Unique watches come in every style imaginable and some of the most visually stunning have used nature for their main design element. Some watch brands have used skills to create what we like to term ‘Horological Art’ where a fine timepiece becomes a visual work of art worn on the wrist. Take a look at 6 of the best luxury watches that we feel do justice to nature design.
Eyjafjallajokull DNA EVO by Romain Jerome
Of all the great watches we’ve seen over the years, this model should go down in horological history as one of the most striking-looking timepieces ever created, it should also take the outright award for having the most difficult to pronounce name for any timepiece.
The luxury watch is made from handcrafted lava stone from Eyjafjallajokull (a glacier in Iceland covering the caldera of a volcano).
Bird Repeater Openwork by Jaquet Droz
Jaquet Droz is almost unchallenged when it comes to incorporating automaton within the small confines of a watch case. Its ability to incorporate nature within their timepieces has resulted in a catalog that is both extensive and unbeatable!
What makes this watch so special is under the sapphire glass dial, you can see a duo of blue tit birds feeding their fledglings and spreading wings alongside a tumbling waterfall and the catching of the egg.
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Farfalla Collection by ArtyA
Unlike some watches who celebrated nature through design accents or reproduction, ArtyA actually incorporated genuine butterfly wings in the dial under the watchful eyes of the relevant authorities.
HM Pandas by Arnold & Son
In this special edition, Arnold & Son pays homage to the Panda, an animal known world over and the World Wildlife Fund mascot. Fo this luxury watch, the brand has represented nature with 22-carat solid white gold hand graved appliqué of two pandas. These are complemented with a miniature painting of bamboo leaves and grass surrounded by either and 18k gold or white gold case.
Alex Benlo’s use of Natural Jade, Pin Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Tiger’s Eye and Moss Agate means that it is absolutely guaranteed that no two watches will be identical.
Royal Stallion by SARCAR
From the SARCAR Treasure Collection comes the Royal Stallion, a gorgeous, hand sculpted timepiece in18k pink gold with diamonds. The luxury watch is a visual tribute to one of man’s oldest friends: the horse.