Tang Wei, A Global Brand Spokesperson For Radar, Was Awarded The Korea Image Exchange Bridge Award

On January 12th, RADO Rado global brand spokesperson and well-known actress Tang Wei was awarded the ‘Korea Image Exchange Bridge’ at the award ceremony of ‘CICI 2015 Korea Image Exchange Award’ held at the Seoul Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. prize’. That night, Ms. Tang Wei made a stunning appearance with a pale green Chinese dress, and wore a RADO Swiss Radar Isa series of white high-tech ceramic tactile watches. The design of the watch was agile and simple, with exquisite workmanship and Tang Wei’s elegant and calm temperament.

   The Korea Image Exchange Research Institute (CICI) has been selecting the ‘Korea Image Exchange Award’ since 2005. Among them, the Bridge Award is an award specifically given to foreigners who play a bridge role in promoting Korean image exchange.

   The Korea Institute for Image Exchange (CICI) stated that since appearing in the movie ‘Late Autumn’ in 2012, Tang Wei has forged an inextricable bond with South Korea-she has served as the image ambassador of ‘Korean Film Festival to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and South Korea’ He became the first foreign actor to host the Busan International Film Festival, actively participated in cultural exchanges, and played a bridge role in promoting Korean culture globally. ‘We are very honored to receive this award, and thank you for encouraging me. In the future, I will continue to exert my strength and contribute to the cultural exchange between China and South Korea.’

About RADO Tang Wei
   Tang Wei is one of the most watched actresses in China. In 2007, Tang Wei made his debut on the big screen. Over the years, her superb acting skills have won unanimous recognition at home and abroad, and she has won more than 30 international awards, including the 47th Korean Baeksang Awards for Best Actress (2011) Busan Film Critics Award “Best Actress” (2011), 22nd Shanghai Film Critics Award “Best Actress” (2013) and 5th China Film Directors Association “Actress of the Year” (2014). As one of China’s best actresses, Tang Wei is recognized for his outstanding creative talents, deep acting skills and rich character creations. Creative cells and talent for acting are deeply rooted in her bone marrow: her father is a painter and her mother is a Yue opera actor. Tang Wei studied in the director’s department of the Central Academy of Drama, followed his own heart, and successfully transformed into an outstanding film and television actor.
About RADO
   RADO is a world-renowned watch brand, known for its innovative designs and the use of revolutionary materials. Since its establishment in Linno, Switzerland, Rado has always been a pioneering spirit. Today, it still adheres to the brand philosophy of ‘if you can imagine, you can create. If you can create, you can achieve.’ Swiss radar is also one of the earliest luxury watch brands that entered China and advertised in China. It has a unique understanding and special feelings about the Chinese market and Chinese consumers. It has continuously made breakthroughs in materials and technology and is committed to innovation. Create future history with pioneering spirit.
Rado, a pioneering watch brand with design and high-tech materials
   RADO was born in 1957 and is an important brand under the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch group. As a global leader in watch design and innovative materials, Swiss Radar first introduced high-tech ceramic materials to the watchmaking industry in 1986, setting a precedent for ceramic watches. Swiss radar is also one of the earliest luxury watch brands entering China, with unique understanding and special feelings for the Chinese market and Chinese consumers. Adhering to the core spirit of Visionary, Innovative and Iconic, Swiss radars continue to make breakthroughs in materials and technology, and are committed to innovation, creating a future history with a pioneering spirit.

Say You Know Tudor. You Need To Know These Antique Watches.

In recent years, more and more young consumers have come into contact with the Tudor brand. The Tudor antique watch market has ushered in a booming development and its prices have risen accordingly. In this article, we will take stock of the antique watches produced in the history of Tudor.
Marine Nationale MilSubs

Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner Marine Nationale 9401 (1977)

   Many countries’ armed forces are equipped with Tudor Submariners watches, including Argentina, South Africa, Jamaica, the United States, and the most famous French Navy (Marine Nationale-MN). The French Navy has played a key role in the development of the Tudor Submariners. This root can be traced back to the earliest Submariners 7922 Big Crown watch.
   The most famous and sought after Marine Nationale watch is equipped with a blue dial and ‘snowflake’ hands, without date display, usually with a grey fabric NATO strap. Marine Nationale MilSubs watches on the antique market are mostly sold by government auctions or veterans. General auctions will provide veteran identification, or the serial number can be checked against the watchmaker’s Navy watch service books.
Price range: £ 2,500-4,500
Year of production: 1950-1980s
Main models: 7016, 7021, 9401
‘Big Block’ Chronograph

