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In 2009, Patek Philippe launched a hand-wound chronograph watch 7071 for women, which has been around for 10 years. This chronograph is the first ladies’ watch with Patek Philippe’s self-developed classic chronograph movement (star column wheel, horizontal clutch, manual winding), which is evident in the brand’s watchmaking history. As a result, the brand continues to add new work to women’s Complications watches, providing exquisite and excellent chronographs for women who love the movement. At this year’s Basel exhibition, Patek Philippe brought a new design of the 7150 ladies’ watch. Different pillowcases, with a more rounded round case, it is embellished with sparkling diamonds that girls can’t refuse. This new timepiece reads the psychology of women and is a favorite chronograph timepiece for extraordinary women. Next, let’s take a look at Interpretation of Fashion Style and Retro Charm: Patek Philippe Complications Manual Wound Chronograph Rose Gold Ladies Watch 7150/250R.

Interpretation of Fashion Style and Vintage Charm

The new Patek Philippe Complications Series has replaced the previous pillow case with a rose gold round case, and the bezel is set with 72 brilliant diamonds to bring out the elegance of the lady. At the same time, it is decorated with exquisitely crafted vintage details, such as round carved buttons, curved fluted lugs, and modern style. This new timepiece combines modernity with classic craftsmanship, paying homage to classics and femininity.

 

The Complications series watch is made of rose gold with a round case. After polishing, it has a brilliant luster and smooth curves. The bezel is set with 72 diamonds, sparkling and fascinating.

The crown with the same material is located at 3 o’clock. It is engraved with the classic logo of Patek Philippe “Calatrava Cross Star”. It is surrounded by non-slip texture and has a unique brand recognition. It feels good and the adjustment time is simple and convenient. On both sides of the crown is a round chronograph button with a hand-carved pattern on the surface. The details reflect the brand spirit.

The curvilinear fluted lugs are ergonomically designed to perfectly fit the wrist more when wear.

 

The silver-white dial with gold Breguet cubes and rose gold Breguet hands adds a three-dimensional look to the dial, blending modern style with classic craftsmanship to make the dial clear and easy to read. The two function panels are located at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively, presenting a balance of beauty. The outer edge of the dial is a pulse meter scale, helping the people to master his or her heartbeat, which seems to be a control of a very dynamic modern life.

The watch is designed with a hand-stitched square-scale crocodile leather strap that presents a distinguished and elegant character. The strap features a pin buckle with 27 diamonds and a diamond-encrusted bezel that complements the watch’s unique aesthetic.

The new ladies chronograph watch is equipped with a Caliber CH 29-535 PS hand-wound calibre with a 30-minute instantaneous jump-up timer that provides more than 65 hours of power reserve without starting the timing device. This calibre is designed with a shovel on the balance of the balance spring, and through the Patek Philippe imprint standard, its classic structure incorporates six patent innovations. The sapphire crystal case reveals a exquisite movement, and the over-the-top shape perfectly matches the contour on the back of the bezel.

Patek Philippe Complications Manual Wound Chronograph Rose Gold Ladies Watch

Reference: 7150/250R

Price: 64,240 GBP

Case Material: Rose Gold

Case Diameter: 38MM

Case Thickness: 10.59MM

Strap: Hand-stitched Square-scale Crocodile Leather Strap

Clasp: Pin Buckle

Movement: Manual Wound CH 29-535 PS Movement

Power Reserve: At Least 65 Hours

Water Resistance: 30M

Summary: This versatile women’s watch launched this year by Patek Philippe is the only chronograph timepiece in the brand’s existing women’s watch collection, which redefines the image of the women’s chronograph and presents the elegant charm of women with beautiful details.

Patek Philippe’s Nautilus collection is a must have if you want a watch with casual and elegant style. The Nautilus series was born in 1976, and the octagonal bezel is derived from the shape of the porthole. The new Nautilus series has a perpetual calendar function, adding complex features to the sports series, is it a successful attempt for Patek Philippe? Let’s look at this Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Technical Details White Gold Wristwatch 5740-1G-001.

