Month: April 2021

Why Are Swiss Watch Prices Constantly Rising?

As we all know, Swiss watches have always been the leader in the global watch industry, and have a supreme position in the minds of consumers. But with the continuous rise of Swiss watch prices in recent years, you can’t help but ask, where has it gone up?
Take Rolex as an example. It has raised retail prices three times in a row in just six months of this year. Rolex must be familiar to everyone. The leading Swiss brand sells 800,000 pieces a year. It has always been favored by celebrities and business people. Not to mention in China, it was once a status symbol. But for many Europeans today, this symbol has overwhelmed them.
The most popular Rolex among consumers is the Oyster Perpetual Series.
Omega also released a price adjustment notice earlier. The price of some models has been increased by 5% -20%. One original price reached 14,500 yuan after adjusting the price of 13,300 yuan, and the other was 76,700 yuan. After the price adjustment of the section reached 81600 yuan. For Omega, this price adjustment is the second time this year.
Omega
In the final analysis, the high monopoly of the Swiss movement is undoubtedly the factor that determines the price increase. In addition, the increase in the number of watches purchased by Chinese and Asians in Europe has led to an increase in sales. In addition, some special models are made of materials. And design is also the reason for the price increase.
Longines
On the other hand, it is because the appreciation of the Swiss franc against the renminbi has continued. From last year to this year, the ratio of the Swiss franc to the yuan reached a minimum of 6.12: 1 and a maximum of 7.06: 1. All Swiss watches are based on The Swiss franc is the settlement unit. Once the Swiss franc appreciates, it will directly lead to a rise in domestic selling prices. For various reasons, the price of Swiss watches has continued to rise.

