Flowers, The Artist's Inspiration
Flowers, the inspiration of many jewelers, from the beginning of time the source of inspiration for many artistic days. Over the centuries, experienced goldsmiths have worked gems and gold into creations that resembled their natural counterparts. This is less common for watches because it is much more difficult to integrate the beauty of a flower into an object that is limited in size and has an additional feature to fully fill. This, of course, did not prevent a large number of brands from following this path and saying it through flowers.
Jacob & Co Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin
Jacob & Co was not looking for a single flower but used the unique proportions of his astronomy case to create a garden. Together with the flying butterfly-shaped tourbillon, the flowers are made of the most precious gemstones. Mounted at the top of the motion that is still in motion, they capture light from all angles. This makes spectacular watches visible, but even more worn. The time is indicated on the partial line, which always remains horizontal thanks to the differential transmission system. This is another unique feature that has become synonymous with the Astronomia collection.
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower
Known for their Jaquet Droz machines also apply their knowledge in this field to the flower. With Lady 8, the flower opens when the mechanism is activated and the diamond briar inside rotates. The flower is in the enclosed case above the dial, covered by a dome of a sapphire crystal and on the background of a white pearl. The dial itself has a cobblestone setting of diamonds, while the case is set using blue sapphires. The watch, as well as its unique complication, is driven by a mechanical movement that is visible from behind the watch.
Van Cleef & Arpels Marguerite secret watch
Van Cleef & Arpels used individual white petals and the bright yellow center of Marguerite as an inspiration for classic secret watches. The watch really looks like a flower on your wrist and comes alive thanks to its three-dimensional design. Van Cleef & Arpels uses brilliant diamonds for petals, while the center features stunning vibrant yellow sapphires. To find out when the center must be open, you will find a dial with adjustable diamonds where two golden hands show the hour and minute.
Christophe Claret Margot
Watchmaker Christophe Claret lets you play the flower on your watch because you can mechanically pull tickets and ask the question "Does she love me?" Margot was the first elaborate ladies watch he made, and also has a crystalline gong that sounds every time he presses When the petals disappear under the dial in the 4 o'clock window, one of the answers to the question will appear in French, saying either Un peu (a little), beaucoup (much), passionate (passionate), à la folie (madly) ) or pas du tout (not at all).