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Ulysse Nardin Classico Jade
Powered by the self-winding UN-815 movement, this timepiece fuses technique with precious materials, time-honoured craftsmanship and captivating allure: nine diamonds in a delicate leaf-like wave motif adorn the lower left quadrant of the round mother-of-pearl dials. 60 more sparkle on the stunning bezel in stainless steel, for a total of 69 diamonds for the gem-set versions (71 for the rose gold version). The very feminine colour options—blue leather strap and oversized blue Arabic indexes, perfectly match the mother-of-pearl’s sumptuous tones and the diamonds’ incandescent fire.
FRANCK MULLER Vanguard Cobra
Rs 17, 10,000
The watch in automatic and manual movement features a case and dial adorned with 3D cobra scales. The perfect continuity between the case, the dial and the strap creates a striking uniformity. The scales have been milled from amass of 18-ct rose gold and stainless steel to create a realistic cobra scale effect. The bottom part of the strap too carries the scale effect—the top in leather the bottom is in rubber.
PANERAI Luminor Due GMT Power Reserve
Rs 7, 65,000
The 45mm watch has radically revised dial design, sophisticated and elegant with printed Arabic numerals and numbers while fully realising Panerai’s iconic level of visual language. It has twin time zones with dial-side power reserve indication and a 24-hour display with am/pm indicator is incorporated in a movement just 4.8 mm thick. It’s water-resistant to a depth of about 30 m. The strap is made of dark blue semi-matte alligator with beige sewing with clasp buckle in brushed titanium and is fitted with the Quick Release system.
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture
As a Perpetual Calendar, this timepiece not only indicates the lunar cycles but also the minutes, hours, date, day, month and year in four digits; each placed strategically to offer an aesthetically pleasant and easy-to-read dial. The date is indicated at 3 o’clock, the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the month at 12 o’clock as well as the leap year, in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Once adjusted, this highly sophisticated mechanism will take into account the months with 30 and 31 days, the 28 days of February and also the leap year cycle with the return of 29 of February every four years. Normally, this watch shouldn’t require any manual correction before 400 years, but as there is an exception in the Gregorian Calendar, the watch will need to be adjusted on March 1st 2100.
LUMINOX Atacama Adventurer Field 1768
Rs 51,471- Rs 67,431
The model comes with a stainless steel bracelet with an eye-catching gunmetal IP plating. For the first time ever in the Luminox brand, a small seconds sub-dial at six o’clock. Instead of hands, this sub-dial features a turning disk with two arrows. A date window is at the three o’clock position. The 42mm watch uses the Luminox Lighting Technology (LLT), which guarantees ultimate night vision for up to 25 years through their use of tritium tubes. Underpinning the 42mm stainless-steel case is the beating heart of Luminox, with all its famous capabilities. Thin and casually-styled, the quartz watch is rugged, water-resistant to 200 m, and features a screwed-down crown and case back.
FAVRE-LEUBA Raider Sea Bird
A watch that combines both beauty and functionality The stainless steel, sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, screwed and aligned case back, both in 37 and 34 mm is available in various dials, namely shimmering copper, starlight white, chocolate brown, and midnight blue. It has a luminous hour and minute hands, central seconds hand and date display. Both in automatic and quartz movements the watch has bracelet options, like calf leather strap or stainless-steel with butterfly clasp.