Big Rolex ‘bubble Back’

After the watch developed to a certain stage, it gradually separated from the styles of pocket watches and bracelet watches. Because the overly complicated design is not easy to promote, and the fragile shell can not meet the needs of daily wear, especially for work and labor. In order to comply with the watch’s own laws, designers began to focus on the watch’s own design language, such as sturdy, reliable, and durable, so two types of shells, such as pillow and coffin, were created. As we can see, there isn’t much to boast about in terms of design. They are neither as decorative and aesthetic as wine barrels and rectangles, nor as square, triangle, and octagonal watches. The shell is so modern. They give priority to practicality, and secondly consider aesthetics. They can be regarded as the first wave of watches with industrial flavor, especially the ‘coffin cubs’ represented by Rolex Oyster watches, which have been prospering for decades. It still looks kind of today.
    The pincushion watch appeared around the 1920s and 1930s, and it was more or less influenced by ‘Art Deco’. From Patek Philippe’s Ref.7071R ‘Ladies First’ chronograph, we can clearly feel the beauty derived from Art Deco style. The other two iconic pincushion watches are Piaget Emperador coussin and Bucherer’s EvoTec. Their round, thick outlines are more reminiscent of a good-speaking and reasonable man. Of course, he has to be very tasteful.
    ‘Coffin Tsai’ is often confused with ‘Bubble Back’, they are actually talking about two characteristics of a style. Rolex introduced it to the market around 1930, basically ending in the 1950s. Because the back is arched, the English name is ‘Bubbleback’, and the literal translation is ‘bubbleback’. Because the case bulges in the middle and extends up and down to the strap, it looks like a Chinese coffin from the side. Therefore, it is called ‘coffin coffin’ by the superstitious Hong Kong people. The design of ‘Coffin Tsai’ was more from a practical and sturdy point of view. In the middle of the last century, the scenery was infinite and formed a style in the altar. To this day, in the retro models launched by Zenith, Seiko and other brands, the shell shape of the ‘casket’ can still be seen. The shape evolved from practicality and life, but now it seems that there is no interesting

G-shock Black X Gold Cool Wave Is Coming! 4 Ultra-popular Large-diameter Series Watches Attack Early Spring Street Fashion

Using the popular GA-110 / GA-200 series models, the black x gold contrast design is introduced. The case and surface details are based on gold / rose gold, with a black inverted LCD. The screen, two of which use black straps to hit the color design, eye-catching cool charm, sweeping the street fashion wave in early spring! Equipped with shock-resistant structure, 200 meters waterproof, anti-magnetic, world time, 1/1000 second chronograph, countdown and other functions.
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   The black x gold series is expected to be officially launched on January 24th (Sat.) 2015, and is only available in limited editions at the ‘CASIO Timepiece Concept Store and G-SHOCK Friendly Popular Stores’.
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The 2nd ‘clocks And Miracles’ Vacheron Constantin Brand Preheat

Since it was first launched in 2006, each new work in the ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ has exhibited unique and distinguished qualities. In creating this exclusive watch collection, Vacheron Constantin strives to highlight the extraordinary quality of platinum. Vacheron Constantin’s use of platinum dates back to 1820, and since then has used this precious metal in a variety of works. Unlike 18K gold, which is only 75% pure, platinum has a purity of 95%, and is produced in only a few places around the world. The purity and rarity of platinum make it the top material for making high-end watches. Platinum’s higher weight and density make it far more durable than other metals. Platinum is timeless, superior in performance and sturdy. It has a lasting charm for advanced connoisseurs and collectors.

  Each watch of Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ has its own product number, paying tribute to this most noble metal. Except for the use of 950 platinum for the case and crown, the dial of each watch in this series is sandblasted and engraved with the ‘PT950’ mark between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch also features a 950 platinum folding clasp with a dark blue crocodile leather strap, which is hand-stitched with 950 platinum threads using a saddle stitching process. Each watch has a separate product number and is limited to no more than 150 pieces. Two of the latest masterpieces in the collection, the “Traditionnelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve” and “Traditionnelle World Time”, continue to follow this principle, with a limited edition of 100 watches each. The two latest watches continue the timeless and iconic design of the platinum series: the 950 platinum case, crown, dial and buckle. Both new products belong to the Traditionnelle series and are equipped with practical and complicated functions, inheriting Vacheron Constantin’s rich tradition of excellence in watchmaking, and further improving the ‘intermediate complication’ watch series. Leading position.

