by Carol Lee

Brighten up the season with these exquisite wrist candies

This festive season, bring your own sparkle to any party, wearing one of these glamorous jewellery watches. Impress your guests with a gem-set timepiece, or dazzle your host with a sophisticated complication.


Featuring over 36 carats of diamonds, Breguet’s Haute Joaillerie Crazy Flower Full Baguette timepiece is not for the faint of heart. It features asymmetrical rows of baguette diamonds totalling 58.87 carats on a mobile setting. The 193 petals dance delicately in the light, swaying back and forth with every move of the wrist. Housing a Calibre 586 self-winding mechanical movement, its bracelet is also decorated with 130 baguette diamonds, and the dial is filled with brilliant-cut stones pavéd in an inverted setting for a three-dimensional effect. Even the hour chapter ring and flange are enriched with diamonds.


Audemars Piguet

This timepiece conjures up scenes of a frosty Christmas, with a textured surface that stands out without being too extravagant. The Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition boasts an 18K white gold case and a bracelet featuring a Florentine finish. Traditionalist need not fret, as the 41mm watch still retains the iconic “Grande Tapisserie” pattern in blue, along with white gold applied hour markers, Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, glare-proof sapphire crystal and caseback, and screw-locked crown.



The Lvcea Mosaique timepiece shines with approximately 700 mirror-polished 18K pink gold tiles. An homage to ancient Rome, where mosaic was a decorative art typical of the period, each tile measures 0.84mm, and is individually placed starting from the centre and progressively radiating outwards. There are no joints between the tiles, they are deliberately slanted for a striking scintillating effect. The watch features a matching 33mm pink gold case and a galuchat strap, and has a mechanical self-winding movement. The brilliant-cut diamond hour markers and bezel add to the sparkle.



The Corum Heritage 38 Sublissima is for ladies who want a jewellery watch that is luxurious yet minimalist. A stylish companion for dinners and cocktails, the timepiece has an elegant white mother-of-pearl index-free dial with hour and minute gold-toned hands, featuring the Corum logo at 12 o’clock. The subtleness of the dial, however, is offset by over 6 carats of diamonds on the bezel. Set in a 38mm rose gold case, 25 diamonds glimmer on the wrist, along with its diamond crown. It comes with an alligator-leather strap and features an automatic movement with 50 hours of power reserve.


Franck Muller

Franck Muller’s original Mystery timepiece had neither numerals nor hands, with only a single rotating disc visible on the dial to tell the time. Now the Double Mystery ups the ante by integrating the minutes on an additional revolving disc placed outside the hours. An exclusive patented mechanism with a special gear train allows two rotating discs on the dial to revolve at different speeds. The timepiece also features rubies as arrow indicators and hour markers, surrounded by diamonds set in a red gold case with a matching diamond-studded bracelet.


Glashutte Original

The PanoMatic Luna highlights several complications such as the Paranoma Date at 4 o’clock and a moon phase at 2 o’clock, powered by an automatic movement that can be seen through its sapphire caseback. With a power reserve of 42 hours, it keeps time with an off-centred hour and minute chapter ring and small seconds. The rose pink mother-of-pearl dial lights up the watch, along with its diamond hour markers, bezel, and the 39.4mm stainless steel case. A matching leather strap with stainless steel buckle completes the look.



Inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful opera houses, La Fenice in Venice, Girard-Perregaux’s Cat’s Eye La Fenice pays homage to this legendary theatre. The timepiece takes a page from the theatre’s neoclassical exterior, baroque interior, fresco paintings, and gildings, and envelopes it in a curtain of emerald-cut diamonds. More than 200 of such precious stones, along with brilliant-cut diamonds, adorn the dial; while a ribbon bow lies suspended above a cut-out mother-of-pearl marquetry inlay, hand-painted in subtly graded shades. It is fitted with a matching alligator leather strap.

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