Power reserve: 65 h, 28800 variations / hours
The eminently feminine IMPERIALE collection shines through the richness and finesse of its details. A tribute to modern-day empresses, whose noble, majestic beauty is matched only by their all-conquering spirit.
The IMPERIALE Joaillerie is graced with a blue mother-of-pearl dial delicately decorated with diamond-set indexes and the iconic quatrefoil pattern of the IMPERIALE collection in gold wire using an advanced technique for a true work of art.
A tribute to modern achievers
The bonding technology
An advanced technique has been used to create the unique dial of the new IMPERIALE timepiece: bonding technology.
Initially developed and widely used for the printed circuit boards, the technique was subsequently adopted in the jewellery and watchmaking fields. The technique of decoration using precious or semi-precious metal wires requires perfectly round and highly polished material. It calls for high precision working with extremely thin material: for instance, the gold wire is one-third thinner than a human hair.
The technique is performed mechanically but demands a very high level of preparation: the gold wire needs to be perfectly placed at each spot-weld, its curve has to be defined, as does space between the wires as well as their length, all in accordance with the design. Bonding technology serves to create sculptured surfaces catching and reflecting the light. This sophisticated and highly complex weaving technique gives relief and texture to the design, creating a true work of art. The extremely fragile decorated dial must be assembled by the most talented and highly skilled watchmakers.
With its pure, stylised silhouette, the IMPERIALE watch collection offers a contemporary interpretation of the great symbols of historical empires. The arabesque motifs drawn from the embroidery of the draperies on which monarchs placed their insignia, openwork sword-shaped hands, Roman hour-markers and a crown curved like a lotus flower all evoke a glorious heritage, while the shape of the lugs recalls the tradition of ancient columns famed for their perfectly balanced proportions.
The richness and finesse of these details make the collection an eminently feminine model, echoing the greatness of sovereigns. The IMPERIALE collection is above all an aura and a magnetic presence, just like the women who wear it. Assertive, all-conquering and radiant, it propels codes into contemporary mode and expresses its sculptural lines through elegant and sensual femininity. This wonderful energy is now magnified through the IMPERIALE Joaillerie timepieces, treasures from a colourful and luminous empire for modern-day sovereigns.