Watch Quiz 001
1. What is the watch that they have an expensive and important feature that is nice to have but you will never LIKE to use it!?
The Breitling has remade his Emergency Watch.
And it is a serious upgrade that extends the effective range of the alert beacon, putting it on a second frequency more likely to be picked up… and thus get you saved.
The Breitling Emergency is a wristwatch with build on homing beacon. A broadcastr device that, when active. Send our a serious of signal that will alwrt the Breitlign offices in your home country that it has been triggered. Breitling will presume that this is a serious situation, and will notify the rescue authorities in your area. It is then up to the authorities to come effect the rescue. (Breitling does not have SWAT team standing b in their boutiques; they will tell the government people, and the government people come to get you) .
The Breitling Emergency first debuted 21 years ago 1995, which was designed for Pilot, it was a great leap for Breitling. It worked as a time pieces and flight calculator, as well a SOS calling device at Emergency!
Well, did the MH370 pilot worn Breitling Emergency, is Lee Kar Shing wearing this when he went out alone overseas, probably he never been overseas in fear of kidnapping! LOL!
2. What was the original icon of Rolex “Crown” was intended to show?
Palm, the shape of the watchsmith hand! Only after years they become Crown of the King to tell it is.
3. What was the first design objective for jaeger LeCoultre Reverso 86 years ago!?
To have the crystal protected from Scratches and breakage playing Polo. .... see more below
A Swiss businessman and watch collector Cesar De Trey was travelling t India for business and attended a polo match at a club of British Army officers. There, D Try encountered a British officer who had just broken the glass of his watch during a particularly “enthusiastic” polo game.
Why the officer needed to wear his watch while playing polo? He might not know. But upon hearing of De Trey credentials, the officer promptly engaged the businessman in conversation and challenged De Trey to create a Watch that could resist the particular rigors of a typical polo match. Thus, the idea of the Reverso was born.
Upon returning of Switzerland, Cesar De Try immediately consulted with Jacques-David LeCoultre, the the nower of Le-Coultre manufacture, for a timepiece that could somehow he turned front to back so as to be shielded from the impact of a polo mallet.
1881 – Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex is born in Bavaria, Germany, he wanted his watches to bear a name that was short like five letters, easy to say and remember in any language, and which looked good on watch movements and dials. He said, “I tried combining the letters of the alphabet in every possible way. This gave me some hundred names, but none of them felt quite right. One morning, while riding on the upper deck of a horse-drawn omnibus along Cheapside in the City of London, a genie whispered ‘Rolex’ in my ear.”
USD 8.3 billion (As of May, 2015 – Forbes Magazine)
Information herein is coming from personal studies on Watch and internet searching... may not be 100% true, but that is why we want correction if there is and that would be a great value to us and followers of HK watch fever Blog
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