The Beauty Of Extreme Crafts Vacheron Constantin Master Collection Mecaniques Gravees Watch

SIHH 2015 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Exhibition has been opened, and the report staff in front of the Watch House has also begun to work. They will bring you the latest, fastest and most comprehensive coverage of this exhibition. Let’s follow the steps of the Watch House and enjoy the new art master series Mecaniques Gravees from Vacheron Constantin in the SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie Show.

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Watch diameter 39 mm, exquisite craftsmanship, memorable

The movement’s splints and bridges are decorated with exquisite floral motifs in a precious platinum case

The buttercup leaf pattern has been the inspiration for various artistic expressions since ancient times

The same decorative elements of the same color show Vacheron Constantin’s pure and low-key design philosophy

The dial design of MecaniquesGravees, the master of art, makes the exquisite carving decoration of the movement’s main board and bridge plate clear. The elegant dark gray white gold hands perfectly echo the rock gray minute scale outer ring, which sets off the engraved white gold Maltese cross more brilliantly. The dial and case back are made of transparent sapphire crystal, making the delicate floral pattern carved on the movement clearly visible. Water resistance is 30 meters. Each 4400/1 movement requires 10 days of manual engraving.

Watch details real shot display:

Crown crown with a Maltese cross

With a half Maltese cross 950 platinum pin buckle

Hand-sculpted patterns highlight extraordinary mechanical functions and unique aesthetic charm

The scroll and vine-like engraving on the 4400/1 movement perfectly interpret the classic

The 4400 movement is one of Vacheron Constantin’s most iconic hand-wound movements. The master of art perfectly showcases this movement’s unparalleled exquisite design. The 4400 movement is entirely hand-engraved to provide power for the hours and minutes display. It is mounted on a 950 platinum round case with a diameter of 39 mm, and the curved bezel highlights the elegance and slimness of the watch. The 127 parts of this movement keep their original slenderness, challenging the master craftsmanship of carving. The power reserve of this movement is almost 3 days.

Summary: Vacheron Constantin’s Masterpieces of MecaniquesGravees watches, vividly and elegantly interpret the carving process, using a very modern style and architectural characteristics to pay tribute to the traditional carving process of high-end watch movements. The new master of art Mecaniques Gravees not only reviews the origins of traditional watchmaking decorative arts, but also reflects Vacheron Constantin’s persistent pursuit of the integration of watchmaking technology and art craft for 260 years. (Picture / text watch home Xie Xin)

Jacques Parquet Air Clock Continues The Classic

In 1904, Belgian financier Adolphe Stoclet asked the painter Gustav Klimt to create mosaic frescoes for a luxurious palace. The Brussels-based palace was designed by architect Josef Hoffmann. Among the many paintings in the palace, Klim’s famous painting ‘Le Baiser’ embodies his outstanding achievements in decorative arts. For a century, Klimt’s work still exudes strong vitality and charming artistic charm.

