Mixture: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn

Friday does not mean harsh analytical materials, so I suggest you relax and look at the most interesting novelties of the watch salon in Geneva, which ended on January 17, and also talk about porn.

I noticed that such non-core articles (about watches or cars, there were no materials about porn yet) irritate some readers, expressed in exclamations “you better write about phones, because you don’t understand cars and watches at all.” I disagree and propose to discuss this topic in the comments.

I perceive both watches and cars to a greater extent as toys, in which it is not necessary to understand deeply. Enough if you like the look. Let me explain. Twenty years ago it was mandatory to understand the car. Especially in Russia, where they are still trying to breed in car services. However, a modern car does not provide that the owner will understand it. From the most curious, even the engine is covered with a plastic casing, and any unauthorized entry is punishable by loss of warranty. Considering that most cars are used in the city, where a priori there is no way to realize all the inherent potential, today the choice of a car, in fact, comes down to 3 points: is there enough money for the purchase and maintenance, does it look good, is it comfortable inside.

With a good mechanical watch, on the one hand, it is even easier: appearance and price are important. Reliability, accuracy, number of stones, caliber, etc. are absolutely not important. In any case, these parameters will be at the level. On the other hand, it is still a little more complicated, since the watch speaks much more about the aesthetic sophistication of a person, his sense of taste and style. It's like knowing how to pick up and wear a suit so you don't look like a mall security guard. By the way, a non-trivial task. Every time I am convinced of this, I find myself at some forum, exhibition or conference. And still, from time to time, even on the RBC channel, I see guests in a tie and a short-sleeved shirt, like cashiers at McDonalds. If you really want to bare your hands, then on a regular shirt you need to roll up the sleeves. There are great options for how to do it comfortably and stylishly. Sandals on toes were more or less abandoned, but here for many years there has been a traffic jam. If you think that something is wrong, then write your opinion in the comments.

About SIHH

As they like to write in glossy magazines, the whole world gathers in Geneva and Davos to decide destinies and indulge in the novelties of the watch industry. I participate in this process indirectly. Earlier, when a Madagascar cockroach lived with me, we gathered in the kitchen with him and I decided our destinies, summing up the results of the past year and setting goals for the current one. Unfortunately, every year in Russia there is an increasingly unfavorable economic situation that causes stress, so at some point the cockroach simply could not stand it. I guess the poor fellow had a stroke, as his paws failed on his left side, and then he completely expired, so now I sit alone. Well, as a pampering with watch novelties, I intently breathe into the window of the Vacheron Constantin salon, which is on Petrovka, until it fogs up. Actually, I suggest starting with this brand.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat

Price: $199,000

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

One of the main ideas that occupied the minds of manufacturers this year was the perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin also offered its own interpretation. By the way, as experts noted, a trend has reached the watch market, which, in my opinion, is more typical for the mobile electronics market. Buyers do not want to pay only for a big name and traditionally high quality. They want some technical twist. And if in the phone market manufacturers entertain themselves with cutout screens, then watchmakers offer more elegant and practical solutions. Traditionelle Twin Beat surprised with two features. First, it is a perpetual calendar. And secondly, the time of the watch is 65 days. It seems that no one else on the market can do this. This operating time was achieved due to the use of two systems in the watch (but from one spring), operating at different frequencies - 1.2 Hz and 5 Hz. When the watch is on the wrist, then you need to use a frequency of 5 Hz. The mechanism operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. So the clock will work for 4 days. In rest mode, you need to select a frequency of 1.2 Hz, or 10,800 vibrations per hour, and then the watch will be able to last the declared 65 days.

Everything else in the watch is also up to the mark. 12.3 mm thick platinum case, handmade alligator leather strap. I wouldn’t be surprised if the alligator, having learned what his skin would go for and what the price of the watch would be, agreed to give it away voluntarily. Diameter - 42 mm.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

I can't say that I really like the look of the watch. And the fonts used even more so cause some slight irritation. Nevertheless, the complexity of the mechanism and the unusualness of the solution command respect. For reference: conventional clocks operate at an average frequency of 2.5 Hz.

Hermès Arceau L'Heure de la Lune

Price: $25,500

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

The highlight of this watch was the display of the phases of the moon for both hemispheres. The moons are applied to the base and are stationary, but the two dials responsible for time and date gradually rotate, covering part of the moons and thus showing the phases. A full rotation cycle takes 59 days. That's how many watches from one factory work. Hermès prides itself on being highly accurate, and in 32 years it will only deviate by 1 day. Here are the tricksters! They know that big numbers are amazing. But if they said that every month the clock would rush or lag by almost 4 minutes (3.75 to be exact), or 45 minutes per year, then the perception would be completely different, right?

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

But externally, I really like the watch. The dials are painted by the artist Dmitry Ryabchenko. If you look closely, then in the moon at 12 o’clock he depicted a Pegasus, the symbol of the brand.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mixture: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the porn law

Various watches by Ulysse Nardin

Price: from $12,000

Of course, no one will offer any perpetual calendars for a ridiculous $12,000, but Ulysse Nardin nevertheless stood out by presenting some rather provocative watches. Perhaps some of the pictures will remind the old-timers of Mobile-Review.

