SHENZHEN, China — The hazy skies of Shenzhen, often called China’s Silicon Valley because it is home to the headquarters of tech giants such as Tencent, is a world away from the pristine alpine atmosphere of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of the prestigious watchmaking industry of Switzerland.
But Shenzhen has a watch quarter, too. In the bustling Futian district is a nondescript commercial building that houses a handful of suppliers of cheap watch parts and small watch dealers. A creaky elevator leads to the sixth floor, where dim fluorescent lighting guides the way to an atelier that is making Geneva’s watchmaking circle take notice.
It is the workshop of Lin Yong Hua, a Shenzhen-bred watchmaker who has been creating complicated timepieces like a tourbillon and a minute repeater under his own brand name, LYH. And he is entirely self-taught.
An unassuming man who speaks in Cantonese with a Hakka accent (common in southern parts of mainland China), Mr. Lin is one of very few Chinese watchmakers accredited by the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, a Swiss association, known as A.H.C.I., that recognizes and promotes independent watch and clock makers. The association, which requires an applicant to create a watch without assistance, counts as its members such celebrated figures as Philippe Dufour and François-Paul Journe.
In 2012 “the A.H.C.I. delegates were making a visit to Shenzhen, and they read in some local media about my work, so they paid me a visit,” Mr. Lin said. “They saw one of my watches, which I named No. 4, and they immediately said that this was an original watchmaking design.”
No. 4 was Mr. Lin’s fourth watch, a design inspired by his love for vinyl records, with a dial that looked like a turntable and a hand that resembled a phonograph needle. “I was inspired by the era where music still sounded authentic,” he said. “These days, you just download your music from a computer or a cloud, but a record is such a beautiful thing. It reminds me of one of my favorite bands, the Beatles. I love their music.”
The quirkiness of the No. 4 was matched by the design of his Dragonfly Man, whose hours and minutes displays are on two separate disks, resembling the eyes of a dragonfly. With a skeleton back, it was crafted in 18-karat gold with a leather strap. “I try to imagine the gracefulness of a dragonfly skimming across a pond,” he said. Another model was inspired by a spider web.
On average, it takes Mr. Lin four to eight months to make one timepiece. That schedule and the cost of materials has led him to produce only limited editions with fewer than 10 pieces per design. His watches sell for ,000 to ,000 each, and, he said, he usually has prospective buyers reach him through email or on WeChat.
To much of the world, Mr. Lin debuted his work at Baselworld in 2017, showing several limited-edition models with complications. But he actually had been at work much longer.
“I have been working with watches since I was 18, in a manufacturing facility owned by Sweda,” said Mr. Lin, now 47. “I joined that company right out of high school.” Sweda Group, headquartered in Hong Kong with two factories in mainland China, predominantly manufactures inexpensive to midrange clocks and watches for export.
Working through the factory ranks, Mr. Lin eventually transferred to the watch repair and restoration department, where he studied watch movements and parts. “It’s like learning how to build a car from being a mechanic,” he said. “I have never been to Geneva or learned from anyone from Switzerland.”
In the early 1990s, he repaired the timepieces owned by some of China’s millionaires. “Some of those watches were in bad shape; they would fall off someone’s yacht and had severe water damage, or been angrily thrown at a wall, or even worse, dropped from multistory windows,” Mr. Lin recalled. “Then the owner would bring them in and ask me to fix them. It allows me to see the anatomy of many top brands.”
He still does some watch restorations. “I’ve lived my entire life in Shenzhen,” he said, “and I have a good client base for my watch restoration workshop, and it helps support my watchmaking.”
Mr. Lin’s first creation was a simple stainless steel mechanical watch that he assembled from existing parts. He worked on it every time he had a few spare moments, so it took more than six months to complete.
“I would read books and magazines and study the mechanics of watches, then slowly find watch parts and build it,” he said. “I tested it for a long time, because it would be too fast or too slow, which I would make constant adjustments.”
Afterward, he began making his own parts. Today, he said, he makes about 60 percent of the parts he uses, and the rest he buys from Swiss suppliers.
Mr. Lin estimates that he has spent close to 5 million renminbi (4,730) on machinery, ranging from a Wabeco milling machine to a Bergeon lathe, which is used for drilling, cutting and sanding metals.
As for the future, Mr. Lin said his ambition was to create watches on par with the Swiss manufacturers but sold at a reasonable price.
“My dream is to visit the facilities that craft Rolex, Petek Philippe and Audemars Piguet,” he said. “In my mind, these are the best of the best when it comes to minting gold, creating molds and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.”
2001年18期开什么码【梁】【旭】【怎】【么】【也】【想】【不】【到】【这】【个】【天】【生】【天】【养】【居】【然】【还】【是】【太】【监】，【他】【居】【然】【扳】【倒】【了】，【魔】【界】【当】【时】【最】【牛】【叉】【的】【一】【个】【对】【手】。 【现】【在】【他】【也】【终】【于】【明】【白】【天】【生】【天】【养】【在】【神】【域】【那】【么】【多】【年】【为】【什】【么】【都】【是】【孤】【身】【一】【身】【了】，【不】【是】【不】【想】，【而】【是】【不】【能】【呀】。 【就】【他】【的】【身】【体】【状】【态】，【即】【使】【当】【过】【一】【段】【时】【间】【的】【神】【主】，【也】【不】【能】【后】【宫】【佳】【丽】【三】【千】，【毕】【竟】【那】【玩】【意】【对】【他】【说】【根】【本】【就】【没】【有】【什】【么】【用】。 【再】【者】
【一】【帮】【体】【力】【过】【盛】，【人】【高】【马】【大】【的】【狼】【人】【打】【猎】【回】【来】，【在】【虫】【族】【入】【侵】【的】【大】【环】【境】【下】，【地】【球】【上】【的】【生】【灵】【都】【摒】【弃】【一】【切】【仇】【恨】，【共】【同】【对】【抗】【虫】【族】，【狼】【人】【和】【吸】【血】【鬼】【这】【种】【暗】【生】【物】，【也】【不】【再】【怕】【被】【发】【现】，【因】【此】，【这】【帮】【打】【猎】【回】【来】【的】【狼】【人】【并】【没】【有】【变】【回】【人】【类】【形】【态】，【而】【是】【满】【身】【黑】【毛】【的】【狼】【人】【样】【子】。 “【咦】~” 【星】【星】【看】【到】【这】【些】【狼】【人】【顿】【感】【亲】【切】【起】【来】，【忍】【不】【住】【轻】【咦】【了】【一】【声】，
【好】【似】【黑】【暗】【之】【中】【突】【然】【从】【天】【而】【降】【的】【黑】【蝙】【蝠】【一】【样】。 【带】【着】【两】【只】【尖】【锐】【獠】【牙】【所】【闪】【烁】【发】【出】【的】【寒】【光】【之】【下】，【那】【是】【直】【接】【冲】【着】【在】【自】【己】【的】【超】【声】【波】【感】【应】【中】，【是】【正】【在】【步】【步】【后】【退】【的】【猎】【物】【袭】【去】！ 【而】【对】【此】，【也】【没】【有】【想】【到】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【通】【体】【漆】【黑】【色】，【好】【似】【黑】【曜】【石】【制】【成】【的】【石】【像】【鬼】【一】【样】【的】【大】【怪】【物】，【突】【然】【之】【间】【就】【活】【了】【过】【来】【一】【样】。 【二】【话】【不】【说】，【直】【接】【上】【来】【就】【来】【暴】【起】【伤】2001年18期开什么码“【那】【两】【成】【利】【润】【被】【唐】【家】【给】【吃】【了】【吧】？”【李】【二】【问】【道】。 【里】【正】【立】【马】【让】【他】【住】【嘴】：“【这】【种】【话】【以】【后】【出】【去】【后】【不】【要】【乱】【说】，【知】【道】【吗】？【那】【个】【唐】【地】【主】【不】【是】【我】【们】【能】【够】【得】【罪】【的】。” “【我】【知】【道】，【里】【正】【爷】，【我】【就】【是】【想】【弄】【个】【明】【白】。”【李】【二】【有】【些】【憋】【屈】。 【那】【个】【唐】【地】【主】【家】【已】【经】【够】【富】【有】【了】，【结】【果】【还】【要】【挣】【他】【们】【贫】【穷】【老】【百】【姓】【的】【钱】，【他】【们】【贫】【穷】【老】【百】【姓】【已】【经】【够】【穷】【了】【好】【吗】
【她】【的】【身】【体】，【明】【显】【被】【人】【鞭】【打】【过】。【触】【目】【惊】【心】【的】【血】【红】【的】【鞭】【痕】，【清】【晰】【可】【见】。 【鞭】【痕】【很】【新】，【破】【皮】【的】【伤】【口】【结】【了】【层】【薄】【薄】【的】【痂】，【被】【水】【泡】【过】，【有】【些】【发】【白】。 【施】【媛】【媛】【又】【伸】【手】【抬】【起】【了】【女】【人】【的】【手】。【这】【手】【细】【长】，【留】【有】【指】【甲】。 【施】【媛】【媛】【看】【了】【看】【她】【的】【指】【甲】，【发】【现】【里】【面】【有】【抓】【过】【的】【皮】【屑】。 【施】【媛】【媛】【看】【看】【东】【宫】【弘】：“【此】【人】【指】【甲】【里】【有】【东】【西】，【很】【明】【显】，【她】【一】【定】
【老】【头】【很】【利】【索】【地】【从】【地】【上】【爬】【起】【来】，【然】【后】【就】【若】【无】【其】【事】【地】【坐】【在】【那】【里】【继】【续】【吃】【炒】【饭】。 【袁】【天】【瞬】【间】【石】【化】【了】。 【这】【时】，【张】【小】【凡】【来】【了】。 “【怎】【么】【拍】【这】【么】【长】【的】【队】？”【张】【小】【凡】【一】【愣】，【指】【了】【指】【外】【面】？ “【你】【谁】【啊】！【出】【去】【排】【队】【去】！”【这】【时】【身】【后】【一】【男】【子】【大】【声】【喊】【道】，【这】【一】【喊】，【后】【面】【排】【队】【的】【人】【都】【开】【始】【指】【指】【点】【点】。 “【不】【好】【意】【思】，【各】【位】，【这】【位】【就】【是】【这】
【顾】【清】【秋】【提】【到】【自】【己】【母】【亲】【的】【频】【率】，【是】【不】【是】【太】【高】【了】【一】【点】？ 【甚】【至】【她】【隐】【约】【觉】【得】，【比】【起】【宋】【焱】【戨】【是】【否】【还】【活】【着】，【顾】【清】【秋】【更】【关】【心】【的】【是】【自】【己】【母】【亲】【是】【否】【还】【活】【着】？ 【顾】【清】【秋】【还】【在】【面】【前】，【女】【孩】【没】【办】【法】【顾】【虑】【到】【那】【么】【多】，【只】【得】【先】【应】【付】【这】【位】，【她】【表】【情】【迷】【惘】，【答】【到】：“【没】【有】，【他】……【他】【没】【有】【提】【到】【母】【亲】。” 【顾】【清】【秋】【仿】【佛】【很】【不】【能】【理】【解】：“【你】【也】【没】【有】【问】？【你】