World Premiere Of Baume & Mercier Crichton Series

At 2 pm on September 19, 2012, the well-known Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier released a new Clifton series watch in Shanghai. This is the brand For the first time, it chose to release its new watch collection in China. Mr. Wan Yalun, CEO of Baume & Mercier, and Ms. Dong Jie, best friend of the Baume & Mercier brand
    As the perfect companion for men’s professional elites, spanning 182 years of pure watchmaking history, drawn from the New York metropolitan style in the 1950s, the Crichton series landed in Xintiandi, Shanghai-this is the prosperous landmark of the modern era, which was first revealed to the world face. Baume & Mercier CEO Mr. Alain Zimmermann, Design Director Mr. Alexandre Peraldi, together with Baume & Mercier’s best friend and well-known movie star Ms. Dong Jie appeared at the world premiere of Baume & Mercier’s new Clayton series. On the same day, many industry elites visited the event, including Zhang Xiangdong, the founder and president of 3G Portal, the famous pianist Sun Yingdi, the well-known sculptor Gao Xiaowu, and Leo Hwang, executive director of Parkview Green. The stars hold the moon, and they are prosperous, witnessing the unique charm of the new Clifton series.
Model showcases new Crichton watch
梭 Shuttle 182 years of history, tasting watchmaking culture
Baume & Mercier Clifton Series World Premiere Dinner
Today, Baume & Mercier has created a unique space to showcase the 182-year history of the brand to watch lovers. This time, a total of 15 antique watches arrived from Shanghai for the first time for display in the Swiss Brand Museum, each of which reflects the classic and timeless beauty. The most striking of these is undoubtedly the inspiration of this release of the Clayton series. Its easy-to-read classic arc-shaped dial condenses elegant retro gentlemanishness. In addition, there are many antique watches that represent the masterpieces of watchmaking achievements and heritage. The tourbillon chronograph in 1893 won the first place in the Royal Observatory timing competition. And set a record high of 91.9 points at that time, this record has been maintained for ten years; an 18K gold manual winding mechanical movement pocket watch in 1940 won the mark of Geneva-the highest glory in the watch industry; launched in the late 1940s One of the most successful watches in history: Marquise, the dial of this jewellery watch is completely built into the strap, and the superb craftsmanship is amazing, until the late 1960s, it has been the brand’s star watch . Listening to the sound of the movement of the movement, time seemed to freeze and stagnate. What’s more worth mentioning is that for the first time for this event, the Musée Jurassiend’Art et d’ Histoire Museum in Switzerland lent out the Baume family crest and family album, which records the precious history.
Baume & Mercier CEO Mr. Wan Yalun (fourth from left) poses with models demonstrating the new Clifton collection
For nearly two centuries, traces of time are engraved in the nostalgic furnishings on the site. Old photos and historical records of the family quietly tell the glorious history of the celebrity family. In 1830, the brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume founded the fine watchmaking workshop in the small town of Les Bois, Switzerland. They soon gained a good reputation in the field of fine watchmaking. In 1851 ‘Baume Bros’ was founded in London, and continued to expand its international business, creating a legend in the watch industry. By the end of the 19th century, the brand began to gain international fame and won numerous awards at international exhibitions held in Paris, Melbourne, Zurich, Amsterdam, London and Chicago, becoming the leader in the watch industry.
Alexandre Peraldi, Design Director of Baume & Mercier
In 1918, the third generation leader of the Baume family, William Baume and Paul Mercier met in Geneva. Out of their passion for watchmaking, they co-founded the Baume & Mercier brand. From generation to generation, from fraternity to deep friendship and entrepreneurship, from sophisticated and sophisticated watchmaking technology to far-sighted innovation, Baume & Mercier has always adhered to the motto of ‘Aestheticism and only manufactures watches of the highest quality’ and has won numerous Awards, gold medals and awards from international watchmaking authorities. In 1920, Baume & Mercier became the manufacturer of movements with the most Poinçon de Genève seals, and was awarded a certificate. Today, the brand is still a perfect example.
Following the footsteps of time, people enter another room. The retro display is like a New York office in the 1950s, all revealing a gentle and gentle gentleman. The design inspiration of the new Clifton series is drawn from a classic watch from the 1950s. It has a modern elegant appearance and sophisticated traditional high-end watchmaking techniques, showing unique taste and outstanding style of successful people. Every watch enthusiast present was amazed. Keep abreast of the trend of the times and adhere to traditional craftsmanship. The new Clifton series has smooth lines, perfect proportions, and simple and elegant designs that show low-key luxury. 1950 was a golden age recognized in the watchmaking industry. The classic circular arc dial of Crichton, the unique lugs and the double beveled design on the side of the watch were inspired by the delicate lines of an antique wrist at the time. All are equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with a stainless steel or 18K red gold case and a crocodile leather strap, which is both classic and elegant, and contains the essential characteristics of high-end watches. Whether in Manhattan, New York or Shanghai Xintiandi, it perfectly integrates with the characteristics of the times and the urban prosperity, and interprets the male elegance, perseverance and aggressive style. The urban elites, including Zhang Xiangdong, the founder and president of 3G Portal, the famous pianist Sun Yingdi, the well-known sculptor Gao Xiaowu, and Leo Hwang, executive director of Parkview Green, all wore different Clayton watches and wrists. The elegant elegance revealed between them complements their elite identity, and the essence of classics and modernity is sublimated. For Clayton men, while coping with the fast-paced life, they also know how to enjoy quietness alone. They work in the workplace and enjoy happy moments with their families. They are brave enough to accept challenges and seek peace and fulfillment in their hearts. The timeless values ​​and fine design shown by the Crichton series watches are a perfect interpretation of the brand’s motto: Life is about moments. As a precious commemoration of a special moment, the Crichton watch seals every profound precious memory, leaving eternal monumental meaning and sincere emotion. Mr. Wan Yalun (third from left), CEO of Baume & Mercier, and Zhang Xiangdong (first from left), founder and president of 3G Portal, an industry leader
With her elegant and intellectual image, Ms. Dong Jie, a well-known friend of the famous brand and well-known movie star, set off the Cleton men with extraordinary beauty. ‘I have always been a loyal fan of Baume & Mercier watches,’ said Dong Jie. ‘The Clifton watch is low-key and simple, yet it has the classic and modern atmosphere, which is very in line with the ideal male image.’
Ms. Dong Jie, a good friend of Baume & Mercier watch brand, and a famous movie star
In order to celebrate the world premiere of the Clifton series, Baume & Mercier specially set up a Clifton series exclusive website clifton.baume-et-mercier.cn. On the website, you can admire the fashion watches and ‘Life is about Moments’ ‘Micro Movie Series. At the same time, netizens can share their insights on life and precious moments in life through interaction with the official Weibo weibo.com/baumemercier.
‘The Clifton collection is inspired by historical models from the 1950s. The New York fashion of 1950 is still modern today, and it is similar to Shanghai’s Shanghai style. This cultural fit is also our choice of Shanghai Xintiandi Global One of the reasons for the launch, ‘said Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier.’ Today, Baume & Mercier launches the Clayton series. We look forward to this extraordinary and timeless new series that will accompany more elite men Chase the rhythm of the city together and enjoy the feeling of life! ‘

The Last Stop Of The Blancpain Asian Challenge 2013 Was Successfully Held At The Macau Grand Prix

Founded in 1735, Blancpain and the famous super sports car brand Lamborghini Lamborghini Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo have been cooperating for five years since 2009. Held for the first time in Asia. Blancpain and Lamborghini held five Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenges in China, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan this year, and took the last stop of this year’s event to the Macau Grand Prix to celebrate the 60th anniversary from November 8-10 Rule the car and stage a brilliant race that combines speed, precision and enthusiasm at the prestigious Towang Circuit. Blancpain was the solemn event. On the day of the final on November 10th, guests were invited to visit Australia to watch the exciting and exciting events and experience the superb watchmaking skills of Blancpain watches.

