Endless passion for excellence and a pioneering spirit of boldness have made Cartier’s wonderful self-transcendence again! Recently, the world’s leading watchmaker Cartier launched the Calibre de Cartier men’s watch equipped with Cartier’s first self-winding mechanical movement, creating a watch model that combines watchmaking craftsmanship and ultimate design.
Since then, Cartier, with its rigorous attitude of excellence and pursuit of extremes, has realized the entire process of self-made movements from design, research and development, retouching, assembly to mass production, adding glory to its outstanding century of watchmaking.
The new masterpiece Calibre de Cartier is equipped with the 1904MC movement, which remembers the world’s first wristwatch created by Cartier in 1904, and is full of ambitious future; meanwhile, the series continues In keeping with Cartier’s consistent modern design aesthetics, the masculine charm of men is revealed with a wonderful balance of power and beauty. The Calibre de Cartier watch is a perfect fusion of profound watchmaking skills and exquisite design, which confirms Cartier’s enduring watch legend. Needless to say, this series will become another classic of Cartier after the trend of Santos, Tank, Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches.
1904MC movement-the birthday of the world watch
As Cartier’s first self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre de Cartier’s glorious 1904MC movement not only showcases the latest achievements of Cartier’s watchmaking technology, but also a gift to the birth of the world watch.
In 1904, the birth of the world’s first wristwatch, Cartier Santos, brought the global watch industry into a new era of modernization. In the name of this landmark era, the 1904MC movement inherited the courage to make breakthroughs more than 100 years ago, and condenses this great tradition that was devoted to research and development in the watch industry for more than 100 years. Each vibration of the balance wheel symbolizes Cartier’s tireless exploration and advancement in each step of the professional characterization.
The 1904 MC movement combines technicality and aesthetics, perfectly meeting the highest requirements of Cartier watchmaking. This new movement with a diameter of 11 cm has a double barrel inside, and is equipped with a precise adjustment system and a stop-second device to achieve fine adjustment of the movement and ensure accurate timing under any conditions. ; A ceramic ball bearing system is installed at the center of the movement wheel to ensure stable operation when subjected to strong external force; a novel pawl system replaces the traditional reversing wheel as an automatic winding mechanism, which greatly improves the winding Chain speed, and the use of an innovative two-way winding system makes the movement more comfortable to wind the movement and provide kinetic energy; with the eternal pursuit of beauty, the movement’s upper bridge and the movement are decorated with classics The smooth côtes de Genève decoration, even the watch face hidden under the movement parts, is still polished with a circular texture, striving for perfection and perfection.
Accurate travel time, stable performance, innovative winding system, and exquisite detailed design are unified in this first self-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured by Cartier. It contains Cartier’s tradition of extreme innovation for more than a century, adhering to the infinite pursuit and firm confidence in high-end watchmaking technology, adding glory to the ‘pioneer of watchmaking’ for more than 100 years.
Ultimate Design-Subtle Harmony of Power and Beauty
Cartier Watch Workshop
Drawing on Cartier’s profound watchmaking essence, the new Calibre de Cartier men’s watch, with its overall modern design and detail retouching, has created a wonderful balance of power and beauty for men.
The thick and solid case, the three-dimensional raised bezel, the powerful large-diameter dial, and the oversized Roman time scale XII on the dial show the masculine atmosphere of men; at the same time, the soft and smooth bezel is 28 degrees Naturally inclined, it transitions to a dial decorated with curved grain patterns through 120 fine scales, supplementing the atmospheric pen and ink with exquisite and detailed details, which is surprising. On the dial, the fan-shaped calendar window at the three o’clock position is full of retro atmosphere; on the other side of the watch, the transparent sapphire crystal case back gives a glimpse of the exquisite decoration of the movement-Cartier’s amazing watchmaking craftsmanship Allow time to condense, and even fascinate watch lovers.
In addition, the Calibre de Cartier men’s watch has achieved a wonderful internal and external response. The 120 precision scales on the dial are reminiscent of the meticulous movement gears, while the novel and unique movement design in the transparent case back becomes the perfect sublimation of the masculine appearance; At the same time, Cartier also takes into account the comfort of wearing, according to ergonomics The four lugs designed according to the theoretical principle perfectly fit the curve of the wrist, as comfortable and natural as the second layer of skin, creating an excellent wearing experience.
Calibre de Cartier and the movement are like a gentleman of a new age, masculine and subtle.
Carrying on the outstanding spirit of innovation and distinguished masters, Cartier has always strived to combine watchmaking technology with design aesthetics, and has indisputably achieved the honor of its high-end watchmaker. A fusion of classic and innovative design elements, it will definitely go down in history and become another important member of the Cartier watch family, once again demonstrating Cardia’s tireless research on watchmaking mechanical technology and its ambitious future.
