- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with champlevé and cloisonné enamel, guilloché. Cloisonné enamel dial with hand-engraving under translucent enamel. The creation of each dial requires from 10 to 12 firings, using 9 to 10 different enamel colors and a gold ribbon of 0.07 mm for making the partitions. A master enameler and engraver dedicate a total of 4 to 5 days’ work to make 1 dial. Length of gold ribbon used for the partitions: 52 cm. Approximately 10 enamel colors. White gold Dauphine hands. Alligator strap with pin buckle. Platinum. Diameter: 38 mm. Caliber 240, ultra-thin self-winding movement. Sapphire crystal caseback. Limited edition. 2011.




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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