Girard-perregaux And Nile Rodgers Fully Support The ‘we Are Family Foundation’ Foundation Founded In Paris

Paris, November 19, 2013. Girard-Perregaux, a Swiss fine watchmaker, and Nile Rodgers gathered in Paris to promote projects initiated by the ‘We Are Family Foundation’ and youths dedicated to charitable activities Talented.

 After holding a ‘Changing Watch Event’ event with Susan and David Rockefeller 伉俪 in New York, USA, and raising over $ 200,000 to support the foundation’s charity activities, GP Girard-Perregaux met with charities from all walks of life in Paris to join Carne Le Carmen) held a charity event. Built in 1875, this private mansion has an exquisite ’empire-style’ architectural style and has now become a historical landmark in Paris, where the French composer Georges Bizet once wrote classic opera Carmen got its name.

 The evening introduced projects sponsored by two young people supported by the ‘We are Family Foundation’: Zuhal Sultan Mohammed, who formed the Iraqi National Youth Symphony Orchestra, and David Saddington, an environmentalist who is committed to combating climate change.

 Subsequently, Nile Rodgers paid tribute to two ambitious young people with a guitar accompaniment, and talked about his music creation process from launching a single for Chic, composing for Diana Ross, and working with Daft Punk.
 

 Celebrities from watchmaking, fashion, music and charity toasted the efforts of the ‘we are Family Foundation’. Invited guests include: Marc Cerrone, Dimitri From Paris, actresses Sophie Meister and Patrick Timsit.

 Girard Perregaux also took the opportunity to showcase new works at the party, including the special ‘Mission of Mermaids’ series designed in collaboration with Susan Rockefeller, and the Grand Prix de l ‘ Horlogerie de Genève (Aiguille d’Or) Echappement Constant LM.

 Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group (parent company of Girard Perregaux and Shangweisha), said: ‘Nile has made an outstanding contribution to philanthropy and can work with him to awaken the attention of future generations to global issues. I I am deeply honored. ‘
 

 ‘Our goal is to inspire the younger generation to meet tomorrow’s challenges, help them prepare, and take on the task of protecting the planet,’ said Nancy Hunt, chairman of the ‘We are Family Foundation.’

 Nile Rodgers added: ‘We can only achieve this great goal by working together. I hope that launching a similar charity event will encourage more young people to join us and change the world.

About Girard Perregaux

 The history of GP Girard-Perregaux, the leading Swiss watchmaking brand, began in 1791. Over the past two centuries, many watch classics with unique design and technological innovation have been created, including Constant Girard-Perregaux, which won the 1889 Paris World Expo Gold Medal. Three golden bridge tourbillon pocket watch.

 Girard-Perregaux is one of the few authentic watchmaking factories in existence. It can handle all processes of designing and manufacturing watches, including the development of movements. Girard Perregaux has obtained over 80 technical patents over the years, and is committed to technology research and development, carrying forward the outstanding tradition. Luozhi Kering Group, a global leader in apparel and accessories for luxury and sports and fashion brands, is now the majority shareholder of Girard Perregaux.

Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Grand Seiko 9s Mechanical Movement Special Launch Of Three Commemorative Watches With Special Movements, New Cases And Unique Dials

Since the advent of Grand Seiko in 1960, the birth of the 9S mechanical movement in 1998 is the most important moment in the history of Grand Seiko. At the time, the newly developed movement of the 9S demonstrated the high precision and durability of the Grand Seiko classic from the very beginning. Since then, the 9S movement has continuously improved its performance. The new spring Spron alloy is used for the mainspring and balance spring; the parts are manufactured using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) processing technology, and the manufacturing tolerances are as small as one thousandth of a millimeter. Today 9S movement has become the cornerstone of Grand Seiko mechanical movement development with its high precision, long-lasting power reserve and solid and durable structure, and has won the reputation of ‘one of the best mechanical movements in the world’.
   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 9S movement, the Grand Seiko team has launched three limited edition watches, each of which pays tribute to the high accuracy achieved by the 9S movement in different forms.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36,000 high frequency V.F.A. (special adjustment product): a new realm of accuracy
Grand Seiko pursues a milestone of high precision, paying tribute to history with V.F.A (special adjustment) platinum models
   ‘Very Fine Adjusted’ may not be an inspiring label, but for the Grand Seiko team, V.F.A. is a very respectable abbreviation. V.F.A. first appeared in 1969. The precision of these Grand Seiko watches, which have been finely adjusted by hand, has far exceeded the standard of conventional Grand Seiko. This new product in 2018 is equipped with a VFA (special adjustment) 9S85 Hi-beat 36,000 high-frequency movement. The static day difference is +3 to -1 seconds. This is the highest level of adjustment in the workshop and is up to 34. Day test results. The case is made of 950 platinum, and was operated by Nobuhiro Kosugi, the first designer of the 9S movement in 1998. It is a new interpretation of the classic design style of Grand Seiko.
   The mirror effect polished by Zaratsu (grinding method) extends from both sides of the case to the edge of the lugs, and intersects with the hairline polishing effect on the inner side of the lugs, showing a triangular area with a sharp outline. This effect can only be accomplished by a skilled Grand Seiko master. The design of the dial is also special, using a special logo that appears only when the second Seikosha is used to make a specific watch. This impressive logo, repeating the GS initials in an orderly and alternating manner, presents a radial geometric pattern in the center of the dial. The second Seiko House is now the well-known Seiko Electronics Co., Ltd. In 1968, the first Hi-beat Grand Seiko watch was born here.
A tribute to the 20th anniversary of the 9S movement

