Royal Oak Offshore Chocolate Plate New Arrival! 190,000 You Can Take Home

A few days ago, the watch house explorer shop came to Beijing’s high-end watch boutiques gathering place-Beijing SKP. In the Audemars Piguet boutique, we were pleasantly surprised to find a new Royal Oak offshore series chocolate plate released this year in stock. Let’s take a look at this brand new Royal Oak Offshore Watch with the Watch House! (Model: 26470ST.OO.A099CR.01)

 This year, Audemars Piguet launched a number of new Royal Oak offshore models, including this ‘chocolate plate’. The new color matching of the brown dial and the blue sub-panel instantly attracted the attention of many consumers.

 
 This new Royal Oak Offshore watch is equipped with a chronograph display, a 30-minute chronograph dial and a small seconds dial at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock on the dial. There is a date display window at 3 o’clock to meet the user’s needs to read the date. The case continues the style of the Royal Oak offshore series: the octagonal case and the hexagonal screws, the black timer and crown are made of black ceramic.

Real shot crown details

 The side of the case is the chronograph button and crown. The crown uses black ceramic buttons and a screw-in crown, which guarantees that this watch has a water resistance of up to 100 meters. In addition, ‘AP’ is engraved on the crown.

 Real shot case side details

Lug detail real shot

 Audemars Piguet’s control of details is very strict. Whether it is the study of the polishing process or the use and assembly of each part, Audemars Piguet requires perfection. From the real shot, we can see that even the stainless steel case and lugs are finely polished.

The real shot of the movement

 This watch is equipped with a cal. 3126/3840 self-winding movement with a 60-hour power reserve. Not only that, the balance wheel is made of more stable copper beryllium and inert variable elements. Flat and the Kif Elastor shock-absorbing system also make this movement and watch with movement more accurate.

Strap real shot

Buckle real shot

 For the selection of the strap and buckle, Audemars Piguet chose a brown leather strap with the same color as the dial and a stainless steel buckle with the same material as the case. It is worth mentioning that the stitching of the strap is the same blue as the sub-disc, which echoes each other in the design and forms a consistency.

 
To sum up: This brand-new Royal Oak Offshore watch is like a cup of strong cocoa in winter, and it is absolutely effortless to match in winter. The 42 mm diameter is also extremely reasonable for most Asians. Now, this chocolate plate is on sale at Beijing SKP spot for only RMB 193,000. If you like it, please come to the store to try it on or to inquire.

 
This quotation information was collected on December 11, 2018. The watch price / spot is subject to change at any time. For the final price, please pay attention to the store details.
[Shop name]: Audemars Piguet Boutique
[Shop address]: No. 87, Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
[Contact]: 010-65305199 Please call as a ‘watch home’ user

New Hand-wound Ultra-thin Fashion Collection To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of Spring Drive

In 1999, after more than 20 years of research and development, SpringDrive was launched at the Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show, and it is now regarded as one of the most important inventions in the history of modern luxury watch manufacturing. Today, the GrandSeikoElegance series introduces a new style, thinner and more refined than ever, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SpringDrive. Four watches launched in this series, two of which are equipped with a new manual winding SpringDrive movement, SpringDrive’s signature scanning smooth hands, reflecting the true beauty of time passing. Thanks to its dual mainspring design, all models have a precision of up to one second, with a long power reserve, and present the low-key refinement and high-quality light of GrandSeiko’s unique Japanese aesthetic. This series of watches will be available in specialty stores and designated retailers worldwide from July 2019.

Design inspired by Japan’s natural landscape

   The new SpringDrive watch masterpiece from the Master of Fine Arts Workshop The first contribution of the Master of Fine Arts Workshop to GrandSeiko was the highly acclaimed SpringDrive 8-day power reserve watch introduced at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show 2016. The same elite team presents the new 9R02 movement, with dual parallel springs in a barrel, and a unique TorqueReturnSystem *, providing up to 84 hours of power reserve. Both the appearance and the inner, both watches equipped with 9R02 movement are equally eye-catching. The case is made of 950 lead gold and is only 9.8 mm thick. The hands and hour markers are crafted in 14K white gold and will last for decades. The GrandSeiko logo, minute markers, and other markings are engraved into the dial, and the power reserve display is placed on the back of the Thousand Watch, clearly displayed through the sapphire crystal case back. The shape of the barrel is made of bellflower flowers, which is a symbol of the city of Shitto. The edges of the double plywood are carefully polished to a high level, and its brightness is comparable to the perfect spline drawing effect.

