Month: May 2011

The Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph Series Introduces New Annual Calendar Chronographs And Calendar Display Complication Watches, Demonstrating The Perfect Balance Between Heritage And Innovation

Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph series shines at the 2015 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, and then adds elegant masterpieces-calendar display complication watch and annual calendar chronograph.
Inheriting core values
   Montblanc adhering to the passion of fine watchmaking, casting a heritage of precision chronograph series, from the movement, basic functions, complex functions to precise movement and design, every detail perfectly interprets the Swiss fine watchmaking tradition. The collection is dedicated to precision timing, inspired by 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama, a legendary man’s relentless exploration of the new world changed the trajectory of history. The innovative design of the watch was inspired by the Pythagore watch produced by Montblanc Menelao Watch Factory in Villers in 1948.
   Minerva Watch Factory is well-known for its ingenious self-developed movement, and pursues extreme precision. The French word chronométrie in the name of the series means ‘precise timekeeping’, which is still the core concept of Montblanc today. Montblanc’s heritage precision chronograph series pays tribute to the masters of watchmaking for their superb craftsmanship and ultimate aesthetic pursuits. It perfectly blends the past with the present, with elegant design, and is a timeless work.
Classic design details
   Montblanc’s classic Pythagore watch embodies the essence of fine watchmaking: exquisite Arabic numerals, faceted appliqued hour markers, unique sword-shaped hands, thin case, smooth bezel, elegant arcs The lug-shaped lugs, every detail is once again perfectly interpreted in the Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronograph series.
Tireless innovation
   Since its debut at the 2015 Geneva International Horological Show, Montblanc’s heritage chronograph series has continuously launched a number of complex functions, such as patented external tourbillon chronograph, two-time watch, annual calendar watch, full calendar wrist Watches and a range of limited edition watches. This year, Montblanc once again introduced two fascinating masterpieces: one equipped with a self-developed calendar display complex function, and the other a perfect combination of annual calendar and timekeeping function.

Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Twincounter Calendar Watch
   The new Montblanc Heritage Precision Chronometer Twincounter calendar watch is equipped with a calendar complex developed by the Montblanc watchmaker. This unique feature is powered by the MB 24.23 automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours. This model uses a sub-dial instead of a traditional calendar window to achieve a very practical calendar display function. The sub-dial has been enlarged to the maximum extent to ensure that the date is clear and easy to read, and the blue steel calendar hands make the display more eye-catching.
   At 9 o’clock, there is a small seconds sub-dial, which corresponds to the calendar sub-dial. The blue-steel hands and red number ’60’ scale make the dial’s color tone more harmonious. The function of the second hand highlights Montblanc’s pursuit of precise timekeeping and explains the elegant design essence of the series.
   The design of the inherited precision chronograph series adheres to the spirit of the fine watchmaking legend Minerva Pythagore, and the new Twincounter calendar watch is inspired by the classic double chronograph design of the 1950s chronograph. The polished steel case with a diameter of 40 mm is only 9.85 mm thick, with external curved lugs and satin finish on the inside, which reflects Montblanc’s excellence in watchmaking details. The complex dial is even more design-oriented: the silver-white dial is decorated with a sunray pattern, faceted sword-shaped hands, rose gold-plated hour markers, and eye-catching Arabic numerals 12 and 6 scales. The top of the crown is embossed with Montblanc’s unique logo; the elegant alligator strap is made by Montblanc’s Pelletteria leather workshop in Florence, Italy.
   After the production is completed, the entire timepiece must pass a full 500 hours of rigorous real-world simulation testing before it can obtain the ‘Montblanc Lab 500 Hour Quality Test’ certification, ensuring that the timepiece is of quality and accurate.
   Montblanc’s new Twincounter calendars from the chronograph collection inherit the brand’s fine traditions, embodying Montblanc’s unremitting pursuit of precision, practical complications and advanced watchmaking aesthetics.

Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Annual Calendar Chronograph
   This year, Montblanc first introduced a chronograph with annual calendar function, which only needs to be set once a year at the end of February. Inspired by the first chronographs made by Minerva in the 1920s, this watch perfectly reproduces the watchmaking tradition.
   To ensure that the dial is clear and easy to read, Montblanc watch designers have unified the chronograph hands to blue, and the hour, minute, second and calendar function hands are plated in rose gold. The chronograph second hand is the center blue hand; the minute count is displayed by the chronograph dial at 9 o’clock, with sector scale; the hour display is at the chronograph dial at 6 o’clock. The week display of the annual calendar function is at 6 o’clock, the date is at 12 o’clock, and the month is at 9 o’clock. The 10 hands are driven by the automatic movement MB 25.09, which has a power reserve of 42 hours. Use the carefully equipped Montblanc’s dedicated adjustment needle to operate the four independent adjusters in the middle of the case for easy setting of the hands.
   At 3 o’clock, the chronograph dial introduces sophisticated moon phase display complication functions. The rose gold hands indicate four new moon phases with rose gold plating, including the new moon, first quarter moon, full moon, and second quarter moon, to show the moon phase cycle. The ingenious moon phase display is reminiscent of the long history of using the moon calendar to meet the timing requirements in ancient times, adding a finishing touch to the silver-white dial decorated with solar radiation.
   Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Annual Calendar Chronograph draws the essence of this series’ elegant elegance, using a polished 42 mm rose gold case, faceted sword-shaped hands, rose gold-plated hour markers and Arabic numerals. The timepiece is paired with a crocodile leather strap from Montblanc’s Florence Pelletteria leather workshop. Like other products in this series, the annual calendar chronograph has passed the rigorous ‘Montblanc Lab 500-hour Quality Test’.
Technical Parameters

 Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Twincounter Calendar Watch

Code: 114872
Movement model Movement MB 24.23
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement with date on hands
Sapphire Bearing 31
Power reserve: about 38 hours
Balance wheel
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer Flat
Display The hour and minute hands are in the center, the small second hand is at 9 o’clock, and the date is at 3 o’clock on the subdial.
Case Stainless steel, polished case, polished satin bezel
Crystal Anti-scratch, anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal
Back cover Stainless steel with sapphire crystal panel
Dimensions 40 mm diameter, 9.85 mm height
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Crown Stainless steel with embossed Montblanc emblem
DialSilver white dial with sunray pattern, faceted hour markers, rose gold-plated Arabic numerals 6 and 12
Degrees, rose gold-plated sword-shaped hour and minute hands, blue calendar hands, small blue seconds
Strap Black alligator leather strap by Montblanc Florence Pelletteria leather workshop with stainless steel triple folding clasp
500-hour quality test in Montblanc laboratory
Price € 2,790
Technical Parameters

 Montblanc Heritage Chronograph Annual Calendar Chronograph
Code: 114876
Caliber MB 25.09
Movement type Automatic mechanical movement with chronograph, annual calendar and moon phase display
Sapphire Bearing 42
Power reserve about 42 hours
Balance wheel
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Gossamer Flat
(Watch) Display The hour and minute hands are in the center, the small seconds hand is at 12 o’clock, the month hand is at 9 o’clock, the day hand is at 6 o’clock, the date hand is at 12 o’clock, and the moon phase is indicated by the hands on the sub dial at 3 o’clock
(Timekeeping) 30-minute and 12-hour timers
Features The calendar function is easy to adjust, and each function can be operated using the dedicated adjustment needle provided with the timepiece. Independent adjuster settings
Case 18K rose gold (5N), polished case
Crystal Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective dome sapphire crystal
18K Rose Gold (5N) with Sapphire Crystal Panel
Dimensions 42 mm diameter, 13.83 mm height
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Crown 18K rose gold (5N) with embossed Montblanc logo
Dial Silver white dial with sunray pattern, faceted hour markers, rose gold plated Arabic numerals 12 scale, rose gold plated sword-shaped hour and minute hands, rose gold plated hands, blue steel chronograph hands
Strap Black alligator leather strap by Montblanc Florence Pelletteria leather workshop with 18K rose gold (5N) pin buckle
500-hour quality test in Montblanc laboratory
Price € 18,900