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law Blend: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law Mix : interesting watch from the exhibition in Geneva and the porn law

Another provocation is the Freak X watch. The most affordable model in the line. Its dial is slightly smaller than 43 mm, and not 45 mm, as in older models. Another difference is the head; on older models, a rotating bezel was used to set the time. Price - 21 000 USD. This is almost two times less than other representatives of the line.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mix: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the porn law

CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 69,500 to USD 295,000

Audemars Piguet presented a line of 6 watches. Everyone is talking about them. And there are a number of reasons for this. The motto of Audemars Piguet is: "To break the rules, first you have to master them".

I believe that in this case, the violations can be attributed to the fact that AP has accustomed the market to the fact that the company produces an octagonal watch. And then suddenly the flagship line - and round.

Various little things are also interesting in watches. They are almost invisible. It's more of a "show off" for their own. For example, the Audemars Piguet logo on the watch is not flat, but protrudes noticeably. It was made by some unique method of galvanic growth, similar to 3D printing. Or look at the optical effect of the glass covering the dial.

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law

Another example. The watch is equipped with hour, minute and second hands, but still they have an automatic winding function. Or the unusual sounding function of the SUPERSONNERIE minute repeater, which is achieved by installing a gong attached to a separate board with a proprietary sound.

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Women's watches

Statistics and comments show that we are regularly read by women. They are few, but they are persistent. Probably the lion's share is made up of representatives of PR services who view the site for work, but suddenly there are those who read for the soul.

At SIHH 2019, a lot of women's models were presented. I did not rely on my own taste, I selected those that are admired by experts representing the target audience. I can't help but note that some kind of magpie-style dominates in watches for women: brighter and shiny. It is curious that when you look like this in the picture, you think that the horror is utter, but on a girl's hand, even the most lurid watches begin to look very appropriate.

I also noticed that if men's watches always indicate the price, then women's watches are presented as follows: Cartier watches, price on request. Maybe women, when choosing watches, pay less attention to such base things as money?

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mixture: interesting watch from the exhibition in Geneva and porn law Mix : interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn .jpg

But I liked the models from Richard Mille. Very carefree and cheerful. Also on request price.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mix: interesting watch from the show in Geneva and the porn law

HYT H1.0

Price: $49,000

Very futuristic watch. They are hydromechanical. Time is indicated by green liquid around the perimeter. An open dial with a variety of mechanisms attracts the eye. Check out YouTube to see how the watch works live. Quite a contemplative sight. The only thing I can't think of is where such a watch would be appropriate. You can’t wear it with a suit, it’s too thick for sports. Probably designed for the current "streetwear" fashion. But the price of 50 thousand dollars is somewhat high for such a direction. Claimed to be masculine, but I think it's quite unisex.

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law

Panerai PAM00985 Submersible Mike Horn Edition

Price: $39,900

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

The slogan of this watch, I would choose something like: "Well, buyiiiiite, please!". The manufacturer is trying to stand out as soon as possible. First, it is the first watch made from recycled titanium alloy. About like the new MacBook Air, but there is aluminum, and here is titanium. The question immediately arises: is there really so much titanium waste that needs to be recycled? There are no questions about aluminum. The World Cup has passed, all the beers have drunk, and Apple has recycled the jars and made the case for the laptop. And what about titanium?

The strap is also not easy. Made from recycled plastic bottles. The strap is predicted to be a hit success. They promise that they will sell separately in Panerai boutiques.

And finally left the most juicy. The CEO of the company believes that the new watch should help imbue the spirit of the brand, so all buyers are in for extraordinary adventures, from freediving in French Polynesia to joint training with the Italian Marine Corps (I personally am for Polynesia). There is also an Arctic expedition (I am still for Polynesia. What is there to see in the Arctic? This is not Antarctica, even a polar bear can bite there).

About stand design

In addition to the clock, my attention was drawn to the design of a couple of stands. I especially liked the IWC booth dedicated to the Spitfire. The clock itself is so-so, but the stand is magnificent, as there was a real restored Spitfire aircraft. After the exhibition, local presentations will begin, IWC promises that they will also carry the aircraft. Maybe they will come to Moscow.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

Hermès decided to play with their moon clock, so the booth had a sphere 3.5 meters in diameter. Of course, this is not just a sphere, but an art object created by Japanese artist Hideki Yoshimoto from 20,000 recycled solar panels, which, after the deconstruction of the sphere, will be recycled again. Pieces of solar panels carry a deep meaning, which I will not bore you with. It's just cool that they made such a huge, shiny ball. It's a pity everything went according to plan, and he didn't roll off somewhere.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

About porn

We are used to the fact that the Russian State Duma from time to time tries to adopt and adopts amazing Internet laws, as if it has no idea how it works there "on the Internet" in general. It turns out we are not alone. In the UK, they seriously decided to fight the fact that teenagers are eager to watch porn on the Internet. Indeed, deeply antisocial and unexpected behavior . Look, he is 15, and he is eager to look at naked aunts. The idea that was born by the legislators is magnificent in its absurdity. Porn sites will be allowed only with a passport, that is, you go in, show your passport to the site, and if you are over 18, then welcome.

There are several downsides to this idea. First, like any prohibition, it is easy to get around. A simple VPN, and now the porn site thinks that the user is a respectable Frenchman who does not need to show any documents.

Secondly, you think, what an awesome database this will turn out to be in the end! Taste preferences in porn tied to real people. Of course, it will eventually leak into the network, and unexpected discoveries and revelations will begin. Most likely, among the parliamentarians themselves. Today you speak from the podium for respect for the LGBT community, and tomorrow you justify why you love lesbian porn dominated by Afro-English.