Tudor Prince Oysterdate Big Block 9430 (1976)

   It can be said that Tudor has inserted Rolex’s innovative and experimental wings (Tudor dial color and overall style, compared to conservative Rolex design), automatic chronograph is a typical example. In 1976, Tudor launched the ‘Big Block’ Chronograph chronograph (9430/0) equipped with three laps; in contrast, Rolex only automated the Daytona in 1988 and adopted It is Zenith movement.
   The name ‘Big Block’ is derived from the heavy case that houses the automatic rotor. In fact, until the introduction of the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller, the ‘Big Block’ was the largest watch in the Wilsdorf Group case. There are also some variations of this watch, such as the Monte Carlo dial, which are popular with collectors. The watch comes with three different types of bezels: a stainless steel speedometer, a plastic speedometer, and a rotating bezel with hour markers.
Price range: £ 3,000-£ 6,000
Year of production: late 1970s-early 1980s
The main model: 9430
Prince Oysterdate Chrono-Time

Tudor Oysterdate Chrono-Time

   For watch fans who do not have a comprehensive understanding of Tudor history, they have never seen or even heard of Chrono-Time. In the 1970s, the integrated bracelet design, defined by Gerald Genta and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus, became popular.
   The Rolex stood still, but Tudor did not hesitate. The latter introduced a series of watches with a new case shape and integrated bracelet design. The most famous example is Ranger 2. Another sports watch with the same shape is Chrono-Time. The Oysterdate Chrono-Time is available in both stainless steel and gold-plated versions, and it has a two-way rotating bezel similar to Submariner. With a diameter of 38 mm, this watch is suitable for both sports and formal wear, in line with the Rolex Turnograph Datejust. The most common ones are blue or maroon dials and bezels, but there are some rare variants.
Price range: 1,000-£ 2,000
Year of production: 1976
Main model: 9121/1

Tudor Oyster Prince Ranger 7995

   For collectors, collecting antique Ranger watches may be one of the biggest challenges; but if you can really find an original watch, it is also one of the biggest rewards. What makes the collection of Tudor Ranger so difficult? The main reason is that until the end, Tudor did not give the Ranger its own reference number, but chose to use the case and movement of the standard Rolex Oyster.
   This has led to counterfeit dials and hands being placed in genuine watches. Most of what I see on the Internet are fakes, or after second-hand modification. Wanting to identify and collect genuine original watches requires a certain amount of knowledge and patience.
Price range: 1,000-2,500 pounds
Year of production: 1969-1987
Main models: 7991/0, 7996/0, 90020
Homeplate Chronograph

Tudor Homeplate 7031

   Homeplate 7031/2 is to the Tudor chronograph, just like Paul Newman to Rolex Daytona. The Tudor Homeplate was introduced in 1970. It is equipped with a manual winding movement and is the first of three chronograph series with a colored dial design (collectively called Monte Carlo, whose appearance is reminiscent of a Monaco gaming table) . It is called Homeplate because of the shape of the hour mark and the home plate on the baseball field.
   This watch has both stainless steel and bakelite bezels, as well as gray and black dials, of which the black dial version is very rare, and only six are currently known. Tudor did design a prototype 7033 with a rotating bezel, but it has never been put into commercial production. The Kai Cheng Chronograph introduced in 2010 was inspired by this.
Price range: £ 10,000-£ 20,000
Year of production: Early 1970s
Main models: 7031, 7032, 7033
Submariner 7928

Tudor Submariner 7928 watch

   The Submariner 7928 is one of Tudor’s oldest models. This watch was launched in 1959 and is equipped with a modified Fleurier caliber 390 movement. Originally, the Submariner 7928 was equipped with a ‘square’ crown shoulder. It was very difficult to loosen the crown, so it was later changed to a ‘pointer’ crown shoulder (PCG). The last batch of Tudor Submariner 7928 watches were equipped with round crown shoulders. The evolution of the case shape is generally consistent with that of the Rolex Submariner watch.
   A key part of the collectability of Submariner watches (including Rolex and Tudor) is the dial. In the past ten years of production operation, the dial of the Tudor Submariner 7928 watch mainly has five versions. The first and most collectible version is the Mk 1 dial with gold-plated indexes and hour markers.
Price range: 2,000-4,500 pounds
Year of production: 1959-1967
The main model: 7928

Tudor Oyster Submariner 7923 (1955)

Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner 7016-2 (1969 with ‘Snowflake’ hands)

Tudor Oysterdate Montecarlo 7169 (1971)

Tudor Oyster Prince 7909 (1952)