The definition of luxury in the world is often superficial. In fact, what is really luxurious and hard to see is the artistic and technological value behind the item. If there are still some legendary stories, of course, it will be even more glorious. Wandering in the ‘Cartier Collection’ of the world’s top art museums, it is absolutely beyond the ordinary category of luxury. Following the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the British Museum in London, the Grand Palace in Paris, and the Beijing Palace Museum, it was opened on April 18, 2015. We are going to Chengdu Sichuan Museum. Different from the previous exhibitions, this time, Cartier specially invited a few brand friends to carefully interpret those extraordinary treasures for you. This is said to be the first time in Cartier’s history.
Well, before the exhibition starts, let’s listen to what special ‘sounds’ are there.
The Emerald Necklace of Legendary Barbara Hutton
This legendary necklace set at the highest auction price of jadeite jewellery in Hong Kong’s Sotheby’s spring auction last year was composed of 27 jade beads of uniform size and near-perfect color and texture, which belonged to the legendary American barbara Hutton. The red-green contrast in its colors is bold and uncontradictory. Today, this necklace is classified as Cartier Collection and will never be sold. It can only be seen at the Cartier Collection Exhibition. This exhibition in Chengdu is also the first time that it has been publicly displayed in a museum. Listen to the famous movie star and writer Lin Qingxia tell you this legendary story of emerald …
Cheetah brooch of the Duchess of Windsor
‘I love her because she is independent and her character is so elusive.’ The former emperor Edward VIII, and later the Duke of Windsor, voluntarily gave up the throne for the Duchess of Windsor (10,000 words omitted here). Throughout his life, the Duke of Windsor presented countless jewels to his wife. The most famous one is probably the cheetah brooch, which perfectly represents the Duchess’ independent and confident personality. Daffodil Ni Ni will tell you about one of the most famous jewelry in the world. http://v.qq.com/page/c/e/i/c0151yhuvei.html
Belgian Queen’s Scrolled Crown
If you want to wear its crown, you must bear its weight. Every king does not jump out in duang. The TAs must be pioneers in a certain field, constantly exploring with curiosity and tenacity. Cartier was the first to introduce platinum to jewelry making at the end of the 19th century, creating a style of garland that led the way. Electronic singer-songwriter Shang Wenjie will perform this crown-like masterpiece with obvious ‘garland style’ characteristics, which once belonged to Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.
Patiala Ceremony Necklace of Indian Tubo
King Bhatialaban announced that Lord Pindra Thain can be said to be one of the best wayward figures in history. The largest order Cartier has ever received is from the tyrant, and this necklace is one of the orders. 234.65 carats of De Beers yellow diamonds, 2930 diamonds, 2 Burmese rubies, and a total weight of nearly 1,000 carats … Do you think the whole person is bad when you see these numbers? !! That’s right, this is the ceremony necklace of the prince of Bhatialabang that Zhang Xiaolong will bring to everyone.
Princess Margaret’s Rose Brooch
In the 1930s and 1940s, innocent and romantic naturalist styles emerged at the historic moment in Europe. Designers got countless inspirations from flowers in nature. This platinum ‘British Rose’ brooch, specially customized for Cartier, is a gift from Princess George VI of Britain to the youngest daughter, Princess Margaret. The princess wore it for her sister Elizabeth II’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. The rose brooch is best interpreted by Guo Pei, the head of the rose workshop. http://v.qq.com/page/g/d/f/g01517co0df.html
Cartier Collection was established in 1983. It aims to systematically track, repurchase and preserve Cartier’s most representative artistic creations for nearly 170 years. So far, it has successfully repurchased more than 1,500 precious works from around the world. In the past 25 years, the Cartier Collection has been exhibited in 29 major art museums around the world, including the Paris Palace Museum, the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Kremlin Museum in Russia. Come and experience the pinnacle of art with host Cao Difei!
