Swiss luxury watch brand Badollet presents Ivresse, a finely crafted timepiece in platinum highlighted with its gentle curves and softened angles. It is a purest expression of time dressed in a rectangular platinum case. Its finishes radiate a deep and intense purity that highlight its midnight blue face.
The play on contrasts is heightened by the brushed finish of the dial set against the circular satin-brushed chapter ring. The latter appears to be literally suspended thanks to striking light and shadow effects, while the discreetly cut-out hands accompany time in its perpetually renewed cycle. The design, pared down to its most obvious and natural expression, celebrates functionality and readability rather than aesthetic excess, as the Badollet griffin appears in solitary splendour at 12 o’clock.
The aesthetic refinement, created by Eric Giroud, is equalled only by the mechanical complexity of this timepiece. The flying tourbillon movement, exclusively designed and developed for Badollet, is deliberately hidden from sight.
Visible only through the transparent case-back, the tourbillon carriage recaptures the delicate modesty of vintage watches. The sapphire opening is shaped like the symbol of infinity, in a tribute to time as the universal driving force. Elusive, yet perceptible, immutable and yet exhilarating.
A cascade of precious stones sparkles across the skin with crystal-clear tones. The fresh charm of the gems unfurls in a pure limpid aesthetic, reminiscent of the 1930s. The bangle is bathed in diamonds and sapphires flowing endlessly over the wrist, alternating between perfectly aligned brilliant and baguette cuts.
Exquisitely crafted in white gold, it transforms the art of jewellery to a vibrant and dazzling treasure. The delicacy of the gems, the quality of the mesh and the absolute discretion of the clasp embody the secrets of French “Haute Joaillerie”. The rigorous geometrical lines provide tantalising glimpses of what lies beneath: an exquisite object designed to procure endless pleasure; simply begging to be captured.
Dimensions:Length 35.00 mm. Width 19.50 mm. Thickness : 6.40 mm.
Distinctive feature: Domed movement with cone-shaped going train
Power reserve: 120 hours
Description: Central hours and minutes, flying tourbillon, hanging barrel
Main plate: Nickel silver, entirely hand-decorated with chamfering, chasing, concave chamfering, circular graining and straight graining executed in the traditional manner
Material: 950 platinum
Crystal:Sapphire, colourless anti-reflective treatment on both sides, extra-hard treatment
Case back crystal:Flat sapphire, colourless anti-reflective treatment
Length: 53.80 mm
Width: 30.00 mm
Thickness: 12.30 mm
Interhorn width: 20.00 mm
Water-resistant to : 30m
Dark blue vertical satin-brushed base, applied riveted circular satin-brushed silver-toned chapter ring 12 nickel-plated mirror-polished riveted metal hour-markers, 36 nickel-plated incised 0.40 mm-diameter beads, riveted applied BADOLLET symbol
Material: Genuine full-grain alligator leather strap, large square scales
Finish : Safari finish, rolled edges, flat profile, genuine tone-on-tone “pompon” alligator leather, tone-on-tone stitching, heat-embossed
Colour : Midnight blue
Lug width: 20 mm
Buckle width: 18 mm
Material: 950 platinum
The Ivresse bracelet
18K white gold bracelet, composed of 40 bands set with diamonds and with blue, lilac pink and purple sapphires
Total number of jewels: 892 precious stones
Total carat weight: 100 carats
Gold weight: 200 grams
Bracelet length: 68 mm
Grain setting (30 bands) and baguette setting (10 bands)
Diamonds: 85 baguette-cut diamonds and 228 brilliant-cut diamonds, F-VS quality
Sapphires: 85 baguette-cut sapphires including two shades of blue, from Kanshana and Ceylon (Sri Lanka); 494 brilliant-cut sapphires including two shades of blue, two shades of lilac pink, one shade of purple, from Thailand, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Madagascar.