Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Limited Chronograph

‘About 15 years ago, Ferrari team manager Jean Todt introduced me to Audemars Piguet, and from then on I started to explore the world of this watch brand.’ I already knew about watches Closely connected to the racing world, and Audemars Piguet products, especially the Royal Oak series, are highly respected by racing drivers. ‘Since then, I have become a loyal supporter of Audemars Piguet. They have always incorporated various design, watchmaking, functions and innovative elements into the timepiece to make it stand out from other watches. It is very impressive. I am very I am honored to participate in the production of this Royal Oak Offshore Special Edition. I am honored to have this watch named after me. ‘
     The Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is an homage to the legendary racing driver Michael Schumacher. This outstanding racing watch subtly blends his career with world-renowned designs.
     Extraordinary timing, precision and rigor, honesty, superior craftsmanship, the highest standards, and no compromise. All of the above can be used to describe the highest level of racing activities, and can also be used to describe Audemars Piguet’s creations.
     At this moment, the two worlds are integrated into the Royal Oak Offshore Special Edition watch. This is a tribute to Michael Schumacher. Known as the greatest racing driver in history, he set a record of seven world championships, winning the championship in history in terms of standing championship, pole position and career points.
     Michael Schumacher personally participated in the creation of watches under his name, working closely with Audemars Piguet artistic director Octavio Garcia. He dedicated himself to applying his rigorous standards as a racer, while adhering to the functions and aesthetic traditions of the Royal Oak Offshore Collection, while injecting life into the watch, fully displaying the characteristics of the racing world.
Designed by Michael Schumacher
     ‘The main thing that racing and watchmaking have in common is that they must be treated with meticulousness, because all the details are connected to each other,’ said Michael Schumack. ‘The performance of each component is directly related. This means that there must be The courage to find ways to enhance performance. ‘
     The legendary driver is directly involved in the design of the Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. He is immersed in this project and often admires the innovative technology developed by Audemars Piguet engineers.
     Michael Schumacher is a loyal supporter of the Royal Oak Offshore Collection and has always appreciated the unique and innovative design, craftsmanship and features of this collection. Working closely with the Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph creation team, he learned that the watchmaking challenge is not limited to uniqueness, but also the appeal, durability, functionality and comfort of the watch.
Sports watch
     The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph developed by Audemars Piguet embodies the rigorous spirit of the world’s most successful driver. This watch is equipped with an oversized 44 mm case, 1,000 of which are made of lightweight titanium, and 500 elegant rose gold models and 100 platinum models are also available. In design, all levels are drawn from the world of high speed racing by Michael Schumacher, showing that time is the essence of everything.
     The black-gray dial is decorated with the oversized check pattern of the famous ‘Mega Tapisserie’ of the Royal Oak offshore series, and two blue stars and five red stars are skillfully added to the tachometer outer circle at 12 o’clock and 1 o’clock. , Symbolizing Michael Schumacher’s seven championship victories, including the awards for the Bennetton team in 1994 and 1995, and the Ferrari team from 2000 to 2004.
     In addition, the minute scale is decorated with earthy black and white patterns, reminiscent of the checkered flag design, while the electroplated chronograph (titanium and rose gold models are black, and the platinum model is blue) are paired with a three-dimensional Box, creatively inspired by the dashboard of a high-performance racing car.
     Audemars Piguet has extended the racing concept to hour and minute hands in a way never before seen. Both are made of three-dimensional faceted metal, and the surface is coated with white fluorescent material, inspired by the monolithic silhouette of the racing car. The red lacquered chronograph hands that match the hour and minute hands have a black design on the top to focus on the indications. This is also the first Royal Oak offshore watch with a red date display.
     Although this Michael Schumacher limited edition watch retains the iconic shape of the Royal Oak Offshore Collection, in fact, its case is specially made. This watch’s integrated octagonal bezel is made of ultra-wear-resistant Cermet. This material is seven times more durable than steel and is fixed with eight automotive-style domed recessed nuts. .
     This watch is also equipped with a uniquely designed rubber strap (gray in titanium and rose gold, blue in platinum), bead-polished and satin-brushed titanium chain links, designed to mimic the cooling air intake of a racing car Mouth, and the bead-polished crown (made of titanium, rose gold, or white gold) is shaped like a gear and decorated with red anodized aluminum plywood engraved with the Audemars Piguet logo. The bead-polished titanium bridge protects black shiny polished ceramic buttons, while the top of the button is made of titanium, white or rose gold.
3126/3840 movement
     Flip the watch to see the simple back cover, the outer ring shape is taken from the spokes of the racing car. Through the central sapphire crystal caseback, you can fully appreciate the 3126/3840 movement of the Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, an automatic movement composed of 365 components.
     The most striking design is believed to be a black-gray plated 22K gold automatic disk. This component is also decorated with the Audemars Piguet logo and the famous ‘MS’ three-dimensional signature by Michael Schumacher. The automatic disc draws design inspiration from the racing track, and the two cutouts are directly taken from the ‘NACA’ pneumatic conveying tube of the high-performance racing car.
