Happy New Year, dear readers! To accompany the new journey ahead, here we curate five distinctive watches to help you to start anew, to track resolutions, to gift loved ones, or to simply celebrate life. From timepieces with dazzling diamonds or arresting artworks to others that are complex or practical in their simplicity, there surely is a watch for everyone.
Femininely oval in shape and curiously textured in gold, Piaget takes an icon from the 1960s to today with the Extremely Lady watch introduced by Jessica Chastain as the brand ambassador. Brilliant-cut diamonds around the bezel, white mother-of- pearl in the centre and 18ct pink gold on the bracelet all attest to level of craftsmanship Piaget is loved for. Standing equally strong with all these precious materials is Piaget’s signature ultra-thin automatic movement beating steadily inside.
Hublot’s affair with art is back! The concept is “Fame vs. Fortune” featuring Tristan Eaton to depict America’s fortune as symbolised by the Financial District in New York. Materials of brushed bronze and polished gold-plated appliqués aptly adhere to the concept, and perfectly picture the city’s famous Charging Bull sculpture. The animal, along with other symbols of wealth such as the dollar sign and the Wall Street symbol, is also present on the decorative caseback.
Tag Heuer’s Link Lady with its graceful Link bracelet design gets an edge in its collaboration with Bella Hadid as the new brand ambassador. Entirely made from durable, matte-black ceramic contrasting with the white mother-of- pearl dial, the watch is also equipped with the strong yet supple Link bracelet. On this Link Lady’s chic side are 12 diamonds telling the time and 48 more surrounding the bezel, plus an engraving of Bella’s signature on the case-back.
Powered by an entirely in-house designed and produced FC-705, Frederique Constant’s Slimline Moonphase Manufacture beautifully showcases the moon’s many faces together with its corresponding day on the sixth hour. The moon and stars are either in silver or gold to match the stainless-steel or the rose-gold case, both paired with simple silver sunray-decorated dial and black Roman indexes. The stainless-steel version comes with black alligator leather strap and the rose-gold one with dark-brown alligator leather.
Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Dual Time is for the globetrotter with its simultaneous show of two time zones, a 24-hour system for current time and a 12-hour system for home time, displayed on a blue or silver lacquered dial. A date indicator adds to its practicality backed with calibre 5110DT’s 60 hours of power reserve. Moreover, the watch comes with three easily adjusted straps in silver steel, blue or black rubber, and blue or black alligator leather.