The Grande Seconde Off-centered follows the classic characteristics of Jaquet Droz, combining historical implication, modern design and elegant style.
The onyx Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx has an unforgettable simplicity and beauty, condensing the profound historical essence of Jacques Droe. Its dial adopts a deep and charming deep black tone, exuding elegance and modern style. The prototype of this creative design is the large second hand created by Pierre Jacques Dro in the 18th century. This watch follows the trend of enlightenment and breaks through the concept of watchmaking. Pierre Jacques de Roux designed two overlapping dials, of which the eccentric second dial is set at 6 o’clock and equipped with extremely slim hands. This innovation not only invented a brand-new mechanical form, but also created a distinctive concept of time. The bit of time was fixed into a beautiful and precious time memory. The two circles intersect into the shape of the number 8. The ‘8’ symbolizes balance and perfection, and is Jacques Dro’s lucky number.
Jacques Dross’s artisan master subtly ‘deformed’ this aesthetic design, slightly shifting the second dial to 7 o’clock. In 2016, the watch continued to evolve, for the first time equipped with a stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm, highlighting the charm of the black dial. The beautiful black has always been praised by the artist, blooming a unique luster on the large eccentric second hand. This model follows Jacques Dro’s long tradition of mineral dials, using a carefully cut and polished onyx dial. The deep and intense black is like an ink bottle dipped in a quill by a writer, and it is like a silk satin used by designers to cut clothes. With the movement of the wrist, the colorful streamer makes the uniform and harmonious surface rejuvenate. Jacques de Roux’s master craftsmen subtly and elegantly mark the hour markers directly on the 18K white gold inner ring of the hour and minute display and the second dial that meet the legendary number ‘8’, making the magnificent light color effect even more beautiful. The metallic mirror-like luster contrasts with the heavy light and shadow of the onyx dial, showing the subtle design of the three-dimensional bezel and bezel.
The crown is moved to 4 o’clock, adding a touch of vitality to this new model of timepieces. This watch also comes in a silver-plated opal dial style with a crocodile leather strap. Onyx’s Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx adds a mysterious charm to Jacques Dro’s poetic time. The colorful streamers caused the artist’s infinite reveries in the deep night.
Off-center large onyx second hand
Grande Seconde Off-centered Onyx J006030270
Black onyx dial and 18K white gold three-dimensional bezel.
Stainless steel case.
Mechanical self-winding movement.
Power reserve is about 68 hours.
43 mm in diameter.
Portuguese football superstar and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the honor of ‘Mr. Football of the World’ and has been praised by fans around the world; FRANCK MULLER® specially created 7 perpetual calendar double retrograde jumps The Perpetual Calendar Bi-Retro Chronograph CR7 pays tribute to C. Ronaldo’s brilliant achievements.
Franck Muller and C. Ronaldo
27-year-old C. Ronaldo is one of the best players in the history of football and the most illustrious star in international sports. He has a strong explosive power and exquisite ball skills in the green court; this time only a limited number of 7 The FRANCK MULLER® special edition timepiece is the most complicated limited edition watch in the series with the theme of football players.
C. Ronaldo with perpetual calendar double retrograde chronograph
At the FRANCK MULLER® Group exhibition in Monte Carlo, FRANCK MULLER® officially announced the limited series of CR7 perpetual calendar double retrograde chronograph watches. C. Ronaldo said: ‘I am deeply honored that the famous watch brand FRANCK MULLER® has produced limited timepieces for me. My goal is to keep improving and strive to the next level. This perpetual calendar watch naturally has a special symbolic significance. This Timepieces are just like everyone else, because Franck Muller has a lot in common with me, and both have great confidence in their abilities and potential. ‘
Number 7 hour setting with dazzling diamonds of special significance to C. Ronaldo
Classic · Dynamic
Franck Muller has long supported football and has sponsored the famous Geneva Coupe de Rois indoor football tour. It has launched limited series for famous clubs and national football teams, including a personalised FRANCK MULLER® watch for each member of the World Cup Spain national team. Franck Muller himself also loves the weather, food and football in Portugal. He often visits Lisbon. He made limited edition watches for Real Madrid coach José Mourinho and sponsored Tottenham team leader André Villas-Boas, so it is only natural to pay tribute to C. Ronaldo. The CR7 perpetual calendar double retrograde chronograph watch is installed in the gorgeous rose gold Cintrée Curvex case. The dial design is contrasted in black and white. The perpetual calendar function symbolizes C. Ronaldo’s brilliant record in football history. The double retrograde and chronograph function exudes vitality. . When C. Ronaldo wore the No. 7 jersey when playing for Manchester United, the dial’s 7 characters were set with diamonds, while the back was engraved with C. Ronaldo’s heroic silhouette and his signature; all seven limited edition watches Acquired by a collector, although the price is not disclosed, but it is estimated to be close to 110,000 euros.
