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Julien Coudray 1518

Le Raphaël des Fleurs

Case material
Red gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
Enamelled
Water resistance
50 m
Size
ø 39 mm
Thickness
9.85 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 55 h, 28800 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Reference
1528-5N-U1
Year
2012
Collection
Manufactura 1528 "Collection florale" / 1-piece limited series
Price excl.VAT
150'000 CHF
Description

It is when the brush meets the enamel to produce a dial that every julien Coudray 1518 watch comes to life. The path to this ultimate destination is a school of patience which requires exceptional skills and perseverance. Enamelling is not an exact science, and the vagaries in producing each individual piece are many. It is fire, or rather a temperature of nearly 800 °C, which will reward the enameller’s long hours of concentration and hope. The fusion of the enamel will give rise to the transparency, depth and shine of the colours. The enameller tirelessly reworks their creations until they obtain the desired result. This makes every piece unique. 1/1 Unique masterpiece manufactured in le Locle, Switzerland (SGS certificate) Suggested Retail
In-house mechanical movement made from solid 18ct 5N red gold (manufacturing process protected by several patents), hand-wound, hand-engraved and hand-decorated, enameled 18ct gold service indicator, power reserve of more than 55 hours, 34 jewels. Case made from solid 18ct 5N red gold 39mm/9.85mm, sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-reflection coating, solid 18ct 5N red gold collar. Bezel set with 192 extra white Top Wesselton diamonds (0.875 cts). Functions: hour, minutes, centre seconds, 4-year service indicator at 12 o’clock. In a discreet window at 12 o'clock, an enameled gold oil drop symbol will appear after four years in operation, when the watch must be serviced. 13-part dial made from enamelled solid 18ct 5N red gold, traditional « grand feu » black and white enamelled domed cartouches. Centre of the dial made from enamelled solid 18ct gold featuring grand feu enamel miniature, using Petitot’s “point by point” technique (1630). Three-coloured hands (blue, turquoise and fuschia) hand-engraved and designed to represent a flower once together. Colours obtained with no chemical treatment neither lacquer. Hand-stitched white alligator strap lined with alligator. Solid 18ct 5N red gold buckle with engraved pictogram. 95 % of the watch is made from one kilogram of solid 18ct 5N red gold: movement, dial, case, crown and buckle. No chemical treatment neither lacquer.