Cartier Ballon Bleu Slim Watch
Similar to Reverso, Cartier has also produced a paper-thin watch for the blue balloon series that we are most familiar with. More interestingly, this ultra-thin watch also adopts the design idea of a large dial, even for The radian created by fitting the wrist is so similar. The 46mm dial is definitely quite enjoyable to wear, and thanks to the super thin body, the round sapphire on the grooved crown of the watch is more prominent and exquisite.
Here, I have to mention a watch enthusiast. He couldn’t hold back a while ago, and fashioned a trend, so I bought a sports watch with complicated functions and wear it when I go out in the morning. At the end of the dinner, I showed it in front of my friends. I never thought that it was just after 3 pm, because his left hand was really overwhelmed, and he was not a delicate skin person. “His fingers were a little numb and his wrists were pressed. & rdquo; In order to ensure blood circulation, he had to take off his watch and put it in his clothes pocket. And because I was wearing an old suit, and I was afraid that the cloth in my pocket would not be strong enough, I would accidentally drop the watch, so I had to put it in the car, and naturally my friends would find it difficult to see. At that time, he made up his mind. In the future, watches with a diameter of more than 42 mm, a thickness of more than 12 mm, and a weight of more than three or two (150 grams), would not be bought expensively, and would no longer accept the foreign crime.
It is precisely in recent years that the trend of large watch sizes has intensified, and many large watches can be used as alarm clocks. Women’s watches are now 44mm, and men’s watches are less and less below 40mm. The most exaggerated is the thickness of the watch, which is almost not measured in millimeters but in centimeters. However, there are several people in the world like the NBA star Shark O’Neal who have a height of two meters and seventeen and a weight of more than two hundred kilograms. How about it? His old man can grab a basketball with one hand, and the 47 mm diameter watch endorsed by us, how common are we ordinary people to bring it to the wrist? It would be too big to bring it on the ankle. Later, Kobe, who was also an NBA star, in order to express his gratitude after getting the most valuable player, specially customized some Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and gave them one piece for each team member. The size of this watch is only 43 mm, more than two meters A group of buddies, although they are tall and big, also know the weight of the big shark and their wrists, but why do we ignore the heavy watches around us?
However, it is precisely because of the above-mentioned that most people (especially men) have enthusiasm for more complex functions, and have to bear the thickness and weight of these complex functions. Taking an ordinary complicated watch as an example, we can see that the design of the watch is impersonal: 1.5 cm, which is 15 mm thick and weighs 165 grams, which is three or two! One or two dumplings are only 6, and 165 grams is 20 dumplings. Because of the cohesive force of precious metals, it is like an iron block. Like a scale, it is worn on the hand from morning to night. For fashion, it is relatively not so much. Comfortable leather strap with metal folding buckle, I believe that after a day, you are overwhelmed, the first thing to go home is to quickly take off the watch, at that time, you will definitely feel a sense of relief. There are also so-called complex functions, perpetual calendar and sports car speed measurement. How many people need it in real life? But we really feel the weight they bring. China has a history of thousands of years. Even during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, no perpetual calendar watch had appeared, nor did it affect the slow development of China for thousands of years! The great people have said that 10,000 years are too long, so let’s just fight for it. We do n’t want to predict things after 10,000 years, and the Lord who can arrange things for next month will be all human. Elite.
For this reason, more and more people are beginning to understand this, and they are also subtly changing the trend of this market. Watch manufacturers have begun to realize that if they develop their watches in the direction of alarm clocks arbitrarily, the day will sooner or later they will not be sold, the designer can bear no matter how great they are, and they must also be responsible for the money in the pockets of the company’s shareholders. Direction. The thin and light trend of watches has already begun to emerge at this Geneva exhibition, which also makes us realize that it is time to give our wrists a good burden.
So, as a man, what kind of watch do we need?
In the words of the enthusiast, ‘To be able to basically meet daily wear needs, the diameter is between 38 and 41 mm, the thickness is below 12 mm, and the weight is not more than three or two (150 grams). In addition to hours, there is a The second hand has a calendar. If you can increase the remote time and energy display, you are a business person flying all over the world, and you have business and investment in other countries. It is enough to have these functions. On this basis, precious metals, gems, and diamonds can be added, and the price and variety can be completely separated. It can definitely meet people with different needs, different incomes, and different classes. & rdquo;
I believe that at the next watch exhibition, various watch manufacturers will start to see who can make cost-effective 3 to 6 mm thick precious metal watches. Under this thin and light premise, high technology, materials science, and precious metals, such as titanium or ceramics, can also give watch designers a great deal of design space, which is also in line with 30 years of Hedong and 30 years of Hexi’s watch industry. development trend.
I talked about men’s watches, and naturally I have to say something for the ladies. However, in general, women wear watches for their lightness and comfort, and now most women buy watches will focus on quartz watches and even high-end jewelry watches. They are not obsessed with the mechanical beauty of watches. I just want to use the watch to perfectly match my clothing.
Because of this, the wind of big watches will not spread to this field. Ladies only need to continue to choose their favorite small models to wear, they will certainly not cause any burden on the wrist. However, since most ultra-thin mechanical watches are designed for men, as those women who love mechanical watches, it is also good to choose a suitable men’s mechanical watch to wear. Try things like Hamilton’s slim watch or Audemars Piguet’s jules audemars ultra-thin watch. Of course, when Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin large-scale ultra-thin watch, it also launched the Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin diamond-designed watch for women. The charming charm of women is also a good choice.