The master of enamel craftsmanship draws inspiration from the process of metal beads. The principle of the metal bead process is to make tiny gold beads and decorate them on the chassis. The enamel craftsman uses the same procedure. First, the enamel is cut into small pieces or ground into powder, then stretched into filaments, and then cut into small pieces. After being heated by the welding torch, the filament segments will melt into pellets.
The bead size depends on the diameter of the enamel filaments. The master craftsman then placed the enamel beads into the chassis according to the color and shape of the artwork. The difficulty of this process is that different colors of enamel have different melting temperatures. It takes more than thirty firings to achieve the ideal effect of firm beads and exquisite enamel.
It takes almost a month to complete the work. The final work is breathtaking, the overall shape is meticulous and subtle, faithfully presenting the elegant style of cheetahs with deep eyes, light beards and soft fur.
This brand new work brings out the outstanding creativity of the Master Craftsmanship workshop. Carving, polishing, enamel, jewellery, gem setting, and watchmaking are combined into one unique work.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier enamel bead craft cheetah decoration watch
Case: 18K yellow gold, set with 124 brilliant-cut round diamonds
Diameter: 42 mm
Crown: 18K yellow gold grooved crown set with a convex round sapphire
Dial: 22K yellow gold, enamel beads craft cheetah decoration
Hands: Gold-plated sword-shaped steel hands
Strap: dark blue alligator strap
Clasp: 18K yellow gold folding clasp with 43 brilliant-cut round diamonds
Table mirror: sapphire crystal
Case thickness: 14.35 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (~ 30 meters)
Number and limited sale of 30 pieces