Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Wish 2012 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Award ‘best Complicated Function Watch Award’ Finalist

2012 SIHH Geneva Fine Watchmaking Salon-A long time ago, Van Cleef & Arpels begged the diamond fairy to change the color of time; since then, it has been a complex machine highly regarded by fine watchmakers and watch lovers around the world. The movement has since become poetic. Van Cleef & Arpels Time Psalm TM Continues New Chapter
    A long time ago, Van Cleef & Arpels pleaded with the diamond fairy to change the color of time; ever since, the complex mechanical movement, highly respected by fine watchmakers and watch lovers around the world, has become poetic. In 2007, Van Cleef & Arpels launched the watch with the Poetic ComplicationTM calibre movement: the Lady Arpels fairy watch with retrograde movement. The wand in the hand of the diamond fairy indicates hours, and the delicate wings indicate minutes. The dazzling fairy holding the magic wand is like a baby girl in a sorrow, which usually contains another blessing: love, happiness, and happiness.
    A few years later, the Van Cleef & Arpels Paris One Day (Une Journée à Paris) watch is a new chapter for Poetic Time TM. The young girl who has grown up is guided by the dial symbol to tour the landmarks of Paris and appreciate the romantic style of the city; the magnificent columns of Fontaine Square, the Ferris wheel of Tuileries Garden … and of course the world famous Eiffel Tower. In 2010, the girl returned to Paris with a Pont des Amoureux model. A pair of lovers strolling on the bridge over the Seine on a summer night. Hours are indicated in juvenile steps, and minutes are indicated in maiden steps. Slow and firm footsteps, let them linger at midnight. Since then, lovers have been attached to the romantic feelings of Paris, adding a new chapter to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Psalms TM. Lady Arpels Poetic Wish and Midnight Poetic Wish symbolize endless love. Old and desolate, only love forever.

Ⅱ——Movement
Change the look of time …
    The poetic complicationTM born in 2006 is derived from Van Cleef & Arpels’ romantic whimsy: how to interpret a moving story while indicating the time?
    The two Poetic Wish watches are timeless classics in timepieces, bringing the fine watchmaking technology to a new level. As with all Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic ComplicationsTM watches, the two new Poetic Wish watches are certainly more than just an ornament. Their movements indicate minutes and hours in the form of ‘poetic romantic animation’, and adopt the ‘five minutes and two questions’ mechanism, that is, the time is reported first, and then the minutes are reported in units of 5 minutes. The reed struck clear and pleasant sound, showing the design ingenuity.
Ⅱ——Movement
Change the look of time …
    The poetic complicationTM born in 2006 is derived from Van Cleef & Arpels’ romantic whimsy: how to interpret a moving story while indicating the time?
    The two Poetic Wish watches are timeless classics in timepieces, bringing the fine watchmaking technology to a new level.
    As with all Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic ComplicationsTM watches, the two new Poetic Wish watches are certainly more than just an ornament. Their movements indicate minutes and hours in the form of ‘poetic romantic animation’, and adopt the ‘five minutes and two questions’ mechanism, that is, the time is reported first, and then the minutes are reported in units of 5 minutes. The reed struck clear and pleasant sound, showing the design ingenuity.
    The crown at 2 o’clock triggers the animation: on the left side of the dial of the Lady Arpels Poetic Wish, the silhouette of the girl slowly moves towards the center of the dial, indicating the current hour. When she encounters the white mother-of-pearl floating in the clouds, the bell of Notre Dame will ring, and the kite will emerge from behind the clouds, crossing the sky in the bells of Qingyue, indicating the minutes.
   To the left of the Midnight Poetic Wish dial, a teenager stands on the steps of Notre Dame, slowly picking up the steps, indicating the current hour. When he met the white cloud of mother-of-pearl, the bell of Notre Dame would ring and the diamond meteor appeared from behind the cloud. Cross the horizon in the bells of Qingyue, indicating the minutes.
   Everything is back to the original place, wishing again.

    The five-minute two-question mechanism reports the time in the bass and the minute in the treble. Both watches have a dual display design. Through the transparent cover, the movement, hammer, gong, and two display dials are clear at a glance, with hours and minutes and seconds. Both are equipped with a mechanical movement of type 21 600 Ah with a central opening in the ratchet.
    The power reserve of the movement is about 60 hours.

Ⅲ – Superb craftsmanship
Van Cleef & Arpels Time Psalm TM is based on the extraordinary dial TM.
    When the watchmaker’s extraordinary and exquisite craftsmanship meets peerless treasures, Van Cleef & Arpels timepieces achieve unparalleled exquisite details and elegant taste. For Mains d’Or, everything is possible. Facing the challenges presented by watchmaking masters, they fearlessly used their superb skills on the dial to create miniature art treasures in every inch.
1 / Gold sculpture and carving:
    In the hands of the gold sculptor, the engraving, engraving, carving, and grinding processes were performed by them in a magical way, giving the entire design a living life and vivid scenery.

2 / painted enamel:
    Painted enamel adds color to the design. Since the tinted surface is as small as millimeters, this process requires extremely stable hands. Color-level rendering is even more crucial.