Academician Sword of Jean Cocteau
Founded during the reign of Louis XIII, the French Academy once had a well-known tradition. The 40 lifelong academicians in the college were required to wear black academic robes, green olive branches and double-cornered hats, cloaks, and a symbol of excellence and supreme Honorary academician sword. The French academician sword owned by French writer Jean Cocteau during his lifetime was specially customized by Cartier. Unfortunately, this academician sword failed to come to Chengdu due to various reasons. But this does not prevent us from thinking of the famous dancer Venus in the voice of a generation of literary heroes who stood with swords.
What are you waiting for? On April 18th, go to the Sichuan Museum for the first time!
‘Art Realm-Chinese and Western Treasure Art Exhibition’
Exhibition period: April 18th to July 28th, 2015
Exhibition time: 9:00 am-17:00 pm (Admission is closed at 16:30)
Venue: Chengdu Sichuan Museum (No. 251 Huanhua South Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu)
The most of this exhibition
The longest time span of Cartier’s exhibits in all Chinese exhibitions, Cartier’s masterpieces from 140 years to the late 19th century
Cartier Collection Barbara Hutton’s Rare Emerald Necklace Showed to the Public for the First Time
Cartier curated for the first time on the theme of naturalism and adopts the idea of dialogue between East and West
I will not talk to you about the history of Tissot. Most Chinese understand it. This brand is very dynamic, and the endless stream of creative ideas, coupled with the affordable price, has become the first choice for many entry-level watch enthusiasts. In the history of watchmaking beyond a century and a half, some of Tissot’s early watch models have been recorded in history. But it is gratifying that there are still some classic styles that have evolved into new products. For example, the ‘banana’ that everyone is familiar with has been re-enacted into a new CLASSIC PRINCE watch with a visual taste of the Renaissance. Quickly captured the hearts of many consumers.
Today, Tissot has brought us the Tissot Vista 1957 Automatic Collector’s Edition watch, which engraved the classic styles that were very popular during that period, and this design is still a topic of discussion among table friends. In fact, each watch symbolizes the brand’s footprint through every age. At that time, adding the date display function to the automatic mechanical movement was a landmark milestone in the watch industry. The new watch launched by Tissot this time reproduces the watch design concept of the year, and while retaining the original design taste at the same time, it also incorporates fashion elements, more in line with contemporary consumer tastes and trends.
Blancpain VILLERET series is one of Blancpain’s most classic watch series. The simple and pure lines reflect the aesthetic concept of traditional watchmaking. villeret is a place name. It is the birthplace of Blancpain in the Jurassic Mountains in western Switzerland and the border with France. It also provides design inspiration for Blancpain’s most classic watch series. Today, the Watch House recommends several classic Blancpain VILLERET series entry-level watches for everyone.
Blancpain ultra-thin movement series 6651-1127-55B watch
This watch is the basic model of Blancpain VILLERET series. The classic three-hand shape, Roman numerals, matching with willow-shaped hands, 40 mm diameter design, very suitable for people’s needs for large diameter, but It doesn’t seem so obtrusive.
This watch was designed to take the ultra-thin route at the beginning, so it now looks very delicate and thin, highlighting the ability. The dial design also follows a minimalistic route. Only the date and second hand are displayed. The color is white or milky white, which highlights the gentle charm of gentle men. The domestic price of the watch is 78,500 yuan.
Blancpain ultra-thin movement series 6223-1127-55A watch
This 6623 watch has too many similarities with the previous 6651 watch. It also uses a three-digit dial design, Roman numerals, and willow-shaped hands, but the watch diameter is smaller. 38 mm. The domestic price of this watch is 65,000 yuan, which is more than 10,000 yuan cheaper than the 6651 watch. What is the difference between this watch in addition to its diameter and 6651?
First of all, the movements of the two watches are different. First of all, the 6651 watch is equipped with a 1151 self-winding movement, while the 6623 watch is equipped with a 1150 self-winding movement. In fact, the two movements are basically the same. The only difference is the size of the movement. The size of the 1151 self-winding movement is 27.4 mm. The size of the 1150 self-winding movement is 26.2 mm. In addition to the different movements, the two watches are also slightly different in design. The first point is the difference in the crown of the watch. The second is the difference in the second hand. The 6651 watch has a ‘JB’ logo at the end of the second hand. Simply put, 6651 is an upgraded version of 6623, but the price is also more expensive.
