From now until June 21, 2012, Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch brand, is taking the Shenzhen Station Tour with a brand-new premium watch that shocked the 2012 Basel watch exhibition and brought With the sensation of the world at the Basel Watch & Jewellery Show in 2012, the Chinese calendar attracted the attention of many people, allowing the audience to appreciate the beauty of the interpretation of watch art from Zhenpin.
Swiss Watchmaking, Oriental Wisdom ‘Blancpain Shenzhen Media Forum
On the day of the event, Blancpain also presented the Chinese media and audience with the Villeret ultra-thin retrograde small seconds watch, the Super Trofeo flyback chronograph watch and the Blancpain Villeret classic 8-day power reserve watch equal to 2012. A new model exhibited in Basel in March. A number of classic watches are gorgeous and dazzling. The audience and media not only fully appreciate the beauty of the interpretation of watch art from these works, but also experience the extraordinary charm of every minute and precision. Among them, after five years of hard work, the combined wisdom of the Sino-Swedish team, the creation of a new 3638 complex mechanical movement and the world’s first Chinese calendar with this movement, became the focus of the whole event.
Blancpain Shenzhen Vientiane City Flagship Store
At the exhibition inauguration ceremony in Shenzhen Vientiane City, Mr. Liao Yu, Vice President of Blancpain China, shared the experience of the Beijing Ceremony of the Chinese Almanac with the media and guests, and shared the video of the Beijing event. Mr. Liao Yu said, ‘We have always believed that Blancpain and Chinese civilization have something in common-Chinese civilization is constantly updated and improved based on traditional wisdom, and Blancpain’s brand essence is exactly ‘tradition and innovation’.
Blancpain Villeret 8-Day Power Reserve Skeleton
Blancpain runs the ancient Chinese time and calendar perfectly on the watch before others. This transcends the concept of simple use of image totems or Chinese characters, and expresses the high respect of a pure watch manufacturer for the oriental cultural tradition and the origin of Swiss watchmaking. Friends in the media deeply agreed with the special guest Mr. Liang Wendao’s insights on the Chinese calendar in the video. As Mr. Liang Wendao said at the Beijing event, ‘Astronomical calendar is an important cornerstone of Chinese culture.’ A series of mysteries of cultural origin must be explored from the calendar. Blancpain will make the glorious wealth of the Chinese ancestors, the Chinese era and calendar, displayed on the watch face of today’s daily wear items. We can watch it so easily, appreciate it, feel it, and find the foundation and culture of the Chinese people in daily use. ‘
Blancpain X Fathoms
The 17-day tour of Shenzhen Station will definitely attract many watch enthusiasts in Shenzhen to come and enjoy. In the next half year, Blancpain will bring the brand-new and exquisite watches of Baselworld 2012 to Taiyuan, Shenyang, Hangzhou and other important cities one after another, so that more Chinese consumers can experience the masterpieces of Swiss classic watchmaking. On June 29, 2012, Blancpain’s 2012 Basel Watches & New Products Exhibition will go to Taiyuan, Shanxi, to bring the Chinese calendar to the watch lovers of Shanxi, an extraordinary masterpiece that incorporates the moon phase profit and loss function closely related to the Chinese calendar and A collection of classic watches.
World’s first Blancpain Chinese calendar
Blancpain Chinese Calendar is the world’s first wristwatch that perfectly displays the traditional Chinese ‘Yin and Yang stems’ year and calendar on the dial. It took five years of research and development. During the research and development process, Blancpain’s team of watchmakers overcame the problem of irregular Chinese calendar system, solved the problem of displaying the solar calendar and the Chinese lunar calendar, and integrated the moon phase profit and loss function closely related to the Chinese calendar, achieving extraordinary masterpieces. .
The lunar calendar selects the yin and yang as the time reference, which is different from the current Gregorian calendar that only uses the sun as a time reference, which determines the complexity and richness of its content. How to present the complex and rich traditional Chinese calendar on the dial is the biggest technical challenge that Blancpain’s team of watchmakers faced during the development process. The lunar calendar is a traditional calendar adopted by China for a long time. It belongs to the Yin and Yang calendar. The average calendar month is equal to a lunar month. Set the leap month so that the average calendar year is a return year. Set the twenty-four solar terms to reflect the change of the season (anniversary movement of the direct solar point). Features, and therefore also contains the components of the solar calendar. The positions of the large and small lunar months, the leap year, and the leap month are calculated according to the formula. The Gregorian calendar used in Western countries belongs to the flat calendar defined by the flat time period. The number of days is basically fixed and the rules are set. It has no strong astronomical significance.