And another interesting fact. The government decided to entrust the execution of supervision to the Internet itself. Now a certain company MindGeek is developing a solution. A kind of virtual passport for porn. That is, you submit an application to the company, confirm your identity, pay a commission and receive a certain file in which the age is sewn up. The funny thing is that this company owns such resources as PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn. Overall, this looks more like an opportunity for a select porn company to make more money.

Leave in the comments what you think about such a bill. And also curious, try to imagine if such a base leaked and you were there, would there be any effect on your personal or personal life?

Mixture: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn

Friday does not mean harsh analytical materials, so I suggest you relax and look at the most interesting novelties of the watch salon in Geneva, which ended on January 17, and also talk about porn.

I noticed that such non-core articles (about watches or cars, there were no materials about porn yet) cause irritation among some readers, expressed in exclamations “you better write about phones, because you don’t understand cars and watches at all.” I disagree and propose to discuss this topic in the comments.

I perceive both watches and cars to a greater extent as toys, in which it is not necessary to understand deeply. Enough if you like the look. Let me explain. Twenty years ago it was mandatory to understand the car. Especially in Russia, where they are still trying to breed in car services. However, a modern car does not provide that the owner will understand it. From the most curious, even the engine is covered with a plastic casing, and any unauthorized entry is punishable by loss of warranty. Considering that most cars are used in the city, where a priori there is no way to realize all the inherent potential, today the choice of a car, in fact, comes down to 3 points: is there enough money for the purchase and maintenance, does it look good, is it comfortable inside.

With a good mechanical watch, on the one hand, it is even easier: appearance and price are important. Reliability, accuracy, number of stones, caliber, etc. are absolutely not important. In any case, these parameters will be at the level. On the other hand, it is still a little more complicated, since the watch speaks much more about the aesthetic sophistication of a person, his sense of taste and style. It's like knowing how to pick up and wear a suit so you don't look like a mall security guard. By the way, a non-trivial task. Every time I am convinced of this, I find myself at some forum, exhibition or conference. And still, from time to time, even on the RBC channel, I see guests in a tie and a short-sleeved shirt, like cashiers at McDonalds. If you really want to bare your hands, then on a regular shirt you need to roll up the sleeves. There are great options for how to do it comfortably and stylishly. Sandals on toes were more or less abandoned, but here for many years there has been a traffic jam. If you think that something is wrong, then write your opinion in the comments.

One of the main ideas that occupied the minds of manufacturers this year was the perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin also offered its own interpretation. By the way, as experts noted, a trend has reached the watch market, which, in my opinion, is more typical for the mobile electronics market. Buyers do not want to pay only for a big name and traditionally high quality. They want some technical twist. And if in the phone market manufacturers entertain themselves with cutout screens, then watchmakers offer more elegant and practical solutions. Traditionelle Twin Beat surprised with two features. First, it is a perpetual calendar. And secondly, the time of the watch is 65 days. It seems that no one else on the market can do this. This operating time was achieved due to the use of two systems in the watch (but from one spring), operating at different frequencies - 1.2 Hz and 5 Hz. When the watch is on the wrist, then you need to use a frequency of 5 Hz. The mechanism operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. So the clock will work for 4 days. In rest mode, you need to select a frequency of 1.2 Hz, or 10,800 vibrations per hour, and then the watch will be able to last the declared 65 days.

Everything else in the watch is also up to the mark. 12.3 mm thick platinum case, handmade alligator leather strap. I wouldn’t be surprised if the alligator, having learned what his skin would go for and what the price of the watch would be, agreed to give it away voluntarily. Diameter - 42 mm.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

I can't say that I really like the look of the watch. And the fonts used even more so cause some slight irritation. And yet the complexity of the mechanism and the unusualness of the solution command respect. For reference: conventional clocks operate at an average frequency of 2.5 Hz.

Hermès Arceau L'Heure de la Lune

Price: $25,500

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

The highlight of this watch was the display of the phases of the moon for both hemispheres. The moons are applied to the base and are stationary, but the two dials responsible for time and date gradually rotate, covering part of the moons and thus showing the phases. A full rotation cycle takes 59 days. That's how many watches from one factory work. Hermès prides itself on being highly accurate, and in 32 years it will only deviate by 1 day. Here are the tricksters! They know that big numbers are amazing. But if they said that every month the clock would rush or lag by almost 4 minutes (3.75 to be exact), or 45 minutes per year, then the perception would be completely different, right?

Another provocation is the Freak X watch. The most affordable model in the line. Its dial is slightly smaller than 43 mm, and not 45 mm, as in older models. Another difference is the head; on older models, a rotating bezel was used to set the time. Price - 21 000 USD. This is almost two times less than other representatives of the line.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mix: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the porn law

CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 69,500 to USD 295,000

Audemars Piguet presented a line of 6 watches. Everyone is talking about them. And there are a number of reasons for this. The motto of Audemars Piguet is: "To break the rules, first you have to master them".

I believe that in this case, the violations can be attributed to the fact that AP has accustomed the market to the fact that the company produces an octagonal watch. And then suddenly the flagship line - and round.

Various little things are also interesting in watches. They are almost invisible. It's more of a "show off" for their own. For example, the Audemars Piguet logo on the watch is not flat, but protrudes noticeably. It was made by some unique method of galvanic growth, similar to 3D printing. Or look at the optical effect of the glass covering the dial.

