About Face

Some of the most captivating timepieces from Baselworld 2013 combine innovation with classic looks.

A truly magical addition to any watch collection, one of the functions of the Stranger is that it plays “Strangers in the Night.” It also features a 45mm, 18kt red gold case, black leather strap and a push-to-activate crown. Limited edition of 99 pieces. Price upon request.

The Cosmograph Daytona, made famous by actor and racing enthusiast Paul Newman, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a fresh color combination and platinum, 40mm Oyster case. It’s equipped with caliber 4139, a self-winding mechanical perpetual chronograph movement and fitted with the solid-link Oyster bracelet in 950 platinum and Oysterlock safety clasp. Price upon request.

The Grande Seconde Quantieme is available in two of the chic hues this year: blue and chocolate, with each piece featuring a matched hand-made alligator leather strap. The back of the stainless steel 43mm case is engraved with its serial number and the display features off-centered hours and minutes with a large seconds subdial. Price upon request.

The BlackReef Ti Ultimate is for divers who want to look good in and out of the water. It features a grade 2 titanium case set with baguette diamonds and black and yellow sapphires on its bezel and automatic helium valve at 10 o’clock; the Milanese mesh bracelet was inspired by anti-shark diving suits. Water-resistant to 500m. Price upon request.

The Lac Léman Dual Time is the brand’s return to its iconic collection. It features hours, minutes, seconds, date second time zone and day/night indication functions all while maintaining the “Riviera chic” of the collection that honors Lake Geneva and the brand’s history. Price upon request.

At first glance, the new Référence 830.030.100 is simply an elegant men’s watch made for women’s wrists. Look closer, and be enchanted by the opaline guilloché dial and polished steel bezel set with diamonds. Price upon request.

Time in Your Pocket
Before smartphones and sleek wristwatches, there were watchtowers with regal bells, grandfather clocks and clocks for walls and table tops. Then, the pocket watch came along, it was a way to carry time with you. The pocket watch was an elegant symbol of prestige and freedom. A man with a pocket watch had places to be, people to meet. Perhaps one of the most telling signs that everything old is new again is Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Contemporaine pocket watch.

The brand revisits its past and the golden age of the pocket watch with a decidedly modern yet classic design. Its 43mm case is made of 18kt pink gold and features a pure opaline silver-toned dial with pink gold hands. Water-resistant to 30m the Patrimony Contemporaine comes with a 30-cm brown calf leather cord, and an 18kt pink gold chain is also available. Price upon request.

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