For pilots, frequent flyers, and international business people, the maturing globalization requires them to keep an eye on trends in different time zones. Schaffhausen’s new IWC Pilot’s World Time watch solves this problem in a stylish and elegant way, even if it crosses the international date change line, it will not affect the operation.
In the history of technology, many problems need to spend a lot of time to solve, and the problems related to ‘time’ are even more serious. UTC International Coordinated Time is the best example. Since the middle of the 18th century, Greenwich Home Time near London has become the standard for astronomical navigation. Nearly 100 years later, at the International Millennium Meridian Conference held in 1884, the world was divided into 24 time zones, and the prime meridian crossing the Greenwich Observatory was worked out. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) became legally recognized standard time. However, since astronomers work in the evening, most of them do not want to change the date in the middle of the calculation, so the new day is set to start at 12 noon. Nevertheless, many people are used to the beginning of the new day at midnight. By comparing different time scales, this issue finally reached a consensus in 1972, and the UTC International Coordinated Time was introduced. This is the world time currently widely used, all times are calculated in the global village. For many people, this time is very important, such as pilots and travelers who often travel across different continents and time zones, and business people who need to contact colleagues around the world. In 1998, IWC Schaffhausen created the first dual time zone watch for those who fly around the world & mdash; & mdash; Pilot UTC Universal Time Watch. Its dial window displays the world time in a 24-hour manner.
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The new Pilot’s World Time watch (model 326201) no longer displays time in a semi-circular window, and the designer switched to a 24-hour foreign country. For easy identification of day and night time, the design is divided into black and white zones. The 24-hour lap can be set quickly through the crown. All 24 time zones, including UTC Coordinated Universal Time, are clear at a glance. The owner can check the time in different time zones at any time. For example, if the pilot uses UTC international coordinated time, the flight time can be unified. Passengers who frequently travel to different places can check the time of the original place of residence. In addition to the 24-hour circle, 23 global names are listed on the city circle, each representing a specific time zone. This ensures that users can see the time around the world at a glance. The signal red & ldquo; UTC & rdquo; and & ldquo; Date Line & rdquo; also read the international coordinated time and local time.
The dial shows the local time. If the wearer travels through one or more different time zones, only one hour is needed to adjust forward or backward to display the new local time, even if it crosses the international date change line. The date display is synchronized with the hour hand. The movement will continue to operate during the change of time and the eyes, and the second time shown in 24 hours will not be affected.
Against the background of matte black, white numbers and indicators, as well as indicators covered with luminous materials, ensure clear reading. The ’12 o’clock’ position of the arrow-shaped hour markers and the structured minute ring, once again reflect the characteristics of the Pilot’s World Time Watch derived from classic pilot watches. This watch also incorporates a new triple date display and vertically arranged numbers, reminiscent of the altimeter shape of the aircraft cockpit.
The diameter of its stainless steel case is now 45 mm, and the water-resistant depth is 6 bar, which is very convenient for reading. The Pilot’s World Time is equipped with a black alligator strap and a folding clasp.
Pilot World Time Watch
Mechanical movement, automatic winding, date display, central seconds hand with stop device, 24-hour world time display function, soft iron inner case protects the movement from magnetic field effects, screw-in crown, glass watch lens assembly is stable, Can withstand sag pressure without loosening
Caliber model 30750
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour / 4 Hz
Number of jewels 31
Power reserve 42 hours
Wind up automatic
Watch Material Stainless Steel Case + Black Dial, Black Alligator Strap
Stainless steel folding clasp
Double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass
Water-resistant to 6 bar
45 mm diameter
Thickness 13 5 mm
A group of Patek Philippe antique watches shined in the auction and achieved the highest price on the day. A special example, a Patek Philippe 2524/1 watch sold by Tiffany & Co Tiffany & Co. was auctioned off by a telephone bidder for 542,500 Swiss francs ($ 571,328) after a fierce competition, which is an estimate More than double the price (lot 158, estimated 250,000-350,000 Swiss francs / 267,000-374,000 US dollars).
Possibly the only dial known to bear the ‘Tiffany & Co’ trademark, this custom-made 18K gold watch with a movement built in 1954 was assembled in 1961.
A very rare first waterproof watch with the number 2438-1 (Lot 156), sold for CHF 278,500 (USD 293,299), exceeding the pre-auction estimate of CHF 200,000-300,000 (USD 214,000-321,000) . This exquisite center seconds 18K gold moon phase watch was manufactured in 1958 and is sold by Tiffany & CO Tiffany.
Other highlights in this auction include an exquisite Patek Philippe watch 530 dating back to about 1940 in 18K yellow gold (lot 256). Nearly three times the previous estimate; and another 3448 white gold watch, manufactured in 1977, sold for CHF 242,500 (USD 255,386), with an estimated price of CHF 180,000-250,000 (USD 193,000-267,000).
Probably the most attractive on the market in recent years, number 3450, a very delicate gold automatic perpetual calendar watch, produced around 1985 (lot 157), with almost no wear and tear, and sold for 182,500 Swiss francs ($ 192,198) ), Slightly higher than its higher valuation of 120,000-180,000 Swiss francs ($ 129,000-193,000).
Vacheron Constantin, one of the world’s oldest fine watch manufacturers, also presented precious antique watches at this auction. Vacheron Constantin’s Minute Repeater is a representative of complex functions. Lots include the first famous watch number 4261 produced by the Geneva watchmaker. Made in 1943, this extremely rare 18K rose gold repeater (Lot 248) was sold for CHF 242,500 (USD 255,386), far exceeding its estimated value (estimated CHF 130,000-150,000 / USD 139,000-161,000).
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The design of Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator is a bit ridiculous. The minute hand and the hour hand are separated, creating a striking asymmetrical design. This series of watches underscores the brand’s highly respected technological wisdom, making traditional timepieces avant-garde and fashionable, which has aroused enthusiasm in the city. The main character this time is the adjustment movement, which brings infinite possibilities to the appearance design of the watch, and achieves an extraordinary timepiece with accurate performance and elegant style. The shape is elegant.
Reliable performance from generation to generation
This precision-adjusted watch came out in the late 17th century, and watchmakers around the world also use it to verify the running speed of the factory watch. Hamilton has won the reputation of ‘accurate railway watch’ since the 1890s. This model is an important masterpiece of the brand. It has won the trust of railway personnel for many years and has made a significant contribution to maintaining railway safety. The unique H-12 movement is assembled on the Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator watch, with a unique surface appearance and an anti-traditional minute hand position. The minute and hour hands are mounted on different shafts and small disks, which makes viewing minutes more convenient. The novel design is at the forefront of the trend, but the accuracy is as reliable as ever. It is most suitable for modern busy life, allowing you to grasp every minute and every second without any compromise.
There are three models of the Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator series, each of which is also a combination of tradition and fashion. The silver or blue surface is set with dazzling digital hour markers. The overall design is based on contrast. For example, the surface uses a double-layer concept. The time dial is made of polished silver and equipped with opalite mirror. The hour plate is placed sideways in the traditional position of 45 to 60 minutes, highlighting the asymmetrical beauty. Available with leather or stainless steel straps, this collection follows the classic style, interpreting subtle beauty and accuracy.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator fact sheet
Case size: 42 mm
Material: stainless steel
Surface tone: Silver or blue applique hour-markers / Silver applique rose gold-plated indexes
Strap: black leather / brown leather / stainless steel five-row strap
Crystal: Non-reflective coated sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Suggested retail price: HKD 9,750-10,400...