Cartier Turtle Pattern Watch: Creative Application Of Mosaic Art

Among the six new watches launched by Cartier this year, the watch with a mosaic turtle pattern on its dial is probably the best display of the master craftsmanship of the watchmaking craftsmanship and the ingenuity. Mosaic is an ancient skill that spans the realm of expression and is applied to watchmaking, presenting a very unique feel to the watch.

Turtle pattern created by mosaic
For people who are in love with artistic watches, the moment when they wear the watch, time seems to be no longer the protagonist. Only those beautiful craftsmanship can be regarded as crucial. Through the smartness of Cartier’s craftsmanship, Both hands are created like the same beautiful moving poem.

Cartier Turtle Watch
When it comes to Cartier, it has to be said that the animal patterns used in many watches produced by it are like dreams. The six new works launched by Cartier d’Art series of high-end watches this year once again bring the animals to life The combination of charm and his own superb watchmaking technology reflects Cartier’s courage and determination to break through tradition and transcend time. At the same time, Cartier has also integrated the noble and elegant traditional arts and crafts into the contemporary world-openwork carving, golden silk enamel, mosaic mosaic patterns, layers of overlapping enamel, precious wood inlays, which are rare and even have been The forgotten technology and craftsmanship are again displayed in the eyes of the world with the efforts of Cartier.

Excellent craftsmanship
Of these six works, the watch with a mosaic turtle pattern on the dial is probably the best display of the master craftsmanship of the watchmaking craftsmanship and the ingenuity of the ingenuity, and let the mosaic spread for thousands of years, originally used only for walls The ancient techniques in large-scale decoration such as faces, frescoes, ceilings and floors have been miniaturized, allowing it to transcend the scope of expression and be used in watchmaking.
镶嵌 Setting a total of 1167 gems on the face of the watch is not an easy task. You must set the gem cubes one by one in a predetermined order. First outline each tortoise shell and tortoise with black gems, and then inlay gems of other colors layer by layer to make the color layer richer and the shape more prominent. All gems are pasted on the dial and then consolidated to ensure a uniform and smooth surface. Gem setting alone requires more than 60 man-hours. It is this extremely precise and delicate processing method and meticulous creative attitude that make the turtle made of gems on the dial vivid and attractive, which has led to the birth of a classic.

The master watchmaker contributed to the birth of a classic
Cartier turtle dial decorative dial delicate craftsmanship
1. Before making the dial, the gem setting technician must first select the gems. They have a wide variety of gems, including onyx, tiger’s eye, hawk eye, yellow petite, carnelian, yellow jasper, palm jasper, and Kalahari. The ever-changing gemstone colors of jasper, yellow agate, mossy agate, coral and mother-of-pearl make the turtle’s pattern more dynamic. Subsequently, the technician cut and polished the warm-toned gemstones into small squares with a side length of 0.75 mm and a thickness of 0.4 mm.
2. Cartier’s master of watchmaking, who is good at using colors, skillfully combines gems to form beautiful patterns.
3. The black onyx outlines the prototype of the tortoise shell. 1167 small gems are embedded on it to highlight the details. The combination of the various gems forms a colorful picture.

Updated: 11. September 2013 — 7:16
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