The dial of this Treasures of the World unique piece features amazingly iridescent labradorite, carefully selected and expertly worked by Daniel Haas, a world specialist in the realm of semi-precious stone-dial craftsmanship.
The natural beauty of the labradorite is perfectly complemented by the mechanical majesty of a tourbillon escapement.
Central hour and minute hands as well as hour markers are thrown into sharp relief by the striking, blue-green labradorite that surrounds the tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the open-worked mainspring at 12 o’clock.
The name Labradorite is derived from Labrador in eastern Canada, the region where this feldspar mineral was first identified. However, spectrolite, the type of high-quality labradorite used in this unique piece, originates from Finland. Spectrolite is a less common form of labradorite exhibiting a richer range of colours (a full spectrum, hence its name) and a vivid iridescence: A lustrous play of colour that changes as the dial is viewed at different angles.
The opalescent dial is complemented by the highly-polished, hand-bevelled three-armed bridge supporting the tourbillon which extends vertically to the open mainspring.
Turning over this Treasures of the World timepiece reveals the intricate ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism through the display-back, effectively three springs in one – pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring – as well as the Côtes du Jura engraved movement plate.
Treasures of the World: Labradorite features a stunning, iridescent labradorite dial and an exclusive tourbillon escapement. Each Treasures of the World is a unique piece in either a natural or diamond-set 18k rose gold or 18k white gold case.
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Dial and Hands
Movement and Finishing
Case and strap