With only three pieces made, one each in ruby red, sapphire blue and black sapphire, the Bubble High Jewellery Skeleton wristwatch from Corum is definitely a stunning kind of limited edition reserved for that special lady. Bedecked in 153 brilliant-cut diamonds and 12 baguette-cut rubies, blue sapphires or black sapphires as hour markers, the watch’s visible calibre is beautifully framed by these gems and complemented by the white gold case and alligator hide strap.
From the Roger Dubuis Velvet Collection, the Rita wristwatch from the Velvet by Massaro line is the phenomenal result of two excellent maisons working together. French bespoke shoemaker Massaro brought to life Roger Dubuis Creative Director Alvaro Maggini’s vision of retro-glamour for modern-day divas in this timepiece inspired by 1940s Hollywood icon Rita Hayworth – the first of a trilogy of watches. Already eye-catching with full-on diamonds on its bezel, lugs and décor, the subtle braid on its soft gold leather straps further enhance the wearer’s individuality.
The latest incarnation of the Omega Constellation now comes with a Tahiti mother-of-pearl watch face with diamond indexes and is surrounded by a diamond-encrusted bezel made of 18K red gold. A 27mm automatic, it is powered by the Co-Axial Calibre 8520, an officially certified chronometer.
The Claude Bernard Rectangle for her wristwatch in rose gold is minimalist and clean-cut yet speaks volumes of the style and persona of the wearer. Hand-assembled in Switzerland, the beaded bracelet sits just right on a lady’s wrist without being too flashy, with classic Roman numerals and art-deco rectangle designs on its face further enhancing an image of subtle luxury.
Form & Function
Inspired by pilots on desert missions, the BR 03-94 chronograph is a professional instrument with fashionable design. The chronograph function certainly helps in measuring time, while the ceramic case is able to withstand high-temperatures, acidic conditions, corrosion and erosion. Meanwhile, the four screws on each corner of the case may seem ornamental but actually help ensure water resistance of up to a depth of 100 metres.
The new Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII from IWC Schaffhausen was designed for those who prefer understated elegance with a smaller-scale version of its usually oversized face and case and slimmer straps. The triple-date display from the precedent model has been taken out, so time is displayed more clearly.
One for the non-conformist, time on an HYT watch is told by hydropower, rather than a typical hour hand. The liquid in the tube on the bezel increases to correspond with the time in a revolutionary mechanism that breaks the rules of watchmaking, while still staying true to the foundations of horlogerie and its detailed practices. The H2 Full Bronze is a new version of the brand’s popular H2 model, which was created in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Renaud Papi. The Full Bronze carries the same mechanism in a new metallic shade case.
Spirit of Travel
The Overseas collection from watchmakers Vacheron Constantin has always been an iconic line for the brand. This year they are reinventing the collection to truly reflect the spirit of travel where one ventures far to make new discoveries. The Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar watch is definitely one to bring on travels, with its perpetual calendar and moon-phase functions, as well as interchangeable straps for comfort anywhere and anytime in the world.