- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with plique-à-jour enamel. Rose gold dial with plique-à-jour enamel (cut-out cells filled with enamel), inclusion of silver leaf under transparent enamel, 59 emeralds (~0.1 ct) and 1 pink sapphire (~0.01 ct). Bezel and lugs set with 113 diamonds (~0.8 ct). Alligator strap, prong buckle set with 29 diamonds (~0.22 ct). Rose gold. Caliber 240. Ultra-thin self-winding movement. Sapphire-crystal case back. Limited edition. 2014.



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

Rare Handcrafts
The enameler’s techniques

The enameler uses one of four traditional techniques, or perhaps a combination; but rare is she – in the watchmaking world, most enamelers are women – who masters them all.

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