Mix and Match
Established in 1858, Boucheron is a grand European jewellery house that also has a rich heritage in watchmaking. Two years ago, they relaunched Reflet, a rectangular watch of theirs from 1947, now available in three sizes with more rounded edges and a simplified but more sophisticated dial. Though only the large model comes with an automatic movement (the two smaller ones are quartz powered), this is in keeping with the Reflet’s unashamed trumping of visible form over hidden function. Indeed, apart from its rectangular shape and gadroons (the vertical ridges on the case) the hallmarks of this timepiece are a secret clasp and interchangeable straps. So this year, Boucheron has introduced even more strap configurations (taking the tally to over 60) as well as a new model, the Reflet Bleu de Jodhpur, which adds cabochon diamonds to the stainless steel case, a single sparkling gem at 12 o’clock, and a white marble dial from the same quarry from which stones for the Taj Mahal were sourced.