Minia­ture Mas­ter­piece

Upscale Living Magazine - - Timepieces -

Un­de­ni­ably, one of Geneva’s best-kept se­crets, (prob­a­bly not any­more!) DeLaneau nar­rates in­spir­ing sto­ries through its out­stand­ing crafts­man­ship. In its newest of­fer­ing, Scar­lett, pointil­lisme d’email (pointil­lism in enamel) and sil­ver cloi­sonné tech­niques meld to­gether to draw us into a stun­ning world of minia­ture art­work. None of the pre­vi­ous jew­elry watches has delved into a com­bi­na­tion of both the tech­niques, since the brand was founded in 1949. This was a dar­ing at­tempt; one that saw cre­ativ­ity blos­som on the dial, yet again. The DeLaneau Scar­lett, an ode to del­i­cate artistry and tour­bil­lon move­ment, takes its in­spi­ra­tion from the watch­maker’s pre­vi­ous works on im­pres­sion­ism and flower fields. Just like Monet’s paint­ings, the Scar­lett’s ex­quis­ite dial takes you on a walk through a cheer­ful field that springs into a riot of col­ors. The flowerbed, com­posed of hun­dred of grains of dif­fer­ent sizes, fea­tures a prom­e­nad­ing lady stand­ing in its midst. The dome shaped white gold case is adorned with 35 ruby baguettes and 283 di­a­monds, two cabo­chons and ruby-en­crusted crown. The tour­bil­lon move­ment is housed along­side 52 baguette-cut di­a­monds, while the al­li­ga­tor strap fea­tures a de­ploy­ant buckle ac­cented with 32 di­a­monds. The be­jew­eled Scar­lett makes a truly unique im­pres­sion. www.delaneau.com

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