The Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara introduces another artistic technique to its admirable repertoire. Ad we are here to check it out.
Swiss brand uses a new artistic technique to its line. The reason is easy to discern: the small (“petite”) hour and minute (“heure et minute”) subdial leave a lot of space to work with on this very purist watch.
BASELWORLD 2018 For the first time and on the occasion of its 280th anniversary, Jaquet Droz present the art of “plique-à-jour” enamel. The Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara opens a new chapter in the long tradition of the Ateliers d’Art. On the dial, the light shines through the enameled tiger, illuminating every color and hue. Discover the collection on www.jaquet-droz.com #Baselworld2018 #jd280 ______________________ #jaquetdroz #hautehorlogerie #watch #timepiece #jaquetdrozwatches #dailywatch #watchesofinstagram #horology #swisswatch #luxury #swissmade #luxurywatches #instawatch #enamel #pliqueajour #pliqueajourenamel
Regardless of the language, you choose to describe it in, plique-à-jour enamel is one of the hardest arts to master in decorative watchmaking due to the fact that the composition is neither a single piece of enamel nor does it rest upon a metal blank like all other forms of enameling. The result is a standalone element similar to a stained glass window – revered for its translucent beauty and awe-inspiring in its difficulty.
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Women’s Watch Wednesday: The Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara "Unveiled this year, the Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara watch represents the first time the brand – which specializes in innovation and artistic beauty – uses the plique-à-jour enamel (smalta clara in Latin) technique. It is a highly complex artistic art that less than a handful of watch brands have successfully conquered. Jaquet Droz, known for its fine miniature painting and Grand Feu enamel watches, has the ability to draw on its experience to execute this 1,500-year-old art." By @monochromewatches Read more: https://bit.ly/2rMWz3t