Spring officially makes its arrival as the sun crosses the equator heading into our northern hemisphere. Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and days are getting longer. Track the arrival of seasonal change by transcending the usual hours and minutes with an extraordinary ladies timepiece that’s so much more than just a pretty face. Incorporating historical pedigree, precious materials, and technical complications, these watches are finely tuned to our universe at large. Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 20th, try out a new watch at River Oaks District, and make time for the first day of a brand new season.
From Cartier, the sensuously rounded “Ballon Bleu de Cartier” in steel. Don’t let the pretty pink dial fool you, this is a serious timepiece containing a self-winding mechanical movement. $5,850. For more information, please contact 713.871.0177 or visit www.cartier.us
From Chopard, the dazzling “Imperiale” in 18kt rose gold. An impressive Chopard 01.03-C automatic movement meets precious stones in this diamond encrusted timepiece. Sapphires and rubies set in various shades of pink create an eye catching gradient effect. Price Upon Request. For more information please contact 713.396.7200 or visit us.chopard.com
From Hermes, the chic and iconic Medor keeps the secret watch face hidden under a full diamond set rose gold cabochon, originally adapted from a “collier de chien" - a dog collar! $61,500. Available at Hermes or visit www.hermes.com
From Patek Philippe, ladies reference 4947R. A highly complicated rose gold Annual Calendar indicating the month, date, days of the week, and the hours and minutes. A phases of the moon indicator is perfect for those astrological dreamers. $49,900. Available at deBoulle or visit www.deboulle.com
From Van Cleef & Arpels, an extraordinary “Cadenas Pavée Saphirs Roses”. A style first created for the Duchess of Windsor, a watch is disguised as an 18kt rose gold snake chain bracelet set with round diamonds and princess-cut pink sapphires. Price upon request. For more information, please contact 346.201.3232 or visit www.VanCleefArpels.com