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By Chris | April 15 2014
Dubey & Schaldenbrand has stepped into the world of ‘haute joaillerie’ and ‘haute horlogerie’ by introducing the Coeur Blanc — a diamond set tourbillon inspired by the ultimate value and connection of life and time.
Coeur, French for heart, provides the beat to the rhythm of organic life as a balance wheel provides the beat to the rhythm of timekeeping. It is an essential element to live on and strive after the undiscovered elements of life and unrecorded sense of time.
Blanc, French for white, is the color of purity and a canvas that brings to life the spectrum of colors highlighted by the diamond baguettes that dress this magnificent timepiece.
Constructed from a grey gold case to accommodate a pavé of glowing diamond baguettes set one by one by one in the most complicated and unparalleled techniques, the Coeur Blanc holds 709 inimitable diamond baguettes of VV, H, 22.5 ct quality all invisibly set.
Dubey & Schaldenbrand’s diamond setting operation showcases its exceptional technical expertise and development to create this masterpiece. The perfectly smooth surface of the diamonds can be felt by running your fingers over the bezel, lugs and sides of the luminous tourbillon, giving this masterpiece a silky smooth touch. The Coeur Blanc is a chef-d’oeuvre that will allow you to discover a rainbow of light with all its reflections.
Injecting timekeeping life into this marvel is an in-house developed tourbillon with a caged heart, showcasing a balance wheel beating at 21’600 VBH. In keeping an aesthetical equilibrium, the diamond set dial, a glittering canvas, holds skeleton blued steel hands recording every beating moment of the Coeur Blanc. The tourbillon is further discretely treated with a satiné finish.
Dubey & Schaldenbrand proudly presents the Coeur Blanc as its first creation for haute joaillerie pieces in the realm of invisible setting. The Coeur Blanc is limited to three pieces worldwide, and was officially released at Baselworld 2014.