Recently, taking advantage of the grand opening of the Chengdu Ocean Pacific Taikoo Li boutique, the brand’s first direct-operated boutique in the southwest of China, Blancpain has launched five new “Beijing” micro-painted enamel watches. These five micro-painted enamel watches are all orphan pieces, produced by Blancpain’s ‘Métier d’art’ studio. Each watch depicts a key scene in Liang Zhu’s story. Combined, this Chinese classic of love passed on will be complete and jump on the surface. As a Swiss watchmaker who is passionate about Chinese civilization and Chinese culture and deeply researched, Blancpain is demonstrating superb enamel skills and carefully creating the ‘Liang Zhu’ micro-painted enamel watch. It is bound to become Another milestone in the history of brand watchmaking, once again confirms the brand’s deep friendship with China.
Blancpain “Liang Zhu” micro-painted enamel watch
Master of Enamel Craft, Challenge Chinese Legend
‘Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai’, one of China’s most romantic and greatest classical love stories. The story of ‘Liang Zhu’, a household name in China, has been around for more than 1,700 years since the Western Jin Dynasty. Its strong romanticism, praise and pursuit of free love, has aroused profound emotional resonance with people all over the world. It can be called the Oriental version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
When the extensive and profound Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship meets Eastern love, Blancpain uses five micro-painted enamel watches to fully describe the poetic legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai from the acquaintance and love, to the inability to guard, and finally transform the butterfly wings. . Elegant colors, delicate figures, and harmonious scene composition make it difficult to imagine. These vivid Chinese-themed enamel paintings on the square-shaped disk surface were actually produced by distant Swiss masters.
These five Blancpain “Liang Zhu” micro-painted enamel haute couture watches describe the five key scenes in Liang Zhu’s story, namely “Cao Qiao worship”, “Reading with the same window”, “Eighteen Phases”, “ ‘Meeting the Towers’ and ‘Hua Di Bi Wing’.
In the ‘Crossbow of the Grass Bridge’, 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 Blancpain Blancpain cleverly caught a glimpse of Zhu Yingtai’s hidden affection. Three lives. For ‘Reading with the Same Window’, I chose to read and play together. The scene of three years in the same window, the two of them became more and more deeply surrounded by green branches. In the scene of the ‘Eighteen Phases’, Liang Shanbo bowed his head slightly, wishing Yingying Tai Yiyi’s gaze, the two’s clothes fluttered, the grass swayed, and the heart was broken in the wind.
Meeting at the Platform
At the ‘Meeting on the Terrace’, the dishes were left untouched, and the English and Taiwanese speechlessness of the daughter’s costume, which was difficult to violate the parents’ marriage order, was restored. Shanbo was sad. With the space and depth of the picture, it seems that the memory of the two has also been extended, and the past is a gentle contrast to the harsh reality in the picture. In the final scene, in the scene of ‘Butterfly Wings’, Liang Shanbo seemed to have all the freedom and dared to look directly at his lover. Two butterflies flew to one side, the flowers bloomed brilliantly, and the story reached the climax of romanticism.
This time, the world’s first release of the ‘Liang Zhu’ micro-painted enamel haute couture watch is not the first time that Blancpain watchmakers have inspired Chinese culture to create. The brand has always paid tribute to the long-standing Chinese tradition, and has expressed its supreme tribute with many timepiece masterpieces. From totems, calendars, freehand aesthetics, to this legendary story, every timepiece shows the brand’s tireless study of oriental culture.
Since its birth in 1735, Blancpain has adhered to tradition, pursued transcendence, and became ‘the founder of classic timepieces’. Its excellent watchmaking strength has been preserved and developed in history.
After entering the new century, driven by a new generation of watchmaking masters, it has become more and more brilliant. Unlike most fine watchmaking workshops, Blancpain embraces and defends respect for ancient watchmaking in a unique way: When other brands are keen to outsource complex decorative craftsmanship to skilled artisans, Blancpain treasures Perper was even better, inviting craftsmen into the brand’s large and complex watchmaking workshop in Le Brassus, a watchmaking town, and bringing together several extraordinary craftsmanship (gold carving, damascus gold, enamel, red copper) rare Gathered in the studio ‘Métier d’art’. Owning this large and exclusive team of master craftsmen has enabled Blancpain to continuously create art classics. The five newly launched ‘Liang Zhu’ micro-painted enamel high-end custom watches, together with countless masterpieces of art, have carried forward the outstanding human art crystal.