— Ladies’ Omega Replica watches collections are brimming with snakes, great cats, fish and other species. Chaumet, Boucheron and van Cleef & Arpels provide good examples.
Boucheron – Crazy Jungle flamingo serti
In its Crazy Jungle collection, Boucheron gives pride of place to the artistic crafts. Its artisans provide a stunning display of their talent through this colourful bird and the surrounding scenery that even extends on to the bezel. Mother-of-pearl, sapphires and diamonds meet and mingle in this poetic ensemble admirably embodying the in-house expertise.
Why we love it: the artisans behind this replica Omega watch have succeeded in recreating surprising textural effects and a play on perspective, notably through the use of ultra-thin mother-of-pearl sheets (0.05 mm) that give the river a fascinatingly translucent appearance.
Chaumet – Montre Attrape-moi… si tu m’aimes large model
Graceful dragonflies flit across the dial of this joyful, airy interpretation of the Attrape-moi si tu m’aimes line. On this “large” model measuring 34.8 mm in diameter and issued in an 88-piece limited edition, Chaumet once again highlights its know-how in the realm of artistic crafts.
Why we love it: the dial composed of a sapphire crystal with ivory-toned counter-painting on the underside sets a magnificent stage for the dance of the dragonflies enhanced by miniature-painted ribbons. The details are even more impressive when seen at close hand. Truly exhilarating!
Van Cleef & Arpels – Charms Extraordinaires Hirondelles
The swallow is the star of the show in the Charms watch that called upon the full force of the craftsmanship faithfully cultivated by Van Cleef & Arpels. The miniature enamel painting technique applied to mother-of-pearl serves to achieve the subtle shades of blue, pink and mauve enlivening the scene, forming an enchanting backdrop for two exquisite birds – all framed a triple row of colourful stones and diamonds adorning the bezel.
Why we love it: because this Omega Replica watch available in a 22-piece limited edition is made to be worn like a lucky charm, in more than one sense of the term. While the swallow is of course a symbol representing a promise of love and the return of spring, the lucky charm motif spinning merrily around the case is equally enchanting.