Archive for the ‘Jewellery Watches’ category

Crystal Clear

October 19, 2010

Dior  Christal 8 Mother of Pearl displays 8 time zones simultaneously

dior christal 8

Since 2005, Dior Christal has been cutting and encrusting sapphire crystal by hand into bezels and a strap in a marquetry fashion to create a theatre of lights that is re-enchanting watchmaking. Emblazoned with Diors’s emblematic colours  (red, black, white and purple), equipped with  a  quartz (ETA), self-winding (ETA or Zenith) or hand-wound mechanical (Concepto Tourbillon caliber) movement, Dior Christal watches are as beautiful and immaculate inside as outside. The new Dior Christal  8 Mother of Pearl displays 8 time zones simultaneously. It has Mumbai as one of the 8 time zones. The grey and gold, timeless colour codes of the house are rewritten through the mother-of-pearl and the gold metallization of the dial .This timepiece  is treated as a jewel with the precious materials in hues of grey, white and gold and with the satellite effects(the back of the dial completes a full tour in 12h, the disc which indicates the 8 time zones in 24h) . The Couture finishes where the inside is as beautiful as the outside: the carefully crafted case-back reproduces the pattern of the dial and combines a gold oscillating weight with precious stones and mother-of-pearl marquetry. Price: Rs 9, 30,000.

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co, K- 15, Connaught Place, New Delhi and Watches of Switzerland,  231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai.

Arresting Beauty

May 6, 2010

Briefly:  Harry Winston’s Cluster of Time is an intimate and personal rendering of time recalling a bygone era of feminine luxury with a gracefully modern allure

cluster of time

You need it see it in person (hold it in your hand or may be wear it) to appreciate its beauty—a pendant watch with sparkling round diamonds. Cluster of Time, the dimensional pendant design expresses a new way to wear time through iconic art of clustering, Winston’s pioneering jewellery motif. A delicate pear-shaped dial paved with diamonds is concealed on the underside of the design, allowing one to wear both as a beautiful diamond necklace or an elegant jewelry watch.

More than 1000 diamonds are individually set in ultra-fine platinum, creating a delicate latticed underpinning that echoes the varying shapes of each stone. A delicate diamond cluster clasp further highlights the intricate artisanship of the design. An intimate and personal rendering of time, the one-of-a-kind piece recalls a bygone era of feminine luxury with a gracefully modern allure.  Price: On request.

Available at Harry Winston Boutique, #244, DLF Emporio, New Delhi, T: 91 11 4660 90 90.

Tissot’s quartret unveiled

March 22, 2010

Briefly: Tissot unveils four new limited edition watches at Basel World 2010

The Tissot 2010 T-Race Thomas Lüthi Limited Edition

thomas luethi ltd edition

Swiss Tissot ambassador Thomas Lüthi will be racing in the brand new Moto2 class in the 2010 MotoGP World Championship and has a special new watch to mark the occasion, the Tissot 2010 T-Race Thomas Lüthi Limited Edition is dynamic and also highly desirable.While Lüthi’s Swiss nationality reflects the heritage and mythos of the Tissot brand, the design of his new timepiece clearly expresses his precision riding and powerful charisma. Limited edition 999 pieces.

The Tissot 2010 T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition

nicky hayden ltd edition

Nicky Hayden is teaming up with a striking new numbered limited edition watch for the 2010 MotoGP season. The watch integrates Nicky’s colours and race number into a stunning GMT chronograph. Racetrack and bike inspired elements express themselves in high-tech, top quality materials, in a timepiece driven by a dynamic Swiss movement. Taking care of the demanding timekeeping needs of footballer Michael Owen in 2010 is a timepiece with precision, robustness and classical chic in its DNA. Limited edition 4,999 pieces.

The Tissot PRC 200 Michael Owen Limited Edition 2010

michael owen ltd edition

Dedicated to meeting the toughest goals for performance and style for the 4,999 wearers of the limited edition, the watch combines understated elegance with accuracy in a three-hand automatic. A transparent case back decorated with Michael’s Manchester United team number 7, a football and his signature confirm the watch’s additional role as talisman for the popular Tissot ambassador and his many loyal fans. Limited edition 4,999 pieces.

