16 February 2017

5 bracelets that show the time

This is how Victoire de Castellane named these secret watches whose dials are hidden under a cover of precious stones. They allow watchmakers to find a new way to develop business and jewelers to make jewelry more fun. If at the end of the eighteenth century they were fashioned by good etiquette where displaying the hour in society was not polite, they are today part of the family of transformable pieces which double the pleasure and go maybe even further.

  • Audemars Piguet - "Diamond Outrage" made of gold and diamonds

  • Cartier - "Tutti Agrumes" made of emeralds, sapphires, rubies and diamonds. The dial is hidden behind an emerald surrounded by diamonds

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Majestueuse Opale" made of diamonds, emeralds, turquoises and Paraiba tourmalines. The dial is hidden behind a black opal

  • Chanel - "Gabrielle Chanel" made of gold and diamonds

  • Giampiero Bodino - "Rosa dei Venti" made of emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. The dial is hidden behind an emerald

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