Creativity Is The Fundamental Interview With Ms. Catherine Renir, President Of Van Cleef & Arpels Asia Pacific

At the 2014 ‘Clocks and Miracles’ Asia Advanced Watch Show, the reporter in front of the Watch House was honored to interview Ms. Catherine Renir, President of Van Cleef & Arpels Asia Pacific, and made a plan for the brand’s development and planning. In a series of conversations, the core of this interview is presented below.

Watch House: What role do jewelry and watches play in your life?
Catherine Renir: Jewellery and watches are in fact symbols of perfection, tradition and creativity, a tribute to the past and a vision of the future.
Watch House: What do you think is the biggest difference between Van Cleef & Arpels and other brands in terms of communication and promotion?
Catherine Renir: For Van Cleef & Arpels, it has more than 100 years of history. The brand has always viewed and developed new works from a poetic perspective. Albemarle watches are unparalleled and unparalleled. Therefore, I hope that the communication of the brand can communicate with users in a sincere manner, reflect our true value, and will not attract the attention of customer groups in the current popular form. We hope Van Cleef & Arpels can be a classic and a kind of Inheritance continues.
Watch House: What do you think of the future of watch and jewelry spread on the Internet?
Catherine Renir: The Internet is very important for the whole society. In the future development, we will spread and promote our products and stories through different digital platforms.
Watch House: What do you think is the biggest change in the Chinese market in the past five years?
Catherine Renir: When referring to the Chinese market, I would like to say that opening up the Chinese market is a long overdue feeling for us. In fact, from 2005, Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first retail store in China, but at that time there was no professional team to manage it, and our leap point can be said to be an exhibition two years ago. This exhibition is for us. It is a good open platform and historical moment to share the brand value of Van Cleef & Arpels. Since then, we have accelerated the pace of expanding our business in China. So far, we have opened 14 franchised stores. We will continue to open retail stores in China in 2016, but I do n’t want to grow too fast. I still want to choose cities and locations selectively.
Watch House: Each year’s poetic complex watches will surprise us. Will this series give us even greater surprises in the future?
Catherine Renir: Creativity has always been an important element buried in the Van Cleef & Arpels brand development, and the brand has a positive understanding of all the good things in life, including love, luck and nature, and therefore holds the future Outlook and expectations. The poetic astrological watch displayed in this exhibition is the best hope for the sky and stars. I believe that we will continue to use good ideas to develop new wristwatches in the future.
Watch House: Please share with us one of the most enjoyable things at Van Cleef & Arpels.
Catherine Renir: For me the happiest thing in life is to bring Van Cleef & Arpels’ Jewellery and Watch Academy to Asia this time to share with you. In 2002, Van Cleef & Arpels Academy was opened in Paris. The Academy inherits our history and watchmaking technology. Through this school we can understand the arts, history and the craftsmanship and stories of high-quality gems in watchmaking. The next time we came to Hong Kong was an important step in the development of the college. I hope that this important value will be passed on in the future.
Summary: Through the conversation with Ms. Catherine Renir, she has experienced the continuous innovation spirit of Van Cleef & Arpels on the road of multi-year watchmaking. At the same time, she has also seen the brand’s high recognition of Internet promotion, and its emphasis on the Chinese market and future prospects. Planning.

Master Craftsmanship Deep And Charming Cartier Launches Ronde Louis Cartier Flame Gold Craft Cheetah Decoration Watch

The Cartier Master Craftsmanship family has added new flame gold craftsmanship to create Ronde Louis Cartier cheetah decorative watches that are as shiny as enamel and as vivid as micro-paintings, opening up a new field of watchmaking technology.

Ronde Louis Cartier flame gold craft cheetah decorative watch, oversized model

Superb and charming flame gold craftsmanship

The flame gold process is inspired by the blue-steel pointer process that changes the color of the metal surface by heating, and requires precise grasp of the operation. Various colors emerge one by one with temperature changes, blue corresponds to the highest temperature, and beige corresponds to the lowest temperature. The craftsman first carved or ‘painted’ the delicate cheetah fur pattern on the 18K gold dial, and then heated the gold dial with flames, and the first color emerged. Afterwards, this process needs to be repeated until the most abundant Full color effect. This process not only requires delicate and precise methods, but also cannot be judged with confidence. Each color continuously changes during the heating process, and if it is not careful, it may be completely abandoned.

