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Luis
19 FEB. 2024

懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

Luis
19 FEB. 2024
A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

IG帳號:@tentenslowdown

 

自我介紹:

我哈囉,我是tenten!一位偶然闖入錶圈的白日夢研究家,隨著年齡的增長,最新的白日夢就是(成為花輪)慢慢養成鬆弛感享受精緻優雅的樂趣。我的IG名tentenslowdown就是提醒自己要好好珍惜每個稍縱即逝的時刻。每個女生都是各自美麗的,但我不敢說我是「懂錶的」,和諸位大神相比,據我所知我一無所知。

 

Greetings! I am Tenten, a whimsical daydreamer who serendipitously wandered into the enchanting domain of horology. As the sands of time flow, my latest fancy is to cultivate a more refined elegance. This very aspiration is the essence of my Instagram sobriquet, tentenslowdown, a gentle exhortation to myself to relish the splendor of each fleeting moment. I wouldn't dare proclaim myself a connoisseur of watches, for in comparison to the esteemed luminaries I know, my knowledge is but a drop in the ocean.

 


Q1: 妳是如何開始對手錶產生興趣的?

How did you get interested in watches?

 

我對手錶的愛,沒有什麼轟轟烈烈的開始,也沒有家裡什麼長輩傳承這個愛好。30歲以後身邊的朋友開始興起買一些金灿灿亮晶晶的東西犒賞自己,於是有陣子做夢也在想,我也要一個!但是走走看看了許久,並沒看出個什麼花來。多年後的某天在一本雜誌上看到了朗格1815第一代計時錶,情不知所起一往而深,就這麼踏上了追尋手錶之路。

 

隨著我的收藏逐漸增加,我對手錶的喜愛也在悄悄滋長,就像是在我腦中種下了一顆種子,逐漸開花結果。手錶不再只是計時的工具或單純的自我獎勵。想像和小說《黑暗物質》相似的概念,在另一個平行時空裡,人類的靈魂以靈物(手錶)的形態出現,和我一起記錄著每一次的冒險,每一次的歡笑,還有那些從1-10可以破例打100分的驚嘆時刻;讓人忍不住想說:"天阿,走過千山萬里,看遍繁花四海,依舊美好如初,生而為人也太High了吧!"

 

 

The inception of my dalliance with watches was not heralded by a dramatic revelation, nor was it inherited from a familial tradition of horological enthusiasm. It was after my 30th year, as my contemporaries adorned themselves with the gleaming trappings of success, that my interest was piqued by the understated elegance of timepieces. The turning point was when the first-generation A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph caught my eye in a magazine. It wasn't just a watch; it was a siren call to adventure, a secret handshake into a society I never knew I wanted to join.

 

As my collection grew from the noble Lange to the storied Rolex and beyond, it transformed into something more profound than a mere tally of timepieces. It became a reflection of my soul, akin to a daemon from "His Dark Materials," a chronicle of my journey, a mirror of shared laughter, and a tribute to the timeless pursuit of those extraordinary moments that make one pause and exclaim, "Well, isn't this splendid?"

 

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

Q2: 哪一則貼文最能表達妳的風格?

Which of your IG post best represents your style?

 

要說哪一張貼文最能代表我的風格,那一定是那張結合了我對製錶藝術和中國書法的熱愛的作品啦!這是一幅ipad做畫,試著把我對《快雪時晴帖》和王羲之的崇敬,融入到手錶的設計中。雖然我不是什麼專業設計師,但這個設計真的是我用盡畢生所學(隔離14+7天)的巔峰之作,企圖想要填補市場上找不到完美中文手錶的遺憾。時不時翻到我的首頁看見它,都覺得好有成就感,哈哈!什麼?你覺得還好而已嗎?那你要不要也畫一個來分享看看?

