Her Time’ Takes You To Explore The Inextricable Relationship Between Omega And Women

Omega is nearing the end of its ‘Her Time’ exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition showcases some of the classic ladies’ watches and antique posters in the brand’s 100-year-old women’s watch production process. In addition, the brand also invites illustrator Stephane Manel to trace the beauty of time through illustrations, perfectly depicting the indissoluble bond and precious moments between Omega and women.

   This “chronological” chronology has been crafted for many hours. Under the artist’s delicate strokes, the smart design and precision technology of the Omega watch for 100 years have been vividly displayed. Every minute of the brand watchmaking tradition exudes a sense of fashion and elegance, condensed in these two minutes of video.

   The video begins with Elizabeth I, the wearer of the world’s first watch in the 16th century, and traces the inextricable connection between women and time.

   In 1848, Swiss watchmaker Louis Brandt founded a watch factory, now Omega.

   Since its establishment in 1848, Omega has been committed to creating women’s watches.

   By the early 20th century, more and more women began to wear watches. As a result, Omega conformed to the trend of the times. In the most colorful era in history, ‘twenty years of roaring’, Omega has also made a fortune in the history of women’s watches.

   With the outbreak of World War I, in 1935, Omega launched the ‘Medicus’ watch specially designed for medical personnel. This watch is equipped with a central chronograph second hand, which facilitates medical staff to accurately read the pulse number based on the second hand, helping medical staff to save lives. The ‘Medicus’ is Omega’s first junior junior with a central seconds hand and the first watch with a chain hand to secure the strap.

   After the First World War, women’s watches entered the golden age. The Art Deco movement brought richer colors and bolder geometric designs to the public, and watch design entered the golden age. During this period, gold, long or barrel shaped watch designs were very popular. Omega has also cooperated with the main French high fashion houses. Each watch is a perfect accessory specially made for a tailor-made women’s clothing.

   In 1955, Omega launched the Ladymatic watch, the first self-winding ladies watch, which was a great success once launched. This watch subtly combines extraordinary design with revolutionary and innovative movement. It is equipped with an ultra-small automatic top movement of only 1.196 cubic centimeters and is certified by the official Swiss Observatory. Ladymatic watches have injected landmark elegance and charm into the ladies’ watch industry, and have had a profound impact on aesthetics and innovation in the decades to come.

   Since then, women’s demand for women’s watches has become more and more abundant. The constellation series, which was again innovatively designed in 1982, is a very classic and highly recognizable model in several Omega watch series. Its iconic ‘claw support’ design and fashionable and luxurious diamond-studded craftsmanship have become the pinnacles of women of an era. In 1995, supermodel Cindy Crawford chose to wear the Omega Constellation series watch, which caused the majority of women to follow suit.

   The short 2-minute video depicts Omega’s enthusiasm and outstanding achievements in the manufacture of women’s watches in different times, making people feel that it has never stopped on the way to explore women’s watches. If after watching the video, you still have a lot of fun, there are four final days for the Omega ‘Her Time’ Ladies’ 100 Years Exhibition. Friends who are interested in the Swiss women’s watch manufacturing process or even the world’s women’s watch manufacturing process can visit the scene Take a closer look and experience the unique concept and heritage of Omega ladies watches.
Omega ‘Her Time’ Women’s Watch Centennial Exhibition Information:
Time: October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016 (closed on Monday)
Address: Hai Contemporary Art Museum (200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)

Balper’s World’s First Chinese Calendar, Extraordinary Craftsmanship Reaches The Pinnacle Of Watchmaking

Because the number of dates in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is not fixed each year, making a mechanical watch with a lunar calendar is a very difficult task. The fine watchmaking brand Blancpain introduced the world’s first Chinese calendar with the most advanced watchmaking skills. This extraordinary timepiece, which has both practical value and far-reaching significance, will surely reach the brilliant pinnacle of fine watchmaking. This Chinese almanac is limited to 20 pieces, and a non-limited edition rose gold version is also available.

