TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
延續高級製錶界自動機械鐘錶的世界獨門之旅，路易威登推出 Tambour Opera Automata 自動人偶腕錶，揮別歐洲充滿表現力的虛空畫，向川劇變臉藝術致敬，從構思、開發到組裝機芯的精湛工藝，皆由路易威登製錶工場一手包攬，以迅速手勢、優雅的搖扇動作，恣意變換彩繪絲質臉譜，彰顯絕對靈活性的驚人紀律。Tambour Fiery Heart 自動機械腕錶推出首款自製自動上鍊自動機械機芯，乃是高級製錶工藝的淬煉，如糖果般迷人明亮的大明火琺瑯雕刻錶盤，承載新穎性和精準度令人肅然起敬的機芯。按下八點鐘位置按鈕，即綻放豐富多彩的錶盤動作，由玫瑰花刺護衛的指針指示小時和分鐘，象徵著時間棘手性，把握稍縱即逝的韶光，展開甜蜜刺激的時光旅程。另一展現極致工藝的 Tambour Moon Flying Tourbillon Poincon de Geneve 飛行陀飛輪「日內瓦印記」增添兩款全新色彩，採用大膽半透明色調，打造難以揮別的螢光視覺，呈獻電光黃的藍寶石錶殼與暖綠色調，兼容技術與知識，其無暇透光更揭開了飛行陀飛輪驅動的精妙鏤空開放式製造機芯之祕，敞開腕錶世代的嶄新大門。
自 2003 年問世以來，La D de Dior 匯聚高辨識度的優雅曲線與典型劍形指針，儼然成為 Dior 腕錶的必備單品，如今擁有全新面貌，將品牌經典符碼籐格紋融入華美設計語彙，源自 1947 年迪奧先生以拿破崙三世風格的籐格紋編織座椅作為嘉賓看秀的座席，進而演變為 Dior 的視覺表徵，持續啟發爾後的創意總監，揮灑無盡創意。此錶帶便重現了絲綢緞帶的柔滑光澤，好似流光溢彩的金屬緞帶環繞腕間，點綴手工精雕的幾何線條，蔓延至奢華精緻的錶盤，呈獻標誌性輪廓與浮雕之美的迷人幻化，頌揚高級訂製服的卓越工藝，時而鑲嵌鑽石，時而精心雕琢圖樣，謄寫輕柔緞帶的浪漫情懷，配有黃金與精鋼材質，以 19 毫米與 25 毫米彰顯簡約風格，優雅情懷於腕間流連忘返。
前後耗時三年，RICHARD MILLE 首款女士運動腕錶 RM 07-04 自動上鍊運動腕錶誕生，這款由品牌自製的鏤空自動機芯，其結構小巧緊湊，確保抗衝擊性的同時，將錶殼與機芯完美融合，使腕錶的內部運轉一覽無遺，恰好與不斷突破侷限、勇往直前的運動精神不謀而合。此系列充滿了對體育成就的渴望和參與競賽的興奮，透過巧妙的色彩設計得以充分展現，從 Carbon TPT® 碳纖維款的黑色，到五只 Quartz TPT® 石英纖維款上的奶油白色、錦葵紫色、鮭魚粉色、綠色或深藍色，絢麗色彩毫未改變材料的既有特性：輕質、抗敏性、抗衝擊、抗紫外線和耐磨性，兼顧人體工學、視覺、技術和性能，日常均可隨心佩戴，典雅精緻與超高性能、運動實力得以完美結合。
以高精密複雜功能與高精準度技術馳名錶壇的真力時，近期全新面世的 DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon 雙陀飛輪腕錶備受高度關注，配備分別用於走時與計時的兩組擒縱系統，從而延伸出兩枚獨立陀飛輪裝置，用於走時的陀飛輪每 60 秒旋轉一圈，攸關計時功能的陀飛輪每 5 秒旋轉一圈，著實見證時刻分秒的珍貴。直徑為 45 毫米，錶殼棱角分明而堅固，配備十二邊形錶圈和按鈕保護機制，獨樹一幟的外型設計流露雋永，鏤空錶盤採用鑲貼計時副錶盤，搭配通透的染色藍寶石水晶玻璃元素，使創新機芯和配備星形框架的兩個陀飛輪裝置清晰可見。El Primero 9020 型機芯裝飾則跳脫傳統瑞士製錶風格，以前衛鮮明作風突顯未來主義，交織出錶迷夢寐以求的動感元素，其不群風範值得再三細膩品味。
Fortune favors the bold because nothing truly succeeds without pain. Only by enduring the twists and turns of life can we reach new milestones. To join the luxury watch industry, one must possess originality and strive for absolute precision. For that, all major brands are sparing no effort to break free from conventions and overcome hardships. As the watch designs are imbued with their artisanal wisdom, these brands are marking their names in this era of prosperity.
