Month: December 2019

Ingenuity, The Century Heritage Of Micro-painted Enamel Art – Jacques De Roth Art Workshop Experience

More than 400 years ago, Europeans (Geneva is the birthplace) have started to use enamel technology on clocks and watches, and derived micro-enamel technique. Micro-painted enamel is an outstanding representative of western enamel technology, and is considered to be the most difficult of the three major types of enamel (the other two are filigree enamel and filled enamel).
   The ancient tradition of micro-painting enamel can be explored from the Flemish region at the border of Europe, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands in the middle of the 15th century. At the end of the 15th century, Limoges in the Midwest of France developed into an important town of micro-painted enamels based on its enamel making process. Initially, it made religious-themed utensils and later gradually made decorative crafts. From the middle of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century, the technique of micro-painting enamel has gradually matured in Geneva for use in watchmaking.
   Due to the time-consuming and laborious work of making a micro-painted enamel surface, and the fact that pocket watches have gradually entered history because of the rise of watches, the once-prosperous micro-painted enamel technique reached the early 20th century, and it became difficult to master the inheritance of this technique. Today in the Swiss watchmaking industry, there are only a few watch brands that can produce micro-painted enamels, which also makes the art of micro-painted enamels, which is known as one of the seven major watchmaking processes in Geneva, more precious.
   As one of Jacques de Roth’s undisclosed traditional ancient crafts, it has a history of nearly 300 years. It has been famous for its large-scale fire enamel craftsmanship. In the 21st century, Jacques Delo is committed to carrying forward the micro-painting enamel, a representative of western enamel craftsmanship, and making the watchmaking tradition created by its founder into the existing watch series. China has continued its heritage.

   The process of micro-painting enamel requires that the watch case is covered with a layer of anti-deformation enamel glaze. In order to make the watch case resistant to high temperatures during firing, several layers of white glaze are placed on the metal plate, and then drawing is started. The master of enamel uses a single brush to decorate several layers of colored glaze with delicate strokes to draw a delicate pattern. At this time, color mixing is the biggest science. If the color mixing is excessive, the pattern will be blurred after sintering, and the picture will be destroyed. Therefore, after partial drawing, sinter first, then draw the next part, and then sinter. The last step is to apply several layers of colorless transparent glaze to enhance the three-dimensional impression of the pattern. Sometimes one side of the micro-painted enamel has to be sintered dozens of times. If it burns out in the middle (such as cracking, color mixing failure, etc.), this work will be destroyed. So micro-painted enamel is very precious.
   The master watchmakers at Jacques D’Or Art Workshop know how to adjust the thickness of the powder, how to master the heat, and how to fire a dial with a unique luster and texture. The dial produced by this process has the same quality for a long time, and the enamel is gorgeous and bright. It can remain unchanged for thousands of years, and the time can still be renewed. Each Jaquet Droz micro-painted enamel dial is drawn by hand, which is cumbersome and requires extremely complicated and delicate craftsmanship, which takes about 40 hours to complete under a microscope. It is for this reason that micro-painted enamel is completed. Craftsmanship has been used on only a few models, creating unique and classic models that are entirely hand-drawn and timeless.
   Each of Jacques Dro’s micro-painted enamel watches is an ingenious and unique masterpiece. Each dial adheres to the brand’s excellence quality requirements, consisting of five layers of enamel, after more than a week of hand-made, and about 20 open flame treatment processes to achieve the ultimate effect. The dial’s white space is like an unfolded canvas. The color lines are drawn between the square inches, exuding the strong aroma of art, which is timeless. Whether it is a bird or a beast, or a portrait of a person on the dial, the mood is clear, the strokes are delicate, one stroke at a time, and the finest muscle textures, feathers and fur patterns on the subject animal are carefully delineated, as well as the vivid posture of soaring and running, The tranquility and beauty of the mountains and waters reflect each other; the subject’s eyes are flowing, looking forward to life, the clothing is clear in texture, and the texture is elegant, which expresses the expression of writers, painters, and musicians in intoxicating creation. Such a gorgeous enamel coat is worn on the body of the watch, the watch presents artistic sensuality and romance.
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   Each of Jakodro’s watches is as fascinating as works of art. The brand’s nearly 300 years of legendary history has been meticulously depicted between square inches, and all are manufactured with a global limit of 88, 8 or even 1 piece. Each micro-painted enamel watch is like a rare treasure, and only a few distinguished people can include it.
   In order to further show Jacques Dro’s unique micro-painted enamel technology to watch lovers, collectors and connoisseurs who love luxury watches, Jacques Dro specially organized the “Jacques Dro Art Workshop Experience” event in Shanghai. Mr. Le Ngoc Thanh, a Jacques Dro enamel micro-painter from afar, was invited to perform the enamel micro-painting process for the guests, and the guests were invited to experience the drawing dial in person. Let the guests personally experience the unremitting efforts of Jacques Dro’s ultimate pursuit of ‘beauty’.

