Equestrian Inspirations

 |  August 27th, 2013

Before the advent of automobiles, many of today’s luxury watchmakers were saddlers and leather goods specialists. Others simply grew up in the world where equestrian involvement was all encompassing, and they quickly recognized a need to  outfit the rider and horse lover.  Today, top watch brands embrace the equestrian world with design accents that tell their story.  Pictured above:  Hermès Arceau ($3,000) with a dial inspired by the path of horses in a manege, indicated by the sloping numerals directed toward the…

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Introducing Blancpain’s Saint-Valentin 2013 Watch and Fendi’s Red Crazy Carats Watch

 |  February 13th, 2013

In keeping with the theme of love, here are a few more enticing Valentine’s Day timepieces. Blancpain‘s Saint-Valentin 2013 model with its colors and gemstones inspired by the universal symbols of love features a flurry of hearts, together with a subtle play on textures and shapes.  The white mother-of-pearl dial is enhanced by diamond hour-markers and five red-lacquered mother-of-pearl marquetry hearts. The 34 mm steel case features a bezel set with two rows of full cut-diamonds. The case side, at 9:00,…

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