In addition to the leather itself, there are synthetic inserts, untearable paper, linings, stitching holes, etc.
The various parts are made by classic machining, moulding, cutting, stamping with a hollow punch, or cutting with a water jet at a 3’000-bar pressure able to slice through virtually any material.
This functional and aesthetic model, also known as a flange, is so slender and fragile that it might have discouraged our gemsetter. He nonetheless brilliantly rose the challenge. The gemset zone is barely one millimetre thick!
This is how the bridges and inner bezel look once they are fitted together. All that remains are the finishing and colouring processes.