Having a penchant for gemstones, Fabergé debuts an exquisite 1-carat diamond timepiece titled ‘The Dalliance GemAddict.’ As the Russian bespoke luxury-makers break the mould with their new timepiece, The Dalliance GemAddict timepiece has a diamond at the centre of its dial, making it one of just a few watches in the world to boast a gem so large. Fabergé is working with gemstone miner Gemfields to use responsibly sourced rubies from Mozambique and emeralds from Zambia. The indulgence Fabergé provides with the Dalliance GemAddict is purely bespoke and will be globally initiated this month.
Besides its central grand-piece, the dial has also been enriched with smothered with 180 invisibly set baguette-cut diamonds, weighing more than 4cts. While the diamond resides upon a ruby enamel, Fabergé confirms that the centrepiece can be customised or variated with emerald treatments. This feast of gems is completed with an 18-carat rose gold bezel. In this version, it has been adorned with 32 trapeze-cut Gem-fields rubies, weighing 6.6-carats, to complement the decorated red Grand Feu enamel disc at the centre of the dial.
Aurélie Picaud, Fabergé’s timepieces director says “The Dalliance GemAddict is a jewellery watch for customers who are looking to carry a piece of art, beautifully executed with the highest level of craftsmanship, on their wrist. Fabergé’s tradition of creativity, ingenuity and surprise is expressed throughout this timepiece – from the state-of-the-art take on a traditional mechanical movement to the Grand Feu enamel, Gemfields rubies and the space for the wearer’s unique customised artwork. Fabergé has always created bespoke gifts. With Dalliance GemAddict, we twinned that enduring legacy with the dedication and craft of the finest Swiss watchmakers to create this unique piece.”
The timepiece is manually wound with a 6911 Caliber that runs a 50-hour power reserve. The domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment, keep up with the rest of the allure. Price will be dependent on the bespoke indulgence.
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