Month: September 2016

Simple And Refined Three Blancpain Villeret Series Business Dress Watch Recommended

Watches are an important decoration for men. This is especially true for business elite men who work hard in the workplace. When it comes to dress watches, people’s first impression is that they should not be gorgeous, the dial is atmospheric; do not pursue complexity, practicality is paramount. Blancpain follows the centuries-old watchmaking philosophy and beliefs, presenting the Villeret series of watches known for elegance, simplicity and refinement. Let the watch home recommend three Blancpain Villeret series business dress watches for everyone!
Villeret ultra-thin calendar display watch

   This ultra-thin calendar display watch from the Villeret series has a classic appearance and a relatively affordable price. It is an entry style that feels the essence of the brand design. This watch is equipped with Blancpain Cal.1151 self-winding movement, built-in 28 rubies, the thickness of the movement is only 3.37 mm, equipped with a 100-hour power reserve, three-hour position calendar display, accurate travel time, to meet the needs of basic functions . Roman numerals, traditional willow-shaped hands, high-quality crocodile leather straps and a light, streamlined shape all reveal noble origins and extraordinary temperament.
Villeret Series Power Reserve Watch

   For those who travel frequently or need to communicate with the world at any time, the time zone display of the two places is a very useful business function. Villeret’s first half-time and two-hour eight-day power reserve watch, equipped with a Cal.5235DF movement specially developed by Blancpain movement factory. This self-winding movement consists of 324 parts with three hair Bar case to ensure stable power release within 8 days. The button at the top of the crown is used to switch between quick proof time and half-time zone adjustment.
Villeret semi-hunting moon phase watch

   Choosing a formal watch with moon phase function can reveal the wearer’s appropriate romantic feelings, not to mention this retro-looking Villeret series semi-hunting moon phase watch. The case is made of rose gold with warm tones, and the dial is decorated with pure and pure protein colors, which blends modern and retro in classics. The adjustment of the complicated calendar is a very troublesome event. The movement structure is also easily damaged during the adjustment, and the adjustment device designed by Blancpain has solved the difficulty.

The Coolest Jaeger-lecoultre Watches

When it comes to Jaeger-LeCoultre, the styles that are easiest to think of are those that are classified as masters of formal dress, dating, Reverso ….. so in my impression, Jaeger-LeCoultre and avant-garde, science fiction, These cool adjectives were not related until I saw this experimental table called Lab 2. When you first see it, you don’t think it is a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Because its appearance and shape are completely different from the common Jaeger-LeCoultre, the black ceramic outer ring, hollow dial, hollow keys, ceramic crown… .. The charm reflected by Richard Miller and Hublot Similar emerging brands. When I saw the ‘Double J’ mark on the dial, I confirmed that it was Jaeger-LeCoultre. After checking the model, I know that it belongs to the extreme sports master series. When I started preparing to adjust the time, something very awkward happened. The crown at 3 o’clock could not be pulled out. At first I thought it was a waterproof lock handle design, so I tried it by turning it counterclockwise, but the result was not enough. I wonder if it is a ‘winning lottery’. As soon as I get it, the watch will break. I was frightened to quickly read the manual, only to find that this watch is not only cool in appearance. Normal watches, if you adjust the time and calendar, you need to switch the different gears by pulling out the crown. Although this Jaeger-LeCoultre has a crown, it relies on the ‘press’ button on the crown to operate. The dial has a ‘gear position indicator’ at 3 o’clock, and the gear position will switch with each press. The letter “Z” stands for the winding position. At this time, you can rotate the crown clockwise to manually wind it. “GMT” stands for the second time zone. At this time, you can adjust the time by rotating the crown. “SET” stands for Normal adjustment gear. At this time, you can adjust the time by rotating the crown. The upper part of the outer edge of the dial is marked with numbers from 00 to 60. This is the power reserve display. If all of them are white, it means that the power reserve time can reach 60 hours. If it turns blue, comparing with the corresponding numbers, it means the remaining battery life. The center of the dial is a large blue chronograph second hand, and the blue chronograph hour hand at 9 o’clock. At the same time, there is a gray disc below with a white straight line. At 6 o’clock, there is a 24-hour day and night display. At 12 o’clock, there are two digital windows. At first glance, you will think it is a large calendar display. But in fact, it is the display of the counting minutes. This design can read the time more conveniently and accurately. This is the patented design of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Looking at the movement on the back, it is also the same as the front shape. It does not feel like a Jaeger-LeCoultre. Although it is equipped with the self-produced Cal.780 mechanical chronograph movement, its processing is very different from common Jaeger-LeCoultre movements. First, it does not use the traditional fish scale pattern and Geneva pattern polishing, but uses wire drawing; second, the lines of the movement plywood are simple and sharp, and there is no traditional smooth curve; third, the surface coating of the movement is not Common silver, but the superposition of gray + black gray. These are now the most avant-garde movement processing methods, and are often used by cutting-edge brands such as Richard Miller and Hublot, creating a more technological and modern feeling. However, this Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is not just a good-looking one, its configuration is also very high. With anti-magnetic silicon escapement, ceramic ball bearings, fine adjustment of weights, column wheel, vertical clutch, spring without spring, of which there are two column wheels, one is responsible for switching the timing state, the other is the push-type crown Gear switch. And also passed the ‘1000 Hours Control’ unique to the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, and performed a total of 1,000 hours of tests including travel time accuracy, temperature, air pressure, impact, and water resistance. It is worth noting that the ‘1000 Hours Control’ is a full test of the movement and the entire watch, rather than a separate inspection of the movement, which is more stringent. In addition, the stop-second structure of this movement is also very unique. It is not a common stop-second to pull out the crown, but a “black slider” on the left side of the case. When we slide down, the second hand That is to say, stop rotating and flick upward, the watch will return to normal running time. The case made of titanium vanadium alloy is also the highlight of this Jaeger-LeCoultre. While retaining the advantages of low density of titanium alloy, comfortable wearing, and less susceptibility to allergy, it is even more scratch-resistant. The case also has a shock absorption system inside, which can reduce the impact of external vibration on the movement of the movement. At the same time, it is also equipped with a quick disassembly design of the watch band. Just open the metal sheet on the back cover to open the locking structure at the lugs and remove the watch band. More special is that such buckle watches usually have a disadvantage, that is, the connection structure of the strap and the case is complicated, so the head of the strap is equipped with metal parts, which causes the strap to be completely fixed. The wrists are too large and too small to be very comfortable to wear. And this Jaeger-LeCoultre Lab 2 uses an adjustable strap design, which is divided into 3 different gears, which can swing up and down, which is convenient for watch friends of different wrist sizes, and fits more closely to the wrist. The design of the buckle is also cool, with a quick release structure, but instead of using common spring quick release ears, it is achieved by sliding and rotating the buckle. In order to avoid accidental falling, a double insurance design is also used here. This blue Lab 2 is a limited edition launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2015, with 300 pieces sold worldwide. The public price that year was “as long as” about RMB 400,000. Now for similar models and brands, the price is quite restrained. Lab 2 was first launched on SIHH in 2010 and is the second product planned by Lab. Jaeger-LeCoultre, as a watchmaking brand known for its technology, has developed many black technologies. So the Lab Plan was created to put the brand’s innovative design and conceptual structure into practice, rather than simply staying on patent documents. This is the coolest Jaeger-LeCoultre I have ever seen. —END —