Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
  
Oval Watch with Articulated Hands
Oval Watch with Articulated Hands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 26, 2019:   All the watches in the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Collection have specific features that Parmigiani Fleurier has had the pleasure of studying during their time in its restoration workshop. Among them is an oval watch with telescopic hands that inspired one of the Fleurier-based brand's modern timepieces.

The oval watch with articulated hands dates back to around 1800. It is a pocket watch of English origin. The hands are designed to trace the elliptical form of the dial. A holistic approach was adopted for this timepiece, with the case, dial and time indicators all following the contours of the shaped movement. The bezel and case-back of this gold timepiece are edged with pearls. The back of this jewelled timepiece is adorned with a medallion of royal blue enamel over a guilloché pattern, with precious stones set in a floral arrangement.

Applying the knowledge gained while restoring this magnificent piece, Parmigiani Fleurier developed a modern solution for a similar display. It can be found in all its glory on its Ovale Pantographe model, named after an instrument that operates using the same principle. A variety of approaches were explored during the design of this complication, in order to create a legible time display. 


Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier

The restoration and preservation of watchmaking heritage represent the very foundation and origins of Parmigiani Fleurier. Its expertise dates back to 1976, when master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani opened a restoration workshop. In 1996, the Parmigiani Fleurier brand was created around this centre of excellence. Restoration requires the highest level of watchmaking expertise. Much of what is learnt is actually linked to forgotten activities of the past; activities which are imprinted in the brand's watches. The Parmigiani Fleurier restoration workshop is a department that deals with all types of horological objects. Three small automata from the Maurice Sandoz collection serve as fine examples of masterpieces restored by Michel Parmigiani. They are sources of inspiration both on a mechanical and a material level.

Restoration involves returning an object to its original condition. In order to do this, Michel Parmigiani has set himself apart by creating his own methodology, a constant balance between ensuring the mechanical functionality of the creation and preserving the expertise of the past. For him and his team, this means conducting investigations and immersing themselves in the past, so as to ensure the preservation and operation of the item during its restoration. By studying masterpieces from the past, he is able to find his own solutions to the mechanical and technical challenges faced by master watchmakers throughout the ages, and to use them in the Parmigiani Fleurier watches of today.

Like an archaeologist, who knows that any undertaking on a component may prove irreversible; the initial task of the restorer is to observe an often unique item - within which lie many mysteries - over a period of a few days. The restorer looks for parallels, scouring scientific works, museums and collections before opening the piece, whilst making sure to document it all. He or she must understand the subtleties of the mechanism just as much as the techniques used. The restorer should also have knowledge of numerous arts such as precious metalwork, enamelling, engraving/chasing, gilding and glasswork. Preservation involves a long and patient cleaning operation, which can sometimes uncover new secrets, for example a previously hidden inscription. Restoration, during the reassembly phase, involves adopting reversible solutions, whilst ensuring the original remains the same.

Posted by : BIZ COM - For Proactive Communications,
Viewed 37783 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Thursday, December 26, 2019  3:32:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to BizCom PR

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation to Revive... [6326-Views]
HONOR 2020 H1 Business Achievements in International Markets [4022-Views]
Here's Why A Silicone Cleansing Brush Champions Other Cleansing Tools and Techniques [3682-Views]
Get Your No-MakeUp MakeUp Look With Hourglass [3563-Views]
Samsung Launches Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live [3325-Views]
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Head to Berlin for a Lockdown Showdown [3264-Views]
Save up to AED 25,000 on Pre-Owned Lexus Cars with Al-Futtaim Auto Fest [3120-Views]
Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved [3026-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon [2993-Views]
Sony Middle East & Africa Announces ‘Ready for PlayStation®5' for current BRAVIA™ TVs [2595-Views]
Introducing the New Omega Constellation Gents' Collection' [2403-Views]
Lacoste Launches the Roland - Garros Eyewear Collection [2390-Views]
UAE Team Emirates Back to Winning Ways [2345-Views]
Pre-Orders for Samsung's Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra Now Open in the UAE [2288-Views]
Up to €500,000 to Support the Most Promising Innovators: The Agrofood BIC Accelerator Issu... [2202-Views]
Jafza Sets a New Benchmark With ‘collaboration for Safe and Sustainable Growth' Webinar' [2173-Views]
The Last Few Weeks of Dubai Shopping Mall Group's Summer Promotion [2050-Views]
The Best Just Got Better – Sony Middle East & Africa Announces WH-1000XM4 Industry-Leading... [2034-Views]
Kia Motors Collects Over 2,000 Pairs of Football Boots via UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour ... [2021-Views]
Cebu Pacific Advisory: Suspension of Domestic Passenger Flights to/from Manila – Aug 4 to ... [2005-Views]
Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai to Host One of the World's First Snow Sports Competitio... [1972-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Opens 2 New Showrooms as Part of Its Global Expansion Plan [1870-Views]
New Month, New Goals [1857-Views]
Face Shields Now Required for Cebu Pacific Passengers [1820-Views]
Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How. [1812-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories