MÉTIERS D’ART

FROM CREATION TO EXCEPTION

Our expert watchmakers are endowed with the unique gift of creating emotion. They have a talent that no machine could ever replace. They are the artists of time.

Passed on from generation to generation, their expertise has endured within the Maison since 1755. Telling extraordinary stories and offering an artistic vision of time, these are the feats accomplished by our Master Craftsmen.

THE MASTER ENGRAVER: ARTISAN OF FORM

Watchmaking offers engraving an exceptional range of expression. Present on the cases, dials and even the tiny components of movements, this age-old art infuses each piece with its unique character. Using movements accurate to the nearest tenth of a millimeter, they shape the curve and depth of the motif. Engraving ensures that a work of art will remain literally etched in history and living memory.

THE MASTER GUILLOCHEUR: ARTISAN OF DEPTH

An art of the hand and machine, guilloché work subtly plays with light to lend depth to a surface. These finely carved motifs with exceptional regularity and delicacy are the work of extremely talented Master Craftsmen. With an expert hand, the Master Guillocheur achieves strikingly beautiful, symmetrical or figurative motifs—one of the particularities of the Maison, whose expertise extends well beyond classical guilloché work.

LES AÉROSTIERS

MÉCANIQUES AJOURÉES

The legend of the Chinese Zodiac

COPERNICUS CELESTIAL SPHERES

THE MASTER ENAMELER: ARTISAN OF COLOR

This Métier d'Art is so rare that only a few Master Craftsmen in the world have mastered the required skills. To faithfully reproduce designs on the dial, talent is not enough and many years of training are necessary to master each enameling technique whether it be Grand Feu, cloisonné or champlevé. Finally comes the crucial stage of firing, which allows the enamel to fuse to the matrix and is no longer at the mercy of time.

THE MASTER JEWELER: ARTISAN OF LIGHT

Working with extremely fine layers of gold, the Master Jeweler must adapt to the constraints imposed by the functional nature of the watch, while respecting the stones and the metal. Patience and concentration are vital in setting the perfect stage for these stones and enabling them to sparkle with dazzling radiance. the Master Gem setter injects the pieces with soul, perfecting their personality.

THE MASTER WATCHMAKER: ARTISAN OF TIME

Sensitive to the beauty of the watch, Watchmakers challenge themselves to find technical solutions to serve high standards of aesthetics. Through them, the hours reveal their personality and follow a steady rhythm. A perfect illustration of technicality in its most beautiful expression.

THE MECHANICS OF TIME

Mastering each step, the Watchmaker adjusts each watch component one at a time. Able to create the simplest to the most complicated mechanisms, they tirelessly pursue a quest for excellence that allows them to reconsider their methods and push the limits of what is possible.

BESPOKE SERVICES

Made by the skillful hands of our master watchmakers and experienced artisans, the bespoke timepieces created for our clients endlessly push the boundaries of excellence.

BESPOKE SERVICE

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