Where to Spend It: On Leather Strap Watches
Nothing spells elegance better that a leather-strap watch. Here, we've listed some of the newest, best-looking times pieces you can snap up
1) Ferragamo: The 31 mm watch has a white mother of pearl dial studded with diamonds and a 'blue jeans' alligator strap.
Available at select boutiques; price Rs 2,32,700
2) Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days, Panerai: The 47 mm case is made of polished AISI 316L stainless steel; the black dial is protected by a cambered sapphire crystal and the small seconds dial at 9 o'clock and the alternation of large figures and bar hour markers. Part of Panerai's Historic Collection, the watch strap is made of natural, untreated leather, fastened by a brushed steel buckle.
Available at Dia, Taj Mahal Palace and Time Avenue, Bandra in Mumbai; Johnson & Company in New Delhi; The Helvetica in Chennai; Price: On request.
3) Tondo Tourbillon Gioiello, de Grisogono: The brand's first ever interpretation of the highly sophisticated Tourbillon complication, the Tondo Tourbillon Gioiello is fit fitted with an off-centre Tourbillon at 8 o'clock. The watch comes in three models, set with either black, brown or white diamonds, with a galuchat (shark skin) strap. It will be unveiled at BaselWorld 2012.
4) Malte Tourbillon, Vacheron Constantin: The largest of the collection, the watch has a curving 18k pink gold case with a restrained dial featuring pink gold hour-markers and Roman numerals for the 6 and 12 o'clock indications. The Malte Tourbillon also comes with a brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap and cross-shaped rose gold folding clasp.
Available (on request) at The Vacheron Constantin Boutique, DLF Emporio in New Delhi and Dia Store, Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai; Price: on request.
5) Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin, Jaeger-LeCoultre: A new interpretation of the iconic Reverso, this two-tone model combines pink gold and steel and a totally new, double tour deep pink or royal blue leather bracelet (created in partnership with Valextra).
Available at leading boutiques across the country; Price: on request.