Time and style

Dubai-based jewellery designer Nadine Kanso has stretched her creative expression into timepieces.

She has collaborated with Gaga Watches on a limited edition unisex watch that presents an innovative design enhanced with Arabic calligraphy.

Named ‘Hayat’, which translates to ‘Life’ in Arabic, the black dial features skyline of Dubai with green Arabic letters inscribed in Kanso’s own handwriting.

“It is always great fun and a new horizon when designing a new product a new product,” she tells us. “Designing a watch was interesting but not much different. The inspiration comes from the word Al Hayat which set the tone in terms of colour contrast, simplicity and boldness.”

dubai jewellery designer nadine kanso watch

With only 100 pieces available worldwide, this unique timepiece would add a style statement to any outfit thanks to it’s sleek black strap, easy buckle clasp.

Can we expect a watch collection from Kanso’s own jewellery brand, Bil Arabi?

“I am not much of a planner when it comes to that, our own Bil Arabi watches would have to wait for now,” she says. “But I love to collaborate so who knows what the future brings.”

Available exclusively on Ounass.ae, the Hayat timepiece is priced at Dhs5,460

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