There is nothing quite as lovely as reinterpreting nature, and that’s especially true when showcased in gorgeous timepieces. Today’s top watch brands bring animals and flowers to life in exquisite, colofrul renditions.
From Van Cleef & Arpels this “Lady Jour des Fleurs” Poetic Complication timepiece is a veritable garden on the wrist. The watch is crafted in 18-karat gold and meticulously set with an array of diamonds and gemstones to articulate the harmony of foliage, berries and flowers. The master craftsmen at Van Cleef & Arpels specially selected the gemstones that range from spring hues of green to summer pinks and autumnal reds. The watch is set with a total of 1,410 round diamonds weighing 15.40 carats. Additional gemstones include 173 yellow and pink sapphires weighing 2 carats, 161 tsavorite garnet weighting 2.50 carats, 106 Spessartite garnets weighing 1.60 carats and 54 Spinels at 0.4 carats for a grand total of more than 21 carats of stones. The watch is powered by a manual-winding mechanical movement (Valfleurier 430P). Price on request.
Cartier has always been a master of high-jeweled watchmaking, often embracing the beloved panther in new and unusual ways. This newest Cartier Magicien High Jewelry Panthère Asymétrique visible hour watch is crafted in 18-karat yellow gold and is meticulously set with a stunning variety of diamonds, as well as emeralds and onyx. A mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 101, powers the scintillating beauty. The case and bracelet is set with 64 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 8.10 carats, 397 brilliant-cut yellow diamonds totaling 3.22 carats, 186 brilliant-cut orange diamonds totaling 0.83 carats, 315 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 1.78 carats. In all, the diamond setting of the panther and bracelet totals nearly 1,000 diamonds and weighs nearly 14 carats. Additionally, the panther’s eyes are set with two emeralds and its nose and spots are crafted in onyx. The tiny dial of the watch is lacquered silvered sunray with gold-finished steel hands. Price on request.