Picking four very different women’s pieces, each remarkable at a certain field. Unique iced queens worth a fortune and elegant office warriors are included.
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Breitling Chronomat: The Everyday Beauty
If men are crazy about finding the ultimate sporty watch on a bracelet, why women shouldn’t have their part of the fun? Enter the Breitling Chronomat collection rocking two sizes, tons of color options, and an unmistakably luxurious everyday vibe. Some might say, this kind of watches are not exactly revolutionary, but their major appeal lies exactly in winning combination of classical details. Those white, champagne, or even pistache-colored dials combined with traditional inlayed indices and adorned by the steel, rose gold, or two-tone cases are as pleasing as versatile for any outfit. And of course, every variant is available with some extra diamond treatment
The 36-mm Breitling Chronomats are fitted with COSC certified automatic Caliber 10, driving three central hands, a matching date window at 6, and offering 42 hours of power reserve. Their smaller 32-mm siblings come with the thermocompensated SuperQuartz movement. Regardless of the mechanism, the caseback is solid, and all watches are complimented by the trademark Rouleaux bracelets. The price varies from a little bit less than $4000 for the steel quartz version to a little bit more than $26’500 for the full gold automatic with diamond-set bezel.
Chopard Magari Jewellery Watch: The Dream Piece for a Gala Event
Who needs low-key, when you’re about to shine in the spotlight, right? And there’s a perfect unique piece in Chopard Red Carpet Collection offering exactly this kind of approach. How about 32 carats of pear-shaped diamonds with the little help from their pink and blue siblings? Originally intended to premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the mighty Magari has little to no competitors in terms of glamour.
The 35-mm white gold case as well as the bracelet are fully paved with diamonds of several layers and cutting. The dial is gem-set too, making it a perfectly contrasting background for two blued central hands. And of course, all those hundreds of stones were meticulously chosen to fit each other in brilliance. The automatic movement beating inside has a power reserve of 40 hours, but we’d guess nobody cares if it actually tells the time. The price is equally mind-blowing: CHF 3’880’000. You heard it right, almost four million Swiss.
Armin Strom Lady Beat: A Ladies’ Time-Only Watch for a Horological Aficionado
Coming in 38.00 mm stainless-steel case with only black or white variants, the Lady Beat surely encourages the owner to wear it often. But the unusual layout clearly reveals it’s so much more than you regular daily beater. Yes, it’s a monochromatic time-only watch, but executed in that very kind of minimalistic design, that forces you to stare at it for days straight. The off-centered hours and minutes are anchored at 9 o’clock, while the whole right side of the dial is cleverly open-worked, creating a nice symmetrical architecture with the three large signature bridges.
Such perspective naturally highlights the mechanical action, and takes some attention away from the time-telling. And of course, the caseback turns to be the other half of the exhibition with see-through sapphire glass revealing the details of the self-winding calibre ALA20 with 70-hour power reserve. Armin Strom Lady Beat comes complemented by a matching rubber-leather strap and commands the price of CHF 16,900.
Alexander Shorokhoff Autumn: The Wildcard
And lastly, some proof that charm and creativity can be found in all price ranges. The unconventional Autumn watch, belonging to the brand’s Avantgarde collection simply stands out from any crowd thanks to the dial, covered with beautiful leaf motif and involving yellow gold and diamond powder. The inlayed logo at 9 and trademark big 60 at 12 o’clock as well as two tiny diamonds at 3 and 6 further add to the overall character.
Time telling doesn’t go further than three signature central hands and a date window at 6, however for a ETA 2824-based piece, the mechanical side of Autumn also appears to be quite pleasing. The transparent caseback reveals a hand-engraved rotor transformed into a huge golden maple leaf. The brown plated stainless steel case measures 39 mm in diameter and comes paired with a stingray leather strap. The price is €1600.
Dec. 09, 2020