Watches

The ex­quis­ite works of art on the di­als of th­ese time­pieces will make check­ing the time a spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence, Char­lene Co writes

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Check­ing the time can be a spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence with time­pieces that dis­play ex­quis­ite works of art on their di­als

Her­mÈs Un­veiled ear­lier this year, the Slim d’Her­mès Sa­vana Dance watch fea­tures a whim­si­cal scene of a leop­ard chas­ing a mon­key amidst vi­brantly coloured plants painted on a white mother-of-pearl dial framed by a 39.5mm white-gold case. Only 12 are avail­able.

Pi­aget Once more, Pi­aget proves to be the mas­ter of stone di­als with the Alti­plano High Jew­ellery lapis lazuli tour­bil­lon watch. To cre­ate the dial a Pi­aget craftsman cuts lapis lazuli into slices a mere 1mm thick, pol­ishes them and as­sem­bles the pieces into a stun­ning dial. The stone mar­quetry takes as long as three weeks to com­plete. A tour­bil­lon on the right of the vivid blue dial is bal­anced by the time on the left, and the face is framed by baguette-cut di­a­monds set on the white-gold case.

van cleef & Ar­pels The Lady Ar­pels Jour Féerique watch in white gold fea­tures a del­i­cate dial with a fairy bask­ing in the rays of the sun—an image re­alised in enamel and an assem­bly of round and rose-cut di­a­monds, yel­low sap­phires, spes­sar­tite gar­nets, mother-of-pearl and turquoise. There is only one of this play­ful time­piece.

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