- Rare Handcrafts

Calatrava wristwatch with cloisonné enamel and mother-of-pearl dial. Cloisonné enamel and black Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial. 15 opaque or translucent enamel colors and enamel paint; a minimum of 11 firings and a total of 45 hours of work. Each dial required 60 cm of gold wire. White gold Dauphine hands. Alligator strap with prong buckle. Platinum case. Case diameter: 38 mm. Caliber 240, ultra-thin self-winding movement. Sapphire crystal caseback. Limited edition. 2012.




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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