The Art of Time

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Aviamost unfurls the season’s most spectacular timepieces celebrating the art of time in thematic fashion for your luxurious indulgence…

Jewelled Glory

The two little feathered friends are captured sitting up in a tree having a deep conversation of mutual interest on a flower-bedecked tree in Chanel’s charming bejeweled Mademoiselle Prive Coromandel Sculpted Gold timepiece, encircled by a pave-set bezel. Motifs from Coromandel screens are reproduced on dials showcasing stunning realism. Produced in Grand Feu enamel with the Geneva technique, in a glyptic or in sculpted gold, they transcend time itself...

Christophe Claret recalls Love’s timeless game with the daisy flower of ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not’ in its attractive new Margot watch it’s very first ladies complication. With each press of the pusher at 2 o’clock while a crystalline chime resonates, a petal or two  subtly disappears under the dial and the answer appears at random in calligraphic letters (in French) on the dial at 4 o’clock: Un peu (a little) – beaucoup (a lot) – passionnément (passionately) – à la folie (madly) – pas du tout (not at all). You’re sure to fall, repeatedly in love, with your watch.

In Faberge’s Peacock the technology is beautifully hidden. A marvelous jewel, it depicts a peacock in hand-engraved white gold against a backdrop of snow-set diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines and tsavorites with a diamond-set bezel and a platinum crown while the hour ring and minute track are in mother-of-pearl. It is empowered by Jean-Marc’s movement which includes the LIGA system based on four gears that propel the peacock’s tail feather.

Famed New York jeweler Harry Winston’s 36mm Premier Precious Butterfly in rose gold features one-of-a-kind butterfly marquetry motif dials, colored only by using the delicate iridescent powder harvested from butterfly wings. It took three years in the making and houses the mechanical automatic winding, beating at 28,800 vph and boasting 72-hours power-reserve. It also has a sapphire crystal caseback, rhodium plating, and circular Côtes de Genève finishing, as it is purposely designed to be looked at.

Recalling the halcyon days of summer, Omega's 27mm Constellation Pluma has a delightful light coral-coloured mother-of-pearl dial featuring feather motifs lightly ‘floating’ about all over. It features 11 diamond indexes in 18k gold holders and an unusual diamond-set 18k gold or stainless steel bezel. It enshrines the OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 8520 visible through a domed scratch resistant caseback has 50-hours power reserve and is offered with a full four year warranty.  

Sheen of Steel

Blancpain’s 40mm stainless steel Villeret Quantième Complet has clever under-lug correctors for the indications that can be adjusted with a finger rather than a tool. It houses the automatic movement Caliber 6654 with 72-hour power reserve and offers hours, minutes, second; complete calendar with day, date, month, moon phase.

The OMEGA Seamaster 300 has a history in underwater adventure. With the release of the 24th James Bond film SPECTRE, 007 returns with this iconic watch, updated with a new edge of innovation and attitude. It comes in a robust stainless steel case with a sleek, black and grey striped NATO strap and is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, a revolutionary movement resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. It also marks the first time that the model worn by Bond is released as a limited edition. The '007' gun logo is engraved on the strap holder, and the 'SPECTRE' film title on the caseback.

Jaquet Droz Charming Bird - the world’s first singing bird automata wristwatch – ever made was proudly unveiled earlier this year at Baselworld as part of the brand’s 275th anniversary celebration. The little bird does turns, flaps its wings, moves its head and tail, and even opens its beak to chirp all due to a piston-driven bellows system, miniaturized techniques inherited from the dark and mysterious 18th century.

Rolex expands its classical Cellini collection by introducing four new 39mm gem-set versions of Cellini Time in 18k white or Everose gold in a 39mm case, featuring a single or double diamond-set bezel. The applique hour markers are divided by a minute track that has been moved towards the centre of the dial, closer to the tips of the hands. Faceted and shaped like two-edged swords, the hands count off each second, each minute and each hour with the full precision of the self-winding chronometer movement at its heart.

Part of the brand’s Exceptional Collection Ulysse Nardin's Hourstriker Oil Pump, honors industry. It is delicately hand-engraved in gold, and enameled in black depicting oil pumps at work. It features animated figures that move up and down in concert with the sound of a gong striking the hours – on the hour and on request. The oil pumps move in sync with the hammer hitting the gong. Although a very complex mechanism, its striking mechanism can be activated or deactivated by simply pressing pusher one.

Rose Gold

Breguet's 42mm Marine GMT 5857 collection fuses the traditional and contemporary and includes a second timezone. The centre zone is 18k gold coated in blackened rhodium and worked upon by a gifted guillocher resulting in a wave pattern. Surrounding the centre zone is a chapter, detailed with a satin brushed finish, and featuring applied golden Roman numerals. A sapphire crystal caseback affords a view of the self-winding calibre 517F movement, it has 72 hours power reserve of and it is water resistant to 100 metres.

The 42mm Calibre de Cartier Diver complies with ISO 6425 for a divers watch and comes in either brushed stainless steel or Rose Gold. It has 300m water resistance, a DLC coated 120-click type unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a luminous dive-time scale, a faceted screwdown crown set, Swiss SuperLuminova on its hands and markers, is powered by a Cartier in-house automatic 1904-PS MC caliber and has a power reserve of 48 hours.

Girard Perregaux classic Minute Repeater Tourbillion with Gold Bridges displays on its front side not only a Tourbillon with Gold Bridges, but also the majority of the components that enable the minute repeater complication to produce a strong, clear sound, set in motion by sliding a bolt traditionally placed at 8 o'clock on the left-hand side of the case-band. It is housed in a round case with a domed case-band prolonged by the slender lugs.

Hublot bold skeleton 45 mm watch Classic Fusion Aeromoon features contemporary architecture and a full calendar displaying the moon phases, as well as simple date and day and month indications. The lunar cycle is reproduced in a 13mm diameter round window at 6 o'clock and the two moons appear in turn thanks to its partially frosted glass. It comes in King Gold (Hublot's red gold with 5% platinum content) and the other in titanium.

Tiffany & Co’s classic-looking CT60® Annual Calendar Limited Edition was chosen in the first round of voting by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). The movement is housed in a 40mm case of 18k rose gold. A white soleil finish with gold poudré numerals distinguishes the clean, masculine dial. This timepiece was created in a limited-edition series of 60 and each piece is individually numbered on the case.

Bulgari’s Geometry of Time

Rome-based luxury brand Bulgari unveiled its stunning new fine jewelry collection - “Giardini Italiani,” or “Italian Gardens,” at Villa di Maiano in Fiesole near Florence earlier this year. Comprising 100 unique jewels inspired by the art of the garden, it is evocative of the geometry of hedges and flowerbeds dating back to the Italian Renaissance.

The verdant theme continues in its Geometry of Time line - four high jewellery watches whose artistic perfection gives depth to opulent volumes created from sapphires and emeralds, amethysts and rubellites, matched by the lustre the  of mother-of-pearl and glow of coral.