In the famous ancient mechanical watches, there are countdown seconds with different mechanical designs, some of which are combined with other complex performances (such as perpetual calendar, spring-sounding alarm, ‘lunar phase’, etc.) Various uses. Treasures of high level and perfect precision have long been the object of collection for ‘fans of ancient watches’. Due to the very limited number of survivors, it is difficult to force them.
For example, the 18-karat gold ‘two-handed seconds’ watch refined by P.P (Patida Philippe) in 1913 is a ‘left hand chain’, original parts, unique design, rare. The author has collected ancient watches for forty years, and I have only seen one famous watch of the same type, which is truly valuable.
In the past, the author introduced the ‘double-handed seconds’ pocket watch; in the era of ancient mechanical watches, especially in the first ten years or more of the official appearance of the watch, it was necessary to integrate the complicated ‘double-handed seconds’ (commonly known as ‘dual horse race’) It is not easy to compress the device from the larger and thicker pocket case into the smaller and thinner case.
Many hands and simple machine aids at that time were not as advanced as watchmaking technology in the computer age. ‘Two hands counting seconds’ can use the same watch to record two times; the two seconds hands can be pressed, stopped, and jumped back to the starting position at any time, and are controlled by two buttons; usually used for morning exercise test horses, Racing sports, swimming, racing and other sports. ‘Left Watch’ is convenient for left-handed people.
Following the 42mm Legacy Patrimony Contemporaine Limited Platinum Collection watch just launched a few days ago, Vacheron Constantin then launched a 36mm diameter Legacy Patrimony Contemporaine small size women’s watch.
The Patrimony Contemporaine watch is available in 18K 5N rose gold (81530 / 000R-9682) and 18K white gold (81530 / 000G-9681). Rose gold with brown crocodile leather strap and rose gold buckle of the same material; white gold with blue crocodile leather strap and white gold buckle of the same material. In addition, both watches are delivered with a second fabric-like strap .
The dial design of the watch is extremely simple. The silver-plated opal dial, with the same indexes and hands as the case material: the bead-like minute ring is dotted between the hour and minute markers that meet the triangle. The slender sword-shaped hands move between them, showing elegance and timelessness. In addition, the two watch rings are set with 62 diamonds and weigh a total of 0.39 carats. Water resistance is 30 meters.
The watch is equipped with the Vacheron Constantin 1400 hand-wound calibre with the premium seal of Geneva. The thickness is 2.6mm and the diameter is 20.65mm (9 ways). Consists of 98 parts and 20 gem bearings. Achieves a 40-hour power reserve at 28800vph.
The most common model numbers of Athens watches (ULYSSE-NARDIN) are generally three-stage, such as 223-88-7 / 62, 330-40LE-8
First paragraph: movement and case
For the first two positions, the movement, such as 22, means that the UN22 movement is used.
1st place, case material
Second paragraph: appearance
Top 2 positions, case shape
Make up 2 places, (optional) structural improvement, face plate improvement
The third paragraph: strap, dial
First digit, strap type
3-various rubber straps
7-All kinds of steel straps
8-Various gold straps
Blank-Do not write to indicate various types of leather straps.
Add one digit, (optional) there will be some letters after the number to describe the strap type, such as M, which often appears after the metal strap, indicating that the strap has a brushed handle)
Last 2 digits, dial type
In the history of American culture, Pop Art is one of them. It was all the rage in the 1970s! Use color in a humorous way, or express art with themes of flamboyance, joy, or optimism? When all this is questioned, Pop Art stands out-becoming synonymous with artistic challenge, subversion and reinterpretation! Speaking of Pop Art, its founder Andy Warhol and his most famous portrait, Marilyn Monroe, instantly came to mind. In the Big Bang series, Wave What brilliant sparks did pop art collide with?
Rose pink, blue, bright purple, apple green, the explosion and collision of colors are perfectly integrated in the four watches-colorful and vibrant, this is a 100% remodeling of Pop Art and Interpretation is the pioneer of fine watchmaking.
The series is made of gold and stainless steel. At the same time, it continues the iconic 41 mm diameter design of Big Bang. The bezel is set with 48 square stones. Among them, the blue watch bezel is set with blue topaz, and the bright purple watch bezel is set with amethyst. , Rose pink watch bezel set with pink sapphire, apple green watch bezel set with tsavorite. The dial is equipped with colorful chronograph dials, which evoke people’s memories of the painter’s palette. At the same time, the colored alligator leather strap is lined with the same color natural rubber, providing skin-friendly comfort and flexibility.
The Big Bang Pop Art watch is equipped with the HUB4300 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement and a calendar pane at 4 o’clock, which attracts the attention of professional watch connoisseurs. Power reserve of more than 40 hours, waterproof depth up to 100 meters, durable and suitable for various occasions.
HUBLOT Hublot Big Bang Pop Art Watch
341.SL.5199.LR.1907.POP14 (Small Blue) Limited Edition 200
341.SV.5199.LR.1905.POP14 (Li Xuan purple) limited edition 200
341.VP.5199.LR.1933.POP14 (Golden Rose) Limited Edition 200
341.VG.5199.LR.1922.POP14 (Gold Apple) Limited Edition 200
Case Big Bang 41mm diameter polished, satin-finished stainless steel
Big Bang 41mm diameter polished, satin-finished 18K 3N yellow gold
Bezel Platinum or Polished 18K 3N Yellow Gold
6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished, locked
-Orb-blue bezel set with 48 square blue topaz
-Stunning purple bezel set with 48 square amethysts
-Gold rose bezel set with 48 square pink sapphires
-Gold Apple bezel set with 48 square tsavorites
Table mirror Sapphire mirror, anti-reflective coating on the inside and outside
Lugs Same-color synthetic resin
Surface side Same color synthetic resin
Case back Brushed satin-finished steel with anti-reflective coating on the inside and outside treated sapphire mirror
Crown Stainless steel / 18K 3N yellow gold with natural rubber inserts of the same color
Water resistance: 10 standard atmospheric pressure, about 100 meters underwater
Dial Matte blue dial with rhodium-plated or gold-plated decals, calendar pane at 4 o’clock
HUB4300 automatic mechanical chronograph movement
Number of parts 278 (37 gem bearings)
Power reserve about 42 hours
Strap Blue or purple or pink or green crocodile leather strap lined with the same color natural rubber
Buckle Stainless steel or alloy-coated 18K3N gold folding buckle