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WRIST JEWELLERY - PART I

PORTFOLIO

June 2017


WRIST JEWELLERY - PART I

“After not getting a pay rise for many years, there are better things to spend money on than Swiss wrist jewelry”, wrote Bloomberg in a recent article about middle class angst. We were struck by this typical American expression to denote a watch. They are jewels indeed! With arguments for some of them that might open up the wallets of the readers, after all…

AUDEMARS PIGUET - The Diamond Outrage

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The Diamond Outrage by Audemars Piguet is part of the brand’s diamond trilogy. It’s a tour de force that was inspired by Baroque Punk and a forest of iced conifers straight from the Vallée de Joux. It couldn’t be any more modern.

JAEGER-LECOULTRE - Rendez-vous Moon

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Simple, elegant and pure – the Rendez-Vous Moon is a very subtle piece, as are the guilloché motifs on its dial and its moon disk. It features an accurate moon (with a variation every 972 years) with a sanded finish that confers it a remarkable depth, just like moonlight has.

PATEK PHILIPPE 7130

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Patek Philippe’s reference 7130 is a reinterpretation for women of one of the most iconic – and useful – complications of the leading Genevan brand – World Time. 24 time zones are spread around a delicate greyblue dial that features guilloché decorations at the centre and is enhanced by a bezel set with 27 diamonds. The watch represents the quintessence of good taste and mechanical art.

DE GRISOGONO - Luna

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Luna by de Grisogono: It’s the ultimate ladies’ watch. A draped dial. Sensual shapes. An almost smiling face. The watch seems to take on a life of its own. To top it all off, there are different, eclectic contrasting-colour versions.

DIOR - The Grand Soir Botanique No 2

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If you’re looking for a garden with a difference, the Grand Soir Botanique No 2 by Dior could be your nirvana. A unique white gold timepiece paved with snow-set round-cut diamonds and a white gold pavé dial set with snow-set round-cut pale sapphires, diamonds, blue and pink sapphires, emeralds and rubies. A kaleidoscope of colour with a burgeoning flower at 7 o’clock and the hour and minute hands blending into the floral mosaic at 10 o’clock. The Grand Soir Botanique No 2 has a quartz movement and the colourful dial is enhanced by a midnight blue fabric strap with undulating lines.

FENDI - My Way Topazes Special Edition

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Take a round 36 mm stainless steel case, set the bezel with 24 arc-cut blue topazes, insert a grey sunray outer dial with a round inner central blue mother-of-pearl dial encircled with a diamond ring, applied silver studs and three diamond indices, add silver-coloured hour and minute hands, attach a blue Dolce T. calfskin leather strap and ensure the watch functions with a Swiss-made quartz movement. The result is an elegant Fendi timepiece that can be worn anywhere, anytime. However, if you want to make a statement of your intent, show the fashionistas the latest trendy wrist adornment, simply attach a blue Dorothy Glamy made of arctic fox fur to the watch and hey presto, you’re wearing a modernised corsage showstopper. My Way Topazes Special Edition by Fendi is available with either blue or green topazes, matching leather strap and a flamboyant Dorothy Glamy.

HARRY WINSTON - The Divine Time

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The Divine Time by Harry Winston can either be worn on the wrist or as a pendant. Six marquisecut diamonds have been used as indexes on a dial paved with diamonds. The fire of the stones is at its best. The elegantly cut midnight blue alligator strap is a refined addition.

CARTIER - Montre à Secret Haute Joaillerie Caméléon

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It features an 18 ct green tourmaline, which is as round as a chameleon’s eye. A blend of semi-precious and precious stones (emerald, onyx, turquoise, tourmaline) and an exceptional strap, fashioned like the spine of a mythical animal.

BLANCPAIN - Ultraplate (reference 6104-1963-58A)

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With its white gold dial entirely paved with diamonds, the refinement of Blancpain’s Ultraplate (reference 6104-1963-58A) lies in its elegance and its in-house 913 calibre, which is only 3.28 mm thick. It’s a translucent ocean of precious stones.

BREGUET - Tradition Dame 7038

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Launched in 2005, Breguet’s Tradition collection gave birth to a style – imitated by many others – which allowed for the visual spectacle of the movement’s mechanics to be admired. With this oh-so-delicate new piece, Breguet has fully succeeded in adding a feminine touch to the transparent play of mechanical gears that was hitherto deemed to be reserved for men. The piece proves that technical spectacle (of the silicon lever escapement and of the balance equipped with a silicon balance-spring) can go very well with diamonds, engravings, mother-of-pearl and pink gold.