Baume & Mercier Classima : 1’550 CHF
The Classima collection makes a neat fit on any wrist thanks to new diameters specifically intended for women. It also comes in several different strap colours and materials, as well as a variety of dial shades. We have chosen a model with a quartz movement housed in a 31mm-diameter polished steel case measuring 5.95mm thick. The red strap also naturally caught our attention at this time of year.
Featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial bearing Roman numerals and diamond hour-markers, this timepiece with its leaf-shaped hours and minutes hands displays the date through an aperture at 3 o’clock. Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal makes this watch an excellent companion for everyday elegance.
Classima © Baume & Mercier
Hermès Heure H : 2’800 CHF
The new models in the iconic Heure H collection from Hermès, introduced in 1996, take on a lacquered coating that gives them a delightfully shiny finish. These 2017 models are available in two sizes (small and medium) with several strap colours and lengths (single or double-tour versions).
For this winter season, we have selected an all-white model evoking a soft mantle of snow. The 26mm H-shaped steel case equipped with a quartz movement is entirely covered in white lacquer, apart from the natural-metal outline echoed by the hours and minutes hands. The matching dial is also white lacquered. The single tour white grainy calfskin strap appearing on this model can be replaced by another colour or a double tour version.
Heure H (medium model) © Hermès
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Ladies : 950 CHF
This Christmas, express your love for your nearest and dearest by treating them to this feminine model featuring a dial graced by a guilloché pattern, with tiny hearts in the centre and mother-of-pearl around the rim. The pink gold-plating on the bezel, the Roman numerals, as well as the hours and minutes hands, adds a warm touch to the cool gleam of steel on this 34mm case housing a quartz movement.
As its name implies, this smartwatch automatically displaying the correct time and date even when travelling is equipped with a wealth of functions: call and text notifications, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, smart alarm set to sleep cycles, Get Active alerts, dynamic coach, Cloud storage, Worldtimer… The white rubber strap ensures a comfortable fit and complete freedom of movement.
I actually wanted to put on this opinion after viewing it since it would have flawlessly looked the part on my wrist, riding down the sunset-lit California shore’s HWY 101. “Regrettably,” the best I could do was the Limited Edition Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 1964. Surprisingly, the larger watch felt better on my yummy wrists and the grip was quite comfy, which made me excited about the Burt Munro Tribute piece since it would feel more or less the same. Despite its slightly larger lug dimensions, clasp, and pushers, it was relatively simple to slip under my riding gloves when gearing up, making me believe the Tribute bit could make it into the daily watch spinning. I hear the chatter of watch enthusiasts… “a limited version mechanical watch at the daily rotation?” Speaking of limited variations, this whole weekend has been filled with classic, rare, and custom bikes, which were constructed in household garages, custom workshops, and collectors’ warehouses. One of many names repeated over the course of the event would be RSD, Roland Sands Designs. Roland Sands is motorcycling’s equal to George Bamford from the watch world, but more badass and winning an AMA national championship. His drag race winning machine of the weekend would be the “RSD Wasp,” that a Yamaha MT-09/FZ-09 franken-street tracker. This bicycle build would be something equal to carrying a Rolex 116610 Submariner Case and squeezing in the newer Calibre 3255, slapping some DLC on the instance, screwing in an exhibition caseback, coating the palms in yellow gold, and pulling the dial off an Air-King, ended off by stringing it on a hand stitched, custom perforated, humanely treated, organically tanned young calfskin strap.
Horological Smartwatch Ladies © Frédérique Constant
Longines Symphonette : 2’100 CHF
Looking for an original touch? This dainty watch with its two-tone bracelet and oval case might just do the trick. Its petite size ensures it suits (18.90mm x 29.40mm) even the slimmest wrists.
On this discreet yet elegant timepiece, the understated gleam of steel is enlivened by the glowing warmth of pink gold adorning the hours and minutes hands, the crown as well as the lozenges running along the centre of the bracelet. Due to the distinctive shape of its mother-of-pearl dial, the diamond hour-markers are arranged in an irregular pattern that endows this timepiece with a unique charm.
Longines Symphonette © Longines
Ralph Lauren RL888 32 MM acier : 1’850 CHF
Dare to be different with this timepiece whose design veers off the beaten track by adopting an appealing combination of styles. The RL888 collection provides interchangeable straps for women keen to add colour to their daily routine.
RL888 32mm stainless steel © Ralph Lauren
Arabic numerals? Too traditional. Roman numerals? Likewise. How about a bit of both? The result is astonishing. The Roman numerals placed at the four cardinal points follow the curves of the white lacquered and polished dial, as if they were forming a circle, interspersed with smaller and resolutely straight Arabic numerals. The matt-finish brown calfskin strap strikes a pleasing contrast with the shiny appearance of the 32mm polished steel case.
Interchangeable straps © Ralph Lauren
Raymond Weil Shine « étoile » : 1’290 CHF
This watch is designed for those who struggle when it comes to choosing. Buy just one watch and enjoy the impression of having three, thanks to the interchangeable straps creating entirely different styles.
Understated steel, elegant black leather or glamorous pink leather: this model adapts to every outfit and can be worn in any situation. As its name implies, this watch exudes a very special glow. Its 32mm steel case houses a quartz movement powering a discreet date display appearing in a 3 o’clock aperture. Its steel silver-toned dial adorned with a honeycomb motif radiates out towards the outer dial rim bearing Roman numerals, while the blued hands add a colourful touch.
Shine © Raymond Weil