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and the jewellery and watch brand Cartier Cartier have collaborated to hold an exhibition entitled ‘Cartier Time Art’ at the Museum Bellerive in Switzerland from August 26th to November 6th. Cartier Cartier Time Art exhibition poster Cartier Exhibition creative exhibition will present Cartier Cartier more than 100 ancient watches and 20 modern fine watch exhibitions will present Cartier’s historical development in the form of high-tech
The exhibition will present Cartier Cartier with more than 100 ancient watches and 20 modern fine watches, including 1923 Large Portique Mystery Clock, Tank à Guichets, Rotonde de Cartier Astrorégulateur and Cartier ID One Etc., and each watch is accompanied by illustrations that explain its inspiration, history, history, and its uniqueness. In addition, the exhibition will present Cartier’s historical development in the form of 3D movies.
Exhibition Museum: Museum Bellerive, Switzerland
Exhibition address: 3 Höschgasse street, Zurich, Switzerland
Exhibition time: August 26, 2011 — August 6, 2011
TAG Heuer has always been known as a model of Swiss avant-garde precision watchmaking. It insists on creating precise timing tools and exquisite watches. TAG Heuer FORMULA 1 (F1 series) is a classic sports watch series, this series of watches combined with F 1 sports inspiration, dynamic and stylish. Today, the watch house brings a special edition of the Tag Heuer tribute to driver Elton Senna F 1 series chronograph, the official watch model: CAZ1012.BA0883.
Elton Senna is a well-known Brazilian driver who has won the Formula 1 World Championship three times and is also the most popular driver in the history of racing. This Senna special edition chronograph shows the charm of the driver’s racing with a dynamic and tough shape, and pays tribute to the legendary driver in the history of Formula 1 racing.
TAG Heuer F 1 Series Chronograph Senna Special Edition
This dynamic watch is made of stainless steel with a stainless steel tachometer bezel and a quartz movement inside the case. Its low-key charming silver-gray dial has an outer edge of the hour and minute scales, a middle hand; and the dial and small seconds are designed on the dial. The watch comes with a chain bracelet, also made of stainless steel. This watch not only has excellent chronograph function, but also has the function of water resistance to 200 meters, the style is dynamic and tough, but without losing its fashion style.
Crown and chronograph buttons are finely polished for comfortable touch
On the side of the watch is a crown and two chronograph buttons. The screw-down crown in the center is made of stainless steel and the outer layer is coated with titanium carbide. The top of the crown is decorated with a pattern incorporating the Tag Heuer logo, and the side is decorated with pits for easy grasping. It is cylindrical, finely polished and comfortable to the touch.
Stainless steel strap with unique style and stylish
The stainless steel bracelet of the watch is exquisite and stylish, with unique links, polished and meticulous, round and smooth. A folding clasp is attached to the strap, which is easy to open and close and easy to wear.
The matte-finished case is exquisitely textured
The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 43 mm. The case is beautiful and dynamic, with beautiful lines. After a fine matte treatment, it has a delicate texture and a very metallic texture. The titanium carbide-coated steel bezel of the watch is tough and stylish, with the ‘Senna’ logo and black tachymeter scale.
Elegant smoke-gray dial with precise layout and clear display
The smoky dial of the watch has a low-key and elegant tone. The outer edge is coated with coated hour markers, the hour and minute hands are set in the middle, and the small red seconds hand is in the center. At three o’clock on the dial, there is a small seconds dial decorated with the ‘Senna’ logo, and the other two small dials are chronograph dials; at the four o’clock position of the dial, a date display window displays the date.
Small seconds dial with exquisite decoration and ‘Senna’ logo
At three o’clock on the dial is a delicate small dial, which is decorated with vortex patterns and the ‘Senna’ logo; on the outer edge of the dial is a white scale with a small red-coated small hand.
The 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock shows a clear, fine texture
The small dial at the nine o’clock position is a 30-minute chronograph dial. The outer edge of the dial has white scales and red Arabic numerals, and the small hands with red coating are placed in the center. The dial is decorated with a vortex pattern, which is very delicate and matches the large dial. Form a distinction.
Chronograph dial with 1/10 second function for more accurate timing
At the 6 o’clock position of the watch’s dial is a 10-hour chronograph dial with 1/10 second function. The dial is decorated with red numbers and white scales, and has a swirl pattern in the center. The brand and collection names are printed under the subdial.
Steel lugs are angular but comfortable to touch
The stainless steel lugs and case are cast for a smooth and natural connection. The lugs are angular and tough, and the fine frosting process makes the lugs more comfortable to touch.
The closed pattern of stainless steel is exquisitely decorated to show the sporty style
The watch uses a closed case made of stainless steel, which is engraved with the brand logo and the ‘Senna’ logo, demonstrating the brand’s sporting style and respect for the legendary racer. The case is equipped with a quartz movement, which is stable and accurate.
