• Fashion + Beauty

    Tale As Old As Time: Timepieces For The Ages

    • Apr 17, 2017

    • By:Emma Reynolds

    Inspired by history and propelled by luxury, timepieces are the one accessory that remains classic forever. Whether you view them as a lucrative investment, a forever heirloom or a glitzy accessory, one thing is certain: these chronometers deserve a spot in your collection.

    BREGUET TRADITION MINUTE REPEATER TOURBILLON 7087
    Dating back to the 1770s, Breguet is one of the oldest watchmakers in the world. The company is heralded for innovative inventions and designs, making any Breguet timepiece relay a bold statement. The Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon 7087 marries tradition with modern technology, and the wearer can indulge in its 18-carat rose gold case, open-tipped hands dipped in blue steel and a minute repeater. Available at Tourbillon Retailers and Breguet.com, $460,700

     

     

     

    OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MOONPHASE MASTER CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPH
    You can’t wear an Omega watch without simultaneously honoring its longstanding tradition of technology and innovation. The Speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon, so it was destiny that Omega would bring the lunar surface back to its classic model. The timepiece displays the phases of the moon, which are exactly calibrated to the lunar month’s span of a little more than 29.5 days—a detail not many timepieces perfect. A blue dial and a blue leather strap remind you of the midnight sky and wonders of space. Available at Omega Retailers and Omega.com, $10,600

     

     

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE GEOPHYSIC TOURBILLON UNIVERSAL TIME
    Watch aficionados will be in awe of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s groundbreaking timepiece, which pays tribute to immaculate detail and innovative technology. For the first time ever, ultra-talented watchmakers combined an orbital flying tourbillon with universal time. Those who love travel and timepieces will be lucky to get their hands on this: the detail and ingenuity are unparalleled. Available at Jaeger-LeCoultre.com, $145,000

     

     

     

     

    DAVID YURMAN ALBION 27MM STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ TIMEPIECE WITH DIAMONDS Radiant designs are nothing new to David Yurman, but in this Albion collection, inspired by the White Cliffs of Dover and poet William Blake, the sense of a journey’s end and a new dawn are translated into beautiful, timeless pieces. The watch features a stainless steel curb chain bracelet with a foldover clasp. A black lacquered dial with diamond markers encompasses the face. Available at David Yurman Retailers and DavidYurman.com, $3,600

     

     

     

    TIFFANY CT60 34MM WOMEN’S WATCH IN 18K ROSE GOLD WITH DIAMONDS
    Sophisticated and clean, Tiffany & Co.’s CT60 collection appeals to the woman in power. A structured white alligator band attaches at either end of the 34mm, 18k rose gold case. Sixty round diamonds line the case, while a white soleil dial boasts gold poudré numerals. Perfect for a jet-setting accessory, this watch pairs best with a bronzed glow. Available at Tiffany & Co. Retailers and Tiffany.com, $15,500