Traditionnelle Collection: Immortal classic, understated elegance

   The ‘Traditionnelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve’ and ‘Traditionnelle World Time’ are timeless and classic, confirming the brand’s loyalty to the tradition of excellence in watchmaking. The design of this series is inspired by the aesthetic characteristics contained in Vacheron Constantin’s exquisite classic watch works, and has consistently adhered to the basic value concept most appreciated by watch connoisseurs. Slim bezel, screw-in sapphire crystal caseback and knurled pattern around it, carefully carved trapezoidal hour markers, and dual scale display at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, sword-shaped hands, multi-color dial and fine Concise case lines-these iconic features of the Traditionnelle series watch all show the perfect fusion of the brand’s traditional style and modern temperament. The Traditionnelle collection adheres to these distinctive characteristics, covering all watch types from the simplest to the most complicated functions, perfectly displaying the brand characteristics of Vacheron Constantin’s unlimited creativity, and is the best embodiment of the brand’s uninterrupted watchmaking history for two and a half centuries.

Traditionnelle Weekly Calendar Power Reserve Limited Platinum Collection

Daily practical complication

  Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Limited Platinum Collection’ now launches the Traditionnelle weekly calendar power reserve watch, which perfectly inherits the aesthetic concepts contained in all the works of this distinguished series since its debut in 2006. The diameter of the case is 39.5 mm. The case and crown are made of 950 platinum. The clean 950 platinum dial is sandblasted and has a fine ‘PT950’ stamp engraved between 4 and 5 o’clock. The center of the dial shows the hours, minutes and seconds, and is equipped with an analog power reserve and day of the week indicator. The dark blue Mississippi alligator strap is hand-stitched with 950 platinum silk threads. Due to the extremely high elongation of platinum, a precious metal, it can be drawn to a length of almost 2 kilometers with only 1 gram, so it can be used to sew a strap with silk. The folding clasp is also made of 950 platinum.

  The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, which is the 2474 movement. It uses the sophisticated and sophisticated iconic craftsmanship of fine watchmaking: Geneva ripples, cut bevels, rhodium-plated bridges and round grained motherboard . Both the watch and the movement are certified by the Geneva Seal, which guarantees the origin of the watch, quality craftsmanship, durability and expertise. Traditionnelle World Time Limited Platinum Collection
World time at a glance

  The complication of the Traditionnelle world time watch is closely linked to the history of Geneva-based watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. As early as 1932, Vacheron Constantin launched the first world time watch that could simultaneously display the time of 31 cities in the world. Since then, Vacheron Constantin has been working to perfect this ingenious and practical ‘world time’ device. This watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, which has a unique function to display the time in 37 time zones around the world, including a time zone that is half an hour or fifteen minutes away from UTC. In addition, the world map in the center of the dial can display the day and night difference, and each display function can be easily adjusted through a single crown. Vacheron Constantin has officially filed a patent for this unique movement.

  The display area of ​​the watch is composed of three parts: a sapphire dial with a day and night display area and a 24-hour scale with ink and engraving; a 950 platinum dial with a map made by the ‘Lambert Projector’ method; and one more The 950 platinum bezel shows minutes and hours. All display functions can be easily adjusted with a single crown, greatly simplifying the use of this sophisticated watch.

Panerai Releases Two New Luminor 1950 Equation Of Time 8 Days Gmt 8-day Power Reserve Time Watches

In the world of watchmaking, some watch functions are mainly practical; others not only meet the practical functions of the watch, but also stimulate people’s infinite imagination and bring immersion to watch lovers. Feel the joy of a century of fine watchmaking history. Two new Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT 8-day power reserve dual time watches perfectly combine the two characteristics, highlighting the unique style of Panerai.

