Companion Of Airborne Paratroopers – Ball Watch Ball Engineer Series Hydrocarbon Chronograph Watch

Ball Ball Watch is proud of its American railway tradition and is now proudly introducing the new Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne. Its unique design enables the wearer to withstand the harsh environment that the US airborne paratroopers need to face. It combines cutting-edge watchmaking technology, unparalleled waterproof and shock resistance, and high-performance design.
The U.S. Airborne Troops are the most experienced and frequently deployed units in the U.S. National Armed Forces. The U.S. Airborne Paratroopers need to perform their missions in the harshest environments behind the enemy, and therefore need the most waterproof and shockproof performance and the most reliable equipment support. Ball Watch specifically engraved the logo of the US Air Force Rescue Force on the caseback of this new watch model to pay tribute to the unit. This U.S. special airborne unit is mainly responsible for rescue operations and providing medical needs to soldiers on the ground. The table also bears the famous motto of the US Air Force’s rescue force, ‘That others may live.’

The stainless steel case of Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne has a diameter of 42 mm and contains an ETA 2836-2 self-winding movement. Its accuracy is certified by the Swiss Observatory. In addition to displaying the time, the watch has day and date windows at three o’clock and four thirty, respectively, showing daily important time information. The black dial design is simple and eye-catching, with round fine engraving and protected by anti-glare sapphire crystal glass. In addition, the minute scale is engraved on the dial flange to make the watch more layered.
Airborne paratroopers often have to parachute and experience different severe environments, which means that they are often hit. In view of this, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is equipped with the latest patented ‘spring lock’ system from Ballox, which is a movement specially developed by Ball Watch to ensure accurate movement. The hairspring is surrounded by a ‘protective case’, which can absorb the energy generated when the watch is subjected to external impacts; the impact of these external impacts is enough to make the average movement time of ordinary mechanical movements as fast as about 60 seconds per day. The ‘hairspring lock’ anti-vibration system can effectively reduce the running time error by as much as 66%, thereby ensuring that the movement of the mechanical movement is accurate.
In addition, the patented crown lock protection system complements the case design, further enhancing the accuracy of the watch’s timekeeping. All models of the Engineer Hydrocarbon series are equipped with this function, protecting the crown directly connected to the movement from the impact from the outside. The rigorous construction and design of the watch allow it to be magnetically shielded to 4,800 A / m and to withstand shocks up to 5,000 Gs.
When designing this watch, Ball Watch once again applied advanced ceramic processing technology, adding a strong luminous coating to the ceramic timing ring. Ball Watch is the first watch brand to conceive of combining these two materials, so it can make the digits of the chronograph ring shine in time, so that the wearer can still read clearly in the dark. The ceramic material itself provides the watch’s rotating chronograph outer ring with additional protection against corrosion, scratches and UV light-these are the most common problems encountered by watches worn by paratroopers during high-risk operations. The unidirectional rotation of the chronograph outer ring of this watch prevents the wearer from accidentally shifting the outer ring and extending the originally set time.

For any paratrooper, it is very important to be able to read time at any time, day and night. Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is the same as other Bohr models. Its hour scale and three hands are inlaid with 3H self-luminous miniature gas lamps. Without relying on any external light or energy, the brightness of the self-luminous micro gas lamp is 100 times higher than that of the traditional traditional luminous paint. The self-luminous miniature gas lamp on the dial is specially embedded on the metal face to enhance the scattering of light.
Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is equipped with a stainless steel strap with patent-registered ‘foldable’ buckle and ‘extension system’, allowing the wearer to comfortably adjust the strap to the wrist-like tightness, and even wear the watch on clothing Like the paratrooper’s uniform. This new chronograph is even more traditionally packaged, with a specially designed durable watch case and an extra premium rubber strap.
Today, Ball Watch continues to follow the brand’s established route, once again being identified as the leader in the history of watchmaking and the modern adventure timepiece.

Exploration Of Longines Museum Production Archive Exhibition Area

The production archives exhibition area is located on the left-hand side of the entrance of the museum. The small room is neatly lined with top-to-bottom, thick and slightly yellowish documents. These archives record all the secrets of Longines produced from 1867 to 1967-since 1867, each Longines has an independent number, what material each Longines uses and which movement it is equipped with, When and where they are sold are recorded one by one. Even if you are lucky enough to own a 1867 pocket watch, you can definitely find out here the name of the watchmaker who performed the speed test for this watch.


