In 2015, Girard-Perregaux watched the cabinets of curiosities for the first time, and launched the ‘The Chamber of Wonders’ series inspired by infinite fantasy treasures, which goes back to the popularity of the Renaissance. Fantasy world in Europe and around the world. These treasures symbolize the infinite fantasy legendary imagination, and start a fascinating adventure with new discoveries and scientific myths.
Small creations bring unlimited creative space for artists and craftsmen who master rare techniques; Girard-Perregaux, a high-end Swiss watch brand, has brought it to the field of base watch art like never before. The brand continued this fantasy legend in 2016, and continued to launch the second ‘miracle box series’ with unique and smart technology, meticulous aesthetics and patience. Since its founding in 1791, the brand has always pursued the spirit of pursuing aesthetics and craftsmanship; and with this extraordinary collection, it makes full use of the small space of the dial to present the aesthetics of a watch like never before. The collection is based on poetry, majesty, and imagination. It combines a variety of extraordinary materials and increasingly diminishing skills to create an award-winning, unprecedented collection of watches.
In 2016, the brand continued the aesthetics of the ‘1966 Rose Gold Collection’ by launching three exquisitely designed watches with serial numbers. In addition to the self-winding movement developed by the brand, the dials of the three watches can carefully depict the earth seen from space, or the space overlooked from the earth. These journeys across time and space open the infinite imagination space of the ‘miracle treasure box series’. New colors interpret past memories and rewrite historical worldviews. The ‘miracle box series’ launched this time reflects the brand’s consistent superb watchmaking skills and the fusion of world knowledge and doctrine.
The 2016 version of the “Miracle Box” series of watches reappears the lost maps. These maps not only reveal meticulous handicrafts, but also praise the magnificent vision of many scholars and great men in the history of humanities, and tell a story about the world view. , Reflecting the contemporary wisdom of map creators, and now a wealth of knowledge.
Miracle Box — Earth, the center of the universe
Greek-Roman astronomer Ptolemy was one of the founders of geography. Geography can be traced back to a century ago, when scholars were fascinated by the interaction between the earth and the sun, the earth, and the moon, and the impact of these interactions on the climate. Although the earth painted by Ptolemy is not complete, the earth in his pen has been spherical, and the geometry he invented is still used in the longitude and latitude grids of today’s maps. The geographies and maps in it were translated into Latin by D’Angelo. Columbus’s research points further inspired him to implement his sailing plan.
Inlaid stone, micro painting and gold dust painting
This GP Girard Perregaux watch embodies the essence of stone setting and is embellished by technically sophisticated micro-painters. The carefully cut young stone pieces are polished and inlaid as gems; then different materials are used to present different levels of blue such as lapis lazuli and Dongling, or warm white tones of different depths such as ultra-white mother of pearl, forming ignorance Fields of ocean and borders. The GP watchmaker patiently hardened the gold powder to a colored surface, representing the land and its boundaries.
Miracle Box — the sun, the center of the universe
Geocentric science regards the earth as the center of the universe. Conversely, heliocentric science regards the sun as the center of the universe’s thousands of celestial bodies, including the earth. This groundbreaking theory stems from a scientific and philosophical revolution in the mid-16th century. The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) who put forward this theory, whose book ‘On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres’ was first published in Nuremberg in 1543, when the Polish doctor and The doctor is still alive. Later history books found that the scholar had boldly put forward a subversive theory 30 years ago, that is, the ‘Copernican Revolution’ praised by later generations. Since then, our perception is that the moon orbits the earth, while the earth orbits and orbits the sun, subverting Ptolemy and theories of the past century.
Stone setting and micro painting
Copernicus’s 24-hour revival is based on the time of the earth’s rotation and the beginning of a new day. When interpreted in soft warm colors-like the earth stares at the sun, it is gradually illuminated by warm sunlight. GP Girard-Perregaux has chosen Tangling blue and gray jade to combine different shades of turquoise orange. Like the dial maps of other designs in the series, this design uses unique watchmaking techniques, plus micro-painters and other patiently craftsmen. The finished product presents a stunning visual masterpiece: cut and polished delicate stonework to form a lifelike mosaic, which is the ultimate aesthetic.
Miracle Box — Armillary Sphere
Cartographer and cosmologist Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is a manufacturer of globes. This Franciscan monk was born and died in Venice. He is also a theologian who has compiled an encyclopedia and made a great contribution to world history. He created two giant armillary spheres in Paris to pay tribute to the sun king, Louis XIV. The two armillary spheres have a diameter of 382 cm and each weigh about 2 tons. One is a terrestrial instrument, and the other is a celestial instrument, detailing the sky that contemporary people think is the birth day of the monarch, that is, September 5, 1638. There are 1,880 celestial bodies on that astronomical instrument, and 72 constellations expressed by beasts and mythical figures. The entire masterpiece is all blue, divided into 12 areas, symbolizing the season when the sun passes through the zodiac signs, all painted by French painter Jean-Baptiste Corneille.
Arched sapphire, hand carved and drawn
This watch features a small dial and pays the highest respect to the master with endless blue tones. The arched sapphire dial is painted by hand, and the grooves are carefully coated with gold powder. GP Girard-Perregaux shows superb skills, and the performance is comparable to the extreme level of major art forms. This exquisite and elegant work specially designed for the 2016 “Miracle Box Series” expresses the profound knowledge of endless worlds with endless blue tones, and it is accompanied by the redrawn ancient map background, which reminds us of the boldest challenge Its origin.
The Chamber of Wonders
Material: Rose Gold
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 9.94 mm
Surface: Sapphire anti-reflective
Bottom: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)
Earth, the center of the universe: Tangling, Lapis Lazuli, Mother of Pearl, and handmade painting
The sun, the center of the universe: grey jade, chalcedony, orange tomb, and pale orange jasper
Armillary Sphere: Arched Sapphire Crystal Surface and Hand Painted
Model: GP03300-0060, mechanical automatic winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½ ” ‘)
Thickness: 4.20 mm
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour-(4 Hz)
Power reserve: 46 hours minimum
Function: hour, minute
Material: Hand-stitched black crocodile belt
Buckle: Rose gold pin buckle