Introduction

982/182J
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding


Pocket watch with cloisonné and paillonné enamel, engraving, and precious stones. The most graceful of insects visits the queen of flowers in this exquisite yellow gold pocket watch, which features several rare handcrafts. Caseback in cloisonné enamel, embellished with silver foil in the butterflies’ wings, hand-engraved border and precious stones – 140 emeralds (~0.496ct) and 23 diamonds (~0.092ct). Hand-engraved caseband, bezel, bow, and hands, tiny butterfly on the minute hand. Dial in yellow gold, hand-guilloched under translucent turquoise enamel. Winding crown set with a briolette-cut pink sapphire (~0.34ct). Watch houses manually wound caliber 17’” LEP PS IRM; power-reserve indicator and small seconds. Handcrafted yellow gold stand decorated with orchids; base in white marble set with briolette-cut pink sapphire (~0.38ct). Case diameter: 44.1 mm. Unique piece. 2015.

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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 enameler

From the seventeenth century onwards, enamelers’ skills were much in demand to adorn watchcases and decorate dials. Today, it’s an endangered craft – but not at Patek Philippe.

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