 On the day, Blancpain hosted a luncheon in the Mandarin Plaza of the Lisboa Hotel in Macau, one of the most thrilling corners of the Orient Circuit, and invited media friends and VIPs to enjoy the event. The event was first kicked off by Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, Chief Executive Officer of Lamborghini, and Mr. Cristiano Inverni, co-organizer of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge, and Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain’s Global Vice President Marketing Director, introduced the Super Trofeo event and Po Pere released the watch series of top Swiss craftsmanship at Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair 2013. After a rich luncheon, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge officially started at 2:10 pm. Many Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo sports cars were on the track. The roar of the racing engine taught everyone to be nervous. After intense competition, the top three drivers in Macau at the PRO level were Max Wiser, Hanss Lin and Toshiyuki Ochiai, while the AM level was won by Michael Choi, Keith Chan and Andrea Garbagnati.

 The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge Awards Ceremony was held in the evening on the same day at the Robuchon au Dôme at the Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau. Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain’s Global Vice President of Marketing and Mr. Blancpain’s Global Vice President, Sales Director Marc Junod presents Blancpain Super Trofeo Flyback Chronograph (Special Edition) to the Asian Championship champions Jiang Xin, Max Wiser (PRO-AM), Zheng Ting, Steven Lin (AM), Lamborghini Blancpain Super The Trofeo Asian Challenge 2013 was a complete success.

 Blancpain Global Vice President Marketing Director Mr. Alain Delamuraz (middle) and Blancpain Global Vice President Sales Director Mr. Marc Junod (first right) present Blancpain Super Trofeo Flyback Chronograph (Special Edition) to Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Mr. Jiang Xin and Mr. Max Wiser.

 Mr. Alain Delamuraz, Director of Marketing, Blancpain’s Global Vice President, said: ‘Blanc Blanc is proud to partner with Lamborghini for the fifth time to host the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo event and bring the final leg of this year’s Asian Challenge to Macau with a strong racing history. The products produced by Blancpain and Lamborghini are different, but both can represent the ultimate performance and unique aesthetics of their respective fields. I believe that the future cooperation between Blancpain and Lamborghini will surely spark more.

 Blancpain launched the L-evolution R watch series which combines the essence of Swiss fine watchmaking and motorsport at the Basel World Watch & Jewellery Fair this year. Among them, the L-evolution R large calendar watch is made of carbon fiber with a dark black dial background. Perfectly matched with the large calendar display at 6 o’clock, making various information clear and easy to read and easy to grasp. In addition to the carbon fiber dial and large calendar, the L-evolution R flyback large-calendar chronograph is also equipped with a ceramized titanium case and chronograph function. It is equipped with a special edition of carbon fiber bezel, and the eye-catching orange outer bezel and stitching on the watch’s chronograph dial and Alcantara leather strap are even more striking.

The 2020 ‘cartier Women Entrepreneur Award’ Is Officially Launched. Tribute To Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide, Praise The Pioneering And Innovative Spirit

The 2020 ‘The Cartier Women’s Initiative’ (The Cartier Women’s Initiative) has officially started recruiting, and the application deadline is 20 o’clock on August 14, 2019 (Beijing time).
   The Cartier Women’s Entrepreneur Award was co-founded by Cartier and the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in 2006 to find, support, and encourage businesses led by women entrepreneurs. Each year, three awardees are selected in each of the seven regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and a total of 21 female entrepreneurs.

Group photo of the finalists of the ‘Cartier Women Entrepreneur Awards’ 2019
   Long-standing global influence, actively promoting sustainable development
   The Cartier Women’s Entrepreneur Awards are for women from all countries, ethnicities and industries, and are designed to encourage women entrepreneurs around the world to meet the challenges of today’s world: Support and recognize outstanding women who have made practical efforts for future global development and Introduce these women’s entrepreneurial projects to the public to the greatest extent.
   Starting this year, the Cartier Women’s Entrepreneur Award has added a number of entry criteria, including:
   Entrepreneurial projects should be at the start-up stage, with an operating period of one to five years
   Financing amount of diluted capital must be less than $ 2 million
   Must meet at least one United Nations sustainable development goal
   All 21 finalists will receive one-on-one business training, media promotion and promotion, participation in a series of business coaching and social activities, and the 6-day European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) ‘Social Entrepreneurship Management Course’. Seven winners will each receive a prize of $ 100,000, and 14 finalists will each receive a prize of $ 30,000. In addition, Cartier and the European School of Business Administration will provide continuous support for the future growth and development of the enterprise, helping all award-winning female entrepreneurs to prepare for the long-term development and success of their business.
   ‘In less than a decade, the number of applications for the Cartier Women’s Entrepreneur Award has grown from 360 to more than 3,000 each year. Not only have the number of companies registered for participation increased, but the quality has also improved significantly. The Cartier Women’s Entrepreneur Award has helped 51 Women in 219 countries have made a significant leap in their lives. ‘
Cartier President and Chief Executive Officer
    For more information about the awards, please visit: www.cartierwomensinitiative.com

