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The Peak (Hong Kong) - - Watches -

Its faceted bezel re­sem­bling the cut of a di­a­mond has be­come a dis­crete yet un­mis­tak­able sig­na­ture of Graff's men's watches. The de­sign has been ex­pressed in var­i­ous ex­e­cu­tions, from gem-packed to ul­tra slim. This year, the jew­ellery sets out to tell sto­ries of free­dom and fu­tur­ism with its painted enamel time­pieces that de­pict scenes of speed­ing along high­ways and the galaxy from the per­spec­tive of a driver. The three Gy­ro­graff Drive di­als are splashed with bold shades and strong imagery of a dystopi­anesque fu­ture; these watches make use of the tour­bil­lon car­riage, de­pict­ing the com­pli­ca­tion as a steer­ing wheel. Imag­i­na­tive and metic­u­lously painted, the three new de­signs add yet an­other el­e­ment of sur­prise and unique­ness to the faceted Graff time­piece.

Not one to shy away from colour and cre­ativ­ity, eativ­ity, de Griso­gono's founder and vi­sion­ary cre­ator eator Fawaz Gru­osi has never been one to favour the or­di­nary. The de­signer has vowed to never cre­ate a round watch and has kept good on this prom­ise. e. With a pen­chant for gem­stones and vi­brant hues, es, the house has launched a de­sign that opens the door or to end­less per­son­al­i­sa­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties. Gru­osi takes es the Retro case, a de­sign pre­vi­ously launched to house use an in­house me­chan­i­cal move­ment, and brings gs mo­tion to it in a way that goes be­yond the tick­ing hands. nds. The New Retro's trans­par­ent sap­phire crys­tal case e houses two os­cil­lat­ing hour mark­ers at the three and d nine o'clock po­si­tion. Those spin­ning hour­mark­ers, which can be cus­tomised into ini­tials, are paved with a difff­fer­ent dif­fer­ent coloured gem­stone on each side, giv­ing the time­piece an eye-catch­ing and vi­brant pop of sparkle. kle.

Ja­quet Droz pays homage once again to its eter­nal muse, the bird, with a stun­ning pocket watch that's been three years in the mak­ing. The Par­rot Re­peater Pocket Watch is in it­self a work of art; dec­o­rated with colour­ful ENAMEL de­pict­ing a cheer­ful feath­ered crea­ture on the case back and a fam­ily of par­rots in par­adise on the dial, the artistry of the piece ex­tends be­yond the case and dial. The unique, one-of-a-kind piece is housed in a dis­play show­case that is equally elab­o­rate. The cover of the pocket watch is fur­ther adorned with coloured gem­stone, com­plet­ing the for­est scene.

With a pen­chant for en­list­ing help from fro tra­di­tional ar­ti­sans from var­i­ous cul­tures around the world, Blanc­pain has been a pi­o­neer in minia­tur­is­ing minia dif­fer­ent difffff­fer­ent art forms and adapt­ing them for the dial. This year, the watch­maker un­veils pie pieces dec­o­rated with heat-treated heat-treeated char­coal, a Ja­panese Ja­panes craft known as Bin­chotan. Bin­chotann Char­coal is heated then en­graved and filled with wit lac­quer, and brings an el­e­ment of depth and di­men­sion d to the de­picted im­age. Fully cus­tomis­able, cus­tomisa the watch­maker frames these ex­quis­ite exquisit char­coal mas­ter­pieces in­side its iconic Villeret case, and pow­ers the time­keep­ing func­tion functi with an in-house move­ment with an eight-day eight- power re­serve.

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