Choosing The Carbon Fiber Of The Watch Circle

With the extremely strong design, it is impossible to perfectly express the design intent without the top-level materials matching it. If the design emphasizes the shape, then the material shows the texture. The quality of the product ultimately determines the quality of the product. When it comes to materials, Ferrari and Hublot are undoubtedly the most powerful speakers. The former is no matter how expensive the material is and how complicated the manufacturing process is, even if it has a little bit of performance As soon as it improves, Ferrari will not hesitate to use it on its own models. The latter can be said to be more pursued in the use of materials than the former. Hublot’s philosophy is that no matter what materials can be produced on the earth or can be produced on the earth, as long as it can help express the design intent and can be displayed Hublot, with Hublot’s unique core concept, immediately used it. Of course, this does not exclude that Hubble will use materials other than Earth in the future.

   In addition to metal, there is a material that must be mentioned is carbon fiber (Carbon fiber), not only F1, including other top racing cars and super sports cars, have all used carbon fiber as the body material. The biggest advantage of this material is that it is extremely light. At the same volume, it weighs one-fifth that of steel, but its strength is five times that of steel. Now even the brake discs of Ferrari have been upgraded to carbon-ceramic brake discs, which are lightweight while ensuring high temperature resistance. At present, carbon fiber also has its upgraded version, a material called CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics) carbon fiber reinforced plastic material, this material has higher strength than ordinary carbon fiber, so it can be used for car body structural support components, now this This material has been used in key parts of F1 cars.

   Although Hublot currently does not use as many materials as Ferrari, from the point of view of materials, Hublot is much more luxurious than Ferrari. Once the Big Bang series was launched in 2005, Hublot used the courage of all the materials in the universe to express the core idea of ​​’art of fusion’. Although the materials currently used are only limited to the earth, if the use of extra-galactic galaxy The material is not impossible, from the original natural rubber and various precious metals with various textures such as ribs and smoothness, to rare diamonds and colorful gems, to Kevlar fiber, carbon fiber, ceramics, titanium gold, and Until now, the king gold, magic gold and magic red ceramic materials have been independently developed by Hublot factory. Along the way, Hublot changed its watchmaking materials from the tradition of industrial production materials, and became the first to develop new materials by the watchmaking industry, and then widely used in other industries. Let’s take a look at some of Hublot’s achievements in watchmaking materials in recent years.

  Among the many top watchmaking brands, it can be said that there are not many brands that can produce their own movements, but brands with their own material factories can be described as rare. And precisely Hublot has its own carbon fiber manufacturing plant. Carbon fiber materials are now widely used in Hublot Big Bang Ferrari series and other product series. Two years ago, Hublot set up a carbon fiber professional team. Each member of the team not only knew carbon fiber well, but also knew about every aspect of watch manufacturing and the characteristics of all its parts. Therefore, the carbon fiber material is not only independently designed, developed and manufactured by Hublot, but also uses similar manufacturing standards to the carbon fiber used in F1 racing and aerospace.

   The Hubei carbon fiber dimension forging process uses the multilayer principle to forge carbon fiber components: this process requires the stacked multilayer carbon fibers (up to 12 layers) to be pressed into a mold and placed in a polymerization furnace. The carbon fiber produced by this principle does not generate air bubbles, so the material has excellent uniformity and also has higher mechanical strength. The internal processing of carbon fiber is done by a special CNC machine tool with five spindles, and all parts of the watch case and movement are continuously tested during the entire processing process. For example, each watch undergoes three waterproof tests during assembly.

   I admit that I am an obsession with various special materials, so when I saw IWC launched a watch with a carbon fiber case material, I almost cried with excitement. Because I really have a special feeling for this material. From the appearance, the titanium alloy is too dark; the ceramic is too bright and too brittle; only carbon fiber has both beautiful patterns and sufficient strength and toughness. In terms of use, the frame of my bicycle is carbon fiber. During high-intensity riding, it is stronger than aluminum alloy frames in terms of hardness, strength, toughness and weight. Of course, its price is aluminum alloy frames. 5 times.
   Of course, in addition to the excitement of the material, the most exciting thing is the watch itself, because the watch industry has always been able to introduce carbon fiber watch watches. Due to the special physical and chemical properties of carbon fibers, their connection to each other cannot be welded, and only glue can be used for bonding. Over time, problems will occur at the connection parts, so the life of carbon fiber products The problem remains unsolved. This is why the fine watchmaking industry goes further with this material. Although carbon watches have been introduced as case materials before, they are all produced in very small quantities and remain at the conceptual level. But today IWC carbon fiber watches can finally be seen on the market. Although the red and yellow scale models are only limited to 100 each, this is also a remarkable achievement. Here we explain in detail the production process of this watch!

