The goal of the project is to integrate multiple skills into the making of a unique ‘Art-piece’ and to present them on The Naked Watchmaker in order to both share the complexity of the project and the time and people involved within such an undertaking.
The watch can be split into two parts, each containing multiple steps. The watch itself and the process of decoration of components and their assembly, the second part, the dial making section.
Multiple artisanal techniques that individually carry historical value combined can result in unusual effects. The depth of the blue enamel sky was selected to generate a contrasting back-drop for the applied Phoenix positioned above the pyrite seconds disc, making it appear to be suspended in the sky.
Collection: Roma Phoenix Collaboration – Unique piece
Functions: Hour, minutes, Small second at 6 o’clock
Movement: Manufacture automatic movement with micro-rotor ASE 100.00
Components: 230 – Jewels: 38
Power reserve: 86 hours
Frequency: 3 HZ (21’600 Alt/h)
Case: Red gold 5N 18K (Ø 42 mm), Crown engraved with SE logo
Height: 12.00 mm
Dial: Made in gold 5N 18K
Decoration: Blue enamel “sky effect” by Les Ateliers Blandenier
The Phoenix applique made in gold 5N 18K, hand-engraved and hand painted (patina of age) by Les Ateliers Blandenier
The off-set small second disc (11mm) made of pyrite by Les Ateliers Blandenier
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflect treatment
Strap: Brown alligator with orange leather lining
Clasp: Pin buckle in red gold 5N 18K with SE logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 m
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