Tag Heuer Launches 06 Yao Ming Limited Edition Watch

A watch that adhering to the quality of TAG Heuer’s professional sports watches, inheriting the spirit of TAG Heuer’s innovation and sports pioneering spirit, and gives endless charm to sports, has become the perfect choice for lovers!
Following the official announcement of TAG Heuer in 2004 with the world basketball star Yao Ming, TAG Heuer and its further cooperation in 2006 launched a brand new limited edition of Yao Ming worldwide.
Yao Ming’s modesty and enthusiasm, his outstanding talent in the field of basketball, and his indomitable spirit on the court, not only won him the love of basketball fans in the United States and the world, but also ‘pursue success, surpass himself, and excellent quality’ with Tag Heuer. The spirit of the brand fits perfectly.
Choice: Yao Ming said: ‘I have always loved TAG Heuer watches, because we all continue to innovate and never stop pursuing absolute perfection. Every shot may determine victory or defeat, and every second is a crucial moment Therefore, every minute must be accurate and no tolerance is allowed. This is my attitude towards basketball and the reason why TAG Heuer succeeds in watchmaking. ‘
Superior: TAG Heuer Yao Ming limited edition watch is designed and launched on the basis of the best-selling models in the TAG Heuer Aqua (AQUARACER) series. This watch is engraved with the number ’11’ at 11 o’clock. The dial also has Yao Ming’s red and white signature in both Chinese and English, and a red basketball logo. Its special design meaning is: No. 11 is Yao Ming’s number for the Houston Rockets, red is not only the Houston Rockets’ representative color, but also a symbol of China. In addition, the back of the watch is also engraved with a basketball pattern, Yao Ming’s nickname ‘little giant’ and a global limited number. All the details of the design reflect the uniqueness of this watch, and it will surely be appreciated by collectors and Yao Ming’s favorite. The retail price of this model is RMB 11,000, and the limited edition is 1,100.

Cooperation: Since 1860, TAG Heuer has always been a model of well-known sports watches and stopwatches, and is currently the fourth largest luxury brand in the global watch market. This Swiss watchmaking legend stems from its active involvement in the sports world, creating the most accurate chronographs and sports watches ever made. From the Olympic Games in the 1920s to the new role of the legendary Indy 500 racing car, TAG Heuer unremittingly pursues innovation and excellence-the pinnacle of performance, the pinnacle of prestige, and constantly pursues higher goals. F1 2005 Team Runner-up McLaren Mercedes Team and its competitors Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raïkkönen, the world’s number one golfer Tiger Woods (Tiger Woods) The collaboration with these dazzling stars reflects this timeless pursuit. In close collaboration with tennis star Maria Sharapova and Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman, TAG Heuer stands for ‘Sports and charm’.
Mr. Jean-Christophe Babin, Global President of TAG Heuer, LVMH Group, also believes that ‘Yao Ming outside the stadium showed the public the other side of being an outstanding basketball player. Is a sports star with an international style. Yao Ming is constantly challenging himself, surpassing the limits, … full of wisdom, passion and personal charm, in honor of his impressive achievements and celebrating his becoming an ambassador for TAG Heuer, 2006 TAG Heuer specially launched Yao limited edition watches. This is the first time Yao Ming has participated in watch design, and it also shows TAG Heuer’s attention to the Chinese market. ‘

A Pocket Watch, A Story, The Results Of The ‘finding The Oldest Zenith’ Announced

Zenith’s search for the oldest Zenith timepieces has been successfully completed. According to the inquiry and identification of Zenith Sillock Watchmaking Factory, Billodes Turkish precious pocket watch collected by true friend ‘Xiaofu Yao’ became the final winner of this event. According to true friend ‘Xiaofu Yao’, this pocket watch was accidentally obtained by a friend in a Japanese shop in Japan and later transferred to him. It is amazing that this ancient timepiece produced before 1900 still runs as normal today, more than a hundred years later.

   In addition, careful real friends may find that, unlike the usual Zenith timepieces, the dial of this pocket watch does not have the word ZENITH. This also reveals a little-known historical story of the brand:

   Located in the central town of Neuchâtel valley, Le Locle, 34 Billodes, the Zenith watch factory has never moved since it was founded in 1865. Before 1900, founder Georges Favre Jacot used Billodes, where the factory was located, to represent the timepieces produced. From 1900 to 1911, the brand also used the founder’s abbreviation ‘GFJ’ as its logo, and then officially named ZENITH. This ‘Xiaofu Yao’ is a pocket watch sold to Turkey. K. Serkisoff & Co, Constantinople on the dial is the brand name of Billodes’ general agent in Turkey at that time.

