Throughout the history of human civilization, “art” and “surgery” as the stars embraced each other, shining in the long river. The superb craftsmanship has inspired the pursuit of aesthetics, turning the imagination into ingenuity and becoming the “art”. The collision between the two to promote the development of art, and “art” has also become a human wisdom and the spirit of the times map.
The process of art is closely related to the attributes of the times. From the original art to the ancient Greek classical art, from the modern art to the postmodern art, all by the influence of heaven and earth. The art history of the high watch industry can be traced back to a religious revolution in Geneva in the 16th century. In 1541, the Calvin religious reform in full swing, jewelery and religious decoration and other exquisite artifacts were banned, a large number of goldsmiths, jewelers and craftsmen lost their jobs, diverted to watch production. This group of skilled craftsmen for the Swiss watch manufacturing industry into the vitality, and increasingly developed the “art of time”, to give the clock works aesthetic charm. By the end of the 17th century, Geneva had advanced watchmaking skills and artistic expression, making it an impressive international watchmaking center.
Artistic creativity is like the work of Vacheron Constantin flowing in the brand of blood. As early as 1755, the founder of Mr. Jean-Marc Vacheron in the first clockwork number 10198 pocket watch with a very artistic hand-carved vines pattern. Now, in the “Art Masters” workshop at the Plan-les-Ouates watch factory in Sanctuary, the top craftsmanship is gathered: jewelry mosaics, enamel painters, carved carvings and hand carvers. They work closely together, a variety of decorative arts blend with each other, collision, to stimulate a new artistic life, Vacheron Constantin all the use of art technology masterpiece are completed here. At the same time, the master will be their own valuable skills and experience to the apprentices who grant each other, the fire to pass these rare rare professional skills, and boldly explore new areas. In the world of Vacheron Constantin, the timepiece is not only used to measure and read the time of precision devices, but also the integration of aesthetics and science, highlighting the art of time itself.
Engraved carving process
Machine engraving is a hand craft and machine precision operation of the integration of skills, Vacheron Constantin as early as 1780 years had a gold pocket watch in the use of carved carved and filled with enamel craft decoration. And this technology in the 19th century was widely used in the watch industry.
Engraved carved master first in the mold tray on the outline of the line, rose and wave pattern and other decoration. And then one hand rotating the crank drive the machine, the other hand to push the knife carrying the knife blade, in the metal carved exquisite smooth pattern. Vacheron Constantin’s engraved master is good at using Paris nail pattern, barley grain ornamentation, the sun radiation pattern, coarse grain ornamentation and basket weave pattern for the watch decoration, and sometimes combined with enamel process, showing magnificent light and shade effect. Vacheron Constantin’s a Thai carved carved master is the only world can design their own irregular pattern decoration, and in accordance with their own carving trajectory, the use of large machines on the dial above the drawing of the machine carved master.
Métiers d’Art Artist series Elégance Sartoriale Yashi’s watch, crescent-shaped gold dial on the use of carved carved carved engraved works of the Prince of Wales, the word twill, window pattern, stripes, Lattice pattern five men’s suit texture, and then covered with different colors of the translucent large fire enamel, and eccentric small dial is cleverly used tapestry techniques show embroidered three-dimensional pattern, the performance of the suit pocket square Common decoration, showing a custom custom suits in the traditional men’s fashion.
Métiers d’Art Artist Series Florilège Flower of the Temple of the watch watch production will be superb machine carving craft to the extreme, to the 19th century British plant map, biology masterpiece “The Temple of Flora” in the illustrations as a sample, In the gold dial on the rendering of flowers and flowers pattern, combined with enamel and jewelry inlaid multi-process. Irregular ornaments engraved in the shape of the mosaic on the dial, and then by the Geneva enamel master, independent artist Anita Porchet with gold silk outline outline and enamel filled, many times firing for the color level rich cloisonné.
