Nothing provides that haute treatment to one’s ensemble better than the addition of a statement accessory. Apart from bijoux that make for perfect everyday wear, most women are keen on acquiring timeless high jewellery and watches that make for covetable pieces to store in the jewellery coiffret. We take a look at five iconic powerhouses that have created a lasting legacy by continuing to craft spectacular collections.
Craftsmanship and state-of the-art technology remain the primary highlight of Swiss watch and jewellery maison, Chopard. Innovated by three generations of gentlemen of the Scheufele family, the most recent Alpine Eagle collection is a modern retelling of the heritage St. Moritz watch, the first creation of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in the late 1970s. The newly-launched timepieces combine precision, polish, and power, and feature a satiny black dial with chic orange accents. Inspired by the pure beauty of the Alps, the Alpine Eagle watch represents the elegant history of the brand but with a contemporary finish. Seen here on the stunning Julia Roberts whose classic beauty complements the timeless piece.
World-renowned jewellery house BVLGARI has been creating statement pieces since 1884. It has been impossible to discuss BVLGARI without the mention of its iconic design a.k.a. the Serpenti. Inspired by mythology across cultures, the snake-inspired design Serpenti—is the maison’s most distinguishable motif till date which was translated into their creations. Representing wisdom and strength that transcends time, space, and creativity, BVLGARI’s Serpenti collection celebrates its 75th anniversary this year including haute pieces that coil around the neck, wrist, and fingers reflecting the enduring spirit of confident women.
A brand known by aficionados for its luxury pens—Montblanc has also developed a reputation for quality watches since 1997. The Montblanc Bohème timepieces, for instance, are perfect for women who are looking for functional pieces with a feminine touch. Available in different dial sizes, the celestial-inspired dial includes a mother-of-pearl insert shaped like clouds, sun, and moon.
Founded by watchmaker and businessman Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris (1847)—has been famous among royals and celebrities. Their iconic Panthère is all about clean aesthetics with sleek lines that feature a blend of modern design and Cartier’s signature opulence. Most of these timeless pieces follow the natural curve of the body emerging from two panther heads with their glittering eyes of emeralds and tsavorite garnet, arching into octagonal black lacquer or pavé diamonds set with onyx, just like the ring.
A heritage watchmaker since 1884, Breitling is touted as the innovator that shaped the modern chronograph and set a benchmark in the horological space. Breitling recently introduced two new iterations of its coveted Navitimer watch in sizes that are apt for slender wrists, and are perfect for women who prefer a more minimal look. Featuring glistening mother-of-pearl dials, 18K gold, and ethically grown diamonds—they debut in For The Journey campaign starring Academy Award-winning actor Charlize Theron.