Van Cleef & Arpels
Diamonds, sapphires, enamels, white mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and onyx are set in 18-carat white and yellow gold to create the sunray dial of the Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique timepiece; price on request, at Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills and vancleefarpels.com.
Plique-à-jour enamel first used 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 mm gold dial red 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 from sculpted stones, hand-applied enamel and gold engravings to create the floral dial in a 36mm rose gold case set with baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant; 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 encrusted 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 set by hand using an intarsia technique to evoke the rays of the sun on the 33mm stainless steel automatic Lvcea, adorned with diamonds and a rubellite crown ; $9,700, at Bulgari, Beverly Hills and New York and bulgari.com.
Inspired by an iconic scarf motif, the mythological winged horse Pegasus is crafted 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 cut diamonds. baguette ; price on request, at Hermès, New York and Beverly Hills and hermes.com.
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.