Men Are Not Born To Exclude Rudeness

Together with the autumn breeze, or in order to match the increasingly thick clothing, those same rough and heavy watches have become the protagonists. The roughest of these must be military watches.

The military watch here is of course not really intended for soldiers or officers-there are always those first-tier brands that have served or are serving a certain army. The watch models have infiltrated the spirit of heroism, and they are slightly modified. Seamless connection with urban life is a very attractive product. Among them, the brand has military pedigrees for hundreds of years, Belles, and aristocrats such as Patek Philippe have hidden military expressions. Breitling Chronomat Italian Air Force Aerobatic Team Commemorative
As the most professional manufacturer of flying watches, Breitling has never been detached from the title of ‘military watch’ since its birth. Most of its watches are closely related to the air forces of various countries. For example, the Breitling Chronomat Italian Air Force aerobatic team commemorative model is derived from the brand’s 1983 tailor-made watch for the Italian ‘Three Arrows’ Air Force aerobatic team. It is worth mentioning that Breitling also maintains the only private aerobatic flight demonstration team in the world, namely the Breitling Jet Team. On the 17th, this team came to China for the first time in preparation for the 2012 China Air Show. Most of the pilots came from the French Air Force or the French Patrol aerobatic demonstration team.
IWC Spitfire Chronograph
Compared to Breitling, the young Bell & Ross is also obsessed with military watches. This professional military watch brand originated in France and made in Switzerland is a designated timer for several active military forces. The oversized dial, as well as the rivets exposed on the square and the four corners, reveal the toughness and pride of the soldiers (they also cooperated with Harley-Davidson motorcycles, which is also a perfect match). Today, Bell & Ross has extended the design and new precision technology of military watches to civilian watches, producing strange and conservative aesthetic effects. For example, the classic BR01 military watch is completely designed to imitate the radar cross section. The military green BR03 is dedicated to fighter pilots. This year, Bell & Ross’s first store in Hangzhou landed at the Vientiane City Henry World Watch Center, and these precious and timeless watches are being displayed live.

In addition, IWC and Omega are also “big players” in military watches. The former ‘Spitfire’ and the latter ‘first Omega into space’ are famous. Even Patek Philippe, who has always been graceful, and one of its founders, Antoine Norbert de Patek, has been a true soldier since the age of 16. Although there is no clear military watch series under PP today, some special Calatrava watch models are naturally referred to as ‘military watch’. These models are very different from other Calatrava: straight straight lugs at the ends, and the straps are fixed with twist-lock screws, which are deeply military features; special turban-type crowns are also common in military watches; The pan-shaped case is a special style exclusive to military officers during the war.

2001 Panerai Global Limited Chronometer 2001

Manufactured around 2001, limited number D1296 / 1500, stainless steel case, 400 / Z movement, case diameter 40 mm.
Estimated Price: 30,000-50,000 HKD
Commission price included: 40,000 HKD
    At the time when Panerai just came out, the domestic watch industry was really crazy. At the Panerai store in Hang Lung Plaza in Shanghai, everyone was queuing up to get 183 models. Later Panerai was jokingly called The most expensive ETA 6497 in the world. At that time, I joked with my friends that if Panerai was to continue to succeed, its product line must have breakthroughs, otherwise it would have to be stopped sooner or later. As a result, Panerai really exerted its power. Whether it is a limited edition of one year or many self-produced movements in the later period, Panerai really has a ‘shock’.
    This is a limited edition of Panerai’s global model in 2001. Only 1500 are available. It uses a self-winding chronograph movement. At that time, Panerai had not fully invested in its self-produced movement, so let’s enjoy an improved version of the limited core. Of course, now the price of ordinary Panerai is becoming more and more rational, and the price of such a watch at the end of 40,000 Hong Kong dollars has gone crazy.
    For many watch additional functions, timekeeping is the closest representative of the function of the watch itself. Because from the perspective of its mission, clocks are used to display time, and recording time is a link that is closest to the important function of the watch itself. The chronograph movement uses a chronograph structure based on a cylindrical wheel system. Of course, since major manufacturers specializing in the development of movements such as FP and ETA have introduced simple chronograph movement structures 1185 and 7750, many small manufacturers These cores can be purchased and then modified and used on their own chronograph.
    For modern chronograph technology, such as single-button, flyback, double-tracing hands, etc. are all derived from the basic chronograph movement. Among them, the double chasing hand technology is relatively the most complicated. It realizes the function of iterative timing of two periods by two overlapping central chronograph seconds hands. On the basis of this, Lange has developed a 30-minute cumulative chronograph dial with the same double-track function, which once again pushes the complexity of timing to a higher level.