In 2008, Ebel’s iconic Beluga line has been reinterpreted in a delightfully modern and dynamic manner that accentuates the rounded curves of its case, further enhanced by the subtle technique of progressive gem-setting. As the talking-piece of this new Beluga collection, Beluga Caviar is issued in a limited edition of 10 and brings a fascinating sense of aquatic life, relish and mystery to the wrist.
First brought to European by 14th century Venetian trading ships in the 14th century and often referred to as “black pearls”, caviar has come to epitomize luxury and exclusivity. The prestigious Beluga caviar variety, consisting of the largest eggs, has a rich, creamy flavor and a delicate texture, but is prized above all for its sheer rarity.
The opulent, gently curving 38mm case in 18K-750 white gold encircles an amazingly expressive “caviar-paved” dial. Glareproofed on both sides, the sapphire crystal lends even greater depth to this unique watch face, graced only by slender diamond-polished “leaf” hands and concentric circles composed of 86 unequivocally evocative onyx half spheres.
This captivating picture is exquisitely framed by 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 16 brilliant-cut black diamonds, totaling 3.84 carats. Reflecting the pearl-like or beaded motif and the same maritime inspiration, stingray was a natural choice for the finely flowing leather strap, secured with a matching white gold buckle.
This voluptuous blend of noble and precious materials has given rise to a refined and unmistakably original Haute Joaillerie creation. Fully living up to its proud name and legacy, the Beluga Caviar is an irresistible gourmet treat for those who appreciate the finer things that time brings. It will doubtless also find a perfect place on the graceful wrist of the stunning Ebel muse, Gisele Bündchen.
Model description: Beluga collection 2008 – Beluga Caviar
- Movement: Swiss quartz movement, EBEL Caliber 956
- Features: Hours – Minutes
- Case: Diameter: 38 mm
- Material: polished 18K-750 white gold
- Case set with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 16 brilliant-cut black diamonds (3.84ct)
- Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Water-resistance: 5 atm
- Dial: Black dial set with 86 onyx half-spheres (2.95 cts)
- Hands: Two diamond-polished “leaf” hands: Hours – Minutes
- Strap: Black stingray
- Polished 18K-750 white gold standard buckle –polished EBEL logo, in negative engraving