MIRROR WITH TWO FACES
THE DUAL GLAMOUR OF AN EXQUISITE HIGH JEWELLERY OBJET D’ART
Women have always been fascinated with mirrors and reflections. In the old days, they always carried small, inconspicuous mirrors, often embellished with precious gemstones. But to check their reflections, they had to do it discreetly, like a proper lady would. The trend was to have their mirrors hidden in their necklaces, handheld fans, or watches, treating them like precious yet practical jewellery.
Today, American jewellery house Harry Winston continues to honour women’s fascination with mirrors and, of course, fine jewellery and timepieces. The brands’ Jeweler’s Secret watch encased in a bejeweled compact mirror was a hit with modern women. But it is the Emerald Time by Harry Winston, a particularly outstanding high jewellery objet d’art that takes the cake. Both a mirror and a clock, the precious piece echoes the sleek design philosophy of the Art Deco movement. An homage to the emerald cut, Mr Winston’s favourite diamond cut, the piece impresses with its classic, architectural design. The 18K white gold piece, which shows the time and date on one face and a mirror on the other, is embellished with 223 brilliant-cut diamonds and 235 baguette-cut diamonds. A signature Harry Winston emerald-cut diamond shines at 12 o’clock, while a Swiss Quartz movement powers the timepiece.
“BOTH A MIRROR AND A CLOCK, THE EMERALD TIME ECHOES THE SLEEK DESIGN PHILOSOPHY OF THE ART DECO MOVEMENT”