Sparkle, glitter, shimmer, glimmer, amaze, repeat. The latest women’s timepieces are simply out of this world.
By Jerry Perez
Between Space and Time
Earth may give us diamonds, but it’s the sun that makes them sparkle. This is exactly what Van Cleef & Arpels intended with the new Lady Arpels Planétarium. The astronomical complication found inside the 38 mm white-gold case tracks the movement of the planets as they orbit around the sun. Numerals lay on the outer edges of the aventurine dial, and the time of day is highlighted by the white-gold shooting star. Connoisseurs adding this masterpiece to their collections can choose from a leather strap or a diamond bracelet. Price upon request; Van Cleef & Arpels, Miami Design District; 786.792.3925; vancleefarpels.com
Fit for a Diva
Bulgari’s new Diva Finissima Minute Repeater not only sparkles with style and class, but it represents the brand’s first implementation of the BVL 362 Finissima caliber, the world’s thinnest minute-repeater movement. Bulgari’s 100 years of expertise with high-end finishes can be appreciated through the fiery bronze dial, the result of a monthlong process of applying layers of plant-based lacquer every 48 hours. The 37 mm, 18-karat rose-gold case is topped by a bezel encrusted with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds, further adding to the allure of this future classic that’s limited to just 10 units worldwide. $187,000; Bulgari, Bal Harbour Shops; 305.861.8898; bulgari.com
The Kalparisma Nova Galaxy from Parmigiani Fleurier is bound to make its owner stand out in a crowd. The tonneau-shaped caseback provides a harmonious fit to any lady’s wrist, making the 37.5 mm case appear slimmer than timepieces of similar size. Aventurine blue glass combines with golden copper inclusions to create a starry dial worthy of praise. A caliber PF331 self-winding mechanical movement employs 32 jewels, while a 22-karat-gold oscillating weight provides a 55-hour power reserve. Available in rose gold (50 pieces) and white gold (eight pieces). Starting at $24,898; Parmigiani Fleurier, Miami Design District; 786.615.9656; parmigiani.com