Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel enriched with gold paillons.
This unique piece in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel pays tribute to the legendary beauty of Indian women and their adornments.
To produce the outlines of these glowing portraits, with every detail of the fabric and jewels, together with the decorative motif on the dome, the enameler used 27.18 m of gold wire (30.2 g) measuring 0.15 x 0.6 mm in cross-section. Reproducing India’s vibrant colors called for a palette of transparent, opaque and opalescent enamels in 19 shades. In the saris, to emphasis their elegance and finesse, 187 embedded yellow-gold spangles called paillons create a play of light. Each enameled plate required 10 firings at a temperature of approximately 840°C. The hour circle, a unique design, is embellished with red transfer-printed numerals. It frames a dial center adorned with a stylized Indian flower, beneath the finely decorated, specially designed clock hands.
This piece is powered by the caliber 17’’’ PEND mechanical movement rewound by an electric motor.