Dome table clock in cloisonné over silver leaf.
This flight of butterflies pays tribute to Art Deco, the great artistic movement of 1920 to 1930, which was also one of Patek Philippe’s golden ages. It graces a unique piece in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel.
To outline the bold geometry of the design and its profusion of insects, clover and stylized flowers, the enameler used a full 42.8 m (85.6 g) of gold wire measuring 0.2 x 0.6 mm in cross-section. The range of colors, true to the spirit of the period, comprises transparent, opaque and opalescent enamels in no less than 30 hues. Embedded beneath the cloisonné enamel, 850 pieces of silver leaf lend exceptional brilliance to the entire decoration. Each enameled plate required 11 firings at a temperature of approximately 750°C. The hour circle is adorned with black-enameled Breguet numerals.
This piece is powered by the caliber 17’’’ PEND mechanical movement rewound by an electric motor.