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Unique: Cartier’s High Jewelry Obsidian wristwatch

Jan 30, 2014 | Parisian Eye
Among
the great variety of creations introduced by Cartier at SIHH 2014 – I mentioned
already the new Tortue and Ballon Bleu de Cartier Floral Marquetry Parrot watch; one stands out that shows the excellence
of the Maison’s craftsmanship in Watchmaking
and High Jewellery.

The Obsidian wristwatch is a unique creation, bringing together and impressive list of superlatives: 1,700 hours were necessary for daring Cartier jewelers to manufacture this striking timepiece from a raw 119-kg obsidian stone, to which an extraordinary octagonal-shaped morganite of 143.99 carats has been added, edged with a double border paved with white diamonds and sapphires in graduated orange-pink tones: sumptuous materials transformed into jewels.
The seen and the unseen are equally impressive in the Obsidian wristwatch: the square-shaped diamond of the push-piece, the baguette-cut diamonds along the prong-set edges of the gem, and the dainty paving of tiny diamonds inside the case that complement the faceted cut of the gem – impossibly sophisticated details in a piece that nature has made one-of-a-kind.

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