Among the top Swiss watch brands, not many are good at micro-carving. Carrying it forward is the Blancpain watch. Take the Villeret series micro-engraved movement watch as an example. In the 36.1 mm space of the Calibre 15B manual movement, the gold sculptor has restored the five countries including Switzerland, France, Japan, China and Hong Kong with delicate details. Regional urban style.
Top left: Hong Kong, top right: Japan, bottom left: Paris, bottom right: Switzerland
Because this is an extreme craft with large input, low output, time-consuming and labor-intensive, and especially requires patience and rely on the master’s hands. The watch factory that loves it and is flourishing is Blancpain. Since Blancpain was first established (1735), it is surprising to find that it is the most faithful, pure and old-fashioned one of the Swiss watch brands that inherits the traditional Huguenot tradition. This reminds me of some fanatical red wine fans walking in the Jurassic Mountains at the junction of Switzerland and France, looking for the wine made in ancient France, which is basically lost in France.
Paris version movement
Whether it’s the Great Wall of Beijing or the streets of Paris, every crevice on the Great Wall, every brick, the momentum of winding, and the shadow of the distant mountains … every steel beam of the Eiffel Tower, the dome of the Sacred Heart Church, the Arc de Triomphe Famous high relief … If this work is a painting, then you can only see the plane effect, and the magic of precious metal micro-carving is that it presents a three-dimensional effect known as ‘naked eye 3D’! You even have the urge to get into the microscope and climb the Great Wall as a hero! Or stroll the romantic streets of Paris.
Mainland China (Great Wall)
Although the large and clear plywood is easier to use artistic imagination, but how to present a completely different natural style without compulsion under the same movement layout, it is still a question that the gold sculptor must carefully consider. The gold sculpture team from Blancpain firstly used the knowledge of the architectural characteristics and cultural styles of different cities to draw sketches in the pattern according to the movement board and modify it repeatedly, and then gradually reduced the pattern according to the proportion, and finally presented it to the movement. in. The later polishing and retouching is also an important link that cannot be ignored. The meticulous degree of this process will directly determine the integrity of the pattern, so that when viewed from any angle, it can be kept perfect and perfect.
Mainland China (Great Wall Pattern) Details
Of course, we know that Blancpain watch is a well-known haute couture master in the industry. You can even make the micro-carving master’s unique landscape into the three-dimensional pattern on the movement of the watch. Take it off and gently turn it over.