Nelly Saunier, a gifted master plumassière or feather artist, is endowed with masterful and delicate expertise that enables her to tame feathers in such a way that they obey her creative purpose. As delicate as its raw material, this art is practiced by a rare breed of craftspersons who continue to perpetuate this ancestral ornamental art.
Each of the three new models issued in limited production features marquetry created with the feathers of a bird that is raised specifically for this purpose. In addition to extreme dexterity, this skill requires excellent perception of volumes and above all of colours. Each dial thus crafted composes a nocturnal motif in shades of sky blue, turquoise, or sapphire blue, revealed by a touch of immaculate white or deep purple.
These timepieces are framed by a 36mm-diameter 18-carat white-gold case set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds, equipped with a quartz movement and teamed up with a satin strap in a shade echoing the main dial colour.
Source: Europa Star October - November 2013 Magazine Issue