Baume & Mercier Classima : 1’550 CHF
The Classima collection makes a neat fit on any wrist thanks to new diameters specifically intended for women. It also comes in several different strap colours and materials, as well as a variety of dial shades. We have chosen a model with a quartz movement housed in a 31mm-diameter polished steel case measuring 5.95mm thick. The red strap also naturally caught our attention at this time of year.
Featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial bearing Roman numerals and diamond hour-markers, this timepiece with its leaf-shaped hours and minutes hands displays the date through an aperture at 3 o’clock. Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal makes this watch an excellent companion for everyday elegance.
Classima © Baume & Mercier
The end result? Well, in theory, a more, predictably stable chronometric functionality and greater long-term precision. Granted, we’ll have to withhold judgement until we’ve tested one in the real world. But for now, it’s interesting to watch as an increasing number of brands go away from Nivarox (and by extension, the Swatch Group), rather deciding to develop proprietary technologies as a way to compete. Despite being the oldest adage in the novel, it is also the most intriguing expression to witness firsthand — innovate or perish, right?n accession to the distinctive hairspring, the 18-jeweled, hand-cranked BM12-1975M movement itself hums along at a recognizable 4Hz over the span of its generous power book of around 90 hours. Properly finished with deep Geneva stripes, blued screws, and circular graining all visible beneath the exhibition caseback, the motion itself is also adjusted in five places for accuracy.The 18k red gold case of this Baume & Mercier Clifton Manual 1830 watch is 42mm broad and 8.9mm thin, using a water-resistance rating of 50m, and it includes a black aligator strap. The mention M0A10359 Baume & Mercier Clifton Manual 1830 is accessible now, though it’s being produced in very limited amounts, seemingly just sold in Europe, and is retailing for a price of $12,045. An extension of the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra watches we covered here, these bits are designed with specific drivers’ heritages in your mind and provide each the super-charged aesthetics that we have seen up to now from that team-up. Let’s take a moment to determine what’s different this time around.
Hermès Heure H : 2’800 CHF
The new models in the iconic Heure H collection from Hermès, introduced in 1996, take on a lacquered coating that gives them a delightfully shiny finish. These 2017 models are available in two sizes (small and medium) with several strap colours and lengths (single or double-tour versions).
For this winter season, we have selected an all-white model evoking a soft mantle of snow. The 26mm H-shaped steel case equipped with a quartz movement is entirely covered in white lacquer, apart from the natural-metal outline echoed by the hours and minutes hands. The matching dial is also white lacquered. The single tour white grainy calfskin strap appearing on this model can be replaced by another colour or a double tour version.
Heure H (medium model) © Hermès
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Ladies : 950 CHF
This Christmas, express your love for your nearest and dearest by treating them to this feminine model featuring a dial graced by a guilloché pattern, with tiny hearts in the centre and mother-of-pearl around the rim. The pink gold-plating on the bezel, the Roman numerals, as well as the hours and minutes hands, adds a warm touch to the cool gleam of steel on this 34mm case housing a quartz movement.
As its name implies, this smartwatch automatically displaying the correct time and date even when travelling is equipped with a wealth of functions: call and text notifications, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, smart alarm set to sleep cycles, Get Active alerts, dynamic coach, Cloud storage, Worldtimer… The white rubber strap ensures a comfortable fit and complete freedom of movement.
Horological Smartwatch Ladies © Frédérique Constant
Longines Symphonette : 2’100 CHF
Looking for an original touch? This dainty watch with its two-tone bracelet and oval case might just do the trick. Its petite size ensures it suits (18.90mm x 29.40mm) even the slimmest wrists.
On this discreet yet elegant timepiece, the understated gleam of steel is enlivened by the glowing warmth of pink gold adorning the hours and minutes hands, the crown as well as the lozenges running along the centre of the bracelet. Due to the distinctive shape of its mother-of-pearl dial, the diamond hour-markers are arranged in an irregular pattern that endows this timepiece with a unique charm.
Longines Symphonette © Longines
Ralph Lauren RL888 32 MM acier : 1’850 CHF
Dare to be different with this timepiece whose design veers off the beaten track by adopting an appealing combination of styles. The RL888 collection provides interchangeable straps for women keen to add colour to their daily routine.
RL888 32mm stainless steel © Ralph Lauren
Arabic numerals? Too traditional. Roman numerals? Likewise. How about a bit of both? The result is astonishing. The Roman numerals placed at the four cardinal points follow the curves of the white lacquered and polished dial, as if they were forming a circle, interspersed with smaller and resolutely straight Arabic numerals. The matt-finish brown calfskin strap strikes a pleasing contrast with the shiny appearance of the 32mm polished steel case.
Interchangeable straps © Ralph Lauren
Raymond Weil Shine « étoile » : 1’290 CHF
This watch is designed for those who struggle when it comes to choosing. Buy just one watch and enjoy the impression of having three, thanks to the interchangeable straps creating entirely different styles.
Understated steel, elegant black leather or glamorous pink leather: this model adapts to every outfit and can be worn in any situation. As its name implies, this watch exudes a very special glow. Its 32mm steel case houses a quartz movement powering a discreet date display appearing in a 3 o’clock aperture. Its steel silver-toned dial adorned with a honeycomb motif radiates out towards the outer dial rim bearing Roman numerals, while the blued hands add a colourful touch.
Shine © Raymond Weil