Classico Classic8152-111-2/ZHENGHE - Classico collection
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18ct rose gold case (5N).
Water-resistant to 50m.
Genuine enamel "Cloisonné" dial.
Leather strap with folding buckle.
Limited Edition to 30 pieces.
WORLD OF CHINESE MARITIME HISTORY
The Chinese Treasure Boat (or Bao-Chuan) was a type of large wooden ship in the fleet of admiral Zheng He, the renowned explorer and mariner, who led seven incredible voyages during the early 15th-century Ming Dynasty.
To accurately portray the appearance of the Zheng He Treasure Boat, Ulysse Nardin called upon its enamel specialists Donzé Cadrans for the intricate enamel cloisonné technique so valued by collectors. In this very ancient art form, which dates back to the early 4th century, craftsmen employ fine gold wire to create the compartments, within which the enamel is carefully deposited. Every cloisonné dial involves immense effort and patience, requiring 50 hours of artisanal expertise and 26 separate processes to bring a scene to vivid life.
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