‘Cartier Women Entrepreneur Award’ Trophy

Piaget Polo – 6 New Watches In New Cases

The Piaget Polo series born in 1979 is not only a high-end watch series, but also a symbol that symbolizes Piaget’s creative talent. This revolutionary design is reflected in the perfect combination of strap, case and bezel. Polished and matte light and shadow design, the Polo series now uses a new case with a more dynamic curve. The improved design is inspired by the round technical style of the Polo FortyFive series launched in 2009. The four men’s watches launched this spring are crafted in 18K rose gold, paired with a soft alligator leather strap and a new 18K rose gold pin buckle, which perfectly fits the curve of the wearer’s wrist and is very comfortable to wear.

The case diameter is still 43 mm and adheres to the basic design specifications of the Polo series. The case and bracelet are perfectly integrated, the polished and matte surfaces are polished, the arched sapphire crystal and bezel, and the exquisite dial with Arabic numerals or gold inlaid hour markers have achieved their unique characteristics. Not to mention professional-grade decoration, of course, the mechanical movement is entirely designed, developed and produced by Piaget.
The new Piaget Polo chronograph is equipped with a 880P movement. There are two versions of the watch available: one in 18K rose gold and the other with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.0 carat) on the bezel. Its ultra-thin self-winding movement has a series of complex functions, including flyback chronograph, calendar and 24-hour second time zone display, the vertical clutch device makes the movement more accurate, and the dual barrel of the movement can Provides a power reserve of up to 50 hours when the timekeeping mode is activated.
The new automatic Piaget Polo is also available with a bezel set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.0 carat). The watch is made of 18K rose gold and is equipped with an 800P self-winding movement with hour, minute, second and date display functions.

Two new pavé diamond watches complement the Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady
The Polo FortyFive Lady watch was carefully designed in 2010, drawing inspiration from the stylish sports aesthetics of the collection, exquisite quality exuding elegance and charm. The dials of these two new Polo FortyFive Lady collections are paved with 386 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.5 carats) and the bezel is lined with 50 diamonds (0.7 carats), fully demonstrating Piaget’s craftsmanship. The cases of the two watches are crafted in 18K white gold and 18K rose gold, respectively, with crocodile leather straps, showing delicate feminine beauty.
Equipped with Piaget’s homemade 690P quartz movement, these two elegant masterpieces break the line between watches and jewelry, reflecting the design code of the Polo FortyFive series-Piaget reinterprets the historical classic series.
Source: Piaget

Jaeger-lecoultre Watch Shines In International Film Events

On February 24, 2013, Vanity Fair Magazine Oscar Party opened grandly in West Hollywood. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s perfect ambassador Diane Kruger wears the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Art Déco high-end jewelry watch, crafted in white gold and diamonds.

Diane Kruger wears Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Art Déco high-end jewelry watch at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
 At the 85th Academy Awards held on the same day, 86-year-old French actress Emmanuelle Riva also chose to elegantly attend the award ceremony with the Duoplan Joaillerie vintage. Emma Riva was nominated for the best actress in the 85th Academy Awards for her outstanding performance in the film ‘Amour’ directed by Michael Haneke.
 Jaeger-LeCoultre Duoplan Joaillerie vintage is a perfect fusion of aesthetic essence and elegant appearance, superb watchmaking technology and fine jewelry art. Only the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops that master the most extreme watchmaking skills and the most admirable jewellery inlay skills can create such masterpieces.

Emmanuelle Riva wears Jaeger-LeCoultre Duoplan Joaillerie vintage at the 85th Academy Awards
 Emmanuelle Riva won the 38th French Caesars Award at the 38th French Caesars Awards on February 22 for her perfect performance in ‘Amour’ Actress Award. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Etrier High Jewellery Watch, witness her moment of glory.

Emmanuelle Riva wears Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Etrier jewellery watch at the 38th French Caesar Awards ceremony
 The Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 movement, which was included in the Guinness Book of World Records, was born in 1929 and is the smallest mechanical movement in the world. The Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory only produces a limited number of 101 movements every year, because the treasures exclusively produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre are specially created for special occasions. Only this precious masterpiece can capture the moments that are beautiful and memorable, let it be pure and elegant, and exquisite workmanship, and record eternal moments.