DeLaneau 1608 Magnolias

No, it’s not the birth date of a historic horological figure, as is often the case in the watch industry, or even a street number. 1608 is the number of times DeLaneau’s new mechanical digital readout watch “jumps” every single day.

In the same spirit DeLaneau has always presented its timepieces, bringing true watchmaking to the women of today, the brand is now taking this sophisticated, time-honored complicated movement and re-interpreting it to make reading the time simple with an oversize digital readout. This year the Magnolias theme gives a new opportunity to the 1608 to express itself.

The 1608 comes with a choice of 12 hour display, all done with the use of three separate display disks, and the 1608 can be displayed in three cases: Amazone, Rectangular or Square Dôme. It is available in white and red gold in a wide variety of precious metals, stone settings, finishing and decors.

Whatever a client desires, it can be accomplished by the artisans who work with DeLaneau. All the artisans are based in and around Geneva, so the complicated production of DeLaneau’s stunning timepieces is like a symphony, with Wendt-Thévenaz as its conductor working in harmony with the movement designers and manufacturers, the stone setters, the finishers, the enamel artists, the miniature painters.

The 1608 is a combination of classicism and modernity, a perfect symbol for DeLaneau, which uses traditional watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship to create works of art in timepieces specifically for women

1. Magnolia sertie de saphirs et grenats vanadiu- XRD 220 WG Magnolia sur nacre grise:

Technical details
Case
18 cts white gold set with 97 diamond baguettes, 11.35 cts and 213 diamonds, 0.98 cts
Diamonds set crown, 0.10 cts
Diameter: 42 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters

Dial
Grey Mother-of-Pearl;18 cts white gold enamelled Magnolia decor set with 208 sapphires, 0.96 cts and 342 vanadium grenats, 1.34 cts and 1 ruby pistil

Movement
DEL1608, FP 1150 automatic movement with additional module DE02
Autonomy: 54 hours

Strap
Satin fabric, inside lining with crocodile leather, 18 cts white gold deploying buckle set with 60 diamonds, 0.63 cts

*Diamonds are round brilliant cut Top Wesselton VVS1 and diamond baguettes are D-IF.

2.Rectangular Dôme “1608” Magnolia-RDOD220 WG Magnolia peint et serti sur nacre grise:

Technical details
Case
18 cts white gold set with 98 diamond baguettes, 13.07 cts and 280 diamonds, 4.67 cts
Diamond set crown and cabochons, 0.42 cts
Dimensions: 40 mm x 36 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters

Dial
Grey Mother-of-Pearl;18 cts white gold enamelled Magnolia decor set with 172 diamonds, 0.468 cts

Movement
DEL1608, FP 1150 automatic movement with additional module DE02;
Autonomy: 54 hours

Strap
Satin fabric, inside lining with crocodile leather, white gold deploying buckle set with 32 diamonds, 0.19 cts

*Diamonds are round brilliant cut Top Wesselton VVS1 and diamond baguettes are D-IF

3. Amazone “1608” Magnolia-XRD104 WG 1608 Magnolia émail sur nacre blanche

Technical details
Case
18 cts white gold set with 639 diamonds, 3.78 cts
Diamond set crown, 0.10 cts;
Diameter: 42 mm
Waterproof: 30 meters

Dial
White Mother-of-Pearl;18 cts white gold enamelled Magnolia decor set with 1 ruby pistil

Movement
DEL1608, FP 1150 automatic movement with additional module DE02
Autonomy: 54 hours

Strap
Gros grain fabric, inside lining with crocodile leather, white gold deploying buckle set with 60 diamonds, 0.63 cts

*Diamonds are round brilliant cut Top Wesselton VVS1

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