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Bespoke - - EMPEROR 1688 -

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.

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