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Iwc Schaffhausen Adds New Single-button Timing Function To Portofino Series

Schaffhausen, August 2015 – The Portofino family of watches, known for their minimalist design style, adds a new and highly skilled watch-Portofino manual winding One-button chronograph. This is the first ingenious single-button chronograph watch launched by IWC. The slightly convex button on the crown reveals the additional mechanics of this watch and makes it easier to operate. Available in white and red gold, the watch perfectly reflects the essence of luxury and restraint in the Portofino watch series.
Portofino Manual Winding Single Button Chronograph (Model IW515104)

   With the birth of this new complex timepiece, IWC added another chronograph with its own movement to its popular Portofino watch collection. Following the elegant tradition of the Portofino watch family, this new member also exhibits a unique elegance and charming technical subtlety: the most common chronograph watches are currently at ‘2 o’clock’ and ‘4 o’clock There is a button at the ‘clock’, which is also the most classic form of chronograph watch. The Portofino manual winding single-button chronograph watch (model: IW515103 / IW515104) stands out with its unique one-button chronograph mechanism and is capable of timing for up to 60 minutes. The timekeeping button is placed in the crown and is almost imperceptible at first glance. The start, stop and reset of the timer function can be easily achieved by repeatedly pressing this multi-function button. Pressing the button a third time resets all timing displays to zero. This simple switching mechanism also highlights the aesthetic considerations of watch design, revealing the elegance of the watch. Although the additional function of chronograph has been added, the Portofino manual winding single-button chronograph still retains a simple style, and its various functions are only revealed when you watch the game carefully. Simplicity and low profile are the tradition of the Portofino watch family, and the soul of the Portofino watch’s restrained design and classic style since its birth. Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, commented: ‘This watch maintains the perfect balance of function, design and ease of use. Traditional manual watchmaking technology and modern engineering are seamlessly integrated. The result is a new model of fine watchmaking that we can be proud of. ‘
Precision and complex internal mechanical structure
   The newly developed movement of the Portofino manual-winding single-button chronograph watch is a valuable research and development result for both the IWC’s own movement series and the Portofino series. . The 59360 movement inherits the powerful characteristics of the 59000 movement series, and the mechanical timing device placed therein highlights the outstanding charm. The wearer can enjoy the power reserve of 192 hours. After the watch is fully chained, it can ensure the accurate movement of the whole 8 days until it stops automatically. You can check the remaining power of the watch at any time through the power reserve display on the dial between the ‘8 o’clock’ and ‘9 o’clock’ positions. The small dial at 12 o’clock shows the minutes measured by the chronograph function, while the central hand indicates the seconds. The dial has a small seconds at ‘6 o’clock’ and a date display at ‘3 o’clock’. The overall layout is decent and pleasing. The case back also gives you a panoramic view of the movement: through the sapphire glass case back, the IWC-manufactured movement decorated with Geneva stripes and the mechanical timing device in operation are clearly visible. The Portofino manual winding single-button chronograph is available in two models: a white gold case with a rock grey dial and a grey Santoni alligator strap, or an 18K red gold case with a silver plated dial and brown Santoni alligator leather Strap.
   The 59360 movement inherits the powerful characteristics of the 59000 movement series, and the mechanical timing device placed therein highlights the outstanding charm. The wearer can enjoy the power reserve of 192 hours. After the watch is fully chained, it can ensure the accurate movement of the whole 8 days until it stops automatically.
   Mr. GEORGES KERN, Chief Executive Officer of IWC, commented: ‘This watch maintains the perfect balance of function, design and ease of use. Traditional manual watchmaking technology and modern engineering are seamlessly integrated. The result is a new model of fine watchmaking that we can be proud of. ‘
Exclusive leather for luxury watches
   For more than three decades since its birth, the Portofino watch family has always played a pivotal role in the IWC watch series. To highlight the unique Italian lifestyle, IWC joined forces with shoe manufacturer Santoni in 2011. This well-known Italian family business is an outstanding representative of ‘elegance and luxury and top quality’, which is exactly the same as the value concept of IWC. Today, Santoni exclusively crafts leather straps for IWC. In the complicated processing steps, each of the carefully-made Santoni straps has been given a unique quaint appearance at the factory, and the hue and gloss are also unique. This process makes leather seem like it has been carefully used for many years, but it is actually made entirely new. Another iconic feature of Santoni is the orange leather lining on the inside of the strap. The beauty and glamour of the Mediterranean living atmosphere are blended into the perfect handcraft of watch and strap.
Technical characteristics

Mechanical single-button chronograph movement
Manual winding
Full chain can provide 8-day power reserve
Balance wheel without trimmer, 4 gold trim screws on the wheel rim
Breguet gossamer
Minutes and seconds
Small second hand with stop
Date display
Power reserve display
Movement
IWC-manufactured movement: 59360
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / 4 Hz
Gems: 36
Power reserve: 8 days (192 hours)
Winding up: manual winding
Watch
Material:
Model IW515103: 18K white gold case, rock grey dial, grey Santoni alligator strap, 18K white gold pin buckle
Model IW515104: 18K red gold case, silver-plated dial, brown Santoni alligator strap, 18K red gold pin buckle
Mirror: Double-sided anti-reflective arched sapphire glass
Case back: transparent sapphire case back
Water resistance: 3 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Case thickness: 13 mm

Iwc Pays Tribute To Saint Exupery Special Edition Watch Presents

Before 100, at the Ambérieu-en-Bugey airport in southeastern France, the plane took off and landed and surprised a young man. In the early days of modern aviation, even the bravest pilots feared the peculiar aircraft of the time. The young man finally got up the courage and asked the pilot Gabriel Salvez to take him to the cockpit of the Berthaud-Wroblewski aircraft, and he did not hesitate to claim that his mother had agreed. Despite the pilot’s doubts, he believed him. As a result, Saint Exupery, just 12 years old, experienced an unforgettable flight experience on a sunny holiday in July 1912. This experience carried out his career as a famous poet and pilot.

    IWC has 70 years of craftsmanship in making pilot watches. To commemorate the first flight of Saint Exupery, a sixth-generation special edition watch-pilot chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition (Model: 387805 is made of 18K red gold, limited to 500 pieces; model: 387806 is made of stainless steel). Two chronograph watches with tobacco dials and beige stitched calfskin straps, connoisseurs know at a glance that this is a typical special version of Saint Ex. Its shiny and matte finishes, as well as the clearly structured case, show extraordinary quality. While the sunburst dial shows elegance, the double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass is firmly assembled to prevent loosening under sudden pressure drops. The 89361 calibre, which was developed by IWC itself, further demonstrates the brand’s extraordinary technical achievements. The watch is divided into a single sub-dial to show the long time, and the back of the watch is decorated with an engraved map of Lightning P-38, the last aircraft of Saint Exupery. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupé flew the aircraft to reconnaissance over the occupied area of ​​France, but unfortunately failed to return. In 2003, part of the wreckage of his Lightning aircraft was salvaged in the Mediterranean near Marseille.

 IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition

     
   Rose gold material / 89361 mechanical chronograph movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / chronograph, flyback function / 68 hours power reserve / 43mm diameter.

    St. Exupery’s autobiography is also a chronicle of modern aviation. Born in Lyon in 1900, he began flight training at the age of 21 and obtained a pilot certificate in 1922. In 1927, he opened routes from Toulouse, France to Casablanca, Morocco, and Dakar, the capital of Senegal. In the same year, he was appointed head of a remote airport in Morocco. This period of experience provided inspiration for his first novel, Southern Mail. In 1929, Saint Exupery was appointed director of an airline in Buenos Aires. Mail delivery was speeded up after the night voyage, but this flight faced greater risks under the then technical conditions. His novel ‘Night Flight’ is a tribute to this challenge and the heroic spirit of the pilot. In 1931, Saint Exupery travelled to Northern Africa to serve as a pilot for the air post company.

    After an unforgettable time, his postal career ended in 1932. In 1935, when he tried to break the record of long-haul flights from Paris to Saigon, he had to make a forced landing in the Egyptian desert and severely dehydrate because of a plane failure, but was rescued at a critical moment. In 1938, Saint Exupery flew from New York to Tierra del Fuego to try its second record-breaking, but again ended in failure. After the plane crashed after a half-stop, Saint Exupery escaped again. During World War II, the well-known author and pilot was sent to a flight reconnaissance squad. He retired after the armistice in 1940, but was again authorized for military missions in 1943. On July 31, 1944, the pilot who was called by the admirer ‘St. Aixau’ flew his Lightning P-38 aircraft to conduct an aerial reconnaissance mission in the occupied French territory, and this time he left him alone. Come back.

 IWC Pilot’s Chronograph Saint Exupery Special Edition

   Stainless steel material / 89361 mechanical chronograph movement / hours, minutes, seconds display / chronograph, flyback function / 68 hours power reserve / 43mm diameter.

   The back of the watch is decorated with a engraved pattern representing Lightning P-38, Saint Exupery’s last aircraft.

