With the ever-increasing interest by watch aficionados in fine cloisonné enamel wristwatches, historian Ivan Ponzo offers a brief yet insightful analysis of their history and appeal.
Horological scholar Ivan Ponzo reveals the names of the artisans behind some of watchmaking's finest miniature enamels.
Equipped with a rolling shutter over the dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso à Éclipses reveals a hand-painted grand feu enamel miniature under louvres that can be retracted by a roller on the case.
Baselworld 2014: Introducing the gorgeous Jaquet Droz Paillonné Enamel Timepieces, Including a Pocket Watch (with specs and pricing)Jaquet Droz has once again turned to paillonné enamelling for this trio of limited edition timepieces, all of which had deep blue grand feu enamel dials decorated with minuscule gold foil baked into the enamel.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the few manufactures with its own enamelling workshop, which is notable for being able to create miniature enamel painting, an uncommon craft illustrated in all its glory on a Reverso XGT in yellow gold.