The new Saint Honore Coloseo Flower ladies watch looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. Is it good or bad? Vote with your wallet!
Yes, the Saint Honore Coloseo Flower looks like an expensive timepiece.
Its bezel and dial, for example, are adorned with 25 diamonds totaling 0.15 carats and the massive setting crown is decorated with a black onyx cabochon that nicely highlights the polished yellow gold of the case.
The dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands are perfectly combined with easily readable Arabic numerals at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock and the round date aperture at 6 o’clock is just big enough not to disrupt the harmony of the stylized flowers.
Of course, the Swiss made quartz movement that powers the watch is not as fascinating even as compared to the industry standard ETA 2894 work horse.
However, it is still easier to live with, since you don’t need to remember to wind it every night and you will only have to change batteries every four years or so.
My only complaint about this watch is that neither its 39 millimeter body, nor its bezel are crafted from solid gold. Saint Honore simply has all the parts plated with 18-carat yellow gold.
The problem here is not that the plating tends to wear fast leaving ugly stains on the perfect body, but rather that the watch tries very hard to look more expensive than it actually is.
That not only hurts my feelings, but also puts the owner of the timekeeper in a somewhat awkward position since all this gold needs to be matched by appropriate clothing, jewelry, hand purse and other accessories.
Photos: Saint Honore
Saint Honore Coloseo Flower quartz ladies watch specification
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Stainless steel, 18-carat gold-plated
Bezel material: Stainless steel, 18-carat gold-plated, 17 diamonds (0.1 ct)
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 39.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Flowers motif with 8 diamond hour markers (0.05 ct)
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Varnished brown leather strap with folding clasp
Case back: Solid