Sunday, August 26, 2012

Adorned Tonneau of VDB

Since it was a trend for men to use lady watch or small size invented “Boy Size”  in 80’s
After 10 years till 2000, the smaller size watch still in position, but after 2000, there is a sudden changes, a Big changes. The watch was changed to a Huge size that no one could imagine before, followed by “Big Date”, and then “Power Reserve”, then “Retrograde”
And the latest Hit of “Tourbillon”. Till 2010, more we can see is “Tonneau” A French means Barrel. Looks at Frank Muller's latest offer, mostly are Tonneau Design.

Swiss VDB (Van Der Bauwede) makes the Tonneau to a way of setting standard, The 4th generation successor Maxence Van Der Bauwede modified the 1990 Tonneau profile to establish the primary Standard of “Legend” and “Magnum” series, Look at the new “ Four Seasons Automatic Cal. 14 has all the essential feature of  the beauty of a Tonneau Watch.

The 4 Seasons Automatic cal. 14 model comes in steel case that features a newly Tonneau with delicate and refined finishing, including a gem-set Louis XV style crown. The new 4 Seasons Automatic is an elegantly masculine model produced in a limited edition. Its flinqué-finish dial with Roman numerals comes in white and black, with a date window at 6 o’clock. Its engine-turned case-back is engraved with the Van Der Bauwede crest, while its crocodile leather strap is fitted with a folding clasp.

We Can visualize the design of such a watch, raised Roman numerals on dial, the Date at 5 and 6 oclock position., Black dial has deep hidden meaning of Deep Thought, The Louis XV crown is matching perfectly with the Tonneau shape with echo effect.
The Large size of the watch with touches of elegant, bold and comes with Alligator strap!
This Tonneau would likely set a New standard in Watch trend 2012 and onwards.

Technical details
Automatic, VDB Cal. 14
Central hours, minutes and seconds
Date window at 6 o’clock
25 ruby

316L steel
Sapphire crystal
Engraved, limited edition
VDB coin back
Water-resistant to 3 atmospheres

“Louis XV” with ring
Black gem-set

-vertical “flinqué” motif: black with raised Roman numerals
-vertical “flinqué” motif: silver-coloured with raised Roman numerals

Hours and minutes: Breguet-shaped with openwork point
Seconds: serpentine-shaped

Crocodile leather, 20/18mm
Pin buckle with raised Van Der Bauwede crest
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