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| May 31, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
This spring, some of the world’s finest watchmakers offer New York women gorgeous bouquets of gemstone blossoms.
The Crazy Flower Full Baguette wristwatch by Breguet (price on request) has an 18k whitegold case created in the brand’s signature Reine de Naples oval shape, and is set with 615 perfect diamonds that total more than 82 carats. The 193 baguette diamonds on the petals have a mobile setting, allowing them to move in the breeze. Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397- 9000
This Grappoli S10 in white gold by de Grisogono (price on request) is set with 994 briolette-cut apatites and white diamonds with brilliant-cut Paraiba tourmalines in a “snow setting.” It features a quartz movement and an icy white galuchat strap with a gold clasp set with Paraiba. De Grisogono, 824 Madison Ave., 212-439-4220
Roger Dubuis debuted the Blossom Velvet ($80,900) at this year’s SIHH Swiss watch fair to rave reviews. The white-gold bezel and lugs are set with approximately 1.90 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds. The self-winding mechanical caliber has a 48-hour power reserve. This watch is limited to 88 pieces. Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000
As flowers bud and floral fashions emerge, artfully crafted women’s watches that harken to the grandeur of the garden are springing up on wrists across the city. From dials featuring sculpted flowers rendered in Grand Feu enamel to timepieces hand-set with petals of baguette diamonds, these objets d’art offer intricate gemstone and diamond designs that rival their natural muses, while maintaining their status as highly crafted machines from the world’s finest makers.
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