Elegant Accents: The Latest Timepieces and Luxury Jewelry

Here at Jetset, we understand that no outfit is complete without flaunting the most exquisite timepiece or immaculate set of diamond earrings to perfectly compliment your designer wear. It’s this understanding that inspires our team of luxury fashion experts to peruse showroom floors and luxury expos across the globe in search of the very finest jewelry selections available on the market. And so it is with great pleasure that we present to you our top picks of the season’s most elegant adornments to perfectly accent your affluent attire.

ULYSSE NARDIN:
Freak Out

Fasten your seatbelt. Ulysse Nardin has expanded its Freak Out universe from one timepiece to four. This game-changing line, the most maverick collection in Haute Horlogerie, breaks traditional rules. Freak timepieces have no crowns, dials or hands. What they do have is a “flying carousel” tourbillon and two super-light silicium impulse wheels in the center that replace the traditional anchor and anchor wheel. Each wheel has 18 teeth and activates an alternator that transmits energy to the balance staff – first in one direction, then the other. With four models forged from titanium to choose from, it’s time to get your Freak on!

CHANEL:
Code Coco

The latest timepiece by Chanel exudes the company’s signature style. Available in steel or steel and ceramic, this elegant timepiece features a clasp named Mademoiselle which is inspired by the 2.55 handbag designed by Coco herself in 1955. The design of the timepiece also features Chanel’s iconic quilted motif. Each Code Coco watch model is available with or without diamonds. These sparkling gemstones were Coco’s favorite because she felt they offer the greatest value in the smallest volume.

CHOPARD:
L.U.C 150 All-in-One

An important occasion like the celebration of a company’s 150th anniversary merits the creation of an exceptional timepiece, and Chopard has delivered on that promise. The L.U.C 150 All-in-One is the most complex model ever created by Chopard Manufacture. In fact, five patents have been registered for this model with fourteen complications. Available in platinum with a blue-grey dial or rose gold with a verdigris-colored dial, the L.U.C 150 All-in-One is chronometer-certified and bears the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

DE GRISOGONO:
Allegra 25

Timeless. Surprising. Daring. Free-spirited. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe this exquisitely feminine timepiece fashioned in glimmering pink gold. Its innovative design features 29 polished or diamond-set rings entwined around the watch’s mother-of-pearl or diamond-pavé dial between the 3 and 9 o’clock positions and is highlighted by 4.80 carats of alternately snow-set and bezel-set gems. A white galuchat leather strap, a signature element of de GRISOGONO’s designs, provides the finishing touch. De Grisogono: Allegra 25

ROLEX:
Oyster Perpetual Daytona

Rolex began creating the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 1963, but never before has it produced one like this. Fashioned of 18 karat Everose gold, this timepiece replaces the traditional tachymetric scale on the bezel with a dazzling gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is further adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each one brilliantly matching the color of the corresponding point on the bezel.

HARRY WINSTON:
Project Z12

Harry Winston launched its iconic Project Z timepiece line in 2004 to redefine the genre of luxury sports watches through masterful technical achievement and next-generation materials and design. The latest model, the Project Z12, continues that long-standing tradition. Its concentric design is highlighted by a large, arched bridge made of the company’s exclusive alloy, Zalium™. The watch’s brand-new movement, the HW3306 auto-winding caliber, delivers an impressive power reserve of up to 68 hours.

PIAGET:
Manchette Collection


Manchette is the French word for cuff, and Piaget has been adorning its clientele’s wrists with its unique designs of cuff bracelets since the 60s. Now, the house of Piaget has reinvented this collection with stunning pieces studded with diamonds and exotic gemstones like Ceylon blue sapphires and Tanzanian red spinels. The piece shown above, the Extremely Piaget cuff, is fashioned in 18 karat white gold and set with a hand-engraved amethyst and 601 brilliant-cut diamonds.

BULGARI:
Divas’ Dream

Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream jewelry collection was inspired by the iconic divas of our time and celebrates the essence of Italian femininity. It also draws inspiration from the sophisticated mosaics of ancient Rome to pay tribute to Bulgari’s historic heritage. The collection includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The exquisite necklace shown here is designed in 18 karat rose gold and is richly adorned with rubellite, amethyst, tourmaline and pavé diamond gemstones.

CHOPARD:
Red Carpet Collection

The House of Chopard has long had a love affair with the art of filmmaking. Last year, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival and the 10th anniversary of Chopard’s glamourous Red Carpet Collection, the company introduced no fewer than 70 one-of-a-kind pieces. The collection includes an enchanting Kunzite necklace with matching ring and earrings, a diamond and emerald accents watch, pear-shaped sapphire and diamond earrings and a stunningly sumptuous emerald and diamond necklace.

CHANEL:
Coco Avant Chanel Collection

Chanel’s Coco Avant Chanel Collection pays tribute to the signature style the fashion house inherited from its legendary founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. This high jewelry collection was inspired by key elements of Chanel’s signature style: lace and ribbon. It features 11 jewelry sets created in gold that include necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, brooches and headbands accented with morganite, cultured pearls, spinels, moonstones, Padparadscha sapphires and diamonds. Watches studded with hundreds of diamonds complete the collection.

About The Author

Karen Brost

Karen Brost is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based writer who has been covering travel, lifestyle and business topics for over 15 years. A former Midwesterner, she traded her snow shovel for sun screen and never looked back. Like most writers, she has an inquisitive mind and her work has taken her on such diverse adventures as hiking to an active volcano in Hawaii, exploring the wonders of Petra in Jordan, hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande, sailing on an America's Cup yacht and donning a chef's coat to flip eggs in the kitchen of a five-diamond resort. Karen is always on the lookout for interesting story ideas and one of the things she enjoys most as a writer is interviewing people who are passionate about what they do. Among her assignments as a contributing writer for Jetset Magazine, Karen covers luxury travel destinations and develops profiles of top level executives. For editorial consideration please contact [email protected](dot)com.

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