There is nothing that says personalised luxury like a beautiful Luxury Watches . If you’re seeking that signature timepiece, the most famous names can all be found in Dubai. Below is a gallery of some of the most stunning and brilliantly designed pieces new to the market this year. Enjoy…
Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons, the leading retailer of Swiss timepieces across the UAE, has celebrated the 130th anniversary of Victorinox Swiss Army products with the launch of I.N.O.X timepiece.
Successfully pushing boundaries and imposing new rules on resistance, I.N.O.X. is tested to be capable of resisting being driven over by a truck weighing 25 tons, temperature shocks from -57 to +71 degrees Celsius, salt spray corrosion or chemical attacks, a fall of 10 metres onto a smooth concrete surface, exposure to a flame at a distance of five millimetres for more than one minute, which corresponds to a temperature of +1200 degrees Celsius , glacial cold, extreme conditions twice the height at which the airliners fly and this extraordinary watch will emerge unscathed after two hours in a washing machine.
I.N.O.X. demonstrates a level of robustness never before achieved in watchmaking and is available in three colours: black dial and strap, khaki green dial and strap Luxury Watches , navy blue dial and strap.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Haute Joaillerie
Combining the graceful contours of the Calatrava legacy with the fire of exquisite diamonds, this release from Patek Philippe unites the craftsmanship of watchmakers and case makers with the creativity of the company’s design department and the artistry of the manufacturer’s jewellers. The water-resistant case is 18K rose gold with 162 baguette diamonds, with a sapphire-crystal back. While the dial features 12 arrow markers in 18K rose gold with three facets, and the dauphine hour and minute hands are in 18K rose gold with polished facets.
© Philippe Patek
Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Flying Tourbillon
Since 1955, Corum has distinguished itself as the creator of outstanding timepieces shaped by unorthodox ideas. Launched at Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons to mark Corum’s 60th anniversary, this Tourbillon reimagines the iconic haute horlogerie complication in a profound but practical manner.
The beauty of the watch can be found in the tiniest details, like the poising screws of the balance wheel or in the facetted, skeletonised and gilded hour and minute hands. Intricate yet functional, the red gold hands are elegantly legible against the smoked grey sapphire dial.
But the essential detail that embodies the history of the Admiral’s Cup is the chapter ring with its 12 nautical pennants. Positioned as the hour markers, the pennants are a subtle reminder of the nautical heritage of the Admiral’s Cup.
Echoing the 12 nautical pennants is the 12-sided bezel of the red gold case. With a 42-millimetre diameter and just 13 millimetres high, the case is constructed to be elegant yet robust, with a water resistance of 50 metres.
De Grisogono Grappoli
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, de Grisogono released a whole range of jewellery in various shades of purple and set with amethysts. Alongside breathtaking bracelets, exquisite earrings and ravishing rings is the Grappoli (S04), a high jewellery timepiece made of pink gold and featuring 70 moving briolette-cut and 980 round brilliant amethysts for a total of approximately 60 carats. In the UAE, the range can be found at select Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons stores.
© De Grisogono
Frederique Constant Ladies’ Automatic World Heart Federation
For every watch sold from this collection, anywhere in the world, $50 is donated to various charities, so your purchase is a win/win for your wrist and those less fortunate. It features an FC-310 automatic movement, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h and 38 power reserve, with Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Heartbeat.
Boasting a rose gold plated steel case with a diameter of 34 millimetres, the watch has a Convex sapphire and 2-O-Rings crown, a height of 9.9 millimetres and is water-resistant to 60 metres (6 ATM).
The dial is silver, WHF guilloché, with applied diamonds and roman indexes. And it comes with a satin strap.
© Frederique Constant Geneve
Gc African Dream collection
Subtle leopard and giraffe patterns decorate the bezel of the iconic Gc Diver Chic and Mini Chic series. These rose gold (PVD) watches, with their sophisticated animal design and their natural mother-of-pearl dials, bring the beauty of the African wilderness to the wrist.
The Gc African Dream embraces all the characteristic details and quality criteria inherent in Gc timepieces. The watches feature a precision Swiss quartz movement, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, screwed case back, screw-down crown with embossed Gc logo and a water resistance up to 100 metres (10 ATM). The high-quality materials guarantee Swiss quality and exceptional comfort.
These models are available in three sizes: as chronograph with a 38-millimetre case with three subdials, as a multifunction version with 34-millimetre case and day and date window or the petite Gc Mini Chic with a 28-millimetre case.
Extravagant and enchanting!
Bovet Récital 11 Miss Alexandra
The first timepiece in its history not to have a round case, Récital 11 ‘Miss Alexandra’ is a vertical ellipse Tourbillon that caused a sensation among experts and collectors of fine watchmaking. This timepiece owes its huge success to the perfect execution of even the smallest details, but also to the design of its case and its ideally balanced proportions.
As a Bovet timepiece would be unthinkable without the possibilities of personalisation offered by the virtuosity of artisans of the House, the Récital 11 is available in 18-carat red or white gold and can be set with round or baguette-cut diamonds. The case may also be hand-chiselled to match the decoration of the movement.
Gc Femme X74008L1S
This glorious rose gold timepiece has a sapphire crystal glass, is water resistant to 100 metres and is made from a stainless steel 316L case with a plain bezel.
A warm ultra-feminine rose gold composition, the Gc Femme series embodies feminine elegance and sophistication with the rosé blush of its mother-of-pearl dial, underlined by rose gold PVD stud indices to match the case and soft link bracelet.
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor
The Galet Micro-Rotor features two exclusive characteristics: a micro-rotor pawl-fitted automatic winding system, assisted by an exclusive silicon double-direct impulse escapement fitted directly on the balance, inspired by the father of modern horology, Abraham-Louis Breguet. This modern construction, associated with the use of cutting edge materials, maximises the restitution of energy. Its excellent efficiency guarantees high balance amplitude, thereby reducing the mechanical force required to wind the barrel spring and hence optimising the movement winding.
Inspired by Laurent Ferrier’s ‘school watch’, which he completed in 1968 at the Geneva Watchmaking School, the slate grey or black dial adorned with a vertical satin-brushed finish is punctuated by a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. Swept over by gold ‘assegai- shaped’ hour and minute hands and a baton-type seconds hand, it ensures perfect readability thanks to the graphic arrangement of the applied gold ‘teardrop’ hour-markers.
© Laurent Ferrier
Chopard Imperiale Collection
When the codes of contemporary elegance echo the grandeur of the Roman Empire, a true classic is clearly in the making. The Imperiale watch appeals first and foremost by its harmonious proportions and refined details. Endowed with a powerful and symbolic character, it asserts itself as the natural choice for daring women.
The serene strength of its details distils a wealth of characteristics that are all nods to the heyday of the imperial age. Roman numerals punctuate the dial, while the curved hands are reminiscent of the tapered daggers used by sovereigns in battle. The shape of the lugs reflects the tradition of ancient columns famed for their perfectly balanced proportions.
Finally, a diamond-set crown delicately curved like a lotus flower is fitted on the case middle with its pure, sleek sides designed to give the model a lighter touch and an even more lustrous glow. The sheer wealth and finesse of its details make the Imperiale collection an eminently feminine model that echoes the spirit and the splendour of imperial classicism.
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