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Elegant watches for the femme demure.

Be it this Holiday Season or the ones to come, watches are always a great idea for any lady. A timeless gift (pardon the pun), various maisons over the years have crafted one-of-a-kind pieces that would make anyone feel that much more appreciated. In order to set you off in the right path, here are three suggestions from us to you. Remember, treat yourself as well while you are it.

Audemars Piguet

The oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still owned by its founding families (Audemars and Piguet), the maison is renowned for being instrumental in some of the finest chapters in the history of haute horlogerie. One such chapter is the hand-wound Millenary collection, the 18-carat white gold, diamond-set wristwatches with white mother-of-pearl off-centred disc. Initially only available with beige straps, the manufacturer has since introduced a wide range of sophisticated tones of straps in alligator and ostrich to reflect the colourful nature of women.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre

Originally introduced by the maison in 2012, Rendez-Vous is a collection bearing all the hallmarks of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Métiers Rares (Rare Crafts), impeccable timekeeping accuracy, unrivalled excellence in craftsmanship and the breathtaking artistry of its jewellery designs and settings. The three new Rendez-Vous wristwatches for 2017 – Night & Day, Moon and Sonatina – are once again the result of the combined talents of the watchmakers and craftspeople of the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, with sophisticated materials in muted and sparkling tones reinforcing the timeless style of elegant timepieces.

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From left to right: Night & Day, Moon and Sonatina

Hermès

The Hermès Médor Serti Baguette is easily the epitome of haute horlogerie and joaillerie. Drawing inspiration from the manufacturer’s roots in dog collars and horse harnesses, Hermès conceals the dial of the timepiece with the sparkle of trapeze-cut diamonds placed on a pyramid which pivots to one side at a press of an invisible push-button when needed to tell time. Médor Serti Baguette by Hermès unites three skills cultivated by the Maison: saddle-making and leather craftsmanship, jewellery and watchmaking. Its three pyramids lined up on a leather strap involved a distinctive feat of engineering and called for complete mastery of the gemsetting art.

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Vimal Palasekaran

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