On September 29, 2014, the ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asian High-end Watch and Clock Exhibition was grandly opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Piaget once again showed its unique masterpieces, incorporating shell carving and metal micro-engraving technology into the watchmaking process. To create a legend of extraordinary watches, please follow the real pictures of the watch home to enjoy it together.
The ‘bullinoengraving’ technology was developed by an Italian engraver. Traditionally, this craft is dedicated to decorative daggers and hunting weapons, and its name is derived from the engraving tools used by Italian artisans. Because the micro-carving effect is extremely detailed, it can only be performed under a microscope. Chiseling along points and lines can only be achieved by craftsmen engraving with different strengths.
Piaget applied this technology to the Altiplano dial, praising its proud status. The metal micro-engraved horse pattern was first sketched in accordance with the actual size with transparent paper and pencil on the gold dial.
Under the microscope, the master of gold carving engraved the outline of the horse with a metal needle on the gold dial, and then used metal micro-engraving technology to polish the golden body of the horse, and deal with the details with ingenuity. The background pattern is carved with a diamond head chisel.
The gray part of the horse must be micro-carved at a 90-degree angle, while the deeper shadows are engraved at an 80-degree angle. The final finishing work of the metal micro-carved pattern is completed by craftsmen relying on image magnification technology. The micro-carved steed pattern blooms with rich colors after undergoing an oxidation process. Later, the craftsman polished the work with wooden bolts and sanding paste to add gloss. Finally, the surface of the work is painted with ink color, and the final step is polished.
The watch uses a noble leather strap with folding buckle for comfortable wearing.
Count Piaget has condensed this great skill into the best of his wrists, making a masterpiece of the world. The bottom of the watch is also engraved with the brand’s logo and watch number.
At the same time, the watch team’s special report team has also rushed to the Hong Kong Watch Fair to bring you the freshest and most timely watch information. For more details about Piaget Watches at the 2014 Hong Kong Watch Fair, please pay attention to our special report page. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)