Athens Original Homemade Movement Models Adhere To The Road Of Independent Brands

With the invention of the new movement UN-118, in the innovative application of avant-garde materials, Athens Watch has once again confirmed its leadership in the watch industry. Athens has always been committed to improving product quality, and at the same time, it is committed to extending the life of watches and ensuring resistance to external pressure. Diamonds are always the most ideal material. The UN-118 movement launched in 2011 is completely designed and manufactured by Athens. It uses the patented DIAMonSIL escapement, with a homemade oscillator that can be tuned with 4 screws, and a silicon 1.1.1 spring; DIAMonSIL is A revolutionary alliance of silicon and synthetic diamonds. Polycrystalline diamonds are grown on unprocessed silicon crystals through nanotechnology. New technology combines polycrystalline diamonds and silicon crystals into one, making it lightweight and easy to design. Brand new materials. It is a very lightweight but hard material that reduces friction and has the advantage of eliminating the need to add lubricant to the escapement!
Acquisition of enamel artisan Donzé Cadrans SA continues the traditional master craftsmanship
   The dial of the new ‘Navigation Observatory Watch’ adopts the exquisite enamel dial hand-made by the globally recognized enamel dial expert and the latest member of the Athens Watch Group, Donzé Cadrans. Athens Watch announced in 2011 the acquisition of Donzé Cadrans SA, an expert in advanced enamel painted dials. At the time, Francine and Michel Vermot, the helms of Donzé Cadrans, said that this would not only ensure the company’s long-term development, but also provide its expertise and skills to a company that had been in the 1980s. A watchmaker who has reintroduced the art of enamel painting and has always had a profound influence on the development of Donzé Cadrans. For the past 25 years, enamel art has been a key and enthusiastic series of watches developed by Athens. The acquisition of Donzé Cadrans has carried out Athens’ continuous development and vertical production strategy, and at the same time reflects the watchmaking tradition of Athens.
Adhere to the road of independent brand development
    Since the death of Rolf. Schnyder, the former president of Athenian Watch, the outside world has always paid close attention to the next development direction of Athenian Watch; the evolution and development of watch parts and materials has become the development direction of the Group in recent years, and as an independent brand of Athenian Watch, As early as more than ten years ago, I began to invest in the research and development of innovative materials and gradually apply them to watches. At the same time, I plan to apply these results to the strategy of developing my own movement. Unlike most brands, the future development path of Athens , Will not be limited to other movement manufacturers; in the next four years, Athens will be committed to increasing the production of homemade movement UN-118, and gradually replace the basic movement models.
    Athens last month formally announced its investment in Ochs und Junior to strengthen the business cooperation between the two parties. The cooperation between Athens Watch and Ochs und Junior is part of the long-term development strategy of both parties. First, it aims to further strengthen the mutual cooperation between the two parties; second, it also aims to consolidate and maintain the long-term cooperation between Ulysse Nardin and the talented watchmaker Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. The story of Athenian and Dr. O’Kling began in 1983. The brave and visionary Rolf. Schnyder bought the Athenian watch, and gave him full support for a watchmaking and design genius to help him develop his superb watchmaking skills. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ludwig Oklin has been given full play to his talents in Athens. He has planned to create several milestones in the history of watchmaking: the Galileo astrolabe with a gold world record, a single crown can An unusual dual time zone perpetual calendar adjusted forward and backward, the Sonata Bell with the world’s first 24-hour countdown alarm; and Freak Wonder Carrousel, the movement is used to display the time, Freak Wonder With many innovations, it is also the first wristwatch made of silicon as the escapement wheel, and the advent of this most representative model also opened the Athens watch to the foresight of investing in new materials and precision technology, and extremely Visionary leading development road.
     The footsteps of Athens always follow the belief established by Mr. Rolf, adhere to the road of innovation and research and development, continue the correct concept and direction, and show the strength and pride of independent brands!
Nautical Observatory Rose Gold Limited Watch
     Equipped with the UN-118 self-made movement, with the official Swiss Observatory certification, it has an excellent 60-hour kinetic energy reserve display and an oversized small seconds indicator, and the date is displayed at 6 o’clock. It also has the ‘Quick Set’ feature that Athenaeum prides itself on, allowing you to quickly adjust the date forward / backward. 18K rose gold model with snow-white glaze enamel dial, limited to 350 pieces worldwide.

