I have two major moods when it comes to women’s watches (I mean, when I’m not wearing men’s watches, which I simply adore): I either like minimalist models, such as Slim d’Hermès, which I find relaxing by their purity of design, or I jump at watches full of diamonds that help me cheer up with the brilliance and playful light. I promise to come back with a comprehensive article about the minimalist design, about the brilliant simplicity of a well-made watch. But today I feel eager for light and brilliance.
Here is a selection of personal favorites – and not just because of the gem stones. As you will see, there is originality and personality for a watch even beyond diamonds.
Half a century after setting its first absolute diving record, in 2012, Rolex came back to the Pacific Ocean, for a new descent into the Mariana Trench. Its goal: to demonstrate that it is always ready to reach places that no other watch brand has ever dreamed of reaching.
Alain Prost is an artist in the realm of speed, just as Richard Mille is an artist of timekeeping. The collaboration between the brand and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion, co-founder of the Renault e.dams team is founded on unshakable loyalty. This time, a shared interest in cycling provided inspiration. Much like the aeronautics and automotive industries, where R&D play an essential role, cycling is constantly evolving from a technical perspective. As for the object of their shared labours? That would be the all new RM70-01 calibre tourbillon, featuring an unprecedented odometer.
The Zenith watch brand does not really go through the happiest of times, since they changed three different CEOs during the last few years. The latest one, Aldo Magada, has very recently left the company. At present, Zenith enjoys the attention of the tireless Jean-Claude Biver, who is currently trying to find a consistent direction for a brand with pedigree and legendary models. Despite all difficulties, Zenith manages to come up with a new collection at Baselworld every year, of which at least one or two models are truly valuable. This is more than I could say about many other famous brands, which are also not facing such issues. This year,
A tiny watch,with a huge personality The watch I have worn very often for many years is 40mm in diameter. And I find it perfect, well-balanced and well-fitted on my wrist. I have also tried and worn 42mm or even 44mm models and I liked them a lot. I can honestly say that, as far as they are well designed, with a good “architecture”, they are not too big or ill-suited even on a thin wrist such as mine.