Vacheron Constantin’s Dip-painted Watch Highlights The Essence Of The Master Series

The Metiers d’Art La Symbolique des Laques watch series demonstrates Vacheron Constantin’s respect for long tradition and watchmaking creativity. Since its birth in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has passed down the watchmaking craftsmanship, art excellence and craftsmanship excellence from generation to generation. This is not only a belief, but also an ultimate demand for superb technology and decorative craftsmanship.
   Just like the Metiers d’Art Les Masques masterpiece set by Vacheron Constantin in collaboration with the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, the Metiers d’Art La Symbolique des Laques masterpiece set is a culture, art and high-end watch. perfect combination. Vacheron Constantin’s concept of watches as a bridge of cultural communication between countries As early as the 18th century, Francois Constantin began traveling around the country to spread Vacheron Constantin’s excellent watchmaking tradition. As a tribute to Vacheron Constantin’s traditional watchmaking spirit, is there any better gift than creating a masterpiece series that combines excellent watchmaking craftsmanship, long history and decorative craftsmanship?

   As a process of exploring the perfect combination of production craftsmanship and creativity, the Metiers d’ Art La Symbolique des Laques watch tells the story of the Kyoto brand Zohiko and Vacheron Constantin. Established in 1661 in Kyoto is the longest-established Japanese traditional lacquer ware craft brand, and Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, is the world’s longest-established watchmaker. Opportunity coincides with this beautiful encounter, but only deep consensus and common values ​​can establish a true connection. They also respect the tradition and make the two brands collaborate.

   Xiang Yan’s artisans have inherited the blood of art and timeless creativity, and are well versed in traditional painting techniques. Maki, which means ‘spraying’, is one of the most complicated and ingenious techniques in painting, and there are only a handful of craftsmen who are proficient in this technique. In short, this technique is to spray a little gold or silver powder on the paint (usually black paint) that has not yet dried to create a beautiful decorative pattern. Lacquer comes from the sap of Rhus verniciflua. This tree is a species of poisonous root vine, born on the plateau of Central Asia or Tibet. It was once planted in a wide range, but today it is only born in southern China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. The Maki-e craft has a long history in Japan, and it became more and more mature in the eighth to twelfth centuries, becoming an art form, and has become one of the main decorative crafts in the seventeenth century.
Maki painting process

   Knowing the true meaning of time, Vacheron Constantin has always maintained the natural pace of creating watches. Adhering to the essence of the Metiers d’Art series, La Symbolique des Laques will launch watches with different themes within 3 years. The first set was launched in 2010. It is a set of 3 new watches, limited to 20 set.
   This year’s ‘Kame’, ‘Kaeru’, and ‘Koi’ watches feature aquatic animals as the theme, and they are selected from representative animals in the Far East art tradition. Turtles, frogs, and carps, which symbolize longevity, good luck, and strength, respectively, show their unique symbolic meaning on the enamel dial. It takes at least 4 months to make each one. The ultra-thin 1003 movement perfectly combines the rich meaning of animals with the passage of time.
Symbolique des Laques

   This legendary 18K gold movement is ruthenium-plated for smoother operation and complements the delicate dial, highlighting the dazzling brilliance of the dill painting process. The Geneva mark guarantees that the watch has the pure and excellent watchmaking technology in Geneva. The 1003 movement is always the reference standard for advanced watchmaking technology. It is the world’s thinnest manually-finished mechanical movement with a thickness of only 1.64 mm. And manufacturing is done by Vacheron Constantin. The sapphire crystals on both sides of the watch show excellent decorative craftsmanship, whether it is chamfering, drawing and engraving. The 18 gems are also crafted with extraordinary craftsmanship. In keeping with Japanese culture, the simple design of the round case reflects the unparalleled movement and two dill-painted dials, fully reflecting the Zen charm conveyed by the series.
Section 1: Turtle (Kame) and Lotus

    ‘Millennium Crane, Millennial Turtle’. In the minds of the Japanese, the turtle symbolizes longevity. The slow movement of the turtle just represents patience and authority, and the pattern of the octagonal turtle shell on the turtle’s back is also a symbol of good luck. Coupled with lotus, it gives people a sense of purity. In the traditional dill painting process, the shell of the animal is usually polished with a stone called momidasi, so that the light is reflected on the pattern and the precise beauty of the geometric figure can be presented. The eyes of the tortoise are inlaid with raden technology, and the leaves floating above the microwave are painted with taka sashimi, which makes the three-dimensional relief relief more beautiful.
Paragraph 2: Kaeru and Hydrangea

   The frog has an admirable meaning in Asia and is regarded as a symbol of return in Japan. The Japanese name of the frog is kaeru, which is the same as ‘return’. The frog is famous for its loyalty, and it is said that no matter how far apart, the frog will always return to its original location. Frogs living near rivers or rice fields are always close to humans, so in societies based on agriculture and rice, frogs are naturally associated with prosperity. Whenever spring comes and everything recovers, the call of frogs is always heard. If a frog decides to live in one’s garden, it will protect the owner from danger and doom.

