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.