Oscar Protagonist In The Top Watch World

‘Geneva Watch Awards’ represents the top level of Swiss watchmaking technology. Every year, the best timepieces and manufacturers are selected, which is equivalent to the Oscars in the top watch industry. The finalist watches will be on tour around the world for collectors and watch enthusiasts. Last week, the organizer exhibited 65 world-class limited-time watches at IFC Sambo Watch and Jewellery, and I went there in person. The exhibition will move to Shanghai on October 19th. Don’t miss it if you like watches. The Geneva Watch Awards will select the best watch awards in seven categories and three special awards.
The ‘Geneva Watch Awards’ will select the best watch awards in seven categories and three special awards: the Golden Hand Award, the jury special award, and the best watchmaker award. The results will be in November. Announced on the 15th. This time, I will first select a few top watches and talk about their charm.
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish.
Van Cleef & Arpels dial decoration is full of French romance, ingenious, bringing together top-notch gold carving, enamel painting, mother-of-pearl inlaying technology. When the 2-digit button is touched, the teenager steps up the steps on the top floor of Notre Dame to indicate the hour and time; while the meteor in the sky appears from the mother-of-pearl cloud and falls to the Eiffel Tower, indicating the minute time accurately. When the clouds drifted towards the boy, the bell of Notre Dame rang and the time was told with a voice (three questions).
Hublot Masterpiece Antikythera.
Antikythera is a timepiece device found in an ancient Greek shipwreck in 1900. It has a history of more than 2,000 years. There are dozens of gears in it. Although it has been damaged, it has been found that it can accurately calculate the position of celestial bodies such as the sun, the moon, and the 12 constellations. . Hublot restored this device to create this complex watch, which can display the moon phase, zodiac position, Egyptian calendar, etc., and has a tourbillon and a five-day power reserve function.
Dior VIII Grand Ball ‘Plisse’ Jade.
Dior’s series of women’s watches are inspired by gorgeous ball, each watch is like luxury custom clothing, luxurious and expensive. Ceramic strap, dial made of white gold, mother-of-pearl, diamonds, emerald decoration is an automatic rotor, the emerald ring will dance with the swing of the wrist.
Dior VIII Grand Ball Plume.
Dior gorgeous ball, the same series of works, this watch is automatically decorated with pink gradient feathers, natural lightness, even more exquisite workmanship.
Roger Dubuis Velvet Sapphires and Spinels.
表 This watch is made of titanium. Rarely, the dial is inlaid with purple sapphires and the dial is decorated with purple radial Roman numerals.
Harry Winston Rendez-vous.
WinHarry Winston is a leader in the jewelry industry. This watch is set with 84 carats of diamonds, white gold base, and pear-shaped diamond on the cover.
Bvlgari Serpenti.
The Serpentine Jewelry Watch is the icon of Bulgari. This design represents a magnificent style and mysterious temperament. This watch is crafted from rose gold and diamonds. The only drawback is the quartz movement.
‘Geneva Watch Awards’ Shanghai Tour
Time: October 19-21, 2012
Address: 4 / F, No. 18 on the Bund (No. 18, Zhongshan East First Road, Huangpu District)
Reservation website: http://www.worldtempus.cn/gphg_2012/exhibiion.php
Q: In the past few years, Panerai has become very popular. I would like to know, which relatively young brands like the top ten traditional watches such as Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre would be better? The same watch with 150,000 yuan, which one is more valuable?
Answer: Panerai was originally a designated watch for the Italian Navy. It began to face the international market in 1997 and is a leader in emerging watches in recent years. Panerai’s oversized, simple dial with round squares and exaggerated crown protection makes this brand’s distinctive personality. It can be said to be the most stylish luxury item in sports watches, and is highly sought after by Hollywood stars. Panerai specialises in diving watches and is extremely water resistant. When diving, the crown protection device (mutual bridge) can lock the crown tightly and play a waterproof role, which is also a unique patent of Panerai.
Audemars Piguet and Panerai are sports watches, while Panerai is more young. Jaeger-LeCoultre watches are more elegant, and most of them are belt watches, so they are popular among professionals such as lawyers and accountants. The three brands have their own characteristics. It is difficult to say which one is better. If the budget is 150,000 yuan, I suggest that you consider Panerai. It has excellent waterproof performance and a simple but stylish dial.
Author introduction: Mr. Mei Qiangnian is an internationally renowned antique watch collector, and the first and so far the only internationally recognized Chinese ‘antique watch collector’ in Hong Kong.
Since his childhood, Mr. Mei has had a strong interest in watches and clocks. Since the age of sixteen, he has been a major shareholder of the multinational company Huoshi Group, a famous watchmaker Jewish smith Jr. and traveled around the country. In more than half a century of travel, whenever he sees a watch with collectible value, he buys it all, and now has a rich collection.
In 2000, Mr. Mei opened the ‘Antique Art Clocks Collection’ in Xintiandi, Shanghai. In 2012, Mr. Mei will open his museum in Macau, which will display his lifelong collection.