The highly meticulous craft of lace making is an ancient craft, but true lace was not created until the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
A true lace is achieved when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric. When created for Royalty, real gold and silver were woven into the lace designs, causing the finished pieces to gleam beautifully against the light. As lace evolved from other techniques, it is impossible to say that it originated from just one place, although the city whose name is frequently first associated with lace is Venice. Venice was an important trading centre at the time, and it was there that the first known lace pattern books were printed; in the early years the city acted as the hub for the spread of the knowledge of lace.
At Graff, lace is a classic design motif, most strongly interpreted in elegant bracelet designs. Brilliant white diamonds of varying shapes and sizes appear to be linked together invisibly, replicating the intricate threads found in lace patterns. The hand selected and set stones seem to float on the wrist, a delicate balance of stunning design and expert craftsmanship.
Now in its latest incarnation is the Graff Lace Watch, the newest addition to Graff’s impressive watch collection, a magnificent fusion of the impeccable diamond design and craftsmanship that Graff is known for.
This new watch design, inspired by Graff’s classic lace motif bracelets, features a bracelet crafted from 180 scintillating round and fancy cut white diamonds of exceptional quality; in the centre of this impressive bracelet lies a Swiss made timepiece, hand set with 104 round diamonds.
This remarkable Ladies watch is limited to 10 pieces, featuring a total of 284 shimmering diamonds, weighing a total of 44 carats.