Boucheron has always been known for its inventive verve. This is, after all, the brand that worked with MB&F to develop the stunning Owl high-jewel kit on top of the wonderful horological machine. This is the brand that since its inception and early wrist watch years in the 1920s has been focusing on creating timepieces of mastery – works of art for the wrist.
So it comes as no surprise that this year, the brand will be unveiling at the upcoming BaselWorld 2011 a host of stunning artistry pieces that combine creativity both inside and out. Among them is this Crazy Seahorse watch, part of the Aquatic Waves series. Its rich dial features a main seahorse encrusted with pink, yellow and orange sapphires gliding through an ocean of mother of pearl. A second smaller seahorse is crafted in marquetry of fossilized palm trees. Together, they float amidst a three-dimensional dial of gemstone-set coral that offers depth and rich appeal.
Inside this work 42mm, 18-karat white gold case (with a bezel set with 28 white diamonds), is a Girard-Perregaux 4000 movement that offers a “crazy seconds” complication, visible on the dial next to the jeweled seahorse. Its disk features a fish that slowly swims in circles with the passing seconds. The retail price on this soon-to-be-released Boucheron piece has not yet been set. But this is an underwater stunner that every collector will want to dive in for.