Reviving the art of the enamel miniaturist

1996

After several years of research within the Manufacture, the watchmaker Miklos Merczel rediscovered the ancestral skill of miniature painting in enamel. He created a workshop dedicated to this art, where he began by reproducing the Art Nouveau paintings of Alfonse Mucha on the backs of Reverso watches. Today this workshop is home to three miniaturists on enamel. Each reproduction of a painting demands exceptional manual dexterity, perfect knowledge of pigments and over 80 hours of total concentration.