3 / Mother of pearl carving:
    Mother-of-pearl is extremely difficult to handle, so the clouds carved from this material can be regarded as a magic pen in the design.

4 / Gem setting:
    This watch inherits the traditional gem selection tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels fine jewelry watches, indicating that the minutes of the meteor are all inlaid with diamonds of DE F color and VVS clarity.
    The birth of a rare watch originates from the encounter of bold creativity and extraordinary skills, which can make the poem passed on to the world. For Van Cleef & Arpels, imagination has no end. Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
   A young boy glanced over the top of the Notre Dame tower. Under the setting sun, the stained glass of Notre Dame was golden stained. The boy slowly stepped up the steps with the crisp bells of Notre Dame.
   A diamond shooting star crossed the sky and fell towards the Eiffel Tower, as if sending a long-distance wish to the young man. The case is made of white gold, and the strap is selected in ‘moonlight’ crocodile leather lined with calfskin suede. Each rare timepiece is a condensed of hundreds of hours of hard work, seamlessly integrating the extraordinary craftsmanship of the master watchmaker with the engraver, painter and jeweller.
    Each Poetic Wish watch is equipped with a precious watch case, a luxurious watch case inlaid with rare wood and mother-of-pearl, which tells the moving story of lovers reunion.
    The creative ideas in the box come from the production of stringed instruments, which complement the moving music of the poetic complication TM. The natural combination of watch box and watch has created a treasure that is highly favored by collectors.
Psalms TM about Van Cleef & Arpels time superb craftsmanship
Poetic ComplexityTM
    Van Cleef & Arpels gives time a dream, perfectly blends technical performance with artistic creation, improves the performance of the movement through extremely complex and complex mechanical functions, and presents the time treasures one by one in a meticulous yet elegant and stylish structure. Its extraordinary features Already beyond the functional boundaries of accurate timekeeping, the superb craftsmanship of Switzerland’s top watchmaking workshops can be transformed into precious and moving moments. Whether it’s a gift or for personal use, each watch is a chapter of time Psalms TM, condensing precious memories into it and passing it on forever.
Extraordinary DialTM
    Each dial is a specific and subtle piece of fine art. After months of hard work by watchmakers, enamelists, sculptors, and gem inlays, it can create a unique masterpiece.
    All of the dial’s manufacturing techniques follow the old tradition: taking the main material of enamel silicon powder as an example, it is still hand-made in an agate mortar: the miniature decorative pattern is even drawn with a sable hair brush or even the tip of a needle.
    The mother-of-pearl inlay craftsmanship of sculptor and jeweler is even more amazing. Each dial takes more than 3 months to complete. Whether it is black and white and gray mother-of-pearl, or jasper, quartz, and hard gems, its sculpting techniques can be called the pinnacle. The thickness of parts is often only about one millimeter, but its assembly accuracy can be described as amazing.
    Under the hands of the masters, the light and shadow change endlessly, and the enamel and mother-of-pearl are radiant, making the entire extraordinary dial TM lifelike and an immortal symbol of love.

Gp Girard Perregaux Bridges Series Real Shot Tasting

Since the creation of the model Tourbillon with ThreeGoldBridges, GP Girard-Perregaux has never stopped writing these ‘epic legends’ of superb craftsmanship. They have become an indispensable foundation for the elegant aesthetic characteristics of all the timepieces of the brand. component. NeoBridges models are an extreme modern interpretation of the famous Golden Bridge elements. One year after the series was released, two new interpretations are added today, with classic embellishments, once again highlighting the seamless integration of design and machinery.

The overall picture of the watch
   Although ‘only’ two, its arrow shape shows its extraordinary source of honor. Golden Bridge is vividly visible on the dial of the new ClassicBridges, symbolizing the formal connection between two different eras. The watch is made of rose gold, firmly rooted in the present style, and partly with a hollowed-out dial, giving people a chance to glimpse the mysterious and seductive mechanism inside.

Dial effect map real shot
   The rose gold case has a luxurious atmosphere, the watch diameter is 45mm, the thickness is 12.16mm, the bezel shows suspended hours, the hollow dial makes time at your fingertips, the exquisite miniature oscillating weight, the watch has a water resistance of 30 meters.

Dial and case real shot effect

   The metal shield, full and round, shows a brilliant luster when it is bright, and with the exquisite watchmaking technology of the hollow dial, the details are all exquisitely defined.

Watch buckle, strap real shot
   The watch uses a three-fold buckle, exquisite rose gold, the GP is engraved with the Girard-Perregaux shorthand logo, and the black alligator leather strap is comfortable to wear and easy to wear.

Watch movement real shot

   The watch movement is a self-winding movement, made of 207 components and 29 gems. It has been chamfered, mirror-polished, satin-finished and has a power reserve of at least 48 hours. Girard-Perregaux’s new self-produced movement has a complex structure and contains more than 200 components. The design faithfully inherits the brand’s unique genes: the movement is not only a technical part of the watch, but also an integral part of the design, which makes the Bridges series. This newly added work is unique and legible.

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