5 November 2021
Faberge Launch Altruist Collection
Timed to coincide with World Animal Day, the Gemfields Foundation has collaborated with Fabergé on a special series of five limited-edition watches.
Each timepiece in the Altruist Wilderness collection has been inspired by one of the ‘Big Five’ African wild animals: the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and cape Buffalo; these iconic beasts have been rendered in stunning lacquered detail on the watch dial by Fabergé’s master craftsman André Martinez.
Each watch is set in an 18k rose gold case and features five responsibly sourced Gemfields Zambian emeralds, one for each animal. Emeralds represent hope, growth, fertility and peace, and were therefore deemed to be the perfect coloured gemstone to complement this project.