Rado Rado Dialogue With Contemporary Ink Artist A Hai

(Shanghai, China-July 2018) Recently, the new product launch ceremony of Rado, a pioneering watchmaking brand and material master, focuses on ‘the element of time’ to deepen the past, the present and the future. Reflect and draw inspiration from materials and nature, deconstruct the design ideas and inspiration of new products, and construct a more concise but rich slow lifestyle. Contemporary ink artist A Hai not only came to release the grand ceremony, but also talked about his unique insights on innovation and pioneering spirit with the theme video of ‘Elements of Time’.

   ‘My painting is attributeless. I hope to break the single space model and reapply the classic elements of Chinese ancient tradition.’ A Hai’s character is as free and easy as his creative style. The innovative use of ink painting materials makes A Hai It has become a unique pioneer in the domestic ink painting industry. He believes that creation is breaking the norm, and one of the major challenges in creating is to make the work simple. It is very difficult to achieve simplicity in painting. The simpler things are often the harder. The pure and simple style of creation is the key to maintaining the permanent charm of the work. Innovation is an important driving force for the classics.

   A Hai went on to share that the two most important factors of contemporary art are ‘experimental’ and ‘creative’. Through simple painting style and exploration of materials, he creates his own independent personality. The process of artistic creation has to undergo three processes: artistic experience, artistic conception and artistic communication. Each process requires precipitation and tempering over time. Time gives creation a unique vitality and thickness, and it is also the best compliment to the process of continuous training. The design language that RADO wants to express is simple and memorable, and it can stand the time.

   A Hai’s creation also pursues this unique style and language. Innovative fusion is the driving force for design and artistic creation. No design can abandon the influence of classic heritage, but innovation is an important driving force for the classics to last.

   In the video, the Rado True Radar series of hollow automatic mechanical watches worn by Ahai is a new masterpiece launched by the brand this year. This watch combines the characteristics of the RADO brand: the exquisitely decorated Swiss automatic mechanical movement, the one-piece case, the high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, and the rich color choice, which highlights the brand’s excellence in materials and design. Control is a classic example of the True series.

Celebrity Ambassador Sergio Garcia Unveils New Omega Klein Montana Flagship Store

On July 22, at the beginning of the Omega European Masters, many of the world’s top golfers gathered in Klein Montana. At this great moment, Omega officially unveiled this new flagship store in the heart of the resort.

The day before the Omega European Masters begins in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Omega ambassador Sergio Garcia is the new Omega (located in this resort) OMEGA) flagship store unveiled ribbon cutting. The flagship store shows Omega’s precise attitude, superb skills and innovative consciousness, so that the quality can make the brand smoothly join hands with the oldest golf tournament on the European continent.

   The flagship store, located at 6 Rue du Prado, is the eighth Omega flagship store in Switzerland. The shop has two floors with a total area of ​​120 square meters. The multi-lingual staff will be happy to serve guests from all over the world.

   Omega Celebrity Ambassador, Sergio Garcia, now the world’s tenth-ranked golfer, attends the flagship store opening ceremony. Garcia and Omega have a deep friendship and make this partnership even more special because they live in Klein Montana.

   After the photo and signing session, Garcia said: ‘Today is the perfect time for me to meet with friends and fans before the opening of the event. The new Omega flagship store is exquisite and gorgeous. At the same time, I am very proud to witness the closeness of Omega to such an outstanding event. Connected. ‘

   Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega’s Vice President and Global Sales Director and a member of the Swatch Group’s Extended Management Committee, also came to the unveiling ceremony: ‘The omega and golf sport has many proud cooperations, and the European Masters is one of them. Prominent pinnacle representative. Here bears Omega’s glorious history and sporting spirit, it is very meaningful to be able to open a flagship store in such an extraordinary place! ‘

   As the third ‘Omega House’ in the world, the new Omega flagship store in Crans-Montana incorporates many new design elements: the counters are made of recycled striped wood, and the furniture is made of red leather. In this private and luxurious environment, guests can enjoy the full range of Omega watch products, including the Constellation series, the Seahorse series, the Disc Flying series and the Speedmaster series. At the same time, there are also luxurious jewelry series and exquisite leather goods series to choose from.
   Outside the flagship store, the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps peaks, showing the unique and exclusive location of the Omega flagship store.

