Each enamel dial is hand-painted by experienced craftsmen, each one is so exquisite and unique.
The traditional technique of enamel painting has been passed down from generation to generation, but its own requirements, formulas and know-how have not changed. This technique includes the deployment of enamel powder and maintaining a delicate balance during the sintering process, so that the color of the enamel will not be affected by the hurry of time and external factors, so as to freeze the beautiful look and let time pass.
Girard-Perregaux launched three limited edition enamel watches mainly using two classic craftsmanship, showing clever ideas and superb skills.
Painting enamel: The substrate is painted pure white. For accuracy, the craftsmen will carefully draw the decorative dial with the help of a microscope, from the most flexible color to the most delicate color. After the dial is fired, it is covered with transparent enamel. Glaze, the whole process is considered complete.
Filament enamel: Before painting the enamel, first use exquisite gold wire to shape the outline of the pattern, and then fill the enamel with professional brushes. The next step is sintering at a fixed temperature of 800 ° C. After cooling down, the excess enamel was carefully polished with hard stone and water, then polished with a diamond file in the hand. After the final Dorure session, the delicate and magnificent enamel bloomed charmingly.
Girard Perregaux 1966 ‘Pur Sang’ enamel watch
This unpretentious Girard Perregaux 1966 collection limited edition watch is specially created to pay tribute to the Arabian horse ‘pur sang’. Its distinctive shape and elegant temperament show wild charm. As the oldest and mysterious horse breed in the world, its beauty is deeply fascinating. Now its elegant figure is artistically fixed on the dial, lifelike and moving.
Drawing the world map on the dial is a classic tradition in the history of fine watchmaking. The patterns on the dials of these two watches vividly show the charm of the technique of filigree enamel. The fine gold wire perfectly outlines the contours of Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The appropriate color of the enamel makes the pattern more charming, and the vast blue ocean on the dial seems to be sending us an invitation to sail for dreams.
Girard Perregaux 1966 ‘The Map’ and ‘The World’ filigree enamel watch
All three limited edition enamel watches are paired with the elegant Perregaux 1966 round case and equipped with GP03300 movement to demonstrate Girard Perregaux’s exquisite craftsmanship. The rich and exquisite decoration on the movement components can be watched through the blue crystal transparent case back.