Core’ Companionship, Thank You Tas Swiss Mido Thanksgiving Watch Recommended

You are not alone on your way to dreams,
It may be a concern from parents, a chat with a close friend, or a hug from a partner,
It has become a little bit of starlight that accompanies you closely along the way.
Every love should be well kept, and every encounter is worth remembering.
On Thanksgiving, express your most sincere and warm emotions without reservation!
A hug, a smile, and a watch are the expressions that most use ‘core’,
The TAs who are always with you,
Keep in mind the tenderness.
Thankful for San Chunhui: Gentle and Intellectual
   Mother should be the first person we think of on Thanksgiving. There is no bit of detail at all, she takes care of every time, since she gave us life, she has accompanied our growth and life day after day. Mother’s love is like the warm sunshine in the spring, gentle and delicate, soft and firm, giving us unlimited strength. Years will leave a mark on her face, but what will never change in our hearts is her gentle smile. Swiss Mido Bruna series colorful mother-of-pearl watches use white mother-of-pearl and full-polished 316L stainless steel, perfectly blending softness and rigidity, as delicate and strong as the mother loves us.

   This watch is inspired by the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Thanks to the smooth and rounded outline of the concert hall, it has a simple but atmospheric shape. Leaf-shaped hands and Roman numerals add a lot of classic design charm to it. Equipped with Mido Caliber 80 automatic mechanical movement, it can store up to 80 hours of kinetic energy. Whether it is daily work or leisure occasions, the gentle temperament of mothers after years of sedimentation can be vividly displayed with the unique charm of mature women exuded between hands.
Thanks for those powerful hands: calm and impatient

   Father is our eternal hero in our eyes. He is omnipotent and never complains. Whenever he encounters a difficult thing, he will help us resolve it. As a kid, he taught us to ride a bicycle. When he grows up, he is the opener of our lives. My father’s love is as steady as the mountain, as vast as the sea. Whenever we have his solid shoulders, we feel at ease. The Swiss Mido Commander Series Observatory Certified Long Kinetic Men’s Watch has a blue dial as deep as the sea, and a strong and robust 316L stainless steel strap.

   The Swiss Mido Commander Series Observatory Certified Long Kinetic Men’s Watch showcases the delicate structure of the French Eiffel Tower on the wrist. The calm blue dial and 316L stainless steel strap interpret the depth and firmness of a father. Equipped with Caliber 80 Observatory-certified fully automatic mechanical movement, it can store up to 80 hours of kinetic energy. The white Super-LumiNova® hour and minute hands are guaranteed to become a navigator through the dark at night, showing the extraordinary demeanor of his father.
Thanks for that firm embrace: brave and quiet
   How fortunate was the little princess who walked alone on the road of growth and encountered a ‘he’ who could share the hardships and tolerate all his willfulness and petty temperament. Thick shoulders, warm arms, become a haven for you at every lonely moment, and become a hot light in winter. He will be a brave knight fighting the evil dragon alone, and a quiet prince with glass shoes. In the days together, he will give you a unique sense of security. At a special moment on Thanksgiving, let the Swiss Mido Commander series silicon hairspring long kinetic astronomical observatory certified men’s watch express the gratitude that you are ashamed to say, and engraved the love that never expires on your wrist.

   This watch is equipped with Caliber 80 silicon gossamer-certified fully automatic mechanical movement, which can store up to 80 hours of kinetic energy. Its ‘silicon hairspring’ material, in addition to enhancing the anti-magnetic and shock-proof characteristics, can provide longer-term accuracy than ordinary hairsprings, bringing extraordinary and stable performance. Anthracite grey satin-polished sunburst dial set against a delicate, satin-polished stainless steel case, like a starry night sky, has a quiet but warm power. The ingenious satin-polished Milanese woven strap makes this watch elegant and refined in its robustness.
Gratitude and deep friendship: warmth follows
   The world is so big, there will always be an irreplaceable friend. Even if you span several time zones, after many years, they will always maintain the same frequency as you. The stars we counted together, the heavy rain we waited for, and the nights where we exchanged our minds, all turned into beautiful sunsets at the bottom of our hearts, like a treasure sinking into the ocean floor. Inspired by the minimalist shape of Milan’s neoclassical architecture Emmanuel II’s arcade, the Berenceli series silicon hairspring long kinetic watch has a light and warm design as a gift for your close friend who has accompanied you through the long years Just right.