Patek Philippe launched the Nautilus series’ first super-complex watch, featuring Patek Philippe’s most popular classic analog perpetual calendar since 1985. The watch is a subtle blend of casual sports style, sophisticated technology, rugged reliability and high-end watchmaking craftsmanship. The 18K white gold case is restrained and elegant, and the practical calendar device automatically recognizes the number of days per month, even the February 29th only appearing in the leap years.

The vertical satin matte contrasts with the polished chamfer, highlighting the iconic design of the bezel. The dial features the iconic horizontal cross-embossed pattern of the Nautilus men’s watch and the same blue sunburst as the 2016 Nautilus 40th Anniversary. The case design inspired by the porthole is the hallmark of this watch.

The watch has been modified with a wide range of hour and minute hands and a platinum-coated solid time scale with a fluorescent coating, so the time is clearly read regardless of day and night. The pointer-type perpetual calendar uses three auxiliary dials (week and 24-hour dials at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 3 o’clock, date and moon phase at 6 o’clock), arranged in a harmonious way on a rounded octagonal dial.

This watch features the famous Caliber 240 extra-thin self-winding movement, embedded 22K gold mini automatic disc and extra-thin perpetual calendar module, with 8.32 mm thickness, 60-meters waterproof depth, the appearance is extremely slim. This is Patek Philippe’s slimmest perpetual calendar watch up to date.

The white gold bracelet is also perfectly connected to the case, echoing the craftsmanship of the lugs and bezels, with the matte lateral links and the polished central links arranged in sequence. To enhance wearing comfortable feeling, Patek Philippe has adopted a new patented folding clasp. This clasp features 4 separate latches to optimize opening and closing and prevent accidental release of the two parts of the clasp..

Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Technical Details White Gold Wristwatch 5740-1G-001

Reference: 5740-1G-001

Price: 91,150GBP

Case Material: White Gold

Diameter: 40MM

Thickness: 8.42MM

Movement: Self-winding Caliber 240Q Movement

Water Resistance: 60M

Summary: The sports collections of the high-end watch brands have always been highly sought after in the market. Whether in the primary market or the secondary channels, the demand is very large. Whether this new Patek Philippe Nautilus series will continue to get everyone’s attention or not after launch, let’s wait and see.

If there is a watch that combines time with the perpetual calendar and moon phase function, which reflects the elegant feeling and not complicated experience, it must be a Baume&Mercier Clifton Series watch—M0A10306.

The classic rose gold case is round bringing together traditional craftsmanship and modern style. Uniquely shaped lugs and the double beveled design of side are inspired by the delicate lines of an antique watch at that time. Equipped with the automatic mechanical movement, the watch can provide a long-lasting power for the owner. The 18K red gold case and crocodile leather strap are both classic and elegant, showing the essential features of high-end watches, and reflecting the strong urban style and retro charm. Today, I will introduce people to the Baume&Mercier Clifton Series Perpetual Calendar watch.

The watch has a white dial that contrasts well with the rose gold trims. And there is no extra decoration on the dial other than the function display. The watch has almost 4 function panels at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 12 o’clock: date display, moon phase display, week display, and month display window. The four small dials are neatly arranged for easy reading. And the blue steel hands also make the calendar function more prominent. Through the hollow case back of watch, people can see the trajectory of the Vaucher 5401 automatic movement, meeting the curiosity of consumers.

The curve between the case and the strap is beautiful and harmonious, and it is comfortable to wear. It is a classic chronograph watch that can stand the test of time.

The embedded crown with coin grain and fine polished buckle have a letter logo Φ of brand. Each of the finely crafted details reveals an unparalleled aesthetic. With a black alligator leather strap, the watch is comfortable to wear and more gentle.

Basic information
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement thickness: 4.2 mm
Vibration frequency: 21600 oscillations per hour
Number of stones: 29
Power reserve: 48 hours
Exterior
Dial diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 11.2 mm
Back: sapphire crystal case back
Waterproof depth: 50 meters
Material
Case: 18k rose gold, polished/satin finish
Dial / crown / clasp: 18k red gold
Hands: gold plated, special
Mirror: sapphire crystal glass
Strap: crocodile skin
Features
Date display, week display, month display, moon phase

Comments:
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Series perpetual calendar 18K rose gold complex wrist watch is a high-level complex craft in modern society. It combines the exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship and extraordinary creativity of Baume & Mercier. What’s more, this watch has an elegant appearance and a modern sense of style, which can bring out personal charm. Since the watch is limited, it is important to seize the opportunity and not to regret it.

