A HINT OF FLASH

Sub­tle pre­cious em­bel­lish­ments to cre­ate a lit­tle more shine on your wrist

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Contents - Words by Kather­ine Arteche

Sub­tle pre­cious em­bel­lish­ments to cre­ate a lit­tle more shine on your wrist

The year is 2019 and no one says “di­a­monds are a girl’s best friend” any­more. Pre­cious gem­stones no longer iden­tify as just ac­cents to be em­bla­zoned and wear­ing a watch now tells you the time, place, and where the plan­ets are aligned. For those who are look­ing to step into the world of faceted ra­di­ance, these time­pieces em­body both beauty and brains in telling time with just a lit­tle bit ex­tra.

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 7150/250R

It’s a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that women’s watches are noth­ing but pretty things, and any­one who dares to as­sume that has not had the plea­sure of be­ing in the pres­ence of Patek Philippe’s first ladies’ chrono­graph in 2009. The pro­duc­tion un­for­tu­nately ceased seven years later, but Basel­world 2018 saw the re­vival of a man­ual-wound ladies’ chrono­graph in the Ref. 7150/250R. The in-house CH 29-535 PS cal­iber car­ries six patented in­no­va­tions, and its me­chan­i­cal glory is on full dis­play through a sap­phire crys­tal case­back. While it’s been mar­keted as so, the watch has been wel­comed on many men’s wrists. The dial con­fig­u­ra­tion, Ara­bic fonts, push­ers, and Breguet-style hands evoke a vin­tage charm as if the time­piece has been well-pre­served, com­plete with a box sap­phire crys­tal and a bril­liant-cut di­a­mond bezel.

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