The prestigious watchmaker has extended its Manufactura 1528 Florale collection by launching a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Pétales d’automne watch, highlighted by a grand feu enameled art work, exhibited in the center of its unique dial. By making the perfect balance between luxury and artistry, Julien Coudray 1518 provides an exceptional visual delight for all lovers of this rare painting technique, while for those passionate about high-end mechanical movements, there is a transparent case-back that reveals inner-parts.
This amazing timepiece is made manually, of 18 karat Pd125 white gold. I do not speak only about the gold case, but also about the dial, the movement and the strap’s buckle which all come in this high-end material. Beautiful polishing on the watch’s bezel, lugs and mechanical parts, just makes it even more impressive.
Of course, the highlight of new Julien Coudray Manufactura 1528 Florale Automne Petales watch is the grand feu enamel miniature at the center of the dial, the artwork that required a use of Petitot’s “point by point” technique (17th century). For that particular reason, the brand’s best craftsmen needed to demonstrate exceptional skills and great patience to make sure that hours of hard work will not be ruined. The interesting thing about this work is that its enamelling is also expanded on the part with markers, nice and subtly, providing an alluring combination of blue and rose colors. Instead of the Roman numeral 8, there is the brand’s logo. Two-colored hour and minute hands come in blue and gray, while the central seconds hand is marked in blue. Finally, just like all pieces in the Manufactura 1528 Collection, this unique novelty features an interesting and rarely seen feature – a 4-year service display, placed at the 12 o’clock position where it appears every 4 years, like an enameled gold oil drop symbol, suggesting that the watch should be serviced.
The watch’s 39 mm wide and 9.85 mm thick case houses an in-house hand-winding mechanism crafted in solid 18 karat Pd125 white gold. Revealed through a sapphire crystal case-back, this high-end movement is beautifully hand-engraved and hand-decorated and it features 34 jewels. When it is fully wound, it works up to 55 hours.
Produced in a single piece edition, new Julien Coudray Manufactura 1528 Florale Automne Petales watch is paired by a hand-stitched, dark blue alligator strap, featuring a white gold buckle with an engraved pictogram. The suggested price for this model is CHF 120,000.