Analytical History Of Athens 航 Gold Enamel Painted Table

The Classico gilt enamel painting series of Athens watch has always been loved by collectors. This year, it was inspired by the history of the Baltimore Clipper, which was transferred in the 1812 war, and designed ‘Baltimore Pride’. Limited watch.

 Classico Gold Enamel Painted Watch-Pride of Baltimore

 That year, President James. In order to make up for the lack of size of the US Navy, James Madison made a clever attempt to issue private plunder permits to private shipowners, authorizing them to become privateer or armed civilian ships of British merchant ships. The captains and crew of these schooners damaged about 1,700 British merchant ships by capture or sinking. At the same time, Baltimore Clippers broke through the British Navy’s blockade off the coast of the United States, including the Chesapeake Bay, and brought back the weapons and other artillery needed for the Second War of Independence to the United States.

 In order to be a successful privateer, Baltimore Clippers must have outstanding sailing performance. Among these schooners, Captain Thomas Boyle of the Hunter Chausser is hailed as the best privateer in the United States. Captain of the ship. He was best known for capturing the ‘HMS St. Lawrence’ back to Baltimore. The Niles Weekly praised the ‘Hunter’ and its captain and crew, calling the victory ‘Baltimore’s Pride.’ ULYSSE NARDIN pays tribute to ‘Baltimore Pride’, combining excellent mechanical watchmaking technology and exquisite enamel technology, to produce ‘Baltimore Pride’ limited edition watch.

 Classico Gold Enamel Painted Watch-Pride of Baltimore

 18K white gold material / UN-815 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second display / sapphire crystal mirror / diameter 40mm / water resistance 50 meters / limited 30

 Only through exquisite enamel craftsmanship can the ‘Pride of Baltimore’ sail on the sea with lifelike details. In the production process, enamel needs to mix different metal oxides and corresponding weights to extract different colors and hues, such as opaque, transparent, translucent, etc., but the formula ratio of the mixed ingredients is generally a trade secret. Each color block is clearly separated by a gold line to prevent enamel melt from flowing to other color blocks. Generally, more than 500 mm long gold wires are required to make contoured color blocks. The entire process takes 50 hours and 26 steps to complete an enamel painted dial.

Baltimore’s Pride is a fine example of fine art, showing the extraordinary skills of enamel painted dial experts. Back in the early 1980s, when Rove Schneider bought the Athens Watch Factory, he had cooperated with Donzé Cadrans, a well-known enamel dial manufacturer, for over 25 years in producing unparalleled enamel dials for Athenian watches. In order to implement the brand’s independent development and enthusiasm for enamel art, Athens Watch acquired Donzé Cadrans in 2012, taking this unparalleled skill into its own, and once again increasing the ability to create watches independently.

The Baltimore Pride watch is available in 18K white or rose gold, with a limited edition of 30 pieces and a diameter of 40 mm. It is equipped with UN-815 self-winding movement, COSC certified by the official Swiss Observatory, a power reserve of 42 hours and a water resistance of 50 meters.

 Classico Gold Enamel Painted Watch-Pride of Baltimore
18K rose gold material / UN-815 self-winding movement / hour, minute, and second display / sapphire crystal mirror / diameter 40mm / water resistance 50 meters / limited 30 only