ENGLISH ROSES Thanks to Elton John’s moving “Candle in the Wind” tribute to the late Princess Diana, we will forever associate English roses with Lady Di. That is, until now. Patek’s Ref. 20016 or Roses of London, takes a leaf from the floral motifs of vintage porcelain tea services. Creating using cloisonné enamelling, the roses resemble stained glass decorations, an effect heightened by the rose window pattern on the dial. CALATRAVA The dial of this special 10-piece edition Calatrava Ref. 5089G-040 depicts London’s most famous landmarks. To achieve the areas of light and shadow, the enameller used the technique of grisaille enamelling, g, au blanc de Limoges, workingng with extremely fine e brushes (and even occasionally a needle) to create the subtle gradations from black to white. For a bit of sparkle, 24-karat gold powder were added.