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September 2018

Off-centre dials





Although most watches still have central hands, some favour a bold offbeat display that valorises an expertise or reveals an original architecture.

The Grand Soir collection has added nine unique new pieces inspired by fireworks displays, a reference to Monsieur Dior's famed parties. Luminous bouquets of colour spray out across the black dial, and so nothing detracts from the spectacle, the time makes itself discreet.

Jaquet Droz
For its 280th birthday the manufacture pays tribute to its ageless Grande Seconde watch, decking it in yellow gold and high-fire enamel. The Grande Seconde
Homage with its figure-of-eight dials is a limited edition of 88 watches.

Glashütte Original
The new PanoMatic Luna goes for the colour of passion in a limited-edition iteration sparkling with diamonds and rubies. On white mother-of-pearl, the moon phases are shown at 2 o'clock, above the date, while the small seconds, hours and minutes occupy the left of the dial.

This year the manufacture reinterprets its stone dials in its Altiplano line. To make the very most of the marquetry of malachite or lapis lazuli (photo) crafted by art craftsman Hervé Obligi, the hours and minutes are positioned bottom, opposite a tourbillon.

Par Julie de los Rios


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