// SIM­PLY IR­RE­SISTIBLE

A POW­ER­FUL TIME­PIECE TREND, SIM­PLIC­ITY IS TEMPT­ING LO­CAL TASTEMAK­ERS THIS SEA­SON WITH STRAIGHT­FOR­WARD STYLE AND EN­GI­NEER­ING EX­CEL­LENCE.

Ocean Drive - - Contents September 2017 - BY AL­DOUS TUCK

Sim­plic­ity is tempt­ing lo­cal tastemak­ers this sea­son with straight­for­ward style and en­gi­neer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Sim­plic­ity is the ul­ti­mate so­phis­ti­ca­tion” is a de­sign phi­los­o­phy most often as­so­ci­ated with Leonardo da Vinci. Though the Re­nais­sance man pre­ceded even the ear­li­est watches, this prin­ci­ple has stood the test of time and been fully em­braced by Swiss watch­mak­ers. This sea­son, clean lines, un­com­pli­cated di­als, and straight­for­ward ma­te­ri­als are ev­ery­where and speak­ing to those who crave the un­clut­tered. These finely crafted timepieces will be mak­ing the right style state­ment in the board­room and on the town for years to come. For more watch fea­tures and ex­panded cov­er­age, go to oce­an­drive.com/watches-and-jew­elry. CLOCKWISE FROM TO LEFT: To cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of the first pre­cious-me­tal Royal Oak watch, Aude­mars Piguet has pro­duced a se­ries of Royal Oak Ex­tra-thin (55,400) ver­sions in 18k yellow Gold. There are two Pe­tite tapis­serie pat­terned di­als, one in the brand’s clas­sic blue, the other in vin­tage-in­spired cham­pagne. Both have an ul­tra­thin self-wind­ing move­ment, the Man­u­fac­ture Cal­i­bre , only . 3.05mm thick. Wes­time, Brick­ell City Centre, 701 S. Mi­ami

Ave., Mi­ami, 786-347-5353; au­de­mar­spiguet.com

Build­ing on the pop­u­lar­ity of last year’s 'rive de Cartier, the limited-edition 'rive de Cartier ([tra-)lat watch , de­buted at this year’s SIHH fair. 7he clas­sic Cartier cush­ion shape lets this time­piece se­jue from sporty to dressy with ease. 7he cal­iber MC, a hand-wound ul­tra­thin move­ment with a -hour power re­serve, is housed in a slim . mm case. 7his hand­some watch’s sim­plic­ity represents Cartier at its best. Tourneau, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,

305-866-4312; cartier.com

Richard Mille’s RM - $uto­matic ([tra )lat watch

, cre­ates a sense of vis­ual depth for the brand’s iconic skele­toni]ed move­ment, even thoujh it’s a mere . mm thick. It’s the sleek­est of Richard Mille’s ton­neau-shaped pieces. (ach case re­tuires more than sep­a­rate ma­chin­inj op­er­a­tions, plus e[ten­sive hand-brush­inj and pol­ish­inj, be­fore the move­ment is mounted. Wes­time, Brick­ell City Centre, 701 S. Mi­ami Ave., Mi­ami,

786-347-5353; richard­mille.com

Crafted in eth­i­cally sourced rose Jold, the Chopard /.8.C. ;PS 7wist 4) )airmined time­piece , blends eth­i­cal, aes­thetic, and tech­ni­cal Tual­i­ties in an ul­tra­thin case. 7he watch earned the )leurier 4ual­ity )oun­da­tion la­bel after un­der­joinj the in­dus­try’s most de­mand­inj cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­to­col. 7he stamped sun­burst de­sijn on the slate-jray dial was in­spired by Jold nu­j­jets, and the /.8.C. . -/ self-wind­inj move­ment of­fers a -hour power re­serve. Wes­time, Brick­ell City Centre, 701 S. Mi­ami Ave, Mi­ami,

786-347-5353; chopard.com

In­tro­duced at Baselworld, Tu­dor’s Her­i­taje Black Bay , main­tains the aes­thet­ics of this es­teemed line. 7he black lactuer dial is in­spired by 7udor’s diver’s watches from the s and is com­ple­mented by ŏs­nowflakeő hands, in­tro­duced in . $ flat sap­phire crys­tal and a steel case produce a min­i­mal­ist look. Choose a stain­less bracelet or leather strap; each also comes with a cam­ou­flaje fabric strap. Kirk Jewel­ers, 142 E. Fla­gler St., Mi­ami,

305-371-1321; tu­dor­watch.com

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