In the field of watchmaking, the innovation of movement is also the replacement of watch. The advent of a new movement is always able to quickly attract the attention of consumers and become the focus among the watches. Such as the Baume & Mercier watch.

Baumatic™ BM12-1975A self-made movement was first assembled on the new Creton series of brand. Although there is no gorgeous and luxurious appearance, its extraordinary performance, as well as simple and elegant temperament are impressive.

The upgrade of simple and modern belong to Baume & Mercier
In terms of appearance, the new Creton series Baumatic™ watch has been upgraded accordingly. In addition to the elegant style of the classic watch, more fine grinding, showing the more full and soft feeling to the case. White ceramic dial makes the new Clifton Baumatic™ watch is clearly differentiated from the previous model, giving the wearer a unique sense of quality.

Details display
40mm diameter stainless steel case with polished front and brushed sides is unique. Engraved with the logo pattern of the celebrity watch, the stainless steel crown is located on one side of the watch that is surrounded by a non-slip texture to make adjustment easier.

The curvature of rounded case extends to the lugs. Slightly curved lugs with ergonomically setting allows the watch to fit the wrist well.

The texture of white ceramic dial is gentle. And intuitive with rivet-type thin markers and the sword needle offer a clear view to the customers. There is a calendar display window at 3 o’clock, adding a practical function to the simple dial.

Through the hollow design back cover, the appearance of the new movement will come to the fore, revealing the mechanical charm hidden inside the watch. As the first self-produced movement, the Baumatic™ BM12-1975A has outstanding features both in terms of technology and appearance. Under the unique polishing pattern, this movement has obvious difference with others, which guarantees the recognition and quality of the movement. It also has a power reserve of 120 hours (almost 5 days), and the watch can still maintain precise travel time after five days of placement, which is also a great convenience.

The blue strap highlights the style and elegance of the watch. Crocodile leather is decorated with the same color stitching providing a more comfortable experience and a unique overall enjoyment. The traditional stainless steel buckle is convenient for wearing and it is full of security.

Summary:
Compared to the same level of watches, the new Baume & Mercier Creston Baumatic™ watch offers significant advantages both in terms of performance and price. More significant, coupled with a simple, elegant appearance, it can also be formal and casual that is a better wrist choice this year.

Louis Bleriot, a Frenchman, flew across the English Channel from Calais to Dover with his Zenith watch in 1909. The big event helped Zenith Manufacture become well known. A Zenith watch accompanied Fearless Felix Baumgartner to break the sound barrier, in freefall in 2012. Whether in the past or at present, Zenith stays true to mission. Combining watchmaking tradition with innovative technology, Zenith creates a number of Pilot watches to tribute the aviation. Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special series was unveiled at Baselworld 2018, including 4 models. The model I like is Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special Bronze 29.2430.4069/57.C808.

Case in bronze brings us back to the beginning of last century. Different the ordinary bronze, it is the high antimagnetic alloy bronze, off magnetic interference. Zenith Pilot Collection is designed for the aviation, so the place at 9 O’clock for case is engraved with “HB-×××”. What does it mean? “HB” refers to the registration code of Swiss Civil Air, and the number behind “HB” refers to the serial number. The size, 45mm×14.25mm, is more suitable for men on leisure occasions. The oversized, bronze case highlights manly power better. With the hue of dark blue, wisdom and elegance stand out. To echo to the bronze case, besides the main color-white, yellow and rose gold adorn the matte blue dial. The design for two sub-dials looks more harmonious and balanceable. The small seconds displays at 9 O’clock, and the other is 30-minute counter. The long timing buttons and the onion-shaped crown were used in the early pilot watches, and now, they apply to the new version. What vintage but stylish the design is!

