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Basel World 2010 Haute Joaillerie by Breguet: a fabulous bouquet of diamonds2010.03.17
Once again, Breguet High Jewellery displays stunning boldness in the design of contemporary gem-set pieces. This year, Breguet presents CRAZY FLOWER, wedding the pure beauty of diamonds to the technical daring of a mobile setting. Housing a calibre 586 self-winding mechanical movement, the watch case features asymmetrical rows of baguette-cut diamonds mounted on minimalist settings affixed to the case from the middle section up to the bezel. These supple, springy settings make the most of the stones’ brilliance, swaying gracefully in response to movement. 116 baguette-cut diamonds will thus oscillate back and forth in a graceful and subtle dance reminiscent of wind-ruffled petals. For its part, the dial comprises 206 brilliant-cut diamonds “inverse-set” on a concave face rimmed by a flange set with a further 66 brilliant-cut stones and enhanced with an hour circle composed of 20 baguette-cut stones. Over 36 carats of diamonds glimmer in wondrously fine settings – a truly exceptional achievement by the talented craftsmen of Breguet’s Haute Joaillerie workshops.
This dazzling tour de force comes with a CRAZY FLOWER Haute Jewellery suite made up of a ring featuring a blooming-flower motif along with ear pendants and motifs also displaying mobile diamond clusters.