Robert and Fils 1630 The Brigand's Rest Watch - Inspired by Famous Painting

Aug 30, 2011
Robert & Fils 1630 has proudly presented a new unique watch, named The Brigand’s Rest. The inspiration behind the novelty is a painting by Leopold Robert, Rome, 1827 - “Brigand’s wife watching over the rest of her husband”. It is displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds.


A true piece of art, the golden dial of the new Robert & Fils 1630 watch is created by means of grand feu enamelling. Extremely complex, this kind of enamelling is carried out with help of a very fine brush. The artist dips it in colored enamel paste, applying it afterwards point by point onto a support.

The most difficult stage in this procedure is firing of the enamel. The dials are baked in 800-degrees Celsius kiln after each stage. Sometimes, the process includes more than 30 firing cycles. Not every dial survives the heat of the kiln, but those that do boast impeccable images.

The face of the new Robert & Fils 1630 The Brigand’s Rest watch indicates central hours and minutes. Driving the functions is a “five step” historic automatic mechanical movement, developed and assembled at the Fontainemelon manufacture between 1960 and 1970. It incorporates an oscillating weight in 22K gold. The mechanism is hidden inside a gold case.

The new Robert & Fils 1630 watch is mounted on a brown leather strap.

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