DeLaneau’s Halcyon Gallery exhibition: art for the wrist

DeLaneau’s Halcyon Gallery exhibition: art for the wrist

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Maria Doulton: I’m with Brigitte Marina, who
is the Creative Director of DeLaneau, and Brigitte, this is a very special day today
because you’re going to show us how enamelling is done at DeLaneau. Brigitte Marina: It was more than a decade
ago when we started with our atelier, and we’re very lucky to have the same people working
in our atelier still. We’ve also had people joining us – it’s basically one of the major
arts we practice within DeLaneau. DeLaneau was founded in 1949 by a couple and, already
at that time, DeLaneau was different from the other brands. Part of that was because
of their creativity. This year we have created a watch called Flower
Field, the Poppy Flower Field, which is inspired by impressionism, and the pointillism technique
we used was actually developed within our ateliers. Another new way of showing enamel
was combining different enamels in one watch, like plique-à-jour and grisaille. In the
butterfly wing we wanted to give a more abstract look, catching a moment forever. These are made with first applying a guilloché,
so we work with two wonderful men. They create the base, and then we just create a colour
in-house and give it that translucent look, and we can go with any colour we want to give
it more of… To still have enamel, but in another way; a more contemporary way. Maria: What sort of a woman comes in looking
for a DeLaneau watch? Brigitte: We have women who come in who are
very confident with their own style and who appreciate the fact that they have something
that belongs only to them, and it’s unique. Maria: If you want to know all that’s happening
in the world of jewellery and watches, visit my website, thejewelleryeditor.com.

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