Blancpain Moon Phase Display Series 6263-1127A-55
This is Blancpain’s Villeret series, a playable watch, with the day, date, and month displayed, and the watch also has a moon phase profit and loss display at 6 o’clock. Since the 1980s, Blancpain’s Villeret series has perfectly inherited the traditional essence of the brand. The classic charm never stops. Equipped with a round double bezel, Roman numerals and subtle aesthetics, these three features are also the three main features of Blancpain Villeret series.
Blancpain Moon Phase Display Series 6654-1127-55B
This 6654 watch is one of Blancpain’s most popular watches. As the flagship model of the new Villeret series in 2010, Blancpain’s full calendar monthly profit and loss 6654 watch has attracted much attention. In terms of date display, the watch inherits the ancient watchmaking tradition of the 18th century, using blue steel snake hands on the dial. According to the tradition, except for the time display, the other hands on the dial are represented by a blue steel snake to identify different indication functions.
Compared with the 6263 model recommended above, this is another upgrade model, the diameter of the table has been upgraded from 38 mm to 40 mm, and the date hand has been changed to a serpentine hand. The small second hand has also been changed from the 6 o’clock position to the central position, so that it will not affect friends who like to enjoy the beautiful moon phases.
Blancpain Moon Phase Display Series 6664-3642-55B
If you look at the model number, you can know the difference between 6664 and 6654. I believe everyone can tell at a glance, but the original smooth dial has been changed to a milky white enamel print surface. I still can’t accept the new 6664 milky enamel print surface. Visually, the watch lacks that beauty, and it feels a bit messy, because everyone’s aesthetics are different, so many friends may like this design of the creamy white enamel printing plate, so I wo n’t go into details here, just Know the difference between 6664 and 6654 is limited to the dial design of the watch....
Years change, leaving the old to welcome the new. When the hands on the dial cross the zero point, the bell of the new year brings the blessing of the year of the sheep. Glashütte’s original rendering of the ‘Spring’ window grille with eye-catching Chinese red, accompanied by a symbiotic, harmonious and inclusive Jizhao Xiangyun, decorated the window, indicating that the new year will be open for prosperity and prosperity. The butterfly-shaped double gooseneck trimming device pattern with gooseneck door handles embellishes the door head, bringing good wishes for the new year, making the boutique full of strong Chinese new year flavor. On the occasion of the festival, Glashütte Original sincerely welcomes everyone from afar to enjoy the delicious afternoon tea while admiring the charm of Germany’s top watchmaking brands. With the Berlin Film Festival at the beginning of February, Glashütte Original has specially selected the PanoMaticlners watch with the movement inversion and the Pavonina watch of the ‘Spirit Collection’. Let time be with you and spend this wonderful season together.
The Glashütte Original Movement Inverted Large Calendar Watch PanoMaticlnverse demonstrates the charm of the mechanical movement, highlighting a unique element of the watch in the appearance of the watch, which makes Glashütte’s original design process shine. Stunning shapes and unique technology add color to the Spring Festival. Details show auspicious feelings, whether it is a polished red gold case with frosted finish, golden hour markers, and a Louisiana Alligator leather frosted strap. , Or flashing cool shimmer, frosted polished stainless steel case, blue hour markers combined with dark blue Louisiana alligator leather strap, will bring different charm to this Spring Festival. Let time condense on the square dial, each time the hand moves is a ‘Happy New Year’. The eye-catching features of this watch are not only the blue steel screws, ruby bearings, blue, red and white revealing the peace, but also the dial’s double-necked goose fine-tuning device, an outstanding work of mechanical watches.
