Month: December 2011

Exquisite Craftsmanship Tasting Beijing Beihai 5.0 Men’s Mechanical Watch

Speaking of Beijing Watches, everyone knows that this is a watch brand with distinctive Chinese elements. Since its establishment in 1958, under the difficult environment, Beibei has been adhering to the spirit of courage and innovation. Constantly growing, it has become a well-known watch brand. Beijing watches contain China’s long history and ancient capital culture. These elements are also infiltrated into every watch, so that the wearer can feel a strong Chinese spirit. As a developing watch brand, inheriting the classics is also inseparable from bold innovation. Beibei is continuously moving along such a development route. Today, the watch house will taste a Beihai 5.0 mechanical watch for everyone. The official The model is: B021201407S / B021201408S.

  Relying on its rich history and culture and innovative technology, Beijing Watch Factory has become a leader in domestic high-end watches. At present, I have mastered the design and manufacturing technology of tourbillon, double tourbillon, tourbillon three questions, two-axis three-dimensional tourbillon, and double barrel long power, and also master micro-engraving, hollowing, enamel, precious metal processing and The production process of high-end watches such as gem inlays has become a watch manufacturer with completely independent intellectual property rights and core technology of high-end watches. The Beijing B021201407S / B021201408S watch to be introduced today is a manual winding mechanical watch. The main difference between the two watches is that the time at 12 o’clock on the dial shows different colors, and different colors have different styles.

  The overall style of the Beijing 5.0 watch is fresh and natural, the dial design is simple and elegant, and the details are perfectly controlled. It is equipped with a hand-wound mechanical movement manufactured by Seiko, with gold sleeves, gooseneck trimming and other fine watchmaking techniques. The watch demonstrates the understated and superb spirit of watchmaking in the North.

  This watch retains the original classic elements of the brand and fully reflects the innovative spirit of the North Watch. The time scale display uses large Roman numerals, and the color matching also subverts the traditional single color tone. The 40 mm diameter case is made of stainless steel, with bright colors and fine polishing. The carefully designed double bezel looks more three-dimensional. The uniquely shaped double lugs enhance the extraordinary temperament of the watch, and the overall design is fresh and simple, which also reveals classic and vintage.

  From the side, the 9.3 mm thick case brings a slim and lightweight feel. The uniquely shaped lugs add style to the watch. The sapphire glass mirror is perfectly processed and embedded inside the case. Blend into one, highlighting simple and capable. The onion crown is located at 3 o’clock, and the exquisite gear pattern provides a comfortable feel.

  The pure black lizard leather strap brings an innate mystery and atmosphere to highlight the luxury of the watch. The strap made of lizard leather has a unique texture, full and dense particles on the surface, and has strong abrasion resistance and flexibility. It also has an excellent feel. It can be seen that Beibei’s rigor and elegance in the selection of materials. The watch buckle uses a classic pin design. This buckle is very convenient to wear, simple but not simple.

  The white enamel dial has a smooth surface and good gloss. The design and production process of this dial are very complicated. The dial design is simple and easy to read. The hour indication uses large black Roman numerals, and the font color at 12 o’clock forms the main difference between B021201407S and B021201408S. Among them, B021201407S uses a deep blue, and B021201408S is a striking red; the 6 o’clock position is small. The second dial display is fresh and elegant; the two end-fired blue-steel blue needles accurately display the hours and minutes, the color of the dial is just right, and it is simple and stylish.

  Another unique feature of Beijing 5.0 is the design of the case back, which uses a completely transparent sapphire glass, through which you can clearly see the operation of the internal movement. This design is currently used in high-end watches, which not only brings perfect visual enjoyment, but also feels the exquisiteness of watchmaking. The watch is equipped with the B18-63 manual winding movement produced by Beibei. From the picture, we can see the complex workmanship and perfect art of the movement, which can provide 42 hours of power reserve for the watch.

Summary: Beijing B021201407S / B021201408S watch’s low-key and simple appearance design continues the traditional style of the North Watch. The elegant dial and back case bring a brand new visual experience, which shows personal taste and also reflects the brand’s development mission. I believe With the spirit of heritage and innovation, Beijing Watchmaking Factory will go further and further. The current market reference price for this watch is 3,500 yuan.
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Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon Watch

GP Girard Perregaux watch the highly anticipated Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon, the world’s first combination of a single golden bridge tourbillon and a slot machine. The biggest challenge of this initiative is not only to reduce the slot machine to the size of the watch, but also to integrate it with various watch functions. For the development of Jackpot Tourbillon, the GP research and development department has spent more than 2 years developing a new movement.
Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon
Material: Rose Gold
Movement: hand-wound movement
Function: hours, minutes, small seconds display
Kinetic energy: 96 hours
Table diameter: 38.6X32.6mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Mirror: sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover
    The symbols on the Jackpot wheel are inspired by the world’s first slot machine ‘The Liberty Bell’. The Liberty Bell was invented by Charles August Fey of San Francisco in 1894. It has three wheels, showing the horseshoe, spades, cubes, hearts, and the Liberty Bell symbol, which is a symbol of American independence. Pull down the handle on the right side of the machine before the wheels start turning, just like modern slot machines.
    Jackpot Tourbillon’s design principle is the same. Pull the handle on the right side of the case, and the wheel will start to rotate. There are 5 symbols on each wheel (horseshoes, spades, cubes, hearts, and Liberty Bell symbols), so there are 125 possible combinations of the 3 wheels. The probability of rotating to three symbols is 1/25. As each wheel stops, Jackpot makes a sound. When the hammer is released, the tap sounds, just like the timekeeping mechanism.