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Fabergé

Fabergé delights in producing the unexpected for its timepieces, much like the famous Imperial Easter Eggs for which the house is famous.

About

As official goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, Peter Carl Fabergé enjoyed access to the Hermitage collection, which allowed him to develop a unique style for the pieces he produced, which ranged from jewellery to automata that fused art with technology. Fabergé’s unique series of exquisite Imperial Easter Eggs have since become a byword for the house. When the Russian revolution brought an abrupt end to the Romanov dynasty and Fabergé was nationalized, Peter Carl Fabergé and his family were forced to flee Russia. On Peter Carl Fabergé’s death, the family’s heirs lost their rights to the Fabergé name in the 1950s. In 2007, however, Pallinghurst acquired Fabergé and re-established the link with the Fabergé family inheritor, paving the way for a complete revitalization of the Fabergé brand by continuing the philosophy followed by Peter Carl Fabergé of working with master craftsmen.

1842
Fabergé is founded.
1846
Peter Carl Fabergé is born.
1885
Fabergé creates the first of its Imperial Easter eggs.
1917
The House of Fabergé is nationalized after the Russian revolution.
2007
Under new ownership, the Fabergé brand is reunited with the Fabergé family.
Philosophy

Although more famous for his jewellery and precious objects, the artist jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé also turned his hand to timepieces, including table clocks and wrist watches. The Fabergé timepiece collection is designed to evoke the same creative genius with the use of precious materials in combination with distinctive patterns and proportions. Each individual timepiece, whether it be a relatively simple or highly complicated model, has one core quality: the unexpected. Each is intended to be a work of art in its own right but also act as an experimental laboratory for testing new ideas about the world and aesthetics.

Collections

Fabergé Flirt

A classic two-hand design with a contrasting case band and three-dimensional dial, the Fabergé Flirt works well on the wrist of a man or woman thanks to a choice of precious metal cases, numerous colour combinations and two different sizes. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement.

Fabergé Visionnaire

Mixing platinum or gold with colour-treated titanium, the limited-edition Fabergé Visionnaire I offers a contemporary geometric design to house, and reveal, the flying tourbillon of the hand-wound TOF14 movement developed by APRP.  

Lady Compliquée

Inspired by famous Fabergé egg designs, the Lady Compliquée collection uses a specially  designed hand-wound mechanical movement to power a fan-shaped off-centred minute display surrounded by a rotating hour disc.

Summer in Provence

Incorporating the skills of the jeweller, the gem-setter and the enameller, the Summer in Provence limited editions allude to the colours of the Mediterranean with an exquisite combination of rare gemstones and grand feu enamel.

Watches

Fabergé reborn

Having been founded in 1842 and created the first egg in what would become the iconic Easter Egg for the company in 1885, the House of Fabergé was nationalised after the Russian revolution. Despite its noble heritage the Fabergé name had suffered as a result of a period during which its numerous activities had been handled by a profusion of licences when it was owned by Unilever from 1989, some of which were not in keeping with the brand values. It was not until 2007 that the link between the Fabergé brand and the family was restored when Pallinghurst Resources acquired the company. This paved the way for a return to the company's historic position as a purveyor of luxury items. The first gold jewellery collection followed in 2009 and the first watches in 2015.

A watch brand punching above its weight

The company teamed up with Agenhor and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht for the development of its first ground-breaking watches for men and women. The Lady Compliquée was awarded by the prize in the Ladies Hi-Mech category at the Geneva watchmaking grand prix in 2015, while the dual time zone watch for men scooped the prize for travel time watches in the same competition the following year. Both models are characterised by the uniqueness of their dial. The Lady Compliquée Peacock for women is available in white gold or rose gold and shows the time using the bejewelled feathers of a peacock that unfurl against separate peripheral hour and minute scales, while the Visionnaire shows the second time zone as a digit at the very centre of the dial. This means that there cannot be any hands at the centre of the dial, unlike on most watches, so the hour and minute hands are actually attached to discs. Another notable feature of the Visionnaire models is the dial-side winding rotor whose movement is barely discernible. In the chronograph version, the dial is equally revolutionary: for the first time in a chronograph, since there are no central hands for the time, all three chronograph indications are grouped together at the centre of the dial.