Calatrava wristwatch with dial in cloisonné enamel enriched with miniature painting on enamel over hand-executed guilloché work.
This limited edition unites several time-honored decorative techniques, including Grand Feu cloisonné enamel, to celebrate a legendary Italian site: Tuscany.
First, the gold dial was adorned with delicate hand-guilloched patterns. The enameler then traced the outlines of the scene, using 50.5 cm of gold wire measuring 0.1 x 0.4 mm in cross-section, before bringing it to life with opaque, transparent and opalescent enamels in some 30 colors. In areas such as the fields, the guilloched decoration shines through the color, a style of enameling known as flinqué. Details were refined slowly and meticulously using miniature painting on enamel. Each dial required between 10 and 22 firings at temperatures ranging from 800C° to 820°C. The bezel is adorned with Patek Philippe’s emblematic hand-guilloched hobnail pattern.
Housed in a white-gold case, the caliber 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement may be admired through the sapphire-crystal back.