Watches

Gem of a Collection: Haute Jewellery Watches

Parmigiani Kalparisma

The Parmigiani Kalparisma.

Haute jewellery watches are the ultimate works of craftsmanship, uniting often highly technical movements with flawless gem-setting skills. Usually works of art in their own right, the jewellery watch is the utmost symbol of femininity and glamour. Need inspiration? Our edit of the most fabulous pieces from Frost of London should give that credit card a workout.

Parmigiani

Gem of a Collection Parmigiani

Parmigiani Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Pink.

The Kalparisma collection from Parmigiani is the first to focus solely on women. While it nods to other collections with familiar design quirks – including the instantly recognisable tonneau-shaped case – its DNA is wholly new. The Kalparisma Agenda, with beautiful gold bracelet, combines practicality with luxury thanks to a useful date indicator and beautifully clear display. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Pink, meanwhile, is more prettily feminine, with two bronze-coloured lunar discs adding a classic edge. The centrepiece, a mother-of-pearl lotus flower, is created using mother-of-pearl lace designs which are barely 0.2mm thick, an extraordinary technical accomplishment made to look effortless.

Cvstos

Cvstos Re-Belle Sakura

Cvstos Re-Belle Sakura.

The newly expanded women’s range from Cvstos keeps the technicality of the men’s collections but adds a whimsical design. The Re-Belle Sakura is available with blue, pink or yellow sapphires but the combination of green tsavorites and a vivid alligator strap is a winning one.

Cvstos Re-Belle Papillon

Cvstos Re-Belle Papillon.

The Re-Belle Papillon, meanwhile, chooses the symbol of a butterfly to depict in glittering blue stones.

Fabergé

Farberge Lady Libertine II

One of Fabergé’s latest high jewellery timepieces, Lady Libertine II, features a stunning Gemfields emerald rosette at its centre, a symbol of femininity that’s pretty without being saccharine. A pavé-set diamond dial, encased in 18 carat white gold, and a new movement – exclusively developed for Fabergé by Agenhor Manufacture – adds to its appeal.

Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis Velvet Automatic

Roger Dubuis Excalibur 36 Automatic (left) & Velvet Automatic (right).

The Roger Dubuis Velvet Automatic is a masterpiece in technical precision. Set with 1,300 diamonds, and weighing in at 9 carats, it perfectly illustrates the harmony that needs to exist between design and functionality. The RD822 automatic mechanical movement which beats at its core is the perfect complement to an extravagant aesthetic. The Excalibur 36 Automatic is just as impressive, featuring a bracelet set with 708 diamonds, and stunning precious stones which cluster round the centre of the bracelet. Clad in pink gold, the result is dazzling.

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About the author

Hannah Silver

Hannah is a luxury lifestyle journalist specialising in watches and jewellery. Immersing herself in timepieces, she complements her stints at Oracle Time with The Daily Telegraph’s beautiful watch publication, Telegraph Time.