From January 18 to January 22, 2016, the 26th Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon has officially opened in Geneva, Switzerland. The number of participating brands in the watch exhibition reached an unprecedented 24. , Ralph Lauren withdrew and added 9 independent brands including Christophe claret. The exhibition with such a large line is destined to have unexpected surprises, so please preview it with the editor:
In this article, we will introduce the new work of the highly watched premium watch brand-Cartier, a watch created by the master of enamel craftsmanship from metal beads.
The principle of the metal bead process is to make tiny gold beads and decorate them on the chassis. The enamel craftsman uses the same procedure. First, the enamel is cut into small pieces or ground into powder, then stretched into filaments, and then cut into small pieces. After being heated by the welding torch, the filament segments will melt into pellets.
The bead size depends on the diameter of the enamel filaments. The master craftsman then placed the enamel beads into the chassis according to the color and shape of the artwork. The difficulty of this process is that different colors of enamel have different melting temperatures. It takes more than thirty firings to achieve the ideal effect of firm beads and exquisite enamel.
This brand new work brings out the outstanding creativity of the Master Craftsmanship workshop. Carving, polishing, enamel, jewellery, gem setting, and watchmaking are combined into one unique work.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier enamel beads craft cheetah decoration watch parameters
Case: 18K yellow gold, set with 124 brilliant-cut round diamonds
Diameter: 42 mm
Crown: 18K yellow gold grooved crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: 22K yellow gold, enamel beads craft cheetah decoration
Hands: Gold-plated sword-shaped steel hands
Strap: dark blue alligator strap
Clasp: 18K yellow gold folding clasp with 43 brilliant-cut round diamonds
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case thickness: 14.35 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)
Numbering and limited sale of 30 pieces
The above is the latest cutting-edge information of the 2016 SIHH Geneva International Haute Horlogerie brought to you by watch house professionals. Next, we will present more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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