Month: October 2014

The Chopard Happy Ocean Watch Discover The Joy Of The Deep Sea

In 1976, Chopard’s design master Mr. Ronald Kurowski was inspired by the waterfalls in the Black Forest district of Germany to make Happy Diamonds watches; continuing the successful experience of Happy Diamonds, Chopard created the Happy Sport series in 1993 This year, Chopard is using Happy Ocean as the joyful design for exploring the deep sea.

Happy Ocean watch, stainless steel case, 40 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, date, self-made 01.01-C self-winding movement, 60 hours power reserve, 5 sliding diamonds, water resistant to 300 meters, blue Nato strap. Model: 278587-3001 (turquoise); Model: 278587-3002 (berry red)
   For more than two decades, the casual and casual Happy Sport series combines premium diamonds and stainless steel. The famous sliding diamond moves freely between two layers of sapphire glass, injecting a fresh breath. Today, Happy Ocean is like a window leading to the fascinating deep-sea world, allowing the wearer to experience the embrace of the ocean, dive into the lagoon, enjoy the underwater fun, feel the deliberate soft waves, and bring youthful vitality to the Happy Sport series!

Happy Ocean hour markers and hands flash blue fluorescent light, so don’t have fun reading at night.
   The Happy Ocean watch is a stainless steel case with a 40 mm diameter. The watch is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is equipped with a one-way rotating bezel. It is inspired by the blue sea and bright coral. Or the two-color design of blue and berry red, which has a wave-shaped groove on the design to facilitate the gripping operation when entering the water. The screw-down crown is embossed with the brand’s initial ‘C’, while the case back is engraved with a wavy pattern. The azure blue dial is reminiscent of a deep, secluded ocean, and the white minute hands are embellished with turquoise or berry red trim, shining brightly at night or in the dark deep sea. The hour markers and hour hands flash blue fluorescent light, and five round brilliant-cut sliding diamonds are dazzling, like little bubbles or shining fish in the ocean, dancing in this charming ocean.

Happy Ocean watch, white gold case, 40 mm diameter, bezel set with sapphire, diamond and ruby ​​or blue topaz, hour, minute, second, date, self-made 01.01-C automatic movement, power reserve 60 Hours, with 5 sliding diamonds, waterproof to 100 meters, navy blue alligator leather strap with blue NATO strap. Model: 274945-1001 (blue and turquoise); Model: 274945-1002 (blue and berry red)
   Happy Ocean also launched a diamond-studded jewellery model. The case is made of 18K white gold and has a water resistance of 100 meters. It is equipped with a navy blue mother-of-pearl dial and a fixed watch with diamonds, sapphires and rubies or diamonds, sapphires and topaz The ring adds a gorgeous variation of color to this series, with a blue alligator leather strap and tonal NATO strap.
   Happy Ocean is equipped with a self-winding movement (01.01-C) developed and produced by Chopard Fleurier workshop. It uses the NATO strap for the first time, giving this watch light weight and vitality.

Gold Worship’ Doctrine Three All-gold Premium Watches Recommended

Since ancient times, almost everyone has an unparalleled preference for gold. From ancient times to today, gold is also the most value-preserving currency. It is naturally loved as a hard currency. So many people still like to buy some gold jewellery. Today, Watch House recommends three classic all-gold high-end watches for everyone.

Rolex Day-Date Series 118238A-83208

Watch Series: Day of the Week Calendar
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K yellow gold
Strap material: 18K yellow gold
Case diameter: 36 mm
Domestic public price: 257800
Watch details: The charming color of K gold. Classic and elegant, timeless style, the original details are fresh and vibrant under the new design. The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows you to appreciate the Piaget ultra-thin hand-wound movement. Unfortunately, this watch has been discontinued, and friends who want to buy can only try their luck.

Summary: If any watch has the strongest discounting ability, it can be said that Rolex’s gold watch is a must, and other brands are simply out of reach. It is said that in Macau casinos, Rolex’s gold watches can be directly exchanged for cash. See its liquidity. These three watches recommended for everyone today are all made of 18K yellow gold case and bracelet, which are expensive, so you must be careful when wearing them.

The Secret Of Swiss Watchmaking Dubois Dépraz Timing Module

Love or hate, just don’t turn a blind eye. The Dubois Dépraz timing module may be the best or worst secret kept by the watchmaking industry, depending on who you ask. For small manufacturers struggling to reduce costs and looking for a solution, Dubois Dépraz timing modules are simple and practical. Watchmakers usually hate it because it is difficult to repair and all the wheel trains, springs and levers are sandwiched between two thick plates.

Remove the bridge plate, you can clearly see all the gear train, lever and shaft gear structure
 Dubois Dépraz dates back to 1901, its predecessor was founded by Marcel Dépraz, and has developed rapidly. The company step by step, step by step, until the breakthrough in 1983: Calibre2000 was born, this movement is better known for its timing module. Although rarely mentioned, many of the watches we know and love today would never have existed without Calibre2000.

Watchmaker carefully removes parts of chronograph module
What is the module?
 What makes this small movement so unique? The traditional movement adopts a one-piece design, and all parts operate in an integrated manner, and the parts of the ‘basic’ movement directly interact with the timing mechanism. In a modular movement, the basic movement transmits power to the chronograph module via a single wheel connected to a central seconds wheel. The module not only carries the timing function, but also the conventional pointer is connected to the module and operates normally. Interestingly, the basic movement is not necessarily mechanical, but quartz is also possible.

Omega Caliber 1120 caliber equipped with Dubois Dépraz backpack chronograph module
 Like most products, timing modules have their advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, as mentioned earlier, its architecture makes maintenance work cumbersome. On the other hand, it also provides many Swiss watchmaking companies with the possibility of producing chronographs (which could not have been produced). Autonomy). The Dubois Dépraz timing module gives these companies the freedom to use their own basic movements without the additional time and capital costs of developing a timing movement. Or maybe the company does have a budget, but feels unnecessary, Dubois Dépraz timing module provides a satisfactory choice for these companies.

Anonimo Militare panda dial watch, showing the classic layout of the Dubois Dépraz chronograph module
 Over the years, many Swiss watch companies have used the Dubois Dépraz timing module, and this list may be surprising. The first is likely to come to mind, such as Anonimo, Raymond Weil, Breitling, and OMEGA. These brands are obvious, and many watches use ETA as the movement. What may surprise people are RICHARDMILLE Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet. The former uses the Dubois Dépraz timing module in RM011 (Vaucher basic movement) and RM016, while the latter uses it for Cal.3126 / Caliber 3840 with Royal Oak Offshore.

Legendary TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph equipped with the famous Dubois Dépraz chronograph module
The future of modules
 More and more manufacturers are turning away from ETA, hoping to master their own production capacity. We have to wonder, where will Dubois Dépraz, the relatively unknown Swiss watch giant, go? Taking Tudor and Breitling as examples, the former has developed the MT5612 autonomous self-winding movement, while the latter has the B01 autonomous chronograph movement. In the spirit of reciprocity and win-win, the two companies signed an agreement-Tudor provided an automatic winding movement for Breitling, which was transformed into B20; Breitling gave the Tudor watch a chronograph movement, which was transformed into MT5613.

Tudor chronograph watch with Dubois Dépraz chronograph module
 So what conclusions can we draw? Although many companies do want to develop their own cores, they are not always possible for various reasons. Personally, modularity is not the type of chronograph movement I like, which should not be called the pinnacle of fine watchmaking. However, the timing module is simple and practical, and has a good response. As a major pillar of the industry, I believe that it will continue to exist and be active in the foreseeable future. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

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