As for the brush, it is really important to adapt it to your hand. It takes months to make: it builds up its shape as you paint with it, so that's very important. You also have to cut them to get them exactly the right size to paint the pupil of an eye, for instance, or the details of a face, or hair, or very delicate features. Once I've started to paint the dial, I have to apply several coats to it in succession. I put it through the kiln about twenty times in all, with a final drying to fix the paint properly so that it will last for a long time.
18-carat yellow gold and painted oval shape watch, paillons decoration, split pearl-set and diamond-set. Back case orned with a drawing showing a messenger bringing a love letter to Moulin's Maria. Front case with 2 doves perched on a flower vase. Enameled pendant decorated with gold and green floral paillons.Discover
Jaquet Droz 2653, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight. Dial: ivory Grand Feu enamel, miniature painting on enamel. 39 mm diameter. Power reserve: 68 hoursDiscover