tunning doesn't even begin to cover the work of Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof and his latest jewelry creations, the Zadora timepieces. These amazing watches basically turn horology on its side. The time is read through on the side of the watch rather than the top. The dial rotates and the hand remains fixed. The winding and setting crown has a briolette cut diamond, the lugs are set with precious stones, and the time indicator is set with diamonds to mark the half hours. The hand wound movement, has a forty hour power reserve and is Swiss made. By freeing up the real estate on the top of the watch von Zadora-Geldof is able to create intricate wearable gemstone sculptures. A queen bee with a delicate gold crown, an enamel flower, a pomegranate with a skin of green tsavorites, and fruit made of ruby cabochons also serves as a tiny pillbox. These watches are like nothing else I have ever seen. They cost $150,000 each and custom designs are available.
Zadora's timepieces are amazing! I definitely don't have the ching for this bling, (10Kish) but I wish I did. I'm only including the frog and snake in this list, but the skull embedded in jewels is insane!