   The Omega European Masters with a deep historical heritage is one of the most prestigious events. This year’s European Masters will be held from July 23-26. Including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia have won the Masters. Omega has been the title sponsor of this event since 2001.

Starting With A Sports Watch, Why Choose Jaeger-lecoultre?

In this magical country of Switzerland, many excellent watchmaking brands have been bred here. As the leader of Swiss watchmaking brands, Jaeger-LeCoultre, from its birth in 1833, has gathered a large number of watchmaking craftsmanship, and is constantly advancing with the times and pursuing innovation, becoming a pivotal existence in the history of watchmaking. In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre added a new series-Beibei series. The Beibei series is very different from the previous Jaeger-LeCoultre watches. The shape is biased towards leisure and sports. From last year to this year, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series has gradually been accepted by everyone.

Jaeger-LeCoultre watches

Why is Jaeger-LeCoultre launching the Beibei series?

  For the Beibei series, there will inevitably be questions from tablemates. Why did Jaeger-LeCoultre launch this new series?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polar Alarm Clock 1968

  The prototype of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series can be traced back to the first dive watch MemovoxDeepSea with alarm function in 1959. At that time, the alarm function was to remind divers to return to the water in time. Subsequently, Jaeger-LeCoultre continued in-depth research and development on this model, and in 1968 launched the Memovox Polar Alarm Clock. In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre incorporated modern aesthetic features into this historical prototype model, and used it as the name of the series, which led to the Beibei series.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calendar 2018

  The appearance of the Beibei series makes up for the vacancy of Jaeger-LeCoultre in the field of sports watches.

Jaeger-LeCoultreverso flip series was originally designed for polo

The work of Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

  In fact, the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking is not without sports watches. Like the original Reverso series, the original intention was designed for polo sports, but the Reverso series models are dignified and elegant. table. In recent years, the field of sports watches has been highly sought after by watch friends, especially diving watches. The appearance of the Beibei series is in line with the trend of modern everyone wearing watches.

  For Jaeger-LeCoultre, the birth of the Beibei series is an inevitable result.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series is the darling of advanced players


New Jaeger-LeCoultre calendar series limited edition

  The Jaeger-LeCoultre watch series has a certain advantage in the market. At least my friends who like to watch around watched it and were very interested in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Beibei. Take, for example, a new Beibei series watch from the Jaeger-LeCoultre just released this year, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre series calendar watch limited edition model, for example, why its advantages are so prominent.

1. Elegant and dynamic shape design


  The brand new watch launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre this year has a familiar Beibei series design and also incorporates modern aesthetic features. For example, the lugs are shorter and look sharper; the bezel becomes slimmer. To reveal more dial space. Jaeger-LeCoultre draws from historical models, but it also takes into account modern people’s pursuit of aesthetics.

  The dial uses a three-layer concentric circle layout, and the color of the central disk is relatively darker, so that it can be contrasted with the color of the main dial to create a layered sense. The blue color of the dial has a gradient effect, which is more obvious when viewed in the light or sunlight.

  The hands and hour markers are coated with a luminous coating, which is also a kind of sports. If it is a true dress watch, generally no luminous coating is used.

2.Double crown design that can be remembered at a glance


  The new limited edition of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series has a major feature-the double crown design.

  The double crown design is derived from the historical model of 1968. One crown is set at 2 o’clock and the other crown is set at 4 o’clock, which forms a visual symmetry. The design of the double crown is very delicate. Compared with common rotating bezel models, one of the crowns controls the rotating inner ring, which can prevent accidental contact with the rotating bezel and improve safety.

