The daily meditation efforts of watch technicians will eventually accumulate into miracles under the long-term compounding interest. -Mr. Ye’s large number of VIP guests were absent on January 19, 2019. From January 13 to 17, 2019, I always appeared in the SIHH exhibition hall. To be honest, before the exhibition, because of a series of related news, such as Audemars Piguet and RICHARD MILLE announced that this is the last session of the brand exhibition, FHH (the organizer of SIHH) announced that it will adjust the exhibition time to BASELORLD from 2020 Wait, I have foreseen that the current SIHH is likely to be the ‘strongest cold winter’ in recent years. However, it was not expected that the final situation might be much worse than expected. As we all know, VIP guests and distributors are the real protagonists of SIHH. However, from the perspective of this year’s exhibition, VIP guests, especially the Middle East, which is a major consumer of high-end watches, have experienced a significant decline in number compared with previous years. A large part of the reason lies in the weak performance of the global economy in 2019 and the continuous decline in oil prices. The local tyrants were short of money, and naturally reduced the cost of purchasing watches. This is also evident from the data given by the FH (Swiss Watch Industry Federation). According to data, from January to November 2018, although the value of Swiss watch exports increased compared with the winter of 2017, but to a limited extent; the Swiss watch export data also fell by 1.6%. Therefore, the watch market is still in the cold winter period. Moving averages of Swiss watch exports over the past 12 months (data source: FH) The sluggishness of mainstream brands has returned to products. In the severe market environment, the overall performance of the 18 major participating brands can only be described as lackluster. Earlier technology leader Lange fired a cold meal this year, and Panerai played a game similar to buying shoes and giving tickets … In contrast, the product strategies of Audemars Piguet and RICHARD MILLE are a bit interesting. Since Audemars Piguet CODE11.59 and 15500ST are the last exhibitions this year, Audemars Piguet and RICHARD MILLE are mainly testing the water in their product strategies, that is, they are working on their weak points. Among them, Audemars Piguet introduced the new series CODE11.59. Although the brand’s intentions can be felt from the real body of this watch, for many Audemars Piguet owners, including me, this octagonal case shape between two circles is really unacceptable . Not to mention, its design has many inherent defects, such as the concave design of the table mirror makes the brand logo on it far less clear. All in all, it will take a very long time for him to fight the Royal Oak Chamber as expected. In contrast, 15500ST will surely become a boom once it is released. RICHARD MILLE’s new women’s watch RICHARD MILLE expects this year to use a stack of colors and cute themes to drive women’s watches that are not so popular. But to be honest, the two new collections of Sweets and Fruits are more like toy watches than fine watches in terms of physical appearance. Powell’s watchmaking strength has been unanimously affirmed by professionals. Among the brands in the mainstream exhibition area, Powell, which joined again this year after a long absence, has performed well. With the advent of enamel pocket watches and several large and complex watches, people have once again felt their deep historical heritage. It is also very important that the exhibition hall of Powell this time is not located in an independent watchmaking area, but a place with high-priced booth fees. All in all, the brand’s performance in the next few years is definitely worth looking forward to. In addition to Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle series dual-core rate perpetual calendar watch, in addition to this year, Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle series of dual-core rate perpetual calendar watch is also quite interesting. The model 3610 manual winding movement contains two balance wheels. The wearer can instantly switch between 5Hz and 1.2Hz swing frequency by pressing the button at 8 o’clock on the case. When 1.2Hz is selected, although the running accuracy of the model will be reduced, the dynamic reserve will be increased from 4 days at 5Hz to 65 days. When I heard the description of this watch live, the first reaction was, ‘It resonates with the double balance wheel of FPJourne, but Vacheron Constantin’s purpose is to simply increase the movement time of the watch, but FPJourne aims to improve Travel accuracy. ‘. The independent watchmaking innovation of F.P.Journe’s double balance wheel resonance system has a special presence on SIHH every year. Their pavilion space is not as large as that of mainstream brands, and the location of their pavilions cannot be compared with mainstream brands. However, this is a seemingly inconspicuous place, but as a watch enthusiast, I have the most SIHH stay time. This is the area for independent watchmakers. F.P.Journe Tourbillon Souverain