|Close-up of the marquetry bear dial|
One of the watches unveiled at SIHH 2011 by Cartier was the Rotonde de Cartier jumping hours with marquetry bear dial. Marquetry is the art of inlaying wood to form a motif. Made by award winning marqueter Jérôme Boutteçon, the dial is composed of over three dozen tiny pieces of wood veneers, carefully cut and finished by hand. I take a close look at the art of marquetry on the Cartier forum I moderate.
|The veneers are sawn by hand|
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