JCK Spotlight: Watches—The Best of Times



It was the age of analog, it was the age of digital; it was the season of bling; it was the season of understatement; it was the spring of hope for a renaissance in stylish wristwatch design.

Ladies First

The season’s newest glamour watches to light up any girl’s night
(Above, clockwise from left) Lady’s automatic with white dial, black indexes, diamonds on the bezel, and crocodile strap, $1,995, Frederique Constant, Geneva, 954-312-3600, frederique-constant.com; stainless steel and pink techno satin strap G-Frame watch, $650, Gucci, 800-456-7663, guccitimepieces.com; stainless steel oval-shaped case and “mille mailles” (1,000 link) bracelet with folding clasp, 1.37 cts. t.w. diamonds, and mother-of-pearl dial, $10,250, Bedat & Co., Geneva, 305-674-9670, bedat.com; limited-edition BabyGraff with 24 cts. t.w. diamonds in white gold, price on request, Graff, 212-355-9292, graffdiamonds.com; La Mini D de Dior White Snow Pavéd ETA Swiss quartz watch with white gold dial and case, black satin strap, and 0.93 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,850, Dior, Paris, 866-675-2078, diorhorlogerie.com; Eridana in 18k white gold with mother-of-pearl dial and 1.38 cts. t.w. diamonds, $21,900, Milus USA, 310-424-5701, milus.com; Joaillerie 101, $67,900, Jaeger-LeCoultre, NYC, 877-JLC-1833, jaeger-lecoultre.com

 

Ocean’s Five

Dive watches for lovers of the deep
(Clockwise from left) Manta 1970 stainless-steel chronograph with orange rotating bezel cover, $925, Breil Milano, Milan, 888-494-8463, breilmilano.com; Tribute to Fifty Fathoms steel self-winding timepiece with antimagnetic cage, water-resistant to 30 bar, $14,600, Blancpain, Le Brassus, Switzerland, 877-520-1735, blancpain.com; Diver with black rubber band, black dial, and white indexes, $3,190, Alpina, Geneva, 954-312-3600, alpina-watches.com; Aquatimer Automatic 2000 with stainless-steel case on a quick-change black rubber strap, water resistant to 2,000 meters, $4,400, IWC, Zurich, 800-432-9330, iwc.com; stainless-steel Supermarine S500-BK-GN with automatic chronometer, water-resistant to 500 meters, $5,600, Bremont, Oxfordshire, U.K., 44-845-094-0690, bremont.com

 

Neon Signs

Arm candy to ward off the winter blues
(Left to right) Nooka Zub Zirc on polyurethane band, $130, Nooka, NYC, 212-967-4260, nooka.com; Big Bang Tutti Frutti Steel Lemon with white gold bezel, yellow sapphire baguettes, mother-of-pearl dial, and yellow rubber-croc strap, $19,900, Hublot, Nyon, Switzerland, 800-536-0636, hublot.com; Cruise Sport chronograph, $425, TechnoMarine, Geneva, 305-438-0880, technomarine.com; Canteen Collection stainless-steel chronograph with 52 cubic zirconia, water-resistant to 100 meters, $595, TW Steel, 415-732-7979, twsteel.com

 

Grey Matters

A neutral palette equals sophisticated style
(Clockwise from right) Gunmetal PEARL chronograph, $275, ToyWatch USA at View­Point, NYC, 800-237-9477, toywatchusa.com; Speedmaster Automatic self-winding chronograph with rhodium-plated finish, $4,500, Omega, Geneva, 800-766-6342, omegawatches.com; Pathos Diva in 18k white gold with 0.65 ct. t.w. diamonds, mother of pearl dial, and light-grey textile strap, $15,500, Carl F. Bucherer, Dayton, Ohio, 800-395-4306, carl-f-bucherer.com; stainless steel men’s Parsifal, automatic, $2,350, Raymond Weil, NYC, 800-227-7712, raymond-weil.com; Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 18k white gold with eight round and two baguette diamonds and President bracelet, $31,450, Rolex, Geneva, 800-36-ROLEX, rolex.com