The season's hautest timepieces are lighting up the night with exquisite gemstones, exotic materials, and extravagant designs.
FROM LEFT: Hailed as Rolex’s premier jewelry watch at this year’s Baselworld watch fair, this Pearlmaster 39 ($123,750) features soft lines accentuated by 18k Everose gold. The dazzle of pavé diamonds on the dial as well as diamonds on the bezel and bracelet bring haute joaillerie to fine Swiss watchmaking. The 3235 Manufacture Rolex movement is perpetual, self-winding. This piece is also created in 18k yellow or white gold with sapphires or rubies. Bernie Robbins, 775 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, 610-971-2446; Benari Jewelers, Exton & Newtown Square locations, 866-363-0808
Chanel is known for peerless artistry in watchmaking, and this season’s Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Oiseau Vibrant ($ 229,500) is an exquisite example. Inspired by Chinese coromandel screens that Coco Chanel adored, the onyx dial is enlivened by “trembling” birds that move with you as well as flowers and branches created from 18k gold and arranged in relief. The bezel and buckle are emblazoned with diamonds. Bernie Robbins, SEE ABOVE
Introduced this spring at SIHH, this Clé de Cartier ($85,000) offers soft curves and minimalist lines in 18k white gold that is emblazoned with 795 round diamonds totaling 5.05 carats to take this piece from simple to sensational. The self-winding automatic watch houses the new Cartier Manufacture Movement, caliber 1847MC. Benari Jewelers, Exton, 866-363-0808