WOMEN’S WATCHES ARE IN THE MIDST OF AN EVOLUTION, TOO .
CLOCKWISE FROM THE TOP: ITS 45 MM CASE AND BEZEL ARE MADE FROM HUBLOT’S PATENTED RED CERAMIC, WITH THE MECHANISM OF the UNICO HUB124 MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT. BIG BANG UNICO RED MAGIC, HUBLOT. DEFY CLASSIC WITH NEW ELITE SKELETONISED MOVEMENT AND NEW 41-MM BRUSHED TITANIUM CASE. ZENITH. A SYMMETRICAL 38 MM CASE CRAFTED FROM 18K GOLD WITH A DIAMONDPAVED BEZEL. THIS SAME GOLD IS ALSO USED FOR THE WATCH’S HANDS, WHICH POINT TO 12 MARQUISE-CUT RED RUBIES AT EVERY HOUR. SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA “JEWELLERLY” OMEGA.
rivières and chandelier earrings, the collection is loaded with architectural ear climbers and cuffs, spiraling chokers and sexy lariats with mixed cut diamonds—in other words, the next generation of high jewelry. Women’s watches are in the midst of an evolution, too. Major manufactures have gotten the memo that it’s no longer acceptable to limit sophisticated movements to men’s timepieces. Ladies’ watches outfitted with mechanical movements and complications have (almost) become an industry standard. This year’s standouts include Patek Philippe’s updated ladies’ chronograph. With a new face, round case, diamond-studded bezel and pulsimeter scale, the new Ref. 7150/250R-001 has become the house’s only women’s chronograph and is also one of the most elegant they offer, regardless of gender. Harry Winston’s bejeweled Premier Winston Candy Automatic is a masterwork of snow-set gems. Its dial and bezel are topped with more than 3.5 carats of diamonds, sapphires, spinels and more. Behind the pretty face is a mechanical automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve.And in just a few years, Bulgari has proven that their watches deserve as much esteem as their jewelry. Any watch manufacture would be proud to attain a single recordbreaking achievement at Baselworld. The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic broke three records in a single model: it is the world’s thinnest automatic watch, thinnest tourbillon and thinnest automatic tourbillon, measuring just 3.95mm from top to bottom. 39
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