Dome table clock in cloisonné enamel.
The beauty of sunset over an African savannah, with its crimson skies and wild flora and fauna, inspired this unique piece in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel.
To create the outlines of the evocative landscape, from the clouds and acacia trees to the giraffes, elephants, birds and other animals, all presented in dramatic silhouette, the enameler used 19.6 m of gold wire (39.2 g) measuring 0.2 x 0.6 mm in cross-section. Conveying the fiery glow of this magical scene required opaque, transparent and semi-opaque enamels in 25 colors. Each enameled plate called for 7 firings at temperatures ranging from 820°C to 860°C. An hour circle adorned with guilloché work and black transfer-printed Roman numerals frames a dial center in cloisonné enamel.
This piece is powered by the caliber 17’’’ PEND mechanical movement rewound by an electric motor.