Previously available only in modest steel (although often generously adorned with diamonds), the new member of the elegant Saint Honore Opera collection now comes in a scratch-resistant (but also quite fragile) ceramic body. Soon available in sensual black and innocent white, the watch can be used for just about any occasion whether it is a cocktail party, a wedding, or (things happen) a funeral.
Although the new Saint Honore Opera Ceramic is easily recognizable as a member of their prolific Opera family, it now comes in a slightly reshaped body featuring an integrated bracelet that makes the timepiece look lighter, while at the same time slightly detracting from its charismatic character making the watch look more common.
Still, the damaging effect is partially balanced thanks to a new finish of the dial that now features a quilted central insert that strongly reminds about royal thrones and leather upholsteries in such ultra-expensive beasts as Rolls-Royce Phantom and some versions of the gorgeous Bentley Continental GT.
The impression is further enhanced with whole eight diamonds that not only decorate the face, but also serve as hour markers together with four Roman numerals. The “royal” pattern is, by the way, nicely reflected in the ceramic bracelet that features the signature “damier” motif (it was immortalized by the French-based fashion brand Louis Vuitton) that not only makes the watch look more composed, but also privdes the lightweight bracelet with an extra feeling of depth.
Like it is often the case with fashion watches, this new Saint Honore Opera Ceramic is powered by a simple Swiss made quartz movement that offers nothing but the usual hours, minutes and seconds display. As simple as it is, the movement also makes the watch a more reliable (and more accurate, too) timekeeper allowing you to limit all the maintenance hassle to replacing the batter once in two or three years.
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Saint Honore Opera White & Black Ceramic Ladies watch specification
Movement: Quartz, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Case material: Ceramic (Black / White)
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 36.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black / White
Hour markers: Diamonds
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black or white ceramic bracelet (matching case) on a deployant buckle
Case back: Solid