Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Champs Élysées Rive Blanche Nymphéas

The Rive Blanche Nymphéas model pays tribute to the water lily, in an ode to this mysterious flower which symbolises perfection and purity. Champs Élysées has designed this unique piece with many features which evoke the aquatic world: a drop-shaped case, a dial set with diamonds and sapphires to create a wash of blue like the subtle caress of the waves on the surface of a pond, and three gem-set flowers adorning the watch case middle. Delicate, refined and sophisticated, the Rive Blanche Nymphéas is a masterpiece of the jeweller's art, inspired by the great masters of impressionism.
The Rive Blanche collection draws its inspiration from the Seine, which gave rise to its name, the drop shape of its case and the waves which ripple across its dial. By honouring the water lily, Champs Élysées confirms its attachment to the City of Light, paying tribute to Claude Monet who returned to this theme again and again in his Nymphéas series. To bring the Rive Blanche Nymphéas model to life, Champs Élysées called upon the expertise of master jewellers and talented gem-setters, able to recreate the beauty, elegance and perfection of the water lily.
Delicately placed around the watch case middle, like a water lily on the surface of a pond, these flowers sparkle from their golden centre to the very tips of their precious petals. The dial is set with diamonds and sapphires, coming together to create a gentle wash of blue which brings to mind an impressionist canvas. Understated and elegant, this piece showcases the finesse of the master jeweller's art.

Technical details
Reference 02Q-WGD01-PV01-A01A
(Design variations available on request)

Quartz movement
Calibre: CE-Q-002
5 jewels
Battery autonomy: 4 years

18K white gold adorned with three jewelled flowers (water lilies)  screwed onto the case middle. Each flower is set with:
- 132 round diamonds (0.23 ct)
- 1 round yellow sapphire (0.08 ct)
Total case setting:
- 396 round diamonds (0.70 ct)
- 3 round yellow sapphires (0.25 ct)
Dimensions: 38.60 x 33.65 mm
Thickness: 7.75 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back with push-piece for time-setting
Water resistance: 5 ATM

18K gold paved with:
- 70 round diamonds (0.26 ct)
- 258 blue sapphires (0.96 ct) in three shades of blue
Faceted Dauphine hands in 18K gold

Hours and minutes

White alligator leather
18K white gold pin buckle set with 47 round diamonds (0.21 ct)


Retail price
CHF 60,000.-

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