Monday, December 22, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: Swiss Angular Momentum's Sculpture Collection jewellery watches

Renowned for their creativity and innovative design, Swiss watchmaker Angular Momentum offer timepieces that are individual works of art.

One of the amazing collections from Angular Momentum is the Sculpture Collection which features hand sculptured timepieces in silver, gold and platinum.

The watch above is entitled the Oriental Blossom Time Cushion and is hand sculptured and engraved using 18 karat gold. All over the watch, 100 full cut diamonds add an amazing sparkle and a pear shaped padparadscha sitting proudly in the middle pointing at the digital time display. The Oriental Blossom Time Cushion by Angular Movement is a mechanical self-winding movement and a digital time display works through revolving disk.

One thing I was curious about was the Padparadscha, which literally translates from Sanskrit to mean "lotus flower color." The light pink and orange color is commonly imagined as the marriage of a Sri Lanken Lotus Flower and a sunset. The Padparadscha is described as one of the world’s most expensive and rarest gems : a natural Padparadscha is almost none existent its so rare that they start pricing at $5,000 per carat and can get up to $30,000 per carat depending on size, color, clarity, and tone.

Only 20 units are in existence. The pricing for the watches in Sculpture Collection falls between $18,000 and $150,000, depending on the material the product is made of and the diamonds and gemstones which are worked in.