Watch exteriors and decoration



A paillonneur arranges gold paillons, or spangles, on dials which are then

enamelled. How paillons are made: the engraver makes a stamping tool which has the shape and volume of the desired motif, and uses this tool to cut the paillon from a sheet of gold. These tiny gold decorations are positioned in the base layers of enamel to form a decoration that will glimmer through the enamel top layers.

Source: Olivier Vaucher SA – Engraving under enamel

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