Petite Heure Minute Béjart Ballet Lausanne

The La Chaux-de-Fonds-based company is a patron of the Béjart Ballet in Lausanne and has enhanced its role by taking inspiration from two pieces by the artist Stéphanie Barba. The result of the company’s encounter with the French choreographer in the 1980s was a portfolio of twenty sketches inspired by dance. The main influence, the Stravinsky ballet The Rite of Spring, has brought to life “The Chief” and “The Vulture”. These miniature artworks adorn the ivory enamel dials on both versions of the self-winding Petite Heure Minute. One has a 43mm rose gold case and the other has a 39mm white gold case paved with 248 diamonds. The autumnal piece “The Chief”, accompanied by the artist’s signature, leaps victorious from the bottom of the dial whilst the hours and minutes lie off-centre at 12 o’ clock. This diamond model’s dial has the same layout and showcases “The Vulture”, a blue-tone dancer in motion. Price: 32,700 CHF (rose gold) – 39,500 (diamond-set white gold)