Vacheron Constantin And American Friends Of The Paris Opera &

On Wednesday, July 11, Vacheron Constantin and American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet held a private luncheon to celebrate Brigitte Lefèvre, head of the Paris Opera Ballet, and his party at the Lincoln Center for many years in New York First performance.
The event was co-hosted by Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, Olivia Flatto, President of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy.

From left to right: Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet President Olivia Flatto; Paris Opera Ballet, Director of the Paris Opera Ballet Brigitte Lefèvre; and Vacheron Constantin North America Mr Hugues de Pins, President

80 distinguished guests attended the luncheon hosted by the Cultural Affairs Department of the French Embassy, ​​and the guests appreciated the precious watches of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’ Art series and Patrimony series. Métiers d’Art Art Series-Chagall & l’Opéra de Paris series watches are first shown in the United States on this special occasion: ‘Salute to the famous composer’, its dial faithfully reproduced A fresco painted by Chagall on the ceiling of the Garnier Opera House. The exclusive “Hommage à W.A. Mozart” watch pays tribute to the immortal work of this great artist through Chagall’s oil paintings.
Vacheron Constantin has been a sponsor of the Paris National Opera since 2007. This year, Vacheron Constantin chose to sponsor the Paris Opera Ballet, touring in 3 cities in the United States, Chicago, Washington, and New York; this one-month tour is the first time the world-renowned ballet has come to the United States in more than a decade On tour, American audiences will have the opportunity to appreciate French ballet. Both Vacheron Constantin and the Paris Opera Ballet have an extraordinary artistic heritage that is constantly nourished and enriched. Vacheron Constantin’s sponsorship also witnesses the close relationship between time and art. The two worlds echo each other and are driven by the same emotions: That is passion.

2014 ‘clocks And Miracles’ Asian High-end Watch & Clock Fair W & W Grand Opening

The annual event ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asia’s High-end Watch & Clock Fair W & W opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. New timepieces from the world’s top watchmaking brands have once again gathered in Xiangjiang. With a fascinating exhibition form and deep connotation of heritage and culture, they have jointly created a unique artistic feast, which is bound to be in the four-day exhibition. A dazzling sensory experience for watch collectors and enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region.

Hong Kong, September 29, 2014 — The second edition of ‘Watches and Miracles’ brings together 13 fine watchmaking brands to share the brand’s traditional culture, expertise and exquisite craftsmanship with guests in a vivid and elegant display.
Dr. Lin Jianyue, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said: ‘The return of ‘Clocks and Miracles’ to Hong Kong is a testament to the importance of Hong Kong as an international city of events and an important place throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Development Bureau Conference and Exhibition Development Department and industry partners will provide full support to the organizers. ‘
Since the first ‘Clocks and Miracles’ was successfully held, the exhibition has not only provided visitors with an excellent opportunity to understand the latest fashion trends of high-end watches, but also unique and interesting exhibitions through various forms of exhibitions and live demonstrations by professional watchmakers. Way, constantly explain the charm and significance of timepiece works. This year, the “Clocks, Sons of Astronomy” created by the Swiss High Watch Foundation will explore the culture of time measurement from a new perspective based on scientific knowledge derived from the observation of stars and planets.
In addition, the CEOs of 13 participating brands will also be present, and some brands will exhibit stunning antique watches for the first time. Ms. Fabienne Lupo, chairman and managing director of the Swiss Watchmaking Foundation, said that “We will bring more surprises to visitors at this exhibition.”
The successful holding of the “Watches and Miracles” Asia High-end Watch Show demonstrates the confidence of participating brands in the Asian market and their enthusiasm for fine watchmaking. Ms. Lupo explained, “Every great fine watch brand takes several years to make a timepiece, and its vision is self-evident. The Swiss Watch Foundation also values ​​the long-term development and culture of the industry. Inheritance is always our primary mission. Although this is a watch exhibition, we want to do more than just display watches, but also carry forward the traditional culture of the watch industry. and time.’

This exhibition is also a gift to the Asian market. Ms. Lupo continued: ‘Asian collectors and customers not only have a deep understanding of watches, but also have a great appreciation. Their strong interest in watches is one of the important reasons for this exhibition. In fact, it is a rare event Opportunities for cultural exchange. ‘
Watches and Miracles
Participating brands: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet,
Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC,
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai,
Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis,
Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Date: September 30 (Tuesday) to October 2 (Thursday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Pure White Royal Oak Offshore Series Chronograph Real Shot

The annual watch event, the Geneva International Watch Fair, has been opened. The watch team’s special front report team has begun to work, and they will bring you the latest, fastest and most comprehensive watch fair reports.
   The ‘26470’ Royal Oak offshore chronograph series, which debuted in 2014, retains the original 42mm ‘oversized’ design since 1993, and for the first time draws inspiration from the earlier 26170 model.

