5 stunning nature-inspired watches for spring, from luxury brands Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Chaumet
Right on cue, we’re seeing the bloom of spring flowers seep into the artistry of our favourite watch designs; and what better way to celebrate the beauty of our planet’s flora and fauna than with intricately hand-painted Hermès hummingbird dials or Chanel’s stunning Camélia Baroque watch?
Check out these plus three more watches taking inspiration from nature this season.
Bearing the fashion house’s classic flower motif, the Camélia Baroque watch is crafted in white gold, diamonds and black lacquer, and boasts a 1.51 ct brilliant-cut diamond nestled in the centre of the petals. HK$5,152,000 (US$660,000).
Hermès’ classic Arceau watch has been reworked to fit the “Into the Canadian Wild” series theme, with nature motifs – in this case a polar bear and her cub. The white gold case is framed by 82 diamonds and is paired with a sapphire blue alligator strap. HK$528,300 (US$68,000).
Reflecting the sun’s shifting colours, this flying tourbillon watch is bordered by brilliant-cut diamonds while the dial bears attention-grabbing orange and yellow sapphires, pink spinels, mandarin garnets and rubies. HK$1,897,000 (US$245,000).
Part of the four-piece Singing Bird collection, this timepiece adopts the ultra-thin 1120 AT movement, allowing an off-centre display so there’s more room on the two-tiered dial for the hummingbird, in this case made using the champlevé enamelling technique. Price on request.
The Panthère Songeuse watch features Cartier’s iconic big cat resting atop the dial. The watch face comprises 1,039 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a striking pear-cut emerald for the panther’s eye. HK$1,020,000 (US$130,000).
- Chanel and Cartier have gone all out with diamonds to create the ultimate head-turning flora and fauna wrist candy
- Meanwhile the likes of Hermès and Vacheron Constantin add a splash of colour with painted scenes of hummingbirds and polar bears