MIR­ROR WITH TWO FACES

THE DUAL GLAM­OUR OF AN EX­QUIS­ITE HIGH JEWELLERY OB­JET D’ART

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Jewel Box - By Maripet Ledesma Poso

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”

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