Originally inspired by the grace of the butterfly’s flight, the Kalysta line-up has been built from a compilation of tales, for some exotics and for others wintry. Newcomer in this elegant collection, the Kalysta“Joaillerie d’Art” Precious Tale evokes the metamorphosis of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the Chinese legend’s lovers, in butterflies.
On Kalysta’s bracelet, those two, made of 8 baguette-cut diamonds each, spread their wings in lush foliage of diamonds blossoming on the wrist with an incomparable shine. Playing with the duality of lightness and stiffness, jewellery flexibility and watchmaking structure, Hysek has hemmed this fascinating interlacing of diamonds by two gold ribbons covered with smaller stones, in a snow-setting style.
Those floral scapes are running through Kalysta Joaillerie d’Art’s case and blossom in two vegetal compositions mixing gold petals set with brilliant-cut diamonds or with an astonishing hand-engraved frosty quartz, marquise-shaped diamonds flower buds and a fine foliage in mirror-polished gold. This sparkling dial is housed in a receptacle of feminine proportions (39mm diameter) with sertineige style setting adorned with a mesmerizing arrangement of diamonds of decreasing diameters.
Like the other pieces in the collection, the Kalysta Joailleried’ Art “Precious Tale” uses the HW61 calibre, its exclusive, 100% manufacture automatic movement boasting a 39-hour power reserve. At 12 o’clock, the Kalysta sports a dedicated window to display jumping hours. The minutes, meanwhile, are denoted by means of a blue marquise sapphire that travels around the jewelled bezel to mark out the time. At 3 o’clock, a white gold ring, clad with a double diamond, which swivels on the crown set with a moon-stone cabochon.
The Kalysta “Joailleried’Art” Precious Tale is a unique piece coming in 18K white gold set with 3220 diamonds for a total weight of 19.58 carats. An interchangeable strap system allows the watch to be also worn with a satin or leather strap. Moreover, a brooch, available on request, completes this jewellery set and offers, thanks to the interchangeable system, the option to alternatively convert this adornment into a blazer ornament, a jewellery bracelet or a watch.
Hysek complication HW61
Minutes indicated by a blue sapphire marquise
Size: Ø39mm x W11mm
18K white gold
854 “snow-set” diamonds on the case
7 marquises and 794 diamonds set on the dial
Crown set with 2 diamonds and 1 moonstone
Total carat weight 19.58 carats
Water resistance: 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black metallized sapphire crystal on the back
Interchangeable bracelet with 16 baguette- and 1549 brilliant-cut diamonds
Price under request