Creation this spectacular collection of jewellery watches Mille et Une Heures (one thousand and one hours), the legendary French jewellers and watchmakers Cartier led us to one kind of time travel.
This collection reflects the time of ancient India, at the frontiers of Rajasthan, the gates of Jaipur and at the sources of the great Mogul art of decoration. Mille et une heures sounds like the title for the story or legend from a dynasty that is over four centuries old.
In this case it is an fascinating treasury of 16 unique timepieces. Oriental and mystical appeal of these pieces is achieved by using animal forms, peacock shapes, with feathers paved in diamonds. For making this amazing, colorful collection was required between 500 and 1,500 hours of work in the Cartier workshops. I would say that the effort paid off.