With its exaggerated styling, the new Saint Honore Euphoria Quartz (Ref. 721108 6AYDR) may scare away a lot of women looking for a subtle, inconspicuous timekeeper. However, if you are not afraid of getting your fair share of the limelight, this eclectic but beautiful accessory may be a nice choice.
The Breguet Reine De Naples Princesse 8968 (Refs. 8968BR/11/986 0D0D & 8968BR/X1/986 0D0D) delivers a blend of a classic-looking ovoid body with all the usual stuff that we expect from the collection. The list includes a notched side strip and crown, which is ergonomically placed at 4 o’clock, and a decisively modern off-centered dial with stylized numerals and a slight variation of the traditional “Breguet” hands that so many -ahem- other watchmakers love so much.
The 2014 Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Ceramic Collection (refs. J014500240 and J014500241) somehow manages to combine a clean, uncluttered layout of a classic two-hander with their trademark figure eight shape. Migrating from the dial, which is now available in whole three radically different finishes, to the body and bezel, the Arabic numeral makes this watch (and probably its owner) look especially memorable. While not as flashy as the last month’s Chanel J12-365, the Jaquet Droz model runs circles -figuratively speaking- around the aforementioned model in terms of originality and overall elegance.
Based on one of their models from 1950s, the 2014 limited edition Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 comes in a compact 35-millimeter case which is available not only in an expensive rose or yellow gold but also in a lot more affordable stainless steel. Combine it with a nice business dress and you have a clear winner.
Saint Honore -a French fashion brand that also deals in all sorts of luxury accessories including leather wallets, pens, and even cuff-links- is getting quite serious about its watchmaking (or rather “watch-selling”) business. While the models that were introduced last year looked attractive and well-designed (especially if you compare them to the Saint Honore Haute Couture Haussman that the company has introduced back in late 2010: as luxurious as it was, it also left much to be desired in the good taste department), this new Saint Honore Euphoria One Carat (ref. 721048 1YDIN) model is plain gorgeous.
With the new Patek Philippe Ladies First Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 7140) automatic wrist watch, the legendary Swiss-based Manufacture gracefully fills the gaping hole in its line of ladies “complication” timekeepers that for some time now included sporty chronographs, convenient world timers and even simple GMT watches for frequent travelers, but, for some unknown reason, lacked a real perpetual calendar model. Adorned with diamonds and presented in a rose gold case, this is one of the dressiest perpetuals in the brand’s product range.
The French fashion and jewelry brand has finally updated its Timeless line with a new, larger than life version. Sporting an impressively massive oval case 50 mm x 35 mm in dimensions and a hand-engraved dial with its deep blue color, the new Van Cleef & Arpels Timeless XL (ref. VCARN9VB00) may not look as entertaining as their other collections featuring retrograde indicators and thoroughly executed “romantic” scenes, but it still leaves a strong impression on an unsuspecting mind.
Do you remember the brilliant Petite Heure Minute Art Deco (Ref. J005013570) that was released earlier this year? Well, the famous Manufacture has recently introduced a number of new members of the family, including the elegant Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Ivory Enamel (Ref. J005003200.) Compared to the aforementioned model that sports a 39 mm case, the new generation is released in a more compact body measuring only 35 millimeters. A nice choice for a lady’s watch, that is.
Remember the gorgeous NOMOS Glashuette Tangente series of hand-wound watches? Well, the independent German watchmaker that shares the neighborhood with such giants as Glashuette Original and A. Lange & Sohne, has just introduced its new ‘back to school’ limited edition NOMOS Glashuette Tangente Alma Mater designed for (wealthy) students.
The watchmaker has recently updated its Jasmine collection with a number of new models. Powered by quartz and mechanical movements, they all look great and desirable. But it was the new Raymond Weil Jasmine in Rose Gold PVD (Ref. 2935 PCS 00659) that grabbed our attention.