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March 2017

Fascinating opals


 trendy bijoux colore


No precious stone is as rich and varied as the opal. This year it promises magical moments thanks to sublime watches.


Rainbow. “The opal is an invitation to a fairy tale, to magic. When I look at it, I see the earth from afar, the oceans, the archipelagos, and the reflections of stars on the waves...,” says Victoire de Castellane, who has placed the stone at the heart of her latest collection, Dior & d’Opales. All its poetry is expressed in the sparkling bouquet that is the Majestueuse Opale watch.


Pristine simplicity.
For Piaget’s 60th birthday the Altiplano revives one of
its style signatures: flamboyantly coloured dials in semi-precious stones. This model sports an opal dial shimmering
with iridescent facets against a creamy ground and set off by a bezel of pink gold set with diamonds.


Aquatic life.
Cartier’s Aqualis watch in white gold features an oval-shaped cabochon-cut dark opal enhanced by 663 diamonds, 16 emeralds and 21 sapphires. The dial powered by a quartz movement lies hidden under precious scales.