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Baselworld Basel 2013-tissot 80-hour Power Reserve Automatic Mechanical Watch

The design of the Tissot Haoji series watches is very pure and noble. Its mechanical movement has a power reserve of up to 80 hours, giving the watch an endless luxury experience.
These extraordinary qualities are attributed to its revolutionary Mechanical Power 80 movement. After full strings, this movement can work for three days without any adjustment. Whether you’re busy at work or on a leisurely vacation, you can control the time anytime, anywhere, and face any arrangement calmly.

Extraordinary art
The Tissot Hao Zhi series mechanical automatic watch is full of noble temperament. It conveys a natural and elegant style through pure color matching and delicate and smooth design. Through the skillful use of frosting and polishing, many of the watch’s design details are highlighted, reflecting the wearer’s strong personal style, which makes it impossible to refuse. The characteristics of the Tissot series are numerous, and its elegant and noble appearance is icing on the cake. However, the internal movement is the most luxurious finishing touch of the entire watch. With the continuous development of watchmaking technology as a discipline, Tissot also relies on these new technologies to continuously pursue precision and strive to climb the peak of timing technology. Some models of this series have been certified by COSC (Swiss Official Observatory Testing Organization).
Mechanical power 80 automatic winding movement
The courage to innovate is an integral part of Tissot’s DNA and the core philosophy of the company. Adhering to this concept, Tissot has developed a high-performance movement with a cross-age significance. Tissot and the ETA factory worked closely to launch this latest automatic movement. The two sides worked together to push the performance of the movement in terms of precision and power storage to new limits, and a new interpretation of ‘time’. ‘Innovation, from tradition’ is the brand spirit of Tissot, and ETA is good at the development of precision movements. It is because the two companies successfully supported and carried each other that this new movement emerged.
The secret of Tissot’s success lies in continuously innovating its professional watchmaking techniques and traditions, and achieving success again and again. The introduction of this movement is no exception. The mechanical power 80 movement not only shows extraordinary precision, but also has an 80-hour power reserve. In addition, adhering to the brand concept of making luxury goods more accessible, the price of this revolutionary movement is enough to make you feel excited.
working principle
The standard movement is usually equipped with a barrel, which can store 36 hours of power when full. However, in the development of the mechanical power 80 movement, Tissot and ETA designed a spring barrel with a completely new structure, trying to make the power reserve more durable. The new movement has a power reserve of up to 80 hours without having to wind it. The powerful power reserve cannot meet the high requirements of the brand for itself, so Tissot and ETA also focused on improving the adjustment system to make the movement more accurate and more durable. Another reason why the movement is more durable is to cancel the scale division in the watch’s original adjustment system and replace it with an innovative technical component. The new thinking mode and necessary improvements have created a revolutionary mechanical power 80 automatic movement. You can experience the excellent performance of this movement yourself in the Tissot Haoji watch, it is the first watch using this movement.
Tissot increases movement power reserve to 80 hours
Since the birth of Tissot in 1853, it has been adhering to the brand concept of ‘innovation and tradition.’ Driven by this concept, Tissot has developed a new revolutionary fully automatic mechanical power 80 movement. The power reserve of this movement can reach an unprecedented 80 hours. Mechanical Power 80 movement was developed in cooperation with Tissot and movement manufacturer ETA. It was first used in the Tissot Haoji series. Compared to the 42-hour power reserve of the traditional movement, the Tissot Mechanical Power 80 movement can continue to work for 80 hours. As a result, the wearer can take off his watch on Friday night and enjoy the weekend to the fullest. Put it on again after the weekend without any manipulation of the watch, the watch still keeps the time accurately.
In order to achieve this technological leap, Tissot has greatly reduced the energy consumption of watch movements during operation. The vibration frequency of the Powematic 80 movement was reduced from 4 Hz to 3 Hz. The escapement of this movement uses a high-performance synthetic material to reduce friction. At the same time, because the diameter of the mainspring shaft is shortened, the extension space of the mainspring can be enlarged, thereby greatly prolonging the power reserve time. Finally, Tissot also used an innovative method to adjust the balance wheel, which further improved the accuracy of the watch.
Adhering to the brand concept of ‘innovation, originating from tradition’, Tissot, a traditional Swiss watchmaking brand, has launched this new product embodying a highly innovative spirit.
Technical Parameters
• Made in Switzerland
• Swiss-made new mechanical power 80 self-winding mechanical movement
• Swiss-made new mechanical power 80 self-winding mechanical movement, independently certified by the Swiss Astronomical Clock Official Testing Institution (COSC)
• 316L stainless steel case, or gold or rose gold PVD coating, with transparent case back
• Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating
• Water-resistant to withstand pressures equivalent to 5 bar (50 meters / 165 feet)
• 316L stainless steel strap, or gold or rose gold PVD coating; or leather strap with push button butterfly clasp

