It’s a few days before Mother’s Day and you still haven’t found the right gift for the woman who raised you? Read on. We offer a sampling of new women’s watches to make your last-minute shopping a snap.
The Dior VIII Grand Bal Fil de Soie has an 11 1⁄2-ligne automatic caliber that’s inverted so that the rotor is on the dial. The rotor itself is highly unusual: the rose-gold oscillating weight is woven with a single 1.5-meter-long pink silk thread and set with diamonds. The dial is made of black mother-of-pearl. The 38-mm case is made of ceramic and rose gold with a diamond-set bezel. The discount luxury replica watches has a 42-hour power reserve. It comes on a black patent-leather strap with a rose-gold buckle, also set with diamonds. $46,500.
Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé collection features design motifs associated with Coco Chanel, like the camellia, on artisanal dials. The Mademoiselle Privé Décor Caméllia Maki-e employs an ancient Japanese technique to outline the flowers on the black lacquer dial. In maki-e, the artist applies metal powders or decorations (like gold, mother-of-pearl or quail eggshell) to the lacquer before it dries. Here, the camellias are made of yellow-gold paillons. The watch has a yellow-gold case with a diameter of 37.5 mm. The bezel is set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds and the yellow-gold crown has an onyx cabochon. The watch has an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. It comes on a black satin strap. $40,000.
The dial of the Hermès Arceau Millefiori 41 mm was made by the same technique used to produce the well-known Millefiori paperweights. It involves slicing rods of colored crystal glass into thin cross sections and arranging the pieces next to each other, so that they form what looks like a dense bed of small flowers (millefiori means “1,000 flowers” in Italian). The watch’s case is made of white gold. The movement is the automatic H1837, which Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier makes exclusively for Hermès. The aaa grade swiss replica watch has a transparent sapphire caseback. Price upon request.
The new Lucea collection from Bulgari contains 12 models, all with round cases and cabochon crowns set with diamonds, but with a variety of dials and different combinations of rose gold, steel and diamonds. There are two case sizes, 28 mm and 33 mm. The smaller models have quartz movements and the large ones are automatic. The price as shown is $27,400; the others range from $4,200 to $41,600.
This timepiece is from Piaget’s latest collection, Extremely Piaget, which was inspired by jet-set glamour and the 1960s and ’70s, when Piaget introduced hard-stone dials on watches. The watch shown was influenced by a Piaget watch from 1965 that had an oval jade dial set with diamonds and emeralds and was owned by Jacqueline Kennedy. The new model has a natural turquoise dial set with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds and four natural turquoise cabochons. It has a rose-gold case and a supple, gold-mesh bracelet that is similar to the original version. Price available upon request.
A collection of yellow-gold medallions showing the signs of the zodiac was introduced by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1950s and continued to be popular through the ’80s. Today Van Cleef & Arpels is renewing this tradition with 12 limited-edition Lady Arpels Zodiac Extraordinary Dial timepieces. The top quality replica watches have 38-mm white-gold cases, manual-wind mechanical movements, diamond bezels, and dials that feature translucent enamel, mother-of-pearl, hard-stone marquetry and diamonds. The Sagittarius model is shown here. The zodiac sign is also engraved on the back of the case. Price available upon request.
The Harry Winston Avenue Classic Diamond Drops has 129 brilliant-cut, snow-set diamonds on its rectangular anthracite dial. This quartz watch is 21 mm wide and 36.1 mm long. On the bezel are 29 brilliant-cut diamonds. The case is white gold, as is the folding buckle. The Avenue comes on a black alligator strap. It is also available on a white-gold bracelet or with a rose-gold case and mocha brown dial. As shown here, it has a total carat weight of 2.71. Price upon request.