     In order to retain the superb sanding technology on the outside of the watch (different forms of polishing, bead polishing, satin frosting-this is very similar to the anodizing treatment of car engines), the movement decoration uses the high standards of Audemars Piguet Specifications: Motherboard polished with pearl dots, rhodium-plated, hand-chamfered bridges decorated with spirals and Geneva ripples, and gemstones polished with diamonds.
Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Technical Information
Movement
3126/3840 automatic mechanical movement
Total diameter: 29.92 mm (13 ¼ method minutes)
Thickness: 7.16 mm
59 gems, 365 parts
Power reserve: 60 hours
Balance frequency: 21,600 times per hour (3 Hz)
Trimming and decoration: Motherboards polished with pearl dots, rhodium-plated, chamfer-polished bridges decorated with spiral patterns and Geneva ripples, ruby ​​polished with diamonds and gear assembly holes and wheel arms Grind with chamfer; the grooves of the thread of the screw are chamfered. Black-gray plated semi-hollow 22K gold automatic plate with stereo MS signature and Audemars Piguet logo.
Features
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date display and chronograph functions.
model
26568IM.OO.A004CA.01
Titanium case and porcelain gold bezel
Limited edition of 1,000 pieces
Case
Titanium case / Porcelain bezel (super-hard, wear-resistant) / Titanium link / 8 polished stainless steel bezel screws / Microbead polishing Titanium button protector / Button polished by black polished ceramic bottom and microbead Titanium top composition / bead-polished titanium crown / Titanium case back made with different polishing and engraving techniques is equipped with transparent sapphire crystal.
dial
The center is black-gray plated, with ‘Méga Tapisserie’ oversized checkered decoration / black dots decorated with fine dots, and printed with white scale, from the lattice flag weave / black gray date window / three-dimensional platinum AP lettering / 3 White ‘Audemars Piguet’ (Audemars Piguet) printed on the clock position / black plated timer with fine grain, black and polished rhodium plated on the inside and top of the three-dimensional frame / 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock position The design of the device is different, it is easy to focus on the chronograph display / 8 three-dimensional white gold hour markers, double time markers at 12 o’clock, white fluorescent coating treatment / black gray bezel inner ring with speed scale, 2 blue stars (Banniton Team) and 5 Red Stars (Ferrari Team), symbolizing 7 world championship titles / red date display on the black date dial.
pointer
Faceted white hour and minute hands with three-dimensional facets, white fluorescent coating / red chronograph hands on top of black.
Strap
Grey rubber strap with titanium pin buckle.
model
26568OM.OO.A004CA.01
18K Rose Gold Case and Porcelain Bezel
Limited edition of 500 pieces
Case
18K Rose Gold Case / Porcelain Bezel (Super Hard, Wear Resistant) / Titanium Links / 8 Polished Stainless Steel Bezel Screws / Microbead Polished Titanium Button Protector / Button with Black Polished Ceramic Bottom and Beads Polished rose gold top composition / bead polished rose gold crown / 18K rose gold case back with different polishing and engraving techniques is equipped with transparent sapphire crystal.
dial
The center is black-gray plated, with ‘Méga Tapisserie’ oversized checkered decoration / silver dots on the outer area and printed with black scales. It is made from lattice flags / black-gray date window / three-dimensional rose gold AP lettering / White ‘Audemars Piguet’ (Audemars Piguet) printed at 3 o’clock / black plated timer with fine grain, three-dimensional frame inside and top are black plated and polished rose gold / 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock position The design of the device is different, it is easy to focus on the chronograph display / 8 three-dimensional rose gold hour markers, double time markers at 12 o’clock, white fluorescent coating treatment / black gray bezel inner ring with speed scale, 2 blue Star (Benneton Team) and 5 Red Stars (Ferrari Team), symbolizing 7 world championship titles / red date display on the black date dial.
pointer
Three-dimensional faceted rose gold hour and minute hands with white fluorescent coating / red chronograph hands on top of black.
Strap
Grey rubber strap with 18K rose gold pin buckle.
model
26568PM.OO.A021CA.01
Platinum case and porcelain bezel
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Case
950 platinum case / porcelain bezel (super-hard, wear-resistant) / titanium link / 8 polished stainless steel bezel screws / bead-polished titanium button protector / button polished by black polished ceramic bottom and bead Composition of white gold top / bead polished white gold crown / 950 platinum back case made of different polishing and engraving technology with transparent sapphire crystal.
dial
The center is black-gray plated, with ‘Méga Tapisserie’ oversized checkered decoration / ‘Tuscany’ blue outer area decorated with fine dots, and printed with white scale, from the lattice flag weave / black-gray date window / 3D white gold AP text / White ‘Audemars Piguet’ (Audemars Piguet) printed at 3 o’clock / ‘Tuscany’ blue plated timer with fine lines, 3D frame inside and top are black plated and Polished rhodium-plated / 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock position timers are designed differently in order to focus on the chronograph display / 8 three-dimensional platinum time markers, double time markers at 12 o’clock, white fluorescent coating treatment / The black-grey bezel has a tachymeter scale on the inner ring, 2 blue stars (Benneton team) and 5 red stars (Ferrari team), symbolizing 7 world championship titles / red date display on the black date dial.
pointer
Faceted white hour and minute hands with three-dimensional facets, white fluorescent coating / red chronograph hands on top of black.
Strap
Blue rubber strap with 950 platinum pin buckle.

