The EPURE art series is a masterpiece that pays tribute to nature. The real art comes from imitating nature. This free and living benefactor is just like the creative spirit of the Florence Renaissance cabinet. In the art series, Each of the works is the top creation of a craftsman, showing amazing mosaic craftsmanship in a miniature space. Fortunately, Boucheron has the most talented jewellery craftsmen and watchmakers. Boucheron has been able to provide top-level rich art collections, combined with extremely diverse technical craftsmanship.
What could be more symbolic than this flower?
On a polished black gallite surface, a white K gold pansy blooms with six petal snowflakes and diamond petals. The centres of the six closely-set diamond pistils are presented with extremely fine gold beads and extremely fine openwork. In this tiny space, artisans use more than 250 diamonds to outline the beauty of blooming flowers.
Pansy is a symbol of love and loyalty, as well as a symbol of desire. Federico Boucheron was aware of this and could be seen in the necklaces, brooches and crowns he created to commemorate this flower. Before each trip, Fedrick will give his wife Gabrielle a bouquet of pansies and a note that reads: ‘I will miss you (Je pense à toi)’. This love memorial became a permanent token of the happy time they spent together.
EPURE BLE D’ OR
A golden ear of wheat that shines with beauty
If the pansy watch wins everyone’s attention for its hollow-out technique, the EPURE BLE D’ OR art series wheat ear watch will deeply impress people with extraordinary poetry. Two wheat ears carved in white gold are placed on the left side of the surface, and the tip of the drooping ear is bent to the right, as if swinging in the breeze. The diamond-paved grain has slightly different heights, creating an extraordinary weaving effect that highlights the mysteries of nature. The delicate tips of the wheat ears are lifelike, and the wheat ears interweave a rich layer.
Symbol of wheat ears
Showing the vitality of nature, human beings have long cultivated wheat and many civilizations regard it as a gift from God. In Van Gogh’s paintings, wheat represents the vitality of nature bathed in the sun. Wheat is also a symbol of happiness and fertility. During the Roman period, newlyweds had to sprinkle wheat kernels. Wheat spike is a token of love, and it also symbolizes power and wealth in some poetic and mysterious traditions. In Egypt, the god Osiris created wheat and is considered a symbol of apocalypse and abundance.
EPURE LIERRE DE PARIS Art Paris Ivy Watch
Paris ivy is an ode to love
On the ivy wreath carved from white gold, the leaves inlaid with snowflakes and diamonds are intertwined in a clever and continuous way. Lifelike tree carvings, as if they were made of wood with annual rings.
Here we can see that Bao Shilong’s fascination with ivy has remained the same since the creation of Bao Shilong’s famous ivy-shaped question mark necklace in 1883. Ivy’s love is also reflected in the Lierre de Paris collection of the 2012 Ivy Biennale.
Ivy is a hardy plant with lush foliage that always grows on attached trees. The symbolic meaning in medicinal plants represents attachment and eternal love.
All civilizations praise the ivy. In Egypt, it symbolizes eternal life because it can live for 400 years. In ancient Greece, ivy was one of the symbols of Dionysus. When Zeus appeared and thunder and lightning increased, Bacchus protected himself with ivy. Since then, Bacchus has always worn a crown of ivy as an amulet. In the Middle Ages, ivy leaves were thought to protect men from confusion and were a powerful symbol of love.
EPURE OLEIA Art Olive Leaf Watch
The olive tree is a symbol of peace and strength
Olive leaves symbolize strength and peace. The carved olive branches and leaves unfold before our eyes, and the veins are paved with diamonds. The fine details capture everyone’s attention, and its magic comes from the combination of elegance and fine lines.
The Greeks awarded the Olympic winner an olive branch with a dovetail. It also symbolizes the patience and firm loyalty of Penelope (the loyal wife), whose wedding bed is woven from ‘Homer’s Odyssey’ olive vines.
EPURE TOURBILLON VITIS ART vine tourbillon
It is different from any other watch from the inside out. In addition to the wonderful vine leaf design and intricate leaves, the EPURE TOURBILLON VITIS Art Series grapevine tourbillon watch continues to achieve impossible extraordinary masterpieces with amazing superb craftsmanship.
For example, mother-of-pearl craftsmanship-a piece of mother-of-pearl is carved into many tiny bunches of grapes. This alone is different from other watches in the EPURE Collection Art Collection.
The flying tourbillon, invented in the 19th century, is one of the most complicated and well-known watch manufacturing methods in the world. This manufacturing method allows the movement to rotate freely, as if enchanted, and exhibits incredible accuracy. Only the most skilled watchmakers have the technology to make tourbillons.
The EPURE TOUBILLON VITIS Art Series grapevine tourbillon watch is unusual in that its core is set on the back of the watch, and is engraved with No. 26 Fangdeng Plaza (Brossillon Paris Head Office) and the famous bronze pillar in the square. The movement is decorated with 19 gems, and the hour and minute hands are displayed at 1 o’clock, subtly suggesting that Boucheron is located in the main store of Fangdeng Plaza. The front of the watch is decorated with rattan buds carved in white gold. The curly rattan veins and the rotating movement of the tourbillon echo each other.
The artisans love to use vines as a decorative pattern, and this timepiece from Boucheron continues this tradition. At the same time, vines symbolize love, friendship and solidarity. Together with the vine and its fruit, Boucheron symbolizes abundance, youth and eternity.
EPURE KHEPRI Art Scarab Watch
Demystifying the Scarab
Boucheron’s artisans use texture contrast, texture, and light to shape the mysterious magic of scarabs. The scarlet beetle’s brightly colored head (egg-cut blue corundum), the opal as the upper wing, and the translucent body with a crystal with a concentric circle engraving form an extraordinary contrast. The neck is inlaid with diamonds to symbolize power, while the yellow corundum with gradual colors sets off the delicateness of the lower wings.
Scarabs are widely regarded as a symbol of rebirth and protection. As a symbol of the amulet, the scarab is considered to have the essence of eternal love and is often worn as amulet. In ancient Egypt, scarabs were the sun gods reborn every morning at dawn. He was portrayed as a man with a gold scarab on his head, which stood like a trophy in the direction of the sun.
The surface of the EPURE KHEPRI Art Scarab watch is set with mother-of-pearl plane. The blue and purple gradient represent the dawn, reflecting the symbol of rebirth, purity and hope.
EPURE CICADA Art Collection
This watch is a noble praise to Xia Chan
The head and body of the cicada match each other with green tourmaline. The head is an egg-faced cut gem, the body part is decorated with concentric circles, and the center chess is 8 pink corundum, like a hidden treasure of Xia Chan. The lower half of the wings are made of translucent pink mother-of-pearl engraved with fine texture, exquisitely showing the exquisite workmanship, while the diamonds inlaid in the upper half of the wings contrast with the soft halo of mother-of-pearl, shining brightly.
Contrasting the pink and blue gradient mother-of-pearl surface, Xia Chan seems to herald the arrival of the morning; it is said that the cicada feeds only on dew and songs. The poetic and lyrical nature of the creatures, ancient Chinese and Greeks were fascinated by cicada songs, so that many songs about cicadas have been heard so far. Cicada associates with warmth, which indicates a happy summer.