Introduction

5101/100R
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Grand complication, hand-engraved. Grained, cream-coloured dial with seconds subdial. The complex engraved pattern on the case, hands, buckle and crown was inspired by Arabesque art and necessitated over 100 hours of hand-engraving. Applied gold numerals. Hand-stitched matt brown alligator strap with square scales. Platinum, rose, yellow or white gold case. Dimensions: 29.6mm x 51.7mm. Caliber TO 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM, manual-winding movement. 10-day power reserve indication, tourbillon. Sapphire crystal caseback. Limited edition. 2011.

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Caliber

TO 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM
Manual winding

Front Back

TO 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM
Manual winding

Tourbillon escapement Height: 6.3 mm. Bridges: 11. Jewels: 29. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz). Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

Savoir faire

Rare Handcrafts
The guillocheur

Guilloché work, or engine-turning as it’s sometimes known, is a form of mechanized decoration. Over the centuries, guillocheurs have used many different types of hand-operated lathe, adapting them to suit the task or to give fuller expression to their artistry and technique. By turning two crankhandles simultaneously, the idea is to guide the cutting tool so that it carves fine grooves into a metal surface in repetitive geometric patterns. There are two main types of lathe: the so-called straight line engine and the rose engine.

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