What is Haut is Hot!
This season’s “hautest” timepieces are stunning the luxury watch scene with exotic materials, exquisite gemstones, and extravagant designs. As the nights grow longer, the timepieces below are nearly illuminating this season’s most fanciful evenings with incredible gemstones that incorporate different elements such as: mother-of-pearl, enameling, sunstone, sapphires, diamonds, and embroidery.
The Grande Seconde Sunstone by Jaquet Droz
The Grande Seconde Sunstone by Jaquet Droz is quite the spectacle. This ethereal, stunning timepiece seems like it can quite literally light up the night. Sunstone, which is used to create the dial, carries both an astral and solar magic that adds a shimmering illusion that complements the mother-of-pearl subdial.
This 39mm elegant watch features an 18k red-gold case with a self-winding movement. With a power reserve of an extraordinary 68 hours, you do not have to worry about the movement stopping in between nights of wear. This extravagant timepiece by Jaquet Droz is set with 88 and 248 diamonds, buckle set with 24 diamonds, totaling 2,186 carats.
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Pink Lady Sapphire by Richard Mille
Inspired by the classic “Pink Lady” cocktail that took women of the 1930’s by storm, the Lady Pink Sapphire by Richard Mille is an elegant watch with ultra-luxury materials and world class design. The polished bezel, case back, and case band are made from a solid piece of pink Sapphire, which takes over 40 entire days to cut and finish for each timepiece. The result is both dazzling in looks and offers practical protection, such as scratch resistance.
The incredible 5N gold hour markers are filled with a luminous material that is every bit as elegant as the timepiece design. Also made of 5N red gold is the heavy edge ring. The Oneway Automatic Winding System with ceramic ball bearings provide a bidirectional winding system. The 25 jewel Automatic movement features a free sprung balance with variable inertia, which is a type of balance wheel that guarantees greater reliability as well as shocks.
You can purchase this extraordinary ultra-luxury Automatic timepiece for nearly a million dollars, at $990,000.
Day Night by Blancpain
Quite the step down in price, this timepiece may not retail in the stratosphere, but it is still not of this Earth. Blancpain has reinforced its tradition for flair and innovation for savoir-faire in this Day Night timepiece. The diamond-studded bezel encases a beautiful, 40mm mother-of-pearl dial that contains 14 diamonds that are meant to represent the stars.
The moon slows with 50 more diamonds that complement a shining sun of 50 yellow sapphires. It is difficult to comprehend how many precious stones can possibly fit on this luxury timepiece, but Blancpain has done it. The Calibre 1163JN Automatic movement uses two retrograde indications and it will run with perfection for years to come.
The retrograde seconds subdial and Ostrich leather strap really set this timepiece apart. With a case of white gold and a bezel set with 204 diamonds, actual functions include hour, minute, second, as well as the main day/night indicator. The beautiful Arabic numerals complement the silvered dial hands that tell the time.
With a water resistance of 30 meters (100 feet), you do not have to worry about getting this luxury watch wet. You can enjoy the fine interior intricacies as well, with its exhibition case back. This is certainly a timepiece extravagant for any lady.
It is safe to say that this year’s Swiss watch fairs were an incredibly design renaissance in women’s high-end jewelry. Think of these extravagant examples as a midnight rendezvous of haute horology and fine art.
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