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law

Another example. The watch is equipped with hour, minute and second hands, but still they have an automatic winding function. Or the unusual sounding function of the SUPERSONNERIE minute repeater, which is achieved by installing a gong attached to a separate board with a proprietary sound.

A mix of interesting Geneva watch and porn law Blend: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law Mix : interesting watch from an exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn

Women's watches

Statistics and comments show that we are regularly read by women. They are few, but they are persistent. Probably the lion's share is made up of representatives of PR services who view the site for work, but suddenly there are those who read for the soul.

At SIHH 2019, a lot of women's models were presented. I did not rely on my own taste, I selected those that are admired by experts representing the target audience. I can't help but note that some kind of magpie-style dominates in watches for women: brighter and shiny. It is curious that when you look like this in the picture, you think that the horror is utter, but on a girl's hand, even the most lurid watches begin to look very appropriate.

I also noticed that if men's watches always indicate the price, then women's watches are presented as follows: Cartier watches, price on request. Maybe women, when choosing watches, pay less attention to such base things as money?

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mixture: interesting watch from the exhibition in Geneva and porn law Mix : interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn .jpg

But I liked the models from Richard Mille. Very carefree and cheerful. Also on request price.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mix: interesting watch from the show in Geneva and the porn law

HYT H1.0

Price: $49,000

Very futuristic watch. They are hydromechanical. Time is indicated by green liquid around the perimeter. An open dial with a variety of mechanisms attracts the eye. Check out YouTube to see how the watch works live. Quite a contemplative sight. The only thing I can not think of where such a watch would be appropriate. You can’t wear it with a suit, it’s too thick for sports. Probably designed for the current "streetwear" fashion. But the price of 50 thousand dollars is somewhat high for this direction. Claimed as masculine, but, in my opinion, quite a unisex.

Mix: Interesting Geneva watch and porn law

Panerai PAM00985 Submersible Mike Horn Edition

Price: $39,900

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

The slogan of this watch, I would choose something like: "Well, buyiiiiite, please!". The manufacturer is trying to stand out as soon as possible. First, it is the first watch made from recycled titanium alloy. About like the new MacBook Air, but there is aluminum, and here is titanium. The question immediately arises: is there really so much titanium waste that needs to be recycled? There are no questions about aluminum. The World Cup has passed, all the beers have drunk, and Apple has recycled the jars and made the case for the laptop. And what about titanium?

The strap is also not easy. Made from recycled plastic bottles. The strap is predicted to be a hit success. They promise that they will sell separately in Panerai boutiques.

And finally left the most juicy. The CEO of the company believes that the new watch should help imbue the spirit of the brand, so all buyers are in for extraordinary adventures, from freediving in French Polynesia to joint training with the Italian Marine Corps (I personally am for Polynesia). There is also an Arctic expedition (I am still for Polynesia. What is there to see in the Arctic? This is not Antarctica, even a polar bear can bite there).

About stand design

In addition to the clock, my attention was drawn to the design of a couple of stands. I especially liked the IWC booth dedicated to the Spitfire. The clock itself is so-so, but the stand is magnificent, as there was a real restored Spitfire aircraft. After the exhibition, local presentations will begin, IWC promises that they will also carry the aircraft. Maybe they will come to Moscow.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

Hermès decided to play with their moon clock, so the booth had a sphere 3.5 meters in diameter. Of course, this is not just a sphere, but an art object created by Japanese artist Hideki Yoshimoto from 20,000 recycled solar panels, which, after the deconstruction of the sphere, will be recycled again. Pieces of solar panels carry a deep meaning, which I will not bore you with. It's just cool that they made such a huge, shiny ball. It's a pity everything went according to plan, and he didn't roll off somewhere.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

About porn

We are used to the fact that the Russian State Duma from time to time tries to adopt and adopts amazing Internet laws, as if it has no idea how it works there "on the Internet" in general. It turns out we are not alone. In the UK, they seriously decided to fight the fact that teenagers are eager to watch porn on the Internet. Indeed, deeply antisocial and unexpected behavior . Look, he is 15, and he is eager to look at naked aunts. The idea that was born by the legislators is magnificent in its absurdity. Porn sites will be allowed only with a passport, that is, you go in, show your passport to the site, and if you are over 18, then welcome.

There are several downsides to this idea. First, like any prohibition, it is easy to get around. A simple VPN, and now the porn site thinks that the user is a respectable Frenchman who does not need to show any documents.

Secondly, you think, what an awesome database this will turn out to be in the end! Taste preferences in porn tied to real people. Of course, it will eventually leak into the network, and unexpected discoveries and revelations will begin. Most likely, among the parliamentarians themselves. Today you speak from the podium for respect for the LGBT community, and tomorrow you justify why you love lesbian porn dominated by Afro-English.

And another interesting fact. The government decided to entrust the execution of supervision to the Internet itself. Now a certain company MindGeek is developing a solution. A kind of virtual passport for porn. That is, you submit an application to the company, confirm your identity, pay a commission and receive a certain file in which the age is sewn up. The funny thing is that this company owns such resources as PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn. Overall, this looks more like an opportunity for a select porn company to make more money.

Leave in the comments what you think about such a bill. And also curious, try to imagine if such a base leaked and you were there, would there be any effect on your personal or personal life?

Mixture: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the law about porn

Friday does not mean harsh analytical materials, so I suggest you relax and look at the most interesting novelties of the watch salon in Geneva, which ended on January 17, and also talk about porn.

