SHOW YOUR STEEL ( OR GOLD)
Golden Ellipse – Rare Handcrafts
The storied watchmaker celebrates half a century of the Golden Ellipse with this special edition, which is limited to 100 platinum timepieces, each coming with a pair of matching cufflinks. The “golden” in the name refers to the golden ratio mathematical formula, which is expressed in the watch’s half- rectangular, half- circular shape. But most striking of all are the bold volute patterns, exquisitely hand- engraved into the black- enamelled gold dial plate.
Cape Cod Mirror
The Cape Cod manages to be square and rectangular at the same time – by cutting its anchor chain motif in two for the lugs. Hermès also had a little fun with the Milanese mesh bracelet: it’s doubled to make it not only more secure but also more playful. The rhodiumplated dial, polished like a mirror, sports highly stylised hour numbers. The watch is available in large and small sizes – and an optional single bracelet for those who don’t want to double the fun.
Panthère de Cartier
These classic watches are all about the bracelet, which on some versions of the Panthère de Cartier is lengthened to coil two or three times around the wrist in sleek, sensuous fashion – attributes often associated with the big cat that gives the collection its name. In pink gold, white gold, yellow gold or steel, or a combination of pink gold and steel, they’re also available with a diamond pavé bezel. All feature Cartier’s signature blue hands.