From smartwatches to diamond-encrusted jewellery timepieces, here are three watches we’re coveting this month
1/3Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
From Breguet with its fancy-schmancy Reine de Naples to Breitling with its diamond-dotted Navitimer, watchmakers have been turning their attention to women. So, it’s welcome news that Audemars Piguet is doing the same. Its latest release is now the smallest mechanical Royal Oak for ladies, measuring in at a petite 34mm. The steel version set with diamonds is a classic choice and comes with the brand’s signature blue-grey grande tapisserie-patterned dial.
2/3Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic
Roses are red, violets are blue and, thanks to Harry Winston, chrysanthemums are made up of iridescent opals and scintillating diamonds. Inspired by kaleidoscopes, Harry Winston’s latest timepieces are both vibrant and vivid. Who’d be satisfied with a bouquet of flowers when they could have the Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic on their wrists?
3/3Hublot Big Bang e
Just a few years ago, I would have never considered buying a smartwatch. But so-called “wearables” have considerably improved thanks, in part, to established watchmakers taking the reins. Hublot, for instance, has unveiled its connected watch, Big Bang e, which comes in a 42 mm case in either black ceramic or satin-finished and polished titanium. But what’s really cool are the interchangeable dials, designed by contemporary painter Marc Ferraro.