Xiao Tingfeng, The Spokesperson For Oris Greater China, Was Awarded The Brand’s Best Employee Award

Asian superstar Nicholas Tse has been the spokesperson for ORIS Greater China for two consecutive years since 2011. Recently, he was invited to attend the press conference of ‘Time Silk Road’ in Xi’an, China. Since Nicholas Tse served as the spokesperson, ORIS has been in the Greater China region. Achieved a 28% increase in performance, and was awarded the ORIS Employee of the Year award. The concept of ORIS Real watches for real people conveys a deeply pragmatic and pragmatic image. Nicholas Tse as a filmmaker and entrepreneur
     During the downturn, ORIS’s performance in Greater China has grown by 28% against the trend, showing outstanding performance among its peers and good results, while adhering to the down-to-earth philosophy of Real watches for real people, creating all-round wear The pragmatic watch has become an important factor for Oris to grow steadily.
     Although this year’s Golden Horse Awards Nicholas Tse was not eligible for the award, in addition to his role as a filmmaker, Nicholas Tse is also the owner of the Hong Kong film post-production company ‘PO Chao Ting’. It is remarkable that both roles are remarkable. What is his definition of a successful person? Nicholas Tse replied: ‘Success is endless, don’t limit yourself by painting!’ It makes him feel calm and positive.
ORIS1932 International Tourism Challenge Limited Table
     As an independent watch factory, ORIS always insists on continuous innovation in tradition, always adheres to the traditional and innovative staff spirit, and has a strong connection with Nicholas Tse who continues to challenge himself and open up the future. Both Oris and Nicholas Tse will continue to Accurate timepieces and unremitting efforts bring more exciting performances!
Watch Features
ORIS1932 International Tourism Challenge Limited Table
Model: 733 7669 4084 Case diameter: 44mm
Limited edition worldwide 1932
Automatic winding movement
Stainless steel case with anti-reflective spherical cut sapphire crystal on the inside, waterproof function 10 times atmospheric pressure / waterproof depth 100 meters
Coin pattern bezel
The caseback is engraved with a limited number (0001/1932 to 1932/1932), the appearance of the aircraft and the special polishing treatment on the engine and running gear
Black dial with fluorescent-coated graduations and nickel-plated hands with central numeral 6 at the end of the second hand
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle
Presented in a unique watch case with Zippo lighter and warranty
MSRP NT45,800
1932 pieces worldwide, 120 pieces in Taiwan

