Endowed with precious enamel dials, the watches chime with elegance and beauty
December 17, 2020: Expanding its much popular Code 11.59 line, Audemars Piguet has released five Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie timepieces, each endowed with a unique bespoke enamel dial crafted by Anita Porchet and her atelier.
Audemars Piguet has specialised in chiming mechanisms since its establishment in 1875 and crafted complex Grande Sonnerie, Petite Sonnerie and Minute Repeater mechanisms ever since. Today, only a handful of specialised watchmakers at Audemars Piguet are trained to assemble and adjust a Grande Sonnerie, which is considered as one of the most sophisticated complications in the history of Haute Horlogerie.
To celebrate the complexity and rarity of Grande Sonnerie watches, Audemars Piguet collaborated with Swiss enameller artisan Anita Porchet on hand-crafted “Grand Feu” enamel dials. Using her creativity to craft elegant and contemporary art, she created a trilogy of enamel dials decorated with antique gold spangles (“paillons”). Ms. Porchet’s artistic work adds an artistic touch to the complicated timepieces they adorn.
For the remaining two pieces, clients have the possibility of requesting a personalised enamel dial crafted by Ms. Porchet’s atelier.