Introduction

982/140G
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding

Open-faced pocket watch in cloisonné enamel, miniature enamel, and hand-engraving. Mixed techniques pocket watch: engraving, enameling and gold spangles. Open-faced pocket watch in cloisonné enamel, miniature enamel and hand engraving. The Geisha and cherry tree on the case back required a total of 34 opaque enamel colors, 62 cm of gold wire with a section of 0.07 mm, 17 firings and the integration of 198 gold spangles. The face was painted in miniature enamel. White gold case. Dial: yellow gold base, white mother-of-pearl and pink mother-of-pearl incrustations, gold applied Breguet numerals, white gold hands. Crown set with one briolette-cut pink sapphire (0.28 ct). Hand-engraved white gold bow. Pocket watch stand set with one briolette-cut pink sapphire (0.38 ct) and one briolette-cut pink tourmaline (3.65 ct). White gold on a pink quartz base. Diameter: 42 mm. 2012.

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Caliber

17''' LEP PS IRM
Manual winding

Patek Philippe Caliber 17''' LEP PS IRM - Front
Front Back

17''' LEP PS IRM
Manual winding

Overall diameter: 38.65 mm. Height: 3.8 mm. Number of parts: 158. Bridges: 7. Jewels: 20. Power reserve: Min. 36 hours. Balance: Plain with screws. Frequency: 18 000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz). Balance spring: Breguet.

Savoir faire

Rare Handcrafts
The engraver

The engraver’s first tool is...the pencil. Of course, we instinctively think of the burin (or graver as it’s also known), or one of the array of burins placed close at hand; any observer at the workbench is struck by their number and variety. The burin is an almost natural extension of this artist’s hand, as a fountain pen is for a writer. Pointed, squared, or rounded, but always sharpened, this tool penetrates the material to gouge out tiny quantities, tracing a line or curve with a furrow of varying depth.

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