It’s All in the Wrist
By Jessica Mehalic Lucas
It took master watchmaker F.P. Journe eight years to perfect the quartz movement of the revolutionary, and appropriately named, Élégante. When the watch is not worn, it goes into standby mode after 30 minutes; automatically setting itself to the correct time when you put it back on. The 40mm diamond-framed Tortue case is offered in platinum, red gold and titanium.
Yes, Panerai’s Luminor Due 3 Days is technically a men’s watch, but at 42mm with an extra-light case and a sky blue alligator strap, a woman can definitely pull it off. Designed in red gold, it features a three-day power reserve and an open back to show off the sophisticated movement.
Chopard has created just 100 pieces of the limited-edition, boutique-exclusive Imperiale La Vie En Rose. The ultra-feminine 36mm timepiece is detailed with mother-of-pearl inlay on the dial, an amethyst-set crown and alligator strap. Engraved with “La Vie en Rose” on the back, it nods to ancient Rome with hands reminiscent of combat daggers and lugs inspired by imperial columns.
Known for intricate hand engraving, Breguet presents an elaborate open face with rosette motif and offset mother-of-pearl dial on the new Tradition Dame 7038 in rose gold. The same magnificent craftsmanship is lavished on the back of this 37mm timepiece, while 68 brilliant-cut diamonds encircle the bezel.
IWC revisits an iconic design of the 1980s with the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36mm in rose gold. Positioned as a ladies’ timepiece, it features the brand’s signature moon phase in the center of the silver-plated dial and a Santoni alligator leather strap. You’ll find the so-called “Flower of Life” engraved on the back, nodding to Leonardo da Vinci who made a study of its geometry.
The ladies’ Datejust is the highest selling model for Rolex, so naturally the brand keeps improving on it. This 41mm style in steel and Everose gold with diamonds on the dial has been upgraded with a 70-hour power reserve and an Oyster bracelet with a 5mm comfort extension link, allowing you to adjust the watch while wearing it. Available at Tourneau.
Inspired by the spirit of travel, Vacheron Constantin’s 37mm Small Model Overseas in stainless steel is adorned with 84 round-cut diamonds. A wind rose, or graphic travel tool, is etched on the back, while an intricate self-winding movement delivers a two-day power reserve. So you can explore the world in style, a metal bracelet, as well as an alligator and rubber strap are included. Available at Tourneau.