A Golden Time
| ICONIC WHATCHES | Chiara Melani
The 2019 collection from Piaget shines with a completely new finish from its atelier’s repertoire, an emblem of the Maison’s artisanal savoir-faire. The exchange between lights and shadows on exotic patterns translates into the elegance of pink gold, amidst handcrafted textures inspired by nature. Infinite variations create the final result – a snug bracelet, a brilliant swirl of bright reflections.
Rolex presents an 18 ct yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, the watch for those with a passion for cars and speed. It is a new reinterpretation of the famous chronograph designed for races. The emblematic tachymeter scale on the bezel is replaced with 36 trapezoid-cut diamonds. On the black lacquered pavé dial, diamonds and black lacquer intertwine between the counters on the champagne-colored chronograph. Eight diamonds in 18 ct yellow gold settings serve as indices, while the Arabic numbers 15, 30, and 45 are also in 18 ct yellow gold placed respectively at 3, 6, and 9, adding an elegant touch. Like with every Rolex watch, the new version of the Cosmograph Daytona comes with a Chronometer Superlative certification that guarantees performance from a wristwatch that is nothing less than exceptional.
Dolce&Gabbana focuses on the handmade in watchmaking as well, and presents Manifattura Italiana, an exclusive collection that reflects the Designers’ love for an artisan’s touch and the Bel Paese. The source of inspiration for the line’s six models and their variants are Italian cities with their historical and architectural characteristics: the dynamism of Milan, the beauty of Rome, the charm of Venice, the historical importance of Palermo, the goldsmith tradition of Florence, the passion of Naples. With Manifattura Italiana, Dolce&Gabbana presents DG 01.01, its first movement, the result of lengthy labor by artisans and hand-assembled by Geneva master watchmakers. In addition to the DG 01.01 version, the precious complication DG 01.02 has been designed with a special device for reducing the hours wheel, dividing the dial in 24 hours.
Breitling’s Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown is a wristwatch that makes a mark: black case, bold blue dial and Nato strap crafted from ECONYL® yarn (an innovative material created from nylon waste), making a dramatic style statement. The color blue also creates a powerful link to our oceans and the blue planet, celebrating a partnership with apparel brand Outerknown and co-founder and surf legend Kelly Slater. This diving watch is water-resistant to 20 bar (200 meters).