Blue dial beauties: Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon, Hermès Arceau Soleil and more
Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Limited Edition
High complications for women come far and few between, but Piaget's latest Altiplano Tourbillon Limited Edition is made exclusively for ladies who are fans of the brand's renowned ultra-thin movement. The new limited-edition timepiece comes in a 41mm with a rose gold case, blue lacquered sunray dial and rose gold coloured hands and indexes. Set with 84 diamonds on the bezel and folding clasp, the Altiplano Tourbillon is equipped with a sapphire case back for a glimpse of the impeccable movement.
Limited to 88 pieces each, the Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Limited Edition also comes in a 38mm size (white mother-of-pearl dial).
Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Manchette
Patek Philippe's iconic women's watch collection Twenty~4 stole the headlines 20 years ago when it debuted, lauded for its chic, versatile look that you could don from the boardroom to the ballroom. Later on in 2018, the Twenty~4 Automatic was unveiled—a round mechanical version perfect for everyday wear. Most recently, Patek Philippe has taken a leaf out of its archives by referencing the original Twenty~4 manchette (cuff) version, with a new modern dial design (in blue or gray sunburst) and gold applied Arabic numerals to replace the former Roman numerals. Its trapeze-shaped gold markers have also been swapped with diamond markers instead.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-Winding
While the captivating Patrimony collection may have been inspired by '50s timepieces from '50s Vacheron Constantin models, the latest Patrimony Self-Winding is contemporary elegance embodied in its 18K pink gold case. The 36.5mm watch sports a bezel and external minute-counter set with 117 round-cut diamonds, while the self-winding movement within the case comes with an elevated oscillating weight in 22K gold.
Hermès Arceau Soleil
Hermès's round Arceau watch undergoes a reinterpretation (imagined by Swiss artist Fred Rawyler for a silk scarf) with a dazzling dial inspired by the intriguing depth and effects of light. As its name suggests, the dial boasts 'sunbeams' diffusing across a chiaroscuro gradient to highlight the slender hands. The Arceau Soleil comes in 36mm with a steel case set in 100 diamonds—but the highlight is the diamond hour-markers set into the sapphire crystal to create the illusion of it floating above the dial.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
If Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak has caught your eye but your dainty wrist can't quite do it justice, try the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 34mm. Spot the signature "Grande Tapisserie" blue-grey dial that adds a textured motif to the model, 40 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the octagonal bezel coupled with eight gold screws, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
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