Both sides of the domed sapphire crystal are filmed with anti-glare treatment, so users get high readability at any angle. Oversized hour markers and hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova®. they are extremely clear through sapphire crystal in the dark condition. Case-back is engraved with Zenith flying instruments logo tribute to Montre D’Aeronef Type 20. Blue oily nubuck leather strap with white stitches echoes to the design for the matte blue dial. With protective rubber lining, the strap fits all wrists, comfortable and durable.

Due to the sealed back, we can’t appreciate the inner movement,but it cannot denied that El Primero 4069 is a reliable, precise mechanical movement. Thanks for El Primero, Zenith takes a place in the competitive watchmaking market. In-house El Primero with self winding is not only the featured movement but one of the most famous movements. It features 36,600 frequency and accuracy up to 1/10s. Nowadays, it still is an accurate leading quantity-production movement. Zenith Pilot 29.2430.4069/57.C808 is equipped with El Primero 4069, column-wheel chronograph mechanical movement.

In 2009, Patek Philippe ended its 122-year partnership with the Geneva Seal. At the time, the Geneva Seal only covered origin and retouching techniques, which was slightly outdated. In order to keep up with the pace of continuous development of the watchmaking world and the increasingly high demands of excellence, Patek Philippe created its own unique seal. In 2012, the Geneva Seal also ushered in a new era, becoming more rigorous and more in line with the spirit of the times. So the question is coming, Geneva Seal VS Patek Philippe Seal, which one is better?

 

Geneva Seal

 

  1. The Geneva Seal requires that watches must be made in Geneva and adhere to strict retouching standards. Substrates, bridges, gemstones, screws, and wheel trains must be removed from the machine marks, and they should be beautifully retouched, leaving people a pleasing feeling.
  2. Now, the Geneva Seal also requires functional testing. Test all watch functions to ensure proper operation. Check the parts to ensure that the calendar is in normal challenge, hour-minute-second can function normally, the timing can start, stop and reset normally, and so on.
  3.  Water resistance is now also a factor to consider, and watches bearing the Geneva Seal must pass a test of at least 3 bar (about 30 meters). In terms of accuracy, the error of the watch should not exceed one minute after seven days. The power reserve is also tested to ensure that the minimum guaranteed value is met.

Patek Philippe Seal

  1. The Patek Philippe Seal not only covers the movement, but also the case, dial, hands, buttons and lugs (metal bars for fixing the bracelet), taking the certification to a new level, and requiring that every component should adhere to the strict specifications. The edges of the substrate and the bridge must be mirror-polished, with the Geneva side of the bridge visible and the rounded grain on the inside. Patek Philippe also set up a special imprint committee and supervisory committee to ensure that all timepiece models are strictly enforced.
  2. Similar to the Geneva Seal, the Patek Philippe Seal also requires testing of the functions of the finished watch. After the case is assembled with the movement, the entire watch speed needs to be tested. After 24 hours, the movement error of a diameter exceeding 20 mm should not exceed -3 / +2 seconds; the movement error of a diameter less than 20 mm should not exceed -5 / +4 seconds; the movement error of the tourbillon should not exceed -2 / +1 second.
  3. The Patek Philippe Seal does not specifically mention the water resistance and power reserve, but we can safely assume that all watches are tested for accuracy and reliability.
  4. The Patek Philippe Seal also covers material standards, and all alloys and gems used should be of the highest quality without compromise. All diamonds must meet the flawless top Wesselton (G-grade) standard.
  5. The case must not have sharp edges or protruding gems to avoid scratching.
  6. The most important aspect of certification is reliability. In any case, it should be not compromise, and all retouching must follow this basic principle.

Summary:

In fact, the standards of the Geneva Seal have been revised to be more rigorous and more in line with the spirit of modern watchmaking. Of course, the Patek Philippe Seal is more and more strict currently and it will continue to be superior in the foreseeable future.

Like a men watch, the meaning of a ladies’ watch is no longer a decorative object on the wrist. And they are often seen as an integral part of the style and presentation. As the purchasing power of women has increased, the market has begun to shift the design direction to the watch of ladies.

