PINK AND POWERFUL | Solitaire Magazine

PINK AND POWERFUL

Delicate and easy on the eyes, the colour pink depicts compassion, love, and healing. No wonder ladies are drawn to this sweet hue. And when paired with sophisticated complications, pink packs a pretty yet powerful wallop in ladies’ timepieces. Allow these rose-coloured horological masterpieces — from pastel, bright, to intense — to satisfy your inner pink lover at this festive season.

 

 

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Patek Philippe

The first Calatrava watches were said to be Bauhaus minimalist-inspired, but this timepiece is anything but. The latest Calatrava blushes a deep shade of magenta. The colour is rich and intense, and a perfect complement to the sparkle of diamonds. Still encompassing the collection’s classic circular dial, the bezel is elongated to create more lines, and perhaps to increase the surface area on which 162 baguettes rest. Its beauty does not only lie above the surface. Beneath is a manual Calibre 215 mechanical movement, capable of a minimum of 44 hours power reserve. A precise same shade of magenta leather strap completes the timepiece.

 

 

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Audemars Piguet

Over the years, Audemars Piguet has created more feminine versions of the Royal Oak pieces, using diamonds, rose gold, and lighter colours. This year, they present a pink Ladies’ Royal Oak Quartz, covering the entire surface of the 18k white gold case in nothing but fine gems. Almost 300 baguettes, totalling approximately 15.92 carats, encrust the watch’s dial, bezel, band end, and lugs. Marking the hours are 12 dainty pink sapphires, while pulling together the diamond watch is a hand-stitched pink alligator strap. Within beats the House’s Calibre 2716 movement.

 

 

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Breguet

Breguet’s signature Reine de Naples collection will always embody the definition of classic beauty. Always slim, always elegant, befitting a Queen. After all, the collection was modelled after a piece that Monsieur Breguet had designed for Her Majesty of Naples. To make the piece ever more stunning, the Maison employs a full 18k white gold piece not just for its case, but for its bracelet as well. To start, the watch face is part mother-of-pearl, encompassing a smaller diamond-set dial, surrounded by petite diamonds on the inner bezel, and set with pink sapphire baguettes on the outer bezel. The bracelet is further enhanced with pavé-set diamonds and a sapphire cabochon centre.

 

 

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Dior

Once exposed to the elements, paper origami loses its shape and existence. But what if they are made of precious, durable materials, like this Dior Grand Soir No.33 Origami watch? The result is a beautiful work of art, displaying intricate details. The watch is of pale coral hue, perfect for the genteel. Reflecting colours off of each other, the appearance comes from the mother-of-pearl marquetry, punctuated by trapezium-cut aquamarines, then surrounded by baguette helix-cut diamonds on its bezel and horns. This piece runs with a Zenith’s automatic Elite calibre movement and holds a 50-hour power reserve.

 

 

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Franck Muller

Featuring the Maison’s signature cintrée curvex shape, the Vanguard Lady is slim, but has curves in all the right places — on the 18k red gold casing and the pronounced hour indicators. Pink and white appliqué relief numbers instil energy into the timepiece and display the side of Franck Muller that we all know and love. While the colour is undoubtedly feminine, the Vanguard Lady’s design catches the eye of the sporty chick.

 

 

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Omega

Once upon a time, innovation breakthroughs were largely reserved for men’s timepieces, while the ladies’ market went undeveloped. Omega pioneered the cause to provide beautiful and accurate timepieces for women, and thus created the Ladymatic. A modern remake, this piece has kept the orignal signature style and progressive spirit. The classic round case is crafted out of stainless steel and features a pink mother-of-pearl dial, surrounded by a diamond-set bezel. A pink satin-brushed leather strap softens the sharpness of the silver steel. Within the 34-mm casing is the self-winding Co-Axial calibre 8520 mechanism, capable of a 50-hour power reserve.

 

 

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Roger Dubuis

While having very little ladies’ timepieces to call their own, Roger Dubuis has certainly won the women’s hearts with their latest offerings. The Velvet collection has come together uniformly, each distinctly similar, yet unique in its own ways. The circular dial has since become a classic, displaying the signature sleek and stylised Roman numerals as hour indicators. Featuring petite diamonds on the inner bezel of a rose gold case, this piece, though not as opulent as its predecessors, is classically coloured and suited for everyday wear.