   The off-white dial, echoes the satin-polished 316L stainless steel case and 18K gold bezel, and the 316L stainless steel strap radiates a bright and radiant luster like the winter sun. At the same time, this watch is equipped with Caliber 80 silicon hairspring observatory certified fully automatic mechanical movement, which can store up to 80 hours of kinetic energy, guarding every precious bit of you and TA. The Berenceli series silicon gossamer long kinetic watch perfectly unifies the simple and light design lines with the warm golden elements, and slowly transfers the irreplaceable warmth from the wrist.


Certina Ds-8 Xingyue Series Moon Phase Chronograph Warm Evergreen Complete Moon Phase Information

The new Certina DS-8 Xingyue series moon phase chronograph uses a PVD-plated rose gold case, and the warm colors show the elegance of the watch. Like its unique front model, the new model is also equipped with a high-precision PrecidriveTM movement and uses a unique timing device layout. The new black dial adds a touch of unique elegance and sharp contrast to the new watch, creating a gorgeous beauty with a rose gold case and an elegant crocodile leather strap.
  Inspired by the mysterious color of the moon and the quiet and timeless precision, the Certina DS-8 moon phase chronograph has been favored by watch lovers for decades. The newly launched DS-8 watch is ingenious in the layout of the chronograph. Certina designers have matched this with a contrasting black dial for a refined and elegant effect. Inside the watch is a high-precision PrecidriveTM movement.

   The precision frosted black sun dial is equipped with an easy-to-read date window at 4 o’clock. The slender hour and minute hands and large-size multi-faceted hour markers are PVD-coated with rose gold, and modified with luminous materials to show the atmosphere. Guarantees excellent legibility in a variety of lighting conditions. All chronographs are cleverly laid out. A window in the 60-minute counter displays 12-hour timing information, while the 60-second timing information is displayed through the central long second hand. In this way, the complete moon phase information, including the monthly transport cycle and average cycle time, can be displayed in a dedicated time dial at 10 o’clock.
   The warm tone of the PVD rose gold-plated case contrasts with the black background of the dial, and complements the various components, matching bezels, crowns and buttons that are also made of PVD rose gold. The stylish 42mm size makes the DS-8 moon phase chronograph very decent whether it is worn during the day or night, but considering the design of the black textured leather strap and the two-button folding buckle, if it is matched with a premium business suit , Especially show grace.
   Also as indicated by the ‘DS’ letters engraved on the crown tip, Certina’s DS-8 moon phase chronograph is built with the famous double insurance concept. Sapphire crystal glass with anti-glare treatment on both sides for clear readability. The DS-8 moon phase chronograph is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters), and the back of the case has the historic CERTINA turtle mark, further highlighting the watch’s high reliability and long life.
Technical data
Movement: Swiss-made ETA G10.962 BH PRD Precidrive ™ quartz movement, 12-hour, 60-minute, 60-second chronograph function, moon phase and average cycle time indicator, hour, minute, small seconds, date
Case: polished 316L stainless steel, frosted lugs, PVD rose gold plating, diameter 42 mm
Dial: Black, precision matte sunburst, luminous PVD rose gold-plated hands and hour markers
Water resistance: Water resistance up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Mirror: Sapphire crystal glass, anti-glare treatment on both sides
Crown: Letter ‘DS’ on top of crown (double insurance)
Strap: Black alligator leather strap, two-button butterfly buckle
Features: DS (double insurance), with turtle logo printed on the back cover
Reference number: C033.450.36.051.00
Retail price to be determined