The house of Fabergé reveals the latest addition to the sought-after Fabergé Dalliance collection: the Fabergé Clover. Long associated with good fortune, luck and love, the heart-shaped leaves of clovers are seen to have adorned decorative art across the ages. This contemporary timepiece draws inspiration from the intricate Clover Egg, presented by Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra Feodorovna on Easter Day 1902.
“With Fabergé Clover we combine the romance of the past with something geometric and technically challenging in the current time”, explains Aurélie Picaud, Fabergé Timepieces Director. “It is the duality of the piece that feels contemporary – a new breath of life for an intricate token of love created over a century ago.”
These cues are echoed in today’s Fabergé Clover, whose use of both enamel technique and diamond pay homage to such elegant and timeless design. However, true to the Dalliance collection, the Fabergé Clover is distinctly contemporary in its presentation, illustrating Fabergé’s creative capabilities.
A unique movement exclusively developed for Fabergé by award-winning movement specialist, Agenhor Manufacture, frees our timepiece’s hands from the centre of the dial. Instead, 50 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.26 cts) frame Anita Porchet’s cloisonné Grand Feu enamel painting of a four-leaved clover at the heart, much like the surprise at the heart of each Fabergé egg, a cue that feels entirely appropriate given the egg-shape bezel, framed by 36 larger, baguette-cut diamonds (8.91 cts), carefully executed to geometric precision. It is this geometric dial precision that provides the perfect balance between modern technique with the traditional use of Grand Feu enamelling, a fitting detail to bring to life the famous Fabergé surprise.
The Fabergé Clover is numbered and presented in 18 karat white gold case, with 18 karat white gold crown and 0.10 carat diamond, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal and finished with a vivid green alligator strap, featuring an 18 karat white gold Fabergé pin buckle with 14 baguette-cut diamonds (0.22 cts).