The Most Accurate Mechanical Watch In History, No One

On September 12, 2017, Zenith, a watch brand owned by LVMH Group, held a press conference to announce the launch of a new product. This watch called ‘Defy Lab’ has an error of 0.25 seconds per day. Nothing wrong, it really is 0.25 seconds! For watches that need mass production, such accuracy is not only impossible for Rolex, but giants like Patek Philippe and Omega have never tried it before. Seeing such data, some people may speculate whether Zenith made a quartz watch or a half-blood similar to the Japanese Seiko SpringDirve, but Zenith made a real pure mechanical watch. According to such data, this Defy Lab is already the most accurate mechanical watch in history, no one. When this Defy Lab was launched last year, Core Select has already made relevant reports and introductions. Today, we are going to talk again. The reason is very simple. First, the Defy Lab watch itself is good enough and interesting enough to write again. Second, we have already obtained the actual watch and have more experience and understanding. Third, about Defy Lab, I have more unknown insider information and would like to share it with you. In 1582, the astronomer Galileo discovered by accident that the chandelier on the top of the church swung left and right, and the interval between back and forth was the same. As a result, our timepieces in the conventional sense have begun to sprout from this year. Earlier timepieces relied on the left and right movement of the pendulum to record and display the time, but the disadvantage of the pendulum was that it was huge and could not be inverted. By 1675, the Dutch scientist Huygens invented the ‘hairspring + balance wheel’ system, which replaced the pendant wire with a winding wire, greatly reducing the space occupied by the parts, and also being able to flip upside down, making it convenient Carry. This ‘hairspring + balance wheel’ system is the same as the previous ‘pendulum’, and it swings back and forth regularly. In theory, the ‘pendulum’ system and the ‘hairspring + balance wheel’ system have the same time interval between each swing, but in actual life, it will be affected by various parties, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, vibration ….. If something goes wrong in a wobble cycle, it will inevitably affect the subsequent time recording. For example, if it swings twice a second and there is an abnormality in one cycle, then there is a 50% chance that the time error will occur. Then, if the number of swings per second is more, the chance of error will be lower, and the watch will go more accurately. Then there are two ways to improve the accuracy of the clock. The first is to increase the ‘swing frequency’, which is the number of swings per second. The second is to reduce the external interference on the watch. Among them, improving the wobble frequency is the most basic method. In addition to the ‘swing frequency’ and ‘external interference’, the basic design of the mechanical clock itself will also affect the accuracy of the clock. For example, first, the hairspring is spirally wound, and its center of gravity is not in the center, especially during the running of the watch, its center of gravity will continue to shift, which will eventually affect accuracy; second, the perfect amplitude of the balance wheel to swing left and right is 300 ° However, it is impossible to maintain in reality. As the power reserve decreases, the swing amplitude will also decrease, and the watch will become slower and more susceptible to external interference. Third, the balance wheel and the pendulum both move left and right. In order to make it move in the same direction, it is necessary to use conversion forks, escapement wheels and other connection conversion parts, and each connection has friction. In order to solve these basic design problems, Breguet invented a tourbillon to offset the effect of gravity center shift caused by gravity; the birth of an automatic winding watch can effectively guarantee the abundance of power reserve, thereby ensuring accuracy; the application of ruby ​​and The various escapements are designed to reduce friction. However, the basic design of mechanical watches has not been modified since the Dutch scientist Huygens invented the ‘hairspring + balance wheel’ system in 1665. Everyone ‘optimized’ on this basis, and did not break through until the birth of ‘Defy Lab’ in Zenith! Zenith ‘Defy Lab’ canceled the winding hairspring that has been used for more than 300 years. The change in geometric shape no longer shifts the center of gravity significantly, and the attenuation of the swing amplitude with power is almost non-existent. At the same time, the use of lighter weight, anti-magnetic silicon materials to make parts, the balance spring, balance wheel, pallet, and precision adjuster are integrated into a silicon wafer with a thickness of only 0.5 mm. The components are connected less. No lubricant is required. At the same time, the wobble frequency has been raised to a terrible 108000VPH, which is four times that of conventional mechanical watches. It can be said that with the new basic design and modern craftsmanship, the Zenith ‘Defy Lab’ solves all the problems of mechanical clocks for hundreds of years, and finally realizes that the daily error of the watch is only 0.25 seconds. When we got the real thing, we immediately used the most advanced instrument on the market, Witschi Chronoscope X1, to test the travel time accuracy. However, after putting the Zenith ‘Defy Lab’ on, the instrument directly showed that it could not be recognized, because the frequency of 108000VPH was too high, far exceeding the expectations of the testing instrument designer. None of the conventional instruments on the market can detect the accuracy. In order to prove that Defy Lab is indeed the most accurate mechanical watch in history, it sent the model to the Besançon Observatory in France and the International Metrology Bureau (BIPM) to test the authenticity. At the same time, it also passed the ISO standard inspection of watch accuracy and anti-magnetic. Zenith’s ‘Defy Lab’ was born without a man behind him. He was Guy Semon, who was then the head of the watch development department of the LVMH Group. Guy Semon is not from the watch industry. He was originally a French fighter pilot, retired from teaching physics and engineering, and then switched to high-tech research and development. In 2008, Guy Semon cross-industry to watch and became the R & D director of TAG Heuer. Because the non-horizontal industry is of ‘class origin’ and is less constrained by traditional traditions in the industry, Guy Semon can often bring something new. At the beginning of 2014, Guy Semon started a research project called ‘X-Time’, with the purpose of jumping out of the ‘hairspring + balance wheel’ system invented by Dutch scientist Huygens. Because Guy Semon was also the head of R & D at TAG Heuer at that time, and the project was highly confidential and could only be tackled internally, the first version of the ‘Defy Lab’ sample was not produced under the Zenith Zenith name, but under the TAG Heuer. This is why spy photos of the ‘X-Time’ watches of the TAG Heuer brand have been circulating on the Internet before. The funds for operating a research and development department were huge. The LVMH Group later merged the research and development departments of its various watch brands, and Guy Semon became the group’s head of research and development. When ‘X-Time’ was really developed, a choice was placed in front of LVMH Group. Who does ‘X-Time’ belong to? The final decision was made by Zenith Zenith, because Zenith Zenith has a tradition of producing high-frequency movements and high-precision observatory watches, and a major feature of the ‘X-Time’ movement is the horrible 100,000 + high-frequency And the most accurate travel time. In addition to the movement is the product of cooperation, in fact, the case is also. Zenith ‘Defy Lab’ was first launched in 2017. The case used is not our common steel and 18K gold, but an Aeronith material developed by Hublot. The density of this material is lower than that of titanium and carbon fiber. Its basic structure is aluminum alloy. To achieve a lighter effect, engineers foam the aluminum alloy and then fill the holes with particles, similar to a sponge. The color of the object is very similar to sesame paste or mud, and the surface has a bumpy feel when touched. When I saw this Defy Lab, many watch friends said that it was Hublot, because the shell of the case has sharp edges and corners, which has the flavor of Hublot Big Bang. However, Defy Lab does not imitate Hublot. The design of this watch is derived from the brand’s historical models. At that time, the Hublot brand had not yet been established. When Zenith Defy Lab was released last year, it only launched a pre-sale version, limited to 10 pieces, priced at 29,900 Swiss francs, about 200,000 yuan. However, for this most accurate mechanical watch in history, the LVMH Group does not just want to sell it on a small scale. According to the plan, Zenith Defy Lab will launch a mass production model, the movement will not change, and the case will be replaced with conventional materials. Prices are also more acceptable. The limited edition of 10 Defy Labs were robbed as soon as they were released, and many watch friends did not have the opportunity to see the real thing. However, Zenith is currently holding a ‘Time Evolution’ tour in China. In addition to antique watches in the history of the brand, it also deliberately displays rare models such as Defy Lab and Zero G. The tour has already passed through Shenyang, Tianjin and other places, and Chengdu will be the penultimate station.

