Chopard and Cortina Watch
Chopard has enjoyed a close partnership with Cortina Watch since 1992. For the luxury retailer’s golden jubilee celebrations, the Fleurier-based family-owned watch and jewellery maison introduced the Happy Hearts Cortina 50th Anniversary and Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary, created exclusively for Cortina Watch.
The former, available in 50 pieces only, features five mobile diamonds — one for each decade in Cortina Watch’s glorious 50-year heritage — and a dancing red heart. Nett proceeds from the sale of this special edition will go to the Singapore Heart Foundation, a non-profit charity organisation that is close to Cortina Watch founder Anthony Lim’s heart.
Happy Moon Cortina 50th Anniversary is a sparkly ticker that features the hours, minutes, moon phases as well as a small seconds display. There are three iterations in blue, green or red. Each features a snow-set ethical gold case and an iridescent dial on which floats seven scintillating diamonds. Imprinted on the exhibition caseback of both watches are the words “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972”, a commemorative inscription that reinforces the friendship between the two family-owned companies.
New Launches from Hublot and Omega
Popular in the 1960s and 1970s, watches featuring dials made of ornamental stones are back in demand again. The fresh new launches from Hublot and Omega feature stone dials with unique patterns, ensuring that no two watches are identical.
Presented in titanium, Hublot’s Classic Fusion 42mm Elements special edition for The Hour Glass has five iterations, each featuring a different ornamental stone: tiger’s eye, red jasper, malachite, turquoise and lapis lazuli.
Only 10 pieces are available for each dial variant and they are available exclusively at The Hour Glass boutiques. Driving these watches is the 4Hz self-winding Hublot HUB1100 calibre that’s visible through an exhibition caseback bearing the engraving “SPECIAL EDITION” “XX/10” on its circumference.
Among Omega’s exciting Omega Days lineup of watches this year are 12 Constellation Aventurine models adorned with natural aventurine stone dials in green, red or blue. Offered in 29mm cases in stainless steel and Sedna Gold or in full Sedna Gold, they are driven by Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8700 or 8701 (for the all-gold models).