Month: July 2012

2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Grand Finale Scottish Player Stephen Gallacher Wins The Laurel Crown

February 3, 2013, Dubai time, the 24th edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic ended wonderfully. On the day of the final, the audience at the Emirates Golf Club was full, and after an exciting and fierce competition on the field, Scottish player Stephen Gallacher finally achieved a spectacular victory and successfully won the championship. The trophy is in the bag. So far, Gallacher has participated in more than 400 European Tour, this is his second time to win the championship. In this tournament, the Scot finished with a total score of 22 below par. On the day of the decisive battle, he and South African golfer Richard Sterne took turns to lead several times, but an eagle captured on the 16th hole became the key to his final victory.

   In addition to the championship trophy and prize money, Gallagher also received an Omega Seahorse Aqua Terra calendar.

   Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, Vice President and Global Sales Director of Omega, said, ‘On behalf of Omega, I congratulate Steven for his outstanding performance and impressive record. In the Dubai Desert Classic this year, the top ten results include people from the world. Golfers on all continents prove that golf has become a truly global sport, and Omega is looking forward to 2016’s return to the Olympics. ‘

   In this event, two Omega golf celebrities ambassadors-Spanish superstar Sergio Garcia and South Korean teenager Sy Noh also participated in the competition. Both performed very well, and Garcia finally scored 11 under par, while Lu Chenglie finished with only one shot behind him. As the title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic, Omega has set up a VIP lounge on the court, which overlooks the 18th hole and the green. South Korean teenager Lu Chenglie came to the scene and had a good talk with the guests.

   For a long time, Omega has strongly supported the development of golf in Dubai. The Dubai Desert Classic is held annually at the Emirates Golf Club. Since its establishment in 1989, Omega has been its sponsoring partner. In addition, Omega has also named the Dubai Ladies Masters continuously for the past 5 years. Masters). At the same time, Omega is continuously committed to promoting the development of golf worldwide and providing sponsorship support for other important sports events.


Beauty Time Bowman Fairy Arabesques Watch

Baumann understands that the time of contemporary women is extremely valuable, and the way in which they dominate it has nothing to do with others. It is for this reason that the Balmain Fairy Arabesques series has set up a circular revolving door, so that the passage of time no longer falls into the eyes of spying. This is a clever fusion of Swiss precision timekeeping and modern jewelry design. The relationship is beautiful and lasting.

   The theme of the Secret Fairytale Garden incorporates eight members of the feminine series. The iconic Bowman metal arabesque spreads over the dial and lugs, like a flowing double leaf decoration on a marble double chair or romantic sculpture. In this background, the two tapered pointers slowly moved against the background of fashionable black or pure white, quietly telling the passage of time. On four watches, 44 Wesselton diamonds outline the mysterious ‘revolving door’ located in the center of the watch.

   Each Fairy Arabesques watch displays a strong personality. The ingenious design of this watch’s strap allows the elaborate curved case to fit the wrist comfortably, even on the thinnest wrist. These Swiss-made timepieces are key to quality and equipped with sapphire crystal glass, able to adapt to the pace of multi-tasking lifestyle. Its heart position is equipped with an accurate ETA 901.001 movement. Play a hide-and-seek game with time and feel more attractive than ever.

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Iwc, Panerai And Lange Open New Boutiques In Chicago

IWC, Panerai and Lange (A. Lange & Söhne) announced the opening of new boutiques in Chicago. Three stores are located on Chicago’s Gold Coast, steps from Oak Street Beach. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, nicknamed ‘Wind City’, with a resident population of millions, attracting 35 million visitors each year, a passionate collector community and a strong watch culture atmosphere. Choose to take root in this important city. Three boutiques are located at the Waldorf Astoria at 11 East Walton Street and are operated by Burdeen’s Jewelry. Burdeen’s Jewelry has served the Chicago area since 1980.

