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With its signature faceted crystals that spell luxury, these watches club functionality with fashion
Swarovski and women are made just for each other. The watches from the brand, with its signature faceted crystals, have set new standards in contemporary watch design by combining elegance and luxury.
The Manufacture’s collection of timepiece range from sporty to spectacular. While the Octea is designed with a classic contour and simple elegance, the Elis is an assortment of dazzling crystal mesh timepieces that exude sophistication and glamour. The Dresstime features a striking selection of stainless steel bracelets embedded with coloured or clear crystals.
The avant-garde D:Light line presents a singular and stunning bracelet that becomes a watch at the touch of a button. While the Aila line showcases a feminine and chic timepiece, available in black, rose gold and silver. The stylish and sophisticated Citra is offered in sphere or square variations. The Piazza line incorporates refined and radiant models with hand-applied crystal accents, whereas the Rock ‘n’ Light reveals a brilliant and bold statement piece.
At BaselWorld 2012, Swarovski presented its fourth watch collection featuring two strikingly new additions, Lovely Crystals and Crystalline. Meanwhile, the flagship Octea model features brand new colours for Octea Sport and Octea Chrono. Swarovski’s signature material, crystal mesh, is evident in the new collection and has been applied to the Elis Mini, Elis Lady and Piazza lines.
While on the Octea Chrono, the trademark combination of crystals and straps continues, and the chronograph watch originally released in purple, is now also available as the Octea Chrono Anthracite. The unidirectional rotating bezel is made from a single piece of crystal in a striking colour known as Crystal Silver Night and shows a gradation of grey tones to indicate the minutes. The anthracite dial features three counters indicating minutes, seconds, and 10th of a second. The feminine and chic touch of this watch lies in the circle of pavé crystals on the small seconds counter.
The trendy Octea Chrono Fuchsia combines sport designs and elegance, precision and originality, while the Octea Chrono Anthracite in classic grey is another instance of Swarovski’s expertise.
The new Crystalline model is characterised by a magnificent round case and over 800 crystals form the perfect pavé detailing with a diameter of 40 mm. The beauty of this watch lies in the case, subtly punctuated by the Swan logo mark at 12 o’clock and three index markers, which are also metallised on the sapphire glass. Sobriety also reigns over the dial, which is signed with the watchmaker’s name. In the middle, two elegant faceted hands turn above the white silver sunray coloured dial for the Crystalline White model, the version with the white calfskin leather strap and ardillon buckle. The silver structured fabric strap is topped with a rhodium-plated mirror in the centre of the dial for the Crystalline Silver model, while the black calfskin leather strap complements a black lacquered dial for the Crystalline Black model.
The Crystalline Red, featuring a red dial and strap is ideal for the festive season. This feminine Crystalline watch combines an ultra-fashionable trend with the function of a timeless watch and is certain to please women.
The Lovely Crystals, another new range from the watchmaker, has a fun and feminine interpretation. The wide 35 mm case of each model is sprinkled with 16 floating Swarovski Zirconia stones, which move in a circular motion around the bezel, outlined in stainlesssteel, with the movement of the wrist. Depending on the model, the genuine leather strap is available in white, black, or magenta with a stainless steel ardillon buckle.
The best-selling Elis Mini range sees the arrival of two new coloured crystal mesh versions this season: Elis Mini Silk Diamond Touch Light and Elis Lady Provence Lavender Diamond Touch Light. There is no doubt that the small and large format versions of the Elis model have taken inspiration from Swarovski jewellery and accessories collections and play the glamour card with their gold or lavender coloured crystal mesh straps. This accessory is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. The two chic bracelet-watches evoke refinement, luxury and elegance for the modern woman. With its luxurious detailing in rose gold, the Elis Bangle Mini model is a fusion of bothbracelet and watch, which makes it a perfect fashion accessory. On the other hand, the D:Light, a symbol of the synergy between futuristic design and bold technical feats, demonstrates the brand’s avant-garde spirit.
Meanwhile, the Piazza range of watches with a subtle balance between poetry and architecture, continues to win over a large female audience. Once again, rose gold takes pride of place with the Piazza Rose Gold model.
So, if you are a woman on the go with a penchant for fashion, these timepieces with their precision cut crystal craftsmanship, would be the ideal fashion accessory to flaunt.