Haute Joaillerie: Sapphire Orbe

Once again Audemars Piguet pushed gem-setting craftsmanship to the new heights. Named after the river that crosses Le Brassus, home of Audemars Piguet. The Sapphire Orbe embodies a glittering river of diamonds and sapphires in graded hues of blue and orange, as night merges into day.

Multifaceted, Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie Sapphire Orbe offers a play of color and light that changes depending on the perspective from which it is seen. The domed center features the 2cm dark blue sapphire-set globe which, when inverted, reveals the watch’s 18-carat white gold dial paved with graded orange sapphires.

The timepiece features more than 12,000 stones, each rigorously selected, individually cut and set by hand. The central petal-shaped rings are entirely snow-set with diamonds and graded sapphires in 6 graded shades of blue and orange, each in 20 different diameters ranging from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm in size.

The Sapphire Orbe can be worn a bracelet when the dial cover showing, and as a watch when it’s inverted often referred to as a secret timepiece.