A.Lange & Söhne Watchmaking Contest Masters Gathered

Eight young watchmakers from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Finland and the United States competed for a prize of 10,000 Euros. Their mission is to manufacture the moon phase device based on the ETA 6498 movement, and this competition named after Ferdinand A. Lange entered its fifth year this year.
 Participants of this year’s F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award went to the Lange Watch Factory in early May 2014 to explore the brand’s mysterious watchmaking technology exclusively. After visiting the watch factory, they tried different decoration techniques such as decoration, round pattern or carving in different workshops, and learned about Lange’s unique installation details. Participants need to sculpt the balance plate and assemble the Lange movement. They have the opportunity to talk to Anthony de Haas, Director of Product Development at Lange and senior brand consultants, to fully understand Langer’s product philosophy. They also visited the Glashütte Clock and Watch Museum and the Dresden Mathematics and Physics Salon, sponsored by Lange, to complete the event.
 Before the end of the event week, Anthony de Haas explained the details of the competition to eight participants: Each participant must complete a fully functional moon phase display device by early October. A professional jury of watchmakers, scientists and journalists will then review the entries of the contestants one by one. Brand founder Walter Lange is also one of the judges. The evaluation criteria include the originality and novelty of the concept of the work, the function and technical quality, and the production process.
 This coincides with the 20th anniversary of the launch of the new era Lange watch series. The results of the competition will be announced on October 24, 2014. The winner will receive a prize of 10,000 Euros.

 Participants of the year visit Lange watch factory

 New watchmaker takes a picture with Arnd Einhorn, Brand PR Director and Anne Schaal, PR Manager in front of the new Lange plant

Zhuhai Rossini Takes The Lead In The Industry And Won The Provincial Government Quality Award

How does Guangdong Creation cultivate core competitiveness and seize the opportunity to sing and perform? Through the implementation of superior performance management, promoting quality innovation and upgrading, that is, ‘achieve brand business cards with quality,’ it has become a practical exploration of the effects of enterprises in our province in accelerating the transformation and upgrading process.

Zhuhai Rossini Watch Industry Co., Ltd. insists on the development driven by quality innovation and continuously pursues excellence. Embracing the dream of becoming a model for the creation of the watch industry in Guangdong and even in China, after 29 years of hard work and welcoming the year, Rossini won the 2013 Guangdong Provincial Government Quality Award and became the domestic watch industry’s provincial government quality field. The first company with the highest award.

‘Building a foundation with quality management and promoting leap with brand building’, Shang Jianguang, president of China Haidian Group and general manager of Zhuhai Rossini Watch Industry Co., Ltd., analyzed the strategic functions of quality and brand. Focusing on the long-term goal of integrating internationally, Rossini adhered to the concept of ‘market-oriented, economic efficiency-centric, and sustainable development’, and began to promote the high-performance performance management model from the end of 2011, and achieved great results. Obtained the title of ‘National Industrial Brand Cultivation Demonstration Enterprise’ and ‘AAAA-level Standardized Good Behavior Enterprise’.

The high performance model is an effective method and tool for comprehensive performance management that is widely recognized internationally. Many world-class companies such as Microsoft have used this model and achieved excellent business results. During the on-site consistency review meeting of the Guangdong Provincial Government Quality Awards held at Rossini Watch Industry Park from September 3rd to 6th last year, Rossini relied on corporate culture, market, technology, management, infrastructure investment, etc. The five major advantages were well received by the review expert group, and passed the review of the Guangdong Provincial Government Quality Award.

The introduction of the high performance model made Rossini successful. At present, Rossini’s product sales and comprehensive market share have ranked first in the industry for 11 consecutive years, ranking first in the most valuable brands in China’s watch industry with a brand value of 5.206 billion yuan, and the only one among the ‘Top 500 Asian Brands’ for 5 consecutive years. China’s watch brand, product quality, operating quality, independent innovation ability, market competitiveness are all domestically leading.

罗 This year Rossini will usher in the brand building year. Shang Jianguang said that Rossini will continue to improve and innovate in quality management, further improve the company’s management level, core competitiveness and long-term development ability. In order to achieve the corporate vision of “opening a century-old store and creating a world-renowned brand”, Develop national brands and revitalize Guangdong’s economy to make greater contributions!

The following is an interview with Shang Jianguang, president of China Haidian Group and general manager of Zhuhai Rossini Watch Industry Co., Ltd.

Excellent performance management model is an effective way to become a world-class enterprise

Q: What efforts has Rossini made to introduce the high performance management model? What are the main benefits of the enterprise?