   The first thing I want to explain is that any shape of carbon fiber products we see now is made of carbon cloth. Made, so you will see a very unique pattern, its single fiber is five times thinner than human hair. In addition, the Young’s modulus (physical quantity that describes the solid material’s resistance to deformation) of carbon fiber is twice that of Kevlar fiber, which is specially made of bullet-proof vests, and is resistant to corrosion.

  The second step is to soak in the epoxy resin. The purpose of this is to give the fiber chemical activity through gas-phase or liquid-phase oxidation, increase the affinity for the resin, so as to prevent fiber damage and improve the affinity with the resin matrix. And sexual effects.

  In the third part, the fiberboard impregnated with epoxy resin is molded in a mold, baked at high temperature and pressure, and then resin hardened.

  The fourth part begins to enter the shaping stage. The previously hardened carbon fiber embryos are milled into the engineer’s appearance by CNC (CNC machine tools). CNC is the current popular precision product processing method. The biggest advantage of this method is that it is integrally formed and The precision processing avoids the trouble caused by bonding, but because the carbon fiber itself is extremely hard, you must be extremely careful when milling, and if it is lost, it will be completely scrapped. As for how IWC did it, the director of their R & D department did not tell I.
  The last step is of course assembly. We see that the case of this watch is assembled by three carbon fiber components, such as the bezel, case and back cover, by screws. This means that IWC will mill 3 different shapes of carbon fiber. Components, processing difficulty can be imagined. In addition, we need to pay attention to one detail. The notes under the table clearly write titanium alloy. What does this mean? We know that carbon fibers are not waterproof only through physical fixing, so carbon fibers cannot directly contact sapphire crystal glass, and there must be a medium in the middle to connect them. This medium is a titanium alloy. We make a bold assumption here. Every screw mouth should have the existence of titanium metal. If this idea is established, we really cannot but admire the superb skills and good intentions of IWC!

   To say that the most special among carbon fibers is Richard Mille. The brand pioneered the application of NTPT (thin-layer composite technology) carbon fiber materials in the manufacture of watches and clocks. After months of careful research and development, it finally launched the first NTPT carbon fiber material Case. The NTPT carbon fiber material was originally developed for the manufacture of racing yacht sails, and soon became a material not to be missed in sailing. This material significantly optimizes the endurance and lightness of yacht sails, and has become a necessary material for racing boats around the world. NTPT carbon fiber material has become the benchmark for composite materials. In the past two seasons, it has been used to make the frame of Formula One racing cars. It has also entered the hall of the aviation industry because it is used in the future solar aircraft Solar Impulse No. 2 fuselage. .
   NTPT (thin layer composite technology) carbon fiber material is special, unique visual effects. NTPT (thin layer composite technology) carbon fiber has a unique visual effect due to its regular wavy pattern. It consists of multiple layers of parallel filaments, which are separated from carbon fibers. These thin layers, no more than 30 microns thick, are first immersed in a resin and woven using a special machine, with a 45 ° angle between the layers. After heating to 120 ° at a pressure of 6 bar, the NTPT carbon fiber material can be sent to Richard Mille’s watch case factory in Proart for processing by CNC machines. Compared with composite materials that have been considered to have excellent physical properties, NTPT carbon fiber materials have 25% better fracture stress and 200% better microcracks. The RM 35-01 case is water-resistant to 50 meters with two butyl acrylic O-rings. Assembled with 12 grade 5 titanium alloy spline screws and 316L stainless steel washers.
   Compared with composite materials that have been considered to have excellent physical properties, NTPT carbon fiber materials have 25% better rupture stresses and 200% better microcracks. The NTPT material completely protects the RMAC1 movement. The RMAC1 movement features a large date window at 12 o’clock, a month display at 4 o’clock, and a flyback timing function. The movement is made of titanium and has a dual barrel mechanism. It is wound by a variable geometry automatic disc with a power reserve of up to 55 hours. The new RM 011 Carbon NTPT watch brings innovative and cutting-edge technical solutions to the world of modern watchmaking.

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Audemars Piguet Living Room ‘food And Watches’ Tasting Tour

August 28, 2014, Shanghai News. In the afternoon of the breeze, Audemars Piguet Shanghai Boutique opened a food and wine culture journey. Ms. Li Li, general manager of Audemars Piguet China and Mr. Wang Ji, a watch connoisseur, shared their time stories with VIPs. In 1972 and 1993, these two seemingly ordinary times were praised as subversive years due to the birth of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series and the Royal Oak Offshore series. French writer Di Sedesson once said that fine wine, like music and art, is used to appreciate and taste; this is the meaning of top watches. To commemorate these two special vintages, the brand specially selects the top wines of the same year, and invites distinguished guests to enjoy the exquisite watchmaking technology in the ‘Audemars Piguet Living Room’.

