Weddings are occasions to let your purse strings loose, as wedding gifts are showered on the couple. Here are four gorgeouswatches that to help commemorate one of your precious moments in life better.
Faberge — Summer in Provence
Russian atelier Faberge has released its latest collection of timepieces, inspired from the wonders of summer. The collection, that has three separate versions, is studded with colourful gemstones, inspired from the French countryside. The diamond edition has 379 stones inlaid on the case, along with another 337 on the dial. There are decorative leaves made out of diamond, which have mother-of-pearl flowers to supplement them on the dial. The same flowers embellish the bracelet, which has another 337 diamonds. The multicolored sapphire version has 433 diamonds, 12 tourmalines, two buff-top emeralds, 21 dark-pink sapphires, and nine light-pink sapphires. All three watches are made in 18 carat white gold for the case, dial and bracelet. It is a limited edition; only five watches have been made of each. For more information, visit Faberge.com
The Apple Hermes Watch
The Apple Hermes watch created a ripple in the horological industry, as it was the first time that the tech giant collaborated with an equally iconic design house. The result was the Apple Hermes watch — that allows its wearer to send texts, make calls, track fitness metrics, and check e-mails with it. On its part, Hermès has added its aesthetic with the leather-work that has gone in the dial, case and strap. The Apple Watch Hermès will be available from October, and the collection has three versions: The Single Tour, the Double Tour, and the Cuff. The Single Tour either has a 38 mm case $1,100 that can be paired with either a Barenia, Box, or Swift leather strap, or a 42 mm case $1,150 that is available with a Barenia or Box leather band. The Double Tour at $1,250 can be identified by a band that wraps twice around the wrist which distinguishes it from The Single Tour. It has a 38 mm case and can be worn either with a Swift leather strap, available in blue, red, or gray or a Barenia leather strap. The Cuff is the priciest top end model at $1,500, and has a 42 mm case and comes with an oversize Barenia leather band.
Time Pyramid Guilloche
Swiss manufacture Arnold & Son has been around for over 250 years, and its latest release is the Time Pyramid Guilloché. The watch is a tribute to Englishman John Arnold’s skeleton regulator clocks in the late 18th century. The timepiece has been inspired and is a contemporary take on Arnold’s detailed precision for which he became famous in the first place. Arnold had made the first instrument to be titled a chronometer, and the smallest repeating watch in history, which he had gifted to King George III.
The watch is an aesthetically updated version of the original Time Pyramid made by Arnold. It has a caseback with guilloche patterning on both sides. The watch has an 18-karat, red-gold case with a 4.4 mm thick, skeletonized calibre. The chronometer was developed in-house. The movement involves a seconds dial at the base. It then has a sapphire-crystal hour dial and silver top ring with minute indications. For more details, visit arnoldandson.com
Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique
The latest version of the Dior Grand Bal with a feather adorned winding rotor has taken the chronometer several steps ahead in its extravagance. The timepiece is decorated with a range of imaginative techniques and items such as mother-of-pearl, gemstones and silk thread. Dior is celebrated for its mastery over movement in women’s timepieces, and this one is an apt example of this. The collection has 13 unique pieces decorated with a variety of coloured gemstones and lattices in the shape of a dragonfly wings and coral fans. For more details, visit www.dior.com.