At the time of the first watches, in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, goldsmiths and jewelers formed the same trade aimed at decorating ornamental objects for rich houses and ornaments for the person.
Those who made bijoux were distinguished from goldsmiths because they didn't use very precious materials and gave color with enamel and niello. While goldsmiths worked mainly with precious metals and precious stones.
Watches - notoriously inaccurate until Huygens' invention of the spiral balance spring in 1675 - were items of jewelry, worn conspicuously as a sign of power, wealth and intellectual curiosity. The oldest surviving examples are in brass, but we know from the written references that there were watches made of gold and silver, engraved, decorated with precious stones and enamel miniature portraits.
Hot enamel became an important aspect of jeweler's work from the seventeenth century. Stones were separated by enamel portraits and patterns, for the most part, executed in Limoges, while transparent enamels imitated the hue and sheen of hard and precious gems.
1630 marked the advent of enamel paint. After much trial and error, Jean Toutin, a French goldsmith mastered a palette of finer enamels, which could be mixed together with the use of oil, and then be painted on a base enamel (usually white) as if they were oil colors, but always fired at high temperatures (around 800 °C). His technique spread quickly all over the world because for the first time it was possible to create portraits, landscapes and many other subjects without all the difficulties of the classic French "émail peint". It was a small revolution for all the enamellers, goldsmiths and watchmakers who still thrill us today.
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Anyway, here it is, alongside my morning cup of coffee and a PVD-chrome Casio terrorist.
It's a limited edition. It's in full black. It reflects light. It feels lightweight. And it has a tourbillon. Hardly seen something like this in a long while, four lucky fellas (including me) got to see this subtle yet elegant piece, The Hublot MP-06.
I do enjoy the golden "suspended" screws that keep all in place in this magnificent Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique - hand wound flying tourbillon with small seconds cage. The balance oscillate at the low 21,600 bph. The calibre CO100 offers an impressive 90 hours power reserve.
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