MINATURE ART

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

More brands are adding artis­tic time­pieces to show their ca­pa­bil­i­ties go well be­yond de­vel­op­ing cut­tingedge me­chan­i­cal move­ments. Blanc­pain’s Métiers d’art line has ac­quired a time­piece in­spired by Kat­sushika Hoku­sai’s fa­mous wood­block print The Great Wave off Kana­gawa. It uses sil­ver grey obsidian as the base of the dial, and gold coated in rokusho lac­quer for the wave. Chanel’s Made­moi­selle Privé line has gained del­i­cate pieces fea­tur­ing birds, flow­ers and fo­liage sculpted in gold atop onyx di­als. Mean­while, Graff im­presses with its new Gy­ro­graff World col­lec­tion, which com­prises five in­tri­cately en­graved time­pieces rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents, with rich blue enamel to paint the sur­round­ing oceans. Ulysse Nardin pays homage to the Amer­ica’s Cup with the Clas­sico Amer­ica, the di­als painted with enamel cloi­sonné, while Gi­rardper­re­gaux adds to its Chambers of Won­ders col­lec­tion with pieces that use stone mar­quetry on lapis lazuli and aven­turine.

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