Cartier craftsmen need to remain fully focused and meticulous in order to finally show amazing results: the overall tone is deep and rich, showing delicate changes from beige to brown, from leopard ears to leopard noses, every detail is lifelike, cheetah The color of the fur complements the apple-shaped hands. Cartier paved with trapezoid-cut diamonds on the bezel, radiating superb master craftsmanship.

The flame gold craft is another masterpiece of Cartier’s master craft series after metal beads, enamel beads and filigree craftsmanship. It is another brand-new breakthrough for Cartier in the field of craft watchmaking.

Ronde Louis Cartier

Flame gold craft cheetah decorative watch, oversized model
Cartier 430 MC workshop refined
Manual winding mechanical movement
Case: 18K white gold case, bezel set with trapezoid-cut diamonds
Size: 42 mm
Crown: bead-shaped crown set with a diamond
Dial: Flame Gold Craft Dial
Hands: rhodium-plated apple-shaped steel hands
Strap: Black alligator strap
Clasp: 18K white gold folding clasp with trapezoid-cut diamonds
Mirror and case back: sapphire crystal, transparent sapphire crystal case back
Case thickness: 7.24 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (about 30 meters)
Number and limited sale of 30 pieces

Philips Appoints Paul Maudsley As Head Of The London Watch Department

Famous watch expert Paul Maudsley joined Phillips Auction House as an international expert and head of the London watch department. In his 16-year career, Paul Maudsley has auctioned more than 20,000 watches, which is equivalent to an average of 1.5 per hour per working day. It is believed that he changed the British watch market.
   Paul Maudsley loves watches and has been collecting since the age of 13 and has accumulated a wealth of expertise. He has organized watch auctions on three continents and is responsible for the global procurement of top-quality watches. Paul Maudsley loves Rolex sports watches, and he has countless records of such watch auctions for different models and their derivative creations.
   Aurel Bacs, Phillips Senior Advisor, said: ‘We warmly welcome Paul Maudsley to the international expert team and look forward to being able to participate in this autumn’s Geneva auction (November 7-8) and the first Phillips Hong Kong auction (December 1) Work hand in hand. Through the fruits of the auction in Geneva in May, the existing team of passionate experts has proven their strength. Now Paul Maudsley joins, his knowledge and expertise will further benefit the team.
   Phillips International Watch Expert team also includes: Kate Lacey (London), international strategy consultant Paul Boutros (New York) and business development director Jill Chen (Hong Kong). In addition, the Phillips Auctions Hong Kong office will be officially launched in August this year.

Spring Is Awesome. Five New And Unique Enamel Watches Are Recommended

The arrival of the spring of 13 years, such as faltering, has made many people can’t wait to take off their heavy cotton clothes and put on a light-duty plain wrap to rejuvenate the spring style; the beginning of the new year, spring is natural It is no longer far away, but the flowers and plants that have been reluctant to appear do not seem to be awake. Since it does not matter, I believe that the enamel watch will be earlier than the flowers and plants. I will give you a surprise in advance, please enjoy it next Five enamel watches, experience the mystery of the spring of 13 together.

Beijing (Beijing) Filigree Enamel Series BF015200828Y Watch

Watch Series: Filigree Enamel Series
Movement type: manual machinery
Watch functions: hours, minutes
Case material: 18K yellow gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 35 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 110,000
Watch details: Cleef & Arpels Hummingbird Extraordinary Dial ™ VCARO1EP00 watch

Watch Series: Hummingbird Extraordinary Dial ™
Movement type: automatic machinery
Watch functions: hours, minutes
Case material: White gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: No
Domestic Public Price: No
Watch details: De Cartier series HPI00525 watch

Watch series: Rotonde De Cartier
Movement type: manual machinery
Watch functions: hours, minutes
Case material: 18K white gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 35 mm
Domestic Public Price: No
Watch details: Grand Tourbillon Enamel 16634E5

