Month: October 2017

Lange Launches Saxonia White Gold Grey Dial Annual Calendar Watch Us Boutique Special Limited Edition

Lange (A. Lange & Söhne) launched a new limited edition of the new Saxonia white gold gray dial annual calendar watch for the US market. For the first time, a gray dial with white hour markers and large calendar display. In addition, the oscillating weight ‘A. Lange & Söhne’ was also treated with black rhodium plating for the first time. This watch is designed for the US market. It is made of 18K white gold and has a diameter of 38.5 mm. It is only available in New York, Miami and Costa Mesa boutiques, with a limited edition of 25 pieces.

   In addition to the above changes, this watch is faithful to the classic design. The watch has hour, minute, small second, annual calendar (month, week, date) and moon phase display functions. The date display only needs to be adjusted once a year at the end of February, and the moon phase display can run accurately for 122.6 years. Equipped with L.085.1 self-winding movement, it can provide 46 hours power reserve. Equipped with Lange’s patented automatic zero-setting device, just pull the crown, the movement will be suspended, and the second hand will be automatically reset to set the time conveniently and accurately. The 21K gold oscillating weight is equipped with a platinum centrifugal wheel to increase inertia and a two-way winding to provide sufficient power for the watch. The ‘A. Lange & Söhne’ logo is black rhodium-plated around. For the golden look, the rotor has also been rounded for the first time.

   The silver grey dial is decorated with rhodium-plated hands, and the sub-dials are located at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The balanced layout provides perfect interpretation, which is also a constant feature of Lange watches. This watch comes with a bright blue alligator strap. Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can admire the precision movement of the movement, as well as Lange’s famous superb finishing. All parts are hand-polished and decorated, the balance bridge is hand-carved, and the 3/4 plywood is made of untreated German silver. The Lange Saxonia white gold gray dial calendar watch in the US boutique special limited edition price of 54,500 US dollars, equivalent to about 350,000 yuan.
Technical specifications
Lange Saxonia White Gold Grey Dial Annual Watch Special Limited Edition
Model: 330.039
Diameter: 38.5 mm
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Case material: 18K white gold
Dial color: silver grey plate
Time scale: Inlaid platinum rod
Chain strap: Bright blue alligator leather strap with 18K white gold buckle
Movement: L.085.1 movement
Functions: hour, minute, small second, annual calendar (month, week, date), moon phase
Diameter: 30.4 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Power reserve: 46 hours
Winding: Automatic, Pearl Tuo
Vibration frequency: 21,600 times / hour (3 Hz)
Gems: 43
Parts: 476
Supplementary note: combined with zero reset function and stop-seconds device, the splint and bridge are made of untreated German silver
Price: $ 54,500, equivalent to about RMB 350,000
Limited: 25 pieces
On sale: Lange New York, Miami and Costa Mesa boutiques


Blancpain: I Love You In Time

Time is the best proof of love. In the warmest and most romantic festival of the year, Blancpain has launched ultra-thin women’s watch series, which interprets love and passion with vivid shapes and colors.

   Blancpain’s limited edition Valentine’s Day watch in 2017 uses symbolic details to decorate the theme of traditional Valentine’s Day. The watch’s steel bezel and lugs are set with 68 diamonds, and the mother-of-pearl dial is set with 8 diamonds. The tip of the second hand is specially designed with red arrows. Red represents passion, and the red arrow of love symbolizes penetration Time reaches people’s hearts. At 12 o’clock, the watch is decorated with a red heart inlaid with 19 bread-shaped cut rubies, which contrasts with the soft light dial. Bread-shaped cuts were prevalent in the Art Deco period and were widely used in jewellery. They have occasionally appeared on watch dials in recent years. The top of the gemstone is a convex circular arc surface, which allows the light to penetrate the gemstone more fully, thereby enhancing the dial’s brilliance. The ruby ​​pavilion is faceted to better refract light.

   Through the back of the sapphire crystal on the case back, you can see the special openwork white gold oscillating weight. Its polished decoration uses a variety of different techniques: strip and ring Geneva wave, snail bevel and polished corners. The comprehensive application of these delicate and complicated grinding procedures to the rotor shows the Blancpain’s comprehensive mastery of fine watchmaking. In addition, the rotor is also engraved with a Blancpain logo, which reflects the dial design elements, and also uses the romantic love color of red.
Tempering aesthetic performance, sharpening technology for refinement
   Blancpain’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Limited Watch is equipped with a self-winding Cal.913 movement specially designed for women’s collections, with a 40-hour power reserve. The beryllium bronze balance wheel is equipped with fine adjustment screws and a silicon hairspring. Silicon is an important innovative material for the watchmaking industry, with several key attributes: low density (making the hairspring itself extremely lightweight), collision resistance, and complete immunity from magnetic fields. These attributes ensure that the hairspring can maintain a nearly perfect concentric circular structure, thereby improving the isochronous performance of the movement and thus the accuracy of the watch.

   In order to meet different personal tastes and matching needs, Blancpain’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Limited Watch is equipped with two replaceable alligator leather straps, one in red and the other in white. Limited edition of 99 watches, each engraved with a unique number.