Creative women's watch maker Delaneau
offers up two new timepieces that use their jumping hour/jumping minute mechanical movement. These provocative jewelry creations are visually interesting, and have a welcome old-world feel to them. As though the designs are from the past, but served up fresh in these two new watches.
Both pieces feature the brand's caliber 1608 automatic movement that has discs to display the hours and minutes that move immediately (as opposed to slowly) when the time is right.
The Amazone Blueberries watch is 42mm wide in 18k white gold with about 10.5 carats of large baguette cut diamonds on the bezel. There are much more brilliant cut diamonds on the dial as the leaves, while the blueberries are done in large blue sapphire cabochons. Really a lovely art jewelry piece with a nice movement. The strap is blue satin mixed with crocodile.
With the Rectangular Dôme Invisible Damier watch, Delaneau plays with decorative textures on a watch that reminds me a little hand bag with handle on the top in terms of the shape. The watch is 40mm wide and also in 18k white gold. Again you have about 20 carats of diamonds and sapphire on the case, and another large set of baguette cut diamonds and sapphires on the dial. It has a similar style of blue satin and crocodile strap as the Amazone Blueberries.
Such play with high-jewelry watches and blue and white colors makes for a nice tone with winter season from Delaneau. Such watches are incredible expensive, but beautiful nonetheless.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews