a 42-hour power reserve. 100 meters waterproof. Equipped with an adjustable rubber strap that is exactly the same material as Bolt’s running shoes in Beijing in 2008, breaking the world record. Limited to 250 pieces.
In summary: The London Olympics Edition is not only beautifully designed and powerful, but also highly collectible. Use these watches to record the heroic performance of the world’s young sports players, so that future generations will have a deeper understanding of the higher, faster and stronger Olympic spirit.
Each watch brand will have its own unique DNA, with a high ‘resolution’ in the details. When you see the oversized crown, you will think of IWC and see the Sapphire, you know it is Cartier, we deliberately summarize the details of these brands, so that you can identify ‘professional!’
‘Oversized crown’ is a prominent feature of IWC pilot models
IWC “Oversized Crown”
The ‘oversized crown’ is a significant feature of IWC pilot models. The original design was also designed to make it easy for pilots to adjust their watches without taking off their gloves. The “crown” has become one of the most representative “DNA” appearances of the IWC pilot series.
地 Cartier’s ‘Sapphire Crown’
Most Cartier watch crowns are inlaid with a round sapphire, which coincides with the brand’s reputation as a ‘blue blood aristocracy’ and is a small hint of the brand’s history.
Some crowns are set with a convex round sapphire. There are also crowns set with a convex spinel. There is also a crown inlaid with a synthetic round spinel. The crown of an expensive watch is set with a convex round sapphire.
Panerai’s winding crown bridge
佛罗伦萨 The watchmaker of Panerai in Florence in the 1940s developed a particularly waterproof crown guard bridge, and it still appears in the Luminor series until now.
The left-hand control watch has played an important role in the history of Panerai. Italian naval commandos often need to wear several instruments on their wrists at the same time, in addition to a watch used to indicate the synchronized attack time and calculate the ship’s submersible time, they also need to wear a compass and depth gauge. For convenience, some team members will wear the watch on the right wrist, so Panerai has developed a watch with the crown on the left for them to wind easily. A few of the brand’s watches still retain this rare feature.
Panerai is Luminor, another detail known as the ‘Left-handed Watch’: the left-hand control design and the bridge protection device are located at 9 o’clock on the left side of the case.
Hublot hex countersunk head screws H
Hexagon countersunk head screws in the most recognizable ‘Big Bang’ series of Hublot can identify a very stylish ‘H’, which is the abbreviation of ‘HUBLOT’ and also borrows the appearance of portholes because the brand ‘HUBLOT’ French means porthole.
宝 玑 Blue steel hands
For more than two centuries, Breguet has been using the well-known pointer with hollow eccentric ‘moon-shaped’ needlepoint created by the founder of the brand. Designed around 1783, this slender and elegant pointer became a hit when it was first introduced. Since then, ‘Breguet hands’ have become the proper term for watchmaking. Breguet pointers are simple and easy to read, an essential feature of each Breguet watch, and have become the object of many other brands. The 5377 Classique Tourbillon Extra-plat Automatique watch is no exception to this classic logo.
Independent welding lugs
As a component of the watch, the lugs that connect the strap to the case also reflect the 100% Breguet style. Breguet replaces the commonly used spring rod with a screw bolt, which fixes the strap between the lugs. It is beautiful and durable, making the entire watch more classic. In addition, the eyelet of the winding rod must be accurately drilled to ensure that the case is highly waterproof.
Coin-trimmed case edge
The pit pattern (double-row beaded) on the Treasure’s watch frame is a well-known brand logo, showing the subtle taste of the Treasure Timepiece. Like the classics of the past, most of the Breguet models have pitted frames, which stand out from many models. The craftsman cold-rolled the pit pattern onto the watch frame and then processed it manually by mechanical clamps.
Separate number & covert signature
迷 Watch fans around the world agree that each Breguet watch embodies an extraordinary standard of watchmaking technology and is worth spreading to future generations. Since the creation of Breguet, each timepiece is individually numbered, allowing collectors to determine its authenticity and origin. This fine tradition continues to this day. Each Breguet watch is accompanied by a unique production number, which will prove the manufacturing skills and efforts of the brand from generation to generation. As early as the end of the 18th century, Breguet became a target for counterfeiters due to its great success. In 1795 Breguet adopted a covert signature. This anti-counterfeiting technology etches a concealed signature on the dial and appears only when the light is illuminated at an oblique angle. To this day, concealed signatures are still one of the important marks to distinguish the authenticity of Breguet watches, and they are also a unique feature of most Breguet watch dials.
Today, the current ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asian High-end Watch Show enters the second day. The remaining six brands seem to give us even greater surprises, although today we can’t keep up with yesterday physically and mentally. State, but as soon as you see these beautiful watches, you will really let you forget the fatigue. Let us appreciate the ultimate watches brought to us by the remaining watch brands.
