What would you choose between a luxury watch and jewelry? My pick would be a luxury watch as it gets you the opulence of a jewel and serves another purpose of telling time though we seldom use it for that; isn’t that why we keep phones around? Some luxury watches are so out-of-this-world, no piece of jewelry could come close to matching its skillful manufacturing, or their complications that are a thing of beauty in themselves. In order to witness the wonders of the world of horology, one must closely follow Wonders and Watches 2020 that brings the world’s absolute exclusive and painstakingly created watches from luxe brands. These are some of our favorites; the most mind-boggling, striking and drool-worthy timepieces for women from Wonders and Watches 2020-
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Red-Wine – $5,300
If there is a shade of red for every woman then the red used in Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Red-Wine is going to be a major draw for every woman. Bringing back the classic swivel-cased watch by Reverso in the 1930s, this version comes in an insanely attractive color and a slightly more elongated case. The airy, white-colored Arabic digits look like attractive hand-sketched details that add to the overall appeal of the watch.
Hermès Nantucket Jeté de Chaîne d’Ancre, $6,025
Born in 1991 and sketched by Henri d’Origny, the new Nantucket watch plays with nautical motifs like the anchor and chain. Hermes latest offering bears a gem-set, rhodium-plated and sand-blasted dial sprinkled with asymmetrical anchor chain links rendered in diamonds. The slender elongated rectangular case is petite and measures 17 x 23 mm in size. This feminine watch comes with an array of straps in luminous shades of calf (deep blue, amber, and extreme pink) and alligator leather (etoupe, abyss blue, pearl-gray, black, ultraviolet and ember).
The Cartier Pasha De Cartier Skeleton – $25,600
The pasha is back in all its regal glory with an ultra-high-end turn in the form of the Pasha de Cartier Skeleton. It goes avant-garde with new-age modifications like QuickSwitch system for easy changes, movement is resistant to magnetism, and personalization can be done under the signature chained crown protector which conceals a small plate on the case. What sets this watch apart is the absence of extra dial elements outside the skeletonized movement, making it even more significant.
Piaget’s Limelight Gala Precious, $59,000
The term precious is redefined here as seen on Piaget’s Limelight Gala Precious watch is the coming together of 20 brilliant-cut diamonds, 22 brilliant-cut blue sapphires perfectly complimenting the translucent blue enamel. Piaget’s signature style is celebrated in this 18k white gold bracelet, hand-engraved in the Palace Décor style.
Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Tourbillon – $197,000
The marriage of white gold with 559 pavé diamonds is what makes for a vision to behold in Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Tourbillon. The classic 39mm case impresses with the exposed tourbillion cage at 6 o’clock. The watch is powered by the caliber 2160 and has an 80-hour power reserve. If you’re looking for a jewelry watch then you won’t find a completely iced out version more beautiful than this.