Shangjianguang: The excellent performance management model is an effective way to inspire and guide enterprises to pursue excellence and become a world-class enterprise. We are a full staff member, and we start with the most basic work. We have successively carried out a series of work such as the company’s mid- and long-term strategy formulation, corporate culture refinement, management process optimization, new product development tool QFD introduction, and performance evaluation system establishment. It also integrates the ISO9001 international quality management system, ISO14001 international environmental management system, OHSAS18001 occupational health and safety management system and the secondary measurement guarantee system of Guangdong enterprises in combination with the enterprise standard system, establishes and improves internal management systems, and completes technical standards and management standards. There were more than 400 work standards and working standards. In the last year’s Zhuhai Mayor Quality Award and Guangdong Provincial Governor’s Quality Award on-site consistency review meeting, they won unanimous praise from the review expert group and observers.

Summary of the gains, enterprises have indeed achieved great improvements in enhancing execution, improving product quality and service quality, and improving company management improvements and management innovation, which directly promoted overall performance and execution. For Rossini, this is a process of constantly discovering problems, solving problems, and improving oneself, and it is far from reaching the end.

I hope Rossini becomes an excellent ‘quality business card’

Q: What do you think of the phenomenon of high output, low output value, and limited international brand influence in the domestic watch industry? As the first company in the country’s watch industry to win the provincial government quality award, how does Rossini plan to enhance brand value through the practice of strengthening high performance management?

Shang Jianguang: More than 85% of the world’s timepieces come from China, while 80% of the timepieces produced in China are produced in Guangdong. Since the early 1980s, a large number of Hong Kong and Taiwan-funded enterprises have set up clock processing factories in the Pearl River Delta to promote the development and prosperity of the industry. However, until now, most of the existing enterprises have stayed in the OEM stage with low profits and no own brands. Many original old watch brands in the mainland have also gradually declined. It may be that many Chinese people still wear Swiss watches as a glory now, but I believe that this phenomenon will gradually change with the rise of national watch brands like Rossini.

At present, Rossini’s brand value continues to increase every year, which is reflected in the estimated sales volume this year will increase by about 10% compared to last year, but the sales growth will exceed 30%. The key reason lies in a deep understanding and practice of watches and clocks as a substitute. The cultural products passed down from generation to generation, the concept of ‘quality is life’, through strengthening excellent performance management, improving brand reputation and being accepted by the market. We hope that in the future Rossini can become a perfect ‘quality business card’ in Zhuhai, Guangdong and even China in the international market.

Quality innovation and brand connotation are closely linked

Q: How does Rossini combine quality and innovation, especially technological innovation, into the brand connotation?

建 Shangjianguang: Rossini’s innovation in quality is reflected in five comprehensive areas: management, technology, marketing, corporate culture and brand. In terms of technological innovation that enhances the company’s core competitiveness, Rossini attaches great importance to investment in basic equipment and personnel training, and has set up innovation platforms and central laboratories at provincial-level technology centers, and introduced advanced international products from Japan and Switzerland. Developed and inspected test instruments and equipment, and successfully completed a series of innovative achievements such as photoelectric energy wave watches and tourbillon watches. At the same time, we have 65 technical personnel who have obtained professional qualifications and 7 senior talents evaluated by Zhuhai City. We have formulated management and incentive mechanisms such as regulations on technological innovation awards, and actively carry out industry-university-research cooperation. On the 13th of this month, the ‘Guangdong Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Base’ was officially unveiled in the Rossini Watch Industry Park, which will play an important role in accelerating the transformation of scientific research results and promoting the development of the watch industry.

At present, we are carrying out application research on the frontiers of new watch materials, relying on the acquisition of two watch brands in Guangzhou Watch Factory and Switzerland, engaged in the research and development of watch core technology movements, and gradually narrowing the technological gap with major international brands, and Preparation of a national-level clock research and development technology center. I hope to realize my dream of setting up a watch design institute in Rossini and gather the highest quality innovative talents for the development of this industry in China.

It can be said that quality innovations that can be traced back to the source of the product will always be closely linked to the connotation of Rossini. From last year’s quality management year to this year’s brand building year, Rossini, who is about to celebrate his 30th birthday, will always regard quality and brand as the fundamental strategy to accelerate transformation and upgrade and achieve long-term foundation.

Sprint to win the national quality award goal within three years

Q: Can you talk about the first experience of winning the provincial government quality award and Rossini’s next development plan around high performance management?

