The Great Wall is the most important architectural structure ever built, in terms of length, surface area and mass.
It stretches over 6,200 kilometres, with walls averaging six to seven metres high and four to five metres wide. Intended to protect China’s northern frontier, it starts at the border with the coast north of Beijing and extends to the Gobi Desert. Its construction dates initially from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century. Since 1987, the Great Wall has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the background, a celestial vault consists of a gradient paving of 129 brilliant-cut sapphires and 11 brilliant-cut diamonds. Through its three shades of blue, it evokes a deep sky, studded with a few diamonds. It overlooks the distant mountain, appearing as a hand-engraved white gold applique.
47mm 18K Rose Gold hand-engraved.
Unique Piece, Number 01/01
The hand-engraved rose gold applique depicts the Great Wall, which gradually transforms into a powerful dragon surrounding the jade path that is lost in the perspective of an endless wall.
The hand-engraving gives life to the dragon theme picked up on the case middle, bezel and lugs.