Bring on the bling

Slim wrists, expensive appetites and a fascination with sparkly objects—it’s little wonder that women are as obsessed with watches as men are.

Anumeha Chaturvedi | Print Edition: August 23, 2009

Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch
Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch

Slim wrists, expensive appetites and a fascination with sparkly objects—it’s little wonder that women are as obsessed with watches as men are.

But while men go for the mechanisms, the engineering, the rugged elegance of a watch they can take snorkelling, women are focussed on beauty. A pretty face, plenty of carats and a swish designer name — it all counts.

Here’s a collection that will bring a smile to her face.

  1. Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watch
    A diamond dial, bezel set in a diamond bracelet. This is haute jewellery at its finest.
    PRICE: m3,58,470 (Rs 2,47,34,430 )
    CONTACT: Chopard Boutique at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, 022-22042299
  2. Harry Winston Ocean Lady Moon Phase
    The Ocean Lady Moon Phase is hand-set with 195 sparkling diamonds and elegant mother-of-pearl.
    PRICE: Rs 19 lakh upwards
    CONTACT: Harry Winston Boutique: #244, DLF Emporio, New Delhi, 011-46609090
  3. Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse
    The calibre LV115 from Louis Vuitton is the most talked-about near transparent wonder made entirely in Switzerland.
    PRICE: Rs 1 crore upwards
    CONTACT: Louis Vuitton Boutique, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, 022-66644136
  4. Tissot My-T Tonneau
    Tissot My-T Tonneau
  5. Fendi Ceramic
    It has a white ceramic bezel, a white crocodileembossed strap and a rose-gold plated stainless steel case.
    PRICE: Rs 60,000
    CONTACT: Fendi Boutique, DLF Emporio, New Delhi, 011-46040777
  6. La Mini D de Dior
    Dior’s latest treat, this tiny, ultra-feminine version stands out with its 19 mm case, replete with lacquered finishing and precious stones.
    PRICE: Rs 1,23,000-1,36,000
    CONTACT: Dior Boutique at Swiss Boulevard, Mumbai, 022-24813520
  7. Tissot My-T Tonneau
    Two T-shaped elements frame an elegant tonneau case, while the diamond-set version plays with the light and scintillates with each movement of the wrist.
    PRICE: Rs 14,300 upwards
    CONTACT: Tissot Boutique, Saket, New Delhi, 011-40588733
  8. Swarovski Piazza
    A handset metallic appliqué swan, Swarovski’s logo, sits at the top of a circular face, while each hour is marked by four miniature crystal chatons in the company’s exclusive Xilion-cut.
    PRICE: Rs 25,800-Rs 34,300
    CONTACT: Swarovski store in Khan Market, New Delhi, 011-41757395
  9. Bvlgari Assioma
    The Assioma D collection is riddled with jewels and precious metals. Available in yellow gold, pink gold and white gold, and decorated with diamond pave.
    PRICE: Rs 2,15,800-51,55,200
    CONTACT: Bvlgari Boutique, Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi, 011-41505010; and The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, 022-22885052
  10. Little Lange 1 Moon Phase
    With a dark blue mother of pearl dial, a case in white gold and a bezel set with as many 58 diamonds, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t go mooning and swooning over Little Lange 1.
    PRICE: Rs 27 lakh
    CONTACT: Beyond Luxury Boutique, Tirupati Apartments, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai, 022-23511800.


  1. DKNY
    Avoid the ordinary with this bejewelled bracelet piece from DKNY.
    PRICE: Rs 6,295-13,295
    CONTACT: Lifestyle International, Austin Town, Bangalore, 080-25564555
  2. CK Gloss
    With a sapphire glass, nickel polished hands and white luminova detailing, CK Gloss offers you elegance and style minus the fancy frills. Shaped like an enamelled open bangle, it comes in a polished stainless steel case with a lustrous white or black dial.
    PRICE: Rs 14,000
    CONTACT: Sikka & Sons, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 011-23417467
  3. Boyfriend from Fossil
    Staying true to its name, this casual non-fussy collection pairs “his” classic designs with details, perfect for you. Sleek and modern, Boyfriend boasts a large silver-tone dial with three functional sub-dials, all set in a light stainless steel case. A contour bracelet with folding clasp fits snugly and comfortably. Whoever needs a boyfriend?
    PRICE: Rs 6,495-8,795
    CONTACT: Lifestyle International, DLF City Center, Gurgaon, 0124-4044111

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