Special occasions always call for special gifts. And what’s better than a timepiece that can last forever? For this year’s Rakshabandhan, GMT India picks some striking luxury watches that can epitomise the special bond shared by siblings.
The Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat watch can be a perfect gift because of its artistic finesse. The Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat models embody the legacy of the Manufacture and have been specially created for modern women, who opt for sophisticated style statements. The steel case is plated with rose gold, complementing the rose gold-plated bezel and crown. An additional green rubber strap is on offer for more versatility. The window at 12 o’clock proudly displays the mechanical heart, popularised by Frederique Constant.
Everyday Elegance: IWC Portofino Automatic 34
The 34 mm stainless steel watch from IWC’s iconic Portofino collection oozes elegance. The white dial is silver-plated with luminescence and accentuated with silver hour markers and Roman numerals. The watch is also decked with 66 diamonds, around the bezel and on the dial. The IWC Portofino Automatic 34 (Ref. IW657601) is powered by an automatic, in-house Caliber 35100, delivering a power reserve of 42 hours. The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet with a quick-change system.
Think Pink: Gucci G-Timeless Watch with Bees
The Gucci bee is a historical symbol from the brand’s '70s archives. On the G-Timeless watch, the bee motif graces a remarkable pink-lacquered dial. The watch comes with a 32 mm steel case and a matching steel bracelet. The watch is powered by a quartz movement and offers water resistance of up to 50 metres. The G-Timeless collection seamlessly blends classic design details with contemporary aesthetics.
Pleasing Pastels: Panerai Luminor Due 38 mm
The new Luminor Due 38 mm collection reinterprets the original model. Boasting an urban and effortless look, the timepieces feature dials in modern pastel palettes, a first for Panerai.The novel proportions of the 38 mm cases make the timepieces slimmer, lighter, and sleeker, yet retain the mechanical rigour of their predecessors. Indeed the Luminor Due watches express urban Italian sophistication. The collection offers three colour variations for the dial – pastel light blue, green, and powdery pink. The dial marks the date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.
The exquisite sandwich dials, filled with white Super-LumiNova® that gets illuminated in the dark, feature double-finishing polish, transitioning from a lighter top to a darker gradient at the bottom.
Must-Have Adventure: Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date
Perfect gifts for adventure lovers, the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date timepieces are essentially sport diving watches. Each watch features a mesmerising green dial, inspired by the Mer de Glace, the main glacier of the Mont-Blanc Massif. The depth is achieved using a special technique called gratté-boisé. The sporty timepiece comes with a unidirectional bi-colour ceramic bezel, a laser-engraved caseback, and a V-shaped interchangeable black rubber strap that is easily adjustable for a precision fit. If your sibling loves diving, then this watch makes for an ideal companion as the timepiece conforms to the ISO 6425 norm for diving watches and is water-resistant for up to 300 metres.
Dazzling Diamonds: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang (King Gold White Diamonds)
Diamonds on mechanical watches ― the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang truly exemplifies the best of both worlds. The 32 mm case of each watch in the collection comes in satin-finished 18 ct King Gold and is set with 96 diamonds. The clean matte white dial adds to the charm of the timepiece. The watch is powered by the MHUB1120 self-winding movement and offers a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The timepiece is also presented with s white, structured, lined rubber strap with a deployment clasp in 18 ct King Gold.
Peaceful Purple: Chopard Happy Sport in Lucent Steel™ and Ethical 18 ct Rose Gold
Chopard, a Maison known for its joie de vivre, offers luscious purple dials in its iconic Happy Sport collection. Each of the dainty 33 mm timepieces is made of ethical rose gold and Chopard's exclusive Lucent Steel™, produced with 80% recycled materials. The graceful diamond-set bezel features the Maison’s signature five dancing diamonds twirling on a subtle purple gradient mother-of-pearl dial. The watch is presented with a matching pearlescent alligator strap and a glowing amethyst on the crown. The colour, purple, combines the calm stability of blue with the fierce energy of red. And the colour’s association with luxury, power, and emotions makes it all the more appealing.