Ranging from whimsical to subtle, there’s a timepiece for every personality in this fine selection of new novelties.
The maison’s Grand Bal collection ushers in 2021 with the Jardin Fleuri, which pays tribute to Monsieur Dior’s love for nature. Housed in a 36mm steel and pink gold case with a diamond-set bezel, the flowers in this veritable garden of Eden are adorned in gold, diamonds, pink sapphires and rubies. A limited-edition of 88 pieces, the watch is equipped with the Dior Inversé 11½ calibre automatic movement featuring an oscillating weight that “sprinkles” gold specks on the embossed red mother-of-pearl dial as it swirls.
Playful cabochon mother-of-pearl hearts punctuated with diamonds, pink sapphires and rubies steal the spotlight on Harry Winston’s new Midnight Valentine’s Dance white gold watch. Four concentric circles on the white mother-of-pearl dial represent the euphoria of a new love that becomes a steady rhythm in a committed relationship. A limited edition of 14 pieces, the 36mm model is driven by the Swiss mechanical automatic movement HW2006 with a 72-hour power reserve.
All ready for the auspicious season is the house’s iconic Happy Sport watch clad in festive crimson. Housed in its 33mm ethical rose gold case is a textured red mother-of-pearl dial that forms the backdrop for eight dancing diamonds to usher in love and luck for its wearer. Adding the finishing touches are a ruby-set rose gold crown and luxurious red leather strap. At the heart of the timepiece is the Chopard 09.01-C in-house mechanical movement.
The manufacture presents a new token of eternity with its 21st Valentine’s Day limited-edition model of only 28 pieces – the Villeret Women Date. Its white mother-of-pearl dial represents clouds where Cupid hides from those he has struck with his arrow, whimsically illustrated by a seconds hand “piercing” a red heart. Featuring a diamond-set bezel, the 33.2mm red gold watch is equipped with the self-winding Blancpain calibre 1151 that can be admired through a sapphire crystal caseback.
Lending joy and playfulness to the festive season is the maison’s newest timepiece to enrich the emblematic Possession collection, the Paved White Gold watch with an interchangeable red alligator strap. The elegant 29mm model flaunts a lustrous white mother-of-pearl dial with 11 diamond indexes and a bezel set with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds with an outer ring that spins. The timepiece is equipped with the Piaget 56P quartz movement.
The face of Breguet’s Reine de Naples Cœur boasts a new invention protected by four patents: a shape-shifting rose-gold heart for a minute hand. Its curves stretch as the hand moves across the top half of the elongated lacquered dial, gradually becoming more rounded as it moves to the bottom, mimicking a beating heart. Rose gold and diamonds add to the radiance of the refined 36.5mm by 28.45mm creation, which is driven by the mechanical self-winding Caliber 78A0. Limited to 28 numbered pieces, this exclusive edition is accompanied by a matching red-grained calfskin clutch as its case and is available at selected Breguet boutiques.
(Main and featured image: Breguet)