The back of the CR7 perpetual calendar double retrograde engraved with the figure and signature of C. Ronaldo
C. Ronaldo recounted his concept of time and the taste of the watch, saying: ‘I already own 4.5 FRANCK MULLER® watches. This is a great fortune to have Franck Muller personally present the first limited timepiece. It is wonderful to be with him for lunch, and I have benefited a lot. ‘He joked:’ I have never owned a perpetual calendar watch, and I am not deeply involved in fine watchmaking. In the meantime, I learned about the technology of complex timepieces, including the subtleties of my limited series. This is a first-class work by a top watch brand … Outstanding timepieces should be matched with top players! ‘
Fancy to elegant
C. Ronaldo is well-dressed, but his taste has become more solid recently. He pointed out: ‘In these years, the taste of my watch has changed a lot. I used to love diamond styles, but now I prefer simple and elegant designs. .As I get older, I continue to observe and learn, and taste changes. Of course, I live in the present, and I ca n’t always be 27. I usually match my watch with the color and mood of my clothes. ‘ As a football player, I naturally appreciate the importance of time: ‘My life, everything, and everything are inseparable from time, such as how much time it takes to do one thing, what can be done within a specified time …; more on the court every second It is necessary to decide how to deal with a free throw in the first round; if the team wins, the teammates are happy, the time is like solidification, and one minute is like an hour … ‘
The new Métiers d’ Art Villes Lumières series by Vacheron Constantin depicts the beautiful epitome of world-famous cities through a bird’s eye view. This new series is based on the traditional big fire engraving enamel process, combining precious powder hand-coating techniques that have never been used in advanced watchmaking. The first works launched night scenes in three cities, including Geneva, Paris, and New York, and other city-themed works will continue to be launched in the future.
86222 / 000G-B101
Great Fire Enamel
First, Vacheron Constantin’s enamel master planned the contours of the streets, parks, and river channels to be presented according to the best performance that the enamel inlaying process can provide. Then, the streetscape contours were manually engraved on the gold plate, and then filled with a gradually translucent enamel. Each layer of enamel must be sintered at a high temperature of 850 degrees. This critical and delicate process can only rely on the experience and intuition of the enamel master, strictly control the time of each sintering, melt and deform the glass powder mixed with colored oxide, and then cool and vitrify. However, even with such careful control of the process, risks cannot be completely avoided, and the faceplate may be cracked or defective. In the Métiers d’ Art Villes Lumières series, the master of enamel craftsmanship has to accept another tougher challenge. It must reproduce the special atmosphere of the night scene on the faceplate with a translucent deep tone.
86222 / 000G-B104
The beauty of luminous
Vacheron Constantin invited Japanese artist Yoko Imai to combine her art with enamel art. Yoko Imai has been under the guidance of Japanese art masters in the past, and based on this he developed a unique artistic technique: ink painting on canvas with precious powder (such as pearl powder). At the invitation of Vacheron Constantin, she applied this painting technique to the enamel dial of a watch for the first time, ingeniously creating a beautiful light and dark effect.
The technique of using precious powders is based on the same basic principles as ink art: seeking balance and cleanliness. With extremely thin brushes, the precious powders such as pearls, diamonds, gold and platinum are carefully coated on the enamel plate with top secret techniques. The magical luminous effect presented in the final work is made with this extremely strict technique. Every detail is precisely configured without any random or extra space.
Because every detail must be accurately configured, it must be filtered according to the size and brightness of each powder particle, and then several different light presentation forms are tried from several angles, so as to enhance the brightness and authenticity of the light spot. First, tiny gold particles form the background of the luminous. Next, diamonds and platinum powder are used to create a light and dark effect, and then pearl particles are used as embellishments. The area and range of luminous light can be adjusted through this changing light and shadow, giving vitality and temperature to the faceplate. It looks like there are countless lights shining on the enamel plate between the golden edges. Tiny powder particles, each with a different hue and brightness, interact with each other on a dark enamel surface. The finished part of the face plate near the center has the highest brightness, and then gradually weakens toward the outer layer of the face plate.
This face plate that combines art and craftsmanship must be made by hand for more than 3 months, so each face plate is unique. A magnifying glass is attached to the storage box to provide users with a careful appreciation of this beautiful pasta technology.
86222 / 000G-B105
From Geneva, Paris, to New York
The whole leaping journey started in Geneva. This is the cradle of watchmaking craftsmanship and various manual skills, which gave birth to the technique of micro-painting enamel. Vacheron Constantin was born in a loft studio in a log cabin in the St-Gervais district of central Geneva.
Then came to the ‘Light City’ Paris, the favorite city of artists, philosophers and writers, known for its irreplaceable elegance. The night view of Paris, as seen from the panel, includes famous landmarks such as Charles de Gaulle, Champs-Elysées, the River Seine, and the famous Eiffel Tower, all of which have gorgeous lighting effects created by gold carving.
Finally came to the gorgeous ‘Sleepless City’ New York. Countless precious powders sprinkled on the Great Fire Enamel faceplate outline the bright outlines of Manhattan Island, Central Park, the Hudson River, and Brooklyn. In this faceplate, the use of precious powder is also brought to the limit.
Ref. 86222 / 000G-B101 – Geneva
Ref. 86222 / 000G-B104 – Paris
Ref. 86222 / 000G-B105 – New York
18K white gold case, 40 mm diameter, sapphire crystal, case back, waterproof 30 meters. The name of the theme city is engraved on the back case. It is equipped with a 2460SC automatic movement, 27 stones, a frequency of 28,800 vph, a power reserve of 40 hours, and a 22K gold automatic disk. Geneva mark.