Van Cleef & Arpels
Diamonds, sapphires, enamels, white mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and onyx are set in 18-karat white and yellow gold to create the sunray dial of the Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique watch; price on request, at Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills and vancleefarpels.com.
The Plique-à-jour enameling used for the first time 1,500 years ago creates a stained glass effect on the dial of the Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Hummingbird, with an off-center mother-of-pearl dial and 100 diamonds on the 35 red gold. mm Case; limited to eight pieces, price on request, at Feldmar Watch Company, Los Angeles, and jaquet-droz.com.
Limited to eight pieces, this Altiplano Piaget Rose watch is crafted using sculpted stones, hand-applied enamel, and gold engraving to create the floral dial in a 36mm rose gold case set with baguette and brilliant cut diamonds; price on request, at Piaget, Beverly Hills and New York and piaget.com.
The Dior Grand Bal Ruban with oscillating weight is limited to 18 pieces, and it takes up to two weeks to handcraft its black mother-of-pearl dial inlaid with rose gold leaf; price on request, at Dior, Beverly Hills and New York. Shop online at dior.com for similar styles.
The mother-of-pearl pieces are individually faceted and hand-set using an intarsia technique to evoke the rays of the sun on the 33mm stainless steel automatic Lvcea, which is adorned with diamonds and a crown in rubellite; $ 9,700, at Bulgari, Beverly Hills and New York and bulgari.com.
Inspired by an iconic scarf motif, the mythological winged horse Pegasus is made in Grand Feu enamel and straw marquetry on the dial of the Slim d’Hermès La Source de Pégase, housed in a white gold case set with 52 diamonds baguette cut; price on request, at Hermès, New York and Beverly Hills and hermes.com.
A version of this story first appeared in the November 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.