With boundless creativity, the House of Boucheron set upon a mission to make the best of watchmaking complications and channel their potential by diverting them from their original function, but without ever letting them lose touch with their raison d'être – namely, to give the time, in one way or the other. Place Vendôme's very first Jeweller (1895) has decided to give a humorous twist in the display of the seconds.
Ribbit! goes the happy frog, a tad quirky, but not completely mad. Original and full of life, the belle, which you may want to imagine turning into a handsome prince, seems to want to escape from the jar it is confined to, leaping around in circles to the point that its eyes have gone all funny. Legs in the air, sitting on the bezel, it gazes upon the world passing by its imaginary pond, simulated by a white gold dial covered in blue chalcedony. This funny little beast will never quite want to leave its familiar surroundings, which is why it is accompanied by its faithful white gold water lily set with diamonds, sapphires and tsavorites. This 42 mm diameter white gold piece features a caseband adorned with a pointes de diamant pattern and is worn on a pink galuchat strap. It houses a self-winding mechanical calibre with an additional “Seconde Folle” module from the Girard-Perregaux manufacture. It is a very beautiful movement, so the watchmakers have placed an oval opening on the back through which the delicate finishing and oscillating mass perforated with the shape of the House's historic hallmark can be admired. Nothing has been left to chance: this fine piece of horology turned natural habitat for an amphibian is 50 meters waterproof, just in case something splatters.
18 carat white gold set with diamonds, approx 1.4 ct
Size: 42 mm diameter. Self-winding GP 4000 manufacture mechanical calibre, additional module “Seconde Folle”.
Cut-out oscillating weight in the shape of Boucheron's historic hallmark, visible through an elliptical sapphire glass.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds offset at 7 o'clock, with rotating function indicator simulating one of the frog's pupil.
Dial: White gold covered with chalcedony, frog set with precious stones; some elements, such as the legs and water lily, overflow from the dial onto the bezel; a total of 350 stones, for approx 2.7 ct.
Strap: pink galuchat.