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Crafted for the ladies, some watchmakers have merged the world’s of fine jewellery and watchmaking to produce stylishly fashionable pieces

The common similarities between watchmaking and fine jewellery can be traced back to the time when the first mechanical clocks were made. According to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, the first examples can be found as far back as 1675, following the invention of the spiral balance spring. Initially these timekeepers were made with brass and a mixture of enamel and precious stones and were viewed as objects of beauty that reflected power and wealth.

Today, that philosophy still remains allowing both fine jewellery makers and horologists to merge their skillset and talents to create truly remarkable pieces, especially for the ladies segment. Coveted and highly-desirable, these jewellery watches set the benchmark for style, finesse and technical beauty, thus elevating watchmaking to new levels of luxury for both the industry as well as aficionados.

In The Limelight

It was in 1973 when Piaget first unveiled the Limelight Gala. The timepiece immediately solidified the Swiss brand’s capability as a highly-talented goldsmith due to its white-gold woven strap. Over 40 years on, the model continues to exemplify the fine craftsmanship Piaget is renowned for. The latest iteration of the Limelight Gala is powered by a Piaget 690P quartz movement. It arrives presented in a 32mm case made of 18k rose gold, which is set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. Accommodating any wrist size, the timepiece sports an 18kt rose gold Milanese-style bracelet with a sliding buckle.

Petite Beauty

For nearly two centuries, Swiss Maison d’Horlogerie Baume & Mercier has made watches renowned for their balanced design and quality movements. They have also blended their expertise in luxury and technical know-how to create timepieces that are both beautiful and accessible. The Petite Promesse is a prime example, as it shines brilliantly with its diamond set bezel. The 22mm ladies diamond watch features a wrap-around steel bracelet, affording it both a decadent and elegant design. The quartz-powered timepiece also boasts a mother-of-pearl dial set with two diamond indexes and rhodium-plated hands.

Serpent Style

The Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas is a luxurious and stylish bracelet watch that replicates the sinuosity of the snake. Exuding cutting-edge style and elegance, the double spiral timepiece is fitted with a quartz movement and boasts a stainless steel case is designed with an 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant cut diamonds. Radiating glamour and evoking the contemporary soul of the tubogas, the timepiece features a 35mm 18kt rose gold curved case set with a cabochon cut pink rubellite. Its main design features also include a black opaline dial finished with a guilloché soleil treatment and hand-applied indexes. With its unique design, the Serpenti Tubogas stands out not just an icon on its own but a prime example of the expertise Bvlgari has in both fine jewellery and watchmaking.

Rolling With Finesse

For over 170 years, Cartier has carved a reputation as being one of the preeminent names in jewellery and watchmaking. In the early 1900s, the brand focused its attention to timepieces with the creation of the Santos and the Tortue. But in 1917, Cartier produced the Tank, which went on to become the brand’s most iconic piece. Now, over a century later, the Tank continues to roll on as Cartier’s most popular range, especially with a model like the Tank Française, which is presented in a 30mm x 25mm steel case with an octagonal crown in rose gold set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel. The silvered and lacquered flinqué dial is also set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds, making it sophisticated and distinguish timepiece for ladies of elegance.

Dazzling Number

The Tonda 1950 is a signature piece from Parmigiani Fleurier, but the watchmaker truly raised the levels of style and sophistication with the Tonda 1950 Clarity Rose Gold, which is adorned with diamonds. A truly dazzling timepiece, the model is decorated with 620 diamonds of variant sizes, which adds depth to the face of the iconic timepiece. Additionally, 84 diamonds can also be found on the bezel of the 39mm rose gold watch as well. Although heavy on the bling, Parmigiani Fleurier has still managed to retain the slender profile of the Tonda 1950 thanks largely to the brand’s famous ultra-thin PF701 automatic movement.

The common similarities between watchmaking and fine jewellery can be traced back to the time when the first mechanical clocks were made. According to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, the first examples can be found as far back as 1675, following the invention of the spiral balance spring. Initially these timekeepers were made with brass and a mixture of enamel and precious stones and were viewed as objects of beauty that reflected power and wealth.

Today, that philosophy still remains allowing both fine jewellery makers and horologists to merge their skillset and talents to create truly remarkable pieces, especially for the ladies segment. Coveted and highly-desirable, these jewellery watches set the benchmark for style, finesse and technical beauty, thus elevating watchmaking to new levels of luxury for both the industry as well as aficionados.

In The Limelight

It was in 1973 when Piaget first unveiled the Limelight Gala. The timepiece immediately solidified the Swiss brand’s capability as a highly-talented goldsmith due to its white-gold woven strap. Over 40 years on, the model continues to exemplify the fine craftsmanship Piaget is renowned for. The latest iteration of the Limelight Gala is powered by a Piaget 690P quartz movement. It arrives presented in a 32mm case made of 18k rose gold, which is set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. Accommodating any wrist size, the timepiece sports an 18kt rose gold Milanese-style bracelet with a sliding buckle.

Petite Beauty

For nearly two centuries, Swiss Maison d’Horlogerie Baume & Mercier has made watches renowned for their balanced design and quality movements. They have also blended their expertise in luxury and technical know-how to create timepieces that are both beautiful and accessible. The Petite Promesse is a prime example, as it shines brilliantly with its diamond set bezel. The 22mm ladies diamond watch features a wrap-around steel bracelet, affording it both a decadent and elegant design. The quartz-powered timepiece also boasts a mother-of-pearl dial set with two diamond indexes and rhodium-plated hands.

Serpent Style

The Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas is a luxurious and stylish bracelet watch that replicates the sinuosity of the snake. Exuding cutting-edge style and elegance, the double spiral timepiece is fitted with a quartz movement and boasts a stainless steel case is designed with an 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant cut diamonds. Radiating glamour and evoking the contemporary soul of the tubogas, the timepiece features a 35mm 18kt rose gold curved case set with a cabochon cut pink rubellite. Its main design features also include a black opaline dial finished with a guilloché soleil treatment and hand-applied indexes. With its unique design, the Serpenti Tubogas stands out not just an icon on its own but a prime example of the expertise Bvlgari has in both fine jewellery and watchmaking.

Rolling With Finesse

For over 170 years, Cartier has carved a reputation as being one of the preeminent names in jewellery and watchmaking. In the early 1900s, the brand focused its attention to timepieces with the creation of the Santos and the Tortue. But in 1917, Cartier produced the Tank, which went on to become the brand’s most iconic piece. Now, over a century later, the Tank continues to roll on as Cartier’s most popular range, especially with a model like the Tank Française, which is presented in a 30mm x 25mm steel case with an octagonal crown in rose gold set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel. The silvered and lacquered flinqué dial is also set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds, making it sophisticated and distinguish timepiece for ladies of elegance.

Dazzling Number

The Tonda 1950 is a signature piece from Parmigiani Fleurier, but the watchmaker truly raised the levels of style and sophistication with the Tonda 1950 Clarity Rose Gold, which is adorned with diamonds. A truly dazzling timepiece, the model is decorated with 620 diamonds of variant sizes, which adds depth to the face of the iconic timepiece. Additionally, 84 diamonds can also be found on the bezel of the 39mm rose gold watch as well. Although heavy on the bling, Parmigiani Fleurier has still managed to retain the slender profile of the Tonda 1950 thanks largely to the brand’s famous ultra-thin PF701 automatic movement.