In December, we’ve curated the best wish list pieces from cult high fashion and watches brands to be your ultimate holiday gift guide! Stay tuned to #ChristmasWishListCountdown on our Instagram, @prestigeindonesia, every day at 12 PM until December 25. Tag your loved ones on your favourite pieces!
Hermès’ Arceau Robe Du Soir
Based on the “Robe du Soir” silk scarf design by Florence Manlik, Hermès’ Arceau Robe Du Soir watch features tiny juxtaposed leather squares that is set against an electric blue backdrop and matching calfskin strap. Of course, this process is anything but easy, or for that matter, common, since mosaic artists usually use glass or stone instead of leather. It took about a year and a half of research and development to make this watch happen. To start, no less than 3,500 tesserae are finely cut out from carefully selected full-grain. From this, 2,200 of leather fragments are fit into the dial to make up the equestrian motif. Besides the dial, the watch itself takes design cues from the Arceau developed by Henri d’Origny in 1978 and comes equipped with stirrup-inspired asymmetrical lugs. The Arceau Robe Du Soir, however, marks the first time that an Arceau is introduced in rose gold.
Cartier Reévélation d’une Panthère
One thing’s for sure, seeing the Cartier Révélation d’une Panthère watch in action will definitely leave you amazed. And by in action, we mean that the watch moves. Not only the hands, but the 900 gold balls within the dial. See how the gold balls form the shape of a panther? Well, this only happens when you wear the watch perfectly upright. If you move your wrist, the gold balls will fall entirely to one side. As they fall—very gently due to the transparent fluid inside—it moves through a completely invisible path that forms the head of the panther.
Magic? No, just hard work and dedication. It took Cartier five years to develop this watch and there’s two patents that they filed in conjunction with it, one for the viscous liquid where the balls float and the other for the glass that encases the liquid and beads. And don’t worry, the liquid won’t get frozen or damage the gold. Additionally, this watch is available in black, red or green.
Chopard Happy Fish
To mark the 25th birthday of the Happy Sport line, Chopard has enlisted its most expert specialized artisans—the Mains d’Art of the maison—to create four exceptional models. Among them is the Happy Fish, which is heir to a collection launched in 2002. For 2018, the Chopard Happy Fish watch features a mother-of-pearl dial with a gold fish bearing a red jasper eye, seen swimming in deep blue waters beaded with sapphires. At night, the fish’s color will change into a soft turquoise. The watch itself is further decorated with diamonds on the bezel in three different sizes and also inside the case, with seven moving diamonds that represent air bubbles. Finishing the watch is an 18K rose gold case that is paired with a royal blue alligator leather strap.
Jacquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Tiger
Created to celebrate the brand’s 280th anniversary, Jacquet Droz’s Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara features plique-à-jour enameling,
a highly complex art with high risk of failure that very few brands even attempt. Essentially, this particular craft is is hard because the composition is not made up of a single piece of enamel but is instead made up of different colors and shapes separated by gold wire cloisons. The dial also doesn’t have a metal background to support the enameling, meaning there is no case back. So, like a stained glass window, light shines through the translucent enamel and illuminate the tiger’s head. This watch is available in two versions: With a white gold diamond- set case with the tiger in hues of blue or a red gold diamond-set case with brown tones.