Why petite watches are so much fun
As shared in #BuroLive Episode 28, colourful watches are all the rage this year and this can only mean good news for the watch-loving fashionista. Finally, luxury watch companies have clued in on the fact that there are other colours for watch straps than black, brown, and white. One of the best ways to flaunt this exciting new trend is with a petite watch. Why? Because then you have the option to wear more than one. Think of it as a dual time zone function but completely on your terms. Here are the latest launches to consider:
This watch has been around for ages but Bulgari manages to reinvent it time and again. 'Twist your time' is the latest buzzword for the Italian house and believe us when we tell you there are over 300 different variations of this new Serpenti. In this age of speed and change, Bulgari presents a Serpenti that is not only just as elegant and stylish, but also completely customisable and — wait for it — comes with interchangeable double twirl straps. Just take our money already! The case is shaped in the classic Serpenti style while dials are either made in mother-of-pearl or with a sunray guilloché pattern. You could choose the case material, dial colour, strap colour, and strap type — you have either regular calfskin or the gorgeous karung leather, which is a thin and supple skin with scales midway between lizard and python.
La Mini D de Dior Wraparound
Can't get over the fluo trend just yet? Don't be shy, say hello to this luscious new number by Dior Timepieces. La D de Dior is an icon of the House and La Mini D de Dior is like its younger, more upbeat cousin who isn't afraid to break a few rules. This is the kind of watch that could make or break your outfit; the patent leather strap dramatically loops around the wrist twice, echoing the same shimmer and richness of colour as the petite dial. It seems almost as if the strap flows continuous through the case. Dressed in fluo pink or orange, we're sure it won't be long before Dior Timepieces unveils additional colours to create a truly kaleidoscopic collection. Victoire de Castellane's playful and poetic universe is never complete without a little razzmatazz.
Harry Winston Avenue C
We all want a Harry Winston yellow fancy diamond ring at some point in our lives but until that happens, consider the Avenue C timepieces, which are not only iconic of the House but also remind you of the home of Harry Winston: Fifth Avenue, New York City. Don't you just adore the watch's Art Deco influenced case design? And did you know that Harry Winston founded his namesake business in the 1930s also known as the Art Deco period? Two new Avenue C models have been released this year, the Avenue C Dual Time and Avenue C Mini Moon Phase. Not especially consequential but quite interesting to note is that the latter, unofficially, is the watch with the world's smallest moon phase display.
Chanel Première Rock Red
As the very first watch by Chanel, the Première bears all the hallmarks a Chanel aficionado could instantly recognise: The octagonal case shape that resembles the bottle stopper of the maison's most famous perfume of all time, the No. 5, which is in turn inspired by the outline of the famed Place Vendôme in Paris. The collection is 30 years old this year but continues to look as sprightly as ever, thanks to this year's novelty piece, the Première Rock Red. For the first time, the steel chain bracelet is interwoven with red leather ribbon — and we all know how red is a colour that's very close to Mademoiselle Chanel's heart. This bracelet also loops around the wrist not twice but three times so you could really make a big statement about your love for the brand. This is a limited edition model; only 1,000 pieces will be made.
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