TU­DOR ROSE

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels Bazaar -

OLD LON­DON Patek’s domed ta­ble clocks are highly col­lectible, and Ref. 20017 or View w of Lon­don, should have no prob­lems find­ing a man­tel­piecetli t to call home. Patek Ph­lippe’s ar­ti­sans brought Lon­don’s iconic cityscape alive us­ing the rare tech­nique of gri­saille enam­elling and 24-karat gold pow­der. Lon­don’s old gas street lamps are de­picted against a night sky, while the dial bears the city’s coat of arms in cloi­sonné enamel.

EAn­glophiles might­ght recog­nise the strik­ing rik­ing flo­ral sym­bol on n the 44.1mm yel­low gold pocket watch. It’s the Tu­dor Rose, England’s heraldic em­blemm that arose dur­ing theh Td Tu­dor D Dy­nasty (1485-1603). The elab­o­rate dec­o­ra­tion was achieved us­ing a va­ri­ety of ar­ti­sanal treat­ments: cloi­sonné enam­elling, enam­elling in re­lief, and gem-set­ting. Emeralds and red spinels are used on the dial and crown re­spec­tively, while even more stones are set in four cylin­ders on the gold chain. How’s that for some bling?

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