In the previous article, we talked about some time-honored masterpieces launched by various brands at this Geneva watch exhibition. They all embody the advanced system with high complexity, delicate craftsmanship and conceptual aesthetics. The artistic realm of the table. Today, let’s take a look at the easy and fun. These watches are eye-catching when they appear, and the construction is full of visual impact, making people believe that watchmaking is often a fun thing.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. The Royal Oak Offshore Watch was first introduced in 1993. To celebrate the success of the Royal Oak series, Audemars Piguet has long been preparing to innovate the Royal Oak again. We know that When Royal Oak was launched, it was highly disruptive, so the Royal Oak offshore type also hopes to pay tribute to this series in a creative way and present the series with more vitality. Therefore, this time, the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak offshore type, the brand re-examines the overall structure of the watch, with a forward aesthetic vision, to explore new possibilities for the series.
Obviously, the Royal Oak offshore tourbillon chronograph allows us to see a new direction in the series, while retaining the shape of the octagonal bezel and case, the introduction of a more three-dimensional, more impactful bezel, Case and dial structure. One of the most important points of Royal Oak’s success is its sharp-edged appearance, and the contrast between the time-honored classic clock design that made it so special. The new watch is also a higher-level construction of the Royal Oak series offshore type with clear characteristics. This watch has an architectural aesthetic, with sandblasted titanium bridges, and the edges of the splints are satin-finished, making the movement look like it is suspended under the bezel. The structure of the building makes the dial as the case is full of visual impact. The multi-level space presents a very three-dimensional and multi-dimensional visual effect. Time has become a secondary one in spite of the tourbillon and timing function. , But we are more attracted by its sense of structure. Although there are many hollow watches, such a layered and structured watch does make it more advanced than offshore.
Cartier RÉVÉLATION D’ UNE PANTHÈRE watch
If you want to say which SIHH this year is the most creative watch, I will vote for this Cartier. This watch uses a very special way to let us see a flowing picture. We know that Cheetah is Cartier’s iconic element, which symbolizes mystery, sexy and breakthrough, so Cartier watches are very many, but this is the only one, it is difficult to describe it with words Wonderful cheetah watch. There are 900 small gold beads on the dial of this watch. Cartier takes inspiration from the hourglass. When the gold beads fall from one side to the other, they will pass through the surface of the plate, and by using a special liquid on the surface and a specific track Guide, so that the gold beads slowly fall, arranged in a specific order, showing the appearance of a cheetah.
This is very interesting. The decorative decoration on the dial is not new, but in this unique way, a picture of a cheetah is presented. This is the first of Cartier and it is also the most fun watch in this SIHH. Because under static conditions, they are just some gold beads, nothing special. Only when they move, they will show the appearance of a cheetah. So these are also very few watches that let you play it again and want to play it again.
Athenian Classic Peeper Minute Repeater
In many cases, when talking about Spring Palace watches, people often feel a bit shy. However, in the field of fine watchmaking, Spring Palace watches have long been available, but the number is still scarce. This year Athens Watch launched several Spring Palace watches of different materials. Compared to last year’s dancers, this year’s Spring Palace watch is certainly more interesting. First of all, the Spring Palace watch is often not a simple enamel painting or a gold carving picture. Because it has movement, it appears more real and interesting. Because it can move, it is actually a moving puppet watch. This requires a high level of watchmaking to make a moving puppet structure. It requires precise control of the distance, frequency and number of actions. If it is a variety of actions, You also need to consider the order, so moving watches are often very complicated. At the same time, with the help of gold carving crafts, the Athenian craftsmen carved two men and two women. At the same time, the dark gray dial also carved details such as patterned rugs, sofas, windows, curtains and so on.
In addition, only the action is really monotonous. Therefore, the moving puppet watch is often equipped with a timekeeping function. This watch is equipped with a minute repeater. When the timekeeping function is turned on, the dial starts to start and the characters make actions in order. This is also a rare watch that makes people feel relaxed in this year’s new SIHH products.
Van Cleef & Arpels poetic complication watch
At SIHH in 2016, Van Cleef & Arpels has launched an interesting watch, but it has not attracted much attention. It is a mechanical watch, but relying on the internal light module, it can make the dial’s Several fixed points emit light, thus forming a constellation. This year, with the same creativity, Van Cleef & Arpels brought 12 constellation watches, each with the same characteristics, but different constellations. The 12 constellations are a favorite subject of Van Cleef & Arpels. From high jewelry to high-bead watches, Van Cleef & Arpels has repeatedly launched a complete set of 12 constellation high-quality works.
The brand new 12 constellation poetic complication watch, in addition to the regular travel time function, the surface of the plate shows a very beautiful blue enamel starry sky background and carved the shape of the white gold constellation. There are several transparent blue enamel beads. Their connection forms the shape of a constellation. With the lighting module developed by Van Cleef & Arpels internally, using a piezoelectric effect, a ceramic bar vibrates inside the body, thereby generating electricity through a physical reaction, powering the internal diode, and activating the button at 8 o’clock. The diode emits light, and the transparent enamel beads on the disk surface stand out for three seconds. Since then, everyone has their own constellation watch, they will light up your constellation in the dark night, the vast starry sky.
IWC ‘tribute to Pallweber’ special edition watch
Compared with the previous watches, this watch from IWC is slightly less interesting, but it is also a very interesting watch. This watch is IWC’s first watch with a digital hour and minute scale. It has only a second hand on the dial, which is very simple, but it also contains a simple internal structure. Of course, this watch has a story. In the 19th century, Pallweber pocket watches displayed large hours and minutes on a rotating display. Pallweber and IWC had a cooperative relationship and authorized IWC. Produced such pocket watches. This time to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary, IWC re-launched this unique design, and also launched a special edition Pallweber pocket watch. Obviously, even in today’s watch category, such watches are very unique.
Vacheron Constantin Masters
The Vacheron Constantin master series has always been the top example of art watchmaking. Whether it is the theme, cultural core and craftsmanship presented by the brand, it is of great appreciation. This year, Vacheron Constantin brought five hot-air balloon watches.The scenes they presented were the five hot-air balloon feats performed in France between 1783 and 1785. At that time, people were able to leave the ground and learn about sky. The hand-carved gold balloon, under the delicate carving knife of the master craftsman, presents a wealth of detailed features, including the pattern of the hot air balloon surface, the top folds, cables, baskets, characters, animals, and so on. Under this miniature landscape, there are different tonal backgrounds brought by the hollow enamel: sky blue, dark blue, turquoise, brown and burgundy. This rich and extremely deep color enamel is only extremely A few masters of enamel painting are mastered. At the same time, it is a hollow enamel without a base support.
Versailles 1783 shows a hot air balloon designed by Étienne de Montgolfier and flying for the first time. The ‘air experiment’ carried three animals: sheep, rooster and duck, and their successful survival proved that the oxygen content at a certain height is sufficient. Paris 1783, for the first time on a human ‘sky trip’. Paris 1784. This hot air balloon is equipped with a system designed to control the hot air balloon flight trajectory designed by the pioneer of the hot air balloon Blanchard. Bordeaux 1784. This flight test in Bordeaux carried a total of three travelers and became an indisputable spectacular wonder at the time. Bagnole 1785, tens of thousands of people witnessed the flight and gave thunderous applause.
Summary: Looking at all the new SIHH products, these watches are watches that I think are very interesting and exciting, of course, they are expensive, and you ca n’t own them at this moment, even if you plant them in your heart A seed of art, waiting for fate in the future, I always remember how I loved them.