Nature Hour

In both Eastern and Western cultures, images of nature have always been esteemed as one of the most significant themes in artistic creation. The art of horlogerie is no exception; throughout history, the natural environment has inspired the refined work of timepiece designers. From blossoms and vines engraved into metals, to inlaid mother-of-pearl or jewelled floral motifs, to painted enamel, fantastical miniaturized universes of botanicals, living creatures, and landscapes captivatingly captured, revealed beneath the crystal dials.

Produced and Chinese Text by Rui Chen  English Text by Kate Missine

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