This specially created Compliquée timepiece features a hand crafted sky-blue lacquer fan that opens to form a carpet of frost covering a white mother of pearl mosaic dial. Fabergé workmasters have added blue sapphires to the bezel with four sapphires at the crown - to help the owner read the time using the Compliquée’s highly praised movement. The watch face bears the inspiring message ‘create beauty to do good’ hand carved above the spreading blades.
Beneath the watch, a rounded sapphire crystal case reveals the details of the unrivalled Compliquée movement, with delicate lines of frozen ice decorating the rochet, while ice blue screws hold everything in its place.
The original Compliquée was the first new timepiece collection created by Aurélie Picaud, Fabergé’s respected timepieces director, when she was appointed in 2013. She searched the archives and discovered a jewel and crystal Peacock egg made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Nicholas II in 1908, with a peacock that emerged from a translucent shell as the egg opened.
Inspired by this, Fabergé developed – with Geneva based Agenhor Manufacture - an entirely new movement where peacock feathers open and close as the minutes move steadily on, offering a whole new way to view the time. The Compliquée Only Watch pays homage to Peter Carl Fabergé’s famous Winter Egg of 1913.