3. Stable 899 movement


899 movement

  The 899 movement is one of the most commonly used movements in the Jaeger-LeCoultre junior model. Of course, it has also been completely upgraded in the new Jaeger-LeCoultre series of limited edition calendar watches. The movement is replaced by a balanceless balance spring and a single-winding device. The automatic disc is fixed by a ball bearing made of ceramic, which improves the competitiveness of the movement in terms of performance.

  However, this new watch has a closed design on the case back, which can protect the movement on the one hand, and on the other hand, the case back is engraved with four special patterns-SCUBA diving emblem, Jaeger-LeCoultre seal, ‘1000HOURSCONTROL’ (1000 hours test), and ‘Limitededition—Oneof800’ (limited to 800 pieces).

  This time, the Jaeger-LeCoultre series of new watches is particularly limited to 800 pieces. No matter from the historical origin, shape design, or from the value of starting, the limited edition watches of the Jaeger-LeCoultre series are well worth it.

  Jaeger-LeCoultre came through the years and witnessed the changes of Swiss watchmaking. The birth of the Beibei series is a bridge for Jaeger-LeCoultre to inherit the past and open up the future. For the Beibei series of Jaeger-LeCoultre, it is not just sports watches. It has both the classic beauty of formal watches and the vitality of sports watches. Modern aesthetics were incorporated into the aesthetics, which led to the birth of the iconic work of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beibei series.

All Are Unique Artworks. Watch House Interviews Antoine Pin, General Manager Of Bulgari Greater China

In October, BVLGARI, a well-known Italian jewellery brand, and contemporary Chinese artist Simon Ma (Ma Xingwen) jointly released 9 limited-edition OCTO watches of the Bvlgari × Simon Ma OCTO watch series, and Will start selling in the Chinese market. In this regard, Watch House interviewed Mr. Antoine Pin, Managing Director of the brand Greater China and Australia, to see what he thinks about this new product launch.

1. Why did Bulgari choose to work with Simon Ma this time?

Antoine Pin: Actually, this can’t be said that we chose Simon Ma, more precisely it is a two-way selection process. First of all, we are all people who are willing to do art, which is the basis of cooperation. Secondly, as to why you think of cooperating with a watch, there are actually some sources. Because Simon and I have known each other for many years, it was better for people to only interact in private. Later, Simon became more likely to go to Italy because of his work relationship. He began to understand Italy. In 2012, he also won the title of Chinese-Italian Cultural Ambassador. At the same time, he also became very interested in watches, so our communication opportunities became more and more. Finally, as an Italian brand with a century-old history, it is inseparable from art in Italian history. Of course, Bulgari’s pursuit of art has never changed. All these reasons naturally contributed to this cross-border cooperation.

2. We can see that more and more watch brands have chosen the method of cross-border cooperation. What do you think of this form?
Antoine Pin: Actually we have to see the significance of this cross-border cooperation. For example, this time the cooperation between Bulgari and Simon, we do not want to simply pursue commercial value, which is why you see only 13 new OCTO watches, and each one is unique, and the number is very small. We hope that everyone can see that Bulgari’s pursuit of beauty and art has never changed. It’s as if people’s pursuit of beauty might first be reflected in clothing, and then have the beauty of external decorations, and then rose to the highest level of art, and the 15th century Italian Renaissance, Da Vinci, Michelangelo These artists are very familiar to everyone, and it is this land that has bred the pursuit of artistic beauty. Our jewellery brand, which was founded in Italy, is of course inherited. Therefore, we cannot separate watch cooperation from art. This is an innovation in watches and an artistic innovation.

