The art of clocks and watches has both the skill and aesthetics, so manual decoration has always been an integral part of fine watchmaking. Using the hands of craftsmen to draw subtle paintings between the square-shaped dials, the colorful dial world is not only a visual feast, but also those ancient handicraft skills are also passed on. Among countless masterpieces, creative works are always memorable. In the upcoming 2016, many brands launched watches designed for daily wear that are unique and extraordinary. Gorgeous.
Elegant and noble cheetah in Cartier world
Cheetah carries a unique aesthetic power in Cartier’s world, where it is no longer a ferocious beast, but is transformed into a beautiful and mysterious creative inspiration, blooming on people’s necks, wrists or chests Fascinating glory. The 2016 Cartier craftsman once again introduced cheetah elements into the design of high-end watches. Through the integration of ancient heritage techniques such as carving, polishing, enamel, jewelry, gem setting and watchmaking, this unique work of ghosts and axes has been achieved.
Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Enamel Bead Craft Cheetah Decorative Watch
Enamel Bead Craft
The Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier enamel beads craft cheetah decoration watch has a meticulous shape, using the craftsman’s skill to show the cheetah’s deep eyes, light beards and soft fur to show the exquisite and elegant, graceful style perfect bloom. This watch uses a unique enamel bead technology, which is inspired by the metal bead process. The enamel master first cuts the enamel into small pieces or milled it into powder, then stretches it into filaments, and then cuts it into After the segment is heated by the welding gun, the filament segment is fused into pellets. The size of the segment depends on the diameter of the enamel filaments. The master craftsman then placed the enamel beads into the chassis according to the color and shape of the artwork. The difficulty of this process is that because different colors of enamel melt at different temperatures, it takes dozens of firings to achieve the final ideal effect.
Blancpain makes waves
Blancpain Villeret Classic Wave Watch
Blancpain’s century-old exquisite watchmaking skills are not only reflected in the achievement of advanced complex functions, but also have rich craftsmanship aesthetics, such as the relatively rare Damascus gold inlaid and red copper technology, or traditional enamel, metal carving technology, etc. This is by no means overnight.
Woodcut ‘Kanagawa Chong • Langri’
At the 2016 Basel Haute Horlogerie Show, Blancpain introduced more than one extraordinary craft, such as the Sakura and Chiron watch, and the Liang Zhu series, all highlighting Blancpain’s rich aesthetic heritage. The dial pattern of this giant wave watch was inspired by the famous Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai’s famous woodblock print ‘Kanagawa Chong • Langri’. The master watchmaker moved this classic painting to the dial to show the image of Kanagawa realistically. The stormy waves at sea rolled and rolled, and the scene of the fishing boat bumping up and down in the waves showed the tense atmosphere hit by the waves.
Parma Gianni’s fascinating ‘Kaleidoscope’, ‘Pine Tree’ and ‘Ripple Pattern’
Parmigiani Toric watch
Parmigiani is one of the very few top watch brands to achieve completely independent manufacturing today. Its charm lies not only in the restoration of antique clocks and machinery, but also in the perfect display of contemporary watchmaking techniques. During the 2016 SIHH, the ultra-complex Toric series of watches launched by Parmigiani attracted the unanimous reputation of watch enthusiasts. Through different manual art and aesthetic design, this different dial picture was created.
Kaleidoscopic rose-shaped decoration
The biggest feature of this so-called ‘Kaleidoscope’ watch is that the dial and the central decoration can rotate and dance with the activation of the minute repeater device, creating a charming kaleidoscope effect, giving people a dreamy three-dimensional visual experience. Optical effect to make people sleep. The eye-catching rose-shaped ornaments are composed of arc-shaped strips, which are hollowed out and hand-chamfered through a series of processes; while the gold dial below is decorated with a hand-made grid pattern, and is plated with black gold, winding and swirling It seems to extend from the rosette in the center of the watch.
Mounted pine dial
The evergreen pine and cypress means vitality and immortality. The master of Parmigiani watchmaking skillfully condenses this pattern between the square inches of the dial, and displays the branches, knots and needles through the excellent mounting process. On the dial, combined with the delicate carving process, the roots of the needles are clear, and even the small gaps between the needles are clearly visible, giving the whole a natural and dynamic look.
Ripple pattern engraved by hand
The tranquil water surface is filled with ripples, which is the aesthetics of nature and the source of inspiration. Parmigiani watchmakers use pure hand engraving technology to create this charming three-dimensional depth of field on the Toric watch. Each ripple on the dial is engraved and hammered by hand. Even the design of the case is decorated with circular carvings and knurling, as if the ripples spread.
