A quartz movement lies within the mesmerizing, oval-shaped opal dial of this L’Heure du Diamant watch. The stone has been ascribed magical properties in mythology since ancient Greek and Roman times. The unique luminosity of opal, alongside the brilliant-cut diamond-encrusted bezel on the wrist of the wearer, is sure to impress.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication, and this DiaMaster Diamonds timepiece brings together the versatility of mother-of-pearl. The hues of blue epitomise its philosophy. The plasma high-tech ceramic case of this creation is home to a quartz moon phase movement and is water-resistant up to 50 metres.
Adorned with precious stones, each timepiece in the Policromia collection boasts an amalgamation of colours on different surfaces, multiple shaded pieces, precious inserts and asymmetrical bezels crafted in noble materials. This Policromia Pink Opal is furnished with a dial bearing a pink mother-of-pearl, pink opal and rose-gold coloured zone set with 24 diamonds, as well as a silver-coloured centre zone that has an azurage finish.
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NOTES TO SELF
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The Eternal Optimist
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Crafted using nature’s elements, these dials draw inspiration from the many heterogeneous materials and hues around us.Verve turns its lens onto a mesmerising few
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Along For The Ride
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