Chocolate Chopard Macro Craft Four Gentlemen

The four gentlemen in flowers are the collective name of four kinds of plants: plum, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum. They are used by ancient and modern literati to express innocence, upright integrity, modest quality, and pure thought and feeling. Four gentlemen are a symbol of noble integrity, and they also represent the four seasons. They are often used as the title of Chinese painting and Eastern painting. Chopard combines traditional Japanese lacquer painting techniques, transforming the magnificence of plum, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum into a beautiful ‘Ukiyo-e painting’, which makes the process of taste time more imaginative.

Actor Yan Sheng wears ZEGNA to attend the Appreciation Conference of Chopard Watch New Products

At the Baselworld 2014, the grand launch of a new digi-e watch design with the themes of Chopard plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum. This idea concept originated in Taiwan and was once again drawn and designed by the master of painting Mika Koizumi. The unique shogunate painting style gives Meilan bamboo and chrysanthemum a new vitality.

A new Maki-e watch designed by the master of the Maki-e painting

Ancient traditional crafts, art beyond time and space
Maki-e is a kind of lacquer-painting technique. It is a hand-painted lacquer technique from the Tang Dynasty in China. The technique is divided into four levels. , Mainly using K gold powder and other precious metal powder, embellish lacquer and outline the lacquer. The fine gold powder is embellished on the lacquer with small bamboo tubes and guinea pig writing brushes to outline the slender lines. This is a pinnacle of craftsmanship, and only a few lacquer masters are familiar with this. Chopard’s LUC Maki-e watch series is the first to introduce this precious lacquer painting process into the dial decoration. The Japanese national treasure master lacquer master Kiichiro Masumura designed a unique dial for Chopard’s guidance. Mr. Koizumi Sankyo He is fully responsible for the production and drawing of the entire LUC watch series. The source of the raw materials for the watch is the extraction from the resin of the lacquer tree. The resin can only be collected once a year, and the amount is extremely rare. After collection, it needs to be placed for three to four years before it can be processed into a honey-resistant raw lacquer. In order to make the dial and the dill drawing have a bright contrast, some models are specially designed with black carbon elements. Due to the time-consuming and difficult to obtain source of each kind of dill, they are all produced in small quantities.

Chopard L.U.C watch-plum. 18K rose gold material, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, power reserve of 65 hours, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Rose Gold Buckle

Chopard L.U.C watch-blue. 18K white gold, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, power reserve of 65 hours, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Platinum buckle

Chopard L.U.C watch-bamboo. 18K rose gold material, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, power reserve of 65 hours, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Rose Gold Buckle

Chopard L.U.C watch-Chrysanthemum. 18K rose gold material, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, 65 hours power reserve, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Rose Gold Buckle

Ultra-thin precision technology is the perfect treasure box to collect
Chopard L.U.C series can only be transformed into such artistic treasures: the case thickness is only 6.8mm, revealing the elegant and noble texture, and the thin lacquer art becomes the embodiment of perfect craftsmanship. The watchmakers of the Swiss Fleurier watch factory specially researched and designed the eccentric miniature automatic winding with two-way winding and two barrels, so that the ultra-thin case can still maintain 65 hours of power reserve. In addition, in order to make the case with a diameter of 39.5mm look more detailed and smooth, the designer has also trimmed the bezel and lugs to be more slender, giving the watch a precise balance and light and flexible characteristics. The colorful lacquer art makes the dynamic vitality leap over the dial, which is more collectible.

Chopard L.U.C watch-horse. 18K rose gold material, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, 65 hours power reserve, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K rose gold buckle

Chopard L.U.C watch-Peacock. 18K rose gold material, Urushi lacquered dial, hour and minute display, power reserve of 65 hours, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Rose Gold Buckle

The Chopard L.U.C watch-night sky. 18K white gold, Urushi lacquered dial, hours and minutes, power reserve up to 65 hours, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent back cover, bridge with Geneva ripple, waterproof 30 meters, with crocodile leather strap and 18K Platinum buckle

Seiko’s New Generation Of Electronic Ink Hands

In 2005 Baselworld, SEIKO Seiko launched the world’s first ‘electronic ink’ watch, which showed a brand new ultra-thin, high-contrast, large viewing angle (about 180 degrees) Watch. In addition, it only requires a very low energy level and has an almost infinite display. This ‘E-Ink electronic ink’ or * EPD (Electrophoretic Display) watch has attracted great interest. The d’Horlogerie de Genève was awarded the Grand Prize at the Grand Prix of Geneva. Since then, this technology has been widely understood and appreciated by consumers, thanks to the increasing popularity of e-books.
   Today, SEIKO Seiko adopts this exciting new technology in a new era, with a new generation of watches featuring an active matrix display. This new display system retains all the original legibility, but the images and data displayed on the watch dial are richer. 80,000 pixels, each row has four different chromaticities and a resolution of 300. Seiko is the first and only company to be able to use active matrix EPD technology in watches. Its display is very clear, each information item is 3 times finer than traditional LCD watch technology, and text, graphics and charts are displayed on the dial in a very smooth and infinitely programmable manner. For example, the date display can be resized or redesigned and will be displayed in a fixed place based on the amount of information. In 2006, the ‘E-Ink Electronic Ink’ watch had an EPD electrophoretic display with hundreds of front sector gears. The black and white alone, the new model has 80,000 pixels and each line displays four gray colors.