Shangjianguang: The value of winning the quality award is not only the award itself, but also the opportunity to seize the opportunity to maintain the advantages of the enterprise, achieve continuous improvement, sort out and integrate the management system and methods of the enterprise, and enhance the ability of independent innovation and international competitiveness. We will take this as a new beginning for Rossini’s development of an international watch and clock enterprise group. Depending on the parent company China Haidian Group, we will continue to meet the challenges, deepen the advancement of high performance models, and further consolidate the industry leader. At the same time, we will give full play to the role of benchmarking demonstration, strengthen communication with friends in the business community and colleagues in Guangdong Province, and share wisdom and experience.

Excellence is not a standard, but a state of continuous pursuit of transcendence. In the next three years, Rossini will surely sprint towards the goal of winning the national quality award, becoming a model of the watch industry ‘Guangdong creation’ and even ‘CHINA BRAND’.

2016 Baselworld Breguet Classic Series Classique 7147

The Breguet Classique series is an essential timepiece of Breguet. It has the beauty that time cannot dilute, and it is the indelible mark of Breguet brand. No matter how modern the decorative pattern used by the Classicique timepieces, it is always inspired by the decorative norms in the early days of watchmaking. The purpose of the watch decoration was originally to ensure that the function is intact, to prevent premature corrosion of metal materials, and to protect smooth or polished surfaces that are prone to nicks, scratches, or other external damage.

    Today, in order to continue the glory, Breguet re-interprets traditional decoration techniques in the new Classique 7147 watch, especially its dial engraved flower technique with an extraordinary historical heritage. The new watch is exquisite in design and features a full-face engraved silver-plated gold dial, which is a masterpiece of engraved flowers. The main dial is decorated with a ‘Paris spike’ pattern, and the small reverse dial at 5 o’clock is decorated with a wave pattern. Breguet-style blue-steel hands gently rotate around the Roman numerals to clearly indicate the hours and minutes. The 12 o’clock digital hour sign is etched with Breguet’s invisible signature on both sides, highlighting the authentic Breguet pedigree of the watch.
    The Breguet Classic Series 7147 is available in 18K rose and white gold. It includes an extremely thin mechanical automatic winding movement with an eccentric balance. The case diameter is 40 mm and the back of the sapphire crystal back provides a clear view of the precise mechanical structure of the timepiece, including Breguet hairspring and silicon escapement.
Breguet Classic 7147
Watch description
Number: 7147BR / 12 / 9WU
The case is 18K rose gold, and the outer edge of the case is decorated with coin patterns. Sapphire crystal case back. 40 mm in diameter. Welded lugs are secured with bolts. Water-resistant to 3 Pa (30 meters).
The dial is silver-plated 18K yellow gold with engraved engraving. Engraved with a unique number and an invisible Breguet signature. The scale ring uses Roman numerals. The small seconds counter is at 5 o’clock. Breguet classic needlepoint skeletonized blue-steel hands.
Automatic movement with engraved number and invisible signature Breguet. Ultra-thin movement (2.4 mm). Caliber 502.3SD. 12 cents. 35 gems. 45-hour power reserve. Reverse Swiss linear lever escapement with silicon fork. Breguet silicon hairspring. The vibration frequency is 3 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is made of genuine leather.
18K white gold:
Reference7147BB / 12 / 9WU
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Inspiration Of Hublot The ‘archaeological’ Machinery Of Ancient Civilization

The director of manufacturing and research and development of Hublot uses the ‘archaeological’ machinery of ancient civilizations as inspiration for the research and development of Hublot to create the Hublot ‘Antiques Cila’ equipped with this concept movement. The watch pays tribute to the historical legend represented by the world’s first mechanical masterpiece, and is presented at the 2012 Basel show!

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most mysterious discoveries in the history of human civilization. To this day, it is widely known and thoroughly studied by the scientific community. But when it was first discovered in 1901, the huge historical and technical value contained in it was still a mysterious unknown mystery. In the theoretical framework of the experts at the time, there was no concept of machines that could be manufactured in ancient Greek and Roman times. Therefore, those obscure people who are not scientists claim that this masterpiece of human beings unearthed from Antiochila came from extraterrestrial origin, and its sole purpose of being sent to earth was to pollute water sources.

