The Eye of Jewelry has focused on the feminine timepieces that were launched during the third edition of Watches and Wonders that took place at the beginning of the month in Hong Kong. From Roger Dubuis to Cartier or VC&A, women have new options to dazzle all year long!
Cartier didn’t disappoint in unveiling one of the most fascinating models at the event – the Clé de Cartier watch, which incorporates two of the brand’s signature elements: the mysterious movement and the flying tourbillon. Three unique timepieces are a demonstration of elegance with diamond-set cases, meticulous technical characteristics and black lacquered mahogany boxes. Cartier presented a Flying Tourbillon version of the Clé de Cartier first unveiled during the last SIHH, where this time, the 35 mm timepiece set with a mechanical movement with manual winding and a calibre 9452 is fully paved with 3.56 carats of brillant cut diamonds (478 stones) on the case. Located at 6 o’clock on the dial, the Cle de Cartier Flying Tourbillon melts in the background of the guilloché dial and blue indexes.
Jaeger Lecoultre pays tribute to the woman in a poetic way with a new version of the Rendez-Vous Moon watch with a dial made with a mother of pearl wide moon phase indication, a map of the celestial sky, hours and minutes on a light blue almost white guilloche upper dial. Set with diamonds on the bezel, and a thin line of diamonds on the dial, the Rendez Vous Moon subtly indicates the time with a hand in the shape of a star for your next rendez-vous.
Piaget presented the new Limelight Stella watch in 36mm, as the first watch complication ever designed by the house specifically dedicated to women. The case is made of red gold with 126 diamonds set around the bezel where gold hand markers indicate the time over a moon phase on the upper part of the dial underlined by a V-shape line of diamonds.
A new minute repeater model to its Hommage collection marked the 20th anniversary of Roger Dubuis and captivated visitors with its architectural and technical mechanics. The unique star-shaped design relays the brand’s unconventional vision of watchmaking.
Montblanc presented its Boheme Moongarden, a simple, classic and timeless piece with a moon phase located at 6 o’clock on the guilloche white dial where the date is indicated by a red marker and the traditional month has been replaced by each name of the month’s full moon, which are twelve names deeply rooted in the Ancient culture and symbolic expressions for the seasons.
Van Cleef & Arpels celebrated again the modernized version of the VC&A cadenas watch set with diamonds and mother-of-pearl on a yellow gold case and bracelet. Magnified and presented during SIHH of January 2015, the Cadenas watch is powered by a quartz movement and was first created in 1935 for women of the haute-bourgeoisie to allow them to check on the time in the most discreet way. On another style, they proved their craft skills once again with the Lady Arpels Martin-Pecheur Azur featuring stunning shades of turquoise and blues where the bird flight ends on the back of the timepiece on a rock facing the sea. The limited edition of 22 pieces of the 38mm white gold case is emphasized by the color variations and exquisite detailing create three-dimensional compositions of enchanting overtones, density and texture.