The King Of Diamonds.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

"The emerald (seen here at the 12 o’clock position) was Winston’s favourite diamond cut. The Avenue watch retails from $20,000, from Harry Winston boutiques."

Trends come and go, but a classic is forever. And your best bet is to put your money on an icon with dazzling diamonds. Case in point: The Avenue from Harry Winston. First launched in 1999, the elegant design continues to evolve annually, with new strap colours and dial designs, but the original remains timeless. Its geometric lines pay tribute to the Art Deco period, which was when the eponymous founder started his business in 1932. The 18K gold timepiece features emblematic arches inspired by the facade of the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship salon in New York City, and incorporates the American jeweller’s expertise in gemsetting, with a mother-ofpearl iridescent dial and diamonds applied on the bezel to illuminate the feminine watch. – DEBBY KWONG