The beauty of the earl rose
Piaget Altiplano gold engraved watch
The beauty of Piaget roses is elegant and attractive. Such exquisite works must benefit from a pair of skillful hands of artisans. The ancient tradition of gold carving crafts will be brought to the extreme, and the colorful roses will bloom on the dial and interpret. The variety of flowers and the unique sensual charm are unforgettable at first sight.
Final polishing with rubber polishing wheels
Polished with diamond powder
To sculpt this life-like rose work on such a thin gold dial requires superb skills. The earl master craftsman first sketched the outline of the petals with a line drawing tool on the surface, and then used extremely precise sculpting techniques to gradually shape the petals. , Linking the roses from the inside to the bright layered sense, creating an undulating three-dimensional sense.
Van Cleef & Arpels Water Fairy
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Water Fairy Watch
Van Cleef & Arpels is good at drawing inspiration from all aesthetic masterpieces. This new watch is inspired by a fine jewelry brooch introduced earlier, combining the poetic complication of fine watchmaking, injecting charming dynamic and vitality into the watch.
Filled enamel craft + miniature painting
Each element of the watch dial combines different craftsmanship, such as enamel filling, micro-painting and gem setting. The water surface is presented in stained glass enamel, creating a crystal clear effect; the petals, stamens and green leaves of the narcissus are made of dark green tsavorite garnet, pink sapphire and orange yellow manganese garnet; the sun is made of The yellow sapphires are paved and echo the beautiful diamond moon at both ends of the horizontal line, all of which constitute a beautiful and colorful waterside fairy scene.
Bvlgari continues the spirit snake myth
Bvlgari Serpenti Incantati skeleton tourbillon watch
This spirit snake, which has been interpreted as a moving gesture, has taken its roots in ancient Roman culture as the inspiration of the Bulgari Serpenti series, and has been deeply implanted in the numerous and varied works of Bulgari. In the new watch design in 2016, this charming and charming spirit snake has been re-conceived from the head of the snake to the body of the snake through the charming interpretation of high-end watches and fine jewelry, showing a very sculptural line. Bvlgari artisans combine brilliant diamonds with luxurious gold cases and excellent intricate clockwork skills with excellent gem setting techniques, which makes the spirit snake not only charming but also mysterious. The beauty of beautiful machinery moves people’s hearts.
Audemars Piguet opens up endless possibilities for fine jewelry watches
Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury High Jewellery Watch
Changing the impossible into the possible, may be the source of all innovation. Audemars Piguet, a well-known and sophisticated watch brand in the industry, maintains its unique watchmaking style and is also exploring the infinite possibilities of the world of fine jewelry watches. This Diamond Fury fine jewelry watch launched this year is the best proof Its amazing beauty is convincing.
Exclusive mosaic technology
This Diamond Fury watch inspired by the classic patterns of the punk era is a collaboration between designers, engineers and jewellers of Brassos. The top inlaying process combines two luxury materials, diamond and white gold, with 4,841 pieces throughout. Diamonds, and finally show a regular arrangement of pyramid-shaped rivets, very layered. The most mysterious design is that by tapping a small device, the mysterious dial can shine against the delicate and elegant diamond suit. Two blue hands jump lightly on the square dial, and the dial is not modified too much. Only at 12 o’clock, the brand’s classic mark is emblazoned, demonstrating the innovative concept of Audemars Piguet’s continuous breakthrough in traditional thinking.
Chopard Rainbow Colorful
Chopard Imperiale Jewellery Watch
Luxury is always full of extraordinary masterpieces. With this magnificent Imperiale jewellery watch, Chopard shines again. It is like a rainbow across the sky, blooming in seven colors. The master watchmaker selects a variety of luxurious and colorful gemstones, and uses superb professional techniques to spread the rectangular sapphire colorful sapphire on the dial, case and bracelet. The crown and ear protectors are inlaid with amethyst, and the gems are luxuriously blooming. Changing colors, exquisite workmanship, people are amazing.
Summary: All beauty comes from inspiration. The extremely creative artisans have endowed the delicate mechanical world with poetry, nobility and beauty, and have made the timepieces immortal. Every extraordinary work is devoted to the soul of the maker, and it is also the strongest proof of the continuous progress of human beings in the realm of watches and clocks. Who can say that these masterpieces of timepieces have not been preserved forever?