“Paint the Dragon, Dot the Eyes”
A Chinese phrase that means to put the finishing touches on something, “Paint the Dragon, Dot the Eyes” emphasizes the attention to detail paid during the creation of the 18K rose gold sculpture of the Imperial Dragon.
Encompassing nearly three full months of non-stop work, the sculptor painstakingly creates and casts the solid
18K rose gold dragon, then polishes and finishes the sculpture. The dragon is actually four pieces — the head, the body, the tail, and the water below – which then have to be assembled together seamlessly. This is no mean
feat as the gold dragon is extremely heavy and the screws fixing it together are tiny, and attention has to be paid not to mar the surface of the dragon while assembling it.
Then, the dragon moves on to the painter, who completes all the small details of the scales on the dragon, the
teeth, the tongue, and yes, dots the eyes. So, skillfully engraved and painted, leaving enough gold for it to shine,
the imperial dragon truly looks alive.
• Vertical movement with 4 arms
• Double Axis Tourbillon, 1st cage rotating in 60 seconds and 2nd Cage in 2.5
• 1 Carat exclusive Jacob-cut® diamond: 288 Facets, rotating on itself in 30 seconds
• Magnesium blue-lacquered globe, rotating on itself in 30 seconds
• Hours and minutes dial
• 18K rose gold hand-engraved and hand-painted dragon
• Material: Monoblock Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment
• Case Back: Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment and Palladium Metallization
• Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via 18K White Gold
• Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment