Originated from the design of pocket watches, the shape of the pocket watches has always been the standard, time and time again and again, as if our lives are repeated day by day. Life is not a simple repetition. Tradition needs to be sublimated in variations. In the design of tables, top watchmakers draw inspiration from elegant life, constantly refresh our concepts, and constantly create new classics. 1 Vacheron Constantin Malta Small Seconds
In 1921, in order to break the mainstream circular design of the mainstream pocket watch at that time, Vacheron Constantin launched the first cask watch and became popular. Since then, the cask design has become one of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic styles. For its solemnity, the brand not only held the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of Vacheron Constantin’s Barrel Design at the “House of Vacheron Constantin” in Shanghai on August 16th, displaying 12 Vacheron Constantin classic barrel-type antique watches from the Geneva Museum, but also Launch of three new Malte watches. The Maltese series was first introduced in 2000. Although there are also a few round styles, the barrel shape is still the most basic rectangle in the series. The pink gold model in front of me uses a size of 36.7 × 47.6 mm. From the side, you can see that the short lugs extend from the middle of the bezel and the case bottom, which is quite unique. In terms of function configuration, the watch is equipped with hour, minute, and second displays, a second hand with a dial at 6 o’clock, and three-dimensional Arabic numerals and bar scales are gold. The simple dial does not have a minute scale, making the watch more retro. It is equipped with a 4400AS manual-winding movement. It has adopted the new Geneva Seal standard, which was implemented in 2012, to ensure higher quality.
2 Hermes dressage watch
Hermès, who started from the manufacture of harnesses hundreds of years ago, naturally has a passion for equestrian style. This Dressage series watch by Henrid’Origny was launched in 2003. Dressage is the dressage in traditional equestrian competitions. The collection features a barrel-shaped case with lugs that blend into the contour of the case. This year’s new style retains the original aesthetic design, but there are also subtle design changes: the crown prince hands are used, the time scale is sandblasted, the crown is closer to the case, and the diameter of the case is slightly wider by 1.5 mm. The layered dial design is even more prominent. The new model has a total of 10 models, all equipped with VaucherManufacture Fleurier’s exclusive H1837 self-winding movement developed by Hermès. It also extends the three different calibers with a calendar and a small second hand. Eight stainless steel models, four large and three small, each with a black or protein silver dial that can be paired with a stainless steel chain strap, matte black or brown crocodile leather strap. There are also two three-pin models in rose gold. The first is a protein silver dial with a matte brown crocodile leather strap. The second model has a gray-black dial with a gray-black alligator leather strap. It is limited to 175 pieces to commemorate the brand’s 175th anniversary.
3 Piaget Gouverneur Automatic
This year Piaget has added a new member of the Gouverneur series to Black Tie, which cleverly balances circles and ovals to create a unique aesthetic structure. Watch the design of the watch carefully. The round case is equipped with an irregular curved bezel, which shapes the oval shape of the dial. The oval dial has an irregularly curved outer ring, which outlines the central circle. The circles and ovals harmoniously overlap each other, not only exuding a unique temperament, but also adding meticulous and complex decoration to the layered structure. There are six pieces in the series. The diameter of the case is 43mm. It is made of rose gold or white gold. The case is decorated with the brand’s sophisticated sanding decoration. The improved frosting, polishing and sanding decoration highlight the overlapping of the two shapes. level. In terms of function, the two materials each have three styles: three-hand calendar, chronograph and tourbillon. The platinum style is set with diamonds on the bezel. The double-row diamond design embellishes a soft and slender shape, which fits the duality of round and oval. design.