Why are watches adjusted to ten past ten in any advertisement?
Many years ago they were set at 12.00 o'clock but someone realised that ten minutes to ten looks like a smiling face and thus more customer friendly. Watches and clocks for sale have been so set ever since.
The symmetry of the hands of the watchface makes for a subconciously pleasing effect.
Also when many watches are displayed they are all at the same time to look neat and uniform. So it's become an industry standard.
The symmetry of the hands of the watchface makes for a subconciously pleasing effect.
Also when many watches are displayed they are all at the same time to look neat and uniform. So it's become an industry standard.
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Because it looks good the hands are spaced out and those positions tend to avoid the bright highlights that appear on the glass face when studio lights are used.
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The Wall Street Journal compiled a list of some of the world's mostskilled watchmakers. The list includes French watchmakers DanielRoth and Francois Paul Journe, and Swiss watchmakers PhilippeDuFour and Antoine Preziuso.
Citizen Eco-Drive watches run on solar power, so they never have to have their battery replaced. I got mine in 2003 and it's still working fine, never had an instance in which the time was wrong.
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1. A. Lange & SÃ¶hne 2. Vacheron Constantin 3. Patek Philippe 4. Audemars Piguet 5. Ulysse Nardin 6. Omega 7. Rolex 8. Hublot 9. breitling 10. Richard Mille honorable mentions- Jaeger LeCoultre, Parrelet, IWC, Girard Perregaux, Tag Heuer, Raymond Weil, Breguet, DeWitt, Glashutte, Romain Jerome, …Zenith.. (MORE)
Well, here we are, it's 2009 and we thought it would be a great idea for us, the watch enthusiasts, to try to give an answer to a simple question: Which are the world's most expensive watches in 2009? So, we decided to take all the luxury watchmakers ' catalogues that we have received and browse …them in order to find the most expensive timepieces that you can buy today. In compiling the top 10 most expensive watches of 2009 list, our team had a pretty hard job. Since we are more fascinated with mechanical men's watches than with the ladies' watches dripping with jewels, we decided to give the priority to the timepieces that represent unique masterpieces in the watchmaking industry. Most of you agree that a watch is a watch. It's purpose is just to tell time. But, for some people a watch is much more. It symbolises one's social and financial status. Most of these watches are more expensive than a car or even a house. Yes, the watches can be very expensive, so read on to learn more about the most expensive watches of 2009. 1. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 P Price: $1.49 million (1,06 million EUR) The most expensive modern wristwatch Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 PA platinum Patek Philippe tourbillon watch became the most expensive modern wristwatch to be sold at auction when it fetched HK$11.75 million ($1.49 million) in Hong Kong on April 10, 2008. The "Ref. 5002 P Sky Moon Tourbillon" wristwatch with a double dial is considered the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the renowned Swiss watchmaker. Only two such watches are made every year, one in platinum and one in rose gold. The watch, made in 2003, was bought by an Asian private buyer at the Sotheby's auction. The previous auction record for a modern wristwatch was a Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile, ranked 2nd on this list, which was sold by the auction house Antiquorum for $1.4 million in Geneva in 2005. The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe and also the workshop's first double-face wristwatch. Its movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. This rare and exceptional timepiece features mechanical movement that must be manually wound, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, chime with two "cathedral" gongs activated by a slide piece in the case, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year by hands and moon age. The platinum case measures 42.8 mm. 2. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile Price: $1.4 million (994,000 EUR) World's most complex watch ever made Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'IleOf all the wristwatches imagined and produced by Vacheron Constantin to celebrate its 250th anniversary, the Tour de l'Ile is a study in superlatives. Calling this a "Grande Complication" model is a dramatic understatement: it is, in fact, the world's most complex watch ever made, with its original combination of 16 complications that can be read off on a double-face display. Its design-engineers have developed a calibre smoothly integrating a series of grand horological complications and astronomical indications in order to make it a genuine wristwatch that is perfectly suited to and comfortable on the wrist. It took the Vacheron Constantin design-engineers and the watchmakers over 10,000 hours of research and development to create this sheer masterpiece of horological technique, named in reference to one of the historical sites of the venerable firm, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l'Ile. An additional statistic provides an instant glimpse of the density of this exceptional calibre: no less than 834 parts are housed within a case measuring 47 mm in diameter. The gold case with its hand-soldered lugs, which maintains beautiful and harmonious proportions despite its substantial content, is now distinguished by a symmetrical double protuberance on either side of the bezel. This miniature horological marvel, which will go down in the history of the wristwatch and of watchmaking in general, is produced in a strictly limited edition of just 7. 3. Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar Bang Price: $1 million (727,000 EUR) The quintessence of "invisible visibility" in a uniform range of black tones Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar BangSwiss manufacturer of luxury watches Hublot has recently introduced one million dollar watch Black Caviar Bang. This watch's setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case - round but with sharp angles. The white gold, one-piece construction of the case does not reveal one grain of gold, and the diamonds, cut in mysterious ways, seem to hold together as if by magic. The only visible feature is the black and deep tones of the diamonds, shining in their harmonious alignment. This unique piece, which houses a Tourbillon, symbolises the fusion between watchmaking and jewellery , tradition and technology, glittering and invisibility. The vibration which emanates from it gives rise to an emotion tinged with fascination. Creating this exceptional watch demanded over 2000 hours of meticulous work, from design to final adjustment, without forgetting the research and development, programming of the machines, choice of tools, diamond cutting, optical checking of each part, and setting and casing. The case, in 18kt white gold, is covered with 322 black diamonds (25 carats). The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire, as is the display back. The bezel, done in 18kt white gold, is covered with 179 black diamonds (6 carats). Movement is the Hublot caliber HUB Solo T, a 1 minute Tourbillon Volant, manual-wind with special black finishing. The watch has 24 jewels, beats at 21,600 bph and has a power reserve of 120 hours. The bracelet is rubber with an 18kt white gold closure covered with 30 black diamonds (3.5 carats). The watch is manufactured in limited edition of just one piece. 4. Louis Moinet Magistralis Price: $868,000 (631,000 EUR) One of a kind watch with real pieces of the Moon Louis Moinet MagistralisSwiss watchmaker Louis Moinet has recently presented a watch with real pieces of the Moon! These pieces are from a lunar meteorite that was ejected from the Moon 2,000 years ago. The meteorite has been authenticated by the University of California. Moonstone is an extremely rare material that is even more expensive than gold and platinum combined. The movement of Magistralis was created a hundred years ago. Designed in the Vallee de Joux, it was made in Geneva and bears the PoinÃ§on de Geneve quality hallmark. It beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour and features a (double-bladed) self-compensating balance and a flame-blued Breguet balance spring. The case is made of 5N and 3N 18-carat rose gold. Its brand-signature design stands out especially for its crown guard (patent pending) and its chronograph button guard at 12 o'clock. The perpetual calendar function displays the day, date and month over four years. Magistralis is an extraordinary watch representing the expert craftsmanship of the time-honoured art of Haute Horlogerie. It is one of a kind, unlike any other, and will never be repeated. 5. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication Price: $800,000 (582,000 EUR) Six masterpieces merged in a single construction Blancpain Grande Complication 1735Blancpain's expert watchmakers devised a daunting challenge: merging their six earlier masterpieces into a single construction. For no other reason than the secret pleasure of outdoing themselves. Despite countless doubts and dead ends, talent and preservance ultimately got them there. After six years, against all odds, fulfillment was at finally hand. In homage to the year of foundation of the House of Blancpain, they called the new watch 1735. Almost magical in its intricacy, its movement's original design comprises an impressive 740 parts and components. A truly inspired achievement, the Blancpain 1735's horological wizardry provides a rare and altogether convincing demonstration that, at least for the best watchmakers, impossibility is only relative. The 1735 is the fruit of a year of loving labor by a single watchmaker. With its 740 individual hand-finished components, the 1735 remains the world's most complicated automatic winding wristwatch produced in a series. The platinum case measures 42 mm, the strap is croco leather. Movement is the automatic Caliber 1735, with 950 platinum rotor and a power reserve of 80 hours. 6. Breguet pocket watch 1907BA/12 Price: $734,000 (540,000 EUR) The most expensive pocket watch Breguet 1907BA/12Breguet is one of the oldest and most respected names in the watchmaking industry, the company being around for more than 225 years and being credited for the invention of one of the most famous watch complication, the tourbillon. Although it's now a part of the Swatch group of companies, the Swiss watchmaker keeps coming up with all sorts of extremely special timepieces, some of them instantly becoming a collector's item, due both to their high (sometimes enormous) price tags, as well as their one-of-a-kind features. Breguet Classique "Grande Complication" pocket-watch in 18-carat yellow gold features grand strike and tourbillon, hand-engraved and hand-wound movement with 2-way rotating crown, off-centred chapter ring, centre minute hand, silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose-engine and sapphire caseback. Breguet's Grand Complications pay tribute to the two-century-old equivalence between Breguet watchmaking and advanced mechanical science. Building a grand complication confronts watchmakers with a maze of technical difficulties that challenge not only their skills but also their powers of invention. Thinking and working in four dimensions, generations of Breguet watchmakers have demonstrated the summit of their art in repeaters, perpetual calendars and tourbillon watches. Breguet protects its latest developments in perpetual calendars with two patents. 7. Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Price: $526,000 (395,000 EUR) Audemars Piguet most expensive timepiece Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande ComplicationAudemars Piguet is another manufacturer of expensive Swiss watches. Tradition, excellence, daring: it is based on these three fundamental values that Manufacture Audemars Piguet perpetuates the art of Haute Horlogerie. At each stage of its history, it has proved capable of adopting the latest avant-garde technologies and of placing them in the service of hand craftsmanship, thereby creating exceptional timepieces. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication is a selfwinding watch that features perpetual calendar indicationg the day, the week, the moon phases, the month and the leap years. It also features minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o'clock. 18-carat white gold case and bracelet, transparent sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 20 metres. Limited production. Reference No: 25865BC.0.1105BC.01 8. Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Price: $490,000 (351,000 EUR) World's first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime Ulysse Nardin Genghis KhanIn 2002 Ulysse Nardin proudly presented a watch beyond all considerations of practicability, a piece of art more than a mere timepiece; the Genghis Khan, world's first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime with minute repeater, automatons and tourbillon. A dial made of massive onyx features four figures, meticulously chased from gold. The figures show Mongolian warriors, thus explaining the watch's strange name, which remembers the founder of the largest empire in humankind's history, Genghis Khan (born 1155, or 1162, or 1167; died 1227). Each time the Westminster chimes or the repeater is engaged, the figures are fighting with their characteristically curved swords or trying to catch a small ring with a spear, while riding a impressively crafted horse. The visible one minute Tourbillon is integrated into the aventurine dial. Opaque or translucent, containing crystals that were engendered by fire in molten glass, aventurine scintillates, subtyl flecked with all possible shades of red, yellow and grey. Forged by human hands, often compared to the philoshopher's stone, aventurine contains the secrets of the master jeweler's aclhemy. All this is encased in 18k gold of 42 mm diameter, and in spite of its repeater activation slider it is watertight down to 30 meters. 9. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Westminster Price: $334,000 (239,000 EUR) The watch with a musical movement Parmigiani Fleurier Toric WestminsterLess known Swiss watch manufacturer Parmigiani Fleurier has created a fairly large number of high-end, hand-made timepieces over the years. One of the extraordinary models Parmigiani has launched recently is the Toric Westminster model, designed to reproduce on a much smaller scale the movement and chime of the famous Westminster Abbey clock. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Westminster watch is equipped with a minute repeater that strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on four gongs to the tune of the Westminster chimes. Furthermore, Toric Westminster features the GMT function with rapid correction by push-button indicates a 24-hour second time zone and the prestigious tourbillon that smoothes out position errors of the escapement. It's also quite interesting to note the fact that the design of the bridges and the finishing carried out conveys the beauty of the movement. Although the design and functions are the first to draw the customer's attention, the interior of the Toric Westminster is equally important. Toric Westminster mechanism, codenamed PF255.01, features no less than 42 jewels, has a diameter of 27 mm, works at a frequency of 21.600 vibrations per hour and offers users an overall power reserve of min 75 hours. 10. Girard-Perregaux Opera Three Price: $316,000 (226,000 EUR) Ultra-miniaturized music box Girard-Perregaux Opera ThreeGirard-Perregaux is one of the few authentic Swiss watch manufactures. For over two centuries now, Girard-Perregaux has been renown for its many remarkable creations, among them the emblematic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. From the research and development stage right through to the final adjustments made by master watchmakers, Girard-Perregaux continues to enrich its heritage through its Haute Horlogerie collection. Opera Three model was launched way back in 2003 and it is a device that actually incorporates an ultra-miniaturized music box. This Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three watch in platinum features a 43 mm case with an elegant silver dial shown here on a black alligator strap. The Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three also features a mechanical manual wound movement with an hourstriker complication and the ability to play two separate melodies, a power reserve indicator and sub seconds (MORE)
There are three versions of the ten commandments (see Link) each has its own order, Various churches also establish their own order.
