When Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum included enamel works in its list of collections, Temple of Heaven enamel cloisonne watch was awarded the honor of being the first ever chosen watch of collection at the Museum, and would be permanently kept therein. The timepiece received the grand honor for its wondrous handicraft in its artistically perfect representation of the Temple of Heaven, the sign for China throughout history. Today, is honored to hold a grand ceremony of watch presentation at Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum, a World Cultural Heritage that is closely protected. Temple of Heaven watch to Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum for posterity to admire. The "Temple of Heaven" cloisonne dial of the watch that records an important phase of China's ancient history will be kept permanently at the museum.
"Enamel cloisonne" carries great value for collection and as heirloom, and with its intricate techniques and its dependence on master craftsmen's experience, the craft gradually came onto the brink of extinction, and became a precious one that needed careful protection.
The Old Palace of Qing in Shenyang, the site on which now stands Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum, was founded in 1625, and was the principal place for administrative and state purposes of the Qing dynasty before it moved on into the mainland (past Shanhaiguan). Huang Taiji, the second emperor of the Qing dynasty, came to the throne in the Palace, and changed the name of his dynasty from "Jin" to "Qing". After the conversion of the old palace into a museum, a lot of invaluable Chinese artistic masterpieces were collected herein, while the ULYSSE NARDIN watch became the first ever top-tier wristwatch brand to be chosen by the Museum as an item of collection for its crystallization of history and craftsmanship.