An extraordinary bracelet-watch from the Swiss Maison Audemars Piguet covered with 12,000 small sapphires and diamonds ♦ ︎
A single jewel, but extraordinary ones. A jewel that in addition to sparkling on the wrist also has the function (secondary) to indicate the time. In short, the Audemars Piguet is the Sapphire Orbe, bracelet-watch (more bracelet than watch) of high jewelry, a unique work that is worth observing carefully.
A curious aspect is that the bracelet derives its name from the Orbe torrent that runs through Le Brassus, a small Swiss town in the canton of Vaud. A creek flowing a few meters from the Audemars Piguet headquarters.
Also the Sapphire Orbe bracelet is a river, but of diamonds and sapphires, with shades of blue and orange. A precious nuance that has a play of colors and lights that change according to the perspective with which you look at the jewel. Audemars Piguet specifies that it took about 1050 hours to finish the jewel settings. At the center of the bracelet, under a dome, is the dark blue sapphire globe of 2 centimeters. Underneath the globe is the 18-karat white gold dial of the watch, paved with orange sapphires. The central rings, on the other hand, are entirely covered with diamonds and sapphires in six shades of blue and orange, each in 20 different diameters ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters. In all there are more than 12,000 stones, each strictly selected, cut and set by hand. In short, a masterpiece.