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Baselworld 2018: Harry Winston Unveils New ‘Emerald’ Collection  Watches

Baselworld 2018: Harry Winston Unveils New ‘Emerald’ Collection Watches

Recently, our sister site, ATimelyPerspective.com, traveled to Switzerland to the largest luxury watch and jewelry exhibition of the year.  We are lucky enough to reap the rewards, as they have scoured the show for some exclusive looks at women’s watches — and we will be bringing those to the foreground in the coming months.  For now, we want to focus on a very special collection of watches, the Emerald Collection by Harry Winston, which this year has a new addition. The new Art-Deco inspired petite Harry Winston Emerald watch boasts an eight-sided cushion-cornered rectangular case that is meticulously set with diamonds. In fact, not only do the diamonds embrace the lugs and case, but also 44  brilliant-cut shimmering diamonds form a special (barely perceptible) heart motif on the mother-of-pearl dial. That motif features three small pink sapphires at the key numeral hours (3:00, 6:00, 9:00) and one larger emerald-cut sapphire at 12:00. The Harry Winston Emerald watch is powered by a quartz movement. Crafted in 18-karat white gold and powered by a quartz movement, the watch further features a  sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and a shimmering pale pink satin  double-wrap strap with diamond-set 18-karat white gold pin buckle. While we could not understand why someone would want to wear this watch in the water, it is water resistant to 30 meters....
Cuore by Ferragamo is a Feminine Watch With a Heart That Beats on the Dial

Cuore by Ferragamo is a Feminine Watch With a Heart That Beats on the Dial

Unveiled late last year but continuing to make a splash in women’ watches, the Ferragamo Cuore watch collection embraces the idea of love, and even has a beating heart on its dial to prove it.  Each watch features an off-set subdial where the hours and minutes are read, and a heart motif — that moves.   The two halves of the heart separate and rejoin as though beating, once every second when the wearer activates the function by pressing onto crown.  The concept is patented and the design is exclusive in watches for Salvatore Ferragamo.The Cuore by Ferragamo watch is created in steel or in plated gold with a host of different colored calfskin straps, which are all interchangeable. It retails for  $2,595 on strap and for  $2995 on steel...
It’s a Woman’s World: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase for the Wrist

It’s a Woman’s World: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase for the Wrist

Ever wish the moon shone brightly in a few colors other than just a slice of shimmer? If so, Hublot has the answer for you. The new Hublot  Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase watches are offered in shades of blue, purple, orange and pink with incredible color-coordinated quartz crystals, alligator straps, sand-blasted moonphase disc, hands, indices and gemstone-set bezel for a vivid singular color statement. Inside the 42 mm tonneau-shaped case, sits an openworked HUB1770 hand-wound skeleton movement, visible dial side through an enhanced quartz dial made from silicon dioxide (SiO2) and aluminium oxide (AI2O3) melted at high temperature. The quartz is colored by the addition of a mixture of rare elements from the earth. The crystals have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. To depict the moon and its phases, Hublot uses a semi-transparent sand-blasted disc revealing two alternating moons  in matching shades. A lunar cycle is reproduced in a large round window that completes one revolution every two lunar months. There is a date indication, as well. The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase alternates polished, satin-finished titanium or King Gold surfaces. Its bezel is set with 48 blue, orange or pink sapphires, or amethysts depending on the model. Water-resistant to 100 metres, the Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase has a power reserve of 50 hours....
Baume & Mercier Brings the Concept of Small Watches to the Forefront with Petite Promesse

Baume & Mercier Brings the Concept of Small Watches to the Forefront with Petite Promesse

As the trend in women’s watches is tending to go down in size — Baume & Mercier picks up the pace: unveiling the stunning 22mm Petite Promesse watch. While the original Promesse watch line is 34 and 36 mm in size, the dramatically smaller 22mm holds its own when it comes to statement-making thanks to bold and beautiful boule wrap bracelets and straps in bight orange, vivid blue and shimmering steel that offer some pretty impressive sensual appeal. The new watch embraces the individualistic style of the 1970s with the three bold color choices: bright orange, rich bold blue and a shimmering stainless steel bracelet that is so soft and flexible that it feels like silk against the wrist. At once both delicate and fashion forward, the Petite Promesse collection features mother-of-pearl dials, diamond accents and a hidden crown. Setting is executed via a button on the caseback so that a crown does not mar the sleek elliptical case shape. Each also comes with a single-wrap black strap. There are two versions offered, one with 22 diamonds on the case, and another with 44 diamonds.The new 22mm Petite Promesse — coming to stores now — retails for $2,450 to $3,300.  ...
If Your Sweetheart is the Man in the Moon, this Harry Winston Watch is Your Star

If Your Sweetheart is the Man in the Moon, this Harry Winston Watch is Your Star

Ok women, how many of you have had a long-standing love affair with the moon,the stars and romance?  We know that these night skies govern our passions from time to time – and now Harry Winston also recognizes the beguiling power of the moon and its phases with a new collection unveiled here at Baselworld 2016. Sometimes the indication (usually in an arc format) is at 12:00 on the dial, other times it is at 6:00. Harry Winston, however, totally confounds us and captures our hearts with the all-new Premier Moon Phase 36mm watch. Additionally, the watch offers a nice surprise: the moonphase does not disappear off the arc, but rather rotates behind a geometrical mother-of-pearl lattice work so that it Is slightly hidden by never out of sight. The deep blue sky is made of rich blue mother o pearl, which is ever so expressive against the white mother of pearl outer dial. The elegant 36mm case is crafted in 18-karat gold and bedecked with diamonds on the bezels and signature Winston lugs. In total, the watch bezel is set with 2.32 carats of (57) brilliant-cut diamonds. There are also brilliant-cut diamonds as hour markers. Powered by the HW5201 quartz movement, the watch offers hours, minutes, moonphase and date indication at 6:00. The watch is offered with either a white or gray alligator strap for alluring finish....
Audemars Piguet Millenary Watches Bring Wow Factor Front and Center

Audemars Piguet Millenary Watches Bring Wow Factor Front and Center

By Mimi Henderson   Millenary Hand Wound It took Audemars Piaget three years to perfect its newest Millenary watches for women — mechanical watches with a new movement. Indeed, the new Millenary watches – characterized by the horizontal oval shape of the brand’s long-standing Millenary line – do not disappoint, especially since the women’s watches are equipped with an all-new in-house-made movement (caliber 5201) that further underscores the brand’s dedication to creating significant pieces for women. Millenary in rose gold   The hand-wound Caliber 5201 consists of 157 components and offers small seconds indication, as well as off-centered time-indication dial to allow dial-side viewing of the mainplate and certain meticulously finished movement parts. The movement complete with the module for the sub-seconds indication measures just 4.16mm thick and beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The 19-jewel caliber offers 54 hours of power reserve.   Millenary caseback. This superb movement- finished to the same exacting standards as any other Audemars Piguet caliber – is housed in a 39.5mm oval case that measures 9.80mm thick and is water resistant to 20 meters. There are three versions of the watch, each with a mother-of-pearl off-center dial and sub-seconds dial. One model, crafted in 18-karat white gold, features a diamond-set bezel and lugs – with more than 116 brilliant-cut diamonds — and is finished with a pink sapphire cabochon crown. This model offers rose-gold rimmed dials and rose-gold hands for striking contrast to the white gold case. There is also a pink-gold cased version of this watch that offers harmonious appeal with the matching case, hands and dial rims.   Diamond Millenary The third version is a higher-diamond beauty. Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the watch features blued gold hands and is meticulously set with 438 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case, case sides and lugs. Another...