In the historical tradition of Geneva, enamel decoration is a symbol of nobility. So since the 17th century, watchmakers have used this process to highlight the extraordinary charm of his timepieces. Vacheron Constantin from the beginning of the creation of the brand will continue to develop this extremely difficult to master the rare art process, which includes enamel, enamel enamel and micro-painted enamel and other processes, are fired through the fire many times. Filled with enamel is a piece of gold on the outline of the pattern, and cut out the groove to fill the enamel; and filigree enamel will need to bend the gold wire on the dial on the circle out of the pattern, fill in the scope of the provisions of the gold Enamel, these two enamel processes highlight the outline of the pattern. Another more difficult is the micro-painted enamel process, the use of very fine strokes in the box between the painting and firing, only a very small number of enamel artists to master this skill, called a veritable artistic creation.
The enamel glaze used to fill or paint on the dial is based on traditional alchemy recipes, fused with glass and metal oxides. After the need to boil about 800 ℃ in the furnace, and then by the second color and firing, so that the enamel color becomes more durable, bright and full. Vacheron Constantin specializes in different enamel processes to perform different dial themes, such as filling enamel or filigree enamel, travel, nature, floral patterns, landscapes, and even in the form of micro-painted enamel to reproduce the history of paintings.
2010 debut Métiers d’Art masters series Chagall et l’Opéra de Paris Chagall and the Paris Opera suite show the height of the micro-painted enamel process. To “pay tribute to the famous composer” as the theme, Mark Chagall drawn in the Paris Opera House dome murals – Ravel, Debussy and Mussorgsky, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Adam, Sri Lanka Traversky, Berlioz, Wagner, Ramo, Beethoven, Gluck, Verdi and Bicho 12 composers, a real 200 square meters of masterpieces concentrated in the 31.5 mm diameter Above the dial. Geneva micro-painted enamel master, independent artist Anita Porchet with a very fine brush and high-power binocular microscope from shallow to deep, from warm to cool one by one micro-painted, and then after about 20 high-temperature firing.
In particular, the Métiers d’Art masters series Hommage à l’Art de la Danse chanting watch, 2013, Vacheron Constantin from the French impressionist painter Edgar Degas three ballet dancers painting inspiration, showing the gray enamel The essence of painting. With a translucent brown enamel as the base, with fine needles and even cactus thorns, painted Limoges white enamel, thus creating a gradient color, while drawing on the portrait art, delicate expression of facial expressions and physical movements, vivid interpretation of classical ballet dancers in Learning, practicing and performing moments.
Métiers d’Art Artist Series Savoirs Enluminés Fable Fingers Combine the micro-painted enamel with enamel craftsmanship, depicting the medieval manuscripts “Aberdeen Bestiary” on the 22K double gold dial, and the upper dial “,” Vultures “or” goat “image of the beast, the lower dial decorated with smooth protruding Latin manuscript text, and exquisite grain pattern dial in sharp contrast, matte or polished surface to form a subtle balance of light and shadow , Will be micro-painted enamel skills to the extreme.
At the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century, Vacheron Constantin used to carved relief or line carving patterns on the watch case, to the second half of the 19th century, in the pocket watch or watch the name of the first letter of the car became extremely popular. Although the popular watch did not pocket so much carved space, but Vacheron Constantin is still committed to this process to flourish. Vacheron Constantin’s sculpture master is still using the ancient 14th century ancient carving tools, including knives, triangular chisel, carving knives, and even homemade hand tools, with them for three-dimensional sculpture, copper engraving, Polishing and other technology, hand-decorated dial, bottom cover, table cover, pointer, clasp, engraving movement parts.
Real Time Art Master
In 260 years has never stopped a long history, Vacheron Constantin “go all out, strive for excellence”, in the inch between the display of superb skills, to create countless timepieces. And art master series and some masterpieces of technology is to inherit the “loft artisan” traditional craft to mechanical aesthetics and philosophy of philosophy carefully crafted “time of art”, given the timeless eternal vitality, so that the square of the dial to show shiny Art of light, the interpretation of the real time of the United States.
Vacheron Constantin Replica Metiers D’art Hommage À L’art De La Danse The Performance Watch 86090 / 000G-9988
# Item Number – 1454511166
# Condition – New or Never Worn
# Brand – Vacheron Constantin
# Model – Metiers D’art Hommage À L’art De La Danse The Performance 86090 / 000G-9988
# Movement – Automatic / Self-Winding
# Case Diameter – 40 mm
# Case Material – White Gold
# Band Material – Alligator
# Band Color – Black