Contribute To Art Creation And Innovation With Aesthetics Of Fine Watchmaking: Audemars Piguet

Since it was founded in Brauss, Switzerland, in 1875, Swiss fine watch brand Audemars Piguet has continuously broken through the boundaries of fine watch aesthetics in the heritage of the century. Watchmaking tradition is infused with vitality and vitality. Audemars Piguet’s unremitting pursuit of the perfect fusion of technical ingenuity and artistic spirit, has a great passion and great resonance for the creativity and innovation of the art world.

Minute repeater pocket watch with hand-finished movement

Extreme craftsmanship and design aesthetics
   Sanding, polishing, ingenuity and hands create breathtaking micro-arts, great details. The prestigious Audemars Piguet craftsmanship stems from the love and focus on beauty and art. The decorative craftsmanship done by hand is one of the most intuitive differences between industrialization and fine watchmaking. Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers once said, ‘We make beautiful things that can be passed down from generation to generation, integrating art into craftsmanship and every piece of our work.’

Design drawing of Royal Oak series double balance skeleton skeleton watch

   Audemars Piguet’s fine watchmaking tradition has always been closely linked to the ultimate in craftsmanship and design aesthetics. Among them, the skeletonized timepieces embodying superb craftsmanship, noble and magnificent high-end jewelry timepieces, and the minute repeater timepieces symbolizing the pioneering spirit have always been the most proud examples of Audemars Piguet, which also reflects the high-end watchmaking technology and The perfect fusion of aesthetic design-these three types of timepieces not only require master watchmakers to have the most outstanding professional knowledge, but also vividly explain the mastery of watchmaking masters in the field of design aesthetics.

Hollow finishing of the movement by hand

   Different from traditional models, the skeletonized timepiece is inspired by the structural beauty of the building and uses this as a standard to create the structural design of the movement. The hollowed-out timepiece is completed with superb manual craftsmanship, showing the transparent beauty of the movement to the greatest extent, including the mechanical structure of the movement and the structural beauty of the gears and bridge splints. Subsequently, all movement components were retouched under the hands of Audemars Piguet’s watchmakers, usually more delicately carved by hand. As early as the 1930s, Audemars Piguet had mastered the process of making hollow timepieces, and professional craftsmen had created this complex timepiece that reflected the beauty of precision.

Blueprints for women’s millennial watches

   Since the 1880s, Audemars Piguet’s timepieces have become a masterpiece of design aesthetics and the spirit of independence. Looking back at the source of inspiration for women’s timepieces, it is not difficult to find that Audemars Piguet always embodies materials and craftsmanship that reflect the characteristics of the era in the creation of women’s timepieces: including classic materials such as diamonds, gems, onyx, etc., which are creative in the master craftsmanship In his hands, he turned into a masterpiece with personality.

Millennial women’s watch decorated with onyx and diamonds

Diamond Fury Diamond Jewellery Watch

   Minute repeater is one of the most prestigious functions in the field of fine watchmaking. It can strike the repeater in the order of hour, minute and minute, so that time can be known by sound outside the watch dial. When the time signal is activated, two miniature hammers will strike the spiral gong, giving a pleasant and bright sound. The minute repeater chronograph can complete 720 totally different percussion sequences, each of which represents a current time on the dial. Since the brand was founded, Audemars Piguet’s R & D and innovation of the minute repeater function has been uninterrupted and fruitful, becoming one of the most representative fine watchmaking brands in this field.

Royal Oak Concept Super Chronograph with precision adjustment and case assembly

Audemars Piguet and Basel
   From the perspective of avant-garde art to interpret artistic humanities and natural ecology, Audemars Piguet continues to explore and try to establish a language between fine watchmaking and art to interpret humanity, nature, time and science. Through constant experimentation and innovation, seeking the perfect fusion of innovative craftsmanship and design aesthetics is the essence of art and the pursuit of fine watchmaking.

Art Basel 2013: by French designer Sebastian. Collector’s living room designed by Agnès for Audemars Piguet

   Adhering to the spirit of creativity, innovation and independence, Audemars Piguet has always maintained a close relationship with modern and contemporary art. Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has been a global partner of Art Basel, the world’s top contemporary and contemporary art exhibition. This positive and close cooperative relationship continues to this day. Audemars Piguet will support this art event through three major touring exhibitions in Basel, Miami and Hong Kong. Since 2013, Audemars Piguet has launched an innovative concept collector’s living room at the Art Basel site, inviting designers and artists to bring their creative talents to life, showing the scenes of the birthplace of Audemars Piguet-Vallée de Joux, Switzerland Thing. By French designer Sebastian. The collector’s living room designed by Sebastien Agneesens was inspired by British photographer Dan. The photography of Dan Holdsworth is unique. During the 2013 Miami Station, Audemars Piguet joined hands with Galerie Perrotin to showcase a large floating inflatable art installation ‘Curiosity’ designed by Kolkoz, France.