Watch series: Master Grand Tourbillon Enamel series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Watch function: Tourbillon
Case material: 18K white gold with diamonds
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic Public Price: No
Watch details: Nardin (Athens) complex series Safari hunting minute repeater 726-61 watch

Watch Series: Complex
Movement type: manual machinery
Watch function: Three questions
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 3,121,000
Watch details: yadian / 1973 /
Comment: To be honest, when I saw the price of this watch, I was hesitant to recommend it, and finally decided to recommend it! Although the sky-high price of more than 3 million yuan is comparable to that of a luxury car, I think this watch really has its advantages. First of all, its special minute repeater function is astounding, followed by the prominent three The three-dimensional beauty is precious; coupled with the enamel pattern design of the dial, it is truly unbelievable, but it can be discouraged because of its sky-high price. I believe that if you can buy it, it is still very good as a treasure collection!

Summary: The above five enamel watches are more advanced than one, and one is more expensive than one. Someone may ask me what is the meaning of recommending such an expensive watch, but I think the same type of watch is inevitable There are high and low grades, and some people may only need affordable watches, but some may need higher grade watches. Although the price does not determine the brand’s grade, it is enough to indicate the complex craftsmanship of this watch. Where; from person to person, let’s talk about things!

Building A Panerai 3-day Power Flyback Chronograph For Classic Sailing Ships

Since 2005, the brand has sponsored the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge, an important international classic sailing and classic sailing event. From the most beautiful resorts in the Mediterranean Sea to the Solent Sea, from the Caribbean Sea to the New England coast of the East Coast of the United States, Panerai calls together hundreds of classic sailing boats and thousands of sailors every season to praise these beautiful and elegant And unique sailing boats, many of which were born at the end of the 19th century, they all left their footprints in the history of sailing.
Panerai 47mm 3-day power reserve flyback chronograph titanium watch
 The moment when the classic sailing race started was a wonderful moment. Sailboats of all levels are gathered on the starting line defined by buoys, and some of the sailboats have been used for hundreds of years. These sailing boats only rely on the wind that blows the sails as the power, and the skills of the captain and the crew to sail. They only carry a few simple pieces of equipment, but they must implement complex tactics to navigate the ocean, wind direction and time. Timing is especially important: a few minutes before the start of the game, the referee sends a countdown signal using the sailing flag. These maritime heroes must be arranged behind the buoys, and they must not cross the invisible starting line before the game officially starts. This is not easy for sailing boats, whose huge sails are often as high as tens of meters and exposed to unpredictable natural conditions.

 The 3-day power reserve flyback chronograph titanium watch came into being through the connection between Panerai and the world of classic sailing boats. This chronograph is equipped with an automatic movement and a three-day power reserve. In addition, it also has a regatta countdown function, which is specially created for the moment when the regatta begins. The use of the regatta countdown function is quite simple, confirming the extraordinary technological innovation achieved by the new P.9100 / R self-winding chronograph movement, which is equipped with the new Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio 3-day power reserve flyback Movement inside a chronograph titanium watch. At 4 o’clock, there is an orange button. Each time you press it, you can move the orange center chronograph minute hand back one minute until it is in the position corresponding to the countdown length. Press the stop / start button at the 10 o’clock position and the relevant hands start to rotate. It first indicates the minutes and seconds remaining until the start of the game. After the countdown ends, it continues to display the time elapsed since the start of the game. The 8 o’clock button is used to stop the chronograph operation and return all chronograph hands to the zero position. Conversely, if the button is operated while the hand is still running, it will start the zero reset (flyback) function of the chronograph hand, so that a new time period can be immediately measured without pressing the stop and zero buttons separately.