Live Your Passion’ Constance 25th Anniversary Celebration Report

At 6 o’clock in the evening on September 23, 2013, Beijing time, the famous Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant brought its three major brands (Constant, deMonaco, Alpina) at the Raffles Hotel Beijing. Xunjia’an Restaurant held the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Frederique Constant’s “Live Your Passion”. On the day of the event, Dr. Peter Stas, one of Frederique Constant’s founders, and well-known European watch appreciation and critics Mr. Gisbert Brunner and Frederique Constant. Brand spokesperson Ms. Shu Qi and many media participated in this event. During the celebration, Mr. Gisbert Brunner, a well-known European watch appreciation and critic, also released a book specially written for the Frederique Constant brand. A detailed report brought back by the Watch House.

  The Watch House editor arrived early, and staff were decorating the restaurant. Raffles Hotel is located next to the Beijing Hotel and has hosted many international leaders. Frederique Constant chose the event celebration here to see the importance of the Frederique Constant brand to the event, and the warm and elegant layout of the entire event venue.

  Let’s look at the watch first. This watch is a tourbillon men’s watch produced by Frederique Constant’s self-developed movement. It not only has a tourbillon function, but also has a ‘day’ and ‘night’ indication function. Next we will see a larger picture. .

  Let’s take a closer look at its individual day and night pointers. The two ends of the day and night indicator are marked with the sun and the moon, respectively, representing day and night. The moon pointer part is also painted with blue and black specially to represent the arrival of night.

The sapphire crystal glass radiates a charming light under the light.

  The bottom of the table is designed with a transparent bottom. We can observe the beautiful movement structure at any time.

  This product is another brand of Frederique Constant under the name of DEMONACO. This brand is Frederique Constant’s high-end product line and generally starts at about 200,000 yuan. This perpetual calendar shot by editors costs about 300,000 yuan. The combination of design and perpetual calendar functions gives a very luxurious feel.

  The most troublesome thing about the perpetual calendar is that if the date is adjusted accidentally, most of them will need to be returned to the factory for readjustment. This is not the case for our today. This watch can adjust all of them with only one crown. Function, its secret lies in the function adjustment indicator on the small dial at six o’clock. When we turn the crown, the small dial at six o’clock will indicate which function module we are currently adjusting, at a glance. very simple.

  This watch also uses a penetrating design, and the pendulum design is very individual. At first glance, it looks like a crown. Most of the brand’s series are limited to 88 pieces. Today we shot this. 15 pieces.

  Of course, in addition to the two complicated watches mentioned above, most of the other watches are some of Frederique Constant’s flagship products. The picture above shows the very stylish and beautiful Frederique Constant watch.

