The three new high jewellery creations – Velvet Fur, Velvet Corset and Velvet Fishnet – illustrates an evocative facet of the Diva that lives in every woman.
Each also enlists exclusive hand-crafted skills and talents exercised by the finest exponents of their respective arts: ornamental trimming specialists, leather artisans interpreting corsetry; and expert tailor-furriers.
All members of the Velvet collection show a certain number of family likenesses that contribute to its potent charm: trompe l’oeil cases associating tonneau and circular shapes; finely decorated lugs including a ‘third’ that becomes precious link and key decorative element; tapering handapplied Roman numerals converging towards the centre; along with mesmerising depth effects created by split-level dial construction.
The three new models house the self-winding RD821 calibre and come in 88-piece limited editions.
Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur
The bluish-black shimmer of the genuine sheared mink fur strap of the Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur provides a perfect backdrop for the white gold case, as well as the full-pavé setting created with 496 brilliant-cut diamonds (totalling 4.34 cts) adorning the bezel, case middle, lugs, dial… and even the white gold adjustable folding buckle. This strap has been crafted by the famous furrier and fashion designer Daniel Benjamin Geneva.
The innovative dial design with its central tonneau-shaped décor is accentuated by double sapphire crystals: one bearing the distinctive metallized Roman numerals and covering the diamond paving beneath; and another encasing the hands and effectively “sealing” the watch.
For daytime wear, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis also delivers the watch with a shiny black alligator leather strap.
Click on the large image at the top of the page for a comprehensive photo gallery of the Haute Couture models.