Brit jeweller teams with Swiss company Tiret for Fly by Night range.
By Kate Doherty
British jewellery designer Stephen Webster has lifted the curtain on a new women’s watch collection created with Swiss brand Tiret, called Fly by Night. This is the second watch collection from the designer.
The collection was first previewed at BaselWorld in the spring. It is abundantly feminine and distinctively Stephen Webster, in terms of creative design and precious materials. The collection is described as a culmination of inspiration from Webster’s iconic Fly by Night fine jewellery and Tiret’s expertise in Swiss horology.
Each of the watches is embellished with pavé diamond thorns and gem-set "night flyers", nodding to Webster Fly by Night jewellery range.
The crown has also been embedded and positioned inside the case, which is said to add to the overall aesthetic of the watch’s design, and took years of research and development by Tiret.
The case itself incorporates two independent dials, while the collection features five designs each featuring enamel dials, as well as black and white diamond and amethyst embellishments. Set in stainless steel with anti-reflection sapphire crystal, each watch is available with the choice of black, white or purple leather strap.
Stephen Webster said of the new watch collection: "Fly by Night is my second watch collection. Aware that watches are no longer the primary source for telling the time, our focus is on the design aesthetic. The crown has been developed with a stadium-like area surrounding a small automatic movement and dial.
"The [design] itself houses bejewelled thorn and night creatures which are iconic to the Fly by Night collection. It’s a contemporary jewellery watch collection with the beauty and edge synonymous with Stephen Webster.”
This is a limited edition production run and the Fly by Night timepieces will be available in Stephen Webster stores from November 2013.