The labor and artistry that went into the production of cloisonné enamel dials was quite an expensive process as each one was crafted individually. The intricacy of the design began with the positioning of thin gold wires on the dial by the artist, which in turn depicted the chosen motif. The creation of small divisions by these wires, called "cloisonné", were then filled with colored enamel powder and fired in an oven at 1000 degrees Celius eventually enabling the powder to melt. Once the dial was removed from the oven it was polished by hand until a completely flat surface was achieved.
Given both the rarity and high level of skill involved in the formation of cloisonné enamel dials they have become a highly desirable commodity among collectors today.