- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with champlevé and cloisonné enamel, guilloché. Yellow gold dial decorated with feathers in champlevé and cloisonné enamel on a hand-guilloched background, with hand-engraved feathers on top. 17 opaque, transparent and opalescent enamel colors. Plate fired at a temperature over 800°C. 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 marquetry-maker

A miniaturist marquetry-maker is particularly deft, methodical, painstaking, and precise; he reads in the grain of the wood exactly what he will do with each tiny shape cut from that original leaf-thin veneer

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