Hysek Launches Debut Women’s Watch: The Kalysta Snowflake

By Paul Joseph

Luxury independent Swiss watchmakers Hysek have unveiled a lavish new limited edition Haute Joaillerie timepiece called the Snowflake - their first ever women's watch.

Following on from the brand’s first ever fully in-house collection for women called the Kalysta, the new Kalysta Snowflake features a pattern that uses both marquise and round cut diamonds, carefully arranged in concentric circles with the largest stones in the centre, and smaller sized gems towards the edges.

The design is intended to resemble a snowflake settled delicately on the mother-of-pearl watch dial., while the use of star settings (in which the stone is held in place by a small grain of soldered metal), as well as bezel settings (a technique using a metal ring that fastens and supports the stone from below), gives the watch a textured look.

On the technical side, the Snowflake is powered by the HW61 manufacture caliber – an automatic movement offering a 39-hour power reserve. Meanwhile the crown is designed in the shape of the Moon and adorned with a double diamond, and the cabochon is made from authentic moon-stone.

The watch denotes the hours using a window at 12 o’ clock while the minutes are denoted by means of a marquise stone that travels around the jewelled bezel to mark out the time.

Exclusively limited to just 32 pieces, the Kalysta “Snowflake” is available in four versions: in titanium or rose gold, with diamond or sapphire-and-diamond settings.

By Paul Joseph