 Two new watches with blue or brown dial and strap, equipped with a P.2002 / E manual winding mechanical movement, developed entirely by Panerai’s watchmaker in Neuchâte, with 8 Daily power reserve. The diameter of the movement is 13¾ legal minutes and is composed of 329 parts. P.2002 / E The movement has a variety of practical functions: It has two places, the center has a pointer to indicate the second time zone, and a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock Displayed in the morning and afternoon; the date and month are displayed at three o’clock; three springsprings are provided to provide the watch with an eight-day power reserve, and the back has a power reserve indicator. The movement is equipped with special devices that can stop the balance wheel from swinging and reset the second hand to zero, so that the watch is perfectly synchronized with the reference time signal. In addition, the hour hand can be quickly adjusted without affecting the normal operation of the watch.

 The biggest difference between the basic movements of P.2002 / E and P.2002 lies in the ‘Equation of Time’ function-that is, it measures the gap between general daily time and real time. ‘Equation of Time’ is a classic complication of fine watchmaking, dating back to the ancient roots of ancient timekeeping and astronomy. Because the earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit, and the ground axis and the equatorial plane are tilted, only four days a year are indeed 24 hours; on other days, the real time (solar time) is not consistent with the universal time, which is about 15 minutes The gap, the speed depends on the season. The two Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT 8-day power reserve dual-time timepiece dials have a linear display at the six o’clock position, which clearly shows this time difference.

 Through the sapphire crystal case back of the Luminor 1950 case, you can see the beauty of the P.2002 / E movement. The case is made of matte titanium. This low-sensitivity material is light and strong, and has corrosion resistance. The case design and diameter (47mm) follow the brand’s classic watch style. Its crown bridge protects the winding crown from accidental impact and ensures that the watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (approximately 100 meters).

 The two new Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT 8 day power reserve timepieces have crocodile straps and dials in different shades, dark brown (PAM00656) and metallic blue (PAM00670). The latter requires a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process in order to achieve such fascinating shades. Both dials have a ‘sandwich’ structure with a satin-finished solar radiation finish on the surface, protected by a slightly curved sapphire crystal surface, and harmoniously combined with the frame design.
 The Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT 8-day power reserve timepiece is presented in an elegant rosewood box with a spare rubber strap, tools to replace the strap, and a stainless steel screwdriver.
 Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT Titanio – 47mm 8 Days Power Reserve Titanium Watch

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Movement: P.2002 / E manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, month display, second time zone, 24-hour display, time equation display, power reserve display on the back.
Case: 47 mm, matte titanium.
Dial: brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. The date and month are displayed at 3 o’clock, the small seconds dial is set at 9 o’clock, and the time is displayed at 6 o’clock.
Power reserve: 192 hours.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).
Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT Titanio – 47mm 8 Days Power Reserve Titanium Watch

PAM00670
Movement: P.2002 / E manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, month display, second time zone, 24-hour display, time equation display, power reserve display on the back.
Case: 47 mm, matte titanium.
Dial: Blue with luminous Arabic numerals and hours. The date and month are displayed at 3 o’clock, the small seconds dial is set at 9 o’clock, and the time is displayed at 6 o’clock.
Power reserve: 192 hours.
Water resistance: 10 bar (about 100 meters).

Hublot Hublot Celebrates Miami Heat’s Nba Championship Again

The Miami Heat official watch and official timing HUBLOT Hublot expressed warm congratulations to the defending champion of the NBA. On the evening of June 20th, in the seventh game of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat successfully reversed with a 2-3 behind, and again won the NBA championship.

Witness the stubbornness of the Miami Heat
In the attention of fans, HUBLOT Hublot brand ambassador Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat win the NBA championship for the second consecutive season with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
HUBLOT Hublot Global CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘HUBLOT Hublot warmly congratulates the Miami Heat for defeating the Spurs to reach the NBA championship. To be a partner with such a team, we double We are proud. Throughout the NBA season, we have also witnessed the Miami Heat’s persistence, determination to pursue excellence and strong willpower. ‘

This victory is even more significant for the Miami Heat, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary in February this year. At the celebration ceremony, HUBLOT presented a huge 25th anniversary official clock, hanging on the famous American Airlines stadium, and released two limited edition watches inspired by the colors of the Miami Heat. The 25th anniversary logo is impressive. It is engraved on the watch at 9 o’clock.

