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The present set of cloisonné enamel watches, Patek Philippe Gondolo 5076 Replica watch with rectangle case, are dedicated to salt water tropical fish. In accordance with Patek Philippe’s usual practice, the limited edition set comes with four watches, with each watch depicting two species of fish.
To bring an enamel painting to life, the cloisons are painstakingly molded, hammered and set to the shape of the artisan’s desire. This process is extremely difficult because goldwire is very soft and requires delicate handling.
The cloisons are then filled with enamel paste and subsequently placed in a kiln. The word Cloisonné derives from the French word cloister, meaning ‘to partition’. Cloisonné is used in reference to the cloisons, or the gold wires that are used to separate the sections of enamel. Enamelers at mens fake Patek Philippe use their own secret composition to create the glaze, and paint with brushes as thin as human hair. Each piece is fired in the kiln at least 6 or 7 times to build nuance and color contrast between the cloisters.
While a wide variety of enameling techniques exist, cloisonné remains a favorite among watchmakers and collectors due to the stringent level of care and watchmaking know-how it takes to create a miniature masterpiece. Enamel painting has roots dating back to 14th century Byzantium.
All Patek Philippe cloisonné enamel copy watches use gold as the base of the enamel, and these four watches are no exception.