Under the loupe: our latest watch and jewellery finds

Under the loupe: our latest watch and jewellery finds

London-based jewellery designer Rachel Entwistle has unveiled a colourful collaboration with Paul Smith. An ode to abstract sculpture and midcentury design, the gender fluid pieces feature pendants of lapis lazuli, green agate and red coral, suspended like planets amongst geometric strands of sterling silver and gold. They include asymmetric earrings, signet rings and bar necklaces, which make not just sublime companions to the block colours of the latest Paul Smith collections, but to any modern spring ensemble.

Writer: Katie Meston

Flying colours
22 January

Paris-based auction house Artcurial has made a move to the Monaco Yacht Club for its latest auction. This includes 'Les temps est féminin’, a sale held tomorrow, which is dedicated to 80 women’s timepieces, boasting designs by Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex. The sale places particular focus on the designs of Piaget, and we’re particularly enamoured by Lot 191, a diamond-encrusted 1970s timepiece by the Swiss house. Its onyx malachite face nods to Piaget’s elevation of semi precious stones during the decade, and its bracelet strap emphasises the maison’s mastery of metalwork. Showcasing Piaget’s ‘palace technique’, the yellow gold strap resembles a ribbon of raw silk. 

Writer: Laura Hawkins

Seventies sparkle
17 January

Geneva-based watch brand MB&F’s avant-garde designs channel superb technical accomplishment into a mischievous narrative. Their latest piece, Kelys & Chirp, is fully mechanical, and brings to life a turtle who walks with a slow, steady gait. Chirp is his companion, a singing bird who springs from her nest to pirouette and warble a tuneful melody. Developed with mechanical music specialists Reuge, it is driven by an extensive 480 components, putting it on the same level of complexity as a minute repeater. 

Writer: Hannah Silver

 

Feeling chirpy
16 January

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