Our wrists are consistently adorned with them. Meena Sreenivasan zooms in on some attention-grabbers
1. Scaling new heights
The entire Frank Muller Black Croco is scaled in alligator motif, giving an illusion of the exotic reptile encircling one’s wrist. Manufactured with black PVD treatment and with 3-D lacquered patterns, the case and dial are fashioned to effortlessly match the signature hand-sewn alligator strap.
2. The big bang
Snakeskin print is used tastefully in Hublot Boa Bang with subtle touches and is available in steel or 18K red gold, and in hues of brown or green. This timepiece comes with python strap and is equipped with a mechanical chronograph movement to impress connoisseurs.
3. World time
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer has a mechanical 24-hour ring that enables the wearer to read off the time in 24 zones, including the Universal Time Coordinated
4. Batteries not included
The Citizen Eco-Drive Nova conveys light breathing concept in a timepiece. Available in black and white, it is enhanced with sapphire glass and draws its energy from any light source, and then rises from within the watch to create surreal translucent designs on its watch dial.
5. Rocking time
Bring out the glam rock in you with a watch that has an interchangeable case cover. Done at the click of a finger, it is so much more than just changing the straps. The new addition to the family, Glam Rock’s Lady Sobe features smaller cases enriched with metal bracelets and glittering diamonds case covers.
6. Over the moon
Designed by Italian designer Allesandro Mendini, Alessi’s Luna is a unisex series ideal for everyday wear. The unconventional patterns on the leather strap adds an interest to your ensemble. The round stainless steel case comes in two kinds of finishing: Shine or ion-plated matte black.
7. Cool dive
A diver’s watch able to withstand the pressure exerted at a depth of 4,000m, the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 King Gold is made of 18K gold with five per cent platinum, which allows it a special and rare intense red hue.
8. Firework frenzy
The IWC Da Vinci Automatic Precious Stones celebrates a new look with a new dial and a firework of sparkling diamonds. It has a new elegant tonneau shape, perfectly proportioned for small wrists — for the woman who has fine appreciation of jewellery watches.
9. French taste
Plastic watches are all the rage this season and this range of watches from French Connection is a fusion of fun and fashion. The lenticular dial reveals a different design when it is tilted. Available in army green with military hologram effect or black with skull hologram effect.
10. Stone age
A unique piece in 18K pink gold, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Baguette is paved with 26.7 baguette cut black diamonds to give a total weight of 17.38 carats. This creation, set with refined pave and baguette diamonds, is produced in a limited and numbered series.