Make this winter party season spectacularly memorable with two gorgeous timepieces in diamonds, pearls and onyx from the Velvet Ribbon collection by Roger Dubuis
s the nights start to draw in, it’s time to put away your lemon-coloured jackets, pale green silk skirts and dusky pink Bardot tops and make room for all those slinky black dresses and dark suit jackets not seen since March.
There is something sensual and luxurious about winter fabrics such as velvet and satin, especially after six months of linen and lace. And winter jewels are no different—after a season of baby blue watches and pale yellow earrings, we’re ready for something darker and more sophisticated for the upcoming party season.
This Christmas, Roger Dubuis has delivered the best gift of all with the Velvet Ribbon collection. The timepiece and necklace duo look so glamorous by candlelight, you’ll have to accept every party invitation that lands on your doorstep as an excuse to wear them more often.
First up, the timepiece. The new Velvet Ribbon timepiece celebrates all things feminine and ensures every eye in the room will be on your wrist thanks to its 385 diamonds. The clever designers at From top: Velvet Ribbon necklace with diamonds, onyx and Akoya pearls, manualwinding RD801 movement; Velvet Ribbon diamond timepiece with mother-of-pearl dial, selfwinding RD821 movement Roger Dubuis have even combined baguette-cut diamonds on the lugs with the brilliant-cut diamonds that adorn the inner bezel ring and ribbons. Even the adjustable white gold folding clasp is set with diamonds, illustrating the watchmaker’s commitment to quality in every detail. The smooth black satin fabric strap adds to the elegance and will match any winter evening gown. It’s practical, too. The designers made sure the shimmering mother-of-pearl dial is easy to read with large Roman numerals that converge towards the centre—so you won’t be lingering at any party longer than intended. And for women who want to captivate during the black-tie ball season, the watchmaker has channelled its top-notch craftsmanship into a necklace that is so beautiful you won’t believe it can also tell you the time. Playing to most women’s desire to look sensual in a sophisticated way, the beautiful Velvet Ribbon pearl sautoir necklace is slightly provocative and seriously classy. Time is suspended before your eyes with this limited edition piece with the watch dial fully paved with baguette-cut diamonds at the end of a strand of immaculate Akoya pearls and onyx beads. It’s finished with a gleaming tassel featuring 19 rows of 266 onyx beads. With this show-stopper around your neck you won’t need any other accessories this season. In fact, with these beautifully crafted pieces in your arsenal this winter, you might just have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make sure your dress is as glamorous as your accessories.