Facing The Ultimate Challenge Of The Caltex Australian National Football, The Test Of The Skills Of Football Fans

Today, Caltex Australia National Football Team’s official watch and official timepiece TAG Heuer invites a group of football enthusiasts to come to Sydney city centre to receive a “Don’t Crack under Pressure (Don’t be afraid to challenge, be yourself) Football Challenge. ‘

   Under the scrutiny of Caltex football players such as MatRyan, TomRogic, Trent Sainsbury, and Mark Birighitti, the challengers tested their speed and accuracy in a well-designed environment.
   Children from the Sydney Junior Football Club, Abbotsford Junior Football Club and Rockdale City Sun Football Club feared the severe factors such as gale and rainstorms to prove that they were not afraid of challenges and took the test of speed and accuracy seriously. In the end, under the testimony of their idols, Lockdale won.

   The event was hosted by 7 network sports presenter Mark Beretta. Four world-class football players met with elated fans and signed posters for commemorative photos.
   Recently, TAG Heuer and Caltex Australia National Football Team announced a milestone four-year partnership, and then hosted this ‘Don’t Crack under Pressure’ challenge ‘, While celebrating TAG Heuer’s time dominance in major global football leagues.

   This cooperation includes the TAGHeuer brand to appear in the Australian National Football competition, the advertising logo on the main court, the official Australian national football jersey, the TAGHeuer watch as a timepiece, and sponsorship of FoxSports The channel broadcasts the Caltex Australia national football game.
   The Australian National Football’s desire for success reflects the spirit of the TAG Heuer motto #DontCrackUnderPressure.

Beijing Watch And Watch Confessions

The tenderness film turns into a romantic declaration, and a little affection turns into a warm heart blessing. On the Valentine’s Day of the Chinese New Year in 2018, the two festivals arrive quietly. Beijing Watch carefully selects watch masterpieces and uses time as a gift to express its love and good wishes.

Beijing Watch Inspiration Series & Orion Series Watches
Muse of inspiration
   The Beijing Watch Inspiration series watch is inspired by the moon. The natural mother-of-pearl dial is transformed into a beautiful and feminine full moon shape. The color and texture of each mother-of-pearl dial are different. Like a unique muse in the hearts of each pair of lovers. The dial has a unique day and night display function. On the blue sky, the sky is a golden sun during the day, and the stars are bright at night. It seems that every day and night in love, every romantic excitement, is given to my sweetheart. Flow around the wrist at any time to accompany you to watch the day and night alternate. This series of watches are equipped with two models of steel belt models and belt models. The steel belt models are exquisite and precious. The slender and attractive; the belt section has a delicate texture and rich colors. Every tick was the warmest confession.

Inspiration series watch_BL020013

Inspiration series watch_BL020016
Star track disk type cool choice
   Beijing Orion series star track watch, with star track as a design element, shows the movement track of stars under the night sky on the dial. Equipped with a multi-functional mechanical movement, the upper surface of the dial has a fine-grained sun sand surface. With gentle rotation, a dynamic circular flow will appear. Large roman nails are printed at 4 o’clock, 8 o’clock, and 12 o’clock. The surface of the disc is full of texture after EDM processing, and the hour scale is displayed by slender star track lines. The plywood of the movement can be seen through the hollow disc surface. The beauty of the machine is fully revealed, and it is also a gentleman. Choice. The dial also uses the ‘Beijing Red’ embellishment, as if warming the blessings of the festival.

Orion Watch _BG090010

Orion Watch _BG090011
   Hold your hand, and grow old with your son-in-law. Time is the longest love confession, recording precious moments of you and me. In this beautiful festival, only time and love cannot be disappointed.
Product parameters:
Beijing Watch Inspiration Series
Model: BL020016 (steel section) / BL020013 (belt section)
Movement: Beijing automatic mechanical movement
Function: automatic winding; day and night display
Case: Stainless steel, IP-plated rose gold
Table mirror: synthetic sapphire
Dial: Blue beige yellow mother-of-pearl dial (steel) / natural mother-of-pearl dial (belt)
Bottom cover: stainless steel, threaded bottom
Table diameter: 32.5mm
Thickness: 10.15mm
Strap: stainless steel strap, IP-plated rose gold / blue microfiber strap
Bandwidth: 15mm
Waterproof: 5ATM
Beijing Watch Orion Series Watch
Model: BG090010 / BG090011
Movement: Beijing automatic mechanical movement
Case: stainless steel
Table mirror: synthetic sapphire
Dial: Hollow double-layer disc
Hands: Silver-plated brass hands
Bottom cover: stainless steel, threaded bottom
Table diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 11.45mm
Strap: Cowhide
Bandwidth: 20mm

Dior Viii Series 100 Years Of History

‘The principle of luxury is simplicity over everything.’ Christian Dior once said. Just like the ‘Bar suit’ designed in 1947, the Lady Dior bag launched in 1995 and the ‘J’ADORE’ perfume in 1999, the new Dior VIII watch is also classic The masterpiece of couture fashion and charm, adhering to the long tradition of Dior, showing the design style of geometric figures, full of eternal charm of feminine beauty.