 
Grand Seiko Special 18K Gold
   The other two limited editions of the 20th anniversary of the 9S movement are 18K yellow gold and stainless steel. The case and dial design are exactly the same as the V.F.A (special adjustments), and they are also equipped with 9S85 movement. The 18K gold model has been specially tuned to achieve Grand Seiko’s excellent standard. The static day difference is +4 to -2 seconds. The oscillating weight is in line with the V.F.A. (special adjustment product), and is engraved with an 18K gold lion badge as a symbol of super high accuracy. The stainless steel oscillating weight design is also very special. It is made of titanium and tungsten. The surface of titanium is anodized oxidation treatment * and has a special blue color.
   These three limited edition watches will be available at designated Grand Seiko retailers, Seiko and Grand Seiko stores starting in March 2018.
   * Anodic oxidation treatment (Anodic oxidation treatment) This is a surface treatment process, the material is artificially electrolyzed to form an oxide film. According to the light reflection index, the oxide film will change into various colors, and will show different hue as the thickness of the oxide film changes.

9S Movement 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
Movement specifications: 9S85 high frequency mechanical movement
Power system: automatic winding
Vibration frequency: 36,000 rpm (10 rpm)
Power reserve: about 55 hours (full chain state)
Number of gems: 37 stones
Hi-Beat 36,000 V.F.A. (Special Adjustment) 950 Platinum: SBGH265
Accuracy: static day difference +3 to -1 second
950 platinum case and buckle
High-definition double curved sapphire crystal glass (non-reflective coating)
See-through spiral bottom cover
Water resistance: 10 bar, anti-magnetic function: 4,800A / m
Diameter: 39.5 mm, thickness: 13 mm
Crocodile leather strap, tri-fold button switch clasp
Suggested retail price in Europe: € 53,500
Limited edition of 20 pieces worldwide

Hi-Beat 36,000 High Frequency Special (Premium) 18K Gold: SBGH266
Accuracy: Static day difference +4 to -2 seconds
18K Yellow Gold Case and Buckle
High-definition double curved sapphire crystal glass (non-reflective coating)
See-through spiral bottom cover
Water resistance: 10 bar, anti-magnetic function: 4,800A / m
Diameter: 39.5 mm, thickness: 13 mm
Crocodile leather strap, tri-fold button switch clasp
Suggested retail price in Europe: € 27,000
Limited edition of 150

Hi-Beat 36,000 stainless steel: SBGH267G
Accuracy: static day difference +5 to -3 seconds
Stainless steel case and strap
High-definition double curved sapphire crystal glass (non-reflective coating)
See-through screw case back, screw crown
Water resistance: 10 bar, anti-magnetic function: 4,800A / m
Diameter: 39.5 mm, thickness: 13 mm
Tri-fold button switch clasp
Suggested retail price in China: 48,800 yuan
Limited edition of 1,500
Available in April 2018

Classic Italian Design Panerai Luminor 1950 Watch Tasting

Italy is a beautiful and magical country, the magnificent Colosseum, the romantic water city of Venice, charming Florence, the majestic Santa Maria church, and the tender Sicilian islands … Every inch of land seems to be endowed with soul. I personally have a special feeling for this country that blends the history and culture of ancient Rome with today’s fashion and romance, so I have a special liking for Panerai, a watch brand that originated in Italy.

  Panerai was born in Florence in 1860. It is famous for its precision machinery and excellent quality. It was the first to produce precision instruments and watches for the Royal Italian Navy. Design inspiration. To date, Panerai Watches is a watch brand that combines Italian design style, Swiss watchmaking technology and infinite passion for the ocean. Today we are going to taste a Panerai Luminor 1950 series watch, the official model: PAM 00524.

Functional illustration of Panerai Luminor 1950 watch

  Everyone knows that Panerai’s two families are Radiomir and Luminor. The birth of the watch dates back to the eve of World War II. At that time, Panerai launched the first Radiomir watch. This watch was used by the frogman unit of the Royal Italian Navy’s First Diving Unit Command. Many features of this watch are retained. Two years later Panerai improved and prototyped this prototype watch. The new watch has a double-layer dial, which is similar to the dial introduced today. Later watchmakers discovered that Luminor could emit light by themselves, so they replaced the original radium paint with it. Luminor series watches were born. After the end of World War II, Panerai continued its technology that was carried out at the beginning of the war. Research, perfecting the research and development of Luminor. The new Luminor watch is unique because of its crown bridge, the linear lugs have also been improved, and the case is cast in one piece with the case. The case continues the classic pillow-shaped case of Panerai. From this Luminor 1950 The series is born.

