November 29, 2022
Winter

Winter has its fans and muses, sometimes inspired by snow-covered scenery, frosted trees and ski slopes. Timepieces are following suit and getting geared up for the time of year. Shiny white ceramic, intense blue, bright red like a Santa Claus costume, and the sparkle of diamond setting…

Chanel J12 XS – The brand has opted for a white ceramic bracelet with a shiny appearance reflecting the sparkling diamonds set around the white lacquered dial graced with silver-toned hours and minutes hands. CHF 6’100.–

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J12 XS © Chanel

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd (Merry) – After Lilly, Sally, Nina and Anna comes the turn of pin-up girl Merry, dressed as Santa Claus, to strike a pose at 4 o’clock opposite the date window on the dial of this chronograph indicating the hours, minutes and seconds. CHF 5’950.–

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Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd (Merry) © Graham

Anonimo Nautilo Bianco – The round hour-markers appear to settle like snowflakes on the opaline white mantle of the dial on this DLC-coated steel case, fitted with Super- LumiNova® hands and a date window. CHF 2’190.–

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Nautilo Bianco © Anonimo

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral Boutique Edition – With its sunray-like red gold hour markers, swept over by hours and minutes hands, this watch with its deep blue dial evokes the classic azure backdrop of picturepostcard skiing days. CHF 6’500.–

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Manero Peripheral Boutique Edition © Carl F. Bucherer

Interestingly, Loth also believes, unlike so many today chasing the tech watch innovations, that it’s once more the human element – humanity’s metaphysical appreciation of artwork – which will produce the watch business survive the test of time. While Graham would appear to be the ideal match for the upcoming high tech “smart watch” with military functions, Loth rather thinks that the value in cellular technology and watches are not always linked and that the real value of “wrist technology” has not yet been uncovered. In an intriguing sci-fi twist, he reveals to us that he considers chip-implant cellular technology will be discovered and publicly accessible over the next 10 decades. Anyone know any great chip improvement stocks?Eric Loth informs me that the Graham watch client is somebody who has grown from the first consumer point of “needing to own a watch to help them fit in with everybody else.” The Graham customers are at a point of success in their personal and professional lives where they find that the liberty to think for themselves and do not necessarily wish to mix with their peers. He tells me that the Graham customer is a customer who now enjoys being different and expressing themselves personally as such by using their watches.