Introduction To Iwc 2010 Asia Special Edition Watch

It takes too much to describe Portofino watches, just like adding a fourth hand to the hour, minute, and second is usually superfluous. The Portofino watch has a subtle and elegant date display beyond the three hands. The watch is driven by the 35100 mechanical automatic movement. The Portofino Automatic 2010 Asian Special Edition is only available in Asia.
In 1984, the first Portofino watch conquered the world from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The subtle and beautiful appearance coupled with the low-key and elegant design is irresistible. To inspire. The overall design of the watch is simple and elegant. The Portofino series has always represented classics, but the brainchild of IWC engineers.
This year, Schaffhausen IWC launched a special edition Portofino automatic watch, limited to 500 pieces. This uniquely designed watch also contains the biggest feature of the Portofino series: the back of the case is engraved with a special pattern of Portofino. Portofino is a pleasant fishing village on the Ligurian coast of Italy. The town built along the port has always been hailed as one of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. ‘Portofino’ today has become synonymous with sweet life and luxurious holidays. .
柏 The movement of this Portofino Automatic 2010 Special Edition is hidden in a rose gold case, and the precision movement can be seen through the non-reflective sapphire glass. The champagne-colored hands combine classic design with modern technology, making the watch as confident as possible, exuding subtle elegance—no more, no less, from the perfect example of Schaffhausen’s implicit design.

Preheating Basel Zenith Launches Pilot Extra Special Chronograph

Impressive bronze case, large easy-to-adjust onion crown, large fluorescent digital time scale, and high-frequency El Primero mechanism: Zenith’s new Pilot watch proudly displays aviation DNA features of the Conqueror series. In 2017, this uniquely designed pilot’s timepiece interpreted pioneering style in the form of a chronograph. The sandblasted black dial and khaki green oily nubuck strap show a fearless adventure and a new retro look, just like the aviation pioneers accompanied by early watchmakers in the aviation era.
   With its distinguished style and vintage color, the new Pilot Extra Special Chronograph (29.2430.4069 / 21.C800) carries the fearless heritage of aviation heroes. In the early days of aviation, Zenith’s on-board instruments were known for their precision, ruggedness, and excellent legibility. This new timepiece was just the right successor. The new chronograph-a robust bronze case, a high-frequency El Primero ‘engine’, a black dial, and green fluorescent Arabic numerals-showcase the distinctive characteristics of the iconic pilot’s watch.

Bronze case
   The large 45 mm case is made of bronze with a large onion crown, which can be easily adjusted even when wearing gloves. The dial is adorned with oversized fluorescent digital hour markers to ensure unparalleled readability. Bronze is a high temperature resistant magnetic alloy, which can present a natural patina green over time, giving the watch a unique retro look.
   Under the domed sapphire crystal, the new sandblasted black dial regains the original large Arabic numerals, and the white (green fluorescence) is covered with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1. Fluorescent faceted hands sweep over the distinctive dial, which is decorated with two chronograph sub-dials and track-type minute rings. The decorative inscriptions ‘Montre d’ Aéronef’ and ‘Pilot’ remind people that when military and civil aviation is fashionable, Zenith is one of the first manufacturers of altimeters and cockpit instruments.

Precision mechanism
   Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case is equipped with an ‘engine’ known for legendary precision: the El Primero Calibre 4069 movement. This high-vibration column-wheel chronograph movement is the orthodox descendant of the world’s most accurate mass-produced chronograph movement created by Zenith in 1969. The El Primero Calibre 4069 calibre vibrates up to 36,000 times per hour (5 Hz). It has central hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph functions. The timing accuracy can reach 1/10 seconds and it can provide a 50-hour power reserve.
   Titanium sealed case engraved with the pattern of the airplane piloted by Louis Brillio in 1909 when he crossed the English Channel wearing the Zenith watch, and the logo of Zenith Aviation Instruments. Designed and manufactured for aviation exploration, this watch features a khaki green oily nubuck leather strap with beige stitching, rubber lining and titanium pin buckle.

