96 // LA­BOR OF LOVE

Ocean Drive - - Contents - BY ALDOUS TUCK

Send Cupid’s ar­row straight to her heart with a work of artistry and a re­minder of your af­fec­tion.

SEND CUPID’S AR­ROW STRAIGHT TO HER HEART WITH A WORK OF EX­QUIS­ITE ARTISTRY AND A LAST­ING RE­MINDER OF YOUR AF­FEC­TION.

Mas­ter watch­mak­ers are not only ex­cep­tional en­gi­neers but also, oc­ca­sion­ally, true ro­man­tics. With an eye for beauty and fantasy, these po­etic crafts­men pro­duce en­dur­ing works of art that are trea­sured for a life­time and even be­yond. Whether of­fer­ing un­der­stated el­e­gance en­livened by di­a­monds or me­chan­i­cal whimsy to de­light the senses, this sea­son’s most cov­etable time­pieces are the ul­ti­mate gift of grace and dis­tinc­tion for some­one you love—per­haps your­self!—at this spe­cial time of year. For more watch fea­tures and ex­panded cov­er­age, go to oce­an­drive.com/ watches-and-jew­elry. CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP RIGHT:

Jaeger-lecoul­tre and

Chris­tian Louboutin cel­e­brate the 85th an­niver­sary of the watchmaker’s iconic Rev­erso line with the cus­tom­iz­a­ble Rev­erso by Chris­tian Louboutin ($11,535). In­spired by his world trav­els, Louboutin has brought his inim­itable aes­thetic to this Art Deco clas­sic, cre­at­ing a watch that in­stantly marks its wearer as a global paragon of style. Jaeger-lecoul­tre, Mi­ami De­sign Dis­trict, 140 NE 39th St., 305-908-3660; jaegerlecoul­tre.com

Won­ders abound in the fan­ci­ful Lady Ar­pels Ronde des Papil­lons (price on re­quest), from Van Cleef & Ar­pels’s Po­etic Com­pli­ca­tions col­lec­tion. The di­amond bezel of this stun­ning 18k white­gold time­piece en­cir­cles three but­ter­flies whose play­ful dance among clouds marks the min­utes, while the wing of a swal­low in­di­cates the hour. Bal Har­bour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Har­bour, 305-866-0899; van­clee­farpels.com

Be­witch­ing shades of mid­night blue lend a touch of clan­des­tine ro­mance to the Patek Philippe Ref. 4897/300G Ladies’ Cala­trava ($28,690). Fash­ioned in white gold with a guil­loched dark blue dial and pow­dered gold hour mark­ers, this man­u­ally wound me­chan­i­cal mar­vel ex­udes el­e­gance—with a satin strap adding the perfect fin­ish­ing touch. Kirk Jewelers, 142 E. Fla­gler St., 305-3711321; patek.com

Hamil­ton’s Jazzmas­ter Open Heart Lady ($1,145) em­bod­ies the open­ness of true love, with the watch’s heart—the new H-10 dec­o­rated cal­iber— vis­i­ble through both sides. Fea­tur­ing a stain­less steel case, a mother-of-pearl dial, and ei­ther a leather strap or a metal bracelet, the watch offers 80 hours of power re­serve to keep it beat­ing steadily even when it’s not grac­ing your wrist. Gold Time, 531 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-534-8897; hamil­ton­watch.com

Chris­tian Louboutin (LEFT) at the Man­u­fac­ture Jaeger-lecoul­tre.

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