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