Watches & jew­ellery

Cloth­ing brands make a mark with time­pieces

Hong Kong Tatler - - Contents -

Fash­ion brands make a mark with time­pieces. 188 A ju­ror’s per­spec­tive on the Grand Prix d’hor­logerie de Genève. 190 Omega’s Globe­mas­ter war­rants a closer look. 194 Ex­otic plumage pro­vides vi­brant back­drops for the year’s best dress watches. 202 Cross over to the dark side with your jew­ellery. 203 The Ca­nary Is­lands in­spire de­signer Cristina Or­tiz

ash­ion houses are get­ting se­ri­ous about watch­mak­ing, with a num­ber launch­ing their own me­chan­i­cal time­pieces, and in­vest­ing not only in de­sign but per­for­mance. For those go­ing for a Swiss­made me­chan­i­cal move­ment, the re­sults have been im­pres­sive. This year, Ermenegildo Zegna marks the 5th an­niver­sary of its first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Swiss watch­maker Gi­rardper­re­gaux, a line of el­e­gant me­chan­i­cal time­pieces called Mon­terubello. The brand is launch­ing a 50-piece lim­ited edi­tion of the Mon­terubello Power Re­serve, which is equipped with a Gi­rard-per­re­gaux au­to­matic wind­ing cal­i­bre with 46-hour power re­serve. The 38mm time­piece comes in pink gold, matched with a cho­co­late brown dial and al­li­ga­tor strap.

Bri­tish lux­ury brand Burberry made its de­but at Basel­world with Swiss-made watches in 2013. This year, the brand’s CEO and chief cre­ative of­fi­cer, Christo­pher Bai­ley, presents a lim­ited edi­tion model for men that takes its in­spi­ra­tion from the Burberry trench coat’s iconic check lin­ing. The pat­tern is rein­ter­preted in pre­cious ma­te­ri­als, with a 45mm Dlc­coated ti­ta­nium case and a check-shaped skele­ton dial with an an­thracite grid. The man­ual wind­ing move­ment fea­tures the pres­ti­gious Côtes de Genève dec­o­ra­tion. As­sem­bled by hand in Switzer­land, the Bri­tain Icon Check for Men is lim­ited to 20 num­bered pieces.

This year also marks the in­tro­duc­tion of Givenchy’s first me­chan­i­cal watch, part of its Sev­en­teen line. Pow­ered by the au­to­matic wind­ing cal­i­bre ETA 2892, which can be seen through the sap­phire crys­tal case back, the time­piece fea­tures a light­weight satin-fin­ished ti­ta­nium case and a vintage-fin­ished lu­mi­nes­cent dial with red hands. The Givenchy Sev­en­teen Ti­ta­nium au­to­matic edi­tion fash­ion­ably comes with two in­ter­change­able black Nato straps, one in gros­grain ny­lon and another in calf­skin with raw-cut edges.

IT’S ME­CHAN­I­CAL From top: The Bri­tain Icon Check lim­ited edi­tion has an open case­back; Ermenegildo Zegna’s Mon­terubello Power Re­serve; Givenchy’s Sev­en­teen Ti­ta­nium time­piece

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.