Month: May 2021

Japanese-style Elegance Hermès Jewellery Watch Series 2014

The ArceauTemari watch inspired by Japanese craftsmanship, combines the extraordinary craftsmanship of snowflake inlay and hard rock inlay in a collection of jewelry watches.

  Temari (手 Ju) is a traditional Japanese handicraft, meaning ‘handball’, which is closely related to kimono. Sewing the remaining rags of silk kimono is enough to make these gadgets loved by court figures. Simple needlework step by step, develop complex geometric line embroidery and patterns step by step. These ancestral Maoju crafts inspired the creation of Hermes square silk cloth. One of the patterns is now reinterpreted by the Arceau watch series. The watch is made of white gold, limited edition. Diamonds are paved with snowflakes. The dial combines diamonds with white mother-of-pearl, agate, lapis lazuli, or opal to reproduce one of the wool ball patterns in a fine setting process.

  There are no specific rules for the technique of snowflake inlay; each gem is independently selected and set by the craftsman; the claws need to be cut one by one to connect each diamond particle in series to form a harmonious and consistent overall effect, which is unique to each watch Place. A senior gem inlayer sets no less than 700 stones for each case, which takes almost three weeks.

The dial of each watch is carved using traditional diamond inlays and hard stone inlays. Take this watch as an example. Twenty precious stones of various shapes and sizes are ground from a single gemstone, or from a delicately cut mother-of-pearl plate. The parts are then assembled independently on a stone-set dial. Because the delicate size of the gemstone is particularly fragile, these two procedures require a high degree of precision and skill and skill, which is ingenious. As if you were in a miniature building, each part occupies a seat in the picture, forming a moving landscape. Luxurious and precious materials, engaging a fascinating dialogue with these patterns. When traditional craftsmanship meets professional wisdom, the two are compatible, adding the glory of the Japanese court to these unique creations.

Shape / size round, 34 mm diameter
Material White gold case (42.6 g), snowflake and diamond technology make each watch unique. The case is set with 675 diamonds and the crown is 27, including a rose-shaped cut. Diamond (approximately 4.43 carats)
Crystal non-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Lugs width 17 mm
Dial Set with 176 diamonds and black agate on a white gold dial (7.27 g, 0.78 carat)
Buckle standard buckle, white gold (4.76g)
Strap Black Alligator Leather Strap

Vacheron Constantin: Swiss Watch From French Noble Blood

‘Minimum batch, best quality, highest selling price’ has always been Vacheron Constantin’s business strategy. Today, Vacheron Constantin’s plant in Geneva produces only 6,000 watches per year. Since 1840, the production drawings, records, sales date and movement case number of each watch have been kept intact in the company’s filing cabinet.
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’ile Collection
     Starting from the 16th century, in order to avoid religious persecution, a large number of French Protestant artisans, craftsmen, jewellers and watchmakers came to neutral Geneva to restart their business. In 1755, the young French watch designer Jean-Marc Vacheron opened a studio in Geneva to design and manufacture the first silver watch with an enamel dial, which became the beginning of Vacheron Constantin. In 1819, Jean-Marc’s grandson invited Francois Constantin to join the company, and the company’s products have since acquired the brand name ‘Vacheron Constantin’. Since then, Vacheron Constantin has begun his own art of watchmaking.
     They combine exquisite technology, rigorous testing and perfect modeling to create one classic after another, which is noble and elegant and has great collection value. In the long years of watchmaking, it has become a symbol of luxury and elegance.
Mr. Tao Ruisi, Vacheron Constantin’s global CEO
     At the National Museum of Singapore, ‘Watchmaking Legends from 1755’ watchmaking craft exhibition, ‘Robo Report’ and Vacheron Constantin’s global CEO Mr. Tao Ruisi had a dialogue on brand, quality, service, commitment.
For tradition, the most important thing is persistence
     R: Vacheron Constantin hosted this large-scale exhibition. It is said that this exhibition will select suitable places to tour around the world. For what purpose does the brand plan this exhibition?
     Tao: This is the first antique watch exhibition in the history of Vacheron Constantin. Many of the exhibits were taken from the Geneva Heritage Museum for the first time. Some exhibits can only be touched by the curator. It is not a marketing activity in the purest sense, but it wants to let everyone know more that Vacheron Constantin will adhere to the brand reputation of integrity for more than 250 years, and use our quality to satisfy customers around the world. We are a responsible brand and will always be responsible to our customers. We have been doing this for more than 250 years.
     We persist in letting people interested in Vacheron Constantin and watchmaking around the world understand the traditions of the watch industry, and at the same time sort out their own traditions. For tradition, the simplest rule is to stick to it. In Vacheron Constantin’s brand motto, I usually convey this insistence by following three watchmaking principles: technology, aesthetics and craftsmanship.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony heritage series
     R: For our readers, valuing a brand is not just about its products, but more about the brand’s high-quality service brought about by history. What is unique about Vacheron Constantin’s service?
    Tao: This is a good question. Our high-quality service is based on our accumulation of more than 250 years. We have always been there to feel the people who own Vacheron Constantin and those who are planning to own Vacheron Constantin watches. What their needs are, no matter whether the demand is small or not, it cannot be considered Insignificant; constant innovation means giving your customers a blueprint and highest value satisfaction before they have come up with their dreams and needs.
     We have two centers in Geneva, one is a watchmaker training center, people from all over the country can participate, and you can make watches after graduation. There is also a complex machinery center, where some senior watchmakers and masters of watch repair are trained. There are already some staff from China who have been trained in Geneva, and they will provide some repair and maintenance work for guests after returning home. We have the ‘House of Vacheron Constantin’ in Shanghai. Here, customers can not only repair and maintain their favorite watches, but also understand Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking craftsmanship and can communicate with watchmakers from Switzerland. This is a lot. None of the brands. I can proudly tell you that each of our watches has enough spare parts. Any watch you use for repair can find its exclusive parts, even if you bring a watch a century ago .
     Many people do not understand that in addition to precision art as its responsibility, Vacheron Constantin also has romantic French descent in the brand’s blood. Jean Marc Vacheron is the founder and philosopher of Vacheron Constantin. He is a good friend of Rousseau and Voltaire. That is, he established the world’s first watch factory. This watch factory was the predecessor of Vacheron Constantin. The imprints of various French cultures made Vacheron Constantin a brand full of aristocracy.

Categories: watches