‘One sand, one world, one flower, one paradise’, the British poet William Black once uttered the truth of the world in classic poems: Daqian is hidden in subtlety, and infinite hiding is limited. Since ancient times, flowers have been the gift of God for human observation and insight into life. The flower is the darling of the artist’s pen. After exquisite painting, it opens on the canvas through time and touches people’s hearts. In the world of watches, it also inspires the watchmaking masters. Through elaborate carving, it blooms forever. . Blancpain, Switzerland’s top watchmaking brand, exquisitely presents the perfect creations and variety of nature. Like the peerless painter, he dedicated flowers to the women of the world. Below, let Blancpain’s fascinating flower watches take you to appreciate the famous Chinese and foreign paintings, and experience the similarities between the extreme skills of watchmaking and painting.
A rose is beautiful, but even more beautiful is the fragrance it contains. ——Shakespeare
Redud The Rose Atlas
Blancpain Women’s Collection 2015 Valentine’s Day Limited Watch
Pierre-Joseph Redouté is a well-known Belgian flower painter, famous for his various beautiful flower watercolor paintings. He is particularly good at painting roses and lilies, and is known as ‘Raphael of Flowers’. During the French Revolution, Redoud was invited by French Queen Josephine to paint roses in an extremely magnificent rose garden outside Paris. For 20 years, he recorded 170 kinds of roses with a ‘unique style that incorporates a strong aesthetic into strict academic and scientific’, and painted a picture book ‘Rose Atlas’ which is called ‘the Bible of roses’ by the world. , Has become the pinnacle of no one to pass. The artistic and academic success of The Rose Atlas has led Redoud to enjoy the reputation of ‘Master of the Rose’. The roses in the atlas have different appearances, light colors and natural transitions. The petal strokes are delicate and soft, with a subtle sense of layering. When people look at the painting, they seem to have smelled the scent of roses.
Blancpain presents a delicate rose on the dial of the new 2015 Women’s Collection Valentine’s Day Limited Watch with a superb relief technique comparable to the stunning paintings of ‘Master Rose’, inlaid on the white mother-of-pearl dial Decorated with a magnificent rose. The entire production is extremely meticulous. First, each petal is carefully carved on white mother-of-pearl, and then the embossed rose pattern is cut into pieces. After dyeing, it is installed on the dial. The mother-of-pearl is rich in layers, the coloring of the rose can penetrate the layer, the petals are gorgeous and dripping, creating a delicate pink hue, full of romantic flavor, like an amazing plant in the ‘Rose Bible’. The watch has a white gold case with a diameter of 36.8 mm and dazzles with 121 diamonds. Diamonds of different sizes are intertwined into two circles, echoing the brand’s iconic double bezel case design; the tapered lugs and crown also complement each other, injecting a harmonious and inseparable beauty into the overall design .
The lotus leaves are infinitely green, and the lotus flowers are red in the sun. ——Yang Wanli, ‘Xiao Chu Jingci Temple to Lin Zifang’
Southern Song Wu Bing’s ‘Flower of Hibiscus’, Beijing Forbidden City Collection
Wu Bing was a painting academy in Guangzong Shaoxing (1190-1194) of the Southern Song Dynasty, and he was painting flowers and birds. In the Yuan Dynasty, Xia Wenyan’s ‘Painting and Painting Book’ described his paintings as ‘broke paintings, which can capture the good fortune, and are exquisitely painted.’ Looking at this hand-painted work, ‘Water Lotus Hibiscus’, a pink lotus flower in full bloom occupies the whole picture, and it stands out against the green lotus leaves. The entire painting is laid out and tinted in a dignified atmosphere. One water lotus flower, pale red blooming, under the flower is lined with green leaves, three stems under the leaves. The author used the method of looking down on the close-up to show the graceful appearance of the lotus and the gentleman’s temperament. The depiction of lotus petals in the painting is even more vivid, but the outline is not seen, but the petals are light and moist. The shape, angle, color and light of each lotus petal are impeccably arranged, showing that the artist’s realistic skills are extremely solid. As for the red silk on the petals and the greasy powder on the apex, they are also carefully cooked one by one, and the subtleties make people amazed.
