Introduction

982/162G
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Cloisonné enamel and hand-engraved pocket watch. Decorative white gold open-faced pocket watch decorated with a cloisonné enamel Kingfisher on a hand-engraved background with hand-engraved mother-of-pearl water lilies. Case back and bezel hand-engraved and set with 116 diamonds (0.38 ct). Gold ribbon: ~93 cm. 31 opaque, semi-opaque and transparent enamel colors and 24 firings at a temperature over 800°C. White gold hand-guilloched dial under blue translucent enamel. Gold applied Breguet numerals, white gold Feuille (leaf-shaped) hands. Crown set with one blue sapphire cabochon (0.34 ct). Hand-engraved white gold bow set with 38 diamonds (0.09 ct). Total 154 diamonds (0.47 ct). Caliber 17’’’ LEP PS IRM. Manual winding. Power-reserve indication. Seconds subdial. Hand-crafted pocket watch stand set with a blue sapphire cabochon (0.42 ct). White gold on a white marble base. Unique piece. 2014.

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Caliber

17''' LEP PS IRM
Manual winding

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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