DeLaneau extends its renowned mastery of the enamelled watch dial by introducing Translucent enamel. As the name suggests, these masterpieces combine the strength of a single colour with the power of light to produce an appearance of remarkable and understated beauty.
The definition of a 'translucent' object is one which will allow light to pass through it, but will not reveal a clear image. Translucency can, of course, be seen at its finest in nature - perhaps in a limpid pool, a block of melting ice or a delicate leaf, lit from behind by the sun. Like many of DeLaneau's watches, Translucent enamel has been very much inspired by nature and is designed to come alive with light.
Before the enamel is applied, the dial of each Translucent dial is decorated with an underlying guilloche pattern created by master engravers. After this, the dial is in-house Grand Feu enameled and in a painstaking process which ensures absolute uniformity of colour and depth but which still allows the pattern to refract light to create a unique effect.
Once the required finish is achieved, the now exceptionally delicate dial is laser-drilled at the 12 o'clock position to enable the setting of a single, flat, precious stone. This serves as the DeLaneau signature on a dial which is otherwise unadorned in order that the true beauty of its semi-transparency can be seen to the best effect.
RONDO Translucent Champagne (Pièce unique)
A diamond drop falling into a vast sea of translucent enamel. Embraced by a 36mm red gold case set with 272 diamonds, with a crown set with a diamond as well, this hand guilloche dial is enamelled in our Atelier by our artisans. A navette-cut diamond, at 12, appears as the unique brand signature. Automatic movement. Lizard strap equipped with a red gold tongue buckle set with 24 diamonds. Total of approx. 3.72 carats.