SHINE BRIGHT: FIVE WOMEN’S WATCHES THAT DAZZLE
RM 07-01 Gem-Set Ceramic
Introducing the RM 07-01 Ladies Automatic timepiece in a new, technically challenging case. For the first time in the watch industry, the watch’s ceramic case is set with diamonds. With this unprecedented marriage of diamond and black ceramic, the brand illustrates its indefatigable determination to develop its offerings for women who are as much fascinated by technicity as by beauty. In addition to its exceptional hardness and scratch resistance, black TZP ceramic possesses an extremely fine grain, ensuring a perfect finish with a matte effect. The latter is the outcome of a long and delicate process of milling and micro-shot peening, whereas showcasing the complex shapes of the bezel and case bottom requires the intervention of a finisher, who polishes each angle by hand. Accented with a red gold case band, the timepiece is presented on a black rubber strap. Price available upon request; www.richardmille.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Chopard’s Happy Sport
This Happy Sport watch sparkles with femininity. Stunningly crafted from 18-carat rose gold with a diamond-set bezel, its curved lines and daring unconventionality are perfectly Chopard. The silver-toned dial richly accentuates the Roman numerals and finely crafted details, while Chopard’s signature moving diamonds playfully dance in a joyful display of light. $39,400; www.chopard.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Cat’s Eye Plum Blossom
A plum blossom blooms on the dial. Slender and fragile, it appears as a small second’s hand, like a flower drawing its scent and its life from the earth. Cat’s Eye, the famous ellipse that has become the signature of the Maison’s women’s collection, appears this year attired in mother-of-pearl, aventurine and diamonds, shining more brightly than ever. Price available upon request; www.girard-perregaux.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Rendez-Vous Night & Day
The Rendez-Vous Night & Day by Jaeger-LeCoultre in steel set with diamonds dresses the wrist with timeless sophistication. Its day/night indicator serves as a companion at any hour. Adorned with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds, its silver guilloché dial reveals the blue steel hands and floral numerals that have become characteristic of the Rendez-Vous collection. With a discreet and refined elegance, it recounts the passing of time with a beautiful poetry. $13,600; www.jaeger-lecoultre.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.
Omega Constellation Manhattan
This 29 mm 18K Sedna™ gold and stainless-steel model features a diamond-paved bezel, mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. The hands, OMEGA logo, Constellation star and diamond holders are also in 18K Sedna™ gold. At the heart of this timepiece is the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8700, visible through the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. $11,900; www.omegawatches.com; www.hingwaleejewelers.com.