 This Chinese calendar is equipped with Calibre 3638’s new self-winding movement. The movement consists of 434 parts set with 39 gems and has a power reserve of 7 days. The watch is complex in craftsmanship and exquisite in technology. It perfectly presents many time elements without periodic patterns on the dial. Among them, the hour hand, minute hand, and standard calendar are located in the center of the dial; the small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the three-line position displays five elements and ten days (10-year cycle); 9 o’clock The clock position displays the lunar month (12-month cycle), the lunar calendar day (30-day cycle), and the leap month; the year window at 12 o’clock displays the zodiac sign of the year (12-year cycle), and the moon phase profit and loss display is on the dial 6 At o’clock.

 The watch uses a 45 mm diameter platinum case, the crown is decorated with a convex round cut ruby, and under the lugs are 5 hidden adjustment buttons that are patented by Blancpain, which at the same time ensure the simple and smooth lines on the side Beauty. This watch combines all the classic logos of the Blancpain Villeret series, such as the double-layer bezel, the large fire enamel dial, the gold-plated dial with lace trim, the traces before firing, the hollow leaf-shaped hands, the serpentine blue steel hands of the standard calendar Wait. The watch is equipped with a white gold pendulum set with Madagascar rubies, and the dragon pattern is engraved on the top.

 Different from the standard calendar with the solar day as the basic unit, the traditional Chinese lunar calendar uses the yin and yang calendar system, that is, the solar calendar with the monthly cycle (29.53059 days) as the basic unit. A lunar year contains 12 lunar months (354.36707 days), which is about 11 days less than a lunar year (365.242374 days). Therefore, in some years, there will be a leap month (as shown by the letter on the dial) to meet the cycle of the four seasons. Since each Chinese lunar month (including the leap month) begins on the day of the new moon, the month is 29 or 30 days long. It can be seen that the lunar year including the leap month is actually 13 months, which is longer than the solar calendar; on the contrary, the lunar year without the leap month is only 12 months, which is shorter than the solar year. The typical characteristic of this traditional calendar is the cause of the uncertain date of the Chinese New Year.

 This Chinese calendar reflects the mysterious beauty of traditional Chinese timekeeping, using the timekeeping principles that have been ingrained in China for thousands of years. The layout of the chronograph dial is exquisite, and the hour, minute and standard calendars jump on the dial. It also integrates important timing elements in the traditional Chinese calendar, such as twelve hours (twenty-four hours), the lunar date, the lunar month (combined with the leap month display), ten The zodiac year even includes five elements and ten heavenly stems. The twelve zodiac signs correspond to the twelve Earthly Branches, which are matched with the Ten Heavenly Stems in turn, and form sixty basic units or sixty stems, commonly known as sixty Jiazis, which constitute the core content of traditional Chinese culture. As an important timekeeping element in Blancpain’s full calendar watch, the moon phase profit and loss function is more closely related to the traditional Chinese calendar, which played an important role in the operation of this timepiece.
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French Mulan’s New Vanguard Carbon Krypton Watch

This year, the Vanguard Carbon series has added an innovative and eye-catching watch-Vanguard Carbon Krypton.

   In 2015, the first VanguardCarbon watch came out and became very popular. This year, Franck Muller FRANCKMULLER has innovated again. Through the special processing process, the elegance of carbon fiber and the characteristics of luminous particles are perfectly combined, and the characteristics of the two materials are brought to life. Sight.
   Vanguard Carbon Krypton’s futuristic appearance is refreshing when night falls. The dial and case are decorated with luminous details, making this watch a high-tech masterpiece.
   This collection combines luminous details with an innovative production process, which is even more unique and unique. The watch is equipped with a self-winding movement that provides a 42-hour power reserve.
   The new Vanguard Carbon Krypton watch is paired with a sporty rubber and nylon strap.
Movement: FM 0800
Movement type: automatic winding
Movement size: diameter 25.60 mm; thickness 3.60 mm
Display: hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Swing frequency: 28,800 times per hour
Number of parts: 158
Number of jewels: 21
Movement modification: Geneva ripple, pearl dot polishing, rhodium plating
Case: Cintrée Curvex: Carbon fiber and luminous materials
Case dimensions: Width: 44.00 mm X Length: 53.70 mm X Thickness: 12.80 mm
Dial: carbon fiber dial, appliquéd numerals
Function: Three-step winding crown, the second step is used to adjust the date
Strap: rubber (bottom) and nylon (top)