- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with cloisonné and paillonné enamel dial. Dial in cloisonné. Gold Dauphine hands. The dial required 8 enamel colors and 12 firings. Gold wire used for the partitions: 60 cm (width: 0.10 mm). Bezel and lugs set with 113 diamonds (~0.8 ct). Satin strap with prong buckle set with 29 diamonds (~0.822 ct). Platinum or rose gold. Case diameter: 38 mm. Caliber 240. Ultra-thin self-winding movement. Sapphire crystal caseback. Limited edition. 2013.




Patek Philippe Caliber 240 - Front
Front Back


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Height: 2.53 mm. Parts: 161. Bridges: 6. Jewels: 27. Power reserve: Min. 48 hours. 22K gold off-center mini-rotor. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal. Patent: CH 595 653.

Savoir faire

Attention to details

Enameling, often used by Patek Philippe to decorate cases and dials, is one of the most high-risk of the rare handcrafts. The precarious fusing of powdered glass at ultra-high temperatures can produce heartbreaking disasters but, when successful, the result is luminous beauty, from designs in radiant, jewel-bright colors that will never dull, to lustrous, gently traditional looks.

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