The art of haute horlogerie has seduced both the high-heeled ladies to the alpha men who believe in the finest detail. If the latest offerings from the legendary watch houses are any indication, then the new collections are high on the oomph factor while keeping their high-end technology and immaculate mechanics intact. Couturiers are now flooring both the feminine and masculine gender with equal eccentricity in their watches.
These are just some of the gorgeous watches with beautiful color palettes.
Riviera XXL Chrono Diver – Baume & Mercier
What makes the ultra contemporary Baume & Mercier Rivera XXL Chrono Diver ahead of everyone else is its sheer ruggedness. Masculine and dapper, this timepiece is dressed in highly resistant materials. Coming in two colors, black and steel, it also has an elegant dash of orange picked up on the sweep seconds hand, the tachymeter numerals and the stitching sailcloth strap. The XXL case is polished and satin-brushed steel features a screw-down crown on the side, enhanced by the brand-signature Phi symbol. The beveled black rotating bezel, in keeping with the finest Rivera traditions, enables its owner to measure dive times and even gives an indication when it is time to return to the surface. These impressive attributes make this sports-watch one of the finest.
Chiodo – Gucci
Gucci’s Chiodo, is a collection of mind blowing timepieces, the design of which is based on the iconic square head nail used by the legendary house of Gucci as early as the 1960s. The nail motif has been used in both gold and silver as an ornamental detail on the most coveted accessory items. Just like the horsebit, this symbol originated in the equestrian world and is modeled on the pyramindal nails that are used to hold the shoe on the horse’s hoof. The Chiodo collection has two elegant watch case shapes, round and square, both of which have a luminescent mother-of-pearl dial. These watches spell sophistication and have a unique jewel-like quality to their appearance. Bold angles and contours make these timepieces exquisite. They come in both gold and solid sterling silver versions.
Limelight Party – Piaget
Piaget pulled out all stops with this collection that salutes the ultimate festive mood. The impeccable innovation of this collection bears witness to the creative exuberance of the brand. The passion of Piaget’s master watchmakers and jewelers is unleashed in this collection, which draws its inspiration from Vinyl records. The beauty of the clear-cut lines of the circles and the wonderful graphics of the shapes are accentuated by the diamond and onyx contrasts. A flick of the finger opens a secret watch that highlights the dial set with 95 sparkling diamonds. A long rope necklace with 2140 diamonds dazzles circularly on the watch.
Grand Chronographe Authentique – Montblanc & Minerva
The Montblanc brand has a metaphor of traditional haute horologer and has recently acquired Minerva. This combination captures the artistry of Swiss watchmaking that is embodied in this Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Grand Chronographe Authentique watch. The best part is that all the parts, such as the bridges, levers and plates are crafted in the brand’s studios. This great beauty is exclusively crafted from platinum, 18k red gold or 18K white gold. Although, it showcases the art of traditional watchmaking, it is also intended to suit modern tastes, with its imposing case. This timepiece is a limited series with only one piece produced in platinum, eight in 18K white gold and 58 in 18K red gold. Each watch is fitted with an alligator strap that is hand-stitched and a prong buckle made from 18L platinum or gold.
Ilea – Baume & Mercier
Baume & Mercier value a woman and that is seen in their collection named Ilea, which means “intimate, luxurious, elegant and active.” This ultra feminine and hauntingly seductive new collection is an ode to a woman’s ethereal beauty. These beautiful timepieces, round in shape with sensual curves radiate voluptuous charm and are created by a woman. The gem-set designs combine contrasts, such as diamonds and steel. There is a small date window at 6 o’clock and the crown is also adorned with an offset diamond to complete its elegance.
These collections from the experienced masters of horlogerie are exceptionally beautiful in their intricate designs and give the look of ethereally beautiful jewelry that dazzles on the wrists of classy men and women.