Photo Gallery: Enameling at Ulysse Nardin’s Swiss Dial Factory
Recently, our friends at WatchTime India visited the Ulysse Nardin enameling unit, Donzé Cadrans, in Le Locle, Switzerland. The team at this Swiss dial manufacture, acquired by UN in 2011, took them through the process of enameling in detail. Click through the gallery to see what they discovered during the tour.
Jars of colored enamel on display
The pure enamel powder is separated from any other substances that may be in the powder, by mixing water, and rocking the bowl back and forth. The pure powder is left behind at the end.
Folding the wire on the dial, to give it the right shape.
Adding color to the details on the dial with the enamel powder paint.
Smoothening the surface of the dial with enamel to maintain a levelled surface.
The dials, fresh out from the oven
Enamel dials on display in the museum
A finished enamel dial
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