   The frog, commensurate with hydrangea, is one of the most praised animals in the Far Eastern mythological tradition. It is a symbol of patience, just like the patience that the elephants and craftsmen need to draw lifelike frogs on the dial. Gold glittering eyes used the hirame process, first sprinkled with a layer of hirame powder, and then painted to deepen the color; using the momidashi technique to polish the stone with stones to capture the light for the frog’s body. Kakiwari technique is used to show different levels of lacquer art, mainly used to describe the texture details of leaves. The round pond, like a wave of water on the dial, sets off the tranquility and peace of this watch.
Section 3: Koi and waterfall

   Carp is not only a symbol of persistence, it is also known for its courage and determination. Many Chinese and Japanese legends have praised the carp’s courage to go up, no matter how turbulent the current it is facing. In Japan, although carp usually lives in still water, it often represents the vibrancy and vitality of water. Carp is also a symbol of achievement and good luck. Carp is also found everywhere in Japan’s traditional May 5 (kodomo no hi) and Dragon Boat Festival (tanngo no sekku).

   The combination of carp and waterfall symbolizes strength and will. On the dial, the carp elegantly shuttled through the turbulent water. The iro-katame technique is used to add gold or silver powder for dill painting to the paint, and then polished to contrast with the black background. The waterfall on the back was flowing slowly. The waterfall uses the technique of maki bokashi, and sprinkles gold powder on the painted surface to show a fuzzy figure.

   These three watches are a unique interpretation of beauty and self-transcendence culture. The inheritance of Maki-e’s craftsmanship has lasted for hundreds of years, but it still retains its personality and precious characteristics. Skilled craftsmanship is crowned with an aura of symbolic meaning, firmly anchored in the depths of people’s memory, and rooted in the history of Japan and the Far East and in the world’s artistic heritage. Each of the portrayed graphics, whether animal, plant or mineral, tells a story. Once combined, these figures are transformed into various symbolic meanings, which trace back to ancient legends, literary works and poetry. This year, the theme of longevity is a traction line that strung these three new watches. What is even more symbolic is that this theme has witnessed the inheritance of world art and culture. This heritage has been carefully interpreted and interpreted in each of Vacheron Constantin’s masterpieces.

I Believe That You Are My ‘ku’ Love Life

There are tens of thousands of appearances of happiness in the world. No one happiness is exactly the same. Behind these sweet and loving stories, the initial acquaintance, love and acquaintance are unavoidable. When you first met, what did TA capture your heart? When in love, what is the insulation agent for your feelings? Recalling our love story on the Valentine’s Day. Thank you destiny for meeting me, thank you for staying with me every minute and every second.

 First sight-‘Hello, nice to meet you’
 
 Does anyone believe in love at first sight? If so, I think I love you at first sight. When you appear in the crowd, my eyes only focus on you.

-‘Hello, nice to meet you’.
–‘me too’.

 The sprout of love begins with this simple greeting, just like the RADO Captain Cook watch. It’s hard not to be attracted to seeing it on the first side. The retro design continues the iconic elements of Captain Cook, the first generation of Captain Cook in 1962. The rotating bezel, retro bubble watch, sword-shaped minute hand and arrow-shaped hour hand, and even the three hippocampus statues on the case back. Every design detail is addictive.

RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green plate (picture source watch home)
 
 Unlike our RADO, the Captain Cook series watches do not use the ‘ceramic’ material in their strengths, but use stainless steel to give the case a new vitality. In addition, the brand boldly gives the bezel a new design: the bezel inclined and the center of the dial.

RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green plate detail (picture source watch home)

 The rotating bezel tilts towards the dial. This design completely reproduces the essence of the original CaptainCook series. The dial with gradient color design presents different aesthetics under different light and angles.

RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green plate detail (picture source watch home)

 On the design of the dial, the rotatable anchor logo is one of the overall highlights. The size and proportion of the time scale and hands treated with fluorescent coating are larger than the design of ordinary watches, which is more convenient for people to read time information.

