Haute Joaillerie Audemars Piguet Sapphire Orbe

In 2019, Audemars Piguet introduces a new Haute Joaillerie timepiece, the exquisite Sapphire Orbe. A secret timepiece easily transformed from a bracelet to a watch.

 

 

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Sapphire Orbe features more than 12,000 stones, each rigorously selected, individually cut and set by hand. 2794 orange sapphires 15.14 ct, 3240 blue sapphires 23,03 ct. 6069 diamonds in 27,93 ct. The central petal-shaped rings are entirely snow-set with diamonds and sapphires in 6 graded shades of blue and orange, each in 20 different diameters ranging from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm in size. Multifaceted, this piece offers a play of color and light that changes depending on the perspective from which it is seen. In the domed center nestles the 2 cm dark blue sapphire-set globe which, when inverted, reveals the watch’s 18-carat white gold dial paved with graded orange sapphires. This spherical case houses a tiny quartz caliber. The bracelet is made of articulated diamond-set components, for maximum flexibility and comfort.