The Blancpain watch brand is the official timepiece of the world-renowned culinary competition, and has become a connoisseur of the world’s top restaurants for its gourmet column in the brand magazine ‘Lettres du Brassus’. In recent years, Blancpain has continued to innovate in the field of gastronomy, and has cooperated with more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants. Surging passion, exquisite craftsmanship, and authentic quality are the common values of the high-end watch and high-end gourmet field: in fact, in these two industries, every step and every preparation is required to be extremely precise. Demanding requirements, they can show all their charm. Whether it is Blancpain timepieces or an exquisite high-end cuisine, its quality depends on the delicate harmony of traditional craftsmanship and pioneering creativity.
That’s why Blancpain joins the 2014 Bocuse d’ Or in Switzerland. The competition closed successfully in Geneva on January 27th (Monday), and the Swiss players participating in the 2014 Bogus Cooking Contest European Competition were officially selected. Franck Giovannini is the jury chair of this competition. The honor jury is composed of celebrity chefs Frédy Girardet Roland Pierroz, Gérard Rabaey and Philippe Rochat. They need to judge the winner among the following players:
Thierry Boillat, Deputy Chef at Seven, Ascona
Laure Anne Dennis, Chef, Parc des Eaux Vives, Geneva
Christoph Hunziker, Chef, Schärmehof, Thun
Elodie Schenk, Chef, Auberge du Soleil, Bill Sands
Competitors need to complete a seafood dish consisting of rainbow trout and three side dishes, a meat dish mainly consisting of hind legs and lamb shoulders within 5 hours and 40 minutes, and three side dishes, one of which must Contains cheese from Gruyeres. During the game, Christophe Hunziker came out on top.
Blancpain Vice President Alain Delamuraz personally presented the player with the new Fifty Fathoms diving watch Bathyscaphe. The young chef will represent Switzerland in the European Bogus Competition in Stockholm on May 7th and 8th.
Swiss watch brand Arnold & Son is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, named after 18th-century London watchmaker John Arnold, and launched a new elegant and concise series HMS1, this name goes back to John Arnold’s history as a supplier of marine timepieces to the Royal Navy.
Steel case black dial HMS1 (Ref. 1LCAP.S02A.C111S)
The four models include two stainless steel cases with white or anthracite dials (prices of $ 9,885 and $ 10,095 respectively); an 18K rose gold case with an anthracite dial ($ 15,165); 18k white gold case with silver dial ($ 16,640). All models have a case diameter of 40mm, a water resistance of 30 meters, a curved sapphire glass with non-reflective coating on both sides, and a sapphire glass back.
Rose Gold Case HMS1 (Ref. 1LCAP.S04A.C110A)
Steel case white dial HMS1 (Ref. 1LCAS.S01A.C111S)
The watch is paired with Arnold & Son’s self-manufactured manual winding movement Caliber A & S1001. The movement is only 2.7mm thick, but it integrates a dual barrel and has a power reserve of up to 80 hours. This is the wrist in this price range. The table is rare. The dual barrel system will help provide more lasting kinetic energy. The company says this will improve the accuracy of timing. The Caliber A & S1001 movement has 21 jewels and a wobble frequency of 21,000 vph.
Platinum case HMS1 (Ref. 1LCAW.S03A.C111W)
The watch has a crocodile leather strap (black with steel and white gold, brown with rose gold) and is hand-stitched. Each HMS1 watch is limited to 250 pieces.
The enthusiasm for exploration has led Parmigiani to endlessly pursue the limits of his own craftsmanship and establish strict rigorous regulations for precision. Today Parmigiani will reveal its latest research results: Kalpagraph series chronograph. Kalpagraph Chronograph by Parmigiani
Dedicated to moments of adventure
The creation of this watch was inspired by many experiences in the hot air balloon world. The Kalpagraph series showcases the true colors of sports, with its unique appearance and attractive charm. The chronograph watch is the best tool to pursue the sense of adventure.
Never compromise, show elegant ‘power’
Kalpagraph series watches are a show of momentum. Kalpa’s true color lies in the style and momentum of its streamlined case. The two chronograph buttons fit perfectly into the precious gold or palladium metal streamlined case, while Kalpagraph’s stainless steel models are paired with oversized start-stop buttons for a rounded shape.
The flowing curve accentuates the innovative and simple dial design. The ‘Kalpagraph Watch’ is available in dark gray, black or silver dials. The color contrast of the chronograph hand is uniquely used to highlight the watch’s surging movement.
Kalpagraph’s modeling curve follows the ellipse’s golden section law
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01 Racing watches are usually a cross-border cooperation between watch brands, motorsports and drivers. If you don’t want to use it as a sports watch, you can still choose it, because in addition to its functionality and professionalism, it also emphasizes the technology and the streamlined lines of the design. The wearing experience is absolutely great.
02 The display on the dial has a tachymeter or a seconds tracking timer, which allows you to easily calculate the average speed of the car during operation. The ‘TACHYMETER’ on the general bezel indicates the speed measurement skills of the watch, such as The Rolex Daytona watch is typical.
The combination of 相互 03 materials represents the pioneering spirit of racing watches. DLC coating, rubber, ceramic, titanium … even if all black is used, the different colors and textures of various materials also make the visual design of the watch very rich, which is very suitable for avant-garde racing watches.
04 Famous racing watches, such as Breitling, TAG Heuer, Blancpain, etc., often take the dial design from the racing car body or instrument panel, flip the bottom of the table and the shape of the wheel, it is incredible. If you happen to be an Aston Martin owner, using a matching Jaeger-LeCoultre watch to start a sports car is its mission. 55-hour uninterrupted operation with automatic winding mechanism
Fearless test of time
The first Kalpagraph model of the Parmigiani sports series, which was released for the first time, is tailor-made for adventure activities. Made of stainless steel or precious metal, the perfect ergonomic curve provides the wearer with a perfect comfort when facing the test of sports.
Because Kalpagraph’s modeling curve follows the ellipse’s golden section law, it creates an ideal gap ratio, allowing Kalpagraph watches to perfectly simulate the curvature of the wrist. The watch is hermetically sealed and waterproof, and has been meticulously tested to ensure the durability of the external environment. Both leather straps and rubber straps provide excellent soft comfort. Exquisite craftsmanship and talent, march towards perfection
With the credibility of its own watchmaking workshops and the technical strength of completely self-made watch parts, Parmigiani guarantees the value of its timepieces. During the whole process of research and development in the watchmaking workshop of Fleurier, from the core technology of the movement to the appearance decoration, Kalpagraph watches follow the strict requirements of independent production.
With over one hundred production processes, Kalpagraph watches created by the hands of watchmakers are firmly at the pinnacle of fine watchmaking.
The first chronograph movement (calibre model PF 334) made by Parmigiani, foresaw the brand’s new vision, showing a more sporty and intimate side. Its self-winding mechanical device operates continuously for 55 hours, ensuring easy use.
Watch parts are finely hand-crafted in traditional ways, and the essence of fine watchmaking is felt even on this very modern chronograph.