Suzhou Watch Factory in Jiangsu Province is quite near and west of Shanghai. Some photos of Suzhou when I visited there (with Ben Chee of Maison Celadon) in 2018.
We were both in Shanghai, and Ben had invited me to join him for a visit to Suzhou to meet with one of China's most notable Su embroidery practioners, Chinese Embroidery Arts Master Xue Jindi, of MeWe Art.
Suzhou is world recognized as a cultural centre of high end silk and embroidery, and Ben was working with Ms. Xue and MeWe for dials on his higher end bespoke watch series.
I was very grateful and happy to tag along :-)
The small insect embroidery shows the level of details in the pieces.
Benjamin Chee, Xue Jindi, me (2018)
Curator: Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River; Member: China Horologe Association; Chief Expert: China Watch Overseas Working Committee (CWOWC); Sino-Canadian Horological Cultural Affairs...