Caliber 9R02 is carefully assembled by the master of MicroArtistStudio

   One of them is available in limited editions, and its design showcases the beauty of the natural environment around the miniature art studio. The snow face of the dial is inspired by the beautiful snowflakes of Chisinshu. The brushed silver dial and the finely polished white gold case complement each other. In addition, the 18K yellow gold nameplate on the lower part of the limited edition is engraved with ‘MicroArtist’. If the wearer likes it, he can choose to replace it with a nameplate engraved with his name.

   * TorqueReturnSystem (torque return system): When the torque output reaches the highest point when the mainspring is fully chained, the power of the ordinary movement to support the watch’s precise movement can only output up to 70%, and 30% of the power is still wasted. The torque return system can use this part of the power to tighten the mainspring again, thereby further improving the power reserve time.

Shinshu Watch Studio joins SpringDrive anniversary celebration

 

 

Snowflake dial in 18K yellow gold case

   The Shinshu Watch Studio, which has the same equipment as the Mini Master Studio, is the home of all other GrandSeiko SpringDrive watches. The workshop presents two exquisite hand-wound fashion watches, marking the 20th anniversary of SpringDrive. Both watches are equipped with the new 9R31 SpringDrive movement. Like the 9R02 movement, they are equipped with a dual mainspring structure. The accuracy also reaches the standard of one second, and the power reserve is up to 72 hours. One of the cases uses 18K yellow gold and a ‘snowflake’ dial design, while the other is stainless steel, and the dial has a sunburst design in radial shape. Both models are only 10.2 mm thick. The overall design of the watch has the classic characteristics of GrandSeiko, low-key and elegant, and the delicate and clear hands and hour markers show Grand Seiko’s signature light and shadow interlacing characteristics.

SpringDrive Slim Fashion Collection
Movement specifications:
9R02SpringDrive movement
power system. Manual winding
Power reserve: 84 hours (full chain state)
Accuracy static day difference soil 1 second (± 15 seconds / month)
Double spring chain box and torque return system
Power reserve display
39 stones

Specifications (SBGZOO1,003):
. Case
950 lead gold case and buckle
Non-reflective coating
High-definition double curved sapphire crystal glass with see-through spiral back cover
Water resistance: 3 bar, anti-magnetic function: 4,800A / m
Diameter: 38.5 mm, thickness: 9.8 mm

. Strap
Catfish leather, tri-fold button switch clasp

Remarks:
Official suggested retail price: 78,000 Euros (SBGZOOl)
58,500 Euro (SBGZ003)
Available in July 2019
Limited edition of 30 pieces worldwide (SBGZOOI)
Only available at GrandSeiko stores

Movement specifications:
9R31 SpringDrive movement
Manually winding the powertrain
72 hours power reserve (full chain state)
Accuracy: static day difference 1 second (earth 15 seconds / month)
Double spring chain box
Power reserve display
30 stones

Specifications (SBGY002, 003G):
. Case
18K Yellow Gold Case and Buckle (SBGY002)
Stainless Steel Case and Buckle (SBGY003G)
Non-reflective coating
High-definition double curved sapphire crystal
See-through spiral bottom cover
Water-resistant 3 bar, anti-magnetic function: 4,800Alm
Diameter 38.5 mm, thickness 10.2 mm

. Strap
Catfish leather, tri-fold button switch clasp

Remarks:
Official suggested retail price € 27,000 (SBGY002)
55,000 yuan (SBGY003G)
Available in July 2019
Limited edition of 700 pieces worldwide (SBGY003G)

There Has Never Been A Watch That Made Me Look Forward To The Night So Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”