At the tasting, the VIPs tasted two top wines born in the same age as the Audemars Piguet classic series-French red wine originally produced in 1972 and rosé champagne produced in 1993, paired with Swiss Brass Gruyere cheese ( LeBrassusGruyereCheese), while admiring Audemars Piguet classic watches. The boutique originates from the origin of the brand-the design style of Brassus in the Jurassic Valley of Switzerland surrounds the surroundings, conveying a hint of natural leisure, and guests enjoy the afternoon comfort.

Accompanied by Ms. Li Li and Mr. Wang Ji, the general manager of Audemars Piguet China, the VIPs also appreciated the many exclusive timepieces on display in the store, including the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak offshore collections. And 2014 new models, several pieces from the Audemars Piguet museum collection from Switzerland, including the pioneers of complex functions-1913 double pursuit hand chronograph, unique elegant appearance-1962 oval case watch, Ingenious Women’s Watch Revolution-1969 Diamond Watch, Perspective Beauty-Hollow Slim Pocket Pocket Watch in 1975, Subverted Art-Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch in 1978 and a Gear Corrector Appeared Around 1880 . Its exquisite craftsmanship and strong historical accumulation have made guests appreciate the outstanding and superb century-old watchmaking craftsmanship of Audemars Piguet in complex fields, as well as the brand’s continuous breakthrough in its own innovative strength.

In 1972, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series counterattacked in the quartz trend and is one of Audemars Piguet’s most representative series. It was born when the tide of quartz movement hit the world of watchmaking. The first Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series is uniquely equipped with Audemars Piguet’s exclusive self-winding movement, the avant-garde stainless steel material, and the first octagonal bezel, setting off a revolution that changes the concept of international watchmaking. Adhering to traditional values, it also displays an extraordinary breakthrough spirit. In 1978, Audemars Piguet’s first gold oak made from Audemars Piguet was another classic masterpiece in the history of Royal Oak development. It contains the 2121 movement and the world’s thinnest self-winding movement (3.05 mm) equipped with a calendar. The 18K yellow gold material outlines the ideal gentleman’s image, which is fascinating at first sight.

In 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore series, which was born to challenge extreme sports, is another peak of Audemars Piguet’s spleen. The 42mm oversized dial and the material-rich design are undoubtedly another brand-new revolution that has made its vanguard status a long time.

Over the years, Audemars Piguet has written legends from page to page in the history of fine watchmaking; time passes the brand’s enthusiasm for watchmaking and excellent skills. The future of excellence.

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Become A Woman Must Be Beautiful, Three Watches For Fashion Fan

Women are born with delicate thoughts and sensitive and rich emotions. They will be sad about the flowing water, they will look at the romantic starry sky, they will stick to their beautiful dreams … the rotating hands, the well-designed dial Background, precision and beautiful movements will make women explore different minds. Time always has special significance for women. A flower-like face, dream-like youth, and wind-like time are all rubbed between your fingers. A watch reminds you to cherish time, reminds you to grasp the opportunity, and hopes that the watch can become a personal touch for women. companion. Next, the Watch House will bring you several ladies’ watches. The quiet and elegant style will bring you a refreshing.

  Amy Long Jingya 06.2188.L. watch

Comment on the watch: Amy Long has always been praised for its unique decorative arts and accurate and reliable timekeeping. The previous ‘Lyman’ series of high-end watches brought a unique imprint of soul to the vast number of consumers. Originally thinking that Amy Long would continue its heritage charm and luxurious style, but it was a pleasantly blowing ‘elegant’ wind. The 29 mm diameter is very suitable for women to wear. The dial is inlaid with twelve natural diamond scales. The watch is designed with a dense bottom case back and the Emilon classic flying eagle logo is engraved on the bottom case. , A rich lotus sculpt is naturally created, blooming on the dial, praising the elegant and refined quality of a woman’s life from the inside out. The hollowed-out blue port pointer rotates gracefully against a silvery white background, like a lotus flower petal, agile and natural, moving slowly, witnessing every cherished moment.

  The Jingya series ladies watches adhere to the traditional craftsmanship of Amy Long and the unique design features of the design masters, presenting us with a temperament of interest. The watch’s crown, case and strap links are each inlaid with 5 crystal sapphires, just like lotus seeds, elegant and agile. The silver stainless steel watch chain, like a bracelet on the wrist, exudes femininity, and will be elegant to the end.