Richard Miller And Baba Watson Launch Rm 055 Black And White Legend Limited Watch

Richard Miller and PGA Championship champion Bubba Watson have collaborated again to launch two special RM 055 watches, each limited to 90 pieces, only available in the United States.

Richard Miller RM 055 ‘White Legend’ Limited Watch

   Like the previously released Baba Watson series watches, including RM 038 tourbillon Baba Watson, RM 38-01 tourbillon gravity sensor and RM 055 Baba Watson, RM 055 ‘Black Legend’ and RM 055 ‘White Legend ‘They are all made of lightweight and sturdy materials, with extremely hollow finishes.

Richard Miller RM 055 ‘Black Legend’ Limited Edition

   The new limited-edition watch has a barrel-shaped case and a three-piece structure. The upper and lower bezels and the ring are respectively made of NTPT carbon fiber and sandblasted titanium. The ‘White Legend’ model is equipped with a white inner ring, hands and crown padding; the ‘Black Legend’ model is equipped with a red crown padding, and the logo and strap are matched. The RM 055 black and white legendary limited edition watch is equipped with Caliber RMUL2 manual-winding movement. This movement can withstand external force shocks of more than 5000G, ensuring that the watch can still accurately operate during the fast and powerful swing of professional golfers.

No Matter How Old This Year, I Will Always Bring My Own Halo

With filters, I know how important light is to beauty. With age, I understand that the halo is more glorious than any Apple Light.

Author
Laura Lan, the main writer of ‘The Capital’, is a well-known watch and jewelry critic in Chinese. Appreciation of fine mechanical watches and clocks, also has unique insights in various fields such as jewelry, life, culture and art. Established ‘Attractive Studio’ to engage in professional copywriting, consulting, and lectures.

When I was young, I was dark-skinned, and I was always laughed at by others. Later, when I lived in Europe, my skin started to turn white because of less sunshine. Now I am much whiter than my average companion. I was most afraid to walk into the elevator, and I had to be forced to see myself reflecting in the metal surface. Under that pale light, my face was dim, let alone the white lamp that died in the bathroom of the office building. I even connected the mirror. I dare not take photos. Pursuing light is the most difficult and endless issue in all artistic creations. Thorough grasp of the light source can be like a Dutch painter Rembrandt vividly capture the momentary expression; just like the British romantic painter Joseph Turner leaves a thrilling scene pulse. Light contributed to the birth of the world. In the turbulent world, both Western and Eastern civilizations began after the close connection between heaven and earth. Pangu Kaitian said that it was the first time that the light penetrated the world. Into the beginning. The work is taken from the sound and light work ‘TIMÉE’ by French visual art creator Guillaume Marmin. I have always had a special feeling for light. The reflection and refraction of sunrise, sunset, and moonlight. The stimulation, retention, and layering of light to the sight have formed our favorite film, photography, and art creation. In the game of light, we cannot know what spiritual vibrations can bring to us. If we do not understand the interaction with light, we cannot create the design interest of jewelry. The work comes from New York photography creative artist Lucea Spinelli. There is a halo called Tubogas. One of the most important and oldest materials for making jewelry in human civilization is gold. But like all gems and metals, gold reveals solid and dazzling gold through the reflection of light. Gold has always played an important role in ancient Western civilization. Gold is also an important precious metal used as a symbol of currency and power. Goldsmith craftsmanship has developed from the sixth century BC to the present, but there is a kind of craftsmanship that appears briefly and disappears instantly. Tubogas, a gold craftsmanship that appeared in the 1940s, represents the world’s vigorous development of industrial science and technology. At the same time, it also represents the important era significance of stopping the war and moving towards peace in the world. Tubogas is a metal working process that is wound in a loop with precious metals. Due to the Second World War in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the demand for jewellery and jewellery began to diminish. At that time, the Italian government even issued an order prohibiting all precious metals and precious stones. The precious metals were put into production for military purposes. visible. But what’s wonderful is that one that has been unique to Bulgari so far: the Tubogas gold craftsmanship sprouts at this time. At present, only Bulgari owns and continues to create Tubogas craft jewelry or watches. Tubogas literally translates as ‘gas pipe’, but it is indeed named because it looks very similar to gas pipes and sports car exhaust pipes. This cute name is very difficult to make. Although similar craftsmanship may be seen at the end of the 19th century, Tubogas, the word representing the progress of industrial manufacturing technology in the world, has another meaning in gold craftsmanship. Bvlgari antiques watch collection with Tubogas bracelet. The Tubogas process is simply based on a wooden or copper material substrate. Two long gold pieces are wound on top. Without welding, the two gold pieces are tightly and solidly wound into shape. The base is removed. At this time, two tightly wound gold pieces form a metal ring, which has excellent flexibility and is suitable for wearing around the neck and wrists. In the Tubogas process, long metal sheets are wound around wooden or metal fixing sheets to shape. After the metal foil is wound and shaped, the centrally fixed base is pulled out. In the late 1940s, many jewelry watch brands created with Tubogas craftsmanship, but after the 1950s, Tubogas craftsmanship was no longer seen. Instead, Bulgari started a series of creative Tubogas crafted jewellery in the 1960s. Jewellery and watches.