Light, like water, is an important cornerstone of the origin of life. In the eyes of scientists, light is mysterious, and light is closely related to time and the universe. Light is essential. It is a way of energy transmission and has a constant speed. However, light is unpredictable. Aurora lets us see Light and shadow legend to nature. Because the light is so charming, the German watchmaker Lange brand infused light into the watchmaking concept, letting time and light dance together, creating Lange’s extraordinary ‘Lumen’ watch. ‘Lumen’ is a unit of luminous flux, in this name, it shows the rigorous science of the watch on the one hand, and on the other hand the difference between this watch and other models-it has a different light and shadow from ordinary watches which performed. In 2016, the Lange “Lumen” watch ushered in a new member-139.035, unparalleled, romantic and exquisite. There has never been a watch that makes you look forward to the night like it does.

The mystery of the Lange ‘Lumen’ watch

Lange ‘Lumen’ concept three watches

    In 2013, Lange used a Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” watch to display a large calendar display device introduced by Lange during the revival period and achieved the Lange 1 masterpiece through a semi-transparent sapphire crystal. boundary. At that time, it was not uncommon to use a dial with a translucent design, but no brand has ever used translucent sapphire crystal as a functional design, with a newly developed coating treatment, in order to improve the large calendar night light in dim environments Legibility.

Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”

    However, before reaching this innovative design, Lange’s developers encountered a problem, namely how the large calendar mechanism can still be clearly displayed after switching, after all, the ten-digit and single-digit dials of the large calendar overlap. Overlapping parts will be difficult to achieve energy absorption and cannot effectively emit light according to the traditional practice. Then, a wonderful idea appeared. Lange filled the luminous coating directly on the ten-digit dial on the upper layer of the big calendar, while the single-digit dial on the lower layer changed to a transparent plate with black font, with the background of luminous coating on the bottom. Layer to achieve the effect that single digits can be clearly displayed no matter how the calendar is changed.

    In 2016, Lange launched the Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen” watch with moon phase display on the basis of the Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” watch, which is also made of platinum and limited to 200 pieces. This watch is very interesting. It can be regarded as the Lange classic moon phase watch Grand Lange 1 The Moonphase watch has added a ‘Lumen’ luminous design, or it can be regarded as Lange’s famous Grand Lange 1 ‘Lumen 2013 ‘The watch adds moon phase function. But in either case, it is a brand new watch, with the luminous charm that no previous watch has.
A glimpse of the Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen”

Unique visual experience
    When I first saw this Lange masterpiece, I was amazed by its dim and beautiful dial. For the first time, I felt that Lange’s standard eccentricity, moon phases, big calendar, and power reserve had new expressions. These elements that used to form the unique dial structure of Lange in the past have become very exciting here, making people want to find out. The watch fully inherits the beauty of the eccentric geometric proportions of Grand Lange 1. Some dials are designed with translucent sapphire crystals, adding a charming phantom to this beauty.

Some dials are made of translucent sapphire crystal
    At close range, we can appreciate the multi-layered sense of this Lange watch. Under the anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, the hour and minute dial and small seconds are made of solid silver, and the 18K gold rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and The surface of the indicator needle is covered with a luminous coating. Below this surface, you can see part of the outline of the built-in movement through the translucent dial. This contrast of light and dark, and the layers are scattered, Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase ‘Lumen’ watch exhibits a unique watch aesthetics.
Moon phases and big calendars become night elves

Lange Luminous (Internet Photo)

    Moon phases and big calendars are Lange’s proud works, 1815 moonphase, Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar ‘Terraluna’, Grand Lange 1 Moonphase, etc. Moon phases are already a part of Lange, and the big calendar is Lange An indispensable element in DNA. This year, Lange perfectly integrated the original ‘Lumen’ concept into these two functions, telling the beautiful overture of light and time.

Large calendar display window The single digit is a transparent disk

    Luminous light is one of the most common watch functions. Lange has also been used for a long time. Not only that, Lange wants to make the big calendar and the moon phase also available in the night. This is an avant-garde concept, and it can even be said to be saved. Moon Phases and Big Calendar ‘Life’ at Night. Therefore, Lange used clever methods to make the large calendar clear at night even if the calendar is changed.