  This Panerai Luminor 1950 series watch is equipped with a flyback chronograph function and an automatic movement with a power reserve of up to three days. The movement used in the watch was independently developed and produced by Panerai. This is also the first finished watch made with P.9100 movement, so this watch has extraordinary significance. The watch has a diameter of 44 mm. This size is more suitable for men who prefer large dials. The case is made of AISI 316L frosted stainless steel. The surface is made of brushed metal, which has a very high texture. .

  The Panerai Luminor 1950 series crown protection bridge is unique to this series, this design also evolved step by step in the history of development. The crown, like the case, is also made of stainless steel. The crown guard bridge tightly wraps the crown to provide better protection. The strap is made of high-grade black leather, and the sides are decorated with pressure lines. The fine texture of the leather enhances the quality of the watch, which is enough to prove the rigor and refinement of Panerai’s selection of watch materials.

  Each of Panerai’s watches continues the vintage taste of the early days of watchmaking, not only using the classic pillow case, but also every detail tells us the glorious history of Panerai. The watch’s mirror is perfectly curved, and the surface is coated with anti-glare. We all know that sapphire crystal glass is very difficult to process, but Panerai has faced it. The watchmaker made it into a beautiful arc. It not only tests the skill of watchmaking, but also demonstrates the brand’s innovative spirit.

  The dial structure adopts the design of Panerai in the late 1930s. It is composed of two overlapping sheets. The upper sheet is hollowed out at the position corresponding to the time scale. This makes the bottom scale with a luminous coating better. The light emanates, and time can be read clearly even in extremely weak light. The design of the watch’s chronograph hands is also unique. The seconds hand is distinguished by dazzling blue, which complements the design style of the black dial. A date display window is provided at 3 o’clock, and a small seconds dial is provided at 9 o’clock.

  The crown design of the Panerai watch is unique. The crown protection device is composed of a semi-circular bridge and a mobile protection lever. When the protection lever is in the closed position, it presses the crown to form a good seal. Prevent water from flowing into the movement. Compared with Luminor, Luminor 1950 also uses a unique crown guard, but the production of Luminor 1950 is more detailed. The brushed design of the steel surface is engraved with a logo that symbolizes the quality of the watch.

  The biggest feature of the Luminor 1950 series is that the case is extremely rich in layers and has a strong texture. If you look closely, you can see that the edges and corners where the lugs and the case are connected are beautiful and unique. You must know that for a watch, it is very difficult to polish this shape, but Panerai has done it. At the same time, the watch’s lugs are also made of stainless steel, and the surface is brushed with metal, which is quite textured. It is integrally cast with the case, which is more durable.

  Panerai’s control of the details is very rigorous. The strap is made of high-quality black leather and the light yellow pressure lines are used on both sides, which not only creates a strong contrast in hue, but also adds a strong retro color to the watch. . The buckle is a matte stainless steel pin buckle with a unique design and is engraved with the Panerai classic LOGO as a decoration.

  From this perspective, we can clearly feel the beauty of Luminor 1950’s design. A beautifully curved line runs through one-third of the case. The edges and corners are very polished. This is the difference between Luminor 1950 and other series. There are two timing function buttons at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. The flyback function is controlled by the button at 8 o’clock, which can instantly return the chronograph hand to the zero position and restart the operation immediately.

  The back of the case is equipped with a 12-sided case back. Through the central sapphire crystal window, you can enjoy the homemade P.9100 movement. P.9100 is the first self-winding movement developed by Panerai with a chronograph function. It is completely developed by Panerai’s watchmaking factory in Neuchâtel. Its material and process standards meet the technical and quality And reliability. The movement is 31 mm in diameter and 8.15 mm thick and contains 37 gems and 302 components. The two barrels connected in parallel can provide a power reserve of 72 hours, which is equivalent to three days. The bi-directional rotating rotor is automatically wound. The balance wheel, which vibrates 28,800 times per hour, is supported by a single piece bridge plate with anti-vibration device. Four square-head screws are installed on the outer edge of the balance wheel. The speed is adjusted. This movement design highlights the Italian decoration style, which is simple but not simple.

Summary: Panerai Luminor 1950 series 3-day power reserve flyback chronograph watch has distinctive brand design elements, continues the design inspiration of the sea, and uses the P.9100 movement independently developed by Panerai for the first time. Another outstanding work. The watch combines Italian design style and Swiss expertise to interpret Panerai’s distinctive brand characteristics.
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