 RADO Captain Cook
42mm, side of green dial case (Image source: Watch House)

 The new RADO Captain Cook watches are available in 37mm and 42mm. From the side, the thin but not textured lines are also attractive enough. The crown is engraved with RADO’s signature anchor logo.

Kuji-dear, loving

 At first glance, it is better to be tired for a long time. When you fall in love with TA, when love changes from freshness to getting along. I finally found that love is every minute and every second that accompanies you, it is the thought that you miss when you are away.

 RADO Captain Cook
42mm, case back details (Image source Watch House)

 It is worth mentioning that this RADO CaptainCook watch is equipped with a modern automatic mechanical movement that can provide up to 80 hours of power reserve. At the same time, the new RADO CaptainCook watch has a water resistance of 200 meters. Not only can it meet the daily needs, but also the requirements for the wearing environment are appropriately relaxed.

 RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green dial bracelet details (picture source watch home)

 RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green dial buckle detail (picture source watch home)

 The new RADO CaptainCook is equipped with a stainless steel bracelet. The limited edition 37mm diameter RADO CaptainCook watch has more options. It is available with a belt, a Milan braided strap and a NATO strap.

Limited models with straps, Milan braided straps and NATO straps

 Everyone is more concerned about the price. The 37mm global limited edition of 1962 models is priced at 16,400 yuan, and the 42mm model is priced at 14,900 yuan in China.

Find you because you are my ‘library’ love

 In the days of thin water, every day I spend with you is the care of God, what makes me so lucky, meet the right people, let us spend Valentine’s Day every day. Find you, because you are my ‘library’ love.

RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green plate (picture source watch home)

 Beginning with value and loyalty to quality, the new RADO Captain Cook series watch attracts so many people’s attention precisely because it combines the advantages of design and watch performance and quality. It is rare for a watch of the same quality to be priced from 10,000 to 20,000.

RADO Captain Cook

42mm, green plate (picture source watch home)

 RADO Captain Cook
42mm, green plate (picture source watch home)

 Today is the Chinese Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day. Pick a watch for your loved one and stay with you for your life. Let it accompany and witness your love story. Let love continue and crown love. Now, the new RADO Captain Cook series watches have been registered on major platforms. If you like it, you may try it on the store, or call the official phone for more details.

Inventory Of High-end Watches That Challenge The Limits Of The Universe And The Ocean (On)

