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$45,000 diamond pendant redefines jewellery with high-end movements

The Passion pendant is a fresh take on making animated wearable art

Jack Forster | Bloomberg 

Watch enthusiasts (and watch brands too) often liken the ticking of a watch to the beating of a mechanical heart. Last May, we first heard of Paul Forrest, a new jewellery brand founded by Paul Forrest Hartzband, which uses mechanical watch movements made in Fleurier to power animated jewellry. The use of clockwork mechanisms to power animated figures and automata isn’t something new of course, but we haven’t seen anything quite like this from a jewellery maker in modern production, and certainly not anything with a mechanical movement of this quality. To understand what ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 22:29 IST