Summary: This watch is made of stainless steel. Its sporty and tough shape is very sporty, and its precise and excellent functions make the watch more practical. The watch not only has a chronograph function, but also a speed measurement function and excellent water resistance. It is a very reliable tool whether it is land-based Mercedes-Benz or water racing....
Each country has its own field of expertise. In the field of table tennis, China is undoubtedly the world leader. Japan has always been famous in the service industry. When it comes to watches, Switzerland naturally leads the world. In the competition, it is not difficult to occasionally win the first place. It is difficult to maintain the first place for a long time. Looking at the history of clocks for hundreds of years, Switzerland is not a pioneer in the watch industry, but it laughed to the end. How do Swiss watches develop and grow? How to stay ahead? What’s so good about it? Rolex Greenwich II talked about Switzerland before talking about Swiss watches. Switzerland is a small country without compromise-it covers an area of just over 40,000 square kilometers. Its geographical location is very special. It is ‘surrounded’ by Germany, France, Austria, and Italy, and is deeply influenced by these countries in terms of language and culture. The official languages of Switzerland are both German and French, and many Swiss people speak several languages. As Switzerland’s ‘next door neighbor’, France and Germany, are both powerful watchmakers, the advantages of Swiss watches are unique. Special mention is made here of France, the romantic country that has the closest relationship to the Swiss watch industry. The most developed parts of the Swiss watch industry are almost exclusively located in the French-speaking region. In the impression, only a few Swiss brands such as IWC and Henry Moser are located in the German-speaking area. There was a deadly rival in France at that time, and that was Britain. This is the famous ‘Hundred Years War between Britain and France’ in history. Watchmaking requires superb skills and patience. In this ‘church of the century’, France finally won, so it slowly began to develop and grow. Some French nobles wanted to use expensive watches to show their identity, which promoted the development of the French watch industry. At that time, France was an ironclad watch country. And the real development of Swiss clocks and watches is about religious struggles. I do n’t have any religion yet, but when I traveled to Europe, I visited a lot of churches and felt deeply that religion is an integral part of European life. The most prominent building in a little-known town is often a church. Perhaps it is precisely because religion has a large influence and many factions that conflicts and conflicts are inevitable. Protestant Christians have long been oppressed by the Roman Catholic Church, so Protestants live in deep waters. Finally, a religious movement against the Roman Catholic Church broke out. Soon, it spread throughout Europe, and French Protestants were implicated and persecuted. Some French Protestants fled to nearby Geneva, including a group of excellent watchmakers. Zenith El Primero’s flagship Land Rover Range Rover Special Edition watch. When Protestant leader Calvin came to Geneva around 1540 for the Reformation, he might not have expected that his ban contributed to the later “watch status” of Swiss watches. Calvin advocates frugality, and he forbids locals in Geneva from wearing extravagant gold and silver jewelry. However, watches and clocks are not covered by this ban. So watchmakers who fled from France to Geneva combined with the local gold and silver jewelry craftsmanship in Geneva to create exquisite timepieces. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic double-sided dual time zone small seconds flip watch Geneva’s watch industry has grown rapidly. In 1601, the world’s first watchmaking trade union, the Geneva Watchmaking Union, came into being. After nearly a century of development, by the end of the 17th century, Geneva was already the center of watchmaking. Some of the watch brands we know, like Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, etc., come from Geneva. I was the Louis XIV who never took a few baths in my life. At that time, there were a hundred watchmaking factories in Geneva, which were becoming saturated. On the other hand, in the late 17th century, King Louis XIV of France abolished the Decree of Nantes and declared Protestantism illegal, so some Protestants moved to the Vallée de Joux, north of Geneva. Snow falls in the Jura Valley for about four months of the year. At that time, communications were not well developed and transportation was not convenient. In winter, the Jura Valley is covered with thick snow. It is difficult to go out to work or grow crops. It has been found that watchmaking does not require much space and can be done in a family workshop. Not only can it make a living, but it can also kill time. Therefore, the watch industry flourished in the Jura Valley. Some top watch brands, such as Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, support the famous “Clock Valley” in the Jura Valley. Assembly of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series Perpetual Calendar I have been to the Jura Valley. Just in the snowy winter, there is a holy white everywhere in the valley, and I can really feel the poetic style of ‘Feng Li Li Fang, Wan Li Xue Piao’ written by Mao Zedong. In such an environment, the mind is particularly quiet, and the world is disturbing one after another, and disappears without a trace. In this ‘isolated’ place, the watchmaking technique has continued to develop and perfect, and has finally become the signature of the Jura Valley. If