Bazaar’s Best Of Baselworld

Luxury Watches, Gemstones, WATCHES DESIGN, Baselworld, BASELWORLD 2018
Courtesy De Grisogono
See our favourites from the ladies timepieces debuted at the watches and jewellery show in Basel last week

Reine de Naples 8908, Breguet

Regal vibes abound in Breguet’s Reine de Naples 8908, with the timepiece’s inspiration originally designed for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples, in 1812. Its oval dial is partially created from Tahitian mother-of-pearl in rose gold with a diamond-set bezel, complete with moonphases, a power reserve indicator or 12 o’clock and a self-winding caliber to complete a timepiece as beautiful as it is technical.

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Reine de Naples 8908, from Dhs 135,405, Breguet

Premier Winston Candy Automatic 31mm, Harry Winston

The mouth watering Premier Winston Candy presents a fully set dial of dazzling coloured gemstones interspersed with diamonds. Blending high jewellery with the latest technical features, the timepiece is equipped with a flat silicon balance spring movement designed to keep impeccable time.

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Premier Winston Candy Automatic 31mm, Dhs 161,610, Harry Winston

2018 Happy Sport, Chopard

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Chopard’s Happy Sport watch, the first model to combine stainless steel with diamonds following Creative Director Caroline Scheufele's avant-garde vision of bringing the precious gems into every day ladies timepieces. Since then the Happy Sport has been constantly reinvented, with the 25th anniversary versions housing the specially developed 09.01 movement with new dials featuring mother-of-pearl in elegant pastel shades.

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2018 Happy Sport, Dhs 84,420, Chopard

Graff Floral, Graff

The exquisite hand painted enamel flower dials of Graff's Floral collection sees the addition of an automatic white timepiece for 2018 in a slightly slimmed down 37mm case. Inspired by the gardens of the Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa, each dial takes Graff's master craftsmen up to 50 hours of work to complete with dancing flowers at 8 and 10 o'clock with a diamond-set bezel.

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Graff Floral, Dhs 257,110, Graff

Lvcea Skeleton, Bulgari

Ideal for the woman who appreciates the technical finesse of fine watchmaking, the Lvcea Skeleton is a new addition to the Lvcea family with a complicated automatic winding BVL 191 skeleton movement. The skeletonised design is further enhanced by the arrangement of Bulgari’s logo letters in steel and rose gold varieties, with a flash of colour provided by the red lacquered hands and gemstone crown.

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Lvcea Skeleton with tubogas strap, Dhs 49,400, and red alligator strap, Dhs 28,800, Bulgari

Allegra Glow 25, De Grisogono

25 years after founder Fawaz Gruosi named his first jewellery collection after his daughter, the Allegra Glow 25 presents the ultimate feminine jewellery watch in glowing pink gold. Featuring flowing woven gold ribbon and diamonds around the 41.7mm mother-of-pearl dial, the three-dimensional look is completed by the signature galuchat strap.

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Allegra Glow 25, Dhs 192,100, De Grisogono

BOY.FRIEND Skeleton, Chanel

First created in 2015, Chanel updates its masculine-imbibed BOY.FRIEND model with a fine watchmaking skeleton movement, the Calibre 3. The third in-house movement from the Maison visibly floats in the model’s octagonal beige gold case with mirror-polished finishing, creating a timepiece that stands out as classic and contemporary at the same time.

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BOY.FRIEND Skeleton, Dhs 209,250, Chanel

Serpenti Twist Your Time, Bulgari

Our second favourite from the Italian jewellery house comes with the 2018 strap additions to last year’s Twist Your Time novelties. The new interchangeable straps include intricate rose gold chains to create a chic jewellery watch, with its matching 18-karat pink gold 27mm case and high-precision quartz movement.

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Serpenti Twist Your Time, Dhs 64,000, Bulgari

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, Rolex

Rolex introduces a new generation of the classic Datejust collection with redesigned case sides and lugs in 18-karat white, yellow or Everose gold. The range of dials includes malachite and mother-of-pearl with inlaid butterfly motifs, ensuring that this model remains one of the most recognisable but stylish watches since its launch in 1945.

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Datejust 31 model with inlaid mother-of-pearl butterflies, from Dhs 193,200, Rolex

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Luxury Watches, Gemstones, WATCHES DESIGN, Baselworld, BASELWORLD 2018
Courtesy De Grisogono