Watches Go Right Is The Last Word

Now many brands in the Swiss watch industry are showing off their skills, such as the pursuit of beautiful polishing, complicated functions, peak craftsmanship and so on. As for whether the watch is accurate or not, it seems that few brands really care about it. Fortunately, we also have Certina that focuses on durability and accuracy. Certina launched the DS Podium chronograph a few years ago, which uses the PrecidriveTM quartz chronograph movement made by ETA for Certina. The ETA we usually contact with the mechanical movement is more common, but it does not mean that ETA is only a mechanical movement. Certina launched the DS Podium chronograph a few years ago as one of the world’s largest movement manufacturers. ETA can not only produce high-quality mechanical movements, but also has reached a considerable level in the development of quartz movements. Certina’s tailored PrecidriveTM is a good example. Where is the cow? We can sum it up in four words: super precision. It is many times more accurate than ordinary quartz movements, and the annual error can reach plus or minus 10 seconds. In addition, this movement also has 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 1/10 seconds. DS Podium Champion Series 1/10 Seconds Chronograph Jeremy Seewer Limited Edition Not long ago at the MXGP World Motocross Championship held in Shanghai, Certina specially launched a new, PrecidriveTM quartz chronograph movement, super accurate quartz Watches-DS Podium Champions Series 1/10 second chronograph Jeremy Seewer limited edition. The name sounds a bit long at first glance, and we can easily understand that this year this watch is a high-precision watch tailored for Certina brand ambassador. Talented motorcycle rider Jeremy (left) and Certina President Adrian Bosshard (right) Maybe some people don’t know who Jeremy is yet, so come to science today. He is a talented motorcycle rider from Switzerland. No, this time Jeremy made a special trip to Shanghai to participate in MXGP. MXGP and F1 events are listed as one of the world’s four classic locomotive events. This is also the first time MXGP has landed in China, attracting many fans to watch the race. Feel the passion of motocross. This time, Certina’s DS Podium Championship series 1/10 second display chronograph Jeremy Seewer limited edition, 41 mm in diameter, made of stainless steel, and coated with black PVD coating, the shape is even cooler. , With anti-glare sapphire glass. The hands and hour markers of the watch are coated with a large area of ​​luminous material, which is full of sports. The caseback is engraved with Jeremy Seewer’s name and driver number. The back is engraved with Jeremy Seewer’s name and driver’s number. This watch is not only a super accurate quartz watch, but also uses Certina’s signature technology-DS double insurance. Therefore, it is not only very accurate, but also very durable, suitable for long-term wear. The price of the watch is only 4,150 yuan. It was found that many motorcycle riders wore Certina. Certina President Mr. Adrian Bosshard also came to the scene and watched the race. He has a great passion for motocross, and he can clearly feel this when communicating. It was later learned that Mr. Bosshard was also an excellent motorcycle rider when he was young and had achieved good results. At the invitation of Certina, I also came to the MXGP competition site. This is the first time I have experienced the speed and passion of extreme sports such as motocross. The atmosphere at the scene was very enthusiastic, and motorcycles were passing by. When crossing obstacles, the motorcycle seemed to fall from the sky and looked very enjoyable. Like other extreme sports, motocross also requires courage and skill, and it can roll over with a little carelessness, ranging from minor injuries to serious injuries. The risk factor is high. When communicating with Jeremy, he said that he was training basically every day. It seems that even a talented motorcycle rider like him needs a lot of hard work in order to maintain a high level. This time MXGP also saw several Chinese players. However, maybe each country has its own field of expertise. Extreme sports such as motocross, the level of Chinese and world-class racers are quite different. At least for the time being, Chinese players are basically participating in sparring, and it is almost impossible to win. Before the official race for the ‘down from the sky’ motorcyclist, Mr. Bosshard, President of Certina, personally presented Jeremy Seewer with a limited edition of the DS Podium Championship Series 1/10 second chronograph, and wished him good results. After two days of competition, Jeremy really lived up to expectations and won the 2019 MXGP runner-up. When he was on the podium, he also wore a Certina watch-PH200M, which is also the ‘red flower’ of Certina in recent years. Mr. Bosshard said, ‘I am very pleased to see the excellent performance of the drivers in this year’s MXGP. Jeremy and the entire Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team have both achieved success in the 2019 season, and we are extremely proud of them, congratulations! ‘

Contrast Beauty Harmony Rado Swiss Radar Hyperchrome Ultralight Ultra Light Limited Edition Watch

(LINNO, Switzerland-March 2018) For a long time, the pioneering watch brand RADO has been committed to continuously innovating and challenging its own limits. The new HyperChrome Ultra Light limited edition watch with breakthrough materials, innovative elements and original design power meets people’s expectations for the outstanding quality of Rado.