Compared to men’s watches, the bright colors can make women more cheerful on the occasion of the Spring Festival. Glashütte’s original ‘Sparrow series’ Pavonina watch, a model of the perfect combination of mother-of-pearl and diamond. 118 diamonds set in mother-of-pearl dials interpret the feminine beauty, with purple ribbon straps, it also means that the new year’s purple air comes to the east, and luck is boundless. Glashütte Original aims to satisfy modern women’s discerning taste for brilliant jewellery with this magnificent luxury watch. No matter how slowly time passed, she was still full of charm.
Glashütte Original Introduction
Original, with the relentless pursuit of creating an unprecedented model of watches. Since 1845, Glashütte Original has always represented Germany’s top watchmaking craftsmanship, inheriting the pure bloodlines of the watchmaking industry of the Saxony Kingdom to the present day, and is renowned worldwide. In 1920, the master watchmaker Alfred Helwig invented the flying tourbillon, which established Glashütte’s original solid foundation in the field of complex watches. Adhering to the value concept of innovation, Glashütte created the world’s first dual-disc coaxial large calendar watch, and it is also the only watch brand with a double gooseneck spinner movement in the world. Self-disciplined by strict watchmaking standards, Glashütte Original creates manufacturing tools and produces exquisite dials for each timepiece. Its four series of watches are 100% equipped with original homemade movements, and 95% of the movement parts are made of Originally made in Germany, it can be described as pure German. The watch museum established to promote the profound time history of Glashütte Township inherits the original culture of Glashütte and Glashütte Township as the center of German watchmaking. Taking the glorious mission of the German cultural communicator, Glashütte Original collaborates with Germany’s grandest cultural event, the Berlin International Film Festival and the Dresden Music Festival, to explain the pursuit of the top German watch manufacturers in the future. .
The above models are only available in limited editions in Glashütte Original Boutiques
Glashütte Original Beijing Boutique
Address: 1F, Block W2, Oriental Plaza, No. 1 East Chang’an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am-8 pm
Phone: +86 （0） 10 8518 0618
Glashütte Original Shanghai Xintiandi Boutique
Address: Units 04 and 05, Building 181, Taicang Road, Shanghai
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am-9.30 pm
Phone: +86 (0) 21 53083766
Glashütte Original Nanjing West Road Boutique
Address: 1049 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am-9.30 pm
Phone: +86 (0) 21 6218 5268
For watch collectors, each rare and precious product with a tourbillon is like a loved one with whom they have a blood relationship, whether it is brought home from a treasure hunt in another place, or at the auction The heavy money is invested in the heart, and the collectors will take care of it. It is the National Day holiday. Do you choose which style to wear to travel around the world? Jaeger-LeCoultre Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Limited Watch
Limited edition of 18 pieces of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Perpetual Tourbillon watch in pink gold (Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon à Quantième Perpétuel), with a 42mm 18K rose gold case, the ultimate expression of beauty and functionality. Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can see the operation of Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic 987 movement. The watch is set with 124 fine 1.9 carat diamonds.
The watch is equipped with a silicon escapement to ensure perfect timing. Silicon is an excellent material. With its excellent hardness and extreme wear resistance, it can be used without lubricants. Its superior friction coefficient greatly reduces the friction inside the movement. Its lightweight and unparalleled body performance Good inertia, which improves operational efficiency. In addition, the production technology of silicon allows watchmakers to make very complex parts with precision that cannot be matched by steel. With the flexibility of this component in the definition of geometry, it is possible to carve out a hollow structure with a smaller rotor and moment of inertia, allowing more energy to be transmitted to the balance. Finally, silicon can also be used to make one-piece parts, such as built-in pawl pallets, and the design itself improves accuracy.
Ulysse Nardin New Freak Tourbillon Watch
The Ulysse Nardin produces only 30,000 watches per year, which is truly unsurprising in size, but it is such a Swedish company whose novel designs frequently surprise the outside world. The founder Ludwig Oechslin (Ludwig-Oklin) inspired by his wild imagination Freak series of watches is a timeless legend of UN.
