Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014

Keeping ancestral techniques alive

Rondo Icon Delaneau

Icone Rondo

© 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


© 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

© 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

© 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.



© 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.

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