Le Ciel, dated 1928, probably required no less than one year of work. The timepiece is a transparent mystery clock in night blue color enhanced with diamonds, mother-of-pearl and enamel. The random stars are shining from the back side and the floating hands simulate the tail of a comet.
This mystery clock is resting on two large jade carps set with moonstones and corals and colored with enamels. The fishes are laid on an everlasting fountain in rock crystal. The overall height is 22 cm.
This luxurious timepiece that blends modern technology and the eternal symbolism of the Far East is estimated HK $ 10.5M for sale by Sotheby's in Hong Kong on April 4, lot 1790. Please watch the video shared by the auction house.