The third edition of World Luxury Expo will be held at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 27-29 September 2013. Among wonderful selection of carefully selected luxury exhibitors which are leaders in their respective fields, this time we single out this tourbillon clockwork piece – one of the most beautiful works of jeweler’s art. It’s ‘Horn of Plenty’ by Moiseikin Jewelry. Featuring the mother-of-pearl shell of an oceanic mollusk nautilus, which according to the manufacture was caught in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean, this stunning clock has in total 4,144 diamonds, with a total weight of 29.967 carats.
The mounting on the clock looks like a cockleshell braided with algae, featuring amethyst grapes (sources specially from Brazil for their purple tone) and leaves carved from emerald nephritis. On the top of it is a hummingbird hovering above an orchid, and it boasts rare precious stones, including a crimson garnet-almandine and a sea pearl for the body, and a scattering of diamonds for the bird’s wings.
The winding reserve of the unique clock equals to 8 days, and is wound up manually with a golden key that comes decked with diamonds and demantoids in a miniature nephrite box. Its designer Anatoly Zubkov said, “In 19th the word “Breguet” century was a synonym for the notion of a good timepiece. I learned how to assemble a good clock because I take individually every mechanism. The most difficult thing is to construct a mechanism for a certain shape. For “The Horn of Plenty” clock I selected and disposed gears so that the mechanism would fit in the truncated cone of the pedestal lower part.” This one of a kind jewellery piece is a part of Moiseikin Jewelry’s “Imperial Collection” and is priced at more than US$ 1.5 million (AED 5.55 million).