Dials are transformed into miniature works of art in these truly stunning timepieces. Telling time becomes secondary to admiring them.

Form and Function

Clockwise from bottom: 

Je Pense à Toi jewellery watch by Boucheron, with a polished hermatite dial set with over 250 diamonds; Premier Shinde Automatic by Harry Winston, with a dial representing a tiara; The Great Wave by Blancpain, featuring a hand-engraved gold wave created with the Shakudo technique 

Vibrant Vibe

From top: Berries Tourbillon by Bulgari featuring a mother-of-pearl dial set with various gemstones; Grand Bal Piece Unique Galaxie Columba by Dior in yellow and pink gold and palladium, set with diamonds and opals

Fancy Foliage 

From top: Métiers d’Art Florilège Rose Centifolia by Vacheron Constantin featuring an enamelled dial with a delicate guilloche motif; Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons by Jaquet Droz featuring miniature birds sculpted and engraved in gold over a painted dial

Force Of Nature

From top: Midnight Palais de la Chance Paon Décor watch by Van Cleef & Arpels with a pink gold dial and translucent champlevé enamel; LUC XP Special Edition Urushi by Chopard, featuring a dial with a chrysanthemum painted in Japanese lacquer 

Miniature Art

From top: Hortensia high jewellery watch by Chaumet with sculpted and hand-engraved hydrangeas atop a white-gold dial with a grand feu enamelled base; Protocole XXL Micro-Mosaic by Piaget with a hand-painted dial of Venice