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Marvellous time pieces at Salon International de la Haute Horologerie 2016

| Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 19, 2016

Roger Dubuis Blossom Velvet Pink

Cartier Pantheras Et Colibri

Richard Mille 07-02 Automatic Pink Sapphire

Roger Dubuis Blossom Velvet Pink

Vacheron Constantin Metiers dÁrt Fabuleux Ornements

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons Poetic Complication

Salon International de la Haute Horologerie 2016 brought us these marvellous time pieces to look out for this year

You’re going to love watching every minute of the New Year pass by, with these beauties that were introduced at SIHH 2016. Salon International de la Haute Horologerie is one of the most anticipated watch-shows in the world that hosts the first watch-assortments of the year, by leading Swiss watch brands. Get ready to loosen your purse strings for the top five most lust-worthy glittering pieces from SIHH 2016.

Richard Mille 07-02 Automatic Pink Sapphire: There are very few Swiss watch brands that invest creativity in making ladies watches with truly unique aesthetics and complications. Last year, RM introduced a mesmerizing ‘flower tourbillion’, which became the showstopper at SIHH. This year RM will continue its ingenious drift with RM 07-02 Automatic Pink Sapphire for women. In ‘07-02’, RM has created a watchcase, never seen before on a ladies watch. We know that sapphire crystal glass is used in watches on the face and back because of its scratch resistant properties. RM 07-02 redefines the way sapphire crystal is used in a watchcase. The entire block of dial comprising of bezel case-band and back are carved out from a single block of Pink Sapphire. A feat difficult to achieve from an engineering and technical standpoint. RM watch-makers took nearly 40 days to produce a single flawlessly carved and polished Pink Sapphire case. Even on the backside RM has used rotor wheel ornate wisely with diamonds so as to not hinder the functionality of the rotating power charger.

Vacheron Constantin Meìtiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements: Who’s going to look at the passing time when the art on this watch is so delightfully distracting! Vacheron Constantin Meìtiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements collection has been around for two years. 2016 will see new and awe-inspiring additions to Vacheron Constantin’s ladies watch collection. Crafted with open and intricate work these ultra thin feminine watches are made of 18K gold. Each of the new watches represents popular fine-art from different countries. Chinese embroidery, French lacework and even Indian traditional designs can be seen carved on the dial face.

The Indian manuscript watch sparkles with restrained elegance of neatly laid 85 round-cut diamonds weighing approx. 1.1 carats.

Cartier Panthères Et Colibri : It’s what Cartier is known for; illustrating the grandeur of the wild cat through jewellery and horology. At SIHH 2016, Cartier will introduce Panthères Et Colibri. The diamond studded case and dial may deceive you to believe that it is a simple, decorative watch. But the timepiece actually comes with a cool complication. When the crown is pressed, it activates the animation on the dial. A baby panther made in pink gold peeps out from the protective figure of mother panther. Simultaneously, the humming bird seen above the mother panther’s head soars along an arc. The distance it covers along the arc indicates the remaining power reserve in the watch.

Roger Dubuis Blossom Velvet Pink : The Blossom Velvet Pink comes in a lovely soft 36 mm pink gold case. The mother-of-pearl dial is engraved and sculpted with floral marquetry design. Delicate and colourful in appearance, the design includes pink flowers with red and lavender petals. Diamonds at the centre of the flowers adds to the bling factor. A total of 86 diamonds are used to decorate bezels and lugs of the pink dial watch that will be shown at SIHH 2016. The curly flower stems and the hands to indicate time are both made in pink gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons Poetic Complication: ‘Poetic complications’, according to me is the finest haute horology watch collection for women. It is amazing how watch makers at Van Cleef can club complicated horology with jewellery in the most harmonious, seamless and beautiful way. In this Lady Arpels watch, prominently enameled in blue black and white is a Swallow bird that flies back and forth on the 0 to 12 arc to indicate time. The multi-level dial also uses butterflies that fly around between clouds to count passing minutes.

SHILPA DHAMIJA is the Editor-in-chief of LuxuryVolt

Published on February 19, 2016
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