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Haute Horology

Haute Horology

May 15, 2019

Luxury timepieces from around the world.

‘Bridge One’ unisex watch, inspired by the “Passerelle de l’Ile” bridge in Geneva; comes with a grained slate grey dial with a raised XII marker at 12 o’clock, a small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, stainless steel case, manual winding calibre LF107.01, 80-hour power reserve and Honey Timberland leather or Honey alligator strap; available at Excedo Luxuria Domus, New Delhi.

‘Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk’ watch, created to honour renowned American aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright; comes with a stainless steel case, the brand’s in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 mechanical movement, a bidirectional rotating bezel, 70-hour power reserve, 10-bar water resistance and a military green matte finish dial featuring the 12-hour and 30-minute chronograph counters and a small seconds sub-dial; available at Breitling Boutique Store and select retail outlets.

‘Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpétuel’ watch featuring a multi-axis tourbillon with a constant-force mechanism (that ensures a more precise jumping minute hand and minute repeater mechanism), a Westminster carillon minute repeater that replicates the chime of London’s famed Big Ben and a perpetual calendar; other features include a white gold case, 3-bar water resistance and 52-hour power reserve; available at select Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques.

‘Run Away Bracelet Edition’ watch for women featuring a stainless steel bracelet that is integrated into the case, an offcentred silver-white opalin dial, Swiss-made quartz movement, 50-metre water resistance and a stainless steel ‘F’ insert set with brilliant-cut white diamonds on the top of the sapphire crystal; available in FENDI boutiques.

A Soiree In Blue

Among brand Breguet’s latest offerings to devotees of refined aestheticism is Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel, which revisits the neoclassical lines favoured by Breguet founder Abraham-Louis Breguet in the eighteenth century. A part of Breguet’s new collection for 2019, the watch stands out for its unique blue Grand Feu enamel dial, which is a first for the brand. To add to the painstaking enameling process, the dial features the particular shade of blue that characterises Breguet’s iconic blued hands, uniformly across the entire dial, reflecting the brand’s mastery over both aesthetics and craftsmanship. To ensure readability, in a departure, the moon-tipped hands of the watch come in rhodium-plated steel, while the Arabic numerals and the stars, diamond shapes and fleur-de-lis on the chapter ring come silvered.

To match aesthetics with functionality, the Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel features a 777Q mechanical caliber, housed in an 18-carat white gold case, while a sapphire-crystal case back allows you to see the engine-turned gold rotor—an essential feature of self-winding movements. Among its other features are a contrasting midnight blue alligator leather strap that adds elegance and harmony to the blue theme of the timepiece and an individual number engraved on the back of each watch that makes it unique to its owner.