Stars Within Reach 平价奢华
TThe cosmos is a popular theme in wristwatch design, where the dance of the stars and planets is integrated with complex movements in an out-of-this-world experience 宇宙星辰是腕表设计的主要灵感来源之一，表盘上勾勒出的 唯美星空和融入机芯的繁复星象运行原理，将腕上时间提升到 新的层次。
o paraphrase that famous line in poetry, the universe can be seen in a grain of sand and many watchmakers take this notion to heart when they try to capture the magic of the cosmos in a wristwatch. The starry skies are a salient theme at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), with watchmakers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, A. Lange & Sohne and Jaeger-LeCoultre launching breathtaking designs inspired by the heavens.
The Earth And Moon At Cartier
With the Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon, Cartier has chosen to traverse between the earth and the moon in style and substance.
The Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon tourbillon with dual-timezone and moon phase functions brings together two complications in what must have l ooked li ke a high-stakes undertaking when the idea was first conceived.
The tourbillon, a complicated mechanism that helps thwart the effects of gravity on a watch’s accuracy especially in the vertical position, has been incorporated into a moon-phase complication, with each one dependent on the other. Together, they form a stylised portrayal of the globe and the moon.
Their innovative relationship can be seen on the watch face, which combines a tourbillon, moon phase on demand and a second timezone that is indicated by a 24-hour disc that was entirely redeveloped for the calibre 9440 MC due to the sophistication of its disc display.
With the tourbillon, Cartier has created an innovative moon phase display that is shown only when needed by the wearer. One press of the button situated at the four o’clock point on the side of the case activates a panel that descends to form a crescent, which corresponds to the shape of the moon in the sky at the point in time. The rear bridge cut-out forms a star shape that highlights the incredible finish of the 9440MC movement, which also forms a perfect trio with the moon and earth featured on the watch dial.
The unique globe design and moon, represented by the tourbillon, create a cosmos that gleams in a deep, rich blue from the use of expertly polished lapis lazuli for the dial and the moon panel. The hours and the second timezone are surrounded by a meticulously polished grid in 18K white gold, alongside a dial of Roman numerals that are openworked and chamfered by the hand of a master decorator in a manner akin to a skeleton movement.
The exceptional finishes of the 9440 MC are all the more remarkable because the semi-skeletonised bridges on the back of the movement create a star shape, thus echoing the watch’s lunar and terrestrial character on the case back. 星 象主题是今年日内瓦国际高级钟表展上的一 大亮点，卡地亚、梵克雅宝、朗格及积家等 品牌都推出了让人惊叹的星象主题腕表杰作。
卡地亚这次在地球与月亮之间游走，带来了 Rotonde de Cartier“地球与月亮”陀飞轮双时区 月相腕表，并以大胆的显示方式，呈现陀飞轮与月 相显示这两大复杂功能。独到的地球设计与陀飞轮 化身的月亮，一起架构出宇宙星空，四周环绕立体 镂雕的罗马数字时标。
陀飞轮装置为复杂功能，只有非常少数的制 表大师方能掌握其制作的专业技术。陀飞轮的主要 作用是当腕表处于垂直状态时，抵消地心引力产 生的影响。
陀飞轮突破了单纯的机械功能，融入的月相 显示功能不但有独特的显示方式，而且仅应佩戴 者要求才会显现，展示了具有双重革新性的技术 创意。触动表壳侧面4时位置按钮，就能启动一 扇遮窗隐藏部分陀飞轮框架，由此形成月牙。腕 表以一枚24小时指示盘显示第二时区， 这一复 杂的转盘显示装置，专为9440 MC型机芯重新设 计打造。机芯背部的半镂空表桥呈星形设计，令 此机芯的修饰工艺更显精美绝伦。闪耀于表背的 星辰，与这只珍贵时计表盘上的月亮和地球遥相 辉映。