May 23, 2017
| September 20, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry
The season's hottest/hautest timepieces are lighting up the night with exquisite gemstones, exotic materials, and extravagant designs.
The serpent is an iconic symbol Bulgari has embraced for decades. The glittering Serpenti Incantati (price upon request) is the most tempting interpretation to date. A bejeweled gold snake encircles the dial in a spray of diamonds and rubellites (four versions exist in both white and pink gold). Bulgari, 730 Fifth Ave., 212-315-9000
Haute joaillerie is the hallmark of this pink gold Millenary ($80,600) by Audemars Piguet. Handpicked for perfect roundness and their one-millimeter size, the luminous seed pearls create a strong geometric design that lights up the oval-shaped dial in black onyx. One-hundred-and-sixty-nine brilliant-cut diamonds make for a sparkling complement to the dial and movement, and 438 more enliven the base and buckle. With peerless artistry, this casing houses a hand-wound movement that offers 49 hours of power reserve. Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000
Patek Philippe introduced the Ref. 4968/400R Rose Gold Ladies Complications ($68,040) to great fanfare last spring. The manual-wind mechanical timepiece offers after-dark appeal with its stunning bezel and dial—set with 587 diamonds graduated in size and 12 ruby hour markers—and a beautiful moon-phase subdial. The cherry-red alligator strap has a prong buckle set with 32 diamonds for a fabulous finish. Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000