Recently, the Swiss luxury watchmaker Athens table, tabulation innovation and invention of the leader, in the Nigerian capital Abuja opened a new single brand boutique.
December 10, boutiques officially opened welcome. Including the Swiss Embassy in Nigeria, Deputy Director Dr. Daniel Cavegn, including more than 300 guests attended the opening ceremony, Athens CEO Patrik Hoffmann and local brand partners on behalf of Deremi Ajidahun warm welcome to the arrival of guests.
Patrik Hoffmann said: “We are honored to have the first single brand boutique Cartier love bracelet replica in Africa in Abuja. The Athens table has many followers and lovers in Nigeria, so we decided to bring brand experience to local watch connoisseurs.
The boutique is located in the luxury shops and the hotel over the Gana Street, covering 50 square meters, the store decorated with wooden furniture, watch as if to show in the porthole, in order to pay tribute to the watch factory sailing tradition. This is also following the Miami design area and the Dubai shopping center, the Athens table opened this year, the third boutique.
The origin of watches and clocks, first of all from the establishment of time regulation, indicating the invention of the instrument to make time intuitive display, nearly 500 years, with the development of science and technology, large navigation, military, religious and other large-scale human activities greatly promoted the watch The birth and popularity of the tower clock, floor clock, clock, travel clock, pocket watch, watch … … This series of watches and clocks in the form of evolution, while enriching human life, but also step by step to improve the measurement accuracy of time. And the whole process, since the 16th century will choose a neutral Swiss, to provide the breeding of the soil, the early 18th century, still do not have a complete national consciousness of Switzerland, by the various regions of the Union composed of limited parliamentary organizations, these areas Union because of different cultural and religious beliefs, it is difficult to form the prevailing Centralized monarchy in Europe, the development of their respective regions, watch industry due to their respective regional culture, followed by their own different traditions.
Blancpain watchmaking workshop
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Blancpain’s original watchmaking workshop
In 1735, the Villeret village in the Jura district of Switzerland registered a “company” with the production of watches and clocks as the main business, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain was registered as a “horloger” (watchman) A world nowadays the oldest watch brand boarded the stage of history. At that time the Villeret watch industry, follow a tradition, that is, family workshop-style watchmaking, family members are making watches together, in general, men are mainly making watches and clocks, including gear cutting grinding, splint production, movement assembly , Women are responsible for polishing, decorative grinding and so on. Blancpain’s family watchmaking workshop soon attracted the addition of the tribe, including Jeans-Jacques’s son Lsaac (both the watchmaker and the local school teacher) and the same as the watchmaker’s uncle Cartier love ring replica aunt and others. Blancpain follow the tradition of Villeret, they think in their own watches and clocks on the family trademark is not conducive to business, so many of the Blancpain watches are “blank” trademark. In 1795, David-Louis Blancpain, the grandson of Jehan-Jacques, took over the company and went to the European business center to sell the products of the Blancpain family. Since then, the Blancpain family has been embarked on a business trip to Xinjiang every year.
Blancpain registered in Villeret
In 1798, the French invasion of Switzerland, occupation of Villeret, Switzerland into a war, Villeret’s many watchmakers active or forced to join the army, a serious blow to the local watchmaking industry, Blancpain watch business was hit, in 1815, Blarce family descendants Frédéric-Louis Blancpain from the Napoleonic war triumphant return, took over Blancpain, the revolutionary use of the word wheel escapement to replace the traditional “roue de rencontre” longitudinal wheel escapement system, significantly reducing the thickness of the clock, The first successful development of ultra-thin pocket watch movement, while leading Blancpain big step forward. However, due to the war, Frédéric-Louis poor health ended his life ahead of time, in 1830, only 19 years old Frédéric-Emile Blancpain (son of Louis) took over the family watch, after decades Emile used the Fabrique d’horlogerie Emile Blancpain trademark, invented leveraged escapement, and made Blancpain the largest and most successful watchmaking brand in Villeret. In 1857, only 46 years old Frédéric-Emile died, Blancpain watch by Emile’s three sons to take over, in 1865, two of his son Jules-Emile and Paul-Alcide co-operation Blancpain, developed on the chain and tune When the integration of the crown, the end of the traditional key chain structure. Later, Paul left Blancpain’s choice of brewing beer, and in 1890, the son of Jules-Emile, Frédéric-Emile Blancpain (and his grandfather) took over the company and expanded a 2-storey factory for access to nearby Suze River to generate electricity. In 1915, Frédéric-Emile business assistant Betty Fiechter entered Blancpain, Emile trained her to become the watch factory supervisor, supervise all Blancpain products, then blonde business across the Atlantic radiation to the Americas, becoming an internationally Cartier nail bracelet replica renowned watch brand.
Left: roue de rencontre escapement right: Cylindre escapement (character wheel escapement)
In 1923, the British John Harwood designed the first self-winding structure, followed by Fortis and Blancpain produced a total of 34000 watches, Blancpain (1926 launched Harwood automatic watch) and therefore become the first to launch automatic Watch the brand. In 1930, in the ROLLS brand founder and jeweler Leon Hatot’s patent, Blancpor designed and produced the world’s first rectangular ROLLS self-winding movement and equipped with this movement of women’s watch, which in the entire automatic movement History are very creative significance, even today, the rectangle automatically winding movement is still little known.