When they first launched, most of us have not heard of Vitreum Watches. But what intrigued me was their limited production of an enamel dial with Honeycomb motif.
Based in Randers, Denmark and founded by Kasper Reisner the folks at Vitreum launched in limited quantities two versions of the Champlevé enamelled dial - the Starry Night and Honeycomb. Was it Starry Night or Honeycomb? Tough choices but I settled for the Honeycomb.
The hand wound FH01 launched the brand. The enamel dials are made in Wales but the timepiece assembly is done in Denmark.
These mechanical timepieces come with a Grand Feu Enamel dial and for
the Honeycomb, uses the Champlevé technique. What that means is that the
cells in the Champlevè dial are first shaped in a solid piece of
silver, after which each cell is engraved by hand creating the miniature
sunbust pattern. Then honey-coloured vitreous enamel (raw enamel) is
carefully filled into the recess (in this case the honeycomb) and then
fired at 850°C to achieve the grand feu enamel dial.
As with any hand crafted products, no two are alike. Similar but never
the same. With hand crafted enamel work each layering, firing, polishing
will bring different results. Even between cells of the honeycomb, you
can see differences guaranteeing that its hand crafted and not
commercially done - not sure if you can actually do commercial enamel
dials like these.
And with hand made enamel dials, there are bound to be imperfections. Because they are hand made, no two dials are alike as each dial will have a different colour configuration. When one buys the Vitreum Honeycomb, they will get a unique piece.
The FH01 is released in a a limited quantity of 5 per variant. As I
understand it, this might not be the only Honeycomb Vitreum might do.
Seems like there will be future releases too. In what form and shape, I
The overall package is a compelling one. Even the hands are pretty well made too...
As for the strap, I matched it with the Japanese INDEN: Inden Urushi,
The INDEN portion of the strap is created from combining Japanese deer
leather with hand-applied urushi lacquer. Popular during the Sengoku
period (1467-1603) as part of samurai armorware, this centuries-old
technique is now applied to create what is perhaps one of the most
unique watch straps today. The INDEN Urushi leather features the unique
properties of urushi lacquer - becoming glossier and achieving a slight
patina over time. It is extremely time-consuming to create and cure
INDEN and only a limited number of sheets can be made each year. The
deer leather is sustainably sourced from official local breeders in the
western Japan, and is very limited.
Beating inside is a hand wound Sellita SW210 movement.This version in my hand is engraved signature with Kasper Reisner , so I got a unique one.
And a nifty detail... there is a recess in the case. Pulling out the crown is that much easier.
The brushed polishing and lightening on both sides of the case.
Many challenges along the way, but the folks at Vitreum have come through with a very unique product. Congratulations to Kasper and the Vitreum team. Can't wait to see what's next in the line up.
（Kitco 新聞）- 中國黃金協會表示，隨著經濟從冠狀病毒的影響中反彈，中國 2021 年的黃金消費量比上一年增長了三分之一以上。全球最大黃金消費國的消費量同比增長 36.53% 至 1,120.9 噸。與大流行之前的 2019 年消費相比，它也增長了 11.78%。
中國黃金消費增長由黃金首飾帶動，同比增長44.99%至711.29噸。2021 年金條和金幣消費量增長 26.87% 至 312.86 噸。
中國經濟在 2021 年出現反彈，實現了十年來的最佳增長，這得益于冠狀病毒後封鎖捲土重來的強勁出口。