Diamond-set Dior VIII Grand Bal ‘Plissé Soleil’ watch with steel bracelet; navy blue dial features sea green gold oscillating weight (of the ‘Dior Inversé 11 1/2” calibre), decorated with grey mother-of-pearl pleating; available at Dior stores.
‘The Charming Bird’ timepiece (red gold variant) featuring a singing bird (automaton), ensconced in a 47 mm case with a dome-shaped sapphire crystal; for availability log on to
Génie 03 anemometer-cum-wristwatch—the world’s first mechanical self-winding wristwatch with a functional anemometer; indicates time on a blue translucent sapphire dial and wind speed through a patented “instant speed” scientific measurement mechanism; available at Excedo Luxuria Domus Delhi, New Delhi.
‘Year of the Goat’ timepiece from Classico Collection for 2015; comes with a lifelike depiction of a goat, employing the intricate champlevé method of enamelling; houses a self-winding, COSC-certified UN-815 movement and power reserve of 42 hours; for availability, log on to
‘EL Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition’ watch, produced specially for the 24th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 car racing event, to commemorate its role as the official timekeeper; features an El Primero 4061 automatic movement, a two-counter chronograph with tachometric scale and brushed steel case and rubber-lined leather strap; available at select luxury watch stores in India.
‘Villeret’ collection watch crafted in association with les Métiers d’Art; comes with a hand-decorated and engraved gold-damascened Shakudō dial featuring the motif of Hindu god Ganesha; other features include a 40-hour power reserve and 3 bar water resistance; available
at leading luxury watch outlets.
‘Balmainia Chrono Lady Arabesques’ watch in pink PVD with the case sporting an elegant arabesque, framed between two rectangular chronograph push pieces; other features include a white mother-of-pearl dial with three chronograph sub-dials and white leather strap; available at Ethos, New Delhi, and Watches of Switzerland, Mumbai.
“Dolce Vita” watch with slim, elongated diamond-set steel case, combining geometric lines and soft curves; other features include a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial with Roman numerals and a stainless steel bracelet; available at Longines boutiques in New Delhi and Mumbai.
‘‘Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis’ collection watch symbolising an amalgamation of several artistic crafts: the periodic paving technique of “tessellation’’; gold and mother-of-pearl marquetry; and engraving, enamelling, gemsetting and guilloché work to create trompe l’oeil dials, featuring entwined elements of geometry, movement and symbolism; available at Vacheron Constantin Boutique, DLF Emporio, New Delhi, and Dia Store, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.