According to the characteristics of women, watch can catch heart of lady and receive a lot of support. The brand starts from the simple and feminine direction, using pure colors and unique design to impress consumers. Such as A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Series Watch 219.043.

The position of A. Lange & Sohne in selecting colors
In the West, especially in Europe and America, white is the main color of wedding dresses, indicating the purity and firmness of love. It is also said that white is the favorite color of God. For instance, the new snow, fresh milk and lily colors.

White symbolizes elegance and purity, and it is the admirable color in Western culture: white soul; white wedding; white magic; white market; white list or a white lie and so on. Due to this point, brand uses colors that are generally recognized to design watches, so that the watch can catch the eyes of consumers at first sight.

This is an elegant and simple watch. SIHH new mother-of-pearl rose gold watch released in 2017 will become the ideal companion for ladies. The overall snowy style is beautiful, and 18K rose gold case adds a touch of coolness and luxury to the watch.

Last year, the four ultra-thin watches gave people a deep impression. With a classic dial design and a slim body, the watch exudes pure and minimalist quality. In 2018, once again with the theme of slimness, two watches will be simply sublimated into simplicity, giving people the ultimate beauty and elegance of women. Inherited from the classic solid silver dial, the watches own the thin and beautiful mother-of-pearl dial.

The Saxonia series watch is known for its unique characteristics of balance, simplicity and connotation. The recognizable minimalist design is the most recognizable DNA in the collection.

Against the backdrop of rose gold case, the L941.1 movement presents a wonderfully mechanical feel, which is intoxicating. The rhombus decoration is quite distinctive. In addition, this movement has 45H power reserve. And compared with the white crocodile leather strap, the watch is lively beautiful.

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Series Mother-of-Pearl Rose Gold Watch 219.043
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Series Mother-of-Pearl White Gold Watch 219.047

Sum up:
This two watches are the outstanding works of brand. Feminine rose gold or beautiful white gold style will add luster to wrist. The white leather strap is wrapped in a beautiful heart. And it will be the best gift for yourself, family numbers or friends.

Central second hand doesn’t work
“Why is the second hand in the middle of newly bought watch not work? While small dial below has always been working, is it bad?” As a result, he bought a chronograph watch: center pointer is used for chronograph, not for seconds.
As a watch enthusiast need avoid such events, especially the timing function watch.

A. Lange & Sohne1815 series fly back white gold white chronograph 414.026
This watch is equipped with a hand-wound cal.L951.5 movement, which has an extra long power reserve about 60 hours.

Detailed introduction of the chronograph structure
The central chronograph hand is not a second display in the traditional sense, but the timing or speed measurement within the unit is accomplished by manipulating the crown. So in case of not turning on this function, it is still (although central seconds hand for timing and display has already appeared, most of chronograph central needles can only be used for timing).

Configuration of central timing is different from the normal second indication, which requires timing and switching between gears. Therefore, turning on the central seconds hand for a long time will increase the power consumption of the watch, and there will be frequent stops. At the same time, it will also reduce the durability of the watch and shorten its service life. Unless it can be indicated in seconds from specification, it is better not using timing function.

With the development of chronograph watch, the functions have also been expanded. In addition to recording time, they have also expanded to the fields of racing, measurement, and medicine: TACHYMETER, TELEMETER and PULSATIONS.

Tips about the chronograph watch when using it in daily life
1.Understand its situation. This is not just about the chronograph, so as each watch.
Don’t think it is cumbersome and redundant, which can guide person to know “new partner” as quickly as possible.
2.About timing operations. When operating with two buttons, the step is operated in the normal order. Reduce gear wear and reduce the failure rate, which is conducive to the maintenance of the movement.
3.When the timing operation is completed, it is the best to pause and press the button below to clear the time to cancel the operation. Although many watches now support direct clearing.

The chronograph function of watch is very powerful, but it is also the best thing for people who really know the features of the watch. In this way, the function of the watch can be better utilized, and the taste and charm of the wearer can be improved. In order to meet a better tomorrow, so don’t give up any chance of learning and enrich yourself as much as possible.