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TRENDS

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April 2016

A flutter of wings

 
 trendy horlo mai 16
 

Symbolising beauty and metamorphosis, butterflies unfurl their wings on feminine watches that alight on the wrist with delicacy and sophistication.

 

Jaquet Droz
Blooming beautiful.
The Lady 8 Flower in red gold (limited edition of 28) features a lotus-flower automaton: a press of the finger and the bud opens up to reveal a diamond inside the petals. On the dial is a hand-painted butterfly of translucent red enamel on a guilloché ground.

 

Graff Diamonds

Precious secret.
The Princess Butterfly revisits the secret watch in contemporary mode and several colours on tone-on-tone straps. The wings sparkle with precious stones, in this case sapphires and diamonds, and in its heart the butterfly conceals a 17mm mother-of-pearl dial.

 

Van Cleef& Arpels

Nocturnal ballet.
The Lady Nuit des Papillons features a cloud of butterflies sparkling in the night. Powered by a mechanical movement incorporating a specially developed 12hr module, this scintillating watch associates white gold, diamonds, sapphires and miniature painting.