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R Pallavi and Hitani Kaur         Print Edition: Sep 16, 2012

The season's watches feature advanced movements, ornate detailing in straps and dials and are great value for money.

Victorinox
NIGHT VISION
A perennial bestseller since 2003, the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision, has been subtly redesigned along classic Swiss lines to respect traditional codes. The difference is the new streamlined appearance, which seamlessly incorporates advanced lighting features into its classic codes. Other features include: Swiss-made movement, shatter-resistant hardened sapphire crystal; easyread date window at 6 o'clock; and water-resistance to 50m. Available in three variations, for a modest Rs 29,990.

Swatch
IRONY THE CHRONO
The casual elegance of the Irony The Chrono presents itself in a massive timekeeper enhanced by the satin-brushed surface of the case, bezel and bracelet, all fashioned in stainless steel 316L with gold PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Each of the three models present a dial with golden chrono counters and a small seconds counter, framed by a tachometric scale on the golden flange. Provocative and smart, for just Rs 11,750.

Tissot
TITANIUM CHRONO QUARTZ

Tissot
The Tissot Titanium Chrono Quartz is light yet powerful, and provides the utmost precision through a modern design. Adding a touch of uniqueness, it has been crafted in titanium, a material commonly used for spacecraft and medical devices. Taking its name from Greek mythology's Titans, Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, providing it with exceptional qualities. Angled lines convey a modern look, while the smooth texture and integrated crown adds an irresistible allure. Skeleton roaming hands endow a lightness to the dial, and the ruler pattern surrounding it highlights its accuracy. Style, precision and durability, all for Rs 33,000.

Calvin Klein
PLAY
This sporty, sleek timepiece features a polished stainless steel case with a navy blue dial paired with a rubber bracelet. Each timepiece is crowned with a rotating bezel along with a magnifying glass over the date at precisely 6 o' clock. A discrete CK logo placed at the 12 o' clock position completes the chic look of the watch. Water resistent up to 10 bar, the watch is priced at Rs 20,400.

Swarovski
PIAZZA GRANDE
Swarovski
Affordable, sleek and very trendy, Swarovski's new black PVD watch adds a dose of elegance to your outfit. Water resistant up to 50m, it comes decked in a black PVD matte case with black faceted ceramic elements, a 42mm dial in black sunray pattern and a date indicator. The index markers have been hand-applied and the signature swan logo completes the dial. Well priced at Rs 37,000.

Casio
EDIFICE
Casio
The new Edifice features solar-powered tough movement for automatic hand home position correction and automatic time calibration. It is also equipped with an electronic crown switch and Casio's smart access system offering a wide range of functions including a 1/20-second stopwatch, alarm, and world time switching. Available in three variants for Rs 34,995.

Antonio Bernini
CRUSADER
A stunning amalgamation of design, technology and precision, the Crusader is synonymous with power and masculinity. With this new edition, Antonio Bernini replicates the aeronautical features of F-16 in a timepiece. It features a 3D dial and dual time zones where each time zone is adjustable by a separate crown. Models range between Rs 21,995- Rs 24,995.

Pierre Cardin
DUC
Pierre Cardin
DUC by Pierre Cardin is one of three new additions to the brand's Classique line. The watch commands presence, and is the perfect timepiece for a man of distinction. The classic Roman numerals and a small seconds counter at 6 o'clock are ideal for accuracy and precision. Match the dark textured dial with a metal band, or a croc-pattern leather strap in black or brown. Priced at Rs 7,995.

Cerruti 1881
VIVALTO
Cerruti's new collection-The Rosegold, features Vivalto with a state of the art design boasting a perfect synergy between rosegold and ion. The chronograph borrows its design from a sports car speedometer, giving the watch an edgy look. Silicon straps provide flexibility, and the watch additionally features a 60-minute chronograph. Priced at Rs 29,995

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