Omega Awarded The Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award Winners With Exclusive Speedmaster Watches

The 5th The Starmus Festival 2019 (TheStarmusFestival) was recently held in Zurich, Switzerland. As a partner of the Steinmez Conference, the famous Swiss watchmaking brand OMEGA has specially created four exclusive Speedmaster watches to be awarded to the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication Award winner-Buzz Aldrin ( BuzzAldrin, Elon Musk, BrianEno, and the production team for the documentary Apollo11.

Omega Global President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann and Omega Celebrity Ambassador, Apollo 11 Moon Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, took a group photo at the award ceremony of the Steinmez Conference

 Pioneer musician Brian Ino won awards for his contribution to the popularization of science; the Apollo 11 production team, led by Todd Douglas Miller, also won this award, and they broke through The sexual perspective reveals the first human mission to the moon. Omega Celebrity Ambassador and Apollo 11 Moon Landing Astronaut Buzz Aldrin won the Lifetime Achievement Award, and his lunar landing legend continues to inspire people today. Elon Musk also received recognition for his tremendous achievements in space exploration and humanitarian causes.

Omega’s Exclusive Speedmaster for the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award Winner Brian Eno
 The Stephen Hawking Award for Science Communication is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for science communication. As a partner of the Steinmez Conference, Omega is proud to support the award and create exclusive watches for the winners.

Omega’s exclusive Speedmaster watch for the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winners

 Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann personally presented the awards to the winners. He subsequently stated: ‘I am honored to be on the same stage with the leading figures in the scientific community. These winners are truly deserved, and they have made outstanding contributions to improving human awareness and social progress. Whether in the past or the future, Omega is always committed to participating in human space exploration, and we are excited to be able to participate in this festival and share our common pursuit of excellence. ‘

 The exclusive watch of the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winner is the Speedmaster Moonwatch made of Sedna® 18K gold. This watch was inspired by the astronaut Walter Schirra’s Speedmaster watch worn on the Sigma 7 spacecraft in 1962 to perform Mercury missions, and thus became the first Omega wrist to enter space. table. Based on the prototype watch, this new watch uses a polished brown ceramic bezel with matte chrome nitride tachymeter scales, and a silver dial with a brown PVD small dial, which reproduces the Speedmaster “First Omega Space Watch”. Classic look.

Omega’s exclusive Speedmaster watch for the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winners

Omega’s exclusive Speedmaster watch for the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winners

 The back of the watch is engraved with the words ‘WINNEROFTHESTEPHENHAWKINGMEDALFORSCIENCECOMMUNICATION’, and is engraved with the design of the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Medal, including the logo of the Steinmez Conference, and the former Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov ) A pattern for the first human spacewalk, and the ‘RedSpecial’ guitar by Queen member BrianMay.

 The Steinmesse conference covers science, art, and music, and aims to help the public better understand and appreciate the beauty of science. Since 2011, the conference has invited astronauts, Nobel Laureates, and many outstanding people in the fields of science, culture, art and music to perform and speak.

 On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, the Steinmez Conference also invited a series of outstanding people in the field of science and space exploration, including astronauts who have participated in the Apollo mission to the moon, Charlie Duke, a young moon ambassador, Omega celebrity ambassador, and NASA retired astronaut who worked on the International Space Station and Space Shuttle project Nicole Stott.

Treasure Breguet Gives You A Full Platform Of Tourbillon

June 26, 2018 is the 217th anniversary of the patented tourbillon. This is the revolutionary invention of Abraham-Louis Breguet 1747-1823, the father of modern timepieces. And it ranks among the three major contemporary complex functions and still deeply affects the watchmaking industry. To this end, a celebration event called Tourbillon Day will be held at the 101 Breguet boutiques in Zurich, Switzerland, New York, and Taipei. Watch enthusiasts can appreciate a variety of tourbillon watches at once, and appreciate Breguet’s superb Watchmaking.

Breguet 101 boutique presents thirty pieces of heavy tourbillon watches

On June 26, 1801, Abraham Louis Breguet was awarded the patent for a revolutionary mechanical tourbillon. With this chronograph tool that removes the effects of gravity and provides the most precise structure, this important invention highlights the outstanding contribution of Breguet watchmakers to the industry. To celebrate the most important and groundbreaking invention in the history of horology, the Swiss watch industry has specially designated this day as ‘Tourbillon Day’. In the life of Master Breguet, he produced a total of 35 tourbillon watches, less than 10 of which have survived to this day. Tourbillon pocket watch No. 1188, sold to Spanish Prince Don Antonio de Bourbon in 1808, is one of Breguet’s most fascinating works.

