If you’re seeking one of those little whims that we deserve from time to time, and speaking of which… here we present you five little jewels with which being punctual will be a pleasure:
Chopard Happy Sport Diamantissimo: 1.302.450€
The “Happy Sport” watches collection are already the flagship of this jewelry maison. Therefore, to celebrate their 20th anniversary, they have created a unique piece referred to as a “masterpiece” and costs more than a million euros. They explain it combines the two specialties of the maison: fine jewelry and watchmaking. This watch is made of 18 carat white gold, set with 958 baguette-cut diamonds and 1,978 diamonds. In total 65 carats and 4,500 hours of which 1,700 have been used exclusively in the work setting.
Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie: 880.000€
To understand its price it’s important to give some of the figures behind its production. It has 1,185 baguette-cut diamonds, carved in 4100 hours, 500 hours of dimensional and quality testing and four months of work by gem setters. Just the baguette-cut diamonds box has required a team of 15 people who have spent 1800 hours in the carving. What makes it special? Its 1,185 diamonds have been searched, gathered and purchased specially for this watch and come from Yakutsk in Eastern Siberia.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication: 703.100€
This watch is part of a limited edition of three pieces. The box is made of 18 carat pink gold, a crystal and sapphire fund with anti-reflective treatment, black ceramic bezel, crown and pushbuttons in white ceramic, while the strap is white rubber with a 18 carat pink gold buckle.
Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage: 262.000€
This clock made of 18 carat pink gold is part of a limited edition of ten copies and pays tribute to the explorer Christopher Columbus. The creation of this model was a challenge not only for craftsmen but also for watchmakers and engineers who had to redesign the movement to include decorations on the back (the three caravels and the face of Columbus) in the same pink gold box of 45mm diameter and under its domed sapphire crystal, without sacrificing an apex of accuracy and reliability.
Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT: 132.000€
“Lo Scienziato” takes its name from one of the nicknames of the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Thanks to the exhaustive work known as “skeletonized” and to the sapphire glass window in the background, the manual winding movement with tourbillon escapement can be completely seen. The box is made of black ceramic.