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I am highly passionate in history and horology and studying how they intertwine and inform of each other. I am also fascinated with how the provenance of a brand propels and shapes its contemporary watches as I am an avid believer that heritage significantly contributes to a timepiece’s identity.
When it comes to watches for me, design triumphs over all else. It is no surprise then that Cartier, which is a design-centric house, surpasses many other brands for me with their play on shapes.
CARTIER Tank Cintrée 鉑金／錶徑46.3x23mm／8971 MC機芯／訂製款
One of my favourite shapes from the Maison is the Tank Cintrée, with its svelte profile and sensual, smooth curvature. What makes this Tank Cintrée even more special is that it is a custom watch from Cartier based on some of my requested design specifications. Since it was the first time that I’m commissioning a custom watch, especially with such an esteemed brand as Cartier, it was a truly invigorating experience. It was firstly a matter of reaching out to request a Special Order. Once the request was accepted, it was a very fun dialogue between presenting my vision and seeing whether it aligns with Cartier’s design codes and guidelines. This process was hugely part of the fun.
Tank Cintrée纖巧的輪廓和性感圓潤的弧度，是卡地亞旗下作品中最讓我喜歡的設計之一。尤其這是卡地亞根據我提出的設計規格製作的訂製錶款，讓這款Tank Cintrée變得更加特別。因為這是我的第一款訂製手錶，而且還是託付給卡地亞如此尊榮的品牌，真是一次相當令人興奮的合作經驗。首先是提出特別訂製的需求，一旦通過申請，就會展開一連串有趣的對話過程，包括如何表現我的想法，還有這是否遵循了卡地亞設計規範和準則。這是整個訂製手錶的過程中最有趣的部分。
Back then, I was pretty new to the brand and honestly did not expect my request to be accepted. However, I guess the brand could sense my passion for its creations which made the whole experience feel even more vindicating and significantly increased my affection for the brand. To me, this Tank Cintrée is a strong reflection of passion and friendship.