While diamonds – which are of course forever – are a girl’s best friend, flowers are amongst the little attentions that rarely fail to touch a female heart. These habitually ephemeral beauties acquire a timeless touch when placed on the wrist. Shaped watches, elegant settings, enamelled motifs in amazing spring colours… This delightful season and its accompaniments continuously reinvent themselves through feminine collections highlighting a range of rare crafts.
Bedat & Co – Extravaganza
Bedat & Co has opted to bring flowers to the wrist rather than the button-hole. While the white gold case set with a cloud of diamonds is a perfectly classical round shape, its sides are adorned with diamond-set petals. At the heart of this precious corolla incoporating the crown spins a diamond set at 6 o’clock. A floral, elegant interpretation of the passing of time beating to the rhythm of a hand-wound movement also driving a date display.
Chaumet – Attrape-moi si tu m’aimes Montre Précieuse
Imagination and refinement are the keynotes this line which sets a magnificent stage for various artistic crafts combined in highly creative ways. On this gem-set white gold model issued in an 88-piece limited edition, the dial becomes a canvas on which an ephemeral butterfly unfurls its applied violet mother-of-pearl wings, while its sculpted metal body is adorned with a miniature painting. An applied pink mother-of-pearl cherry tree in blossom reveals its branches made of sculpted oxidised gold, and the hand-engraved dial base is set with diamonds. This is a model celebrating the match between jewellery creativity and the horological precision of a mechanical self-winding movement.
DeLaneau – Cerisier Spring
Enamel work has become a true raison d’être for DeLaneau which explores all its nuances and creative possibilities through models imbued with a lyrical, romantic touch. One one such model, DeLaneau depicts a cherry tree throughout the four seasons. At this time of year, we are naturally especially drawn to the Spring version and the interpretation of this unmistakable seasonal symbol in champlevé enamel.