HOT explores some haute couture watches … where unique design DNAs find bespoke expression on the wrist, taking timepieces to a new level…
Maisons of couture exemplify the pinnacles of creativity and design aesthetics in the creation of timepieces that go on to leave a deep imprint on the horological world. Here are some HOT picks….
Haute couture watches
Selleria Strap You by Fendi
Do you want a watch with an element of fun? The elements on the strap sure give a playful look. The watch dial in mother-of-pearl is enhanced by the Astuccio design. This iconic pattern is inspired by a Karl Lagerfeld sketch realized in 1971 for the iconic Astuccio fur. The dial features hand-stitched Roman numerals as indexes to celebrate the FENDI craftsmanship. Playful and sophisticated, the Selleria Strap You is an exciting new customizable creation. A twist of fun!
Gilio by Salvatore Ferragamo
Get a glimpse into the innate passion for design and flair for fashion to create. This watch has impeccable craftsmanship with an adornment inspired by the Florentine fleur-de-lis. The graphic effect case of this timepiece for women is covered in soft leather from the top ring to the dial to the strap. The lugs and the indexes at 6 and 12 o’clock have tiny elements in the shape of a lily, the symbol of Florence. The line includes two magnificent versions in steel or IP gold with a diamond-studded top ring, sunray dial and elegant bangle.
Le Marché des Merveilles by Gucci
Whoever thought that a beautiful bee…fascinating serpent or ferocious tiger could create marvels on the dial? Highlighting the workmanship within the House, these motifs are elegantly embroidered on a nylon dial against the famed Gucci stripe, that continues into a woven strap which bears Gucci’s expression, “L’Aveugle par Amour”. Choose your motif and get the wonder on your wrist! The stainless steel case in gold PVD frames this elegant picture in a watch that is truly statement making.
Palazzo Empire by Versace
Versace watches have always sported the Medusa head, and this iconic look has added to the boldness of the watches. Now, the 3D Medusa Head comes back bolder than ever. It seems to float above the centre of the dial and is positioned between two watch glasses, embellishing and enhancing the sunray guilloché dial. The top ring is adorned by an enamelled Greek key design in colours that match the fine, supple calfskin strap.
Haute couture watches bring fun and fashion into the realm of watchmaking….not to forget a huge dose of sophistication….perfect for those discerning wearers who are looking for something special to adorn their wrists!