Jewellery & Watches

The ten most beautiful watches for the year 2018

Historic references meet modern technology, scratch-resistant ceramic shines alongside hammered gold, that shimmers like fur, jewelery and astronomy shake hands; the time is female and sometimes a bit masculine with leather straps of precious cobblers. Our Top Ten from the Geneva Watch Salon SIHH 2018.
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The skewed hour digits have a relation to horsepower in these two watches. The "Historiques American 1921" by Vacheron Constantin was designed for an American customer and car collector so that he could read the time without taking his hand off the wheel. The new version with 36.5 mm diameter is also suitable for narrow wrists. Made of rose gold with mechanical hand wind. Vacheron Constantin describes the pillow-shaped model with the diagonal time display, which was built for the first time in the 1920s, as well as the watch of fashion-conscious and fashionable city dwellers. At Hermès , the numbers of the "Arceau TGM" (très grand modèle) are reminiscent of a galloping horse. Designer Henri d'Origny designed the model with the stirrups in the form of a stirrup 40 years ago. Today it comes extragross (40 mm diameter) and in stainless steel therefore. Blue lacquered dial, alligator leather strap. Quartz movement.

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Ladylike

These two jewelery watches impress with their oval shape. The elliptical basic form of the "Baignoire Débordante" was first shown in 1906 by Cartier . The extravagant model is from the "Libre" collection and emits a shower of sparks with every movement. White gold with diamonds and black spinels, quartz movement. At Piaget , Jackie Kennedy's favorite watch is back in the program. The "Extremely Lady" is the descendant of a successful model from the 60s. Goldsmithing makes the bracelet shimmer like Astrakhan. The model, which was worn by the former First Lady, bought Piaget back in 1996 for its own collection. Rose gold with diamonds. Quartz movement.

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brilliant

The "Laureato 38 mm White Ceramic" by Girard-Perregaux impresses with its lightness. In addition, it is still scratch-resistant and skin-friendly. Made of white ceramic and stainless steel with diamond trim. Mechanical movement with automatic winding and date changeover. What makes Girard-Perregaux a high-tech material is Audemars Piguet's intrinsic design of the "Millenary", which provides insight into the workpieces. The Polish bracelet - a metal thread is guided to the right and to the left, in contrast to the Milanese bracelets, in which the metal threads run in the same direction - gives the watch a vintage look. Each is made individually by hand. In white gold with diamond trim. Mechanical movement with manual winding.

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straight

Two elegant men's watches that women like to adopt. You can travel far with both: the hand-crafted Cordovan leather strap of the "Reverso Tribute Duoface" by Jaeger-LeCoultre was made in the famous Argentine leather factory Casa Fagliano. The front of the clock in Art Deco look is slate gray with sunburst, the back silver with clou-de-Paris guilloche and opalization. The two dials can be used for two time displays. Made of red gold. Mechanical movement with manual winding. The "Classico Manufacture" from Ulysse Nardin is resistant to temperature fluctuations and magnetic fields thanks to its silicon spiral spring. Stainless steel model with "Grand Feu" dial. In the house developed automatic movement.

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Heavenly

IWC celebrates the 150th anniversary of its manufacture with a number of special models such as "Da Vinci Automatic Moonphase Edition 150 Years" made of red gold with diamond trim. The lacquered dial takes up the codes of the late 80s. Mechanical movement with automatic winding. Moon phase display. Black alligator leather strap from Santoni. Van Cleef & Arpels has created a cosmos for the wrist. On the "Lady Arpels Planétarium" Mercury, Venus and Earth turn around the sun in real time, the Diamond Moon orbits the earth in exactly 29.5 days. A shooting star indicates the hour. In white gold with diamond trim and hard stone elements.

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