Enameller Anita Porchet holds one of her latest creation "Fabuleux Ornements Indian Manuscript", a Vacheron Constantin model of the collection Metiers d'Art, during the "Salon International de la ... more 
Enameller Anita Porchet holds one of her latest creation "Fabuleux Ornements Indian Manuscript", a Vacheron Constantin model of the collection Metiers d'Art, during the "Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie" SIHH exhibition at the Palexpo in Geneva January 20, 2014. Porchet has a skill that Swiss watchmakers can't afford to do without. As an enamel painter, she decorates watches for the likes of Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin which can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the industry is facing a severe shortage of craftsmen and women who have mastered the techniques of enamel painting, marquetry and engine-turning - at a time when there is growing demand for high-end handmade watches. Picture taken January 20, 2014. To match WATCHES-CRAFTSMANSHIP/ REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) less 
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