One Thousand and One Diamonds

Frères Rochat’s exceptional “1001 Diamonds” Singing Bird is a real delight. Inspired by the wonderful stories in One Thousand and One Nights it celebrates the love, which by dint of patience and ingenuity conquers the most hearts.

The Frères Rochat “1001 Diamonds” Singing Bird:
a pledge of eternal love

Frères Rochat works with the most talented craftsmen, who are alone capable of such exploits. The unique “1001 Diamonds” Singing Bird attests to their immense skills.

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The mirror finish of the case in solid 18-carat gold is all the more extraordinary for being applied on a surface of hills and hollows, when the difficulty of the operation normally confines it to flat surfaces. The cover, also in 18-carat gold, is enhanced by a magnificent setting of stones worthy of the greatest jewellers: almost a thousand round diamonds in claw settings are set on fire by 80 invisibly set baguette diamonds, amounting to a total of 8carats.

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Métiers d’Art

For more than 200 years, the Frères Rochat Singing Birds have ranked among the most complex, the most precious and the most sophisticated works of horological art. To achieve this level of perfection, Frères Rochat has always worked with the most talented craftsmen, who are alone capable of such exploits. The unique “1001 Diamonds” Singing Bird attests to their immense skills. The mirror finish of the case in solid 18-carat gold is all the more extraordinary for being applied on a surface of hills and hollows, when the difficulty of the operation normally confines it to flat surfaces. The cover, also in 18-carat gold, is enhanced by a magnificent setting of stones worthy of the greatest jewellers: almost a thousand round diamonds in claw settings are set on fire by 80 invisibly set baguette diamonds, amounting to a total of 8cts.

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The nest, fashioned in gold, is cleverly openworked and patiently engraved by hand in a “Fleurisanne” motif. The bicolour bird, which is perfectly smooth to the touch, combines the refinement of white gold with the low weight of titanium. Its eyes are set with round black spinels of great clarity. For the delight of music lovers, it performs three melodies: two birdsongs and an extract from Mozart’s 40th symphony, demonstrating its mastery of the 12 semitones of its vocal range. These constitute a unique mechanical treasure in which refinement vies with sophistication.

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MOVEMENT
FR2903, 1227 components, 14 cams, 74 jewels

MELODY
2 bird songs (troglodyte and wood warbler) and an extract from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

CASE
18ct Rose Gold

GEM-SETTING
Case set with 80 baguette cut IF VVS white diamonds (5.6 carats)

BIRD
18ct Gold body and head
Wings, beak and tail in Titanium

Eyes with black spinel stones

NEST
18ct Gold with hand-engraved “Fleurisanne“ motif

LID
18ct Gold set with 968 VVS white diamonds (2.42 carats)