Women’s fashion is rarely practical, let alone functional. A nice pair of Louboutin pumps will assuredly hurt your feet, and the oversized LV bag which seemed like a good purchase on a rainy day, is simply too heavy. In other words, if it looks good, it probably isn’t convenient or comfortable; and if it’s convenient and comfortable, you probably wouldn’t want to be seen outside of your house wearing it. Women have become accustomed to this state of affairs. One luxury watch-maker however has refused to accept this reality of impracticality – how delightfully Swiss – and has instead built a stunning new alternative; introducing the Jade timepiece from Ulysse Nardin.
Editor’s note: Please welcome our newest contributor to the site, Jenifer Varzaly! Jenifer has previously written for several fashion publications and now brings her unique insights on the world of women’s luxury watches to The Watch Lounge. For her first article she offers some great advice to our male readers on what to do the next time they’re getting ready to make a new addition to their collections. Of course for our female readers, it’s just great advice on buying yourself a new watch!
Let me set the scene for you. You’ve just come out of a successful meeting with a new supplier and find a note on your desk from your Executive Assistant; “XY Boutique called, your new IWC Portuguese Tourbillon is ready to collect.” Fantastic news, right? Wrong.
Yesterday, Anish and I had the distinct pleasure of lunching with Roland Iten and his lovely wife, Carol Galiano, at a great little Italian restaurant here in London. Now if you’re not familiar with Mr. Iten’s work already it probably just means you move in the wrong social circles – sorry about that.
Best known for his exotic luxury belt calibers, the range also extends to equally exotic and luxurious credit card holders and mechanical cuff links, among other things, all of which Roland will invariably have attached to different parts of his person when you meet him. In fact, in my experience, simply giving Roland the once-over is a great way to learn more about what the brand has to offer.
Yesterday was certainly no exception, with one item in particular really catching my eye; Roland’s very own RZ8 Mark II Cufflinks, codename: Ziletto.
© 2013 Adam Priscak for WatchAnish and TWL
Earlier this week we got up close and personal with De Bethune’s flagship model for 2013, the gorgeous DB16 Tourbillon Regulator. Today we get hands on with the brand’s other star attraction (sorry, I couldn’t resist) for the year, the DB28 Skybridge.
The news on everyone’s lips today is the surprise acquisition of Harry Winston’s high-end watches-to-necklaces division by Swatch Group for a tidy sum of $750 million in cash, plus the assumption of up to $250 million in pro forma net debt.