   For almost three centuries, Jaquet Droz has engraved time with subtle design, superb craftsmanship and infinite creativity. Throughout Jacques Dro’s brand history, each watch was born in excellence and poetry. Nowadays, Jacques Dro is based on the field of fine watchmaking, and strives to create unique luxury watches with superb watchmaking technology. It continues to carry forward the pursuit of perfection and innovation, and conveys the core values ​​of emotion and poetic imagination. ‘Beauty’ and ‘pleasure’ enjoy passing on to you through the watch, dedicating to the centuries-old watch culture inherited from the brand.

As Father Love Jacques Dro’s Father’s Day Sincere Choice

Father’s love is deep and simple, subtle and timeless, like a mountain of perseverance, which requires us to meditate and read. Each of Jaquet Droz’s watches is classic and timeless, as well as novel and unique. It will inherit and create vividly, just like the inheritance and breakthrough between father and son. Today, Jacques Dro writes a father’s carol with his noble figure and elegant air mass spectrum, and presents his father with the most exquisite and most desirable holiday gift.

 The Grande Date series is an outstanding work from Jacques de Loire’s classic style of Geneva in 1784. It is beautifully crafted and contains countless efforts of artisans. It can be described as a masterpiece that showcases minimalist aesthetics and advanced watchmaking. .
Jacques Dro breakthroughly displays the date through an oversized surface. The hands are designed at 6 o’clock, completely overturning the traditional display method, and perfectly realizes that the date and the hour and minute dial are on the same dial. The 5.4mm size increases the date reading surface and improves legibility. In addition, the large calendar watch series ingeniously shifts the hour and minute hands from the center to the 12 o’clock position, the automatic winding movement, and the dual barrel mechanism are also specially designed with a dual deviation layout including the date display . The ‘big fire’ ivory enamel dial and three-dimensional hour and minute hand dial made by fine cutting make Jacques Delo’s exquisite craftsmanship perfectly reflected on the large calendar enamel watch. This series is limited to the production of 88 pieces. It is included in the sire of his father, and he will hide his infinite respect and tender love in his wrist.

Big calendar watch series
Ivory ‘Grand Feu’ Grand Fire Enamel Dial
18K Red Gold Case
Self-winding movement
65-hour power reserve
Large calendar window at 6 o’clock
43 mm diameter
Limited to 88 pieces
Market reference price: 209,500 yuan

 Perpetual calendar moon phase (PERPETUAL CALENDAR ECLIPSE)

 The Jacques de Perpetual Calendar Eclipse watch has a modern design and an age-modern calendar display. The red gold hands, the moon and the stars are bright and perfectly balanced with the calm and restrained contrast of the matte black dial, which is full of masculinity. Equipped with a black leather strap, creating a magnificent view of the heavens. Two straight hands walk on the deep and deep black Grand Fire enamel ‘Grand Feu’ dial, which contrasts with the other two crooked and crescent crescent-pointed serpentine hands. The calendar display is distributed on both sides of the dial: the date is displayed on the right and the day is displayed on the left. The month display at 12 o’clock is equipped with only a hand to pass over it, and a hidden leap year display window. At 6 o’clock, a golden moon appears with the opening of the black onyx indicator window. The moon appears or disappears, and the light and dark overlap until it is completely hidden. The entire dial is like a sky with 8 stars (8 is the lucky number of the brand). The never-ending gears are like fatherly love, day after day, year after year, hidden and dense.
Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase PerpetualCalendar Eclipse J030533200
Black Grand Fire ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel Dial
18K red gold case and setting
Self-winding movement
Central hour and minute hands
Date and week flyback display
68-hour power reserve
Moon phase display at 6 o’clock
Analogue month display at 12 o’clock
Leap year display at 12 o’clock
43 mm diameter
Market reference price: 467,000 000