Cartier has the most new watches in each session. Among the many new watches introduced at this exhibition, I think there are two worthy recommendations. The first is the small complication watch of the Rotonde series. First of all, the size of this watch is 42mm, which fully complies with the size specifications of modern formal watches. Secondly, this watch also integrates extremely practical functions such as dual time zone, day and night display, big calendar, especially the two places presented in the form of jumpback. The time function can be realized by pressing the crown. After experiencing it, the hand feels extremely smooth!
In addition to this watch, the other I recommend is the Cartier Tank MC chronograph. The appearance of this watch can be said to raise the complexity of the Tank MC to a new level. This watch follows the classic design of Cartier while , Incorporating new fashion elements, Roman numeral scale with blue steel hands, calendar display window is located at six o’clock, of course, we see the shiny star wheel on the movement.
There is no suspense, the series promoted by Audemars Piguet in this edition of the exhibition is still the Royal Oak series, and this Royal Oak offshore automatic tourbillon chronograph will undoubtedly attract the attention of everyone. First of all, this watch uses Audemars Piguet’s unique forged carbon material, which is extremely lightweight and has beautiful patterns.
Secondly, the bezel is made of black ceramic, with a brushed texture like metal. The most special is the automatic mechanism of this watch. The oscillating weight is located in the bezel on the dial. It is an automatic ring that can be wound in both directions, which not only improves the winding efficiency, but also makes the watch perfect!
At this exhibition Baume & Mercier launched its latest women’s watch series ‘Agreement’, which adopts 30 mm and 34 mm dial diameters to subtly transform time into subtle emotions that can be captured. , Very feminine and feminine. The curve of the bracelet echoes the polished stainless steel case. This subtle aesthetic design visually presents ripples of dripping water. Polished steel material vividly depicts the millisecond instant, let time stand still, and record the eternal promise of an instant.
Another important watch of Baume & Mercier is of course Clayton’s 8-day manual winding watch. Baume & Mercier specially equipped this watch with a large 45.5mm 18K red gold case with a power reserve of up to eight days. This feature allows the watch to run continuously and accurately for more than a week. In order to achieve such a perfect achievement, every detail is important.
It is confirmed that the movement is from IWC, but the entire watch looks very elegant. In order to symbolize the long history of the brand’s 185 years, this watch is limited to 185 pieces.
Each time Officine Panerai launches a new watch, it will be very exciting. The 1940 watch introduced at this exhibition not only has the latest models, but also the movement is brand new. This new movement is coded P.4000. .
This movement is Panerai’s first self-winding movement equipped with an eccentric rotor. The rotor of a steel watch is made of tungsten, while the rotor of a red gold model is made of 22K red gold. In addition, it is equipped with two barrels in series. Its power reserve can reach at least three days, and its two-way winding structure makes this watch more durable.
Richard Mille’s watches have always been known for their uniqueness. Among the many models, only RM 056 sapphire crystal tourbillon two-second chronograph chronograph, the case of this watch The movement and plywood are all made of sapphire crystal. This means that if you want to make this watch scratch, unless you are surrounded by diamonds, in addition, this watch also applies mechanical building structure and steel cable suspension movement design. Integrating a suspended movement into a transparent world created by a sapphire crystal can be said to unveil a piece of gravity-free and transparent cold space for the top clocks.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ new dazzling meteor shower poetic complication watch has once again widened our eyes. This watch uses a 12-point triangular time scale to trigger a meteor shower, deducing changes every hour. Each meteor shower is presented on the dial with a different pattern and has a unique name. Driven by the four seasons movement, it rotates once a year, so that we can make beautiful wishes all year round!
The movement of this watch is manually wound. It is equipped with an Agenhor module specially developed by Van Cleef & Arpels. The watch has a ‘wish meter’ on the back. After the user sets the date, the white or blue hands will point gradually. In the current month, the display window at 6 o’clock shows the average number of meteors at this time of the year in a graph. Those who like to make a wish to the meteor can naturally see the opportunity and express their wishes to the sky.
So far, all the key new products of this exhibition have been sorted out for everyone. If you want to see more detailed exhibition reports, please stay tuned to our live exhibition topic of this exhibition. (Picture, text / watch home Mao Zhuang)
Chronomat houses Caliber 01 This high-performance automatic winding movement watch is completely developed and produced by Breitling Studio. A perfect fusion of power and elegance, this watch has become a new benchmark in the field of mechanical timing.
Breitling’s current stellar version is set with new 18-carat white and rose gold. In order to highlight the aggressive, unique and exquisite design of Chronomat 01, while maintaining its accurate reading and excellent function, Breitling designed this unique diamond series.
The unidirectional rotating bezel still has unique elegant engraved numbers, but it has more outstanding designs than before: polyhedral diamonds are arranged in three rows of arcs, and four larger diamonds highlight the time mark. The result is a vibrant and striking masterpiece. The hour marker on the mother-of-pearl dial is accentuated by a pair of dazzling diamonds.