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Mechanical art

Fine watchmakers have applied exquisite craftsmanship to not only the heart but also the magnificent look of artsy timepieces

 

 

 

 

 

BOUCHERON The Cypris Tourbillon uses more than 700 round diamonds and about 130 sapphires, together with coral and onyx, to create a swan that sits beautifully on your wrist, about HK$9 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARTIER The fabulous birds pendant watch and brooch comes in 18ct white gold set with diamonds and ruby. The birds’ eyes, beaks and the branches are set with onyx. Price on request

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAEGER-LECOULTRE Master craftsmen at Hermès created the crystal Atmos Hermès Clock for Jaeger- LeCoultre. It has an extremely complicated double-overlay technique, making the table clock look as if it’s floating in mid-air. Only 176 pieces are available, HK$306,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS The high jewellery timepiece taps right into this season’s monochrome trend, set with diamonds and onyx, HK$5.82 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER The Lalique 15 Days Table Clock brings together the finest crystal work and watchmaking. The crystal, worked to minimal thickness, is adorned with Lalique’s signature Coutard fountain motif. Only 15 in three different colours are available. Price on request

 

 

 

 

 

 

BULGARI Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Serpenti Haute Joaillerie. The pink gold case is set with brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. Price on request

 

 

 

 

 

 

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