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30 Apr 2020 by Business Traveller India

HER ELEGANCE: WATCHES FOR THE LADY

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Autodate love

Li Bingbing, the global brand ambassador for Carl F. Bucherer has dedicated her time to several meaningful causes, which eventually paved the way for her to start the L.O.V.E foundation. Manero AutoDate LOVE is an embodiment of this — a physical metaphor for pure goodness. “The delicate pattern is a reminder that we must treat the earth and all its creatures with respect – and at the same time, it is a tribute to their fragile beauty,” she explained. carl-f-bucherer.com

Panthère de Cartier

A beautiful accessory that exudes timeless grace, the Panthère de Cartier cuff watch comes in a rhodiumised 18k white gold case and bracelet, bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Crafted in the 80s, it is still infused with a contemporary touch, with an alluring silvery dial, sapphire crystal and blue-steel sword-shaped hands. cartier.com

Chopard Imperiale

Feminine and opulent, the Imperiale collection is filled with delectable details, pretty pastels and majestic designs that honour the modern, multi-faceted woman. Cased carefully in 18k rose gold, it features a pink mother-of-pearl dial. Roman-hour markers, openwork sword-shaped hands and astounding motifs inspired by the embroidery on royal drapery embellish it. chopard.com

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 34

The Swiss-made watch has a sleek jewel-toned green dial in a stainless-steel case that comes along with a green alligator leather strap by Santoni, having a quick-change system. The emerald green grandeur juxtaposed with simplicity, diamonds and Roman numerals makes it effortless, yet classy. iwc.com

Jaeger-LeCoultre Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day

A scintillating display of white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl, the Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a jewellery watch that stands true to its name. The elegant mother-of-pearl dial is inspired by the glittering moonlit Vallée de Joux. The claw-gem setting of its bezel is sparklingly perfect, for the light of the day as well as the twinkle of the night. jaeger-lecoultre.com

Omega Constellation

Possessing an eye-catching and enchanting design, the Omega Constellation can be recognised by its signature half-moons, ‘claws’ on the case and mono rang bracelet. It is characterised by a sun-brushed brown dial, sapphire crystal, striking constellation star, and diamonds which are gorgeously embedded in18k Sedna gold. The case-back is stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion and the heart of the timepiece is marked by the Omega Calibre 4061. omegawatches.com

 

HIS SUAVITY: MEN’S TIMEPIECES

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” Handwerkskunst

The Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” Handwerkskunst watch entails mechanical ingenuity, enriched with a fine dial and movement decorations. The case and dial are made with honey gold, a patented alloy with a warm, and deep honey-hued gold shade, which stands out for its saturated colour and remarkable hardness. alange-soehne.com

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

Pressed in deep blue and the technical mastery which employs the meticulous grand feu enamel technique, the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is a masterpiece of nuanced craftsmanship. It is cased in platinum with a finely fluted caseband connected to an alligator leather strap. The Breguet numerals are intricately embedded by artisans, who instil it with a stunning depth effect. The beauty of this timepiece lies in its magnetic subtlety. breguet.com

Breitling Emergency

Breitling carved a spot at the forefront of innovation by crafting the Emergency, the world’s first wristwatch equipped with an authentic dual frequency distress beacon. This titanium multifunction electronic chronograph is defined by its dual-frequency transmitter that launches alerts as well as guides homing and rescue operations. This timepiece is an absolute essential for adventurers and unafraid wanderers. breitling.com

Hublot Big Bang integral king gold

One and a half-decade after its inception, Hublot features its first integrated metal bracelet in a timepiece which features the link used with the case. This integrated architecture makes it unique and marvellous. The ‘Integral King Gold’ variant is versatile and prominent, with a satin-finished and polished 18k King Gold case and matte black skeleton dial. Debonair and dynamic, it can be worn to complete any look. hublot.com

Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm

Panerai released the Luminor Marina Carbotech, a new carbon fibre watch — reminiscent of the brand’s original LAB-ID Luminor released in 2017. The watch material has a wave-like look that is coupled with incredible durability, rendering it an athletic appearance. The carbotech case in Panerai’s Swiss-made Luminor design, with its encompassing crown guard, short lugs and noteworthy bezel, makes an impressive timepiece. panerai.com

 

Rolex Sky-Dweller

This watch is well suited for world travellers. Its distinctly utility-centric design permits it to display two timezones simultaneously. The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller comes 18k everose gold with a dark rhodium dial and an Oyster bracelet. Classic, functional and suave, this timepiece is an indispensable comparison for frequent flyers. rolex.com

Namrata Bhandari

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