BVLGARI antique collection jewelry and watches, production time from 1960 to 1980.

Tubogas craftsmanship was mostly gold in the late 1940s, but the Serpenti white gold watch created by Bvlgari in 1960 was similar in hardness and ductility. Gold has a different platinum material. From the 1960s, Bulgari has developed Tubogas craft watches made of gold, rose gold, white gold, stainless steel, and even ceramic materials. It can even mix three different shades of metal together. Layer of Tubogas process. Tubogas craftsmanship is not only inherited and carried forward in the hands of Bulgari, but now it has become a unique symbol of Bulgari watches and jewelry creation. Bvlgari’s Serpenti Tubogas three-color gold watch, created in 1960, combines three layers of gold, white and rose gold. Tubogas is mostly used on Bvlgari’s snake-shaped watches because of its entwined ring shape. Jewelry works also appear on the neck ring chain with ancient coins or other metalworking processes. Although not many in all Bvlgari pieces. But among the wonderful antique works, my favorite is a Tubogas bracelet made in 1975 with transparent enamel. Two large round gold balls on the two end devices of the Tubogas bracelet, used on the surface of the gold ball Machine-carved lightning patterns are then fired in transparent orange and brown enamel. This kind of metalworking process and traditional decorative craftsmanship, with an avant-garde and bold yet special contemporary style design, sets Bulgari’s distinctive style and style. Be explicit. Tubogas enamel bracelet in yellow gold, created by Bulgari circa 1975. After nearly 40 years of development, Tubogas’ creation has become proficient for Bulgari. In 2018, Bulgari first put Tubogas craftsmanship into the design of Lucea series watches. Lvcea’s lightweight round case is connected with horizontal lines. Tubogas ring bracelet, the seemingly conflicting combination is not an accident. For the first time, the Lvcea series introduces Bulgari’s iconic Tubogas bracelet, launching the 2018 new Lvcea Tubogas halo watch. Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, senior director of Bvlgari watch design, mentioned that when I designed the Lvcea watch, the design of the two horizontal line lugs above and below the round case was to match the Tubogas bracelet, because the shape of Tubogas is also A combination of horizontal lines, but until now the Tubogas technology has really been put on the Lvcea series. The conflicting geometry of circles and horizontal lines is also Fabrizio’s favorite design style. Blending two seemingly irrelevant objects with a unique design vision is the biggest feature of Italian style and Lvcea Tubogas. The special charm of the model. Lvcea Tubogas halo watch, rose gold case with diamond-set bezel, 33 mm diameter, equipped with Bvlgari self-made automatic movement. It is said that Lvcea means ‘light’ in Latin, and the Lvcea round case is combined with the Tubogas ring strap, like a small ring-shaped sun, which scatters an indescribable light. While searching for inspiration in the article, I searched for a lot of materials and accidentally found Lucea Spinelli, a New York-based photography artist. She created light-themed photography with moving images, chasing the aesthetics of light’s visual persistence effect. With imagery. New York photography creative artist Lucea Spinelli’s light art creation. People’s pursuit of light, from the invention of fire, is the beginning of civilization and a force for humanity to move forward. I am afraid of darkness and pursue light, but when I ca n’t get all the light forever, I choose to be my own aura, to build my own aura with richer experience and inner. And if you want to add something to symbolize and contrast this state of mind, maybe the little sun like Lvcea Tubogas can do it. Lvcea Tubogas halo watch, made of rose gold and stainless steel, 33 mm in diameter, equipped with a Bvlgari self-made automatic movement, priced at 85,000 yuan.