Decorative floral and leaf dials set the trend for women’s watches.
Modern leaf and floral dials set a delicate trend for women’s timepieces
Creativity thrives in the latest watches for women as dials reveal nature-inspired motifs with a twist. Celebrating 10 years of the Cat’s Eye watch, Girard-perregaux takes the model’s distinct case shape and combines it with a dial of diamond petals—a firework of rays extending from the 9 o’clock position, each stone set in a specific direction to provide a shimmering effect. The black version features an onyx dial with 73 brilliant-cut diamonds, while the opaline version has a grey mother-of-pearl dial with pink sapphires. The Cat’s Eye Anniversary watch comes with an automatic Girard-perregaux movement with 46 hours of reserve power.
Among the watchmakers that focused on nature-inspired women’s novelties at Baselworld this year was Harry Winston. The Premier Lace is one of the three exquisite timepieces that make up the brand’s The Premier Collection, with a dial in mother-of-pearl forming an intricate floral lace motif, which measures a mere 0.15mm thick and is placed against a dark-coloured dial. The Premier Lace comes with a black sunburst dial with a white mother-of-pearl lace for sharp contrast. Further enriching the watch are the 63 brilliant-cut diamonds that line the bezel and arches of the 31mm white or rose gold case.
Making its debut at this year’s SIHH, the Excalibur Creative Skeleton Brocéliande by Roger Dubuis is a timepiece hailing from its King Arthur-inspired Excalibur line, which showcases the mythical Brocéliande forest, said to be home to Merlin’s tomb. With this watch, the craftsmen at Roger Dubuis skeletonised the famously robust Excalibur model, introducing ivy leaves and vines using gemstones throughout the dial and the movement. The bezel of this 42mm red gold case is set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, with 30 more brilliant-cut diamonds on its lugs. At the heart of this watch is the RD505SQ flying tourbillon movement, which has been beautifully finished and guarantees an impressive 60 hours of power reserve.
IN FULL BLOOM From left: Two views of the Cat’s Eye Anniversary watch by Girard-perregaux; Harry Winston Premier Lace; Roger Dubuis Excalibur Creative Skeleton Brocéliande