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New Faces

It was a sea of romantic timepieces, diamond-encrusted showstoppers, and sporty numbers at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie watch fair, easily the year’s most decadent showing of new and out-of-this-world watches. Here are my highlights straight from Geneva, Switzerland.

  • New Faces - cartier miniature Panthere1
  • New Faces - Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchante2
  • New Faces - IWC Ingenieur Carbon Performance3
  • New Faces - Ralph Lauren 18k gold and diamond on a black suede strap4
  • New Faces - Piaget watch5
  • New Faces - Vacheron Constantin watch6
  • New Faces - Baume & Mercier Linea7
  • New Faces - Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph8
  • New Faces - Roger Dubuis watch9
  • New Faces - Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Pocket watch11
  • New Faces - Jaeger LeCoultre's latest Reverso Lady Ultra Thin12
  • New Faces - Rafael Nadal watch13
  • New Faces - Montblanc's TimeWalker Voyager14
  • New Faces - Grande Lange 1 in 18K white gold with black, solid silver dial on a hand-stitched black crocodile strap15
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    Animal Fantasy

    One of my favorite high jewelry pieces is this Cartier miniature Panthère diamond watch. The delicate emerald and onyx details on the tiny face are exquisite.

    Price upon request at cartier.com

    February 2013

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    Belle of the Ball

    Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée, the latest incarnation of Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications series, is romance to the nth degree. The figure is a half-dancer, half-butterfly and when you press a button at the 8 o’clock position, her tutu comes to life!

    Price upon request at vancleefarpels.com

    February 2013

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    Speed Racer

    IWC took inspiration for its Ingenieur collection from Formula One cars. The carbon case and dial is comprised of layers of carbon tissue (which is the same process used by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One).

    IWC Ingenieur Carbon Performance, limited to 100 pieces, $24,600 at 212.355.7271 or iwc.com

    February 2013

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    Flapper Time

    With the upcoming release of The Great Gatsby, Art Deco fever is rampant. Ralph Lauren’s modern interpretation of a 1920’s watch is so chic.

    18k gold and diamond on a black suede strap, $80,000, ralphlaurenwatches.com

    February 2013

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    Cuff It

    Nothing beats watches that double as bracelets, like these gold and diamond beauties from Piaget.

    Prices upon request, 1-877-8PIAGET or piaget.com

    February 2013

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    The Artist

    Vacheron Constantin’s latest Metiers D'art series is inspired by a set of late 1700’s illustrated books, The Temple of Flora, by British physician Robert Thornton. My favorite one depicts this beautiful China Limodoron flower.

    vacheron-constantin.com

    February 2013

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    Cool Collaboration

    Baume & Mercier teamed up with actress Emmanuelle Chriqui to create a limited edition version of its Linea line with three new colorful straps, like this one in a fun orange braided-lambskin.

    Limited edition to 500 in each color, $2,100, baume-et-mercier.com

    February 2013

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    Bling!

    Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is a showstopper, encrusted with 276 brilliant-cut diamonds (and it’s as big as it looks)!

    $177,500 at audemarspiguet.com

    February 2013

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    The Eagle has Landed

    The Roger Dubuis booth was like a scene out of Game of Thones with knight and maiden costumes, and even a giant gilded eagle (representing the Poincon de Geneve—all in celebration of the new collection, Excalibur.

    Excalibur 42 in rose gold, $55,400, rogerdubuis.com

    February 2013

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    The New Pocket Watch

    Although Panerai gave a sneak peek of this limited edition Tourbillon GMT Ceramica Pocket watch last year, it will now finally be available—for 50 lucky people!

    panerai.com

    February 2013

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    Lady in Red

    Jaeger LeCoultre’s latest Reverso Lady Ultra Thin has a new strap created by the Italian leather goods house Valextra in the most perfect shade of red.

    jaeger-lecoultre.com

    February 2013

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    Tennis Pro

    Richard Mille partnered with tennis star Rafael Nadal and created this tourbillon watch that is an amazingly light 19 grams—less than a sheet of paper!

    $690,000, richardmille.com

    February 2013

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    For Him or Her

    With a sleek anthracite face, Montblanc’s TimeWalker Voyager is a men’s sports watch that will certainly also be coveted by women.

    $3,965, montblanc.com

    February 2013

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    Best in Black

    As a New Yorker, black is my go-to color, so I’m always on the hunt for the perfect, sleek watch, like this classic A. Lange & Soehne.

    Grande Lange 1 in 18K white gold with black, solid silver dial on a hand-stitched black crocodile strap, $40,500, 1(800)408-8147 or alange-soehne.com

    February 2013

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