With its diverse form and natural beauty, the delicate butterfly is a captivating creature and an enduring influence for Graff Diamonds, inspiring the design team in the creation of the Princess Butterfly watch.
For the first time this timeless motif is represented in a striking literal translation, featuring a highly-sculptural butterfly depicted by an outline of tapered baguette gemstones, which define the pavé wings and conceal a hidden timepiece.
From all white or yellow diamonds to a dégradé of sapphires, the intricate markings of the wings are illuminated with the finest gemstones, creating a work of art to be gracefully worn on the wrist.
The watch incorporates a highly innovative, jewelled mechanism which is pushed to reveal the secret 17mm watch dial set with mother of pearl. The creation of a transformable jewellery watch requires careful consideration to ensure a flawless ease of transformation, from jewelled bracelet to secret watch with discrete settings and invisible mechanisms.
Graff’s master craftsmen spent many months testing the design, involving advanced 3D technology to realise the butterfly wings, mapping each curve and contour to reflect accurate movement and shape of the butterfly while ensuring the composition and construction were perfected.
A coordinating satin watch strap complete the timepiece, however it is the bracelet of the all diamond Princess Butterfly variation, which exemplifies the attention to detail of Graff’s design team.
The bracelet of this evolution comprises four alternating flowing and interwoven lines of pavé baguette and brilliant round diamonds. Graff’s craftsmen have exquisitely cradled each diamond within a minimal setting to enable the light to amplify the brilliance of each stone.