Atlas Corona features a stunning central cloisonné enamel dial in addition to finely woven gold and silver foils. A mesmerizing three-dimensional map effect is achieved thanks to careful detail that reflects the planet’s actual physical characteristics, including elevation, water depth, and greenery. The central dial is surrounded by a Grand Feu solid white enamel halo with fine black enamel-fired indices.
Each dial is the combination of multiple intricate skills by experienced artisans, all coming together to make a confident statement: I Am Here.
Technical Information: Atlas Corona
- Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Luxe Execution”
- Automatic bidirectional winding
- 42-hour power reserve when fully wound
- Hour setting with second stop
- 25 jewels
- Custom decorations, Rhodium plated finish, Blue screws
- 28’800 vibrations per hour / 4 Hz
- Fine tuning: “Assortment Chronometer”, Average March (OH) +/- 4 s/j - s/d
- Shock protection: Incabloc
- Adjusted to five positions
- Material: German Surgical Stainless Steel “316L”, hypoallergenic and resistant to corrosion, for contact with the skin
- Diameter: 38.8 mm, height 10.2 mm
- Hand polished
- Curved Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating
- See-through Sapphire Crystal back
- Water-resistance: 50 metres
- Lug width: 20 mm
- Cloisonné enamel surrounded by white enamel
- Fired indices
- Gold plate
- Mirror polishing
- Twelve different enamel colors with 0.1 mm gold ribbon for partitions, Gold and Silver foils baked between multiple enamel layers
- Length of the ribbon for partitions approximately 60 cm
- Each dial takes from ten to twelve days of work by a master enameller
- Eleven firings at temperatures from 750° to 800°C
- Handmade 20 x 16 mm Alligator strap, manufactured in Italy
- Cut from the central part of the alligator hide with large, regular scales, giving the strap a special look
- Certified by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
- Hides tanned using traditional natural methods without colourings, chrome, formaldehyde and pentachlorophenol, processed in compliance with current laws
- Alzavel hypoallergenic lining
- Hand painted edges with non-toxic paint
- With Quick Release Pin allowing for easy swap of the strap with no tools
- Hand polished stainless steel buckle engraved with Ématelier logo
Atlas is Ématelier’s first stand-alone feature offering. The timepiece features a cloisonné enamel dial in combination with gold and silver foils. The face of the watch depicts the earth as seen from above.
Cloisonné is the technique of bending fine wire into intricate shapes, forming the outline of a design that is then filled with several layers of vivid enamel paint. Like miniature painting on enamel, cloisonné is a rarefied technique, with deep roots in the ancient world and a small, elite group of skilled modern artisans. Atlas is composed of cloisonné with the addition of delicate gold and silver foil.
Atlas is more than a simple painted rendition of the globe. It features detail that faithfully illustrates geographical characteristics of the earth, like elevation and water depth. In concert with the finely woven cloisonné and gold and silver foils, the enamel painting has visual depth and a unique three-dimensional effect.
By hand and fire, each timepiece is wrought with the finest materials and multiple layers of specially selected enamel paint. Completing a timepiece requires ten firings in an 800 degree Celsius kiln and many hours of labour — a labour of love for the exclusive group of artisans that can boast proficiency in both cloisonné and enamel painting.