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The elegance of black tie watches

The elegance of black tie watches

Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori: Make a chic and bold statement with the Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori, theRoman jeweller’s unique serpent-inspired collection. Bvlgari presents a modernised interpretation of the Serpenti with a slimmer, daintier, drop-shaped watch head.

An alluring free-flowing bracelet sees a snake’s scales rendered in hexagonal motifs lining the entirety of the bracelet. Both elements are crafted in rose gold, with a cabochon-cut rubellite crown being the cherry on the Serpenti’s head.

black tie watches Cartier Tank Louis CartierCartier Tank Louis Cartier
Cartier brings a new radical elegance to black tie watches by buoying monochromatic dials following last year’s revival of the Cartier Tank Louis Cartier. This year’s iteration sports an anthracite grey dial that complements the signature 18K rose gold case. An innovative electrochemical engraving technique and galvanised finishing add vibrancy and richness to the dial’s shade and depth.

The end result is sections of reflective effects and optical variations that glistens under different light angles.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date
Embodying elegance and sophistication, Vacheron Constantin pairs an 18K 5N pink gold case with a curved blue sunburst satin-finished dial for the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date. An aesthetic signature of the Patrimony features delicately diamond-polished gold beaded minute counters that further elevate the dial’s beauty with its subtle reflections.

Both the date and day of the week are easily read with the double retrograde indicators that snap back once it reaches the end of the month or week. Vacheron Constantin watchmaking experts hand finishes all 276 components of the automatic calibre 2460 R31R7/3 to the highest standards accorded by the revered Poinçon de Genève seal.

black tie watches Seiko Astron SSJ012
Seiko Astron SSJ012
Seiko showcases beauty and brains in a single package with the Seiko Astron SSJ012. The whiz kid on the block connects to various GPS networks to provide unrivalled accuracy and adjusts itself automatically to any time zone you are in.

It takes an equally impressive approach to its demeanour as the rose gold and black ceramic is a tried and tested approach with a timeless appeal.

Jaeger-Le Coultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar typifies the watchmaker’s mastery of chronographs and calendars. Clad in Le Grand Rosegold®, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s proprietary pink gold alloy, fears of oxidation and loss of lustre are allayed. The combination of chronograph, triple calendar and moon phase are positioned harmoniously, elevating the watch’s functionality for everyday wear.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 759 features technical innovations to improve the power reserve and chronometric ability of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar.


Photography: Jaya Khidir