- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial.

A tropical plant in glowing colors graces the dial of this limited edition in Grand Feu cloisonné enamel.

The decor of the “Heliconias” called for 70 cm of flat ribbon wire measuring 0.1 x 0.4 mm; 33 cm of round wire 0.1 mm in diameter for the veins of the leaves; opaque, semi-opaque and transparent enamels in 22 colors; and 11 firings at temperatures ranging from 800°C to 820°C. The bezel and lugs are set with 113 brilliant-cut Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (~0.8 ct) and the buckle sparkles with 29 diamonds (~0.22 ct).

Housed in a rose-gold case, the caliber 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement may be admired through the sapphire-crystal back.




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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