Panerai Launches Three New Luminor Yachts Challenge Special Edition Chronographs

Three new LuminorYachtsChallenge special edition chronographs, derived from the legendary connection between Panerai and Sea World. The connection began more than a century ago, when the company first provided precision timing equipment to the Italian Navy. Inspired by the unique aesthetics of classic sailing boats, the three new chronographs are exquisitely crafted and present a strong athletic style.

Panerai LuminorYachtsChallenge Special Edition Chronograph 44mm-PAM764

   Designed for the toughest marine challenges, three new chronographs are stylish, tough and resolute. These three watches-titanium, black ceramic and red gold-have a distinctive Panerai personality and are equipped with an impressive mechanical movement, which is manufactured by the Neuchâtel watch factory ‘ ‘Creative Workshop’ was created to provide reliable, tough and accurate timepieces for lovers of high-quality sports watches.

Panerai LuminorYachtsChallenge Special Edition Chronograph 44mm-PAM788

   Officine Panerai pays tribute to the brand’s deep relationship with the sea world and its own history with the new LuminorYachtsChallenge Special Edition Chronograph. In recent years, Panerai has made outstanding contributions to the protection of classic sailing culture through the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge. The ‘PCYC’ inscription on the dial and the sailing pattern on the case back clearly indicate this. In the titanium and ceramic versions, the pattern is carved; in the red and gold version, the pattern appears to float above the movement, reproduced on the sapphire crystal.

Panerai LuminorYachtsChallenge Special Edition Chronograph 44mm-PAM1020

   All three LuminorYachtsChallenge Special Edition chronographs feature the same iconic case design, winding crown bridge protection, and the functions and features of the P.9100 automatic movement. This is a flyback chronograph movement with 3-day power reserve, zero seconds reset, speedometer, and fast-adjusting hour functions. The new watch also has the same dial, two sub-dials (small seconds at 9 o’clock and chronograph at 3 o’clock) and a sandwich structure, so they are clearly visible even in dark environments.

   The color matching of the three chronograph dials and straps varies according to the material of the case, but the dials are in the ocean’s azure tone, and multiple details give each watch a strong and unique personality. The three models of the case are made of different materials-PAM00764 titanium, PAM00788 zirconia ceramic, PAM01020 5NPT gold-meaning that customers can choose more sporty, more technical appearance, or more precious classic. All three watches are technically very superior. They are designed to be robust and resistant to external factors. In terms of water resistance, the titanium and ceramic versions are 100 meters and the red and gold versions are 50 meters. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Dong Jie’s Photo Of Cathayedition Watch In Meihua Flagship Store

The ‘Cathay Edition’ watch, which is issued in a limited edition, is the first time that the brand has launched a limited edition watch for a flagship store. It is currently exclusively sold at the Shanghai flagship store of Plum Blossom, fully demonstrating the status of the flagship store. .
 Dong Jie took a picture of Cathay Edition watches in the characteristic gallery of the flagship store. Recently, the famous Swiss watch company TITONI was established in 1919. Its flagship store in the Peace Hotel on the Bund has officially opened early this year. In order to celebrate and commemorate this important milestone, the brand deliberately launched a special limited edition ‘Cathay Edition’ watch and invited the famous movie star Dong Jie to visit the Plum Blossom Shanghai flagship store to unveil the watch. The “CathayEdition” watch, which incorporates the image of the Peace Hotel, highlights the landmark significance of the Shanghai flagship store’s rich history and heritage.

Dong Jie poses in the featured gallery of the flagship store

Cathay Edition Watch
The next day, TITONI, a well-known Swiss watch company founded in 1919, opened its flagship store in the Peace Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai earlier this year. In order to celebrate and commemorate this important milestone, the brand deliberately launched a special limited edition ‘Cathay Edition’ watch and invited the famous movie star Dong Jie to visit the Plum Blossom Shanghai flagship store to unveil the watch. The ‘Cathay Edition’ watch, which incorporates the image of the Peace Hotel, highlights the landmark significance of the Shanghai flagship store’s rich history and heritage. When asked about her feelings after visiting the flagship store, Dong Jie said she was very honored to visit this Plum Blossom Watch’s largest flagship store in the world. Her original classic art deco style left her a deep impression. She also knows more about the long history of this watchmaking company that originated in Grinchen, Switzerland.

