Hi All, My enamel addiction lured me into a watch shop to see the Year of the enamel ...

Dec 05, 2018,08:08 AM

dog / wolf ! smile

Following a well made enamel rooster, UN/Donze Cadrans produced a dial with exceptional details for the dog. The background is dreamy like the one for the horse. The minute details on the houses in the background are simply amazing.

On the other hand, as discussed previously, the dog looks like a wolf, especially with the sharp claws ! LOL !

What are your thoughts on this piece and how does it compare to the year of dragon, snake and horse ?



Great matching of the colors on the dog with the rose case and the watch with my suit

An alert looking animal

Such great details on the houses

So many houses in the dial !

ground has short grass

Dog or wolf ?

Can the claw determine wether this animal is closer to a dog or wolf? smile

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This is another great looking piece of enamel work, I especially love the level of detail. My favorite so far probably remains the horse (and I recently also discovered why:-)...

 By: FabR : December 5th, 2018-09:42
,,, but I have yet to see a UN rare handcraft that's not superbly executed! Also great that you can have a chance to see all these pieces at ADs (not so easy with Patek --- unless you are the recipient of that specific watch!

It is just a feast for the eyes to...

 By: GLau : December 5th, 2018-10:39
inspect these UN enamel pieces. Come for GTG and you can see my trio and confirm you love for the horse !

Tell me about it Fab ! An angle to "justify" an UN enamel watch is the ...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-09:36
price being much lower than the top brand ! LOL !

Interesting observation Walter ! We now need a ...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-09:38
Year of the Wolf dog or Dog wolf !

currently it is year of the...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-10:31
dog. FYI, The Chinese zodiac does not have year of the wolf.

This is so beautiful.......

 By: Huei : December 5th, 2018-18:10
May I know how do you compare the level of work of this piece to that of your other 2 "lions"?

Hi Huei, this UN enamel dog can only be compared and contrasted with ...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-10:20
one of my lions, the Patek enamel Rousseau Lion. My other lion belongs to the “Jungle” by Chopard using Urushi (Japanese lacquer) painting. Although the UN enamel dog is beautifully done, especially with the subtle details in the background, IMO it comes ...  


 By: russell996 : December 6th, 2018-11:42
I was lucky enough to handle another of the Rousseau Lion pieces at my AD (did they make 6?) but it is very interesting to note that piece had diamond shaped eyes like the original in the background of your first photo. ...  

Hi Russell, my "sources" told me that there are...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2018-04:54
6 pieces. I know of mine and my watch friend's, plus this piece you posted. Like the movie by Madonna called "Desperately Seeking Susan", I am desperately seeking other owners of the Rousseau Lion ! Are you the third owner I know ? Please say YES !

yes Bill, it does look ...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-09:42
a bit like a fox ! Now based on inputs from PuristS, the Zodiac needs the year of the foxy wolf that looks like a dog, or foxy dog that looks like a wolf !

For the Japanese market?

 By: kjkt3 : December 6th, 2018-02:00
Made for the Japanese market? An Akita? Whatever, the dog is much too cheerful and affectionately painted to be a wolf, isn't it?

IMO it was based on a Japanese motif and rolled out on a...

 By: GLau : December 6th, 2018-09:45
global basis. Based on above replies, some thought that the dog looked like a wolf whereas another thought the dog looked like a fox !

As a big fan of UN, you should ask them for a ...

 By: GLau : December 7th, 2018-07:29
unique enamel dial of a golden retriever!

But it would sooooo be worth it.

 By: Mitch K : December 8th, 2018-10:05

Looking forward to see your UN...

 By: GLau : December 9th, 2018-06:41
enamel grail !