Introduction

20016M
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel. Inspired by the roses adorning so many English porcelain tea services. To conjure the delicate outlines of petals and blush of flowers and leaves, the enameler used 22.9 m of 0.2 x 0.6 mm gold wire (weight 45.7 g) and transparent, opalescent, and semi-opaque enamels in 14 colors. Each enameled element required between 6 and 7 firings, at temperatures ranging from 800°C to 850°C. The black-enameled hour circle and dial center in enamel use several of the stylistic features of London’s famed Big Ben clock dial, most notably the traditional shape of the hands and the central multi-petal rose motif. Powered by a caliber 17’” PEND mechanical movement, rewound by an electric motor. Height: 213.5 mm. Unique piece created for the 2015 Watch Art Grand Exhibition in London. 2015.

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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.

Savoir faire

Rare Handcrafts
The enameler

From the seventeenth century onwards, enamelers’ skills were much in demand to adorn watchcases and decorate dials. Today, it’s an endangered craft – but not at Patek Philippe.

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