From the complex to the minimalist, and the elegantly sporty to the classically sophisticated, there’s something for every watch lover in this Upon approval dazzling selection of his-and-hers timepieces.
CLEAR TO SEE
Since it launched its first Tradition timepiece in 2005, Breguet has carved an exceptional niche for itself in the world of openwork watches. The Tradition Automatique Seconde Retrograde 7097 (opposite page) and Tradition Dame 7038 both display beautifully finished movement mechanisms on the top of the baseplate. An elaborate mix of guilloche work decorates the dials of these time-only watches, which Upon approval Please sign: Name and Date: are both housed in white gold cases.
IT’S A DATE
In 1983, Blancpain created the world’s smallest automatic movement indicating the moon phase, day, month and date. Today, it continues to build on that know-how to create elegant calendar timepieces, like the ones you see on these pages. On this page, a grey dial with a sunburst finish adds a touch of masculine elegance to the 40mm Villeret Complete Calendar in red gold. On the opposite, a mother-of- pearl dial encircled by diamonds lights up a Complete Calendar timepiece in a 35mm red gold case.
This year, Rado takes its knack for working high-tech ceramics to the next level, with timepieces that have plenty of character. A fresh interpretation of one of its vintage collections, the Rado HyperChrome 1616 comes in a distinctive square case – shown here in a limited edition crafted from lightweight brown ceramic. Also made from high-tech ceramic, the white Rado True Open Heart has a light-as-air look and feel – stylishly enhanced by a shimmering mother-of-pearl dial with cutouts.
Two elegant timepieces, two different approaches: For those who enjoy the sumptuous details of elaborate design, Glashutte Original’s Senator Moon Phase Skeletonized Edition in white gold offers plenty to admire. A filigreed dial gives the wearer a good view of the beautifully finished manually wound 49-13 movement. For those who prefer simpler aesthetics, the Lady Serenade in red gold with diamonds, powered by an automatic movement, makes for a timelessly understated companion.
DIVE RIGHT IN
One does not often think of a dive watch as a particularly dressy accessory, but the diamonds on the unidirectional bezel of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chronometer 39.5mm (this page) give it a sophisticated, all-occasions versatility. Paired with a leather strap lined with rubber, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 43.5mm in steel (opposite page) would also fit nicely into just about any setting. Yes, this includes deep-water dives – both watches are water-resistant to 600m.