Bling Ring: 8 Bracelet Watches
Piaget Gouverneur TourbillonGo all the way with Piaget’s Gouverneur Tourbillon. Loved for its unique design that harmonises two shapes – round case with an oval dial – it is a worthy addition to the brand’s Black Tie collection. The ultra-thin calibre 642P mechanical movement runs within the timepiece. Bearing the Piaget crest above the […]
Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon
Go all the way with Piaget’s Gouverneur Tourbillon. Loved for its unique design that harmonises two shapes – round case with an oval dial – it is a worthy addition to the brand’s Black Tie collection. The ultra-thin calibre 642P mechanical movement runs within the timepiece. Bearing the Piaget crest above the flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock, this watch features a pointer-type moon phase which only requires a one-day correction once every 122 years. Generously adorned with baguette cut diamonds, this piece is a definitely a show stopper and a conversation starter.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5980/1AR Nautilus Chronograph
Arguably the epitome of elegant sport watches Patek Philippe’s Nautilus is a horological icon with a cult following. Now available in a trendy bicolour option (stainless steel and rose gold), it is bound to reel in more fans. The Nautilus Chronograph has a gorgeous black-blue dial with the signature Nautilus horizontal embossed pattern that houses an integrated tone-on-tone monocounter, indicating elapsed minutes and hours, at six o’clock. This unconventionally sleek arrangement for the counters runs on the automatic calibre CH 28-520C. Its 18K rose gold hands and indexes are layered with luminescent coating, and the timepiece is fitted with a stainless steel and 18K rose gold bicolour bracelet, as well as a Nautilus fold-over clasp.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronograph
If technology and advanced craftsmanship existed during in medieval times, the knights of the round table would undoubtedly be donning the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 chronograph. Not only would it provide accurate timings for battles, thanks to its chronograph function, but the rest of the signature elements of the Excalibur series – the elongated Roman numerals, fluted bezel, and the triple horns that attach the bezel – give off the stately aura of knightly regalia. The timepiece houses the new chronograph calibre RD681 with a micro-rotor and power reserve of 52-hours. Comprising 280 components, the movement comes embellished with Côtes de Genève motif and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
Louis Vuitton Tambour eVolution
A distinctive rounded case body, eight-sided crown and side engraving of the 12 letters of Louis Vuitton are all signature elements of a Tambour timepiece. As LV introduces its new Tambour eVolution, we see the addition of some new rules to Tambour’s DNA. Like an eager neophyte, it asserts its presence with robust features and definitely more attitude. ‘Black MMC’, a durable metal matrix composite mainly utilised in the aerospace industry and Formula 1 arena, is used to create its bezel and the flat-edged insert with the monogram logo on its crown. Bid adieu (at least for now) to the eight-sided crown and side engraving as they are respectively replaced with an ergonomic screw-down crown with nine groves and a large ‘V’ at the case side. It comes in a 43mm steel case for the GMT three-hand model and 45mm pink gold case for the GMT Chronograph.
Bulgari Octo Steel
If there is one watch that oozes Italian sprezzatura, the Bulgari Octo Steel is it. With a distinctive and unique case shape – a mash up of an octagon and a circle – this timepiece carries a mix of eastern and western symbols representing balance, perfection and harmony. Beauty runs deep within the timepiece as its movement boasts a host of refined finishing and decorations including chamfered and polished edges as well as Côtes de Genève pattern on the bridges, and perlage finishing on the main plate. While this macho timepiece is busy turning heads, the automatic calibre BVL 193 ensures that this watch does not stop working for at least 50 hours on a full wind.
Longines Conquest Classic
Longines’s Conquest evokes the genteel world of race horses, jockeys and triumphs. Specially created as a tribute to chronographs produced in 1881 for race-goers and New York jockeys, this collection eloquently communicates class, elegance, and the spirit of horse racing with an uncommon refinement. Fitted with the Calibre L688, a self-winding movement specially produced by ETA for Longines, it hosts 12-hour, 30-minute and 60-seconds counters, and is backed by a 54-hour power reserve. This steel and rose gold model is accompanied with a matching bracelet, bringing out the essence of timeless beauty.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Every diver needs a diving buddy, and one could do worse than with the reliable Oris Aquis Depth Gauge which tells you exactly how deep you have gone underwater. Engineered by applying the Boyle Mariotte Law – which demonstrates how the volume of gas changes according to pressure – this is also the first diver watch that allows water to flow into the timepiece – how cool is that! Its sapphire crystal case top is 50 per cent thicker than average watches and it features a channel, milled into the side in anti-clockwise direction. As one descends into the depths with this timepiece, water will flow through this channel via the 12 o’clock inlet, causing the trapped air to indicate how far south the diver has gone based on the water pressure of that depth. Needless to say, this device could well save your life underwater, warning you not to get too carried away as you explore the deep blue.
Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune
The Raymond Weil Maestro Phase De Lune demonstrates an intriguing interplay of the old and the new. While its exudes classicism with slender appliquéd Roman indices and a discreet 39.5mm round steel case with matching polished bracelet, it throws us a curveball with a contemporary grey dial and a sophisticated automatic movement with a moon phase complication – a first for the Swiss marquee. The RW4500 movement deserves special mention as it is incredibly easy to use for a moon phase calibre. When it comes to setting the phase of the moon on this watch, there’s no need to fuss with pins or special tools. Instead, Raymond Weil has thoughtfully incorporated two pushers between each set of the lugs to make adjustments a cinch. Remarkably, the pushers are flushed with the polished case so they do not disrupt the clean lines of the timepiece.