   For IWC, this is the brand’s ninth in the United States and the first boutique in Chicago. The brand-new storefront adopts the representative IWC elegant design, soft beige tones and dark wood decoration, creating a resolute and warm atmosphere, providing the perfect place to present the six IWC watches.

   The iconic pilot series brings the aviation dream to your wrist; the timeless and elegant Portuguese series, a symbol of complex and fine watchmaking; the refined and elegant Portofino series, which reflects the Italian leisure lifestyle; both functional and sporty The marine timepiece series is a reliable companion for underwater and land adventures; the sporty and elegant engineer series is inspired by classic car racing and antique cars; and the beautiful Da Vinci series is the watchmaking IWC watchmaker. The combination of innovative spirit and extraordinary aesthetics.

   The new Panerai boutique covers an area of ​​55 square meters, following the theme of all other Panerai boutiques, telling the historical story and brand genes of Italy’s leading luxury sports watchmaker. This is the first boutique designed by AlvaroMagini, the new creative director of Panerai. At the same time, AlvaroMagini is also the first creative director in the history of Panerai. The materials used in the boutique include polished Caracata marble from Tuscany, polished brass, bronze, sessile oak and special glass, all of which clearly point to the marine world and the brand’s roots in the glory of the Italian Navy history. Many decorative elements in the store are reminiscent of the survival tools that Panerai created for the heroic Italian frogman unit from the 1930s to the 1950s.

   A visual focus in the store is Panerai’s iconic life-size fluorescent clock; this image has become synonymous with the brand’s history of pioneering innovation in the field of underwater exploration. Previously, Panerai had 14 boutiques in the United States, and Chicago’s new store is the brand’s 15th in the United States and the 85th in the world.

   For Lange, this is the brand’s fifth boutique in the United States and the first boutique in North America to adopt a new interior design concept. The Lange boutique’s architectural approach combines skills, materials and craftsmanship to form a coherent whole. At the same time, the distinctive structured functions, space effects and ultimate craftsmanship of each Lange timepiece are vividly reflected.

   Pure materials, clear lines and hand-crafted details are reminiscent of Lange’s values. The sales area has been carefully designed to open up a whole new perspective. After New York, Miami, Palm Beach and Costa Mesa, the new Chicago store became Lange’s fifth in the United States and the 27th boutique in the world. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)


This Time Between Blancpain And Rolex, I Chose Blancpain

It is not too late to get to the topic. Recently, I have tossed a few watches in and out, and the Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE I got just a few days ago is the most heartwarming one, because I struggled for several days before buying this watch.

This time, between Rolex and Blancpain, I chose Blancpain.

   Men rarely get tangled when buying things, they see it, give money, take things away, and don’t grind. This time, I rarely tangled because of shopping, and finally got tangled because of Blancpain and Rolex. Most people tangled Blancpain 50 Rolex and Rolex are tangled water ghosts. But it wasn’t the water ghosts that made me uncertain a few days ago, but Rolex’s new platinum ring DJ 126334 using the new 3235 movement. The public price of Blancpain 50SBATHYSCAPHE and Rolex DJ 126334 is almost the same, both are more than 70,000 yuan. Both watches are relatively new styles. Although the two watches are not a type, I like them very much, so it is difficult to decide for a while. Later, after thinking about 2-3 days, I decided to buy 50 yuan. The main reason is that Rolex is everywhere, and you can buy it at any time, not at this time. In addition, Rolex also bought a few, not bad for this one. Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE This watch has been very hot for two years, and it has not poisoned me too much. Buy Blancpain (Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is the watch with the Chinese name “Deep Submersible”).

Rolex 126334 (above) and Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE (below) struggled for two days and chose Blancpain.
I wanted to buy steel, but I bought titanium.

