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Flying Butterfly Watches

15th September 2019

Butterflies symbolize life, hope and change which translate lovely messages when thinking of a gift for a beloved one. It is a recurrent inspiration for jewelers who look for expressing femininity and lightness. Appearing in all its colors, the butterfly is represented through master techniques such as enamel, feathers marquetry, pigments and gems setting,

Chopard, Graff, Piaget, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels offer exquisite watches with various interpretations to please our eyes and wrists.

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Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm Watch,

Harry Winston, 2015

Lady Nuit des Papillons by Van Cleef & Arpels, 2016
Once again, with this watch, Van Cleef & Arpels succeeds to transport us in its fairy-like world. The French jeweller and watchmaker is shining bright with this all gems set dial watch. The delicate sapphire butterflies are flying over time on a 33mm dial, which is smaller than the usual VC&A women watches. This Poetic Complications comes with a mechanical movement containing a 12-hour rotating disk module. The watch exists with a dark blue alligator strap or with a full paved bracelet. The later glittering version is an absolute piece of art composed of diamonds and gradient shades of blue sapphires that recall the mysterious colors of the night sky. The flexible sparkling strap feels like a second skin as the links are perfectly adapting to the wrist.

Lady Nuit des Papillons Watch by Van Cleef & Arpels, 2016

Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm by Harry Winston, 2015
In 2015, Harry Winston released a butterfly marquetry collection focusing on the wings’ colors and textures. Driven by innovation and creativity, the American brand pursued 3 years of researches to develop a new color technic. This complex craft consists in hand-applying colored powder from the butterfly wings to create a kaleidoscopic dial. The colorful pigments give an intense iridescence, which produces a sense of movement when turning the watch on the wrist. The collection offers four variations with different tonalities and butterfly designs. Adding complexity, the watch is presenting a mechanical self-winding movement. The delicate dial is enhanced by a diamond set bezel and a matching satin strap. The 36mm watch exists in white and pink gold versions, both reaching $40k USD each.

Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm Watch by Harry Winston, 2015

Happy Diamonds Butterflies watch by Chopard, 2014
Chopard and its joyful spirit play with flying butterflies adorning two diamond set bezels. The mother of pearl dial contrasts with the iconic blue hands, while seven brilliant cut diamonds are freely rotating in between the bezels.

Existing in blue or in pink version with sapphires butterflies, and in all diamond version, the Happy Diamonds Butterflies watch is an elegant and feminine timepiece, easily wearable on an everyday basis.

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Happy Diamonds Butterflies Watch by Chopard, 2014

The Princess Butterfly Secret Watch by Graff, 2017

Graff always fascinates with its all paved and secret watches. The king of diamonds surprises us in creating a butterfly wristwatch hiding a mother-of-pearl dial with an invisible gems setting. The complexity remains in the technical aspects of the wings’ curves and volumes as well as in the invisible sliding mechanism that unveils the time. The gradient colors of the precisely selected stones, gives movement to the butterfly and highlights its variations.

Existing in several versions using pink or blue sapphires, rubies and white, pink or yellow diamonds, this flying collection is embodying elegance, femininity and happiness.

The Princess Butterfly Secret Watch by Graff, 2017

Miss Protocole XL Butterfly by Piaget, 2009

For this poetic watch, Piaget gathers patience and precision using this miniature enamel technique. Layers by layers, the butterfly is brought to life, ready to fly with its blue or brown wings. The art of enameling is supported by a diamond paved dial, adding sparkles to this quartz timepiece. The design of the Protocole watch gives originality as the wings butterflies’ wings are spread on the other side of the dial, creating volume and movement.
Miss Protocole Butterfly exists in 4 versions, sold for 60k€. For each version, only 10 editions are produced.

Miss Protocole XL Butterfly Watch by Piaget, 2009

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