Tourbillon Pocket Watch No. 1188 sold to Spanish Prince Don Antonio de Bourbon in 1808 is one of Master Breguet’s most fascinating works

Breguet has two other tourbillon pocket watches with a long history: No. 1176, sold by Master Breguet in 1809, and No. 2567, sold in 1812. Breguet continues to carefully preserve its original historical documents and tourbillon works.

Breguet holds two other tourbillon pocket watches with a long history: Abraham-Louis Breguet No. 1176 (right) and No. 2567 (left), which were sold in 1809 and 1812, respectively. Breguet is intact Preserving the record of each historical workThe birth of the tourbillon Breguet balance spring, Breguet Hands, Parachute, Gong-Spring and tourbillon device seen today (Tourbillon), etc., are all innovative designs of Master Breguet, and have a profound impact on the development of watch technology for future generations. Among them, through the development of the tourbillon, Master Breguet has become the most influential figure in the watchmaking industry; and this revolutionary work allows mechanical watches to provide excellent accuracy and resist gravity. Effect on balance spring. As the pocket watch is in different orientations, the balance wheel operation will be slightly accelerated or slowed down; and when it is in the same posture for a long time, the hairspring is easily deformed by the influence of gravity, which affects the accuracy of the travel time. As early as 1795, Master Breguet began to conceive the best solution; that is, the entire balance spring and escapement were rotated once in a coaxial frame every minute. Through timing rotation, the balance models were different. Positional errors can maintain the original shape of the hairspring. This outstanding design allowed Master Breguet to be awarded a patent for an innovative adjustment device by the French Minister of the Interior on June 26, 1801, named the tourbillon; and the date of the patent right was 9th in the French Republic at the time. Day (Brevet du 7 Messidor An 9)

Abraham Louis Breguet

However, since Master Breguet obtained the patent for the tourbillon in 1801, from the introduction of the first tourbillon watch in 1805 to the death in 1823, only 35 tourbillon watches have been sold. The main reason is that the tourbillon is Hard-to-build precision parts. The key point is that the running tourbillon frame must be horizontal with the substrate, and the balance wheel in the frame must also maintain the optimal horizontal state. At the same time, the weight of the tourbillon frame must be evenly distributed to avoid losing the accuracy of the travel time. The production is extremely difficult. In addition, the weight of the tourbillon frame must be kept light, only a few grams, which was a problem that was insurmountable in the watchmaking industry that was not yet complete in metallurgy.

Original design of tourbillon

Therefore, Master Breguet went through two rounds of experiments (the tourbillon pocket watch with 169 movements was given to the son of London watchmaker John Arnold in 1809, and the tourbillon pocket watch with 282 movements was completed in 1800. Breguet’s son was sold), and the tourbillon was officially put on the market in 1805. And in September 1806 at the National Industrial Products Exhibition in Paris. The product description at the time stated that ‘the tourbillon device can maintain the same accuracy whether it is horizontal or vertical.’

Tourbillon patent certificate. Even though the patent for the tourbillon obtained by Master Breguet is only ten years, the watchmakers who can build the tourbillon in the next hundred years are still rare. The tourbillon created by Master Breguet has a one-, four-, and six-minute rotation design, and is installed in different styles of pocket watches and clocks. The successors of Breguet have never forgotten the invention of Master Breguet, and regard the inheritance of this invention as their responsibility and continue to carry forward. Breguet has opened the door for all top watch brands to launch diverse tourbillon works. Continue history with innovation. History continues. Following the master of Breguet, Breguet adheres to the brand spirit of innovation and heritage, and has continuously launched a number of tourbillon watches for more than 200 years. Breguet has installed a one-minute tourbillon device on the 3355 model. Through the hollow faceplate, the tourbillon’s most beautiful running posture is presented. In addition to the tourbillon watch with complex functions such as perpetual calendar, time equation and chronograph, Breguet also introduced ultra-thin tourbillon, magic crystal tourbillon, sesame chain tourbillon, five-day chain tourbillon and breakthrough traditional Double tourbillon; showing outstanding visual effects and precise operating performance of the tourbillon device

Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat 5367

In 2018, Breguet launched the new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat 5367 classic series Grand Opening Ultra-thin Tourbillon watch, which interprets Breguet style in an elegant and simple way. This is the first time that the Grandes Complications complex series uses a large open flame enamel face plate, which is decorated with Breguet-style blue steel hands and ensures perfect readability of the hours and minutes. The layout of the watch decorated with Breguet’s Arabic numerals is reminiscent of the classic timepiece created by Master Breguet, who led the design trend of the year with an epoch-making aesthetic point of view. Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat 5367 is only 7.45 mm thick and the movement is only 3 mm thick. Its ring-shaped winding mechanism can clearly show the beauty and engraving art of the movement. All are handmade by Breguet watchmakers in Switzerland. Who is competing? It is hard to imagine the invention of Master Breguet more than 200 years ago, which still affects the trend and development of the watch industry.
Breguet celebrates tourbillon day with masterpieces on display (some styles):

Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

950 platinum material / 581 automatic winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / big fire enamel face plate / sapphire crystal face, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 42mm / reference price: 1,170,000 RMB (Other rose gold models, reference price: 1,060,000 RMB)

Classique Tourbillon Et Reserve De Marche 5317

18K yellow gold material / 587DR self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 39mm / reference price: 885,000 RMB

Classique Grande Complication 3355PT

950 platinum material / 558SQ1 manual winding movement / eccentric, eccentric minutes, small seconds display / tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / table diameter 35mm / reference price: 1,102,000 RMB

Tourbillon Messidor 5335

18K Rose Gold Material / 558SQ2 Manual Winding Movement / Eccentricity, Eccentric Minute Display / Mysterious Tourbillon Device / Sapphire Crystal, Transparent Back Cover / Waterproof 30 Meters / 40mm Diameter / Reference Price: 1,110,000 RMB

Marine Equation Marchante 5887

950 platinum material / 581DPE self-winding movement / hour, minute, retrograde date, day of the week, month display / tourbillon device / perpetual calendar function / time equation function / power reserve display / sapphire crystal mirror surface, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 Meter / Diameter 43.9mm / Reference price: 1,660,000 RMB

Classique Grande Complication 5347

18K rose gold material / 588 manual winding movement / hour and minute display / dual tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / 44mm diameter / reference price: 2,720,000 RMB

Tradition 7047

18K yellow gold material / 569 manual winding movement / eccentricity display, tourbillon device / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 41mm / reference price: 1,260,000 RMB

Classique Grande Complication 5377

950 platinum material / 581DR self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 42mm / reference price: 1,118,000 RMB

Classique Grandes Complications 3358

18K white gold material / 558.1 manual winding movement / off-centre, eccentric minutes, small seconds display / tourbillon device enamel dial / 74 case diamonds, weighing about 1.33 carats / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 35mm / reference price : 850,000 RMB

This Is The Most Basic Entry Version Of Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe, Ref.3919J manual small three-hand watch
Estimated price: 4500 ~ 7500 Swiss francs
Hammer drop: 4,000 Swiss francs (about 26,400 yuan)
Including commission: 4800 Swiss francs (about RMB 31,680)
Attachment: original box, certificate and supplementary filing paper
Size: Caliber 33mm, thickness 6.5mm
Condition: The shell has normal use marks
Condition: two-piece polished and brushed 18K yellow gold case, engraved bezel pattern, white imitation porcelain surface, Cal.215 movement, 18 diamonds, balance weight, flat balance spring, dial, case, movement signature.
[Comment] This is the most basic entry version of Patek Philippe. Or the first impression of everyone is that the price is too good, but my feeling is that the seller is too bad. If I haven’t seen the real thing, I will intervene in this watch. But this watch’s ‘Paris nail’ touched a few mouthfuls, but it is not easy to repair. Shooting this price can be regarded as a small punishment for the owner who does not cherish the famous watch. The price is enough. At the 69th mark, another good 3919 was missing nearly 9,500 yuan. I do n’t understand, I already have the original certificate. Why does the watch owner spend 100 Swiss francs to get money to add a piece of paper?