Ateliers deMonaco Poinçon de Genève Jet d’Eau de Genève Collection

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand, Ateliers de Monaco introduces two new models in its Poinçon de Genève collection. These Métiers d’Art timepieces boast a new grand-feu enamel dial.

The Geneva water jet is the city’s most famous emblem and has been chosen to be featured on these two new dials using the grand-feu enamel decoration.

To create the Jet d’Eau de Genève dial, several enamel techniques are used. On a base plate made of 18 carats white gold, the first step is called cloisonné enamel. It involves the creation of compartments with small gold threads and then precise enamel filing.

The second technique used on this dial is called champlevé enamel. Introduced in the XII century, it has been created alternatively to the cloisonné one and gathers engravers and enamellers. The engraver produces the holes in which the enameller will fill different coloured enamels. The effect is then emphasised by the engraver and his chisel with which he will add a final touch to every18 carats white gold partitions. This step is the most delicate one. If the engraver puts too much pressure, he can separate the enamel from the wall and ruin all the work achieved.

Finally, the last step is the sublime grand-feu enamel, a technique which consists to melt a glass composite called silica at a temperature up to 500°C. In the case of the Ateliers deMonaco Jet d’Eau de Genève dial, the temperature is raised up to 790°C. Several layers are necessary in order to get the colour gradient. Thanks to its complex artisanal process, every single dial is unique.

The Ateliers deMonaco Poinçon de Genève Jet d’Eau de Genève Collection is available withan 18 carats white gold and an 18 carats rose gold models are available in a 40mm case diameter and a 9.2 mm case thickness. Limited to 18 pieces only for each model, these watches are equipped with the dMc-708 patented calibre, has a 38-hour power reserve and 18 rubies. To perfect the watch, a hand-stitched alligator leather strap which coming with an 18 carats gold pin buckle.

Technical specifications

Poinçon de Genève – Jet d’eau de Genève

Movement
Manual dMc-708 caliber
Poinçon de Genève certified with patented ‘’Freebeat’’ regulation system
28800 vibrations per hour (4 Hrz)
38-hour power reserve
18 jewels
Hand decoration on steel parts: Chamfered, drawn flanks, drafted marks, mirror polish
Hand decoration on bridges: Chamfered, drawn flanks, circular graining and Côte de Genève

Functions
Hours, minutes, center seconds

Reference: dMc-PDG-EJDG-RG

Case
18K rose gold
Diameter 40 MM
Height 9.2 MM
3 parts
Full polished and assembled by hand
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 6 screws
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial
Grand-feu, Champlevé & Cloisonné enamel showing the Geneva water jet
Base plate in 18K white gold
Hands: Dauphine

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather
18K rose gold tongue buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Reference: dMc-PDG-EJDG-WG

Case
18K white gold
Diameter 40 MM
Height 9.2 MM
3 parts
Full polished and assembled by hand
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 6 screws
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial
Grand-feu, Champlevé & Cloisonné enamel showing the Geneva water jet
Base plate in 18K white gold
Hands: Dauphine

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather
18Kwhite gold tongue buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

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