Continuing its exclusive journey of haute horology around the world, Louis Vuitton is going bolder with the new Tambour Opera Automata. Relatively more jubilant compared to last year’s vanitas-inspired model, this year’s watch pays tribute to the traditional dramatic art of face-changing seen in Sichuan Opera. The exquisite craftsmanship of conceptualization, development and assembly of caliber are all made possible because of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton. Through the swift, elegant movement of a fan, the hand-painted enameled mask changes with the workings of the automation, showcasing absolute precision with extraordinary agility. An epitome of haute horology, the Tambour Fiery Heart marks the Atelier’s first time combining a flying tourbillon with an automatic movement with a dial-side automata. Charming and bright like a candy, the grand feu enamel dial houses a movement embodying innovation and precision. Spurred into action by a gem-set pusher at 8 o’clock, the vibrant dial comes to life. The thorns that protect the hour and minute hands become a symbol of fleeting time, reminding its wearer to always cherish the moments in life in order to embark on a journey that is sweet but daring. Another testament to the Atelier’s extreme craftsmanship, the Tambour Moon Tourbillon Poincon de Geneve introduces two brand new variations. Bright and translucent, the colors create an unforgettable fluorescent visual effect with the watch’s yellow-tinted sapphire case and warm green tone. Its openworked tourbillon also provides a glimpse of the intricately crafted in-house movement inside, revealing a pathway to the new era of luxury watchmaking.
Epitome of Luxury
Ever since its introduction in 2003, La D de Dior has set itself as an essential accessory for its highly recognizable elegant curves and classic dauphine hands. With a brand new appearance, the latest creation incorporates the signature cannage motif into its luxuriant design. First made its appearance on the Napoleon III chairs used by guests back in 1947, which was designed by Monsieur Dior, the distinctive pattern continues to inspire the creative directors that follow and encourages them to use their creativity to the fullest extent. The strap recreates the glistening shine of silk ribbons as if trying to capture the flow of time and wrap it around the wrist. Hand-engraved geometric lines continue to the exquisite dial, as it showcases the watch’s iconic silhouette and beauty in ornamentation. A celebration of haute couture and its extraordinary craft, the adorned diamonds and intricate patterns express the romantic love embodied in a soft ribbon. Offered in gold or silver plated steel and available in 19mm and 25mm, the novelty is an emblem of the timeless, elegant romance resting on the wrist.
Three years of development were needed to create the RM 07-04 Automatic Sport, Richard Mille’s first sports watch collection dedicated to women. Minute in size and compact, its skeletonized in-house automatic movement not only guarantees shock resistance, but also perfectly integrates with the case to make the internal workings visible, perfectly aligning with the brand spirit of breaking limits. The collection is also imbued with the anticipation for victory and excitement for athletic competitions, which is expressed through the hues of bright colors. From the one in black Carbon TPT® to the five watches in Quartz TPT® offered in creamy white, mauve, salmon, green and dark blue, each variation, despite its colorful appearance, still features the characteristics of the materials used—lightweight, anti-sensitivity, shock resistance, UV level of resistance and abrasion resistance. Combined with ergonomics, visuals, technology and performance, the RM 07-04 can be worn on a daily basis for its perfect balance of elegance, high-functionality and athletic competence.
Strive for Excellence
Known for their precise complications and impeccable technique, Zenith debuts the Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon, which immediately became the talk of the town upon introduction. With two escapements—one for the chronograph and the other for the time—the model is equipped with two independent tourbillon mechanisms, a 60-second tourbillon driving the time and a 5-second tourbillon for the chronograph, and becomes a testament to the preciousness of time. In a massive 45mm, the angular and sturdy case is marked by a 12-sided ring beneath the bezel and pushers protected in contrasting materials. Meanwhile, the skeletonized dial features applied chronograph subdials with tinted transparent sapphire details, revealing the innovative movement and two tourbillon mechanisms with star-shaped cages. Different from traditional Swiss watchmaking styles, the El Primero 9020 highlights futurism with its bold, avant-garde design, while maintaining timelessness through its distinctive silhouette. Interweaving dynamic elements that watch enthusiasts dream of, the timepiece establishes itself as the emblem of excellence, one that is worth savoring repeatedly.