It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and what better gift for your sweetheart than the perfect watch? We provide you a selection of the latest women’s watches to help you with your shopping in this excerpt from WatchTime’s November-December 2015 issue.
Cartier’s Clé (French for “key”) collection has a new addition: this Cartier Clé de Cartier model has a 31-mm rose-gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch has a rose-gold bracelet and an automatic movement. Each model in the Clé collection has a crown that resembles the end of a watch winding key. Price as shown: $34,600.
The Chopard Happy Sport watch is now available with a smaller, 30-mm case. The Happy Sport 30mm Automatic has a silver-toned dial with a central spiral guilloché pattern and five moving diamonds. It comes in steel, rose gold or steel and gold, on a leather strap or metal bracelet, polished or partially set with diamonds. There is also a version in rose or white gold, fully set with diamonds, with a mother-of-pearl dial. Price as shown: $15,290.
This version of the Hermès Arceau Petite Lune has diamonds on the bezel and an interchangeable bracelet. It has a self-winding movement with a Dubois Dépraz “small moon” module. The mother-of-pearl dial shows hours, minutes, date at 6 o’clock, and moon-phase at 10:30. The 38-mm stainless-steel case is set with 60 diamonds (approx. 1.0 carat) and has a sapphire caseback. It is also available with no diamonds on the bezel. As shown: $17,800.
Piaget has added six models with gold bracelets to its ultra-thin Piaget Altiplano collection. The new models come in rose- or white-gold versions with polished gold bracelets. There are two case sizes: 34 mm or 38 mm, available with polished or gem-set bezels. Shown here, the larger model in white gold with a bezel set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.7 carats) and an opaline white dial with slate-gray hour markers. The watch contains a Piaget 534P self-winding movement. Price as shown: $40,700.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Espérance watch has a 25-mm yellow-gold case with a bezel set with diamonds, spessartite garnets and yellow sapphires. The yellow-gold rotating charm is set with spessartite garnets and yellow sapphires. The floral painting on the mother-of-pearl and yellow-gold dial is sculpted mother-of-pearl, cabochonné enamel, diamonds, spessartite garnets and yellow sapphires. The engraved caseback echoes the floral design on the dial. The interchangeable alligator bracelet has a diamond-set yellow-gold buckle. Thw watch, which has a quartz movement, is a numbered edition. Price upon request.
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