Basic Information
Number: 06.2188.L.
Brand: Amy Long
Series: Jingya
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Lady
Price: ¥ 11,100
For more watch details, please click: Mido Berencelli M007. watch

Comment on the watch: Mido’s watchmaking philosophy is a combination of timeless design and practical functions rather than following the trend. The goal is to create a watch with high-quality materials, precise movements and excellent water resistance for long periods of time. The Belem Celli series has always been an elegant boutique in the Mido family. The design inspiration of this series is from the violin. They are as elegant as they are with timeless beauty and elegant charm. This Berencelli series M007. watch is made of 18K rose gold. The 33mm case is inlaid with a beautiful circle of diamonds, shining with a beautiful luster, revealing nobility in elegance. The white dial with simple rose gold scales and hands, a round date display window at six o’clock, and diamond embellishment. The arc of the lugs is round and delicate, which fits the wrist particularly.

  The black leather strap is of premium quality and is linked with a folding clasp in 18k rose gold to make the watch shine on your wrist. The watch is powered by an ETA2671 automatic mechanical movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and a water resistance of 50 meters. The overall style is luxurious and restrained, noble and elegant without excessive publicity, and distinguished. The hands-on effect of this watch is also very good. The dial with sun texture and bright diamonds will make the wearer’s heart be impressed.

Basic Information
Number: M007.
Brand: Mido
Series: Belem Sairee
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Lady
Price: ¥ 15,000
For more details, please click: Longines PRIMALUNA L8.

Comment on the watch: The round and bright moon is fascinating, and the entire Sina Qin Watch Heart Moon series is a tribute to this silver star. The exquisite and simple dial makes the watch’s outline softer; the dazzling diamonds add a touch of charm to the watch. Its magical elegance attracts all women who are fond of modern refined elegance. 18k rose gold-stainless steel case creates a noble metal texture, the size of 26.5 mm is very small, wear-resistant sapphire crystal, with multi-layer anti-reflective coating on the inside, and its white mother-of-pearl dial is set with 11 top-grade Weselton VVS diamonds, with a total weight of 0.044 carats, instantly make the dial more dazzling and beautiful. The calendar display window is located at three o’clock, the simple classic flying wing hourglass logo is located at twelve o’clock, and the blue steel hands rotate frequently.

  A gold bracelet with a three-fold safety clasp and a push-open mechanism ensure the comfort and safety of the watch. This lady’s watch is equipped with the L595 self-winding mechanical movement, which vibrates 28,800 times per hour, provides a 40-hour power reserve, has hours, minutes, seconds and date displays, and is waterproof to 30 meters.

Basic Information
Number: L8.
Brand: Longines
Series: PRIMALUNA Heart Moon
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Lady
Price: ¥ 27,100
For more watch details, please click: longines / 1133 /

To sum up: Women are not only the kind of exaggerated luxury goods, pearly jewellery naturally has a certain tenderness and beauty, but women still appreciate watches. They know that a good watch is a masterpiece of a watch designer, a carefully assembled practical product, and a piece of art with the essence of the brand. Therefore, they love watches, and they love the spirit of unity and energy. wisdom. Finding and wearing a watch you love is definitely a unique pleasure in daily life, and it can remind you of your precious and nostalgic time at any time on your wrist. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)

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Shine: Elegance Full Of Contemporary Women-news Raymond Weil

The true embodiment of feminine elegance-the shine series quickly became a symbol of Raymond Weil. Today, this Geneva-based independent watch maker is very pleased to present a new design, full of a completely modern character and magic: Shine Jeans.

With pure lines and subtle structure, this new watch exudes elegant sensuality. This precious collection-the perfect blend of soft lines into a square case-highlights the delicate dial, available in black and light grey. The new strap also goes perfectly with this chic cool tone. Colors and materials are well balanced.
Shine Jeans watch has a gift style in order to reflect the charm of women in all aspects. His replaceable strap is a patented technology that allows the wearer to switch according to different moods or different times of the day. The chic stainless steel strap with an urban feel is shining, making the shine watch-wrapped in fine fine canvas, more modern and stylish-a part of life.

The case is set with 66 glittering diamonds (total weight 0.54 carats). This is a dazzling watch and a piece of jewelry-a symbol of beauty and temptation that does not fade over time. This beautifully curved ornament represents the infinite creativity of Raymond Weil, and it is the perfect setting for women’s beautiful wrists.
The new models for the shine series reflect Raymond Weil’s innovative spirit. And, without a doubt, a gift to the elegant and refined life of modern women.
Source: RaymondWeil

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