   The white super ceramic used this year makes the scratch resistance (Vickers hardness: 1850) of the bezel and case of this new chronograph higher than that of black ceramic (Vickers hardness: 1300) by 40%. In fact, the hardness of white ceramic is 9 times higher than that of stainless steel, which means that the manufacturing process of each part is more complicated and lengthy.

   In 2014, the Royal Oak Offshore Collection presented a new look. Today, the wearer can peek into the hand-engraved 22k gold automatic plate through the sapphire crystal caseback and admire the brand’s 139-year watchmaking process.
   The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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Geneva: The Core Of Time-the Source Of Swiss Watch Culture’ Exhibition Won The 13th (2015) National Museum Top Ten Exhibitions Exhibition Promotion International And Hong Kong, Macao And Taiwan Cooperation Awards –

The winning results of the 13th (2015) National Museum Top Ten Exhibition and Exhibition Selection Awards organized by the China Museums Association and China Cultural Relics Press were held at the opening ceremony of the ‘International Museum Day’ in 2016 ——Inner Mongolia Museum announced.
   [May 18, 2016, China] The results of the thirteenth (2015) National Museums Top Ten Exhibitions Exhibition Selection Awards were announced at the opening ceremony of the 2016 International Museum Day. The exhibition ‘Geneva: the core of time-the source of Swiss watch culture’ selected by the Capital Museum won the International, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Cooperation Award.

   The 2016 International Museum Day was sponsored by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government. At the opening ceremony, the winners of the 13th (2015) National Museum Exhibition Exhibition Top Ten Selections were all announced. The exhibition ‘Geneva: the core of time-the source of Swiss watch culture’ stands out from 82 application exhibitions, becoming one of 24 candidate exhibitions, and finally won the international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan cooperation awards. The award further affirms the successful hosting of the exhibition in China and its extensive influence.
   Organized by the Capital Museum and the Geneva Museum of Art and History and co-organized by Vacheron Constantin, the exhibition ‘Geneva: The Core of Time-The Source of Swiss Watch Culture’ was held in Beijing from April to August 2015. As the first time since the opening of the Capital Museum, it is also the largest Swiss watch theme event in China. This exhibition showcases about 350 exquisite exhibits including antique clocks, pocket watches, watches and clock making tools and equipment. , And reproduce the 18th century Geneva Loft Workshop watchmaking scenes restored from the oil paintings of Christophe François von Ziegler in the Geneva Museum of Art and History. The watch culture exhibition attracted more than 500,000 visitors on a journey of timepieces across time and space (average of more than 5,000 people per day), to experience the cradle of Swiss watch culture-Geneva’s rich and diverse and long history of fine watchmaking culture.

   Vacheron Constantin assisted in organizing the exhibition ‘Geneva: the core of time-the source of Swiss watch culture’. In addition to exhibiting many dazzling collections of watch collections, the brand’s artisans, including watchmakers, sculptors, machine engraving masters, jewelry inlay masters and enamel masters, were invited to the exhibition site, allowing visitors to have a chance From the experience of the masters of the art masters, appreciate the endless charm of watchmaking arts and crafts that have been passed on in the production workshop for centuries.

   The exhibition ‘Geneva: the core of time-the source of Swiss watch culture’ reflects Vacheron Constantin’s persistence in inheriting Swiss watchmaking culture. At the brand’s historical headquarters in the Geneva Centre, Vacheron Constantin has always protected the tangible and intangible assets that the brand has accumulated over 260 years. It is responsible for the preventive protection and improvement of these valuable historical assets in order to increase the public’s understanding of relevant history. Opportunity of assets. In addition to the collection of handwritten and picture files, there are many antiques and tools that have witnessed the brand’s centuries of baptism.
   The award-winning exhibition ‘Geneva: the core of time-the source of Swiss watch culture’ underscores the great appeal of Swiss watchmaking culture and Geneva’s fine watchmaking tradition. Vacheron Constantin, as a watch manufacturer that has been continuously producing for more than 260 years, has played a pivotal role in the long history of watchmaking in Geneva. Its spirit and tradition of pursuit of superb technology and high quality will also be in the long history of fine watchmaking. Continue to shine bright light.

Lv Watch Ladies Emprize Series, Black And White Crocodile Leather Strap K Gold Watch

LV Lady’s Emprize series, black and white crocodile leather strap K gold watch. The luxury of LV has deeply penetrated into every product of LV, and the LV watch reflects the beauty of this quality. The design of LV watch gold rose gold and white gold three-color gold is different from the exquisiteness and charm.
  LV Lady Emprise Gold Watch
  This LV Louis Vuitton Lady’s Emprise gold watch has a white crocodile leather strap, 22mm long and the article number is Q321WO. Emprise is a watch series designed by Marc Jacobs. The details are inspired by the traditional Louis Vuitton bags, combining fashion and elegance. This LV watch is a city of gold with a white dial, which is very delicate and feminine. LV watch with gold case and white dial.
LV Lady Emprise Rose Gold Watch This LV Louis Vuitton Lady Emprise rose gold watch has a black alligator strap with a length of 22mm. This LV watch is made of rose gold, with a black dial, made in Switzerland, case size 22 * ​​22 mm, rose gold case, black dial, shiny alligator strap, quartz movement, water resistance up to 50 Meters, sapphire crystal surface with double-sided anti-reflection coating, calendar window is set at 6:00.

