Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica, the renowned independent timepiece maker has just released a new piece of unique and original work. The watch is called Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica Carpe diem, and was designed with Vanitas as its basic theme. Vanitas art is about the transient nature of earthly things. The striking Sterling silver and rose gold dial of the watch features hand-performed carvings and painted sections. Chronos is the Ancient Greek god of time. A skull, an hourglass and a skull are also included. Vanitas' philosophy is the inspiration behind the more relaxed way in which time is displayed. Hours are shown in the traditional fashion, while minutes are shown by a mechanical hourglass with six dots that represent ten-minute periods.Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica The time is not always displayed in a precise manner, but this approach is in line with the philosophy of Vanitas art that encourages us to appreciate each moment. Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica's latest horological wonder comes in a 45 mm wide case, which is quite large considering that it is made from 18 K red gold. The watch is limited to just five pieces, and costs about $70,230.
Vanitas Art – Hourglasses, Skulls, and ImpermanenceVanitas symbolism that reminds us of our mortality was at its height in the paintings of old masters from Flanders or the Netherlands of the 16th and 17th centuries. Hourglasses, candles and skulls are recurring motifs in these paintings. They represent the futility of earthly things and their transitory nature. Carpe Diem ("Size the Day"), which is a warning to us all to make the most of this life, expresses the same idea. Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica's novel Vanitas uses several Vanitas-like motifs. Its silver and gold dial features the ancient Greek god Chronos. He is shown as a white-bearded, old man with a beard, who represents time in both Greco Roman tradition and Renaissance.ulysse nardin replica Chronos is depicted in ancient mosaics as a man with wings, turning the Zodiac Wheel and indicating the current Zodiac Sign through an aperture at the 3 o'clock. In the photograph we used, the Taurus is the sign shown. Chronos' left hand is firmly gripping a harvesting scissor (he's like an ancient Grim Ripper), while his right hand rests upon an hourglass that shows the minute decade via patented mechanism.
Mechanical Hourglass Minute IndicationThe dial on the Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica Carpe Diem clock features a white dial that is off-centered, with a blued steel hour hand and black Roman numerals. The dial is stunning with its numerous engravings in both gold and silver. Chronos, a skull and other engravings are combined with a hand-painted blued steel background and an hourglass. Carpe Diem's beautiful symbolic scene is completed by eleven diamonds in various sizes that depict stars on the night sky.
The 45 mm diameter circular rose gold case contains another of Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Replica's movements that feature atypical indicators. His authority in the watchmaking world is demonstrated by the fact that he is a member in the Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independant, which brings together all of the top independent watchmakers. According to Chaykin, the manually-wound mechanical K.01-4 movement has little in common with his earlier designs. The Russian watchmaker chose a lever escapement that includes the mechanism for the hourglass minute indication. The hand-assembled, hand-decorated K.01-4 movement includes 33 jewels and steel and gold components. The case is 38.6mm wide and 9mm high. Its sapphire crystal is also made of sapphire. The rear section is transparent and shows how the watch works. It also features hand-made decorations, such as the Cotes de Geneva motif, gold gear wheels, and a sanded bar that provides 46 hours of power storage. Carpe Diem is paired with a strap made from black alligator and a buckle in 18K red gold.