there is a sound in the Jura Valley, the most beautiful must be the ticking of a clock. The night of the Jura Valley is finally about to the 70s and 80s of the last century. This is the time when the Swiss watch fell into disrepair and defeated the army. It is also the time for the Swiss watch to pinpoint its position and fight back. In fact, electronic watches, quartz watches and other gadgets were first invented by the Swiss, but they have not received much attention and have been immersed in the dream of traditional watchmaking. Unexpectedly, halfway through to kill a master of the East-Seiko. It first mass-produced the quartz watch Astron in 1969, which immediately shocked the entire table. Swiss watches are known for their precision, but Seiko quartz watches are many times more accurate than the most accurate Swiss mechanical watches. Moreover, quartz watches are cheap. Under the impact of the ‘Quartz Revolution’, many Swiss watch companies fell into disappointment, and some even abandoned the production of mechanical watches and switched to quartz watches. At that time, it was asserted that mechanical watches were about to become history. The 50th anniversary of the Seiko Astron quartz watch, which was released in 1969. At this time, the gloomy Swiss watch altar flashed a dazzling light-the ‘Savior’ came to it. His name is Nicholas G. Hayek. Hayek is one of the watchmakers I admire most. In 1983, he launched the Swatch quartz watch, which is cheap, high-quality, and dynamic, which made the reputation of Swiss manufacture spread all over the world. By the way, it also grabbed many markets occupied by Japanese quartz watches. Later, he also integrated the two major watch groups ASUAG and SSIH into a super watch group-Swatch Group. Some famous domestic watch brands, such as Longines, Omega, Radar, Tissot, Certina, etc., are ‘brothers and sisters’ under the Swatch Group. Nicholas G. Hayek, the ‘savior’ of Swiss watches. Perhaps, and more importantly, Hayek’s revival of Swiss mechanical watches. Under Hayek’s advocacy, the definition of good form changed subtly. Maybe the light watch is worse than the quartz watch, but the mechanical watch pays attention to craftsmanship and polishing. As a result, Swiss watches gradually transitioned from luxury tools to luxury goods and found their place again. Swiss watches can not only look at time, but also show their identity and taste. Hayek turned the tide, and the Swiss watch finally ushered in a full revival. Since then, Swiss watches have firmly held the right to speak in their own hands. Although the main force of Swiss watches is still traditional mechanical watches, this does not mean that Switzerland is keeping its traditions. On the contrary, Switzerland has developed the watchmaking technology to the extreme. From material to movement, Swiss watches have made great progress in these years. In terms of materials, from Wang Jin and Magic Gold to silicon and carbon fiber, it is amazing. With regard to the movement, it has become more accurate and the power reserve is getting longer. The day difference of the movement of the chronometer is between -4 and +6 seconds. And Rolex’s superb observatory precision timepiece certification, it also controls the watch’s day difference in the range of plus or minus two seconds. Breguet Classique 7147 various traditional crafts, such as enamel, intaglio, gold carving, hollowing out, fine wood inlaid, mosaic inlaid, etc., also added a lot of points to the Swiss watch. Maybe a few brands in other countries have similar craftsmanship, but it is difficult to form a strong whole like Switzerland. The strength of Swiss watches is a kind of overall strength. It has created the glory of Swiss watches with the power of many brands. Special mention here of Japanese Seiko. Although the overall strength of Swiss watches is very strong, as far as individual brands are concerned, Seiko is very good. Not only does the entire line use self-produced movements, but also core components in the movement, such as springs and clockwork, Can make it yourself. In addition, it has many world-leading and even unique technologies, such as Spring Drive. Omega seahorse 300 meters In watchmaking, in addition to technology, equipment is also a key part. Many sophisticated watchmaking equipment are also made in Switzerland. Take CNC machine tools, for example, some of them cost more than 2 million Euros per unit, and the error of the manufactured parts is only a few tenths of a micron. There are more than ten such CNC machine tools in some big Swiss watch factories. This is almost unimaginable in China. So, in a sense, Switzerland not only has a monopoly on watchmaking technology but also a watchmaking equipment. Moreover, Switzerland has spared no effort in cultivating talent. There are many professional watch training institutions in Switzerland, such as WOSTEP, etc., and they have done a good job in inheriting watch talents. It can be seen that Swiss watches can be so powerful, and indeed have great capital. However, we should also see that German watches have developed rapidly in recent years, and the top German watches are almost on an equal footing with some of the biggest Swiss brands. The old rivals of Swiss watches, Japanese watches are also watching. At least in the field of quartz technology, Japan has been riding the dust. And some of Seiko’s high-end watches, such as Grand Seiko crown blue lion, has also been a good reputation among watch fans. Of course, the Swiss watch industry will continue to maintain its leading edge, but at the same time I hope that the watch industry in other countries can speed up the pace, narrow the gap with Switzerland, and even put a little pressure on Switzerland. The situation of development in full bloom....