Explore The True Meaning Of Time Cartier Watch Masterpiece Debuts At The ‘clocks And Miracles’ Exhibition

As the first high-end watch industry event in Asia, the ‘Watches and Miracles’ exhibition will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 25-28, 2013. Palace jewelry brand Cartier will also participate in it, and present a number of latest watch masterpieces.

The ‘Clocks and Miracles’ exhibition gathers more than a dozen fine watch brands including Cartier. With its outstanding craftsmanship and remarkable achievements in the field of watchmaking, Cartier will be one of the most focused spots in the exhibition.

In this exhibition, Cartier will display classic timepieces, fine jewelry watches, fine watchmaking, master craftsmanship series and the newly launched men’s watch series. These unique timepieces reflect Cartier’s long and rich history of watchmaking, unparalleled watchmaking craftsmanship, and innovative watchmaking concepts.

Each Cartier watch series showcases the brand’s achievements and insistence on watchmaking technology and art with unique designs: The fine jewelry watch series embodies Cartier’s ‘Emperor’s ‘Jeweler, jeweler’s emperor’ status; the master craftsmanship series presents the world’s unparalleled creativity with rare and rare traditional craftsmanship; and the fine watchmaking series shows the amazing master of watchmaking with sophisticated and sophisticated mechanical structure Creativity and ingenious craftsmanship.

 In addition to the latest watch collection, Cartier will also share the brand’s more than 100 years of watchmaking history and unique style legends in this exhibition, and explore the source of its design aesthetics and the fine craftsmanship of fine watchmaking with guests. As its name suggests-‘Clocks and Miracles’, Cartier will unveil the mysteries of time and explore the true meaning of time in this representative event of the watch industry.

Earl Grey Launches A New Mythical Journey Series

Some journeys will change our lives, and some journeys are like reincarnation. All the bits and pieces in the journey will be deeply engraved in my mind, and I will pay attention to it. The journey is always full of adventures, adventures, surprises and unpredictable things. Piaget’s A Mythical Journey series is inspired by the most wonderful journeys and the most famous routes, leading everyone away from reality, walking in the dream country built on the Silk Road and the Spice Road, and enjoying in the poetic world full of beauty, charm and enthusiasm. soar.

 This amazing and obsessed collection brings together the enthusiasm, commitment, talent, creativity, expertise and whimsy of watchmakers, jewellers, designers and craftsmen, and begins between Asia and India An epic marvelous journey. The Piaget A Mythical Journey series, which was born under the full cooperation of the masters, opened the door to art and sensuality for us. Adhering to Piaget’s consistent tradition of excellence, the bold and perfect combination of art and top craftsmanship made this unique And an unforgettable adventure.

15% Price Reduction In Mainland China. Hublot Starts Next Month With The Same Price In Beijing And Hong Kong

The domestic watch market continues to weaken, and Swiss high-end watches have begun to cut prices to cater to mainland Chinese consumers. Hublot, a high-end watch of the Louis Vuitton Group (LVHM), said that it would implement the same price policy in Hong Kong on February 1 and reduce its price by about 15%.

记者 Beijing Business Daily reporter was informed that the same price in Hublot watches was mainly affected by the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and the reduction of luxury goods tariffs. It is understood that the price of the brand watches ranges from 100,000 to 1 million yuan.

负责 The head of a Swiss watch brand in China believes that Hublot’s cut in the mainland price is its strategy to compete in the mainland market. From the perspective of brand communication, the communication efficiency of such explosive news is much higher than that of brand advertising. Moreover, its market share in the Mainland is not high, and price adjustments will not have a serious impact on its net profit.

A Hublot distributor in mainland China said, ‘I hope this price adjustment can boost sales in the mainland.’ Regarding whether Hublot’s behavior can serve as a vane in the watch industry, Conwell, a watch industry expert, said that it depends on the sales performance of Hublot in the first half of this year in China and Hong Kong.

Talk To Jacques Rodriguez, Vice President Of Hong Kong And Macau, Wen Jiahui

Wen Jiahui: Customers’ understanding of the brand is getting deeper, and the service requirements of specialized stores are higher than five years ago. Therefore, we must introduce more intimate services to make customers feel that in addition to special stores Besides shopping, I also remember to meet up like friends every time I come to Hong Kong.

