Fabergé Compliquée Only Watch 2019

Fabergé presents Compliquée Only Watch, a one-off, tailor made take on the award winning Compliquée timepiece, for the Only Watch biennial charity auction to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

This specially created Compliquée timepiece features a hand crafted sky-blue lacquer fan that opens to form a carpet of frost covering a white mother of pearl mosaic dial. Fabergé workmasters have added blue sapphires to the bezel with four sapphires at the crown – to help the owner read the time using the Compliquée’s highly praised movement. The watch face bears the inspiring message ‘create beauty to do good’ hand carved above the spreading blades.

Beneath the watch, a rounded sapphire crystal case reveals the details of the unrivalled Compliquée movement, with delicate lines of frozen ice decorating the rochet, while ice blue screws hold everything in its place.

The original Compliquée was the first new timepiece collection created by Aurélie Picaud, when she was appointed in 2013. She searched the archives and discovered a jewel and crystal Peacock egg made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Nicholas II in 1908, with a peacock that emerged from a translucent shell as the egg opened.

Inspired by this, Fabergé developed – with Geneva based Agenhor Manufacture – an entirely new movement where peacock feathers open and close as the minutes move steadily on, offering a whole new way to view the time. The Compliquée Only Watch pays homage to Peter Carl Fabergé’s famous Winter Egg of 1913.

Technical details

Case
Platinum case, 38mm, sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment, Gem-set bezel: 46 white round diamonds (1.585 carats) and 8 blue round sapphire (0.245 carats), Platinum crown.

Dial
Mother-of-pearl marquetry dial set with 5 diamonds (0.0105 carats) White mother-of-pearl rotating hour ring White mother-of-pearl minute-track, printed ”create beauty to do good”

Movement
Manually-wound 6901 Diameter: 32.7mm (14 1/2 lines) Thickness: 3.58mm Number of jewels: 38 Number of components: 242 Power reserve: 50 hours Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour , special decoration on rachet wheel.

Bracelet
Alligator strap

Estimate
CHF 50,000 – 70,000
EUR 45,000 – 63,000
USD 50,000 – 70,000

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