Blancpain ‘The Unique’ haute couture watch
Drawing inspiration from traditional oriental scrolls, Blancpain relies on its extraordinary artistic understanding to perfectly interpret its top-level micro-painted enamel and gold carving techniques that have been passed down for centuries, vividly reducing the classic lotus in traditional Chinese ink painting to a diameter of 45. On the millimeter square dial, Blancpain is a classic in the history of Haute Couture.
The master watchmaker knows the texture and characteristics of hundreds of different colors of glazes. Through a high-power magnifying glass and a high-quality brush, he first painted the pattern on the flawless white enamel surface, and reproduced the picture with delicate strokes. Delicate lines. In order to give the picture a freehand color like traditional Chinese ink painting, the process of grading only needs to undergo repeated experiments to ensure that the color does not fade and distort with the firing. In addition, the glaze used for micro-painting is also very sophisticated, carefully ground to a fine powder, and then mixed with oil before it can be used. Only in this way can the traditional Chinese elegant and subtle poetic pictures be presented on the dial. At the same time, Blancpain’s senior gold carving masters, with rich imagination and aesthetic accomplishments, sketched dancing butterflies on the back of the dial, using unique and unique art carvings, which is a unique ‘The Unique ‘new haute couture works give the icing beauty of icing on the cake.
In the end, I am to you, just like the dark purple iris in spring, and I will betray each other. -Xi Murong ‘Iris’
Van Gogh’s Iris
Blancpain Women’s Painted Watch
Vincent Willem van Gogh is a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He focused on the reproduction of real emotions, with strong colors and bright tones. Iris is a herbaceous plant that blooms in May and is regarded as the national flower by the French, symbolizing light and freedom. ‘Iris’ is one of Van Gogh’s most outstanding works throughout the Saint-Remy period, and also expresses the longing for a life of pain and helplessness. The iris in the painting can attract people’s attention from afar. The shape of the flower is like a group of dancing butterflies. The lush pink green leaves and the flowers and plants in the distance set off the vividness and spirituality of the iris. The entire painting has a claustrophobic composition, thick colors, flexible and full brush strokes, and detailed and sensitive painting perspectives. The lines are meticulous and changeable. The entire picture is full of rhythmic and harmonious beauty, and is full of fresh atmosphere and vitality.
The moving flowers, dense flowers and leaves, the richness of blue-purple bloom proudly. This Blancpain women’s series painted watch brings the freshness of iris to life like the famous painting ‘Iris’. Two dazzling blue-violet gemstones on the shiny mother-of-pearl dial perfectly present the rich blue-purple petals in the shape of an iris butterfly. On the dial of the beautiful and beautiful painting, a large area of green pointed leaves and long leaves rush upward, swaying. It intersects with the broken diamonds, highlighting the beautiful appearance. The watch body is thin and smart, with a thickness of only 8.7m. The entire watch is clever and elegant, showing the charming charm of contemporary women.
I am the water lily under your arms, stretching in the night, faint and charming, waiting for the everlasting change, using my affectionate face to relax your pool of clear water-Tagore ‘Water Lily’
Monet’s “ Water Lily ”
Blancpain Women’s Lotus Watch
Claude Monet is one of the most important painters in France, one of the representatives and founders of Impressionism. He has long explored the expression of light color and air. He is known for his exquisite use of color and light, and likes to use multi-level painting. ‘Water Lily’ is the perfect fusion of light and color. It is a masterpiece of the father of Impressionism. The ‘Water Lily’ series is a magnificent epic, the most brilliant ‘Ninth Symphony’ in Monet’s life. The paintings are energetic and at the same time quiet and mysterious. In front of Monet’s ‘Water Lily’ painting, you can’t see the outlines that are highlighted or flat-painted, but only the refined and beautiful nature, and the artist’s heart. Colorful strokes and dazzling phantoms make people fascinated by the ever-changing light and shadow.
Blancpain Women’s Lotus Watch
Blancpain’s women’s watch series of lotus watches surprisingly displays the convincing light and shadow of ‘Water Lily’ on the dial. The original design of the irregular mother-of-pearl dial expresses vividly the multi-layered petals of the lotus, which are interrelated with the elusive natural characteristics of the lotus, and at the same time creates a strange visual effect, making it more eye-catching. Two rows of delicately set diamonds make the classic double-layer bezel more vibrant, natural and gorgeous.