Rolex Tells About The Dream Of Time

As the most well-known and best-selling Swiss luxury watch brand, Rolex has always been a symbol of top quality. In addition to excellent quality, its tough and consistent brand spirit is even more infectious. For countless watch lovers. Three new works at the Baselworld 2010 show once again the charm of this watch giant. As the most well-known and best-selling Swiss luxury watch brand, Rolex has always been a symbol of top quality. In addition to outstanding quality, its tough and consistent brand spirit has infected countless watch lovers. Three new works at the Baselworld 2010 show once again the charm of this watch giant.
  Rolex never sells watches. Rolex operates the dream and passion of men for time. Of course, in today’s extremely fierce competition in the watch industry, this top watch brand relentlessly pursuing time and art is not only Rolex, but Rolex can always be proud of its peers in its unique way and ability. The most important of these is an excellent work that combines traditional technology with modern latest technology and condenses top watchmaking culture.
  Today, Rolex is known worldwide for its absolutely sophisticated watches-every Rolex COSC Observatory-certified precision timepiece is a benchmark for watchmaking, and such glory has already been launched in the world in 1910 From the time of the Observatory certified watch, Rolex has been around.
  Perhaps the most interesting thing about Rolex is the non-brand charity under the name of the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. As we all know, the Foundation donated a language library to help the blind and an exhibition hall of the Animal Conservation Union in Lucerne, Switzerland, and provided audiovisual equipment; scholarships for vocational school graduates in Geneva; Switzerland’s Swiss watch research laboratory, etc … A large part of the brand’s revenue is used by the foundation to support various cultural and charitable causes, including watchmaking teaching, fine arts and business and social sciences, and this is also The desire of the brand founder Hans Wilsdof.
  At the Baselworld 2010, Rolex launched the new Submariner Date submariner calendar watch, which still follows the traditional shape of Submariner in appearance. At first glance, there are basically not many changes, but if you look closely, almost every The details are all new design-from the cut surface, the lugs to the case material and the luminous signs and hands are completely innovative. As a top diving watch that has undergone time verification, outstanding water resistance is naturally the most basic quality manifestation that allows it to transcend time and space. From the initial water resistance of 100 meters, to the subsequent 200 meters to 300 meters today, This fully illustrates the extraordinary skill of Rolex in the field of watch waterproof technology.
   The new Submariner Date 2010 watch case is made of 904L stainless steel, which is more resistant to seawater corrosion. The unidirectional rotating outer ring of the case is also made of black ceramic named Carachrom (green version) With Carachrom green ceramic outer ring) material, as the brand’s self-developed material, it has absolute abrasion resistance. In addition, the inner scale of the outer ring is coated with platinum, which can be seen in luxury.
  When diving or in low light, the time scales and hands coated with Chromalight fluorescent substance will turn blue, which is easier to recognize than the previous green fluorescence, and the eyes look more comfortable. Equipped with 3135 automatic movement, Parachrom blue hairspring, 48-hour power reserve, oyster strap, buckle. Explorer Watch
  In terms of internal structure, the new Explorer watch is equipped with the same Parachrom hairspring as the Submariner Date watch. Parachrom blue hairspring developed by Rolex for a long time is made of niobium and zirconium alloy. The antimagnetic metal hairspring is more than 10 times more shock resistant than the traditional Invar hairspring.
 The new Explorerer watch also uses a 904L stainless steel 39mm case, Chromalight luminous coating, sapphire crystal, automatic winding movement, 48-hour power reserve, 100 meters water resistance, also with an oyster strap and buckle. Rose gold and stainless steel
  Rose gold and stainless steel case, bezel set with 24 diamonds, sapphire crystal, chocolate-colored surface with Roman numerals, 6 o’clock hour setting with gems, self-winding movement, water resistance to 100 meters, oyster strap and Clasp.
  Gold and stainless steel
  Gold and stainless steel case, outer ring set with 46 diamonds, sapphire crystal, silver surface with Roman numerals, 6-point hour setting gemstones, self-winding movement, 100 meters waterproof, oyster strap and buckle.
  White gold and stainless steel
  White gold and stainless steel case, triangular pitted bezel, sapphire glass mirror, deep rhodium shades. The time scales on the surface are very distinctive, except for the Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock and the brand crown at 12 o’clock. In addition, the other scales are floral patterns, just like a flower blooming garden. Self-winding movement, waterproof to 100 meters, commemorative strap with crown buckle.

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