Art Basel 2013: Audemars Piguet presents Curiosity by French art group Crekuz

   In 2014, Basel Art Fair Miami Station, Audemars Piguet and Peabody Essex Museum cooperated to exhibit Thai-Europe. The power plant ‘Strandbeest’ designed by Theo Jansen, Thai Europe. Jansen used wind to move bionic beasts along Miami Beach, causing an unprecedented sensation. At the scene of the Art Basel Hong Kong station in 2014, French designer Matthew. Mathieu Lehanneur unveiled the mystery of the ‘Mineral Lab’ exhibition area and merged with Austrian video artist Kurt. A panoramic film ‘Measure’ designed by Kurt Hentschläger for Audemars Piguet. In 2015, Audemars Piguet launched a green, moss-covered ecological wall, and the French artist Alexander. Constellations, a custom sound installation by Alexandre Joly. Through this art installation, you can listen to the flowing water from Ru Valley, the sound of birds singing and Audemars Piguet minute repeater. In cooperation with Art Basel, Audemars Piguet has launched a series of fascinating art projects, using modern techniques to explain the close and profound relationship between human beings, nature, time and science, showing the spirit of creativity, innovation and independence Audemars Piguet’s firm commitment to the development of modern art.

Art Basel 2014: Audemars Piguet’s ‘Mineral Lab’ exhibition area, by French designer Matthew. By Ray Hannil

Art Basel 2014: Audemars Piguet joins with the Bourbon Museum to exhibit Thai-Europe. Strandbeest by Janssen

Audemars Piguet Art Creation Commission
   Over the years, Audemars Piguet and talented artists have created a series of works inspired by the brand’s birthplace, Ru Valley, Switzerland, in the form of photography, video, sculpture installations, and sound art. Through the creation of his works, the artist expresses his impressions of the multi-source and innovation of Ru Guya and complex watchmaking. In June 2015, Audemars Piguet launched the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commission’, which aims to provide artists with strong support to work with them to create complex, precise and innovative modern art works.

British photographer Dan Dan Holdsworth

   In the creative process of artists constantly breaking through existing technology and showing scientific creativity, the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioned project’ successfully created a close connection between the fine watchmaking tradition and modern art. The project’s artwork is overseen by the annual guest curator and selected by an international jury. As part of the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioning program’, Audemars Piguet will provide cutting-edge tools, craftsmanship and technical support necessary for the creation of invited artists. Finalists will be invited to visit Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Ru Valley, Learn more about the brand’s more than 140 years of watchmaking tradition, superb craftsmanship and innovative ideas in the field of fine watchmaking. An artist who finally stands out from the shortlist will work hand in hand with the guest curator to create the work.

Designer Matthew. Mathieu Lehanneur

   In 2015, Swiss artist Robin. Robin Meier was selected as the first artist of the Audemars Piguet Art Commission. In the famous curator Mark. Olivier. With the assistance of Marc-Olivier Wahler, Robin. Mel created the ‘Synchronicity’ art installation, which interprets the laws of order in nature. This device is used to explore phenomena in nature and learn how fireflies scattered in remote areas around the world consistently emit biofluorescence. To complete the installation, Robin Mayer conducted a sophisticated and sophisticated investigation, combining in-depth scientific research with challenging technical practices.

Robin in Art Basel 2015. Mel’s Synchronicity installation

Art Basel 2015: French designer Alexander. Jolly’s Constellations sound installation for Audemars Piguet

   This year, Chinese artist Sun Xun was selected as the 2016 ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission’. He will work with the 2016 Audemars Piguet commissioned guest curator Shen Ruixun to create new works of art, and will debut at the Art Basel Miami Station in December 2016. Sun Xun is known as one of the most talented young artists in China, and he is good at using exquisite traditional craftsmanship to create unique experimental experiments in different media. He is good at creating with various media such as sketch, painting, animation and installation art. He uses painting, woodcut, traditional Chinese ink painting, and charcoal to create expressive stop motion animation images. Realism style and mythological imagery create shocking audiovisual effects.

