As of now, many parts of India are draped in a blanket of snow. Let’s celebrate the season with five exquisite timepieces in white. By Mitrajit Bhattacharya
1. EXCALIBUR TWOFOLD
This timepiece is powered by the manually wound calibre RD01SQ with a double-flying tourbillon. With a 45 mm case, its glacial touch is enhanced by the bezel and the case created from Mineral Composite Fiber, an ultra-white composite material made of 99.95 per cent silica. A patented process lights up every angle of the upper plate of the movement composed of MCF. The strap is made from a specific FKM rubber and is luminescent as well. Eight pieces only; price on request.
2. BIG BANG ONE CLICK SAPPHIRE 39 MM
As part of its constant innovation, Hublot is now adding sapphire to its women’s collection. In this watch, the bezel—set with 42 diamonds—dazzles with the brilliance of one carat of precious stones. The strap matches perfectly, and the patented ‘One Click’ attachment combines the charm of sapphire with an interchangeable strap. INR 39,50,000
3. PATRAVI CHRONODATE
CARL F. BUCHERER
This watch combines a snow-white mother-of-pearl dial with a matching Louisiana leather strap. A touch of opulence is added by sparkling diamonds, with 56 stunning stones set in the impressive 40 mm stainless steel bezel and eight diamond indices on the dial. Curvy, skeletonised hour and minute hands and a long, elegant central stop second hand ensure readability, with their tips inset with Super-LumiNova. INR 10,79,000
4. TONDA GT STEEL SILVER
The beauty of the guilloché decoration shines through on this dial, which has a big date aperture at 12 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. It easily transforms into a sportier watch when paired with a rubber strap. The PF044 automatic movement has a power reserve of 45 hours and is water resistant to 100 metres. The watch is finished with Côtes de Genève stripes and features a solid gold oscillating weight. Limited to 250 pieces; price on request.
5. DEFY CLASSIC WHITE CERAMIC
Style and substance come together seamlessly in this watch, a first for the ultra-hard and integrally coloured material in the Defy Classic collection. Forged from scratch-resistant ceramic, the 41 mm case features a combination of polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The White Ceramic version is a monochromatic take on the skeletonised Elite calibre housed in a white ceramic case and bezel. The urban landscape-inspired display comes to life in a luminous way with its silvery multi-layered dial. The combination of the white ceramic’s purity and the vivid details of the open dial makes for a unisex appeal. INR 6,79,400