York Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe creates fine handmade jewelry and watches for seekers of luxury, quality, impeccable craftsmanship, and exclusivity. His brand, York, flaunts a historic background and his work is inspired by his royal family’s tradition of design and innovation.
Royal Black Caviar is an exquisite set limited to only 99 examples, which he created as a tribute to The Grand Duchess WeraKonstantinowaRomanowa of Russia, his great-grandmother, as the Russia has recently celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. The sets contain a superb Royal Black Caviar watch in 18k white gold, as well as a petite caviar server made of 925 sterling silver and flaunting a beautiful sturgeon-shaped handle. As a final touch of opulence, two delicate spoons with 24k gold plating were added for each set.
The watch is a remarkable work of miniature art, measuring 44 mm in diameter and boasting 53 dazzling black diamonds around the bezel. They weigh a total of 3.2 carats and they match the five more black diamonds in the crown. Excellently illustrating the ‘caviar’ part of the name, the strap is made of fine indo-pacific stingray leather that looks very much like real sturgeon eggs. Underneath the sapphire crystal the sterling silver dial flaunts beautiful black enamel finish.
Priced at €45,200 (about $58,900), each set will be presented to the buyer by Her Highness York Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe himself. The official launch of the timepiece will take place at this year’s Baselworld event.