Watch in white gold, double gadroons and signature cabochons, silver sundial
The Epure creation embodies refinement and grace of the great classics of tomorrow. Its traditional round shape, with delicate curves, clean lines and finely-worked finishings, sets off the emblematiccodes of the “Jeweler of Lights”: the double gadroons symbolizing eternal love and the signature Cabochon, a protective force.
More than just a timepiece, Epure is a philosophy of life : It preserves only the essential to brighten life’s most joyful hours.
In 1785, Rousseau, the watchmaker, invented a new kind of sundial featuring a canon topped by a magnifying glass that was placed in the sun’s path, in perfect alignment with the Parisian meridian. This instrument gave the exact time at 12 noon. The dial, at first located in the gardens of the Palais Royal, sent a daily reflection of sunlight into Frédéric Boucheron’s first boutique, situated under the arches of the gallery.
The base of the sundial bore the following inscription "Horas non numero nisi serenas" – “I count only the joyful hours”. Fascinated by this unique approach to time and to life, Frédéric Boucheron decided to adopt the motto as his own. The Maison’s first creations are inspired by this: Frédéric Boucheron wished to be the watchmaker of “Joyful Hours” and through this vision created watches that celebrate life’s special moments.