To pay tribute to this painting, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new Atmos Marqueterie parquet air clock. This air clock is limited to ten in number. It is a new interpretation of the Art Nouveau by Jaeger-LeCoultre, which perfectly reflects its artistic value. The bell of the air clock completely duplicates the painting ‘Kiss’, and infused with rare and exquisite craftsmanship, only this craft can show the extraordinary painter of the Austrian symbolist painter.
The clock case of the Atmos air clock is composed of more than 1,200 pieces of precious wood cut individually. The wood pieces are either kept in their natural state or pasted with gold foil using Klimt’s painting techniques, and then pasted together piece by piece, and a luxurious hand-finished parquet is born. Adhering to the excellence of the details of the Jaeger-LeCoultre “Great Workshop”, the craftsmen gave gold foil different shades of gold and rose gold to make the whole painting come to life and highlight its gorgeous and colorful characteristics. The entire painting is based on Ambon wood burr boards and is adorned with precious wood chips with a variety of brown and orange-toned wood textures. In the paintings, the colors of the kamasarari boxwood and the ceylon lemon wood complement each other, and the Brazilian cherry wood and the montana wood tree tumors complement each other. Maple and pear wood are combined, Liriodendron burr is paired with walnut; and arbor burr is decorated with Andean boxwood. This art treasure takes hundreds of hours to complete. In addition to the mastery of mastery of fine wood inlay, the master of fine wood inlay must also possess profound artistic accomplishments, because this is the key factor that determines the beauty of the entire work.
Just touch the hidden button on the clock case, and the clock case will slowly open, showing the delicate mechanical device of the Atmos air clock. After the bell case door is opened, the inner bell case made of crystal glass is displayed, and the built-in air bell witnesses the passage of time perfectly and precisely. In addition to the normal hour and minute display, this air clock can also display the month and phase on the clock dial. The details of the function display are decorated on the natural mother-of-pearl display panel to form a dazzling pattern, which perfectly echoes the exquisite painting of wood gold-plated tone on the clock case. A pillow-cut yellow sapphire is solemnly inlaid at the 60-minute position, symbolizing the zenith, while the other time scales are made of diamond-shaped siliconized wood, symbolizing the earth. The gold-plated moon pattern is on a light and dark contrasting background: it is engraved on a brown disk made of siliconized wood, surrounded by bright-cut diamonds, like the stars in the sky under the night. The moon runner wears a crown made of silver-plated brass for the moon pattern, showing elegance and modernity. The circular disk surface, clearly visible mechanical gears and golden brown mechanical rotating parts echo the Klimm-designed Arabic decorative pattern, linking the past with the present in the same space.
Atmos air clock is clearly inseparable from time. Its style is quiet and solemn, and it has witnessed 80 years since its birth. Its nearly-permanent mechanical device can obtain power only with slight changes in temperature. Today, although the Atmos air clock has been improved and perfected, its operating principle is still the same: it provides kinetic energy for the clock operation through small changes in temperature. The mystery lies in that: a sealed cover is filled with mixed mercury vapor, and the gas expands due to the increase in temperature and shrinks due to the decrease in temperature. The sealed cover is like a mechanical lung, breathing with the change of the surrounding air temperature, and its contraction and expansion movement winds the mainspring, thereby driving the clock. Temperature changes of one degree Celsius can provide power for 48 hours of operation. The ring balance is an example of energy saving: it vibrates twice a minute, and its energy consumption is 250 times lower than that of an ordinary watch that vibrates 300 times a minute. This is not only a timepiece clock, but also an energy-saving and environmentally-friendly mechanical device. Its energy consumption is extremely small-the total energy consumption of 60 million Atmos air clocks is only equivalent to the energy required to light a 15-watt light bulb.

Atmos Marqueterie parquet air clock: technical specifications
Movement
积 Jacques Jaeger-LeCoultre 582 mechanical movement, which is almost permanent, completely handmade and assembled
Composed of 386 parts
Circular balance wheel, swing period is 60 seconds
Features:
Conventional three-needle and one-line hour and minute display
24-hour display
Leap month display
Wannian moon phase display (one day of error accumulated every 3821 years)
Clock dial:
Mother-of-pearl hour plate with silicone wood hour markers
Mother-of-pearl minute plate, set with a pillow-cut yellow sapphire at the 60-minute position, and the other hour markers are made of siliconized wood
银 Silver-plated brass month runner
Moon phase dial made of petrified wood, lined with diamonds; gold-plated moon pattern
Pointer:
Blue Lacquered Hand
Bell case:
The outer fine wood inlaid bell case is made of more than 1,200 precious wood pieces. The wood materials include Kamasaari boxwood, Brazilian cherry wood, Andean boxwood, lemon tree ceylon, montana tree knobs, and palm tree Neem tree knob, alder tree knob, walnut, pear, maple, etc .; some of the wood chips are affixed with gold leaf
Just press the hide button and the bell case will open automatically
Decorative motifs are taken from the masterpiece of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt: Le Baiser
Inner clock case is rhodium-plated and crystal glass
铑 Rhodium-plated clock base and bell feet
Crystal glass clock door
Size:
321 x 171 x 257 mm
Limited edition of ten seats, each with a unique number
Model:
Q554 33 02
【Background information】
Since its establishment in 1833 in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, Jaeger-LeCoultre has become an important watch brand in the history of watchmaking. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a pioneer in the top watchmaking industry. It not only combines precision timing technology and superb artistic talents, but also makes outstanding contributions to the development of the entire watchmaking industry. Jaeger-LeCoultre has countless pioneering and renowned watch products, including Reverso, Duoplan, Master Control, Memovox Polaris, Gyrotourbillon and Atmos. Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmakers, engineers and designers work closely together, follow the exquisite traditional watchmaking technology, and constantly pursue technological innovation, and have a high degree of enthusiasm for each watch manufactured. Each masterpiece inherits Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 178-year-old watchmaking craftsmanship. Nearly 40 top craftsmanships are perfectly integrated with the noble traditions of Rugu Valley in the process of making watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre invented a total of 1,231 movements, and enjoyed 398 registered patents. It continuously surpassed itself and made great achievements, which is a model in the fine watchmaking industry.

