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THE SECRET WORLD OF SECRET WATCHES

Double duty stunners that blur the line between the utilitarian nature of timekeeping and jewellery’s fabulous frivolity

CARTIER
Inspired by flowing waves, this high jewellery timepiece from Cartier is a calming vision of blues, greens, and iridescent reflections. In the centre is a 39.57-carat opal, while diamonds and strings of blue and green tourmaline beads lend an elegant, gradated effect.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
It may look like a bejeweled bangle at first glance, but this rose gold secret watch from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée collection reveals a white mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by diamonds once the larger of the two motifs pivots to the side. Stylish, playful, and definitely unexpected.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN
A nod to the Art Deco movement, the Heure Discrète secret watch is inspired by the fan, which was a prized accessory of the time. The fan is carved in white gold, which reveals a white mother-of-pearl window when pivoted, while three undulating white gold ribbons is set with nearly 11 carats of diamonds.

GRAFF
Comprised of 42.32 carats of emeralds and 27.99 carats of diamonds, Graff’s secret watch is a unique collaboration between the brand’s designers, master craftsmen, technology department, and Graff Luxury Watches. The result is a mechanism beneath one of the oval emeralds that helps reveal the watch dial.

CHOPARD
This Chopard timepiece makes a statement with its organic shape, which is a combination of 18-carat white gold and titanium, featuring a 72-carat black opal and set with carved jadeite, turquoise, onyx, pear-shaped and brilliant cut diamonds, emeralds, and tanzanites. The bracelet is made up of tanazanite beads that total 235 carats.