The Tissot Glam Sport Danica Patrick Limited 2010

glamsport danica ltd edition

The Tissot Glam Sport Danica Patrick Limited 2010 fulfills her clear wish to have a modern timepiece that expresses her sporty nature and love of elegance in equal measures. Contemporary elements such as a sculpted polished case and chic metal bracelet go hand in hand with intricate feminine details such as shaped hands and fine Roman numerals to mark key hours. The crowning glory comes in the form of 25 sparkling diamonds in a winning combination. Limited edition of 4,999 pieces

Dior Christal Mystery

March 9, 2010

Briefly: Dior Christal Mysterieuse (38mm) in alligator and steel strap

dior christal in alligator strap

The new smaller (38mm) versions of the Dior Christal with the mysterious electromechanical is now being launched both in alligator and steel strap with sapphire crystal bracelet. The watches are adorned with 2 seconds discs allowing the image of cinetic art spirit to change the face of the timepiece, second after second. Since 2005, Dior Christal has been cutting and encrusting sapphire crystal by hand into bezels and straps in a marquetry fashion to create a theatre of lights that is re-enchanting watchmaking. The 38mm Dior Christal Mysterieuse (Steel Strap) and Dior Christal Mysterieuse (Alligator Strap) are both in limited edition of 200 pieces each. Price: On request

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co    A-12  South Extension, Part-I, New Delhi 110049, and Watches of Switzerland    231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai 400050.

Harry Winston’s New

March 6, 2010

Briefly: Harry Winston’s Avenue Squared,Midnight Minute Repeater, Avenue Traffic and Ocean Lady Moon Phase

avenue squared rose gold

Avenue Squared Rose Gold Harry Winston has introduced the Avenue Squared for Men in Rose Gold, a limited edition of 25 mechanical timepieces. This innovative timepiece features a magnificent dual time-zone display, with two separate hour and minute dials. A bold square case enhances the distinct masculine aesthetic, and strong architectural look. The bezel is set with 60 oversized baguette diamonds totaling 9.80 carats, for the ultimate in luxurious sophistication. The easy to read date, quickset by the crown is framed vertically in the interplay of discs for the minute display and hour. Innovative and complicated, the module of the Avenue Squared for Men was developed by Harry Winston on a robust, self-winding caliber, and fully assembled at the Harry Winston Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland.

In addition to this is the Avenue Squared timepiece for Ladies now in Rose Gold on a white satin strap, a statement of sophistication and style. Amplified and elegant, this modern interpretation takes the brand’s iconic Avenue timepiece to the power of two by exploring dualities in form and function. Price: On request

Midnight Minute Repeater

midnight minute repeater

Sleek and sophisticated, the round 42 mm case of Harry Winston’s Midnight Minute Repeater is fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement. An open dial design allows for a unique view of the minute repeater mechanism that can be activated by pressing the push piece situated at 8 o’clock. Surrounded by a gold ring, a hollowed window -at the top left corner -brings emphasis to the technical innovation: two hammers gracefully engraved with Harry Winston’s initials, located on the exterior of the movement.

Excentered time indication, iconic arches, and a single sparkling diamond adorning the off-set window reflect Harry Winston recognizable design signature. Created to audibly indicate time on demand –chiming distinct tones: low pitch for hours, altering low and high pitch for quarter hours, and high pitch for minutes –minute repeaters require both extreme technical and musical precision. Perhaps one of the most challenging complications to craft, the minute repeater remains a testament to excellence in fine watch making. The edition is limited to 40 pieces in rose gold and 40 pieces in white gold with the option of a silver or dark dial. Price: On request

Avenue Traffic

avenue traffic

Inspired by the energy and architecture of New York City, Harry Winston’s Avenue Traffic is redefined with elegant lines and geometric shapes. The timepiece reflects a modern interpretation of the iconic Harry Winston Avenue Collection.

Recalling the structure and angles of the cityscape, the case features delicate, yet defined asymmetrical lines.  Set with 58 dazzling diamonds in graduated sizes, the slightly tapered shape captures the illusion of gazing down Fifth Avenue at night — the sparkle of streetlights lining the sidewalks. A beautiful mother of pearl dial with brilliant diamond center recalls the twinkling light of the city skyscrapers, while a chic satin strap enhances the sophisticated, feminine feel. Price: On request.

Ocean Lady Moon Phase

ocean lady moon phase

Harry Winston’s Ocean Lady Moon Phase is a modern blend of sport and style, bold shapes and dazzling diamonds combined for a redefined look of feminine luxury.

Strong and sophisticated, the 36mm case is exquisitely crafted in white or rose gold, and set with 57 brilliant diamonds around the bezel. Enhancing the sporty sensibility, the slightly oversized shape case ensures better visibility of dial details, including date indication.

An intricate moon phase motif lends a decidedly feminine touch, while highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship of the dial. Reflecting Harry Winston’s signature style, the dial is hand-set with 195 sparkling diamonds and elegant mother-of-pearl, for a pure, luminous finish. Diamond buckle details add an unexpected touch to a technical rubber strap completing the cool, everyday appeal. Price: On request.

Available at Harry Winston Boutique:  #244, DLF Emporio, New Delhi, India T:+91 11 4660 90 90,