Style dictates that a watch brimming with gems from the hands of the finest craftspeople should be powered by a mechanism that does the House that signed the dial proud. This obdurate penchant for perfection will necessarily sublimate – even more absolutely so – the women who choose to wear a gem so consummate that its wealth reaches way beneath the surface.

Ellipses Anniversaire

The 150th anniversary special edition

The Watch Quote™ - March 23rd, 2008

Celebrating a 150-year-long tradition of intensely creative endeavour prompted Boucheron to reinvigorate its fine watch-making flair and elevate it beyond time and on to eternity. These new stylish and graceful, round and square creations are available in white gold or pink gold, in strictly special editions. Their single passion and only aim is perfection. Their originality-steeped outer beauty conceals the best that watch-making art has to offer: an entirely hand-made atelier calibre.

The first thing that catches the eye is probably the sheer visual power that radiates from the elliptical setting, harnessing the evocative wealth that the range of blues or shades of yellow and orange unleash. These rare gems are all different sizes and set to create visual volume alongside the purest diamonds. The real talent of this House’s master jewelers is in the harmony that their artful stone-setting elicits. The design invariably changes from one series to the next. The galaxy of precious coloured stones magically rises above the law of gravitation. Springing from the golden dial to the case, this coloured nebula is reflected in the pumiced shagreen straps that capture the slightest trace of light. These watches stir time with impulse – the visible sign of an inner desire to advance.

In keeping with Voltaire’s contention that the sky is the see of the Watchmaker of the Universe, Boucheron found it fitting to unveil what human talent has enabled it to tender nestled a golden crib. The oval window opening into the back unveils a few of the atelier-made GP 4000 calibre’s completely restyled components including the mark of the maker, the first House to open on Place Vendôme.

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Boucheron Ellipses Anniversaire

Case:Versions: Round, white gold, 119 diamonds (1.643 carat) and 52 blue sapphires (1.16 carat)
Round, white gold, 77 diamonds (0.975 carat) and 64 yellow and orange sapphires (1.18 carat)
Round, pink gold, 35 diamonds (0.52 carat), 85 blue sapphires and 51 pink sapphires (2.60 carats)
Square, pink gold, 191 diamonds (1.68 carat)
Waterproof:to 30 metres
Back:elliptical opening revealing the GP 4000 calibre and custom 150th-anniversary finishes
Mechanism:Movement: GP 4000 calibre designed and manufactured in Girard-Perregaux ateliers.
Custom geometric finishes and oscillating weight restyled with the “coat of arms” of the House established in 1858.
Size: 11½ lines (eq. approx. 26 mm)
Power reserve: 40 hours
Oscillations per hour: 28,800
Straps:Pumiced shagreen matching model tones.
Golden pin buckle on square models, case-matching pin buckle on round models.
Havana alligator strap and pink-gold folding buckle on square diamond-set model.

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