Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu Ici et Ailleurs, special hand-engraving

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu Ici et Ailleurs, special hand-engraving

The special hand-engraving of acanthus leaves on the case and crown of the new Tourbillon Suspendu Ici et Ailleurs is done by one of the top artists in her field, Michèle Rothen Rebetez This example of Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship is only available on special order, making each watch a unique piece. The acanthus leaf, a classic in Roman art, was already featured on the limited-edition Quai des Bergues in platinum The current version represents the epitome of this art on a watch case.

The Czapek original design is inspired from the Assisi Cathedral paintings, whereas the technique comes more from the sculptures and bas-reliefs of the Cathedral of Orvieto, in Umbria The artist used a micro-hammering technique to obtain lots of detail and make the acanthus appear to stand out very naturally on the background This effect is achieved by darkening the contours of the engraving, thus highlighting the delicate and. More

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