   When did Jacques Dro’s first store in Hong Kong open? How many stores are there now?
   In November 2010, the first Jacques Delo store opened in Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. In August this year, it opened a second one on Russell Street, Causeway Bay.
   How do you see the changes in the Hong Kong retail market in recent years?
   In terms of sales staff, because of the rapid growth in watch sales over the past few years, and the addition of many international brands to open specialty stores or even flagship stores in Hong Kong, many young people are eager to enter the industry, and the industry has become younger. Because of the rapid growth of the retail industry, the brand of traditional shopping districts has also been upgraded. I remember when I attended the company’s global retail conference in Switzerland last year, the big boss described Hong Kong as China’s super large shopping mall. I think this is a very concrete illustration of the development of Hong Kong’s retail industry in recent years.

Interior view of Jacques Dro Causeway Bay Russell Street store
   What else do you think the Hong Kong retail market needs to do to get a more engaging and satisfying shopping experience?
   If Hong Kong is likened to a super-large shopping mall, it can be a lot more concrete to develop the retail industry. For example, for street planning, you can refer to the design of the shopping mall, more casual pedestrian areas, and take a break with food and retail. Take a break and stroll again. You wo n’t be too tired. You can return to the hotel early. We often emphasize shopping experience, but the level is not only smile and politeness, but more importantly, customer relationship maintenance. Imagine what customers haven’t imagined before, so that they will feel that there is always a surprise in your store and an urge to return to the store.
   How do you think Chinese customers are different from Western customers?
   In fact, it is not possible to classify Hong Kong and domestic customers across the board, because the north and south of the river are very different. North China alone, there is a clear difference between central and southern China. Columns are the same size as watches, and some customers say they are too big like men’s clothing, and some customers say they are too small like women’s clothing. Another example is our classic large second hand series. Some customers think this is a classic, but others think it is too fashionable. The biggest difference should be the material of the watch. Hong Kong customers like the platinum or steel style, but domestic customers prefer the rose gold watch.

Jacques Russell Street Store
   Any suggestions for customers visiting Hong Kong for the first time?
   I am afraid to use the word ‘blood fight’ to describe shopping, because I think that shopping is not only a comparison of quantity or cost-effectiveness, but also quality. Enjoy the shopping environment, talk to the store staff about the characteristics of the brand, so that every time you use the goodness you bought during your trip, you will have a happy memory. Therefore, if you are shopping for the first time in Hong Kong, you may wish to go to those large shopping malls with specialized stores first. In addition to the goods, the furnishings and special edition designs there are also very attractive.
   (Apart from your own brand) What are your favorite shops or your favorite shopping places in Hong Kong? why?
   Causeway Bay and Admiralty are popular shopping areas, and recently Prada and Miu Miu shoes and bags.
   When was the last purchase?
   Cream for autumn and winter, last week.
   What is the most precious purchase?
   A pair of Tahiti black pearl earrings I bought on my honeymoon with my husband are now worn out every year on their wedding anniversary.
   What is luxury?
   Extravagance is the icing on the cake of life and a little reward for yourself.

Oris Ruf Ctr3 Limited Chronograph Stopwatch

Oris is proud to be the official watch partner of German supercar manufacturer RUF. This partnership has set a key milestone for the Oris racing series, and it is expected to release two new 2009 limited edition watches that are highly anticipated.
New Oris RUF CTR3 Limited Chronograph Stopwatch: Lightweight and aerodynamic perfection.
   The RUF CTR3 is one of the fastest road sports cars in the world, and the Oris RUF CTR3 astronomical watch is an exclusive limited edition watch specially created for sports car buyers. Each watch will be engraved with the same number as its sports car number. And this watch will be carried in a special sports car set, which is only available to a handful of hand-crafted sports car owners who are lucky enough to drive a value of 500,000 euros!
   In addition, the second limited edition model: Oris RUF CTR3 chronograph stopwatch, debut simultaneously! The original model of CTR3 is reduced in proportion to the original size, and is presented in a special combination with a limited watch certificate. And only 3,000 RUF fans will have the opportunity to experience moving dream moments with Oris.
Both models are equipped with the finest and finest materials: titanium alloy case, carbon fiber dial, and exquisite leather strap.
   In addition, in order to launch two new dynamic watches, Oris held a unique preview presentation last week at the German RUF car factory. At the scene, the VIPs had the opportunity to witness the production process of CTR3 and experience the top car-making technology.
   Oris CEO Ulrich Herzog said, ‘Oris has been introducing racing series models for almost 40 years. We are confident that we can bring the highest technology and design elements to Oris-RUF watches. These sophisticated limited edition models have won the wrist. The support and love of watch collectors also reflects the most prestigious craftsmanship aesthetics of both parties. ‘