Times have changed but wrist watches still hold a special place in the hearts of people. The camaraderie between human beings and these timepieces has to be seen to be believed. So, this week Tehelka brings to you some exquisite watches with an old-world charm.
Happy Sport Medium Automatic Two Tone 278559-6002
MRP Rs 11,60,000
Happy Sport watches from Chopard are unconventional in nature. Chopard’s icon combines steel and rose gold with contemporary and technical finesse. Occasionally humorous and consistently elegant, the watch has lived under various identities: Happy Beach, La Vie en Rose, Happy Spirit and Mystery Pink. The famous moving diamonds–one of the most fascinating jewellery innovations in recent decades–add an unprecedented mechanical dimension to its natural charm. When this watch ticks, you will see diamonds revolving around the dial.
Les Volants de la Reine HJ watch
MRP Rs 83,23,560
This is a French beauty from Breguet exclusively for ladies. The new jewellery collection offers an astonishing variety of watches bathed in elegance and splendour. Breguet’s watchmakers have often designed their timepieces keeping in mind feminine beauty. They have perfectly mixed various forms of bows, ribbons, lace and frills with royal blue colour to proclaim the status of the wearer. The metal of this watch evokes the beauty of fabric in motion while the rustling chaos of frills can also be imagined in the gem-set bow with scrolls that cling to the bezel. The bezel and the flange are draped in brilliantly-cut diamonds, which enhance the beauty of this watch further.
Carl F Bucherer Patravi TravelTec
MRP Rs 7,01,000
The watch, which comes with a black dial stainless steel case, is water-resistant; this makes it a must-have for adventurous souls.
MRP Rs 6,05,000
With an elegant design work, Master Calendar piece looks very stylish. This watch stays religiously loyal to its core design with clear-cut lines harmoniously arranged to give it the impression of a rare perfection. The traditionally applied hour markers are visually stimulating. The diameter and thickness are reduced to give it a petite look. This is the best choice for those who are looking for a combination of luxury and simplicity.
MRP Rs 1,85,000
Ever since its debut, Omega Constellation has been the favourite of many watch-lovers. It is quite popular among the working classes. This collection is a master piece with style, luxury and wow factor in equal measure. This unique model with its vibrant aqua blue colour gives you an impression of a diamond floating on the sea. Overall, Omega has done a professional and an outstanding work on this model.
Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier 28 mm W6920034
MRP Rs 5,05,000
Cartier calls it a model from the heaven. What you see is a rare mix of beauty and grace. Watch lovers would go to any length to posess this. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier has placed Roman numerals in a manner, challenging all the conventions of aesthetics ever since it made its fabulous appearance in 2007. Since then the world has always looked at this beauty with passionate eyes and desire. It has also been a queen of many watch shows. This Cartier version combines pink gold with steel case and embed it with diamond, making the dial similar to the shining gateway of heaven. This model is a unique blend of attitude and allure.
Breitling Galactic 44
MRP Rs 4,17,310
The Galactic collection from Breitling welcomes watch lovers with satin-brushed bezel and rubber bracelet. Keeping an eye on professionals, Bretling has a performance-oriented outlook with chronographs to make a style statement. After some decent versions, the Breitling collection takes a giant leap forward with this variety. Chronometer bears the seal of the Chronometer Testing Institute of Switzerland. The crocodile leather or military-type fabric of the watch gives you a special feeling.