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Watches For All Seasons
Published: Volume 22, Issue 3, March, 2014
These timekeepers embody the essence of luxury and technological finesse. Verve showcases some of the horological stars that have a date with time at Baselworld 2014

BREGUET
BREGUET CLASSIQUE “GRANDE COMPLICATION” TOURBILLON EXTRA-THIN AUTOMATIC 5377

Designed for aficionados of modernism is the sleek Breguet Classique “Grande Complication” Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 – razor-sharp in appearance and accurate to the minutest second. A sapphire-crystal chassis holds the sterling dial swathed in 18 kt gold, silvered and engine-turned in four varied patterns. Open-tipped hours and minutes hands, in signature Breguet style, steal across its silvery body in a bid to disclose time. A bold black leather strap attaches this metallic beauty to your wrist.

JAQUET DROZ
GRANDE SECONDE SW CÔTES DE GENÈVE

In tune with the Swiss giant’s fine legacy of watchmaking, Jaquet Droz introduces the Grande Seconde SW Côtes de Genève. Two off-centred spheres converge on the luminous dial to form the signature figure 8 with great quality of line. Complete with alligator leather straps and the new Côtes de Genève decoration, the Grande Seconde SW exudes an ever greater aura of luxury.

ULYSSE NARDIN
DUAL TIME MANUFACTURE

Designed for explorers, the Dual Time Manufacture by Ulysse Nardin embodies the spirit of the ocean. Fluid patterns on the dial, coupled with the customary anchor, remind one of the aquatic world. Its many offerings such as the home time indicator, a big date double window display, second time zone indicator, oversized small seconds at 6 o’ clock make it an ideal choice for maritime admirers.

CARL F. BUCHERER
MANERO CHRONOPERPETUAL LIMITED EDITION

Having perfected the quirks of the Gregorian calendar and mastered the art of fine timekeeping, Carl F. Bucherer brings forth the Manero ChronoPerpetual Limited Edition. Watches with a superior time-telling contraption, these devices provide visual clarity and perfection of form. A domed sapphire-crystal case bedecked with 49 jewels holds a silver-coloured dial. A hand-stitched brown Louisiana alligator leather belt runs along its axis. A functional masterpiece.

BLANCPAIN
2014 VILLERET MODEL BY BLANCPAIN

Resonant of fine design and straightforward appearance, the 2014 Villeret model by Blancpain is a cocoa charisma. Set in a red gold double-stepped round case, the dial proudly presents time in genteel roman numerals. Proving its mettle, the Gold Feu enamel has been fired time and again at temperatures over 1000°C to give that beautiful burnished glow. Complete with a date indicator at 3 o’ clock and a power reserve of 8 day, the Villeret makes sure you don’t skip a beat by being an unmatched study in efficacy.

CHOPARD
L.U.C 1963

A poignant combination of black and gold marks the semblance of the L.U.C 1963 by Chopard. Regal and impactful in appearance, the watch is fashioned keeping the finest horological traditions in mind. Hand-sewn brown alligator leather, lined with cognac-toned alligator leather form the strap that holds the gilded case in place. The porcelain white dial showcases bold Roman numerals that display time. A striking addition to a horology collection.

OMEGA
CONSTELLATION PLUMA

Bejewelled and beaming with sparkle, the Constellation Pluma is another stellar addition to Omega’s Constellation family. Deriving its name from feathers, this watch embodies the sublime air of the flimsy entity. Superior in both function and appearance, this timepiece rests easy on the eyes. A pale blue mother-of-pearl dial is festooned with eleven diamond indexes. Wavy contours rest engraved on the bezel recalling the gentle lines of a feather. The Constellation Pluma is delicate precision personified.

CORUM
ADMIRAL’S CUP AC-ONE 45 DOUBLE TOURBILLON

A noir novelty, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Double Tourbillon by Corum is a delightful work of chronometric precision. Designed for adventurers, the watch embodies a tenacious vibe that is reflected in its appearance. The geometric arrangement of the split pomegranate motifs along the ring and the jagged pattern covering the dial present a fierce exterior. Water resistant to 300m, this timekeeping agent never lets you down.

DIOR
DIOR VIII GRAND BAL “RÉSILLE”

Delicate and pastel, Dior’s VIII Grand Bal “Résille” is a feminine furore. The caseback and strap, fashioned in white porcelain white are festooned with an array of pink sapphires that run along the periphery of the dial. Each Dior VIII Grand Bal timepiece is animated by the “Dior Inversé” calibres, which is manufactured in 18 painstaking months. Exuding a ladylike air, this watch is crafted for the quintessential fashionista.

HERMÈS
CAPE COD-NANTUCKET SILVER MODEL

Hermès offers an azure beauty in the form of the Cape Cod Silver. The Nantucket model is available in silver – an unusual silver alloy based on a composition exclusive to Hermès and which lastingly preserves its radiance. A serpentine leather strap makes its way to a delicately curved case, to hold the opaline-silvered dial in place. Unique and unapologetically urbane, the Cape Cod Silver is a beryl beauty.

