- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with marquetry dials. Dial decorated with a tiger’s head in precious wood marquetry. Each dial required 50 hours of work by a master marquetarian, using 120 different pieces from 8 types of wood. White gold Dauphine hands. 12 diamond hour markers. 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 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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