CraftsPrestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Keeping ancestral techniques alive
Rondo Icon Delaneau
Several techniques (Fire enameling, miniature painting, cloisonné, champlevé, insertions of straws) are combined with gem setting (302 diamonds) to depict a colorful and timeless icon. One-of-a-kind piece.
Miss Privé camellia decor Maki-e Chanel
New dial, Maki-e technique (ancestral japanese technique consisting in applying metal powders or decorative materials onto the lacquer while it is still wet), black lacquer and camellia motif in yellow gold straws on the background and 3 camellias in quail eggshells.
Petite Heure Minute Paillonnée Jaquet Droz
© Jaquet Droz
Blue Fire straw enameled dial, red gold case. Automatic movement, off-centered hours and minutes. Numerus Clausus of 8 pieces.
Avenue C Precious Marquetry Harry Winston
© Harry Winston
Mother-of-pearl marquetry dial, meaning: beaded mother-of-pearl, white mother-of-pearl, solid pink mother-of-pearl, striated pink mother-of-pearl, tahitian pearl, freshwater pearl. 18ct white gold case set with 87 diamonds.
28 Oukamon VOUTILAINEN
Unique art piece dial created by the legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan. Mechanical hand-wound movement, Voutilainen Vingt-8 calibre, white gold case. Unique piece.