Longines Product Register

There are more than 800 information books in the historical archives. Thanks to the development of current technology, the data of Longines can now be queried through computer records. Longines has also scanned these 800 data books into the computer by scanning. , You can now check the details of earlier Longines models directly from your computer. Today, Longines receives about ten to fifteen table friends from all over the world every day to inquire about the details of the watches they bought that year.


From the information book opened by the center, we can clearly see some records on it, the model of the year, the movement used in the year, and some details of the watchmaker. It can be seen that Longines’s preservation of these materials is still very complete. For the preservation of early watch information, I think Longines has done a great job in this respect, which can be said to be a continuation of the tradition.

 This table is a workbench of the craftsman at the time. Below the file is a collection of delicate and delicate pocket watches produced by Agassi Workshop in the mid-19th century. At that time there were no watches manufactured under the brand name Longines.


Production archives area of ​​Longines Museum

These books outside contain information about some agents who buy Longines watches. These are not arranged according to the serial number, some are organized by area, and some may be organized by some large agents. On the book.


The book opened here is some information from some Longines retailers. There are also some staff rules at that time. Because everyone used to work from home at that time, the time was very flexible and scattered, so it was difficult to organize them in the factory for unified management. Therefore, there are so many regulations to make them better obey management.


Ernest Francion hired a young engineer called JacquesDavid to assist him in designing machines to improve watchmaking processes and processes. He was invited to participate in the Philadelphia Expo that year and saw some new technologies in other countries. This book contains not only text but also hand-drawn drawings. Gap, so this is also a very important milestone for him to promote the Swiss watchmaking industry in the past to resist other aspects of competition and produce some changes in the production organization. At that time, many Swiss watchmakers were more resistant to the process of mechanical manufacturing, but JacquesDavid and Ernest Francion had very keen intuitions and benefited from it. With their advanced ideas, Longines was also a pioneer of mechanization of Swiss watchmaking at the time.

Jacques Launched The Reverso À Eclipse Hidden Enamel Painted Watch To Pay Tribute To The Master Vincent Van Gogh

2015 is the 125th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. On this occasion, the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands launched the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso à Eclipse concealed painted enamel watch. The dial pattern is the representative work of Van Gogh ‘Sunflower’. Tribute to Van Gogh. This masterpiece created in 1889 is now in the Van Gogh Museum and is a representative work of Van Gogh in his later years.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso à Eclipse concealed painted enamel watch
   The Jaeger-LeCoultre brand is proud of its creative tradition stemming from its outstanding creativity and deep historical accumulation. It is also the brand’s consistent goal to support the creation of artists in different fields. For the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop with more than 180 years of artistic excellence, this is not the first time to use enamel technology to pay tribute to artists in the Reverso watch series. The dials and case back of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch series continue to make it a rare classic watch masterpiece.

Jaeger-LeCoultre enamel craftsman draws enamel works
   This time, Jaeger-LeCoultre and store partner Gassan jointly launched a limited edition Van Gogh ‘Sunflower’ of the Reverso à Eclipse concealed enamel painting watch to commemorate this soul figure in the history of Impressionist painting. This unique watch is the result of the sincere cooperation between Jaeger-LeCoultre and partner Gassan, inspired by the common expectations of both parties: to create an extraordinary work that combines three major elements of craftsmanship, art and history to remember the pioneering painters of the Dutch Post-Impressionism -Vincent Van Gogh.
   This unique Reverso à Eclipse hidden enamel painted watch is equipped with an 18K rose gold case and is equipped with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s homemade 849 movement. The master of enamel craftsmanship perfectly interprets the traditional charm of enamel. Painting process. The dial curtain can be easily opened, and Van Gogh’s painting ‘Sunflower’ is like a magnificent treasure hidden under the dial, which appears as the curtain unfolds slowly.
   This unique masterpiece of art was created by Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Van Gogh Museum. It is limited to 5 pieces and will be exhibited in the Van Gogh Museum.
Enamel Craft
   As an innovative Swiss watch brand, Jaeger-LeCoultre dates back over 180 years. The ancient craftsmanship of clocks and watches is faithfully inherited at the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux. Jaeger-LeCoultre brings together many rare watchmaking techniques under the same roof and applies them to different watchmaking creations. Glazing, carving and inlaying are also part of Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking.
   Enamel micro-painting is one of the rare craftsmanship of watchmaking. Today, few schools are still teaching this traditional craft. Jaeger-LeCoultre strives to find the purest and highest-quality enamels, hand over the resulting high-quality materials to the master enamel craftsmen to create, and express individualized and beautiful art on the watch.
   Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre brings together enamel craftsmen in its enamel factory. They continue to present extraordinary creative inspiration in the watch production process, creating many personalized enamel works on the watch back and dial, which perfectly reproduce the outstanding works of outstanding artists.
Reversoà Eclipse Hidden Enamel Painted Watch Technical Features

