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TRENDS

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April 2016

Party finery

 
 tendry montres
 

For the Baselworld show some watches had dressed up to the nines. We suggest three elegant candidates for accessorising your tuxedo or evening gown.

 

Hublot
Couture kudos.

Sporting a 41mm power case and driven by the HUB1110 automatic movement, the ceramic Big Bang Sugar Skull embellishes its all-black look with 36 red spinels on the bezel plus a dial and strap decorated with colourful embroidery.

 

Jaquet Droz
Black magic.

The Grande Seconde Off-Centred Onyx flaunts an intense black face. Revisited thus, the concept developed by Pierre Jaquet-Droz back in the 18th century proves it has weathered the centuries well, here in a 43mm steel case. The winding crown placed at 4 o’clock adds a dynamic touch.

 

Chanel

Love at first sight.
Chanel’s new icon states its intentions in its name: Boy-Friend! The small or medium octagonal case has donned a casual-chic outfit of plain or gem-set steel with a black guilloché dial. The understated design demonstrates the art of feminising the male wardrobe, as embraced by Gabrielle Chanel.

 

By Julie de los Rios