It's a fine line between the exquisite and gaudy that Maison Boucheron treads with their high jewellery timepieces, and their two new releases — the Plume de Paon and Soleil Radiant watches — are no exception. Taking a lavish approach with embellishments, the graceful curves of the timepieces are accentuated with round and baguette diamonds, and the house's elegance is maintained by keeping to a monochromatic palette.
The first of two, is the Plume de Paon watch that embodies bold femininity with its feather design that swirls delicately around the wrist when worn. White marble marquetry, a material rarely used in high jewellery and obtained from the quarries of Jodphur, amplifies its curves and dimensions, and the masterpiece culminates in a tiara set with diamonds that cradles the watch.
The Soleil Radiant timepiece on the other hand, may not boast as fanciful a body, but is a symbol of sophistication in its own right. Taking inspiration from the fluidity of water ripples, the timepiece is comprised of five gold dome-shaped pebbles adorned with three waves of diamonds, with the innermost circle encasing the diamond paved watch at its heart.
Both the Soleil Radiant and Plume de Paon watches are one-of-a-kind, and are part of the maison's active high jewellery timepiece line that is available in Paris.