These 3 Luxe Watches Take Insane Craftsmanship To The Next Level

This year at the pre-eminent watch show, Baselworld, Girard-Perregaux debuted The Chamber of Wonders, which consists of three artistic models within the 1966 collection.

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The three dials are distinguished by three historic maps: The Pearl of Wonders, The Terrestrial Map and The New World “Novus Orbis”, and is limited to 18 watches per version.

schreyer_1403921The New World “Novus Orbis” (pictured) is ‘the most colorful of the maps contained in La Chambre des Merveilles, it displays creative fields populated with fragments organized into a mosaic’, according to Girard-Perregaux.

schreyer_1404312The craftsmanship is second to none, taking about 95 hours to create a single dial. The cutting and assembly of these micro-stones require extraordinary meticulousness, patience and artistry. The technique gives the impression that the land on the map floats, reinforced by the artist’s micro-painting in six different tones.

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