I noticed that such non-core articles (about watches or cars, there were no materials about porn yet) cause irritation among some readers, expressed in exclamations “you better write about phones, because you don’t understand cars and watches at all.” I disagree and propose to discuss this topic in the comments.

I perceive both watches and cars to a greater extent as toys, in which it is not necessary to understand deeply. Enough if you like the look. Let me explain. Twenty years ago it was mandatory to understand the car. Especially in Russia, where they are still trying to breed in car services. However, a modern car does not provide that the owner will understand it. From the most curious, even the engine is covered with a plastic casing, and any unauthorized entry is punishable by loss of warranty. Considering that most cars are used in the city, where a priori there is no way to realize all the inherent potential, today the choice of a car, in fact, comes down to 3 points: is there enough money for the purchase and maintenance, does it look good, is it comfortable inside.

With a good mechanical watch, on the one hand, it is even easier: appearance and price are important. Reliability, accuracy, number of stones, caliber, etc. are absolutely not important. In any case, these parameters will be at the level. On the other hand, it is still a little more complicated, since the watch speaks much more about the aesthetic sophistication of a person, his sense of taste and style. It's like knowing how to pick up and wear a suit so you don't look like a mall security guard. By the way, a non-trivial task. Every time I am convinced of this, I find myself at some forum, exhibition or conference. And still, from time to time, even on the RBC channel, I see guests in a tie and a short-sleeved shirt, like cashiers at McDonalds. If you really want to bare your hands, then on a regular shirt you need to roll up the sleeves. There are great options for how to do it comfortably and stylishly. Sandals on toes were more or less abandoned, but here for many years there has been a traffic jam. If you think that something is wrong, then write your opinion in the comments.

About SIHH

As they like to write in glossy magazines, the whole world gathers in Geneva and Davos to decide destinies and indulge in the novelties of the watch industry. I participate in this process indirectly. Earlier, when a Madagascar cockroach lived with me, we gathered in the kitchen with him and I decided our destinies, summing up the results of the past year and setting goals for the current one. Unfortunately, every year in Russia there is an increasingly unfavorable economic situation that causes stress, so at some point the cockroach simply could not stand it. I guess the poor fellow had a stroke, as his paws failed on his left side, and then he completely expired, so now I sit alone. Well, as a pampering with watch novelties, I intently breathe into the window of the Vacheron Constantin salon, which is on Petrovka, until it fogs up. Actually, I suggest starting with this brand.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat

Price: $199,000

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

One of the main ideas that occupied the minds of manufacturers this year was the perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin also offered its own interpretation. By the way, as experts noted, a trend has reached the watch market, which, in my opinion, is more typical for the mobile electronics market. Buyers do not want to pay only for a big name and traditionally high quality. They want some technical twist. And if in the phone market manufacturers entertain themselves with cutout screens, then watchmakers offer more elegant and practical solutions. Traditionelle Twin Beat surprised with two features. First, it is a perpetual calendar. And secondly, the time of the watch is 65 days. It seems that no one else on the market can do this. This operating time was achieved due to the use of two systems in the watch (but from one spring), operating at different frequencies - 1.2 Hz and 5 Hz. When the watch is on the wrist, then you need to use a frequency of 5 Hz. The mechanism operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. So the clock will work for 4 days. In rest mode, you need to select a frequency of 1.2 Hz, or 10,800 vibrations per hour, and then the watch will be able to last the declared 65 days.

Everything else in the watch is also up to the mark. 12.3 mm thick platinum case, handmade alligator leather strap. I wouldn’t be surprised if the alligator, having learned what his skin would go for and what the price of the watch would be, agreed to give it away voluntarily. Diameter - 42 mm.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

I can't say that I really like the look of the watch. And the fonts used even more so cause some slight irritation. Nevertheless, the complexity of the mechanism and the unusualness of the solution command respect. For reference: conventional clocks operate at an average frequency of 2.5 Hz.

Hermès Arceau L'Heure de la Lune

Price: $25,500

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

The highlight of this watch was the display of the phases of the moon for both hemispheres. The moons are applied to the base and are stationary, but the two dials responsible for time and date gradually rotate, covering part of the moons and thus showing the phases. A full rotation cycle takes 59 days. That's how many watches from one factory work. Hermès prides itself on being highly accurate, and in 32 years it will only deviate by 1 day. Here are the tricksters! They know that big numbers are amazing. But if they said that every month the clock would rush or lag by almost 4 minutes (3.75 to be exact), or 45 minutes per year, then the perception would be completely different, right?

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law

But externally, I really like the watch. The dials are painted by the artist Dmitry Ryabchenko. If you look closely, then in the moon at 12 o’clock he depicted a Pegasus, the symbol of the brand.

Mix: Interesting watch from the Geneva exhibition and the porn law Mixture: interesting watches from the exhibition in Geneva and the porn law

Various watches by Ulysse Nardin

Price: from $12,000

Of course, no one will offer any perpetual calendars for a ridiculous $12,000, but Ulysse Nardin nevertheless stood out by presenting some rather provocative watches. Perhaps some of the pictures will remind the old-timers of Mobile-Review.

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Another provocation is the Freak X watch. The most affordable model in the line. Its dial is slightly smaller than 43 mm, and not 45 mm, as in older models. Another difference is the head; on older models, a rotating bezel was used to set the time. Price - 21 000 USD. This is almost two times less than other representatives of the line.

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CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 69,500 to USD 295,000

Audemars Piguet presented a line of 6 watches. Everyone is talking about them. And there are a number of reasons for this. The motto of Audemars Piguet is: "To break the rules, first you have to master them".

