PRESAGE SHIPPO ENAMEL
Crafted with a unique enamel developed in Japan in the 17th century, the Shippo Enamel Limited Editions are designed with a vibrant blue dial that expresses the everlasting blue of the ocean, while the dial pattern echoes the continuous motion of the waves that break on the shores of the islands.
The dial is crafted by Ando Cloisonne, an enamel specialist in Nagoya with over a century of experience. The signature of Shippo enamel is the way in which a single color can take on a new depth through the process of repeated painting – allowing for an intricate pattern engraving on the base to develop. Master craftsman Wataru Totani carefully paints the glaze by hand onto the surface of each dial.
PERFECTION WITHIN A DIAL
After the initial painting, the dial is fired at 800 degrees Celsius. This meticulous process of painting and firing are repeated several times until the enamel is perfectly even, and the desired color is reached. Only when Totani is completely satisfied, is the dial polished so that the delicate pattern emerges and a perfectly smooth surface is achieved.