   As you all know, Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE has three kinds of shells, steel shell, titanium shell, ceramic shell. I want to buy steel, because although the ceramic case is wear-resistant (the hardness of Blancpain ceramics is 10 times that of stainless steel), the surface of the ceramic case is scratched and broken, and it is more troublesome to repair than the steel case. Some players broke the news before, saying that changing a ceramic case is basically the price of a new watch. In fact, it is not so exaggerated. I later learned from Blancpain that the ceramic case is about 20,000 yuan. However, I am poor, so I still care about this money. The steel shell is not afraid of bumping and touching, it can be re-polished and brushed if there are scratches. Although the titanium shell is not too afraid of bumping, the titanium shell is not easy to re-brush and wire drawing. So I want a steel shell. But later in the process of looking for a watch, I found that the price of the titanium case is very good. The public price of the titanium case is more than 80,000. I think the actual price is very valuable, and I finally bought the titanium case.

Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE has three kinds of shells, steel shell, titanium shell, ceramic shell. The black disk is titanium and the gray disk is steel.
   In addition, I would like to talk about the price of buying a watch. When I wrote the market price of some watches, some players said, ‘I have never seen such a low price for your price’; ‘If you have this price, give me a car’. Because everyone’s way of looking at and buying watches is different, many players either go to domestic and foreign specialty stores, or through purchasing. I don’t go to specialty stores or buy anything, so the price of buying a watch will be lower than these methods. New players please look for specialty stores (guaranteed), old players please show their magic.
I have always lamented the low-key of Bathyscape.

   Long before I got the Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE, I was sighed by the low-key of this watch. After I got this watch, the feeling deepened again.

Looks like a watch with a strong sense of tooling. In fact, the materials are very luxurious and hidden.
   Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is a luxury sports watch, but it hides the ‘luxury’. Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is a tool watch (professional diving watch), with a strong sense of professionalism and tooling, instead of polishing and brushing the combination of the case and bracelet, as well as the dial, watch The ring treatment puts the sense of luxury directly outside the watch. The luxury of BATHYSCAPHE is in the watch. K-gold hands, K-gold hour markers, K-gold auto-tortoise, K-gold auto-tortoise intentionally plated in black. The matte titanium case, especially the lugs, has been polished at various angles. With a magnifying glass on the 1315 movement, you can see that all the edges of the movement, the screws, and the gears have been polished. I once saw a foreign player write ‘BATHYSCAPHE’s second hand is a work of art’. The hands of this watch are polished very well, completely black polish, that is, polished to the point where it can no longer reflect light of any color. From the front, it has become black, which is impressive. Unlike the highly recognizable water ghosts and imperial oaks, Blancpain 50 噚 looks like ‘normal’, but the city is very deep.

The 1315 self-winding movement used by Blancpain 50YBATHYSCAPHE. The picture above shows the 1315 movement without the automatic top.
Although I don’t value the technical configuration of the watch, the configuration of BATHYSCAPHE is indeed higher than most luxury sports watches.

   Technical configuration For the watch, I think it is like the technical configuration on the car. Such as LCD instrument panel, head-up display, 360-degree ring shadow, and line assistance. These technology configurations have nothing to do with the engine, gearbox, and chassis, but they can indeed increase the value of the car and bring satisfaction (of course, some people like these, others find it useless). The configuration of Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is indeed high. Ceramic bezel, the scale on the ceramic ring is liquid metal (wear-resistant, does not fade). The case of the titanium case version is ceramicized titanium. After the titanium has been treated, a ceramic film (abrasion resistance) is formed on the titanium case. The 1315 movement has 3 mainsprings, 120 hours and 5 days of power, no card adjustment, fine adjustment by K gold square head screws on the balance wheel, and silicon spring (anti-magnetic). In the luxury sports watches of the same level, there should be no watches equipped with more than 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE. Even if Rolex uses the new generation of the new letter 3235 caliber sea ambassador, many configurations can not reach 50 噚. Therefore, besides ‘Hundred Years King Fei’ and ‘The Strongest Fighting Force’, I also empathize with ‘Heaven and Earth Conscience’ as true love. (Each person values ​​the watch differently. Some people value the technical data, and some people don’t.