Freak is a tourbillon watch that appeared in 2001. It abandoned the traditional ‘single-axis escapement’ and adopted the ‘bidirectional escapement’ for the first time. The case has also become an integral part of the watch’s operation, because the mainspring of the watch covers the entire case, and the winding mechanism can be driven by the rotation of the case. Although the mechanical device is complicated, it is hidden under the simple shape design. Today, the new Freak Diavolo (Fantastic Dark Lord), based on Freak, has once again proved the creativity of Athens watches. Freak Diavolo’s hairspring is made of silicon, and the newly developed excellent material LIGA (deep electroforming molding technology) nickel is used in the core part. Unlike the oscillators used in other Freak watches, Freak Diavolo is equipped with a flying tourbillon device with a seconds display. The flying tourbillon can be centered every 60 minutes with the support of two ball bearing devices. Rotate around.
IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia Watch
Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watches will not be mass produced. Each watch will be customized according to the customer’s requirements, which is a separate item in itself. The most striking feature of this watch is the brand’s patented constant force tourbillon. In the small space of the bottom cover, the astrological map, horizon, geographical coordinates, solar day, stellar day, sunrise and sunset display, and day, night and dawn hours are displayed neatly. Also not to be missed is the fully integrated perpetual calendar behind the day display. The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch combines the romantic atmosphere of the night sky with cutting-edge science and technology. It not only has sophisticated and sophisticated watchmaking technology, but also is extremely easy to operate. At the same time, it reflects the watchmaker’s attention to detail and advanced vision. The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch has precise performance, detailed details, and is very suitable for daily wear: its water-resistant depth is 3 bar. Although the internal mechanical structure is extremely delicate, it still has amazing shock resistance.
The main feature of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia watch is its personalised design as part of a special service. Customers can design their precious watches within the scope specified by the IWC design philosophy. The brand offers a range of case and strap materials, as well as five different dial colors and various tone-embedded hour markers and straps for customers to choose from, resulting in more than 200 combinations. In view of the time required for personalized production and the complexity of watch design, buyers need to wait about one year after purchasing. And of course, the production of features is always worth waiting for.
A. Lange & Söhne fourth ‘Pour le Mérite’ watch
The Saxon brand Lange presented the RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’ at the Geneva Fine Watch & Jewellery Show in January. So far, Lange has produced only four complex masterpieces with the sesame chain drive, honored as ‘Pour le Mérite’. The outstanding mechanical structure ensures that the watch is driven with stable power throughout the entire power reserve time and maintains accurate travel time.
This mini masterpiece is equipped with diamond endstones as tourbillon bearings. The watch’s patented stop-second mechanism allows the time setting to be accurate to the second. The circular window of the adjuster sees the movement parts that are rotating and swinging at the same time. In order to allow the watch owner to appreciate the pleasing mechanical operation, the adjacent hour dial also adopts a unique cutting design. At 1 to 6, the rotating dial displays Complete scale, and disappeared at 12 o’clock.
Piaget Emperador ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon watch
Piaget’s new Emperador pillow-shaped ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon watch perfectly inherits the brand’s ultra-thin gene. With a case thickness of only 10.4 mm, it sets the record for the thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch in history.
This watch is undoubtedly the strongest and most powerful expression of Piaget’s classic heritage: the unique accomplishments of professional ultra-thin watchmaking, and the firm determination to continue to develop original and creative complex movements. Adhering to the high quality characteristics of Piaget’s two legendary movements: the world’s thinnest 600P manually wound rectangular tourbillon movement, and the world’s thinnest 1208P automatic winding movement with automatic rotor. This Piaget 1270P caliber, which broke the world record for ultra-thin automatic tourbillon movements, once again challenged the industry’s limit, with a thickness of only 5.35 mm, demonstrating the brand’s proud technological and aesthetic innovation.
Responsible editor of Girard Perregaux booth: This year, Girard Perregaux not only joined the strong Kering Group, but also returned to the first year of Basel. Because this year is so important, Girard Perregaux naturally Don’t dare to neglect, there are countless new watches. In summary, the characteristics of Girard Perregaux’s booth this year are:
1. Girard Perregaux has been committed to the cultivation of young watchmakers, and the booth layout has not forgotten to let young watchmakers show themselves.
