We spend our working lives looking at the most beautiful watches and jewellery in the world, so this year at The Jewellery Editor we decided to award three Jewellery Watch prizes. Read more about our winners: http://ow.ly/4mQk7A
There may be no trophy or awards ceremony, but these are the three bejewelled timepieces that we believe deserve recognition for their outstanding performance.
The Jewellery Editor Award for Best Jewellery Watch goes to Bulgari’s sensational Serpenti Incantati. A new take on the classic Serpenti, in this version the diamond and rubelite serpent coils not only around the wrist, but seductively around the dial. The bracelet on these Bulgari watches is made up of the articulated body of a snake and was inspired by a vintage Bulgari Art Deco brooch from the 1930s.
Next is The Jewellery Editor Award for Best Use of Colour in a Jewellery Watch and this accolade goes to Dior’s Grand Soir Kaleidiorscope. For this timepiece, the designers imagined Christian Dior’s haute couture embroideries through a kaleidoscope and transformed them into these dazzling and mesmerising mosaic dials of mother-of-pearl, opal, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, onyx, sugilite, and just about every coloured gemstone under the sun, all framed by a bezel set with geometrically-cut stones. The denim straps add a dash of lightness and informality to these dazzling Dior watches.
Our final Jewellery Editor Award for Best Secret Watch goes to Chanel’s Les Eternelles Morganite timepiece. The iconic matelassé – or quilted motif – which Gabrielle Chanel took from the world of horseracing for her legendary 2.55 handbag, emigrates to high jewellery, and this supple white gold cuff sits like fabric on the wrist. Hiding behind the blushing pink 43.66ct morganite is the dial of the secret watch.