The culmination of enamel crafts is probably the ultimate in micro-painting enamel. It is a miniature enamel painting, also known as a painting enamel. The best of these is the exquisite miniature miniature painting Drawn from.
The micro-painted enamel technology originated in the Flanders region of Europe in the middle of the 15th century. The top-level micro-painted enamel has a transparent and lustrous luster and an attractive color that will never fade. Baptism is always new.
Agate bowl for grinding enamel pigment, agate is harder than enamel particles
The advantages of micro-painted enamel are reflected in this, the pattern lines are more abundant, and more detailed and complicated patterns can be drawn without restriction. At the same time, this is also a difficult place. This requires not only deep painting skills and artistic understanding, but also a thorough understanding of the complex chemical changes behind enamel painting.
It is common practice to burn a layer of white enamel on the dial as a base, and then use a pen made of several nutria beards or mink hair to paint. In the process, the enamelist spent several weeks or even months carefully painting under a high-power microscope, painting once and burning once, so that the color continued to increase, until it gave out an eye-catching brilliance. Of course, after each firing, the surface must be ground flat before the next painting. When the drawing is finished, apply a processing solvent containing transparent enamel for the last firing. This layer of processing solvent is to prevent the enamel color from aging and fading after coming into contact with air. After the firing is completed, fine grinding and polishing are performed with a whetstone. A micro-painted enamel dial is born.
The value of each micro-painted enamel lies not only in its rarity, but also in the uniqueness of each work. The raw material of the enamel is a glassy transparent substance. After being ground into a powder, it is mixed with oil to become oil paint raw materials. It is repeatedly fired in a 800 ° C kiln Hundreds of times to stabilize its color, and because of different reactions at different firing temperature and time, and the same master of micro-painting can not burn two identical works, it can be described as a true orphan .
At present, there are not many watch brands producing micro-painted enamel, including Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, etc., because a surface with micro-painted enamel often takes one and a half years to complete, the price is bound to be expensive and economical. Fewer people know how to appreciate.
Blancpain released a ‘The Unique’ haute couture watch in 2012. The dial draws inspiration from traditional oriental scrolls and vividly restores classic Chinese-style ink painting-like classic pictures to a diameter of 45 using micro-painting enamel technology. Mm square dial.
The difference from common micro-painting enamels is that in order to better restore the aesthetic mood of traditional Chinese ink painting, the dial is fired at one time rather than fired multiple times. This requires more sophisticated skills experience. Each step in the firing process bears a high degree of risk, and if it is accidentally lost, it is completely lost, and it has almost strict requirements on the skills and patience of the micro-painter.
At that time, the ‘Glimpse of Hong Hong’ with such Chinese style was unknown to anyone. In this year, Blancpain celebrates the opening of its boutique in Taikoo Li, Chengdu, the brand will launch 5 new micro-painted enamel beams and orphan watches.
Blancpain micro-painted enamel beam wish watch
The legends of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai began in the Western Jin Dynasty. They are not only well-known in China, they have spread far and wide, and they are also known as the eternal song of love. At the same time, it is also the only Chinese folklore that has widespread influence in the world. It is as famous as the famous western love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and praises the young people’s pursuit of free love and loyalty.
Based on the theme of ‘Liang Zhu’, Blancpain created five micro-painted enamel high-end customized watches, all of which are orphan products. The micro-painted enamel process showed the pictures of five oriental watches on the five watches, telling Liangshan Bo and Zhu Yingtai fell in love but couldn’t hold on for life. Eventually they both committed suicide and later turned into a tragic love story of butterflies flying together.
Each watch is a key scene of Liang Zhu’s legend, including worship on the grass bridge, hard reading in the same window, eighteen-phase delivery, meeting on the platform, and flying butterflies.
Blancpain worship of the Blancpain enamel beam wish series
In the scene of Caoqiao worship, Liang Zhu and the two met for the first time in private, fell in love with each other, and bowed down on their knees. The masters of art cleverly caught a glance at Zhu Yingtai’s hidden affection. It was a glance that day, but three lives.
Blancpain Micro-painted Enamel Beam Series
The scene of studying hard in the same room was selected as a scene of two people reading and playing together. The scene of three years in the same room, the two people with deeper feelings were surrounded by green branches, and the warmth filled with a smile and a permeation filled.
Eighteen Phases of Blancpain Enamel Beam Series
In the 18th phase of the forbearance, Liang Shanbo bowed his head slightly, Zhu Yingtai stared at Yiyi, the two of them fluttered in the clothes, the grass swayed, and the heart was broken in the wind.
Blancpain Enamel Beam Series Meeting
During the meeting between the terraces, the dishes were unmoved, and the daughters were restored. The English and Taiwanese speechlessness was difficult to violate the parents’ marriage order. Shanbo was sad and sad. The window at the upper right of the dial and the trees in the attic outside the window expanded the space of the picture And depth, it seems that they have extended the memory of the two, and the cruel reality in the past is gently contrasted outside the frame.
Blancpain Micro-painted Enamel Beam Series
In the final scene, in the scene of flying butterflies, Liang Shanbo seemed to have all the freedom, and he dared to look directly at his lover. Two butterflies flew to one side, and the flowers bloomed brilliantly, reaching the climax of romanticism.
Blancpain’s art masters, using superior color materials, repeatedly roasted at 800 degrees Celsius, micro-painted enamel undergoes fine chemical changes in time, showing a delicate, irreproducible color. The fusion of classic themes and extreme craftsmanship comes slowly through five watches. Watching a watch like a beautiful legend, such a wonderful masterpiece is not to be missed.