We were delighted when the watch manufacturer Prim Elton Hodinarska Inc. from Nove Mesto nad Metuji contacted us asking for fired enamel dials. Production of enamel dials using an old and almost forgotten techniques is a really challenge for even the best in the field of enamelling.
Between 2015 and 2016 we created our first enamel dial for wristwatch which decorates luxury watch Prim Charles IV L. E. It is the first Czech Prim wrist watch with enamel dial! Only a few watchmaking companies in the world have watches with vitreous enamel dial in their portfolio.
The base of our dial consists of a copper plate, enamelled on both sides using the Grand Feu technique. The scale is printed by ceramic colourants and fired. Our hand-painting is formed traditionally by shadowing, firing each colour and layering them. Each miniature is painted with the brushes of squirrel hair. For ultimate decorating of Charles IV we used gold luster. This thin layer of pure gold glows in the sun as only gold can.
We hope that this is just the beginning. Scale of using enamel as a luxury decorative technique is endless. We look forward to prove it soon.
Bases enamelled with the Grand Feu technique
Fired printing of contours
The painting will still continue
We have finished painting, printing the scale and firing of gold luster
Enamel work, painting and firings of enamel dial are over. Now remains to grind off the margin and drill the hole for the shaft of the hands. Finished watches which have been created to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the birth of king of Bohemia Charles IV can be viewed and ordered here.