The ultra-thin case and its delicate accessories are simple and neat. The bracelet is made of high-precision ceramics cut in a pyramid shape, which is elegant and noble. Time passes, the light shines on the cut surface, the light shines, like the plaid line of the ‘cannage’ pattern on the Dior Lady Dior handbag, showing the beautiful design. The pyramid-shaped shape faintly lets you see the shadow of the ‘Bar suit’.
Advanced custom services are always at the forefront of the times
腕表 This watch not only displays time, but also transcends contemporary fashion trends, just like the wardrobe in a high-end uniform design interior. Mr. Dior reminds us from time to time: “Premium uniforms are always at the forefront of the times.” The elegant and attractive black of this watch highlights its immortal value through high-precision ceramics. Mr. Christian Dior wrote in his fashion dictionary published in 1954: ‘I can write a book about black. You can wear black at any age, any occasion, and at any time. In the women’s wardrobe , Everyone must have a ‘black dress’. ‘
优雅 ‘Elegance is a whole, and the visible and invisible parts are as important.’ From a technical point of view, the Dior VIII series watches are noble and exquisite jewelry. The collection was created at the Dior Watch Studio in La Chaux-de-Fonds, home of the Swiss watchmaking industry, and features multi-faceted luminous hands, diamond-shaped hands and unidirectional rotating bezels.
背面 The words ‘VIII place Vendôme’ (8 Fonteun Place) are engraved on the back of the dial. Through the transparent case back, you can see the self-winding (refining) movement, faintly visible with black or painted oscillating weight. Just as the couture uniform incorporates a sophisticated and elegant style into the lining, the Dior VIII ‘Grand Bal’ series’ pursuit of detail has reached its peak.

Watch and fine jewellery craftsmanship in one
Nevertheless, Mr. Dior’s designs are also full of evening and prom dresses, and pieces are luxurious and glamorous. In fact, he did add: ‘Black and white are sufficient, but there is no reason to deprive them of other colors.’ As a result, from the day Dior VIII was born, diamonds and precious stones were used in the Dior VIII watch collection. .
Combining the watchmaking process with the fine jewelry making process, it reminds of the hard-working seamstresses in Dior’s Haute Couture Studio. They pleated, embroidered and cut fabrics with superb craftsmanship and discreet attitude. As a result, a string of diamonds set in the center of the dial of the Dior VIII watch is like satin stitching. Some bezels are set with gemstones, some are set with pyramid-shaped high-precision ceramics with white diamonds, and all are set with baguette diamonds, topaz, tsavorite or pink sapphires.
系列 This series is limited to 88 pieces each, a total of four styles, and equipped with ‘Calibre Dior inversé’ automatic winding (refining) movement. Just like the whirling of a waltz, the swing of the oscillating weight on the dial is reminiscent of an embroidered petticoat, a lace corolla or a pleated skirt with diamonds. It perfectly combines Swiss cutting-edge technology with the rich creativity of Paris.

The “Bar” suit is the iconic design of Dior, which shows that Mr. Dior showed his love for structural lines in the first series of works in 1947. ‘I used to dream of becoming an architect, and now as a fashion designer, I will follow the principles and rules of architecture.’ This explains why this ‘new look’ is soft, narrow shoulders, waist and hips. The design of the jacket could attract the attention of everyone at the time.
Today, Dior launches the Dior VIII watch series, a tribute to Mr. Dior, a great designer. The name of the Dior VIII watch is composed of 8 letters, which is also the lucky number of the founder of Dior: Dior Design Studio was founded on October 8, 1946; his first haute couture collection was named ‘en huit’ ( The French number ‘8’); Dior Fashion headquarters is located in the world-famous Montaigne Avenue in the 8th district of Paris; and Dior’s flagship watch and jewelry boutique is also located at 8 Fontaine Square in Paris.
More importantly, on the dial of this classic and feminine watch, the Roman numeral ‘VIII’ is used to highlight the lucky time of 8 o’clock.