Adding to this season’s accessories zoo — and a novel way to show that you’re pro-environment (hey, Earth Day is April 22): artisanal watches that pay tribute to nature in all its diversity.
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Left: Besides updating its Mademoiselle Prive Camelia Skeleton 18K white gold watch with a dial of black onyx or 242 pave diamonds, Chanel’s backed the elegant floral design up with a new in-house movement – its third in as many years.
Above: Hermes’ Savana Dance 18K white gold timepiece co-opts the print of one of its scarves of the same name. Limited to just a dozen pieces, the watch’s mother-of-pearl dial depicts a leopard on a hunt – with the African wilderness as a backdrop – rendered in the technique used in miniature paintings.
Right: It takes Bulgari’s artisans three days to hand-paint the phoenix’s cyclical regeneration in all its vibrant flourish on the Divas’ Dream Phoenix Tourbillon 18K pink gold watch. The watches in this limited edition collection (50 pieces only) each has a 64-hour power reserve.
Below: The Tortue Regard de Panthere 18K yellow gold watch sees an opulent interpretation of Cartier’s spirit animal: The panthers in this 30-piece collection come bedecked with diamonds, yellow sapphires and black enamel.