|Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater circa 2015 Cost $520,000|
|Van Cleef Arpels Lady Arpels Jour Nuit Oiseaux de Paradis SIHH 2015|
The 2015 edition to Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication flock is this wonderful depiction of a Bird of Paradise. The champlevé and cloisonné enamel creates a dial brilliant in color and form . Blue hues, fiery oranges and deep purple depict the vividness of an untainted forests where Birds of paradise alight among towering trees. The Bird of Paradise upon the dial displays shimmering tail feathers set with three round diamonds. The movement powering this latest 38mm edition to Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication collection, is a 24 hour movement which changes the scene from flower by day to a diamond moon at night. This timepiece is limited to 22 pieces.
|Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art L’éloge de la nature collection - Watches & Wonders 2014|
Two cranes engraved upon a pink gold plate fly over a choppy sea of guilloché ripples and translucent Grand Feu enamel. Two provide the wearer or watcher with the full effect of birds in flight, Vacheron Constantin utilized a automatic in-house 237 piece Calibre 2460 G4 movement, which displays the trailing hours and minutes as well as a jumping day and date via four apertures. The case is fashioned from 18k 5N pink gold and affixes to the wrist via an alligator leather strap. The case back is fashioned from sapphire crystal where one may view the Hallmark of Geneva.
|Angular Momentum - Flying Bird circa 2009|
Now this watch is kind of creepy, reminds me of the last creature to escape from hellish destruction.The creature in fact is a sparrow which ,together with its foreboding backdrop, has been crafted with a Japanese Lacquering method known as Urushi. Urushi lacquer comes from the sap of a Urushi tree, which creates a natural plastic like substance. It is the Urushi Lacquer that creates the intense blackness covering the dial."Polly wants a cracker?" The parrot fluffing its feathers atop a signature Cartier Ballon Bleu dial is so realistic one expects it to emit a shrill squawk and pluck the cracker right out the hands of the giver. Amazingly the soft visage of feathers are crafted from real flower petals. From its face of feathers, a single emerald gleams at its eye against a shimmering backdrop of diamond paving. Limited to 20 pieces.
Boucheron mechanical hand wound Hibiscus Tourbillon is a
delicate representation of a hummingbird in mid-flap alighting upon a
diamond encrusted bezel attracted by a bright pink hibiscus. Between
bird and flower, a flying tourbillon incorporating a Swiss escapement
lever rotates beneath fallen leaves. A flying tourbillon is only
supported on one side creating the illusion that it rotating whilst
suspended in mid air - unsupported by any means. A white - almost hazy
mother-of-pearl dial -like a sky masked with high cirrus clouds, sets a
gentle backdrop for a scene created from white gold, blue and pink
sapphires and diamonds. A dial framed by delicate plant like swirls is
placed at the 1 'o'clock position. A gentle reminder of Boucheron's
flagship boutique at number 26 place Vendôme.
|Boucheron Hiniscus Tourbillon circa 2012|
|Cartier Ballon Bleu Floral Marquetry Parrot Watch - SIHH 2014|
MB&F / Boucheron HM3 JwlryMachineWatch - circa 2010
|Chopard Emerald & Diamond Owl Watch- Currently Available|
The eyes of an owl truly lend themselves to the face of a watch, especially when a dual timezone is on display. Chopard ,with its love for the animal kingdom, chose to represent the great horned owl on a silver leather strap around the wrist. Graduated calibré-cut emerald surround two grey guilloché watch dial eyes within a diamond set owl face. Available at Chopard, this limited edition Owl Watch will make your friends hoot with delight.
|Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grand Tourbillon Crane Enamel Watch - circa 2013|
|Christian Audigier's Graceful Bird Watch- Currently Available|
|Piaget Limelight Garden Party Watch - SIHH 2011 (Ref. G0A36169)|
|Harry Winston Premier Feather Watch - Circa 2012|
The timepiece is bound to the wrist by a satin strap and secured with an 18k white gold or rose gold buckle set with 29 brilliant cut diamonds.
Only 8 pieces of these feathery watches will be produced making them much coveted collectors items especially by those who have an affinity to towards fowls.