A LACE IN TIME

STYLE Sara Bran swaps stone for pre­cious metal in her re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pi­aget.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Style - VISHAL BHASKARAN Inset and Sara Bran pho­tos ETIENNE DELACRETAZ

Sara Bran’s foray into jew­ellery be­gan with a small piece of stone bro­ken by ac­ci­dent while carv­ing. “I made a pen­dant out of it,” she shares. “I’ve had an in­ter­est in jew­ellery for a long time, so I started a col­lec­tion fol­low­ing the pen­dant and it was quite suc­cess­ful.” For Pi­aget, Bran con­ceived a pair of pink gold time­pieces show­cas­ing two very dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions of gold lace — an art for which she is be­lieved to be the orig­i­na­tor and still its fore­most ex­po­nent. The Pi­aget Alti­plano Dou­ble Jeu Gold Lace­work is an ex­tra-thin propo­si­tion car­ry­ing the man­ual wound 430P move­ment, with the dial par­tially hid­den be­hind a win­dow of di­a­mond-set gold lace­work. A pusher pops open the win­dow, which is en­cir­cled on the up­per bezel by bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. This is lim­ited to eight, while the High Jew­ellery Gold Lace­work Cuff Watch is an ex­trav­a­gant one-of-one. A nat­u­ral white opal dial shows the hands of its quartz move­ment. Mean­while, ra­di­at­ing out­wards from this dial are 382 bril­liant- cut and 30 mar­quise-cut di­a­monds around the cuff. Bran first drew the in­tended pat­tern on trac­ing paper be­fore out­lin­ing it

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