When there is so much uncertainty in the world, it’s comforting to think that are certain investments that will hold their value and withstand any shifts in trends.
High jewellery timepieces are not only dazzling to look at, but they become part of your family history, glittering heirlooms that you pass down to the next generation. Their timelessness hasn’t prevented some of the leading Haute Horlogerie houses to push the boundaries of watchmaking.
Chopard’s iconic The Happy Sport Joaillerie watch and its legendary dancing diamonds have been reimagined in two jewellery versions. Unlike the previous version that allowed the diamonds within the dial to move freely across the clock face, the new additions use a prong setting to the stones in place These new timepieces also feature a movement with automatic winding entirely made in-house by the Maison and with the case paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.
It’s been almost 90 years since Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced it’s now famous Reverso watch, the Maison has decided to give it a 2020 upgrade. The new Reverso One comes with a vivid new red-wine dial and grain-set diamonds. The steel caseback is an ideal opportunity to engrave a personal message.
For a minimalist piece of history look no further than 1815 Thin Honeygold from A. Lange & Söhne. The heritage watchmaker is its 175th birthday with two-hand watches in a limited edition of 175 pieces featuring a case in Lange’s exclusive honey gold, a white enamel dial, and special movement finissage.
As another historic tribute but with emphasis on jewellery, The Maison Boucheron reinvents its Serpent Bohème bracelet from the iconic collection created in 1968. On this watchmaking creation, diamonds and rhodolites are paved one by one onto the teardrop shape.
If you’re a fan of complex watch movement then you’ll be smitten with Richard Mille’s latest creation, the RM 72-01. This new creation is the first automatic watch in the history of the brand to be equipped with a flyback chronograph that is entirely designed, crafted and assembled at the brand’s workshops – the movement itself took over 30 months to finalise.
With something for every taste and occasion, we have put together an edit of watches that are worth your time.
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