 It adopts a sandwich structure, with Panerai’s classic large linear time scales and numbers, and the elements that make the timing function clearly legible also add icing on the entire dial.
 The black dial of the 3-day power reserve flyback chronograph titanium watch uses a sandwich structure, with Panerai’s classic large linear time scales and numbers, and the elements that make the chronograph function clearly legible The entire dial is icing on the cake. The two chronograph hands are placed in the center of the main dial and distinguished by different, easily distinguishable colors, while the orange hour hand rotates in the small dial at 3 o’clock, which corresponds to the 9 o’clock position. Small seconds. The outer edge of the dial is not only printed with a 15-minute scale for the countdown to the start of the race, the last five minutes are highlighted in orange, but also equipped with a speed scale in nautical miles to measure the speed of the sailing boat within a certain distance.
 The Luminor 1950 case is equipped with Panerai’s unique crown bridge protection, with a diameter of 47 mm. The case is made of matte titanium. This material is light, strong and non-allergenic, and looks sharply contrasts with the polished bezel. On the case back, a wide sapphire crystal window reveals the exquisite P.9100 / R movement. The oscillating weight can swing in both directions, and the clockwork in the two barrels is constantly tightened, providing the watch with a long Three-day power reserve. Through this transparent case back, you can also enjoy other details of this precision chronograph movement, such as the column wheel and the variable inertia balance wheel which vibrates 28,800 times per hour.
 The Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio 3 day power reserve flyback chronograph titanium watch (PAM00526) has a water resistance of 10 bar (approximately 100 meters) as a professional marine instrument, and belongs to the modern series. The watch is paired with a sporty rubber strap. It also uses a Panerai patented system, which can be easily replaced with the included gadget.
47mm 3-Day Power Flyback Chrono Titanium Watch
 Movement: Panerai P.9100 / R self-winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai, 13¾ legal minutes, 9.55 mm thick, Glucydur® balance wheel, vibrating 28,800 times per hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. 3 days power reserve, 2 barrels. 328 parts.
 Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback, countdown to the start of the regatta, scales in knots used to calculate speed, and seconds to zero.
 Case: 47 mm diameter, matte titanium. At 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock, there are engraved frosted titanium chronograph function buttons. At 4 o’clock, there are frosted buttons and orange surface regatta countdown.
 Bezel: Polished titanium.
 Case back: transparent sapphire crystal.
 Crown protection: Matte titanium (Paner patent).
 Dial: black with luminous Arabic numerals and hours. An hour counter at 3 o’clock, a small seconds at 9 o’clock, a chronograph second and minute hands.
 Crystal glass: Sapphire crystal glass, made of corundum, 1.6 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (about 100 meters).
 Strap: rubber strap with the PANERAI logo engraved with a trapezoidal matte titanium buckle. Includes a spare strap, a strap changing tool and a stainless steel screwdriver.
 Model: PAM00526.
* Panerai Watch Factory does not hold the trademarks of Glucydur® and KIF Parechoc®.
 P.9100 / R movement
 Over the years, Panerai has been dedicated to promoting the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge, which is the most important classic sailing and classical sailing competition in the world. The brand has also contributed a series of watches for this event, and today they have become collectors’ treasures. Like haute horlogerie, the world of fascinating classic sailing is a unique blend of history, technology, craftsmanship and aesthetics. Like every Panerai watch, its inestimable value makes every classic sailing boat unique. In order to highlight the brand’s inextricable relationship with the world of classic sailing, the brand specially introduced the P.9100 / R movement, and it became the first watch of Panerai equipped with special functions for sailing world: used to count down the moment of the sailing race.
 The P.9100 / R movement was developed based on the P.9100 self-winding movement equipped with a timing function. The P.9100 / R movement is equipped with a flyback timing device consisting of a vertical clutch and a column wheel. It is the same in structure and diameter (13¾ law minutes) as the P.9100 movement, but it is slightly thicker than the P.9100 movement (9.55 Millimeters) and 26 more components (328 in total). This is due to the added regatta countdown function, which makes the structure more complicated.
 The countdown to the start of the game is indicated by two center hands and controlled by a button at 4 o’clock. Each time you press the button, the minute hand will move backward by one minute in units of one minute until it reaches the time required for the countdown. At this time, simply press the button at 10 o’clock to start the timekeeping function. The hand then starts to move, indicating the number of minutes and seconds remaining before the start of the game. After the countdown is complete, the hands will continue to measure time, and the time elapsed since the start of the game will be displayed until the time is stopped. As with the entire timing device, when the countdown function is activated, the device that pulls the minute hand back is the column wheel. The column wheel here is slightly higher than the P.9100 movement, so that it can engage the correction lever installed in a higher position, because it is set on an additional splint.
 Dear watch lovers, wear this three-day power flyback watch to conquer the ocean.