 

The post that truly encapsulates my essence is a personal canvas where my profound appreciation for the art of watchmaking and the storied tradition of Chinese calligraphy converge. It's a modest tribute to the revered "Timely Clearing After Snow" by Wang XiZhi, reimagined on the face of a timepiece. This design is my earnest, albeit less-than-professional, attempt to bridge the gap between the absence of the perfect Chinese character watch in the market and the creation of one that resonates with my spirit. It's a melding of the meticulous world of horology and the flowing elegance of ancient script, reflecting my love for heritage, my experimental edge in design, and my willingness to embrace the new, crafting a space where time is not just told, but artistically celebrated.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

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?

 

首先聲明我開過箱的男女錶友加起來可能不到十個。在我暗中觀察這個非常小的樣本數和默默追蹤的IG錶友中,女生和男生選擇手錶的方式還是差很大的。女生們比較大膽地男錶女錶通通來一起玩,手錶收藏就像她們的穿搭一樣,風格多變,從運動手錶到奢華品牌,還搭配各種手飾,讓手錶成為時尚的宣言。而男生呢?有時候(可能是全部時候)更注重手錶背後的歷史、機芯工藝和打磨技術等,對某些特定品牌歷史或創立故事更是如數家珍。讓我不禁懷疑這些錶友的真實身份怕是住在這些鐘錶工廠的駐點記者還是不願具名的家族友人。當然,錶圈也是很跟得上潮流很E&I的,以前那些清楚的界線正在慢慢模糊消失,我也在提醒自己可以更多嘗試不同收藏風格。

 

Exploring the world of watch enthusiasts, it's clear that while both female and male collectors share a passion for horology, their approaches can differ. Women collectors, in my fresh-eyed observation, often showcase a fearless approach to their collections, blending traditional 'men's' watches with 'women's' watches, and not confining themselves to a single category. They curate collections that are as versatile as their style, from sports watches to haute horology, accompanied by complementary fashion elements like bracelets, embracing the watch as both a statement piece and an accessory. Men, on the other hand, might sometimes show a deep appreciation for the history and mechanics behind their timepieces, sometimes favoring a particular brand or the story it tells. Yet, these observations are part of a broader, changing landscape. The once-clear lines are merging, leading to a diverse and inclusive watch community that celebrates a variety of tastes and collection styles, transcending old stereotypes.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

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?

 

是說男同事們好像只要穿得厲害點,整個人的氣場都會大三倍;所以我也有樣學樣,從某天起手錶就是我的「西裝」。上班的時候,這手腕上的秘密守護者,可以提升我的信心,鼓勵我展現關關難過關關輕鬆過的氣勢。錶帶也還蠻重要的,可以作為當天畫龍點睛的配飾,就像為了不同場合選擇絕配頂配天仙下凡配的包包一樣。在生活中,手錶則是一個帶(戴)得出場的伴侶;不但負責提醒我不要老是當遲到鬼,還要知進退!外人面前低調不出風頭;錶友面前又可華麗出場。懂的都懂,生活太耀眼了,可不能讓手機搶走了所有計時的風采!

 

I've noticed that men exude a certain confidence in their clothes, and for me, watches have become my equivalent of a suit. In the boardroom, my watch acts as a subtle guardian on my wrist, once again embodying the essence of a daemon from "His Dark Materials," reinforcing my confidence with quiet assurance. It's less about keeping track of time and more about asserting my presence. The strap is also crucial, serving as the perfect complement to my attire, much like selecting the right handbag for the occasion. And in the grand theater of life? It's a delightful companion, encouraging not just timeliness but a commanding entrance for those in the know, a playful reminder that life is too vibrant to be overshadowed by a mere digital device.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

Q5. 妳最喜愛的錶是哪一只?為什麼?

Which is your favourite watch? Why?

