Adorn The Wrist In Small Wonders That Make A Maximum Impact

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Elegantly offset with glistening diamonds and gorgeous details, the latest watches to covet resemble couture-like creations and miniature works of art to marvel at 

While sporty silhouettes and heavy-duty hardware dominates the watchmaking world, there’s still a place for intricate timepieces that combine exquisite horology with dazzling jewellery. Ornate and opulent, these round-faced watches feature dials adorned in diamonds, mother-of-pearl and the prettiest of gemstones shaped into feminine florals, butterflies and swishing ballgowns set against a metallic colour code of silver, yellow and rose gold.

Reminiscent of artwork, Dior’s Grand Bal watch collection reflects the satin, faille and taffeta fabrics that grace the sumptuous party dresses in Dior’s couture workshops. Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé watch reimagines the house’s signature camellia in embroidered gold thread, fine pearls, diamonds, and glass beads. And Boucheron’s Ajourée Bouquet d’Ailes piece showcases diamonds, multicolored sapphires and amethysts sculpted into delicate wings. 

Dior Grand Bal Plissé Ruban watch | Photography by Tina Patni | Styling by Stuart Robertson

Meanwhile, Piaget and Chopard play with diamonds to create striking watch faces that standout on thin straps in white and shimmering grey. Piaget’s limited edition anniversary timepiece celebrates 30 years of Piaget’s Possession collection, with a yellow gold case paved with a delicate snow-setting of diamonds that scintillates in the light. Rich in couture sensibility, the watches are destined to be worn with striking occasion wear and glorious gowns to dance in — or simply used to elevate an everyday ensemble. 

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