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Luis
10 JUL. 2022

懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

Luis
10 JUL. 2022
JAEGER-LECOULTRE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

IG帳號:@itselevenxi 

 

自我介紹:腕錶和藝術的愛好者 / A lover of watches and art

 

 

Q1: 妳是如何開始對手錶產生興趣的?

How did you get interested in watches?

 

在我小時候,手錶確實出現在我的生活中;但我對它們並不感興趣。我的父母親都曾短暫地在上海的一家鐘錶店受訓並工作,直到他們轉換學習領域和職涯方向。即使工作不再與手錶有關,我父親依然每天戴錶,而母親偶爾仍會幫朋友們做一些簡單的手錶維修。

 

我腕錶之路的轉捩點,是當我父親提議要送一只錶作為我20歲的生日禮物。在進行了一點基本的研究、以及父親的協助之後,我選擇了 Rado雷達的Jubile。現在回過頭看,這在當時的確是一只適合我年齡和風格的錶。它會一直在我的收藏之中;它點燃了我對長方型錶的喜愛。

 

在我為自己購入第一只手錶之前,我也佩戴了母親的Universal Geneve石英錶多年。

 

Watches were present in my childhood, but I grew up indifferent to them.  My parents both worked and trained briefly in a watch and clock store in Shanghai before moving on to other studies and careers.  While their work no longer involved watches, my father wore a watch every day and my mother occasionally did simple repairs for friends.  

 

The turning point was when my father offered to gift me a watch for my twentieth birthday.  With some basic research and assistance from my father, I chose the Rado Jubile.  Even looking back now, it was a watch that suited my age and style at the time.  It’s a watch that still remains in my collection, and the one that sparked my love of rectangular watches.

 

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I also wore my mother’s quartz Universal Geneve for several years before looking to purchase a watch for myself.

 

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Q2: 哪一則貼文最能表達妳的風格?

Which of your IG post best represents your style?

 

要我準確地說出一種風格,有點困難。小錶、大錶,我都喜歡;有時我會想戴色彩豐富的錶,有時又不想。我較偏愛文錶,但我也有一些運動錶。

 

至於我最常戴的,則是兩只長方型的錶:積家的Reverso和卡地亞的Tank Must。

 

It’s difficult for me to pinpoint a particular style.  I like both small and larger watches; sometimes I will feel like wearing a watch with a colourful dial and other times, I won’t.  I tend to prefer dress watches, although I do have sports watches in my collection. 

 

When it comes to watches I wear most often, I am partial towards my duo of rectangular watches.

 

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Q3: 妳覺得女性和男性的愛錶人是否有不同之處?

Have you found any differences between female and male watch lovers?

 

我認為,隨著時間的腳步,每個人對錶的興趣、以及和錶的關係,多少都會演變。要把男性和女性看待這個興趣的差異通則化,可能太侷限了。

 

以我自己為例,我曾經因為一眼愛上而買了某只錶,也曾花了數過月的時間,去尋找一只已經停產、具有我喜歡的特定功能和面盤設計的錶。

 

我覺得,在Instagram上欣賞其他人的錶,是一件很有趣的事。在某個特定的時間點,看到某人的收藏,就好像能一窺他/她的喜好和玩錶歷程的堂奧。即使是在女性的愛錶人之間,我們的收藏也是非常多樣且不同的。

 

I think everyone’s interest and relationship with watches is different and evolves over time; and it can be limiting to generalise when it comes to how men and women approach this hobby. 

 

Taking myself as an example, I have purchased a watch purely because it was ‘love at first sight’, and I have also spent months looking for a discontinued watch with a particular combination of complication and dial layout that I liked.

 

I have found it so interesting to see people’s collections on Instagram, it’s as if you get a glimpse of someone’s interests and collecting journey just from seeing their collection at a particular point in time.  Even amongst female collectors, our collections are vastly different. 

 

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Q4: 對你的工作或生活來說,手錶代表什麼?

What do watches mean to your work and life?

 

特定的活動,會讓我想戴特定的錶。聽起來或許有點奇怪,但當我要去採買日用品時,就會想要戴某一只錶;但又說不上有什麼邏輯。

 

工作時,我幾乎只戴Reverso和Tank Must。兩只都是小尺寸的錶,但各自有其獨特風格。有時在我打字時,低頭看一眼Reverso漂亮的面盤紋路、或Tank Must的深酒紅,就能讓我心情大好。

 

Certain activities make me want to wear certain watches.  It’s a little strange, but grocery shopping makes me reach for a particular watch in my collection.  There is no logic behind it. 

