Dial up brilliance: bejewelled timepieces at Watches and Wonders 2021
Baguette-cut diamonds and sapphires are clearly the flavour of the season, as seen at Geneva’s Watches and Wonders
An rising development in haute horology is bejewelled watches. Successfully, this combines Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire with the opulent artwork of gem setting. Within the Indian context, whereas western jewelry manufacturers haven’t managed to penetrate the market because of the presence of native luxurious jewellers, watchmakers have, the truth is, managed to seize a shopper base that integrates timepieces and jewelry. A thought that’s mirrored by watch blogger Karishma Karer of The Hour Markers, “When effective watchmaking meets the artwork of the gem setter and the goldsmith, mere watches blossom into jewelry creations.” No marvel, then, that Piaget’s avant garde Limelight Gala in its rainbow hues received us raving, Chopard’s Joyful Diamonds Joaillerie version turned heads — identical to Bvlgari’s Serpenti (which wants no introduction) — and even Rolex’s diamond studded Datejust 31 launched final 12 months. We soar on this mega development with our alternatives.
Vacheron Constantin Égérie
This self-winding timepiece by the historic Swiss watchmaker is impressed by the world of style and high fashion. The rose gold model options 574 diamonds and pavé accents. It additionally boasts a uniquely positioned crown between 1 and a pair of o’clock.
Chopard Joyful Diamonds Joaillerie
Since its creation in 1976, Chopard’s Joyful Diamonds fashions have been synonymous with informal class. The newest model is crafted in 18-carat rose gold and Tahitian mother-of-pearl, and is complemented by 15 transferring diamonds. This 38 mm piece comes with a grey-brushed canvas strap and a diamond-set rose gold buckle.
Rise up Predator S Black Rainbow
We love area of interest manufacturers like Rise up. Made to symbolise a present of insurrection for girls who wish to break away from conference, this customisable timepiece comes kitted out with 32 rainbow-coloured, baguette-cut sapphires illuminating the bezel. Approx ₹64 lakh.
Piaget Limelight Gala Treasured Rainbow
This piece first caught our eye on the jeweller-watchmaker’s Instagram web page. Replete with rainbow-hued gem stones — together with 37 sapphires and 5 tsavorites set in a 18-carat rose gold case — the timepiece screams crimson carpet glamour like nothing else.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Glow Me Up
This timepiece options 60 baguette-cut diamonds sitting on luminescent materials set in an Eon gold case. A reinterpretation of the unique Excalibur Authentic Flying Tourbillon, it glows at evening. The home of Dubuis has all the time caught our consideration for its avant garde items, which frequently border on over-the-top. The eight-piece restricted version is $2,15,000.
Hublot Large Bang Integral Tourbillon Excessive Jewelry
This iteration options 484 baguette-cut diamonds set in an 18-carat white gold case. The caseback has a sapphire crystal and 48 diamonds, whereas the bracelet can be completely adorned with diamonds. Since we’re already accustomed to the sporty class of earlier Large Bang fashions, this one simply takes it a notch larger.
Louis Moinet ‘The Colosseum | Rome’
From the area of interest watchmaker’s ‘8 Marvels of the World’ version, that is an inventive masterpiece with the legendary landmark depicted at its centre. The sector is about in onyx, surrounded by a hanging association of baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow colors. We undoubtedly advocate checking this home out, in case you are in search of one thing lesser recognized in India. Approx ₹1.74 crore for the set of eight watches.