RADO Swiss Radar HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition Ultra Light Limited Edition Watch
Left: Bronze, right: Brown

   The two timepieces of RADO’s new HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition Ultra Light Limited Edition watches are each in two rustic tones: bronze and brown, which achieve a harmonious coexistence of contrast and contrast. In terms of appearance, these two watches have a strong visual impact, and the appearance is quite textured, but in contrast, because they use ultra-light high-tech ceramic materials, weighing only 56 grams, adding comfort to daily wear sense.
   The ultra-light high-tech ceramics (tri-silicon tetranitride) used in these two new watches are only half the weight of ordinary high-tech ceramic materials of RADO, and they are harder and more wear-resistant. In the spirit of pursuing innovation, RADO has developed such excellent materials as ultra-light high-tech ceramics. If you are accustomed to traveling light, then Rado’s new HyperChrome Ultra Light limited edition watch is your perfect choice.

RADO Swiss Radar HyperChrome Hao Xing Ultra Ultra Limited Edition Watch Brown

Different forms of inspiration
   The ultra-modern materials and high-tech ceramic case used by RADO’s new HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition Ultra Light Limited Edition watch are in sharp contrast with the design of the watch dial, demonstrating a different interpretation of inspiration. The two new watches are inspired by pocket watches of the 20th century. Against the classic appearance, the high-tech ceramic dials of the models are displayed in brown sun, making the watches low-key and have high readability.

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Left: Bronze, right: Brown

   RADO continuously explores the beauty of balance between contrast and contrasting objects. The new HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition watch is equipped with a retro NATO military strap, showing a vibrant sporty style. , While the bronze model comes with a bronze classic leather strap. The two new watches are excellent timepieces that combine modernity with traditional materials.

RADO Swiss Radar HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition Ultra Light Limited Edition Watch

   Rado’s new HyperChrome Ultra Light Limited Edition Ultra Light limited edition watch draws inspiration from the long river of years, and at the same time looks to the future, and is committed to creating a permanent beauty on the wrist.
   For more details, please pay attention to the live feature of the Basel Watch Fair:

Pointing To A New Era Of Watchmaking In The Future Dialogue With Zenith Ceo – Mr. Julien Tornare

Zenith watches in the global watch industry have always been known for ‘high precision, rugged and reliable’, and the word ‘precise’ is due to Zenith in 1969 The world’s first integrated automatic chronograph movement, El Primero (‘the first’), launched in the year. It bounces at a speed of 36,000 oscillations per hour, and its accuracy is as high as 1/10 seconds, making it a legend of the enduring generation of watchmaking. This year, at the 50th anniversary of the birth of the King of El Primero Chronograph, we interviewed Mr. Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, and started a dialogue on the future development of Zenith watches.

