At Basel world watch fair in 2015, Fabergé introduced its debut watch collection featuring stunning horology creations such as Lady Compliquée, an award winning ladies watch collection and Visionnaire 1, a contemporary high end watch designed for gentlemen.
This year, for men, Fabergé presents Altruist, an elegant wristwatch featuring the intricate, traditional motif on the dial and a unique winding crown. This modern yet classic three handed watch with 41mm case is available 18 carat white and rose gold variations.
The round case and bold, yet softly tapered lugs create a silhouette for a versatile timepiece. The Altruist watch is wound and adjusted by a Fabergé crown with a pivoting finger grip, which swings out to afford better purchase and offers a winding experience like a clockwork key of old.
The centre point of the Fabergé Altruist watch is its guilloche dial motif that radiates out from the centre point in waves. The 18 carat white gold model is presented using a technique long associated with Fabergé; namely a hand guilloched motif over which Grand Feu enamel is applied, offering added depth in a lustrous blue to the exquisitely intricate dial. The dial boasts Roman numerals for 12, 3, 6 and 9’o clock hour markers.
The white opaline dial of the 18 carat rose gold model is treated to be added flourish of depth and detail with applied rose gold indices. While at the first glance the hands might appear to be Breguet in style, instead of the traditional apertures the Fabergé Altruist watch features elongated, egg shaped openings to create something altogether more Fabergé.
A domed sapphire crystal offers the complete timepiece an organic, pebble like frame, while a sapphire crystal caseback offers a view of the Swiss Made automatic movement that beats inside the Fabergé Altruist watch.
The models of the collection are all equipped with self-winding mechanical movements produced by Vaucher Manufacture.
The movement is decorated with motifs based on objects produced by Peter Carl Fabergé himself. The oscillating weight crafted in 18 carat gold and decorated in the Fabergé style highlights the precious and rare character of the mechanical movement that powers the Fabergé Altruist watch.
The Fabergé Altruist watch is water resistant to 30 meters and is secured on an alligator strap with matching 18 carat gold pin buckle.
The retail price of the Fabergé Altruist gold watch for men is approximately US$ 17,500.