Fabergé is introducing this year’s custom-built Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch – a unique, tailor-made take on the iconic Dalliance watch, which has been created for the Only Watch biennial charity auction. Proceeds from the sale of this one-off watch will benefit research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The Fabergé Dalliance collection perfectly illustrates Fabergé’s exquisite craftsmanship and penchant for surprise, and contains a manual-winding movement developed exclusively for Fabergé by Agenhor.
The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a white mother-of-pearl external dial, displayed in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with a bright red alligator strap. The design of the watch takes references from a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock, created by Fabergé workmaster Henrik Wigström in 1910.
Inspired by the idea of “wishing on a star”, this unique watch features an array of ruby-set shooting stars – a gemstone said to be associated with passion, prosperity and protection.
A hand-engraved rose gold dial with the words “Choose Hope” puts the Only Watch cause at the heart of this piece’s design, while playful watch hands are sun and moon symbols, of which the sun indicates the minutes, and the moon depicts the hours. The case-back is hand-engraved with the words ‘Unique Piece’ to illustrate that this is a one-of-a-kind creation.
The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch will be auctioned at Only Watch on 6th November 2021 in Geneva by Christie’s.
Model: Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch
Calibre: Manually wound 6911
Diameter: 30mm (13 lines)
Number of jewels: 15
Number of components: 158
Power reserve: 50 hours
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Decorations: Main-plate: circular-grained
Bridges: Cotes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering
18k rose gold case, 36mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment and 18k rose gold crown
Water resistance: 30m
White mother-of-pearl dial, 4N gilded printed elements
18k rose gold central decoration featuring four rubies, hand-engraved stars and “Choose Hope” wording
Hands: Fabergé Moon and Sun hands
Red alligator strap
Clasp / Buckle: 18k rose gold Fabergé pin buckle