Montblanc Launches Two Ultra-thin External Tourbillon Watches With Precision Chronograph Series

Recently, Montblanc has launched two new ultra-thin ultra-thin timepieces with an external tourbillon and precision chronograph series. The introduction of the external tourbillon in 2010 is a unique innovation of Montblanc. This mechanism places the balance wheel outside the tourbillon frame, which makes the frame smaller, saves energy, and improves the efficiency of the movement. At the same time, the balance wheel can be protected from the interference of the frame inertia, thereby improving accuracy and isochronism.

 The cases of both new watches are made of 18K white gold, with a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 8.9 mm, with long lugs. Equipped with the MB29.24 self-winding movement, this movement is equipped with a miniature balance and has a stop function, that is, the tourbillon and balance will also stop when the crown is pulled out for a set time.

 The new heritage precision chronograph ultra-thin tourbillon ultra-thin watch (model: 118471) is equipped with a slate grey dial with a vertical satin finish, paired with Arabic numerals, stick hour markers and a blue orbital minute ring. The tourbillon bridge is redesigned, and the two ends of the hexagon are fixed to the base plate with blue steel screws. Through the frame window on the dial side, you can see the blue steel lever for stopping the tourbillon. The price of this watch is 33,500 Euros, which is equivalent to about RMB 252,000.

 Another ultra-thin skeleton skeleton watch with an inherited precision chronograph series (model: 118512) uses the same color scheme and is equipped with blue steel toffee hands. The movement has been hollowed out into a modern geometric style, and even the barrel and gears are finished with the same process. Hollowing is inspired by camouflage technology. During World War I, the warring parties decorated camouflage patterns on warships. This watch is priced at $ 39,700, equivalent to about RMB 298 thousand. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)