Audemars Piguet Reveals Carnet de Bal Haute Joaillerie Set

Oct 17, 2008
The Audemars Piguet Carnet de Bal Haute Jaillerie set is a true quintessence of femininity. Created in Audemars Piguet's own Haute Joaillerie workshop, the breathtaking jewelry creations, a necklace and a cuff-watch, pay tribute to divine beauty of Nature.

The most experienced specialists of the brand selected the purest gemstones. Then, gifted master jewelers applied a variety of gem-setting techniques, including closed, claw or grain techniques, to reveal the gems in all their beauty. Stage by stage, the craftsmen created the volumes, having readjusted shapes, to come up with the ideally balanced and harmonious jewelry creations.

For the exquisite jewelry set, a few diamond cuts have been finely fashioned, including pear, marquise, baguette and brilliant cuts.

The white gold necklace, which required more than 500 hours of work, sparkles with 1,039 diamonds. The jewelry creation amazes by its sheer volume: the floral composition of the choker is gently cambered and tipped with mobile stems of a variety of lengths. Due to the finest interlacing motif, the curve of the necklace represents a magnificent union of softness and flowing motion.

The Audemars Piguet Carnet de Bal Haute Jaillerie cuff-watch, sparkling with 481 diamonds, reveals the flowers and leaves swaying with the same ease. The stems are created to spread over the hand in an elegant lacy motif.

The dial of the watch reveals a floral motif engraved on white mother-of-pearl, being completed with diamond hour-markers.

The Audemars Piguet timepiece is equipped with a hand-wound Caliber 2046. The 18-jewel, 85-part movement, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, provides a 42-hour power reserve. All parts of the movement are decorated by hand. The mechanism has a circular-grained plate, and rhodium-plated bridges, bevelled, snailed and embellished with 'cotes de Geneve' motif.

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