I believe that in this case, the violations can be attributed to the fact that AP has accustomed the market to the fact that the company produces an octagonal watch. And then suddenly the flagship line - and round.

Various little things are also interesting in watches. They are almost invisible. It's more of a "show off" for their own. For example, the Audemars Piguet logo on the watch is not flat, but protrudes noticeably. It was made by some unique method of galvanic growth, similar to 3D printing. Or look at the optical effect of the glass covering the dial.

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Another example. The watch is equipped with hour, minute and second hands, but still they have an automatic winding function. Or the unusual sounding function of the SUPERSONNERIE minute repeater, which is achieved by installing a gong attached to a separate board with a proprietary sound.

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But I liked the models from Richard Mille. Very carefree and cheerful. Also on request price.

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HYT H1.0

Price: $49,000

Very futuristic watch. They are hydromechanical. Time is indicated by green liquid around the perimeter. An open dial with a variety of mechanisms attracts the eye. Check out YouTube to see how the watch works live. Quite a contemplative sight. The only thing I can't think of is where such a watch would be appropriate. You can’t wear it with a suit, it’s too thick for sports. Probably designed for the current "streetwear" fashion. But the price of 50 thousand dollars is somewhat high for such a direction. Claimed to be masculine, but I think it's quite unisex.

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Panerai PAM00985 Submersible Mike Horn Edition

Price: $39,900

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The slogan of this watch, I would choose something like: "Well, buyiiiiite, please!". The manufacturer is trying to stand out as soon as possible. First, it is the first watch made from recycled titanium alloy. About like the new MacBook Air, but there is aluminum, and here is titanium. The question immediately arises: is there really so much titanium waste that needs to be recycled? There are no questions about aluminum. The World Cup has passed, all the beers have drunk, and Apple has recycled the jars and made the case for the laptop. And what about titanium?

The strap is also not easy. Made from recycled plastic bottles. The strap is predicted to be a hit success. They promise that they will sell separately in Panerai boutiques.

And finally left the most juicy. The CEO of the company believes that the new watch should help imbue the spirit of the brand, so all buyers are in for extraordinary adventures, from freediving in French Polynesia to joint training with the Italian Marine Corps (I personally am for Polynesia). There is also an Arctic expedition (I am still for Polynesia. What is there to see in the Arctic? This is not Antarctica, even a polar bear can bite there).

About stand design

In addition to the clock, my attention was drawn to the design of a couple of stands. I especially liked the IWC booth dedicated to the Spitfire. The clock itself is so-so, but the stand is magnificent, as there was a real restored Spitfire aircraft. After the exhibition, local presentations will begin, IWC promises that they will also carry the aircraft. Maybe they will come to Moscow.

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Hermès decided to play with their moon clock, so the booth had a sphere 3.5 meters in diameter. Of course, this is not just a sphere, but an art object created by Japanese artist Hideki Yoshimoto from 20,000 recycled solar panels, which, after the deconstruction of the sphere, will be recycled again. Pieces of solar panels carry a deep meaning, which I will not bore you with. It's just cool that they made such a huge, shiny ball. It's a pity everything went according to plan, and he didn't roll off somewhere.

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About porn

We are used to the fact that the Russian State Duma from time to time tries to adopt and adopts amazing Internet laws, as if it has no idea how it works there "on the Internet" in general. It turns out we are not alone. In the UK, they seriously decided to fight the fact that teenagers are eager to watch porn on the Internet. Indeed, deeply antisocial and unexpected behavior . Look, he is 15, and he is eager to look at naked aunts. The idea that was born by the legislators is magnificent in its absurdity. Porn sites will be allowed only with a passport, that is, you go in, show your passport to the site, and if you are over 18, then welcome.

There are several downsides to this idea. First, like any prohibition, it is easy to get around. A simple VPN, and now the porn site thinks that the user is a respectable Frenchman who does not need to show any documents.

Secondly, you think, what an awesome database this will turn out to be in the end! Taste preferences in porn tied to real people. Of course, it will eventually leak into the network, and unexpected discoveries and revelations will begin. Most likely, among the parliamentarians themselves. Today you speak from the podium for respect for the LGBT community, and tomorrow you justify why you love lesbian porn dominated by Afro-English.

And another interesting fact. The government decided to entrust the execution of supervision to the Internet itself. Now a certain company MindGeek is developing a solution. A kind of virtual passport for porn. That is, you submit an application to the company, confirm your identity, pay a commission and receive a certain file in which the age is sewn up. The funny thing is that this company owns such resources as PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn. Overall, this looks more like an opportunity for a select porn company to make more money.

Leave in the comments what you think about such a bill. And also curious, try to imagine if such a base leaked and you were there, would there be any effect on your personal or personal life?

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Friday does not mean harsh analytical materials, so I suggest you relax and look at the most interesting novelties of the watch salon in Geneva, which ended on January 17, and also talk about porn.

I noticed that such non-core articles (about watches or cars, there were no materials about porn yet) cause irritation among some readers, expressed in exclamations “you better write about phones, because you don’t understand cars and watches at all.” I disagree and propose to discuss this topic in the comments.