Glass disc moon phase

    Using the same principle, Lange’s moon phase discs have given up using Lange’s K gold moon phase discs. Instead, they use a layer of transparent glass discs with a patent-coated surface and paint on the lower background disc of the moon phase discs. On the luminous layer, even if the moon phase disk rotates, the moon phases can be presented. Continuing the moon phase design of the Grand Lange 1 Moonp watch, the moon phase of this watch uses laser cutting technology to etch 1164 stars and 2 symmetrical moons, and it is like being in the sea of ​​stars under the night light.
Simplicity and luxury Lange style

Platinum case

    The Lange watch always gives a good gentleman character, which is reflected in its entire product. It is gentle and elegant, with an unusually bold and exquisite detail. Every detail is worthy of being meticulous. taste. The low-key color of the platinum case is suitable for restrained men. They know how to appreciate themselves and never like to show off in front of others, but still maintain absolute quality. The case and lugs of a Lange watch have a German style and taste. We generally think that the German style is a very important gene. Being meticulous and following the tradition makes them like to do things to the extreme. ‘ ‘One is one’ is also reflected here.

Polished and brushed

Simple and detailed case

    Unlike many modern classic watches, Lange’s case and lugs do not have the common curved seamless treatment. We can see at a glance that the lugs are the lugs and the case is the case. They are so independent. The bezel and bottom edge of the case are polished, and the middle case is brushed and polished. These are commonly used metal case treatments. From the entire appearance, we can clearly feel the luxury quality of Lange’s rigorous, simple and delicate.
Fine craftsmanship Advanced experience

Bezel

Middle case

side

   Each brand has different requirements for its own quality and image, and these requirements can be directly reflected in the product. The Lange watch is meticulous and advanced. In many cases, it is difficult to unify the combination of function and beauty. Every part of the Lange watch is telling watch lovers what it is. This simple and direct sensory experience is derived from Lange’s own meticulous craftsmanship, whether it is the case or other places, so obvious.
Alligator leather strap with folding buckle

Alligator leather strap

Folding clasp

    Lange follows a principle that all models on sale are made of precious metal, which is the only luxury Lange family. Because of this, most of Lange’s models are equipped with crocodile leather straps. After all, the use of precious metal bracelets is too heavy, on the one hand, it has lost the subtle and subtle qualities of Lange. This watch’s crocodile leather strap with platinum folding buckle is safe, comfortable and easy to operate.
Magnificently refined movement L095.4

Transparent bottom cover

    The German movement is in its own right, thanks to Adolf Lange, the founder of Lange, whose 3/4 splint and other specifications have deeply influenced the German watch industry. After Lange’s renaissance, these elements are inherited in the same vein, and the average is reflected in the Lange watch. German silver is used as the main splint and substrate material, without any plating treatment, and it will bring warm golden color over time. The black mirror-polished escapement wheel splint uses the finest polishing techniques, unparalleled. Gold sleeves, blue steel screws and ruby ​​bearings add a lot to the movement.

L095.4 movement

    The watch also has a hand-engraved balance wheel splint by the Lange gold carving master. Each watch has a different carved plate type, which can be said to be unique. The balance wheel uses a traditional screw pendulum with a frequency of 21600vph. The manual-wound L095.4 movement, in order to reduce the tediousness of frequent winding, has a built-in large barrel, which can be fully wound for 72 hours.

Summary: The Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase “Lumen” watch is one of the Lange SIHH star models this year. It combines two unique ideas of Lange in recent years. The translucent sapphire crystal dial is treated with a patented coating. Blocks most visible light, allows ultraviolet light to pass through, recharges the underlying luminous material, and uses a consistent design for the large moon phase disk in the center of the eccentric dial. After the daytime watch constantly absorbs the energy in the light, at night, the brilliance from the Lange watch allows us to be able to share the moon with the watch under the night sky for the first time.