Ul­ti­mate So­phis­ti­ca­tion

Make this win­ter party sea­son spec­tac­u­larly mem­o­rable with two gor­geous time­pieces in di­a­monds, pearls and onyx from the Vel­vet Rib­bon col­lec­tion by Roger Dubuis

Hong Kong Tatler - - | Tatler Focus 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.

FANCY HOURS

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