The Art of Gemsetting
The Twenty~4 Automatic is also presented in a stunning jewelry watch. The stylish design of this collection is celebrated with the Ref. 7300/1450r, resplendent in rose gold and shining with the sparkle of 3,238 paved top Wesselton pure white diamonds.
Using the “random” or “snow” setting technique 2490 diamonds adorn the bracelet, 384 diamonds on the 18k gold dial plate, 13 diamonds on the crown, and 351 diamonds case with the total weight of ~17.21 carats.
This reference in particular, celebrates the steady hand and quality of the gemsetter’s art and the rigourous standards of the Patek Philippe Seal. Using internally flawless top wesselton diamonds the gemsetter marks the placement of the stones and prepares the guide holes. By making a depression with a ball burr, the gemsetter prepares the bed for the stone. The metal is then worked with the graver, raising it into beads or grains. These tiny amounts of metal will hold the stone firmly in place. When the stone is positioned, the grain is split, and the separated sections grip the adjacent stone on either side. The grain is then rounded, polished, and any rough edges smoothed. All by hand, of course.