Burberry Check

Plaza Watch International - - Display Case -

It might have been sub­verted for a while, but the Burberry Check is back. From April 2015, limited edi­tion watches that take their de­sign cues from the lin­ing of the fa­mous trench coat launched in the 1920s will be avail­able in shops. Chief Ex­ec­u­tive and Chief Cre­ative Of­fi­cer Christo­pher Bai­ley him­self has taken on the man­tel of the de­sign, and the re­sults will delight fash­ion­istas.

The men’s ver­sion, set on an el­e­gant black al­li­ga­tor strap, fea­tures a 45mm di­a­mond-Like Car­bon-coated ti­ta­nium case which cra­dles a skele­ton dial – check-shaped, nat­u­rally – and me­chan­i­cal move­ment be­neath. An an­thracite grid over­laid forms the dial and repli­cates the weave of a check fab­ric with a swag­ing effect and satin fin­ish, the grid show­ing a hint of the man­u­ally wound move­ment be­yond a smoked sap­phire crys­tal. Like it? You’ll have to be quick as the run is limited to twenty pieces. Mean­while the made-to-or­der women’s piece is likely to set even more hearts aflut­ter. Is­sued in the colour du jour, rose gold, it is the first to use the STP3-13 move­ment. The dial is set with hand­set with an in­ter­wo­ven pat­tern of mother-of-pearl and 245 di­a­monds, while the bezel too twin­kles with a fur­ther 124 cut sparklers pavé-set into the de­sign. It’s likely to be hand­bags at dawn.

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