only your family knows but it might be in a few minutes or a couple of years ago but happy birthday for whenever it is
The Siberian tiger's numbers have been on the increase, with nearly 600 in the wild today.
The world trade center got knocked down, Princess Diana died, and Shaun Ross just got banned from the Chatham House Internet!!!
In the past 10 years 667 convicted criminals have been executed. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 1,224 people have been executed.
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Gosh, I hope so! Modern society changes due to technological and cultural shifts on rapid basis. If politics weren't changing to keep up, that would be a bad thing. Machiavelli postualted that politics is all about constant change. What is politically or tactically smart in one moment is a losing st…rategy the next.. Did you maybe want to be more specific? (MORE)
Watches are always photographed in ads for 10:10, too. It's so you can read the logo clearly without the hands cutting any part of it off.
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This is more of a marketing question than it is a math question. The watch advertiser (or any advertiser, for that matter) wishes to invoke a feeling of happiness associated with their product. The hands of a watch at 10:10 or 1:50 appear to form a smile, at least subconsciously.
You can watch it physically, but it really depends on what your parents say! you could make a deal with them saying that if you read the book then you can see the movie. That's what I did with mine! GOOD LUCK!!!
Well to say "ten past three" you'd say "trois heures et dix " or sometimes in French they use the 24 hour clock so it could be "quinze heures et dix ". But yeah it's just et dix, literally "three hours and ten" J'espere que cela t'a aidÃ©!
It's a way to express time. 10 means 10 minutes, past means after, three means the hour. Put this together and we get 3:10. This may be am or pm, we don't know.
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Ten past ten, is another way of saying ten minutes past ten o'clock, it can be am (morning) or pm (evening).
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According to latest census, literacy rate during the last 10 yearswould be: 2004: 90.95% 2005: 91.63 2006: 91.73 2007: 92.80 2008: 92.93 2009: 93.44 2010: 93.07 2011: 93.50
That's because it looks the best when the hands are separated. Other companies use 20 past 8 for the same reason. 5 past 11 the hands are too close and quarter past 3 too far apart. It's all about marketing - looking pleasing to the eye to sell.
Morning (am) - Il est sept heures dix Night (pm) - Il est dix-neuf heures dix
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It means that the local time is fifty minutes to eleven o'clock in the morning or in the evening.
From 2000 until 2009 ocean levels had been rising at about 3 mm (0.118 inches) per year. So that's 3 centimeters (1.18 inches) in those ten years. A common error in climate debate is to focus on short term data instead of looking at long time trends. All sea level graphs (as well as temperature g…raphs) zig zag up and down. Some years oceans cool and sea levels go down, other years oceans warm and sea levels rise, from cyclic events like La NiÃ±a (cooling) and El NiÃ±o (warming). Some people try to argue that a downward zag means the sea level rise has stopped, but the long term trend shows that sea levels are rising. A: This trend reversed itself in the later part of 2009 though and the past two years have seen over 5 mm a year declines in both years. This year's trend is similar so far. If we look at true long term trends, we do see a 2 mm rise for the past several centuries. This is roughly in line with what we see for the past ten years when we include all data. (MORE)
0. The Yankees, along wih all the other baseball teams, play in games, not matches.
A lot because its more convient and faster especially for working people who's always on the go.
