Jewelry & Watches

Stylishly Round

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Round watches tend to sell better owing to its classic shape. Besides, round dials are more appealing owing to the familiarity of shape – the curvy and feminine circle evokes grace, resting elegantly on the wrist. In recent years, artisans have adopted intricate techniques and savoir-faire to embellish the dial with gems, diamonds, pearls, mother-of-pearl, embroidery and enamel. Let’s explore some of the round dials that are classic in spirit.

From the house of Boucheron comes the eye-catching Epure d’Art Tourbillon Adalia. Featuring a tiny red khepri, blossoms and leaves studded with gems and diamonds, the collection is an ode to nature. The beauty of the Adalia watch is enhanced by the meticulously and vivid details that have been incorporated in a miniature space.

This year’s most artistic timepiece belongs to Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel collection. The series comprises five mesmerising works of art. We adore the blue kingfisher perched on a tree. Rows of diamonds adorn the round case, which features the tiny bird carved in glyptic technique – one that involves carving of semi-precious gemstones in intaglio and relief.

Another glamorous watch is the Premier Precious Weaving Automatic. The Premier Collection from the House of Harry Winston features four artistic creations, which pay homage to a rare Japanese weaving technique wherein threads of gold are woven with slivers of mother-of-pearl. The white gold case of the watch we’ve featured (in the gallery) has fish scale motifs picked out in greenish and darker hues of mother-of-pearl.

With classic round dials riding high on their global appeal, you might just find the right one in the Photo Gallery below.  


Smitha Sadanandan