The Beauty of Paillonné Enameling by Jaquet Droz
The fabulous technique of blending of both gold and azure is called paillonné enameling. The complicated process of paillonné enameling is quite delicate and requires a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The artisans at luxury watch brand Jaquet Droz have become experts in this creative field, dating back to the 18th century. Jaquet Droz just unveiled three new limited-edition watch models that feature intricate paillonné enameling on the luxury watch dials.
The process of paillonné enameling entails several firings at temperatures that can actually near a whopping 1000 °C. The Grand Feu enamel process used by Jaquet Droz produces beautiful watch pieces and are works of art in their own right.
To ensure that the color is consistent, a trained eye is needed to carefully observe the time consuming process. The motif of the watch is then created utilizing gold paillons that have to be carefully placed in just the right position. The end result is spectacular!
The three new luxury watch models from Jaquet Droz include a 39 mm Petite Heure Minute, a 50 mm pocket watch, plus a 43 mm Grande Seconde. Each watch is unique and the motif design is stunning. The creation dazzles with circular forms that create the beautiful floral theme that is elegantly done by Jaquet Droz.
The paillonné Enameling process has been used on luxury timepieces for almost three centuries and Jaquet Droz introduced their three watch models at this year’s Baselworld show.
The blued steel hands of the watch mirror the stunning ultramarine dial. The watches come with a red gold case and either a black or blue alligator leather strap that appears to reflect the watch’s gleaming paillons.
The new Jaquet Droz watch collection is available in a limited edition of just eight pieces per watch model.
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