Delaneau

DeLaneau is independent and focuses on creating made-to-measure ladies’ timepieces which celebrate outstanding craftsmanship. Our key signature is the art of Grand Feu enamelling at its highest level. Each DeLaneau timepiece is a work of art and tells its own inspiring story.

Each Creation is unique


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Made to Measure

Our made-to-measure creations are inspired by the freedom of your own imagination. Together with you we create a unique masterpiece, which invokes the magic of our artisans. You participate in the creation process every step of the way.

Experience the
co-creation process
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Inspiration

We begin the co-creation process with a blank canvas for you to fill with your own imagination. Our team is by your side to inspire and guide you and bring your dream to fruition.

Together with you, we carefully select the right gems, cuts and colours that best complement your vision.

Embracing your vision, we share fresh ideas and explore all possibilities.

Sketches and preliminary drawing studies are made to help you envision your dream watch.

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Creation

We pursue uniqueness and exclusivity in all our creations. Only the finest materials are selected every step of the way in order to bring your horological dream to life.

Preparation

The enamelling process starts with the careful selection and meticulous hand grinding of the base elements. Our artisans prepare the precious materials with great patience and care.

Our artisans master le pointillisme d’émail (pointillism in enamel), a technique developed in our laboratory workshop. More than 100 hours go into the enamelling of your dial.

EXPLORE THE VARIOUS ENAMELLING STYLES

Enamel

Enamelling is a mystical art that requires special knowledge of alchemical secrets. The beginnings of enamel art can be traced back to early antiquity. Enamelling flourished for centuries before being perfected in Geneva. Our artisans are masters in this rare and beautiful tradition. Various enamelling styles can be combined in order to create the timepiece of your dreams. Countless possibilities exist to further accentuate each creation with precious engraving and selected gems.

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LE CHAMPLEVÉ

CONTRAST AND DEPTH

Delicate enamel is embedded in the carved surface of your dial. Accentuate the motif of your desires with unparalleled depth by juxtaposing precious metals against the delicate enamel.

LA PEINTURE MINIATURE

SOPHISTICATED DETAIL

A tender and realistic portrait of unparalleled complexity can flatter the motif of your choice. Create a miniature illusion of reality to adorn your wrist with breath-taking sophistication.

L’ÉMAIL TRANSLUCIDE

A FEAST OF VIBRANCY

Vibrant and meticulous engraving meets dazzling enamel in a celebration of the arts. See how the light plays on the finest engraving and passes through the soft enamel.

LE CLOISONNÉ

DELICACY IN EXCESS

At first glance, the play of colours is eye-catching and iconic. Yet, it is a thread of gold, as thin as a single human hair, which lends your motif its contour and shapes the enamel to tell your unique story.

LE POINTILLISME

PURE EMOTION

Layer upon layer your passionate imagination uses enamel to form a vibrant scene. Celebrate colour like an impressionist by merely suggesting the motif of your choice.

L’ÉMAIL PLIQUE À JOUR

RAISED TO PROMINENCE

The foreground and the background enter into a vivid conversation and play with ambiguity. Shift a finely sculptured theme into focus and sensibly accentuate its details.

LE PAILLON

OUTSTANDING BRILLIANCE

Gossamer foils of gold float on a sea of enamel. Whether your motif is a romantic night sky with the moon and stars or the glistening midday sun. Allow your highlights to stand out in unparalleled brilliance.

L’ÉMAIL EN VOLUME

MATERIALS AT PLAY

Lush forms embellished with delicate enamel create three-dimensional sculptures. Make a luxurious statement, capturing your inspiration in romantic permanence.

LA GRISAILLE

MYSTERIOUS SOFTNESS

The juxtaposition of dark and light. White on black enamel draws attention to the profound depth of the dial while ensuring that it comes to life every time it is softly caressed by a ray of light.

Firing

Enamelled colours only reveal themselves after firing. In a long and delicate process the dial is fired countless times at a temperature of 800 degrees Celsius. A great deal of experience is required in order to create this radiant result.

Setting

We enhance your timepiece with the exquisite craft of gem setting, which complements the magical design. We carefully select gemstones of the highest quality to lend a touch of sparkle to your unique dial.

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COMPOSITION

Your pristine dial is fit with the perfect mechanical movement, exquisite casing and a matching strap – with a great deal of experience and delicacy.

Casing

Patience and great care are required when all the delicate parts are being brought together to form your masterpiece.

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Birth

The magical moment has arrived. Witness your unique masterpiece coming to life.

In red gold, engraved with reference and serial number of the Watch. Equiped with sapphire glass to reveal the inner Swiss lever escapement.

True luxury is not about excess, competitiveness or overt displays of wealth – it is about an understanding of quality, craftsmanship and exclusivity.
36
millimetre red gold case
272
brilliant-cut diamonds
1
diamond-set crown