In the traditional top watchmaking brands, the brand’s interpretation of fine watchmaking technology is reflected in two aspects: in terms of technology, it can be basically summarized as lighter, thinner and more complex; In terms of appearance, it pursues more exquisite visual design. Although the watch is small, it is a highly comprehensive art carrier. Many of our familiar art forms, such as music, painting and engraving, can be perfectly integrated with the watch, allowing the watch to function as a timepiece. At the same time, it has become a diverse art.
When it comes to art, I think most people think of painting first. The ‘marriage’ of paintings and clocks has a long history-as early as the Qing Dynasty, Chinese emperors began to collect clocks with enamel decoration. Today, many top watch brands also launch a small number of watches with enamel-painted dials every year. These watches are drawn by hand by a skilled enamel micro-painting master, which requires a lot of time and energy to draw each dial. The models are not only timeless, but also have a high collection value because they are scarce.
As a long-established art, painting has a very rich genre. For most friends who have little research on fine art, ‘Impressionism’ is definitely one of the most familiar art genres. Of course, I am no exception … you ask What is Impressionism? Hey … Do you think I really understand … Du Niang said this: ‘The common feature of Impressionist paintings is that the strokes are unretouched and the composition is broad and boundless, especially focusing on changes in light and shadow, the impression of time, and Use ordinary things in life as objects. ‘ Still don’t understand? It doesn’t matter whether you understand it or not … Anyway, I don’t understand it too much …
Today’s watch house will lead you to talk about the cha (bu) pie (duo) in the watch.
Speaking of Impressionism, even those who do not know art must know Monet’s ‘Impressions of Sunrise.’ This work is also the symbol of the Impressionist School. In 1874, Monet initiated and organized the first Impressionist Exhibition. In this exhibition, a ‘Sunrise · Impression’ by Monet caused the European art scene. Strong shock. This picture depicts the early morning of the Seine when the sun is just rising. Because the painter has to finish the work before the light changes in a short moment, the picture cannot be drawn very carefully.
After ‘Sunrise Impressions’ was exhibited, it was publicly attacked by the academy. Reporter Louis Leroy of the ‘Noise’ magazine satirized Monet’s ‘negation to beauty and truth’ with ‘impression’, so ‘impressionism’ became the crown of this school. According to my understanding, Impressionism is about to draw pictures based on the impressions in its mind. It does not stick to traditional brushwork. The style of painting is extensive. Most of them have a strong sense of light and color.
Vacheron Constantin Art Master-Flower Temple Series Strelitzia Queen Jewellery Watch
Strelitziareginae, also known as the bird of paradise flower or bliss bird, is native to South Africa. In 1773, it was introduced by two British explorers: Mr. Francis Masson and Mr. Cook, and was sent to Sir Joseph Banks, the famous director of the British Botanic Gardens. Kew) in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The flower seeds are named after the Queen’s family fiefdom to pay tribute to Queen Charlotte III, Princess of King George III of the Duke of Mecklemburg-Strelitz family, and Strelitzia symbolizes loyalty and luck.
Vacheron Constantin’s Master of Flowers Temple Series is from Vacheron Constantin in 2013, taking the flower illustrations in the 19th-century British plant atlas as a sample. John. A tribute to the biological masterpiece ‘The Temple of Flora’, compiled by Robert John Thornton, published in 1799. The dial of this watch vividly displays the strange shape of strelitzia flowers and the gorgeous color with strong colors and powerful lines, and reveals a vigorous vitality, combining exquisite decorative techniques such as machine-engraved carving and gem setting. , A visual feast for ladies watch lovers.
This watch is equipped with a Vacheron Constantin 4400 mechanical movement with a bracelet, and a large barrel provides a power reserve of up to 65 hours.
Piaget Altiplano white gold diamond ultra-thin mechanical watch
Orchids are called ‘four gentlemen in flowers’ together with winter plum, summer bamboo, and autumn chrysanthemum in our country, and each represents a different gentleman’s character. Among them, the orchid is a symbol of modesty and gentleness with its simplicity and elegance. On Piaget’s watch, a pale yellow Capriella is painted, and the hand-carved exquisite carved enamel background is covered with a layer of translucent enamel called radial decoration. With this high-temperature roasted enamel orchid, it gives a quiet and elegant hazy impression like a girl.
This watch has a 38 mm diameter, the case is made of 18K white gold, the bezel is set with 78 diamonds weighing about 0.7 carats, the model is a dense bottom design, equipped with a Piaget 430P ultra-thin manual winding Mechanical movement. This watch not only embodies the efforts of watchmakers who follow the tradition of haute horology to create and decorate Piaget ultra-thin mechanical movements, but is also undoubtedly the perfect crystallization of the exquisite skills of Piaget enamelists and engravers.
Van Cleef & Arpels Extraordinary Dial Collection Hummingbird Watch
The hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. The hummingbird has the most beautiful body and the most colorful. It is itself a masterpiece of nature. Hummingbirds are light, elegant, fast and agile, with gorgeous emerald, ruby, and topaz sparkles on their gorgeous feathers. Because the feathers of hummingbirds are very gorgeous, in the 19th century, European and American women often used hummingbird feathers as hat ornaments, and merchants bought hummingbird skins, posing a great threat to the survival of hummingbirds.
Van Cleef & Arpels captures the momentary light and shadow of hummingbirds eating nectar, and presents the balanced and elegant posture of hummingbirds on the dial with fresh and colorful colors. The hummingbird’s powerful posture and wave-like flower lines, combined with the bright colors of orange, yellow, red, green, and blue, make this watch show a cheerful atmosphere full of youth.
Beijing Filigree Enamel Women’s Watch
The butterfly has many legends because of its colorful and beautiful colors. In China, there is the beautiful love story of ‘Liang Zhu’ butterfly, and the allusion of ‘Zhuang Zhouxiao dream fan butterfly’: ‘One day, Zhuang Zhoumeng saw that he had become a butterfly, a dancing butterfly. He was very happy and relaxed. I do n’t know if I am Zhuang Zhou. Later I woke up, but it was Zhuang Zhou who was lying on the bed. I wonder if Zhuang Zhou had dreamed and turned into a butterfly, or did butterfly dreaming become Zhuang Zhou? ”Anyway, Butterfly has been from ancient Both are symbols of beauty and freedom.
The red butterfly enamel female watch of the Beijing Filigree enamel series draws a gorgeous butterfly on the dial with exaggerated magnificent colors. The watch has a diameter of 35 mm and the case is made of 18K gold. The bezel and lugs are embedded with 96 natural diamonds in a strange color scheme. , Emitting a unique mysterious temperament, giving a strong impression that is both beautiful and cold.
Athens Precious and Unique Watch Safari Minute Repeater
It has been over a century and a half since Athens was founded in 1846. Athens is dedicated to breakthroughs in watchmaking technology and endless creativity. It also uses enamel, puppet questions, fantastic tourbillons and unparalleled astronomy trilogy. Famous for its superb watchmaking skills and innovative ability, it has become one of the world’s top watches.
This watch brings together the two major charities of Athens’ enamel and puppet questions. On the 42mm dial, vivid animal figures such as lions, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, and cranes are drawn between the square inches with bright brushstrokes. Once the minute repeater button is pressed, the ‘thrilling’ scene will appear immediately in the seemingly peaceful jungle-the fierce lion will immediately stretch out his claws to the little monkey on the tree, and the little monkey will swing back and forth on the tree dodge. This watch is equipped with a UN-72 manual-winding movement. It is also available in rose gold and platinum. Each model is limited to 50 pieces. (Picture / text watch home Xie Xin)