Because we are proud to have our origins in Delft, we want to celebrate the long established and impressive tradition of timekeeping, design and craftsmanship of the town. Therefore we introduce the Ornament 1 - Delft Blue, featuring a Delft Blue inspired dial inside a customisable 3D printed case and a fully hand-engraved movement.
To realise the thin and ultra bright white base for the dial we use a labour intensive Japanese white lacquer process. Layer per layer lacquer is manually applied and polished to obtain a deep shine and optical flow reflecting to the surfaces and shapes found in traditional Delft Blue pottery. The process is so difficult and delicate that only one out of twelve dials survive quality control. When the lacquer has cured and had its final polishing, our signature design marker ring is applied by pad-printing in a deep blue colour.
To reflect the artisanal approach of the handmade dial, and to emphasise the special meaning of this watch and the history it refers to, each Ornament 1 - Delft Blue timepiece is intended to offer something of higher, personal value to the person wearing it. We decided to embellish the complete movement with hand-engravings, conducted by our friend and only Dutch engraver who dedicated himself to work on these delicate mechanisms. Handmade engravings are characterised by their gracefully curved shapes and striking glossy cutting lines, and therefore a token of craftsmanship and manual decoration. A tradition we would like to support to be passed on to next generations.
We have the exceptional ability to offer you this unique and very elegant finishing made to your specifications. Based on your input engravings can vary from personal texts up to full engravings based on a personal theme, a personal idea or a beloved pattern.
After thorough testing together with our British precious metal specialist we presented our first solid gold Ornament 1 in 2018. It was a world premier, being the first timepiece in 3D printed solid gold successfully launched on the watch market. The execution of the case in rose gold 5N made the Ornament 1 our most stylish dress watch. With this watch, you clearly show a distinctive taste and a deep understanding and appreciation of technology and the pioneering spirit behind it.
|Timepiece||Ornament 1 Delft Blue 38mm||Ornament 1 Delft Blue 36mm Breguet|
|Material||Stainless Steel / 18k Rose Gold / 750 Platinum|
|Finish||3D printed and high-gloss polished by hand|
|Lug to lug||47mm|
|Material||White Lacquer Handmade|
|Design||Signature||Heat-blued leaf hands|
|Material||Stainless steel, micro laser-cut and etched, handmade anglage|
|Caliber||HW-R01, base Peseux|
|Plating||White Rhodium / Black Rhodium / 14k Pale Gold / 18k Pink Gold|
|Finishing||Frosted finish, handmade engravings on the bridges with handmade anglage, snailing pattern on the ratchet wheel and polished screws|
|Material||Leather, handmade in Germany or Italy|