Generally, clocks use the three-hand mode to display the time, and people have gradually become accustomed to observing the rotation of the three hands to obtain accurate time. However, some models are good at breaking the rules, or displaying elegant timepieces in skipped, single-handed or more exotic ways, so that they can better reflect the brand designer’s superb watchmaking technology and new and unique ideas. Although there are only a few special-shaped watches without three hands, even in the eyes of many people, they are lonely and gorgeous, but the trendy way of travel is as picturesque as the mood is remote, like a song is beautiful and gentle, like a poem. Enchanted. Next, the editor is going to experience that special timepiece.
Vacheron Constantin: Year of the Horse Zodiac Watch
Vacheron Constantin’s masterpieces of art, like its name, are endowed with an artistic soul, showing the timepiece in another way. According to the principle of paper-cutting, people cut out twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac on paper. This process needs to make full use of the blank space of the paper to maximize the paper-cutting process. Vacheron Constantin, with its vast experience and extraordinary skills, has the courage to accept this challenge and apply it to the field of watchmaking. The sculptor and enameler worked together to create this year of the horse watch, made of pink or platinum, each limited to 12 pieces.
In the center of this watch, a three-handed display of a conventional watch is replaced by a lifelike horse. The mane and horse skin of the horse are extremely finely carved, less than one micron in thickness. The leaf pattern on the plate is derived from traditional Chinese images. The prominent bamboo branches seem to be suspended above the dial. In order to maintain the long tradition of providing various original display functions, Vacheron Constantin uses the hands-free time display method on this movement. Demonstrate its breathtaking watchmaking process and display the hours, minutes, days of the week, and date with four display windows. The window in the upper right corner displays the minute, the window in the lower right corner displays the date, the window in the lower left corner displays the day of the week, and the window in the upper left corner displays the hour.
The four-corner window display has always been a signature feature of the Vacheron Constantin brand. The first two displays are sliding and the last two displays are skip-type. Each is presented through four windows surrounding the central dial pattern. The reason why Métiersd’Art Chinese Zodiac Legend Series has enough space to display decorative art is largely due to the 2460G4 movement. All parts have been polished to meet the strict requirements of the Geneva Seal. The design of the case back is even more beautiful.
Van Cleef & Arpels: Lovers’ Bridge Time Watch
Van Cleef & Arpels poetic complication series VCARN9VI00 watch shows us a beautiful relationship, Paris itself is a country with a romantic atmosphere, classic and magnificent architecture, pedestrians on the banks of the Seine, a touch of fruity wine … When I think of a scene, it makes people have a sense of endlessness. This watch makes us have a better yearning for sweet love. The dial of the watch vividly reproduces the tranquil night when a couple meets Kongqiao.
The most wonderful part of the watch is that the time reading method is integrated into the encounter process between men and women. The clock part of the watch is indicated by the woman on the left side of the dial, and the minute part is indicated by the man on the right. Grid, men holding roses in hand, walking one grid per hour, after each time slipping away, they will take a step closer to each other, and finally kiss each other at 11:55 minutes for 5 minutes, and then return to the original point and continue to each other. In this way of romantic time display, it is estimated that only the delicate design of Van Cleef & Arpels can show its charm.
In order to realize such a concept, it is equipped with a Swiss self-winding movement of the Jaeger-LeCoultre-type 846 movement, and is also equipped with a module developed for the brand. It uses two sets of retrograde modules. Jump form to achieve aesthetic mood. This is the result of the brand’s capture of the mysterious time, and the embodiment of the brand’s romantic atmosphere, showing us the fairy tale of the moonlight. It’s like a real date for a night, but also a dream.
Jacques Dro: Royal style single-hand display
Since its inception, Jaquet Droz has always adhered to his beliefs and is committed to creating timepieces that are rich in artistic beauty and timeless. In its view, the watch is not only a mechanical device, but also represents an emotional and warm heart. As the outstanding representative of the earliest ‘Maverick’ in the Swiss watch industry, its watches also constantly bring new ideas to people and make people shine.
The Jacques de GrandeHeure J025033202 watch uses a case made of 18k red gold. The surface is highly polished. The crown and hands are also made of 18k red gold. They are presented in a bright and soft noble metal color against a black background. The large diameter of 43mm makes the dial stand out, and the black background makes this watch more mysterious and hesitant. The time display breaks the conventional hours, minutes and seconds, and only the central hour hand takes the lead on the dial. With all eyes focused on the rotation of the pointer, Jacques Dro’s bold creativity is breathtaking.
What’s even more peculiar is that the watch uses a 24-hour clock instead of the 12-hour scale of a regular watch. The outer time scale is simply represented by 24 Arabic numerals, and the scale ‘1’ is displayed from the lower part of the dial. When the time of day can be read normally, at night you need to adapt to its time rules. In fact, from another perspective, the upper semicircle of the dial is daytime and the lower semicircle is night. At the same time, every two time points are evenly divided into six parts, and each cell represents ten minutes to replace the time of the minute hand. At the same time, the watch is equipped with a Jaquet Droz24JD53 automatic mechanical movement, a dual barrel, and a 22K white gold rotor.
Bell & Ross: Mini Casino Roulette Watch
Bell & Ross timepiece embodies the passion and persistence of the brand, and strives to provide professional users with the clearest, most legible and reliable wrist partner. The distinctively designed Bell & Ross presents the men’s toughness and arrogance most comprehensively. Will win a lot of attention.
Bell & Ross BR01-92 series BR01CASINO watch, with a diameter of 46mm, a square case with high brand recognition and black PVD screws at the four corners. The black PVD stainless steel material perfectly highlights the surface color. Miniature roulette makes people feel like visiting a casino. The casino roulette is fully and faithfully presented on the watch. This design presentation not only represents the innovation of clock technology, but also subverts the traditional time display method.
Through the sapphire crystal material, the specific time display adopts the concept of casino casino roulette with three concentric circles: the outermost roulette is displayed with the number ‘0’ as a time scale. When it moves to which position, it represents the Hour time; the middle plate uses the small betting board to play the ball as the minute indication, and it displays different minutes as it rotates; the center of the roulette is integrated with the B & R mark ‘&’ as the second hand indication. I am used to the analog display of time, which is similar to the clocks of toys, which increases the fun of reading. In response to this, there is another watch. The specific timekeeping methods of the two are consistent. Different colors are used in the appearance. Black and gold are intertwined to emit a strong masculine atmosphere.
In summary: the so-called innovation is not to be stuck in a circle, not to be bound by a certain fixed model. When you first look at a watch without a three-hand, you may find it awkward. After you think about it and figure out how to time it, you will suddenly feel cheerful. Instead, I can appreciate the fun without three hands or even any hands. Most of the dials in the center use dynamic patterns or other designs to attract admiration. This is one of the playability of watches. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)