Mr. Julien Tornare
Watch House: Hello, Mr. Julien Tornare, I am very honored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EL PRIMERO with you. So in your opinion, what are the biggest changes and gains of Zenith in the past 50 years?
Julien Tornare: Zenith has made a name for itself with the legendary El Primero movement (the brand launched the world’s first integrated automatic chronograph movement El Primero in 1969, creating a landmark in the history of watches). Li Shi has developed more than 600 movements. Today, in the field of chronograph watches, Zenith has again created a chronograph movement with an accuracy of 1/100 second based on the El Primero movement, and launched the world’s most accurate watch-Defy El Primero 21 , And later Defy Inventor, raised the level of precision of mechanical watches to a whole new level. We take pride in innovation and avant-garde design, build the future on the basis of past achievements, and strive to create a new era in precision and time measurement.
Watch House: For your convenience, what kind of surprise will the EL PRIMERO movement bring to us in the future?
Julien Tornare: Although the El Primero movement has been evolving since its invention, it continues to inspire new creative ideas, making watches equipped with this movement a collector’s watch cherished by connoisseurs, but Zenith has never before Re-released works faithful to the original El Primero watch. In the 50-piece limited edition box set released this year, it includes the first El Primero chronograph replica in 1969, an improved El Primero flagship watch with improved movement and Defy accurate to 1 / 100th of a second. El Primero 21 watch. In addition to these three watches, the fourth watch case reserved in the box belongs to the future. This vacancy heralds Zenith’s next feat in the ultra-high frequency domain-the launch of a 1/1000 second chronograph movement!
Watch House: Can you give us a brief introduction, why is the new Defy Inventor so important to Zenith? How will Zenith present to the audience?
Julien Tornare: Zenith was able to develop and produce complete mechanical movements equipped with speed control mechanisms, demonstrating the ultimate strength of the brand. The DEFY Inventor watch, as the mass production model of the DEFY Lab (experimental model, limited to 10 pieces worldwide) launched in 2017, its successful launch represents a remarkable achievement of Zenith, namely Sexual ‘Zhenli Shizhen’ (made of monocrystalline silicon, one-piece, its details are more fine than human hair, used to replace the balance with hairspring. Conventional speed control mechanism contains about 30 components, need to be assembled, Adjust, set, test and lubricate, the thickness is usually 5 mm; in contrast, the new speed governing mechanism contains only individual components and is only 0.5 mm thick.) Replaces the three and a half century hairspring used in the mechanical watchmaking industry The balance wheel. In the short term, we will first produce hundreds of Defy Inventor and bring it to market.
DEFY Inventor is just the beginning of this exciting change. In a sense, this change is still in an experimental stage, because it breaks the traditional concept of watchmaking, boldly innovates and revolutions, so it is still constantly improving and developing. But for now, we must actively respond to these technological needs that are far higher than our existing watchmaking processes. In the future, we will apply this groundbreaking technology to different watch designs in different forms.
Watch House: In addition to the Defy series, the Zenith Pilot series is also very popular. Like the brand’s silver model this year, will there be new changes or breakthroughs in this series in the future? What will be the focus of innovation?
Julien Tornare: The pilot series is one of Zenith’s most important product lines. We have been manufacturing watches for pilots since the early days of aviation. It is also the only watchmaking brand currently allowed by law to have the Pilot logo engraved on the dial. This year, we have introduced new members of the Pilot Series-Pilot’s Type 20 Adventurer Watch, and Pilot’s Type 20 Adventurer’s Chronograph-both of which represent true flying DNA. We will continue to attach great importance to the development of this product line, and we will definitely introduce more new products in the future.
Watch House: We all know that the second-hand market and the e-commerce market are huge today, so what do you think of the current trade business in this area?
Julien Tornare: Although we are not involved in the second-hand watch market, strengthening our online business is a key element of Zenith’s future strategy. Our cooperation with online luxury fashion platform Farfetch is the ideal embodiment of this strategy. And, to celebrate Zenith’s launch on the US e-commerce platform, we recently released a DEFY Classic Swizz Beatz timepiece exclusively sold on this platform. For us, the importance of Zenith’s watchmaking tradition is unquestionable, but being actively involved in digital commerce that represents future trends is also an exciting initiative.
Watch House: Ask a personal question, what led you to Zenith?
Julien Tornare: Zenith is an excellent watchmaking brand, it has a legendary watchmaking epic and an infinite watchmaking future. In just a century and a half, it has won more than 2,333 timekeeping awards. The El Primero movement, born in 1969, is by far the leader in mechanical timing. Zenith’s extraordinary foundation in watchmaking skills and its accurate grasp of the future direction of the watch industry have pushed it to continue to push the limits of the precision of mechanical watches and produce more accurate chronograph movements-such as the vibration frequency reached 1/100 second of Defy El Primero 21. A brand not only writes its own future, but also the future of the entire Swiss watch industry. Why do I not join Zenith?

Mr. Julien Tornare
  This dialogue with Mr. Julien Tornare made us deeply feel that whether it is the first El Primero model in history in 1969 or the Defy El Primero 21 watch in 1/100 second, it is perfectly transmitted to the public. Out: The passion for watchmaking that Zenith never stopped. Let us wait and see, what kind of surprise will the next 1/1000 second chronograph movement bring us!