Mechanical gear system shows a mathematical perspective on the universe
The Antiochila device is not a timepiece, because the ancient Greeks’ experience of time is very different from ours today. The Antikythera device is a true map of the universe (a machine depicting the universe), more precisely a map of the moon (a machine describing the cycle of the moon’s movement), which is highly accurate and capable of displaying multiple astronomical cycles, including The Metonic Cycle (named after the Greek astronomer Meton Meton, 19 years as a cycle equal to 235 new moons), the Callippic Cycle (named after the Greek astronomer Callippus, 76 years) One cycle, equal to 940 New Moons or 4 Mewdo cycles), and can correct all errors. The Antikythera device can also indicate the Saros Cycle (223 rosary months, equal to a little over 18 years) and the Exeligmos Cycle (equal to 3 Salo cycles, or 54 years) specifically used to predict eclipses. ).

The ability to compile such vast amounts of astronomical data together to create a mathematical model capable of summarizing these cycles using mechanical gear systems is itself a shocking proof of the theoretical capabilities of ancient scholars and engineers. Given that a computer is a machine capable of generating data different from the input content, the Antikythera device has actually become the first mechanical computer known today. This is exactly a thousand years before the extraordinary scale of the medieval European cities.

The first watch inspired by archeological discoveries
In 2008, the scientific journal Nature reported the results of a tomographic analysis of fragments of the Antikythera device. This report greatly stimulated the imagination of some less conservative watchmakers. Mathias Buttet, director of manufacturing and R & D for Hublot, hopes to pay high respects to the historical legend represented by the world’s first mechanical masterpiece. Scientific analysis reveals the technical contribution and miniature craftsmanship contained in the entire Antiochila device, which will now be perfectly reflected on the wrist by watchmakers. This is also a tribute to the art of watchmaking, because it adds a new dimension of time to this astronomical calculator: giving the mechanical ability of a timer to accurately measure time.

This is the first time in history that the watchmaking R & D department directly draws inspiration from the archaeological machinery of ancient civilizations in this way. This is also the first time in the history of the watch industry. The watchmaking team has worked closely with a team of scientists that include world-class archaeologists, inscriptions and mechanical engineering historians. The watchmaker helped archaeologists better understand the operation of some gear systems, and thereby confirm some of the mechanical assumptions. Scientists shared with watchmakers some ancient scientific and technological methods that have been lost to date (especially circular gears with non-linear cycles).

Ancient mechanical engineers possessed the absolute ability to make such highly efficient bronze gear systems, which opened up a whole new perspective on their philosophical relationship with technological progress and the status of the machine. In turn, this relationship will cause us to reflect and question our relationship with modern machines and gadgets.

Breguet Two Precious Antique Pocket Watches Taken At The Breguet Museum

No. 4039 pocket watch is a classic Breguet timepiece sold to the Duke of Berwick in 1825. It is the representative of Breguet’s ultra-thin spring pocket watch.
 Mark Hayek, President and Chief Executive Officer of Breguet, sold two iconic lots at the Christie’s auction in Geneva-Breguet No. 4039, a delicate half-engraved spring pocket watch with eccentric hour dial and Date shown; another extremely rare tourbillon pocket watch, Breguet No. 1176, sold to Earl Pototsky that year. Two unique timepieces sell for CHF 750,000.

The hand-engraved silver face plate and the famous Breguet hand show historical value
 The first pocket watch number 4039 was sold for 70,000 Swiss francs. It was sold to the Duke of Berwick on September 30, 1825. It is the representative of Breguet’s ultra-thin spring pocket watch. Breguet constantly seeks the spirit of innovation. This superb pocket watch made of 18K gold and silver is equipped with a 21-centre movement, with a date display, hand-engraved silver faceplate and the famous Breguet hands.

No. 1176 pocket watch with Breguet’s famous ‘escapement’
 The second No. 1176 pocket watch is Breguet’s first four-minute tourbillon and its third tourbillon pocket watch. This famous precision pocket watch has a 35-hour power reserve and is displayed with a sector scale. The center is a small hour dial with two small seconds attached, and an ‘escapement’ developed by Breguet in 1789. This undoubtedly shows Breguet’s ingenuity for the mechanism. The pocket watch was sold to the Count of Pototsky, one of the most famous figures in Poland during the Enlightenment. This pocket watch sold for more than 680,000 Swiss francs.

No. 1176 pocket watch was once the earl of the most famous figure in Poland during the Enlightenment.
 Breguet is pleased to announce the addition of two new masterpieces to its important and well-known watch collection. This type of auction proves once again that Breguet’s chief executive, Mark. Hayek is committed to maintaining the brand’s historical heritage and cultural heritage.