The watches that challenge the unknown environment and the spaceships and submarines that carry the brave to the sea can be described as having the same purpose. Although the two are vastly different, they also reflect people’s determination to continuously break through technological bottlenecks and impact the limits of technology and nature. Regardless of space or ocean, these watches enter one unknown world after another, constantly setting new records. Space, Hello: Omega Speedmaster Series ‘First Omega Into Space’ Numbered Chronometer
     Omega is undoubtedly a pioneer in space. Omega Speedmaster watches have witnessed six human moon landings and half a century of space exploration. Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins all wore speedometers to the moon, and after landing on the moon, they went to the lunar module. The internal electronic timer malfunctioned, so Neil Armstrong left his Speedmaster in the cabin so that reliable timing support could be provided at any time. Therefore, the super watch worn by Aldrin became the first watch to land on the moon. But as early as October 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra entered the space while wearing the Omega Speedmaster while on the Mercury-Hercules 8 mission. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first Omega Speedmaster entering space, at this edition of the Basel Watch Show, Omega launched the Speedmaster series ‘First Omega into Space’ numbered chronograph.
    The Omega Speedmaster ‘First Omega in Space’ chronograph uses a polished and frosted 39.70 mm stainless steel case with a speed ring on the black aluminum bezel. The Omega coaxial movement has landed in all four series Today, this watch still uses the famous 1861 manual-winding movement, which is also famous for powering the legendary Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. The watch features a black lacquered dial with a 30-minute and 12-hour counter at 3 and 6 o’clock, respectively, and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The dial features white hour markers and graduations, and the hour and minute hands are coated with a luminous coating. The screw-down stainless steel case back is embossed with Omega’s unique seahorse badge pattern, as well as the ‘THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE’, ‘OCTOBER 3, 1962’ (‘Mercury-Hercules 8’ mission Date). The Omega Speedmaster series ‘the first Omega in space’ chronograph number is on sale. The unique number of each watch is also engraved on the case back. Omega Speedmaster watches have an extraordinary legendary color. Therefore, in the 50 years since its introduction, it has almost no need to make any major improvements and always maintain its original appearance. Galaxy Express: TAG Heuer Space X Watch
     In recent years, TAG Heuer has made extraordinary achievements in the field of timekeeping. Whether it is the unprecedented 1/1000 second chronograph or the more eye-catching 1/2000 second chronograph, it has become the focus of attention in the industry. But behind the chronograph’s brilliance, TAG Heuer also has a more legendary experience. TAG Heuer, which shines in the field of chronograph, has also traveled to space with astronauts. In the first four months of the Apollo moon landing, American astronaut John Glenn flew the Mercury-Space God 6 (‘Friendship 7’) spacecraft and successfully conducted its first manned orbit. Flying, and he was wearing a TAG Heuer watch on his wrist. According to historical data, this watch is specially modified by TAG Heuer for a trip to space based on a chronograph stopwatch. It has 12 hours of power and one-fifth of a second accuracy. It is equipped with an elastic strap for stability. The ground was fixed on Glenn’s space suit. During the three-week orbital flight of the Earth, the Mercury-Space God 6 spacecraft reached a maximum altitude of 162 miles and an orbital speed of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. The entire mission lasts about 5 hours and requires the TAG Heuer’s 12-hour timer function. Currently, this timepiece with historical significance is treasured by the Smithsonian Institution.
     This year, at the 50th anniversary of TAG Heuer’s entry into space, TAG Heuer launched the Space X watch to commemorate this feat. The Tag Heuer Space X watch uses a 43 mm stainless steel case with the SpaceX ‘rocket’ embossed on the smoky gray sapphire crystal case. The silver dial with 3 auxiliary chronograph dials, the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and 12-hour time The dial is at 6 o’clock, the small seconds dial is at 9 o’clock, and the calendar display window is at 6 o’clock on the 12-hour counter. Blue polished hour and minute hands with fluorescent markings. The TAG Heuer Space X watch uses the TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 self-winding movement, which is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Leaping Atmosphere: Breitling Aviation Chronograph Astronaut Watch
     Breitling has a long-standing relationship with the aviation industry. From the aircraft pilot’s dedicated air timer to the first flight watch equipped with a ring slide, Breitling’s great contribution in the field of aviation timing has left it in the history of aviation A thick stroke. But Breitling in the sky doesn’t stop in the atmosphere. Breitling releases its higher dreams into the infinite universe, where it is the world of freedom.
     In the early 1960s, the space race gradually reached its climax. The United States and the Soviet Union fought fiercely for control of space. The former Soviet Union came first, and the United States was not far behind. In 1962, the Breitling Navitimer watch with improved functions accompanied US astronaut Major Scott Carpenter to fly the Aurora 7 space capsule three times around the earth. This watch is equipped with a unique The 24-hour scale allows astronauts to recognize day and night, even in the complex and ever-changing space environment. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first flight of Breitling chronograph watches into space, Breitling has launched the Navitimer Cosmonaute, which uses the 02 movement.
    This watch inherits two major characteristics of the watch worn by US astronaut Major Carpenter during his space trip in 1962-24-hour display and manual winding. This limited edition of 1962 watches is both elegant and tough. The black dial is paired with a small silver dial. The dial pattern is created on a sterling silver chassis with a fine ‘par épargne’ enamel process, showing good brightness and legibility. . The bottom of the table is engraved with the ‘Aurora 7’ mission medal and the Celsius / Fahrenheit scale. The Breitling 02 movement used in this watch is developed on the basis of the Breitling 01 movement. It has a cylindrical wheel timing device, which is accurate and reliable, and has passed the certification of the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC). Traveling with Shenzhou IX: Fiyta’s first female astronaut’s mission chart
     As a partner of China’s space industry, Fiyta Watch not only actively participates in various space activities, but also travels with Chinese astronauts on many occasions. There were 3 astronauts in the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft. They conducted a manned rendezvous with the Tiangong-1 target aircraft operating in orbit, and then entered and worked for Tiangong-1 for about 10 days. The first Chinese female astronaut’s The emergence of this space flight has greatly enhanced this space flight mission. In response to this mission, Fiyta specially developed the world’s first hand-painted silk enamel aerospace female watch suitable for space environments. This Fiyta aerospace female watch accompanies China’s first female astronaut on a space exploration journey.
    The watch for female astronauts uses a Swiss quartz movement with chronograph and calendar display functions. The watch uses a titanium alloy case. The biggest feature of this watch is that the side of the case is inlaid with hand-painted silk enamel blocks, with gorgeous colors. The beautiful pattern has great national characteristics. As the first enamel watch flying to space, the Fiyta Aerospace Women’s Watch has not only become another milestone in the history of our timepieces, but also shows Fiyta’s extraordinary watchmaking skills and assistance. The firm conviction of China’s space industry.