Plum Blossom Shanghai flagship store

Seiko Into Japanese-style Fine Watchmaking

Japan is a country full of contrasts and sharp contrasts. It has pleasant rural scenery and the sprawling expansion of metropolises such as Tokyo; it has both an overcrowded subway station and ancient temples and temples; it inherits traditional customs such as the tea ceremony karate and builds a completely western-style Ginza shopping Area.
   There is also an additional contrast, that Seiko, which was successful as a quartz watchmaker, is also incredibly competitive in the field of mechanical watchmaking. Maybe this is not obvious, but after visiting Seiko’s factory facilities in Japan, I have a new understanding of the brand’s R & D and production capabilities, and a new understanding of its future development prospects.
History of mechanical watchmaking
   Since its establishment in 1881, Seiko has been committed to the development and production of mechanical watches. But even when the quartz movement technology developed that year shocked the world’s watchmaking circles, and even almost ended the Swiss mechanical watchmaking, Seiko still did not give up its focus on mechanical movements.
   When the hour hand was turned back to Seiko’s initial involvement in watchmaking, everything was mechanical. Seiko quickly established a brand reputation with reliable and accurate timekeeping performance. The fact that Japan does not have a traditional small watchmaking workshop means that Seiko cannot rely on a supplier network that specializes in the production of parts. Factory completed. As a result, Seiko has become one of the few vertically integrated watchmaking brands in the world.

   “Our timepieces are independently developed and manufactured in the brand’s own watch factory,” said Shinji Hattori, President and CEO of Seiko. “We make our own hairsprings, clockwork, all small parts-even wheels Lubricant. ‘
   Seiko watch factory facilities are impressive, equipped with the latest and most advanced machines required to make a wide range of precision parts. The same is true of watchmaking workshops. In front of rows of tables, watchmakers are concentrating on assembling and adjusting watches.
Grand Seiko Collection

Grand Seiko HI-BEAT 36000
  Grand Seiko is Seiko’s flagship luxury watch collection and is now available worldwide. This series of products has a traditional style, which is hand-assembled by the watchmaker in the Grand Seiko workshop, and is meticulous in precision and finishing details. The Grand Seiko collection has been sold very successfully in Japan and rivals the top Swiss brands. Outside the country, this may still be a big challenge, but Japanese traditional watchmaking has established a foothold worldwide.
Spring Drive movement
   The Spring Drive movement was launched by Seiko in 1998 and has been in development for 28 years. This Spring Drive movement is not equipped with a balance wheel escapement. Instead, it combines a high-quality mechanical movement with electromagnetic adjustment-this is the so-called Tri-Synchro Regulator. This device can synchronously control and adjust the output of three different energy sources, mechanical capacity, electricity and electronic magnetic energy produced by the mainspring.
   The abandonment of the mechanical balance wheel escapement system also allows the second hand to move smoothly on the dial, which truly reflects the flow of time. Seiko produces a variety of Spring Drive watches, including the Credor Sonnerie.
Credor Spring Drive watch

Credor Collection
   Credor is a high-end product line of the Seiko brand, which is currently mainly sold in the Japanese domestic market. Since then, Seiko has demonstrated its superb skills, designing and producing timepieces and other high-end complications. I watched the work of a watchmaker. His craftsmanship is no different from any high-level Swiss watchmaker. In fact, I feel that the watchmaking workshop is just like Switzerland-a Swiss-style workbench with hand tools required for different processes, and the quiet and peaceful atmosphere allows the watchmaker to concentrate on it.
About the future
   Seiko is a very successful watchmaking brand, but it hasn’t got the broad stage it deserves. Seiko watchmaking has a long history, and the high-quality watches produced are amazing. Focusing on product quality, continuing and developing the watchmaking tradition, Seiko is on the right path.