Vertical watch When mainstream brands desperately made ‘egg fried rice’ due to the global economic downturn, independent watch brands went the other way and launched one after another creative work. For example, the new Tourbillon Souverain Vertical watch released by F.P.Journe has revolutionized this ancient device with a 30-second vertical tourbillon, giving it a stunning visual effect and greatly improving the accuracy of the watch. Christophe Claret Angelico watches are the ‘behind-the-scenes heroes’ of the major complications of many mainstream brands. Christophe Claret also launched Angelico watches in the namesake brand this year. This watch has two innovations in function. One is to place a cam to prevent the escapement mechanism from tilting under the balance spring, so that the watch can maintain a high accuracy in six directions; the second is The multi-segment chain in the traditional sesame chain structure is replaced here by Dyneema nanofiber wire, thereby eliminating the power loss caused by friction to do work. HYT H0 Time is Precious watch HYT’s new work, H0 Time is Precious watch, is even more amazing. Continuing to this day, it is still the only liquid time indication method in the field of horology, while introducing ultra-sharp laser cutting technology into the horology industry, the single-crystal silicon chip inlaid process dial created from this has a unique three-dimensional effect . It is no exaggeration to say that this mechanical watch expresses the sense of science fiction to the fullest. After seeing the mainstream brands and watchmaking brands firmly, I can’t help but have a question in my heart. ‘In the current global economic recession, large watch brands with deep capital have chosen to suspend product development and refurbish classic designs. Philosophy to protect yourself; but why do independent watch brands that are extremely tight in the capital chain and will accidentally finish playing, still insist on innovation? ‘This question, until the independent watchmakers such as the TimeAeon Foundation and the occasional Philippe Dufour Only after talking did I realize. The movement of Naissance d’ une Montre 2 mentioned that there was only a new superficial TimeAeon Foundation in the past few years. Ordinary watch fans may know very little about it. However, it is well-known in the field of professional clocks. Not only because the initiators are many independent watchmaking gods, but also because of the outstanding performance of the first work. Of the total production of 11 pieces, 10 were sold out at the beginning of the market, and the remaining one was 1.46 million US dollars (about 9.66 million yuan) at the 2016 Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. This year, the Foundation announced its new watch, Naissance d’ une Montre 2, which is planned to be launched in 2020, with a limited edition of one. This watch not only shows the extreme beauty of handwork, but also proposes innovations in the realization of constant power. It is no longer the connection between the traditional barrel and the conical wheel, but the full barrel and the empty barrel. Linkage between bars. The limited edition of the Naissance d’ une Montre 2TimeAeon Foundation’s product innovation is certainly amazing, but what is truly amazing is its original intention-the proceeds will be used to support young people in learning traditional Swiss watchmaking. It is also because of this inherited concept that the most traditional Swiss manual watchmaking technology can be passed down from generation to generation, and big brands have the opportunity to use these independent watchmakers to develop the royal oak, nautilus, and event puppet. Wait for the market to burst. In other words, supporting independent watchmakers’ insistence on innovation is not a purely commercial purpose, but a sense of responsibility for traditional Swiss watchmaking. This also explains why many independent brands have chosen to spend a lot of money and energy on watch innovation even if they are unable to enter the SIHH pavilion and can only exhibit in a hotel in the center of Geneva, even though funds are tight. Because they know that only by insisting day by day can we finally promote the development of the entire Swiss watchmaking industry. Mr. Ye accompanied us to remind Fenjiu Bihe at the beginning of SIHH’s founding in 1991, because he wanted to use the flow of people from BASELWORLD, so the exhibition date was next. Later, although there have been several changes to the SIHH’s holding time, sometimes before BASELWORLD and sometimes after BASELWORLD, in general, the two exhibitions are connected. Until 2009, due to various reasons, it was changed to January, which is now familiar to people. However, from 2020 to 2024, SIHH will be held again with the BASELWORLD title period, the specific time will be held in Geneva from April 26th to 29th; BASELWORLD will be held in Basel from April 30th to May 5th. Romans 5: 3 | Not only so, but also in rejoicing. Because knowing adversity produces patience. Bien plus, nous nous glorifions memedes afflictions, sachant que I’affliction produit la perseverance .