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To me these wonderful pieces of art have been very impressive, as they show a lot of the excellences of VC.

A beauty from the back, not to mention the beautiful front "La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...


"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...
"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

One step closer ...

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I appreciate the "extra work" they did on the movement (skeletonized, ruthenium finish, ... - ultra-thin Cal. 1003)


"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

... but even more I love the Maki-e "La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

A master was at the show:

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"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

Once more I fall in love with this kind of art from Japan: Maki-e / Urushi

First time I was in love after seeing some pens from Namiki and Nakaya, but only at the web and they are not available in my country. Which one to choose from the web? To be honest I failed so far.

Now I started to some more research and this week I ordered an in-depth book about Urushi, as a start.

Just one example to show the needed effort:

To get something like this ...

"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

you need at least 35 steps.

"La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

35 different layers of laquer, 35 times drying, polishing, ...

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and for sure lots of exceptional skills and patience is asked. Efforts are very close to Haute Horlogerie "La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...


The "Métiers d´Art - La symbolique des laques" collection is not for me, to be honest - for several reasons,
but maybe it is a great inspiriation for my own project together with the Maison "La symbolique des laques" - additional pictures, comments & info ...

I applaud VC for their collaboration with Zôhiko.

Oliver


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Its pretty amazine to see the amount of work and time that goes into
02/02/2010 - 19:03
making these dials. I would love to see these up close in the flesh but I can't understand the reason behind them being only available as a set.
"maybe it is a great inspiriation for my own project together with the
02/02/2010 - 19:56
Maison" now you better tell us more..this is really exciting
"tell us more"
02/02/2010 - 20:18
"tell us more" I wish I could
as much as I can appreciate the workmanship in these they are not
02/03/2010 - 09:53
my cup of tea.