Sun Xun, Audemars Piguet’s commissioned artist in 2016

   On the basis of successful cooperation, Audemars Piguet and Art Basel continue to work together and share their common wish to promote the development of contemporary art. Olivier Audemars, Vice Chairman of the Audemars Piguet Board of Directors, said: ‘We are very honored to be the co-sponsored global sponsor of Art Basel, and we are excited about the cooperation between the two parties. In the framework of cooperation over the past three years, we have successfully implemented common art initiatives. Projects have also become a source of inspiration for our product development. ‘Mark Basel, director of Art Basel. Marc Spiegler said: ‘I am very happy that Audemars Piguet can continue to work with our partnership. Since becoming a global co-sponsor of Art Basel in 2013, Audemars Piguet has proved its support for art with practical actions. I am also very pleased to see the booming development of the ‘Audemars Piguet Art Commission commissioning program’ and we look forward to continuing to work with Audemars Piguet in the future. ‘

Art Basel 2016: British photographer Dan. Continuous Topography by Holzworth

The Perfect Vibration Of The Geneva Mark Tasting Cartier Floating Tourbillon Three-question Watch

Among all the complex watches today, the Minute Repeater watch is most loved by collectors. It gives a purely mechanical process a poetic meaning, making people proud to follow the footprint of time in music. Rotonde de Cartier floating tourbillon minute repeater reminds us in a more subtle way that in all cultures, proclaiming time with sound has always been one of the privileges of the center of rights. The timekeeping function has always occupied the highest peak of watchmaking technology. The official number of the rose gold model is: W1556229 The official number of the titanium model is: W1556209

  The Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater is an outstanding achievement in the study of clock acoustics for five years. People have always thought that the knowledge accumulated over the centuries is sufficient. However, with the increase in quality requirements, and today’s watch design and scientific analysis With the continuous development of methods, people have also put forward higher requirements for the manufacture of fine industries. However, Cartier is the best endorsement to explain this high standard. Next, we will analyze this tourbillon minute question for you in all aspects. .

  The Cartier movement research and development team redefines the basic basis of the acoustic evaluation of the minute repeater watch through a series of experiments. When creating the minute repeater watch, the values ​​generated by these sounds must be uniquely considered. Therefore, Cartier pays attention to the appearance parts. The larger the diameter of the watch, the stronger the sound produced. Therefore, the Rotonde de Cartier minute repeater watch has a 45 mm diameter 5 grade polished titanium case (rose gold case) with a thickness of 14.7 mm.

   From an aesthetic perspective, the watch as a whole uses a sapphire crystal. White electroplated engraved dial and silver-plated hollow grille, and also with a sunray radiation effect, of course, it is absolutely indispensable that the unique Cartier characteristic black transfer Roman numerals; the sword-shaped blue steel hands are more eye-catching against the silver background. Eye-catching.

   The combination of three questions and the tourbillon allows the wearer to enjoy two extremely complicated craftsmanship presentations at the same time. The watch is located at the twelve o’clock is the tourbillon device. In order for the hammer to continue to strike, Rotonde de Cartier The floating tourbillon minute repeater is equipped with an ‘inertia and friction adjustment device’. Although it is very sophisticated, it runs silently.

   The watch is located at six o’clock is the hammer, under the control of eight o’clock but smelling handle, issued a melodious church-like sound, reminding people of the passage of time.

   The crown of the watch is a bead-shaped crown set with a convex round sapphire. This design has accompanied Cartier for many years and has become its classic symbol.

   The watch also uses a sapphire crystal design. Cartier 9402 MC workshop hand-wound mechanical movement is presented in our eyes in a perfect posture, engraved with the ‘Geneva Quality Mark’, with an independent number. It consists of 447 parts, including 45 ruby ​​bearings.

  In order to ensure the balance of sound waves, Cartier connected the gong to the main splint, the main splint to the middle of the case at four points. Although the reed is constantly vibrating, the square gong can still ensure that the hammer is regularly struck at the same position, and at the same time at 12 o’clock The floating tourbillon intersects with the escapement of the movement. The rotation speed of the gear of the minute repeater is adjusted by rotation, and at the same time, the two gongs of the watch can regularly sound.

Summary: It is reported that 50 titanium models are issued in a limited edition worldwide with a unit price of around 2.3 million yuan. This price should not be the highest in the face of the three questions and the tourbillon function, only higher. Many friends of watches around me have also talked about me in recent years about the extreme pursuit of modern people for the spiritual world, which has caused simple material attraction to become the mainstream of consumption. The same is true for watches, and more people start to care about their design The innovation and purity of craftsmanship, Cartier, as a manager of the time baptism brand, is self-evident in its efforts and achievements in challenging and surpassing itself.

 Cartier floating tourbillon minute repeater titanium details:
 cartier / 19480 /

Cartier floating tourbillon minute repeater rose gold details:
cartier / 19490 /