   Today, 150 years of glorious history have made the zenith star shining in the vast starry sky. There is no doubt that this precious pocket watch is a true portrayal of Zenith’s long history. Even after a long period of time, the inquiry, identification and possible repair services of the ancient timepieces provided by the Zenith watchmaking factory have made the Zenith timepieces a precious gem passed down from generation to generation.

   ‘Xiaofu Yao’ has also officially accepted Zenith’s special invitation, and will be a special guest during the Basel Watch Show this year, and will visit Zenith’s watchmaking factory with friends of the brand. Bring this ancient timepiece back to the birthplace and celebrate the 150th anniversary with Zenith!

   All timepieces participating in this event with complete information will also announce the results after the original Zenith original factory inquiry and evaluation, and will receive a precious identification certificate issued by Zenith Watchmaking. Learn the history of each ancient timepiece and reproduce the story behind it.

The Most Uninspiring Dual Time Zone 2013 Basel Zenith Watch Real Shot

[Special Report from Watch House Basel] On April 25, 2013, the annual watch industry event Basel International Watch Fair kicked off. The watch house team went to Switzerland. In front of you, we will bring the exhibition report in the first time, and send the new watch pictures of major brands as soon as possible. Here are some real shots of the Basel Watch Show. Friends who like it can see it first.
 The French name ‘Montre d’aÈronef’ is a rich name. These aircraft instruments were originally designed for flight, and the conditions of use were extremely severe. The machinery was subjected to rigorous tests, such as withstanding sudden changes in temperature, severe vibrations, humidity, and changes in air pressure. The readability must also be impeccable when reading: the wide black matte dial and the hands and time markers coated with white fluorescent material form a sharp color difference, and the Arabic numeral time mark is also oversized. In order to make the operation of the watch more convenient, the crown is also specially designed so that the pilot can easily adjust the watch even when wearing gloves.

 The new Pilot ‘Type 20 Aircraft’ watch is a distinguished spokesman for Zenith’s early pilot series. With a diameter of 48 mm, the watch contains all the visual effects: a large onion-locked crown, large Arabic numerals with white super luminous coating. The wide black matte dial clearly sets off the satin black ruthenium metal super luminous paint hands. The pattern on the bottom cover is a medal engraved with a Brerio plane and the words ‘Montre d’AÈronef Type 20-ZENITH Flying Instruments’ (Type 20 aircraft watch-Zhenlishi flight instrument). The side of the case can be seen the Swiss Civil Aviation Registration Code ‘HB’ and the watch serial number.

 The watch is equipped with a Zenith Elite 693 automatic winding movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. This stainless steel case and brown leather watch has a time and minute display, a small second at 9 o’clock and two time zones. . If today’s travelers can adjust the time zone on the wrist, it was not easy in the past. In the 1820s, it was decided to use 86,400 seconds as a day as a unit of time for worldwide travel. In 1883, the United States became the first country to adopt a time zone. Until 1884, after the controversial Washington International Conference, the world was officially divided into 24 time zones, starting at Greenwich, England. Since then, Greenwich Mean Time has become World Standard Time (English: Greenwich Mean Time or GMT), and it has become the only timing standard for pilots around the world.

This is the famous ‘Red Baron’.

 Zenith wanted to pay tribute to one of the most outstanding legendary pilots of the time, the Red Baron, with a special edition two-zone time zone watch. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, his real name, was born in Poland in May 1892 today. Manfred was very fascinated by the newly born aviation flight. He soon became a veritable fancy artist. His driving skills even paid tribute to the opposing camps in the World War. His fame and nickname originated from a red Fokker Dr.1 three-wing fighter he drove. Having accumulated 80 victories, he is the last spokesman of noble values ​​in the battle: meaning honor, fairness and courage.

 To commemorate the aviation genius that is still praised to this day, Zenith manufactures and launches a limited series of 500 watches: the Pilot Series ‘Type 20 Aircraft’ Red Baron Watch in the second time zone. Using black DLC-treated steel and a black hand-stitched leather strap, this watch is unique in its red second time zone indication, the Fokker Dr.1 three-wing engraved on the case back and the ‘Montre d’AÈronef Type’ 20-ZENITH Flying Instruments’ (Type 20 Aircraft Watch-Zhenith Flight Instruments). This watch is definitely a classic timepiece.


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