Fauna and Flora

Prestige issue 297, July-Aug-Sept. 2019

 

Mother Nature inspires masterful craftsmen.

 

Première Midnight in Vendôme

Chanel

 

© Chanel.

 

18ct yellow gold table clock-ring. Dial set with 34 baguette-cut diamonds, frog in yellow gold set with 2 yellow citrines and 812 brilliant-cut diamonds, ring in yellow gold set with 1 yellow sapphire, 46 brilliant-cut diamonds, 2 baguette-cut diamonds, and onyx. Stand in dural covered with an ebony veneer and an obsidian slab. Unique piece.

 

Ronde Louis Cartier Regard de

Panthère

Cartier

 

© Cartier.

 

 

Yellow gold case, set with diamonds, dial with handpainted Panther motif set with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, painted eyes (Super-Luminova), self-winding movement. Limited edition of 30.

 

Paon

Kerbedanz

 

© Kerbedanz.

 

Massive yellow gold, 2 layers dial, enamel Grand-Feu with miniature enamel, yellow gold case. Selfwinding movement. Limited edition of 14.

 

Arceau Awooooo

Hermès

 

© Hermès.

 

White gold base dial enameled using the miniature painting technique, Awooooo motif from a Hermès scarf designed by the artist Alice Shirley, white gold case. Selfwinding movement. Limited edition of 8.

 

L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier

Peony

Chopard

 

© Chopard.

 

Rose gold case set with diamonds, hand-painted dial with peony décor. Peony made of white mother-of-pearl and butterfly engraved in 18ct rose gold. Selfwinding movement, with 2 barrels – Twin technology. Limited edition of 8.

 

Magic Lotus Automaton

Jaquet Droz

 

© Jaquet Droz.

 

Hand-engraved and hand-painted white mother-of-pearl dial, black onyx subdial. 18ct red gold case and applied ring. Hand-engraved and hand-painted applied decoration in 18ct red and yellow gold. Hand-wound mechanical automaton movement with pushbutton triggering mechanism animating pond, carp and lotus flower. Self-winding mechanical hours and minutes movement. Numerus Clausus of 28.

 

Rendez-Vous Sonatina nude orchid

Jaeger-leCoultre

 

© Jaeger-LeCoultre.

The pink gold case set with diamonds, mother-of-pearl dial with micro-painting and Guilloché work. Selfwinding movement, Night & Day indicator, Rendez-Vous indicator, second on the front, an alarm on the front. Limited edition of 8.