Frederique Constant heartbeat watch.

Frederique Constant heartbeat watch.

  Frederique Constant moon phase watch. At this event, Frederique Constant’s products exhibited more than 20 products, including ultra-thin tourbillons, world time and other complex watches, but due to limited space, I will introduce them here today.

In the warm words of the host, we started the celebration tonight. This is a professional host from CCTV.

  First of all, Frederique Constant, the founder of Frederique Constant, introduced us to the history of Frederique Constant and its product features. The 25th anniversary of Frederique Constant’s brand was 350 watches from the first single business, and it has been a year. With a production capacity of 120,000 watches, both the quantity and quality of watches have improved dramatically.

  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Frederique Constant’s founding, Mr. Gisbert Brunner, a well-known European watch connoisseur and critic, wrote “LIVE YOUR PASSION – BUILDING A WATCH MANUFACTURE” for Frederique Constant, and shared some of his own thoughts on watches. story.
About Gisbert L. Brunner:

Journalist and writer, studied law, psychology, and education science at the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-University). Gisbert became interested in watches when he was young, and he became increasingly interested in the watch industry until the mid-1970s. Initially, he only paid special attention to precision pendulum clocks, but from the mid-1970s he was deeply attracted by the operation of the watch. Gisbert has written more than 20 books so far, and often writes articles for major watch-related publications. He also writes books for many famous watch brands, including Frederique Constant, Montblanc and so on.

  Next, Frederick Shu, the brand spokesperson for Frederique Constant, came to the stage to share her story with Frederique Constant. Since she spoke for Frederique Constant and has followed Frederique Constant, she has done a lot of charitable causes and feels that she is particularly rewarding and fulfilled. The growth of the brand has made great breakthroughs both in the manufacture of the movement and the design of the case.

  Finally, Miss Qi Qi and Dr. Peter Stas, one of the founders of Frederique Constant, and Mr. Gisbert Brunner, a well-known European watch connoisseur and critic, gave each other gifts to celebrate Frederique Constant’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Summary: After the dinner, Dr. Peter Stas and well-known European watch appreciation and critic Mr. Gisbert Brunner shared with us more stories about Frederique Constant and Mr. Gisbert Brunner. Through these stories we understand Frederique Constant Not only a luxury brand that can be touched, but also a young and passionate brand, let us here wish Blessing the development in the future.

A New Journey In The Exploration Of Tianwang Watch Brand

On June 27th, at the 24th China (Shenzhen) International Watch & Clock Fair, ‘Tianwang Watch’, which has one of the largest exhibiting booths, brought its 25th anniversary series of classic watches to shine.

                The scene of Tianwang Watch at Shenzhen Watch & Clock Fair

 At this timepiece exhibition, Tianwang watch brought classic series watches such as the Tourbillon tourbillon series, the Fengshang series, the Golden Knight series and the monk SHINE to the exhibition. At the same time, it took the opportunity of the 25th anniversary of the brand to create a brand. Anniversary special anniversary table. These models are designed on the basis of the best-selling models of the Uranus series, Hengzheng series and Ya Shi series, which are based on classic cultural elements, or are simple and classic, or timeless, as a special gift for the 25th anniversary of Uranus The watch design can be described as a collection of cultural and popular elements of the era, representing the 25 years of watchmaking craftsmanship. Especially the 25th anniversary special model of the wheel era series, adhering to the pioneering exploration of the ‘wheel’ spirit, literally three real diamonds, inlaid with a 24K gold coin ‘sailing’ pattern, which means the future is smooth sailing.

               Hou Qinghai, Managing Director of UOB

 In the interview, the managing director of Tianwang Watch Hou Qinghai mentioned that on the 25th anniversary of the brand’s brand creation, Tianwang Watch will successively carry out large-scale tour exhibitions with the theme of “Legend • Genesis” in some key cities across the country. Come and help out and witness the 25-year legendary journey of Utopus with the world.

 Tianwang Watches currently has offices and repair centers in 36 large and medium cities across the country, and more than 1,000 large shopping malls have Tianwang Watch counters, shop-in-shops and specialty stores. Hou Qinghai said, ‘Exploring to continuously improve the brand culture and product connotation, actively respond to the competition of many foreign watch brands, and meet the domestic high-end watch market demand with high-quality and high-end products.’