I perceive both watches and cars to a greater extent as toys, in which it is not necessary to understand deeply. Enough if you like the look. Let me explain. Twenty years ago it was mandatory to understand the car. Especially in Russia, where they are still trying to breed in car services. However, a modern car does not provide that the owner will understand it. From the most curious, even the engine is covered with a plastic casing, and any unauthorized entry is punishable by loss of warranty. Considering that most cars are used in the city, where a priori there is no way to realize all the inherent potential, today the choice of a car, in fact, comes down to 3 points: is there enough money for the purchase and maintenance, does it look good, is it comfortable inside.

With a good mechanical watch, on the one hand, it is even easier: appearance and price are important. Reliability, accuracy, number of stones, caliber, etc. are absolutely not important. In any case, these parameters will be at the level. On the other hand, it is still a little more complicated, since the watch speaks much more about the aesthetic sophistication of a person, his sense of taste and style. It's like knowing how to pick up and wear a suit so you don't look like a mall security guard. By the way, a non-trivial task. Every time I am convinced of this, I find myself at some forum, exhibition or conference. And still, from time to time, even on the RBC channel, I see guests in a tie and a short-sleeved shirt, like cashiers at McDonalds. If you really want to bare your hands, then on a regular shirt you need to roll up the sleeves. There are great options for how to do it comfortably and stylishly. Sandals on toes were more or less abandoned, but here for many years there has been a traffic jam. If you think that something is wrong, then write your opinion in the comments.

About SIHH

As they like to write in glossy magazines, the whole world gathers in Geneva and Davos to decide destinies and indulge in the novelties of the watch industry. I participate in this process indirectly. Earlier, when a Madagascar cockroach lived with me, we gathered in the kitchen with him and I decided our destinies, summing up the results of the past year and setting goals for the current one. Unfortunately, every year in Russia there is an increasingly unfavorable economic situation that causes stress, so at some point the cockroach simply could not stand it. I guess the poor fellow had a stroke, because his paws on his left side failed, and then he completely expired, so now I sit alone. Well, as a pampering with watch novelties, I intently breathe into the window of the Vacheron Constantin salon, which is on Petrovka, until it fogs up. Actually, I suggest starting with this brand.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat

Price: $199,000

One of the main ideas that occupied the minds of manufacturers this year was the perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin also offered its own interpretation. By the way, as experts noted, a trend has reached the watch market, which, in my opinion, is more typical for the mobile electronics market. Buyers do not want to pay only for a big name and traditionally high quality. They want some technical flair. And if in the phone market manufacturers entertain themselves with cutout screens, then watchmakers offer more elegant and practical solutions. Traditionelle Twin Beat surprised with two features. First, it is a perpetual calendar.And secondly, the time of the watch is 65 days. It seems that no one else on the market can do this. This operating time was achieved due to the use of two systems in the watch (but from one spring), operating at different frequencies - 1.2 Hz and 5 Hz. When the watch is on the wrist, then you need to use a frequency of 5 Hz. The mechanism operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. So the clock will work for 4 days. In rest mode, you need to select a frequency of 1.2 Hz, or 10,800 vibrations per hour, and then the watch will be able to last the declared 65 days.

Everything else in the watch is also up to the mark. 12.3 mm thick platinum case, handmade alligator leather strap. I wouldn’t be surprised if the alligator, having learned what his skin would go for and what the price of the watch would be, agreed to give it away voluntarily. Diameter - 42 mm.

I can't say that I really like the look of the watch. And the fonts used even more so cause some slight irritation. And yet the complexity of the mechanism and the unusualness of the solution command respect. For reference: conventional clocks operate at an average frequency of 2.5 Hz.

Hermès Arceau L'Heure de la Lune

Price: $25,500

The highlight of this watch was the display of the phases of the moon for both hemispheres. The moons are applied to the base and are stationary, but the two dials responsible for time and date gradually rotate, covering part of the moons and thus showing the phases. A full rotation cycle takes 59 days. That's how many watches from one factory work. Hermès prides itself on being highly accurate, and in 32 years it will only deviate by 1 day. Here are the tricksters! They know that big numbers are amazing. But if they said that every month the clock would rush or lag by almost 4 minutes (3.75 to be exact), or 45 minutes per year, then the perception would be completely different, right?

But externally, I really like the watch. The dials are painted by the artist Dmitry Ryabchenko. If you look closely, then in the moon at 12 o’clock he depicted a Pegasus, the symbol of the brand.

Various watches by Ulysse Nardin

Price: from $12,000

Of course, no one will offer any perpetual calendars for a ridiculous $12,000, but Ulysse Nardin nevertheless stood out by presenting some rather provocative watches. Perhaps some of the pictures will remind the old-timers of Mobile-Review.

Another provocation is the Freak X watch. The most affordable model in the line. Its dial is slightly smaller than 43 mm, and not 45 mm, as in older models. Another difference is the head; on older models, a rotating bezel was used to set the time. Price - 21 000 USD. This is almost two times less than other representatives of the line.

CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

Price: from 69,500 to 295,000 USD

Audemars Piguet presented a line of 6 watches. Everyone is talking about them. And there are a number of reasons for this. The motto of Audemars Piguet is: "To break the rules, first you have to master them".

I believe that in this case, the violations can be attributed to the fact that AP has accustomed the market to the fact that the company produces an octagonal watch. And then suddenly the flagship line - and round.

Various little things are also interesting in watches. They are almost invisible. It's more of a "show off" for their own. For example, the Audemars Piguet logo on the watch is not flat, but protrudes noticeably. It was made by some unique method of galvanic growth, similar to 3D printing. Or look at the optical effect of the glass covering the dial.