Seven Gold Watches Below 100,000 Yuan

In the watch industry, when it comes to ‘popular’, it is inevitable to put quotation marks. For example, in recent years, tourbillons have become popular. Watchmakers do tourbillons without knowing what to do; watch editors write tourbillons when they ca n’t think of a topic; customers buy other tourbillons when they do n’t think about it— In terms of production, tourbillon watches actually only occupy a small share of the entire watch market. Although it is popular, the product itself is never popular.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heritage Gold Watch
Everything that can be popular is either a new thing that quickly disappears after infinite scenery, or a classic that never goes out of style. Although I am not an expert in the history of watches and clocks, I can also judge that gold watches are not in the former category. According to my personal experience on the auction floor, the earliest inter-gold watches can be traced back to the 1940s. It was the era when men’s watches were gradually shaped and the contemporary features of watches began to show. At that time, there were a large number of manufacturers of gold watches. Among them, the most influential and the most appreciable output were Rolex’s Ref.2940 small three-hand watch and Ref.3372 large three-hand watch. They used Rolex’s iconic ‘Oyster’-oyster case and ‘Bubble Back-‘ the case back, plus the gold design that was later called ‘Rolesor’ by the factory, it can be said that It’s hard not to be a classic. It is very likely that it is precisely because of Rolex’s efforts that the gold watch is enduring.
According to the thinking habits of modern people, it is easy for us to preconceive the gold watch as a product of the combination of steel and gold watches, thinking that it will appear very late. However, in fact, the gold watch and the steel watch appear on the front and rear feet. They are all juniors of the gold watch. Even if they are related, they are only cousins, not father and son. Stainless steel entered the stage of history at the beginning of the last century. It was not patented and mass-produced until 1916, and it will take several years to make watches. Some people say that stainless steel is the greatest invention of the 20th century. It makes Europeans not have to eat rice even if they ca n’t afford silver tableware. Its significance is far better than today’s touch screen phones, Android systems, and somatosensory games.

米 Omega Sea Horse Series Aqua Terra Calendar
43 mm case, made of stainless steel and 18K red gold, equipped with an Omega 8601/8611 coaxial movement (the latter is a luxury version of the former, the rotor and balance plate are made of 18K red gold). Equipped with a coaxial escapement, an instantaneous jump calendar and a 55-hour power reserve with dual barrels, a swing frequency of 25,200 beats / hour, and a unique ‘teak concept’ vertical textured dial.
Price: 88700 yuan

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Calendar
40mm case, made of stainless steel and 18ct yellow gold, equipped with 3135 automatic movement. This 116613 has one more prefix than the old 16613, but it also has three practical functions: Parachrom blue hairspring, Cerachrom ceramic word circle and solid Glidelock buckle.
Price: 92600 yuan

Cartier Calibre de Cartier watch
42mm case, made of stainless steel and 18K rose gold, equipped with Cartier 1904-PS MC automatic movement. The silver-white dial is slightly pearlescent, with a unique combination of Roman numerals and geometrical luminous hours, which is the personality of gold.

Raymond Weil 2010 new Parsifal watch
ParThe Parsifal series is inspired by Wagner’s last opera, which mainly depicts the spiritual exploration of the knight spirit and the mysterious world. The 41.4 mm case, made of stainless steel and 18K rose gold, is loaded with the Dubois Dépraz 2010 timing module based on the ETA 2892/2 movement. This is a work with original spirit. It is very sensitive to the use of K gold material. It has established a connection with the inner world through delicate design and strong contrast.
Price: 40,000 yuan

Longines Watchmaker Series
36mm case, made of stainless steel and 18K gold, equipped with an automatic winding movement. Although the functions are common, the product is upgraded with gold needles, diamond scales and a simple design.
The price is only 21800 yuan

Emperor rudder watch
42mm case, made of stainless steel and 18ct yellow gold, equipped with a self-winding movement. This watch has been recommended many times in the past year. It subverts the traditional image of the Tudor watch with a complete art design concept. Although it is a gold watch, it is a gold watch, but it belongs to Different times.
Price: 33,000 yuan