Gübelin collaborates with Roger Dubuis
October 2016 - Gübelin and Roger Dubuis are deeply inspired by Paraiba tourmalines
On October 27, 2016, the House of Gübelin and the Geneva Manufactory of Roger Dubuis jointly presented delightful new creations based on Paraiba tourmalines. Gübelin found inspiration for its new “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line from the inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline. In keeping with this theme, Roger Dubuis created the “Velvet Paraiba” watch, incorporating the fluid forms of the jewellery. This represents the first time that Roger Dubuis has worked together with a jewellery brand as part of a joint process of inspiration and design.
Grace of the Sea Anemone
The Swiss family-owned House of Gübelin presents its “Grace of the Sea Anemone” line, centred around creations using precious Paraiba tourmalines. Gübelin designers found their inspiration in the fascinating inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline that adorns the “Grace of the Sea Anemone” bracelet. The white gold bracelet is set with seven cabochon-cut Paraiba tourmalines totalling 17.51 ct and 375 diamonds totalling 10.78 ct. 470 hours of work at the Gübelin jewellery atelier went into a bracelet whose perfectly refined craftsmanship promises its wearer the highest degree of comfort.
The “Velvet Paraiba” is the scintillating result of the exclusive collaboration between Gübelin and Roger Dubuis. Its lunette is set with 46 round Paraiba tourmalines, the mother-of-pearl face is adorned with diamond-set ornaments corresponding to the design of Gübelin’s “Grace of the Sea Anemone” jewellery. The crown includes a 0.15 ct cabochon-cut Paraiba tourmaline. The inner workings and the watch itself are from the Roger Dubuis manufactory, which was awarded the “Poinçon de Genève” for excellence in watchmaking. This limited edition of eight watches worldwide is available exclusively in the Swiss Gübelin Boutiques in Lucerne and Geneva.
Inspired by the inner world of a Paraiba tourmaline
Gübelin designers used microphotography of this Paraiba tourmaline as their source of inspiration and created pieces of jewellery that incorporate the elegant patterns and structures within the precious gem. Organic shapes characterise the jewellery, nestled about the precious gem while simultaneously resembling the elegant tentacles of a sea anemone waving gently in the currents. The line incorporates its fluid movements and includes bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. Along with the lively and radiant Paraiba tourmalines, the pieces are also available with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, spinels or aquamarines.