2. The focus of this year must be this constant power. This watch can be said to have made a very good foundation for the development of the permanent motion system.
3. The biggest change this year is the Seahawk series, which obviously has more affinity with the old models.
[Watch House Special Report] On April 25, 2013, the annual watch industry event Basel International Watch Fair kicked off. The Watch House team went to Switzerland to give everyone the first time in front Bring exhibition coverage.
The principle of the constant power escapement system is that it can output stable and constant power to the balance wheel no matter how much power is transmitted from the barrel. GP Girard-Perregaux’s revolutionary technology is to add a very small elastic silicon hairspring to the escapement system. It can store energy within a certain limit. When it approaches a stable threshold, the hairspring appears. The unstable state, and the energy is sent out in real time in the form of wave vibration, and it repeatedly provides stable and average power to the balance wheel.
For details of the watch, please click: Notice Modern chronograph with second hand and start / stop / reset function. Its ancestral model was invented in 1862 by Swiss watchmaker Adolphe Nicole, who settled in London. Constant Girard-Perregaux quickly became interested in these watches and improved or added complications, such as the chronograph with retrograde seconds and jump seconds introduced in 1880 and the retrospective chronographs introduced 9 years later. Chronograph with seconds hand, minute repeater and perpetual calendar function. In the history of GP Girard-Perregaux watches, there are various ‘doctor’s watches’ equipped with pulse meters, including pocket watches and watches. In addition to the medical profession, scientists and industrialists are also keen to use GP chronographs. For example, Count Zeppelin used these chronographs for time measurement in aviation flight tests in the early twentieth century. The brand and the chronograph have a long history: the latest masterpiece of this great tradition is here.
For details of the watch, please click: If time is tangible, it must be round. Roundness and roundness are the distinctive features of the new Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch, either interactive or independent, from the case to the dial, from the round diamond decoration on the mother-of-pearl, to the automatic tourbillon through the sapphire crystal case back, no The ubiquitous circle dances time into a beautiful round dance.
Please click on watch details: two new models, a chronograph and a diving watch. The functions it focuses on are reminiscent of the brand’s long-established sports watch heritage. As early as 1880, Girard Perregaux produced the first military watches. In the 1940s, the first generation of Sea Hawk diving watches came out. The new model highlights the outstanding performance of the watch with a contemporary design. The black ceramic case challenges time with a pioneering attitude.
For details of the watch, please click: The Traveler series watch as its name shows the traveler’s travel time zone, traveling life style and cherish the attitude of life in seconds; The Traveller series includes WW.TC world time chronograph and big calendar moon phase two Each model covers the mystery of time advancement in all directions; it captures the exquisite timepiece technology of the past, accurately displays the minutes and seconds, and accompanies the watch owner to venture into the world, truly experiencing the meaning and value of nothingness.
Watch details please click: The new GP Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Lady women’s watch brings together the logo elements of this series, deducting elegant and beautiful style. The stainless steel case is inlaid with two fine diamond bands, and the design of harmonious blending of straight lines and curves originates from the brand’s aesthetic heritage in the early 20th century. On closer inspection, every detail of the watch seems to draw from the Art Deco style, but the whole shows an undoubtedly modern temperament.
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Inspired by sports, the Reverso watch has a variety of styles, inclusiveness and distinctive personality. It comes from genius ideas, loyal to pure art, and has evolved thousands of times, presenting a series of outstanding timepiece creations. The wonderful legend of the flip watch is far beyond the imagination of the inventor 85 years ago.
Seeing the various styles of today’s flip watches, it is difficult to imagine that the advent of this series stems from the request of British officers to the wealthy Swiss merchants. When playing polo, the mirror of the British officer in India was severely damaged. He hoped that César de Trey, who was selling high-end watches, conceived a design that could resist vibration and Hit. The mission was entrusted to Alfred Chauvot. In 1931, the French engineer submitted a design patent for a ‘sliding base can be turned over’, and the flip watch was born. The original flip watch is equipped with LeCoultre’s special rectangular movement, which is marketed by the distributors of Jaeger and LeCoultre (combined in 1937).
