Handmade Art In Square Inches

All kinds of arts are connected. The watch itself is a profound mechanical art. When special techniques such as carving and painting are applied to the watch, an art superposition is completed. The artistic value of is increasing exponentially, because it not only makes the methods and the like more subtle and cautious, but also requires the combination of a variety of different materials and different physical properties to complete the ‘microworld’ of watches. The special process lies in reflecting the value of handwork. It is impossible for a machine to know how to paint is the most beautiful, but the machine can be painted a thousand times. The paint is the same thickness, and the handwork is the opposite. Therefore, you must look at the skill at hand. How to handle the heavy and mild, the visual effect of each stroke, the mechanical repeated production can only be regarded as a product, the manual is the real art.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Skeleton Watch
The Royal Oak series was born in 1972. It has revolutionary designs such as the iconic octagon and exposed screws. The skeleton model is a gem. The movement structure of the tourbillon frame can be completely seen through the dial.
Audemars Piguet 3129 self-winding movement, 18k rose gold case, AP word folding buckle, water-resistant to 50 meters.
Reference price: 425000

Minjiang Shidanton Metiers d’ Art La Symbolique desLaques watch
Saki-e is a traditional lacquer decoration technique from ancient Japan. The turtle symbolizes longevity. The slow moving speed of the turtle represents patience and authority. The pattern of the octagonal turtle shell on the turtle’s back is also a symbol of good luck.
Vacheron Constantin 1003 SQ hand-wound movement, rose gold case, 40 mm diameter, 18K gold-plated dial, Japanese motif drawing of turtle and lotus motif, black hand-stitched square alligator strap, 18k rose gold pin buckle Half Maltese cross buckle, water-resistant to 30 meters.
Reference price: 2793000 yuan

Amy Craftsmanship Hollow Watch
It is not unusual to see the continuously oscillating movement. It is strange that you can even see the rotating gears, the flow of power transmitted from the mainspring to the balance gear, the coil and the needle setting mechanism. The ingenious series can do it.
Aimei ML134 manual winding skeleton movement, stainless steel case, diameter 43 mm, black PVD coated hour markers, luminous hour and minute hands, crocodile leather strap with folding buckle, waterproof 50 meters.
Reference price: 74800 yuan

瑞宝 Edition Zeitzeichen Cutout Engraved Watch (Floral Pattern)
Xi Ruibao’s craftsmen have great confidence and interest in traditional craftsmanship and revival. The hollow sculptures of the entire watch do not rely on high technology, but rely entirely on human hands and skilled operation of auxiliary manual machines to demonstrate the beauty of machinery.
ETA 6497-1 hand-wound movement, hand-engraved and skeletonized 925 silver dial, blued-steel hands, crocodile leather strap, and copper folding clasp.
Reference price: 435000 yuan

Emperor Shaduli Mère des Tigres
According to epic records, Shaduli is the first mother of all felines, making the watch full of mysterious wildness. It is inspired by Hinduism, so the ancient Sanskrit full of Indian religion is engraved on the back of the watch, which is a call from ancient times.
Peseux 7001 skeletonized manual winding movement, 18K yellow gold case, watch diameter 44.5mm, the case is painted with three tiger motifs, the inner case is set with 12 rubies (0.10 carats) and 48 diamonds (0.31 carats), The outer layer is set with 76 diamonds (1.88 carats), a diamond buckle with diamonds, and an easily replaceable 18K yellow gold pocket watch case. There is only one limited edition in the world.
Reference price: 1050000 yuan

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Watch
Japan’s ‘national treasure’ master of lacquer art, Mr. Kiichiro Masamura, uses Japan’s top traditional lacquer painting process to make this watch. The raw lacquer production is very small, and only a few people are familiar with the lacquer painting process of the dial.
L.U.C 96HM self-winding movement, 18k rose gold case, 39.5mm diameter, Urushi lacquered peacock dial, gold-plated princess-style hour and minute hands, black alligator strap, 18K rose gold pin buckle.
Reference price: 168000 yuan

Glashütte Original The First Chinese Special Model-‘heart’ Moon Phase Women’s Watch

Recently, Glashütte Original brought a pink special “heart-shaped” eccentric moon phase watch that is exclusive to China. This is the first time that the brand has launched a special edition watch in China.

The distinctive and eye-catching part of this watch is the soft pink dial and strap. The pink mother-of-pearl dial is created by the brand’s own Pforzheim dial factory. In order to accurately display this fresh pink, you first need to choose a light white mother-of-pearl material and coat it on the back … The specific production process is said to be very complicated, including 40 processes. However, Glashütte Original has realized self-supply of dials since 2013. From the perspective of its technical strength and stability of finished products at its Pforzheim dial factory in Germany, this should not be a problem. Moreover, in this way, the resources are fully utilized to give play to the characteristics of the brand. The finished product of pink mother-of-pearl noodles is also quite satisfactory. The right pink color will evoke your girl’s heart every minute.

Looking closely at the disk, the 2 o’clock position is a ‘Mid-Tibet Moon’ design with Glashütte’s original characteristics. The shining silver meniscus relief shows the moon phase profit and loss, and the silver sky with fine texture and star makeup Point, it would be more appropriate to describe it with beauty. The numbers outside the meniscus are displayed on the lunar calendar, combined with the position of the moon, and the date of the lunar calendar can be roughly guessed.

The large 4 o’clock calendar window is also the original feature of Glashütte. Today, there are many brands that can make large flat calendars, but Glashütte Original is the first brand to have this technology. In terms of technology, it is not an exaggeration to say that the fire is pure.

Off-center small three-pin layout. Except for 5-7 points on the hour dial, the other 9 time scales are each set with 2 diamonds. The bezel and crown are set with diamonds implying creativity. When the watch is placed on its side, it looks like a diamond ring-a rigorous German watchmaker who has a romantic heart. I just do n’t know, how many carats is that diamond on the crown? (If it is a large and positive pink diamond, is it better? Of course, it may be more than 154,000 yuan.)

Through the bottom design, the entire 90-12 automatic winding movement can be seen at a glance. The Glashütte pattern on the three-quarter splint, the double gooseneck fine-tuning device of the Stupid Movement Party, the balance wheel splint with gold and silver stylized hand-engraved pattern, and the hollow 21K double G rotor Here, filled with pride made in Germany. Although this is a special edition, it has a seemingly different appearance, but it reveals the absolute original elements of Glashütte in its bones.

As for the feeling of getting started, for a girl with a very small wrist like me, it is slightly thicker. After all, this watch is 39.4 mm in diameter and 12 mm thick. Although it is a special edition in China, it does not introduce a smaller size for East Asian women’s wrists. It is indeed a German brand. In addition, if you really want to do this, you may not see the beautiful 90 movement on the back, which is also a choice.

Although for many brands, there are more and more limited editions and regional special editions, but for Glashütte Original, this is the first Chinese special edition. However, now that the Chinese special version of the women’s model has arrived, think about it, can the men’s model be far away? If you choose, which piece of Glashütte original do you want to make into a special Chinese style?