• Jaeger-LeCoultre 849 manual winding mechanical movement
• Fully handmade, assembled and carved
• Vibration frequency: 21,600 times / hour
• Power reserve: 35 hours
• Number of parts: 123
• Number of gems: 19
• Thickness: 1.85 mm
• Hour and minute display
• The curtain system consists of rollers, micro chains, screws, which can hide or show the enamel micro-painting
• Curtain: engraved with numbers
• Enamel dial: 18K gold, enamel micropainting with Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflower’
• Barton-style hands
Fine-tuning device
• 1 crown with upper chain, reset hour, minute
• 1 bearing at 2 o’clock for opening and closing the curtain
• Rose Gold
• Contains more than 50 parts, sapphire crystal glass, hardness 9
• Patent curtain system
• Water resistance: 3 bar
Product number
• Q37724EL, limited edition of 5 pieces

Raymond Weil Continues To Showcase Its Music Image By Supporting The 2013 British Music Awards

To commemorate its continued support for the UK’s most influential music awards ceremony and to celebrate the achievements of the British and world pop scenes in 2012, Raymond Weil launched two special edition freelancer wrists Watch, limited to 75 pieces. On the evening of the award ceremony, these 75 watches were presented to the winners, performers and musicians.
Among the recipients of the Raymond Weil 2013 British Music Awards Limited Edition watches are: Emeli Sandé, Emily Sand, Ben Howard, Howard, One Direction, Tom Odell, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake, Justin • Timberlake, Bryan Ferry, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, Delilah, Jake Bugg, Ne-Yo, Plan B, Labrinth, Simon Pegg, Simon Peggy, Alt-J, Tom Daley, Tom • Daly, Jessie Ware, Rafe Spall, Greg James, etc.
Raymond Weil 2013 British Music Awards Limited Edition Watch:
The men’s watch features a 42 mm polished stainless steel case, an automatic movement, a 46-hour power reserve, an elegant dial with rose gold hands and hour markers, and a soft brown leather strap with a folding clasp. Stylish and classic, this watch is suitable for all occasions.

Emily Sander Wins 2013 British Music Awards

The ladies’ watch is equipped with a fine polished 38 mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet. It has a built-in automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve and a silver dial center decorated with ‘Paris studs’. The balance window, rose gold hands and hour markers combine elegance, softness, and intense design.
Each Raymond Weil Limited Edition 2013 watch is equipped with a custom-made caseback, adorned with this year’s BRIT Awards 2013 and MasterCard logo. Using the design of the internationally renowned British artist Damien Hirst, he also engraved his unique design in the iconic British Music Award trophy and Mastercard logo.
Raymond Weil launched its 2013 British Music Awards on January 24, 2013 and hosted an annual music dinner with the British Music Award nominee LABRINTH. This year’s event commemorates War Child, a charity that celebrates its 20-year history and is dedicated to saving and changing the lives of 800,000 children in war-torn countries around the world.
A private dinner before the awards ceremony was held at LABRINTH’s restaurant in Mosaica, Wood Green, London, attended by a number of British music stars, including LABRINTH, Conor Maynard, Wretch 32, Alexandra Burke, Sway, Laura Mvula, Daley, George The Poet, Dot Rotten, Suki Waterhouse, Angel, Gabrielle Aplin, James Arthur, Etta Bond, VV Brown, Stooshe, Chipmunk, Delilah, JLS, Jake Gosling, Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), Tali Lennox, The Temper Trap, Zara Martin, Raf Riley, Yasmin and Chris Loco.
‘We are delighted to continue working with Mastercard to support the British Music Awards for the sixth consecutive year. 2012 was a special year for the British music scene. Raymond Weil was able to support Emeli Sandé, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Labrinth is very proud and will continue to support newcomers and British music geniuses in 2013. We are satisfied with the response of the new limited edition British Music Awards watch, which is why we value quality and support the importance of this famous event Reflect ‘-said Pierre Bernheim, Raymond Weil Director.
Source: RaymondWeil