Original flip watch (1931)
From a structural point of view, the original case was only improved in the 1980s-the large size became popular-the number of parts rose from less than 30 to more than 50. To this day, it is still one of the most complicated case structures in the industry. In terms of design, the flip watch retains a pure Art Deco style. Franco Cologni described in his book ‘The Story of Jaeger-LeCoultre’ (published in 2006), ‘Flip watch was originally designed for athletes, but it quickly won a wide range of international customers and appeared in opinions Leaders, celebrities and trendy people. ”Athletes in the world are also elegant gentlemen, who can dress decently and smartly on any occasion. The rectangular case, seamless integration, and elliptical pattern surround the dial. These features were one of the most modern designs of the 1930s and have become a true classic today.
Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Indian Beauty’ Enamel Painted Flip Watch (1936)
It is foreseeable that the flip watch won many fans, and the unique design is especially important. The case is flipped over, and all the personalized presentation methods come one after another: first it is carved and then painted with miniature enamel. The earliest recorded miniature enamel painted model dates back to 1936. The dial is an unknown Portrait of Indian beauty. Since 1996, Jaeger-LeCoultre has started to produce such watches on its own. Thanks to the watchmaker who voluntarily studied this art, he has come forward after meeting the independent production quality standards. The flip diamond watch came out in the 1970s and is now under the responsibility of the workshop’s gem-setter, who uses both traditional techniques and innovative technologies developed in the early 2000s.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Dual Time Zone Flip Watch (2006)
Evolving and developing
In 1991, on the 60th anniversary of the series, the flip watch was the first to use the 824 complex function movement with power reserve. The tourbillon flip watch in 1993, the minute repeat watch in 1994, the retrograde chronograph watch in 1996, the dual time zone flip watch in 1998, and the perpetual calendar flip watch in 2000, evolved and developed from Unstopped, they paved the way for stunning innovations of the 21st century, which gave us the Grande Complication à Tryptique, a large super-complex three-sided flip watch (2006), the Gyrotourbillon 2 double-sided ball tourbillon flip wrist Watch (2008), Répétition Minutes à Rideau snowflake inlay repeater watch (2012) and Tribute Gyrotourbillon ball tourbillon watch (2016).
Jaeger-LeCoultre Large Slim Flip Watch (2011)
In 1994, the flip series introduced the double-sided design concept, with two dials back to back, and the innovation revolution extended to ordinary styles. The expression of this innovative design looks vivid, but implicit, because it is equipped with an original dedicated movement. The double-sided flip watch gives a new interpretation of the second time zone display function. The dial on one side displays the home time and the local time on the other. It is very practical. Three years later, the double-sided design began to be applied to women’s watches, and Reverso Duetto came into being. One dial shows day and one dial shows night. Then, Duetto Duo joined the flip series, a typical women’s watch with a second time zone display.
Jaeger-LeCoultre large ultra-thin double-sided flip watch (2013), combining ultra-thin case (2011) and double-sided concept (1994)
From the 2000s to the 2010s, flip watches explored new areas. At the 70th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre “looks at the big picture” and launches the new Grande Reverso large flip watch (not to be confused with the enlarged Grande Taille flip watch), which is unique in that it can provide up to Eight-day power reserve powered by dual barrels.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Tourbillon (2016)
Classic to the 75th anniversary, the flip watch appears in a square. In fact, as early as the moment of choice, designers hesitated between rectangles and squares. To the 80th anniversary, flip watches follow the trend of slimness. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin has become a true example of superb elegance. Finally, at the 85th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre set up the Atelier Reverso workshop. The focus is no longer limited to the bottom of the physical watch, but also extends to the second dial of Duoface and Duetto.
In the 1800s, Jaeger-LeCoultre was titled the ‘Great Workshop’. As part of the big workshop, the classic design, a wide variety of styles, and various styles of flip watches embrace contemporary watchmaking, interpreting the thousands of worlds between square inches, showing a unique style....