April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
By Roberta Naas | December 17, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry
The latest in luxe timepieces bring a dash of panache to Chicago men's holiday best.
There’s no better time to glam things up than during the holiday season—and for the city’s most dapper men, that means sporting formalwear with a festive fair. These exquisite watches are the perfect accouterments for those dressing to impress, whether in the ballroom or boardroom.
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Marking a new collection for Cartier, the Clé de Cartier watch ($20,200) is crafted in 18k white gold and features a round look with elongated outer case and shaped crown with sapphire baguette. Razny Jewelers, 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300
This Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boréale watch ($83,000) is a stunning statement of individuality and artistic appeal. The 42mm timepiece is constructed of 18k white gold and features a hand-painted enamel depiction of the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere mingled with creatures and figures from Greek mythology. Van Cleef & Arpels, 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-8988
A. Lange & Söhne presents this Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite watch ($212,900) in white gold, one of the brand’s most sophisticated timepieces thanks to a moving dial that allows the tourbillon escapement to be either fully or partially seen, depending on the time. The piece is powered by a manually wound movement with a patented stop seconds mechanism and chain and fuse transmission. Marshall Pierce, 29 E. Madison St., Ste. 600, 312-372-2415
From Blancpain, this 40mm Villeret One-Minute Flying Carrousel timepiece ($133,800) is crafted in platinum. The automatic watch offers a one-minute flying carrousel at 12:00 and 120 hours of power-reserve. Tourbillon, 545 N. Michigan Ave., 312-836-3800
This IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days watch ($10,300) with blue dial is powered by the label’s manufactured mechanical movement, caliber 59210, and offers eight days of power reserve (indication between 8:00 and 9:00). The 45mm timepiece also features date and small hacking seconds subdial at 6:00. C.D. Peacock, Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-679-1837
PHotography by Jeff Crawford