The elected government (the different parties are irrelevant) has continued to keep the British people under EU rule when they know very well that some of the people do not wish to be part of the EU and some reject the EU ruling over UK in legislation and law. The London government is also fully …aware that the majority of British people do not want to allow any more mass immigration into the UK they continue to act in a completely Undemocratic way and ignore the wishes of the majority of people in the UK. Government data shows that the foreign born population of England is 12.6% for 2011. The idea of Multicultural Britain is nonsense many of the immigrants have extreme religious beliefs or social values that do not allow them integrate in any meaningful way with normal British society, they cannot intermarry freely or their belief system prevents true integration into the UK, the result is a proliferation of foreign "ghettos" in British cities. (MORE)
There has been melting and resultant flooding, but the Himalayan Glaciers are not melting as fast as had been predicted. Initially, they were to have disappeared entirely by 2035, but now it is realized they will likely survive decades beyond that date. Other glaciers around the world are melting at… the expected rates--though a few are melting quite a bit faster than had been estimated. Updated Answer: Great news! The claims that the Himalayan mountains have been losing ice have been proven to be the idea of a IPCC contributor that did not actually have facts to back up his claim. In fact, the Himalayan Mountain range has not lost any ice (in total) over the past ten years. Some low level ice has seen decline, due to heavy tourism and other events, but the ice loss has been more then made up for by gains on the rest of the range. (see related link) (MORE)
20 cups In US measure, 1 pint = 2 cups And 1 cup = 0.5 pint. There are 16 US fluid ounces, 2 cups in 1 US pint (473.2 ml). Although there are 20 Imperial fluid ounces in 1 Imperial pint (568.3 ml), the Imperial system does not have cups, so it is best to use half pints.
Nothing happens to it. It stays right where it is on the right hand side of the whole number.
The theory is that the hands show a smiley face - enticing people to want to buy a new watch ! However, in reality - the position of the hands has nothing to do with a potential customers wish to buy a watch.
Shake your device to extinguish the fire. Press on the burnt sticks and pick up the lever underneath. Move the left potted plant and put the lever into the hole. Press the lever and the door will open. See related link for screenshots.
There are 5 Olympic rings because it represents the union of the 5 continents. The colours of the ring are simple the colours of each country that has participated since 776 BC. So every year 5 continents participate in the Olympic games. For the past ten years.
03:10 or 15:10 In the twenty-four hour system: If between Midnight and Noon: 03.10 If between Noon and Midnight: 15.10. Search Google for: "twenty-four hour system" for more details.
It is due to symmetry; it looks good to have the hands symmetrical and spread apart - it sells watches better. Often, the watch is advertised as 20 minutes past 8, which is also symmetrical. Also, these positions usually allow a clear view of the manufacturers' name and logo.
Yes, with the bigger technology people have been able to build better guns. Also, with all of the crazy people in the world gun violence has increased greatly over the past ten years.
From what I've learned in the, "Hood," they'd like you to run across the street and pick up newspaper with a sexy picture of Hilary Clinton on it. I'd recommend NOT doing it for the safety of your children and family. It also may be helpful to just run away when you are confronted with this statemen…t. (MORE)
Clothing for men, although it has seen major changes over the past hundred years, does not tend to morph as quickly as women's fashions do. Therefore, over the past ten years, there has not been a whole lot of changes in men's clothing other than, perhaps, a little broader range of colors that are …now deemed acceptable for men to wear. (MORE)
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As of July 2013, I am not 10 years of age. I turned 30 on January 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM Eastern Standard Time. I was ten years of age on January 12, 1993.
Nerina Pallot is a famous musician in the UK. She has released many songs and albums in the past ten years. Some of the albums she has recorded in the past ten years include "Year of the Wolf", "The Graduate", and "Fires". She has also released over a dozen singles in the past ten years.
I went swimming with my friends on Saturday. . I danced all night at the party. . I did my homework straight after school. . I opened the windows because it was so hot. . The man admitted that he committed the crime. . The boy boasted about winning the race at Sports Day. . The couple argued a…bout what film to watch. . The teacher corrected the poor grammar in the essay. . The athlete completed the race in record time. . The crowd cheered when the team scored the winning goal. (MORE)