At the Swiss watch industry’s most important annual competition, held in Geneva, Boucheron was honored with the Ladies’ Watch Prize for its Crazy Jungle Hathi timepiece. This technological and designer’s masterpiece that entered the new level of ladies’ glamour, literary takes a breath away with its amazing sparkling interface. It reveals a colorful story from the exotic world, waiting to be told.
Hathi is the Hindi word for elephant, which is the main motif of this watch. Directly inspired with Indiaand a ceremonial elephant of the royalty, Crazy Jungle Hathi watch recalls the first decades of the 20th century, when the luxury French brand had been closely linked with the second most populated country in the world. The great passion for India resulted with the amazing jewelry watch that received the prestigious award at the 2011 Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève.
Boucheron Crazy Jungle Hathi is made in two variants. The first one with a white gold case and dominant blue shades features a dial with a Murano aventurine, glass mosaic paved with amethysts, diamonds, onyx, sapphires and tsavorites. The shape of elephant is formed with shining white diamonds.
Furthermore, this artistic figure is covered with jewels-set blanket that includes blue sapphires and green tsavorites, increasing the number of shimmering stones over 300. The animal is surrounded with a 3D sky-line and three skinning stars. The figure of the elephant goes over the dial, beautifying the parts of a white gold bezel with 40 sparkling diamonds. The other parts of a bezel are paved with blue sapphires.
The second version of the Crazy Jungle Hathi watch is crafted in rose gold and set with orange and yellow sapphires and diamonds. It features a dial with a rhodonite mosaic, paved with multicolored diamonds, onyx and sapphires.
Technologically, as well as aesthetically, the highlight of the watch is the “Crazy Seconds” module, displayed through gold, teardrop shaped apertures, located in the centre of the jeweled blanket.
Boucheron Crazy Jungle Hathi is powered with a GP4000 Caliber self-winding movement, with an additional “Crazy Seconds” module that beats with 28,800 variations per hours and provides 40 hours of power-reserve. The case is large, with the diameter of 42 mm and the thickness of 11.1 mm, but it still remains femininity and unconventional elegance.
With its trunk curved up in the air, the proud elephant symbolizes good luck. If you think that money brings luck, we should say that those ladies who own these 72,000 dollars worth watches certainly have plenty of it.