Crazy Parade: the Art of Seduction
Boucheron is adding to the miscellany of its strange and seductive “Cabinet of Curiosities” with a proudly parading peacock. The majestic yet dainty bird landed on the face of this most attractive timepiece, which features the finest virtuoso techniques drawn from the arts of enamel, engraving and stone setting.
The most renowned artists in their field presided over the birth of this fascinating bird, originally from India, a true master in the art of seduction. In order to create a majestic, almost larger-than life peacock that seems to overrun the limited space it has been assigned, our experienced and complementary craftsmen have each provided the best of their skills. The first of them gave volume to the metal; the second one tamed fire and its palette of mineral colours; and the third set carefully-selected stones in the ocellus of each feather in its majestic plumage, without ever altering any of the previous work.
This white gold masterpiece, which almost seems to come alive, both amazes and seduces: it is, in a way, the perfect embodiment of creative audacity.
The highly intricate watch, with its fine and delicate work, features translucent, opalescent and opaque enamels crafted with the “champlevé” technique, which greatly contribute to creating the kind of rare and indescribable magic experienced when discovering the piece. But what makes this a truly superlative work is that the rotary motion given by the “Seconde Folle” complication - associated with the GP4000 calibre - creates the illusion that the Peacock is actually breathing. Like a phoenix clad in its richest array, the bird almost seems to have a glowing soul, to the point that it escapes from the space in which it was confined, its feathers spilling over the bezel, itself intricately enameled and set with precious gems. The animal, thus adorned with colours enhanced by the transparency and deep colours of its materials, arouses aesthetic emotions of a kind seldom experienced.