Pegasus In Micro Wood Marquetry: An Hermès Craftsman Makes His Art (Video)
Miniature wood marquetry is not only rare, it is fascinating.
And thanks to our friends at The Watches TV, who recently visited Olivier Varenne in Paris, we can watch an artisan in action as he demonstrates creating miniature wood marquetry dials for rare Hermès artistic craft watches.
Using the example of the Slim d’Hermès Pégase Paysage, Varenne takes us through the entire process of creating the miniature work of timbered art that finds its permanent home underneath a sapphire crystal in this unique video.
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Quick Facts Slim d’Hermès Pégase Paysage
Case: 39.5 x 8.14 mm, white gold
Dial: micro wood marquetry
Movement: automatic Hermès Caliber H1950 with micro rotor, ultra-flat at 2.6 mm in height, 3 Hz/21,600 vph frequency
Functions: hours, minutes
Limitation: 12 pieces