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Model name: Dalliance « Choose Hope »
Case: 18k rose gold case, 36mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment and 18k rose gold crown
Dial: White mother-of-pearl dial, 4N gilded printed elements. 18k rose gold central decoration featuring 4 rubies and hand-engraved stars and “Choose Hope”
Calibre: Manually wound 6911, Diameter: 30mm (13 lines), Thickness: 5.25mm, Number of jewels: 15, Number of components: 158
Power reserve: 50 hours, Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour, Decorations: Main-plate: circular-grained, Bridges: Côtes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering, Functions: Hours, minutes
Bracelet: Red alligator strap
Dimensions: Diameter: 36 mm
Specificities: Unique dial : white mother-of-pearl external dial & hand-engraved rose gold central dial with the words « Choose Hope», ruby set shooting stars. The case-back is hand-engraved with the words ‘Unique Piece’ to illustrate this is a one-of-a-kind creation.
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Lot Essay

The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a mother-of-pearl dial, in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with an alligator strap. A hand-engraved central dial features an array of vibrant rubies.

The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a white mother-of-pearl external dial, displayed in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with a bright red alligator strap. The design of the watch takes references from a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock, created by Fabergé workmaster Henrik Wigström in 1910.

Inspired by the idea of “wishing on a star”, this unique watch features an array of ruby-set shooting stars – a gemstone said to be associated with passion, prosperity and protection.

A hand-engraved rose gold dial with the words “Choose Hope” puts the Only Watch cause at the heart of this design, whilst the playful sun and moon watch hands indicate the hours and minutes.

The case-back is hand-engraved with the words ‘Unique Piece’ to illustrate that this is a one-of-a-kind creation.

Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, creates extraordinary jewellery, timepieces and objets d’art, as well as bespoke commissions for a discerning international clientele. Founded in 1842, Fabergé has been the most revered name in jewellery ever since Peter Carl Fabergé became official goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court; the house created exquisite jewels and objects, including the legendary series of lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs. Peter Carl Fabergé was renowned for his exquisite and artistic use of colour, making the most of each gemstone’s unique characteristics and developing a vibrant enamel palette. His worldwide reputation attracted royalty, nobility, tycoons, industrialists and the artistic intelligentsia of not only Paris, Moscow and London, but also America and the Far East, becoming the ultimate gift purveyor.

In 1917, the Russian Revolution brought an abrupt end to the Romanov dynasty, and to the House of Fabergé. The company was nationalised. All production closed down, and Peter Carl Fabergé and his family fled Russia. Following its founder’s death in Switzerland, the Fabergé heirs lost the rights to the Fabergé name. History came full circle in October 2007 when Fabergé, under new ownership and direction, announced the reunification of the Fabergé brand with the Fabergé family. This opened a new chapter in the intriguing story of Fabergé, and set the stage for a total revitalisation of the Fabergé name and philosophy, in tune with its original values, aesthetics and spirit.

Today, Fabergé takes inspiration from its storied past to create eternally original pieces that, when worn, convey breath-taking individuality. By painting with the world’s finest coloured gemstones, Fabergé explores a life in colour through creations which are designed to become future heirlooms. Celebrating the concept of the artist-jeweller in today’s world of luxury, Fabergé traces the legacy of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship to introduce a new era of spectacular collections of jewellery, watches and objets d’art.

Current collections are available at the Fabergé By Appointment boutique in London, Houston and Dubai as well as at Harrods in London and other exclusive international retailers. Selected items are also available via Fabergé’s online boutique at Faberge.com.

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