The latest luxe timepieces from this year's Swiss watch fairs will be turning heads int the Hamptons this season and beyond.
FROM LEFT Introduced at Baselworld in 2016, Breguet’s Tradition Dame was a showstopper. This year, the Tradition Dame 7038 in rose gold ($38,100) proves that working with new materials can make a second act significant. All new is the 18k rosegold case featuring a bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds and an engine-turned natural white motherof- pearl dial offset at 12 o’clock, while details like the hand-engraved rosette on the barrel, the sandblasted main plate and bridges, and the silicon balance spring reappear on this striking piece. London Jewelers, Americana Manhasset, 2046 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-627-7475
Patek Philippe’s Ref. 7130G ladies’ World Time watch ($51,031) includes all 24 time zones in a new white-gold version with a gray-blue handguilloched dial center. The delicate nuances, illuminated by the sparkle of diamonds, also come to the fore on the city disk and the shiny peacock-blue alligator strap. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939
With a unique design meant to blur the line between masculine and feminine, Chanel’s Boy-Friend Tweed watch ($35,500) makes androgyny truly elegant. The 18k beige-gold bezel features 64 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the opaline guilloché dial draws the eye. The watch gets its name from the 18k beige-gold bracelet, which features a beautifully executed tweed pattern. A highprecision quartz movement and water resistance to 30 meters lend function to this timepiece’s fab form. Chanel Fine Jewelry at London Jewelers, Americana Manhasset, 2022 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-918-2700
According to legend, the original Cadenas was created by Van Cleef & Arpels for the Duchess of Windsor, so she could discreetly check the time without appearing to. This year saw the introduction of the Ruby Cadenas (price on request), the latest exquisite example from this royal line. The watch doubles as fine jewelry that allows only the wearer to know the time. The pink-gold bracelet and case are set with princess-cut rubies. Americana Manhasset, 2040 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-627-4947