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.