Julien Coudray 1518 Manufactura 1528 Masterpiece "Les Oiseaux" Collection - Unique Piece “L'Aigle Royal”
1/1 UNIQUE PIECE : “L’AIGLE ROYAL”
Creating a “grand feu” enamel watch dial demands years of observation, learning and experience under master-enamellers specialised in watchmaking. The apparent unruliness of this fascinating material is bit by bit overcome by expertise, with failures becoming setbacks and then success. The exceptional “miniature” technique, reserved for the most skilled enamellers, is a subtle blend between miniature painting and enamelling. Whether applied by individual spots or painting, each particle will find its place in the design pattern, coming together in exquisite harmony, which is given a timeless unalterable quality by firing.
In-house mechanical movement made from solid platinum (manufacturing process protected by several patents), hand-wound, hand-engraved and hand-decorated, enameled 18ct gold service indicator, power reserve of more than 55 hours, 34 jewels.
Case made from solid platinum 39mm/9.85mm, sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-reflection coating, solid 18ct Pd125 white gold collar.
Functions: hour, minutes, centre seconds, 4-year service indicator at 12 o’clock. In a discreet window at 12 o'clock, an enamelled gold oil drop symbol will appear after four years in operation, when the watch must be serviced.
13-part dial made from enamelled solid 18ct Pd125 white gold, traditional « grand feu » black and white enamelled domed cartouches.
Centre of the dial made from enamelled solid 18ct gold featuring grand feu enamel miniature, using Petitot’s “point by point” technique (1630).
Blued hands. Colour obtained with no chemical treatment neither lacquer.
Hand-stitched dark blue alligator strap lined with alligator.
Solid platinum buckle with engraved pictogram.
95 % of the watch is made from 1.5 kilogram of solid 18ct platinum: movement, case, crown and buckle.
No chemical treatment neither lacquer.