Vincent Calabrese: FL’ORA-Every petal tells a story
by Timepiece Atelier on September 04
Vincent Calabrese’s commitment to using jumping or wandering hours functions in all its watches extends to his ladies’ collection. Future generations of watch enthusiasts will look back on this time as an era of booming creativity in ladies’ watches. Just like its predecessors, the watch features a jumping hour but in the form of a rose. The idea of using the rose as the wandering hour was inspired by Coleridge, with his hymn to love, his poem “The Rose”. Vincent Calabrese offers to the woman of the 21st century a watch that underlines her feminine aura and gives the personality to enjoy the intense and instantaneous movements of life. Delightfully, it is called FL’ORA, “time” and as shown in the jumping hour window, you will discover a rose for every hour.
The Fl’Ora series tells time in the traditional way, while taking on a creative approach that reveals a new rose with each new hour. The unification of watch technicity and poetry just blends seamlessly together into a watchmaker’s art for every lady to marvel at.
Housed in a stainless steel 32mm case with 50meters water resistance or a 36mm 18ct. red gold case with sapphire caseback, the watch is domed with a sapphire crystal to make the watch more scratch resistant and durable. It also reveals the secrets of the jumping hour movement through an exhibition caseback for the automatic movement or a mother-of-pearl decoration for the quartz watches. The jump-hour function turns the dial by 30º every hour, thereby revealing one of the arrays of flowers on offer.
With its white stingray and python strap, the overall composition of Fl’ora is very attractive to me. Inside the mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with flower patterns to create an elegant and flora look. For some watches in this collection, the bezel is decorated with additional diamonds to elevate the prestige of the wearer.
The FL’ORA will be well-loved by many women as it is the first time they have been romanced by a decorative, jumping hour watch from the iconic master watch maker, Vincent Calabrese. I am proud that Vincent Calabrese has taken steps to create a highly complicated mechanical watch that combines technical feat in watch making and an elegant design for women. The FL’ORA by Vincent Calabrese now retails at a starting discounted price of S$2,592 for its quartz models and S$4, 410 for its automatic timepieces from Timepiece Atelier. ($8,920.00 Regular Price). If you would like to view this watch, make an appointment with us! Click here (Appointment only available in Singapore)
Watchcase: Stainless Steel of 50M/ 18ct. red gold of 30M in 36mm and 32mm sapphire caseback and domed sapphire top crystal. See Through caseback or mother-of-pearl decorated
Movement: Swiss Quartz or Swiss Automatic
Dial and Disc: Mother-of-Pearl execution in various colours
Strap: Python Strap in White with security clasp
Features: Jumping hour (rose)
Warranty: 2 years