CHANEL
MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ

Monochrome hues of black and white bedazzle with a flurry of diamonds on the caseback, making for a striking design in the Mademoiselle Privé by Chanel. A matte black dial adorned with five brilliant-cut diamonds, five navette-cut yellow sapphires and an array of roses set in yellow gold makes for a watch that is so classically ornate. Water resistant to 30 metres and armed with a power reserve of 42 hours, this is a wristlet as beautiful as it is functional.

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT
THE SLIMLINE MOONPHASE MANUFACTURE

Exuding an air of regality is the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture by Frederique Constant. A gleaming, three-part stainless steel case clasps a luminous white dial with silvery flashes of numerals telling time. A single crown controls the movement of the hours, minutes, date and moonphase. A dash of blue in the date caliper livens up the aura of this exquisite timekeeping agent, adding just the right bit of vibrancy to the piece. Pearly panache.

RADO
THE RADO ESENZA CERAMIC TOUCH FIBONACCI DIAMONDS LIMITED EDITION

A uniquely oval bezel, dial bedazzled by 534 individual diamonds, silvery hands that subjugate time with your help – all this and much more in Rado’s Esenza Ceramic Touch Fibonacci Diamonds Limited Edition. Controlled by a slight play of your fingers on the surface, Rado presents an attractive time-turner to the world. Limited to 300 coveted pieces, this kaleidoscopic beauty for women is a breakthrough in the world of horology.

LONGINES
THE LONGINES COLUMN-WHEEL SINGLE PUSH-PIECE CHRONOGRAPH

Available in three versions, two in steel and one in rose-gold, each as beautiful as the rest, The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph is a heritage horological device. This collection takes its inspiration from the first chronograph wristwatches developed by Longines in 1913. Bold Arabic numbers make way for additional columns of small seconds at 9 o’clock, date aperture at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A delicate play of colours is presented by the bold ‘12’ in red and the blued hour and minute hands. A brown alligator strap enhances its charisma.

TISSOT
TISSOT HERITAGE NAVIGATOR

Modernity meets vintage class in Tissot’s Heritage Navigator, a timepiece offering a fascinating time-zone calculator on your wrist. An automatic chronometer movement officially certified COSC peeps at you from underneath a scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal screen with anti-reflective coating. Elegant and ethereal, Tissot has brought forth a global wonder.

VICTORINOX
DIVE MASTER 500

Adding a jewel to its crown, Victorinox Swiss Army Watches introduces the Dive Master 500 on account of its 25th anniversary. A watch emblematic of robustness, reliability and functionality. A striking “Swiss Army Knife” red on the helium valve at 9 o’clock on the case middle, and the chronograph second hand features a particularly strong feature. Manufactured in a limited edition of 500 pieces, this model, being a genuine diving instrument, is ranked among the most reliable in its class.

GUCCI
G-CHRONO COLLECTION

Redefining its tradition of designing, developing and manufacturing iconic watches since the early 1970s, Gucci presents the G-Chrono Collection – a study in ceramic. The signature Gucci diamante pattern extends across the abundant dial coloured in eternally chic black or white.Arabic numerals mark their place on the circumference of dial designed in two sizes – a 44mm extra large and a smaller 38mm timepiece. A bold G-shaped bezel pays homage to its trademark motif. Monochrome marvels.

BURBERRY
THE BRITAIN LIMITED EDITION TRENCH CERAMIC

It takes an establishment with the magnitude and aesthetic sense of Burberry to produce a timepiece so exquisite. The Britain Limited Edition Trench Ceramic is a collection of 20 individually numbered watches for women. Inspired by the Burberry trench coat, the caseback is bathed in 18kt trench gold and holds in place a nude sunray dial with Super-LumiNova hands. As functional as it is elegant, The Britain is a class apart.

SWAROVSKI
CITRA CHRONOGRAPH

Adding that little doze of sparkle to your wardrobe is Swarovski’s Citra Chronograph. Keeping in mind the brand’s ideology of watches doubling up as functional jewelry, this watch aims to be just that – ornamental yet efficient. A rose gold dial bedazzled with 40 clear crystals lies radiantly on the white strap. The timekeeping agent effortlessly combines elegance with sporty chic.

CALVIN KLEIN
CALVIN KLEIN UNEXPECTED

Bringing back the age-old concept of minimalism, the Calvin Klein Unexpected is just that – basic and so very tasteful. A delicate leather strap captures in its midst a pink-gold case. A neat dial showcases the time. All that is added to these slight adornments is the impactful “ck” icon at 12 o’ clock. A refreshing break from all that is opulent, this timekeeping agent prefers to keep it modest and understated.

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