 

I wear my reverso and tank almost exclusively for work.  They are both small but have their own individual flare.  Sometimes when I am typing, I look down at the keyboard and see the beautiful guilloche on my reverso or that deep burgundy dial on my tank must and it gives me much joy.

 

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Q5: 妳最喜愛的錶是哪一只?為什麼?

Which is your favourite watch? Why?

 

我最喜愛的錶是積家的Reverso。它是我為自己買的第一只錶;而且我決定入手之前,我花了相當的時間考慮和做研究。這些都是我喜愛它的原因,而且它至今依然是我戴起來覺得最舒適的一只錶。

 

My favourite watch is my Jaeger-LeCoultre reverso.  It is the first watch I purchased for myself, and I spent a significant amount of time thinking about the purchase and researching before finally pulling the trigger.  I love it for these reasons and because it still remains the watch I feel most comfortable wearing.

 

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Q6: 身為一位女性的愛錶人,妳對鐘錶品牌和鐘錶業界,有什麼話想說呢?

As a female watch lover, do you want to say something to the brands and the watch industry?

 

我想,有些品牌已經開始認識到,不是所有的女生都想要小尺寸、貴金屬的石英錶,也不是所有的男生都偏好大錶徑。上面說的那種女錶有其特定市場,但我希望鐘錶品牌能增加女錶的品項。

 

每當我瀏覽品牌官方網站時,我幾乎總是直接前往男錶的部分,因為我知道女錶選擇少得可憐。而在男錶區,至少我可以用機芯和錶徑去進行篩選。

 

作為一個起點,我希望品牌能對於「什麼是女錶」抱持更開放的態度。太過狹隘的定義,將使得路過者/偶爾瀏覽者無法接觸到多數的款式,並對不熟悉腕錶世界的女性形成一道不必要的障礙。

 

在我開始準備為自己買第一只錶的時候,要找到喜歡的錶是很困難的。每當我走進一家店、或瀏覽網站上的女錶區時,呈現給我的大多是鑲鑽的女錶。這些錶對我毫無吸引,因為我只喜歡首飾上有鑽,但不喜歡腕錶上有鑽。直到我花更多時間去探究,我才發現還有那麼多其他的選擇和設計,但一開始卻沒有人向我介紹它們。

 

I think some brands are starting to recognise that not all women want small precious metal quartz watches and not all men prefer large watches.  I think there is a place for ‘ladies watches’ (and I personally like small precious metal watches) but hope that brands can expand their offerings to women.

 

When I browse official websites of brands, I almost always go to the men section because I know the women’s section will be incredibly limited.  At least with the men’s section, I can usually filter by case size and movement.  

 

As a starting point, I hope brands can be more open to what constitutes a ‘ladies watch’ – a narrow definition can mean that a large portion of a brand’s offerings are not easily accessible to the casual visitor and can create an unnecessary barrier of entry for women who are unfamiliar with the world of watches.  

 

When I first started looking at watches to purchase, I had a very hard time finding a watch that I liked because as soon as I walked into a store (or looked on the women’s section on websites), I would be shown ladies watches, mostly with diamonds – and because I like diamonds on my jewellery and not on my timepieces – none of those watches appealed to me.  It was not until I spend time researching, that I discovered there were so many more options and dial designs available – I had simply not been exposed to them at the beginning.  

 

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

 

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

 

 

Q7: 除了手錶,你還有其他的愛好嗎?

Do you have other hobbies besides watches?

 

我畫畫已經好多年,而且一直很樂在其中。我也喜愛攝影,多年來也收集了一些底片相機。

 

去年年初,我為了手錶相關內容,專門開了一個IG帳號。除了我自己手錶的照片外,漸漸也開始分享我以手錶為主題的繪畫作品 - 大部分來自於封城的無聊期間。我想,我可能已經意外地找到了一個結合手錶、攝影和繪畫三種興趣的方式。

 

I have been drawing and painting for many years, and it remains a hobby that I enjoy.  I also like photography and have collected film cameras for many years.  

 

Early last year, I started a separate Instagram account just for watch related content.  On that account I also started posting photographs of my watches and later, drawings and paintings of watches – mostly out of lockdown boredom.  Now I think I may have accidently stumbled across a way of merging all three hobbies.  

 

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

 

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@itselevenxi

 
 
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