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1662M
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel on the theme of the departure of RMS Titanic from Belfast harbor. The beautiful cloisonné enamel work on the clock’s dome illustrates the ship’s domed glass ceiling. Length of 0.2 x 0.6 mm gold ribbon used for the partitions: ~24.7 m. (weight ~49.4 g). Approximately 22 enamel colors and 200 gold spangles. Each enameled element required 6 to 7 firings at a temperature over 800°C. Cloisonné enamel dial plate, hour circle with black enameled Roman numerals, dial center guilloched under translucent sand-colored enamel. Unique piece. 2014.

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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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