3. What are your expectations for this new product release?
Antoine Pin: These 13 new products have designed 13 dials with different symbolic themes, each of which is related to equestrian, but the specific inspiration comes from traditional Chinese ancient articles, some are full of philosophical meaning, and some are inspired by horses and people. Friendship and so on, and finally, in accordance with the rules of Chinese calligraphy, using the most traditional methods such as writing brushes and a variety of color paints to create on the dial. Therefore, this display method is more personal, and it is also the first time that Bvlgari has shown traditional Chinese art forms on watches. We hope to promote art more deeply, and hope to get people who love this watch when it is sold in China. Your own interpretation.

4. This time, I chose the classic series of Octo for this cooperation. Is there any cooperation plan in the future? Like female watches? Jewellery?
Antoine Pin: In fact, before the 10th anniversary of the B.zero1 jewelry series, we have cooperated with the famous British artist Anish Kanpoor. After an innovative combination of classic elements of this series and a new Deduction, the new B.zero1 ring response is very good. This time, we cooperated with Simon to launch a unique model in the most classic OCTO men’s watch series. I hope everyone will like it. It is also worth looking forward to more new products after Bulgari.

Swiss Radar Diamaster Series Second Watch

(Linno, Switzerland-March 2015) Time is so precious that we often sigh about its fleetingness. With the new RADO large seconds seconds watch around the wrist, you can easily control every minute and every second and never miss any precious moment.
Master of time
The one-piece high-tech ceramic case carries a large open face dial. Two overlapping dials display one hour and minute, and the other second. The Arabic numerals on the striking second dial count seconds at 5-second intervals. The main dial marks the hours and minutes delicately and clearly, reminding the wearer of the value of time.
Beautiful appearance
   The new RADO large-scale seconds hand watch from the Rado series includes two eye-catching models: two plasma high-tech ceramic watches with brown leather straps, exuding retro flavors; the other two black watches are quite futuristic. This series focuses on the use of leather straps, and only one watch uses the diamond five-row bracelet of the Diamond Series.
   The avant-garde and retro design makes the RADO large-scale second hand watch of the Rado diamond series not only can be used with business suits, but also can easily set off holiday casual wear. The breakthrough dial design not only makes the watch itself, but also makes men wearing this watch easily become the focus of attention. Carrying self-confidence and charm, the Diamond Pa series large seconds watch is the personality choice of the trendy man.
Modern Alchemy
   White ceramics are sintered up to 20,000ºC in a plasma sintering furnace, giving them a warm, shiny metallic luster. This patented technology pioneered by Rado, although it does not use any metal elements, still shines in a plasma metallic luster. Although the metallic color presented by ceramics only appears on the surface of the material, it never fades. This production makes this metallic watch well retain all the advantages of high-tech ceramics: not easy to wear, comfortable and lightweight and hypoallergenic.
   Wear your time with RADO’s large seconds watch.

Movement 11 ½ ETA 2899, automatic mechanical movement, 21 stone, 3 hands, calendar display at 9
O’clock position, power reserve up to 42 hours
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Case dimensions 43.0 x 51.2 x 11.8
(Width x length x height unit: mm)

Ref: 657.0127.3.015
Case Black polished high-tech ceramic, one-piece case
Black PVD-coated titanium case back with sapphire mirror
Black polished high-tech ceramic crown
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Dial Black, rose gold scale
Gray minute ring
Black dial circle
Swingable anchor
Rose Gold ‘RADO’ and ‘Automatic’ Logos
Hands rose gold hands
Bracelet black polished high-tech ceramic with frosted links
Titanium Tri-Fold Clasp

Ref: 657.0129.3.410
Case Plasma-polished high-tech ceramic material, one-piece case
Titanium case back with sapphire mirror
Plasma-polished high-tech ceramic crown
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Dial White, rhodium scale
Gray minute ring
Plasma dial circle
Swingable anchor
Grey ‘Rado’ and ‘Automatic’ Logos
Hands Rhodium-colored hands
Strap Brown leather strap
Stainless steel folding clasp
Stainless steel, surface hardened