Ceramic disc Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE with blue circle and blue circle.
A few details that please me.

First, I really like the BATHYSCAPHE watch. As we all know, Rolex’s watch glass is convex, a bit higher than the bezel. So Rolex’s glass is very easy to poke. A lot of times I don’t know how to sting. Wearing it for a long time, there is a slight burr on the glass, and a pit on the other, which affects the appearance of the watch. The only solution is to change the glass. I’ve always wondered why the glass is made a bit higher … The mirror and bezel of the Blancpain BATHYSCAPHE are flat so that it won’t get into the glass. This is very good.
Secondly, I like the crown of BATHYSCAPHE very much. The crown of the BATHYSCAPHE is very large, and it is screwed back after unlocking. Some watches have locks, but the crown is very small. After unlocking, it is difficult to turn it back. It wo n’t be screwed for a long time. The crown of the Blancpain BATHYSCAPHE works well.

Third, I like the 120-hour power of the 1315 movement and can go for 5 days. Some power watches only have 2 days (about 48 hours), and stop without wearing for 2 days. If there is only one watch, this is fine. However, if there are several watches, each time you pick up a watch, you must adjust the time and date again, which is very troublesome. BATHYSCAPHE has 5 days of motivation. If you don’t wear it for a few more days, pick it up and walk around, and wear it directly.

   At the same time, please pay attention to the strap (except everyone). Blancpain BATHYSCAPHE uses adhesive tape for nautical canvas outsourcing. This can make this watch have a strong sense of formality, easy to match shirts and dresses (some foreign enthusiasts call this watch a vintage diving style dress watch, I think it makes sense). But the tape itself will consume a lot of money. In addition, the BATHYSCAPHE watch is very sharp in all corners, and the buckle is also very sharp. Players who are concerned should pay more attention.

The public price of Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is between the Royal Oak and Water Ghost, filling the gap and in a good position.
The Blancpain 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE is in an excellent position.

   Since the first few years of Blancpain’s BATHYSCAPHE, BATHYSCAPHE has been on fire. BATHYSCAPHE is in a good position. The price is cheaper than the 45mm classic 50 噚, and the public price is less than 100,000. The steel shell version of this watch is 79500, the titanium case is 87500, and the ceramic case is 98000 (in addition, there is a gold case version with a price of 191,000). The price from more than 70,000 to nearly 100,000 is at Rolex. Between Ghost and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, it fills a void in luxury sports watches. Because there are too many Rolex water ghosts on the market, I did n’t choose to change the taste before. Now, brothers who do n’t feel water ghosts can get 50 噚 BATHYSCAPHE (Although I am also a laborer, I only like water ghost).


The Export Value Of Swiss Watches In July Is Now Increasing, Hong Kong Market Trend Is Better

The Swiss Federation of Clocks and Watches announced that the value of Swiss watches in July increased by 2.2% year-on-year to 2.02 billion Swiss francs. The report shows that the Chinese market is still declining, but the Hong Kong market has stopped the sharp decline in the past few months Trend to maintain its position as the largest market with greater advantages. This article analyzes several reasons why the Hong Kong market trend is better.

 Swiss Federation of Watches and Clocks announces that the value of Swiss watch exports in July increased by 2.2% year-on-year to 2.02 billion Swiss francs. This is the first time that the organization recorded an export value of more than 2 billion Swiss francs in July, making July a historical export. The fourth highest month. Swiss watch export values ​​in May and June recorded year-on-year decreases of 3.9% and 3.1% respectively.

 Citibank analyst Thomas Chauvet pointed out that the July rebound showed a further normalization of the export market: ‘We believe that weak demand for high-end watches in mainland China will limit dealers’ willingness to purchase, while retail terminal sales in Hong Kong and Macau have begun to recover.’