Longines Sponsors The Short Story ‘hengruo Time’ To Pay Tribute To The Brand’s 180-year-old Heritage

On the 180th anniversary of the brand, Longines not only colored this long-established watchmaking aesthetics with many extraordinary new products, but also sponsored a beautiful short film to pay tribute to this timeless legend. This short story called ‘Eternal Time’ is an adaptation of a real story about Longines. Talented director Tian Yuan and film actress Guo Xiaodong performed this romantic film full of elegance and classic taste. The film uses a Longines pocket watch as a clue, telling the story that happened to a pair of cross-century lovers: In the 1940s, the war broke up a pair of lovers who should have spent their lives together, leaving only one Longines pocket watch as Love tokens. Sixty years have passed, and the grandchildren of the old man made this pair of whiteheads who were in love fall back to the beautiful moment of the first sight. Longines has witnessed love that can be as elegant and profound as time, and will accompany the commitment to cherish a lifetime. This beautiful story originates from the ‘Finding China’s Oldest Longines Watch’ in 2009. It originates from Swiss Longines in 1832. It has been 145 years since it came to China in 1867. The ‘Finding China’s Oldest Longines Watch’ activity has triggered a warm response and participation of many watch fans and Longines watch owners in China. Each participant will share the Longines that he has cherished for many years and the stories he has witnessed and contains to the brand. One of the stories is the blueprint of the film ‘Hang Ruo Shi Ji’. Longines pays tribute to the brand’s 180th anniversary in this timeless form, intending to express the beauty of the brand’s tradition of pure watchmaking expertise and achievements, to interpret the imprints and influences of Longines in the Chinese lifestyle, to attract more people to watch Longines legend and masterpiece for 180 years. Longines
     Longines was founded in Soymia, Switzerland in 1832. In 2012, Longines’ long-established and exquisite craftsmanship has reached a brilliant 180 years. The unremitting pursuit of tradition, elegance and superior performance has achieved the brand’s pure watchmaking expertise. Longines has a wealth of experience and tradition of glory as the official timekeeper of the World Championships and a partner of the International Sports Federation. The brand has long supported the elegant equestrian sports, and has established a beautiful and close relationship with it.
     Longines is a well-known brand of the Swatch Group, a leading global watch manufacturer. Known for creating exquisite timepieces, this brand, which is marked by a flying wing hourglass, is now available in more than 130 countries around the world.

The Panerai Shanghai K11 Flagship Store Is Unveiled. The Unique Façade Giant Wall-mounted Clock Makes The Flagship Store The Most Famous Brand Store

Shanghai, May 6, 2019 – Panerai, a premium sports watch brand from Italy, unveiled its K11 flagship store in Shanghai. Located on the bustling Huaihai Road in Shanghai, the new store opened this time is the brand’s largest specialty store in mainland China.

   Compared with other Panerai stores, the appearance of the Shanghai K11 flagship store is more style and recognition. The eye-catching large-scale exterior wall has an area of ​​about 300 square meters. The wavy aluminum plate creates a dynamic ocean wave. There is a giant wall-mounted clock with a diameter of about 5 meters. most. The background of the wall clock is black, and the hour, minute and Arabic numerals and hours are displayed in Panerai’s signature fluorescent green. Under the strong color contrast, even from a distance, the time of the clock face is still clear and easy to read, which fully demonstrates the brand characteristics of Panerai Seafood. The store’s design concept and selection of materials follows the Italian tradition of Panerai, showing the deep connection between the brand and the marine world.

   The specialty store uses Italian Calacatta textured marble ‘Calacatta Luccicoso’, bronze, solid wood and chic wavy transparent glass to reinterpret the brand’s watchmaking process. The interior decoration of the specialty store intuitively interprets Panerai’s brand tradition and classic aesthetics. Inspired by Panerai’s iconic LUMINOR case, crown bridge and fluorescent green, it has ingeniously created a semi-open watchmaker’s room.
   Through the huge glass mirror on the wall, watch enthusiasts can watch Panerai’s fine watchmaking technology up close. There are two VIP areas in the store, namely a lounge area and a separate VIP room, which fully creates a distinguished and private shopping environment for customers.
   With the recent opening of new stores in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the total number of Panerai stores worldwide has now reached 85.