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December 19, 2012updated Feb 13, 2013

DELANEAU

By Chris Boyle

 

THE DEFINITION OF LUXURY WATCH MAKING

DeLaneau

 

True luxury is not about excess, competitiveness or overt displays of wealth – it is about an understanding of quality, craftsmanship and exclusivity. These elements are key to the creation of a DeLaneau watch, and each and every one we make remains true to this ethos through and through.

Such commitment has been a cornerstone of the DeLaneau philosophy since its founding in 1949 when it was established in Biel, Switzerland, as a producer of bespoke watches for private collectors. Gradually, its reputation as a true artisan watch house began to grow and now, more than 60 years later, it is recognized for both its exclusivity and for its exceptional standards of artistry.

SMALL AND UNDENIABLY BEAUTIFUL

An unashamedly small enterprise, DeLaneau employs only a handful of artisans – but every one of them is dedicated to making watches that are truly exceptional both in their design and finish; they see themselves as conjurors, alchemists, sculptors and painters whose task it is to invoke their own personal magic to create timepieces that can truly be described as art for the wrist.

DeLaneau watches are made in hundreds, not thousands. This is what makes a DeLaneau watch truly covetable.

ATAME : “Capture me”

ATAME Phoenix

18K red gold case set with 311 brilliant-cut diamonds and links set with onyx. Crown and cabochons set with sapphires.

Sapphire back. Grand Feu enameled dial, with “Phoenix”miniature painting. Automatic movement. Hand-stitched nubuck and alligator strap with 18K red gold buckle set with 36 brillant-cut diamonds.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 105’500.- + local taxes.

ATAME Cerisier „Spring“

Atame Cerisier Spring

A small mechanical watch, a timeless piece, dependable to the point of being a lifetime companion.

18K white gold case set with 30 baguette-cut diamonds , 255 diamonds and 20 pink baguettecut sapphires. Crown and cabochons set with pink sapphires.

Grand Feu enameled dial, with “Spring” miniature painting. Automatic movement. Hand-stitched nubuck and alligator strap with 18K white gold buckle set with 36 diamonds.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 115’500.- + local taxes.

XRD Magnolia

XRD Magnolia

DeLaneau has risen to the challenge of creating an automatic movement with Jumping Hour and Minute. The absence of hands opens up unlimited possibilities for dial expressions.

18K red gold case fully set with 639 brilliant-cut diamonds. Crown also set with a diamond. Mother-of-pearl dial, with Grand Feu “Magnolia” enamel on gold, ruby pistyl. DEL1608 automatic movement with Jumping Hour and Minute. Hand-stitched alligator strap with 18K red gold deploying buckle set with diamonds .

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 139’000.- + local taxes.

XRD Blueberries

XRD Blueberries

DEL1608 : A movement which assigns the imagination total freedom.

18K red gold case set with 333 brilliant-cut diamonds. Crown also set with a diamond. Dial in purple jade, with Grand Feu enameled „Blueberries“. DEL1608 automatic movement with Jumping Hour and Minute. Hand-stitched alligator strap with 18K red gold deploying buckle set with diamonds.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 104’500.- + local taxes.

XRD “Andalou Horse”

XRD “Andalou Horse”

Miniature painting is an especially complex art. It requires genuine talent as an artist, but also the ability to work with an incredibly fine brush and mastery of the techniques necessary for enamel.

18K red gold case set with 36 chocolate baguette-cut diamonds and 288 chocolate diamonds. Crown set with a chocolate diamond.Grand Feu enameled dial, with “Andalou Horse” miniature painting, set with 215 diamonds. Automatic movement.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 165’000.- + local taxes.

XRD Butterfly

XRD Butterfly

It is this dedication to hand craftsmanship, to individual design and to an exceptional level of finish that ensures that every DeLaneau creation is truly unique.

18K white gold case set with 36 blue baguette-cut sapphires and 288 diamonds. Crown set with a blue sapphire. Grand Feu enameled dial, with “Butterfly” miniature painting, set with 28 diamonds and 4 blue sapphires. Automatic movement.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 131’000.- + local taxes.

Blue Night Dôme, Tourbillon

Blue Night Dôme, Tourbillon

The bespoke nature of DeLaneau‘s creations means that clients have the opportunity to sit down with our designers in order to play a major role in the evolution of their timepiece.

18K white gold case set with 39 blue baguette-cut sapphires and 224 diamonds. Engraved and Grand Feu „Blue Night“ enameled dial, with yellow gold paillons for moon and stars. Tourbillon mechanical movement set with 56 blue baguette-cut sapphires and 24 diamonds.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 374’000.- + local taxes.

Cacatuas Red Nose Dôme, Tourbillon

Cacatuas Red Nose Dôme, Tourbillon

Fresh ideas are constantly being explored and traditional boundaries extended. The Dôme Tourbillon: a DeLaneau’s first Tourbillon 10th Anniversary’s celebration and a truly bespoke creation.

18K white gold case set with 39 baguette-cut emeralds and 224 diamonds. Grand Feu enameled dial, with „Cacatuas Red Nose“ miniature painting. Tourbillon mechanical movement set with 56 baguette-cut emeralds and 24 diamonds.

Piece unique.

Retail price: US$ 496’000.- + local taxes.

 

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