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1604M
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Cloisonné Enamel Dome Table Clock. Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel with integration of gold and silver leaf under translucent enamel. Length of gold ribbon used for the partitions: 24.90 g). Approximately 44 opaque and transparent enamel colors. Each enameled element required 6 firings. Cloisonné enamel dial plate, hour circle with black enameled Breguet numerals, cloisonné enamel silver dial center with integration of gold leaf under translucent enamel. Unique piece. 2011.

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Caliber

17''' PEND
Manual winding

17''' PEND
Manual winding

Overall diameter: 38.65 mm. Height: 3.8 mm. Bridges: 8. Jewels: 20. Power reserve: 50 h max.. Balance: Plain with screws. Frequency: 18 000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz). Spiral: Breguet. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

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Rare Handcrafts
The guillocheur

Guilloché work, or engine-turning as it’s sometimes known, is a form of mechanized decoration. Over the centuries, guillocheurs have used many different types of hand-operated lathe, adapting them to suit the task or to give fuller expression to their artistry and technique. By turning two crankhandles simultaneously, the idea is to guide the cutting tool so that it carves fine grooves into a metal surface in repetitive geometric patterns. There are two main types of lathe: the so-called straight line engine and the rose engine.

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