 

我最愛手錶毫無疑問是我初戀,朗格1815第一代玫瑰金黑面計時錶。就像我看到竹野內豐在《長假》裡彈鋼琴那種一眼萬年的魅力——完全令人著迷,招架不住。「相逢情便深,恨不相逢早」是我的第一眼。我認識它的時候,第一代早已停產,只得請朋友尋尋覓覓了兩年才有機緣入手。「始於顏值,敬於工藝,終於品格」是我自2021年入手以來的心得。對我來說這隻朗格是通往手錶世界的入場卷,引導我認識同好大神們,探索各類手錶品牌,進一步豐富了我賞玩萬千手錶的旅程。

 

My first love, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph, was akin to the moment Hugh Grant first graced the screen in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"—utterly charming and irresistible. The watch's design caught my eye, sparking an initial attraction that deepened into profound appreciation. I spent two years tracking it down from a personal dealer, as the first generation had already ceased production by the time I laid eyes on it. But as I delved deeper, I found myself enchanted by its complexity, its mechanisms, and the values of tradition and excellence it upheld. This timepiece wasn't just about telling time; it was a gateway to the world of horology, symbolizing the start of my admiration for watch design and the enduring values of diligence and dedication that A. Lange & Söhne personify. It led me to explore other prestigious brands, each with its own story to tell, further enriching my journey through the intricate world of watches.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

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? 

 

致尊敬的鐘錶業界賢達:作為一位手錶愛好者,我謹提兩點個人淺見。首先,女生的手錶設計可以麻煩更有創意一點嘛,不要只是把男士手錶縮小一號或者往上撒幾顆閃亮亮的寶石(放一圈並沒有比較有誠意)就交差了。看看隔壁Grand Seiko的櫻花主題錶盤,雖然是男士尺寸,但設計得讓人眼前一亮,男女通吃!這才叫真正尊重我們女性錶迷的品味多樣性。

 

再來說說我自己初初鼓起勇氣走進錶店的經歷:有幾次店員一看到我,就問我是不是要給男朋友買錶,或者來幹嘛的。真的是比說不出話來還更無語。是說店員們是不是應該學習怎麼和女性顧客愉快地交流?!女生們對錶的熱情(和購購購買力)可不比男生少呢!跟上時代潮流,服務做起來(同行做到的是義務同行沒做的才是用心服務),一不小心銷量飆升大家年年吉龍舞春不是很好嗎!

 

Dear watchmakers and industry mavens, it's high time we had a little chat. Creating watches for women should involve more than just shrinking the dial and sprinkling a few gemstones here and there. It's about innovative design that knows no gender bounds. Take, for instance, Grand Seiko's cherry blossom-themed dial—it's technically men's size, but it's captured the hearts of both gents and ladies alike with its universal charm. That's the sort of ingenuity we're after, designs that tickle the fancy of a wider audience, respecting the varied tastes of female watch aficionados.

 

Now, on a personal note, my forays into watch boutiques have occasionally been tarnished by the rather perplexing question, "Why are you here?" "Is this for your bf?" instead of the more customary "How may I assist you?" It's a tad disconcerting, to say the least, and does tend to reinforce those pesky stereotypes. Retail staff ought to be schooled in the art of engaging with female shoppers in a manner that's both welcoming and respectful, acknowledging our keen interest and savvy in the world of horology. Women represent a substantial market, and adopting a more inclusive approach could very well lead to a surge in engagement and, dare I say, sales in the watch industry.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

 

 

Q7: 除了手錶,你還有其他的愛好嗎?

Do you have other hobbies besides watches?

 

當然啦!我超愛抓上親朋好友一起參加各種現場活動的!現場活動有一種特殊的魔力:不論是演唱會、體育比賽、或戲劇演出等。當電視手機裡的熱血和浪漫出現在眼前的那一刻,所有的奔波都有了意義!即使有時結果不符期待,轉念一想「苦果亦是果,每一次Live都是錯過不再一期一會的體驗」,就可以自己感動自己,下次再不遠千里!

 

Certainly! My passions extend beyond the intricate world of horology. There's a certain magic in live events—the collective pulse of a concert crowd, the synchronized gasps and cheers at a sports match, or the communal leap of faith in a theater. It's in these shared moments, surrounded by friends and family, that memories are forged—not just in my mind, but in the symphony of beating hearts. It's the enigmatic chemistry of shared experiences that I find utterly captivating.

 

A. LANGE & SÖHNE - 懂錶的女人最美麗 ! 你必須follow的@tentenslowdown

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