 The value of Swiss watch exports in July was 1,914.8 million Swiss francs, an increase of 1.9% over the same period last year. The export value of other categories of products increased by 6% year-on-year to 105.3 million Swiss francs.

 After a brief increase in June (a year-on-year increase of 10.6%), Swiss watch’s export value to China fell again in July, falling 9.7% year-on-year to 111.3 million Swiss francs. It was also surpassed by Italy, Germany and France to Switzerland. The export market ranked sixth, and its export share also fell from 6.7% in June to 5.6% in July, showing signs of decline. Hong Kong stopped the sharp decline in the past few months (the decline in May and June was more than 15%). The value of exports in July fell by only 0.9% compared with the same period of last year. Together with the United States, it maintained its first and second largest markets with a large advantage. status. Italy and Germany recorded year-on-year increases of 9.8% and 13.2%, respectively, while France dropped 18.1% from the same period last year.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre dark blue bi-plane three-axis tourbillon watch

 Once upon a time, the Chinese market supported half of the sales of Swiss watches. The demand and consumption power of Swiss watches in the Chinese market made many Swiss watch brands speed up the pace of entering the Chinese market and take pride in opening stores in China. However, the market orientation under the market economy is affected by various factors. One of the actions of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption action at the end of 2012 was to combat the giving of expensive gifts. This directly caused the haze of Swiss watch exports to China from the end of 2012 to 2013. Export data in recent months have further confirmed that signs of decline in the Chinese market have continued.

 In contrast to the Hong Kong market, as a free trade area, international goods have preferential tax reduction and exemption policies in the Hong Kong market, goods are easier to import, and prices are cheaper because of preferential international taxes and fees. The Swiss Watch Association announced that the Swiss watch in July stopped the sharp decline in the past few months in Hong Kong and ranked first in Swiss watch sales. The main reasons are as follows:

 The openness of Hong Kong to mainland tourists is the main reason for the growth of Hong Kong’s retail industry, which has also boosted the sales of Swiss watches exported to Hong Kong. In July, it is China’s summer holiday and peak tourist season. Many tourists travel to Hong Kong from the mainland to travel and consume. Mainland travelers have always regarded Hong Kong as an important distribution center for luxury purchases in China, in addition to direct purchases abroad. Swiss watches, as one of the luxury goods that Chinese people have always loved, are quick and convenient to buy Swiss watches in Hong Kong during holidays. Therefore, the stoppage of the value of Swiss watches to Hong Kong in July was also affected by the peak tourist season in July, and the influx of mainland tourists and consumption were not related.

 In addition, although the world economy is still in a depressed environment, the Asian market is still the largest consumer market for Swiss watches, and many European brands have set their sights on the Asian market. Therefore, the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon (SIHH) Exhibiting Committee will host the first Haute Horlogerie exhibition entitled “Clocks and Miracles” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 25th to 28th, 2013. The tradition and innovation of the watch industry.

 Many Swiss watch brands have made strong publicity work for the Haute Horlogerie show as early as June and July. As the host of the first Asian Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, Hong Kong will also serve as a business card to promote the image of the city. Watch markets in Asia and watch enthusiasts will also gather in Hong Kong. This is self-evident for the favorable factors brought by the recent Swiss watch sales in Hong Kong.

 Another reason is that Swiss watches have established a brand image in the minds of consumers over the years-precise timekeeping and quality assurance. These deep-rooted brand images have brought a huge fan base to Swiss watches and passed on to consumers. China is constantly expanding. This kind of understanding of the brand will not be changed because of the depression of the world economic environment. Although the Chinese market is in a state of decline, it is not difficult to find that the first Asian Fine Watch Fair was chosen to be held in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s market position as a free trade area is obvious. Although China now suppresses the consumption of some watches under the policy, China’s huge consumer group is still a delicious scent for Swiss watches.