Chinese calendar developed by Blancpain team over five years
After unremitting efforts, Blancpain has developed a new 3638 automatic winding complex mechanical movement set with 39 gems and 434 parts to configure this Chinese calendar. The power reserve can reach 7 days, and the number of parts exceeds Carrousel and tourbillon, with over 200 parts. This movement breaks through many technical difficulties in combining the traditional Western solar calendar (Gregory calendar, the Gregorian calendar now widely used) with the traditional Chinese calendar and the lunar calendar, making the traditional Chinese ‘yin and yang branch’ calendar and calendar perfectly present in Watch with dial. The small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the five-line element and ten-day stem at 10 o’clock (10-year cycle); the lunar month at 12 o’clock (12-month cycle) , Lunar calendar (30-day cycle) and leap month; the year window at 12 o’clock shows the zodiac sign of the year (12-year cycle), highlighting the mysterious beauty of traditional Chinese timepieces. What’s more worth mentioning is that this watch integrated with the Chinese calendar and the dial’s 6 o’clock position correspond to the profit and loss of the moon phase, which adds to the viewing pleasure and practical value.
Chinese Almanac Platinum Limited Edition
Cultural collision meets Chinese and Western wisdom
Blancpain’s Chinese calendar breaks through the chronograph function of traditional watches and successfully demonstrates the traditional Chinese ancient timekeeping method-Swiss watchmaking technology and Chinese traditional calendar have realized an East and West on the 45mm diameter dial The collision of cultures conveys the understanding and appreciation of Western traditional timekeeping crafts to Chinese traditional culture.
Limited edition Chinese calendar with beautifully carved dragon pattern on the back
For Blancpain’s team of watchmakers, the development of this Chinese calendar is not only facing the differences in the two methods of timing, but also the differences between the eastern and western cultures behind the two timing cultures. Blancpain’s team of watchmakers refer to a large number of Chinese calendar documents, and invited Chinese professors from the University of Geneva and Blancpain’s China team to participate in the research and development process. In the process of studying and researching, Blancpain’s watchmaking team gradually understood the Chinese calendar, and deeply lamented the profoundness of Chinese culture. Lunar calendar was originally established in the Xia Dynasty and perfected in the Han Dynasty. It has undergone evolution for four to five thousand years, and it conforms to both the moon (the new moon) and the year (return year). It can be said that it is one of the most scientific calendars in human history. Chinese culture and civilization have had a major impact. The contained solar terms are also conducive to the division of the four seasons. The included moon phases also reflect the influence of astronomical phenomena such as tides, eclipses and the moon on the climate. At the same time, it also contains twelve solar calendars and seventy-two special solar calendars. A dual-track calendar embodies the traditional culture of the integration of heaven and man in the Chinese nation. Therefore, Blancpain’s Chinese calendar is not only a timing tool. It condenses the basic dimensions of understanding time and life, reflects the connection and independence of human beings and the nature of the universe, and represents the Blancpain watchmaking team’s commitment to Chinese culture. Tribute.
Blancpain DNA: the founder of classic timekeeping
In the past 7 years, Blancpain has continued to strengthen its leading position in the field of top-level mechanical watchmaking with 26 new movements. In 2012, five new movements, including 3638, 1333SQ, 69F9, 2660RL and 152B, were dazzlingly unveiled and carried in a number of extraordinary timepieces, the most amazing of which is the world’s first China with 3638 movement Almanac.
Blancpain’s courage and cultural accumulation during the development of this Chinese calendar has highlighted its style as a leader in the traditional fine watchmaking industry. As a leader in the traditional Swiss watchmaking industry, Blancpain has been relentlessly pursuing precision and sophisticated craftsmanship. The Chinese Almanac is a lineage and development of traditional Chinese culture, and it is also Blancpain’s bold innovation in watchmaking.
The Chinese calendar indicates that Blancpain combines ancient Chinese traditional culture for the first time in a functional, cultural and Swiss traditional watchmaking process. At the same time, it is also a breakthrough for Blancpain in challenging tradition and innovative functions, and for the development of world clocks. Another outstanding contribution. Its ingenious craftsmanship and long-lasting elegance will surely be loved, and it will still be highly respected after the lead. The classic fusion of Swiss watchmaking skills and oriental traditional wisdom makes this watch extremely precious and highly collectible. This timeless rare work that integrates extensive and profound oriental wisdom will surely become a true handed down work.