The Manufacture Vulcain has not forgotten that watchmaking is the distillate of countless kinds of artistic expertise and craftsmanship. Nearly every year, a limited series of models with enamelled dials has enriched the new product offering. This tribute to the enameller is subtly emphasised even more by the fact that Vulcain used the cloisonne enamel technique - the most complicated - for its dials. Cloisonne allows for extreme precision in the design and exceptional quality in the colours. Its difficulty is due to the meticulousness and patience needed to execute the designs in fine gold wires - scarcely thicker than a hair - that outline the object and prevent the colours from mixing. After gluing these cloisons, or compartments, on a gold plate, the demanding task of soldering the wires begins: the craftsman then places the enamel in each cell using a goose quill. The enameller repeats this operation many times to produce colour shadings of optimal quality. Next comes the surface finishing step, in which a diamond file is used to smooth out the enamel, wires and supporting gold plate. To achieve the desired quality, each dial requires over a week of work and at least thirteen firings at about 800°C.