The age of carriages, royal balls and the ability to replace thousands of words with a single swing of the fan is long left behind, but one of its most important attributes fortunately is still with us. And when the dazzling bracelets and pendants with the hidden watches inside are made by artisans of the most respected jewelry brands, the result sometimes surpasses even museum pieces.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Ruban Secret Saphirs Roses
A bow-knot on someone's wrist completely covered with pink sapphires and diamonds of different sizes is not something you see everyday. As if this was not enough, the jewelers of the maison decided to put a watch in-side, seen by turning the top of the case 90 degrees.
Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage
A large white gold construction, bristling with sparkling icicles can hardly be called a typical bracelet. Now add here hundreds of diamonds or sap-phires with a total weight of about 65 carats, and the word ‘outrage’ in the name will seem more than convenient. And yes, there’s a watch here too.
Harry Winston Ultimate Emerald Signature
The mastery of inlay and the perfection of various-cut diamonds on the outside of the case can only be challenged by the diamond pavé on the hidden dial inside. The piece can be worn as a pendant, a bracelet or even a brooch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Secret
A multi-layered flower of white gold, a contrasting combination of dia-monds, pink sapphires and rubies, and those petals on the mother-of-pearl dial… But no matter how much attention was paid to the jewelry aspect, the watchmakers of the brand take no shortcuts, powering the piece with a tiny manual-wind caliber.
Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles Secret Watch
Although the Italian brand is usually associated with certain type of watches – there is always a place for some experiments. The golden case with the engraved cat's head turns to the left, exposing the dial inside while two massive marquise-cut diamonds act as eyes of beast.
The surface of these graceful butterflies is fully covered with rubies and diamonds. And even the bezel and dial of a tiny inside-watch has a solid layer of precious stones.
Chaumet Frise Divine
The complicated design of this secret watch from the High Jewelery col-lection simulates the silhouette of the field plants shaking in the wind. Every part literally drowns in diamonds or sapphires with just a few accents of yellow gold seen here and there.
An antique silver coin plays the role of a pendant on a charming rose gold necklace with a complex combinations of diamonds and emeralds. When opened up it unveils a malachite dial.
The central element of this airy construction of white gold, pearls and di-amonds are three elegant multi-layered flowers, whose petals are richly encrusted with stones. Underneath one of them you’ll find a tiny mother-of-pearl dial.
Nov. 12, 2018