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Gone are the days where watches served the purpose of just telling time. Now, they tell much more—a love story, a memory, or a new idea. This batch of Baselworld beauties is rebelling against the clunky timepiece and is in full support of something chic and sleek.
Dior stole the spotlight with Grand Soir N°28 Origami—a 33mm automatic, white gold stunner. This one-of-a-kind piece first catches your eye with its circular case. The bezel is set with 60 triangle-cut tsavorite garnets, as are the horns, and the crown is set with rose-cut diamonds. Its back, a sapphire crystal and mother-of-pearl combination complement its dial, set with 12 delicate triangle-cut aquamarines. The faceted hour and minute hands pop in yellow gold, shining against a pearlescent background.
Rolex, brought forth Cellini Time for us to take in. This 18-carat everose gold piece draws attention to its soothing pink, sunray finish dial, surrounded by 62 diamonds on its 18-carat yellow gold bezel. With a domed, sapphire crystal case, it is easy to focus on how the 18-carat pink gold hands and hour markers stand out. Sealed with a 48-hour power reserve, this model is held by a semi-matte black alligator leather strap, and buckled with an 18-carat everose gold clasp.
A new timepiece from Glashütte’s Pano Collection makes its way into the limelight—PanoMaticLunar in a matte black and red gold. The watch displays a moon phase, presenting a silver sky backdrop, with brilliant starts, and a striking, golden half-moon. 47 jewels are encompassed in this 42-hour power reserve piece, and 21-carat gold screws hold its body together quite nicely.
Jaquet Droz pays tribute to their 18th-century beauty, The Independent Seconds, and revisits it in a revised version, with the Grande Second Deadbeat watch. Its clean, circular face shines in striking white, as gold minute and hour hands tick past one another in a series of three time-tellers. Simple and sophisticated, this piece is sure to keep you on track—and definitely on time.