What does the shell of quail egg shells have to do with Swiss top watchmaking? Let's talk today!
This is really not a joke. Those eggshells that you prepare to throw away after eating quail eggs are reborn through the hands of artisans and can be transformed into millions of works of art—Unbelievable!
The "magic" that regenerates the shards is the eggshell inlay craftsmanship.
As the name suggests, [Eggshell Inlay] is an inlay technology that attaches the extremely fragile broken egg shell to the base. It is hand-crafted to create a natural fragmentation and interesting decorative effects.
Origin of the mosaic process
Egg shell inlay is actually a kind of inlay craft, and inlay craft is a big category in China's traditional arts and crafts. As early as 6500 years ago in the Yangshao cultural period, the ancestors living in today's Liyang now use mussel shells to inlay dragons Animal shapes like tigers and tigers are the rudiments of mosaic technology.
In the West, this process is called "Mosaïque" ("mosaic" mosaic process), which originated in Sicily in the third century BC, where the earliest pattern inlaid with glass and marble cubes was found here. At the time, this was also a pioneering initiative.
Roman mosaic work "The four seasons" Roman mosaic work "The four seasons"
Later, the mosaic technology continued to evolve and develop, and a miniature mosaic technology appeared, which was particularly popular in Italy at the end of the 18th century. The micro-inlaying technology, which was originally only used in large decoration such as walls, murals, ceilings and floors, is now also used in watchmaking, and also uses a variety of "strange" materials, such as eggshells.
Among them, the eggshell inlaid playing is more than 666, it should be Jacques Droe.
This brand was born in 1738, and our Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty especially liked the bell of their house, and now there are many pieces of Jakodro's collection in the Forbidden City. In short, Jacques Dro is a high-end Swiss watch brand with a high level of skill and skill.
Come back to this eggshell ~~
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On one occasion, the watchmaker of Jacques Dro went to Vietnam and found that some people made unique paintings using the quail eggshell mosaic technique. He suddenly came to inspiration and planned to apply this mosaic technique to miniature watchmaking. Go up.
Choosing the eggshell as the material for the dial creation also has many advantages, such as no deformation, no change in color, no deterioration, which is conducive to long-term storage, and a simple and natural Feel ~~
Next, we launched this small elephant hour and minute dial with parchment created by the eggshell ▽
The picture is very poetic: rolling hills, cascading terraces, and calm elephants stand in golden rice fields, which makes people feel calm.
Although it looks simple and natural, it is not a common trouble to make it ▽
First you have to choose carefully from the extremely delicate and fragile egg shell fragments according to the color, shape and purity, and select the brown and yellow quail egg shells. Then, based on their natural texture, curvature and hue, you will select More than 2,000 eggshells were manually assembled on the red gold dial into the desired pattern.
Then, carefully apply a layer of transparent paint on the mosaic pattern. Finally, polish the pattern to achieve a uniform and uniform visual effect.
The entire process takes about 200 hours, so only eight eggshell elephant watches were produced at a unit price of RMB 800,500.
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