Ajourée Nuri, Boucheron
The parrots are part of the famous Boucheron bestiary. Their sculptural images, studded with multicolored sapphires, appear not only in Nuri rings and necklaces, but also adorn the jewelry watches of the same name with a tiny mother-of-pearl dial.
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Epure Cypris, Boucheron
Sculptural swans in white and Tahitian mother-of-pearl with feathers barely touched by diamonds gracefully pose on the dials of the Epure Cypris paired watches. The case is equipped with an automatic Girard-Perregaux GP4000 caliber.
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Lucea il Giardino Paradiso, Bulgari
Lucea dials were decorated with elements of exotic flora and fauna, made using mother-of-pearl and enamel marquetry technique. The bright decoration of the watch is complemented by the sophisticated BVL Caliber 263 tourbillon movement.
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Panthères et Colibri, Cartier
In Cartier watches, a tiny rose gold bird is a functional part of the movement. When you press the crown, a figurine of a cub peeps out from behind a mother panther, and a hummingbird soars up, turning into a power reserve indicator.
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Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Glyptique and Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Flying Birds, Chanel
The round black onyx dial serves as the perfect backdrop for the Chanel miniatures in the style of the Chinese lacquer screens, a favorite of Mademoiselle herself. In the Glyptigue model, the figurine of a bird is made using the technique of carving on rhodonite and Cuban shell. In the Flying Birds watch, birds of paradise are sculptures in the signature Beige gold.
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Lady Compliquée, Fabergé
The movement of this sophisticated ladies' watch was developed by the independent watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht: the peacock's opening tail serves as a retrograde minute hand. This model won the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve last year. The new models are made in three versions: with black sapphires, emeralds and rubies.
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The Charming Bird, Jaquet Droz
Under the dome made of sapphire glass is an automaton in the form of a singing bird. Moreover, the sound is extracted not due to vibrations, but due to the compression of air passing through three microscopic tubes using a piston. The most complicated mechanics of The Charming Bird exist in only eight timepieces.
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Watches from the Rare Handcrafts series, Patek Philippe
Objects from the highly artistic Rare Handcrafts series are created by engravers and master enamellers using cloisonné, hot and stained glass enamel techniques. Vivid miniatures depicting exotic birds are enclosed in platinum Calatrava watch cases.
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Métiers d'Art L'Éloge de la Nature, Vacheron Constantin
The skilled engraver, enameller, jeweler and guilloche specialist worked for two months to create the watch dial. A majestic bird made of gold and diamonds floats on the water surface of translucent enamel. The women's model with a diameter of 39 mm and the men's model with a size of 42 mm exist in a single copy.
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Lady Arpels Extraordinary Dials, Van Cleef & Arpels
In the series of "extraordinary dials", there are three models dedicated to the world of birds. The cardinal bird (Cardinal Carmin), the indigo hummingbird (Colibri Indigo) and the kingfisher (Martin-Pêcheur Azur) are made using the technique of incrustation of colored stones and feather marquetry - the mosaic was made by the famous master Nelly Saunier. Each of the three models was released in the amount of 22 pieces.
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