Another example. The watch is equipped with hour, minute and second hands, but still they have an automatic winding function. Or the unusual sounding function of the SUPERSONNERIE minute repeater, which is achieved by installing a gong attached to a separate board with a proprietary sound.

Women's watches

Statistics and comments show that we are regularly read by women. They are few, but they are persistent. Probably the lion's share is made up of representatives of PR services who view the site for work, but suddenly there are those who read for the soul.

At SIHH 2019, a lot of women's models were presented. I did not rely on my own taste, I selected those that are admired by experts representing the target audience. I can't help but note that some kind of magpie-style dominates in watches for women: brighter and shiny. It is curious that when you look like this in the picture, you think that the horror is utter, but on a girl's hand, even the most lurid watches begin to look very appropriate.

I also noticed that if men's watches always indicate the price, then women's watches are presented as follows: Cartier watches, price on request. Maybe women, when choosing watches, pay less attention to such base things as money?

But I liked the models from Richard Mille. Very carefree and cheerful. Also on request price.

HYT H1.0

Price: $49,000

Very futuristic watch. They are hydromechanical. Time is indicated by green liquid around the perimeter. An open dial with a variety of mechanisms attracts the eye. Check out YouTube to see how the watch works live. Quite a contemplative sight. The only thing I can not think of where such a watch would be appropriate. You can’t wear it with a suit, it’s too thick for sports. Probably designed for the current "streetwear" fashion. But the price of 50 thousand dollars is somewhat high for this direction. Claimed as masculine, but, in my opinion, quite a unisex.

Panerai PAM00985 Submersible Mike Horn Edition

Price: $39,900

The slogan of this watch, I would choose something like: "Well, buyiiiiite, please!". The manufacturer is trying to stand out as soon as possible. First, it is the first watch made from recycled titanium alloy. About like the new MacBook Air, but there is aluminum, and here is titanium. The question immediately arises: is there really so much titanium waste that needs to be recycled? There are no questions about aluminum. The World Cup has passed, all the beers have drunk, and Apple has recycled the jars and made the case for the laptop. And what about titanium?

The strap is also not easy. Made from recycled plastic bottles. The strap is predicted to be a hit success. They promise that they will sell separately in Panerai boutiques.

And finally left the most juicy. The CEO of the company believes that the new watch should help imbue the spirit of the brand, so all buyers are in for extraordinary adventures, from freediving in French Polynesia to joint training with the Italian Marine Corps (I personally am for Polynesia). There is also an Arctic expedition (I am still for Polynesia. What is there to see in the Arctic? This is not Antarctica, even a polar bear can bite there).

About stand design

In addition to the clock, my attention was drawn to the design of a couple of stands. I especially liked the IWC booth dedicated to the Spitfire. The clock itself is so-so, but the stand is magnificent, as there was a real restored Spitfire aircraft. After the exhibition, local presentations will begin, IWC promises that they will also carry the aircraft. Maybe they will come to Moscow.

Hermès decided to play with their moon clock, so the booth had a sphere 3.5 meters in diameter. Of course, this is not just a sphere, but an art object created by Japanese artist Hideki Yoshimoto from 20,000 recycled solar panels, which will be recycled once the sphere is deconstructed. Pieces of solar panels carry a deep meaning, which I will not bore you with. It's just cool that they made such a huge, shiny ball. It's a pity everything went according to plan, and he didn't roll off somewhere.

About porn

We are used to the fact that the Russian State Duma from time to time tries to adopt and adopts amazing Internet laws, as if it has no idea how it works there "on the Internet" in general. It turns out we are not alone. In the UK, they seriously decided to fight the fact that teenagers are eager to watch porn on the Internet. Indeed, deeply asocial and unexpected behavior. Look, he is 15, and he is eager to look at naked aunts. The idea that was born by the legislators is magnificent in its absurdity. Porn sites will be allowed only with a passport, that is, you go in, show your passport to the site, and if you are over 18, then welcome.

We are used to the fact that the Russian State Duma from time to time tries to adopt and adopts amazing Internet laws, as if it has no idea how it works there “on the Internet” in general. It turns out we are not alone. In the UK, they seriously decided to fight the fact that teenagers are eager to watch porn on the Internet. Indeed, deeply antisocial and unexpected behavior . Look, he is 15, and he is eager to look at naked aunts. The idea that was born by the legislators is magnificent in its absurdity. Porn sites will be allowed only with a passport, that is, you go in, show your passport to the site, and if you are over 18, then welcome.

There are several downsides to this idea. First, like any prohibition, it is easy to get around. A simple VPN, and now the porn site thinks that the user is a respectable Frenchman who does not need to show any documents.

Secondly, you think, what an awesome database this will turn out to be in the end! Taste preferences in porn tied to real people. Of course, it will eventually leak into the network, and unexpected discoveries and revelations will begin. Most likely, among the parliamentarians themselves. Today you speak from the podium for respect for the LGBT community, and tomorrow you justify why you love lesbian porn dominated by Afro-English.

And another interesting fact. The government decided to entrust the execution of supervision to the Internet itself. Now a certain company MindGeek is developing a solution. A kind of virtual passport for porn. That is, you submit an application to the company, confirm your identity, pay a commission and receive a certain file in which the age is sewn up. The funny thing is that this company owns such resources as PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn. Overall, this looks more like an opportunity for a select porn company to make more money.

Leave in the comments what you think about such a bill. And also curious, try to imagine if such a base leaked and you were there, would there be any effect on your personal or personal life?